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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 1999

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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The Ledges Inn on the Miramichi

Topics: "Hunting or fishing, The Ledges Inn is a great place to relax." Dealer(s): "Canada,New Brunswick"

  • By: Vic Venters

Japan's Hidden Gems

Topics: "The Miroku guns sold under the Browning name are well known, but less known are the hand finished guns that come from the manufacturer's custom shop." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning

  • By: Richard Rawlingson

Building a Gunroom Library

Topics: Start your gunroom library with a bibliography of books pertaining to your paticular interests. Included here is a list of sporting book sellers and a list of books that could form the basis of any shooter's library.

  • By: Ed Muderlak

Pheasants in the Heartland

Topics: "Pheasant numbers are up in much of the Midwest. State by state (SD, IA & MT) rundown of the pheasant situation." Dealer(s): "South Dakota,SD,Iowa,IA,Montana MT"

  • By: Larry Brown

Papa's Beretta

Topics: Papa's (Hemingway) Beretta S3 to be auctioned Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): S3

  • By: Vic Venters

Birds in Uruguay

Dealer(s): Uruguay Dog Type(s): Dove Pigeon Perdiz Duck

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Incoming Flight

Topics: Winston Churchill's sculpture viewed at Vintage Cup Gauge: Winston Churchill

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

"Ready, Set, Hunt"

Topics: Some how-tos of getting a dog physically fit for hunting season.

  • By: George Hickox

Heston's Miracle in Atlanta

Topics: Charlton Heston delivers keynote address at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's State of the Industry report. Dealer(s): "Georgia,GA"

  • By: Robert M. Hausman

Turning The Screw

Topics: The quickest way to screw up a good gun is to forcefully apply chisel-like instruments to its external surfaces. All about screws and the use of proper screwdrivers.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The California Side By Side Society

Topics: "About the California Side By Side Society, their events and their likely affiliation with the Vintagers." Dealer(s): "California,CA"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Michael & Cynthia Keller

Topics: Michael & Cynthia Keller of Restaurant du Village offer their black duck receipe. Dealer(s): "Connecticut,CT"

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Shooting Schools: Fad or Trend?

Topics: What to look for in a coach or school? It boils down to what you seek in any skill-based fee-for-hire service.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The Shooting Party

Topics: Photo essay: shooting grouse in Northern England. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain" Dog Type(s): Red Grouse

Guests & Hosts

Topics: Stories of the behavior of various guests and hosts.

  • By: Tom Davis

Vintage Cup '99 Adds Double Rifle Shoot

Topics: The 1999 Vintage Cup will add two categories for double-rifles to their list of events.

"Dale Tate, Gunmaker"

Topics: "Dalt Tate wrapped the stock wrist with yards of rag, which he drenched with vegetable oil. Then he lit his torch."

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Where Ther's Smoke

Topics: A blackpowder evangelist preaches muzzleloading shotguns. Hunting with a muzzleloader is like stepping back in time and offers a certain satisfaction. Helpful info on buying a muzzleloader double gun.

  • By: David Foster

Gunfitting Concepts: British v. American

Topics: Why a typical British gunfit might not suit the American way of hunting.

  • By: Chris Batha

Second Helpings

Topics: "Books reviewed: Moss, Mallards and Mules by Robert Brister, Birdhunter by Richared Grozik, Eat Like a Wild Man by Rebecca Gray and Chased by the Light by Jim Brandenburg. "

  • By: Bruce Buck


Topics: Youngsters shoots his first duck. Dog Type(s): Mallard

  • By: Ross Kushner

From Carrying to Calling

Topics: "Products reviewed: Cover Cloth Strap Vest from C.C. Filson, Browning's aluminum gun case, Bushnell's Legend series binoculars and the MorWhistle duck call from New Version Calls." Manufacturer(s): "Bushnell,C.C. Filson,Browning,New Version Calls,"

  • By: Tim Leary

Loading for the 28 & .410

Topics: "Handloading 28-gauge and .410 shells not only saves money, but allows for versatility.,Resources for sub-gauge reloading supplies included here."

  • By: Les Greevy

A Full Quiver

Topics: Shooters can have more than one "perfect arrow"a'a gun that is suited ideally to them. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "AyA (Aguirre y Aranzabal) Fox, A.H. Arrieta"

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Search for Singularity

Topics: Single triggers are the oldest refinement of all.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

New Vintage Chapters

Topics: "New Vintager chapters: Colorado, Maine, Georgia, Pennslyvania, Texas and Wisconsin."

The Ultimate Custom Parker

Topics: A 28-gauge Parker &%238225; la Jerry Fisher and Winston Churchill Gamebird(s): 28 Gauge: "Winston Churchill, Jerry Fisher" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros.

  • By: Charlie Price

The Griffin & Howe Madison

Topics: "The Griffin & Howe Madison is essentially a Superposed build int he Browning custom shop in Leige, Belgium." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Griffin & Howe Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Madison

  • By: Vic Venters

From One Old Girl to Another

Topics: Story of two old girls hunting grousea'it was to be the shorthair's last season. Dealer(s): "Maine,ME"

  • By: Barbara Haupt

The Social Animal

Topics: A new hunter is initiated to the group.

  • By: Galen Winter

Farewell to a Sportsman

Topics: Last hunt with Joe Judge.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

A Family Concern

Topics: "For three generations, Arrrietas have built guns in Spain. History of the gunmaker and list of authorized U.S. dealers." Dealer(s): "Spain," Gunmaker Craftsmen: Arrieta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "model 931,model 875"

  • By: Terry Wieland


From the Editor

Topics: "Editorial: The Littleton, Colorado school shootings and Wall Street Journal article on double guns are the topics here."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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