Monday, November 26, 2007

Reach for the Sky, Mister!

Headline: Geronimo's rifle, Wyatt Earp's shotgun auction

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Springfield rifle owned by the famed Apache warrior Geronimo fetched $100,000 during an auction of Wild West guns and weapons that brought in more than $1 million.

I wonder how an auction of this type would work. Would you raise your hand when you wanted to bid on an item, or would you just shoot a whiskey bottle off of the bar?

I would imagine for Custer's saber, one would just have to wave a white flag.

Hopefully, it was a silent auction. God only knows how irritating it would be to hear a roomful of people yelling Geronimo every 3 seconds.

It's pretty cool, though, that those Wild West guns collected more than a million dollars. I would imagine the last time that happened, train/bank robberies were involved.


Blogger David Amulet said...

$100,000?!? Are you kidding me!?!

I can think of many, many better ways to spend that. Like maybe a time machine to go back and buy it when it was cheaper.

-- david

1:05 PM, November 27, 2007  
Blogger JohnB said...

usually the way I remember it, when screaming out the name "Geramino", one was supposed to follow it up with a cannonball...:)

4:25 PM, November 27, 2007  
Blogger JohnB said...



4:26 PM, November 27, 2007  
Blogger On My Watch said...

David: No joke. I'm thinking they would've handed them over to you, without question, if you would show up in a time machine.

John: Cannonballs will cost you extra. :)

8:03 PM, November 27, 2007  
Blogger mindy said...

shoot a whiskey bottle off of the bar... that's the way it's done here in texas!!! ha!!

5:06 PM, November 29, 2007  
Blogger On My Watch said...

Mindy: don't you mean, yee-ha?

7:07 PM, December 03, 2007  
Blogger Raydude6131 said...

All I wanna know is how many wild west legends did skydivers go through before they settled on Geronimo? "Billy the KIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!". Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it.

1:34 PM, December 05, 2007  
Blogger On My Watch said...

Ray: true and hilarious!! :-)

4:45 PM, December 05, 2007  
Blogger mindy said...

oh crap.. yes, of course, i meant yee-ha!!

7:09 PM, December 05, 2007  

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