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Shooting Sportsman, January/February 1999

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Wingshooting in New Zealand

Topics: "New Zealand offers waterfowling with hunting pheasants, quail and chukar comming on (in the future)." Dealer(s): New Zealand Dog Type(s): Duck

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Sporting on the Clock

Topics: The trick is to focus soley on the target.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Anything but Bland

Topics: The Thomas Bland .360-gauge boxlock auctioned by Holt & Kidner's had an interesting history. Gamebird(s): 0.36 Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Bland, Thomas"

  • By: John Ian Gregson

Firearms Industry Launches PR Campaign

Topics: Firearms industry to impose .5% surcharge on hunting supplies to fund PR campaign.

  • By: Robert M. Hausman

"The "New" James Purdey & Sons, Ltd."

Topics: "Change but no change at Purdey's, London's most venerable maker." Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain," Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Vic Venters

New Products

Topics: "New products reviewed: Beretta's Whitewing O/U, Cabela's Ultimate Hunting Bag, the Tun Trader's Guide and the Shooter's Bible and Outers' Auto-Flight Master line of electric traps." Manufacturer(s): "Beretta USA,Cabela's,Outers,Stoeger Publishing Co.," Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s):

New Standards in 12 Gauge

Topics: Discussing standard target loads.

  • By: Les Greevy

The Royal Macbob

Topics: Author describes scoring his royal Macbob.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

The Wait

Topics: "With duck hunting, anticipation is half the fun." Dog Type(s): Canvasback Wigeon

  • By: Samuel Lucy

"More Good Guns, More Buts... "

Topics: Important lessons about buying a used gun. Check it out first so you don't spend more on repairs than the gun is worth.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

"Have Cleaning Kit, Will Travel"

Topics: PVC pipe makes a good traveling case for gun cleaning gear.

  • By: Matt Mullins

The Hands Have It

Topics: Hands are the shooter's primary connection to the gun.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Quest for a Vest

Topics: Review of shooting vests from Orvis and C.C. Filson. Manufacturer(s): "C.C. Filson Company,Orvis"

  • By: Bruce Buck

A Case With a Name

Topics: Cleaning the grime from the case of the Purdey hammer gun uncovered the name "Lord Ripon". Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Carl GraybillJr

Winter Reading

Topics: "Books reviewed: Remington Double Shotguns by Charles G. Semmer, Ithaca Featherlight Repeaters by Walter Claude Snyder, Bobs, Brush and Brittanies by Joel Vance, Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing by Patrick F. McManus and A Bibliography of American Sporting Books by M.L. Biscotti."

  • By: Bruce Buck

From Bagging to Beeping

Topics: "Products reviewed: Mad Dog dry bag from Stearns, Inc., a portable propane heater from B.P. Products, Napier's handy field patches and pull through gun cleaning kit, a travel alarm from Swiss Army Brands and a beeper collar from ATS Sonic." Manufacturer(s): "ATS-Sonic,Swiss Army Brands,Napier,

  • By: Tim Leary

The Best-Laid Plans...

Topics: The Major spends 3 days cabin-bound with his hunting buddies during a gale.

  • By: Galen Winter

German (Gun) Collectors Association Formed

Topics: German Gun Collectors Association formed.

  • By: Vic Venters

Uncle Dan Lefever - Part I

Topics: Part I: The man behind the guns and Lefever company history. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Lefever

  • By: Rick Pratt

I. Rizzini 16-gauge

Topics: "The I. Rizzini 15-gauge is built on a true 16-gauge frame. The gun was lively, with just enough weight-forward bias to smooth a swing." Gamebird(s): 16 Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Rizzini, Isidoro (F.A.I.R.)" Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 500

  • By: Vic Venters

Technologically Speaking: Building Best Guns by Computer

Topics: Modern technology reaches the gunmaking industry.

  • By: Bruce Owen

Wings Over Africa

Topics: Shooting Guinea Fowl and Francolins in South Africa. Dealer(s): "Africa,Zimbabwe" Dog Type(s): Guinea Fowl Francolin

  • By: Geoffrey Norman

Birdy Places

Topics: Discussion of grouse habitat. Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse

  • By: William G. Tapply

A Half-Brace at Innerwick

Topics: Going for grouse on the Scottish Moors. Dealer(s): Scotland Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Peter S. Stanley

"From Russia, With Birds"

Topics: Hunting capercaillie in Russia. Dealer(s): Russia Dog Type(s): Capercaillie

  • By: Tom Huggler

Guns & Rain

Topics: Tips on waterproofing your gun.

  • By: Charles Fergus

"New Woodwards, Old Guns"

Topics: Purdey makes over/unders and side-by-sides under the Woodward name. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Woodward, James"

  • By: Vic Venters


Topics: Photo essay of Tony Galazan's (Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Company) workshop. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Galazan (Connecticut Shotgun Mfg.)

Buyer Beware

Topics: Hunters interested in buying a pup should do their homework and understand the inherent risks.

  • By: George Hickox

Things of Beauty

Topics: Aspreys are the rarest of London guns. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Asprey

  • By: Silvio Calabi

"Of Time & the Workbench, Part II"

Topics: "The metal parts of a best-quality gun are repaired or replaced with handwork. The tools, proceedures and the time it takes to accomplish the task."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion


From the Editor

Topics: This editorial reflects on the previous fall's hunting and reminds shooters and hunters to support the NRA.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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