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  • Mountain Man
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    Historical gunfights are far less exciting than the Hollywoody versions.

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  • 17thAirborneSon
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    Originally posted by ozjohn39 View Post
    17th,

    I would lay a shade of odds that every kid in Tombstone picked that place clean as soon as they carried away the bodies.

    The thought of such intense (and deadly) activity in such a confined space leaves me bemused. The range of any shot could not have been more than 50 feet, and most probably a lot less.

    Did they have pump action Winchesters back then?



    John.
    The year was 1881. They had fast hands!

    Early attempts at repeating shotguns invariably centered around either bolt-action or lever-action designs, drawing obvious inspiration from the repeating rifles of the time. The earliest successful repeating shotgun was the lever-action Winchester M1887, designed by John Browning in 1885 at the behest of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, who wanted to market a repeating shotgun.

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  • Gixxer86g
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    Tombstone is my favorite.It's just such a great movie.Great cast.Great production.I love it."The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his Immortals."

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  • ozjohn39
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    17th,

    I would lay a shade of odds that every kid in Tombstone picked that place clean as soon as they carried away the bodies.

    The thought of such intense (and deadly) activity in such a confined space leaves me bemused. The range of any shot could not have been more than 50 feet, and most probably a lot less.

    Did they have pump action Winchesters back then?



    John.

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  • 17thAirborneSon
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    Originally posted by ozjohn39 View Post
    Went to Tombstone in 2000 and toured the site.

    Was assured by the guides that the area of the event was about 40' square, where 8 men fired "about" 40 shots in 40 seconds.

    I like the original movie best.



    John.
    What's the chance there's still some shell casings there? Might be
    interesting to take a metal detector there.

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  • The Doctor
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    My top five OK Corral movies...

    Movie (year) - Actor who played Wyatt Earp - Director
    1. Tombstone (1993) - Kurt Russel - George P. Cosmatos
    2. The Hour of the Gun (1967) - James Garner - John Sturges
    3. Wyatt Earp (1994) - Kevin Costner - Lawrence Kasdan
    4. Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) - Burt Lancaster - John Sturges
    5. My Darling Clementine (1946) - Henry Fonda - John Ford

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  • 17thAirborneSon
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    Originally posted by ozjohn39 View Post
    17th,


    "Today once again marks the Anniversary of the event where Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and " Doc" Holliday were killed at that historic event in Tombstone, Az."



    ?????????????????/
    Good somebody is awake out there. It was three members of the Ike
    Clanton Gang who died there! Just checking!!

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  • ozjohn39
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    Went to Tombstone in 2000 and toured the site.

    Was assured by the guides that the area of the event was about 40' square, where 8 men fired "about" 40 shots in 40 seconds.

    I like the original movie best.



    John.

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  • ozjohn39
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    17th,


    "Today once again marks the Anniversary of the event where Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and " Doc" Holliday were killed at that historic event in Tombstone, Az."



    ?????????????????/

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  • 17thAirborneSon
    started a topic Anniversary- Gunfight at OK Corral

    Anniversary- Gunfight at OK Corral

    Today once again marks the Anniversary of the event where
    Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and " Doc" Holliday killed 3 members of the Ike Clanton Gang.
    at that historic event in Tombstone, Az. So'z rustle up yer
    Tombstone Pizza and share your favorite movie version of that
    epic event in history. p.s. And any other thought ya may have on the subject.

    Last edited by 17thAirborneSon; 26 Oct 09, 15:38.

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