Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for TIME Light Box
02 May, 2012
TIME Light Box has interviewed me and written about my Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid series. They needed captions for each picture, which ment chasing up the real names of the guns said to be used by the outlaws and exhibited in the San Vicente Museum.
A big thank you to Robert Morgan for giving us great historical information about both guns, and Neil Harris at TIME for putting the whole story together.
“A lot of people are under a misapprehension that everyone who was anyone armed themselves with the best. Where as that may be true in cases such as Al Capone or John Dillinger, most ‘outlaws’ used a gun as a tool, and the cheaper the better. With a Colt SAA costing around $4 in the 1880’s, a Bulldog came in at 50 cents including ammunition! Custer is supposed to have gone to his grave with a pair of large calibre Bulldogs, but this just goes to prove the sheer diversity of guns available to everyone at that period.”