Lee A. Silva concludes that the legend of Wyatt Earp owning a "Buntline Special" Colt revolver is true . The extra-long-barreled gun had a detachable wooden rifle stock that could be fitted to the gun so that it could be fired like carbines. The famous extra-long-barreled "Buntline Special" Colt revolver is examined in over a hundred pages of facts, photos, and documents in his book WYATT EARP A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGEND.
Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.
Wyatt Earp's and Josephine Earp's Headstone - according to an old newspaper article, after Josephine had Wyatt cremated she had taken his ashes with her back to San Francisco, where her family was from. She had his ashes buried in the Marcus family plot at the Hills of Eternity Jewish Cemetery in Colma, California. Her ashes joined his and they share a marker. The location had been kept a secret because no one wants their family plot to become a tourist site.