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GUNS Magazine June 1956 - Jeffersonian

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Burbank, Calif. Pat Purcell. who qualified Expert on the Burbank Rifle &Revolver Club's lavish range here (up to 1,000 yards, and tough matches at 300-600) the first time he shot an Ml, has gone into the Marine Corps. Good stuffthere. Camp Pendleton range officers take notice . . . Wayne Raxter shuckedout a 135 with 7x's to score first and a trophy in Burbank's Emerson Ra~id Firematch. This match was strictly for the rugged, or foolish! California's sunnyweather was so cold the shooters snapped off all shots involuntarily, maybehe used radar. Runners-up S. C. Scull for a medal and second, $tan Johnsonthird . . . Check into this Burbank crowd, you local non-club shooters. They lureyou out to the range with venison barbeques at $2. . . . . Visitor Jo Smalleyracked up 351 with 5x's to win the Kempley Trophy match but not thecup.Trophy was won by second and club member John Huggins, 350. No sense letting itget out of the family. . . .Miami, Fla. You guys who think you've got a pretty good range, take a lookat the Trail Glade ranges 11 miles from Miami. Dade County public money andreal support from the shooters of the locality got the Trail Glade Sports ParkAssociation set up and a terrific range with skeet and trap, rifle and revolver,covered firing points to keep the sun off and a top-notch snackbar so youdon't starve to death on an all-day shoot. Southeastern Regional Smallbore. Rifle-Championships will be held there and other important regional matches. FloridaState Pistol Championships, too.Wheaton, 111. The Wheaton Club stands at the top of the local club listwith 9 wins and 1 lost match, other clubs in order being St. Charles, Aurora,Oak Park, Austin, Elgin, and Joliet. What's the matter, you guys from theJoliet Arsenal. Too worn out loading artillery shells to put a few .22'sinto the same spot on paper? Eight lost matches is pretty rugged . . . Wheatonheld a gun traders meeting at the clubhouse. Guys who had extra guns swapped forammo and vice versa. Keeps things moving around and stimulates interest. Anybodygot an old Ladysmith .22 you don't need?Fort Benning, Ga. Outstanding Army shooter, Major Ben Curtis, won honors inthe Old Shooters Class at the breako match. Breako as played by Benning GI'sinvolves eight clay birds at 25 yards, ten shots, any pistol except Free. Time,2% minutes. Referee supervises, following single shots to determine winners.Something bustible and you can score besides. Breako second place toJtt/s Jim Wadeof San Francisco, . . . Lt. Col. Chet H a w chalked up 194 in slow firq-and193 in rapid fire to get a total with other matches of 581 x 600, winning.against tough Army competition. . . . Benning has some International Matchercoming up and worth looking into. Scuttlebutt is Perry next August will beon International type shooting so dig out the nschutzenbuchsen mit damenkanand get that hip stance in shape.Ihicago, 111. Former Olympic team member Verle Wright cradled his Olympiced37 Remington to win the Any Sight aggy of the Great Lakes Champion3hips.hooter was Jarvis Ter Haar who is the only man to have permanent.of a Great Lakes trophy. This is his second one which he copped with300. Pretty Roberta Gubbins won the High Lady trophy with a newfor women shooters. There were 166 registered shooters, mostly fromianelli and Floyd Cecil came down from Kenasha, Wis., formeet. Big money wor Verle Wright won five bucks !


Mid-winter piste hassle wa2'"~ekfl. tall Bill Tony of theng up a 199 with the .45in raptdfiri Guess he just bendhands in practice. His score 6ies the open and makes Billco-holder of the national record. Lt. Dave Millerdf?ort Sam Houston took tohonors for the events and shot 864 to set a new service record for the .45short course age. Col. Tom Kelly*s Air Force Blue team' dropped out of the cloudsto sweep the center fire match-Kelly, 287; Crosby, 292; Sandlin, 283; andMangham, 290 .. . Rough luck for Mangham who fired a 97 slow and dropped thrpoints on ONE shot, a 7 ... Police officer Jim Sperry o$S&n Antonio took &little too long in the .22 slow fire event and didn't get off a shot, SVen wli partial score he made 1861! *--. . Shooters were honored by a visit from &Jfopperwein, that incredible marksman now pushing tb- "?T -'.de of '80 whose recu~~of 72,500 wooden blocks fired at with the .22. and I v x e misses- still isone of the gunning wonders of- the world.gistered pistol clubs in British Columbia. Some are fronrwashington. . *. .Fired at matches are .22's and .38 Specials but only a few .45 automatics, thawbought by shooters who attended U.S. matches. . . . Canadis~ional?~.. . Second match Was coweteatly ended by juniore won $2*37 l DoesBench rester Ed Idc~all;fie and scope 13 pounds, any caliber, any scope. Targets0 yards to be the 200-yard NBRSA target hung upside down, atBench Rest Shoot-100 and 200 yardsreally varmintons à Any corncannothave baanot be more than.90OW, not bigger in the middle than a straight taper. Barrel length to be legaminim or longer. Stock to be conventional varmint rifle type, not wider than3" at any point. Course of fire is up to the discretion of the club holdingthe match. This should give a real boost to the MBRSA game and you fellows withfine chuckers who have held off from bench resting because of the added costof ow can ith all the rest -n Leandro, Calif. Cap-a] ¥bal shoots are he+- by Western Revolver Assocition with qualifications same as me-honored .22, centerfire and .45 system..-Just shows how this front loading craze is catching on in the major leagues ..The W.R.A. has a good idea to boost club attendance, their "appreciationnawards to members who show up regularly. C. Spiken holds the onlv10-year awardfor being at he monthly shoots since 1946.


