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A proper reading chair, with good light, in the hours before dawn. The cushion in the window is for the cat, who declined to be photographed.
Please forgive me for invoking Ernest Hemingway (yet) again, but whenever I start to write…
A Jagdstutzen built on one of the small Werndl actions, probably in the 1880s. The only name on it is Jos. Heinige of Vienna, most likely a high-end gun dealer.
Puzzles Upon Puzzles
It was the name “Werndl” that first grabbed my attention, attached to a very pretty…
Joe-Mama’s Hilltop Tavern, Grubville, Missouri. R.I.P.
One Day … Or, Here at Joe-Mama’s
Every single life-long hunter of my acquaintance is afflicted with one hopeless trait: A nagging…
Robert Ruark’s own best works, although some of his finest short articles, like “Leopard in the Rain,” are included only in hard-to-find posthumous anthologies. Hunters and anglers are used to seeking the unfindable, however, so this is just one more grail.
A Periodic Reminder
Every so often it occurs to me to remind readers that if they haven’t read…
…and a John Fox Twigg duelling pistol, circa 1775. He finds it very restful.
Trade Show Blues
Had everything gone according to plan, I would be writing this from the annual Dallas…
Not a still-life watercolor, but close enough. A little reading material and all, in its own subterranean way, interconnected.
Words About Words About Words
If that seems like a fatuous truism, then I congratulate you not only on your…
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…
Patterns in the Cloud
For more than a century, the ability to see a shot pattern in the air…
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…
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