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Shooting Sportsman, May/June 1999

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Storing & Protecting

Topics: "Products reviewed: single and double gun cases from Galazan, Shamrock dog trailers from Tyler Coach Mfg., Americase's Incognito duffel covered gun case, 10X's microstop rain gear and the Bug Baffler Shirt from Sun Rise Sports Co." Manufacturer(s): "Galazan,Tyler Coach Mfg.,Americase,10X,Sun

  • By: Tim Leary

A Matter of Proportion

Topics: The aesthetics of a well-proportioned gunstock.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

The Passenger Pigeon

Topics: Passenger pigeons once existed in such large numbers that one flock was estimated to contain more than 2 billion birds.

  • By: Ed Muderlak

Bohemian Rhapsody

Topics: Photo essay: Pheasant hunting in the Czech Republic Dealer(s): Czech Republic Dog Type(s): Pheasant

Vintage Lessons

Topics: Winners of the 1998 Vintage Cup reveal the ammunition they used to win their event.

  • By: Les Greevy

Poli's Ivory Deluxe

Topics: The Poli Ivory Deluxe is an Italian-build British-style Anson & Deeley. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Poli Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Ivory Deluxe

  • By: Vic Venters

Small Wonders

Topics: The formidable .410Afor woodcock Dog Type(s): American Woodcock Gamebird(s): 0.41 Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Smith, L.C."

  • By: Peter S. Stanley

Iron & Steel Intertwined

Topics: Unraveling the mysteries of damascus barrels

  • By: Charles Fergus

The G-Gun

Topics: Greener's first quality G-Gun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W."

  • By: Vic Venters

Tomato Juice

Topics: The Major uses a skunk as a means to more get tomato juice.

  • By: Galen Winter

The Arrow & the Italian

Topics: For every shooter there is a perfect guna'the ideal relationship can not be one-sided.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Stopping on Runners

Topics: A hunter with a loaded gun chasing a dog that's tracing a running gamebird is an accident waiting to happen. Better to train the dog to stop on runners until you can catch up at a safe pace.

  • By: George Hickox

King George Hammerguns Sold

Topics: King Goerge's hammerguns sold at auction.

  • By: Douglas Tate

New Authorized History of Remington Available

Topics: New book on Remington available. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Remington

A Nice Set of Threads

Topics: Great description of the multitude of screws (pins in England) found in all manner of shotguns and how a gunmaker repairs or replaces them.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Unreliable G-Gun?

Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W."

  • By: Vic Venters

Double Gun Days

Topics: Sportmen's Club of Aurora putting on their annual Double Gun Days event.

  • By: Ed Muderlak


Topics: Brief story about hunting dogs that count on their owner to keep hunting and to make every shot. Breed(s): German Shorthaired Pointer

  • By: Rick Bass

The How & Why of It

Topics: "Books reviewed: More Shotguns and Shooting by Michael McIntosh, Hunting the Sun by Ted Nelson Lundrigan, Western Wings by Ben O. Williams and Windward Crossings by Chuck Petrie."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Short Chambers & Steep Cones

Topics: Valuable information on which ammunition to use when shooting a gun with short chambers (2 1/2") and steep forcing cones.

  • By: Charles Fergus

Sheyenne Valley Lodge

Dealer(s): "North Dakota,ND" Dog Type(s): Duck

  • By: Bill Buckley

Exorcising the Demon

Topics: Dealing with self-doubt can involve everything from shooting a lot of targets to taking a respite from the game.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Wild Harvest Videos Introduced

Topics: Three videos on the care and cooking of game. The Gamebird Collector Set is available from Wild Harvest Videos.

  • By: Tom Davis

Kent Gamebore's Tungsten Matrix

Topics: Testing this new non-toxic shot on perdiz and ducks in Uruguay. Dealer(s): Uruguay

  • By: Douglas Tate

W.W. Greener to Unveil New Damascus Guns

Topics: W.W. Greener will build new guns using a small supply of original damascus tubes. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W."

  • By: Vic Venters

A Duck For Tom

Topics: Giving new meaning to the 'come-back' call. Duck hunting after friends funeral. Dealer(s): "Alabama,AL"

  • By: Rusty Ward

Forty Years of Grouse

Topics: We ended up flushing 42 birds in just five or six hours of hunting

  • By: Chuck Robbins

Big Going

Topics: Quail hunting where Jessie once rode Dealer(s): "Missouri,MO" Dog Type(s): Quail Pheasant

  • By: Geoffrey Norman

The Game Fair

Topics: The 1998 CLA Game Fair is a celebration of fieldsports in merry old England. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain,"

  • By: Terry Wieland

Hickox's Poli

Topics: Hickox has been pleased enough with the Ivory that he's order a Poli hammergun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Poli Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Ivory Deluxe

  • By: Vic Venters

The Safest Place in the World to Wear Fur

Topics: Overview of the Safari Club International convention in Reno. The three-barrel Ferlach shotgun was highlighted.

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Primo Parkers on the Block at Butterfield & Butterfield

Topics: Butterfield & Butterfield to auction 32 prime Parkers. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros.

Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Topics: The best anti-bear weapon a bird hunter can carry is alertness.

  • By: Robert F. Jones


From the Editor

Topics: "Editorial includes discussion of importance of wildlife conservation groups like Ducks Unlimited, The Ruffed Grouse Society, Quail Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. Also mentioned were the number of new double gun events around the country and the upcomming Readers & Writers Wingshoots."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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