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W. 3rd Avenue, Portland 4, Oregon1 'I1RUSH FREE CATALOG TO ME,NameShotguns For The ArmyI should like to express my regard forfour magazine which dares to stray from.he deeply-rutted trail of dogma with suchirticles as "Shotguns for the Army" and'Automatic Pistols for Police." Also enjoyCol. Askins' humorous and expressive stylein his articles.The impression I gather from library researchis that the Geneva Convention policyan small-arms missiles permits no exposedlead on the surface of said missile. If apractical and economical method 0f jackelingbuckshot pellets were devised, thetcwould be no legal objection to its use. Inview of the disregard for the lives of theirmassed slave subordinates evidenced by Communisttacticians in the past, ye fowling piecewould seem to be an effective weapon. Ifthe military were to settle on an off-sizecaliber, sucli as 14 or 18 gauge, light-fingeredGI's, allies, guerilla raiders, and blackmarketeers would find the ammo of little usein civilian weapons.Incidentally, in the scramble over adoptionof a new NATO pistol caliber, why hasn'tsome shrewd cookie come up with a com-promise caliber of .40 (about 10.25mm)which would lie between .35 (9mm) and our45 (11.25mm)? The old .41 Colt Longand .38-40 were pretty effective in their day.James OcendaleLansing, MichiganRoy Rogers' Single Actions' Wow! I learned that I led with my chin- on one thing in my Roy Rogers article. RoyI owns a pair if gold plated Colt single actions,which came to him from the 101 Ranch show.The story is that these guns were used byBuffalo Bill, or so Roy believes. Well, I knowRoy was sincere, but something kept worryingme, so I took down the serial numbers of theguns a while later. Unfortunately I sent themin to GUNS editors too late to put it intoihe story: Roy's guns were made, accordingto their serials which are 349117 and 348754,in 1926. Buffalo Bill d:ed in 1917. I thoughtthis ought to be put straight-let's just saythat "they belong to Roy Rogers," whichought to make them a5 important, historically,as if they hadSbelonged to Buffalo Bill.Tap GoodenougliBoston, Mass.Mau Mau GunsI noted with interest your article in lieGUNS of September 1955, regarding the ManMau, and as an ex Kenya Police Reserveofficer I would like to add that the photo-LETTERS TO THE EDITORgraph you show on page ,31 of this issue isone of the best I have ever seen. Most ofthe guns I have recovered have only had aholt, such as an ordinary door bolt, with theend sharpened or brought to a point; theydo far more damage to the owner than theperson who it is aimed at. I would like toadd, most of my work was done with a P-14 ,Lee Enfield, with a ball burnished barrel,scope sights of 6x, plus my .45 Colt automatic.I sleep all right at night. I wish youluck with your very interesting magazine.Victor FilmerNairobi, KenyaBritish East Africa'Dot Reticules7The use of the expression "dot reticules,pioneered by Robert Thomas," which appearedin the November GUNS is, I feel, un- ,fortunate.The Lee Dot for scope sights was originatedby me more than 16 years ago andhas been installed in over 100,000 scopesights. Jack O'Connor mentions using LeeDots installed by me long before anyone elsementions a dot reticule. Herb Klein mentionedin a tiger-hunting article a couple ofyears ago using the Lee Dot for shootingtigers, and thought it was really the berries.Others make dots, some on top of crosshairs, whereas I fuse it around both hairs.They come through the center of the dot.There is no patent on a dot as a dot, sinceone Cummins in 1893 patented a scope sightthat had one feature of it "cross wires witha bit of balsam at the center." Cumminsnever made any. His idea of a dot was toocrude to be worthy of the name; it wasnot on spider silk and was diamond shaped.But what the heck! Lee Dot sells ten to oneover them all. I have put in a lot of workon dot reticules for scopes and I think Ireally ought to have some credit.T. K. "Tackhole" LeeBirmingham, AlabamaColonel Asfsins' ArticlesColonel skii is article must have toucheda very sore spot with our competitive pistol-'shooting friend, Jack McFhee. He soundeda3 if the shoe really pinched.I have known and associated with ColonelAskins since 1925. I have competed in hundredsof matches with him. Anyone thatsays he is a poor looser or poor sport isjust a damned liar for my money.Askins' article hit the nail on the head. Ihave witnessed many times the very thingslie brought out.George W. Parker' Amado, Arizona


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if.HOOTING EDITOR Col. Charles Askinss is off for the Far East for threemonths on a hunting expedition. Hewill be going to India, Indo-China andPakistan. Armed with a Savage Model99 in .358 caliber, there is reason toexpect that when Askins and tigermeet, the smile will be on the face of. . . Askins!The Bengal tiger of southeasternAsia which Colonel Askins will visitfirst is the largest carnivore, bigger eventhan lions. Ten feet from nose to tailtipis not an unusual size for the royalcat of India. Askins hopes to be the firstto kill one of these tigers with a Savagerifle firing the .358 load. The colonelwill relate his experiences in a firstperson story in GUNS.The colonel also plans to meet the"little" Asian elephant, and have a goat the "sladang." The sladang is theOriental bovine that taught the AfricanCape buffalo all his nasty tricks. TheAfrican buffalo has been written abouta good deal lately, but the Asiansladang or gaur is considered a rougher,tougher sort of bull. To get hiselephant, Askins will shoot a Model 71Winchester lever gun rebarreled to the.450 Alaskan. His storieswill be flownin and printed in GUNS almost as soonas they happen!To understand more about how andwhy Askins' bullets will kill elephantsand tigers, readers would do well tostudy this issue's highly-important articletitled "Why Bullets Kill." Writtenby R. L. Ahlness of Minneapolis, whoworked with the Princeton ballistic researchproiects he describes in hisarticle, it is a significant contributionto arms literature. Ahlness' explanationof exactly how a bullet makes awound are here published for the firsttime in a popular journal.A remarkable "how to do it" story isthe gun engraving article by JohnRohner, a University of Iowa museumemployee. Rohner is only an amateurengraver, but his work which is allself-taught expression will comparefavorably with many professional enslavingjobs. His experiences in learninghow to engrave, and the photoswhich illustrate the development of hisengraving, will prove of much valueto the gun hobby$.,* -rPACIFICFor perfect, low costFast, easy, accurate~pacific reloadingtools have been top choice of ex-pert handloaders for o quarter century;over a half-million satisfied customers.Often imitated, never equalledPacific Super Tool,complete with dies,shell holder,primer arm . . . . . . . .$39.95Automaticprimer feed . . . . . . . .$ 7.00PACIFIC STANDARD TOOLNEW LOW PRICE!For speed and accuracy at an economy price.Comesequipped with specially heat-treated sizing die (choice ofeither full-length or neck sizing only) and seating die withadjustable crimper. Features unique swing-outprimer arm forfridge case.Pacific Standard Tool, complete withdies, shell holder and primer arm.. .$33.95Automatic primer feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 7.00SEND FOR FREE CATALOG!Adjustable[rigger $1 2.50For Mauser, Springfield,and Enfield. Also speed-ock kit for all three.$1 5.00MK I I HuntingAccessoriesNew~licity in repriming the car-OnePieceRight and ~auserSafety$4.85DAYTON TRAISTER CO.7912 S. E. PQWELL BLVD.PORTLAND 6, OREGONNeopreneCheekpiece$3.95Right & left handto fit any lowcomb stock.DEALERS ANDJOBBERS INQUIRIESINVITED


YOUTHFUL EX-GI SAM CUMMINGS RISES OVERNIGHT FROM UNKNOWN GUNCOLLECTOR TO TOP ARMS DEALER, HELPING TO REARM GERMANS WITHTHEIR OWN WEAPONS WHILE SELLING ANTIQUES TO U.S. GUN BUGSHBy WILLIAM B. EDWARDSE HAS SOLD more guns in the past five years than Sears 1 first learned of Cummiugs in England nine years ago.Roebuck. He deals with kings and presidents, not to All over London as I scoured the gun shops lining up gunssell them a single deluxe sporting rifle or shotgun, but to buy, the greeting confronted me: "I say, but of courseto equip regiments of their armies for active field service. you are acquainted with Sam Cummings? He's an Ameri-He has the entree into the war industries of a troubled can, you know." I didn't know, but I soon found out.world, and when he offers modern weapons at less than Cummings didn't buy much then, he was just taking inveutheycan be built for today, he becomes a great friend. tory. But when Cummings takes inventory, it is a prettyThis man who has been behind every major gun deal thorough matter. He has a bird-dog ability to smell outconsummated in the world since 1948 is a smiling, wryly- guns inside of government warehouses when the chief clerkhumorous, rah-rah college boy named Sam Cumrnings. Ati of the ordnance department doesn't even know the gunsalmost silent figure in the gun business today, Cummings are there.is untouched by the sordid side of his dangerous but very Some of Cummings' deals sound like the tally of militarynecessary business. Born 29 years ago in Philadelphia, small arms in use during the past 80 years. He has boughtthe "City of Brotherly Love," Cummings is a merchant of bulk lots of Enfield rifles from Britain, Vetterlis fromdeath with a smile.Switzerland. Mausers from Spain and German-made warMG-42's sold by Sam Cummings (with machine gun) to rearm West German troops were inspected in New York by) embassy official in leather officer's coat before shipment to Bonn for issue to soldiers of new German army (right).


To supply small governments with topquality guns, Cummings always keepsstocks of modern military rifles like. new Garands in New York warehouse.Burp guns sold by Cummings with ex;port authorized by U.S. State Departmentwere shipped to Nicaragua, laterseized by authorities in Costa Rica.


