Porter Rockwell gunfighter Mormon Avenging Angel Old West 12" figure 1/6
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Rockwell was a gunfighter and lawman who carried the label " the Destroying Angel of Mormondom. Rockwell was the personal body guard, friend, and Avenging Angel of Joseph Smith. He was once jailed for eight months when accused of the attempted assassination of Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs.
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Additional Product InformationThis is a figure that commemorates one of the most colorful and interesting characters of the Old West, Orrin Porter Rockwell. Rockwell was a gunfighter and lawman who carried the label " the Destroying Angel of Mormondom. Rockwell was the personal body guard, friend, and Avenging Angel of Joseph Smith. Smith was the founder of the Latter Day Saints movement. Porter Rockwell was as famous and controversial as Wyatt Earp in his day. He was once jailed for eight months when accused of the attempted assassination of Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs. Rockwell's defense was that he wasn't the one that attempted the assassination......"I never shot at anybody, when I shoot they get shot". When Joseph Smith was asked why he was so sure that Rockwell did not attempt the assassination, Smith replied (referring to Boggs) "He's still alive isn't he?" Rockwell was once the subject of a direct prophesy of Joseph Smith. The gist of the prophecy stated that as long as Porter Rockwell was true to his faith and did not cut his hair- no enemy's bullet or blade would harm him. While many thought Rockwell a cold blooded killer, he was loyal and generous. He did cut his hair once to be used in a wig for a widow who was balding from typhoid fever. When Joseph Smith died Rockwell followed Brigham Young. Porter Rockwell was named deputy marshal of Great Salt Lake City. He remained a peace officer until his death of natural causes June 9th, 1878. This piece is built more for display and not for play. This is a nice item for the Old West fan. Though not quite as poseable as some of my figures this figure displays nicely and would make a nice addition to any collection. Please Note-while the figure does not look exactly like Porter Rockwell there is a bit of a resemblance. stand included. sold as is. 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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