Category Archives: Western Pulp Stories

Big-Book Western Magazine

Big-Book Western Magazine was created by Two Books Magazines publishing house and later was bought out by Rogers Terrill at Popular Publications in early 1936.  It was first published in January of 1933 and ran for 144 issues–until August of … Continue reading

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Western Story Magazine

Western Story Magazine was a traditional pulp fiction publication–printed on cheap 7″X10″ paper, full color eye catching imaginative cover and filled with great short stories.  During it’s heyday it was one of the most successful Street & Smith pulps with … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Gunsmoke on the Range

This week’s pulp western story is from the November 1950 issue of Masked Rider Western (it was also published in earlier pulps in 1940).  The author was Charles N. Heckelmann who wrote many westerns for the pulps and later for … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Hated Wire

This week’s pulp story is from the January 1947 issue of Exciting Western.  The author is Barry Scobee, a Texas based author who wrote many stories for the pulps as well as some western novels.  The story here is a … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Gun-Meeting at Midnight

Here is a story that features the classic western plot about a lawman awaiting the final gunfight with the man he sent away to prison but has now returned to get his revenge.  Add to this mix a woman whose … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Brasada Man

This week’s pulp western story is from the January, 1943 issue of Dime Western Magazine.  The author is none other than Frank Bonham (Cecil Francis Bonham, 1914-1988) who wrote for the western pulps as well as over 40 full length … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Indigo Pete, Adjuster

(I know–today is Saturday and I’m late with the Friday pulp!) This week’s story comes from the Street & Smith magazine known as Popular Magazine and was in the 07 November 1916 issue.  The author is one of my favorites … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Hunting Party

This week’s pulp story is from the May 1949 issue of Adventure Magazine.  It is a standard U. S. Cavalry vs. Indians tale set in Montana and describes how an ably led patrol outwits an unseen stalking Sioux enemy.  Although … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Dangerous Dough Pounder

This is a short tale of a small struggling ranch on the edge of bankruptcy going nose-to-nose against the aggressive Circle Eye ranch headed by “Dunk” Dore.  It relates an unfortunate habit of the cook–the dough pounder.   Despite the … Continue reading

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Pulp Friday: Online Pulps

Something a little different today.  I’m posting a link were there are dozens of pulp stories available for download.  I’ve occasionally posted some of the western stories from this site and have enjoyed reading them for a couple of years.  … Continue reading

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