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Outlaw Bill Cook's Gun

revolver owned by outlaw Bill Cook
Revolver Owned by Outlaw Bill Cook
Collection of FOSM
 

Model 1880 Double Action Revolver
38 Caliber Five Shot
Hard rubber grips with sunflower and vine design
Manufacturer: Harrington & Richardson
Worcester, Mass. Pat'd January 1880.
FOSM ACC# 410

This gun was recovered by Dew Wisdom, an Indian agent in Indian Territory, after it was thrown down by outlaw Bill Cook during a running gun battle. Approximately 4,000 revolvers of this type were manufactured from 1880-1883.

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Did You Know?

Parker seated at his bench in 6th Street courtroom

The only known image of Judge Parker in his courtroom is this one from the federal courthouse on Sixth Street which dates from the 1890s. There are no photographs of the courtroom located in the former military barracks.