These famous guns of the west have been at home in TX!
This was a Christmas Card photo. Not very PC in this day and age! My sister and I spent our childhood’s at cemeteries, gun shows, OK Corral and the like while our friends went to the beach. I’m happy to answer any questions about the guns my parents collected…we were never allowed to discuss them growing up for security reasons but I think my parents deserve some recognition. It’s pretty amazing stuff!Unbelievable! , and your almost as pretty as your sister ( she got the Colt ).
I’m gonna have to go read the link , and reminisce about second grade in 1976 .
Thanks so much for sharing, TexasGirl 😍
Awww! Thank you, Tony. Daily we say how lucky we are to have had mom and daddy. They gave us a love of history, western history in particular.Gratitude and respect for your parents foresight....this collection is beyond imagination as far as historical documented items...so many people stretch the truth on old guns...this collection is dead solid perfect on provenance....great wishes on your sale....tony
Memories are forever (I hope!) so while we may be selling the collection no one will take our memories. Same for you and your children. My last words to daddy 2.5 years ago were thank you for the DNA because I’ve been blessed and I PROMISE we will look after your collection. He knew we couldn’t keep it forever but we really took our time to find the “right fit” with Bonham’s. Like us, they’re in awe of what my parents preserved.I like the guns and the story. While I don't own any guns that valuable I did raise my children going with me to guns shows. Those memories are priceless to me. I do have some guns with great Americana history, I love their history. I hope if everything works out in the end I get to leave them to my children or grandkids. Time will tell. Thanks for sharing with us. Especially the pic. I truly love it.
Sadly, she has Alzheimer’s so she doesn’t remember the collection but she remembers my sister and me. We’ll take it! My parents were thorough and always included us in the discussion so we remember them buying each and every item. Daddy was especially excited to buy the shotgun Wild Bill Hickok was originally buried with before his body was moved. The Olinger gun BTk used to shoot his way out of jail (and Olinger) is my favorite in the collection.I'm really sorry for the loss of your father. I hope you're mother is well.