, In the foreign trade zone at New York, Cummings keeps stocks of machineguns for export sale. Caliber .50 Brownings are being checked before shipping.At recent gun show Interarmco booth was center of interest for, machine guncollectors. Works of German FG 42 were shown by Cummings to visitors.surplus, Remington single shots fromDenmark, Sweden and South America.More than a million Remington singleshot rifles weremade at Ilion, N. Y.,and sold all over the' world. Incredible.& it seems, Cummings has bought^.Lick .and sold in the U.S. almost 10%i total. Major retail outlet hasthe Winfield Arms Co. of Loswhich sells to sportsmen;gs himself is strictly whole-Strictly wholesale . . . a look at theinventory of Cummings' New Yorkforeign trade zone warehouse wouldlead you to'think he coined the word.In, the bonded warehouse under constantsupervision of the Customs departmentrepose over 25,000 currentmilitary small arms. Ready for immediateshipment are between 7,000and 9,000 German K-98 rifles; abouttwo or three thousand MP 40's in 9mmcaliber; and an equal quantity ofStens, American M3's and Thompsons,both M1928, 1928A1, and Ml models-you pay your money and you takeyour choice. At this time Sam couldsupply from stock approximately 10,-000 new Ml Garand rifles, ready forshipment. Hehas quantities of Browninglight .302s, about 2,000 of them.1 ~riw&ik .50';-are the heaviest stuff-o~,'I$&d n0.w although his stock ofr&qrfara is pretty good. He always has-%'hfe warehouse 81mm and 50mm&ortars.'"We keep a good inventory there ofmilitary . types .* which we might have toship from time to time, .butthere is in- addition a floating inventory of between20,000 and 25,000 assorted obsoletesmall arms and about 1,000,000rounds of assorted obsolete ammunition.Right now I've been expectinga lot of 4,630 obsolete European re-volvers-all kinds. I don't know whatthey are and won't know until they gethere. Then it takes about thirty daysthrough Customs, but there isn't anypoint in worrying about them untilthey get here," the nation's biggestarms merchant says.The vaulted sealed halls of the bondedwarehouse testify to the fact thatCummings has these guns for sale atfixed prices, immediate delivery.Stacked like cordwood, so the air willcirculate freely and keep them dry, orelse piled high in long wooden cases ingrease, Cummings' guns lie waiting thecall to duty. That call comes with thejangle of money into the cash register,but Sam. will take anything in tradeto make a deal.


Cummings' most important singledeal recently involved German warsurplusmachine guns. When the WestGerman Army was organized, to Cum-. mings fell the pleasantly ~rofitable taskof rearming them. From his New Yorkforeign trade zone warehouses, Cumminesold a large quantity of Ma-. chinengewehr 42's, the fast-firing, efficientGerman light machine gun. Thislot was his pride and joy, for theywere all new. He had picked them upin "some European country where theywere dumped when the Germans leftafter World War 11." Now, throughthe irony of the international trade inarms, they were sold back to the Bonngovernment."I went up to New York when thiembassy sent out their in~pector,'~ Samtold me. "He crawled all over thoseguns, clicked the lids open and shut,checked the feeds. He had a flock ofgauges and had them on every part of,the guns. (Continued on Page 65)American-made Ml rifle which Cummings sells for export only at under $90cuts Director of Civilian Markmanship price by $20, but can't be sold in U.S.Mark I1 Walther pistols which areresult of Cummings' talks with HerrWalther have grooved triggers forbetter double action finger control.Sport Model PP .22 with target sightMk I1 line has grip lengthener clipto give better handhold in practice.Deluxe engraved and platedWalthers now compare wellwith pre-war guns forquality of workmanship.


ARCH INTO WHATPENSDEVASTATINGILLING POWER is one of the most-talked-about aspectsK of gun lore. And yet few are the gun experts whoknow exactly why and how bullets kill.Finding out exactly what happens when a bullet killsis not as simple as it might seem or looks. It involves acomplicated physical change that scientists have beenstudying with careful research in recent years.Actually killing power is not the measure of a firearmto kill as such, but rather the capacity of a particular bulletto deliver a stunning, devastating, incapacitating blow. Itis important for a police officer to know the facts about thekilling power of a pistol cartridge just as it is vital for ahunter to know if his choice of caliber gives him enoughkilling power coupled with mild recoil and accuracy.But most important of all, killing power is of top interestto the military designer and to the surgeon. To the former.a knowledge of killing power of the enemy's weapons permitsour own ordnance to provide maximum protection forour GIs. For the surgeon, killing power becomes an absorbingstudy on which depends his skill in saving lives.From the work of the French scientist, M. Hugier inParis who in 1848 first noted the explosive effect of a bullet,to the latest work of wound ballistics research teams inKorea, the study of gunshot wounds has had importanilife-saving phases. The Army research teams recommendedintroducing body armor in the Korean war which stopped25 percent of all bullets which hit our soldiers, and up to75 per cent of the shell and grenade fragments which had18


Movie of how wound is made was done byfiring steel ball into water and observinghow it made hole which changed size.feffect on animal tissue. Ballistic action is shown in Winchesterpreviously been such a major cause of battle casualties.In the research labs of the arms companies, the'study of"killing power" has its humane side, too. Modem huntingbullets give a higher ratio of one shot clean kills now thanever before, as a direct result of studying bulletExtensive scientific tests have been conducted at PrincetonUniversity to determine what actually happens when abullet strikes and have shown the mechanism of woundingas applied to calibers, bullet weights and velocities. Researchershave investigated nerve shock, that phenomenonto which so many of the effects noted in wounding havebeen attributed, and have come to some unexpected conclusions.From these testa bullet effectiveness can bedetermined.When a high speed bullc~ *trikes, an actual explosionresults. The amount of TKT which must be exploded tobe the equivalent of a bullet of given weight and strikingvelocity may be calculated. It is this explosive effect ofhigh velocity bullets which has caused both sides in wartimeto accuse the enemy of firing explosive bullets.When the bullet strikes, very large pressures are builtup at the nose of the missile. The tissue is compressed andthis. repioh of compression moves out from the point ofimpact as a shock wave. As the bullet moves forward itflings the tissues sideways as well as forward, and leaves acomparatively large conical cavity in its wake. This largecavity is temporary and may expand and contract severaltiroes before contracting to a smaller permanent cavity.


Curving shock wave in water, as in tissue, moves atthe speed of sound ahead of the slowing steel ball.is small but dark area shows further tissue damage.4


