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Shooting Sportsman, January/February 2000

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For Want of a Pin

Topics: "In England, the craftsman who made the pins and screws in the gun trade were known as "screwers". "

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Rock Springs Ranch

Topics: Continental style pheasant shooting at Rock Springs Ranch in California. Testing a Rigby .470 Nitro Express on wild pigs. Dealer(s): "California,CA" Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Having a Fit

Topics: "To shoot consistently one needs a sound technique and a gun that fits. A compentent,gunfitting involves try-gun and examining shooting technique too. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Ducks of Paradise

Topics: King-size waterfowl in the land of the Kiwis. Dealer(s): New Zealand Dog Type(s): Duck

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

An Okavango Oasis

Topics: Hunting francolin and doves on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Dealer(s): "Botswana,Africa" Dog Type(s): Francolin Dove

  • By: Chris Dorsey

Tackling Rabbits with a Side-by-Side

Topics: "When shooting rabbits, the pull-away technique is the method of choice."

  • By: Chris Batha

Old Friends

Topics: "Books reviewed: The Gordon MacQuarrie Sporting Treasury, The Gordon MacQuarrie Trilogy and The Gordon MacQuarrie Trilogy on Tape, True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway and Corey Ford Sporting Treasury edited by Chuck Petrie."

  • By: Bruce Buck

The Gunroom at Robin Hollow Outfitters

Topics: "Photo essay of the gunroom at Robin Hollow in Wickford, RI." Dealer(s): Rhode Island

Pro-Staff: Separating Wheat from Chaff

Topics: The advantages and importance of going to a true professional shooting instructor. The SCA has instituted the Pro-Staff programa'affiliation program with well-known US coaches.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

New Damascus Mega-Gun for the Millennium

Topics: Gunmaker John Harris makes a new damascus 4-bore. Gamebird(s): 4 Gauge: G.E. Lewis & Sons

  • By: David Grant

"Christie's Sale of Fine Sporting Guns & Vintage Firearms London, September 22, 1999"

Topics: Some interesting sales results from September 1999 Christie's gun auction. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Grant, Stephen Greener, W.W. Holland & Holland Winchester Purdey"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The Hammergun Romance Part II

Topics: What's new in old-style guns. Gunmaker Craftsmen: S.I.A.C.E. Bertuzzi Abbiatico & Salvinelli (Famars) Piotti

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The Vintager District Check Shooting Vest

Topics: Norton & Sons' Vintager Distruct Check Shooting Vest offers all-tweed vest in hunters orange. Manufacturer(s): "Norton & Sons, Ltd."

  • By: Vic Venters

Redlegs on the Green

Topics: Hunting Spanish partridge with Jack Jansma of Wingshooting Adventures. Dealer(s): Spain Dog Type(s): Red-legged Partridge

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Short Cases & Roll Crimps

Topics: Making and/or reloading short shells with a roll-crimp. Sources for componenst. Manufacturer(s): "Accurate Arms Co., Inc.,Ballistic Products, Inc.,Hodgdon Powder Co.,Polywad, Inc."

  • By: Les Greevy

Song of the Southwest

Topics: The Southwesta'where quail hunting memories linger longer. Breed(s): Brittany Dealer(s): "Texas TX,New Mexico NM" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail Scaled (Blue) Quail Gambel's (Desert) Quail

  • By: Tom Huggler

Return of a Classic

Topics: Historical background on the Ithica Gun Company and review of the reintroduced Ithica NID. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): NID

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Mearns Quail & The Politics of Grass

Topics: "Mearns are the rarest N. American quail, and they require 10-inch grasses for nesting." Dealer(s): "Arizona AZ,New Mexico NM,Chihuahua Mexico" Dog Type(s): "Mearns (Harlequin, Montezuma) Quail"

  • By: Web Parton

Spring Side-by-Side Shoots

Topics: Listing of shoots for spring of 2000.

New Anglo-Italian Competition Gun Unveiled

Topics: Kennedy Gunmakers introduces new over/under for clays shooting. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Kennedy Gunmakers

  • By: Richard Rawlingson

Rich Cole: Beretta Specialist

Topics: Rich Cole was trained by Beretta. He services Berettas and imports Poli boxlocks from Italy. Dealer(s): Maine ME Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Poli

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shooting with Annie Oakley's Gun

Topics: "Upon examining scratches on the stock, I made out a "P", an "M" and some squiggle that must have been "Z". Annie Oakley's real name was Phoebe Mozee." Gamebird(s): 0.41 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Harrington & Richardson

  • By: Guy N. Smith

"Through The Glass, Darkly"

Topics: Wingshooting's future (the future of man) is only as bright as we're willing to make it. Human overpopulation is overwhelming nature.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Chef Marcel Mendel

Topics: Chef Mendel from Le Chateau Monetbello in Quebec cooks roast breast of Breme Lake duck. Dealer(s): "Quebec,Canada"

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Scottish Smallbores

Topics: "David McKay Brown is building an elegant .410, but this article lalso ooks at his smoothbore guns of all gauges as well as big-bore double rifles. " Dealer(s): "Scotland,Great Britain" Gamebird(s): 0.41 Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Brown, David McKay"

  • By: John Ian Gregson

Watson Bros. Smallbore Round-Body

Topics: Building a bespoke 20-bore at Watson Bros. for an American customer. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain" Gamebird(s): 20 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Watson Bros.

  • By: Vic Venters

"Jackets, Dekes & Talk Radios"

Topics: "Products reviewed: fleece shooting jacket from Shoot The Moon, Motrola's two-way radios, the Ptarmigan jacket from British Sporting Arms, Mirage Full Body/Shell Canada Goose decoys from G & H Decoys, Inc." Manufacturer(s): "G & H Decoys, Inc.,Motorola,British Sporting Arms, Ltd.,Shoot The Moon,"

  • By: Tim Leary

Preventive Medicine

Topics: "Interview with Chuck DeVinne regarding preventive measures that can insure your dog's good health after a hunt? Covers bathing, teeth, ears, parasites and shots / vaccinations."

  • By: George Hickox


From the Editor

Topics: Editorial: The Vintage Cup at Addieville visited by hurricane Floyd and it's new venue at Sandanona in N.Y. The addition of the Under The Hammer section to SSM and reminder about sporting clays clinic at White Oak Plantation.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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