Buckskin Frank Leslie gunfighter gambler outlaw custom old West 12" figure
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Nashville Franklin Leslie (March 18, 1842- October 1927) was born near San Antonio,Texas. Leslie was an Army scout, (serving in Custer's ill fated 7th and with Crook and Miles against Geronimo) a gambler, bartender, rancher, miner, gunfighter, and con-man.
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Additional Product InformationThis is a custom 12" figure commemorating a real American character of the old West, Buckskin Frank Leslie. Nashville Franklin Leslie (March 18, 1842- October 1927) was born near San Antonio,Texas. Leslie was an Army scout, (serving in Custer's ill fated 7th and with Crook and Miles against Geronimo) a gambler, bartender, rancher, miner, gunfighter, and con-man. Frank was a bit colorful, as well as liberal (if not out-right lying) in telling folks of his past adventures. He did gain some notoriety in Tombstone AZ. When Frank arrived in Tombstone he was clad in the buckskin attire of a scout. He soon took to wearing clothes such as a gentleman in San Francisco might wear along with his fringed buckskin jacket. That is where Buckskin Frank Leslie got his nickname. Frank would become a rancher. Leslie would also partner with William H. Knapp and open the Cosmopolitan Saloon right next to the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Leslie became famous in Tombstone, Arizona for killing two men in self defense. Frank married the widow of one of his victims eight days later. They would later divorce. A woman named Mollie Edwards would eventually live with Frank at his ranch until Frank killed her in a drunken jealous rage. Frank came home drunk and found Mollie talking to James Neil. Leslie walked into the room where the two were talking and said "I'll settle this" and started shooting. Mollie was killed and Neil was hit in the arm and chest. Frank was tried and sentenced to life in Yuma Prison. After six years Buckskin Frank Leslie was pardoned by the governor of Arizona. Frank Leslie was truly a colorful character of the American old West. He has been portrayed several times in tv and film. Please note while this figure does not look exactly like Buckskin Frank Leslie there is a bit of a resemblance. sold as is. stand included. Figure designed mainly for display purposes for the history fan. This would make a nice addition to any collection. Please note the following-when a figure is a custom figure that means it is not a licensed product or "official" but something the customizer did by combining figures and accessories from different makers and toy releases to come up with the custom figure or figures. I started customizing figures a few years back because I couldn't find more than a handful of "official" releases and unable to find figures of people I wanted to collect. I checked in to the market of custom figures. Most of the custom figures available back then cost several hundred dollars, so, I started doing my own. Because I needed to support my new hobby, I started selling some custom figures. My prices reflect my acquisition cost, time involved, and some profit. Thanks for the look, have fun shopping!
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