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Old January 11, 2013, 20:57   #1
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Deacon Jim - most feared killer of the Old West

Jim Miller, also known as Killer Miller, Deacon Jim, was the most professional and feared killer of the Old West. Used a shotgun and body armor, Deacon Jim was a genuine assassin. Liked going to church too.

Millers reputation exceeded him as a man who would always stand and shoot, he was an efficient killer, going about his trade with professionalism. As a hired assassin he would prefer to kill with a shotgun blast at close range, the power of which guaranteed instant death to the unfortunate victim receiving it. His victims were generally shot in the back and at night after Miller waylaid them at the road side or in an alley.

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Old January 11, 2013, 21:16   #2
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That was good! Thank you!
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Old January 11, 2013, 21:21   #3
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he was also a Pinkerton. the detective of the day. i seen that info on the history ch.
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Old January 11, 2013, 22:05   #4
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interesting story

nice ending too
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Old January 11, 2013, 22:21   #5
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Miller_(outlaw)

Keep telling everyone there is nothing new under the sun....


"Miller would become a Texas Ranger, despite his legal issues, working as a resident ranger in Memphis."
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Old January 11, 2013, 22:30   #6
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there is no women in that pic just a bunch of guys hang around
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Old January 11, 2013, 23:22   #7
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http://www.historynet.com/deacon-jim...s-clothing.htm

Deacon Jim said he killed 51 men
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Old January 12, 2013, 04:15   #8
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I thought I had heard of most of the western characters. So thanks for the info.
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:37   #9
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Good stuff
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"Miller would become a Texas Ranger, despite his legal issues, working as a resident ranger in Memphis."
Didn't say anything about him killing dogs, so he might have been an improvement over today's crop.
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Old January 13, 2013, 00:02   #11
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Was vaguely aware there was someone like that in history. Heard them referred to couple of times in conversation. Was also aware that most people killed by gunmen in Old West were blasted in the back, a lot of times with shotguns. However, did not know specific person or their history. Thanks for informative post.
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Old January 13, 2013, 10:47   #12
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The Deac did mention he killed so many Mexicans he lost count, for some reason genuine crazies seem to have an inordinate attraction to dogs.
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Old January 13, 2013, 16:09   #13
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Boy !
Wouldn't this make a great "Next" movie for Quentin Tarantino !

Of course, Deacon Jim would have to be Black, or at least Brown.
All victims would have to be white.
The shotgun as a favorite weapon would be perfect.
GREAT visuals with big holes, oodles of fake blood, etc.

It would make TONs of money and Quentin's Hollyweird pals might even give him an Oscar !

That ending might have to change a bit though.
Graphic is fine, but people of "Color" would, no doubt, object to the lynching.
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Please God no not a Quentin Tarantino movie. Then there will be a frenzied run on side-by-sides and shotgun shells, just as I want to switch to that to get away from the 5.56 frenzy.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:32   #15
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interesting story

nice ending too
All those guys seem to have stiff necks or something.
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Gun control in those days bypassed Congress.
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