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Elmer Keith Gun Collection Up For Auction
If I was a rich guy.
Excellent! Many thanks for posting that.

Wow! Amazing collection of guns and gun history. I always liked the lines of the #5. I belive it was longhorn arms back in the mid eighties offered a #5 style revolver. Wish I would have bought one.
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Excellent! Many thanks for posting that.



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couldn't have said it better <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
When Cabela's opened a new store here in Boise about seven years ago, there was a section set aside as the "Elmer Keith Exhibition." It had most of his firearms, many mounts from his hunting past, and a desk with Elmer (automaton) sitting there by his old typewriter, wearing his big white hat, and telling the viewers about his past, including his famous .44 Magnum kill of a deer at 600 yards.

The exhibition had been designed for Cabela's by the firearms writer, John Taffin, Boise resident, in collaboration with Elmer Keith's son, Ted Keith. It was a very well done exhibition. I have been in Cabela's many times and always stopped and perused the many Keith firearms in their glass cases. Absolutely amazing what he had collected.

Several months ago, the Ted Keith family decided to sell the collection, so the exhibition at Cabela's is no more. Too bad. It was very interesting to firearms and hunting enthusiasts.

Point of triva. I knew another firearms collector, an older man who lived about 50 miles from Boise, who knew Keith, fished and shot with him. They'd traded a few guns between themselves. He told me that Keith could shoot the way he said he could. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>


"Always go straight forward, and if you meet the devil, cut him in two and go between the pieces." (William Sturgis, captain, clipper ship, 1830s.)
The library in Salmon Idaho,has a small glass case,with one or two of Elmer's hats,and one of his model 29's.

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