Matthews, the county coroner was asked about the pistols presented in court.
He said "...he picked one up from beside the-lying close-to the body of Frank McLaury. The other was given to him the next... more
Wyatt Earp told Stuart Lake at least Lake — Tom Gaumer,Sun Apr 25 11:59
Try to find contemporary, primary source evidence, for carrying five loads. There is always modern-day talk about it. Where is the "beef?" I found the "beef" myself, being a 19th Century gunfighter re... more
Wichita Beacon. It read, “Last Sunday night, while policeman Earp was sitting with two or three others in the back room of the Custom House Saloon, his revolver slipped from its holster, and falling t... more
If you haven't found any contemporary accounts of people carrying five chambered Colts, then read Charles G. Worman's "Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather: Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West". ... more
I did the background on this Custom House Saloon which was a fairy recent addition at Wichita. Proprietor Charles Schattner had moved the joint over from Kansas City, practically piece by piece. The S... more
It is not my intention to give the impression everyone carried their guns with only five cartridges in them. I am merely showing for some conditions it was not unusual and was indeed prac... more
...of working cowboys didn't carry revolvers at all. Most were kept in the wagons or later the trucks if possibly needed. Unless traveling, saddlebags were just added weight and in the way.
I was w... more
To whom it may concern;
As I have been informed I am not to contact KtK anymore, let me just drop a little of my 'hearsay' on the board for whomever it might interest regarding the immediate post.... more