Originally Posted by terranz09
thanks for the info. all i knew about the gun was that my great grandfather brought it with him when he ran from the law in early 1900's after robbing one too many trains. my grandpa kept it hidden away from everyone in the family because it was all that his dad left him after abandoning him and his five siblings in whitehorse canada. he swore one day he would find his father and kill him with his own gun. he never got that chance.... dont even know where his father died at. anyway thanks again for the info ttyl.
Oddly, my Great-Grandfather on my Dad's side of the family also had a checkerd past involving the Law and a name change. He had 19 kids who half had one name and the other half had another name. One of his sons who was my Grandfather and the town taylor in a small town in Tennessee ran off with another man's wife abandoning my Grandmother and three young kids. My Dad was still a bun in the oven at the time his Dad ran off.
My Great Grand Dad's checkered past finally caught up with him when he was gunned down and killed in a Miami gunfight in the early 30's.
Back to the topic:
I think my old '94 Winchester, made between 1905 & 1915, was my Uncle's when he was riding the cattle range on horseback up in Colorado during the 1920's. It's a well worn saddle gun, but still shoots great.