Cap Pistols

Do not overpay for Cap Pistols items!
Check out these Cap Pistols-related listings from eBay and save big bucks!

Vtg 60S KADET CIVIL WAR MUSKET 1689 toy wood cap GUN PISTOL PARRIS SAVANNAH TN
Vtg 60S KADET CIVIL WAR MUSKET 1689 toy wood cap GUN PISTOL PARRIS SAVANNAH TN
$8.99
Piatre pistol cap gun keychain
Piatre pistol cap gun keychain
$5.00
Vintage Genuine Leather Holster for Toy Cap Pistol
Vintage Genuine Leather Holster for Toy Cap Pistol
$4.99
Vintage Hubley Chief Miniature Western Metal Cap Gun Toy Pistol w Holster
Vintage Hubley Chief Miniature Western Metal Cap Gun Toy Pistol w Holster
$19.99
Vintage 1920s JAX SW Miniature Cast Iron Cap Pistol Toy
Vintage 1920s JAX SW Miniature Cast Iron Cap Pistol Toy
$19.95
Vintage 1976 American West Esquire Derringer Hide Away Antique Toy Cap Pistol
Vintage 1976 American West Esquire Derringer Hide Away Antique Toy Cap Pistol
$19.99
Antique Kenton Two Time Cast Iron Toy Cap Rubber Band Gun Pistol Works Great
Antique Kenton Two Time Cast Iron Toy Cap Rubber Band Gun Pistol Works Great
$109.00
Hubley Flintlock Jr Cap Pistol cap gun RARE STILL NEW IN BOX vintage
Hubley Flintlock Jr Cap Pistol cap gun RARE STILL NEW IN BOX vintage
$40.00
Die Cast Metal Toy Key Chain Cap Gun Flintlock Dueling Pistol 375 5005 HK
Die Cast Metal Toy Key Chain Cap Gun Flintlock Dueling Pistol 375 5005 HK
$19.97
Die Cast MetalToy KeyChain Cap Pistol Cowboy Gun 4No 5003 Hong Kong
Die Cast MetalToy KeyChain Cap Pistol Cowboy Gun 4No 5003 Hong Kong
$19.97
H Halco hubley Replica Derringer pistol new die cast costume prop Toy cap gun
H Halco hubley Replica Derringer pistol new die cast costume prop Toy cap gun
$6.95
6 Diecast Black Pistol Cap Gun 8 Ring shots
6 Diecast Black Pistol Cap Gun 8 Ring shots
$7.99
Hubley Toy Cap Gun Pistol Lamp 2 Hubley Rodeo Single Shot Die Cast Pistols
Hubley Toy Cap Gun Pistol Lamp 2 Hubley Rodeo Single Shot Die Cast Pistols
$85.45
PAIR Rodeo Pistol 4th generation by Craighead USA Cap Gun Beautiful Western MINT
PAIR Rodeo Pistol 4th generation by Craighead USA Cap Gun Beautiful Western MINT
$44.00
Vintage Antique Toy Miniature Cap Gun Pistol marked JAPAN
Vintage Antique Toy Miniature Cap Gun Pistol marked JAPAN
$39.99
Vintage Hubley Ric o Shay 45 cap pistol for Boys  Girls 1950 to 1960s
Vintage Hubley Ric o Shay 45 cap pistol for Boys Girls 1950 to 1960s
$100.00
Vintage Kilgore Hawkeye Cap Pistol
Vintage Kilgore Hawkeye Cap Pistol
$15.00
1 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUN 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
1 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUN 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
$5.25
Vintage HUBLEY FLINTLOCK JR Cap Gun Single Barrel Pirate Pistol Diecast 50s Toy
Vintage HUBLEY FLINTLOCK JR Cap Gun Single Barrel Pirate Pistol Diecast 50s Toy
$15.00
2 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUNS 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
2 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUNS 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
$7.50
3 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUNS 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
3 NEW SILVER TOY CAP GUNS 7 POLICE PISTOL DETECTIVE REVOLVER FIRES 8 RING CAPS
$9.75
Vintage Nichols Stallion 38 Toy Cap Pistol Gun White handles
Vintage Nichols Stallion 38 Toy Cap Pistol Gun White handles
$38.00
new DIE CAST 45 MAGNUM 8 SHOT BLACK METAL CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter new
new DIE CAST 45 MAGNUM 8 SHOT BLACK METAL CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter new
$12.99
DIE CAST 38 SPECIAL POLICE CAP GUN toy guns pistol METAL play police shooter new
DIE CAST 38 SPECIAL POLICE CAP GUN toy guns pistol METAL play police shooter new
$9.99
new DIE CAST 45 MAGNUM 8 SHOT SILVER METAL CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter new
new DIE CAST 45 MAGNUM 8 SHOT SILVER METAL CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter new
$12.99
SILVER WESTERN DIECAST PISTOL metal 8 SHOT CAP GUN cowboy revolver prop toy new
SILVER WESTERN DIECAST PISTOL metal 8 SHOT CAP GUN cowboy revolver prop toy new
$12.99
DIE CAST METAL REVOLVER 8 SHOT CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter play police new
DIE CAST METAL REVOLVER 8 SHOT CAP GUN toy guns pistol shooter play police new
$12.99
Vintage gene autry cap toy pistol
Vintage gene autry cap toy pistol
$9.99
6 Different Cap Gun Pistol Toys Capgun Dime Store Display Unopened NOS
6 Different Cap Gun Pistol Toys Capgun Dime Store Display Unopened NOS
$59.95
1880s 1890s ROYAL TOP SPINNING TOY CAP PISTOL  SHOTGUN GUN DEALER AD CARD
1880s 1890s ROYAL TOP SPINNING TOY CAP PISTOL SHOTGUN GUN DEALER AD CARD
$1,000.00
RARE Founders CASE of 36 Secret Agent Hideaway Pistol cap gun Hamilton 2000
RARE Founders CASE of 36 Secret Agent Hideaway Pistol cap gun Hamilton 2000
$1,999.95
Vintage Hubley Chief Cap Gun Pistol Diecast Cap Toy Beautiful Kilgore
Vintage Hubley Chief Cap Gun Pistol Diecast Cap Toy Beautiful Kilgore
$9.99
ROY ROGERS CAP PISTOL 3 LONG
ROY ROGERS CAP PISTOL 3 LONG
$27.99
Old Vintage Kit Carson Leather Holster Toy Marshal Cap Pistol Guns Lot Hubley
Old Vintage Kit Carson Leather Holster Toy Marshal Cap Pistol Guns Lot Hubley
$49.99
VINTAGE TOY DERRINGER PIRATE CAP PISTOL METAL WITH PLASTIC STOCK FLINTLOCK
VINTAGE TOY DERRINGER PIRATE CAP PISTOL METAL WITH PLASTIC STOCK FLINTLOCK
$5.00
Vintage Sekiden Automatic Sap 50 Cap Gun Plastic Pistol
Vintage Sekiden Automatic Sap 50 Cap Gun Plastic Pistol
$9.50
Vintage Hubley PAL Cap Pistol 2 1 2 Barrel Length
Vintage Hubley PAL Cap Pistol 2 1 2 Barrel Length
$12.00
Vintage Miniature Austria Cap Gun 2mm Mini Pin Fire Pistol TIE Clip estate find
Vintage Miniature Austria Cap Gun 2mm Mini Pin Fire Pistol TIE Clip estate find
$44.21
Vintage SCOUT Toy Cap Gun Pistol Patent JUNE 17 1890 7 Long
Vintage SCOUT Toy Cap Gun Pistol Patent JUNE 17 1890 7 Long
$34.00
2 Vintage Hubley Die Cast Toy Cap Pistols Tex and Smoky
2 Vintage Hubley Die Cast Toy Cap Pistols Tex and Smoky
$15.00
Vintage Hubley Texan Jr Cap Pistol Toy Gun ORnate with Bull Steer
Vintage Hubley Texan Jr Cap Pistol Toy Gun ORnate with Bull Steer
$45.00
Pair Vintage Davy Crockett Dbl Barrel Percussion Cap Pistols
Pair Vintage Davy Crockett Dbl Barrel Percussion Cap Pistols
$164.99
MINIATUREKEYCHAINCAPGUNCANONMETALMILITARYARMYCOLLECTIONPISTOLTOYMETAL
MINIATUREKEYCHAINCAPGUNCANONMETALMILITARYARMYCOLLECTIONPISTOLTOYMETAL
$14.22
Vintage Pony Boy toy cap gun pistol w holster western 1950s 60s era
Vintage Pony Boy toy cap gun pistol w holster western 1950s 60s era
$9.99
Vintage Latco Classy Roy Rogers Ruf Rider Cap Pistols Leslie Henry Metal Holster
Vintage Latco Classy Roy Rogers Ruf Rider Cap Pistols Leslie Henry Metal Holster
$275.00
Old Sneaky Pete miniature Cap Pistol  Two other Toy Guns packaged
Old Sneaky Pete miniature Cap Pistol Two other Toy Guns packaged
$7.00
Vintage Antique Pluck Cap Gun Pistol Revolver Cap Gun with D on Grips
Vintage Antique Pluck Cap Gun Pistol Revolver Cap Gun with D on Grips
