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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This Day in Manson History - The Buntline is Stolen
March 21, 1969 The gun (.22 caliber Hi Standard Longhorn revolver, serial number 1902708) used by Tex Watson in the Tate murders was stolen from an archery shop called Archery Headquarters in El Monte, CA - possibly by someone named "Ron". This is the same weapon that before the Tate murders Charles Manson used to shoot drug dealer Bernard "Lotsapoppa" Crowe
Joseph Randall (Randy Starr), an employee at Spahn said he obtained the gun from Ron and later loaned it to Manson for target shooting.