Whatever happened to Johnny Ringo’s guns?


Whatever happened to Johnny Ringo’s guns?

Joe Gallagher

Ontario, California

Steve Gatto, Ringo’s biographer, says Johnny’s rifle, pistol and wallet were returned to his family in San Jose, California, after the cowboy allegedly shot himself in 1882.

According to Jack Burrows’s book John Ringo: The Gunfighter Who Never Was, the rifle was reportedly lost as a result of or somehow in connection to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The pistol made its way into a private collection, where it remains.

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