Topics: Hunting in Hemingway’s footsteps in old East Africa. Dealer(s): Kenya Dog Type(s): Sand grouse mourning doves guinea fowl Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dickson&MacNaughton Alex Martin
Topics: “Opening day of duck season, traditions, and ducks that know legal shooting hours.” Dog Type(s): Mallard Black Duck
Topics: “Chris Hastings, owner and chef at Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club.”
Vintage Cup 2002
Topics: “Complete lineup of the 2002 Vintage Cup, including exhibitors and schedule of shooting events (p. 12).” Dealer(s): “Millbrook, NY”
The ‘Knick’ is Back
Topics: A limited run of 100 single-shot trap guns based on the frames and barrels left in the Ithaca plant when the Knick’s regular production was stopped in the 80s. Gunmaker Craftsmen: S.R. Lamboy& Co. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Knickerbocker Trap Gun
Seeing the Lead
Topics: How to think about and visualize the proper lead of a target.
Topics: “An overview of field trials, covering several organizing groups and breeds.”
Takes All Kinds
Topics: A tale of shooting over — and at — decoys. An old-time story of humoring a sport who wants to shoot the decoys for fun.
By: Ed Muderlak
Upland Essentials for Dog and Man
Topics: “Gear review of a beeper collar, dog booties, dog first aid kits and EMT Gel, upland hunting coat, hunting shirt.” Manufacturer(s): “Lovett’s Electronics, Charles Manufacturing, Creative Pet Products, Pbi/Gordon Corp., Boyt Harness Co., Lewis Ceek, Columbia Sportswear.”
Who Gloves Ya Baby?
Topics: Wearing gloves to protect gun and hands; avoiding leather leaching.
Topics: “Crossover stocks that resolve shooters’ problems with central vision, dominant or injured eyes.”
By: David Trevallion
Remembering the Labrador Duck
Topics: The mysterious extinction of the Labrador duck.
A Windy New-Moon Morning
Topics: Pursuing rails and memories in the Carolina Lowcountry. Dealer(s): “N. Carolina, Cooper River”
The Last in Line
Topics: Vic Venters’ final gun review after six years and 36 guns tested for the magazine. A report on the trends in double gun markets. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Bertuzzi Arrieta Fabarm Rottweil
Looking for Cover
Topics: The endless quest for landowner permission. Dog Type(s): Hungarian Partridge Pheasant
Doves of the Desert
Topics: Dove hunting in the Southwestern desert. Dealer(s): American Southwest
“Gold Medal Concours, Western Championship Results”
Topics: Complete list of winners from western fine gun concours and shooting events
Cocker Spaniel National Championship
Topics: Cocker spaniel national field trial championships held in Maine. Breed(s): Cocker Spaniel
Topics: “During a drought of American-made doubles, Japan’s Mirokus were imported under various American brand names to fill a small market niche.” Gunmaker Craftsmen: “Miroku Browning Daly, Charles Winchester” Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): “Daly 500, Browning BSS”
More Nonresident License Restrictions
Topics: New rules to limit number of waterfowl permits to non-residents in N.D.
Topics: “A tribute to lightweight, fast-handling 12-bores.” Gunmaker Craftsmen: Rosson Browning Beretta Alex Martin
A Day Afield with the Wee Scot
Topics: Author meets race driver Jackie Stewart in Italy where they drive fast to the Beretta factory and shoot trap with Signor Beretta and tour the works. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta
New American Target Hulls
Topics: Comparison and changes of shell hull designs and their implications for competitive shooters and reloaders. Manufacturer(s): “Remington,Federal,Winchester”
The Ubiquitous Screw-Grip
Topics: Evolution and history of the Patent Top Screw Grip guns produced in England by the thousands with screw-threaded bolting system operated by the toplever. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Webley&Scott Purdey William Evans
Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Topics: “Charity shoot, cocktail party and dinner for the National Forest Foundation.”
By: Nina Rumbough
Topics: “Cesare Giovanelli, of the Val Trompia region, engraved a Sept. 11 memorial to send to Presdident Bush and Mayor Giuliani.”
Repetitive Learning Syndrome
Topics: Seek the advice and perspective of several shooting coaches for excellence.
Cogswell & Harrison Acquires Harrison & Hussey
Topics: A current British gunmaker with long ties criss-crossing the trade has bought the name and records of a similar but defunct gunmaker. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Cogswell & Harrison Harrison & Hussey Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Woodward O/U
Topics: “Review of the books “Woodcock Shooting”, “A High Lonesome Call”, The Watercolors of Chet Reneson.””
Rio Piedra Plantation
Topics: “A trip to Rio Piedra Plantation in Camilla, Georgia for a guided quail hunt.” Breed(s): English Pointer English Setter Dealer(s): “Rio Piedra, Georgia”
“Keith Kearcher, Old World Gunsmith”
Topics: A self-trained gunsmith who specializes in browning damascus barrels.
Reproducing Gough Thomas’s Device
Topics: “Author describes the construction and use of a torsion pendulum to measure the moment of inertia of a shotgun, based on Gough Thomas’s descriptions.”
From the Editor
Topics: “Editorial changes, Bill Ruger, Bob Wehle & The Vintage Cup”