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                                                                                                  LE NO. 1 Mk, Ill Britains FINEST RIFLE
                                                       Pride   of    Britishtroops throughout E m p i r e today. Big g a m e hunters from Canadian w i l d e r n e s s to A f r i c a n
                                                       Congo       claim the p o w e r f u l .303 c a l i b e r SMLE i s b e s t f o r all big g a m e . F a s t e s t bolt a c t i o n in world. All
                                     m i l l e d p a r t s . L o n g range sights. 1 0 - s h o t mag. 25" bbl. .303.         GUARANTEED VERY GOOD CONDITION. Complete with
                                     sling and 20 rds. mil. ammo. FREE. Addit. Mil. Ammo. $7.50 p e r 100 rds. SOFTNOSE SPORTING AMMO. made hv
                              Rem. 81 Win., sold everywhere. Bayonet: $1.95. $10 d e p o s i t for C.O.D.



                                                                                                                COLLECTORS ATTENTION!
GENUINE STANDARD
MODEL 98 MAUSER                                              ; I
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                                                                           ,   $ã.5
                                                                                            TWO OF THE FIRST-80 YRS. OLD!
                                                                                                                           DEN SPECIALS!

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                                                               I                                      French m i l i t a r y rifle using metallic cartridge. Designed j u s t three years
                                                               I                                     h of Emperor Louis Napoleon. Evolved directly from Cassepot Needle Fire.
                                                                                                     I t Action Single Shot. Serviceable cond.
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GUARANTEED VERY GOOD CONDITION.                                :
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $9.95 1
The world's most famous rifle action.
Made in Germany and Europe. Early I
dates, no s t a m p i n g s . All precision milled !
parts. E a c h $25.00
                                                               .                           box machine w i t h cut-off.      Fires 1 0 . 4 MM Italian cartridge.
                                                                                           Should be i n every m i l i t a r y collection.
                                                                                           state tax.
                                                                                                                                             Sorry, No C.O.D.'s.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Serviceable. 53" long.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Calif. resid. add 4%



Barreled M a u s e r 98 Action-barreled with
new Buhmiller barrel to 22-250, 220 Swift,
250-3000, 257R, 257R Imp., .270, 7MM,
                                                                                                                   CARRIERS 99# Ea.
300 Sav., 308, 30-06, 30-06 Imp., 35 Rem.,                                                                  Bright red         molded       plastic.        S h e l l s removed

35 Whelen and 35 Whelen Imp., in the                                                                       easily.       Snug     fitting    cover         for 100% s h e l l
                                                                                                            nroteetion.
white. less s i g h t s . E a c h $55.00

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                                                                                                                   cartridges i n calibers up t o and including
                                                                                                                   ,375 Magnum.




 Auto
   Save up to   on these
                                        itics
   famous European makes                                                                                                                                     IDEAL FUK B i b                      GAME
                                                                                                               T h e Russians won the International meet Venezula (1954) with this Model MM
                                                                                                        (Ni~~s~rt-Nagant).6-shot, b o l t action, 7.62 MM. Mechanically perfect. Bore: fair, Excellent
                                                                                          hunting cartridge.  Hinged floor plate. These guns confiscated f r o m Communist revolutionaries. Type used
                                                                   by R _ .linese in Korea. Their sale i n no way aids any iron curta'n country. POWERFUL: 2820 F.P.S. w / 1 5 0 gr. ammo.
 .32 ACP. Czech A r m y p i s t o l ,                              Hardhitting weapon for all big game. FREE AMMO: 2 0 rds. w i t h each gun. ADDIT. AMMO.: Military, 1 0 0 rds., $7.50.
                                                                   Softnose s ~ o r t i n gload, 2 0 rds. $2.95.  TO ORDER MODEL MN: Send check, cash, M 0. $5 dep. for C.O.D.
 accuracy.
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                                                                                                                                     TO ORDER RIFLES, AMMO. 6 EDGED WEAPONS Send check cash
                                                                    ENFIELD COMMANDO REVOLVER                                        or M.0. A l l arms and ammo shipped F.O.B. Pasadena. Edged
 ASTRA .380 GAL.                    A*-              *-Ã                                                                             weapons are postpaid. Calif, resid. add 4% state tax.
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 M a d e t o German Army specs d u r i n g
 WW 11. ?-Shot. Fires 380 Colt                '3                                                                                     A M M U N I T I O N BARGAINS NEW                               SHIPMENT      0 SUPPLY
 ammo                                                                                                                                LIMITED. 9 MM LUGER A M M O .                              ...... .$5.50   p e r 1 0 0 rds.
 VERY GOOD             .          $29.95                                                                                             RUSSIAN RIFLE 7.62 MM Softnose hunting ammo.,                                1 5 0 gr. for
                                                                                                                                     deer, bear and N. Amer. big game, 2 0 rds. $2.95                               .
                                                                                                                                     8 MM MAUSER AMM. $5.50 per 100. Attention Mauser Owners:
                                                                                                                                     This i s the original German ammo designed for your gun.              Use
                                                                                                                                      it for maximum accuracy and velocity.   This 8 MM (7.92) f u l l
                                                                                                                                     jacketed Mauser ammunition mfrd. i n Germany t o s t r i c t M i l i t a r y
bv t h e (lermans.                                                                                                                   specifications. (Purchased commercially would cost you $20 p e r
 GOOD          .......                                                                                                                0     i . 1 Our bulk price: $73.50 per case of 1500.        A l l am-
                                                                                                                                      munition shipped Railway Express, F.O.B. Pasadena, Calif. Can-
                                                                                                                                      t   a p t orders under 1 0 0 rds.
                                                                                                                                     4 5 LONQ COLT AMMUNITION,         Commercial, brand new, Lead
                                                                                                                                     bullets. brass cases. American primed. Can be reloaded. $8.50
                                                                                                                                     per 1 0 0 rds.
 FN Model. The one a n d on!
 o r i c i n a l FN p i s t o l .                                                                                                    SPRINGFIELD 0 3 front firing pins, new, ppd.           .3 f o r $1.00
                                                                                                                                     SPRINGFIELD 0 3 firing p i n rods w i t h cocking piece, used, ppd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          .....
                                                                                                                                     80c each.
                                                                                                                                     NOTE: A l l ammunition must be shipped RR Express F.O.B. Pasa-
                                                                                                                                     a     Ordering i n large quantities tends t o defray shipping costs,




                                                                   Imported by us direct from Damascus, Syria. Hand-             ]
                                                                   forged and hand polished steel blade, curved i n tradi-           Please sign following statement in accordance w i t h Federal F i r e -
                                                                   tional ~ r a bstyle,  his is a dress or court.type            I r      Act: I am n o t an alien, and never been convicted of                                a
                                                                   dagger i n the fashion of the scimitar. 91/2" over-
                                                                   I .   Substantial and serviceable. Blade edged both
                                                                                                                                 1 crime of violence nor am I now under indictment n o r am
                                                                                                                                 1 fugitive from justice.
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                                                                   sides and engraved "Syriaw.     Engraved i n patterns

 P-38Magazines ..... $2.95 ppd. ea.                                o r 2 0 0 0 Years old.    Damascene steel has been
                                                                   famous since Roman times. Cast brass h i l t and sheath
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                                                                                                                                                                      Calif. Resid. order o n l y t h r u local dealer.
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The NEW Twentyweight Double Automatic Shotguns
Newest of the new-a 6 pound 12 eauee automatic shotgun, weighing less than
most 20 gauge models. Possesses every advantage of a 20 auge in weight, balance
and handling qualities . . . yet with the hit-ability possible only with the larger,
denser pattern of a 12. Designed specifically for field hunting. Special steel 26%-inch
barrel with new ventilated rib or plain matted barrel. Strikingly handsome Dragon
Black receiver with exquisite hand engraving in Gold.

The NEW Lightning Superposed Shotguns
For the many shooters who want the lightning speed of an ultra light weight over-
under Superposed. Weighs only 7 pounds in 12 gauge, 6 pounds in 20 gauge.
Identical to the regular Superposed except in weight-the same superb balance;
the same meticulous craftsmanship and matchless beauty. Grades I through V.
Ventilated rib models onlv. With extra sets of barrels on soecial order.

                     .weight .22 Automatic Rifles
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                         '   WAKE T H E T O U G H SHOTS W I T H
                             r H E DEPENDABLE ACCURACY OF A




                                                                                            Fissue, GUNSpresents a stellar line-
                                                                                               OR ITS ANNUAL wildfowl hunting

                                                                                            up of experienced men in the field
                                                                                            of shotgunning to recount how the
                                                                                            smoothbores and birds go together
                                                                                            like ham and eggs in these Autumn
                                                                                            days when the crisp snap is returning
                                                                                            to Northern woods.
                                                                                                Searching for the most elusive of
                                                                                            wildfowl, GUNS    indexes the choicest of
                                                                                            feathered quarry for the true sports-
                                                                                            man. Despite the turkey's traditional       ,

                                                                                            association with November, we present
                                                                                            Johnny Mock's important story on the
                                                                                            hunting of our most noble game bird
                                                                                            because it isn't the barnyard gobbler
                                                                                            of which he writes, but the great
                                                                                            winged monarch of the Pennsylvania
                                                                                            forests, the wild turkey. Ben Franklin
                                                                  Crosshair
                                                                                            felt the turkey should have been our



    MODELS K2.5 and K3
                                                                 at. Range
                                                                 reticules are
                                                                 cost.        1             national emblem, and in the Keystone
                                                                                            State hunters pay it the respect due a
                                                                                            difficult and exciting game bird. Both
                                                                                            shotguns and rifles are used, and
                                                                                            Johnny Mock, outdoor editor of the
     2y2and 3 power
         $37.50                                                                             Pittsburgh Press, tells you what and
                                                                                            why.
                                                                                                Out in the high passes of Oregon
                        MODEL                                                               the band-tail pigeon reigns supreme as
                         6 power                                                            a fast, tricky, and highly edible game
                          $48.50
                                                                                            bird. Francis Sell, with a list of books
                                                                                            on hunting to his creditÑ6'Advance
                                                                                            Hunting," "The American Deer Hunt-
                                   VARIABLE POWER                                           er," "Small Game Huntingm-gives
                                     3 and 5 power
                                                                                            you his adventures and advice on
                                                                                            shooting these fast birds.
                                                    MODELS
                                                         K8      and K 1 0                      One of the most unusualgame birds
    YOUR SHOOTING CAN BE ONLY                         8 and 10 power
                                                           $59.50
                                                                                            is the rail, found in the Texas rice
     AS GOOD AS YOUR VISION                                                                 fields, and Dev Klapp describes how to
     The fine optics of Model K Weaver-                CHECK THESE IMPORTANT                catch this tricky customer. Finally
     Scopes give you a clear, sharp and                  MODEL K FEATURES                   there's the most common of wildfowl
     magnified target. You'll see better,             Large Precision Lenses-for a sharp,   that hunters will go after-the duck-
                                                      clear and magnified image.            and Carlos Vinson discusses what is
     aim more easily and shoot more
                                                      Micrometer Click Adjustments -        the best gun to join in all the shooting.
     accurately, resulting in more clean              guaranteed accurate and depend-
                                                      able.                                     On the mechanical side of the wild-
     kills and less wounded game. For
                                                      Hermetically Sealed Lenses - air-     fowl season, H. Welles Steane takes
     accurate, dependable scope sight-
                                                      tight, moistureproof.                 apart shotgun chokes and tells how
     ing-equip your rifle with a Weaver-                                                    and why they make for better shooting.
                                                      Lightweight Steel T u b e - for
     Scope.                                           strength and permanent finish.        Steane is president of Poly-Choke,
                  01956 W. R. Weaver Co.              Seal-Lock Turret-adjustments fully    pioneer makers of adjustable chokes,
                                                      protected and sealed.                 and knows his product thoroughly.
                                                                                               Next month GUNSturns to the sub-


      1' FREE     FOR



           ILLUSTRATED
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                                   Please send folders on Weaver-Scopes and Mounts
                                    NAME
                                    ADDRESS
                                    CITY                          ZONE-STATE
                                                                                            ject of four-legged bags in its annual
                                                                                            game hunting issue. Francis Sell will
                                                                                            return to these pages in a critical and
                                                                                            significant essay on the proper use of
             FOLDERS                              W. R. WEAVER CO.
                                                DEPT. 43  EL PASO, TEXAS
                                                                                            iron sights. Without sights, a rifle is
                                                                                                                             -
                                                                                            just a club, and with the wrong iron
                                                                                            sights, incorrect peep and blades, a
      M A D 6     I N    U. S . A .        BY    AMERICAN              CRAFTSMEN
                                                                                            rifle can still be useless.
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A gun you'll be p r o d +- - w n e e                                d



The distinguished A
double barrel                                                                                                               1                 Precision built
                                                                                                                                              in Spain
                                                                                                                                              Incomparable in
                                                                                                                                              fit and finish
                                                                                                                                              Unexcelled in
                                                                                                                                              strength and
                                                                                                                                              reliability


                                        Barrels of demi-
                                                                       .                                                                                                      MODEL 100
                                        bloc or "chopper
                                        lug"construction-each
                                        barrel blank forged from
                                        a single billet with the half-
                                        lug integral and the two finally
                                        and permanently'joined.



N o w you can know the pride of owning a fine double barrel shotgun-and a t
a realistic price! Consider the convenience of owning a superbly balanced
double gun-two guns in one: the instantaneous choice of two chokes.. .two
                                                          .
well aimed shots without confusion or double effort. .fast, easy loading.. .
the complete safety o f full visual inspection when the gun is open. Then
consider the DOUBLE BARREL DAKIN. The guns you see here, advertised i n the
United States for the first time, were personally selected for manufacture
under their own name by Richard Y. Dakin, mechanical engineer, and Roger
B. Dakin, who with over 60 years of shooting experience between them, can
well be said t o know their guns. Gaspar Arizaga and Union Armera S. L., the        NEVER BEFORE
two firms who make these guns specially for the American market, were               SUCH A GUN AT SUCH A                                      PRICE!
chosen for the perfection of their work only after a number of trips t o Spain
by Richard Dakin, and a full year of analysis of Spanish guns and their             DAMN MODEL100 superb low priced rjouble especially                                                7
                                                                                    made for us by Gaspar Arizaga of Eibar Spain. 12 and 20 gauge
makers. I t is their belief that you can't get a better double barrel shotgun       with Anson & Deeley type box lock, triple bolts, double triggers,
than the Oakin no matter what price you are prepared to pay. Every DAKIN            automatic safety. The double radius extractor (without automatic
                                                                                    ejectors) will appeal to t h e handloader and to the duck shooter who
i s built i n Eibar, Spain, one o f the great gunmaking centers of the world.       dislikes having shells ejected out of his blind to glitter i n the sun.
Here acknowledged masters of the craft are still practicing their art i n the       Matchless Pvrenees walnut stock, beavertail forend with fine hand
                                                                                    checkering. Beautiful English scroll and rosette engrav-
old painstaking tradition, making weapons of superb balance, speed of re-           ing. See catalog for complete specifications.             $108.50
loading, "self-pointing" qualities.. . and sheer beauty. The f i t o f metal t o    DAKIN MODEL 150 A luxurygun by any standard except price.
metal and wood t o metal i s nothing short of perfection. Every gun i n the         Made by Union Armera S. L. Features include demi-bloc barrels of finest
DAKIN line-from standard field model t o ultra luxury model-is the top              steel selective automatic electors, double radius extractors and Anson
                                                                                    & CJieley type box lock assuring absolute maximum of dependability
value in i t s class today. Each i s fully proofed, with individual certificate     and performance. ~ i n e s tPyrenees walnut stock and beavertail forend
supplied by the Spanish government for modern loads, including the new              finely checkere Engraving of frame and trigger guard carefully and
                                                                                    tastefully executed i n scroll and rosette design. See
standard length "Magnum." Registry-warranty certificates are issued with all        catalog for complete specifications.                      $1 62.50
OAKIN guns. Workmanship and parts are guaranteed for a year. Service and            DAKIN MODEL 215 This is the zenith of the gunsmith's art.. .the
parts are always available through the DAKIN Service Department,-even though        pride of Union Armera S. L We doubt that i t could be produced in the
you are not likely t o need them during your lifetime-or your son's lifetime.       United States for 10 times the price. Genuine H & H type side locks with
                                                                                    double safety sear hand demountable lock plates for ready inspection.
                                                                                    cleaning and lubrication of working parts, selective automatic ejectors
COMPARE THE DOUBLE BARREL DAKIN with any other double barrel gun-                   with double radius extractors. Engraving of finest quality on frame, side
                                                                                    plates and trigger guard,. Framefinish is "temple blanco," resembling
even with those selling for two and three times the DAKIN price. Compare            a matte finish on fine silver. Triggers and lock parts are heavily gold
                                    .              .          .
for fit and finish.. . balance.. accuracy. .safety. . dependability . .     .       plated to resist rust. Special1 selected figured Pyrenees walnut stock
                                                                                    and forend, finely and carefully checkered. An elaborately finished gun
precision hand craftsmanship in every mechanical detail. Note the beauty of         with decoration executed i n good taste. See catalog for
design; the good taste of the handsome engraving. You'll want t o buy a DAKIN!      specifications and optional barrel lengths and chokes.     $275.00
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                                                                                           THE DAKIN GUN COMPANY
            SHOOTERS-SEND                         C O U P O N TODAY!                ,      9 Sutler Street, Dept. 42 San Francisco 4, California
                                                                                              Please rush your fully illustrated catalog of DOUBLE
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        licher type), a n d Sako .222 actions.       Lyman;                         FLAIG'S 1                                                 DEALERS: Authorized Installation

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       King; C&H; Wilson; RCBS; G&H; Mershon; ACE                                                                                                       FITTED                FAST SERVICE
       Products; Husqvarna action, Stith Scopes, H o p -                                             *&BabcOck     BlVd. a
       pe's, Argus, McKinzie, Forster, Lin-Speed, Birch-                                                   ~hompson Run Rd.
       w o o d a n d FERLACH GUNS. N o r m a a n d Thal-
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     , Polychoke, Schultz & Larsen, Speer components.
                                                                                                                                                    Â NOSLER PARTITION BULLETS
       Federal Primers & Cartridges. Nosier Bullets.


          PRECISION-CHAMBERED BARRELED ACTIONS
                                                                                                                                                        with b o l t f o r g e d f o r l o w s c o p e s a f e t y , w i t h
                                                                                                                                                        f i n e l y e n g r a v e d t r i g g e r guard, f l o o r p l a t e
                                                                                                                                                        a n d r e c e i v e r r e g u l a r l y $74.50, S P E C I A L
                                                              CALIBERS:                                                                                 P R I C E b o t h N o . 1 & No. 3 . . . . . $59.50.
                                                                                                                                                                      This is your chance to save $15.00.
                                                              2 2 0 Swift; 22-250; 257R; 270; 7MM; 308 Win.;
                                                              30-06. Also 2 5 0 Sav., 300 Sav., 243 Win., 2 4 4 Rem.                                    ENGRAVED F.N. STRIPPED RECEIVERS-
                                                                                                                                                          NEW ~.-Ñ.--.Ñ.-Ñ.-Ñ.ÑÑ--Ñ.-..-Ñ.-.
                       Latest F. N. Mauser Action           -
                                                         (or HVA Action, $10.00 additional)                                                             ENGRAVED F.N. FLOOR PLATES . ‘ ‘$ 7.50
                                                                                                                                                        ENGRAVED F.N. TRIGGER GUARD.
                                                                                                                                                        -
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ÃÃ.     .
                       Best grade Ackley Chrome Moly Barrel, or Douglas Chrome Moly Ultra-Rifled Barrel;                                                  STRIPPED . Ã . - . - . Ã . Ã .
                                                                                                                                                                           .       ‘ - _ . . .          .   $11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘ .----‘ .
   w i t h the smooth, hard, swedged rifling in most calibers, including 243 Win. and 244 Rem.                                                          F. N. Complete bolts, with low scone safety. . . .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      . . . $22.00
Each unit precision chambered t o mirror finish w i t h proper headspace.                                                                               F. N. Stripped receivers, tapped for scone .. $14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ..
Each unit test-fired w i t h sample fired case included for your inspection.                                                                            Complete F.N. Trigger-Sear Combinations-New.-$        1.80
Length a n d rifle twist as wanted-otherwise        w e w i l l ship recommended length and twist.
                                                                                                                                                                        ENFIELD PARTS-NEW
Choice of sporter Medium Heavy, or Heavy weight barrels.
Barrels have finkaround finish.
Price $67.50 porter weight.%         Ibs. $72.50 Medium Heavy Weight (appr. .700 a t muzzle)
                                                                                                                                                       Enfield Stripped Receivers            . . . . . . . . .. ... .$1 2.00
  7 Ibs. Heavy weight $77.50.                                                                                                                          Enfield N e w 5 Gr. Barrels           .. . .. . ... . . . . .   15.00
($7.50 additional for the Douglas Premium Grade Barrel). ($12.50 additional for NEW ENGRAVED FN ACTION)
Now available-F. N. Mag. Action on ,300, , 3 7 5 . H&H Boehler semi-oct. ribbed 26" barrel, sheard head fitted in ramp, $110:                          Enfield Excellent 5 Gr. Barrels             . . . . .. . .. .   12.00
                                                            M
  N e w Boehler S p r i n g Steel E x t r a c t o r s ~ f o r a u s e r 9 8   (F.N.) a n d 1917 Enfield         . . . . . . . .Each   $2.00
    FLAIGS FINEST STOCKS                     &     B L A N K S (Specialized S T O C K              FITTING &            FINISHING)




pecks,   slight    checks~SOO/~off        list.4

FINEST PENNA. BLACK WALNUT BLANKS & STOCKS:
Rifle blonks, a l l grades, $4.00 t o $20.00. Walnut shot-              ONE WEEK
gun blonks, $1.00 t o $15.00. Walnut inletted stack                     SERVICE
for most rifles; standard $5.00; x x grade (butt) $7.00;                We               "'letYour
others $10.00 t o $12.00. Also Penna. burls and rare                    $5'00    each'    < - O r m0res4'00 each'

burls available NOW: x x x grade $17.50-$20.00,                                 Rare Quilted M a p l e
xxxx $25.00; super Burls up t o $35.00.                                         Rifle stock blanks, Fancy $20.00; Full Fancy
OREGON MYRTLE BLANKS & STOCKS: Rifle blanks,                                    $25.00; Super $30.00. (Turned & inletted for
$5.00 t o $7.00. Inletted stocks for a l l rifles, $7.00 to                     most rifles, $5.00 more).
$12.00.   Some Seconds, A l l Grodes, 50% off.
                                                                            STOCK SPECIAL:           ~     F        ~    ~     ~      ~
                                                                                                        w ~ ? $ ! s ~ $ ~ k s ; i ~ ~ r       .e ~ \ ~ ~ ~ ~ ACME RELOADING TOOLS
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                                                                                                                                                                          Millmile, Pa.                                        \
istol men turned out to watch Harry Reeves get a free trip to Perry and a big
                                                                          0
ilver bowl for winning the regional championship aggregate with 2600 and 1 4


