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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 2003

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"T.R. White & Co., Gunmakers"

Topics: "The history of the firm of T.R. White & Co., one of the few British best-gun makers to enter the field in recent times." Gunmaker Craftsmen: T.R. White

American-Engraved Custom Guns

Topics: "Brief history of American fine gun engravers, including Winston Churchill, Michael Dubber, and Barry Lee Hands" Manufacturer(s): Griffin & Howe Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Fox, A.H. Parker Bros."

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

When A Side-by-Side beats an Over/Under

Topics: "Batha, chief shooting instructor for the EJ Churchill Shooting School, explains that the broader sighting plain of the SxS can help shooters with eye dominance problems." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Churchill

  • By: Chris Batha

In the Valley of the Little Knife

Topics: "Hunting pheasants in the valley of the Little Knife River, North Dakota." Breed(s): Gordon Setter Dealer(s): "North Dakota,TTT Ranch" Dog Type(s): Pheasant Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Fox, A.H."

At Wit's (For)End

Topics: "A thorough description of the Anson forend mechanism, its design, maintenance, disassembly and troubleshooting."

  • By: David Trevallion

Quail of the Mountain

Topics: "Hunting moutain quail in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, scrambling in tough terrain to find a fairly exotic gamebird." Breed(s): Brittany Labrador Retriever Dealer(s): "Cascade Mountains,Southwest Oregon" Dog Type(s): Mountain Quail Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Fox, A.H." Gunmaker Manufacturer(s):

"SKB Doubles, Part I"

Topics: "SKB's doubles, imported by Ithaca and then independently, flourished in the American market in the '60s, '70s and '80s." Manufacturer(s): "Stoeger,Sarasqueta,Ithaca" Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Rossin, Charles Ithaca"

The Supernatural

Topics: The Major tells his story of a brush with the supernatural while hunting.

  • By: Galen Winter

From Barrelmaking to Brushwork

Topics: "Reviews of three books: "Spanish Best: The Fine Shotguns of Spain," by Terry Wieland; "Reflections, Man and Boy: An Australian Hunter's Whimsy," by Ron Forsyth; and "The Paintings of Eldridhe Hardy: Art of a Life in Sport," by Eldridge Hardie."

2002 International Sporting Classic

Topics: Shooters from 21 states and overseas enjoyed an "open" shoot with challenging targets. Dealer(s): "Rose Hill Farm, nashville, NC"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Birds in Boer Country

Topics: "An extensive bird-hunting tour of South Africa, with history of the Boer War and the hunting traditions of the British Empire and the Dutch settlers." Breed(s): English Pointer Dealer(s): South Africa Dog Type(s): Francolin spurfowl yellow-billed duck Hottentot buttonquail

Woodcock of the Western Isles

Topics: Photo essay of driven woodcock shoot in Ireland.

Conditioning&Feeding for optimal Performance

Topics: Physical conditioning regimen for high-performance dogs and the nutrition to support it.

  • By: George Hickox

Helping Hunt of a Lifetime

Topics: "Users at SSM's online bulletin board raised $5,000 for Hunt of a Lifetime, which helps terminally ill children."

The Holland & Holland Grand Match of Shooting and Field Trials

Topics: "A weekend gathering at a fancy West Virginia grand hotel for testing H&H guns, Range Rovers and eating and drinking well." Dealer(s): The Greenbrier Inn Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holland & Holland

  • By: Bruce Buck

Shooting Short 10s

Topics: "Finding, reloading and using shorter, lighter 10 ga. shotshells." Manufacturer(s): "Bismuth,Briley,Ballistic Products Imc.,Gamebore,Remington,Winchester"

  • By: Les Greevy

American Engravers Profiles

Topics: SSM's Fine Gunmaking columnist describes a new volume profiling the members of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Searching the records of a Gunmaker's Gunmaker

Topics: "On the occasion of their pending sale, the author reads through record books of Webley & Scott, the Birmingham gunmaker which manufactured many guns for other makers to finish. Partial history of the firm." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Webley and Scott

  • By: John Ian Gregson

"Shoots, tours & Adventures"

Topics: "A thorough description of SSM's Shoots, Tours and Adventures for 2003, including Val Trompia, Vintage Cup Merry Widows, paul Nelson Farm, The Diana Shoot, King and Bartlett, Tulcan Lodge and Rio Piedra."

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Guest Gun: Toys in the Attic

Topics: "Author describes a long-neglected LC Smith Specialty Grade two-barrel set in its case rescued from a friend's attic. When he sends the case for restoration, it reveals that the gun was originally purchased by John Olin." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Smith, L.C."

  • By: Tod Dawson

The Rookie

Topics: Two old bird-hunting friends introduce a newcomer to the sport of chasing a Brittany through grouse and woodcock cover. Breed(s): Brittany Dealer(s): Maine Dog Type(s): Coot American Woodcock

Perazzi MX8/20 28-Gauge

Topics: "Review of the Perazzi MX8/20 in 28 ga., custom ordered for the author's dove shoots in Argentina." Manufacturer(s): "Andrew Litt,Giacomo Arrighini" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Perazzi Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): MX8/20

  • By: Bruce Buck

From Clays to Z

Topics: "A review of shooting accessories, including vests, a cart, a bag and some glasses." Manufacturer(s): "LL Bean,Barbour,Rugged Gear,Bob Allen,Randolph Ranger"

  • By: Tim Leary

"Exorcism by Skeet, Part I"

Topics: "Shooting skeet for technique, not scores, can dramatically improve field shooting success."

  • By: Michael McIntosh


From The Editor

Saying goodbye to Robert F. Jones

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Topics: "Support for 16 gauge guns, two reactions to regulated non-resident hunting, a fan of 8 1/2 shotshells, disagreeing about lightweight 12s." Manufacturer(s): Polywad


Topics: "LC Smith Collectors Assoc., E.J. Churchill, Dickson & MacNaughton, Thomas Horsley, Holt's Auctioneers."

  • By: Vic Venters
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