$19.99
Lot of 2 Vintage Miniature Marx Toy Cap Machine Gun Colt Pistol great condition
Lot of 2 Vintage Miniature Marx Toy Cap Machine Gun Colt Pistol great condition
$29.99
Vintage miniature TOY Pistol Cap Gun Watch Fob Does not fire projectile
Vintage miniature TOY Pistol Cap Gun Watch Fob Does not fire projectile
$80.99
1950s Hubley Pioneer Diecast Cap Gun Collectors Pistol Studded Leather Holster
1950s Hubley Pioneer Diecast Cap Gun Collectors Pistol Studded Leather Holster
$74.99
Flintlock pirate cap gun pistol Made in the USA Halloween
Flintlock pirate cap gun pistol Made in the USA Halloween
$8.00
TOOTSIETOY TEXAN 250 SHOT ROLL CAP PISTOL Die Cast In Orig Pkg 7050 1992
TOOTSIETOY TEXAN 250 SHOT ROLL CAP PISTOL Die Cast In Orig Pkg 7050 1992
$5.99
Vintage Stevens LION Cast Iron Toy Cap Pistol  Lion head figure on barrel
Vintage Stevens LION Cast Iron Toy Cap Pistol Lion head figure on barrel
$165.50
REPRODUCTION OF GERMAN OFFICER TOY CAP PISTOL WITH KEYCHAIN DIE CAST METAL
REPRODUCTION OF GERMAN OFFICER TOY CAP PISTOL WITH KEYCHAIN DIE CAST METAL
$4.99
HUBLEY Texan Jr cap pistol 1950s G VG action works sm crack on one grip
HUBLEY Texan Jr cap pistol 1950s G VG action works sm crack on one grip
$24.99
HUBLEY pirate cap gun pistol twin hex barrels action works VG condition NR
HUBLEY pirate cap gun pistol twin hex barrels action works VG condition NR
$37.50
MIGHTY MITE mini cap gun pistol with key chain Made in hong kong romo cut NY
MIGHTY MITE mini cap gun pistol with key chain Made in hong kong romo cut NY
$11.00
Vintage Texas Ranger Cap Pistol Toytown Industries Diamond Brand MOC Die Cast
Vintage Texas Ranger Cap Pistol Toytown Industries Diamond Brand MOC Die Cast
$24.00
Nichols Buccaneer Flintlock Toy Cap Pistol 1960s USA Non Firing
Nichols Buccaneer Flintlock Toy Cap Pistol 1960s USA Non Firing
$4.99
VINTAGE TOY CAP PISTOL MARKED TEXAS w H on the GRIPS WORKS GREAT
VINTAGE TOY CAP PISTOL MARKED TEXAS w H on the GRIPS WORKS GREAT
$7.99
VINTAGE UN MARKED TOY COWBOY CAP PISTOL
VINTAGE UN MARKED TOY COWBOY CAP PISTOL
$7.99
PAIR OF VINTAGE HUBLEY PET TOY CAP PISTOLS NICE
PAIR OF VINTAGE HUBLEY PET TOY CAP PISTOLS NICE
$12.99
RARE Marx Johnny West Toy Pistol Holster Cap Gun Set Carded NOS
RARE Marx Johnny West Toy Pistol Holster Cap Gun Set Carded NOS
$45.00
TOY GERMAN LUGER 1253KU VINTAGE TOY CAP PISTOL MADE BY LOUIS MARX AND CO
TOY GERMAN LUGER 1253KU VINTAGE TOY CAP PISTOL MADE BY LOUIS MARX AND CO
$10.49
Vintage Hubley Star TOY Cap Gun Pistol 1920 1940 WORKING MUST SEE
Vintage Hubley Star TOY Cap Gun Pistol 1920 1940 WORKING MUST SEE
$29.99
VINTAGE HUBLEY TOY CAP GUN REVOLVER PISTOL COLT 45 WITH OLD HOLSTER 12 BULLE
VINTAGE HUBLEY TOY CAP GUN REVOLVER PISTOL COLT 45 WITH OLD HOLSTER 12 BULLE
$109.99
Durango Pony Boy Cap Gun Pistol Set  Western Carved Motif Holsters  Cuff OOAK
Durango Pony Boy Cap Gun Pistol Set Western Carved Motif Holsters Cuff OOAK
$44.00
Nichols Dyna MITE TOY Cap Gun Pistol  Ammo Clip and a pair of 2 piece bullets
Nichols Dyna MITE TOY Cap Gun Pistol Ammo Clip and a pair of 2 piece bullets
$55.00
MARX DAVY CROCKETT PLASTIC CAP GUN PISTOL
MARX DAVY CROCKETT PLASTIC CAP GUN PISTOL
$19.95
MINI DIECAST LUGER TOY PISTOL CAP GUN KEY CHAIN With Holster
MINI DIECAST LUGER TOY PISTOL CAP GUN KEY CHAIN With Holster
$4.99
SMALL METAL TOY CAP GUN PISTOL
SMALL METAL TOY CAP GUN PISTOL
$7.95
Vintage 1950s Wyandotte Red Ranger Cap Pistol
Vintage 1950s Wyandotte Red Ranger Cap Pistol
$19.95
Mini Cap Pistol Cowboy Revolver with Holster
Mini Cap Pistol Cowboy Revolver with Holster
$2.49
Vintage PONY BOY Cap Gun Revolver Diecast Pistol
Vintage PONY BOY Cap Gun Revolver Diecast Pistol
$21.99
KG9 MACHINE GUN handgun cap guns novelty boys toys military play toy NEW PISTOL
KG9 MACHINE GUN handgun cap guns novelty boys toys military play toy NEW PISTOL
$6.99
6 KG9 MACHINE GUN handgun cap guns novelty boy toys military play toy NEW PISTOL
6 KG9 MACHINE GUN handgun cap guns novelty boy toys military play toy NEW PISTOL
$19.99
Vintage RAY GUN Hong Kong gold cap pistol WORKS
Vintage RAY GUN Hong Kong gold cap pistol WORKS
$49.00
HUB by Hubley Single shot Cap Pistol Small Fully working
HUB by Hubley Single shot Cap Pistol Small Fully working
$4.95
MIGHTY MITE mini cap gun pistol with key chain Made in hong kong romo cut NY
MIGHTY MITE mini cap gun pistol with key chain Made in hong kong romo cut NY
$14.99
Vintage Miniature Kilgore Pal Cap Gun Pistol Circle K WITH 2 GUNS
Vintage Miniature Kilgore Pal Cap Gun Pistol Circle K WITH 2 GUNS
$24.99
HAWKEYE CAP PISTOL
HAWKEYE CAP PISTOL
$18.00
PINK COWGIRL girl Pistol holster six shooter western Paper Roll Caps Toy gun new
PINK COWGIRL girl Pistol holster six shooter western Paper Roll Caps Toy gun new
$10.00
Antique Cast Iron Big Chief Cap Pistol W rare Octagon Barrel 35
Antique Cast Iron Big Chief Cap Pistol W rare Octagon Barrel 35
$30.00
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols Black Plastic
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols Black Plastic
$9.95
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols Silver Plastic
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols Silver Plastic
$9.95
Vintage Mini Victory Cowboy Cap Pistol Gun Keychain
Vintage Mini Victory Cowboy Cap Pistol Gun Keychain
$8.99
Minature Toy Cap gun Key Ring  Solid Barrel Pirate Style Pistol
Minature Toy Cap gun Key Ring Solid Barrel Pirate Style Pistol
$3.00
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols 1 Black 1 Silver Plastic
Toy Cap Gun Set Of 2 Detective 45 Style Pistols 1 Black 1 Silver Plastic
$9.95
auction DIE CAST PIRATE CAP GUN PISTOL play costume pirates item metal prop toy
auction DIE CAST PIRATE CAP GUN PISTOL play costume pirates item metal prop toy
$9.99
Vintage Hubley 1950s Colt 45 Cap Gun w Leather Holster Collectors Pistol
Vintage Hubley 1950s Colt 45 Cap Gun w Leather Holster Collectors Pistol
$115.00
Antique JE STEVENS LIBERTY TOY CAP GUN PISTOL PAT APRIL 22 1873
Antique JE STEVENS LIBERTY TOY CAP GUN PISTOL PAT APRIL 22 1873
$20.09
Vintage HUBLEY Western Revolver TOY CAP Gun Pistol 6 3 4 Long WORKS
Vintage HUBLEY Western Revolver TOY CAP Gun Pistol 6 3 4 Long WORKS
$29.99
MINT ON CARD BIG BANG SINGLE SHOT CAP PISTOL
MINT ON CARD BIG BANG SINGLE SHOT CAP PISTOL
$9.50
VINTAGE TOPPER JOHNNY EAGLE RED RIVER plastic CAP GUN PISTOL GRIPS
VINTAGE TOPPER JOHNNY EAGLE RED RIVER plastic CAP GUN PISTOL GRIPS
$0.99
VINTAGE WORKING UNXLD CAP PISTOL BY ACME
VINTAGE WORKING UNXLD CAP PISTOL BY ACME
$29.99
Beautiful Rodeo Cap Gun Western Pistol 4th generation by Craighead USA
Beautiful Rodeo Cap Gun Western Pistol 4th generation by Craighead USA
$28.00
Vintage 1950s Toy Plastic Davy Crockett Cap Gun Pistol with Holster NOS
Vintage 1950s Toy Plastic Davy Crockett Cap Gun Pistol with Holster NOS
$19.99
4 Vintage Cap Guns Small Diecast Toy Pistols Old
4 Vintage Cap Guns Small Diecast Toy Pistols Old
$40.00
C 1890s IRON MULE PART FROM CLOWN  MULE ANIMATED TOY CAP PISTOL IVES TOY CO
C 1890s IRON MULE PART FROM CLOWN MULE ANIMATED TOY CAP PISTOL IVES TOY CO
$650.00