                                                  ...
ficer's heels close throughout the match and scored first with 193-5 in the
2 slow-fire match over Harry's 187-4 for third              .
                                                     Bobby F Taylor kept




                                           ...
ire .45 match with a 194-4 to glean another winning mark for his championship
ecord and a pair of sterling tablespoons.       Royal Drewer of St. Louis




      a hot bangfest to start the show   . . . Cliett, 1955 Hat



         husky chem engineer king of Ohio's handgunners.    ...   George Tulk,

                     range above Middlebranch. Tulk became champ on a tech-
                    Bill Sparks of Lorain with 2492, Tulk was decreed winner

 7.  The Kessler travelling trophy is Tulle's
 e McKinley club broke into the medal class,
                                                for a year. ...   Walt King of
                                                winning two as first expert wit1
 3 in the .22 class and first expert hanging    on to the back end of a bouncy
                              .45 kick makes    ten points and a world of dif
  - Benning, Georgia.
  Fort                    *

during the important 1956
rain at this famous Georgi
old records were smashed in 11 rifle and three pistol events. l    ..Benner
fired 2603 in the .22, .38 and .45 aggy. &t. Dave Miller, whose name is coming

                                                         ...
to the front more and more in Army shooting* scored pretty far behind with
2573. Colonel Bill Hancock f*inishedthird with 2570.         Teams did well con-
sidering the weather. The 6th Army Gold squad, 2/3rds of which were new shoot-
                                                                     ' . First
ers, nabbed the All-Army Rifle Team Championships with 1404 and 99 V s
     A team was runner-up withetwo mope bulls but only 1402 points. The
     --
       mRedsw took third scoring 1399-98V. a   ..Individual marksmen did them-
     s proud, and Captain John as bur^ and C W O Coats Brown both bettered the -
                                             ...
 ld record in the National Match course toward Distinguished Rifleman. Both
 hot 243, Brown in r l lace with 23 uV-fivesn and Asbury just edged out for
                       s
                 '
 econd with 19 V s
 11-Army Rifle & Pist    Team for Perry.


bul--3ye duri~." the 18th a

                                                                    . .
  inguished visitors present included Neil Cocking who handled the Mid-Win r
matches in Florida. Neil placed in the money in several matches.          Three
engineers from Fort '~elvoir
                                                                    ..
                             showed up to represent the Army and Phil ~tirsci~
D gvertson and J. Celmer were all listed in the winneks column. l
 .                                                                       Charley
Whipple of Somerset, Pa., ran into hard lucka A three-time runner-up in the

                                                        ..
Rationals% Charle+y was going strong in Tusco match until he developed gun
troutle and lost too many points in the last event.
ton, Pa., won the Grand Aggy with 3191 and 249'3.   .
                                                            Bob Moore of Wash. -
                                                          ~oore's teemmate K a
                           a,
                               .
Johnson from Washington, P . rubbed off some of the luck and shot 3291 and
232's for second in the grand. - a    Munhall's topnot-oh'shooter Ted Charlton
took home t h Rutledge trophy in the 50-yard any sight match with a near perfect
            ie
400-39 X's, and scored again in the 50 meter any sight with a *possibleu 3 .
   a'
    ?   -
                Jonn. T * big bore individual state championships b~oughtOL"
  .,;iddIefiel.d,      I"
some changes in Director @ Civilian mksmanship rules. Firer's choiae of po-
sitionfin known distance rifle marksmanship is no longer okay, and the squatting
position, that torment of the rookie without limber leg muscles, is eliminated

                                           .
as a prescribed position in training. Hasty sling is okay for standing, loop
in other positions, but no cuffs.
range will-be asked td pul
                                   l   lAll competitors on the Middlefielc3

other shooters.

  Miami, Florida. The Coral Gables Police 'Pistol Club schuetzenfest saw a turnout
~f nearly 50 pistoleers with their sights set on the Black Memorial Trophy which
Lhe winnner can keep for his very own for 30 days until the next monthly match
vhen some other sharp-syed sharpshooter will win it away from him   ...    Black
       winner placing first in the centerfire grandaggregate with 1432wasmarksman
                . Grand aggy with 1686 in the open class was Ken Cowan who

  ..
           rough the 14 matches with w v i n Irvine a close second, scoring 167

                                                               .
      Expert winners taking home the gold and silver trophies f w first and
                                         .
            Elmo Prescott, 1636* and Ed M Murray, 1621
     teamed up t w n t k two-man team match with 548 x 600.
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   Looking like a blued steel shotgun                                                        .. .
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                                                                       Guns Fagazine calk it "the fir!t new rewiver in fiity yeam."
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   The Armax chamber is not capable
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be replated by a little testing to
hit with considerable precision at
shotgun ranges. As a .22 short practice
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the bullet passes along close to the
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it can be employed with all the fast-       scientific data on insulations.          Compare with any other. You'll agree
                                            Read how to choose the bag for            BAUER Bags are far better quality -
motion demanded in regular shotgun          your particular needs. How to              far better value-or we will refand in
shooting, bringing the gun to your          iudge quality, etc.                          f.ul1, including shipping costs both
shoulder and snapping it off. This way      GET THE FACTS! Write today.
                                                                                           ways. WE GUARANTEE.
errors in holding can be revealed to
the shooter and (continued on page 42)
 I     about shotgun choke devices
                                 (straight from the originator)



     Let's face it. There are many adjust-
     able chokes on the market. They're
                                                        sator with individual Comp Tubes.
                                                           We tested the Lyman Adjustable                         Hip Sysko of Bridgewater, Mass.,
     O.K. They do a job       -
                              of sorts. But             Compensator extensively. It's guar-
                                                                                                                Q

                                                                                                                brought home a big black bear and
     the truth is that none o f them, in-               anteed as good as any on the market,                    two does from a hunting trip. Quite a
     cluding Lyman's, provides the full                 but it just can't equal the original                    bag for a man who only has one arm.
     range of exact patterns for all popu-              time-tested Cutts Compensator with
     lar game, as does the Cutts Compen-                sure-pattern tubes.
                                                           Each Comp tube is precision-built
                                                        like a smooth new barrel for the par-                   Q  Few hunters can claim to have
                                                        ticular game you're after. Perfect                      bagged a pheasant with as much
                                                        patterns save ammunition and get                        aplomb as Douglas Strickland of Al-
                                                        clean kills. Greatest recoil reduction                  bion, N. Y. As Strickland raised his
                                                        of any choke device. Serious shotgun                    shotgun to fire at the bird, it flew
                                                         shooters can't afford to use anything                  against a telephone wire and landed at
                                                         but the best-that's why they choose                    the hunter's feet.
                                                        Cutts Compensator.
                                                           Make your shotgun with Compen-
                                                         sator the equal of several expensive                   fl Magician George Grimmond has
                                                        custom-bored shotguns by leaving                        been demonstrating a most unusual
                                                         your "single" with your sporting                       trick in London-catching a bullet in
                                                         goods dealer, or get full information                  his teeth. The stunt involves placing
                                                         by writing for FREE CUTTS COM-                         a marked bullet in a revolver which
                               Tubes illustrate'
                               am for 12 gauge           PENSATOR BOOKLET!                                      is then fired point-blank at Grimmond.
                               Spreader, rnodifie~
                               and full choke tuba    Cuffs Compensator, with Comp Tube       .... $16.25       Immediately he is seen with a bullet
                               available for 16.      Cuffs Compensator, with   Adj. Tube ........ $22.75       with the same markings between his
                               20, 28 and A 1 0                                  m

                               gauge.                                                                           teeth. The trick has been branded a
                                                                                                                hoax by many but six magicians have
                                                                                                                been killed while attempting it.



                                                                                                                Q Grocer Joe A.     Cusimano of Balti-
                                                                                                                more routed two would-be bandits who
                                                                                                                invaded his store wielding pistols. Cu-
1 THE LYMAN GUN                                      SIGHT CORPORATION                                      '   simano ducked, grabbed up his own
                                                                                                                revolver, and fired so quickly his clerk
                                                                                                                hardly had time to realize that a holdup
                                                                                                                was in progress. The groceryman
                                                                                                                scored a bullseye on the neck of one
                                                                                                                bandit, put a couple of shots into the



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                                                                                                  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

                                                                                                       August issue, please don't say "most gun
                                                                                                       owners," say "perhaps some gun owners,"
                                                     Hollywood Shooters                                or better yet say "I." I don't want to be
                                                        In reading your magazine of the August         included in his opinions.
                                                     issue, I find it the same as all previous             I enjoy your "My Favorite Gun" column
                                                     issues ...     very good. No other magazine       and enjoy the movie stars' opinions on guns.
                                                     compares with it and has so much informa-         I love guns well enough to listen to anyone's
                                                     tion on guns and shooting.                        opinions on them. I don't have to agree, but
                                                        The article on Joe Benner is very good and     I'll listen. I enjoyed the article in February
                                                     the other feature stories are also. But in        about Roy Rogers' gun, who quite evidently
                                                     reading Crossfire, I find that a West Frazier     knows a lot about guns.
7x35 M A G N E S I U M                               of Lafayette, Indiana, has the wrong opinion          You people put out a topnotch gun maga-
         578' WIDE FIELD!                            of movie stars and stars on TV and radio.         zine a don't let any amateur change it.
The l i g h t e s t wide Field 7x36 ever! 24%
OUNCES because it is made of MAGNE                      I have been with several of these pro-
      . .
SIUM , the newest, lightest, stronges
metal! AND. the WIDEST fleld ~ 7x36 W I
  - -.-. .--   - , ---.        -
                              . - -
                                                     fessional gunmen and am considered one                                        R. A. Inabinette
                                   ~




have ever been able to offerÑOrdinar
                                       ~

                                                     myself. For instance, I love guns and I am                                 Glendora, California
7x36's have only a 376' field: Usual Precisioi
United owtical craftsmanshiw thruout. A su           considered an above average shot. I can               I enjoy GUNS magazine because i t is dedi-
perb value at the regular price of $69.60 bu         twirl guns and do most anything else with
to SPORTS AFIELD readers priced for thi,                                                               cated to firearms. I can't understand why a
               Sale. onlv    ......
               INTRODUCTORY S 3 0 9 !
                              ."J7"
                                                     them, but to do this you must know your
                                                     guns and love your work.
                                                                                                       lot of the readers are against the movie stars
                                                                                                       having their say in this fine magazine. Movie
  INSIST O N UNITED "Seal of Quality"
                                                        On a recent tour with Hugh O'Brien of          stars are human, they have their likes and
                                                     the "Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," I            dislikes the same as you or I.
                                                     tested him myself, both in speed and ac-              If they enjoy firearms and shooting like
                                                     curacy, over WXYZ-TV in Detroit. O'Brian          you or I, what's wrong with letting them
                                                     and I drew guns at the drop of a coin and         have their say in this magazine. That's what
                                                     although I do this for a living and am con-       it's published for. Gary Cooper, Robert Ryan
                                                     sidered the fastest in the world, I found Mr.     or Audie Murphy most likely can cut a might
                                                     O'Brian to be the fastest I've been up against    mean tune on a Frontier Colt. Audie prac-
                                                     since I first started.                            tically cut his teeth on a gun, not because
                                                        As for accuracy, I had O'Brian do some         he wanted to, but because he had to. So
                                                     target shooting at the Lincoln Park Police        don't blackball anybody before you know the
                                                      Pistol Range in Michigan. I can shoot a 90       facts about them.
Two binoculars for the price of one! A bril-          double action anytime with my 4" Marshal                                            David Sage
liant-viewing 7x50 Binocular that changes             Colt. So passing the guns and ammo to Hugh,
in seconds time into a super-powered 12x60                                                                                              Boston, Mass.
by simply inserting the other pair of screw-          I asked him to fire 10 shots slow fire at 25
in eye pieces! It's that simple. No other
adjustment required.                                 yards double action. He did this and his                  -    -


REGULARLY $59.95        . ...
                        :                             score was a terrifying 92 x 100 with a 4"           I've just finished reading your July issue,
One binocular that gives you the needed
power for both regular and long distance              Colt .38 revolver ...     and with a broken      which, as usual, I enjoyed very much. 1
viewing yet costing less than you normally            right ring finger in a splint. Ask Mr. Frazier   have a bone to pick, however. I am not a
nav for iiist one duality binocular! 7" high.
                                                     to try to shoot like that...    Just once!        handloader, and my knowledge on the sub-
                                                                                      Joe Bodrie       ject is probably quite sketchy, but G. E.
                                                                                New Haven, .Conn.      Valentine's method of decapping shells with
                                                                                                       a nail, "How To Jazz Up The 30-30," seems
                                                        My "Crossfire" is in defense of Hollywood      to be a rather dangerous one. Unless the
16x50
Regularlysoldat$b9.W
                                                     stars, baseball players and anyone else who
                                                     "doesn't know a damn thing about guns"
                                                                                                       nail were smaller than the flash hole, which,
                                                                                                       in your picture, it obviously wasn't, the de-

- $2499
NOW
Brand New, sealed
i n Waterproofed
                                                     because they are stars.
                                                        In my opinion anyone can become an
                                                     authority on guns by going to the public
                                                     library, and reading books, going to gun
                                                                                                       capping would necessitate forcing the nail
                                                                                                       through the hole, thereby enlarging it. Such
                                                                                                       an enlarged flash hole would, naturally, sub-
                                                                                                       ject the primer to higher than normal pres-
Plastic Bags just
                                                     stores and checking the old guns and the          sures during firing. This extra pressure, with
a s they came from
the factory BUT                                  I   new, and going to the range or into the field     hot hand loads, especially i n a n old lever
we w i l l n o t self
them as Brand New because the cases L-w.;            and shooting them. Also, by taking such fine      gun which is likely to have excess head
rub marks occurring en-route to us. We do
Guarantee the binoculars to be A-1 mechan-           periodicals as GUNS, which is No. 1 in my         space, could easily rupture the primer and put
ically and optically! Large front lens (2"           book.                                             the shooter in a rather uncomfortable posi-
across!) assures greater illumination and
brighter, sharper images. Weighs 27 02..                Who am I, or anyone else, to think that        tion.
stand 7" high! ORDER NOW while 126
pair last!                                           just because a person is not a gunsmith or           I may be all wet, but it seems to me
                                                     gun dealer that he knows nothing about guns.      that Valentine has carried the quest for ease
OTHER BARGAIN BUYSÑ(Conditio Above)
 8x30 Ind. Focus Beg. $39.50 SALE      .....
                                         ..
                                     $18.95
10x30 Ind. Focus Beg. $45.00 SALE.. .$19.95
                                                     According to these "blabbermouths'" that          and economy beyond the limits of safety and
                                                     have spouted off in Crossfire, I know nothing     practicability.
        30 - - . N O RISK TRIAL
        - - DAY . -
                 .  -
                                                     because I am in the electronics business. Al-        Please don't get me wrong, I mean all
If not satisfied return for full refund. Made        though I spend much of my spare time shoot-       this as constructive criticism. You've got a
in Japan    Leather case straps included.
Add 10%' Fed. Tax. cash orders prepaid.              ing guns, studying guns and fixing them in        terrific magazine. I hope you can keep up
C.O.D.'s require $2.00 deposit.                      my meager way, I don't claim to know more         tbr good work and even improve as time
          UNITED BINOCULAR CO.                       than the average person.                          goes on.
Dept. ARF-1123,9043 S. Western, Chicago 20              A note to West Frazier: if he ia going to                                        Ronald Kley,
DEALERS WANTED. Write for Wholesale &&lo#.           make stupid ttatments like he made in the                                   New Britain, Conn.
                                                                   What does
                                                            Keith Stegall
                   of Gunnison, Colorado,
                                                                      say about
                           Marlin ~ i ~ h - p o w e r s ?




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K onlySTEGALL, Gunnison, Colorado, onenot
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                                          is
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                                                                                                      Keith Stegall is one of many professional guides who
                                                                                                      know that Marlin rifles pack the features-the exclu-
America's best-known custom stockmakers. Here's                                                       sive advantages-that count. They've seen too many
how he feels about Marlin rifles, particularly the                                                    missed shots, or near-misses that resulted in wounded
336-30130 he's carrying now:                                                                          game and long chases. That's why they appreciate
                                                                                                      Marlin's Micro-Groove Rifling*, with its 20-25% ac-
  "Long ago, I found out that Marlin gives you ad-
                                                                                                      curacy bonus, and extra-low 'scope mounting. And
   vantages that pay off on the tough shots. It's no
                                                                                                      they know they can depend on Marlin's super-strong
   fun tracking down a wounded deer, and the 336 is
                                                                                                      round breech bolt.
   my choice lever action rifle for dropping 'em
   with the first shot. When the situation calls for                                                  See this modern big-game rifle, and other Marlin
   a second shot, a Marlin gets it off fast. If I miss,                                               high-powers, varminters, .22 calibers and shotguns
   I know I blew it! That extra accuracy made a                                                       at your dealer's. There's a Marlin model and caliber
   good gun perfect,."    . -. - . -.
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The Noblest G a m e Bird




Glossy bronze and black wild turkey is king of America's game birds and is slimmer and smarter than barnyard kind.


                                                  By JOHNNY MOCK


                                                              ten short years in spite of its being a game bird.
                   noble of all American game birds
L the wildand mostNo feathered game is more sought for
     ARGEST
           turkey.
                                                         is
                                                                 And yet bagging this kingsize pheasant is no easy task.
                                                              Primarily it takes smart hunting and the right firearm.
and none is more highly prized as a trophy among the
nation's army of gunners fortunate enough to hunt it.         which may be either a shotgun or rifle. Among Pennsyl-
   At one time just about the turn of the century, the wild   vania's growing army of wild turkey hunters there are two
turkey was close to extinction in the U. S. but it has made   schools of thought. One believes stubbornly the scattergun
a phenomenal comeback in recent years. Now once again         is the only weapon to use. The others insist that the rifle
wild turkey hunting has become a prime sport with the         is just the arm to pick a gobbler out of an old oak tree.
flock growing despite the increasing number of birds taken    However, both groups get along quite amiably and as the
each year.                                                    record indicates, both succeed in putting meat on the table.
   Consider the figures on the wild turkey in Pennsylvania,      There is a basic reason for this armed peace. Keystone
for instance. The bag in 1945 was only 1716. Official tally   State gunners are made up principally of two separate
of turkeys taken last year: 17,994, or ten times as much in   species of hunters., The first group includes the big game
                                                                                                                             I
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WILD TURKEY, MAKING COMEBACK
AFTER NEAR EXTINCTION, I S NOW
H I G H L Y - P R I Z E D TROPHY H U N T E D
W I T H EITHER SHOTGUN OR RIFLE I N
PENNSYLVANIA FORESTS




                                                     Cedar box call emits sound like wild turkey which lures
                                                     elusive birds within reach of hunters' shotguns in woods.




                                FlaigYs turkey
                                g u n combines
                                features of shot-
                                gun and rifle into
                                one fast-handling
                                weapon.




                                                     V-shaped scratchings and feathers are always found along
                                                     turkey trails indicating birds may be feeding nearby.




                                                     hunter who is the rifleman. The others are the so-called
                                                     rabbit hunters, the common term applied to the small game
                                                     hunter, who stays with his favorite, the shotgun. Under
                                                     the right conditions, either gun will serve its purpose and
                                                     bag the wild turkey. The rifleman does the "hunting," the
                                                     shotgunner is a "stalker."
                                                        The hunter gets a kick out of dropping a wild turkey at
                                                     150 or more yards with a scope-sighted rifle. The stalker
                                                     gets his greatest thrill out of being able to draw this wise
                                                     old bird within range of his scattergun and then let him
                                                     have it. Roger Latham, one of the country's most out-
                                                     standing authorities on wild turkey and their hunting, has
                                                     gummed up the shotgun-rifle differences thusly :
                                                                                            often used by more expert scattergun
                                                                                            hunters for turkeys. Bu~the is un-
                                                                                                                           -410
                                                                                            questionably too light a load and the
                                                                                            Savage combo was dropped from the
                                                                                            line. Today Savage still makes a
                                                                                            similar .22/.410 combination, but the
                                                                                            .22 rimfire is too light for turkeys, too.
                                                                                            However, the European combination
                                                                                            gun exactly fills the bill.
                                                                                               There are three-barrel guns, LLdrill-
                                                                                                  "
                                                                                                 , and four barrel guns, the "vier-
                                                                                                    but the most practical is the
                                                                                                      er. They come in all com-
                                                                                                       of gauges and calibers by
                                                                                            Austrian .and German makers. Hein-
                                                                                            rich Krieghoff in Suhl, and the gun-
                                                                                            Aakers of Ferlach, Austria, build "tur-
                                                                                            key guns."
                                                                                               While there are no turkeys in Ger-


                                                                                             ~mericanturkey hunting. Thus the
                                                                                             combination guns have evolved abroad
                                                      ci                                     which prove so well suited to hunting
   "One of the greatest problems in using a rifle saccesk-             the wild turkey in Pennsylvania.
fully on wild turkeys is getting a good shot. The Barned                  Recognizing the growing popularity of wild turkey hunt-
things so often won't hold still and when they do stop, it is          ing on this side of the Atlantic, the Ferlach gunmakers have
likely to be behind a tree o r some other cover. +t close              turned out a lightweight, racy, finely-engraved over/under.
range, a turkey can so easily be spooked wheft tjie hunter             Weighing only 6% pounds, the Ferlach "turkey gun" has
is trying to line up his sights. A shotgun can bq *own to              24" barrels, with the upper either 12 or 16 gauge, and the
the shoulder and fired almost instantly. This hardly gives             lower bored-for a series of calibers: .22 Hornet, .22 Rem-
the bird a chance to duck behind a tree or bush;, ', .                 ington, 257 Roberts, 7   -    and .30/06.
   "Therefore, it is usually'necessary for                         k
                                                                          In turkey-hunting            and calibers, the standard is
his rifle shouldered and be prepared to                                the 12 for the shotguml- with preference for full-choke in
ger as soon as an open &ot is presen                                   the barrel. Under certain conditions the 16 or 20 gauge
it is almost impossible to get even a h                                wl prove adequate. Even the 28 and the little .410 have
                                                                        il
waving, dodging target in thick cover."                                made their kills, but when it comes to giving an account of
   One of the chief objections to the rifle has been that in           itself, the 12-gauge will come out in the lead.
the hands of the ordinary hunter it can go from.ane ex-                   For the shot size, No. 4, 5 and 6 are recommended.
treme to another. By that I mean it can either blow the                Heavier or lighter pellets lack the killing possibilities. The
turkey into a worthless mass of flesh, feathery and blood, or          heavy are not good because of the thin pattern, the light
it can nick the bird, merely crippling. Most hunters using             shot lack the shocking power. A wild turkey is a large bird,
rifles have them mounted with scopes. Needless !to say,                able to absorb punishment and usually is some distance
when light conditions are poor and thick brush ist in the              from the shooter.
way, it is almost impossible to get the bird in thesight.                 The rimfires are taboo in the rifle calibers, unless put
   When it comes to shotguns, practically ' al1,of,fh(^,things         into the head, neck or backbone or through some of die
said against the rifle are in favor of the scpttergun. There           vital organs. Few gunners are able to reliaKtfip*         their
is no need to aim: just point it in the right .idbegti,+ and           shot, particularly under most of the conditktns'ie~atkntered
fire. Dense cover, poor light, or birds on the' ~ i p g ' ~ dnqt
                                                             re                                                      7   :-.
so troublesome as when using the rifle. The. one drawback
with the scattergun is its limited range.,
   But for the beginner who, unless he is an exfrpely good
woodsman, will not get within smoothbore rangte.pf a wily
wild turkey, a rifle is the right weapon. the^ &i&q acquires
experience in hunting the turkey and can s u o ~ ~ f u llure ly        Others in this class s
the bird to a closer approach, he can use the shgt ad. The             and .270 Winchester
                                                     I
choice is pretty much left that way, unless the , p t e r is
fortunate enough to be the owner of any of the shotgun-


                                                                                   -                                             -
Raig's Austrian-made rifle-shot combination
guns have become popular among eastern
wild turkey hunters. Scope sight's light-
gathering power has value in dark woods.




