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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 2004

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The Merkel Story, Part I

The German maker from a historical perspective

  • By: Clair Kofoed

Ten-Below Greenheads

Rewards & challenges during the late duck season

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

The Argentina Gun

The 20-bore self-shucker as a mixed-bag all-arounder

  • By: Bruce Buck

The Boxlocks from Hunter Arms

Getting acquainted with Elsie's humble cousins

  • By: Larry Brown

My Duck Gun is Rusty

Cracking the case of a cheatin' duck guy

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Christmas Gift

Of dove calls, time machines & warming hearts

  • By: Rusty Ward

Running with the Pack

Georgia quail hunting with George Hickox

  • By: Bill Buckley

The Partridge of Las Golondrinas

A season-ending finale of Spanish redlegs

  • By: Alex Brant


From the Editor

It was the third Saturday of deer season, and my plan was to stillhunt around a small pond and a gone-by apple orchard where I'd found plenty of deer sign while grouse hunting. The wind was blowing hard as I stepped from the truck and drew the rifle from its case, and I remember thinking how prime conditions

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Tube Talk After reading Bruce Buck's Gun Review on the Browning Superposed (March/April), I had to respond to several of his statements regarding choke tubes and the Browning Citori. In the article, Mr. Buck stated that fixed chokes generally mean more-responsive barrels and better patterns. In more

Building a Better Yardstick

Field Tests

  • By: Bruce Buck


Guest Gun

  • By: Charles Fergus

Pro-Shot Products

Quality guns deserve quality gun-care products. It's that simple. If you're willing to invest financially and, yes, emotionally in a firearm, then you need to be concerned with the other half of the equation: the products that help keep that gun looking good and functioning in the field. When I was younger

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Challenge Cup: Parker & Elsie Square Off

One thing firearms collectors enjoy almost as much as shooting their favorite guns is arguing about them. In the double-gun world, perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the good-natured rivalries between aficionados of the vintage shotguns produced by the classic American makers. Conversations

  • By: Vic Venters

Canvas, Wood & a 4-Bore

It was 90 years ago, on August 4, 1914, that Britain declared war on Germany after Germany had declared war on France the previous day. These actions not only triggered one of the bloodiest conflicts the world has ever seen, but also heralded the arrival of the age of modern warfare-and, in one case

  • By: John Ian Gregson

Shooting with SSM in Spring '05

Being eminently sensible people, SSM readers suffer from cabin fever and by late winter are ready to bust out a little. Bust a few clays and gamebirds, that is. And we see it as our job to help gratify life's desires. Thus, we announce next spring's Readers & Writers Adventures-reprises of some of our

  • By: Silvio Calabi

ACGG 'Mountains Majestic' Raffle Gun

As the first president of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, Don Allen 20 years ago committed his energy to the fledgling trade association and its potential to advance and promote the custom gun trades in the US. In his first news-letter column, Allen, co-founder of Dakota Arms with his wife, Norma,

  • By: Ed Carroll

Growing Old Disgracefully


  • By: Michael McIntosh

F.lli Rizzzini, Part II

Fine Gunmaking

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Reader Questions

Shot Talk

  • By: Tom Roster

Total Immersion

Sporting Clays

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Supplementing for Performance

Hunting Dogs

  • By: George Hickox

Good Gear for Waterfowlers

Field Gear

  • By: Tom Huggler

The Marocchi 99

Gun Review

  • By: Bruce Buck

Call of the Wildfowl

Book Review

  • By: Charles Fergus


Compiled by Ed Carroll Citing the acquisition as "another excellent example of synergy," Dakota Arms CEO Charlie Kokesh recently announced that Dakota had added Dan Walter Cases to its stable. The Harriman, New York, casemaker has long established itself among the finest makers of practically bombproof

Sculling for Old-Squaw

The day begins early in the Northeast port—putting in, loading up, then powering out to the open water of the sound. Out to the channel and the chop and the mussel beds where old-squaw dive for a living.

  • Photography by: Bill Buckley

Rough Creek Lodge

Going Places

  • By: Bruce Buck

Rara Avis

The Major

  • By: Galen Winter

A Spectacular Sauer

Guns of the Concours

  • By: Roger Sanger
  • and Steve Helsley

Turk Station Lodge

Going Places

  • By: Gary Kramer
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