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Cade with  Kurt Vise
Here is a photo of my right hand man ... Cade ... setting up the new Kurt Vise on our Bridgeport milling machine. Cade has been working around the shop since he was 14 and is now attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and is home for the Holiday's.

Jimmy Spurs with Crystal Creek Chris - 2015 SASS NH State Champions.
'Jimmy Spurs' with 'Crystal Creek Chris' - 2015 SASS NH State Champions. This is Jimmy's 10th straight SASS NH State Championship in a row and Crystal Creek Chris's 7th straight championship in a row.

Jimmy was the Match Sponsor the 2015 SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.
Cowboy Gunworks was the Match Sponsor the 2015 SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.

Some photos of Foxy Filly and Cardboard Cowboy from Georgia:

Foxy Filly with Cowboy Gunworks pistols ...
Foxy Filly getting ready to start a stage with Cowboy Gunworks pistols ...

Foxy Filly
Foxy Filly holstering the left pistol while drawing the right pistol.

Foxy Filly shooting shotgun
Foxy Filly with shotgun.



Cardboard Cowboy was the 2012 SASS SE Regional Traditional Wild Bunch Champion and also the Overall Traditional Champion at the SASS Florida State Wild Bunch Match!

Cardboard Cowboy
Cardboard Cowboy putting down the rifle and drawing 1911 in Wild Bunch.

Cardboard Cowboy ejecting magazine with brass in the air ...
Cardboard Cowboy ejecting magazine with brass in the air ...


No Nonsense Nancy and Rootin' Tootin' Tim with grandson Connor:

There were four SASS National Champions shooting my guns this year at Winter Range in Phoenix, AZ:
Red River Ray - 2012 SASS Wrangler National Champion
Red River Ray - 2012 SASS Wrangler National Champion

Grazer (sitting) 2012 SASS Duelist National Champion
Grazer (sitting) 2012 SASS Duelist National Champion

Campo Kid (sitting) 2012 SASS Junior Boys National Champion
Campo Kid (sitting) 2012 SASS Junior Boys National Champion

Rattlesnake Wrangler (sitting) 2012 SASS Buckaroo National Champion
Rattlesnake Wrangler (sitting) 2012 SASS Buckaroo National Champion

Jimmy Spurs at his booth at Winter Range with Dead Head
Jimmy Spurs at his booth at 2012 Winter Range with Dead Head.

Jimmy with Rattlesnake Wrangler and his certificate for winning Speed Pistol at Winter Range. This was the open speed pistol, not junior speed pistol!
Jimmy with Rattlesnake Wrangler and his certificate for winning Speed Pistol at Winter Range. This was for open speed pistol, not junior speed pistol!

SASS NJ State Champions: Dancin Angel and Jesamy Kid.  Both use Cowboy Gunworks guns.
2011 SASS NJ State Champions: Dancin Angel and Jesamy Kid.

Engraved Ruger pistols
These fully engraved New Ruger Vaqueros with were built for Lazy Ace Bob!
The engraving was done by Jim Downing and the Full Race Action work done by Jimmy Spurs.

Drifter and Pious Player.
Pious Player and Drifter. She won the SASS SW Regional at Comin' At Cha in Texas.

Jimmy with 2011 SASS North West Regional friends ...
Jimmy with 2011 SASS North West Regional friends ..

Jimmy's awards at the 2011 North West Regional.
Jimmy's awards at the 2011 SASS Northwest Regional.

Deuce Stevens - Top Overall at SASS MN State Championships
Deuce Stevens - Top Overall at SASS MN State Championships

Illustrated Man - 2011 SASS NY State Champion
Illustrated Man - 2011 SASS New York State Champion

Splinter Jack - 2011 SASS Maine State Champion.
Splinter Jack - 2011 SASS Maine State Champion

Jimmy Spurs with niece Little Ruby - August 2011
Jimmy Spurs with niece Little Ruby - August 2011

Canadian Two Feathers and Big Al visiting Jim in June 2011.
Canadian Two Feathers and Big Al visiting Jim in June 2011.

Fly Rod
Fly Rod

Illustrated Man
Illustrated Man

Ivory Thunder
Ivory Thunder

Snow outside Cowboy Gunworks shop in January 2011.
Snow outside Cowboy Gunworks shop in January 2011.

Snowmen greeting customers outside Cowboy Gunworks.
Snowmen greeting customers outside Cowboy Gunworks.

Snowmen outside Cowboy Gunworks.
Snowmen outside Cowboy Gunworks built by nieces Ruby and Jenny.