Tests show that the larger temporary cavities produce moresevere wounds, and that the size of the temporary cavitydepends on the amount of energy delivered by the bullet.Kinetic energy depends on bullet weight and velocity.The velocity figure or value is squared in the energy equation,and bullet energies increase tremendously as bulletspeeds approach the 4,000 feet per second mark. Thusbullet energy or bullet velocity becomes a primary criterain evaluating killing power.In any wound the tissue in the area of the temporarycavity is severely stretched, but it may be sufficientlyelastic to resist breakage. Nerve tissue can stand considerablestretching before breaking, but loss of function mayoccur. This temporary paralysis due to "nerve shock" mayexplain why big game animals are oftened downed with ahit in a seemingly non-vital area. Navy doctors in actionat Guadalcanal and Tarawa noted the paralyzing effect,particularly on the arms and legs, of high velocity bullets.The temporary cavity in the wake of the bullet accountsfor bones being broken that were not actually hit by thebullet. The large temporary cavity formed in the wake ofthe moving bullet is actually a mass of watery tissue beingpushed sideways at a velocity of from one fifth to onetenth of the bullet itself. It is this mass of tissue movingrapidly at perhaps 100 or 200 feet per second which maybreak a bone.Up to recent years killing power has had to be largelyguessed at through tests which were not exactly comparableto the behavior of a bullet on animal tissue. In choosingthe .45 pistol cartridge many years ago over an impressivearray of all types of then-available military pistols, testofficers Colonels Anatole LaGarde and John "Tommy Gun"Thompson tried to make things as realistic as possible.They obtained cadavers from the Philadelphia medicalschool and proceeded to shoot at them from various rangeswith all kinds of pistols and bullets. X-rays and dissectionrevealed bullet damage and gave them standards for evaluation.The decision to arm with a .45 pistol cartridgewas the result.Their tests were not wholly comparable to live animalMuscle tissue of a cat's leg fired at with steel testbullet shows progressive change in bullet hole interior.Holes made by four steel bullets passing through dog'sleg confirm tissue-gelatin similarities for wounding tests.tissue, which contains a great amount of water. Afterdeath, the body loses moisture. As a consequence, theballistic behavior of their target did not exactly comparewith the result on live tissue. Some other medium must beused, and some other means of studying bullet impact.Modelling clay and laundry soap have been used as fleshsimulatingtargets but they are inelastic. They expandeasily but lack the flexing properties of actual tissue.Common household gelatin is used at the Winchesterlabs where bullet research is conducted under the directionof M. L. Robinson, and whose photographers, L. P. 'Faeth and B. E. Wade, have made strobe photo studies ofbullets at and during "wound" impact. Photos at speedsof 3/l,000,000th second capture details which happen toofast to be seen. Targets were gelatin blocks of a specialconsistency which approximates live animal tissue. The5"x5"xll" blocks were laid on suspended rubber sheets,which wermitted exwansion in all directions. Such currentwork in private industry is an extension of the studiesmade at Princeton during World War 11. A depof biology research staff headed by E. Newtoncarried out the most extensive wound-formation tests everconducted to learn about killing power of bullets. In additionto the usual gelatin, tanks of water and othertargets, pieces of fresh butcher's meat and also anesthecats and dogs were shot at. From research on thesmals information was learned about wounds whicin greater success in the battlefieldand in later hospital care of the g"Bullets" used were steel ballsone gram. the largest being (C


MOVINGTARGETSFORBETTERSHOOTINGSCANDINAVIANS MAKEGAME OUT OF PISTOLMATCH WITH HIGHLYIMAGINATIVE TARGETSBy NILS KVALESwinging silhouette targets are used in Norway club matches. Shooters tryFlip-up enemy soldier targets, which offer surprise shot*in gruelling Norway competition. are scored by referee.ISTUL SHUOTING in Norway and Sweden has more at-P traction for Mr. Average Scandinavian than baseballin America for a Dodger fan in Flatbush. And there's agood reason why on the fringe of the long Arctic night.shooting is rated a top sport. One of the most importantis that Swedes and Norwegians do not shoot at the static,unimaginative kind of bullseye targets used in America.They have targets that move and they have a brand of~Imnting that is a delightful game as well as a test of skill.Not only are a variety of interesting targets from animalsgangsters presented to the marksmen but the shootersalso have to keep on the move, almost playing a game ofhide and seek with their cardboard quarry. A shootingmatch in Norway and Sweden is a combination of a longhike through the countryside. a military skirmish in whichthe shooter has to determine who is friend and foe, a chargeup a hill on the enemy. a chase after an escaping hoodlumand a tangle with a charging animal.For instance, one phase of the shoot calls for catchinga gangster-cardboard species-but he must be broughtalive into court. The job of the shooter is to hit him in thelegs on a cardboard replica. Hits above a white line on thetarget deduct one point from the score.The shooter has six shots in 30 seconds after a wire is~ulled that releases a cardboard silhouette going awayfrom the shooter on an overhead wire, dangling and swingingup and hark. It's a tricky target and the shooter has


Norwegian shooters use LugerMl923 commercial pistols in9mm caliber although newerSwiss-SIG ' pistols are popular.After panting in run to crest of hill, shooter is suddenlyshown "enemy soldiers" for brief seconds to fire at;skill after long woods hike interspersed with shooting.to decide whether to fire quickly or take more careful aimin his 30 seconds.The shooting course has different gimmicks similar tothis and becomes an exciting though exhausting gameespeciallyin the cold snowy days when much shooting isdone in the Scandinavian countries. Whereas pistol shootinghibernates in the U. S. during the winter, in Norwayand Sweden it is at its peak. When summer shooting ends,Scandinavian handgunners do not pack their equipmentaway in heavy grease, waiting for spring to return. Whenthe first snow has fallen, it's time for the combat shootsalong forest paths.Freezing temperature, a steady fall of cold rain and wetsnow, dim daylight lasting for a couple hours aroundnoon, wet guns, wet ammo, snow in the sight notch, snowon your eyeglasses or in your eyes:-all this is normalduring the late autumn combat shoots in the Northernucountries. You start out through foggy woods, beneathdripping spruce trees and along muddy ridges, climbing uphills, and skidding down hills, guided by strips of redpaper tied to brush here and there.Pistol clubs in these forest areas are numerous. Theykeep shooting going almost the year round. Sometimesthey cooperate with the rifle clubs. Then both rifle andpistol has to be used during the matches. At other timesski clubs enter the picture. Shooters have to wear skis fora cross-country run to get from one firing point to the next.


Walther -32's taken from retreating Germansare used in many Norwegian target shoots.Difficult dog target has cut-outs nailed on boardmoved up and down like running animal by referee.The autumn combat shoots are by far the most uncomfortable.Perhaps just for that reason they are the ones foundmost interesting by many shooters.Dressed mostly in old rags or other equipment whichcan take mud, and heavy rubber boots, competitors arriveby car, bus, train or bicycle at the place where the match isbeing held. Most of them arrive before dawn, to be ableto use the few hours of daylight. The host club has circulatedinvitations to every pistol club within 50 miles ormore, and for the big shoots even much farther away. Anormal match held out in the farm areas usually draws 50to 70 shooters. When championships for certain regions ofthe countries are held, the number of shooters can run into\Moving "truck tires" rotate and bounce during shooting.A hit on rim or hub scores zero; tire itself must be hit.Running, thief cutout drops down suddenly and zig-zagsaway but surprised shooter has orders to "take his manalive" so hit below white line is necessary to score.Sudden appearance of "friend or foe" target simulatesenemy facing shooter or back of comrade advancing insame direction as shooter. Test taxes caution and reflexes.


With cold numbing their fingers and wind smarting their faces, shooters pause to reload magazines for next target.a couple of hundred. Because of the usual rainy, stormyweather, shooters gather in the local schoolhouse, or townhall, where club members keep a stove red hot. You do notactually need the stove before you start, but you will keepthinking of it before you have half finished your forest trip.Upon entering, shooters check in and pay their entry fee,which is usually low. A club member assembles shootersin groups of five, and hands their score cards to the "groupleader."One important thing is reading the rules to the match,which is hung on the wall near the door. This schedulemight tell you, for example; that the day's match will befired at six different stations. There will be six roundsneeded for each of five stations. On the sixth, you will bepermitted to shoot as many shots as the time permits. Thismeans that you can empty one magazine and start on thesecond, so with fifty rounds of ammo, you will be all setfor the match.Cartridge boxes are useless when your fingers are stiffwith cold. The best thing you can do is to pour the fiftycartridges right into your pocket. The ideal pocket forthis shooting game has a small hole in the bottom, justenough to let the water out and hold back the ammo.In the midst of your preparations you will hear thefellow at the door yelling: "Group number five, ready forstart in three minutes!" Group (Continued on page 44)Firing is rapid when referee pulls cords and brings moving targets into view, so automatics are universally used.


