FALL 2015

FEATURES

SMITH & WESSON’S FRONTIER LEGACY BY DENNIS ADLER
From the Civil War to the early 20th century, Smith & Wesson staked its claim on the American West.

CHIAPPA MODEL 1887 12 GA BY FRANK JARDIM
John Moses Browning’s almost forgotten classic of the Old West!

AUTO-ORDNANCE 1911BKO BY DENNIS ADLER
Classic GI .45 ACP returns for stopping outlaws on the frontier!

HENRY BIG BOY CARBINE BY DENIS PRISBREY
Lever-action .357 Mag made in America with a shorter barrel for better handling!

CIMARRON’S LASER-ENGRAVED FRONTIER BY DENNIS ADLER
Classy looks and a tuned action—this SAA will surely turn heads!

FIVE STAR ARMS SACKETT .357 MAG BY DENIS PRISBREY
A new six-shooter rides into town with an octagonal barrel and more unique features!

BUFFALO BILL’S TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD BY JIM DICKSON
Meet Lucretia Borgia, the .50-70 rifle that helped William F. Cody earn his nickname!

10 INSTANT CLASSICS BY TODD G. LOFGREN
The best factory-engraved replicas available to frontier aficionados!

BADLAND BANDANAS BY PHIL SPANGENBERGER
The cowboy’s “kerchief” was by far the most versatile part of his wardrobe.

SEVEN OF HOLLYWOOD’S UNIQUE RIGS BY JIM DICKSON
“Old Betsy,” America’s most famous rifle, helped him become a legend!

A TALE OF TRUE THANKSGIVING BY PATRICK CURTIS
How Western stars helped cheer up children with polio!

COLUMNS

western words
LOCKED & LOADED

gear & garb
MAINTAIN YOUR SHOOTIN’ IRONS

guns of the gunfighters
THE FIRST SHOULDER RIGS

black powder
FAST-HANDLING BELLY GUNS

round ’em up!
SHORT-BARRELED SIXGUNS

cowboy stuff
GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE VIRGINIAN

first look
UMAREX PEACEMAKER

book reviews
MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT