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Why was there a shoot out at the OK Corral?

Why was there a shoot out at the OK Corral?

There are no cows involved in any way with the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.” A failed plot actually triggered the shootout. The cows are out, backstabbing is in. Ike Clanton struck a deal with Wyatt Earp to turn in three men who were thought to be responsible for a stage coach robbery.

Who was killed at the shoot out at the OK Corral?

Though Wyatt Earp wounded Frank McLaury with a shot in the stomach, Frank managed to get off a few shots before collapsing, as did Billy Clanton. When the dust cleared, Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers were dead, and Virgil and Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday were wounded.

What guns were used at the OK Corral?


  • Single Action Army.
  • Remington Model 1875 “Frontier”
  • Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
  • Double-Barreled Shotgun.
  • Colt Buntline Special.
  • Smith & Wesson Model 2.

What really happened at O.K. Corral?

The Earp brothers and their friend Doc Holliday advance on the “cowboys” in a dramatic oil painting by British artist Howard Morgan that re-creates the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. The afternoon of October 26, 1881, gunfire erupted in the frontier town of Tombstone.

Who is the fastest gun in Hollywood?

ACTOR Glenn Ford
CELEBRATED ACTOR Glenn Ford was billed as “the fastest gun in Hollywood” – able to draw and fire in 0.4 seconds – even faster than James Arness (“Gunsmoke”) and John Wayne. The son of a Canadian railroad executive and raised in Southern California, Ford regularly played well-meaning men caught in extreme circumstances.

Why was there a gunfight at the O K Corral?

Each faction brought its economic, political, and social conflicts to the Arizona Territory – and to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

How many shots were fired at the OK Corral?

The actual shootout didn’t actually occur at the OK Corral itself, but in a vacant lot 90 or so feet from the OK Corral, with 30-35 shots being fired in 30 seconds. See more »

Why was Wyatt Earp on the stand at the o.k.corral?

After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral Earp is on the stand testifying about the events leading up to the gunfight as part of an inquiry by Judge Spicer. Ike Clanton believes the Earps cheated him when they were unable to catch the men who held up the stage robbing Ike of the reward money.