Price range on a 36 cal cap muzzle Thompson Center arms pistol?

I need a price range and a retailer. Any help would be great, thanks!

Sorry no such animal. They made the Contender and the Encore in many cartridge sizes and black powder muzzle loader calibers but not .36 caliber cap and ball black powder pistol.
They did make a .36 cal black powder rifle called the Seneca. They also made the Patriot Pistol but I am can only find refrence to the .45 cal not a .36 cal.


Wild Bill Hickok

Life and career

Early life

Hickok was born in Homer, Illinois (what is now Troy Grove) on May 27, 1837. His birthplace is now the Wild Bill Hickok Memorial, a listed historic site under the supervision of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. While he was growing up, his father's farm was one of the stops on the Underground Railroad, and he learned his shooting skills protecting the farm with his father from slave catchers. Hickok was a good shot from a very young age and recognized locally as an outstanding marksman with a pistol.

In 1855, at the age of 18, Hickok moved to Kansas Territory following a fight with Charles Hudson, which resulted in both falling into a canal. Mistakenly thinking he had killed Hudson, Hickok fled and joined General Jim Lane's vigilante "Free State Army" (The Red Legs) where he met 12-year-old William Cody, later to be known as "Buffalo Bill," who at that time was a scout for Johnston's Army.

Because of his "sweeping nose and protruding upper lip," Hickok was nicknamed "Duck Bill." In 1861, after growing a mustache following the McCanles incident, he began calling himself Wild Bill. Despite all Hickok photographs indicating he had dark hair, all contemporary descriptions confirm he was in fact golden blonde. Reddish shades in hair appeared black in early wet and dry plate photography.

For unknown reasons, Hickok used the name William Hickok from 1858 and then William Haycock during the Civil War. Arrested as Haycock in 1865, he then resumed his real name of James Hickok. Interestingly, most newspapers continued to use the name William Haycock when referring to "Wild Bill" until 1869 despite military records after 1865 using his correct name while acknowledging he was also known as Haycock.

Constable

In 1857, Hickok claimed a 160-acre (65 ha) tract in Johnson County, Kansas (in what is now Lenexa). On March 22, 1858, he was elected as one of the first four constables of Monticello Township, Kansas. In 1859 he joined the Russell, Waddell, and Majors freight company called the Pony Express. The following year he was badly injured by a bear and sent to the Rock Creek Station in Nebraska (which the company had recently purchased from David McCanles) to work as a stable hand while he recovered. In 1861 he was involved in a deadly shootout with the McCanles Gang at the Rock Creek Station after 40-year-old David McCanles, his 12-year-old son (William) Monroe McCanles, and two farmhands, James Woods and James Gordon, called at the station's office to demand payment of an overdue second installment on the property, an event that is still the subject of much debate. David McCanles "called out" Wild Bill from the Station House. Wild Bill emerged onto the street, immediately drew one of his .36 caliber SA Navy revolvers, and, at a 75-yard stand-off distance, fired a single shot into McCanles's chest, killing him instantly (ref. Am. Handgunner). Hickok and his accomplices, the station manager Horace Wellman, his wife, and an employee, J.W. Brink, were tried but judged to have acted in self-defense. According to Joseph G. Rosa, a Hickok biographer, the shot that felled the elder McCanles came from inside the house, a tale Wild Bill's friends invented to keep the "heat" of both the law and McCanles' extended family off Wild Bill (extended generational member). It remains unknown who actually fired it. Rosa conjectures that Wellman had far more of a motive to kill McCanles, a belief supported by McCanles's son's own account. There were also women in the house, conceivably armed with shotguns. McCanles was the first man Hickok was reputed to have killed in a fight. On several later occasions, Hickok was to confront and kill several men while fighting alone.

