It’s high noon for one Arizona auction house that says it has two guns once owned by the legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp.
The Arizona Republic reported that J. Levine Auction & Appraisal listed two guns, including a Colt .45-caliber revolver, that descendants of the famous lawman say he carried in Tombstone and possibly the shootout at O.K. Corral.
“This is American history here — and not only is it that, it’s Western folklore..This gun, the O.K. Corral shootout, it’s lived on where other stories have not stood the test of time,” Josh Levine, the owner of the auction house, told the paper.
He reportedly said that he expects 6,000 bidders and thinks the two guns will fetch about $275,000.
My guess is that this estimate will turn out to be way low. I’d expect something over a million bucks.