Wyatt Earp's Colt, other Earp family items up for auction this week

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by azfamily.com

GMAZ segment by Scott Pasmore

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A Colt .45-caliber revolver believed to be carried by Wyatt Earp during the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone is among many historic Earp family items that will be on the auction block this week.

The Colt, three other guns and 32 boxes of research documents, photos and memorabilia come from the estate of renowned author Glenn Boyer.

Boyer, a retired Air Force pilot, spent nearly a lifetime researching and writing about the American Old West and the Earp family.

Earp's Colt revolver is valued between $100,000 and $150,000.

Other items include Wyatt Earp's Winchester lever-action shotgun, Boyer's research archive on the Earp family, Virgil Earp's Colt revolver, Nathan Earp's Remington ball and cap revolver and a number of Josephine Earp's personal effects.

The auction takes place Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, which is located at 10345 N. Scottsdale Road.

The public may preview the Wyatt Earp collection from Boyer's Wed., April 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, April 17, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

For information, visit www.jlevines.com or call 480-496-2212.

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