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Famous Gunslingers in the Old West

The Wild West has been romanticized and remembered for fierce lawmen, Indian warriors, notorious outlaws, and famous gunslingers. Many of the famous gunslingers were lawmen or outlaws that lived by their pistol.

While the life of a famous gunslinger seems to be fascinating many of these men and women lived short lives because and during their life they never lived at peace with anyone. There was always a lawman or another outlaw looking to make a name for themselves by killing a famous gunslinger.

While this list is not exhaustive it gives most of the names and biographies of famous gunslingers throughout the Old West.

Famous Gunslingers

A

B

C

  • Frank Coe
  • George Coe
  • Chunk Colbert
  • Shotgun John Collins
  • George Contant
  • Scott Cooley
  • Brack Cornett
  • Gregorio Cortez
  • Juan Cortina
  • “Longhair” Jim Courtright
  • George “Flatnose” Curry

D

  • Bob Dalton
  • Emmett Dalton
  • Gratton “Grat” Dalton
  • William Dalton
  • John Daly
  • Pancho Daniel
  • Ben Daniels
  • Roy Daugherty
  • Jackson Davis
  • Jonathan R. Davis
  • Pat Desmond
  • Charles “Pony” Diehl
  • Cornelius  Donahue
  • Bill Doolin
  • Mart Duggan
  • Rose Dunn
  • William B. Dunn

E

  • Morgan Earp
  • Virgil Earp
  • Warren Earp
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton
  • Buck English
  • Chris Evans
  • Jesse Evans

F

  • John Fisher
  • Juan Flores
  • Charles Wilson Ford
  • Robert Newton Ford
  • Jim French

G

  • Lige Gardner
  • Pat Garrett
  • John Joel Glanton
  • Crawford Goldsby

H

  • John Wesley Hardin
  • Pearl Hart
  • The Apache Kid
  • Marion Hedgepeth
  • Boone Helm
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • John “Pink” Higgins
  • Robert Woodson Hite
  • Thomas J. Hodges
  • Doc Holliday
  • Tom Horn

I

  • Rufus Henry Ingram
  • John “Red” Irving

J

  • Frank Jackson
  • Frank James
  • Jesse James

K

  • Thomas “Black Jack” Ketchum
  • Henry “Billy the Kid” McCarty
  • Ben Kilpatrick
  • Jeff Kidder
  • Sandy King
  • John Kinney

L

  • Elzy Lay
  • Buckskin Frank Leslie
  • James Andrew “Dick” Liddil
  • Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan
  • Steve Long
  • Sundance Kid
  • “Wild Bill” Longley
  • Frank Loving

M

  • Chris Madsen
  • George Manuse
  • Charles Marlow
  • George Marlow
  • John Mason
  • Bat Masterson
  • Dave Mather
  • Benjamin Mayfield
  • Tom McCauley
  • Sherman McMaster
  • Frank McNab
  • William McWaters
  • Bob Meeks
  • John Middleton
  • Jim “Killer” Miller
  • Jeff Davis Milton
  • Bill Miner
  • John Moore
  • Sylvestro “Pedro” Morales
  • Joaquin Murrieta
  • L. H. Musgrove

N

  • George “Bittercreek” Newcomb

O

  • Annie Oakley
  • Tom O’Folliard
  • Edward Capehart O’Kelley
  • Michael O’Rourke
  • Commodore Perry Owens

P

  • Tom Pickett
  • Salomon Pico
  • Charley Pierce
  • Thomas Bell Poole
  • Jack Powers
  • Procopio

Q

  • Queho

R

  • James Riley
  • Johnny Ringo
  • Porter Rockwell
  • Dave Rudabaugh

S

  • Ygino Salazar
  • Ab Saunders
  • George Scarborough
  • Doc Scurlock
  • John Selman
  • Luke Short
  • Cyrus Skinner
  • Jack Slade
  • Jefferson Randolph Smith
  • John Sontag
  • “Little Bill” Standifer
  • Belle Starr
  • Henry Starr
  • Tom Starr
  • “Dirty Steve” Stephens
  • Frank Stilwell
  • Charlie Storms
  • Dallas Stoudenmire

T

  • William Tattenbaum
  • Jack Taylor
  • Heck Thomas
  • Ben Thompson
  • Billy Thompson
  • Tom Threepersons
  • Bill Tilghman
  • Harry Tracy
  • Dangerous Dan Tucker

V

  • Tiburcio Vasquez
  • Henry Clay Vaughan
  • “Texas” Jack Vermillion
  • Jose Doroteo “Pancho Villa”

W

  • Fred Waite
  • William “Bronco Bill” Walters
  • John Joshua Webb
  • Richard “Little Dick” West
  • Henry Clay White

Y

  • Milt Yarberry
  • Bob Younger
  • Cole Younger
  • Jim Younger

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