November/December 2012

Features

The Faces of Fausti

A guided tour of the inner workings of Fausti

By: Brad Fitzpatrick

Cursed Ground

A crisis of confidence in California quail country

By: George Calef

A British Bo Whoop

An homage to Nash Buckingham’s Super Fox

By: John Gregson

Quest for a King

An arctic adventure for king eiders & more

By: Brian Lynn

Farming for Pheasants

Harvesting roosters at Paul Nelson Farm

By: Dusan Smetana

On the Sale of a Hard-Earned Gun

The perpetual search for the perfect mate

By: Reid Bryant

Spotlight on Stuttgart

Touring the “Duck Capital of the World”

By: Wade Bourne

Waterfowling Wear

The latest in outerwear for the field or blind

By: David Draper

Departments

From the Editor

Introducing a new department and our 2013 calendar

By: Ralph P. Stuart

Letters

Siding with small shot, snowcock insanity, sticking up for girls, etc.

Game & Gun Gazette

The Yardley, Joseph’s Vintage Guns, book reviews, and more

The Yardley by Boxall & Edmiston

Traditional British guns have often borne names that suggest a connection to nobility or aristocracy or to other aspects of past imperial grandeur.

By: Vic Venters

Joseph’s Vintage Guns Grand Opening

The British are coming—to Texas, and they’re bringing guns.

By: Vic Venters

Holland & Holland at Orvis

In the past, if you have wanted a Holland & Holland shooting outfit, it typically has meant taking a trip to London or to the firm’s gunroom in New York City. Now all you need do is open the 2012 Orvis hunting catalog.

By: Vic Venters

Shooting

Practice Tips for Wildfowling

By: Chris Batha

Fine Gunmaking

Triggerplate Guns, Part 4

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

What’s More Important: The Gun or the Load?

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Talking dogs with Dan Ihrke

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

Kevin’s Plantation Collection Poli Side-by-Side

By: Bruce Buck

Gun Craft

Intercepting Sears: British Boxlocks

By: Vic Venters

Readers’ Guns

The ‘Parker’ from California

By: David J. Baker

Going Places

La Griffe d’Ours

By: Gary Kramer

To the Point

Swan Saga

By: Tom Huggler

 

Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman‘s Associate Editor.

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