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Cimarron Arms’s Colt Walker reproduction, exactly duplicating the original 1,000 military guns and aged to look authentic. Earlier this year, the Walker Colt was named the offical handgun of Texas.
Notes From the Percussion Section
Never — I repeat, never — did I expect to become interested in muzzle loaders…
The frame of the Reilly, out of the Varsol and freshly scrubbed, its engraving inviting admiration.
Recalled to Life
In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens tells of a doctor who, having been…
The .300 Weatherby with 150-grain bullets did the job on the Alaska brown bear, but it was a close-run thing.
Spoiled By Choice
Among the key advances in shotgunnery, according to all the books, are the inventions of…
The Twigg and the wherewithal for its care and feeding.
Shooting the Twigg
Among my many failings, I have minimal interest in any gun I can’t take out…
The locks of a Joseph Manton fowling piece — masterpieces of gunmaking that influenced all who followed.
Twigg — Root and Branch
The name John Fox Twigg is not as well known as it might be. I…
Arthur Wardle, A Lion and Lioness Lying in the Grass
Returning Home to Wardle
What joy when I saw my two favorite paintings on this side of the pond,…
A 52-caliber flintlock duelling pistol, by London gunmaker John Fox Twigg (1732-92).
On a Whim and a Prayer
The Rock Island auction is alive and well, and back once again almost — almost…
Dogs: A Point of Honor Courtesy of National Sporting Library & Museum
Sculptor Walter Matia Is Coming to Town – Middleburg, VA, That Is
But first we went to Walter’s town. Artist C.D. Clarke had been promising for ages…
Wild trout add color to the landscape.
We were over on the Wind River, below the falls, poking around in Madrina, my…
Shot size is just one of the factors to be considered in choosing a combination of gun and choke that will deliver an ethical, humane, killing pattern.
Pellets and Sportsmanship
In a recent column (Gray’s, March/April, 2021), I looked at the current fad for small…
Green Butt Muddler
At the bench yesterday preparing for the arrival – knock on wood – of summer…
Understanding Patterns, or Trying To
The least-understood aspect of shotgunning is shot patterns — the scattergun equivalent of rifle accuracy,…
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