TV Series | Approved | | Western
The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.
Paladin's name was never revealed in the television or radio series. There were three Have Gun - Will Travel novels. In one of them, Paladin was called Clay Alexander. "Wire Paladin" is a telegraph address, listed on the card just as businesses list their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses in the twenty-first century. Paladin's mailing address at the Hotel Carlton was also listed on the card. In the nineteenth century, there were only two means of long distance contact: mail and wire (telegraph). Some fans mistakenly believed that Wire was Paladin's first name. Source: "A Knight Without Armor, A Biography of Richard Boone" by David Rothel.
I don't think you got a very good look at this gun while you had it. The balance is perfect. This trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce. If you look carefully in the barrel you'll see the lines of the rifling. It's a rarity in a hand weapon. ...
Paladin usually presents his business card by taking it from his waistline (usually under his gun belt or out of his pants). The card is, understandably, wrinkled or bent when presented, yet when it is shown on screen in the close-up it is always a new, flat card with no wrinkles or folds, but when they show the card in Paladin's, or others, hand, it is wrinkled again.