""Engraving tool is held steady in one hmer which causes edge to cut tracks in~tip~led background (right) which sets off scrolls% developed by matting punch. 1HOW TOONCE CONSIDERED LOST ART IN AMERICA, GUN ENGRAVING IS COMING BACK ASAMATEURS FIND PATIENCE AND STUDY CAN PRODUCE QUALITY ENGRAVINGSeventh gun engraved by author John Rohner,a single action Colt, was covered with floralscrolls which showed bold, firm execution denotinggood control of tools. Frame scrollpattern is characteristic motif of author's work.


By JOHN B. ROHNERUN ENGRAVING in America is supposed to be a lost artG but increased sales of foreign-made guns in the US.in recent years has revived popular interest in the craft.Seeing some of the beautiful work done in Europe has inspiredU.S. gun nuts to try their hand at the lost art andthey have been surprised at what can be done with a littleintense application to the job.But when it comes to buying a labyrinth of hump-backedcircles and grotesque figures gouged from stem to stern ona gun, the American brand of engraving is still being undersoldby Europeans. A complete job from Ferlach, Austria,for instance may cost $200 and be of such good qualitythat you could not get the buttplate engraved here inthe US. for the same price. Bolt action rifles can be engravedin floral patterns for as little as $18 in Vienna. Evenin Belgium, where the franc is called "the dollar of Europe,"prices are ridiculously low compared to what Americancraftsmen ask. But the picture is not all pro-European;there is some mighty inferior work coming from the continent,too.I watched one customer exclaim rapturously over theengraving of an imported double 10-gauge Magnum shotgun."Man, they sure do know how to engrave over there"he enthused. Sighing, he explained "There's just nobody inAmerica who can do work like that." I examined the breechengraving closely. The metal had been ploughed throughwhen soft and then it was hardened.European gunsmiths boast of their seven-year apprenticeships,but they must have had a rank beginner gouging thisshotgun preparatory to gouging the public.The notion that there is nobody over here capable ofengraving is sheer horsefeathers. I know, because I've doneit. Actually there are no deep, dark secrets to separate thecraftsmen from the scratchers as far as the engraving craft.I make no pretense of being a fine engraver. My regularprofession is museum work. As assistant curator of theUniversity of Iowa Museum of Natural History, I am constantlyworking with animals, but curiously my normal occupationslightly parallels the training of the European ap-Working on rifle floorplate held on ball vise, authorholds edging tool to clean up the first chased linesof pattern. Grinder is near to keep the tools sharp.Simple scroll on plate is laid out first in basic curves.Entire area is completely worked out with floral scroll.CircletBackgn


Snarling - bear on breech reveals theengraver's knowledge of animals.Contrasting work on pistol carved by commercialengraver E. C. Prudhomme of Shreveport, La., withRohner's first try on revolver (above) reveals widegulf in skills which separate artist from beginner.Carefully executed foliate arabesqueby Bruce Meek has gold animals.prentice engraver. He studies animals, draws them fromlife and from stuffed specimens until he knows their shapes.Just so has been my own familiarity with many differenttypes of animals in the museum. It makes me very awareof my shortcomings when attempting wildlife carving. Itkeeps me dissatisfied with my work, and constantly tryingto correct and improve.Sometimes the only thing that keeps me going is the fact+that I've been engraving for the past two years in my sparetime and I still have high hopes for mastering the art. I dono commercial work. I've seen too much of it of poor quality,indicating that the almighty dollar spells quantity andnot quality. All I have learned has been on my own asnobody seems to give out information in this field. Myhope, is that some day I'll be .able to feel pleased with mywork, not satisfied, but pleased.The value of being dissatisfied has been evident to mefrom the first attempts I made at gun decoration. Severalyears ago I made a trip to Fort Worth, Texas, to see thelate well-known engraver, Cole Agee, about having a gundecorated. At the time there was no suspicion in my mindthat I'd ever try my hand at scratching up guns. We dickeredand I ended up trading guns for his handiwork. Afterdeciding that engraving was too expensive to have muchmore of it done commercially, I decided to try the simplermethod of gun decorating-etching. Agee sent me someetching materials and with Howe's "The Modern Gunsmith"as a guide I proceeded to cobble up all the old gun partsin the house.'In time the bugs were worked out and I started what wasto be a "finished" piece of work, etching some game sceneson a little Remington .22 autoloader receiver. The sceneswere gamier than I had planned: a panel of a stag chasinga doe was innocent enough except I had put a lewd leeron the stag's face. In a circle on the right side I put thehead of an elk, except maybe it was a caribou. It was themost angelic-looking deer I have ever drawn, and its mothercould have been a cow. While the layout and general proportionsof the animals were not too bad, the technical executionof the work was pretty sad. The gun came out of theetch solution fairly well, I suppose, for a tyro, but actuallyit couldn't pass inspection of even a blind man. The edgeswere rough, and the only way to clean them up was withan engraving tool.


Etching by author on .22 rifle was first try at decuiation butlack of control in modelling led him to try engraving.Bruce Meek's work demonstrates his unusual command ofgold inlay as well as excellent lifelike duck engraving.Early American engraving combined flat shadedsketch of antelope is in "Currier & Ives" style.I wrote to Agee and he sent me some tools. I knew asmuch about us& them as a monkey does about a Geigercounter. The graver tips snapped, crackled and popped likebreakfast cereal. Inferior material, so I thought, and pro- \ceeded to order some high speed gravers. They were asbrittle as old china. After corresponding with some of theengraving tool makers who politely informed me that I waswallowing in ignorance, I ended up with a set of Grobetengravers and sound advice to learn how to use them.For weeks I pecked away. Some (Continued on page 58)^Basic engraving tools are hand-held lining point, punch for Wilton power arm for heavy work, ball vise to help cut&ippling, chasing cutter and flat face chasing hammer. scrolls, small vise and motor grinder are engraving aids.29


BETTER ARMS FOR THE BETTER HALFGirls like guns that are light in weight but not lacking in power, such as Featherweight Winchester in .243 caliber.TO MAKE REAL SHOOTING PARTNER OUT OF THE LITTLE WOMAN,BUY HER BEST IN EQUIPMENT WHETHER FOR RANGE OR HUNTINGHE FOLLOWED him, squaw-fashion, through the anklesdeep snow of that first day of the bear season. Thewind tore through Long Valley and up the steep sides of it.He had everything in equipment, including a brand newRemington pump, a short-barrelled .35 obviously, for hewas none too aware of where the muzzle pointed. A nicerifle to shoot. The girl toted a .256 Japanese carbine, aclunk that rings your ears when you fire it and kicks plentyin spite of its moderate charge. A good ten or fifteendollars' worth of clumsiness and as raw as it came fromthe arsenal. Maybe this guy didn't want his girl to likeBy HENRY M. STEBBINShunting. Perhaps some fellows just have to prove theirmasculine superiority, have to be the boss, at home or outhunting. I know some of these kind, some are my friends.When they get out into the fields with their wives, theyseem to blow a fuse of some kind. Their own equipmentwill be the finest made: new shotguns, powerful, fast-actingrifles, all made right for them. But the rest of their familymight just as well be Indians trailing along behind heapbig chief, judging from the crummy smoke-sticks they areusually supplied with.To buy a gun for your wife or girl friend is an impor-


