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Gunfighter Quotes

“Hot words lead to cold slabs”

OWDR Frank Pistol Pete Eaton - Gunfighter QuotesThe fastest draw and finest pistol shot in the Old West.
Pistol Pete” Frank B. Eaton (1860 – 1958)
“packs the fastest guns in the Indian Territory.” c. 1870’s
Photo: U.S. PD c. 1890’s ? – Oklahoma State University Archives

Wk 14, 04/08/1958 – Pistol Pete

Here are a few Gunfighter Quotes. Not just a few of ’em let their pistol do the talking and there aren’t any words left from them. Some of these are short and not too sweet, others are just right…

Quotes By and About Gunfighters
Sam Bass Quotes
Lincoln County War Quotes
Little Archie Clement Quotes
Firearms Quotes
Joel Fowler Quote
Dr. George Goodfellow Quotes
Boone Helm Quotes
Jesse James Quotes
Ketchum Gang Quotes
Broken Nose Jack McCall Quotes
Print Olive Quotes
Pistol Pete Quotes
Tombstone Era Quotes
Wild Bill Hickok Quotes
Gunfighter Wisdom

Quotes By and About Gunfighters

“…many are considered as desperate characters as Hardin, characterized as ‘the notorious murderer’, though he has not been tried.”
Austin, Texas Statesman (08/29/1877
In reference to the large number of hard cases in the Austin hoosegow with John Wesley Hardin at the time; John Ringo, Manning Clements and numerous others.

“Because I didn’t want to send a man to hell on an empty stomach.”
Clay Allison, on why he ate dinner with Chunk Colbert before killing him.
Wk. 01, 07/07/ 1874) – Clay & Chunk

“He was recognized by friends and foes, as a recklessly brave man who would go any distance, or undergo any hardship to  serve a friend or punish an enemy.”
Tombstone Weekly Epitaph – 1882
in reference to John Ringo
Wk. 28, 07/13/1882 – John Ringo

“Me, I want to get killed in one hell-firin’ minute of action.”
Black Faced Charlie” Bryant, Dalton Gang train robber; he got his wish.
Wk. 34, 08/23/1891 – Black Faced CharlieOld West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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