Most revolvers claiming an attribution to Wild Bill Hickok can be quickly dismissed as “fanciful talk.”
So when one is offered to the public, formerly housed in the Cody Firearms Museum, is likely a factory mate to that gun, was manufactured in the appropriate timeframe, has faced the scrutiny of numerous historians and experts, and possesses all the correct physical features – the competition to own it was going to be heated.
Bidding quickly passed the $140,000.00 – $225,000.00 estimate for Wild Bill Hickok’s 1851 Colt Navy, into new heights… and into a new collection.
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