      Wild gobbler may weigh less than
      tame birds but hunting is more re-
      warding way to get Thanksgiving
      dinner. This bird weighed 1 pounds.
                                 0
                                                                          Thousands of Model 1897 12-gauge
                                                                          Winchester guns have been used by
                                                                          eiicccssful duck hunters over the years.




                                                                          Perennial favorite among hunters year
                                                                          after year is Browning's autoloader 12,
                                                                          which carries five shots in magazine.




                                                                          Browning's Double Auto 12 offers two
                                                                          quick shots, demands skill for water-
                                                                          fowl shooting when birds boom past.



                                                                  Experienced hunter finds short length of 12-gauge double
                                                                  handy while hidden in Porta blind in shooting preserve.




    get shots at ducks within decent range. 1 lost at least six
    cripples, and that I never did like. Shooting light quail
    loads, I had never noticed the recoil of the little 16. but
    with the heavy duck loads the jar and kick raised biga
    blue knot on my shooting shoulder.
       From that time on for ducks I have carried a duck gun
    instead of a quail gun. Going after ducks is not a job for
    any "all around" gun. In my estimation, the average duck
    hunter who uses anything less than a 12 gauge with a 28
    inch modified barrel is about as bad as the deer hunter
    who tries to bag his buck with a .22 Hornet or a .218 Bee.
    In other words, he is undergunned. And the kind of am-
    munition used can spell the difference between success and
    failure, too.
Â
       A lot depends, of course, on where and under what con-
                                                             21
    ditions one hunts ducks. But regardless
    of conditions I am still a 12 gauge fan
    all the way for all kinds of duck

        I have shot a lot of ducks along
    creeks and rivers during my time, and
    in most cases this was what is known
    as "jump shooting." Occasionally mal-
    lards are the targets in this type of
    shooting, but far more often ducks
    jumped along the streams are teal.
    Now and then a flock of wood ducks,
    occasionally a flock of ringnecks, may
    appear, but primarily it is a blue-
    winged teal shooting proposition along
    creeks.
        Hunting smaller rivers I walk slow-
    ly along the banks just outside the
    heavy stream bank brush, and by do-
    ing this quite often get within 20 or 25
    yards of a flock of teal before they
    flush. Considerable walking is a part
    of this type of duck shooting, and this
    is where gun weight counts most for
1   the hunters.
        For "walking" duck shooting I use
    a 12 gauge Marlin over-under with
    28" modified and full choke barrels.
    This gun weighs just about 7% pounds,
    single trigger, and in it I use the regu-
     la^ Super X or High Velocity loads
    22
Bag of pintails crowns days' shooting as hunters using            Fast firing autoloader., .lave definite advantage in duck
12-gauge guns scull across the marsh retrieving ducks.            shooting, brought down bag of mallards in a few minutes.

that I use for cottontail and squirrel         With the same gun I later tried the     are what you need when you have to
shooting. These are No. 6 chilled shot      new short magnum loads on teal, which      compete with the ack-ack type of
loads, and at close to medium range         are about the same size and body           "hunter" along a gun-crowded flyway.
I find them entirely sufficient for small   structure as a wood duck. The teal            The big share of duck shooting is
ducks like teal in the 12 gauge charge.     that I downed at 58 long steps was         done in the public shooting areas.
   The longest shot I ever tried with a     struck by only two No. 6 shot in the       Such areas are usually crowded, and
similar combination was at a flock of       body. Yet, the teal was killed. The two    the thoughtless sky busters will see to
wood ducks along a creek near my            shot penetrated deep into his vitals.      it that a big percentage of the shooting
home in central Tennessee. With a              The difference in kick between mag-     is very much of the long range variety,
friend I was hunting both sides of the      num and high velocity loads was very       by starting up a barrage and scaring
creek. It was understood, of course,        noticeable. The 12 gauge pump              ducks off from the decoys.
that we take shots only at ducks that       weighed a little less than 8 pounds, and      A lot of hunters will say: "I am just
swung out on our respective sides of        had no recoil pad on it. Although the      not going to bang away at the high
the creek. One wood duck could be           killing power was very pleasingly in-      flyers this season regardless of what
legally included in the bag that season,    creased, with the magnum loads there       the sky busters do." Maybe not, let's
and a flock of five flushed quite a way     was too much recoil and jar to suit me.    hope not, but don't depend on it: not
ahead of us and swung out wide on mv           Later I tried some magnum loads,        even as far as you, personally, are
side. At the time I was shooting a 12       No. 4 shot, in a heavier 12 gauge mag-     concerned.
gauge pump with 28" modified barrel,        num pump with 30" full choke barrel.          Put practically any one of -us in a
using Peters High Velocity (not mag-        This pump had a soft rubber recoil pad     blind in a public shooting area where
num) loads with No. 6 chilled shot. I       on the butt, and the recoil and jar was    there are plenty of ducks to shoot at,
swung on the lead woodie, fired away,       not objectionable. Weighing 8 pounds,.     and if the sky busters continue to pre-
and down he came.                           10 ounces, thie heavy pump handled         vent us from getting more than an
   It was 53 long steps from where the      the magnum loads beautifully. I            occasional decent shot in range we will
shot was fired to where I picked up the     knocked a pintail drake cold at 62         start getting jittery and blaze away at
duck, and I later discovered that three     yards with this combination. He was        the high flyers along with the rest.
shot in the neck of the duck were what      examined very critically after we             In the public duck shooting areas.
turned the trick. Three additional shot     plucked him. Six No. 4 shot had struck     one normally has to compete with the
which hit h e body had not penetrated       the pintail, and each of the six had       sky busters unless they are able to do
deep enough to make a kill without the      penetrated deep enough to have a kill-     their shooting in restricted territory.
shot in the neck.                           ing effect. And penetration and power      And for this (Continued on page 57)
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slip chamber. Easy kick allowsquick recovery in fast uplandshooting, makesgun comfortable for novice sportsmen to use.



                                              By WILLIAM B. EDWARDS




I fixed barrel. Forto more than automatic gunmakerswith
  T IS IMPOSSIBLE     make an
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                                                          a     made David Marshall Williams famous as a character as
                                                                well as gun maker. Played by Jimmy Stewart, Williams .
bornly insisted that it could not be done, that it was con-     was shown firing the actual model gun built by Marsh
trary to the whole principle of recoil-operation. And ten       when' he was in North Carolina's Caledonia prison camp
million autoloading shotguns were made by Browning,             ill the 1920's.
Remington, Savage, Stevens, Winchester and a dozen for-             When Williams first tackled the job of stopping barrel
eign factories based on moving-barrel designs. All have         movement in a recoiling barrel gun; he took-the toughest
one defect in common: the moving barrel increases the           model he could find to convert. It was the Remington
kick. Gun designers said it was impossible to reduce the        Model 8 sporting rifle, a design in which the barrel kicks
kick. since barrel movement was a functional part of the        all the way to the rear during firing. But that long-recoil
recoil-operation system, the most successful automatic prin-    Remington, which was the same as the long-recoil shotguns,
ciple for shotguns for half a century. But Carbine Williams     was altered successfully by Williams to a fixed-barrel de-
tied down the barrel in a recoil-operated design, and the       sign. It is identical in principle to the Model 50.
soft-kicking, hard-shooting Winchester Model 50 is its name.        The. Model 50 design is a study in delicate balance,
   Movie-goers saw the beginnings of the Model 50, the          forces counteracting themselves to ~ r o d u c elight recoil.
impossible shotgun, in the film, "Carbine Williams," which       Unlike most recoil operated shotguns, only the chamber
Three rifles made by Williams while serving time for manslaughter are the basis of his current arms designing. Top
gun has slip chamber like Model 50, was made on Rernington Model 8 rifle breech. Middle gun is chambered for .30-
06, has forward moving barrel with collet at muzzle to center it. Blow-forward idea is currently being studied by
Williams. Bottom gun is .22 with extremely heavy breech block which is actuated by floating chamber in barrel.




                                                                    Model 50 skeet gun designed by Wil-
IN MODEL 50, FAMED GUN DESIGNER                                     liams and stocked by Len Mews of Ap-
                                                                    pleton, Wis., is favorite of scattergun-
M A D E A U T O M A T I C SHOTGUN WITH                               ner who likes reliability but light kick.

FIXED BARREL DESPITE 50 YEARS OF
CLAIMS THAT I T COULD NOT BE DONE




recoils in the Model 50. In substance, the chamber is the
basic barrel, but it ends a short distance ahead of the forc-
ing cone of the bore and a fixed barrel projects beyond
that. Behind, it ends in a normal barrel extension which
the bolt tips and locks into. So far, all is ordinary. But a
light slip chamber alone would accelerate at a tremendously
great speed, and parts would break in automatic firing.
Williams figured it out a little differently.
   The slip chamber inside the fixed outer barrel slams back
a fraction of an inch. The bolt remains locked to it. But
the movement acting through a stock strut accelerates an
inertia weight in the stock. As that weight moves back, it
pulls the bolt out of engagement with the chamber exten-
sion. Then the bolt works automatically, extracting the
spent case and loading the fresh round from a conventional      Williams, who regularly wears two .45 Colts day and night,
shotgun tube magazine. The result is significantly less kick,   uses big milling machine given to him by Remington.

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Model 50 smoothbore design by Williams has sliding chamber (17) with bolt (16) locked inside chamber extension
(11). Barrel is rigid in frame. Inertia of slide (15) and rod (4) in recoil carries these parts to rear, unlocking bolt.



due to the time over which the functioning is distributed,     unfailingly. But finally his hand-made model was changed
and the light mass of the moving parts.                        into the factory-built gun, and it still had all the reliability
   How did Carbine Williams achieve the impossible? 1          that Williams put into it.
drove to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where Williams lives,      As we left his shop for the day and drove back to town,
to see for myself how this modern-day genius thinks and        we talked about guns, and I tried to understand this sur-
operates. He first came into the public eye when Reader's      prising, mercurial man who may be the nation's No. 1 gun
Digest published a "Most Unforgettable Character" story        designer. He said softly with a gleeful grin on his freckled
about him. In his shop he is indeed that. As I looked over     face: "Hey, did yuh heah? They're going to build a
Williams' guns in the little machine shop he built on his      monument to me downtown, me, Carbine Williams." His
farm, I asked him what was the most difficult job he ever      eyes took on a far-away look for an instant. "I left this
tackled.                                                       town in irons, and now they're goin' to build me a monu-
   He picked up a partly-assembled Model 50 and said,          ment," he mused softly, as if to himself.
"This shotgun, boy. Ain't nothing seem to come right on           This man is a living legend in his own lifetime. But
this gun.'' I later learned what he meant.                     Marsh Williams doesn't look like a hero. He's all red hair
   It seems that when Williams first started applying his      and fire. He thinks he is tough as nails, but I never met
modified Remington idea to a shotgun with a fixed barrel,      a man with a more generous nature, nor one more beloved
his first design was successful. He chopped out the parts.     by his thousands of real friends. Yet this wild-eyed Irish-
assembled it, and slipped in several shells. The gun worked    Scotch-Welsh mixture of emotion and temperament was
fine. According to one engineer who worked with him at         once standing before the dock of justice on trial for his life.
Winchester, this was the first actual incident he had ever     The charge: murder. "I swapped a burn job for thirty
heard of where an inventor's automatic model fired without     years, boy, and it ain't easy to do that," said Williams,
trouble the first time it was assembled.                       holding me with a serious gaze.
   But then the shotgun had to be engineered for produc-          At 18 Williams was just a North Carolina farmer's son,
lion. Shapes that Marsh had made by filing a piece of stock    but he was a little wild and ran a still. This is a respectable
to size had to be redesigned for machine manufacture. And      business in the southern hills, and Marsh made good whis-
then the production men temporarily killed it with their       key. Then in a raid on his still one deputy picked up a
fiddling around. When they got stuck and it would not          bullet. The court could not prove Williams killed the man,
work, back it came to Williams. He had to f s with the
                                                us             but they knew whose still it was. Williams pleaded guilty
inertia weights in the butt for a long time to make it work    to second degree murder and got 30 years at hard labor.
                                                               It taught him a lesson at least, and he hasn't done a drop
                                                               of stin work since then. He has been pretty busy working
                                                               on guns.
                                                                  Williams' gun-designing career started in prison. There
                                                               the camp superintendent, Captain H. T. Peoples, recognized
                                                               Marsh was an unusual person. He allowed Williams to
                                                               draw up gun designs and later to build models from scrap
                                                               iron in the camp blacksmith shop.
                                                                  Finally Marsh converted one of the old Remington rifles
                                                               used by the guards at the camp. Peoples arranged for the
Floating chamber using weak .22's to work automatic gun        representative of the Winchester company to see Marsh
is mechanical principle which made Williams famous.            test his gun.                       (Continued on page 46)
                               WILL YOU
                               MAN THIS FALL?
NEW CROP OF HUNTERS WITH HIGH-POWERED RIFLES HAVE TURNED HAPPY
                                   F
HUNTING SEASON INTO TRAGIC TIME O DESTRUCTION AND DEATH

                                           By HARRY BOTSFORD

IT  WAS the opening day of buck season in Pennsyl-
   vania and along the highway near a place called
                                                        wandering in the woods, blood streaming from a bullet
                                                        wound in his arm. He was lost. He said that he had
Poverty Hill a graphic drama was being enacted.         started across a deer crossing when he was shot. He
  In the snow were three dead does. The verdict:        had yelled, and the man who had mistaken him for a
"Shot by mistake, left to die."                         deer stood up, saw what he had done and ran away.
  The next exhibit was a frightened boy of 17 I found   The wound was not nearly as severe as the boy believed
Teaching hunting safety rules to youngsters can avoid fatalities such as is likely with young hunter pointing his 16-gauge
pump Remington at his father. Stumble in brush can involuntarily squeeze trigger. Walking abreast in field is advisable.


                                                               it to be. I led him to the highway. A game warden
                                                               guarding the dead does, helped me to bind up the wound
                                                               just as a state police car slithered through the snow,
                                                               skidded to a stop, took the youngster aboard and headed
                                                               for the nearest hospital.
                                                                  The game warden swore long and lustily, and I joined
                                                               him. Another hunter appeared, hysterical with anger, car-
                                                               rying a rifle with a busted firing mechanism. We didn't
                                                               have a chance to ask him what was the trouble. He told us.
                                                               "I killed me a buck!" he said, his voice shrill and shaking.
                                                               "A nice buck, gents. I gutted the critter and just as I fin-
                                                               ished the job three guys came up and claimed the buck
                                                               was theirs. I reached for my gun, but one of them grabbed
                                                               it, smashed the firing mechanism. Then they roughed me
                                                               up considerable. They walked off with my buck, laughing
                                                               fit to kill. Ain't a man got any rights at all any more these
                                                               days?"
                                                                  There was another exhibit, too-it      was a farmer who
Getting into habit of protecting trigger from being hit        complained that a hunter had killed one of his cows that
by 'twigs and accidentally firing is good safety measure.      morning. It had been his idea the state game commission
     1.


28
Basic safety act of opening and unloading gun while going
through fence is often neglected by thoughtless hunters.




Carrying guns disassembled in car prevents any chance of        Cleaning rifle at end ot day is wise gun care and also
accidental discharge and is mandatory law in some areas.        avoids putting arm away in dangerous loaded condition.



would pay for it, an entirely specious theory.                  companions asked bitterly. "People don't know how to
   A rolling volley of shots started about a mile away, trav-   handle guns, they have no respect for the safety of others,
eled in our direction. One bullet whistled over our heads.      no regard for property rights. I saw a group of Pittsburgh
"Duck!" yelled the game warden and we hit the snow as           hunters huddling around a big fire on a farm today. They
the shooting started in a new direction. The game warden        had torn down a perfectly good rail fence for fuel, and
brushed the snow from his clothes, grinned wryly. "I gotta      they were passing a bottle around. I'll bet within an hour,
wife and kids," he said. "These crazy hunters start shooting    they were blazing away at anything that moved in the
at a deer, the high-powered rifles carry and you never know     woods, without regard as to whether it was a buck, doe,
when you will stop one. Too many hunters in the woods,          man, or a strayed cow."
too damned many !"                                                We talked, tried to diagnose the maniacal frenzy that
   That night in camp, four of us soberly discussed what        seemed so evident. All of us were past middle age and we
we had seen and heard that day. One of the group had            had been hunting since our youth. We had learned to hunt
bagged a nice plump buck with a good rack of horns. The         and handle a gun from fathers who were also hunters. Our
buck had been cleaned and proudly hung to a limb of a           fathers were pretty stem about it, too. I was taught to
tree close to the small cabin. Two of us had been through       carry a gun with the barrel pointing down. I was taught
some narrow escapes. We planned to return home the next         never to carry a cocked gun, but to carry it with a thumb
morning to escape the hazards of the "If-it-moves, shoot-       on the safety. My father showed me and trained me to push
at-it" philosophy of the horde of new hunters who infest        the safety off as I raised my gun to fire, something that
the woods in increasing numbers each year.                      soon became automatic. By example, he showed me that
   "What's the matter with today's hunters?" one of my          when I came to a barbed wire (Continued on page 50)
Acme tool with plastic powder and shot tubes has coil springs controlling wad pressure in reloading and is very fast in
operation. Thalson tool (in rear) employs different leverage to press wads in and does not have any tension indicator.


                                                 By HARVEY BRANDT


B ing and turning inwith halfsoft whicker of to my decoys
   LUEBILLS CAME IN
                     the
                         a
                               gale, to drop
                                              wings, twist-   most manufacturers consider .72Yr as the usual standard.
                                                                 Obviously, when a shooter buys over-the-counter am-
in the shelter of the river willows. It was short, 35-yard    munition, he cannot hope to get the most out of his gun,
shooting, a place where a gunner could use a nice uniform     except accidentally on very rare occasions. Handloading
spread of 7 or 795 size shot in his more open barrel and a    and careful fitting of the best shot size and weight, matched
good tight pattern of 70 per cent of 6's in his full choked   with the best powder charge, will usually give you as much
tube when the birds flared. And I had both in the handloads   as 15 per cent better patterns.
I was shooting, economical and precise. Over the years I         Those bluebills, for instance, coming in to my decoys
have found that loading my own shells for many different      took a fairly open pattern. For this shooting I needed an
types of bird hunting is the only way to assure good pat-     entirely different loading than one I would use pass shoot-
terns in my various guns and at the same time keep within     ing on the coastal dunes, where the ducks come over a full
my shooting budget.                                           50 yards high. And, while there is the same requirement
   Handloading shotgun shells brings out the full pattern     for the maximum killing potential, this is met by an entirely
potential of a gun. That means carefully testing handloads,   different load. Over the decoys, I was using 1 ounce of 7y2
fitting the exact load combination to the peculiarities of    size shot, and getting very uniform patterns. In pass shooting
the gun since no two shotgun barrels are alike. A 12 bore     1 used this same 20-gauge with 1% ounce of number 5's in
gun may run from .717" to .740" diameter, even though         the full choke barrel, and 1% ounce of 6's in the modified
                                                                                                                         31
Primers are seated in de-capped shell     Ideal measure set to right load puts      Over-powder and filler wads are next,
by plug which pushes case on new cap.     powder in shell by cranking handle.       pushed down while shell is in bushing.