Civil War and scouting

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Hickok signed on as a teamster for the Union Army in Sedalia, Missouri, and by the end of the year he was a wagonmaster. In September 1862 he was discharged for an undisclosed reason and there are no records of his whereabouts until late 1863, when he was employed by the Provost Marshal of South-West Missouri as a member of the Springfield detective police. It has been speculated that during the "missing year", Hickok may have been operating as a spy in Southern territory.

Hickok's duties as a police detective were mostly mundane and included counting the number of troops in uniform drinking while on duty, checking hotel liquor licenses and tracking down individuals in debt to the Union to facilitate repayment. In 1864 Hickok and the other detectives had not been paid for some time, and Hickok either resigned or was reassigned as he was hired as a scout by General John B. Sanborn at five dollars a day plus a horse and equipment. In June 1865, Hickok was mustered out and spent his time in and around Springfield gambling.

Lawman and gunfighter notoriety

Hickok 1869. Because a knife would not have been worn unsheathed, it is likely a photographer's prop. Although buckskins are often seen in movies depicting earlier periods, Hickok was one of the first to wear them.

On July 21, 1865, in the town square of Springfield, Missouri, Hickok killed Davis Tutt, Jr. in a "quick draw" duel. Fiction later typified this kind of gunfight, but Hickok's is in fact the first one on record that fits the portrayal.

Hickok first met former Confederate Army soldier Davis Tutt in early 1865, while both were gambling in Springfield, Missouri. Hickok often borrowed money from Tutt. They were originally good friends, but they eventually fell out over a woman, and it was rumored that Hickok once had an affair with Tutt's sister, perhaps fathering a child. This was likely exacerbated by the fact that there was a long-standing dispute over Hickok's girlfriend, Susannah Moore. Hickok refused to play cards with Tutt, who retaliated by financing other players in an attempt to bankrupt him.

According to the accepted account, the dispute came to a head when Tutt was coaching an opponent of Hickok's during a card game. Hickok was on a winning streak and Tutt, frustrated, requested that he repay a $40 loan, which Hickok did. Tutt then demanded another $35 owed from a previous card game. Hickok refused, as he had an "a memorandum" proving it to be for $25. Tutt then took Hickok's watch, which was lying on the table, as collateral for the $35, at which point Hickok warned him not to wear it or he, Hickok, would shoot him. The next day, Tutt appeared in the square wearing the watch prominently, and Hickok tried to negotiate the watch's return. Tutt stated that he would now accept no less than $45, but both agreed that they would not fight over it and went for a drink together. Tutt left the saloon but returned to the square at 6 p.m., while Hickok arrived on the other side and warned him not to approach him while wearing the watch. Both men faced each other sideways in the dueling position and both fired almost simultaneously. Tutt's shot missed, but Hickok's didn't, piercing Tutt through the side from about 75 yards away. Tutt called out, "Boys, I'm killed" and ran onto the porch of the local courthouse and then back to the street, where he collapsed and died.

Hickok was arrested for murder two days later; however, the charge was later reduced to manslaughter. He was released on $2,000 bail and stood trial on August 3, 1865. At the end of the trial, Judge Sempronius Boyd gave the jury two contradictory instructions. He first instructed the jury that a conviction was its only option under the law. He then instructed them that they could apply the unwritten law of the "fair fight" and acquit. The jury voted for acquittal, a verdict that was not popular at the time.

Several weeks later, Hickok was interviewed by Colonel George Ward Nichols, and the interview was published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Using the name "Wild Bill Hitchcock" (sic), the article recounted the hundreds of men whom Hickok supposedly personally killed and other exaggerated exploits. The article was controversial wherever Hickok was known, and it led to several frontier newspapers' writing rebuttals. As can be seen in this account, not counting Indians, Hickok killed five men (one by accident), was an accessory in the deaths of three more, and wounded one. Hickok was reported to be an inveterate hater of Indians, but it is difficult to separate fact from fiction. Witnesses confirm that while scouting from Fort Harker Kansas on May 11, 1867, Hickok was attacked by a large group of Indians, who fled after Hickok shot and killed two. In July, Hickok told a newspaper reporter he had led several soldiers in pursuit of Indians who had killed four men near the fort on 2 July. He reported returning with five prisoners after killing ten. Witnesses confirm the story was true in part: The party did set out to find those who had killed the four men, but the group returned to the fort without nary a dead Indian, neither even seeing a live one.

In September 1865, Hickok came in second in the election for City Marshal of Springfield. Leaving Springfield, he was recommended for the position of Deputy United States Marshal at Fort Riley Kansas. This was at the time of the Indian Wars that counted the Great Plains as a battleground, and Hickok sometimes served as a scout for George A. Custer's 7th Cavalry.

In 1867, Hickok took a break from the west and moved to Niagara Falls, where he tried his hand at acting in a stage play called "The Daring Buffalo Chases of the Plains." He proved to be a terrible actor and returned to the West, where he ran for sheriff in Ellsworth County, Kansas, on November 5, 1867, but was defeated by former soldier E.W. Kingsbury.

In December 1867, newspapers reported Hickok's arrival in Hays, Kansas. On 28 March 1868, he was again in Hays as a deputy U.S. Marshall, picking up 11 Union deserters charged with stealing government property to be transferred to Topeka for trial. He requested a military escort from Fort Hays and was assigned William F. Cody, a sergeant and five privates, with the group arriving in Topeka on 2 April. Hickok was still, or again, in Hays in August 1868 when he brought 200 Cheyenne to Hays to viewed by excursionists. On September 1, Hickok was in Elkhorn township in Lincoln County, Kansas, where he was hired as a scout by the 10th Calvary Regiment, a segregated African-American unit. On 4 September, Hickok was wounded in the foot while rescuing several cattlemen in the Bijou Creek Basin who were surrounded by Indians. The 10th arrived at Fort Lyon, Colorado, in October and remained for the rest of 1868.

In July 1869, Hickok was back in Hays and was elected sheriff and city marshal of Ellis County, Kansas, in a special election, on August 23, 1869.. The county was having particular difficulty holding sheriffshree had quit over the previous 18 months. It is likely that Hickok was already acting sheriff when elected as a newspaper reported him arresting offenders on 18 August and the commander of Fort Hays praised Hickok for his work in apprehending deserters in a letter he wrote to the Assistant Adjutant General on 21 August. However, the "special election" may not have been legal, as a letter dated 17 September to the Governor of Kansas noted that Hickok had presented a warrant for an arrest which was rejected by the Fort Hays commander because when asked to produce his commission Hickok admitted he never had one. Ellis county elections were held on 2 November 1869, and Hickok (Independent) lost to his deputy Peter Lanihan (Democrat). Hickok and Lanihan remained, respectively, sheriff and deputy as Hickok accused J.V. Macintosh of irregularities and misconduct during the election. On 9 December, Hickok and Lanihan both served legal papers on Macintosh and local newspapers acknowledged that Hickok had guardianship of Hays City.

In his first month as sheriff in Hays, he killed two men in gunfights. The first, on 24  was Bill Mulvey, who "got the drop" on Hickok. Hickok looked past him and yelled, "'Don't shoot him in the back; he is drunk," which was enough distraction to allow him to win the fight. The second was cowboy Samuel Strawhun after Hickok and Deputy Sheriff Lanihan had been called to a saloon where Strawhun was causing a disturbance at 1am on 27 September. After Strawhun made remarks against Hickok, Strawhun died instantly from a bullet through the head as Hickok tried to restore order. At Strawhuns inquest, despite "very contradictory" evidence from witnesses, the jury found the shooting justifiable.

