COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH.
Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH.
Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left. NY style border and scroll engraved. Later horn grips. Condition: Good. No finish. Engraving worn. Possible period replacements including hammer and ejector housing.
Provenance: Charles Judd, gun salesman; stolen by Kid Curry, during the Wilcox robbery, June 2, 1899; taken from Curry upon his death by Deputy Fred Carlson, a member of the posse who chased and wounded Curry near Glenwood Springs, June 8, 1904; by descent to Fred Carlson, Jr (signed and notarized affidavit, March 18, 1974, attesting to the history of the gun); sold to E. Dixon Larson, sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, 1974.
Literature: Wilson, R.L. The Peacemakers, New York, 1992; Horan, James David. The Authentic Wild West, Volume 2, New York, 1976, p 258; Wilson, Gary A. The Life and Death of Kid Curry: Tiger of the Wild Bunch, Guilford, 2015, p 193.

COLT SINGLE ACTION BELONGING TO KID CURRY, "THE WILDEST OF THE WILD BUNCH." Kid Curry, born Harvey Logan, has been referred to as "the wildest of the bunch," riding with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at the height of their fame and success. His first job with the Wild Bunch was the June 2, 1899, heist of the Union Pacific Overland Flyer outside of Wilcox, Wyoming, immortalized in the 1969 George Roy Hill film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. According to the signed affidavit, during the robbery, Kid took the Colt SAA from Colt salesman Charles Judd, and began using it when the Wild Bunch pulled off a series of lucrative thefts. After Butch and Sundance left for South America in 1901, the Wild Bunch continued to operate. On June 7, 1904, following a bungled train robbery outside of Parachute, Colorado, an unrecognized Curry and his accomplices fled into the mountains near Glenwood Springs. On the morning of the 9th, a posse caught up with them, and in the ensuing gunfight Curry was wounded in his arm and both lungs. Having vowed never to be captured, Kid Curry turned this Colt to his own temple and denied them the pleasure.
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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO "KID CURRY," MEMBER OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID'S WILD BUNCH. Serial no. 147144 for 1892, .45 caliber 4 3/4 inch barrel with caliber in barrel on left.
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