Well, the wind and a few sprinkled didn’t help out yesterday, but we did make some progress on the saloon. Got a fresh coat of brown stain on a lot of the outside walls, and some of the inside ones. The wind wasn’t helpful for ladder work, so I still have the upper part to go. We were also able to get all the loose boards tightened back up, so it is pretty solid again. Now it just needs the stain finished, lettering put up, and finish the dressing up.
Jacob and Toby, the honorary cowboys at Heartland Public Shooting Park, are going to break out the dremel to make new letters for the saloon and the bank.
Today I was able to get out into my shop to make some new signs to put up on the outside of the saloon. As you can see, they are a little rough, but that was by design. After all, we ain’t no fancy place like Kansas City. Things get a little rough in our town with all the gunplay. Hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to shooting with you soon.
In talking to one of the local cowboys today, it came to my attention that there may have been some categories left off of the entry form for the Iron Duke match. Rest assured, if any SASS official category was left off, it was merely an oversight on our part. One example that was brought up was Senior Duelist. In this example, on the entry form, simply circle “senior” and “duelist” on the entry form. If there are any other categories that I missed, such as the new Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter, simply hand write the category on the entry form when you send it in.
This match is all abut fun for all the shooters, and if there is a SASS category that you shoot, we will honor it. We plan to honor all categories with awards for the top three, so even if you are the only one in your category, you will receive an award. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to honor any of the “rogue” categories. Sorry about any confusion on the forms.
Well, after looking over the many tasks ahead of us in refurbishing our props, we have been looking for buildings we can work on that are small enough to move into the shop. That way, once Spring arrives, our work won’t be quite as daunting. It looks like our next project will be the saloon.
The saloon has been a good prop over the years, but it needs some help. Mother Nature has not been kind to her. The weather has aged it, and a couple of years ago a windstorm took it down. The cowboys were able to repair it to be functional again, but it is time to perform a face lift before the coming season. Bill Starkey and the folks at Heartland Public Shooting Park were kind enough to offer to move it into the shop for me and to pick up the repair supplies that are needed in order to bring it back to its original glory.
Here is a quick look at the saloon as it sits today, and hopefully soon you won’t be able to recognize it.