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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 1998

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Westley Richards & Co.

Topics: "Westley Richards & Company, making as good a gun as can be made. Plans to reintgroduce an improved smallbore version of the Ovundo are in the works and the Bournbrook workshop is still turning out best rifles and guns." Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Westley Richards

  • By: Douglas Tate

Lan'i Pine Sporting Clays

Topics: Tom Selleck hosts kickoff benefit for Ducks Unlimited. Dealer(s): "Hawaii,HI"

  • By: Laurie Morrow

What a Tangled Web We Weave

Topics: The Major outfoxes his hunting friends who have bet him that one of them would get a limit of pheasants before he could.

  • By: Galen Winter

The Book

Topics: Keeping a diary is one way to share your life with your children.

  • By: William J. Morrissey

The Westley Richards Droplock

Topics: Actually "droplock" is an Americanism. Westley Richards and the rest of the English gun trade refer to this system as a "hand-detachable lock." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Westley Richards

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Freelancing For Ducks

Topics: The best birds (ducks) don't come easy. Dealer(s): "North Carolina,NC" Dog Type(s): Teal Duck

  • By: Eddie Nickens

The Vintage Cup '98

Topics: The 1998 Vintage Cup (World Side-by-Side Championships and Exibition schedule is presented.

The Swing of Things

Topics: "Once you have proper foot placement and posture, what happens next should be one economical movement that combines swing and gun mount to deliver the shot to the target."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

New Holloway & Naughton Completed

Topics: Holloway & Naughton announce production of a sidelock over/under. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holloway & Naughton

  • By: Richard Rawlingson

Classic Comeback: The New New Ithaca Double

Topics: New Ithaca double is back. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): NID

  • By: Vic Venters

Dubby on Shotguns

Topics: Andy Duffy talks about the guns he's used since a teenager. Lately he has been using a Browning Gold auto. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Browning

  • By: Andy Duffy

The Slump

Topics: Mired in the mother of all missing sprees. Dog Type(s): Dove

  • By: Rusty Ward

Upland & Outland

Topics: "Books reviewed: London Gunmakers by Nigel Brown, Hunting Upland Birds by Charles F. Waterman, The Italian Gun by Steve Smith & Laurie Morrow and Wing Shooting Doves by Gil Ash and Bruce Scott."

  • By: Bruce Buck

The Land of Versatility

Topics: Touring Nova Scotia on the ultimate mixed-bag hunt. Breed(s): Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dealer(s): "Nova Scotia,Canada" Dog Type(s): Grouse American Woodcock Pheasant Duck

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Is a Collector's License for You?

Topics: The advantage of having a Collectors License (issued by the BATF) discussed.

  • By: Ronald Kirby

The Bruchet/Darne

Topics: "Review of the Darne. There are a few unconventional features such as it's sliding breech block, but there is a lot to like about Darnes, including the price." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Darne (Bruchet) Remington Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "R-series,V-series"

  • By: Vic Venters

At 13 Dover Street

Topics: "Boss & Companya'no automation, we still have respect for our forebears." Dealer(s): "London,England"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

"Rolling Plains, Texas Quail"

Topics: Bobwhite hunting the way granddad liked it. Texas Wings mobile hunting lodgea'two 33-foor trailers and a cook tent anchor the operation. Manufacturer(s): Texas Wings Dealer(s): "Texas,TX" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

  • By: Vic Venters

Safety & Transportation

Topics: "Products reviewed: Liberty's Presidential gun safe, dog trailers from Jones Trailer Company, Wild Hare's Tournament Bag and Pro Ears hearing protection from Ridgeline, Inc." Manufacturer(s): "Ridgeline, Inc.,Wild Hare,Jones Trailer Co.,Liberty Safe & Security Products"

  • By: Tim Leary

"Bloody, Bloody Guineas"

Topics: "Clint Gielink, who specializes in guiding wingshooters, says downing a guinea fowl is almost in the same league as taking a greater kudu or leopard; these birds are that smart and elusive." Dealer(s): "Africa,South Africa,Botswana" Dog Type(s): Guinea Fowl

  • By: Terry Wieland

Hunting In Range

Topics: Proper training of a great shooting dog begins with good genetics and plenty of time and effort. A hunting dog out of range is often out of control.

  • By: George Hickox

Function Follows Form

Topics: Concentration of form is essential to good shooting.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Westley's Trying Century

Topics: To have survived England's difficult 20th Century as a privately owned gunmaker (Westley Richards) is remarkable. Dealer(s): England Gunmaker Craftsmen: Westley Richards

  • By: Vic Venters

The Guns of LeBeau-Courally

Topics: "Lebeau-Courally's most famous gun today is its Boss-like over/under. Through David Moore, one can order a Lebeau sidelock side-by-side, a Chambord over/under or a Boss-Verrees. " Dealer(s): Belgium Gunmaker Craftsmen: Lebeau-Courally

  • By: Vic Venters

Dynamic Handling: A Balancing Act

Topics: Discussion of gun balance and dynamic handling. Methods of moving the center of balance by shifting or adding (or subtracting) weight.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Loading for Low Recoil in Light Doubles

Topics: "Keys to loading shells to reduce recoil. Wad, powder and primer selection all affect recoil. Source list for components for loading low-recoil shells." Manufacturer(s): "Estate Cartridge,Ballistic Products, Inc.,Hodgdon Powder,Lyman Publications,Marksman, Inc.,DBI Books"

  • By: Les Greevy

"Goodbye, Old Paint"

Topics: Anecdotes about a 1981 GMC half-ton that is on its last legs.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Art of Deception

Topics: Photo essay: Texas decoy carvers pull the feathers over the wildfowl.


From the Editor

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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