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Guns of the Old West



These are some of the weapons used by the cowboys and gunfighters and outlaws of the Old West.  There are more which will be added at a later date.

The weapons were mainly used for defense of self and property and were rarely used as an offensive weapon.  One did not draw a weapon on a person unless one intended to shoot.  

Only Tinhorns put notches in the stock of the pistol to mark how many kills he made.  A professional gunfighter or one not seeking a reputation did not notch his weapon's stock.






Colt 45 Revolver


74 Sharps

85 Singer


Carbines

Army Colt 45

Henry Rifles

Highwall Rifles

Lever Action Rifles


Pistol, 44 cal, 45, cal, etc.

Lever Action Rifle


Another Type of Lever Action Riflle

Three types of Rifles Used in the Old West

Different styles of Rifles were made

Sharps 74c

Sharps Cavalry 74

Springfield 73
               

Winchester 66's

Winchester Rifle




Various Caliber of ammunition used by gunfighters and cowboys of the Old West



                                               

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