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Was " Brushy Bill Roberts" really "Billy the Kid" ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hipshot, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. hipshot

    hipshot Sharpshooter Member

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    I have been reading articles on the internet ( Lots of them) on this subject and don't really know for sure which way to believe? I want to think he was Billy the Kid though! I have been to the graveyard at Ft. Sumner N.M. and have seen the word PALS inscribed in the headstone there which makes me think he was still alive and someone else buried there? That would be a true pal to come back and take a chance on getting caught just to pay thosae last respects to your friends! What do ya'll think?
     
  2. slide

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    There are so many stories about Billy the Kid. Some say he was a hero,some say he was an outlaw. No doubt he is a legend. I think it is one of those situations where each person will need to research and form his own opinion. Like what you are doing.
     
  3. Honey Badger

    Honey Badger Sharpshooter Member

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    The kids name was actually Wiliam Bonny (SP). Have you cross referenced the name with your Brushy Bill name?
     
  4. BadgeBunny

    BadgeBunny Sharpshooter Member

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    I dunno about all that but some guy who has a 2 x 3 picture of dear old Billy was auctioning it off Friday, I think it was. Said he thought the bidding would start at $400K and he was hoping to get a cool million. Go figure ...
     
  5. Big House

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    BadgeBunny Sharpshooter Member

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    That's it ... JEEZ ... one born every minute, huh??
     
  7. Big House

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    :rotflmao: I have to be honest...I've been known to get the wrong end of deal before, but doesn't involve that many zeros.
     
  8. BadgeBunny

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    LOL ... me too but like you that's way too many zeros for my taste ... I'm kinda a tightwad ...
     
  9. ratski

    ratski Sharpshooter Member

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    Interesting.

    The print of the photo in the article shows him as right handed.

    I seem to recall that the original photo showed "the Kid" as a lefty and was printed backwards. This apparently led to alot of confusion "back then" as many people looked for a right handed "Billy".

    Looking at some related images, it shows the original metal plate and has "The Kid" as a lefty.

    Dave
     
  10. Fyrtwuck

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    I remember seeing the photo on a show not long ago and they were saying that it was backwards. The reason they were saying that he was really right handed was the features on the rifle, that the loading gate was on the left side instead of the right side.
     

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