Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wyatt Earp collection brings $445K

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American gambler, Pima County Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. He took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three outlaws.

Earp was at different times in his life a city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, and is regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West.
A Colt .45-caliber revolver that Wyatt Earp is believed to have carried during the shootout in Tombstone was auctioned for $225,000.

Glenn Boyer, looks down the barrel of a Marlin 40-70 owned by Wyatt Earp.

Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton (left to right) lie dead after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral