The Wild Bill Hickok Pistol Does Not Find New Owner

Posted: Nov 19 2013, 2:10pm CST | by , in Also on the Geek Mind


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The Wild Bill Hickok Pistol Does Not Find New Owner

Famous Wild West lawman's revolver did not find a new owner at an auction in San Francisco. Looks like the Silicon Valley elite was not interested.

The Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver that Wild Bill Hickok was carrying when he was shot down failed to auction in San Francisco. According to Reuters the reserve was not met. The seller was estimated to get between $300,000 and $500,000 for it apparently. The reserve is private, but the maximum bid was $220,000 and that was too low. San Francisco is full with Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires, but apparently a historic pistol is not their fancy.

According to Wikipedia Wild Bill Hickok aka James Butler Hickok lived between 1837 and 1876 in the American Old West. He was a lawman, but was also a legend for his shooting skills. He was involved in several shootouts and the people start telling stories about him. Some of these never happened.

Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back while playing poker. The card hand he held when he was shot is known today as poker's "Dead Man's Hand." Today's definition is two-pair poker hand consisting of black aces and eights.

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