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Legendary Comic Book Cowboy Red Ryder was a fictional American hero to millions of boys and girls for almost three decades. He was created by noted cowboy artist Fred Harman and his marketing partner, Stephen Slesinger. Red Ryder first appeared in print on Sunday, November 6, 1938, eventually appearing in more than 750 newspapers with more than 14 million readers, in 10 languages.

It was inevitable that Red Ryder would make it to Hollywood, first appearing in 1940. Of the four actors who played Red Ryder, Wild Bill Elliott is perhaps the best known and he was undoubtedly the favorite Ryder of most fans. His trademark reverse-draw fully-carved double gun rig and matched pair of two-toned Colt Single Action .45 revolvers, along with his quiet statement “I’m a peaceable man” (just before his right fist came up to pound the bad guy) were part of what made these B Western movies so great for kids of all ages!Click to view larger image

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is proud to honor Wild Bill Elliott as Red Ryder this year with Silver Screen Legend XII. This is the 12th year the foundation, through the generosity of the renowned Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC of Hartford, CT, has used very special guns and holsters to raise money for abused children.

New this year is a gorgeous pair of one-of-a-kind Damascus steel spurs in the Wild Bill Elliott style. The spurs were made and donated by internationally acclaimed knife and spur maker Charles Sauer, and engraved by Master Engraver Norvell C. Foster. These unique spurs are truly a valuable collector’s item. Jim Lockwood of Legends in Leather crafted the hand-carved double holster rig in the reverse draw style of Wild Bill Elliott along with the matching spur straps. Silversmith Michael Ekstrom produced the magnificent sterling silver conchas and buckle sets on the spur straps. The exquisite engraving on the pistols, and the special custom tuning of the guns were provided by Conrad Anderson, Rocktree Ranch. The exceptional carved stag grips were hand crafted by Bob Leskovec, Precision Pro Grips. Master woodcarver Ben Hansen, Beauty from Scratch, handcrafted the unique presentation case and Ron Love made and donated the prop cartridges. All of these wonderful people and companies are 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 children-at-risk is well documented. The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is proud to carry on the work with abused children that were so important to Roy and Dale. However, we need your help!

As a result of our association with Roy and Dale, and the positive and wholesome family values they represented, the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is the only known children’s charity in the country today that actively supports shooting sports, Second Amendment Rights and responsible gun ownership, and is in turn supported by generous contributions from shooters, collectors, organized shooting sports and the firearms industry! We are proud of this unique partnership!

Order your tickets today for this beautiful and unique museum quality one-of-a-kind cowboy collectible. Tickets are $10 each or 11 tickets for $100. The drawing will be held December 19, 2009 in Apple Valley, California. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! The winner will be notified by phone. You may check our web site for the winner's name, after the drawing

The total proceeds of this drawing benefit the Happy Trails Children's Foundation for abused children. The Happy Trails Children's Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are fully tax deductible. You may order tickets by phone (760) 240-3330 or online. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted.

Or you may send your check to:
Happy Trails Children's Foundation
Silver Screen Legend XII
10755 Apple Valley Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308

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