Plummer is the corrupt sheriff of Bannack, Montana in 1863-64 and runs a criminal gang as a source of wealth. When another stage is robbed, Matt and Frankie arrive to find out who is behind the crime spree responsible for over 100 deaths.
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This story veers from history at a number of points, especially near the end. Despite Matt's saying a circuit judge will be coming to town, Sheriff Plummer and two associates were hanged without a trial, and were hanged on January 10, 1864, the dead of winter. Plummer was also not dropped from a gallows as the program showed, but was pulled up by the neck, resulting in a slow, excruciating strangulation death. (Source: Wikipedia) See more
Even though the story is supposed to take place in the years 1863-1864, the revolvers used by the characters are of the design of the Colt .45 Single Action Army "Peacemaker" M1873 revolver, not in use in the 1860s. See more