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Old January 6, 2011, 08:34 AM   #26
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Here's an old Winchester '94 that rode the Colorado cattle range on horseback for 30 years back in the early 1900's with my cowboy uncle. Although the wear from rough use is obvious, the gun actually hasn't been fired all that much. It came to me still in the old worn saddle scabbard with a couple boxes of vintage 20-30's era .30-30 ammunition.

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Old January 6, 2011, 04:15 PM   #27
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I'm a newbie at SASS and starting to get all of the guns necessary for me and my daughter to compete. Until then, club members have let us shoot spares or back-ups.

Our first purchase was a pair of 1871-2 Open Tops in .38 special and a Thunderer in .38/.357. I've got my eyes open for a 1897 Winchester pump and a 1892 (probably) lever action in .38/.357 for us to share initially. I'll still need to find another Thunderer for her or at least a birdshead pistol of the same caliber.

So far, we're lovin' the SASS shoots!
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Old January 6, 2011, 04:50 PM   #28
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The only one that ever spent any time on the range is the ~1974 '94 in the center. My father in law spent some time in the saddle with that gun, herding his buddy's crazy cattle in the central Idaho mountains.



I love my cowboy guns!
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:53 AM   #29
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Cowboy guns

1) 1873 Winchester mfg 1885 38 WCF
2) 1892 Winchester mfg 1910 32 WCF
3) 92 Rossi .357
4) 1997 Winchester 12 ga mfg 1912
5) Uberti Single Action .45 Colt
6) Colt Frontier Six Shooter 44WCF mfg 1903 - unfortunately I don't have this anymore
7) USFA Single Action Premium Revolver .45 Colt
8) Pietta 1858 Remington .44
9) Pietta 1860 Army.44
10) EMF 'Dakota Model' Single Action .357
11) Ruger Single Six .22 Mag
12) Springfield 12 ga double barrel sxs
13) 1891 Mauser 7.65
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Old January 11, 2011, 09:03 PM   #30
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I have a pair of Vaqueros in .45 Colt, a 94 Winchester in .45 Colt (self-installed large loop- not worth a darn for cowboy action shooting but FUN anyway), a Stoeger Coach gun in 12 Guage and a H&R Buffalo Classic in 45/70 (second barrel in .38/55). Oh yeah a Bond .45 LC/.410 Texas Defender. These are not historically accurate but ALL legal for Cowboy Action, and ALL a blast to shoot.
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Old January 11, 2011, 11:41 PM   #31
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Cowboy guns are about all I own anymore. Consists of lever and pump actions in .44-40; single actions in 44-40; SxS, lever action, and pump shotguns in 12 ga; and bunches of .36 and .44 caliber C&Bs. Also have some single shot rifles, deringers, and pocket pistols.
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Old February 5, 2011, 08:14 PM   #32
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Hello, I'm new here.

I really like the pictures you guys have posted, so I thought I'd post a few of mine. Love those Single Actions!
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Old February 6, 2011, 12:00 AM   #33
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1847 Colt Walker
Ruger Super Blackhawk
Ruger Single Six
Thompson Center Hawken .45
CVA percussion "duelling" pistol .45

30-30remchester, not to take away from the cowboys you knew, but even around the turn of the century the west was not the place it was in 1870. You might have gotten by carrying just your pocket knife but it would have been risky at best.
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Old February 6, 2011, 05:22 AM   #34
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30-30remchester, not to take away from the cowboys you knew, but even around the turn of the century the west was not the place it was in 1870. You might have gotten by carrying just your pocket knife but it would have been risky at best.
A lot of cowboys in 1870 didn't even own a gun.
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:28 PM   #35
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This is taking the thread off topic so I intend to start another to discuss it further.
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:40 PM   #36
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I own four Marlin cowboy rifles. A 39, an 1894 in 25-20 (my favorite rifle), a pre-smokeless 1893 in 38-55, and a new 1895.
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Old February 8, 2011, 09:44 AM   #37
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Cowboy guns

I own the following "Cowboy" guns; All are shooters
Uberti 1873 Deluxe Sporting Rifle .45 Colt (Pictured)
Uberti 1873 Deluxe Sporting Rifle .357 Mag (Pictured)
C. Sharps 1885 Hi-Wall .32-40 Win.
C. Sharps 1874 Boss Gun .45-90 Win.
C. Sharps 1875 .38-55 Win.
Uberti SAA .45 Colt
Pair of Colt SAA's .45 Colt ( Pictured )
No "Cowboy" shotguns (yet)

Love 'em all

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Old February 8, 2011, 10:32 AM   #38
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If "cowboys" mean characters from Western movies and old TV shows, yes.
Aside from the ubiquitous Colt SAA's and Winchester Models 73 and 92, there are a few more that are on my wish list, in no particular order:

1. Ben Cartwright's (nickel-plated?) 1858 Remington in "Bonanza"
2. Trinity's Griswold and Gunnison in "They Call Me Trinity", "Trinity is Still My Name", etc.
3. Tuco's 1851 Colt Navy in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
4. The 1876 (I believe) short magazine Winchester rifle of Paul Newman's character in the movie "Hombre." (Really any 1876 Winchester, for that matter.)
5. I know it's a '92, but Chuck Connors trick Winchester carbine in "The Rifleman." (Has to be the most famous gun on TV!)
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Old February 8, 2011, 01:46 PM   #39
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There were a ton of "mouseguns" in the real "Old West" that nobody talks about any more, except for the "lady with the Derringer" meme. Pocket revolvers in .22 through .38short-weak-and-barely-useful-by-our-standards.

Pointing something like that at somebody was basically saying "yeah, you can kick my butt, but you'll die of infection a week from now".

And that was a damned serious threat!
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Old February 8, 2011, 10:51 PM   #40
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Jim,
Like these oldies of mine from the 1890s ?

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless
.32 S&W


And a 38 S&W
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Amen, brother! H&R "The American" .32 S&W Short

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Old February 9, 2011, 04:42 PM   #42
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I just got Tapatalk so I can upload photos now, so here are a few cowboy guns mixed with a few modern samples.

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Old February 12, 2011, 12:27 AM   #43
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any cowboy gun fans

I've been shooting in SASS matches since 2006 and a life member of SASS. Most new shooters start out with 45 Colt guns and eventually switch to 38 special fired from 357 Magnum revolvers. The name of the game is speed and accuracy, so less recoil means you can fire five shots from two different revolvers and 10 shots from a rifle quicker if you can stay on target. The shotguns used are either SXS (Coach guns), 97 Winchester (or clones) or an '87 lever action Winchester (or clone). When we have an annual match there are sometimes side matches, where Quigley type single shot rifles can be used. Some people do use Black Powder in revolvers, rifles, and shotgun, but not many. There are different categories people shoot in depending on age, guns used, and other things. Here are a few of my single action guns, not all are Cowboy Guns. I have a few lever action rifles as well. I use a Winchester 73 clone for matches, but a Marlin 1894 in 38 caliber is hard to beat.
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Old February 25, 2011, 09:13 PM   #44
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This is one of my favorites, my USFA 44 special. I think USFA makes a fine six gun. I've been a cow boy fan since I was a child, dont ride a horse, but like lead and gun smoke!!
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