barrel. With this combination I got 75 per cent patterns         with interchangeable case dies to reload rifle ammunition.
with my full choked tube and 5's, while the modified threw          Excellent ammunition can be made with less expensive
a good, even 65 per cent-still good patterns but with           equipment, too. Just recently I tested the Acme Press, which
extra range.                                                    sells from $70 to $90. This press is comparatively inex-
   Those two loads, like the 1 ounce, 7% shot, represented      pensive, yet it turns out very good reloads. It, too, has both
several hours of experimenting, getting the best combina-       a ~owder    and shot measure integral with the press. They
tion for this specific gunning situation.                       are designed to throw fixed charges and to that extent are
   It is the same story for my upland game shooting after        less flexible than the more expensive turret tools. The
bandtail pigeons. I place versatility far 'ahead of the other   Acme Press which I have been using throws 2035 grains of
important aspects of handloading. But there are other fac-      Hercules Red Dot ~owder,and 23 grains of Du Pont PB.
tors. Handloading shotgun shells is a fascinating hobby         The shot measure throws    lv8  ounce of 7% shot.
and the savings are tremendous.                                     The versatility of adjustable charge cylinders for both
   The Alcan Company of Alton, Illinois, lists comparative      the shot and powder is certainly missed in this reloading
cost figures on handloaded shot shells which are revealing.     press, although charge cylinders for various loads can be
Components sufficient to reload a 12 gauge, 3 dram, 1%          bought as extras.
ounce trap load cost $1.10 a box. Components for a 12              The Thalson ia an excellent, inexpensive reloading tool
gauge, 3% dram, 1%ounce hunting load cost $1.46 a box.          priced at $20. I have used this tool for the past two years,
A magnum 12 gauge load, using 414 drams of powder,              and if the time spent reloading is of no consequence, it is
1%ounces of shot, costs $1.76 a box. By contrast, a box         to be highly recommended. The same thing can also be
of magnum 12's straight from the factory runs .about $4.00.     said of the Lyman Ideal Straightline Tools at $30. Both
   If a gunner does much off-season shooting, these savings     these tools require separate means of weighing shot and
pyramid over the summer months. Empty shells can be             powder charges. But in many ways this is an advantage in
picked up around your skeet club. Ready primed shells           reloading.
can be bought for as little as $2.85 a hundred. Empties may         A good adjustable powder measure, such as the Lyman
be loaded for practice shooting three or four times. But        Ideal 55, is a must in any event. So is a good shot measure
for field shooting, and especially in magazine arms, they       which is capable of fine adjustment. The fact that they must
should not be used more than two times. The crimped end         be set up separate at the reloading bench is no handicap.
of the paper becomes soft, and when the shell is slammed            One of the best separate measures I have used is the
into the chamber of a pump or automatic, there is danger        Brian Shot Measure. It overcomes the objection to the dip-
that the top wad and shot may be thrown up into the barrel.     per type shot measure which throws different weight
This would act as an obstruction. While I have never known      charges from one adjustment, depending on the size of
this to happen, it is possible. Empties are so inexpensive      the shot measured. With the charge cylinders used in the
that they should be carefully examined and the defectives       Brian Shot Measure, more exact charges are possible, giv-
culled out at each reloading.                                   ing more uniform patterns. These charge cylinders come
   Your shotshell reloading outfit can be just about as         in various weights of shots from 1 ounce to a full 1%
elaborate as you care to have it. There are several shotgun     magnum loading of 3 and 4 shot size. Best method is to
reloading presses priced in the neighborhood of $200-and        test various load combinations until you arrive at one best
excellent values they are in every respect. These turret        loading for a specific type of shooting. Then get a cylinder
presses have several advantages. M s of them measure the
                                    ot                          for this shot charge.
exact force used in seating wads. They have shot and               Another advantage of this versatile, inexpensive shot
powder measure attachments, and are very speedy in opera-       measure is that the charge chamber can be almost any
tion. Some, like the Hollywood Press, can also be used          bottle screwed into the top casting for a shot hopper. Thus,
Support bushing prevents shell bulge       Separate shot measure like Brian is       Crimping head folds end of shell tube
as wads are seated in Thalson tool.        accessory needed with some shell tools.   into creased, flat end without a wad.



one can have several different size shot in as many different
bottles, and can shift from one to another during reloading.
Another method is to cut the bottom out of a bottle to be
used for a charge chamber, and then pour your various
size shot into this as vou use the different shot sizes.
   A charge cylinderfor powder may also be used with
this measure. But as different ones must be used for each
specific powder and load, an adjustable powder measure
is superior. All in all, however, this Brian Shot Measure is
an essential, basic piece of shotshell reloading equipment.
   Shotshell reloading technique is much like rifle reload-
ing. You must familiarize yourself with the characteristics
of several different type powders. The Lyman Handbook,
Belding and Mull, and Alcan Company catalogues are all
required reading. These two handbooks, and the catalogue,
carefully outline the best loading techniques, as well as list
a variety of tested loads with modem, available powders.
   A rifleman, reloading for his pet deer rifle, would not
think of using a fast burning powder designed for mid-
range velocities and light cast bullets, if he wanted maxi-
mum velocities with a heavy (Continued on page 55)




                                                                                     Mistakes in reloading may produce a
                                                                                     bulged case which was not loaded in
                                                                                     support bushing (left) or too much
                                                                                     crimp because shell is short on wads.
                                                                                     Third shell at tight is loaded and
                                                                                     crimped just right for best pattern in
                                                                                     author Brandt's Marlin 0/U (right).
HARD TO FLUSH OUT OF RICE FIELDS, KING RAIL ARE JOCKEYED
INTO NARROW STRIP OF GRAIN BY REAPERS AND THEN SHOOTING BEGINS



By DEV KLAPP



  F TOO MUCH.HUNTING PRESSURE      has posted your favorite
I farmland, or you've lost your shooting lease to some
fellow better heeled than you, don't wrap your shotgun
around a tree and give up hunting in disgust. Just hold
onto yourself until October, then grab your gun and head
for the Texas rice fields. Follow the reapers as they go
around and around and you'll find that shooting rail will
heat your gun barrel egg-frying hot. The trip won't cost
you much-and there's nothing to lease. All you need is
a Texas hunting license and a spark in your eye.
   I learned about rail shooting-which I'd been overlook-
ing all these years-entirely by accident. Mostly I'm a deer
and quail man. But a close friend, I?. W. "Kodak" Schmidt,
his pretty frau, and Dr. Ed Futch introduced me to the
sport at Alta Loma, where farmer Ivey Bouillion was cut-
ting rice.
  Bouillion took us out to the field and showed us his
reapers lined up ready for work. As we approached, the
big machines roared to life, then began their lumbering
progress. Evenly spaced, they slowly worked from the
field's outer edge toward the center. This took some time
and the sun was well up when Bouillion motioned to us
to take our stands in the cut-over stubble. Now only a nar-
row strip of rice was left standing and we were ready for
action.
   The three of us had hardly settled ourselves when the
reapers started on this uncut strip. They headed toward the
south end of the field where Mrs. Schmidt and I faced each
other, shotguns at the ready. Ed was farther north, while
"Kodak" angled around to find the best light for his pic-
tures.
   "Get set," Bouillion called.
   I pulled my foot out of deep black mud with a plop like
a busted gum bubble and felt around for good footing.
Gripping my Winchester pump I waited, keyed to a high
pitch.                                                          Black rail shot in Texas rice fields is unusual bird the
   Hard to flush, the king rail sneak through the standing      size of a small chicken. Bird flies much like the quail.
rice stalks to avoid the reapers, rather than expose them-
selves by flight. In this way they unwittingly allow them-         I stood in a constant rain of spent shot. Placed as we
selves to be jockeyed into one narrow strip of grain as the     were, facing each other, this was to be expected. Some of
reapers close in, until the entire rail population of a field   these shot stung like sand flies as they peppered my face
is concentrated in one small area.                              and hands. I wasn't uneasy, though, for we had carefully
   And then, swaying and snorting, their reels gathering in     prepared for such a situation when we took our stations.
the rice stalks, our reapers lumbered nearer. Finally, de-      There was plenty of space between opposing shooters.
prived of cover, the rail took to the air like quail-except        The action happened in about 90 seconds. One minute
that their flight was on soundless wings.                       and a half of fast and furious shooting heated our gun
   There were dozens of them. Some flew low, some flew          barrels and made our hearts pound and thump.
high. They scattered in every direction at once. Now and           The nearer the reapers came, the more confused became
then one skimmed past us at waist level. A few played           the shooting. We couldn't take time to retrieve our kills,
smart and refused to flush. These, as a rule, got away. One     but shot till the air was filled with flying birds and shot
ran by me on long, twinkling legs. I nudged it into flight      and noise and excitement.
with a boot toe, then brought it down ahout 20 feet from           Finally, by common consent, we concentrated on the
my gun barrel.                                                  trickier shots. We passed up        (Continued on page 61)
                                                                           WHY A




                         fat*




I   How muzzle choke attachments such as ventilated Poly-Choke relieve high velocity gas, diverting it from behind slower
I
    wad and shot is seen in high speed shot. Choke avoids hazard of blown patterns while reducing gun kick in shooting.

    KNOWING BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SHOTGUN CHOKE AND WHY I T PRODUCES
I
    TIGHTER PATTERN ENABLES HUNTER TO BAG MORE GAME IN THE FIELD
                                                  By H. WELLES STEANE
CHOKE CHOKES
                                          an
                            A rececntlyofaskedoutdoor magazine
                               N EDITOR
                                                several shotgun
                            owners on his staff the makes and
                            gauges they used. Each readily an-
                                            t
                            swered. ~ u when he inquired, "What
                            choke," invariably the reply was: "I
                            told you 12 gauge (or 16 gauge) ."
                                The ignorance about chokes in his
                            own staff amazed the editor. This
      A t 10 inches         lack of knowledge is even more stag-
      from muzzle, the      gering on a national scale. Although
      shot charge is        somewhere between 16 and 20 million
         g      y   n-      hunting licenses are issued through-
      stricted by           out the country now, there is still a
                  l d
      of powder gas.        high percentage of shotgun owners
                            who cannot tell vou what degree of
                                                             "
                             choke their gun carries! This de-
                             ficiency extends to trap and skeet
                             shooters too.
                                 While manv scattergunners take
                             the phenomeion of &e choke for
                             granted, it is surprising how few
                             really understand the basic principles
                             of the choke and its effect on shoot-
                             ing, let alone its history. The story
                             goes, for instance, that a man named
                             Fred Kimble produced the first work-
                             able "choked" shotgun barrel, at
                             least in this country, during the
      A killing pattern      1860's. Actually, there is evidence
      with shot column       that in 1730 a Prague gunsmith
      no longer touch-       named Stanislaus Paczelt made a bar-
      ed by the wads         rel with a very thin internal liner of
      begins t o form        steel brazed into the muzzle. In 1827,
      a b o u t four feet     Jeremiah Smith of Smithfield, Rhode
      from gun muzzle.        Island, worked on the idea of shot-
                              gun "choke," and in 1872 R. M.
                              Faburn patented the recess or jug
                              choke.
                                 No one really knows what prompted
                              the idea of choking a shotgun barrel,
                              but it has been compared, and reason-
                              ably so, to the principle of constrict-
                              ing the stream of water from a hose
                              bv means of the nozzle. For that is
                              what shotgun choke &a constriction
                              of the bore diameter of the barrel
                              at the muzzle end. Whether the con-
                              striction is provided by a permanent,
                              solid choke built into the barrel when
       What will be a          it is manufactured, or by a choking
       perfect pattern is      device which is attached to the muzzle
       shown ten feet          and can be adjusted for various de-
       from muzzle as          grees of constriction, is a matter of
       wads and flatted
       pellets drop away       the shotgun owner's choice.
       from shot string.          The tighter the constriction, or
Attachable chokes like Poly-Choke have collet-type sleeve
inside which is regulated by turning knurled ring.




Ventilated models of choke attachments use slotted front
tubes to relieve gas pressure and tend to reduce recoil.




Variable "Deluxe" with target-type ramp bead sights
offers many advantages for skeet and field shooting.




Standard "Deluxe" Poly-Choke is fitted with target sight          Importance of choke selection for hunting is graphically
but uses adjusting ring without vented compensator tube.          shown in open (top) and full choke-pattern diagrams.
                                         x,



choke, the tighter the group of shot will                            Simply set up a sheet of paper at least 40" square, pace
.,
gun., and thefarther itwilltravel. So., . as the nozzle of
                                          iust                    off 20, 30, or 40 yards, depending on the range you want
a hose is tightened to direct a narrow, far-reaching stream       to check, aim your gun at the paper and let go. Then tie
of water across the garden, and opened to get a wide,             a piece of string 15 inches long to a pencil and draw a
short spray of water for the flower bed-in the same way,          30-inch circle around the largest concentration of shot
a full choke is used for long distance shooting and a more        holes. The number of holes in the circle, figured as a
open choke for close range.                                       percentage of the total number of shot in the load used,
   This may seem basic to most wingshooters, but it is            is the pattern.
shocking how many scattergunners fail to fully understand            The point is to find out what a gun does with the shot
these principles.                                                 loads normally used. A generally accepted guide to ideal
   While the principle of shotgun choke is very simple,           pattern percentages for a 12-gauge gun at 40 yards, using
the various effects of different types of choke, with different   a No. 7%-1% oz. load, is as follows:
guns and different shot loads, shot at varying ranges and                      Choke                      Pattern
types of game, is another story. But it is a story that any                    Full                       67-75%
shotgun owner worth his salt must understand, at least                         Modified                   55-65%
with respect to his own gun, because the only way to                           Improved Cylinder          45-55%
know a gun thoroughly and use it effectively is to pattern                     Cylinder Bore              35-45%
it. This is not a difficult job, and it can be fun as well        The Poly-Choke Company uses this standard in its Wing-
as enlightening. It is a form of target shooting which checks      shooter's Handbook, "How to Make Every Shot Count."
the accuracy of a gun and choke, rather than the accuracy          It is a basic instruction manual which provides a great
of a shooter's aim.                                                deal of factual information of use (Continued on page 69)


Fitting attachment such as Master Choke may restore shotgun with blown-off muzzle to years more of useful service
despite short barrel. Choke also makes possible use of short barrel for special purpose such as on boat or in police car.
                                                                1   Erratic, speedy bandtail pigeon which
                                                                    moves slowly or in dazzling bursts of
                                                                    speed will tax expert wing shot's abil-
                                                                    ity with very difficult overhead shots.




WEST COAST COUSIN OF EXTINCT PASSENGER PIGEON
I S ONE OF MOST SPORTING SHOTGUN TARGETS IN U.S.

                               By FRANCIS SELL



H canvas back.a Quite oftenhas the speedallofthe world like
         like snipe but
    E FLIES
                            he acts for
                                               a frightened

a ruffed grouse. And he is about the size of a greenwing
teal. Add all those characteristics up and you have a West
Coast bandtail pigeon, probably one of the most sporting
shotgun targets on the North American continent. The
bandtail, like the passenger pigeon, migrates-coming
north in the spring and turning south with the first frosts
in autumn. From September on through late October, de-
pending on whether you hunt him in Washington, Oregon
or California, he is the upland game bird you dream about
-the most unpredictable in the field today.
   If the problem of selecting just the right shotgun for
ducks is complicated, then selecting just the right scatter-
gun for bandtail pigeon is almost impossible. Take a high-
flying gamebird as big as a greenwing teal that behaves
erratically like a snipe, and there are not too many shotguns
suitable for such shooting, nor too many gunners who will
turn in a good field performance on such game. A light
shotgun is indicated-one with which you can get on that
twisting, turning target with dispatch.
   But the only sticker is, you have also a game bird which
                                            Light repeater, such as 20-gauge Remington "Wingmaster," is adequate
                                            when bandtails are flushed suddenly from their habitual feeding areas.


                                                                               comes over the upland hill passes like
                                                                               a duck, flying out there where you must
                                                                               roll him at 40 to 50 yards quite often.
                                                                               And always there i that West Coast
                                                                                                    s
                                                                               trade wind whipping across those
                                                                               autumn hills, playing hob with your
                                                                               lead, as well as speeding your twisting
                                                                               target on its way. What might look
                                                                               like a nice setup for a 12 gauge mag-
                                                                               num, throwing 1% ounce of shot, just
                                                                               isn't.
                                                                                  Pass shooting is only part of band-
                                                                               tail pigeon gunning. Sometimes they
                                                                               act like ruffed          coming out of
                                                                               the heavy cover at 25 to 35 yards, turn-
                                                                               ing and twisting, as they skim through
                                                                               the intervening trees and brush. Band-
                                                                               tail pigeon often imitate those ruffed
                                                                               grouse tactics, down to the last pro-
                                                                               voking turn. They wilLcome up out of
                                                                               the West Coast huckleberry brush and
                                                                               elder berry thickets, and ,catch you
                                                                               with that heavy 12 gauge not even at
                                                                               your shoulder.
                                                                                  East of my cabin there are acres of
                                                                               black huckleberry and in autumn, when
                                                                               these ridges are loaded with fruit, they
                                                                               are the delight of many blue grouse,
                                                                               ruffed grouse and bandtail pigeon. I
                                                                               developed a technique of taking band-
                                                                               tail here which I thought was fool-
                                                                               proof. I also had the right shotgun for
                                                                               the task-not too light-not too heavy,
                                                                               and with reasonable ability to reach
                                                                                out there for the occasional long shot
                                                                                  I worked along those huckleberry
Plenty of bandtails can be found in the huckleberry b h h in Oregon. Au-       ridges, very (Continued on page 58)
thor Sell likes two-shot speed of a double gun for bandtail pigeon shooting.




Recommended for bandtails by author Sell is a light 20-gauge double such as Marlin Model 90 over/under gun.
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                                          QUIPS QUOTES & QUER


                              By STUART MILLER
The Littlest And The Longest
                                             Why they gsed the " W headstamp
Tfire shotgun 9mm Winchester rim
   HE LITTLE
               shells were similar to      for this set' of cartridges, instead of
                                           the usual "H" is still a mystery. Paul
the 9mm Flobert shot cartridges that
had long been popular in Europe.           Foster, the Winchester factory expert
A few years ago many Europeans,            who has been most helpful with infor-
through necessity and taste, hunted        mation on these shells, says that no
song birds,*sparrows, thrushes, finches    one around the plant has a positive
for food. For such "big game" as           answer. The theory that sounds best
these, the smaller the shot load, and      to me is that these were made pri-
the cheaper the cartridge, the better      marily for export and it was decided
they sold. At this time, too, there was    that "W" would be easier to associate
a big demand for bright birds and          with "Winchester" than the usual "H"
plumage to decorate milady's hats. A       headstamp they had always used on
heavy shot charge would tear up the        rim fires.
feathers and be very bad for business.       Until recently, I thought that this

                                                                                                       NEW
                                                                                                Mar-Proof
                                                                                            "TUF-COAT" Finish

                                                                                                       NEW
                                                                                                 Self-Aligning
                                                                                                    Optics

                                                                                                       NEW
                                                                                                  Brighter.
                                                                                                  Wider Field
                                                                                                             ..
                                                                                                       NEW
                                                                                                Micro-Accurate
Long 10-gauge shell on its side was special load by Winchester for spotting                      Adjustments
charge in aerial practice bombs. Tiny shells are 9mm for smoothbores.
Standard 10-gauge shell case (right) for shotguns shows difference in size.

So Winchester decided that they would      was the only time that Winchester used
get in on this market, and made the        "W" on rim fires, but now 1 am not
Model 36 shotgun.                          so sure. I now have a specimen of an
   Introduced early in 1920, the M36       early made .41 short rim fire with a
was a tiny bolt action gun with an         raised W mark. Although it was not
18" barrel. Though a well-made gun,        in the original box, it was presumably
it lacked one thing in particular for      of Winchester manufacture, and if they
most shooters: killing power. As one       marked .41's, they may have marked
                                                                                                Also the New
disgruntled customer remarked, "This       other calibers the same way.                         Bear Cub 2 % X
thing is only good for small birds, or        The 9mm Ball cartridge made to use                   $4500
big flies!" Despite this fault, large      in the smooth bored M36 had three
                                                                                                The New Bear
quantities were exported to Central        different types of loading. The first of             Cub 6X
and South America where they were          these used no gun powder at all, the         ,          $7950
effective on the brilliant colored trop-   second was loaded with 3 to 3% grains ;
ical birds. The gun was known around       of FG black powder, while the thirip
the factory as the "Milliner's Special."   type used smokeless powder. All we*
The gun did not prove popular for sale     loaded with a single #00 buckshok      4
in this country and was finally discon-    which weighs around 55 grains.
                                                                                    .
tinued.                                       The type with no powder has an
   Because of the many foreign guns        interesting background. For a propel-                347 King Street, Northampton, Mass.
using 9mm shot ammunition, the             ling charge it used a double dose of the
shells enjoyed a much longer period        priming compound, as did some of the
of production than did the guns. I have    earlier Flobert ball cartridges, and .22
a box of the 9mm ball amunition that       BB Caps. The 9 mm ball caps exported             i   Name
                                                                                                                                      i
was packaged for export. The label is      to France were of this type. The
printed in four different languages to     French government had a monopoly on
cover as many markets as possible.         manufacturing (Continued on page 45)             See Your Sporting Goods Dealer
                                                                                                     GUN RACK
  MINIATURE REPLICAS OF                                                                           (Continued from page 9)

FAMOUS SWORDS and SABERS                                he can correct his trouble without coaching.
                                                        There are some lengthy instructions for
                                                                                                              the choke was opened up. All in all, the gun
                                                                                                              is good value and a handsome addition to
                                                        proper use of the Armax chamber, but they             the H & R line.
                Unique letter openers                   are simple and often obvious. The chamber
                 for Den or Office. A                   comes in a leather pocket case, price $7.50.
                                                           In some brief tin-can plinking with the
                                                                                                              Simmons Single Trap
                   must f o r c o l l e c -             Armax in a 16-gauge J. C. Higgins Model 10.              Ernie Simmons, the shotgun man in Kan-
                                                        I was surprised at the close impact of the            sas City with a lot of good ideas, has solved
                                                        bullet to my point of aim. The non-existent           a minor shotgun shortage by importing a
                                                        recoil made me tend to keep my gun prop-              single trap 12-gauge. I t is one of the best-
                         man C r a f t s -              erly cheeked, too, correcting a slight ten-           looking single traps we have handled, and
                                                        dency I had to strain my head away while              that includes all makes and models. This
                                                        aiming. It seems to be a practical and effec-         smoke pole specially built fqr Simmons by
                                                        tive device.                                          his Belgian gunmaker, Cordy of Liege, is a
                                                        New H & R Pump Shotgun                                first-rate piece of finishing and workmanship
brass with nick-                                                                                              throughout. A hammerless model in classic
                                                          For many years Harrington & Richardson              single trap styling, the fitting of wood to
eled blade and                                          offered a good line of guns but they have             metal in this relatively inexpensive gun is
sheath. 914" over-                                      been weak on repeating shotguns. Now the              actually superb. The inletting is exceeding-
all. Send for free bro-                                 handsome but inexpensive Model 400 in 12              ly tight and close all along the action body
                                                        or 16 gauge fills that niche. Our sample gun          and tang straps. The action was sparsely
chure showing other                                     with a stock of standard dimensions swung             but competently engraved by a skilled ar-
authentic miniatures of                                 easily and handled like a high-grade weapon.          tisan. The wood on the sample examined,
U.S. and German Mili-                                   The space between barrel and magazine tube            while not gaudy, was a simple piece of
tary swords, plus full size
fighting knives       $3.95
etc., from                PP~.




A
                                                                                 garrington Si; Rich-
WILSHIRE GUN HOUSE                                                               ardson's new Model
                                                                                 401 pump shotgun.
                                                                                                               straight-grained French walnut, close and
                                                                                                               fine, with a good checkering pattern over
                                                                                                               grip and forend.
12203 Wilshire Blvd.    10sAngeles 25. Calif.                                                                     Basically, the Simmons trap lists for
                                                        seems to rive it a lightness which Is unex.            $292.50, less than any other single trap in
                         . .
                         .. .
                                                                  -                  -
                                                        pected. The gun weighs in at 7 pounds 7                the U.S. I t is a heavy gun, about 8% pounds
                                                        ounces with the H & R Variable choke at-               with a 32" barrel and ventilated rib. But
                                                        tached.                                                the distribution of weight is such that the
                                                           Both push-button safety and slide release           gun handles like a 6-pounder, and still has
                                                        are standard, on the die-cast aluminum trig-           heft enough to take up the slap of long
                                                        ger guard and housing, and convenient to               stints of firing at the traps. While 100 shots
                                                        use. The wood is clean, straight walnut,               run through it quickly showed up my out-of-
                                                        oiled. Barrel is 28" for 2%" shells. Maga-             condition side muscles, there was no soreness
                                                        zine tube holds 5 shells and a 3-shell plug            or bruises from kick. The soft Simmons
                                                        comes with the gun. Base price is $68.5(1              recoil pad may have had something to do
                                                        and with the choke $10 extra.                          with it, but the accidentally-perfectly-di-
                                                           The finishing of the metal was quite good           mensioned stock on the gun I handled com-
                                                        for a weapon in this grade. The action was             bined easy pointing and, easy shooting. Sim-
                                                        a little stiff but smoothed up with handling.          mons will make stock dimensions to order
LEARN GH^~~ITHING
Great opportunitiesÑOperat YOUR OWN SHOP!
                                                        The choke is H & R's standard device which
                                                        is the collet-type which changes by turning
                                                                                                               on this gun, and offers a choice of butt pads.

