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Buntline Special - Long barreled pistol on the western adventure THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP/ABC/1955-61.

Buntline Special - THE LIFE & LEGEND OF WYATT EARP

The Buntline Special was a Colt .45 pistol with a 12-inch barrel favored by frontier Marshal Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brian).

According to the series, the gun was designed by Ned Buntline (Lloyd Corrigan) who gave two of the pistols to his friend Wyatt. The gun's longer barrel made it easier for Wyatt to aim and hit his target.


Theme Song Lyrics

I'll tell you a story a real true life story
A tale of the Western frontier.
The West, it was lawless,
but one man was flawless
and his is the story you'll hear.

Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp,
Brave courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long life his glory
and long may his story be told.

Well he cleaned up the country
The old wild west country
He made law and order prevail.
And none can deny it
The legend of Wyatt
Forever will live on the trail.

Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp,
Brave courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long life his glory
and long may his story be told.

Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers And Johnny Western


Wyatt Earp - Dell Comic Book

TRIVIA NOTE: Ned Buntline (Pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson 1823-86) was an American writer born in Stamford, New York. He founded a magazine called Ned Buntline's Own in 1845, and wrote over 400 action novels-forerunners of the American Dime Novel. In nautical terms, a "buntline" is a rope attached to the float of a square sail. See also The Colt Pistol"


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