|ANTIQUED OLD WEST REPLICA HANDCUFFS 29-715 DENIX
These Replica hand cuffs are just like the ones used in the Civil War and the Old West Frontier to shackle convicted prisoners. These cuffs are of heavy metal construction and have an antique finish. And the best part, they're functional! The threaded key screws into each cuff to lock and unlock the mechanisms in each cuff barrel. Once mechanism is locked, just unscrew the key to remove and repeat on alternate cuff. Weight: 1.4 lbs
These Handcuffs can be used in conjunction with our Leg Cuffs (29-716) and our antique Old West Pad Lock (29-717) sold separately.
Billy's escape into legend
Billy had thin wrists and hands and he was able to squeeze himself out of his handcuffs. The courthouse caretaker testified that he gave Billy the pickax and that Billy broke his leg shackles with them. The courthouse museum has the actual broken leg shackles on display. Almost three months after his escape, Sherrif Pat Garrett acted in response to rumors that Billy was in the vicinity of Fort Sumner. Garret caught up with the Kid at fort Sumner and killed him. Five days after Bonney’s killing, Garrett traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to collect the $500 reward offered by Governor Lew Wallace for his capture, dead or alive.
• Cuffs with Short Chain & Key
• Beautifully Antiqued Iron
• Overall Length: 12"
• Width of Cuff with Key inserted: 5"
• Width with no Key inserted: 3 1/4"
• Weight: 1.4 lbs