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Reply #30 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:34pm
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Here are a couple more of our favorite target holders but sans rifles (carrying concealed?). Does the gal on the right look familiar? What are the odds? But yes, you have seen her before.
  
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Reply #31 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 4:52pm
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I think this is what is says;

"The target firmly in her hand, newly posted on her man's frame. With cold beer, singing and music playing, everyone is looking for a good shot!"† Huh
  
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Reply #32 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 5:00pm
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Other than "festive" being more appropriate than "good", that's a fine translation.

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Reply #33 - Jun 23rd, 2020 at 1:21am
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Semantha (or Samantha) Fallon owned the San Jose House hotel and a millinery shop in Tombstone, Arizona . 1879

  
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Reply #34 - Jun 23rd, 2020 at 8:36am
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Wow!  There's a woman after me own 'eart.  And with a selection of firepower that seems simply too personalized to be photo studio props.  That is, the Sharps is cool enough, but I'm pretty sure she's got a brace of Merwin & Hulbert (or just maybe Hopkins & Allen) Army Model revolvers, with ivory grips yet, and wearing them butt forward in a customized rig to boot.  I'd also bet the hat came from her shop!

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Reply #35 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 11:43am
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Another Sharps fan


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Reply #36 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 10:02am
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powderman wrote on Jun 23rd, 2020 at 1:21am:
Semantha (or Samantha) Fallon owned the San Jose House hotel and a millinery shop in Tombstone, Arizona . 1879


Is that a cleaning rod mounted under the barrel???? Also has a "Hawken" style cheek piece and but plate!† COOL!
  
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Reply #37 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 10:11am
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Samantha's Sharps has an extremely heavy barrel also! Not something the average hunter would have chosen to pack around all day!
  

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Reply #38 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 12:56am
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Samantha looks like she might also be packing a Bowie.
  
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Reply #39 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 1:54am
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Pretty sure I posted this Rolling Block fan before, but can't find what thread it was in.

  
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Reply #40 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 6:23am
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Samantha's Sharps has the style of many western guns, especially the Sharps rifles customized by A. J. late of San Francisco.† And, yes, there's a rod under that whopper of a barrel and she does have a knife, though to me the handle looks rather bland for a Bowie.  In any case, it's the pistol rig that seems most personalized and interesting.

I wonder what the Earps and Holiday thought of her.

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Reply #41 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 11:37am
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Looks to me like Miz Fallon is sporting the same armament as (I believe itís) Ed Schiefflin has in Photo #6.† Ed was the founder of Tombstone AZ Territory, and certainly rich enough to afford a fancy Sharps and a pair of ivory gripped revolvers with fancy rig.† Maybe he lent it to her for a picture at Flyís photo gallery.
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Reply #42 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 1:01pm
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I find all of the leather clothing quite interesting. I ran into a fellow hunting in Colorado a few years back we were both out in the middle of no where we ran across each other. It was colder than all get out when we both stopped to talk. He was wearing elk skin clothing he had made for himself from the bottom to the top. Myself the regular store bought extreme cold weather stuff. I asked him how his leather clothing was working out in this snow and cold wind. He said it is the warmest and most comfortable cold weather clothing that he has tried in the past. And then something to effect it keeps him just as comfortable as the elk that once wore it to provide him with the same extreme cold weather protection. I just thought some of you might find it a bit interesting and probably why those folks in the pictures also wore it for the same reason.
  
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Reply #43 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 2:00pm
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Bent_Ramrod

I think you are on to something. It definitely appears to be the same armament. Good eye!

Does anybody recognize the gentleman in Reply #39 ?

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Reply #44 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 2:59pm
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I'm referring to Bent_Ramrod's previous comment,

The Sharps in Reply # 35, the photo following Ms. Fallon's, may also have a slightly smaller and slightly longer barrel than hers; but its stock definitely has a flat butt plate and no cheek piece while hers has a cheek piece and a curved butt.

Also, although likely not as much as a brothel, hotels brought in good, steady money as did ladies' hats. so I'd venture that Ms. Fallon could indeed afford her whole outfit.

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