Cowboy Campfire - January 2005
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Let’s see now, enough wood for the campfire; beans in the pot and coffee heatin’ up. About ready for the folks to gather round the campfire – say, here they come now.
Howdy pards. Hey, great seein’ ya again! Welcome to ole Badlands campfire, where you can gather each month and talk cowboy. Say, one of the biggest shindigs of the year is right around the trail – Winter Range 2005. Yep, it’s held this year from February 16th through the 20th, and is the SASS national championship of cowboy action shooting. This event is held at the Ben Avery shooting facility just north of Phoenix, Arizona territory, and has a 12 stage main match with four stages per day. There are lots of warm-up events and goins-on in the evening, so Sugar Creek Sal and me hope to see you there. Stop by our booth for a chance to take home a great prize and to chat for a spell!
Say, I been a lookin’ through that new Brownells Cowboy Action Catalog and see more great items for our cowpokes. Qualite makes a great ejector combo pack for the Ruger SA that will replace the factory aluminum ejector rod housing with a premium steel housing and matched ejector rod. They come in several models, and the Bulls-Eye has a large, round button with dished face for improved finger engagement. It also comes in Stainless Steel. The crescent style features a Colt SA-style crescent button, and comes Blued or in Stainless Steel. Give these items a look-over and they just may be what your hog legs need to set them apart.
Lots of you cowboys are slinging Marlin lever rifles out there, and the folks at Wild West guns have a new aluminum Magazine Follower to replace the plastic factory part. We have them available for the 1895, 444/336/1895m, the 1894 in .357 and for the .44. They are anodized red for an added safety feature at the unloading table. Check these out.
While us pards is speakin’ Marlins, Brownells has come out with their own Lever Action Magazine Spring for them critters. This is one of the easiest upgrades a cowpoke can do to their rifle, and the spring is made from chrome silicon. Why chrome silicon instead of music wire spring? Because music wire continues to take ‘set’ every time the spring is compressed, until it eventually is so wimpy that it fails to properly feed the rounds. With chrome silicon, you load the magazine to capacity one time. Lock it away from others, for safety sake. Do this in the evening, and next morning that spring has taken all the set it will, and you will have a strong and consistent magazine spring for many years. These springs are cut to the proper length for a true ‘drop in’ fit.
The fires burnin’ down but stick around pardner and look over the rest of Brownells website. Until next time, keep your aim straight and your belly full!