Bill’s Gun & Saddle Shop To Recreate The Old West Sunday In Sinclairville

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Old West is coming to Sinclairville on Sunday.

A Wild West show will be held from noon-4 p.m. in the re-created Old West town at Bill’s Gun & Saddle Shop, located at 39 Prospect St., Sinclairville. The Wild West show is being held to honor the National Day of the American Cowboy. The event includes a pig roast, country music at 1 p.m. and the Wild West show starting at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. ”Wild” Bill Frost, owner of Bill’s Gun & Saddle Shop, said the event is for the families, which will feature gun-spinning, whip-cracking, trick-roping, cowboy comedy and shootouts.

Frost said this will be the second event held for the National Day of the American Cowboy at the business. Prior to last year’s event, Frost said for many years a monthly Wild West show would be held in the recreated Western town during the summer.

“I’ve been doing this cowboy stuff my whole life,” he said.

Frost said the Old West town is modeled after towns in the late 1800s. He said he has traveled to historic Western towns like Tombstone, Ariz., to research its authentic appearance. The town includes an old train depot station, the Wild Bunch Salon, a jail, the Sunnyside Merchantile and the Big River Bank. There is even a stagecoach, which visitors like to take pictures on, Frost said. The show will feature comedy, history and as a grand finale a bank robbery.

“There will be lots of smoke and fire,” he said. “It is an attraction for people who want to see something different.”

While at the Wild West show, people can also visit Frost’s saddle museum. The museum, fashioned after an 1800s saddle shop, has between 70 to 80 saddles from several different eras. He said he has a saddle dating back to the 1870s and has a saddle that may have been used in a Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. His collection of saddles also includes ones he has used as a professional stunt rider in his younger days. Also, his collection features saddles his family has used through the years. Frost said he has a horse bit that dates back to the 1700s that was used by a member of the British Royal Guard.