Learn easily with Country's most complete ele-          the knurled sleeve. The nine individual de-
mentary and advanced course. Approved for               grees of choke did not check out exactly               Browning's Lightning Superposed
Korean Vets; low tuition. Write.                        right on patterning, but the range was fun-               "Lighter than lightweight" is the Brown-
    PENNA. GUNSMITH SCHOOL                              damentally okay. I had no trouble-well, not            ing Arms Co.'s description of their newest
IOWG Western Ave.         Pittsburgh 33, Penna.
                                                  I I   more than usual-busting birds at skeet when            superposed double shotguns, the Lightning
                                                                                                               models. They have shaved almost a pound
                                                                                                               off the famous "Rocky rugged" over-unders
                                                                                                               in both 20 and 12 gauges. The new models
                                                              kills oi extreme ranges, with                    are just like the basic Browning double
                                                                nloure 10 go.,   3'/2"   Magnum                but reducing the weight has been made
                                                                                                               possible by using special steels which permit
                                                                                                               saving metal with no loss in safety. Every
                                                                                                               Browning gun is proof-tested in the Liege
                                                                                                               government-supervised testing laboratory for
                                                                                                               strength and safety. Shooters who prefer
                                                                                                               ultra lightweight guns will find the new
                                                                                                               over-under.a pleasure in the field. The weight
                                                                                                               has been reduced to about six pounds
                                                                                                               in the 20-gauge and seven pounds in the 12,
                                                                                                               but the same balance and handling qualities
                                                                                                               which have made the over-under a favorite
                                                                                                               among many gunners is carefully retained,
                                                                                                               and the Lightning will have a special appeal
                                                                                                               to the upland hunter.
                                                                                                                  All five grades of finish, from the lightly
engraved Grade I through the deeply carved
game-scene Grade V with gold trigger and                                                       IMPROVE SCORING
specially selected stock wood, will be offered                                                 PROTECT HEARING
in the Lightning models. Barrels will be                                                                     FuNCMING!
26%" or 28" all with ventilated ribs. Any
combination of chokes desired can be
ordered: full, improved modified, modified,                            LEE S O N I C              EAR-VALV
                                                                                                                   WITH
                                                                                                                                                G U U SG o e s   o n Your
improved cylinder, skeet and cylinder boring.                                                                                                       Newsstand the First of
                                                                       The only mechanical hearing p~otectorJOT-
    The base prices of Browning's new Light-                           AN EAR PLUG. Hear conversation without re-                                   Every Month-
ning models are: Grade I, $275; Grade 1 ,    1                         moving from ears. PRESCRIBED BY EAR SPE-
$360; Grade 1 1 $410; Grade IV, $535;
                 1,                                                    CIALISTS. Acclaimed by top shooters. Tiny,                                      Don't Miss an Issue'
                                                                       comfortable, durable. $3.95 pair. Money
Grade V, $630. But Val Browning has
                                                                       back guarantee. Free literature.
cooked up a special offer which will appeal to
the clay bird shooters, especially. The Light-                         SIGMA ENGINEERING COMPANY
ning superposed may be ordered with extra                          1   1491 Vine ' H à § l l v w à ˆ 28, Calif.
sets of barrels, say one Standard barrel set                           -
and one Lightning set for the same receiver.
And if you now own a Standard super-                                   1
posed Browning, the Browning Arms CO.,
1706 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 3, Mo.,


                                                                                          ^LUnisted RIFLESCOPESas $19.9'
will fit a set of the lightweight barrels to
it-two   guns in one. Meanwhile production
will continue on the Standard superposed
guns, the 3" Magnum, and special trap,
field and skeet models.                                                    9 POWER           o t        as low                you
10-Gauge Magnum Double                                                                           A d Mats, Counter Displays, Counter                          Catalogs,
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  One of the bigaest pieces of gunmaking to
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Ugarteburu in Eibar, Spain, is a big value
in more ways than one. The Spanish guns
suffered a bad reputation in the 1920's when
loose proof laws allowed pot-metal handguns
                                                                                                                                                    --          I
                                                                                                                                                                          DEALERS!
                                                                                                                                        Make More Selling Top Quality Brand
                                                                                                                                 e UNITED RIFLESCOPES. UNI-SCOPES pro-
to be shipped over here. But Spanish shot-                                                                                       ng-fast sighting with hair splitting accuracy.
guns from the cheapest single barrel of break                                                                   Double adjustment (Internal windage and elevation with click
                                                                                                         stopsi. Have a 1" not a W tube making it adaptable for all standard
open hammer style to the most exquisite                                                             mounts. Will withstand &uzh usage and give bright, sharp, clear images. Hand-
                                                                                            somely blued. Made in Japan. Carries famous UNITED 'Seal of Quality'. Hard
fowling piece for a grandee of old Spain                                               COATED thru-out!
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                                                                        Received the 2 scopes and am well pleased both with appearance and perf0nIIance. Have 6 more sold. Either
tests which ensure safety and solid work-                               ship and bill me or hold and notify and I will send check." B               ............
                                                                                                                                                    Gun Shop, Indianapolis, Ind.
manship.                                                                                         CvH---..                 Field
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  The Clark 10-gauge Magnum is certainly                                Model       Length    , Pupil      Weight        KM yds.      ~ist$34.95
                                                                                                                                      Wholesale
                                                                                                                                                      Lists49.50
                                                                                                                                                      Wholesale
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solid. It doesn't "tip the scales," it turned                           4x3 1
                                                                        7x31.5
                                                                                    I1%'' ; 4.j
                                                                                    11%~
                                                                                                      ;u     8% "Â
                                                                                                             # oz.
                                                                                                                          33'
                                                                                                                          IS'         $1 9.95          $24.75         $27.25
                                     1
them upside down, with more than 1 pounds                               9x41)       12%"      4.6mm         IIoz.         15%'    0 Add 250 each postage, insurance.
of metal slowing down the prodigious kick of
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                                                             it takes all that weight to slow down the        Norman Forgue a little, too. Norm weighs



Liahter than
                                                             kick of the far-reaching bombshell and make        5
                                                                                                              1 5 pounds and stands 5' 7" and he looked a
                                                                                               0
                                                             it possible to fire the Magnum 1 more than       little pale when I handed him the gun. But
                                                             once without slipping a disc.                    he has gathered a few tons of silver from
                                                                With a Greener-type cross bolt, the Ugar-     proficiency at skeet and so fell in love with
                                                             tebum Magnum 1 is rigidly locked when
                                                                                  0                           the ponderous brute the minute he lifted it.
                                                             closed. The firing pins are not bushed, but      Later on at Lincoln Park in Chicago he and
                                                             there are gas rings and vents to the edges       a shooting pal played a little game. If one
                                                             of the standing breech for safety in case of     missed, the other hit the bird. At each
                                                             a primer puncture. This is hardly likely in      throw they stepped back.
                                                             view of the quality of American-made ammo         .Norm ended up at the 25 yard line and
                                                             but doubtless is a sometime hazard with for-     was still cracking them, although he missed
                                                             eign fodder of varying qualities.                a few. He told me "I think I squinted a
                                                                                                              little when I threw that first shell into the
                                                                The Ugarteburu's finish is good. Selling at
                                                             $189.50, the twin-tube Gargantua baby is         gun. But you know, it handles darn well,
                                                                                                              much better than I expected for such a big
                                                             planned as an economy Magnum 1 to hit 0          gun. Only one thing worth mentioning-my
                                                             the shooters who will not feel inclined to       shoulder sported a black-and-blue mark
                                                             sink too much money into such a long range       when we were d o n e ~ a n dI fired only six
                                                                                               0
                                                             cannon. The use of a Magnum 1 is limited,        shots. But comparing the ranges with, say,
                                                             not like a gun also used for skeet or upland     goose-killing ranges, I would have bagged
                                                             shooting but a big gun has a certain fascina-    a couple or three and that's okay by me any
                                                             tion to it from sheer size alone.                time in the blinds." Certainly Frank Clark's
                                                                Next best thing to testing it on live game    big 10 will have a place in the line-up of long
                                                             is trying a gun at the traps. In so doing, I     range shotguns for high flying geese this
                                                             "tried" my friendship with skeet champ           season.                                      63




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                                   (Continued from page 41)

manufacturing gun powder, and would not            lowed the bombardier to check his accuracy.
allow any cartridges loaded with powder to         The navy used a similar shell with a pyro-
be imported. Since these had no powder             technic charge that would function on the
they could get through without trouble.            water.
   The 9mm short shot cartridge is the rarest.        The bombs themselves were of sturdy con-
In Winchester's Catalogue #82 this is listed       struction and could be re-used by merely
as the "9mm Short Shot," and under the             inserting another blank and firing pin
European designation of "9mm Single                mechanism. They were especially useful in
Charge Shot Cartridge." The 9mm long               practicing low altitude bombardment and
shot cartridge was also called the "Double         dive bombing.
Charge Shot Cartridge." This short shot               The shells were of two types. The first
cartridge used a load of 8 grains of #3            was of the usual shotgun shell construction
American black powder and 40 grains of #9          with a brass base and a red paper case. It
shot. Later it was also loaded with smoke-         was headstamped "Winchester No. 10 Nu-
less powder. The cartridge was not popular         black. Made in USA." The other had an
and became obsolete before 1928.                   aluminum case of similar dimensions, but
                                                   without any headstamp.
   The 9mm long shot cartridges were the
most powerful and the most popular of the             These shells are usually found in an un-
set. The last huge lot of these were loaded        fired empty primed condition, but sometimes
for export shortly after the second World          a loaded round turns up. While these may
War. This size used 10% grains #4 Amer-            look like some sort of a flare cartridge, they
                                                   contain a huge load of black powder and
ican black powder. Later they loaded with
smokeless t o o ~ a n d80 grains of #9 shot.       under no circumstances should they be fired
                                                   from a shotgun, much less in a flare pistol.
   There was one other type cartridge in the       I heard of a character who tried it. He
set, but which was never available on the          was lucky, for while they were not able to
open market. This was the high pressure            find much of the flare pistol, they were able
test cartridge, used for testing the guns          to save the thumb and one finger on his
during manufacture. This was identified by         right hand.                                 @
having the copper portion of the cartridge
tinned.
   The 9mm long shot cartridges by Winches-            AMONG THE WORLD'S BEST
ter were made with blue, green, red, and                    GUNMAKERS
sort of orangecolored paper cases, the short
shot in blue. Of these the blue case seems             HOLLAND AND HOLLAND LTDI
to be the earliest and the scarcest. There
has long been argument as to whether these
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sectioned a specimen of red, the green, and                       Represented by                     PER of charge and enter my name as a trial sub.
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the orange cases (there were no extras of                 MURTA APPLETON CO.
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                                                                                                        cancelling my Bubscription any time within 3 0
the blue ones) and found that the shot size                                                          Lys without further obligation.  Otherwise you may
                                                             Quality Guns Since 1889                  I me for $5 (a saving of $1 over the regular
and weight was all the same but that each                                                            fwstand price).

had a different type of smokeless powder.                                                                  ...................................... I
   Remington-UMC put out quantities of the
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their traditional "U" headstamp. but I have
never heard of them, or any other American
company, making the shot cartridges.                                                                                       SPORTSMAN
   From the littlest Winchester, it is quite a                                                                              COMPASS
jump to Winchester's longest when compared
with one of the traditional length 10 gauge                          SCO ILH DUCK CALL
empty primed cases which were so popular              Call ducks like a Professional! N o blowing. Simply shake
in the late 1800's.                                   or depress to produce authentic tones. Rugged neoprene
                                                      diaphragm. Hand-finished hardwood sounding throat. $7.50
   One of the most colorful cartridges to
come out of this last war was this six-inch                                             ING RED BEACON
cased 10 gauge empty primed shotgun shell.
After the war many of these were sold as
army surplus, and were cut down to tradi-
tional length and used in shotguns. As they
appear in collections, they are often thought
to be for small punt guns, experimental shot-                                       beam. 800 foot beam of brilliant
gun shells, or flare cartridges. It is not often
that their true purpose is realized.
   These cartridges were intended for use in
aircraft practice bombs. These were small
bombs, with cast iron fins, weighing about
three pounds. The blank was inserted in the
cavity that extended through the entire
bomb, with the base of the shell toward the
nose. A moveable firing pin assembly was
then inserted and the bomb was ready for
action. When the bomb struck the ground,
the firing pin was forced back setting off
the cartridge with its huge charge of black
 powder. The resulting cloud of smoke al-
                                                                                       IMPOSSIBLE SHOTGUN
The                                                                                         (Continued from page 26)

SHOOTING-EST GUN
                                                                                       The demonstration was a feature in the
YOU'LL EVER OWN!                                                                   movie M-G-M made about Marsh. Moviego-
                                                                                   ers saw Marsh's original gun model fired in
              ITHACA                                                               the film. Then "Williams" (Jimmy Stew-
                                                                                   art) handed the weapon to the Winchester
                                                                                   man, who thoughtfully turned it over in his
  FEATHERLIGHT REPEATER                                                            hands, studying it. Then he looked up from
                                                                                   the sawed-off Remington and pointedly asked,
        featuring the amazing new                                                  "Very interesting-and you could do this on
        ---
        Ithaca Raybar front sight                                                  other guns, too?" Marsh's answer eventually
                                                                                   was the Model 50 Winchester.
    You've got to hold it in your hands to know                                        Because of his arms work, and a legal
why this is the only gun for you. From the tip                                     doubt that he had actually fired the shot
of its barrel to the end of its stock, it's crafted                                which killed the revenue officer, Marsh re-
for shooting pleasure!                                                             ceived a pardon and was released from
                                                                                   prison.
    Beautiful finished walnut stock and forend,                                        Williams' first move toward the position
fast, smooth action; exclusive, safe, bottom-                                      he now holds in the industry took place
 ejection ...      all the fine features you want in                               when he was released in 1930. I n Washing-
 your gun!                                                                                   .
                                                                                   ton, D C., he offered the fixed-barrel rifle to
    Plus Ithaca's new Raybar front sight that pin-                                 the Army ordnance department. As a mili-
                                                                                   tary rifle, under the adverse conditions of
 points your target under any weather conditions.                                  dirt and neglect, it did not seem reliable at
 Its scientific light-gathering principle gives you a                              the time to warrant more study. On that
 glowing red dot   ...    in dawn, dusk, rain or fog.                              score ordnance turned him down. But they
                                                                                   took a long look at another application of a
   See your Ithaca Dealer today     ..
                                 .you'll be                                        similar principle which Williams had cooked
   on your way to real shooting enjoyment!                                         up. This was a .22 automatic pistol on the
                                                                                    .4'5 Colt auto frame, with a simulated kick
 You'll find a model to suit you at a price that                                    equal to the big .45. Instead of reducing
             ...
 will fit your pocketbook      from $89.95 up.                                     kick, Marsh had multiplied it through a float-
         -------                                                                   ing chamber that worked the .22 with the
                                                                                    energy of a .45. Ordnance thought this was
    E n d 25c for booklet on s h o o t i d
                                                                                    a good idea, and the first of Marsh's "impos-
    1Tips and Featherlight Information
                                           --
                                                1                                   sible" guns was born, the training .22 caliber
                                                                                   machine gun.
                                                                                       Springfield and Rock Island Armory had
   ITHACA GUN CO., Inc.                                                             studied the problem of an inexpensive .22
                                                                                    machine gun for training GIs. Their deci-
            Dept. 53, Ithaca, N. Y.                                                 sion was that design would take at least two
                                                                                   years and cost more than $50,000. Since the
 S i n c e 1880 - " G r e a t Guns"                                                 whole idea was to save money on ammo, the
                                                                                    project was shelved. Then in walked Wil-
                                                                                   liams.
                                                                                       A complete "unknown," fresh out of prison,
                                                                                   ~ i l l i a m ; went to the ordnance department




gunsmiths
                  IEverything in G                                                  cold. But he came out hot, with a contract
                                                                                    in his pocket to make one gun, and a Brown-
                                                                                    ing -30 machine gun was shipped to his
                                                                                   home workshop.


                   1
                                                                                       Ordnance expected Williams to take a few
                                                                                   months to complete his first alteration to .22.
                             GUNS AND GUN PARTS
shooters                                                                            In a fortnight the Carolina boy was back


                                  .                    .
                         POWDER SCALES AND MEASURES                                with a water-cooled Browning on his shoul-
                                                                                    der and several yards of miniature web ma-
law officers           SCOPES   CHOKES   CASES    KITS                              chine gun belting holding .22 cartridges
                                                                                    draped around his neck. The officers were
                                                                                    astonished. Sarcastically one of them asked
hobbyists                      RELOADING EQUIPMENT                                 "What took you so long?" They were dumb-
                              C & H   - Pacific - Lachmiller - Ideal                founded when Williams patiently apologized
hunters                                             PLUS                           for taking two weeks to do the job. He had
                                                                                   completed the mechanical work in a whirl-
                                                                                   wind of machining and filing in a few days.
                       Large Selection of Popular Outdoor Items                        "I took most of the two weeks sitting up
                                                                                   sewing these damn bitty little belts," he
                                      WRITE FOR CATALOG TODAY!                     complained. He left the ordnance office that
                                                                                   day with a contract to build five more guns.
                                         Dealers: Advise Federal Firearms Number
                                                                                   Later Williams and the Army came to terms
                                                                                   and many more standard .30 Brownings were

                   3                     WHOLESALE CORP.
                                                                                   changed to .22 at Springfield Armory, with
                                                                                   Williams collecting a royalty.
                                                                                       Three more major gun developments in-
                                                                                   tervened before Williams designed the Model
                         5 1 1 East Broadway, Glendale 5, Calif.                   50. First was the Colt .22 automatic with the
                                                                                   kick of a -45. Williams has the distinction
of having this design pirated abroad. The                         tracts the bolt and works the gun.                                       drew up the short stroke piston on a dirty
French "Unique" automatic pistol is made                             This business of inertia is what makes                                piece of shirt cardboard in the Caledonia
in one model with a floating chamber, al-                         Marsh tick. He never heard of Isaac New-                                 prison farm, and the U.S. Army paid a
though the version imported into the U.S.                         ton, but he can be rated just as smart.                                  lump sum for the patent rights. The exact
and sold by Sears Roebuck cannot be built                         "Inertia is the property of a body in motion                             figure is a secret, but Marsh is the man
with the chamber because of Williams*                             to remain in motion, and a body at rest to                               his friends say once had a million dollars
patents.                                                          remain at rest, unless acted on by an ex-                                in cold cash.
   A variation of the floating chamber prin-                      ternal force," was. Newton's description.                                   Marsh hit it rich in 1941 when he went
ciple is also used in the Model 550 Reming-                       Williams does not know the big words, but                                to work for Winchester on the carbine, but
ton 32, autoloading rifle, the only autoloader                    he has an intuitive concept of this phenome-                             he was shy and his shyness turned into a
which will fire shorts, longs and long rifles                     non, basis of all automatic gun systems
interchangeably. I t accomplishes this because                    which use a moving bolt. Because the inertia                                 CUSTOM MADE
the chamber is short. The long rifle cartridge                    of any gun part is proportional to its mass,
 (which possesses enough power to blow the                        the relationship between mass, force, spring                                     HOLSTERS
bolt back automatically) extends ahead of                         tensions and automatic timing are highly
the floating chamber and does not use it to                       critical in a firearm. Williams comprehends
                                                                                                                                               BUY DIRECT-SAVE 50%
multiply force. But the stubby shorts just                        this with a sixth sense that defies explana-                                    Guaranteed t o fit. Expert
come to the edge of the chamber. The gases,                       tion. From this sixth sense came the Win-                                    workmanship.     Best mate-
expanding onto the front of the chamber,                          chester carbine adopted by the U.S. Army                                     rials. Latest designs.
throw it sharply back with tremendous ac-                         and built to a total of 8,000,000 during                                         FREE      FOLDER
celeration. This energy is transferred to the                                     1
                                                                  World War 1 . It used the "short-stroke
heavier bolt, and the bolt inertia is what re-                    piston" to open the bolt. Williams first                                 1   Box 7292-D, El Paso, Texas            ONLY $3.85           1

