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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2004

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Bog-Trotting in Ireland

In search of snipe on the Emerald Isle

  • By: Vic Venters

Quail of the Valley

Pursuing valley quail in their Western haunts

  • By: Douglas Tate

Wings in the Prairie Sky

I'm driving a rented Toyota Corolla on a narrow, two-lane highway crowded with rush-hour traffic. Ahead of me, weaving and bobbing like a prizefighter at nearly 80 mph, is a huge, red, crew-cab Ford pickup. At the wheel of this behemoth is my photographer friend Lee Kjos. The truck is crammed full of

  • By: Chris Cornell

Africa's Flushes of Adrenaline

Hemingwayesque safari-style shooting in Tanzania

  • By: Chris Dorsey

DB's Candy, Pop & Pheasant Shoppe

Pheasant advice and philosophy served with a smile

  • By: Rusty Ward

Here-Today Woodcock

First Spread: It's October. The woodcock are in. Flights fresh from up north, en route to warmer climes. Hunkered among popple and alder and spruce-on soil moist enough for probing bills. Holding ground. Second Spread: They sit tightly. Picture-perfect for pointing dogs. Confident in their camouflage

  • Photography by: Clair Kofoed

The Ruger Gold Label

A time coming, but worth the wait

  • By: Bruce Buck

Holland & Holland's 1950s 'Under and Over'

The pricey predecessor to today's Royal O/U

  • By: Donald Dallas

The Browning Cynergy

Speculating on whether looks can kill

  • By: Larry Brown


From the Editor

OK, I'll admit it: When it comes to keeping my dog in shape year-round, I'm as lax as the next guy. Not that I don't enjoy running Auger; I do. It's just that when Maine's upland season closes, in late December, I lose a lot of incentive for being out there. The regulations say we could be chasing sea

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Of Ducks & Snipe Really enjoyed "The Dirty Little War," by Steve Smith, in May/June. His descriptions of both pass-shooters and decoy hunters were dead-on, and his humor had me on the floor. By the way, he never admitted which side of the fence he is on. Also, as a card-carrying snipeoholic, I was glad

2004 Vintage Cup Preview

Last year the opening ceremony of the Vintage Cup spoke volumes about the event. First thing Thursday morning, a procession of early arrivals, sponsors, exhibitors and a core of devoted members of the Order of Edwardian Gunners marched somewhat casually up the hill of the main road at Sandanona to the

  • By: Ed Carroll

Field Tests

New Gloves from Galazan

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Keith Erlandson, 1931-2004

Keith Erlandson, one of Britain's greatest spaniel gundog trainers and field-trial handlers, died March 14 at Froncysyllte, northern Wales, after what a friend described as "a horrible scrap with bone cancer." I met Erlandson and his wife, Audrey, at their hilltop home in the Berwyn Mountains

  • By: Charles Fergus

Gwynne Lundgren, of Oak Knoll Ranch

There's a note next to my phone: "Call Gwynne!" That's Gwynne Lundgren, of Oak Knoll Ranch, in remote west-central Texas-profiled in Going Places in July/August and in a feature in September/October '01 titled "A One-Gun Odyssey." I hunted with Gwynne again just three weeks before

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Duck Sauce with a Kick

You knew that a lot of waterfowlers have saved every duck stamp they've glued to their licenses and that there's even a collectors' trade in old duck stamps and related art and objects. But did you know that some people collect hot sauce? Well, now you can have-or give-both hot sauce and duck stamp art

  • By: Ed Carroll

Anatomy of an Unveiling

It's a problem most manufacturers wish they had. How does one introduce an ultra-quality, very-limited-production, $90,000 shotgun to potential buyers? The obvious answer is "very carefully." Since this was Purdey, the coming-out party was upscale, low-key and impeccable. Nigel Beaumont, Purdey's

  • By: Bruce Buck

GMC VIII: The Best Guns Amid a festival of 'Best' Guns

The East Coast iteration of the Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns returns to the Vintage Cup for Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18. This will be the eighth exhibition and juried competition in which some of the finest and most historically important shotguns and rifles in the country

  • By: Ed Carroll

Detailing a Double Flint

In July/August Rick Pratt's Going Places column on Oak Knoll Ranch referred to Henry Blagden's Ehinger double flintlock gun and the fact that Blagden and recently retired Holland & Holland Director Roger Mitchell had used the gun to take big Texas turkeys at the ranch. This mention, along with the accompanying

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Hat Tricks

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Fine Gunmaking

F.lli Rizzini, Part I

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

A Reloading Primer: Shot Testing

  • By: Tom Roster

Sporting Clays

Preparation & Practice

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Hunting Dogs

Shape Up or Ship Out

  • By: George Hickox

Field Gear

Gun-Cleaning & Upland Finds

  • By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

Upland Reading

  • By: Charles Fergus


In July the Manhattan gunroom of Holland & Holland moved 17 blocks to reopen as a smaller but purpose-built showroom with a greater emphasis on the company's core business of guns and shooting accessories. With the short migration downtown, there was a shutdown predicted of about a month, with the new

  • By: Ed Carroll

Shooter's Cuisine

Priscilla Martel & Charles van Over

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Going Places

Burnt Pine Plantation

  • By: Gary Kramer

The Major

The Future Is Before Us

  • By: Galen Winter

Guns of the Concours

Purdey Double Rifle No. 9568

  • By: Roger Sanger
  • and Steve Helsley
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