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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Jul 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Beautifull stuff….

Anyone have any of those articles?…


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Not since a long-distant childhood, when they saw hard use. But it's a good point. The era of the classic "Old West"--from the Civil War to maybe World War I--was a period of innovation and variety in weapons, and it showed up in some of the better movies and TV shows. For example, I've seen it observed that when John Wayne played some sort of professionally violent person--sheriff, gunslinger or such--his handgun and his long arm were weapons which took the same ammunition. It's the sort of thing you'd think about when getting pinned down under fire is an occupational hazard, but not something Maverick or Yancy Derringer need be concerned with.

Always details.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse16 Jul 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Good observation my friend.


Storyforu20 Jul 2017 9:00 p.m. PST

Here's a simple overview

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Jul 2017 12:21 p.m. PST



SeattleGamer23 Jul 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

One of the few magazines I subscribe to. Always a soft spot in my heart for the old/wild west. The articles are always well done, and they cover as much Hollywood and cinema as they do the real thing (and I like the mix).

Stephen Miller Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 9:03 p.m. PST

Gotta disagree here with Phil Spangenberger, the author of this article. The 1873 Springfield rifle/carbine less important in the Winning of the West than the Deringer pocket pistol?? The Springfield rifle/carbine was the primary weapon of the US Army in every engagement between 1874 and Wounded Knee (1890). Especially given the title of this article, it's omission is unbelievable.

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