XIT Ranch Texas associated Colt single action army revolver .45 cal, 7-1/2” barrel, brown patina f
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XIT Ranch Texas associated Colt single action army revolver .45 cal, 7-1/2” barrel, brown patina finish, wood grips shipped from the factory June 25th 1882 to Hartley & Graham of New York City in a fifty gun shipment. Anotarized affidavit states Marlin A. Post carried single action revolver number 68535 while working on the XIT Ranch in the Texas Panhandle circa about 1881-1885. In 1886 he became ramrod for the LS branch and wouldoften drink and raise hell at Jenkins & Dunn’s Saloon. We have summarized the letter and it further states that Marlin, John Lang, Frank Valley, Fred Chilton and Ed King had a reputation of being gunmen and bar-room gladiators. They were at Jerry Springs bog camp and these former home rangers went to Tascosa for a night on the town. Marlin decided to stay at the camp and all his friends were killed in a fight over a womanexcept John Lang. The document is signed “Justin Jones” dated May 15th1998 on transfer of his family heirloom to fellow Texan David Tate. Gun description; the Colt remains in original good condition with a brown patina