Professional Gunfighter For Hire


(Timothy England) #1

I can not seem to find it anywhere, but I was hoping someone on this site could help me. How much did a professional gunfighter for hire, cost him per job?


(Toscano) #2

Please explain?


(Timothy England) #3

Referring to whoever bought his services. Example: Let’s pretend you were a professional gunfighter, and I wanted to hire you for a job. How much would you charge for your services? For say, six weeks. The whole job. And yes talking about 19th Century America. Didn’t want you to think other wise.


(Asa) #4

The Iron Mountain Ranch Company in Wyoming would pay Tom Horn $500 per cattle thief he killed, but you’re talking about the finest and most notorious hired gun in the West circa.1899-1900 or thereabouts. I assume you’re asking for research purposes, writing a bit of fiction or similar? So, you can adjust down from there depending on how highly rated your guy is.


(Timothy England) #5

Your assumption is correct. I am trying my hand at writing a series of books. A western no doubt. Much oblige for the information, Asa.


(Toscano) #6

[quote=“Timben, post:5, topic:4211”]
I am trying my hand at writing a series of books.

If that’s the case, then I wish you the best. The following links may help you.

http://www.darkcanyon.net/gunfighters_of_the_old_west.htm

All the best.


(Toscano) #7

Timben.

Something else that may be of use:

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