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Rim-fire. Rim-fire was created by Charles Ballew and appeared in twenty-two novels from 1934 to 1953, beginning with The Bandit of Paloduro.

“Rim-fire” Boggs is a cowboy. His “deeply tanned and wrinkled face invariably reflected August dignity, the proportion depending upon the amount of whisky he had under his belt. Rim-fire contended that he had been graduated as a school-teacher, and to prove this occasionally became pedantic, sometimes poetic, this also depending upon how drunk he was.” His side-kick is “Slats” Kennedy, 6'4", “a trifle thicker than the edge of a soda cracker,” with a sharp nose and pointed chin which “gave his weathered face a triangular appearance.” Together they see that justice is done in the Old West.

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