I've got 40 years of back-issue gun magazines setting around. Elmer Keith wrote for many of them and even had a monthly column in 'GUNS + AMMO'. I remember him saying that a lot of the "old timers' still carried 1860, old colt Navies, and Remington's c/b's around. And this was in the "10's and '20s. We both may have read some of the same articles he wrote. He was quite a guy and was deeply attached to his wife, of more than 50 years. I don't remember if he had any children, as he never mentioned any in his many articles I read about, or written by him. He was quite a man, that's for sure!