Lee A. Silva concludes that the legend of Wyatt Earp owning a "Buntline Special" Colt revolver is true . The extra-long-barreled gun had a detachable wooden rifle stock that could be fitted to the gun so that it could be fired like carbines. The famous extra-long-barreled "Buntline Special" Colt revolver is examined in over a hundred pages of facts, photos, and documents in his book WYATT EARP A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGEND.
Above, Mattie Blaylock, one of Wyatt Earp’s wives (whom he deserted). She became a prostitute in Globe, Arizona after Earp left her. She later (1888) died in Pinal, Arizona, of an overdose of Laudanum, a suicide.
Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.