American West

US Colt Model 1878 .45 Caliber ''Belly Gun''

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Although better known in later decades as a ''Snub Nosed'' Revolver, The ''Belly Gun'' was a Class of Revolver that developed in the 1870s in The US. These weapons were n …

William Brady

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Born in Ireland in 1829, Brady came to The US with His Family during The Great Potato Famine on the 1840s. Finding work hard (as it was for most Irishmen), He joined The …

US Evans .44 Caliber Rifle

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Also known as The Evans Repeater, this weapon was a privately funded and produced weapon first marketed in The US in 1872. It was hoped that the rifle would receive a Fed …

Fort Gibson

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Fort Gibson was a US Army Frontier Fort that was built in 1824. It was located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At one point, Ft. Gibson was the farthest Western defensive structur …

''Fanning''

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The technique of ''Fanning'', as most have seen in just about every Western Film or Television Series, was a Shooter's ability to fire rapidly by cocking and releasing a …

US Colt-Burgess .44-70 Caliber Rifle

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The Colt-Burgess Rifle was a .44-70 Caliber Rifle, popular between 1883 to 1885, popular in The American West. The Rifle was Colt's only Lever-Action Rifle to be produced …

The ''Cavalry Draw''

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The technique called The ''Cavalry Draw'' was a Hun Holster usage developed (unofficially), by The US Army at the time of The American Civil War. It involved the placemen …

Celia Ann Blaylock

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Also known as ''Mattie'' Blaylock, little was known of this tragic Female of Western Lore until the 1930s – although some brief mention of Her appears in various no …

The ''Apache Kid''

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His birth name was ''Haskay-bay-nay-ntyl'' and was porn to The Aravaipa Band of Apaches around 1860, in Arizona Territory. Taken captives by The Yuma Indians in a Raid ag …

Chato

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Chato, known by His People – The Chiricahua Apaches as Bidayaijsini, fought under War Leader Cochise against The US Army, during The Apache Wars of the 1870s. Havin …