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10 hours ago, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

Wow! great stuff and great memories!

SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

Keep on 'Keepin' On!

Yer Pard,

Sixgun Shorty

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10 hours ago, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

Wow! great stuff and great memories!

SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

Keep on 'Keepin' On!

Yer Pard,

Sixgun Shorty

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Hi Scott! Great to see you back on the wire! Are you still driving those Vipers?

 

For those of you that have not had the pleasure of meeting Sixgun Shorty, he is one of the most knowledgeable folks you’ll ever meet when it comes to Colt firearms. 

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On 12/12/2020 at 11:30 PM, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

Wow! great stuff and great memories!

SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

Keep on 'Keepin' On!

Yer Pard,

Sixgun Shorty

#35717

 

It's great to see you posting again!

Stick around....

OLG

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Wow!

Didn't know anyone remembered me!:D:unsure::FlagAm:

Many Thanks to al!

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15 hours ago, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

Wow!

Didn't know anyone remembered me!:D:unsure::FlagAm:

Many Thanks to al!

I recamember yuz Sixgun Shorty.  You needed a magazine for your High Standard HD Military and I had 4. I sold you one, hope it worked out for ya and got the 

gun shooting.  We also chipped in and paid a Pards Dues cuz he was about broke. We did good!! I should talk to you about my Colts made in 1900 and both in .38-40 WCF. Also a Colt Bisley model in 38-40 WCF from 1902, come outta TEXAS, 3 gens in the same family.  Pair of Colt 1878 Frontier six shooters. one in 44-40 WCF and one in Colt 45. I need a loading gate for the .45 16XXX. I understand there are early and late of the 52XXX built.

 

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On 12/8/2020 at 8:50 AM, Snakebite said:

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Flint has his cigar, and probably has some fine single malt back at the RV...

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On 12/13/2020 at 12:30 AM, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

Wow! great stuff and great memories!

SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

Keep on 'Keepin' On!

Yer Pard,

Sixgun Shorty

#35717

 

Wow!  Of course we remember you.  You are sorely missed.

Happy Holidays pard!

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EOT 1999:  Doc Tic Toc and Island Girl   

 

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EOT 1999:  Paden Tolbert and Island Girl

 

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Nevada Blake (Jerry Geist) SASS Life 276. A master machinist, built the Gatling gun in the photo

It fired 45 caliber blanks.

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Now that is very cool!

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Big Jake #1001 and Rabid Jack, Steve Hand, SASS #22

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Hey Big Jake

Nice collection of Colts!

Wish i could help you with parts, but the one part i no longer have are generational loading gates

If you find one, make sure it has a part number stamped  on it( will not be the serial #!)....Not all do, but your 1st gens  should all have a parts # on the gate

I retired and gave up my FFL Class 3 License 6 years ago when my wife passed away.

I still have  a lot of parts and a lot of Colt SAA's and 1911's...probably ought to start selling them as i don't shoot very much anymore

One thing I've found about being a Colt Collector is that they are really hard to part with! But i also don't want to see them wind up in a garage sale!

I have about 15 Colt SAA's, including a few real rarities and about 18 Colt 1911's of all gens also going back to 1917....But I have NO 1911A1's at all...I never liked the arched

mainspring housing...

Thanks Jake,,,Nice to 'hear' from you!

 

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SASS Mounted Shooters, EOT 2000.  James Butler Hickok (L). and Rio Bigg (c.)

 

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Rio Bigg

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River Bandit, EoT 1988  

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Wartrace, 2000

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Not as Early as most of the pics here...

Monthly Match at the CVV Club in Texas from 2005

 

It was filmed by a Japanese Film crew for a Japanese  Gun magazine

and I believe was shown on Nippon TV.

 

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On 6/11/2019 at 11:45 AM, Tuolumne Lawman 6127 said:

Hahaha!  Senior moment., I lived in MADERA then!  I may have to come down next year.  I consider the early days pre- 2000-2002 or so. They still had "The John Wayne Test" back then, most of the current stuff would not pass! LOL.  Mouse f@rt loads, Titanium firing pins, aluminum followers and short stroke kits ARE NOT from the early days. 

 

Rifle target would be 25-35 yards or more, pistol at 10-15 yards, and targets about 1/3 the size! Railroad Flat had a 50 yard bell in a bell tower.  Stages were scenarios with a script, props, and a theme.

 

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Robin T. Banks  

 

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The Magnificent Seven: Robin T Banks, (R.I.P), Cherokee Charlie, Double Dealer, San Quinton, Joe West, Coyote Calhoun, (R.I.P.) and Gentlemen James, (R.I.P.)

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Rock Creek Rustler and Montana Dan, Indian Territory SASS, c. 2000

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Fond memories!  Thanks!

 

I was in the Wartrace picture!

 

I remmeber when CVV was just starting but I had to move abut then, but I got to shoot there a few times.

 

And of course remember the Magnificent 7 for here in Georgia.

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UNCLE LEO (RIP)

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Scrolling through all these photos has lightened my heart and brought a tear to my eye. So many wonderful memories. 
 

Thank you for starting this thread and posting all the photos McCandless.  
Thanks to everyone else for their photos. 
Allie Mo :wub: Thank you for pinning this so we can all enjoy some history and some fun. 

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