Wyatt Earp guns on auction block in Scottsdale


GMAZ segment by Scott Pasmore

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 17 at 7:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A gun that Wyatt Earp is believed to have carried during the notorious O.K. Corral shootout is among several historic items up for auction in Scottsdale.

J. Levine Auction & Appraisal announced the Colt. 45-caliber revolver is among the Earp-related memorabilia going on the auction block Thursday evening.

Josh Levine says the items belonged to the estate of Glenn Boyer, a southern Arizona author who wrote several books on Earp.

Boyer died in February 2013.

Levine says the Colt is valued between $100,000 and $150,000 and comes with a sworn affidavit from Boyer declaring its historic authenticity.

Other items include Earp's Winchester shotgun and a Colt revolver belonging to brother Virgil Earp.

Levine says more than 6,000 people have registered for the auction, which will be live-streamed on the Internet.

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

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.