On July 17, 1870, also in Hays, he was involved in a gunfight with disorderly soldiers of the 7th U.S. Cavalry. Two troopers, Jeremiah Lonergan and John Kile (Kyle), set upon Hickok in a saloon. Lonergan pinned Hickok to the ground while Kile put his gun to Hickok's ear; however, it misfired, allowing Hickok to reach his own guns. Lonergan was shot in the knee while Kile, who was shot twice, died the next day. He later failed to win reelection. On April 15, 1871, Hickok became marshal of Abilene, Kansas, taking over for former marshal Tom "Bear River" Smith, who had been killed on November 2, 1870. The outlaw John Wesley Hardin was in Abilene in 1871, and was befriended by Hickok. In his 1895 autobiography (published after his own death and 19 years after Hickok's), Hardin claimed to have disarmed Hickok using the famous road agent's spin during a failed attempt to arrest him for wearing his pistols in a saloon. He further claimed that Hickok, as a result, had two guns cocked and pointed at him. This story is considered to be apocryphal or at the very least an exaggeration, as Hardin claimed this at a time when Hickok couldn't defend himself. Hardin was an extremely accomplished gunfighter and was known to have killed over 40 men in his lifetime; he in turn idealized Hickok and identified with Wild Bill. It is also recorded that when Hardin's cousin Mannen Clements was jailed for the killing of two cowboys, Hickok, at Hardin's request, arranged for his escape.

While working in Abilene, Hickok and Phil Coe, a saloon owner, had an ongoing dispute that later resulted in a shootout. Coe had been the business partner of known gunman Ben Thompson, with whom he co-owned the Bulls Head Saloon. On October 5, 1871, Hickok was standing off a crowd during a street brawl, during which time Coe fired two shots. Hickok ordered him to be arrested for firing a pistol within the city limits. Coe explained that he was shooting at a stray dog but suddenly turned his gun on Hickok, who fired first and killed Coe. Hickok caught the glimpse of movement of someone running toward him and quickly fired two shots in reaction, accidentally shooting and killing Abilene Special Deputy Marshal Mike Williams, who was coming to his aid, an event that haunted Hickok for the remainder of his life. There is another account of the Coe shootout. Theophilus Little, mayor of Abilene and owner of the town's lumberyard, recorded his time in Abilene by writing in a notebook that was recently given to the Abilene Historical Society. Writing in 1911, he detailed his admiration of Hickok and included a paragraph on the shooting that differs considerably from the accepted account.

"-"Phil" Coe was from Texas, ran the "Bull Head" a saloon and gambling den, sold whiskey and men souls. A vile a character as I ever met for some cause Wild Bill incurred Coe hatred and he vowed to secure the death of the Marshall. Not having the courage to do it himself, he one day filled about 200 cowboys with whiskey intending to get them into trouble with Wild Bill, hoping that they would get to shooting and in the melee shoot the marshal. But Coe "reckoned without his host." Wild Bill had learned of the scheme and cornered Coe, had his two pistols drawn on Coe. Just as he pulled the trigger one of the policemen rushed around the corner between Coe and the pistols and both balls entered his body, killing him instantly. in an instant, he pulled the triggers again sending two bullets into Coe's abdomen (Coe lived a day or two) and whirling with his two guns drawn on the drunken crowd of cowboys, "and now do any of you fellows want the rest of these bullets." Not a word was uttered."

Coe supposedly stated that he could "kill a crow on the wing," and Hickok's retort is one of the West's most famous sayings (though possibly apocryphal): "Did the crow have a pistol? Was he shooting back? I will be." Hickok was relieved of his duties as marshal less than two months after having accidentally killed deputy Mike Williams, allegedly owing to this incident's being only one of a series of questionable shootings and claims of misconduct.

Hickok's favorite guns were a pair of cap-and-ball Colt 1851 .36 Navy Model pistols, which he wore until his death. These were silver-plated with ivory handles, and were engraved: "J.B. Hickock-1869". He wore his revolvers backwards in a belt or sash (when donning city clothes or buckskins, respectively), and seldom used holsters per se; he drew the pistols using a "reverse," or "twist," draw, as would a cavalryman.

Wild Bill, Texas Jack Omohundro, and Buffalo Bill Cody in 1873

In 1873, Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro invited Hickok to join them in a new play called Scouts of the Plains after their earlier success. Hickok and Texas Jack eventually left the show, before Cody formed his Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1882.

In 1876, Hickok was diagnosed by a doctor in Kansas City, Missouri, with glaucoma and ophthalmia, a condition that was widely rumored at the time by Hickok's detractors to be the result of various sexually transmitted diseases. In truth, he seems to have been afflicted with trachoma, a common vision disorder of the time. It was apparent that his marksmanship and health had been suffering for some time, as he had been arrested several times for vagrancy, despite earning a good income from gambling and displays of showmanship only a few years earlier. On March 5, 1876, Hickok married Agnes Thatcher Lake, a 50-year-old circus proprietor in Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. Hickok left his new bride a few months later, joining Charlie Utter's wagon train to seek his fortune in the gold fields of South Dakota. Martha Jane Cannary, known popularly as Calamity Jane, claimed in her autobiography that she was married to Hickok and had divorced him so that he could be free to marry Agnes Lake, but no records have been found that support Jane's account. It is believed that the two met for the first time after Jane was released from the guardhouse in Fort Laramie and joined the wagon train that Hickok was traveling with. The wagon train arrived in Deadwood in July 1876. Jane herself confirmed this account in an 1896 newspaper interview, although she claimed that she had been hospitalized with illness rather than in the guardhouse.

Shortly before Hickok's death, he wrote a letter to his new wife, which reads in part: "Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife Agnes and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore."

Death

Wild Bill had a premonition that Deadwood would be his last camp and expressed this belief to two of his friends Colorado Charlie. He was right; he would never leave Deadwood alive.

On August 2, 1876, Hickok was playing poker at Nuttal & Mann's Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory. On this fateful day Wild Bill violated one of his own cardinal rules and was sitting with his back to a door. Twice he asked Rich to change seats with him and on both occasions Rich refused.

Wild Bill was having a run of bad luck that day and was forced to borrow a poker stake from the bartender. That run of bad luck worsened when an ex-buffalo hunter called John (roken Nose Jack) McCall walked in unnoticed. Jack McCall walked to within a few feet of Wild Bill and then suddenly drew a pistol and shouted, ake that! before firing.

The bullet hit Hickok in the back of the head, killing him instantly. The bullet emerged through Wild Bill right cheek striking Captain Massie in the left wrist. Legend has it that Hickok had lost his stake and had just borrowed $50 from the house to continue playing. When shot, he was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights, all black. The fifth card is debated, or, as some say, had been discarded and its replacement had not yet been dealt.

Other cards have been mentioned, but there are four main suggestions for the fifth card.

Jack of Diamondsccording to the transcripts of McCall's second trial.

Nine of Diamondsontemporary newspaper eyewitness account.

Five of Diamonds he town of Deadwood claims this to be the card.

Queen of Clubs ipley's Believe It Or Not.

"Dead man's hand"

Owing to the number of poker players who died during disputes, Dead man's hand was already established poker idiom for a number of a different hands long before Hickok died. In 1886, ten years after Hickok's death, the Dead man's hand was explained as being three Jacks and a pair of Tens in a North Dakota newspaper which attributed the term to a specific game held in Illinois 40 years earlier, indicating that Hickok's hand had yet to gain widespread popularity. Eventually, Hickok's "Aces and eights" became widely accepted as the "Dead Man's Hand. In 1979 Hickok was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

The motive for the killing is still debated. McCall may have been paid for the deed, or it may have been the result of a recent dispute between the two. Most likely McCall became enraged over what he perceived as a condescending offer from Hickok to let him have enough money for breakfast after he had lost all his money playing poker the previous day. At the resulting two-hour trial by a miners jury (an ad hoc local group of assembled miners and businessmen), McCall claimed that he was avenging Hickok's earlier slaying of his brother, which may have been true. A Lew McCall is known to have been killed by a lawman in Abilene, but it is unknown if he was related, and the name of the lawman was not recorded. McCall was acquitted of the murder, resulting in the Black Hills Pioneer editorializing: "Should it ever be our misfortune to kill a man ... we would simply ask that our trial may take place in some of the mining camps of these hills." Calamity Jane was reputed to have led a mob that threatened McCall with lynching, but at the time of Wild Bill death, Jane was being held by military authorities.

