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Table of Contents
                            1955 Directory
May 55 Cover
Table of Contents
	Great Rifle Controversy
	Belly Guns
	My Favorite Gun
	Guns in the News
	Scotch Pistol Mystery
	A Six-Shooter For TV Cowboys
	Make Your Own Rifle Rack
	Russian Wolf Hunt
	Legend of Davy Crockett
	Gun That Fired 80 Miles
	Hunting in the Heat
	Rebuilding a Colt
	Cartridges
	Gun Rack
	Matter of Fact
	Trigger Talk
	Crossfire
	Parting Shots
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 1

THE LEGEND 0
DAVY

CROCKETT

THE
SCOTCH PISTOL

MYSTERY

A SIX SHOOTER FOR IV COWBOYS

Page 2

FIGHTING M E N OF THE W E S T , BAT MASTERSON

Sweet as a banker, he looked, but his six-gun was never far away. As sheriff
of Ford County, Kansas, avenger of his brother's murder, Bat Masterson was
friend to the Earps, Holliday, and the other gunmen of Dodge. He led them
to Colorado to help the Santa Fe capture right-of-way through the Royal
Gorge against the Denver & Rio Grande R.R. But the big f ight a t Canyon
City never started: they were "bought of f" by the D & RG boss . . . and Bat
wound up as a featured attraction with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

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THE
LEGEND

DAVY

Famous painting of Davy Crockett done
by J. G. Chapman shows him with
beloved Betsey and hunting dogs.

GREATEST LOVE OF FAMED ALAMO

MARTYR WAS FLINTLOCK RIFLE

WHICH HUNTER CALLED BETSEY

AND WHICH HE USED TO RECORD

PHENOMENAL FEATS DURING LIFE

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Walt Disney television production, Ken-
~cky rifle is always by Crockett's side, even
hen he is elected to Congressional seat.

I battle at Alamo, Crockett fought with
~attered Betsey and his Bowie knife. He was
ie of six U. S. survivors in epic defense.

By ALFRED DUCKETT

ISTORIANS have had a hard time trying to separate H fact from fancy in what has been left to posterity con-
cerning the life of Davy Crockett, colorful martyr of the
~ l a m o . The ~ennessee-born hunter, marksman, politician
and soldier is the hero of numerous folk tales, Hollywood
movies and a popular song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett,"
which is sweeping the nation today. Most of the Crockett
legends, including those portrayed in the new Walt Disney
television series, have some basis in fact but many of his
exploits made such good conversation pieces that these
tales are almost hopelessly entwined with fantasy.

Out of all the legends, however, one absorbing truth is
evident: the greatest romance in Davy Crockett's life
was a long-term affair with his much-beloved flintlock
rifle which Crockett endearinelv called Betsev.

u ,

In those free-swinging days when Crockett cut his wide
swath across the pages of history, the typical American
flintlock rifle was known as the "kaintucY-dialect of the
day for Kentucky. In the hands of such pioneers as
Daniel Boone, John Rogers Clark and other giants of
adventure, this weapon was as accurate at short range
as any which the of five generations has been able
to produce.

To be an expert rifleman, one needed a strong body,
steel nerves, uncanny eyesight and experience gained
from long and painstaking practice. Manipulation of the
"kaintuck" also called for another virtue-patience. The

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