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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2000

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Parker Cornucopia

Topics: "In additon to the Parker Invincible, a number of other Parkers will go on the block in Butterfields' August sale." Gamebird(s): 12 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Invincible

  • By: Roger Lake

Vintage Cup 2000

Topics: The line-up of events for the 2000 Vintage Cup.

Autumn Pleasures

Topics: "Products reviewed: L.L. Bean's Gore-Tex Field Coat, Upland Vest from Orvis, a dog bell from Lion Country Supply, waterfowl calls from The Iverson Company and the Blind Bag from Avery Outdoors, Inc." Manufacturer(s): "L.L. Bean,Orvis Co.,Lion Country Supply,The Iverson Company,Avery Outdoors,

  • By: Tim Leary

"The Parker Market: What's Hot, What's Not"

Topics: Some of the things that figure into the value of an old Parker. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros.

  • By: Ed Muderlak

Ducks on the Rise

Topics: Photo essay: duck hunting in Alaska. Dealer(s): "Alaska,AK" Dog Type(s): Teal

Ways & Means

Topics: "Books reviewed: The Sacred Art of Hunting by James A. Swan, Heyday of the Shotgun by David J. Baker and A Gundog Handler's Guide to Picking Up by Veronica Heath."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Jumping Black Ducks

Topics: "Marsh-stalking the smartest birds on earth. Nowadays, one black duck a day is too many to kill." Dealer(s): "Massachusetts,MA" Dog Type(s): Black Duck

  • By: William G. Tapply

The Dread Disease

Topics: The Major gets his monthly check 2-weeks early after convincing his attorney he would be too ill to deliver it later.

  • By: Galen Winter

Under the Hammer

Topics: "Julia's sells Winchester Model 1866 for $620,000 at auction. Dubbed "Yellow Boy", this rifle was at Little Bighorn." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Winchester Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 1866

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Marking Drills

Topics: A good retriever must have an excellent marking ability and a good nose.

  • By: George Hickox

Kamalame Cay Cast & Blast

Topics: "Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas offers duck and dove shooting as well as fishing, SCUBA diving, swimming and sunbathing." Dealer(s): "Kamalame Cay,Bahamas" Dog Type(s): Mallard Dove

  • By: Gary Kramer

C.S. Rosson Information Wanted

Topics: Information wanted on English gunmaker C.S. Rosson.

  • By: Douglas Tate

John Manikowski

Topics: Chef and author John Manikowski offers us his receipe for grilled wood duck. Background of this cookbook author also provided.

  • By: Rebecca Gray

The Shooting Academy at Nemacolin

Topics: Sometimes someone just does everything right. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa is such a place. Dealer(s): "Pennsylvania,PA"

  • By: Les Greevy

"Brave new Action, Part I"

Topics: Eventually all break action guns will shoot loose. Repairing worn-out fastening systems.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

The 'Lost' Invincible

Topics: The untold story of a most rate and valuable Parkera'the Invincible. Gamebird(s): 12 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Invincible

  • By: Roger Lake

A Case for Restoration

Topics: Harley Parlin works his magic to restore old leather and wood gun cases.

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The Illustrated Gun

Topics: Five craftsmen in the vanguard of British gun engraving.

  • By: Douglas Tate

The Pocketknife

Topics: "In the end, a fellow just needs one knife. The one that suits him."

  • By: Matt Mullins

Evaluating a Stock Blank

Topics: Tips on evaluating the suitability of walnut blanks for gunstocks.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Wood Pigeon Book Available

Topics: Short review of book The Woodpigeon.

  • By: Bruce Buck

Spirit of the Season

Topics: Looking forward to the coming of fall.

  • By: Tom Hennessey

The Danger

Topics: Becomming a good shot with practice may eventually result in shooting best with the gun you practiced with.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Your Man in La Mancha

Topics: "Basquing in the glory of Spanish redlegs. Hunting partridge at La Nava, Javier Medem's Spanish estate." Dealer(s): Spain Dog Type(s): Red-legged Partridge

  • By: Bruce Buck

Going Mental

Topics: Mastering the mental game of shooting.

  • By: Bob McDill

New Double Gun from L.L. Bean

Topics: L.L Bean announces alliance with SIG Arms to market an over/under shotgun.

  • By: Vic Venters

New Nontoxics for Upland Hunting

Topics: Federal's tungsten-polymer load is safe in any gun in which a similar lead shotshell could be used. Dealer(s): "South Dakota,SD" Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Bruce Buck

A Case for Snipe

Topics: "Hunting snipea'when one box of shells isn't enough. After ptarmigan, snipe may be the continent's least-hunted gamebird." Dealer(s): "Louisana,LA"

  • By: Tom Huggler

Ritual Quail

Topics: "Hunting quail in Floridaa'this kind of hunting gets better every time, but again, it never changes." Breed(s): Labrador Retriever Dealer(s): "Florida,FL" Dog Type(s): Quail

  • By: Geoffrey Norman

Two 28s & a 16

Topics: "Gun review: 16-gauge Poli, a 28-gauge AyA and a Merkel Petite-Frame 28/410." Gamebird(s): "28,16" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Poli AyA (Aguirre y Aranzabal) Merkel Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "280/360SL,No. 1 Deluxe"

  • By: Vic Venters

Horatio Phillips & His Improved Double Trigger

Topics: The twin trigger design of Horatio Phillips of a J. Lang sidelock. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Lang, Joseph"

  • By: James R. Craig

My Millennial Vow

Topics: The woodcock's declining numbers causes one to rethink shooting them. Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: Robert F. Jones

New in Nontoxic

Topics: Environ Metal has produced a shot that is 8% heavier than lead. Bismuth Cartridge Co. has a new offering called Eco Ammo.

  • By: Les Greevy

Tricks of the Target-Setters

Topics: "Anyone can throw deceptive targets in extreme terrain, but experts can make things tough under almost any circumstances."

  • By: Barry G. Davis


From the Editor

Topics: Editorial: Previews article on auction of Parker Invincible at Butterfields and notes that Make-A-Wish Foundation no longer grants wishes involving firearms.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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