by Gene Bakko
I was sorry to learn through my friend, Charles Priore, of the passing of Larry Wilson. He was a remarkable man who did so much for the firearm industry with his writings and publications of high class, top notch books on the history of firearms. Through Charlie, I had the opportunity to meet Larry and thus further appreciate his character.
As you may know, here in Northfield, we celebrate the famous Jesse James Raid every year during our “Defeat of Jesse James Days”. The highlight of the four day celebration is the reenactment of the shootout of the raid. In 2004, Larry was a guest of honor for that year’s celebration and rode in the shootout reenactment.
Larry with hats off to the crowd after the reenactment.