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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2003

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The Webley & Scott Boxlock

Topics: "A look at the more modern examples of Anson & Deeley boxlocks manufactured by the Birmingham firm of W&C Scott and then Webley & Scott, with history from 1840 to 1991. Author specifically compares Models 400, 500 and 700 from across the company's span." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Webley & Scott

  • By: Bruce Buck

New Gear: Something for the Ladies

Topics: Sporty outdoor clothes for women from Barbour and LeChameau. Manufacturer(s): "Barbour,LeChameau"

  • By: Tim Leary

Hunting in Teddy's Footsteps

Topics: "Sharptails and Huns where Roosevelt roamed. Hunting in the Badlands of N. Dakota, near Teddy Roosevelt National Park." Breed(s): English Setter German Shorthaired Pointer Manufacturer(s): Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters Dealer(s): North Dakota

  • By: Tom Huggler

The 2003 Vintage Cup Preview

Topics: Preview of the top double-gun gathering.

A Social Occasion

Topics: "Despite his best intentions to get serious about a dove shoot on opening day, the author is sidetracked by all the social pleasantries of a traditional group outing in the South." Dealer(s): The South Dog Type(s): Dove

Traveling with Outrageous Fortune

Topics: "When traveling for adventure, packing a complete set of survival tools, including a good first aid kit, could be life saving." Dealer(s): "Brescia, Italy"

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes


Topics: "Gear reviews including Filson Uplander boots, Bean's strap vest, Pella's Bird n Lite strap vest, Browning's Upland GoreTex jacket and Tri-Tronics Sport 65 BPR e-collar." Manufacturer(s): "C.C. Filson,L.L. Bean,Pella Rugged Outdoor Clothing,Browning,Tri-Tronics"

  • By: Tim Leary

"Don Allen, 1941-2003"

Topics: "Remembering Don Allen, founder of Dakota Arms"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The Gold Medal Concours

Topics: "The 6th Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns, held in connection with Vintage Cup."

Loading the Short Shells

Topics: "Reloading 2-1/2 inch shotshells within proper pressure tolerances; a detailed description of shells, powders, crimps and techniques."

Savile Row Sporting Forms

Topics: "A combined shop on London's Savile Row offering garments, guns and travel."

The Pheasant Guide

Topics: Narrative of hunting heavy covefor pheasants in S. Dakota with a casual guide whose experience in military combat makes him an exceptional stalker and unemotional shooter.

"Guido Rizzini, Master Gunmaker, Dies at 63"

Topics: Obituary remembering Italian gunmaker Guido Rizzini Gunmaker Craftsmen: Zoli Rizzini

  • By: Douglas Tate

From Holland's to Hunting

Topics: "Reviews of the books "The Best of Holland & Holland," "A Dog For All Seasons," " Mortal Stakes," and "Misery Loves Company.""

  • By: Charles Fergus

"Dakota Arms, 1986-"

Topics: "After the death of its founder, Dakota Arms gets new financial backing with Charles Kokesh and moves on." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dakota Arms

  • By: Silvio Calabi


Topics: Lewis Drake joined by Tweed Roosevelt in new retail operation to feature fine guns and hard-to-find hunting and safari items. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Abbiatico & Salvinelli (Famars)

  • By: Bruce Buck

The Changing Face of Grousing

Topics: "A comparison of statistics gathered from surveys of ruffed grouse hunters from 20 years ago and today. Includes statistics on gun brands, action type and gauges, dog breeds, etc."

An American Gunmaker in Italy

Topics: "A tour of the manufacturing plant of Perugini & Visini shows, despite language barrier, tremendous common ground and understanding among gunmakers." Dealer(s): "Brescia, Italy" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Perugini

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

April in Paraguay

Topics: Protecting peanuts from the pigeon plague. Pass shooting picazuro over fields of peanuts. Manufacturer(s): Gran Chaco Adventures Dealer(s): "Gran Chaco, Paraguay" Dog Type(s): Picazuro pigeons

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Guns of Vincenzo Bernardelli

Topics: "A history of the Italian gun-making firm Vincenzo Bernardelli, with emphasis on imports to the US and a description of its full line of contemporary products." Dealer(s): "Val Trompia, Italy" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Bernardelli


Topics: "Major Peabody has a nightmare in which Pres. Jefferson describes the difficulties of launching the Voyage of Discovery under modern expectations and government regulations.,"

  • By: Galen Winter

Southern-Style Bobs

Topics: "Photo essay of shooting bobwhite quail in a classic southern plantation setting, over pointing dogs, with travel on horses." Breed(s): English Pointer English Setter Dealer(s): Greenfield Hunting Preserve Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

"Tim Leary, 1949-2003"

Topics: "Remembering Tim Leary, a friend, fellow SSM editor."

  • By: Silvio Calabi

E.J. Churchill Group Launched

Topics: Some of England's biggest shooting businesses joined under one financial organization.

W.J. Jeffrey

Topics: "The history and re-emergence of the W.J. Jeffrey, from its founding to the present, including a description of the London firm's modern product line and craftsmen." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Jeffery, William"

Training Problems, Causes and Cures

Topics: Success in the field depends upon good dog discipline training built in theyard first.

  • By: George Hickox


From The Editor

Saying goodbye to dear friend Tim Leary

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Topics: "Excellent Don Thomas, second-flushing woodcock, complaints, down with cheap guns, labors of language."

Snap Shots

Topics: "New England Custom Gun Ltd., Sir Jackie Stewart, S. Dakota pheasants and proprty rights, SSM shoots."

  • By: Vic Venters
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