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The Bridgeport Rig,

The Bridgeport Rig was a special holster developed in 1882 for the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army.  A special screw was added to the pistol and the pistol was then inserted in a special clip.  The purpose of this rig was to allow the user to point and fire the pistol without having to remove it from the holster.  Instead the user just simply tilted the pistol forward and fired, making it the perfect accessory for any quick draw gunfighter.  Made by Bridgeport Co. of Pittsburg, Texas, only 500 rigs were produced.

Wild West Wolf

This piece is a recreation of a photograph with the client’s character as the stand in, some details changed in an attempt to make it more accurate to the late 1800’s.  The $20 bills on the table should be period accurate, and to my knowledge so are the cards and poker chips.  Not that I was going for straight up historical accuracy, there’s plenty of leeway to for matching the original photo, and for making it a fun to look at piece.  Feels great to get my teeth into a more detailed piece after doing so many small commissions, and this one was truly a pleasure to make!

Prints available here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/517631242/wild-west-wolf-print

11 hours in PS6 with an Intuos pro tablet

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Above a poster for the movie Belle Star and below a Statue of Belle Starr in Woolaroc, Oklahoma.

On February 3, 1889, two days before her 41st birthday, she was ambushed while riding home from a neighbor’s house in Eufaula, Oklahoma.  After she fell off her horse, she was shot again to make sure she was dead. Her death resulted from shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face.

Female apache scout, Arizona 1886.

Photo by  A. Frank Randall.

A. Frank Randall was born March 2, 1854, in Massachusetts. Little is known about his early years, but in 1883, he accompanied General George Crook’s expedition as a newspaper correspondent and photographer in the campaign to capture Apache Indians in Mexico. For the next four years, Randall traveled around Arizona and New Mexico photographing various Apache tribes, including the Chiricahua, Warm Springs, Mescalero, and Jicarilla Apaches. In 1887, Randall moved to California and spent his final years in Alameda County, where he died of a heart attack on March 4, 1916.

you know what’s good about AO3? You can post original works there! You also know what’s kinda bad about AO3? People coming there thinking there’s no way there’s a good original work on that site!

WELL YOU ARE WRONG! BECAUSE THE TOWN OF LILY LAKE EXISTS!

You like faefolk? You like faefolk but tired of mainstream “faes are pretty and ethereal and one of them is in love with us mortal humans”? Would you rather read about faefolk living side by side with humans and humans learning to not offend them???? Do you like surreal creepiness that should have been the norm in every faefolk themed stories? 

WOULD YOU READ FAEFOLK IN THE WILD WILD WEST?

Then read The Town of Lily Lake by @mickeyrowan