Daniel Buck
Re: anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine?
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:38pm

Our cavernous name archive, actually a 4x6 card file in a shoe box, has nobody close to Shlicktine/Sclichtein.

Uncle was in the Wild Bunch is along the lines of "everyone was in the French Resistance." Dan

  • anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine?vince garcia, Sat Feb 16 10:49am
    I know a guy in Idaho named Slick, whose family name in that era would have been something like Shlicktine/Sclichhtein. His great-aunt once told him her uncle or grandfather was a member of Butch... more
    • Re: anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine? — Daniel Buck, Sat Feb 16 5:38pm
      • You can file this under "one of those"jim lynch, Sun Feb 17 3:37pm
        There was a lady that gave a pistol to a twelve year old in Grand Junction, said it came from BC to a young lady in a Sapinero boarding house, and was told to shoot the offending member of the WB... more
        • Re: You can file this under "one of those"vince garcia, Sun Feb 17 6:32pm
          good story
        • Re: You can file this under "one of those"Daniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:09pm
          Can I guess that the lady does not have a name, nor the 12 year old, nor the young Sapinero lady, nor the offending WB member. Still, quite a story. Several stories actually.
          • They all have namesjim lynch, Sun Feb 17 4:19pm
            But I thought I had told you the tale before. I'll write it up and email it to you. I still have BC's youngest niece's name and address too if you want it, but she is rather old now, if still with... more
            • Looks interestingBob Goodwin, Mon Feb 18 5:39am
              Jim, I'm interested in any of the old stories. Will you send me a copy too? Samuel Angevine was one of the original settlers of Hotchkiss, Colorado.
            • Re: They all have namesDaniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:25pm
              Jim, definitely sent me the details. If you had mentioned it before, it slipped my mind. Dan
              • Re: They all have namesPat, Mon Feb 18 8:14am
                I wish I had a dollar for every story that I heard for the last fifty years. In Wyoming alone I have hundreds. In WY half the men over 50 are named Butch and they have a story from their uncles,... more
                • The gun isjim lynch, Mon Feb 18 1:53pm
                  a Cowboy Ranger double-action .38 Cal Belgian made revolver made for Mexican and South American market. Serial number is 340. Pictures will be included with the story behind it I will send it to... more
                  • Re: The gun isDaniel Buck, Tue Feb 19 12:27pm
                    Jim, is there a patent date on the hammer lock, e.g. "Pat. May 22, 1917"? Dan
                    • Yesjim lynch, Tue Feb 19 1:33pm
                      But appears to be overstamped to 1919, and the nut that holds it in is modern aircraft type. My email is lynchjl@yahoo.com. Sent all info and pics to Pat this morning. I don't have your email addy.... more
                  • Thanks JimPat, Tue Feb 19 10:23am
                    Are you tracing the gun back to the mfg and the year it was made?
                    • Cowboy ranger pistoljim lynch, Wed Feb 20 11:04am
                      You lit my fire Pat, I will try to trace the where and when of this gun, separate from any story. Something doesn't add up with how this gun, made for the South America and Mexico trade ended up in... more
    • re:Bob Goodwin, Sat Feb 16 2:22pm
      Vince, Never heard of anyone with a name similar to that associated with any of the Wild Bunch, HIW or associated gangs. He may have been going under another names if it was someone associated with... more
      • re:vince garcia, Sun Feb 17 3:40am
        That was just HIS family's name. We're talking a aunt's family so the surname may have been different. It was a shot in the dark. Was there a Schlichting in the gang? I coukld have misheard the name
        • re:ChrisV, Sun Feb 17 5:48am
          if that was his name, my guess is other members would have called him Slick
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