Lively targets will gain interest of beginning girl shooterswho can then graduate to regular practice at targets.Ginger Stanley, a Texas "Annie Oakley," enjoys bottlebusting for relaxation. Laverne Young, Senn HighSchool senior (right) sights open-eyed method as shetakes firm hold on .22 Kit-Gun to score in the 90's.tant thing, one that may mean all the difference betweenyears of hunting comradeship and you alone in the fieldwith your "gun widow" sitting at home. Yet there arethose men who seem blind to this truth.Of course, not all hunters are that way. I've seen teamsin the field that were a genuine partnership. There were acouple out in the field one year and the girl seemed aboutthree feet high. But her gun fitted her. It was loaded withair rifle shot, which anyone knows is deadly on everythingfrom winged dragons and unicorns to pheasant and rabbitif your daddy's with you, carrying that beautiful old '97


Rare "Ladysmith" .22 was sold as purse gun but is no longer made ashigh-speed .Z7s were dangerous in thin cylinder. Rumor says that S & Wmanager Harold Wesson discontinued gun because of use by prostitutes.Winchester 12 gauge trap gun. She wasn't "taken along;"she went as a partner.Most people find proper equipment a help in enjoyingany sport, and women are people, too! A bad start usuallyspells a bad end and that was the story of the gent with the.35 Remington. His girl drilled a little four-point buckthrough the bridge of the nose, in the right front knee, andat last high in the back. That shot landed behind the ribsbut near enough to the spine to end the wretched performance.She didn't like the butchery, and no wonder.Your girl wants her kills to be clean and it's your job togive her every chance to make them so.When the right moment comes she must be confident.She'll trust you to pick good equipment and'teach her touse it. Let her start with a .22 at 50 feet indoors, then goout where sun and wind play around with sight adjustmentsand holding. Sandwich in workouts on game-coloredtargets. They're fun. Have her fire the big rifle with lighthandloads or use some easy intermediate caliber as soonas her smallbore shooting has climbed to 60 or 65 out of100 offhand on standard paper, or around 85 or 90 inprone or sitting. That's precision above the average in biggame country. She may want to join you in varmint hunting,though not with the piffling .22 rimfire. You want surekills.Ease handloads up to the power she'll need. The .30-06firing a 170 grain-.30-30 bullet at only 2500 feet per secondis a terrific white-tail deer prescription. Marksmanshipcounts, and achieving it should be a game, not punishment.I mentioned the '06 deliberately because it's too muchgun for lots of us-and because so many are floatingaround. For that reason you may be tempted to make aneasy decision on it.Well, don't! She deserves the best, whatever that maybe for her individually. It may be something much lighterto carry and milder in report and recoil. On the otherhand, a more powerful rifle may be right, though hardlyat first. On the third hand (something we've longed forwhen assembling some rifle actions) don't give her a .30-30or a .250-3000 unless she's become a sharp, cool shot orwill be backed up by a guide.Losing wounded game has soured women on hunting.One laid off it for years after a buck got away and neversagged a meat-pole. Later, when a Wyoming guide showedher an antelope way out there, she demanded, "Do youwant me to shoot the Wimbledon Match with this 7 mm?Let's try to get closer." That pronghorn's head looks niceon their long south wall, between the two big windows.In the .22 workouts your girl will have used the gunslingto achieve - and appreciate - accuracy. Hunting,she'll enjoy the helpfulness of a light % or 1 inch strapwhen no shot is expected. She'll take pride in carrying herrifledung over her shoulder it looks professional, andthat pleases her immensely-but you don't want her wornto a sad-eyed shadow in doing it. For long shots in mountainor plains country she'll demand a shooting sling ifyou've reached par as instructor.See that the stock fits her and that it isn't too long "1too sharp at the toe. In prone such an antler jabs theshoulder and in offhand it throws quick shots high. Youmay want to shorten the stock; so put on down-pitch if itneeds it. One girl I know likes a stock that tapes 12%inches from front curve of trigger to middle of buttplate.She's of average size and she fires mostly offhand, woodshunting. A little longer is good for prone. A thick, resilient,new recoil pad helps, but it can drag on snapshots if thestock overall is too long.Keep the grip fairly large, a big handful for her. Thathelps take up recoil. But the rifle's lightly held forestockshould be small where her hand grasps it at the trail carry.It's possible to cut down the magazine-well of a bolt gunand make the receiver an easy handful without detractingfrom any but bench-rest accuracy. We seldom need that ingame country.Most scopes make a rifle unhandy to carry at trail. Ibelieve in them when they're practicable, but normal visionwith good iron sights does fine shooting in the woods.Mount a glass on her rifle if she wants it but don't insistunless her big game shooting will be at over 150 yards.A safari to the high blue of mountains or to remote,far-reaching timberlands is romantic, and appeals to manywomen for that reason. Too few go on such trips. But


Light Savage pump .22 is inexpensive rifle to start women shooters out with,combining simplicity with safety as shooter must pump slide action for each shot.uplands and duck-marsh sound their autumn call to theinitiated, and town-bound friends regard with envy andsome awe the woman who answers those thrilling summons.She's a lady of distinction!See that she's equipped and trained for the first hesitantplunge. Comfort, not stifling warmth, should line herclothes. The gun must be comfortable, too, not unresponsiveto fire, not vicious in recoil. Here the streamlineddouble is queen, though some -pumps and automaticsbalance well, too.A % ounce shot charge is a sensibleminimum for clean, humane killing inwoodlot or along alder run, an ouncefor ducks, pheasants, doves or mountainquail. The 20 gauge handles both.A 16 need be only a few ounces heavierfor equal comfort with the deadly 2%drams, llh ounces load - or morepowder if long shots are common.One-twentieth of the gunner's weight isa good upland formula and she canusually get it in a standard or slimmeddown20.I know just one successful huntresswho likes a .410. Tennis, riding, golf,and canoeing in fast water gave herthe athlete's coordination, and shehunts New England's close cover.Down in Virginia another girl, a headtaller and made of the same whipcordand velvet material, praises in her gentle drawl an overand-underMarlin 16. A few shoot the 12 and like it, andsome do well with the 28.Very carefully fit the stock to her, having her wear huntingclothes while you cut and try. Don't put on muchdown-pitch if she's to hunt flying game in the uplands. Includea recoil pad in the overall length, which could beabout 1/2 inch more than that of the rifle stock unless shepoints-out her game instead of using the follow-throughswing. For the former brilliant or else rather erratic style,a short stock seems natural. (Continued on Page 48)


Zig-zag tracks on snow reveal presence of 'feedig ptarmigan which moved from' little valley up the hill in Alaska.By JIM REARDENVERY game bird has its own special charm. The sportsmanwho doesn't thrill to the sight of an old cockpheasant suddenly busting from cover, tail quivering andrainbow feathers flashing, might as well hang w his gun.It's difficult to describe the feelings of delight a covey oftight-holding bobwhites can give. The high-flying, tough,bandtail pigeoti can deflate a crack marksman's ego quickerthan anything I know. And any hunter who hasn't beenfooled by a wise old ruffed grouse that has thundered frombehind a tree-behind the hunter-has missed one of life'sgreat pleasures.I have hunted and loved all of these birds and more.But for me none of them are quite the same as the ptarmigan.That little gentleman of the north has some of thecharacteristics of many of our best known upland species.He has a spine-tingling cackle that can startle a hunter fully


