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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 1998

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Bring Back the Mudbat!

Topics: Aging aspen and spreading suburbs are threatening the woodcock. Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: Robert F. Jones

More Public Lands Go Nontoxic

Topics: US Fish & Wildlife Service now requires the use on nontoxic shot on federal waterfowl protection areas (WPAs).

Remembering George Bird Evans

Topics: "George died leaving behing a Purdey shotgun, his setter, Old Hemlock, and Kay, his wife of 60 years."

  • By: Carol Lueder

The All-American Model 12

Topics: "The Model 12 is still popular among vetern trap shooters. Yes, it requires more more effort and somewhat more skill, but when shot well, it provides a sense of accomplishment." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Winchester Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 12

  • By: Les Greevy

Working Geese

Topics: Photo essay of goose hunting in Texas with decoys. Dealer(s): "Texas,TX"

"A Good Gun, but... "

Topics: Tales of bargain guns that weren't. Dangers of buying "affordable" guns at gunshows without the advice of a qualified gunsmith.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Celtic Gibbs

Topics: "Now based in Bath England, Gibbs is again producing unusual and inventive guns."

  • By: Douglas Tate

The Hawkeye Precision Borescope

Topics: "The Hawkeye Precision Borescope is an invaluable tool for the gunsmith, gun dealer or avid collector." Manufacturer(s): "Gradient Lens Corp.,"

  • By: Vic Venters

A Brace of Grouse

Topics: Grouse hunting with a purposea'to provide the proper setting for a romantic evening. Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse American Woodcock

  • By: Steve Grooms

The Other Churchill

Topics: Reviewed: Game Shooting by Robert Churchill and The Art of Shooting Flying (video) featuring Bryan Bilinski & Tom Huggler.

  • By: Bruce Buck

Needed: Greener Gun Information

Topics: The W.W. Greener gunmaker needs information to research the companies pre-war gun grading practices. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W."

E.J. Churchill Gunmakers

Topics: "Churchilla'a best British gunmaker with a reputation. Robert Churchill was a gunmaker, instructor, salesman and showman. " Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain," Gunmaker Craftsmen: Churchill

  • By: Terry Wieland

The Merkel 2001

Topics: Easier to quantify is the obvious thoroughness and meticulous engineering that has gone into the Merkel's redesign and manufacture. Dealer(s): Germany Gunmaker Craftsmen: Merkel Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 2001

  • By: Vic Venters

Trends in Ammunition

Topics: Imported shotshells from companies like Hull and Kent-Gamebore are evidence of increasing interest in high-quality ammunition. Manufacturer(s): "Hull Cartridge,Kent-Gamebore Corp.,Fiocchi USA,Baschieri & Pellagri,Federal Cartridge Co.,Remington Arms Co, Inc."

  • By: Les Greevy

On the Road with Abbiatico & Salvinelli

Topics: Current FAMARS line of guns. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Abbiatico & Salvinelli (Famars) Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Zeus

Everyman's Gun

Topics: Buying an old Stevens 16-bore at a flea market and wondering about its earlier life. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Stevens

  • By: Phil Yearout

November Flight

Topics: Woodcock hunting in Mainea'it's nearly the end of the season and a career. Breed(s): Brittany Dealer(s): "Maine,ME" Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: William G. Tapply

Buy Now... So You Don't Pay Later

Topics: "Avoid the Criminal Background Check by purchasing your gun before Nov. 30, 1998."

New Hickox Training Tapes

Topics: Hickox training video tapes for pointers and flushers.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Famed Woodcock Researcher Dies

Topics: "Wildlife biologist, Greg Sepik of Calais, Maine, dies. His work involved intensive studies of woodcock habitats."

  • By: Tom Huggler

From Ears to Feet

Topics: "Products reviewed include: Walker's Game Ear (ear protection), Down Expedition Vest and Coat from McAlister Co., J.W. Hulme's shell pouch, Brinkmann's Charcoal Smokers, Rocky Series binoculars from Steiner, Burley boot from LaCrosse and Cape Outfitters' Leather two-gun case." Manufacturer(s):

  • By: Tim Leary

A Good Hunt

Topics: The Major manages to cure the foul-mouthed language of his hunting partners.

  • By: Galen Winter

Teaching Tracking

Topics: Tracking is a learned skill that helps dogs search out runners and produce broken-wing birds for the bag.

  • By: George Hickox

Bits & Pieces

Topics: "Author discusses shooting products he has used. These include: a mesh shooting vest from Chimere Intl., a trap buttstock for a Marocchi and the Pro-Matic junior automatic trap." Manufacturer(s): "Chimere International,Marocchi ,Precision Sales"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

New Products

Topics: New products introduced. Manufacturer(s): "Magellan Systems Corp.,Winchester Shooting Products,Walk-Winn Co.,TFO, Inc.,The Flag,GT Interactive Software,Outers,Krause Publications"

Walk on the Wild Side

Topics: The appeal of wild pheasants in uncivilized country. Breed(s): Golden Retriever Dealer(s): "Montana,MT" Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

Dances with Guns

Topics: Rythm in shooting is the sequence of swing and mount. Compares shooting to golf.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Of Time & the Workbench

Topics: "Machines can make perfectly servicable guns, but only skillful hands can make perfect repairs. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

The Long Ranger

Topics: Searching for a well-used waterfowl gun (Ithaca). Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca

  • By: Ross Kushner

French Brittany Association Forms

Topics: French Brittany association forms. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Zeus

Los Patos Lodge

Topics: Many waterfowlers go to Mexico because it's a numbers game. Los Patos Lodge offers waterfowling the way it must have been in America's heyday. Dealer(s): Mexico

  • By: Bill Buckley

The Best I Ever Tasted

Topics: Humorous instructions for cooking grouse over a camp fire.

  • By: Tred Slough

Brooding Over Black Ducks

Topics: Black duck hunting days past remembered. Dealer(s): "Massachusetts,MA" Dog Type(s): Black Duck

  • By: Will Ryan

Kent-Gamebore / Holland & Holland Alliance Formed

Topics: Kent-Gamebore Corp. will make a high performance Impact Tungsten Matrix shell exclusively for Holland & Holland. Manufacturer(s): Kent-Gamebore Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holland & Holland

The Baby Toddles

Topics: "A pup's first step down the road to destiny. Star goes on his first,quail hunting expedition." Dealer(s): "Pennslyvania,PA" Dog Type(s): Quail

  • By: Archibald Rutledge

New Smallbore Holland & Holland

Topics: Holland & Holland will produce the Royal over/unders in .410 and 28 gauge. Gamebird(s): ".410,28" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holland & Holland Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Royal

  • By: Vic Venters

William Powell Goes Direct

Topics: William Powell offers direct retail service to US from Birmingham throught it's mail-order catalog. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Powell, William"


From the Editor

Topics: "editorial - biggest issue to date, adding a new products section to the Game & Gun Gazette and announcing the passing of Greg Sepik and Clare Conley."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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