Ruby at the Bridgeport.
Ruby at the Bridgeport

Jenny cleaning the machines.
Jenny cleaning the machines.

Video of Ruby and Jenny at work while visiting Uncle Jimmy at Cowboy Gunworks.

Red River Ray shooting his Cowboy Gunworks 20 inch pistol grip 1873 and a pair of 5.5 inch Ruger New Vaqueros.  Both his rifle and pistols have FULL RACE Action Jobs.' width=
'Red River Ray' shooting his Cowboy Gunworks 20 inch pistol grip 1873 and a pair of 5.5 inch Ruger New Vaqueros. Both his rifle and pistols have FULL RACE Action Jobs by Jimmy.


South East Regional Winners' width=
South East Regional Winners

Cigar Indian in Jimmy's workshop.' width=
Cigar Indian in Jimmy's workshop

Cody in the copilot seat of the Cowboy Gunworks bus.' width=
Cody in the co-pilot seat of the Cowboy Gunworks Covered Wagon.

Cody relaxing after checking inventory of magazine tube springs.' width=
Cody resting after checking inventory of magazine tube springs.

Jimmy Spurs with the 'Future Sheriff of Asheville, NC' while on the way to 'Coming at Cha'. width=
Jimmy Spurs with the 'Future Sheriff of Asheville, NC' (his cousin's son) while on the way to 'Coming at Cha' in Texas.

The Cowboy Gunworks Covered Wagon in Nashville on the way to Comin' At Cha in Texas.' width=
The Cowboy Gunworks Covered Wagon in Nashville on the way to 'Comin' At Cha' (SASS SW Regional) in Texas.

1st Long Island CAS Championship:  Illustrated Man - Top Gun Shoot Off Winner, Shamrock Shelly - Long Isand Ladies Champion and Jimmy Spurs - Top Overall Man.1st Long Island CAS Championship: Illustrated Man - Top Gun Shoot Off Winner, Shamrock Shelly - Long Island Ladies Champion and Jimmy Spurs - Top Overall Winner and Match Sponsor.

A pair of Sheriff's model Ruger Vaqueros with full race action job including 4 click half cock hammers, top gun jewelling package and gunfighter grips.  Custom built for 2008 Midwest Regional Champion and 5 time Indiana State Champ Doc Molar.
A pair of Sheriff's model Ruger Vaqueros with full race action job including 4 click half cock hammers, top gun jewelling package and gunfighter grips. Custom built for 2008 Midwest Regional Champion and 5 time Indiana State Champ Doc Molar.

Little Ruby - 2010 US Open Young Guns Girl Champion.' width=
Little Ruby - 2010 US Open Young Guns Girl Champion.

Little Ruby (Jimmy's niece) at the Cowboy Gunworks table at 2010 Guns of August.' width=
Little Ruby (Jimmy's niece) at the Cowboy Gunworks table at 2010 Guns of August.

Wendy and Jimmy at The Great Nor'easter 2010.' width=
Wendy and Jimmy at The Great Nor'easter 2010.

Vance Montana's two sons driving Jimmy's tractor - July 2010' width=
Vance Montana's two sons driving Jimmy's tractor - July 2010

Jimmy's nephew Matthew working on Scout shooting merit badge ...' width=
Jimmy's nephew Matthew working on Scout shooting merit badge ...

2010 SASS New Hampshire State Champions:  Jimmy Spurs and Crystal Creek Chris.
2010 SASS New Hampshire State Champions: Jimmy Spurs & Crystal Creek Chris.

These Custom Rugers were built for 2006 World Champion Colt McCallister.
These Custom Rugers were built for 2006 World Champion Colt McCallister.

Two New Ruger Vaquero pistols built by Cowboy Gunworks being shot by Dead Head.
Two New Ruger Vaquero pistols built by Cowboy Gunworks being shot ...

Dead Head shooting Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter with two pistols built by Cowboy Gunworks.
... by 'Dead Head' shooting Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter.

Bronco Billy's nephew
Bronco Billy's nephew " Big E " receiving some instruction on shooting
from Jimmy at the New Rochelle Rod and Gun Club, May 2010.

'Big E' shooting a Rock River 9mm  that Jimmy built for a customer.
'Big E' shooting a Rock River 9mm that Jimmy built for a customer.

Randy Lee from LMS Welding getting ready to weld some Ruger half-cock hammers.
Randy Lee from LMS Welding getting ready to weld some Ruger half-cock hammers.

Randy Lee welding some Ruger half-cock hammers.
Randy Lee from LMS Welding at work.


