Ask the Marshall
- Written by Marshall Trimble
- Published February 22, 2011
What kind of gun did Pat Garrett use to kill Billy the Kid?
Billy Patscher Jr.
Clifton, New Jersey
Garrett used a 7.5-inch barreled, blued steel Colt Frontier Model single-action .44-40.
Although the Kid usually carried a Colt single action, at the time of his death, he was packing a .41 caliber, self-cocking Colt Thunderer. Historians still debate whether or not he had the gun with him when he was shot.