The Gun Collector An El Paso saloon owner stocked up on famous pistols.

The Coney Island Saloon
The Coney Island Saloon.

Tom Powers was the fiery owner of El Paso’s Coney Island Saloon and best friend of Pat Garrett.  But he was also an early gun collector—many of which he showcased at his establishment. Among the items:  the pistol used to kill Billy the Kid; the gun that killed John Wesley Hardin; the gun Hardin had on him when he died; a badge and pistol from lawman Jeff Milton; a pistol owned by Dallas Stoudenmire; and various other weapons of note.

Later in life, Powers sold the guns to pay for mounting debts.

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