Conrad S. Anderson, Rocktree Ranch Enterprises
While growing up, Conrad’s interest in firearms coupled with his love of western movies and respect for the American west learned from his grandfather seemed to naturally point him toward a career in law enforcement. When off duty, he began to learn pistolsmithing, repairing and tuning firearms for fellow officers and friends. By the time retirement was at hand, Conrad had acquired the skills of a master pistolsmith.|
But just fixing and tuning was not enough, and Conrad turned his skills to firearms engraving, earning a scholarship from the Engravers Guild of America to study advanced engraving at Lassen College in Northern California. His work has become highly acclaimed to the point where he’s received mention in R.L. Wilson’s Steel Canvas.|
If Conrad could make metal gun parts and engrave, he reasoned, why couldn’t he make silver conchos, spots and buckles and engrave them? From the beginning, his Rocktree Ranch Enterprises has striven to produce exacting reproductions of the famous silversmiths of early 20th century Hollywood. Over time, through painstaking research, special dies and molds have been created that produce virtually any of the famous “signature” silver worn by such favorite western stars or characters as Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Shane, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Paladin, Matt Dillon or The Virginian.
||Conrad is an avid western movie memorabilia collector, an NRA Life Member for over 20 years, and also belongs to SASS (#10,881, alias Silver Swede) and the Engravers Guild of America. He welcomes individual inquiries and will shortly offer a catalog of his unique line of quality sterling silver pieces that will enhance any shootist’s equipment. He can be contacted at Rocktree Ranch Enterprises, P.O. Box 153, Paulden, AZ 86334-0153, or phone him at (928) 636-0401. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.|