"Walunt Hill Gang - Michigan Chapter" in January 2010 getting ready for Winter Range! (Deuce Stevens, Tessa Two Gunner, Slo Mo, and Nunica Kid, all shooting guns done by Cowboy Gunworks during a Saturday practice session.

Spinter Jack and Deuce Stevens manning the Cowboy Gunworks booth at the 2009 SASS Convention in Las Vegas.
Spinter Jack and Deuce Stevens manning the Cowboy Gunworks booth at the 2009 SASS Convention in Las Vegas.

The Cowboy Gun Works booth.
The Cowboy Gun Works booth.

Spinter Jack and Karen
Spinter Jack and Karen

Jimmy and Karen at the Grand Canyon.
Jimmy and Karen at the Grand Canyon

Cowboy Gunworks.
Cowboy Gunworks.

Jimmy Spurs at the Grand Canyon.
Jimmy Spurs at the Grand Canyon.

Karen during the helicopter tour.
Karen during the helicopter tour.

Bad Moon rising over the Grand Canyon ...
Bad Moon rising over the Grand Canyon ...

Jimmy with Cody on his shoulder in December 2009.
Jimmy with 'Cody' his 6 month old male Maine Coon Cat weighing 10 lbs already on his arm in December 2009.

2009 SASS NC State Championships Top Gun Jimmy Spurs being congratulated by his friend, Red River Ray.
2009 SASS NC State Championships Top Gun Winner Jimmy Spurs being congratulated by his friend, Red River Ray.

Red River Ray shooting his Cowboy Gunworks '73 rifle and a pair of Jimmy Spurs Best Rugers with full race action jobs!
Red River Ray shooting his Cowboy Gunworks '73 rifle and a pair of Jimmy Spurs Best Rugers with full race action jobs!

Cody surveying his domain.
Cody surveying his domain.

The King of the Carolina's - Red River Ray!
The King of the Carolina's - Red River Ray!

The Walnut Hill Gang covered wagon on the move down south ...
The Walnut Hill Gang covered wagon on the trip down south ...

'Shamrock Shelly' outside of the Walnut Hill Gang covered wagon.
'Shamrock Shelly' showing off her chaps outside of the Walnut Hill Gang covered wagon at the 2009 Buzzard Boil.

Kendra winning her 4th SASS MI State Championship.
KJ Stevens winning her 4th SASS MI State Championship.

Kaylee and Cody in early September 2009.
Kaylee and Cody in early September 2009.

Lil Ruby at the range with Uncle Jimmy testing guns ..
Lil Ruby at the range with Uncle Jimmy testing guns ...

Dan working on jeweling Jimmy's rifle.
Dan working on jeweling Jimmy's rifle.

Jimmy's niece 'Lil Ruby' with her new guns ...
Jimmy's niece 'Lil Ruby' with her new guns ...

Cody ... the new guy in town.
Cody ... the new guy in the Walnut Hill Gang and little brother of Kaylee.

Cody endorses Redwing Knives!
Cody endorses Redwing Knives!

Cody after a hard day in late August 2009.
Cody after a hard day of playing in August 2009.

2009 SASS New England Regional winners Appaloosa Amy and Cartwheel use Cowboy Gunworks guns.
2009 SASS New England Regional winners Appaloosa Amy and Cartwheel use guns from Cowboy Gunworks.

Jimmy Spurs and Island Pond Paul - 2009 SASS NH & VT State Champions.
Jimmy Spurs and Island Pond Paul - 2009 SASS NH & VT State Champions.

Island Pond Paul and Three Barrel Chris - 2009 SASS VT State Champions and believers in Cowboy Gunworks.
Island Pond Paul and Three Barrel Chris - 2009 SASS VT State Champions.

Jimmy doing some final touches on a 1873 part.
Jimmy doing some final touches on a 1873 part.

Jimmy measuring the trigger weight on Dead Head's new rifle.
Jimmy measuring the trigger weight on Dead Head's new rifle.

Here are a nice pair of Colts.
Here are a nice pair of Colts.

Some of the guns for sale at Cowboy Gunworks ...
Some of the guns for sale at Cowboy Gunworks ... we've got 1873's and Ruger's in stock.

A nice pair of pistols.
A nice pair of pistols by Cowboy Gunworks.

Jimmy with 1897 shotgun
Jimmy with 1897 shotgun he can build for you.

Kaylee - the new Cowboy Gunworks Shop Cat.
Kaylee, the new Cowboy Gunworks Shop Cat.

Jimmy's niece, 'Little Ruby' at the 2008 SASS Maine State Championships.
Jimmy's niece, 'Little Ruby' at the 2008 SASS Maine State Championships.

