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Coop Trawlaine:
Well put DB, off the rack, third or fourth time around gives those duds real life character....


Thanks but I am still a little leary about going to a match.  I am still looking to put a few guns together.

Was reading Dark Black's post and I thought, well maybe I should not worry so much.

After watching my 401K dwindle by about half, I finally reached that golden age of 59 & 1/2 (at that time you can pull out funds without penalties).

So I have been blessed to find a pair of EXCELLENT 7 inch Schofields, an uplands single trigger SXS Baikal uplands, a very smooth Winchester Model 94 (late model/side ejector) that cycles both .45 Colt and .45 Schofield snap caps quite well. We will see Saturday just how well it cycles with real ammo.

My one 'I pushed the fool button' is that I bought a Cap Coyote gunsmithed Model 1887. I just picked it up today, and I imagine it will be months before I get the 'muscle memory' down pat to be able to compete with it. When I do, I think the 26" barrelled Baikal will become a backup shotgun and ready for the few times I get invited for skeet or on a hunting trip....

Speaking of vests, I don't remember which company it was, but they had most of their vests at $24.95 each. So that brings me up to four outfits, brown and black boots and spurs, and a pocket watch.

By the way, Craigslist is a great resource. I click on the FOR SALE section, and put 'cowboy' on the search engine ... that way, it searches for everything under FOR SALE and keeps one from having to check multiple areas (like clothing, garage sales, etc.). So far I have bought like new cowboy boots for $30 and $60, a classic Stetson for $25, and found used spurs there through a tack dealer.

There is a bar here in Sacramento called Fat City. The bar back is mahogany and over a hundred years old ... and came from the Unsinkable Molly Brown's hometown of Leadville.

Anyway, the manager has been kind enough to let me come in early to get some pics in full cowboy clothes and weapons. A friend has a camera with a sepia tone option on it, so I hope to get some good pics .... I hope to get a full body shot to use as my photo on my profile too.

Talk to Y'all soon!



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