Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by forty_caliber, Apr 3, 2020.
1893 Marlin 30-30. MVA vernier sight. We used to have a few horses but I was no where near a cowboy
Awesome original rifle.
Something to be proud of!
Done a little cowboyin' in my time. All of the land to the horizon below the mountain belongs to the family and is about a third of the ranch where I grew up.
We have another one 30 miles on the other side of that mountain that I managed for the last 20 years..
It's a hell of a lot of fence to check.
Guns? Yeah, I got this old 30-30 and a few more.
Oh yeah, we got cowboy...
My camp cooking box.
Hell yeah, we got cowboy
Gotta have a nice hat
That looks like a saddle scabbard, but then it seems like I see a shoulder strap in there too?
Tell us cowboys about that leather gear?!
BTW I sure like the eight-sided marlin!
The guns I used for my first state category win. As one of my pards said, "I wasn't interested in winning until I won something!"
The SKB has been replaced with a Browning side by side, but the others still get range time.
Oof. That kind of makes me wanna go spend more money than I should on a gun I probably don't need.
I should not have looked in here. I am missing my SASS days, all I am down to is 1 Blackhawk in 44 spl.
Cowboy nouveau 1894SS stainless with scope and more traditional 336 Texan in 35 Rem with Lyman sight.
Just to refresh the thread, I dressed for dinner tonight while isolating. (One must get out of pajamas for sanity sake!)
Duke is holding a ‘92, mine is a ‘73.
Now that theres downright purdy! The gun, not the hat!
Well a man's got to do what a man's got to do pardner!
Hey I like the hat...
As is your right sir!
I just think that the tastefully engraved, nicely blued and color case colored Colt SAA is the "prettier" of the two!
True enough and well said.
But I have a better chance of owning a hat like that than I do a pistol like that.
Hey just because I like the hat did not mean I would kick the Colt out of bed if I had to choose.. I mean if we are playing choosies, that hat is gone...
Yeah, I've got Cowboy.
My 'iron frame' 1860 Henry. Made by Uberti. This is what we call in CAS my Main Match Rifle. 44-40 (yeah, not the authentic caliber, but the Henry Rimfire cartridge was a pretty anemic cartridge anyway. Other than proof testing in Italy, it has never had a round of Smokeless Powder run through it.
The Winchester Model 1892 I used for a few years before I got the Henry. It shipped in 1897. Also chambered for 44-40, my favorite rifle cartridge.
Marlin Model 1894. It shipped in 1895. Also 44-40. I bought it way back around 1975 or so. Had never even heard of 44-40 before that.
Marlin Model 1889. 38-40. I found this one last fall. It needs a little bit of work, but I did put a few rounds through it last fall. Black Powder of course.
Winchester Model 1873 from 1887. 38-40. The bright blue magazine tube is obviously a relatively recent replacement.
Another Winchester Model 1892. This one is chambered for 32-20. It left the factory in 1911.
Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine from 1918. 44-40. The saddle ring is on the other side.
A pair of Winchester Model 1894s. Both 30WCF (30-30). The rifle at the top of the photo left the factory in 1895. The carbine left the factory some time between 1943 and 1948.
My Main Match shotgun is this little Stevens Model 250 Hammer Double. It probably left the factory around 1908 or so. 12 Gauge, it originally had longer barrels, but somebody cut them down to 24" before I found it. Black Powder only of course.
I bought this Winchester Model 1897 shotgun when I first started shooting CAS, but I decided early on I preferred a SXS. 12 Gauge, 30" barrel, it makes a pretty good Trap gun. It shipped in 1909.
I only get to use my Model 1873 Trap Door maybe once a year when we unlimber the single shots. 45-70. It left the Springfield Armory in 1883.
That's it for Rifles and Shotguns, I'll save my Cowboy revolvers for some other thread.
One more photo. These are my usual Cowboy guns. A pair of 2nd Gen Colts, my iron framed 1860 Henry, and my Stevens SXS hammer shotgun. The hat is well worn, I have been wearing it to matches for quite a few years. The little white spots are Black Powder fouling. Spent brass ejected from my rifle flies straight up and if it lands on my hat brim it leaves behind a spot of fouling. Most of us CAS shooters learned a long time ago to wear a hat so hot brass does not go down inside our shirts. Spent brass from Black Powder loads is very hot.
Oh, horses? I don't even know one end from the other.
Just this inheritance from a guy that really was a cowboy.
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