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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…
A good day in North Dakota in 2012. At least, Leon looks content, and the Charles Lancaster did its job well. North and South Dakota are proud of their pheasant populations — but the future looks grim.
History Explains Everything
It appears this will be yet another mediocre pheasant year in South Dakota, which means…
This J. Braddell & Son combination gun from the 1870s is a marvel of good taste and a testament to the skill of the anonymous Birmingham craftsmen who created it.
Ruminations of a Scroll Guy
Would that I had a dollar for every time someone has picked up a gun…
H.J. Hussey pigeon gun from around 1912, restocked in 2008. H.J. himself was a noted pigeon shooter, gambler, and all-around rogue, but his “best” guns were truly best.
Understanding Pigeon Guns
As a teenager, poring longingly over the Browning catalogue, I was puzzled. Why, I wondered,…
Stevens Model 47 “Modern Range,” built on the 44½ (NOT the older 44) action.
Wins and Losses
Anyone with an ounce of humanity would sympathize with the evaluators of guns and compilers…
This iconic (and archaic) engraving of an old-time trap shooter appeared on the frame of the famous Ithaca 4E, almost from start to finish.
Revisiting the King of Trap Guns
Trap guns, especially old trap guns, have a magic all their own. They are to…
The Starr carbine.
Every so often, it’s good to delve into the past and see how things used…
The .264 Winchester Magnum from 1958 (left) compared with the .26 Nosler, 55 years later.
Way back in 1988, I bought a Parker-Hale chambered for the venerable 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser,…
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…
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