McCall was subsequently rearrested after bragging about his deed, and a new trial was held. The authorities did not consider this to be double jeopardy because at the time Deadwood was not recognized by the U.S. as a legitimately incorporated town, as it was in Indian Country and the jury was irregular. The new trial was held in Yankton, capital of the territory. Hickok's brother, Lorenzo Butler Hickok, traveled from Illinois to attend the retrial and spoke to McCall after the trial, noting that he showed no remorse. This time McCall was found guilty. Reporter Leander Richardson interviewed Hickok shortly before his death and helped bury him. Richardson wrote of the encounter for the April 1877 issue of Scribner's Monthly, in which he mentions McCall's second trial.

"As I write the closing lines of this brief sketch, word reaches me that the slayer of Wild Bill has been re-arrested by the United State authorities, and after trial has been sentenced to death for willful murder. He is now at Yankton, D.T. awaiting execution. At the trial it was proved that the murderer was hired to do his work by gamblers who feared the time when better citizens should appoint Bill the champion of law and order - a post which he formerly sustained in Kansas border life, with credit to his manhood and his courage."

McCall was hanged on 1 March 1877 and buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery. The cemetery was moved in 1881, and his body was exhumed and found to have the noose still around his neck. The killing of Wild Bill and the capture of Jack McCall is reenacted every evening (in summer) in Deadwood.

Funeral and burial

Steve and Charlie Utter at the grave of Wild Bill Hickok

Charlie Utter, Hickok's friend and companion, claimed Hickok's body and placed a notice in the local newspaper, the Black Hills Pioneer, which read:

"Died in Deadwood, Black Hills, August 2, 1876, from the effects of a pistol shot, J. B. Hickock (sic) (Wild Bill) formerly of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Funeral services will be held at Charlie Utter's Camp, on Thursday afternoon, August 3, 1876, at 3 o'clock P. M. All are respectfully invited to attend."

Almost the entire town attended the funeral, and Utter had Hickok buried with a wooden grave marker reading:

"Wild Bill, J. B. Hickock (sic) killed by the assassin Jack McCall in Deadwood, Black Hills, August 2, 1876. Pard, we will meet again in the happy hunting ground to part no more. Good bye, Colorado Charlie, C. H. Utter."

Hickok was originally buried in the Ingelside Cemetery, Deadwood's original graveyard. This graveyard filled quickly, preventing further use, and in 1879, on the third anniversary of his original burial, Utter paid to move Hickok to the new Mount Moriah cemetery. As the old cemetery was an area that was better suited for the constant influx of new settlers to live on, the remaining bodies there were moved up the hill to the Mount Moriah Cemetery in the 1880s.

Present-day gravesite

Utter supervised the move and noted that while perfectly preserved, Hickok had been imperfectly embalmed. As a result, calcium carbonate from the surrounding soil had replaced the flesh leading to petrifaction. One of the workers, Joseph McLintock, wrote a detailed description of the re-interment. McLintock used a cane to tap the body, face and head, finding no soft tissue anywhere. He noted the sound was similar to tapping a brick wall and believed the remains to now weigh more than 400 lb (181 kg). William Austin, the cemetery caretaker, estimated 500 lb (227 kg) which made it difficult for the men to carry them to the new site. The original grave marker was also moved to the new site but by 1891 had been destroyed by souvenir hunters whittling pieces from it and it was replaced with a statue. This in turn was destroyed by relic hunters and replaced in 1902 by a life-size sandstone sculpture of Hickok. This too was badly defaced which led to its complete enclosure in a cage for protection. This was cut open by relic hunters in the 1950s and the statue removed.

Hickok is currently interred in a ten-foot (3 m) square plot at the Mount Moriah Cemetery, surrounded by a cast-iron fence with a U.S. flag flying nearby. A monument has since been built there. It has been reported that Calamity Jane was buried next to him because that was her dying wish. However, four of the men on the self-appointed committee who planned Calamity's funeral (Albert Malter, Frank Ankeney, Jim Carson, and Anson Higby) later stated that since Bill had bsolutely no use for Jane in this life, they decided to play a posthumous joke on Hickok by laying her to rest for eternity by his side. Potato Creek Johnny, a local Deadwood celebrity from the late 1800s and early 1900s, is also buried next to Wild Bill.

"Dime novel" fame

It is difficult to separate the truth from fiction about Hickok, the first "dime novel" hero of the western era, in many ways one of the first comic book heroes, keeping company with another who achieved part of his fame in such a way, frontiersman Davy Crockett. In the dime-store novels, exploits of Hickok were presented in heroic form, making him seem larger than life. In truth, most of the stories were greatly exaggerated or fabricated by both the writers and himself.

Media

Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections or articles. (August 2008)

Television

Portrayed by Guy Madison in the 1951-58 series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, as well as in the Mutual Broadcasting radio series "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok," 271 half-hour programs 1951-54.

Played by Lloyd Bridges in a 1964 episode of the anthology The Great Adventure.

Portrayed by Josh Brolin in the 1989-92 series The Young Riders.

Portrayed by William Russ in episode 1.06 of the 1995 series Legend, episode 1.06 "The Life, Death and Life of Wild Bill Hickok." The episode portrays him faking his own death so that he can retire peacefully.

Dramatized in the HBO series Deadwood, in which he is portrayed by Keith Carradine.

In the 1995 made-for-TV film Buffalo Girls based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, he was played by actor Sam Elliott with Anjelica Huston as Calamity Jane. The film (as does the book on which it is based) gives portrays the legend that Calamity Jane had a daughter by him.

Played by Sam Shepard in the 1999 movie Purgatory, a made-for-TV movie on TNT

Histeria! featured Hickok in the episode "North America"; he appears in a sketch where Lydia Karaoke hosts a game show in which her contestants must guess Hickok's occupation.

Movies

Played by William S. Hart in the 1923 film Wild Bill Hickok

Played by Gary Cooper in the 1936 film The Plainsman, featuring Jean Arthur as Calamity Jane and directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Played by Wild Bill Elliott in the 1938 serial The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Played by Roy Rogers in the 1940 film Young Bill Hickok, directed by Joseph Kane

Played by Howard Keel in the 1953 film Calamity Jane

Played by Forrest Tucker in the 1953 film Pony Express

Played by Tom Brown in the 1956 film I Killed Wild Bill Hickok

Played by Robert Culp in the 1963 film The Raiders, directed by Hershel Daugherty

Portrayed by Jeff Corey in the 1970 Dustin Hoffman film Little Big Man

Portrayed by Charles Bronson in the 1977 film The White Buffalo

Portrayed by Richard Farnsworth in the 1981 film The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the 1995 film Wild Bill

Novels

The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok, Richard Matheson, ISBN 0-515-11780-3

Deadwood, Pete Dexter - 1986

And Not to Yield, Randy Lee Eickoff

A Breed Apart Max Evans

The White Buffalo, Richard Sale

Little Big Man, Thomas Berger - 1964

The Return of Little Big Man, Thomas Berger - 1999

Under the Stars and Bars, J.T.Edson

Aces & Eights, Loren D. Estleman - 1981

Comic Books

Classics Illustrated # 121 - Wild Bill Hickok published by Gilberton Publications 1954

Cowboy Western #62 Wild Bill Hickok 1957

Young Wild Bill Hickok appears as part of The League of Infinity, a team of teenage heroes from different eras in Supreme (comics) as written by Alan Moore circa 1994.

