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  • "Pistol Pete" Francis (Frank) Boardman Eaton (1860 - 1958)
    Folk Figure. A former deputy U.S. Marshal who claimed to have killed 11 men with the Colt .45 he wore strapped to his side. He served as deputy U.S. Marshal under Judge Isaac C. Parker "hanging judge" ...
  • James B. "Killer" Miller (gun for hire) (1861 - 1909)
    James B. "Killer" Miller, (October 25, 1861 - April 19, 1909) was also known as Deacon Jim because he regularly attended the Methodist Church and because he did not smoke or drink. He was an outlaw and...
  • John Peters "Johnny" Ringo (1850 - 1882)
    American Outlaw John Peters "Johnny" Ringo became a legend of the Old West because of his alleged involvement in the gunfight at the OK Corral and his association with the Clanton Gang. John Pete...
  • Mannie Clements (1868 - 1908)
    Emanuel "Mannie” Clements, Jr. (1869-1908) - A lawman and cattleman, Clements was born in Gonzales County, Texas. He was raised in Ballinger, Texas and called "Little Mannen” or "Mannie," to distinguis...
  • Mannen Clements (CSA) (1845 - 1887)
    Son of Emanuel Clements & Martha Hardin Clements. Wife Molly Ann Robinson. Emanuel Clements was also known as Manning, Mannen & Mannin. Emanuel was killed at the Senate Sallon in Ballinger, Runnels cou...

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.

LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Old_West_gunfighters

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-gunfighterindex-a-b.html

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0890159947/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1423216855&sr=8-1&keywords=black+red+and+deadly&dpPl=1&dpID=51Mt2yP%2B%2BDL&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SY200_QL40