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                                                                                                                                                                             ...   special kit price
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   your Mauser, Springfield or Enfield military rifle into
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                                                                                                                                                                #lA-Same design as Kit, 1, hut
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                                                                                                                                                                 standard square butt grips and
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                                                                                                                                                           $25.00.
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                                                                  32 shot, "snail"          is offset so as
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                                                     $19.95ppd Slightly used, $8.95 ppd.
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                                                                not to disturb gun's balance.
                                                                                                                                           We supply entire kit of parts for assembly-parts arc
                                                                                                                                           new and "in the white" (unblued) ready for polishing.
                                                                                                                                           Machine marks, nicks and scratches aplenty which
                                                                                                                                           o m out in polishing of course. We have fitted the
                                                                                                                                           extractors with each cylinder, you do the assembly &
                               LUGER rear sights, adjustable,                                                                              final fitting & polishing. You can polish as nicely a?
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                                                                                               i.d. and can therefore be reamed            instant gun blue. Formula 44-40 is supplied with
                               tent, $3.50.                                                                                                each kit. We guarantee that parts shipped CAN be
                                                                                               to any size over desired. Less
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                                                                       blade sight Is d e ~ i r e ~ ? ~ d ~ ' ~ $ ? %~~d$?b~%f?gc%         can do it. If you know nothing of gun assembly D      O
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                                                sullen, surly demeanor. He had a plaster-       slowly bent i t straight again. He put it
                                                board office in the Winchester research         down on Williams' desk and walked out of
                                                building, and for a time they let him alone.    the room.
                                                Edwin Pugsley, then chief of research and          Marsh picked up another bent nail. He
                                                design, wanted to understand Williams. He       looked at it. Then he took out his handker-
                                                had no schooling except what he had learned     chief and tried to straighten the nail. He
                                                with his hands. He had absolutely no knowl-     tore his hands to bloody shreds but he
                                                edge of firearms design- either historically    didn't bend the nail straight. Then he set
                                                or in other countries. Yet he was embarked      it down and thought it over.
                                                on some subconscious study of inertia that         After a minute he reachedout as far as
                                                could prove a gold mine to Winchester if        he could without getting up from his desk,
                                                they could direct him. But they had to find     and just patted the little pile of cotton waste
                                                his "steering wheel" first.                     Sefried had set down. Inside he felt the
                                                   Assigned to work with Marsh was another      shapes of two short sections of gun barrel
                                                young man, Harry Sefried, now chief of          Harry had secretly used to bend the spike
                                                pistol research and development for High        straight.
                                                Standard. They didn't quite know what to           When Harry came back into the room,
                                                do with Harry either, so they put him in        Williams didn't say a word, but there was
                                                with Williams. Harry's official job was to      a twinkle in his eye. That night as they
                                                "write down what Marsh Williams is think-       were leaving, he slapped Sefried on the
                                                ing."                                           shoulder and said, "What are you doing to-
SECOND AMENDMENT POSTER                            Each morning Sefried came in with paper
                                                and pencil. If Marsh was working on any-
                                                                                                night, Harry?"
                                                                                                   "Oh, nothing much, Marsh," Sefried re-
12x I S T H R E E COLORSÑPric $1               thing, he would slip it into his top drawer,    plied.
                                                lock it, and fold his hands. Maybe he              "Then why don't you come over to my
 -JUST SEND A DOLLAR BILLÃ                      would go "Hunh" when Harry walked in,           place for a little drink?" said Marsh, and
                                                but mostly he was silent. At quitting time,     a long friendship was begun.
GRYPHON PUBLISHING CO.                          still silent, he would get up and go home.         With his carbine money Marsh bought a
h i e l Building                    Erie, Pa.
-----------------                                  This got to wear on Harry's nerves, but
                                                most of all what bothered him was Williams'
                                                                                                big house in New Haven, just over the hill
                                                                                                from Winchester, and often he and Harry
                                                                                                would drink there. Sometimes they would
SRYPHON PUBLISHING CO.                          habit of bending nails. Aside from gun
&riel Building, Erie, Pa.                       sketches, Marsh's desk drawer was full of       get a little high, like the time they shot
                                                ten penny nails four inches long. He had        up the tavern in Waterbury.
Enclosed is a $1 bill. Please send a second
amendment poster to:                            a trick of bending those nails "U" shaped          Marsh was packing two .45 Colt Corn-
                                                                                                mander automatics, which is sort of legal
WE...........       .....................       in his chunky, tremendously-powerful hands.
                                                One day when Williains had methodically         as he is an honorary deputy sheriff of several
STREET............"..................           curled up one nail in complete silence, Harry   counties, and an M-G-M studio police captain.
 IY
:T    .................STATE...........         reached over and without a word grabbed
                                                the nail in a handful of cotton waste and
                                                                                                These guns, one with fancy gold and silver
                                                                                                Mexican grips in a belt holster, and the




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 other with checkered ivory grips in his
 pocket, are always loaded and on him con-
 stantly. He had them that night in the
 Waterbury tavern. Both Marsh and Sefried
 were feeling pretty good.
    "I asked the bartender feller if anybody
 lived u p s t a i r s M a r s h confided to me, "and
 he said, 'Nobody at all.' So I just pulled
 my .45 when somebody dared me to, and
 pumped five or six shots at the ceiling right
 quick. I slid the other .45 down the bar
 to Harry. He caught it, just as slick as a
 snake lashing out, and he put a few shots
 up there, too. Why, do you know, that
 bartender made me get up there and auto-
 graph them bullet holes. Later on he painted
 his ceiling and he put a little frame around
 those shots . . .     "
    Marsh played while he was in New Haven,
 but he worked, too. Finally he sold his big
 city house and moved back to his 4,000-
 acre farm outside of Fayetteville. There in
 the old frame workshop which he built as a
 boy, on a milling machine Remington
 shipped to him in a crate nearly as big as
the shop, he is now working on new designs.
    With the drowsy hum of insects in the
hot July afternoon breaking the stillness,
Williams showed me around his workshop.
 He handed me the M l Carbine marked
with the ball-pen autographs of General
 Mark Clark and War Secretary Henry L.
 Stimson, his prized "collector's item." From
an old trunk he unwrapped Serial-number 2
Colt Service Ace automatic, the second gun
made commercially with his designs in it.
Racked about the 20-foot square cabin were
rifles and shotguns, machine guns and pistols.
All were loaded.
    From the window Marsh let me shoot his
latest modification of the .22 machine gun.
The tiny belt zipped through the receiver
as the little gun sputtered. He put it on
"slow fire" and it ran at 1,000 rounds a
minute. Then he changed the buffer and                            for truly accurate shooting. since it'sa Colt, the auto-
stepped up the rate of fire to 2,000. As the
bolt jammed on a soft lead bullet, Marsh
                                                                  matic action is velvet smooth        ..
                                                                                                       . and it's SAFE!
apologized while he cleared the gun.
    "We fired this little gun for 5,000 shots                   TARGET MODEL                         SPORT MODEL
                                                                  6 in. BARREL                             BARREL
                                                                                                     4 / in.
                                                                                                      12
at Aberdeen a couple of years ago. They
said it was the first gun they ever tested
which ran through without a jam or a mis-                     AMMUNITION: The accurate, inexpensive .22 long Rifle cartridge
fire of any kind. We used the copper-jack-                                (regular or hi-velocity)
eted .22 military bullets. These soft lead
bullets just bent when the feed jerks them
across the bolt, they have to move so fast
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But with the metal bullets it works fine,"                               matic. Grasp the studs that extend
                                                                         on both sides of the magazine and
he explained.                                                            depress the follower all the way.
    Today Williams says he is doing work                                 Drop in a s many rounds (up to 10)
                                                                         a s you wish and release the fol-
for both Winchester and Remington. And                                   lower. Rounds can't tumble or jam
both Winchester and Remington disclaim                                      .
                                                                         . . eliminates slow, one-at-a-time
knowledge of any such work. A lone-wolf                                  loading. Another plus for shooters
sort of mechanic, Marsh probably has some-
                                                                         by Colt  ...  a Company ON THE
thing up his sleeve that will be as astonish-
ing when he springs it as his other designs               O L T R e v o l v e r s and Automatic Pistols
have been.
   Meanwhile, he has several Model 50's                             FAMOUS I N T H E PAST. . .FIRST I N T H E FUTURE
and is making little changes, checking new
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20 gauge, in skeet and field models, is
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It has the curious distinction of being the
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barrel. It was impossible, they said, to make
such a gun.                                        Q
                                                                                                                      W I L L YOU KILL A MAN
                                                                                  REVISION                                  (Continued from page 29)
                                                                                  SERVICE
                                                                                     FOR CURRENT                   fence, I should push the gun under the wire,
                                                                                                                   then climb over the fence, pick up the gun-
                                                                                                                   still a safe procedure.
                                                                                                                      My father never permitted a loaded gun
                                                                                                                   in the house. I t was standard routine for us
                                                                                                                   to stop and remove shells from our guns the
                                                                                                                   minute we entered our backyard. In later
                                                                                                                   years, when we used a car to find our hunting
             WITH THIS. COMPLETE                                                                                   grounds, guns were unloaded before we got
                 EDITION OF                                               \                                        in the car to return home, or to find new
                                                                                                                   hunting grounds.

[       FIREARMS                                                                                                      I was taught the habits of game, slowly
                                                                                                                   and patiently, and by experience. I got so
                                                                                                                   I could spot an old rail fence that angled
        Dl RECTORY \
        by      SHELLEY BRAVERMAN
                                                                                                                   across a field of wild grass, briers and dwarf
                                                                                                                   pines, and I knew it would be good cover for
                                                                                                                   grouse. One of us would work each side of
                                                                                                                   the fence, walking slowly, guns at the alert,
                                                                                                                   watching the old Irish setter deliberately
                                                                                                                   ranging first one side of the fence and then
                                  UP-TO-DATE                                                                       the other. Each of us shot only at the grouse
                                                                                                                   flushed on our side of the fence.
                                                                                                                      I was taught that after their nocturnal
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                                                                                                                       "If a man knows all of these t h i n g s h o e
                                                                                                                   of my friends said, "he is confident in the
                                                                                                                    woods, sure of himself, and his nerves are
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                                                                                                                   not jumpy, his trigger finger not itchy. These
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      long unovailoble, will be at YOUR hand as a Firearms Directory owner.. .Also, each                            self-taught, or are they orphans?"
      patent in the Firearms field is extracted with illustrations and and included in the annual                      Mostly, we decided that they lacked what
      supplement       And, of course, our world famous Isometric Drawings-of which we now                          we had enjoyed: fathers who were good
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      Collier Flintlock Revolver and Patterson Colt through the modern automatics-Truly a                           sportsmen, good parents. Many of the boys
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                                                                                                                    from some metropolitan area. Their fathers
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                                                                                                                    hunters we had known were born and raised
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                                                                                                                       Maybe this passion to shoot at something
                                                                                                                    glimpsed through a screen of bushes is sheer
                                                                                                                    recklessness; possibly i t is engendered by a
                                                                                                                    competitive spirit that has generated a con-
                                                                                                                    suming hunger for game. I don't know. But
                                                                                                                    I do know it should be stopped, a license re-
                                                                                                                    voked for five years, severe penalties invoked,
                                                                                                                    the gun confiscated by law enforcement of-
                                                                                                                    ficers. Ask any sane, careful sportsman and

    Judge Roy Bean Colt Six Shooter                                                                                 he will agree that only severe penalties and
                                                                                                                    education will curb a tragic practice that
                                                                                                                    has destroyed human lives, wounded and
                                   (Law West of the Pecos)                                                          crippled thousands of innocent people, re-
                                                                                                                    sulted in the slaughter of out-of-season game
    Pictures for framing are now available of the most beautiful                                                    and a substantial quota of domestic animals.
                                                                                                                    Car owners know that penalties await them
    and historical Colt six shooter in America.                                                                     in violations of the motor code. Why not
                                                                                                                    hunters?
                                                                                                                       "My father cured me of shooting before I
              PICTURE SIZE                                          PRICE $1.00 POSTAGE PREPAID.                    was sure," a man said. "We were out one
                 8 x 10                                              SEND CASH OR MONEY ORDER.                      day and I kicked out a bird, sort of queer
                                                                                                                    looking. It fluttered up toward the limb of a
                                                                                                                    tree 50 feet away. I pulled up and knocked
                               LESTER R. PERRY                                                                      the bird silly. I t proved to be a stray bantam
                                                                                                                    rooster. My father didn't say much, but his
I   661 NORTH FIRST ST.                                                       SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA                  face was white, and there was a sort of a
                                                                                                                   lethal gleam in his eyes.
     "He led me to the nearest farm. found
  the owner, a friend of long standing.
    " 'You own a bantam rooster?' " he asked.
                                                     I
 He had lost one a week or so ago, guessed a
 fox must have got him, or he strayed, the
 man admitted.
    " 'My boy just shot your rooster,' dad said.
 'Thought it was a grouse. How much you
 figure that bird was worth?'
    "The man named a price, and it was
 reasonable. My father paid without question.
 That night when we got home, cleaned our
 guns and hung them up, father said quietly
 that I was not to use the gun for two weeks.
 He also told me that the price of the rooster
 would come out of my allowance. He was
 firm; his word was law, and it taught me a
lesson I have never forgotten. I suffered
acutely during those two weeks when I was
not permitted to hunt."
    Are today's hunters observing game laws
to the letter? They are not! The number of
violators increase each year. Onlv a small
percentage of them are arrested and con-
victed. Hunters increase in numbers and
game departments of most states are ad-
mittedly grossly under-staffed.
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    The story was never written. Months                                          safety in transporting in saddle scabbard, brush, etc. by folding back
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                                                                                            n
   Sidney Rosenberg, 1954 National Goose Calling                                                      No. 100: Newest
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                      o
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   MITCIHELL1SYELLOW LENS SHOOTING GLASSES                                                                        Waynesville, Missouri
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                                                                              Many stated, with what I believe is some                    At camp, when the deer was dressed and
                                                                           truth, that the introduction of big game in                hung, it was discovered that it had been shot
                                                                           certain eastern states, had brought a new type             twice, once when it was killed, again when
                                                                           of hunter into the field, a type of hunter new             it was being transported to camp. A little
                                                                           to the woods, laws of safety, and proper con-              difference in the aim, and my friend would
                                                                           duct. Others felt that many of the big game                have been the victim!
                                                                           hunters were some species of juvenile delin-                   I suspect one of the best cures for this
                                                                           quents.                                                    mass murder in the woods would be more
                                                                              Few of them offered a remedy for the                    stringent regulations in the procurement of
                                                                           ailments, aside from a plea for more war-                  hunting licenses. About all that is required
                                                                           dens, sharper penalties. There must be better              today is the money to pay the fee. It's a fast
                                                                           answers. Today, I suspect violations are still             deal. Too fast! Every applicant should be
                                                                           on the upswing.                                            examined as to his background, his physical
                                                        Wear it for           Will you kill a man next Fall? It's not a               reactions, and mental capacity, his knowledge
                                                        huntinw  ...       pleasant thing to contemplate. You won't, if               of the game laws. Before a car driver is
                                                         Reverse
                                                           it for          you observe the rules that should govern a                 licensed, he is given driving tests, his eye-
                                                          casual           man with a gun.                                            sight must be corrected if faulty, he must
                                                          wear.
                                                                              If your eyes are not good, don't try to get             have a firm grasp of motor vehicle laws-yet
                                                                           a license, or else unwittingly, you will be a              a car is no less a deadly weapon than a gun.
                                                                           menace in the woods. Last year, a friend                   Tests might weed out the poor risks.
                                                                           bagged his deer about a mile from camp,                        Such an examination, many claim, would
                                                                           gutted it, swung it over his shoulder and                  slow up the orderly issuance of hunting tags.
                                                                           started back to camp. Fifty yards away, a                  It would, beyond doubt, but if it can save
 Inside or Out. the Alaska ''htvcisit" offers more
 i n style, comfort and versatility I Wear the red                         rifle roared. My friend dropped to the                     lives, isn't it worthwhile? Offhand, I do not
                                 ...
 side out for hunting the clean, smart-looking,                            ground. A man tore out of the bushes, ran                  know if any state has set up such a system.
 brown nylon for casual wear. Extra heavy lining                           toward him shouting, brandishing a rifle, a                If they have, I'd like to match their ex-
     ...
     big roomy pockets, accessible from either side
     ..
     snug fitting, ribbed wool half-wristlets to stop                      wild look on his face. My friend rose to his               perience with violations in states where it's
 sleeve drafts. 100% down-filled to assure maxi-                           feet, his own gun at the alert.                             simply a matter of laying down the money
 mum warmth. T o order, send height, weight and                               "You trying to shoot me?" he inquired.                   and getting the tag which contains a mini-
 chest measurements. Hunter R e d on one side,
 reverses to Autumn Brown.                                                    The man dropped his rifle, stood, wringing               mum of information, usually identification
                                                                           his hands.                                                  angles only.
                                                                              "All I saw was the deer," he admitted.                      I once asked a dozen hunters, met at ran-
                                                                              "Let me see your license," my friend de-                 dom, what sport magazines they read. I
     RUSH further information on the above and FREE catalog i n        1   manded. He copied down the essential infor-                 found only four who read any sport maga-
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I                                                                      I   mation. "Says here your vision is normal,"                 zines. This is not a plea for the perusal of
I Nome                                                                 1   he charged.                                                 sport magazines, but where else can embryo
['   Address-
                                                                       I
                                                                       I      The flustered man admitted that he had                   hunters learn the things a good sportsman

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                                                                           turn me in?" he nervously inquired.
                                                                              "You're damned right I am!" my friend
                                                                                                                                       should know to protect his own life and the
                                                                                                                                       lives of others?
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 40.Grain Ogival Spire          ........
                                    .$2.80                40-Grain Hornet        .............. 2.80
                                                                                 ..............2.80
                                                                                                                    45-Grain Hornet                       2.80
                                                                                                                                          ................3.05                                  Complete, f o r any.............
 45-Grain Spitzer        ..............
                                      2.80                45-Grain Hornet                                           50-Grain Spire
                                                                                                                    %-Grain Spire         ................3.05                                  one caliber.               $48.50
    22 C a l i b e r - 2 2 4  Diameter
                              .........                     .22 C a l i b e w . 2 2 4 D i a m e t e r               60-Grain Spire        ................3.05                                        Loading Tool w i t h Stparato
 40.Grain Ogival Spire
 45.Grain Spitzer
                                      2.80
                         ..............
                                      2.80                40-Grain Hornet        ..............
                                                                                 ..............     2.80              2 2 Caliber--2225
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Primina Tool Complete, for any
 50.Grain Spitzer
  52.Grain Hollow Point
                         ..............
                                      3.05
                               ........
                                      3.70
                                                          45-Grain Hornet
                                                          46-Grain Semi-pointed         .......     2.80
                                                                                                    3.05            45-Grain Hornet
                                                                                                                                           Diamet r
                                                                                                                                     ..............e3.05
                                                                                                                                   ................2.80
                                                                                                                                                                                                      one gauge shot
                                                                                                                                                                                                      she11  ....................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $60
 55-Grain Spitzer        ..............
                                      3.05                45-Grain Spitzer       ..............
                                                                                       ........     3.05            50-Grain Spire
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shotsliell loading
        6 M M 2 4 3 Diameter
                                 ........
                                                          50-Grain Semi-pointed
                                                          5O.Grain Spitzer       ..............     3.05
                                                                                                    3.05                6MM.-243        Diameter
                                                                                                                    70-Grain Spire ................ 3.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                      dies only.      ...........$24.50
  75-Grain Hollow Point               4.15
                         ..............                   55-Gr. Semi-Ptd. or Snitzer       ...     3.05                           ................
  90-Grain Spitzer
 105-Gr. Spitz. or Rnd. Nose.
                                      4.20
                                    ...
                                      4.50
                                                          63-Grain Semi-pointed        ........     3.05             87-Grain Spire
                                                                                                                    100-Grain Round Nose   .........              4.15
                                                                                                                                                                  4.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Change Unit, t o change from
                                                                                                                                                                                                      one gauge t o
     25 C a l i b e r - 2 5 7 Diameter                      2 5 C a l i b e b . 2 5 7 Diameter                                                                                                        another..       ...........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $18.00
  60-Grain Oaival Spire       .........
                                      3.65
                         ..............                   85-Grain Spjtzer ..............
                                                                           ..............
                                                                                             4.15                       25 C a l i b e b . 2 5 7 D i a m e t e r
                                                                                                                     60-Grain Spire ............... 3.85                                              Lachmiller Metallic Loading
                                                                                                                     87.Grain Spire ................4.15
  87-Grain Snitzer                     4.15              100-Grain Spltzer                   4.40
                                                                                     ....                                                                                                             Dies, per Bet..       ......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $12.50
                                                                                                                    100-Grain Spire ................4.40
                                                         117-Gr. Spitzer, B T or F B         4.65
                                                              6MM.-243        Diameter                              117-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can) ...... 4.65
        6.5MM.-263
  87-Grain Spitzer
                               Diameter
                         ..............
                         ..............      4.15         75-Grain Spitzer H.P. ........ 4.15
                                                          80-Grain Spitzer .............. 4.15                           6.5MM.-263      Diameter                                                     ~ o o only
                                                                                                                                                                                                            l          ..........
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lachmiller Priming               $8.80
 120.Grain Spitzer
                         ..............       4.65                                                                  100-Grain Spire         ...............
                                                                                                                                                  4.40
 ..- G r a i n Snitzer
 ufl-          -.  ~




       2 7 0 Caliber--277          Shank
                                              5.00        100-Gr. Spitzer or Semi-pointed. 4.40
                                                                                                                    129-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                    160-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                                                  4.80
                                                                                                                                                  5.25
                                                                                                                                                       .......
                                                                                                                                                       .......                                                              REDD I N G
 100-Grain Spitzer       ..............
                         ..............       4.60
                                                              6.5MM.-264
                                                         120.Grain Spitzer
                                                                               Diameter
                                                                                 ..............
                                                                                        4.65                                                                                                                                POWDER
 130.Grain Spitzer
 150-Grain Spitzer       ..............
                                              5.00
                                              5.25       140-Grain Spitzer B T       ..........
                                                                                        5.00                            270 Caliber--277   Diameter
                                                                                                                                           ...............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ..
                                                                                                                    100-Grain Spire               4.65                                                                      & BULLET
          7MM.-284           Diameter                      2 7 0 C a l i b e b . 2 7 7 Diameter                     130-Grain Spire       ................
                                                                                                                                                  5.00
                                                                                                                                                    ......
 130.Grain Spitzer       ..............
                         ..............       5.00       110-Grain Spitzer       ..............
                                                                                             4.65                   150-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)       5.25                                                                      SCALE
 145.Grain Spitznr
                         ..............       5.10       130-Grain Spitzer, B T or F B     ....
                                                                                             5.00
 ........ Soitzer
 ~fifl.Grain                                  5.25       150-Grain Spitzer B T       ..........
                                                                                             5.25                         7MM.-284        Diameter
                                                                                                                                            ............... 4.65               Hydraulic Dampener!
      30 C a l i b e b . 3 0 8 D i a m e t e r
 110-Grain Ogival SPIfe
 130-Grain Hollow Point
                                .........
                                 ........
                                              4.50
                                              4.90
                                                               7MM.-284 . Diameter
                                                               .......    -

