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Guns of the Old West
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In This Issue
TAKING THE REINS
The Summer issue had my compadre Dennis Adler riding off into the sunset. I’ll be trying to fill his boots in “Western Words” and carry on with the great work that up until n ...
NEW MODEL NUMBER 3
With plenty of historical firearms from the past we seldom know much about their history. Take the Smith & Wesson single-action New Model Number 3. This great gun was the latest in ...
GUN SHOW .45 GOLD
At a recent local gun show I found a grail gun and was able to purchase it. But first, a bit of background. J.D. O’Meara was a well-known gunsmith located in Lead, South Dakota, ...
TAYLOR'S 1858 ACE
THE OLD WEST was populated with as varied an assortment of folks as we have today, but due to the “wide open spaces” and a lesser amount of civilization in the more remote loca ...
MODEL No. 3 AMERICAN
IN the late 1850s, Smith & Wesson become successful making high-quality, small-bore, tip-up barrel loading, single-action handguns with bored-through cylinders designed for metalli ...
STARING DOWN THE BARRELS OF A LARGE CALIBER HOWDAH PISTOL can be just as intimidating as being on the wrong end of a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun, and at a glance it is an easy ...
Classic 45.70 LEVER
By ANDY GROSSMAN The original Winchester Model 71 was designed for hunters who wanted to deliver a big-bore punch to big game. A few generations ago, hunters in Alaska and Canada t ...
New Rossi Rio Bravo
Americans, both the North and South variety, have had an affinity for lever-action long guns since they were perfected some 160 years ago. The lever gun is uniquely American and in ...
RED RIVER RIGS
JOHN WAYNE is one of America’s most iconic actors. Although he played many different parts in his 142 films—from Genghis Khan to an oil rig firefighter and even a Green Beret i ...
RED RIVER D
An interesting side story to the Red River film was the Red River D brand used by Dunston to mark his cattle. Director Howard Hawks had this design incorporated into belt buckles f ...