Dead Wild West legend: record money for gun

The auction house Bonhams announced that there was a “lively bidding” on Friday online, by telephone and in the hall.

The revolver belonged to Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot Billy the Kid on July 14, 1881 in New Mexico. “It is a relic of one of the most important and well-known stories from the Wild West,” said the Bonhams auction house. The pistol is in “very good” condition and has a “worn handle”.