OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Manufactured 1872-74. Side plate is inscribed "Marshal Larry Deger/Dodge City/Kansas." With open top leather holster. Included is consignor research pertaining to Larry Deger. In the late 1870s Larry Deger (1845-1924) was the first marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. Weighing in at over 300 pounds, Deger was literally a big lawman of the Western frontier. His quarrel with the city's mayor and Bat Masterson ultimately was his undoing and in 1877 the young gun gunslinger Masterson replaced Deger as the marshal of Dodge City. In 1883 Deger was elected mayor and passed many reformers meant to wipe out Dodge City's vice. He served one term as mayor and returned to private life, eventually owning and operating a lumber company in Texas.
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