'Little Ruby' answering the phones at Cowboy Gunworks.
'Little Ruby' answering the phones at Cowboy Gunworks in 2008.

Jimmy Spurs with 'Little Splinter Jack' and 'Little Ruby' at the 2008 SASS Maine State Championships.
Jimmy Spurs with 'Little Splinter Jack' and 'Little Ruby' at the 2008 SASS Maine State Championships.

Jimmy giving rides on his tractor at The Great Noreaster.
Jimmy giving rides on his restored tractor at 'The Great Nor'easter'.

Duece Stevens and wife, K J Stevens, won the 2008 SASS MI State Championships using Cowboy Gunworks pistols.
Duece Stevens and K J Stevens won the 2008 SASS MI State Championships using Cowboy Gunworks pistols.

A Pair of Pretty Ladys Owned by Concho Pearl.   Built by Jimmy Spurs !
A Pair of Pretty Ladys Owned by Concho Pearl and built by Jimmy Spurs !

Jimmy Spurs (right) with Island Pond Paul (left) displaying their SASS State Champiionship buckles and trophy knives.
Jimmy Spurs (right) with Island Pond Paul (left) displaying their 2008 SASS State Championship buckles and trophy knives.

Honzo two-tone 1873 Winchester with jeweling, short stroke and action job held by Jimmy's nephew.
Honzo two-tone 1873 Winchester with jeweling, short stroke and action job held by Jimmy's nephew.

Ivory Thunder's 1914 Break Top pocket pistol with ivory grips and action job.
Ivory Thunder's 1914 Break Top pocket pistol with ivory grips and action job.

My renovated Bridgeport J head.
My renovated J headBridgeport.

Drilling the frame of USFA/Colt pistols to replace the leaf spring.
Drilling the frame of USFA/Colt pistols to replace the leaf spring.

After drilling the frame, Jimmy can replace the leaf spring with a more reliable coil spring.
After drilling the frame, Jimmy can replace the leaf spring with a more reliable coil spring.

Working on the lathe making a part.
Jimmy Spurs working on the lathe making a part.

Jimmy Spurs working filing a part.
Jimmy Spurs working filing a part.

Jimmy Spurs in his workshop with an 1897 and an 1873.
Jimmy Spurs with two of his specialties.

Jimmy Spurs working at the lathe ...
Jimmy Spurs working on the lathe in his workshop.

Showing the milled out larger rear sight channel in the revolver on the left.
Notice how the rear sight of the revolver on the left has been widened on the milling machine to allow the shooter to pick up the sight picture quicker.

Photo showing a stock brass carrier on the right and a milled-out lighter version on the left.
You can see how much has been milled out of the brass lifter/carrier on the left. It basically helps reduce the amount of effort the shooter has to exert to cycle the rifle. These small modifications add up to a smoother functioning rifle.

Image showing the relative position of a short stroked rifle with a non-short stroked rifle.
This photo shows two identical Winchester 1873 rifles stacked on top of each other with their levers at the extended position. The lever with the leather wrapping has been modified to a "short stroke". It doesn't have to travel as far to get the job done and adds up over the course of a shoot.

Image showing three areas where Jimmy Spurs can help your Winchester 1897.
Notice three changes on the top Winchester 1897 shotgun. The barrel has been shortened to allow faster shooting through openings and windows. The tube has been polished for smoother cycling. And the butt has been shortened to allow easier loading while keeping the shotgun on the shoulder.

Group shot of Jake Mountain, Dead Head, Jimmy Spurs holding one of those new-fangled autoloading pistols, Smokey Sue, Wild Sage, Spinter Jack and Brett Cantrell at a get-together at Jimmy Spurs workshop after the April White Mountain Regulators Shoot at Candia, NH that Jimmy Spurs won and all these shooters shot firearms worked on by him.
Group shot of some of The Walnut Hill Gang: Jake Mountain, Dead Head, Jimmy Spurs (holding one of those new-fangled autoloading pistols), Smokey Sue, Wild Sage, Spinter Jack and Brett Cantrell at a get-together at Jimmy Spurs workshop after the April White Mountain Regulators Shoot at Candia, NH. All these shooters shot firearms worked on by him.

Island Pond Paul and Karrie Kay at St. Johnsbury.
Island Pond Paul and Karrie Kay at St. Johnsbury.

Jimmy Spurs with his friend
Jimmy Spurs with his friend "Gamer" at the 2006 Flat Gap Jack Cowboy Shootout.

Jimmy Spurs - 2006 SASS NH/VT State Champion.
Jimmy Spurs - 2006 SASS NH/VT State Champion.

