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Sujet: Grat DALTON's Sawed Off double barrel Shotgun Dim 17 Nov - 22:40
Gratton Dalton's (1871-1892) WW Greener model #8167- Historic Sawed Off double barrel side-by-side Shotgun (Muzzle loader Antique Relic 25" total length)- After The Dalton's first Train Robbery: February 6th, 1891 on the Southern Pacific train in Alila, California, Grat Dalton's was captured by Sheriff Eugene Kay and went to jail while his Shotgun awaited pickup at a Bakersfield Gunsmith. After which Grat made one of the most memorable prison escapes in California history. Grat's brother Littleton, who hid the gang at his farm, claimed the weapon. It remained in his hands until the 1930's when Littleton presented it to author Frank F. Latta with whom he had spent days being interviewed for Latta's book on the gang. Upon Latta's death, the gun passed to his daughter whose notarized letter of provenance describes the shotgun and its ownership. The shotgun is on the cover of the 2nd edition and pictured on page 132 of Frank Latta's book 'Dalton Gang Days.' The stock had been sawn-off, as has the muzzle end, making this another example of how the Dalton brothers smithed their weapons to be the most dangerous outlaws of their time. (Bill Dalton removed the Safety's on his Winchesters to shoot them half cocked) Truly California Outlaw History!
Comme quoi il n'y avait pas que du matos made in USA dans l'OUEST...et que les Anglais ne se sont pas contentés d'y envoyer des Bowies et des Fusils de Traite.
Grat DALTON's Sawed Off double barrel Shotgun
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