jim lynch
You can file this under "one of those"
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:37pm

There was a lady that gave a pistol to a twelve year old in Grand Junction, said it came from BC to a young lady in a Sapinero boarding house, and was told to shoot the offending member of the WB that was bothering her. I know where the gun is, and have pictures of it. I told the owner to never sell it. If you want the whole story I'll send it by email. But back to names: There was a local gunfighter by the name of Samuel Angevine that lived in Delta County (Colorado), his claim to fame is that he had his 45 fixed to only use the hammer to fire it, no trigger. In other words, he fanned it. He was born in Canada according to the 1900 census in 1842. I don't know where he was in the intervening years, but may have served in the civil war as many Canadians did.

  • Re: anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine?Daniel Buck, Sat Feb 16 5:38pm
    Vince. Our cavernous name archive, actually a 4x6 card file in a shoe box, has nobody close to Shlicktine/Sclichtein. Uncle was in the Wild Bunch is along the lines of "everyone was in the French... more
    • You can file this under "one of those" — jim lynch, Sun Feb 17 3:37pm
      • Re: You can file this under "one of those"vince garcia, Sun Feb 17 6:32pm
        good story
      • Re: You can file this under "one of those"Daniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:09pm
        Can I guess that the lady does not have a name, nor the 12 year old, nor the young Sapinero lady, nor the offending WB member. Still, quite a story. Several stories actually.
        • They all have namesjim lynch, Sun Feb 17 4:19pm
          But I thought I had told you the tale before. I'll write it up and email it to you. I still have BC's youngest niece's name and address too if you want it, but she is rather old now, if still with... more
          • Looks interestingBob Goodwin, Mon Feb 18 5:39am
            Jim, I'm interested in any of the old stories. Will you send me a copy too? Samuel Angevine was one of the original settlers of Hotchkiss, Colorado.
          • Re: They all have namesDaniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:25pm
            Jim, definitely sent me the details. If you had mentioned it before, it slipped my mind. Dan
            • Re: They all have namesPat, Mon Feb 18 8:14am
              I wish I had a dollar for every story that I heard for the last fifty years. In Wyoming alone I have hundreds. In WY half the men over 50 are named Butch and they have a story from their uncles,... more
              • The gun isjim lynch, Mon Feb 18 1:53pm
                a Cowboy Ranger double-action .38 Cal Belgian made revolver made for Mexican and South American market. Serial number is 340. Pictures will be included with the story behind it I will send it to... more
                • Re: The gun isDaniel Buck, Tue Feb 19 12:27pm
                  Jim, is there a patent date on the hammer lock, e.g. "Pat. May 22, 1917"? Dan
                  • Yesjim lynch, Tue Feb 19 1:33pm
                    But appears to be overstamped to 1919, and the nut that holds it in is modern aircraft type. My email is lynchjl@yahoo.com. Sent all info and pics to Pat this morning. I don't have your email addy.... more
                    • Re: YesDaniel Buck, Tue Feb 19 4:16pm
                      Jim, Someone in 1927 gives a gun to someone, said gun supposedly having been given years earlier -- but not too many years earlier, since it was manufactured no earlier than 1919 -- by Butch Cassidy... more
                    • Jim, got them. will you them over. (nm)Pat, Tue Feb 19 3:39pm
                • Thanks JimPat, Tue Feb 19 10:23am
                  Are you tracing the gun back to the mfg and the year it was made?
                  • Cowboy ranger pistoljim lynch, Wed Feb 20 11:04am
                    You lit my fire Pat, I will try to trace the where and when of this gun, separate from any story. Something doesn't add up with how this gun, made for the South America and Mexico trade ended up in... more
                    • Re: Cowboy ranger pistolDaniel Buck, Wed Feb 20 2:10pm
                      Jim, Ancestry.com's "Historic Catalogs of Sears Roebuck and Co, 1897 -- 1963" has seven examples of the Cowboy Ranger .38 in catalogs dated from 1911 to 1914. The gun, selling for $6.60, is described ... more
                    • Re: Cowboy ranger pistolDaniel Buck, Wed Feb 20 1:42pm
                      Jim, I do not want to belabor this, because you are essentially chasing a will-o'-the-wisp, but even if it were true that the Cowboy Ranger .38 was "made for the South American and Mexico trade" -- a ... more
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