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Bat Masterson: The Tenderfoot's Turn

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http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...nfighter-bat-mastersons-the-tenderfoots-turn/

Link to a PDF file to read Bat's book online for free.
This is an excellent read, and explains why we carry small semi-auto's instead of huge sixguns today; but it was also true a century ago, when semi-autos were rare.

OK, he was shilling for Savage. Still fun to read. Ten shots quick!

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· Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer
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It says if your dealer doesn't have it, you can order directly from the factory.
I miss the good old days, mail order pistols FTW!
Also, the .32 is powerful.
Light, short, fits flat in a pocket.
Revolutionary and modern, over a century ago.
 

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Very cool, thanks Chute.
 
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Good gawd, that's another semi-auto Beto would ban! :wow:

No 'collector' exemptions this time around. :whistling:
 
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I also missed this thread when it was first started. Thanks for bringing it back so I could see it. :)

FWIW, as a youngster I was always a fan of the Gene Barry TV Western portrayal of Bat Masterson. Now being able to go back and see them on cable, I was interested how they ended the first episode by showing 2 endings, with the actor explaining at the end of the episode how historians weren't in agreement and why they'd filmed an alternate ending that was possibly more accurate according to other historical records.

I also liked the way the TV show portrayed his use of a cane (reportedly gifted to the real Bat Masterson in Dodge City Kansas).

I've considered adding the reproduction cane to my collection of canes, sticks and staffs. I won't replace my collection of fedoras with a bowler hat, though. :p
 
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I had the "official" Bat Masterson reproduction cane back in the late 1950's or early 1960's. I remember unscrewing the cap and putting pennies in the top. Was a big fan of the Gene Barry series. The Westerns channel ran the series not too long ago, and I see it has returned on Saturdays as part of their westerns lineup.
 

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I had the "official" Bat Masterson reproduction cane back in the late 1950's or early 1960's. I remember unscrewing the cap and putting pennies in the top. Was a big fan of the Gene Barry series. The Westerns channel ran the series not too long ago, and I see it has returned on Saturdays as part of their westerns lineup.
Considering the way you phrased it, I'm guessing you let the cane slip away at some point?
 
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