Music

Deadwood Mountain, Big and Rich

Wild Bill Hickup, parody by Spike Jones

Aces and Eight, David John

The Ace of Spades, Motorhead

See also

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Wild Bill Hickok

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Deadwood, South Dakota

William Cutolo

William Langer

Folk hero

Notes

^ a b "James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, Early Deadwood". Black Hills Visitor Magazine. http://www.blackhillsvisitor.com/main.asp?id=14&cat_id=30103. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 

^ a b c d e f g h Martin, George (1975). "Guns of the Gunfighters". Peterson Publishing Company ISBN 0822700956. 

^ "Wild Bill" Hickok Court Documents Nebraska State Historical Society 1861 Subpoena issued to Monroe McCanles to testify against Duck Bill, and then there were turtles named javier that had llamas for pets and dinosaurs for brains. Dock and Wellman (other names not known).

^ Martin Fido: The Chronicle of Crime 1993, p. 24. ISBN 1844426238 (from an 1861 newspaper article reporting the McCanles shooting).

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 1979, They Called Him Wild Bill, University Press of Oklahoma, p. 306.

^ Nyle H. Miller, 2003, Why the West was wild, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135301 Pages 184 - 191

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 2003, Wild Bill Hickok, gunfighter: an account of Hickok's gunfights, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135352

^ History of Lenexa, Kansas.

^ Joseph C. Rosa. 1996. Wild Bill Hickok: the man and his myth, University Press of Kansas.

^ James "Wild Bill" Hickok Joseph Rosa

^ "Spartacus Educational". http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WWhickok.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 1996, Wild Bill Hickok: the man and his myth, University Press of Kansas, p. 116.

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 1996, op. cit., pp. 116-123.

^ "The defendant cannot set up justification that he acted in self-defense if he was willing to engage in a fight with deceased. To be entitled to acquittal on the ground of self-defense, he must have been anxious to avoid a conflict, and must have used all reasonable means to avoid it. If the deceased and defendant engaged in a fight or conflict willingly on the part of each, and the defendant killed the deceased, he is guilty of the offense charged, although the deceased may have fired the first shot."

^ "That when danger is threatened and impending a man is not compelled to stand with his arms folded until it is too late to offer successful resistance & if the jury believe from the evidence that Tutt was a fighting character & a dangerous man & that Deft was aware such was his character & that Tutt at the time he was shot by the Deft was advancing on him with a drawn pistol & that Tutt had previously made threats of personal injury to Deft ... & that Deft shot Tutt to prevent the threatened impending injury [then] the jury will acquit".

^ Legal Culture, Wild Bill Hickok and the Gunslinger Myth Steven Lubet UCLA Law Review Volume 48, Number 6 (2001).

^ Nyle H. Miller, 2003, Why the West was wild, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135301 Page 185

^ James Butler Hickok/"Wild Bill" Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewska B.F.A.

^ Nyle H. Miller, 2003, Why the West was wild, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135301 Pages 186 - 189

^ http://www.droversmercantile.com/history.cfm

^ Nyle H. Miller, 2003, Why the West was wild, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135301 Page 196

^ "I was standing near Wild Bill on Main Street, when someone began shooting up the town at the eastern end of the street. It was Bill Mulvey, a notorious murderer from Missouri, known as a handy man with a gun.... Mulvey appeared on the scene, tearing toward us on his iron-grey horse, rifle in hand, full cocked. When Wild Bill saw Mulvey he walked out to meet him, apparently waving his hand to some fellows behind Mulvey and calling to them:Don't shoot him in the back; he is drunk. Mulvey stopped his horse and, wheeling the animal about, drew a bead on his rifle in the direction of the imaginary man he thought Wild Bill was addressing. But before he realized the ruse that had been played upon him, Wild Bill had aimed his six-shooter and fired-just once. Mulvey dropped from his horse - dead, the bullet having penetrated his temple and then passed through his head."

yewitness account of Miguel Otero from his book My Life on the Frontier 1864-1882 (1936)

^ http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WWhickok.htm

^ Nyle H. Miller, 2003, Why the West was wild, University Press of Oklahoma, ISBN 0806135301 Page 192

^ John Kyle

^ John Kyle had earned the Medal of Honor for heroism on July 08, 1869 at Republican River, KS during the Indian Campaigns. .

^ City Marshal Thomas J. Smith, Abilene Police Department.

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 1996, Wild Bill Hickok: the man and his myth, University Press of Kansas, p. 110.

^ John Wesley Hardin Collection Texas State University.

^ Shooting stray dogs within city limits was legal, and a 50-cent bounty was paid by the city for each one shot.

^ http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=16507

^ Who was Wild Bill Hickok?.

^ Page #21 in a loose leaf notebook titled Early days In Abilene Theophilus Little.

^ The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, the famous hunter, scout and guide. An autobiography, F. E. BLISS. HARTFORD, CONN, 1879, p. 329.

^ Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave - Golden, Colorado.

^ Griske, Michael (2005). The Diaries of John Hunton. Heritage Books. pp. 89, 90. ISBN 0-7884-3804-2. 

^ Charlie Utter, Early Deadwood Black Hills Visitor Magazine

^ Hickok's death chair.

^ Poker: Dead Man's Hand BBC October 21, 2004

^ Aitkin, Marilyn (2007). Law makers, law breakers, and uncommon trials. American Bar Association. ISBN 1590318803. 

^ The history of the dead man's hand explained

^ Griske, op. cit., p. 87.

^ "A Trip to the Black Hills" Leander P. Richardson Scribner's (April 1877) New York Times August 13, 1877.

^ McCall alleged that John Varnes, a Deadwood gambler, had paid him to murder Wild Bill. When Varnes could not be found, McCall then implicated Tim Brady in the plot. Brady, like Varnes, had disappeared from Deadwood and could not be found.

^ Jack McCall & The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok - Black Hills visitor Magazine.

^ Joseph G. Rosa, 1979, They Called Him Wild Bill, University Press of Oklahoma, p. 305.

^ Griske, op. cit., p. 89.

References

Matheson, Richard (1996). The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok. Jove. ISBN 0-515-11780-3. 

Rosa, Joseph G. (1979). They Called Him Wild Bill. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-1538-6. 

Rosa, Joseph G. (1994). The West of Wild Bill Hickok. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-2680-9. 

Rosa, Joseph G. (1996). Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 0-7006-0773-0. 

Rosa, Joseph G. (2003). Wild Bill Hickok Gunfighter: An Account of Hickok's Gunfights. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3535-2. 

Turner, Thadd M. (2001). Wild Bill Hickok: Deadwood City - End of Trail. Universal Publishers. ISBN 1-58112-689-1. 

Wilstach, Frank Jenners (1926). Wild Bill Hickok: The Prince of Pistoleers. Doubleday, Page & company. ASIN B00085PJ58. 

