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PeterLuger 11-27-2012 07:55 PM

Hey guys,
Since school is over and I am sort of a gun nut, I wanted something interesting for my spare time.

I was always interested in guns (and related items) from WWII, but this time I want to branch out a bit: I want to learn about the old west.
They're guns; ways of life cities, all of that schtick.
Anyway, does anyone here know any books or articles containing anything at all about the old west? Mostly in the 1880-1920 time, where they still rode horses and stuff... I realize that the years may be a bit inaccurate, but that goes to show how much I do not know and eager to learn.
Any suggestions appreciated.

25-5 11-27-2012 08:06 PM

www.historynet.com
Wild West Magazine
WWII too!

PeterLuger 11-27-2012 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 25-5
www.historynet.com
Wild West Magazine
WWII too!

Thanks man. More suggestions are still welcome and will be looked at!

trip286 11-27-2012 08:34 PM

Read a few biographies too!!
The ones of lawmen from the era are always interesting. Almost as interesting as my own life...

PeterLuger 11-27-2012 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
Read a few biographies too!!
The ones of lawmen from the era are always interesting. Almost as interesting as my own life...

Hehe cool man! The thing is, I really dont know squat about almost anything. Sorry for asking too much, but how exactly do I actually search for 'em?

trip286 11-27-2012 08:47 PM

Tell ya what, to make it a little easier, just start here.

http://www.biography.com/people/wyatt-earp-9283338

There are a few hotlinks you can follow. Lawmen of the time arguably had some of the more interesting lives, and much of their biographies can make for some really interesting reading.

On the other end of the spectrum, are the outlaws.

http://www.biography.com/people/jesse-james-9352646

PeterLuger 11-27-2012 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
Tell ya what, to make it a little easier, just start here.

http://www.biography.com/people/wyatt-earp-9283338

There are a few hotlinks you can follow. Lawmen of the time arguably had some of the more interesting lives, and much of their biographies can make for some really interesting reading.

On the other end of the spectrum, are the outlaws.

http://www.biography.com/people/jesse-james-9352646

I found this link, has lots of good-looking books:

http://schaumburglibrary.org/nonfiction/2011/12/28/outlaws-and-lawmen-of-the-wild-west/

Also, thanks man!


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