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Jesse James Frontier Revolver Shootout Scheduled for Sept. 15 at Historic James Farm

Published Sep 10, 2012, 9:00am
James Frontier Shootout

James Frontier Shootout

Jesse James Frontier Revolver Shootout Scheduled for Sept. 15 at Historic James Farm

KEARNEY, Mo.  – In conjunction with the 42nd Annual Jesse James Festival, a Frontier Revolver Shootout will be held on September 15 at the Jesse James Farm and Museum (21216 Jesse James Farm Road) in Kearney.


Hosted by the Friends of the James Farm, a private support organization, this event will test the skills of black powder shooters using cap-and-ball revolvers or frontier cartridge revolvers (replicas of these revolvers are also allowed.) Fixed sights are required and participants will use the dueling stance only for the contest.  Engraved Jesse James medallions will be awarded to the top three shooters.  Registration begins promptly at 8 a.m. and the participation fee is $15, with additional targets available for purchase for $5 each.

“Black powder shoots are an excellent way for museum visitors to see the guns of the mid-1800s in action. Many participants will even come dressed the part! Events like this always add interest for museum patrons and can really enhance one’s visit to our historic sites,” said Elizabeth Gilliam Beckett, historic sites superintendent.

For more information about the Black Powder Shoot and the Jesse James Farm and Museum, contact Beckett at 816-736-8500.


The museum is open daily to visitors and includes an audio-visual presentation, a museum gallery, a tour of the farm home (the birthplace of Jesse James) and a gift shop that offers a variety of historic games, Civil War era books and many other items and souvenirs. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4.50 for children age 8-15. Children under 8 are free. For additional information and hours of operation, visit

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