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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 2004

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Editor's Note

Enough is enough; finally fighting the good fight.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Horses & Huns

A wonderful ride for Huns & sage grouse

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Fifth Annual Southern Side-by-Side Championship & Exhibition

For the fifth consecutive year, the Southern Side-by-Side Championship & Exhibition will return to Deep River Sporting Clays, near Raleigh/Durham, in central North Carolina. The shoot, which includes a tented exhibition featuring some of the world's finest gun dealers and gunmakers, will be held from

  • By: Vic Venters

William O'Brien, from Purdey's, 1921-2003

William "Bill" O'Brien, a gunmaker steeped in the traditions of the London trade, died in November at the age of 81. Yet even with his passing, it's clear that, through him, the near-mythic traditions of British fine gunmaking have been passed along to other craftsmen. O'Brien was born in Paddington

  • By: Ed Carroll

Spring Shoots: Left Coast & Midwest

If North Carolina in late April won't work for you, there's a pair of great shoots and shows this spring that might better suit your schedule. The first is the Western Double Gun & Rifle Championships, from April 1 to 4, at Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve, in Ione, California. This promises to be the

  • By: Ed Carroll

Teague Barrel Liners

With recent advances in technology, owners of guns with pitted steel barrels or questionable Damascus tubes have another option for rescuing their firearms from "wall-hanger" limbo. As recently reported in SSM (Technicana, Nov/Dec '03 & Jan/Feb '04), the process of barrel restoration by monoblock sleeving

  • By: Clair Kofoed

NIDs by Any Other Name

Dakota Arms still plans an expanded shotgun line, though the plan has changed. Dakota Chairman and CEO Charlie Kokesh says some of the new guns will be based on improvements to the classic New Ithaca Double design, but the "I" word -- or any of the other names or trademarks owned by the Ithaca Gun Co.

  • By: Ed Carroll

Vintage Pigeon Guns

Purpose-built guns for grounding flyers

  • By: Rick Pratt



MORE FOR BIRD DOG FANS The Bird Dog Foundation of Grand Junction, Tennessee has expanded its footprint in the world, both with concrete and steel and in the now-familiar "virtual" sense. The Foundation, whose West Tennessee campus already includes the National Bird Dog Museum and the Field Trial Hall

  • By: Ed Carroll
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