Steve Long photo contains the following on photograph verso:
How close to contemporary with the image per se do you make it to be? There is a reference to the term "gunfighter". I assume that the image is a CDV.
borrowed from 2006 article, here. . . is it in fact an image of the watch and M1877 Colt's revolver (.38 Long Colt) presented to Hardin by Miller?
When Wes was shot he was packing 2 M1877 Colt DAs, 1 in .41 & 1 in .38. However, he habitually packed them in shoulder holsters custom-made for him by El Paso Saddlery. Leon Metz, in El Paso, probably did more research on Hardin than anybody else--tho he did get how Jane died wrong--& in DARK ANGEL he didn't mention any close association between Wes & Jim Miller, tho they were cousins by marriage, Jim having married Manny Clements' daughter.
Odd. I had always read he had the .41 in his hotel room and it was not on him when he was shot.
Was the .41 taken from him after he jacked the dice game kept?
I have some misinformation, as I was under the impression that he had a pair of M1877 in .38 LC but only had one on him when murdered.
I am going to order a "Hardin Shoulder Rig" (single) from El Paso Saddlery for a 4 5/8" SBH in .44 mag.
I noted that the watch and Colt revolver were "presented to Hardin by Miller." I assume, of course, that the Hardin mentioned is none other than John Wesley. Was the Miller mentioned Deacon Jim who was married to one of John Wesley Hardin's relatives?