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Now fitted with a new Lee Shaver Soule-pattern tang sight and Hadley eyecup, the Stevens Model 49 Walnut Hill is ready for the range.
The Stevens Mystique
Everyone needs a purpose and, for many years, one of mine — a minor one,…
The food’s good and the waitresses are good looking. No wonder it’s always crowded.
Breakfast at Hickman’s
Hickman’s Cafe, Aspermont, Texas, Saturday morning. All the booths are occupied, and most of the…
A capsule summary of what presentations I saw and how well I did. ‘X’s are hits, ‘O’s are misses.
After a few sessions on a trap field with the Garmin XERO S1, here is…
This garniture of six weapons was made by Nicolas-Noël Boutet and presented to (then) General Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797. The reported cost was 1,000 Louis, or roughly 20,000 francs — an immense sum at that time. The set was first put on display in London, at an exhibition in 1816 to celebrate Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo. Most recently, it formed part of the collection of Robert M. Lee. Photo courtesy Rock Island Auction.
The Hand of Bonaparte
When an item sells at auction for more than two million bucks, the air is…
“Shoot United” — A New Initiative Launching to Attract Newcomers to Enjoy the Shooting Sports
Target shooting is one of the most popular and fastest-growing high school sports in the…
Patterns in the Cloud
For more than a century, the ability to see a shot pattern in the air…
Colt Detective Special — Pre-Auction Estimated Price: $50,000 - $75,000
18th Century Collectibles Up for Auction
This December, collectors will be grappling to get their hands on several historical art pieces…
Mannlicher-Schönauer Model 1956, in .257 Roberts, outfitted for accuracy with set triggers and a Schmidt & Bender scope.
SET … MATCH
Anyone who has done any precision shooting at all, from a 1,000-yard rifle match to…
Rarer than hen’s teeth, boxes of factory .256 Winchester Magnum ammunition are collectors’ items. Neat little cartridge, though, huh?
Yet Another Boyhood Dream
Every time I write about finally acquiring something I first desired a half-century ago, I…
There are few better books for travelling than Gene Hill. Wieland has forgiven him for having his James Woodward fitted with choke tubes. The gun is a Purdey, circa 1880.
Wingshooters are truly blessed in that we have at our fingertips a wealth of literature.…
A top-quality rook rifle from Joseph Harkom, one of Edinburgh’s finest makers (later absorbed by Dickson’s). In all likelihood, it was made by W&C Scott to a design by Holland & Holland and (perhaps) finished at Harkom’s shop at 30 George Street. It’s chambered for the .300 Rook.
A “rook,” as in “rook & rabbit” rifle, is a black bird, found in England,…
The author in his element. The rifle is a Snider-Enfield.
Learning the Ropes
When I was but a boy, when dragons roamed the Earth amid smoky tendrils from…
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