September/October 2008


An Atkin for Morgan

The odyssey of a Henry Atkin: stolen, abused, recovered & restored

By: Vic Venters

Photography by: David Grant

A Maine Gun Goes Home

Returning a pinfire to its roots at Libby Camps

By: Steve Helsley

and Roger Sanger

America’s Game, Part II

Modern guns for mastering trap

By: Dave Holmes

The Birds of Slovakia

Driven pheasant shooting’s oldest new frontier

By: Vic Venters

A Mystery Shotgun

Is It a Remington or an Elsie?

By: J.E. Fender

The Quail of Rio Piedra

Classic bobwhite hunting at Rio Piedra Plantation

By: Terry Allen

Through Multi-Colored Glasses

Enhance & protect with shooting glasses

By: Dave Holmes

Two-Day Stubble

Low on sleep, high on shooting in Saskatchewan

By: Chad Mason

Stone Dragons

Hunting for answers on a climb for Huns

By: Pete Fromm


From the Editor

A welcome addition to our departments: Guncraft

By: Ralph P. Stuart


Hawks & Huns, a .410 test, woodcock and more

Game & Gun Gazette

Vintage Cup preview, Beretta, Boss, William Evans, etc.

Vintage Cup 2008

A preview of the 2008 Vintage Cup

By: Ed Carroll


The perfect swarm: square loads & short shotstrings

By: Michael McIntosh

Fine Gunmaking

Admiring an exemplary work from D.M. Lefever

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

A new explosion of nontoxic shotshells

By: Tom Roster

Sporting Clays

Putting your best foot forward for better shooting

By: Chris Batha

Hunting Dogs

Requiring respect as leader of the pack

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

The Dewing Prestige Limited: a custom gun for less than $4K

By: Bruce Buck


The art of restoration at Atkin Grant & Lang

By: Vic Venters

Field Gear

Upland items for the season at hand

By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

Hadoke, Hughes, Roberts & Andrews, and Sheets

By: Charles Fergus

The Major

The power – and profitability – of positive thinking

By: Galen Winter


Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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