Last update at 23 · 07 · by milo

‧‧‧ One of 3406

Prior to the O.K. Corral fight, Wyatt Earp is seen taking a Colt peacemaker with an unusually long ten inch barrel, and an engraved plaque inlaid in the grip from a presentation case. Such a weapon has long been associated with the legend of Wyatt Earp, probably stemming from the story that dime novelist Ned Buntline ordered several such guns from Colt, and gave them to the peace officers of Dodge City as gifts.

Kurt Russell & Val Kilmer, 1994 in Tombstone
TOMBSTONE Gunfight at The O.K. Corral


In spite of the popularity of this story, there is no credible documentation that Wyatt Earp ever owned or used such a Buntline special. Most credible accounts agree, that on the day of the infamous shoot-out, Wyatt Earp was armed with a Smith and Wesson model 1869 break top-style revolver of the same type that Virgil Earp is seen using in the movie.

Rating: by milo

Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.


Home MovieTombstone: Kurt Russell & Val Kilmer 1994

Say hello