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Wild Bill Hickok’s Deadwood Revolver

Wild Bill Hickok is one of the legendary figures of the Wild West, and his untimely murder at just 39-years of age remains one of the largest stories of the era.

Offered by Rock Island Auction Company is the heavily documented Smith & Wesson No. 2 Old Army revolver that was owned and carried by Wild Bill Hickok during his brief time in Deadwood.

He is documented to have owned one during his brief time in Deadwood, and numerous historians and authors state that he was carrying one when he was killed. Its provenance is solid, but a different question remains: is this the revolver Wild Bill was carrying that fateful day in the No. 10 saloon?

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