Sunday 15 December 2019

Wyatt Earp's gun sells for £134,000

Wyatt Earp's gun has sold at auction for £134,000
Wyatt Earp's gun has sold at auction for £134,000

A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous OK Corral shoot-out in Tombstone has sold at auction for 225,000 US dollars (£133,800).

A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver.

J Levine Auction & Appraisal officials said a sale of numerous items relating to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Arizona, brought in more than 445,000 US dollars (£264,600).

The auction house initially valued the Colt at between 100,000 US dollars (£59,500) and 150,000 US dollars (£89,200).

The items belonged to the estate of Glenn Boyer, an author of several books on Earp. Mr Boyer died in February 2013.

Some have questioned the items' authenticity while others say Boyer was a credible researcher.

A Chandler man spent 150,000 US dollars (£89,200) on a shotgun owned by Earp, a family archive and other items.

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