Dedicated to Edward Bohlin, silversmith and “saddlemaker to the stars,” the Silver Screen Legend XVII gun drawing features a pair of Colt wheelguns and a rig inspired by his leatherwork. Born in Sweden, Bohlin came to this country to be a cowboy. Working on ranches in Montana and Wyoming, Bohlin had a talent for working leather and learned how to use metal for embellishment. His work garnered the praise of cowboy stars of the day, including Tom Mix and Buck Jones, leading to a successful career in Hollywood, Calif.
Revolvers for the drawing were donated by Colt’s Mfg. Co., with engraving by Conrad Anderson of Rocktree Ranch. Anderson also provided metalwork for the belt and holsters. The genuine pre-ban elephant ivory stocks were handcrafted by Bob Leskovec of Precision Pro Grips using ivory donated by David Warther II. Jim Lockwood of Legends In Leather crafted the hand-carved and silver-mounted double holster rig. Ron Love made and donated the prop cartridges. All of these contributors and companies are praised by the foundation as “enduring examples of that very special American spirit known as ‘the cowboy way.’”
Renowned Western entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans spent a lifetime devoted to children, and their support of at-risk children is well documented. The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization, is proud to work with the abused children who were so important to Roy and Dale. Additionally, the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation actively supports shooting sports, Second Amendment rights and responsible gun ownership.
Tickets for the Silver Screen Legend XVII drawing are $10 each or 11 tickets for $100, and can be ordered by mail, over the phone, or online. The drawing will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, and the winner will be notified by phone. Total proceeds of the drawing benefit the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation for abused children. Contact: Happy Trails Children’s Foundation, Silver Screen Legend XVII, 10755 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308; (855) 788-4440; happytrails.org.