January/February 2012


The Legacy Set of Four

Peter Nelson’s culmination of a career in gunmaking

By: Douglas Tate

The Shoot at Belvoir Castle

History, tradition and a glimpse of nirvana at one of Britain’s best shoots

By: Silvio Calabi

The ACGG Pigeon Gun

A Remington Model 1894 done up as a raffle project

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Life with Sharptails

Reflecting on several decades of chasing sharptails

By: John Barsness

London Luxury

William & Son: purveyor of fine goods & guns

By: Terry Allen

Ultimate Uruguay

A cast & blast trip to remember

By: Clair Kofoed

Four Shots

Of ruined hunts and just desserts

By: Ted Nelson Lundrigan


From the Editor

A selection of titles for fireside reading

By: Ralph P. Stuart


Appreciation for Adams & Venters, more Major disappointments

Game & Gun Gazette

Bean’s centennial gun, Logsdail Classic, Clay Delay, etc.


Travel tips from a globe-trotting wingshooter

By: Chris Batha

Fine Gunmaking

Lovely & unusual: the Manufrance Simplex & Ideal

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

Readers ask about spreader loads, chokes, lead tests & more

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Tracking down the right flusher/retriever for you

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

The Winchester 101 Field—nice for the price

By: Bruce Buck

Gun Craft

“Viewing” barrels at the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House

By: Vic Venters

Field Gear

Five take-alongs to make travel better

By: David Draper

To the Point

Reflecting on hunting tradition here and abroad

By: Tom Huggler


Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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