January 1998

Marlin Model 1894 Cowboy Our Pick Of .45 LC Cowboy Rifles

This Marlin’s workmanship and accuracy were clearly better than the Rossi Model 92 SRC and the Winchester Model 94 Trails End.

We talked with Judge Roy Bean the other day. The one we spoke with had nothing to do with holding court, hanging strangers at a whim or running a frontier saloon named “The Jersey Lily.” He and seven others shot an IPSC match with black powder revolvers back in 1979, giving birth to the Single Action Shooting Society, over which Judge Bean now presides.

The S.A.S.S. eventually begat Cowboy Action Shooting, and the rest is history in the making. No other shooting sport is growing as fast. It got a foothold in California, moved into Arizona, then Texas, is presently spreading rapidly through Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia and doubling the number of active participants nationwide every 12-1...

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