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Exclusive Raffle: Win a Wild Bill Colt 1851 Navy Conversion .38 Special

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. is thrilled to announce its first annual pistol raffle, featuring a rare and highly collectable Wild Bill Colt 1851 Navy Conversion .38 Special (SP). This exquisite revolver is part of Uberti’s limited-edition Outlaws and Lawmen collection, inspired by the legendary Old West figure, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok.

The Wild Bill Colt 1851 Navy Conversion .38 Special is a meticulous replica of the iconic gun carried by Hickok himself. While it maintains the romantic and historical allure of Wild Bill’s original sidearm, this replica is practically chambered for the easily available .38 special cartridge. The revolver features a blue steel, case-hardened finish with a simulated ivory grip, capturing the essence of the Wild West in every detail.

“This raffle offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history,” said Executive Director Jim Williams. “Only a limited number of these guns are produced each year, making them rare and extremely popular. We are excited to offer this exclusive chance to our community, visitors, and supporters.”

Raffle tickets are priced at $20 each or six for $100, with only 1,000 tickets available for purchase. The proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit the Deadwood museums and education programs, supporting the preservation of our rich heritage and the education of future generations.

“The funds raised through this raffle are vital for our ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance our museums and educational initiatives,” added Communications Director Rose Speirs. “We appreciate the support of everyone who participates and helps us keep the spirit of the Old West alive.”

The drawing for the Wild Bill Colt 1851 Navy Conversion .38 Special will take place on October 1, 2024, the winner need not be present to win. Don’t miss your chance to win this extraordinary piece of history and support a great cause.

To purchase raffle tickets outside of Deadwood or for more information, please contact Jim Williams or Rose Speirs at 605-722-4800.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Days of ’76 Museum, the Adams Museum, The Brothel Deadwood, or the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.


Deadwood History, Inc. preserves and presents the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills through exceptional places, interactive exhibits, and engaging events.

Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams

Research and Cultural Center, The Brothel Deadwood, and Fassbender Photographic Collection. 

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