fully used for hunting of ptarmigan.as much as does the ringneck's wild cry, and like the oldchinaman, he dearly loves to run.Fast and strong a-wing, the ptarmigan's flight resemblesnothing more than that of a group of white pigeons. Yet, inheavy cover, they can leap out and dodge as capably as thefastest ruffed grouse that ever flew.During summer, when the ptarmigan assumes a drab.mottled brown color, they aren't really too handsome. Butduring winter, when they turn pure white-except for theblack tail feathers (save for the white-tailed ptarmigan)--they're a trim, streamlined, beautiful bird. During breedingseason the male willow ptarmigan's neck turns to abeautiful dark auburn, and his fiery red eye comb enlarges.To me there's no handsomer bird anywhere.On my last hunt for the tough ptarmigan, I again foundthat they are real sport. We were after camp meat, JimBrooks and I, and those abundant, speedy birds really providedit. Our first shots came when with flashing wings andraucous cries, a white and brown bird rose high into thelate afternoon wind that poured across the Alaska range.Jim whirled and snapped a shot at it with his little 28 gaugeauto. Feathers flew, but the tough ptarmigan righted itselfmomentarily until a second shot dropped it for good.At the sound of the shots, half a dozen more ptarmiganburst from the willow thickets to speed across the tundra.Jim, with his third shot, neatly dropped one of them.I saw they were going to fly within range of my old 20gauge pump, so stood frozen until the right moment, thenquickly snapped a shot at the leading bird. It and the onedirectly behind it dropped to the ground. There was noPtarmigan have big feet, leave large tracks in snow. Hunterstops to check direction and then follow bigger birds.Returning from successful hunt in typical ptarmigan country of tundra and snow, hunters carry their bag of Arctic birds.


Summer plumage of ptarmigan is mottledbrown which blends with the land,but changes to white in hunting time.Fox double 20 brings good bag of"northern fried chicken," as Alaskannatives often call ptarmigan dinner.time lor a second shot. One oi me two thai had droppedstarted off on a run, but another shot stopped it.We joined and discussed what direction to hunt from thatpoint. Not that it really made any difference, for we couldliear ptarmigan in all directions. The tundra seemed to bealive with them.We were on our annual big game hunt in the Alaskarange and three days before we had brought in two nice bullmoose that we had found bedded down together. So wehad our winter's meat hanging up near camp, waitingto be boated the 25 miles out to the highway. Because wehad gotten our bulls early in the hunt, we had a week leftill which to enjoy ourselves.We fished for the sweet-fleshed, hard-hitting graylingthat swarmed in the nearby clear stream, and we lolledabout the high ridges, peering through binoculars at caribou,moose, and even an occasional grizzly that wanderedthrough the country. We also were doing a little wingshooting-and what wing shooting those birds providedduring that week!Frost and a skim of ice on still water greeted us eachmorning as we crawled from our sleeping bags to cookour breakfast of moose steaks, ptarmigan, or grayling. Wewere living mighty high off the hog.Ptarmigan were on the build-up. Like other membersof the grouse family, ptarmigan are cyclic, with periods ofabundance about every 10 years. Even as we had huntedour moose, we had noticed their abundance over previousyears. While glassing for the big-antlered deer, we frequentlysaw huge flocks scale from the rolling mountainsand heard their deep-throated cackling as they settled tofeed on the huge blueberry patches so common in the range.Once while watching a pair of bulls on the day previousto the opening day of moose season, I had almost jumpedout of my boots when I slipped closer to the pair for abetter look and had flushed a noisy, cackling ptarmigan.The moose ignored the racket, but I could have cheerfullywrung the bird's neck. That isn't my usual attitude towardptarmigan, which is my favorite upland game bird.After ptarmigan have fed on their usual fall diet ofblueberries, crowberries, and cranberries, their dark fleshis as tasty as any bird I know. At home my wife cooksthem as she would fryer chickens, but there is a better way.In camp I prefer to skin them, (Continued on page 56)36


Checking fired cases for correct overall length is important first step in sorting hulls to be trimmed and loaded.. .BY 'ROLLING OWN' AMMO' GUNNERS CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE ANDQUALITY OF MARKSMANSHIP WHILE CUTTING COST OF TARGET SHOOTINGBy CHARLES HECKMANFEW YEARS after the end of World War I1 noted gunA expert John Amber took a trip around the country,He stopped at every crossroads store and village smithywhere guns were sold, and he noticed a curious contrastto the prewar era. Within that short space of time everybodyand his brother had taken up the handloading craze.Dealers who earlier hadn't known a tong tool from a nutcrackerhad their shelves stocked with the most perfect,elaborate, expensive reloading tools, precision-made andlife-time durable. The swing to roll-your-own was on.There is a good reason for the handloading craze; itmakes the average shooter a good shot and the goodmarksmen an excellent gunner.Handloading makes sense, whether you shoot casuallyand infrequently, or whether you are a dyed-in-the-X-ringpaper puncher and run a hundred rounds through your gun


Case neck trimming is done with tool which shaves off metal to right length. Outside and inside of neck may then bede-burred,. Cases are next cleaned and lightly lubricated. Special die lubricant prevents buckling and tearing of brasswhen it is inserted in shell holder and run up into resizing die which shrinks neck and pops out old cap.. jIiPost shoves fresh primer into .case base. Powder scales are used to check charges thrown by automatic powdermeasure. Most measures are very accurate but scales should be used to check every tenth charge for safety and uniformity.Case is filled with powder through .funnel and then bullet is seated to complete reloadingoperation.every day. Rolling your own produces ammunition whichis far more accurate than factory fodder.There are several reasons for this, which do not reflectunfavorably on the ammo companies, but only on the factthat there are many makes and models of guns in use.Chambers from gun to gun will vary in dimension. Thishas to be-nobody can produce a factory-made gun inwhich all measurements are held exactly on the button.There must be tolerances. Hence the ammo companies areforced to make cartridges which are capable of fitting allguns of that particular caliber.This means, for instance, that a .222 Remington casemay fit snugly in a rifle chambered with a slightly-wornreamer, but fit loosely in another rifle, maybe even of thesame make, that has a chamber which is a trifle bigger.This does not affect practical "hunting" accuracy, nor safegun functioning. It does mean that when it comes to fineaccuracy, the handloader has it all head and shouldersabove the other members of the shooting clan.When you reload your own ammo, you start off with afired case which exactly fits the chamber of your rifle. Theneck of the case is in line with the axis of the bore. Youcan set the bullet to the proper depth to engage the riflingjust right in your particular gun. You can vary the powder,primer, bullet in make, weight and type to get the correctcombination which shoots best in your particular rifle withits qualities of barrel bedding, vibration, muzzle whip andmechanism tolerances.The ammo is custom-tailored to your gun. '1he sum total.of little differences is a big difference. The improvedaccuracy resulting from the careful, studied assemblingof ammunition components has astounded thousands ofshooters trying out their own custom loads for the firsttime.Cost, too, is important. Although a handloader can easilyburn up $200-300 in a whole array of finely built reloadingtools and a basement full of dies for many interestingcalibers, most men are satisfied with equipment for one ortwo calibers. The basic cost of tools can be as little as $20.A handloader can shoot for one fourth of the price of hisstore-bought fodder. Yet he can still burn full power loadswith jacketed precision bullets, shooting straighter and tolisten to some enthusiasts talk, killing even deader!Mid-range loads of medium or low power are even lessexpensive. They can be exceedingly accurate, although youmay have to crank the rear sight way up to give enoughelevation for the slower bullet trajectories. Another valueis that handloads allow you to control the power of yourammunition so that older styles of arms which would bedangerous with hot modern ammunition can be safelyused with a lot of fun.Wildcat reloading is a further benefit of handloading.Many of today's superlative factory cartridges owe theirgenesis to some gun-nut experimenter who worked overhis brass to give better results when he loaded it withsomething a little different.Many gun bugs think there is some mystery to handloading,and are afraid to try it. Actually, handloading is notcomplicated, mysterious, or even (Continued on page 49)


