Howdy Jake, welcome to the forum it's nice to see a fellow collector of hosstails magazines here.
True West #1 Summer 1953 Buy it now $150.00 Auction ended. Unsold
Eight True West Magazines Including #1 Summer 1953 Purchased with the buy it now price of only $15.99
A binder of 28 True West Magazines From #1 Summer 1953 - #28 August 1958. $100.00 Starting Bid or $400.00 Buy it Now.
http://www.magazinehouse.us/ have True West #1 – Summer 1953 listed at $40.00
I've attached a word file listing the index for the first True West magazine. I've found all the articles bar one have been re-printed in later hosstail magazines. The magazines are listed in Red the first number is the magazine number and the second number the page for the start of the article.
inside says August-September 1954 Volume 2 No.1. Cover that says November 1954 has October-November 1954 Volume 2 No. 2 on inside. I SAW THEM KILL SAM BASS is on the bottom of the cover which featuresa fallen horse and cowboy. Now I gotta go and discern what is what. How long did Volume 1 run? In terms of number of issues and starting date? Also,all of my True West run every two months as I recall. Mine are all in plastic magazine covers and backers. They are no longer in sequence from me occasionally reading a few,so I will be awhile getting them sorted sequentially again. I gotta locarte my reference book and find out what is up. Of course,being a collector of stuff,a useful reference book would be no where near the magazines,but it is here,that I know. Thanks for the help.
Volume 1 #1 Summer 1953 Whole Number 1
Volume 1 #2 Fall 1953 Whole Number 2
Volume 1 #3 Winter 1953 Whole Number 3
Volume 1 #4 Spring 1953 Whole Number 4
Volume 2 #1 August-September 1954 Whole Number 5
Volume 2 #2 October-November 1954 Whole Number 6
Volume 2 #3 January-February 1955 Whole Number 7
Volume 2 #4 March-April 1955 Whole Number 8
Volume 2 #5 May-June 1955 Whole Number 9
Volume 2 #6 July-August 1955 Whole Number 10
True West 1-8 See picture below.