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Brian Board’s masterpiece (bottom) and the rasped-into-shape plastic grip on the long-barreled Challenger (top). The rasp marks can be seen clearly, but the grip works well. In my heretical opinion, the later, slimmer plastic grip is superior to the original bulky walnut one.
Getting a Grip
Among other things I lusted for at the age of 16, the Browning Challenger —…
Four of the more interesting American handguns, clockwise from upper left: Colt 1851 Navy, Colt single-action .45, Colt Officer’s ACP, and the Smith & Wesson Model 27. Collectively, based on relevant patent dates, they total about 550 years old! What’s not to like?
Piscatorial Musings and the Joy of Handguns
by Terry Wieland It’s almost 30 years now since Gray’s late and sorely lamented editor-in-chief,…
For the Love of Levers
If there is a great American rifle, it is undoubtedly the lever gun. With one…
In his imagination, Wieland is using an old E.M. Reilly double (originally a .577 Snider, now a 20-bore) to ward off bandits in the Khyber Pass — something the gun itself may well have done for real.
The Word Is Gun. Rhymes With Fun.
The term “playing with guns” has rather fallen into disrepute of late, with politically correct…
The author with his lone Model 12, a 16 gauge from 1934. It still shucks them smoothly, and whacks them hard.
In Praise of Pumpguns
My old friend Clare was a great fan of Winchester, and so for more than…
The raw material — an unbelievable Armenian walnut blank, cut many years ago, and a Dakota No. 10 action.
Wood Just Too Beautiful
The story begins in 2004, when I was possessed by a desire for a trim,…
Bob Hayley in his workshop, in 2008, with some of his old loading tools and a few (!) of his vast collection of loading dies. I never asked him a question about old guns that he could not answer.
Not an Obituary
Readers of Gray’s over the past dozen years will be familiar with the name Bob…
Jeff Ogle giving Mike (left) and Burt the obligatory safety lecture before we start.
’Tis a sad fact, but these days very few of us grow up with fathers…
Gentlemen, Meet Lucile…
Lucile first crossed my path in 2018. One could wax metaphoric and pretend Lucile was…
by Terry Wieland The FTW Ranch, in the Texas hill country west of Kerrville, is…
Wieland on a mountaintop, trying out a Springfield Arms Waypoint 2020. He is not over-dressed.
Not Quite a Blue Norther, But …
by Terry Wieland In his novel, The Searchers, Texas native Alan Le May describes what…
Best of Both Worlds
Chasing upland birds in Big Sky Country in a fine lodge and on public land.
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