                                                          120-Grain Spitzer     .............. 4.65
                                                                                                                    120-Grain Spire
                                                                                                                    139-Grain Spire (can)
                                                                                                                    154-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                                                 .......... 5.00
                                                                                                                                                     ......        5.25
                                                                                                                                                         ...... 5.75
                                                                                                                                                                               Weighs t o 2 5 Grains!
                                                                                                                                                                               Tenth-Grain Graduations!                  $14.00
                                                          140-Grain Spitzer     .............. 5.00                 175-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)
 150-Grain Flat, Spitzer or
      Round Nose       ................
                                    ....
                                              5.00        160-Grain Spitzer B T       .......... 5.25                   3 0 Caliber-,308    Diameter                             REDDING POWDER MEASURE
 180-Gr Sptz or Rnd. Nose
                                  ......      5.25                                                                  IIO.Gr. Rnd. Nose or Spire..   4.55     ...
 200.Gr.' ~ n d . ' Nose or SPtz              5.40          .30 C a i i b e r ~ . 3 0 8 D i a m e t e r
                                                          125-Grain Spitzer ..............4.65
                                                                                                                    150-Gr. Rnd. Nose or Spire     5.00   .....                                                   Easy-to-set c h r o m e
     3 0 3 Caliber-.311          Diameter
                                                          150-Grain Spitzer .............. 5.00
                                                                                                                    170-Grain F l a t Point        ..........
                                                                                                                                                    5.25                                                          dial, w i t h exclusive
 150-Grain Spitzer       ..............       5.00
                                                          180-Grain Spitzer B T or F B . ... 5.25
                                                                                                                    180-Grain Round Nose or
                                                                                                                                         .................                                                        f l e x ring t h a t e l i m i -
 180-Grain Rnd. Nose        ...........       5.25
                                                                                    ...........                       Spire (Can)                   5.25                                                          nates powder
      32 Caliber-.321           Diameter
                                                          180-Grain Matchking                          5.50         220-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)        ......
                                                                                                                                                   5.75                                                           cutting.                 $16
 170-Grain F l a t Point    ...........       5.25          303 C a l i b e r ~ . 3 1 1 Diameter                      3 0 3 Caliber-,312    Diameter
          8MM.-.323           Diameter                    150-Grain Sp$er        ..............
                                                                                 ..............5.10                 150-Grain Rnd. Nose (can).     5.10  .....
  125-Grain Ogival Spire
  15O-Grain Spitzer
                               .........
                          ..............      4.65
                                              5.00
                                                          80-Grain Spitzer                     5.35
                                                                                                                       3 2 Special-.321       Diameter
                                                                                                                                                                                             LACHMILLER POWDER
 170-Grain Semi-Spitzer         ........
                               .........      5.25              8MM.-.323
                                                          150.Grain Spitzer
                                                                                      Diameter
                                                                                 ..............5.10                 170-Gr. F l a t Pt. (can)         ........
                                                                                                                                                     5.25                                 $16.75  MEASURE   $16.15
 225.Grain Round Nose                         5.75
     333 C a l i b e b . 3 3 3 Diameter                   175-Grain Spitzer      .............. 5.35                 8MM. Calibere.323 Diameter
                                                                                                                                                      ......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Accurate, easy-to-set! Por-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  celanized inside t o wr-
 275-Grain Semi-Spitzer           ........    7.00                                                                  150-Gr. Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                    170-Gr Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                                            5.00
                                                                                                                                            5.25      ......                                                      m i t powder t o slide even-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ly. Complete w i t h 2 drop
     .348 C a l i b e y . 3 4 9 D i a m e t e r
 180-Grain F l a t Point
 ............. Flat Point
 99n.Rrain
                               ..........
                               ..........     5.50
                                              5.85
     .35 C a l i b e b . 3 5 8 5 D i a m e t e r
                              ..........
                                                             LACHMILLER LUBRICATED
                                                                SHOTGUN WADS
                                                                3/o" Fiber. $3.60 ner 1000
                                                                                                           11          348
                                                                                                                    200-Gr.
                                                                                                                               C a l i b e b . 3 4 8 Diameter
                                                                                                                               F l a t Point (can) ...... 5.75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tubes. Range 2.5 grains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bullseye to 93 grains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4350.
 180-Grain     F l a t Point                  5.50
                                                                 V,"                                                    35    Caliber-,358   Diameter
                                                                                                                                                         ......                                               I              L Y M A N 55
 220-Grain F i a t Point      ..........
                          ..............      5.85                  Fiber; $4.25 per          1000                  200.Gr.    Rnd. Nose (can)      5.75
                                                                                                                                                         ......
 250-Grain Snitzer
   .375 C a l i b e b . 3 7 5 5 D i a m e t e r
                               ..........
                                               6.50
                                                                4"
                                                                 1 " Felt, $4.95 per
                                                                    Pelt, $6.00 per
                                                                lA" Felt. $7.95 per
                                                                                              1000
                                                                                              1000
                                                                                              1000
                                                                                                                    250.Gr.
                                                                                                                    275-Gr.
                                                                                                                               Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                               Rnd. Nose (can)
                                                                                                                                                     6.30
                                                                                                                                                    6.80 ......                                                                  POWDER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MEASURE
 235-Grain Semi-Piker                          6.50
 285-Grain Semi-Spitzer          ........
                                   ......      7.27          ,135"~Over powder, $1.96
                                                                                       900.
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HANDLOADING SHOTSHELLS
          (Continued from page 33)

jacketed slug. The same consideration must          Good hunters
be used in reloading shotgun shells.
    Light trap and skeet loads are brought              know woodfore.
into balance by a fast burning powder which
                                                         He can identify deer tracks
means less wad pressure. The heavy maxi-
mum duck loads with their progressive burn-
ing powder, would squib if they were loaded
in this manner. The basic thing to remember
is that each load, the shot charge and
            ,
~ o w d e r must be in balance.
    The wad column is the heart of the shot-
gun shell. I t serves four distinct purposes
which the reloader must keep constantly in
mind for best results. First: the wad column
puts the proper pressure on the powder for
 best combustion. This varies with the many
 different powder types, ranging all the way
 from a scant 10 pounds pressure for some
 fast burning powders used in trap loads, to
 as much as 90 pounds pressure applied to
 some of the progressive powders used in
 magnum duck loads. Data sheets on this
 phase of shot-shell handloading may be ob-         Good hunters know SfER
 tained from most suppliers, and are also                             He knows that if his favorite rifle i s loaded witn
 available in the new Alcan Company cata-
                                                           SIERRABULLETS, he i s sure to get his game.
 logue.
     In making up a long range, maximum                                 Don't forget                 ... sight in before that hunting trip.
 load for duck shooting using, for example,
 AL-7 powder, the wad column must be given
 a pressure of 88 to 90 pounds. If only 4'0
 pounds pressure were applied, combustion                                                        IERRA BULLETS
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 would suffer, and so would killing power at
 long range.
     In reloading a shell for upland game shoot-
  ing, a 12 gauge using 1 ounce of 7% shot
  and Super-M Ballistite powder, only 10
  pounds of wad pressure would be required.
  Even less pressure would scarcely affect the
  uniform burning of this fast powder.
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     How critical are those wad pressure fig-
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  ing. Suppose they are exceeded and, where
  a powder calls for 90 pounds pressure, 100
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  pressure, it is also inherent in the powder
  itself. Reduced wad pressure will be apparent
  on progressive burning powders by producing
  poor combustion, while more pressure than
  required would scarcely be noticeable. With
  powders designed for light trap loads, extra
   wad pressure is not harmful. While it may
  increase chamber pressure somewhat, it is
   not dangerous. What is dangerous is to use
   a fast burning powder and a maximum shot
   charge designed for a progressive burning
   powder.
      Wad pressure should be applied slowly.
   The pressure should be held for a while
   with the reloading tool, then released slowly
   This gives the powder time to settle firmly
   in place, resulting in uniform combustion
   and better patterns.
      Some reloaders apply pressure to the corn
   pleted wad column. But it is much better tc
   seat such felt filler wads with the pressure
   called for by the powder used. To get the
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                                                            Besides putting proper pressure on the          Where the dipper type shot charge meas-
                                                         powder charge, the wad column seals in the      ure is used, it should be adjusted to each



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                                  Available Only         powder gas, and cushions the shot charge,       size of shot by careful weighing or by
                                  By Mail from           keeping it from being battered and deformed     counting the number of individual shot
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                                                         needed for proper crimping so the shell will
                                                                                                         vary with shot sizes, and is not the same for
                                                                                                         a shot size of 8 as it is for number 5. These
                                                         work in repeating guns. This is especially      adjustments should be part of your reloading
                                                         necessary with the folded head crimp. In        notes, so you have exact data to guide you.
                                                         building the proper wad column height,          As you continue to reload and test, you will
                                                         special filler wads must be used. These         eventually have valuable information on the
                                                         spacer wads come in various thicknesses for     best hunting and trap loads for all your
                                                         the purpose-%      inch, ?$ hair felt wads,     different shotguns, something. which has a
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American outdoorsman. Satisfaction                                                                       loading buy basic, quality tools. Then, as
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                                                         of ?$", then one or two spacers, .O7Or' wads,   preferences, you can add to your reloading
                                                                                 of
                                                         depending on the ~ i z e the shot charge.       equipment for a more well-rounded outfit.
                                                            Safety must be constantly kept in mind.         Reloading shotgun shells is no more com-
                                                         Avoid extremes in all your reloading. Take      plicated than reloading for a rifle, and in
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                                                                                                                        "MUST" READING
highly competitive type of shooting, the gun
and ammunition makers have developed
                                                       regular field loads to magnum loads.
                                                          For shooting over decoys in areas where
                                                                                                                            FOR MEN"'^.^
special guns and loads. Magnum is the word
for both. Magnum pumps in 12 gauge with
                                                       the sky busters are not keeping the duckâ
                                                       flying too high, a 12 gauge auto-loadel
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                                                           THE UNPkEDICTABLE BANDTAIL PIGEON
                                                                                (Continued from page 40)

                                              much as I hunted deer in this same territory,        If you have never felt frustration, try
               Made of flnest Solingen
                                              listen for evidence of bandtail pigeon feed-       taking bandtail pigeon with a heavy shotgun
              steel. Holds edze s h m         ing. When I eased into a section where they        when they are coming at you across those
              enough to shave with.
              Finest huntinz fishing          were feeding, I got into a gunning position        West Coast hills at express train speeh
              and all 'round' sportini
              aid made. Includes 2/'
                                  =4'         comparatively free from brush and tossed a         closing the range each time you miss. Many
                     a' blade, screw
              blade, l*
                      /'                      stick into the feeding area. The bandtails         gunners will say there is no such thing as an
                              -
              driver, Phillips screw
              driver, reamer punch
              awl blade can opener,
                                    -         would tower to clear the high alder and            ideal bandtail pigeon gun. Press them a bit
              bottle oveker, and scis-       second growth flr, giving me a chance for           further and they will aIso say there is no
              soml
                      ~.......: 3.75
              F-121....       ....           three quick shots. On some red letter occa-         such thing as a good pigeon shot, either.

                                          ~   sions, I managed to down three birds out of
                                             the flock. MOS<I~though, I considered myself
                                             lucky if I got one or two as they spiraled up
                                             through the brush.
                                                                                                 And in many ways they are right on both
                                                                                                 counts. Yet-
                                                                                                   Some of the best wing shooting I have
                                                                                                 ever seen has been done in those West Coast
                                                 The gun I used was a tightly-choked Rem-       hills by hunters gunning for bandtails. Those
                                             ington 20 gauge pump. As a matter of fact,          exceptionally good shots believed that there




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                                             it was the closest shooting shotgun I have          was such a thing as an ideal bandtail pigeon
                                             ever owned, throwing 85 per cent patterns           gun. They started with an upland game gun,
                                             w t 7% shot at 35 yards, and 80 per cent
                                               ih                                                one about right for ruffed grow-for
       . 9-
          s                                  patterns at 40 yards with number 6 shot.
                                             But when the bandtails were actually hold-
                                                                                                 weight, balance, and barrel length. Then
                                                                                                 they modified these specifications.
                                             ing close as they often did, like ruffed              With so many different gunners working
    .SO POPV~Koumm
I    SPOTTING SCOPE
                                             grouse on a cold blustery day, I either missed
                                         ,, them entirely with that ti~htlv-chokedzun.
                                             or hitting thim I blew the; to- bits with-thl
                                                                                                 on the problem, their answers are bound to
                                                                                                 be almost as numerous as the gunners them-
                                                                                                 selves. In the main it all added up to a fast-
                                             closely-choked charge.                             handling gun with a weight beween 5% and
                                                 I tried a 12 gauge, 7-pound gun, throwing       7 pounds and a barrel length of 28 to not
                                             a 50 per cent pattern. Here I ran into just        over 30 inches, with the shorter length being
                                             enough additional weight to slow me down,           preferred in the pump and automatic and the
                                             and make me hurry my shot in heavy cover.           longer barrel length in the double.
                                             On pass shooting it was just too open bored.          My own persona1 selection of gauge and
                                             The problem, obviously, was one of compro-          choke, which has worked out excellently for
                                             mise: get a shotgun in a gauge which               me on bandtail pigeon shooting, has like
                                             reached out there on a pass to 40 and 50           most pigeon guns many elements of one
                                             yards. I t must also have su5cient spread          used for ruffed grouse or blue grouse. I t
                                            for heavy cover.                                    is a Marlin over-under 20 gauge with 28 inch
                                                 Of course, one could come up with these        barrels bored full and modified. The mod-
                                             two indicated chokes by using one of the           ified barrel throws a nice even spread of
                                            many excellent adjustable choking devices.          either 7% or size 6 shot and the full choked
                                            And some bandtail gunners have done just            barrel a tight pattern of size 6-sometimes
                                            that. But you still have the problem of gun         the pattern boards say as much as 80 per cent,
                                            weight and recoil.                                  with an average of about 75.
                                                 The search for Bridey Murphy was simple           In the heavy cover this is all to the good.
                                            in comparison with my quest for a perfect           On the flush out of the huckleberry brush,
                                            bandtail pigeon gun.                                the elderberry or the acorn oaks, that mod-
                                                Even the ,pass shooting wasn't always a         ified barrel is just the ticket. Then, as the
                                            matter of taking high birds. Given the right        game turns and sideslips through the trees,
                                            weather conditions, bandtail pigeons would          that close pattern of the second barrel is
                                            come over the ridges from their roosting            an excellent follow-up. The cover being
                                            toward the feeding areas, just clearing the         dense, there is not much use of a second
                                            low growing brush. And always their flying          modified barrel because so much of the
                                            outlined the broken contour of the hills they       fringing shot is intercepted by limbs, leaves
                                            passed over. They would come in a low               and trunks of trees.
                                            sizzling, dipping, ducking g l i d e v e r y much      In pass shooting with this gauge one must
                                            as a snipe leaves a bog, scarcely clearing the      be a bit more selective in his gunning posi-
                                            intemening tussocks and swamp grass.                tion. But with just a little thought to getting




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                                                        Sfart Reloading Shotgun Shells
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can be shortened from three to five ya~ds.
Once, while shooting in the Blue Ridge
country of southwestern Oregon, I had a
stand on a pass where the bandtails came up
a valley below me. I had crossing shots at                 How With the MEW
about 40 yards, a place where both my mod-
ified and full choke barrel were very effec-
live. Yet the normal posting of this pass was 1
                                                1
about 400 yards farther along the hogback,
where the pigeons flared up and over, tower-
ing across the hill at a good 50 yards.
   A lriend of mine, A1 Lyman, posted here
and using his 12 gauge magnum double, was
right in his element. But it was no place for   1
a 20 gauge. Yet, the light weight, quick ,
l~andlingqualities of my Marlin over-under,           Exclusive new patented features make tbls tool a                                    x.   >
as well as my careful selection of a stand,           handloader's dream come true. A whole new con-
compensated for its shortcomings as a pass            cept in design and engineering was employed in
gun. Fact is, I took my limit with less shells        order to make the tool you requested. Look at
than A1 Lyman did that day.
                                                                           feature%
                                                      these not-to-be-co~ied
   Next day, back on my own home grounds
in the huckleberry brush, it was no contest
between my 20 and Al's 12 gauge magnum.                1.   ~ullysizes shot shell cases, correcting W L ~
We eased along through the huckleberry and                  diameter and rim thickness to conform exactly
el(1erI)erry brush, flushing single, doubles and
small flocks of bandtails. Three times I got
                                                            to factory dimensions.
doubles, while A1 cursed and sweated out
just four pigeons during the forenoon hunt. 1         2.     Removes old primer automatically.
It was ruffed grouse shooting, with a few
added touches particular to bandtail pigeon
alone. In some of the more open glades, they
                                                ~     3.     Reforms damaged shells to feed properly in all
came out of the huckleberry bushes like ,                    automatic shotgum
snipe out of the Canary Grass along Ore- '
gon's fabulous Coquille River.
   If you think the proper selection of a
                                                      4.     To assure perfectly uniform ballistics, tool seats
shotgun for pigeon shooting is controversial,
                                                             the primers by pressure from inside the shell.
try asking a gathering of rabid West Coast
bandtail gunners about proper shot sizes.             5.     Seats entire wad column in one operation.
                                                                                                               A
                                                                                                                     I
'rhere are those who use and swear by num-                   Wad punch is graduated in pounds of wad
ber 4 shot for pigeon shooting. At the other
end of the scale, there are bandtail pigeon                  pressure applied.
gunners who use nothing but size 8. The best
compromise, of course, is found between               6.     One stroke of the press returns a perfect
these two extremes. Those gunners who use                    folded crimp to a once fired shell.
size 4 shot and 12 gauge magnums confine
themselves strictly to pass shooting. Gunners       Dies Available In All Popular Gauges.
using size 8 shot hunt the heavier cover$
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plans on covering the entire field, from            See your sporting
heavy brush-covered huckleberry ridges and          ~~11th. further kfortnation write direct.
                                                          For
 acorh flats to occasional pass shooting, the
selection of shot sizes must be well rounded.
 As I see it, size 4 shot is out for a target
the size of a bandtail pigeon, unless you
are throwing at least 1% ounces to give a'
sufficiently dense pattern. And 1 would ques-
tion anv shot size smaller than 7%. too.
   ~ a n d i a i l sare hard to kill, mu& more so
than ruffed grouse or h v e . And, unless they
are killed very dead, they are very likely to
escape in the heavy cover to suffer and die.                                            Mu 11 Hunting
 Pigeon dogs, well trained retrievers, are few
and far between. So it is up to the gunner                                                   Accessories
to grass his birds thoroughly, or lose many
of them.                                                              J$12.50                N~W-            One                    Neoprene
   1 think 1 have used every shot size which
might be considered even remotely suitable          For Mauser, Springfield,                             -   Piece                  Cheekpiece
for bandtail pigeon shooting. And over the
years my shot sizes, like my selection of a
proper gauge, have narrowed down. I can-
                                                    and Enfield. Also speed-
                                                    lock kit for dl three.
                                                                                             Right Hand Mauser       :
                                                                                                                     ;      ..Q*   : ,< .
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                                                                                                   safety            '$'-          wght & left hand
not, in the nature of this shooting, expect to
                                                                        $1 5.00                              ~085;                 ~ to fit any low
cover all possible gunning situations with           Gx ~t & ,.-.<
                                                                                                                            a
                                                           -
my 20 gauge. By the same token, I cannot                .?
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expect to cover all gunning sit~~ations hest
                                           to
advantage with the shot size I use. But day                                   DAYTON TRAISTER CO.                                     DEALERS AND
in and day out, all through the autumn
pigeon gunning, I find that 7% and 6 size
 shot are my most versatile loadings.
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                                                                                                       The 20 gauge is one factor in sticking to
                                                                                                    these two-shoi sizes, of course. With a 12
                                                                                                    gauge, one could up the size to 5's for pass
                                                                                                    shooting, but not above that. The killing
                                                                                                    qualities of both 7% and size 6 are ex-
                                                                                                    cellent. For the shorter, heavy cover shooting,
                                                                                                    when those bandtails are acting like ruffed
                                                                                                    grouse, there is no shot size I have ever
                                                                                                    used which was as consistent as 7% in any
                EELAND CAR-         B.S.A. .222 Short Action Field Rifle, with tht                  gauge. My 20 gauge modified barrel handles
                NDOW S P O T
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                TH ALL ANGLE        its ability in accuracy. Com-                                   be considered. A shot size of 7 would also
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                                                                                                    ning, if the pattern board showed that your
                         complete                                                                   gun was partial to this size.
                                    Parker-Hale Mounts for above
                                    gun .....................     $15.00                               No. 6 shot is my choice for the more open
                                                                                                    shooting. And, on occasion, I use it in my
                                    Stith Mounts for above gun                                      second barrel, with its full choked pattern,
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SUPPORT, only        .......
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                                                                                                    you have gunning situations in heavy cover,
                                                                                                    with the range extended well out toward the
                                                                                                    4 yard mark. A close pattern is easier to
                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                    get through the brush under the circum-
                                                                                                    stances. For such shooting is usually out and
                                                                                                    out snapshooting, with the gunner trying to
                                                                                                    intercept his game through a narrow avenue
                                    B.S.A. 7 M M and 257R Medium Action rifle with                  of the forest, a hole in the otherwise dense
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                                    mounts as above applicable..         $151.50                    escaping.
                                                                                                       Recently I have experimented with special
                                                                                                    handloads, bandtail pigeon shooting in mind.
                                    B.S.A. -22Caliber Martini Target Rifle, either                  Of those tested two have shown distinct
                                    in the light or heavy weight rifle, and made for                promise on the pattern board. They are both
                                    either right hand or left hand                                  20 gauge loads, using 7% and 6 shot, but
                                    shooters, with sights..    ...... $151.00                       loaded to a full 1% ounce, instead of my
                                                                                                    former 1 ounce loading. These loads sweeten
                                                                                                    the pattern considerably in the 20 gauge,
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                  $14.95            COLT 357 Magnum.. ..........................   .$89.50          veloped by these handloads is very mild-no
                                                                                                    more noticeable than when using the 1 ounce
                                    SMITH AND WESSONHIGHWAY PATROLMAN~ 5 . 0 0
                                                                                                    loadings. I haven't yet had a chance to use
                                    HIGH STANDARD 22 Cal Sport Kiig.. ...........$43.75             them on bandtails, but in trap shooting they
                                    RUGER SINGLE SIX, Light or Reg. Wt.. ......... .$63.25          have given some exciting results.
                                    PACHMAYR PISTOL KITS,. 4 gun model.. ..... .$%SO                   This load is as follows: shot charge, either
                                    LYMAN ALL AMERICAN 4% Scope..       .......... $49.50           7% o r size 6, 1% ounce, 27 grains of Al-7
                                    UNERTL 20x54 Spotting Sdope.   ................ $64.00          powder, Remington primers and shells. Data
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    $1 8.50             $12.50                  Whdwale to wablished dealers                           Both these loadings should be ideal, but
                                                                                                    as A1 Lyman says, "NO matter what gun or
                                                                                                    load you are using, there will come a time

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                                                                                                    bandtails, I took five snipe without a miss
                                                                                                    on a blustery, rainswept swamp. They seemed
                                         I---             --L                                       easy shooting, too, after that autumn pigeon
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                                                                 (Continued from page 35)

    cinches, each trying to outdo the others.                                             And the fun started then, before we had
       Then, suddenly, the shooting was finished,                                                  the      bird.
    the rice was cut and the rail all gone. we                                              "Watch out! He's a-gittin' it!'' one of the
    gathered our dead birds and argued over                                               reaping men shouted as he leaped from his
    claims and counter&ims.        But actually                                           machine and took out after a d a r k bulky                             Protect valuabW
                                                                                                                                                                 n g equipment in the*%
    there was plenty for all. We averaged six                                                                                                                    and at home with L a ~ r e ^ , - ~
    rail each-funny-looking birds with long                                                  "It's a eoon!" Mrs. Schmidt shrieked.
                                                                                                                                                                 custom-styled saddle leaf
    legs and long bills, and feathers speckled                                               we stood and watched the man lunging
                                                                                          through the black and mucky goo, splashing
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                                                                                          the stuff all over himself as he wallowed in                  ,        sportsmen.
       The bag limit is 25 rail, and as our kill                                          pursuit of the ringtail. We laid bets on                               No. 8. RIFLE SCABBARD
    fell far short of this amount we decided to                                           what would happen if the man did catch the                             For rifle with telescope sight.
    shoot another field.                                                                  fast-running varmint. He caught it, but                                ah'' carrying strap. Rich ma-
       The next field was disappointing. Only                                             when he did the old coon proved himself a                              hogany oil finish. Send trac-
    one rail flushed. But we had fun of a dif-                                            handful. Finally subdued, the coon was held                            ing of rifle with the scope
                                                                                                                                                                 mounted.               $16.00
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                                                                                                    Except for one bird, our bag was as short
                                                                                                 of the limit as before. We could have gone
                                                                                                 on to other fields, for reapers were working
                                                                                                 about us on all sides, but we were satisfied.
                                                                                                 The hunt had been different from any we
                                      ordering instructions.                                     had ever experienced, and there was plenty
                                                                                                 of meat.
                                                                                                    "Mighty good eating, these rail," Boi~illion
               ,,7                                                                               remarked as we sorted the birds beside the
                                                                                                 car. "They taste like tender teal!' We spread
                      u                                                                          out the black marsh birds, about the size of
     HERRETT'S                                                                                   small chickens, and counted them.
                                                                                                    Rail are a spirited bird when they are
QELDMODELS OR                                                                                    flushed, but there is nothing special about
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gobblers prefer a scope ranging from 4 to 6
                                                                           Bushnell dealers will                                                                   Exclusive
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power on their rifle. An occasional shooter
who delights in long range shots will be
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                                                                           LEND YOU A SCOPE                                                                       FEATURES
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   As in any other sport, some knowledge of
the habits and characteristics of the game be-                             ~ 3 - 2 , to hunt with                                                           1   1. Created and de-
                                                                                                                                                                signed by 791 Expert
                                                                                                                                                                American Riflemen.
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                                                                                                                         .
                                                                                                   30 days, free.. the only sure way to                         2. Widest, brightest
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the chap out to bag himself a Thanksgiving
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                                                                                                                                                                4. Fog-proof-nitrogen
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                     NRA REPORT
                                                                                   WEHRMACHT & LUFTWAFFE FAVORITE!
                                                                               The P Model means Polizei Pistole, originally designed for police use as a holster pistol.
                                                                                    P
                                                                               Used by many Law Enforcement officers, Special Guards Hunters, Campers Home
                                                                               Protectors as a side arm, either concealed or exposed. ~hese
                                                                                                          R
                                                                                                                                             pistols have been 'created
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                                                                               inexpensive training (.22 L cal.) as well as for pleasure shooting.

