My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The Gunfight – Part 3 No … it’s not the Earps … … but there is a corral. OK?

The Guns Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in …

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  “A Cowboy’s word is his sacred bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.” http://www.topspine.ch/html/code_of_the_west.html Corny as it may sound there truly was a ‘Code’ in the Old West. And it was very important. Break your “Word” and no one would deal with you. It truly threatened your survival. Too bad not many …

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