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  • Christopher Columbus Rogers (1846 - 1888)
    Christopher Columbus Rogers, lawman and gunfighter, was born near Tennessee Colony in Anderson County, Texas, in 1846, the son of William Rogers, erstwhile sheriff of Anderson County. He was educated i...
  • Butch Cassidy (1866 - 1908)
    Butch Cassidy was born Robert LeRoy Parker and was the leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang.Parker's first offense was minor. About 1880, he journeyed to a clothier's shop in another town only to find t...
  • The Sundance Kid (1867 - 1908)
    Alonzo Longabaugh (1867 - November 6, 1908?), sometimes spelled Longbaugh, born in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, in t...
  • Jesse James, American Outlaw (1847 - 1882)
    Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 — April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Y...
  • Philip Houston "Phil" Coe (1839 - 1871)
    Phil Coe - Gunfighter and GamblerCalled one of the greatest gunfighters in Texas, Phillip "Phil” Coe, was also a soldier, a gambler, a businessman, and called the famous Ben Thompson, gunman and gamble...

Old west gunfighters refers to outlaws or lawmen, of the American frontier who gained fame or notoriety during the American Wild West or Old West. The term gunslinger is a modern, 20th century invention, often used in cinema or other media to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. A gunfighter may or may not be an outlaw or a lawman. An outlaw had usually been convicted of a crime such as Black Bart, but may have only gained a reputation as operating outside the law such as Ike Clanton. Some may have also served in law enforcement like Marshal Burt Alvord who subsequently became an outlaw, and some outlaws like Johnny Ringo were deputized at one time or another.

The occupations of gunfighters ranged from lawmen, to cowboys, ranchers, gamblers, farmers, teamsters, bounty hunters, and outlaws.