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A Canadian reprint edition exists for the magazine.

There is also an anomalous cover that appears to be for Western Trails but actually illustrates stories in a different magazine from the same publisher.

1928                  
v1 #2
Oct

v1 #3
Nov

v1 #4
Dec
1929
v2 #1
Jan

v2 #2
Feb

v2 #3
Mar

v2 #4
Apr

v3 #1
May

v3 #2
Jun

v3 #3
Jul

v3 #4
Aug

v4 #1
Sep/Oct

v4 #3
Nov
 
1930 v4 #4
Jan
v5 #1
Feb
v5 #2
Mar

v5 #3
Apr
v5 #4
May
v6 #1
Jun
v6 #2
Jul
  v6 #3
Sep
v6 #4
Oct
v7 #1
Nov
v7 #2
Dec
1931
v7 #3
Jan

v7 #4
Feb
v8 #1
Mar
v8 #2
Apr

v8 #3
May
v8 #4
Jun

v9 #1
Jul

v9 #2
Aug

v9 #3
Sep

v9 #4
Oct

v10 #1
Nov

v10 #2
Dec
1932
v10 #3
Jan

v10 #4
Feb

v11 #1
Mar

v11 #2
Apr
 
v11 #3
Jun
 
v11 #4
Aug

v12 #1
Sep

v12 #2
Oct

v12 #3
Nov
v12 #4
Dec
1933 v13 #1
Jan
v13 #2
Feb
v13 #3
Mar
v13 #4
Apr
v14 #1
May/Jun

v14 #2
Jul
v14 #3
Aug
v14 #4
Sep

v15 #1
Oct
v15 #2
Nov

v15 #3
Dec
1934
v15 #4
Jan

v16 #1
Feb

v16 #2
Mar
v16 #3
Apr
v16 #4
May

v17 #1
Jun

v17 #2
Jul

v17 #3
Aug

v17 #4
Sep

v18 #1
Oct

v18 #2
Nov

v18 #3
Dec
1935
v18 #4
Jan

v19 #1
Feb

v19 #2
Mar

v19 #3
Apr

v19 #4
May

v20 #1
Jun

v20 #2
Jul

v20 #3
Aug

v20 #4
Sep

v21 #1
Oct

v21 #2
Nov

v21 #3
Dec
1936
v21 #4
Jan

v22 #1
Feb

v22 #2
Mar

v22 #3
Apr

v22 #4
May

v23 #1
Jun

v23 #2
Jul

v23 #3
Aug

v23 #4
Sep

v24 #1
Oct

v24 #2
Nov

v24 #3
Dec
1937
v24 #4
Jan

v25 #1
Feb

v25 #2
Mar

v25 #3
Apr

v25 #3
May

v25 #4
Jun

v26 #1
Jul

v26 #2
Aug

v26 #3
Sep

v26 #4
Oct

v27 #4
Nov

v28 #1
Dec
1938
v28 #2
Jan

v28 #3
Feb

v28 #4
Mar

v29 #1
Apr
v29 #2
May
 
v29 #3
Jul
 
v29 #4
Sep
 
v30 #1
Nov
 
1939
v30 #2
Jan
 
v30 #3
Mar
 
v30 #4
May
 
v31 #1
Jul
 
v31 #2
Sep
 
v31 #3
Nov
 
1940
v31 #4
Jan
 
v32 #1
Mar
 
v32 #2
May
 
v32 #3
Jul
 
v32 #4
Sep
 
v33 #1
Nov
 
1941
v33 #2
Jan
 
v33 #3
Mar
 
v33 #4
May
 
v34 #1
Jul
 
v34 #2
Sep
 
v34 #3
Nov
 
1942
v34 #4
Jan
 
v35 #1
Mar
 
v35 #2
May
 
v35 #3
Jul
 
v35 #4
Sep
 
v36 #1
Nov
 
1943
v36 #2
Jan
 
v36 #3
Mar
 
v36 #4
May
 
v37 #1
Jul
 
v37 #2
Sep
 
v37 #3
Nov
 
1944
v37 #4
Jan
 
v38 #1
Mar
  v38 #2
May
  v38 #3
Jul
   
v38 #4
Oct
 
v39 #1
Dec
1945  
v39 #2
Feb
 
v39 #3
Apr
 
v39 #4
Jun
 
v40 #1
Aug
 
v40 #2
Oct
 
v40 #3
Dec
1946  
v40 #4
Feb
 
v41 #1
Apr
   
v41 #2
Jul
 
v41 #3
Sep
 
v41 #4
Nov
 
1947
v42 #1
Jan
 
v42 #2
Mar
 
v42 #3
May
 
v42 #4
Jul
   
v43 #1
Oct
 
v43 #2
Dec
1948  
v43 #3
Feb
 
v43 #4
Apr
 
v44 #1
Jun
 
v44 #2
Aug
 
v44 #3
Oct
 
v44 #4
Dec
1949  
v45 #1
Feb
 
v45 #2
Apr
               

Canadian reprint edition

Other issues probably exist.

1942                 v33 #9
Sep
  v33 #10
Nov
 
1943 v33 #11
Jan
  v33 #12
Mar
  v34 #1
May
             
1944                        
1945 v34 #9
Jan
                  v35 #1
Nov
 
1946 v35 #2
Jan
              v35 #6
Sep
     
1947    
v35 #9
Mar
 
v35 #10
May
      v35 #12
Sep
     
1948 v36 #2
Jan
      v36 #3
May
  v36 #4
Jul
  v36 #5
Sep
  v36 #6
Nov
 
1949 v36 #7
Jan
  v36 #8
Mar
 
v36 #9
May
      v36 #11
Sep
     

Anomalous cover

This cover, painted by Walter M. Baumhofer, is typically cited as illustrating the March 1930 issue of Western Trails but actually illustrates the stories in the March 1929 issue of Golden West Magazine from the same publisher. Whether the wrong magazine logo was printed by mistake, or the stories were originally planned for Western Trails and switched at the last minute is not known. Similarly it is not currently known if Baumhofer's artwork was used on the appropriate issue of Golden West Magazine (though it seems likely).

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