Jimmy at Country Pond in May 2007.
Jimmy Spurs at Country Pond in May 2007...

Karrie Kay at the 2007 SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.
Karrie Kay at the SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.

Jimmy Spurs with Karrie Kay (left) and Kristine (right).
Jimmy Spurs with Karrie Kay (left) and Kristine (right).

Karrie Kay and Kristine at the 2007 SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.   Closeup shot of Karrie Kay and Kristine.
Karrie Kay and Kristine at the 2007 SASS MA/CT/RI State Championships.

2007 SASS CT State Ladies Champion shooting her Cowboy Gunworks 1873 Winchester.
2007 SASS CT State Ladies Champion shooting her Cowboy Gunworks 1873 rifle.

Jimmy Spurs and Pistol Packin Punky - 2007 SASS NH State Champions.
Jimmy Spurs and Pistol Packin Punky - 2007 SASS NH State Champions.
(Pistol Packin' Punky recently changed to a '73 built by Jimmy Spurs.)

Cowboy Gunworks at the 2007 SASS New England Regional.
Cowboy Gunworks at the 2007 SASS New England Regional.

New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper article

Continuation of the NH Union Leader article.

Jimmy Spurs staging his guns during the Top Gun Shootoff at the 2007 SASS North East Regional at Thurmont, MD.
Jimmy Spurs staging his guns during the Top Gun Shootoff
at the 2007 SASS North East Regional at Thurmont, MD.

Two members of the Walnut Hill Gang: Splinter Jack from Maine - Top Gun at Heluva Rukus, 2007 SASS NY State Championships and Cartwheel - 2007 SASS NY State Champion.  They both shoot guns built by Cowboy Gunworks.
Two members of the Walnut Hill Gang: Splinter Jack from Maine - Top Gun at Heluva Rukus, 2007 SASS NY State Championships and Cartwheel - 2007 SASS NY State Champion. They both shoot guns built by Cowboy Gunworks.

Appaloosa Amy timing Punxsutawney Phil.
Appaloosa Amy timing Punxsutawney Phil. Proud owners of Cowboy Gunworks firearms.

My friend, Island Pond Paul, the 2007 SASS VT State Champion.                   Cartwheel, 2007 SASS New England Champion - another happy Cowboy Gunworks customer.
Island Pond Paul, the 2007 SASS VT State Champion and Cartwheel, the 2007 SASS New England Champion. Both use guns worked on by Cowboy Gunworks.

Jimmy Spurs and Appaloosa Amy, 2007 Buzzard Boil winners.
Jimmy Spurs and Appaloosa Amy, 2007 Buzzard Boil.

Jimmy Spurs (right) with Smokey Sue.
Jimmy Spurs (right) with Smokey Sue.

Hoisting the Bridgeport off the truck at the Cowboy Gunworks workshop.
Hoisting the Bridgeport up off the truck at the Cowboy Gunworks workshop.

Vintage 'J  Head Bridgeport' found sitting in the corner of a shop, unused in 20 years.
Vintage 'J Head Bridgeport' found sitting in the corner of a shop, unused for 20 years. Don't worry - I'll be putting it to good use soon!

Bridgeport set up and working.
The Bridgeport set up and working.

Work area showing some of the guns they work on or have for sale.
Work area showing some of the guns they work on or have for sale.

Screwknives and sheaths
Cowboy Gunworks is your Northeast Distributor for Redwing Knifes. Hand made in the USA, these knifes not only look good next to your holster but will help save the day when you nead a screwdriverr or knife in a hurry! They were originally designed to help clear a jam on a '73 Winchester in the event you get a double load or the extractor can't get a stuck round out of the chamber. These little knifes are a must for many Cowboy Action Shooting problems. Having a set of screwdrivers back in your cart doesn't really help you in the middle of your stage. You need it where you can reach in an instant.

Cowboy Gunworks shop in early 2008.
Cowboy Gunworks shop in early 2008.


Even the masked man would appreciate my work ...
My hero ...

Cowboy Gunworks proudly handles Kirkpatrick Leather.  Shown at the top is Jimmy Spurs' rig with his SASS State Champion buckle.
Cowboy Gunworks proudly handles Kirkpatrick Leather.

Click for a video of Jimmy Spurs shooting a 1863 Sharps rifle offhand.

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Map to Cowboy Gunworks


Cowboy Gun Works
Jim McMahon aka 'Jimmy Spurs'
30 Walnut Hill Road
Derry, NH 03038
Shop Phone: 603-425-1189
Cell Phone: 603-490-0312
Email: cowboygunworks@aol.com

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