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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 1998

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Spanish Grace

Topics: "A look at Armas Garbi, gunmaker to the Kings. Garbi's Modelo DeLuxe is a gun that must be seen to be believed." Dealer(s): Spain Gunmaker Craftsmen: Garbi Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Model 101,Modelo DeLuxe"

  • By: Terry Wieland

The Cup Runneth Over

Topics: "Staff visit to headquarters of the Vintage Cup to discuss the event, shoot a little and get to know Chris Batha from Atkin, Grant & Lang."

  • By: Silvio Calabi

1st Annual Fall Foliage & Pheasant Run

Topics: "Announcing the first Vintager fall foliage pheasant shoot at Pheasant Ridge in Greenwich, N.Y." Dealer(s): Greenwich New York NY Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Nontoxics: Another Year Later

Topics: "Tungsten should only be used with barrels suitable for steel shot and chokes no tighter than modified. Bismuth, on the other hand, is softer and can be loaded in shart charges approaching traditional lead loads. Nontoxic terms defined."

  • By: Les Greevy


Topics: Photo essay: pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Dealer(s): "South Dakota,SD"

Marcel Thys & Sons

Topics: "A third (and final) look at today's Belgian gun trade. Although best known in America for building double rifles, Marcel Thys makes superb Holland-style sidelock shotguns." Dealer(s): Belgium Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Atkin, Grant & Lang Marcel Thys"

  • By: Vic Venters

From Windows to Washing

Topics: "Products reviewed: digitized topo maps from MapTech, Inc., Tough Tool from Imperial Schrade, Tin Cloth upland hunting coat from C.C. Filson, Boyt's Waterfowler's Blind Bag andTech Wash waterproofing from Nikwax." Manufacturer(s): "MapTech, Inc.,Boyt Harness Co.,C.C. Filson,Imperial Schrade,Nikwax"

  • By: Tim Leary

Gunsmithing Tools

Topics: Two useful gauges tested. One to measure LOP and the other measures drop.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Pete Mazur Restoration

Topics: The best part is a customer giving you a rusty old gun to restore and seeing their amazed look when they get it back. Mazur works mostly on doubles and has a year's backlog of work.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Beretta 470 Silver Hawk

Topics: The Beretta 470's proprietary mechanical designs should prove durable and reliable. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): 470 Silver Hawk

  • By: Vic Venters

A Guide to Proper Feeding

Topics: Working dogs need a balanced diet that will support their caloric and nutritional needs.

  • By: George Hickox

The Vintage Cup World Side-by-Side Championship

Topics: Schedule and exhibitor list for 1998 Vintage Cup World Side-by-Side Championship at Addieville East Farm in R. I. Dealer(s): Rhode Island

Snipe Decoys

Topics: Will these snipe decoys actually decoy snipe?

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Time to Travel

Topics: "Books reviewed: Travelers Tales by Michael McIntosh, Wingshooter's Guide Series, Boothroyds' Revised Directory of British Gunmakers by Susan & Geoffrey Boothroyd, Dog First Aid by Randy Acker and Wilderness First Aid by Gilbert Preston."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Baschieri & Pellagri Cartridges

Topics: Baschieri & Pellagri a'newest import player on the shotgun cartridge scene. Dealer(s): Kyhoiknzx Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Pmrrpjlba

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The Swan Island Club

Topics: Duck hunting at the Swan Island Club is waterfowling in the Currituck Sound tradition. Dealer(s): "North Caroling,NC" Dog Type(s): Teal

  • By: Eddie Nickens

The Trouble with Sporting in America

Topics: "The competitive side of sporting clays gets the headlines, but it's the recreational side that offers the best growth potential. Of the 1 Million plus frequent sporting clays shooters, only about 2% belong to either the SCA or the NSCA."

  • By: Barry G. Davis

"Practice Makes Perfect, But... "

Topics: The key to golf is a repeating swinga'just like shooting. Watch a good shot at work and you'll see the same moves time after time.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Gallifent Guns

Topics: "Best English guns, Swiss-made in America." Dealer(s): "Pennslyvania,PA" Gauge: Alfred Gallifent Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beesley

  • By: Charles Fergus

Bringing Shotguns into the UK

Topics: The ins and outs of taking a gun to England. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain,United Kingdom,UK"

  • By: Tony Jackson

Dings & Dents

Topics: Don't think a charge of shot down the barrel will remove a dent. A dented barrel means an immediate visit to the gunsmith.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

For The Love of Snipe

Topics: Shedding light on shorebird shootinga'sort of. Dealer(s): "Louisiana,LA" Dog Type(s): Snipe

  • By: Worth Mathewson

A Chance Collection

Topics: Three raffle guns are just the ticket. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): VHE

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Art of Missing Flying

Topics: A guide to grouse hunting alibis.

  • By: William G. Tapply


Topics: The Major's friends fake a robbery resulting in the Major spending the weekend in a Winnipeg jail.

  • By: Galen Winter

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Topics: Dogs learn by association.

  • By: George Hickox

Raptors v. Red Grouse

Topics: Raptors can reduce the population of red grouse (or bobwhite quail) to where they are no longer an asset to a moor (or plantation / reserve) Dog Type(s): Red Grouse Bobwhite Quail

  • By: Tony Jackson

Roughing It

Topics: Stories of real and imagined dangers of camping out. Sand grouse hunting in Africa. Dealer(s): East Africa Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Robert F. Jones


From the Editor

Topics: Conducting another reader survey. George Bird Evans and Don Zutz passed away.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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