                                                                                                                            l i e Mark I1 WALTHERS are even better than
                                                                                                                            he excellent German ore-war models. The

I
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    The follow in^ excerpts on the Mark I1 WAX
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    Report in July. 1956 Issue of The America]
    Rifleman Magazine:
       Ex-servicemen of World War I1 wil
                                                                                                                            lost-war models are made at MULHOUSE-
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    the Walther firm in Zella Mehlis, Thurin                                                                                less of fire. This gun is perfectly balanced
    gia, Germany, ranked high as prize souve                                                                                tnd weighted, giving a quick and accurate
                                                                                                                            hot with complete safety to the user.
                       *
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                                  *
       During our accuracy and function testin;
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    was not one malfunction in any of t h ~                                                                                 Nalther . 3 2 and . 3 8 0 pistols are also equip-
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    pistols tested. Accuracy of all guns wa                                                                                 rom back of slide, to signal-even          in the
    excellent.
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                reels than on expensive overhaul.    he  active ingred-
                lent in this amazing lubricant is the purest molybde-
                                                                               MOLYKOTE reduced friction to less than that of sliding on melt-
                                                                               Ing ice.
                num disulfide powder ovailobie. By molecular at-                    Buy a tube and spot It          the working ports of your equip-
                traction It bonds an                coating on                 mat. You'll be amazed! Purified molybdenum disulfide gives you
                urfoces.                                                       the smoothest working equipment you ever imagined.
                                    The trl ger pull in your gun be-
                               comes smooth and even      . ..
                                                             a d it wiii
                                                                                    Truly .. .it's a "Master's Touch"

                                                                 ...
                               ttoy that wa within a fraction of an
                              ounce regardless of weather
                               120' to 40" below.
                                                                  from
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                                      63        HARVARO                    AV8.              4             STAM?OROa                   CONN.
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                                                                                                                                     might buy a full choke gun, while the skee~
                                                                                                                                     shooter would buy an open or improved
                                                                                                                                     cylinder. The man who wanted a variety
                                                                     NEW 20x SP                       rim         SCOPEI             of shooting would require more than one
                                                                     14 inchem I .
                                                                     m e .   A
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                                                                     enameled finish. Pine Imported coated
                                                                                                                                     gun, or at least a gun with several barrels,
                                                                     optics. F m pigskin ease and strap.
                                                                     Guaranteed.                                    poktpald
                                                                                                                                     each with a different choke hore.
                                   N                  pi s
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                                      A Million Thrills                                                                                Even for the hunter who uses only one
                                  33 Models $9.95 t o $135
                                    Guaranteed Savings                                                                              or two shotguns, it is a must to pattern his
                                   Alk for Cooler's N a m                                                                           gun with various shot loads if he wants to
                                                                                                                                    achieve the most effective results. The way
                                                                                                                                    choke is built into the bore of the barrel
                                                                                                                                    varies with the manufacturere~some use
                     ept. G 3 0 , 4 3 E. Oreen. pandena, Calll
                                                                                                                                    a long, gradual constriction while others
                      FILL OUT! Mall TODAY!
                                                                                                                                    use a sharp angle of constriction in a pro-
                                                                                                                                    portionately shorter space. Such factors as
                NAME_____________                                                                                                   this have  a direct bearing on the manner
                                                                                                                                    in which the gun performs. Only the hunter
                                                                                                                                    himself can determine, by patterning, at
                                                                                                                                    what ranges and with what load8 his gun
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                                                                                             -T^Ñiia^.-vTy-"ng           - -  -*
is most effective. I have seen 12-gauge                                                                                                                           ,
guns marked modified and even improved                                             R INSTANT ACTION
cylinder which shot a pattern of over
65% or 70% with No. 7% or comparable                                                                                  -.
                                                                                                                           ,.
                                                                                                                           .-   S"..
                                                                             nt,   i

loads, and 80% with a No. 6 load!
  While solid choke has been built into
                                                                                                                                       &:. -:
                                                                                                                                          s'i


shotgun barrels for almost a century, the
adjustable choke was developed only about                                          SCOPE MOUNT                                          ""-
25 years ago. Here there is much more
variety than in the field of solid choke.                                          .   '      the world's fastest detachable mount
Some choke attachments consist of an
adapter which is fastened to the muzzle
end of the barrel. Onto the adapter is
screwed a variety of tubes. The advantages
of this type of choke attachment are that
you can use one gun and still have a variety
of degrees of choke for different kinds of
shooting.
  In 1920 E. Field White, who was already
known for many inventions in the automotive
and other fields, patented the first com-
pletely self-contained, adjustable shotgun
choke, which worked on the principle of
a chuck, and could be adjusted for any of
nine degrees of choke by simply turning a
knurled sleeve to the proper setting. White
called his product the Poly-Choke (from
the Greek word "poly," meaning "many"),
and set up a company to manufacture it
in the Connecticut River Valley where
some of the world's biggest arms makers
                                                              instantly positions gunscope and just as quickly -lifts
have been established since colonial days.
The Poly-Choke was immediately success-                       off! A simple press of the plunger removes or replaces
ful, and has grown over the years and paved
the way for a variety of other adjustable
                                                                       No struggling with screw-drivers                    - no groping
chokes.                                                       for coins   - no clamping. screws to tighten.
  The manufacture and installation of most                    Kruzell's exclusive V-design plus the positive seating
adjustable chokes is not as simple as it
appears to the user. Since it must be made                    of the precision-milled V surfaces assure a guaranteed
                                                              accuracy! Fits most every rifle and comes in three
                                                              mountings; Hi-Top, Lo-Top and Side Mount Locations.
 Genuine Tooled Leather                                       Weight, 5% oz. - overall length 3'/z1'.

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                                                 Choice of 3 interchangeable brackets                     Hi-T0P           Lo-T0P               side-M0unt
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                                               FOR DUCKS & GEESE AT LONG RANGE
 Holsters for all model guns.                                           10Go.                    MAGNUM-,
 Made of best saddle leather,
 flower carved, a t
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                    $5-45
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             SPECIFY MAKE,
              CALIBER AND                      ¥m BEST 10 Go. MAGNUM We've ever ottere
            BARREL LENGTH                      32" SOLID Chopper Lump barrels, full choke and
                                               Nitro Proved. Double purdey bolt and greener cross-bolt locking system. Engraved


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  4034 W. Notional Avo.    EV. 3-2626
                                               action. French Walnut stocks. Finest Craftsmanship by Ugarteburu of Eibar. Wt.
                                               app. 1 1 Ibs. Limited supply only available during 1956. ONLY $1 89.50.
                                                   .
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                                                     ..$ subject to change without notice. (Discounts to Dealers)
                                                      .+ rice
                                                                              FRANK CLARK, JR.
  M I L W A U K E E 15, W I S C O N S I N      Box 297                                     (Life NRA)                                  Cheyenne, Wyo.
                                                                                                                            tor installation on all makes and gauges
       The NEW SIMMONS DELUXE                                                                                               of shotguns, with many varying features,
                                                                                                                            it must be a d a p t a b l e y e t it must be so
     VENTILATED R I B                                      SEE A R M S T R A D E Y E A R B O O K 195
                                                           FOR CLASSIFIED LISTINGS       OVER 6,000  -                      precise that it produces the accuracy de-
     POSITIVELY STOPS DISTORTION                           OF COLLECTORS, DEALERS, GUNSMITH                                 manded of it on each individual gun. For
     From HEAT WAVES . . . Lets You                        JOBBERS, MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTER
                                                           ETC. REGULARLY $2.50. NOW O N L Y $
                                                                                                                            instance, the Poly-Choke is manufactured

     POINT FASTER . . . SHOOT BETTERÂ
                                                                                                                            in a variety of diameter sizes for each
                                                           P A U L WAHL. BOX 6 . BOGOTA. N ,
                                                                                          .                                 shotgun gauge size, and can be installed
                                                                                                                            only by a franchised installer who has
                                                     ib                                                                     special tools and training.
 supports are HOLLOW! That means lightness for easier
            .
 handling.. complete diffusion of heat
 waves. No shimmer in your                        /*-
                                                           1 MULTI-TARGET     U. 8. Patent No. 2,722.420
                                                                                                         HOLDER                To understand the reason for this, it i s
                                                                                                                            necessary to understand what determines
 line of sight.                                                TEN target frames in ONE SHOOTERS bi es                      the "gauge" of a shotgun. The early arms
 FOR ALL GAUGES-                                               BOON since NOAH'Stime. TOPS too for
                                                               air rifle or archery set. MONEY BACK GUARAN
                                                                                                             JUNIOR:        makers used a somewhat arbitrary standard
 O N ALL GUNS dO-                                              TEE. Postwid    ........................    S1O.O1           for their various bore diameters. They set
                                                           1
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                                                                         w r i t e TODAY for free brochure
                                                                   .
                                                               T. H ADAMSON                              Bx"%               their standard by the number of lead balls
                                                                                                                            equalling a pound, each of which measured
                                                                                                                            the same in diameter as the bore of the
                                                                                                                            shotgun barrel. Thus, if there were twelve
                                                                                                                            balls to a pound, each of which just fit
 i
                                                                                                                            the barrel's bore diameter, it was a 12-
 u ~ r ~ n u oimmuriS
         un                    FOR:                                                                                         gauge gun.


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                                                                  We whole heartedly believe that we manu.
     Custom fittine 0 One week service                          faetura the Knelt Product6 of their kind In the                This standard has been followed since
                                                                world, we are continually striving to Imurove
                                                                their Duality, glve them to you at a very nominal           the early days, the only difficulty being that
                                                                cost a0 that YOU can afford to buv thnm. maka               i t is not an exact measurement. Bore di-
                                                                us a living pay, and ~ t i i f ybath < f i n . - ~ Ã
                                                           I    with all other products, ours am aim Imitated,
                                                                a areat flattery. but at YOUR coat. When order-
                                                                in9 Products such u we manufacture, glve us
                                                                                                                            ameters within each gauge size may vary
                                                                                                                            by several thousandths of an inch (enough
                           Sendfor
                           SIMMONS
                           Complete Gun                    I    a try. and If not Dleaud. your money will be
                                                                gladly refunded, mil we urge you to try other
                                                                makes.
                                                                ...~~.-.
                                                                                                                            to make a difference in the performance of
                                                                                                                            a shot load or a choking device), because
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                                                                                                Tacoma 7, Washington
                                                                                                                            different gun manufacturers use different
                                                                                                                            standard bore diameters for their various
                                                                                                                            gauge sizes. In general, bore diameters
                                                                                                                            range within each gauge sizes as follows:
                                                                                                                                     12-gauge            .719" to .7401'
     FREE CATALOG                                                                                                                    16-gauge
                                                                                                                                    20-gauge
                                                                                                                                                         .660" to .684"
                                                                                                                                                         .61OWto .632"

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                                                                           6 V PUWtK                                            I t is because of these variations that
                                                                                                                            Poly-Chokes are produced in so many sizes,
                                                                             ACHROMATIC                                 1   and must be fitted exactly to the bore of
                                                                                    a   0
                                                                                                                            the gun on which it is to perform.
                                                                           L                                                   Inexperienced hunters often ask why ad-
       CUSTOM MADE                                                                                                          justable chokes provide more than the four
     Â THE BEST                                                                                                             standard degrees of choke (the Poly-Choke
                                                                                                                            has nine different choke settings). The
         SINCE 1897                                                                                                         answer is that in normal use, the wing-
                                                                                                                            shooter would need no more than four de-
                                                                                                                            grees of choke to cover the whole rang
                                                                                                                            of shooting, from ducks and geese at 4
                P. 0. BOX 1505
                EL PASO, TEXAS                                                                                              AuthenticGb Army "P-~T"

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                                             lining to prevent scratching of gun barrel. Also, excellent
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                                                                                                            P W S ~ ~
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                                                                                                                            IGoerg Holster

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                                                                                            Packaged one set to a box           For the active man who wants the best. The
                                                                                            with real horseshoe nails           most comfortable and scientifically designed
                                                                                                                                holster ever offered the hand-gunner. Many
                                         Send orders to:                                    for mounting.                       new features. Unconditionally guaranteed.
                                                                                                                                                              .
                                                                                                                                      $1 5.50, ~ o s t ~ o i dDealers inauire.
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       Box 9 8 4 4                "Inventions Perfected and Manufactured"                        San Angela, Texas                    .
                                                                                                                                3009 S Laurel            Port Angeles, Wash.
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 yards and over to woodcock at 20 yards a
 under. However, the additional in-betwe
                                                                Notches ore Old-Fashioned
 settings are provided to take care of va                                                                               BARRELS
 ations in the shot load being used.
   For example, suppose a full choke setti                                                                              BARRELS
 gave a good 76-78% pattern at 40 yar
 with a No. 7% load. Switched to a No.                                                                                   BARRELS
 Magnum load at the same choke settir
 the pattern would probably be too ca                                                                                     BARRELS
 centrated to hit anything. There would be ,
overchoked condition, producing a "blow                                                                                   BARRELS
 pattern, with the shot hopelessly scatters
 In order to get the same 76-78% patte                                                                                     BARRELS
 with the Magnum load as with 7G's, t he                                    The Ideal Gift for
 choke would have to be opened up a settiias                            the Hunter in Your Family                          BARRELS
or two to obtain less constriction.                                  Unsightly notches on your gunstock tell
   There's a parallel with the hose again
here. If the water faucet is turned on hillf
                                                                     on1 part of the story. The hunter who is
                                                                     r e a h proud of his skill uses solid gold or
                                                                     silver "STUDS" that show the head and
                                                                                                                            For the finest  -
way and the nozzle adjusted as tightly as                            name of the actual game killed. "STUDS"                           specify SAA barrels
possible (comparable to a heavier shot lea(1)                        are beautifully embossed game heads that
                                                                     are permanent, easy t o use and enrich the
the stream of water would be too tight or                            appearance of your gunstock.
would spray out on all sides (overchoked ).                             Ask for "STUDS" a t your dealer. I f he         0   From the SLIM-20
                                                                     can't supply you, order direct and include
The nozzle would have to be loosened a 1    )it                      your dealer's name and address.                        To the BULL
to get back to the desired water stream                              "STUDS" are available i n these 18 POD-
 (or pattern).                                                       ular game head designs i n either 10-k                 Choice of calibres
                                                                     gold a t $3.00 each, or Sterling silver
   One more question frequently asked con-                           a t $1.25 each. Federal Tax Included.                  including the 6 mm.
cerns the method of installing an adjustab                                ELK       DEER      BROWN BEAR
choke on a shotgun which already has son                                  BEAR      WOLF GRIZZLY BEAR                       4 or 6 groove
                                                                          MOOSE TURKEY MOUNTAIN GOAT
inbuilt choke in the barrel. It is extreme                                CARIBOU COYOTE MOUNTAIN SHEEP                     Finished barrels or
important for shotgun owners to reali                                         ANTELOPE      CAT (Panther)
that their gun barrels need not be cut c                                      JAVALINA      BLACK TAIL DEER                 barrel blanks
                                                                              MULE DEER SKUNK (a good gag)
in order to install an adjustable choke c                                                                                   Send for list GA
the muzzle, except in very rare, speci                                       DEALERS WANTED       -   Cash i n o n
                                                                             national advertising that's creating                       -      -

cases. Unless the owner desires his gi                                       demand for "STUDS".       Thousands
                                                                             sold last season. Write today for
barrel shortened, the inbuilt choke is n                                     details.                                    JOHNSON AUTOMATICS
removed by cutting i t off but by removi~                                                                                     ASSOCIATES
                                                                                                                                   INCORPORATED
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                                                                                                MILL R N P O U T COMPANY
                                                                                                           Cleveland 13, Ohio
                                                                                                                             it from the inside. Poly-Choke uses a special
IT'S NEW I IT'S FUN1 IT'S GREAT PRACTICE!                                                                                    reaming process to remove all inbuilt chokes.
a/uminum@                                                                                                                    so that the bore diameter of the barrel and
                                                                                                                             of the choke to he installed match exactly.

    E
    ^Y                             HAND
                                   TRAP
                                                                                    turos and monthly pay-
                                                                                    ment plan.
                                                                                                                             If the barrel is not shortened at all, its
                                                                                                                             overall length will be increased, by the
                                                                                                                             length of the choke. I the same finished
                                                                                                                                                     f
                                                                                                                             length is desired, the barrel will be cut
                                                                                    6 CHAMPIONS AT STUD                      off just enough so that the installation of
                                                                                                                             the choke brings it back to its original
                                                                                    M A R MEAT DANES. REB.                   length. If the owner desires it shortened,
                                                                                                                             the barrel will be cut and the finished in-
                                                                                                                             stallation made to any length he specified,
                                                                 the FORSTER PRECISION                                       down to the shortest legal barrel lengtli

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                  C'MOSSBERG SONS, INC.
                           a
            0. St. John St., New Haven 5, -
                                          Conn,
                                                                 I            CASE TRIMMER                                   in his state.
                                                                                                                                There is one supplementary advantage in
                                                                                                                             the installation of an adjustable choke.
           (>1:H4:ldl44*D:lld44-                                                                                             When, as frequently happens, the muzzle of
                                                                                                                             a gun has become plugged with mud or
                                                                                                                             snow and then fired, the muzzle is very api
                                                                                                                             to he blown off. In the case of single-barrel
                                                                                                                             guns (adjustable chokes cannot be installed
Winchester Military 303 British Cartridges,   loo-$ 10             4                                   L                     on double-barrels, of course), the barrel i c
                                                                                                                             not ruined, because an adjustable choke can
                                                                 will trim cartridge cases e       faster and
                                                                                                       ¥
                                                                                                       Â
                                                                                                                             be installed on the muzzle, rendering the
                                                                 far more accurately, regardless of variation8
                                                                                                                             gun as good as or better than ever.
                                                                 in head diameter. S E IT,-TRY IT,-BUY IT!
                                                                                     E
                                                                 NO OTHER CASE TRIMMER EQUALS 1   7                             Choke has an important bearing on s h o o t
                                                                 IN QUALITY, PERFORMANCE NOR PRICE1                          ing in other regards such as deformed shot.
                                                                                                                             which effect shotgun patterns and thei~
                                                                                                                             killing power. Any pellets which become
                                                                                                                             deformed (flattened and misshapen, 01
                                                                                                                             "balled" together with other shot) as they
                                                                                                                             leave the gun barrel can distort ihe pattern.
                                                                                                                             or even more important, the shotstring. These
                                                                       ACCURATE AND RELIABLE                                 pellets perform in many strange ways.
           FALL                                                           HEADSPACE GAUGES                                   lagging behind the rest of the shot group
Sheep
Caribou
             --    Grizzly
                   Moose
                                                                           BULLET PULLERS
                                                                            GUARD SCREWS
                                                                                                                             or flying out to the side. They almost in-
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                                                                         JOHN WAYNE
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 they were almost non-existent, these men
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                                                                                                                         NEW FULL COLOR CATALOG of .22
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                                                   ture completely revised sight material. Com-
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               COLLECTORS
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                   .--                                      .303 Short Lee Enfleld (No. 4 Mark 1 ) Deluxe
                                                            Sporter 10-shot detachable magazine repeater.
                                                                                                                          $55.00. Perfect-$65.00.
                                                                                                                          Very good-$20.00.
                                                                                                                                                       J a p 6.5mm rifles.
                                                                                                                                                J a p 257 Roberts. Very
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trated catalog 256. Dixie Gun Works, Dept.                  Do Not Confuse With Obsolete No. 1Mark I11                    German Mod. 9 8 8mm Mausers. Very good-
Q. Union City. Tennessee.                                   1917 War Model. Free recoil pad and zippered                  $37.50. Excellent-$42.50.      Free list. North
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                                                            Shot repeating Service Model $33.00. .303 cal.
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T P Shop, West Branch 16, Mich.                             immediate shipment. International Firearms
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                                              RIFL,ES 303 BRITISH Enflelds, a s issued
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                                                        -            .        ,
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907B Nearmont, Tucson, Arizona.                             .45-70 lever $75 ; Mauser, Springfield, sporters              GOLD-SILVER-Nickel        Plating. Bright pre-
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