American Cowboy magazine takes a close look at classic Winchester guns
American Cowboy’s special issue “Legends, Outlaws and Lawmen”
is richly illustrated with classic Winchester guns
Review of Article in American Cowboy -- If you love the robust and rugged history of the Old West, especially as it was portrayed on the screen, (both big and small), you need to stroll on over to your local news stand (or their Website) and check out American Cowboy’s special issue “Legends, Outlaws and Lawmen.”
Featuring classic photos, interviews and behind the scenes stories on many of the all-time great movie cowboys ranging from the Duke himself to the Lone Ranger, Butch and Sundance and the cast of the 1993 production of “Tombstone.” Regardless of who you were rooting for during all those Saturday matinee westerns in your childhood (just gave away my age), there’s something and someone you’ll like in this issue.
There is even a Cowboy Gear section that details the clothing, hats, boots and guns used by movie cowboys like Ed Harris in “Appaloosa.” In it the editors describe the legendary Winchester Model 1886 Short Rifle as the “biggest, meanest lever action repeater of its day.” Designed by prolific gun inventor John M. Browning for Winchester, it was strong enough to handle the massive ‘buffalo cartridges’ of the period like the 45-70 Government, and the long tubular magazine put plenty of firepower on tap when things got a little dicey.
If you’d like to fill your hands with a classic Winchester lever-action rifle like those carried by your favorite cowboy heroes you will appreciate how enjoyable owning today's line of Winchesters can be. They are as close as you can get to a time machine, and they’re still The Guns That Won the West.
The article is only available by purchasing the special collectors edition published by American Cowboy titled "Legends, Outlaws and Lawmen." American Cowboy magazine is true treasure for all of us who love Winchesters and the cowboy tradition. Details on purchasing of this special edition are found on the American Cowboy website at americancowboy.com.