~ The Desperate Hot Springs News ~
Hi pards . . .
. . . . . Hello from  "Desperate Hot Springs"
an infamous town just a bit north of the
famous town of Palm Springs California.  
I'm actually located in a desert area in
between the two and just far enough out of
town to keep from being hit with a wild
shot.  During the winters I'm here and am a
volunteer at an animal sanctuary. I have a
home on the family property in Ohio that I
built in the early '70.  Retired a few years
ago when I realized that working too hard
and too much wasn't really getting me what
I wanted in life.  And now concentrate on
having fun.  I learned to shoot when I was
very young, got a Ithaca "Saddle Gun" for
my 16th birthday and proceeded to spend
all my allowance on .22s !  In the early '70s I
started shooting big bore, reloading my
own, and generally being a "gunaholic".  
Then got involved in career, working for a
living, etc. . . . Didn't shoot for years.  I had
always loved old Webleys and bought
myself a couple when I was located in San
Diego.  Didn't even shoot one of them for 10
years !  That is a sacrilege for sure.  A few
years back I picked up a gun magazine in a
super market and there was an insert in it
about "Cowboy Action Shooting".  I found
out that the wonderful western era guns
that I'd loved years ago but couldn't afford
to have were being replicated and were
affordable.  WoW.  I started reading "Guns
of the Old West".  Soon joined SASS.  I
looked around for a inexpensive way to try
single action and black powder shooting.  
Saw a Pietta '58 Remington on GunBroker.  
Bought it and was HOOKED with the first
shot.  I  having been having a lot of FUN.  
Here are a few pages about my guns and
other fun stuff.
The trailer that
I converted into
a  workshop a
couple of years
ago and the  
loading bench.
Just some western ruffian.
My mountaineer cabin
home in Ohio.
The Rolling Bunk House
and the black dog.
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Half way to Hell and in the middle of no where
from the wilds of California Territory
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DrBurkholter@Yahoo.com