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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 1999

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Dixie Doves

Topics: Dove hunting on opening day in a South Carolina Dog Type(s): Dove

  • By: Kelly Boatright

Mr. Champion's Atkin

Topics: "After my initial skepticism that Henry Atkin ever built an over/under, we found it in the order book." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Atkin, Henry"

  • By: John Ian Gregson

Raptors Shut Down Noted Grouse Moor

Topics: Raptors cause suspension of grouse hunting on Earl of Dalkeith's grouse moor. Dealer(s): Scotland

  • By: Tony Jackson

Quail & Compassion

Topics: "The Disability Resources, Inc. of Abilene,Texas sponsors a quail hunt." Dealer(s): "Texas,TX" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Prince's Purdeys

Topics: Prince Edwards' pair of Purdey 16-bore guns up at auction. Gamebird(s): 16 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Douglas Tate

"World Clay Sports Network, Ltd."

Topics: The WCSN arrives on the internet

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Griffin & Howe Opens Greenwich Shop

Topics: "Griffin & Howe open new shop in Greenwich, N.Y." Dealer(s): New York

  • By: Vic Venters

Snow Clouds

Topics: USF&WS sets regulations to increase snow goose harvest in the Central Flyway. Dog Type(s): Snow (Blue) Goose

  • By: Web Parton

Multi-Barreled Guns

Topics: Multi-barreled gunsa'when two tubes just are not enough Gunmaker Craftsmen: Boss Dickson

  • By: David Grant

"The Search for Singularity, Part 2"

Topics: "Until fairly recently most English and European makers chose to stick with some form of mechanical single trigger system, two notable exceptionsa'Westley Richards and L.C. Smith." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Westley Richards

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Where's the Brass?

Topics: Resources for those wanting to shoot brass shotshells. Manufacturer(s): "Ballard Rifle and Cartridge,CH Tool an Die,Ballistic Products"

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Magic in the Moment

Topics: Dan Carlisle offers his shooting methods to improve performance. His system is simple and covers most of the targets you'll see.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

"British Guns, American Game"

Topics: "Books reviewed: Gun Engraving by Christopher Austyn, The Shotgun Handbook by Mike George, Echoes on Rimrock by Buddy Levy and AWings of Thunder by Steven J. Mulak."

  • By: Bruce Buck

MacNaughton Acquires John Dickson

Topics: "James MacNaughton & Sons has acquired John Dickson & Son, Ltd." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dickson MacNaughton

  • By: Douglas Tate

Going Mobile

Topics: Dogs must be transported and kept in the field in suitable travel accomodations. Manufacturer(s): "Creative Designs,"

  • By: George Hickox

The Ithaca Model 37 16-Gauge Returns

Topics: Ithaca reintroduces the Model 37 16-gauge pumpgun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 37

  • By: Vic Venters

American Knockabouts

Topics: "The American knockabouts were solid guns, well built and meant to be shot. Side bars discuss the knockabout market and reproduction guns." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Fox, A.H. Parker Bros. Smith, L.C. Ithaca Winchester Parker Reproduction" Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Sterlingworth,Trojan"

  • By: Larry Brown

Good for the Soul

Topics: Wood ducks as a definition of fall Dog Type(s): Wood Duck

  • By: Ross Kushner

Chantale Gratton

Topics: Chantale Gratton of the Sevogle Club in New Brunswick shares her receipe for grouse. Dealer(s): "New Brunswick,Canada,"

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Miller Single Trigger for Sale

Topics: Miller brothers offer aftermarket single trigger company for sale.

  • By: Vic Venters

What's In A Name?

Topics: When naming your dog 'Fido' just doesn't cut it

  • By: Charles Fergus

Little Russet Fellers

Topics: Finding woodcock and then putting them back (not shooting at them) Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: William G. Tapply

Twin SS Sporting Clays & Gun Club

Topics: "The Twin SS Sporting Clays & Gun Club offers rifle, pistol and sporting." Dealer(s): "Pennslyvania,PA"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Lessers Are More

Topics: It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a crane! Dealer(s): "Saskatchewan,Canada" Dog Type(s): White-fronted (Speckle-bellied) Goose Canada Goose

  • By: Worth Mathewson

Bad Luck

Topics: The Major gets a loan using a phoney injury.

  • By: Galen Winter

Delta Ducks

Topics: Photo essay: Duck hunting in the marshes of the Mississippi Delta. Dealer(s): "Mississippi,MI"

New Federal 7/8-oz Loads

Topics: Federal Cartridge Co. has begun distributing new paper-case 12-gauge shells.

  • By: Les Greevy


Topics: Expierence shooting with bismuth.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Auguste Francotte in High-Tech Merger

Topics: August Francotte has merged with Vereenidge Geweermakers of Holland. Dealer(s): "Belgium,Holland" Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Francotte, Auguste"

New Ithaca Classic Doubles Factory Opens

Topics: "Ithaca purchased railway station in Victor, NY for factory and office space." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca

  • By: Vic Venters

"For Gear, Guns & Dogs"

Topics: "Products Reviewed: Rolling Duffel from J.W. Hulme, the TruckVault vehicle storage unit from TruckVault, Inc., StayK dog anchor post from Creative Designs, RPM's gun cleaning pad and a Gun Dog House Door from the Gun Dog House Door Co." Manufacturer(s): "J.W. Hulme,TruckVault, Inc.,Creative Designs,RPM

  • By: Tim Leary

Season's Eve

Topics: Arguing the ethics of hunting.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

A Gun for the Millennium

Topics: The ACGG's year 2000 raffle gun: a Browning Superposed Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Taming of the Screw

Topics: "Chances are that if you bought screwdrivers or bits, the blades don't fit the screws on your double gun. They must be ground to fit. Turning frozen screws."

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Krieghoff K-20

Topics: Gun Review of the Krieghoff model K-20. Gamebird(s): 20 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Krieghoff Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): K-20

  • By: Vic Venters

Purdey Researcher Seeks Info

Topics: Info on Purdey's wanted. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Comparing the New Nontoxics

Topics: Comparing the new nontoxic ammuniton.

  • By: Les Greevy

And The Real Maker Is...

Topics: "Who really made that guna'and does the name matter? Forgeries aside, many London makers used parts made 'in the trade'. Names are important, but that importance varies with each buyer."

  • By: Douglas Tate

"Pigeons, Italian Style"

Topics: Hunting wood pigeon in Italy. Dealer(s): Italy Dog Type(s): Pigeon

  • By: Peter Kogut

Two for the Library

Topics: Two books for your shooting library.

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Addieville to Host Double Gun Event

Topics: Addieville East Farm shooting ground to host new double gun event. Dealer(s): "Rhode Island,RI"

Churchill Forms American Company

Topics: Churchill expands its gunmaking operations to the U.S. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Churchill

  • By: Vic Venters

Grousing in the Snow

Topics: Snow shoes answer the problem of walking through the snow Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Browning Auto Five Tribute

Topics: Browning offering a limited edition of the Browning Auto-5. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Auto 5

  • By: Vic Venters

Familiar Pheasants

Topics: "Hunting up roosters in the old, familiar places on opening day in Iowa." Dealer(s): "Iowa,IA" Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Larry Brown

Vintage Cup Roundup

Topics: "Schedule of exhibitors and events for the 1999 Vintage Cup in Millbrook, NY."


From the Editor

Topics: "This editorial mentions a Washington Post article about William B. Ruger Sr., the Vintage Cup in Millbrook, NY and Charles Fergus's article about naming dogs."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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