Butch Cassidy’s gun draws $175,000 in California auction

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gun the Wild West outlaw Butch Cassidy wielded in the late 19th century and later tried to exchange for amnesty has drawn a $175,000 bid at a California auction house, the owner of the company said on Monday. The Colt revolver was turned over to a sheriff in Utah in 1899 as part of Cassidy’s failed attempt to obtain amnesty from the state’s governor, said John Eubanks of California Auctioneers & Appraisers. “He tried to become a regular citizen by turning over his guns,” Eubanks said. …

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