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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 1996

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Ten Things Men Look for in a Gun

Topics: Spoof comparing guns with women and the way men judge and look at both.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Gifted Shooters

Topics: "Products reviewed: Cold Weather Coat by Chimere, Endurance jacket by Barbour, McIntosh Birdshooter boots by W. C. Russel Moccasin Co., Shoot the Moon vest for women, Sportsman remote training collar by Tri-Tronics and a copper washed pocket knife by Baretta." Manufacturer(s): "Beretta U.S.A,Tri-Tronics,

  • By: Tim Leary


Topics: "Labs, chocolate, yellow or black outsidea'heart of gold inside." Breed(s): Labrador Retriever

  • By: Jerry Warrington

The Ditch of Doom

Topics: Small waters and tiny ponds produce intimate waterfowling hotspots. Dog Type(s): Mallard Gadwall

  • By: Bill Buckley

If Only They Could Talk

Topics: Story of two early American gunmakers. What tales these guns could tell.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The A.A. Brown Supreme Deluxe

Dealer(s): "Birmingham England,Great Britain" Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Brown, A.A." Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Supreme Delux

  • By: Vic Venters

The Language Barrier

Topics: The Major and origins of words.

  • By: Galen Winter

Unraveling Rivelling

Topics: "Rivelling, derived from a word meaning wrinkled, is caused by a sliding object (shot or wad) moving against another object (barrel tube) and briefly meeting resistance. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Driven Shooting

Topics: "McIntosh explains driven shootinga'in England, on the Continent or in Spain. The objective is the same everywherea'drive the birds over the guns as high and as fast a possible. Tips on what to wear and shooting safety."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Observations on Elitism

Topics: In defense of stories in this magazine that may seem to cater to the elite reader.

  • By: Steve Smith

A Shooting Tape

Topics: Review of the video tltled Develope Your Own Style of Shooting with Marty Fischer.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Clay Crossovers

Topics: "Lots of sporting clays gear (gun cases, shell bags, safety glasses, etc.) works great for hunting too."

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Questing for Quiet

Topics: "For the woodcock hunter, silence was bracketed by the dogs bell and the bark of gunfire." Dealer(s): "Maine,ME" Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: Robert F. Jones

"Woodcock, Entrails and All"

Topics: "Cooking Woodcock. Menue: Preserved woodcock with olives, basil pasta,sun-dried tomato bread and cantaloupe ice." Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Back to the Future

Topics: A Purdey hammergun comes full circle. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Michael McIntosh


Topics: Accessories that live in a gun case. Includes list of mail order resources. Manufacturer(s): "Galco,Holland & Holland,James Purdey & Sons,William Powell & Son,Galazan,Cape Outfitters,Beretta U.S.A."

  • By: Terry Wieland

Flintlock Fowlers

Topics: "Shooting birds with a flint gun requires the skill of a bowhunter, the care of a reloader, the gear of a fly fisher and the passion of a lover. "

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Brown Eyes

Topics: Poem

  • By: Hamilton D. McNichol

All Keepers

Topics: "Books reviewed: Lock, Stock and Barrel by Cyril Adams and Robert Braden; English Shotguns Between the Wars by John B. Friedman; Understanding Ballistics by Robert Rinker; Wings for the Heart by Jerry A. Lewis; American Roughshooting by Edward K. Roggenkamp III; and The Insightful Sportsman by

  • By: Stephen Bodio

"Big Sky, Small Birds"

Topics: When the dogs find a coveya'and they willa'you'd best move fast. Huns have feet and aren't afraid to use them. Breed(s): Brittany Dog Type(s): Hungarian Partridge

  • By: Ben O. Williams

Opening Day

Topics: First pheasants on the first day of a first season. Opening day jitters in 1956. Dealer(s): Iowa IA Dog Type(s): Pheasant Gunmaker Craftsmen: Remington Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Featherlight,Model 10"

  • By: Steve Grooms

Field Care

Topics: "Maybe you've been lucky so far, but think how vulnerable your dog is to injury while working for you in the field. "

  • By: John Falk


From the Editor

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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