External links

Profile by Don Collier

Wild Bill Hickok collection at Nebraska State Historical Society

Today at High Noon: The First Showdown - Blog post on Hickok's first showdown.

v  d  e

American Old West

Towns

Arizona

Phoenix  Tombstone  Tucson  Yuma

California

Bakersfield  Fresno  San Francisco  Los Angeles  San Diego  Jamestown 

New Mexico

Alamogordo  Albuquerque  Cimarron  Gallup  Lincoln  Mogollon  Roswell  Santa Fe  Tucumcari

Oklahoma

Broken Arrow  Oklahoma City  Tulsa

South Dakota

Deadwood  Pine Ridge

Texas

Abilene  El Paso  San Antonio

Others

Carson City  Denver  Dodge City  Hot Springs  Independence  Omaha  Portland  Salt Lake City  Seattle  Virginia City

Prominent Figures

Wild West outlaws  Wild West lawmen  Cowboys and Cowgirls  Wild Bill Hickok  Elfego Baca  Butch Cassidy  Mangas Coloradas  Calamity Jane  Victorio  Billy the Kid  Chiricahua  Wyatt Earp  Virgil Earp  Doc Holliday  Bat Masterson  Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang  Liver-Eating Johnson  Annie Oakley  Buffalo Bill  Kit Carson  Sitting Bull  James C. Cooney  Goyaa (Geronimo)  Tom Ketchum  Cochise  Sundance Kid  Crazy Horse  Touch the Clouds  Red Cloud  Soapy Smith  Wild Bunch  Black Bart  Take Witk (Crazy Horse)  Joaquin Murrieta  Massai 

Transport & trails

First Transcontinental Railroad  Mormon Trail  Oregon Trail  Pony Express  Great Platte River Road  Great Western Cattle Trail

Native Americans

Apache scouts  Battle of the Little Bighorn  Battle of Washita River  Wounded Knee Massacre  Long Walk of the Navajo  Scalping

Lore

Alma Massacre  Gunfight at the O.K. Corral  Chisholm Trail  Battle of Tularosa  Dead man's hand  Boot Hill  Western saloon  Wild West Shows  Frisco Shootout  Lincoln County War  One-room schoolhouse

American Folklore

Pecos Bill 

Gold Rush

California Gold Rush 

v  d  e

American folklore and tall tales

 

General

Historical figures

Johnny Appleseed   Andrew Jackson  Abraham Lincoln   Billy the Kid   Blackbeard   Buffalo Bill  Balto  Daniel Boone   Jim Bowie   Kit Carson   Davy Crockett   Leif Ericson   Madoc  Mike Fink  Wild Bill Hickok   Jesse James   Calamity Jane  Casey Jones   Geronimo   Hiawatha   Captain Kidd  Jean Lafitte   Annie Oakley   Pocahontas  Chief Powhatan  Juan Ponce de Len  John Smith (explorer)   George Washington   Soapy Smith  Devil Anse Hatfield  Randolph McCoy  Robert E. Lee  Molly Pitcher  Wyatt Earp  Doc Holiday  John Rolfe  Jos Gaspar  Ulysses S. Grant  Sacagawea  Meriwether Lewis  William Clark (explorer)  Squanto  Myles Standish  Peter Stuyvesant  Jedediah Smith  John Colter  Sitting Bull  George Armstrong Custer  Theodore Roosevelt  Charles Bolles  Jim Bridger  Roy Bean 

Legendary figures

Alfred Bulltop Stormalong  Mighty Casey  Evangeline  Febold Feboldson  Ichabod Crane  John Henry  Mose Humphrey  Ole Pete  Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox  Pecos Bill  Joe Magarac  Johnny Kaw   Rip Van Winkle  Uncle Sam  Ola Vrmlnning  Feathertop  Br'er Rabbit  Br'er Fox  Br'er Bear  Uncle Remus 

Fearsome critters

Argopelter  Axehandle hound  Ball-tailed cat  Cactus cat  Fur-bearing trout  Glawackus  Hidebehind  Hodag  Hoop snake  Jackalope  Jersey Devil  Joint snake  Sidehill gouger  Snallygaster  Splintercat  Squonk  Teakettler  Wampus cat

Cultural archetypes

African American   Colonists  Conductors  Cowboys  Explorers  Fur Trappers  Frontierman  Homesteaders  Indians  Immigrants  Lumberjacks  Lawmen  Mafia  Minutemen  Mountain men   Outlaws   Pioneers  Pirates  Privateers  Prospectors  Pilgrims  Presidents of the United States of America  Quakers  Railroaders  Sailors  Soldiers  Scouts  Whalers

 

Miscellaneous

Terms

Fakelore  Folkhero  Frontier myth  Tall tales

Holidays

Thanksgiving  Fourth of July  Mardi Gras  Halloween   Christmas   Saint Valentine's Day 

Saint Patrick's Day  Easter  Good Friday 

Location

Alaska  California  Texas  New York  American Old West  Thirteen Colonies  Georgia (U.S. state)  Louisiana  Rhode Island  Oregon  Mississippi  Missouri  Alabama 

U.S. History

American Civil War  California Gold Rush  Klondike Gold Rush

Literature

Washington Irving  James Fenimore Cooper  Bret Harte  Herman Melville  Mark Twain  Jack London

Genre

Western (genre)  Northern (Genre) 

Categories: 1837 births | 1876 deaths | People from LaSalle County, Illinois | American town marshals | United States Marshals | Lawmen of the American Old West | American murder victims | American poker players | History of Springfield, Missouri | American sheriffs | Gunmen of the American Old West | American folklore | People murdered in South Dakota | Deaths by firearm in South DakotaHidden categories: Articles with hCards | Articles with trivia sections from August 2008 | All articles with trivia sections

About the Author

I am an expert from Cheap On Sales, usually analyzes all kind of industries situation, such as attic vent , solar powered pond pumps.



Recently listed via this site:

Metal Replica Holster Western Revolver Pistol Toy Cap Gun Doc Holiday Civil War, Deputy Cowboy Sheriff Police Replica Pistol Double Holster Set Toy Cap Gun, Vintage Hubley Chief Miniature Western Metal Cap Gun Toy Pistol w 2 Holsters, Kilgore LONGBOY Cast Iron Cap Gun Pistol 1920s, A pair of really nice italian made KG Tec 9 Vz 61 toy machine cap pistols, Vintage Cap Gun Detective Snub Nose Pistol, MONDIAL Model 1960 Starter Cap Gun Pistol 22 Pistol Made in Italy Solid Metal, Vintage Antique Toy Miniature Cap Gun Pistol marked JAPAN, MORDT CAST IRON TOY CAP PISTOL 1930, Vintage Cowboy Cap Pistol and Holster, VINTAGE EDISON GIOCATTOLI TOY CAP PISTOL, 1950s Hubley Pioneer Diecast Cap Gun Collectors Pistol Studded Leather Holster, Rare Antique TOY Cast iron Cap Gun Pistol by J E Stevens 1878, Antique TOY Cast iron Volunteer Cap Gun Pistol by J E Stevens 1873, LTD TOY STAMP 1950s GENE AUTRY TOY CAP PISTOL w BADGE BULLET MOUNTS, Original 1950s Grips for ROY ROGERS Classy Cap Gun Pistol, ROY ROGERS 1950s Leather Cap Gun Pistol Double Holster, VINTAGE HUBLEY TOY CAP GUN REVOLVER PISTOL COLT 45 WITH OLD HOLSTER 12 BULLE, Antique Vintage Small Texas Circle T All Metal Child Toy Cap Gun Pistol, Antique Vintage Hubley Trooper Child Toy Cap Gun Pistol, Hubley Trooper Pistol 50 Shot Repeating Cap With Box Execellent Condition, Antique Vintage Pony Boy Child Toy Cap Gun Pistol, MATTEL INC FANNER 50 CAP PISTOL MADE IN USA, Vintage Chief 7 Cast Iron Cap Pistol 1900 1910 No Hammer or Trigger, Vintage 1935 Stevens Colt 6 1 2 Cast Iron Cap Pistol Broken Hammer Top,



Leave a comment

Your comment