Former gunslinger builds home on the range

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 4:31 pm
By: News 9

By Bill Merickel, NEWS 9

Former gunslinger Colin Coffey felt at home during his days chasing outlaws down the streets of Frontier City, an Oklahoma City theme park.

Now, Coffey is putting the finishing touches on his homemade home on the range in an area known as "Cowboy Flats" near Guthrie.

Coffey calls his creation -- a re-creation of an Old West town -- Rollins Creek Old West Town, which he built to serve as a place of entertainment and a backdrop for movie and film productions.

The town is fully equipped with a saloon, barber shop, gunsmith and marshal's office. The western reproduction is peppered with authentic memorabilia, including whiskey barrels, cookware, farm tools, wagons and saddles.

Most of the town's cowboy performers, known as "Indian Territory Regulators,"  are former Frontier City gunfighters. The team is led by Jim Rollins, who has spent 30 years re-enacting scenes from the wild West.

Coffey, who  lives on the property with his wife Connie,  named the town in Rollins' name.
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