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Old February 16, 2008, 10:41 AM   #20
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I think Wild Bill Hickock carried 1851s during his time in Missouri. At least it is reported that he shot a fellow dead with one shot from an 1851 at 75 yards in Springfield.
Hickok was a legend in his own time, some say of his own making but the fact is he did kill Dave Tutt with one of his fancy engraved, ivory gripped 51 Navies. He was given a pair of cartridge conversions but as far as I know never carried them. He preferred the C&B. One of them resides at the Autry Museum
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