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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 12-25-2011 06:04 PM 3347 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cowboy action shooting carts are a necessity for those who participate in the sport. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically grown men and women dressing up in period gear and portraying a character – often with obsession!

This solid mahogany cart is adorned with one of our classic eagle carvings and my name and nickname as a SASS member. (Single Action Shooting Society)

Designed to carry rifles, shotguns, pistols, ammo, lunch, and water the cart also provides a seat when you reach the next stage. We’ve seen some very unique carts and very simple carts over the years. Some look like old time wagons, others are iron, many are wood. This one always seems unique in itself!

Time hasn’t really allowed me to attend an event in quite a few years, but it is a lot of fun if you ever get a chance! For more information check out SASS’s website.

http://www.sassnet.com/

“The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. SASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs, stages END of TRAIL The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, promulgates rules and procedures to ensure safety and consistency in Cowboy Action Shooting matches, and seeks to protect its members’ 2nd Amendment rights. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting” – SASS Website

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 07:19 PM

I understand the passion for such a hobby, I am a Civil War Reenactor. Great looking kit you have there, I just love the eagle carving. If you’re interested, I built some period boxes my hobby.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Charles Maxwell

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 08:21 PM

Eric, Freakin awesome carving!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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bigpops0259

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 10:01 PM

Nice Idea. Beatiful work. But in my area those items are kept hidden. Merry Christmas

-- Marty Ohio

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MDW

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 06:32 AM

Great looking cart . I love the carving and the idea of an all in one place for all the gear . Only thing about the cart is the wheel’s ,I KNOW with those carving skills you could come up with some wagon wheel’s for that cowboy cart . Great job.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 06:39 AM

Very cool a super design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BillyJ

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 08:21 AM

Beautiful. Your motto is the best. Great work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ShopTinker

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 03:47 PM

Great carving. That sounds like a fun sport. I’ve always enjoyed target shooting with friends.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 10:11 AM

Greetings,

YES – the wheels do need some upgrading to wooden wagon wheels! Someday, when time allows me to work on my own projects!

Cowboy shooting is fun, wish I had more time to venture out and enjoy it. I need to pickup a .410 double barrel for fun, and maybe a derringer, a few other misc cowboy guns just cause I want them.

Thanks for the feedback!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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randomray

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 11:08 PM

The love of history can make you do strange and ” in this case ” wonderful things . Sweet work . ” been there still do that “

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#10 posted 01-10-2012 10:39 AM

Oh come on now look what you guys have done ?!? I found wheels, now at some point I gotta order these for $250 and upgrade to the proper wagon wheel look! Someday – I haven’t used the cart in forever but now I want the wagon wheels – they look cool!

http://www.customwagonwheels.com/utility-wagon-wheels.html ...

Thanks!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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