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56 Comments

Reply mike cerra
7:02 PM on March 21, 2013 

nice site Bill. Saw you on the outdoor channel last night. Good  on you, see you in September. All the best............................Mike

Reply Bryan Karabaich
11:46 AM on November 22, 2011 

Bill,

Thanks much

COL J.J. Van Horn

tamebill says...

Col. Van Horn

Sorry for being so tardy with my reply, but have been out of town for the last 2 weeks. If I remember correctly I recommended Fred Lipowitz in North Kansas City, MO. Fred's shop in the same building as Snap-Shots Gun Shop on Clay street. (816) 221-9117

Reply tamebill
10:51 PM on November 19, 2011 

Col. Van Horn

Sorry for being so tardy with my reply, but have been out of town for the last 2 weeks. If I remember correctly I recommended Fred Lipowitz in North Kansas City, MO. Fred's shop in the same building as Snap-Shots Gun Shop on Clay street. (816) 221-9117

Reply COL J.J. Van Horn
9:09 PM on November 14, 2011 

Bill,We talked in August at Powder Creek about a shotgun gunsmith and you gave me a name.  That afternoon I broke my leg and have forgotten (who knew the leg and brain are connected?) the guy's name.  Can you tell me again - and maybe how to get in touch with him?  Tnx

Reply Jean Hickok Haley
8:02 PM on September 7, 2011 

Not sure you remember me. We met when Joe Rosa went to Mendota for the unveiling of the Wild Bill Statue. My Great Grandfather, Harrison Hickok, was 2nd Cousin to Wild Bill. My Dad was told Harrison and James went to Kansas together. Harrison stayed there, James didn't like Kansas, so moved on. Hope to see you again someday. I do keep in touch daily with our Cousin Cynthia. Take care!

Jeanne

Reply tamebill
9:47 PM on August 19, 2011 

Didymus,

Sorry for being tardy with this reply but have been on the road and only recently returned home. The '51 Navies I used on The Outdoor Channel's "Cowboys" program are 2nd generation Colt Navies that have some minor engraving, round trigger guards and Ivory grips. The actions have been tuned by Bob Munden. If you wish to purchase a pair of Hickok style '51 Navies I recommend you contact Chris Ballard at Cimarron Firearms. Once upon a time Cimarron had several part of '51 Navies with Uberti factory laser engraving and faux ivory grips that were very affordable. If no longer available Chris will special order a pair with Hickok pattern hand engraving, real or "True Ivory" one piece grips. I recommend you replace the factory nipples with Treso nipples and have Bob Munden tune them up.

Reply Didymus Houston
4:31 PM on July 22, 2011 

Thanks, Tame Bill.  I shall indeed contact your references in obtaining such fine fashions.  By the way, are your pistols replicas of Mr. Hickock's; if so, would you mind informing me where they can be purchased?  I've seen several non-firing replicas and others wherein the cylinders were gold plated, but nothing resembling Hickock's precisely.  Thanks for taking your time to respond.  I've only recently become interested in CAS and my wife is "considering" participation.  We have done pre-1840 and Colonial Reenactments since 1982 and we're looking for a change in pace.

Reply tamebill
11:20 AM on July 22, 2011 

Didymus,

Katherine J. Bryant did the costuming for Mr. Carradine as the character of Wild Bill on the HBO show Deadwood. Much of my period correct attire comes from River Junction Trading Company and Quartermaster Shop. My low crowned/large brim hats are no longer available and I am looking for new source to make a couple extras. My shooting footwear is made by Buffalo Runner and the dress boots are custom made by Champion Attitude Boots.

Reply Didymus Houston
4:02 PM on July 20, 2011 

Your "Hickock" regalia is absolutely incredible.  Would you inform me where you get such attire?  Additionally, do you know where Keith Carradine obtained his "Hickock" outifit from the HBO "Deadwood"??

Reply Helza Commin
11:37 AM on July 12, 2011 

Great site! Enjoyed the action photos!