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"Gun- Play" By The World's Fastest Revolver Shot, "Texas Jack." (Cover Title) by  "Texas Jack" Sullivan

"Gun- Play" By The World's Fastest Revolver Shot, "Texas Jack." (Cover Title)

by "Texas Jack" Sullivan

First edition. 9" x 12" pictorial printed wrappers, 8 pp. (including covers), introduction, illustrated, triple columns. "Texas Jack" was known to law enforcement officials throughout the U. S. as Revolver Instructor extraordinary and Psychologist to the American Police. "As such he has the reputation of being the fastest man in the world on the "Draw," "Reverse," "Hip Shot," "Hammer-fanning," etc., and the only living one who, according to Bat Masterson, "his (Sullivan's) speed with a revolver equaled that of 'Wild Bill' (Hickok) in the heyday of Bill's career." Texas Jack learned his craft from an early age under the personal training and instruction of "Bat" Masterson and "Bronco John" Sullivan, his father, and personally knew many of the famous frontiersmen who made history. There is information on "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Bat" Masterson, "Broncho John" Sullivan, Hickok's fast draw, Broncho John's "reverse" draw, Hammer-fanning hip-shot type draw, gun psychology, the horse pistol, gun-handling hints from "Texas Jack." Additionally "Texas Jack" Sullivan is a graduate of Notre Dame, one of Knute Rockne's first athletic disciples, is the author of a number of short stories, holds championships as a cowboy contender at Rodeos and Round-ups, world's fastest revolver shot, and holder of world's long distance and endurance canoe championship, having paddled an eighteen-foot canoe from New York City to Tampico, Mexico, in 1913 under the auspices of the Hudson River Yacht Club; and later in 1923 under auspices of the Cleveland Yacht Club he paddled across treacherous Lake Erie, a distance of 76 miles, in twenty-three hours and fifty-six minutes. Fold creases for storage in a smaller format, light wear to the fore-edges, and a small closed tear to the bottom margin of the rear panel, else a very good copy of a very scarce item.

Inventory Number: 35371