? withOF THEHOTNew .44 Magnum Smith has beautiful finishwith big grips to take kick of powerful load.Weak folded-head .44case (left) was beefedup by solid head inSpecial, then lengthenedfor high power Magnum. -SMITH fir WESSON'S NEW .44 MAGNUM IS 'THE MOSTIN PRICE, WEIGHT, NOISE, RECOIL AND KNOCKDOWNPOWER AND BIGGEST GUN ON MARKET TODAYBy KENT BELLAHSMITH& WESSON has produced the "most" in handguns-the.44 Magnum. It is most in price, weight,noise, recoil and knockdown stomping power. The title mayhold until rocket or ray guns are developed. It's flashy.Open the presentation leatherette and brass box of thishottest hot-shot and note the flashy bright blue or nickel. finish, the red ramp front sight and beautiful target typestocks. You'll see a lot more flash in the two-foot ring ofwhite flame ahead of the muzzle when "Bouncing Bertha"- fires the hottest commercial load ever made. Good and5 ., powerful it is, and there will be more fiction written aboutit than Baron von Munchausen could think up.t. For $135, S & W's three pounds of polished steel is yours,either a 4 or 6W barrel. Price quoted is not a downpayment, but for the complete gun, without a recoil absorber,flash-hider or wheels. The Texas-size bone busteris really a beefed up, long chambered .44 Special, with aheavier barrel and a stronger cylinder, recessed for theartridge heads. A double width target trigger gives aeminine touch-off to the 3-pound pull.The masculine monster has another refinement in awider, deeply checkered hammer spur. A white outline rearsight slide makes it fast to find the red plastic insert in thefront sight, especially in dim light. ~i~hest quality alloysteel is used in all major parts. The widestraight barrel give it nice balance.The shooter who uses factory fodder inwill have a choice of grizzly bear loads that give a Romancandle effect or cream puff .44 Specials. No medium orheavy loads are available. Published ballistics claim 1570feet per second with 1313 foot pounds of muzzle energy,more than four times the Special energy. Recoil &ems fourtimes as much when the hand cannon launches a solid typemissileReloaders can chooseLthe pow~i- and velocity they canuse to best advantage. Those who want smashing powerand range, with good shootability, will load in the pressurerange of .44 special guns. For example, the 170 grain Prot-X-bore hollow point can be driven 1500 feet per second toproduce 850 foot pounds of enerev. from either the Mamum. ,. . . . 8, ,.' .. L a .,.Ad. :~:-


Bullets performing well m .44 Magnum handloads are: 235 grain Thompson gas check; 250 gr. Keith; 250 gr. Hollywoodswaged; 220 gr. and 158 gr. Prot-X-bore. Latter can be loaded to 1700 feet per second, fastest in any .44.Regular powder charge of .44 Special is only 4.5 grains ofBullseye shown with 22 grains of 2400-type in Magnum.or Special case, and with shocking power all out of proportionto the paper ballistics.The new grizzly bear .44 Remington Magnum is in a caseidentical to modern solid-head .44 Specials, except 1,"longer. Overall length is approximately the same, as thebullet is seated deeper in the case, and ~owder capacity isalmost the same, if identical bullets are used. The longcase is merely to prevent using the hot load in old or unsafe.44 Special guns. The new bullet is an efficient 240 grain,flat point, semi-wadcutter with a gas check base to preventleading at high speed.The refined ruffian was a long time aborning. Genealogyof the .44 family started with cap and ball revolvers. Combustiblecartridges, lip and rim fire metallics preceeded the.44 Smith & Wesson American, born in 1869. It was thefirst center fire brass case made for a 100 percent cartridgedesignedrevolver. The little pipsqueak was followed ayear later by the .44 Russian, a development of Russianordnance. This new load started a 246 grain bullet at750 f.p.s.With a new bullet and better understanding of the relautionship between bullet size, rifling and velocity, it provedvery accurate. Never before had such precision been obtainedin a regular cartridge and its popularity spread likewildfire. One could paper a house with record targets shotby that cartridge.In 1907 the old record setter was further improved togive more power with equal accuracy. Using the same slugin a longer case which is a time-honored method of obtainingbetter ballistics, the .44 Special was released in 1907.-Mammoth Magnum is much too big for a garter gun,and is definitely not the right size for a lady's purse.'410After firing .44 Magnum, authur Kent Bellah concludedthat cannon should have come with a pair of wheels.


First board was shattered by Magnum .44 in penetrationtests, went through seven 1" boards, stopped at eighth.The new cartridge had a new gun for it, the first heavyframeswing-out Smith & Wesson or "New Century" modelof 1907. Still the ammo makers were cautious about older,weak guns which had straight-bored cylinders that wouldtake the .44 Special. As a result, for nearly half a centuryit was treated like an unwanted stepchild by the cartridgecompanies who kept the status quo of about 770 f.p.s., samevelocity as the shortcase Russian, without improving theRussian-'~ round nose bullet or increasing the charge.Then came the Magnum idea in pistol cartridges. Some21 years ago Smith & Wesson brought out the .357 Magnum,the most powerful revolver since 1873. It was simply alonger .38 Special case, with a bullet seated deeper to aboutthe same overall length as the Special. It gave a .38 slugrespectable velocity, and the secret of its efficiency wasmerely a heavy powder charge and a flat point bullet. Reloaderscould obtain .357 ballistics in .38 Special cases.There was an immediate clamour setup by the shooters fora hotter .44. The new Magnum is finally the answer.To see something of what this powerhouse would do,we nailed together a test block for penetration. Pieces of1" flooring were nailed together with I/oU spacers. The .44Remington Magnum cartridge penetrated seven boards,and stopped in the eighth. All the boards were split apart,not just penetrated.We tried out various .44 bullets, both in the new Magnumand during previous tests of hot (Continued on page 54)-Target to check power of .44 Magnum was made of 1"pieces of pine flooring nailed together with l/F spacers.


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Up at the targets you find six hits! Youcount with the expert: lost none.By now the snow changes into rain. Youare approaching station five. At the stopsign the station commander, soaked from thesnow and rain but still in good spirits, putshis hip flask back in his pocket and says youare going to fire one shot at a time. The stationcommander job is a cold one on dayslike this. If the arranging club isn't a largeone, the same member often will have tohold out on his station during the wholematch-hence the bottle for "warming up."It's your turn. You find your firing pointonly 15 feet from a gateway-like construction,a couple of wires running from the topof it towards the background, and no targetvisible. The station commander tells you thatthis is the gangster game, but you want him"alive" in court, and you must, therefore,hit him in the legs. This area is marked bya white line on the target. Hits above theline will take one point each off your scorecard. Six shots, 30 seconds. The commanderpulls a wire.There goes your 'gangster! Falling downfrom a horizontal* position behind the topportion of the gateway, and dangling leftand right, a cardboard silhouette goes awayfrom you on a wire fastened to the top ofhis hat. Again you have to make a suddendecision. The dangling motion decreases byand by, but at the same time the distancebetween yourself and the gangster increases,and you have got only 30 secondsin which to shoot. Should you fire rapidly?Or take more careful aim?Checking the cardboard shows three hits.It is a bad score for one hit above the whiteline. You killed the gangster. That hitcosts you one of the two others, so you leavestation five with only one more hit on yourcard. Too bad, after the six good hits onnumber four.By now you see the end of the course.You pass along the red strips of paper, andfind the front men from your group waitingfor you. They send you immediately to stationsix after you have finished five. Nochance to inform the last man in your groupabout the gangster, if you wanted, to. Thegroups who have finished are requested notto talk about the target types to insure thatevery man meets them with the same lackof knowledge about their design, and this isalways respected.More rain, more mud, more creek jumping.Snow falls from the spruces as yourgroup moves along the path. You are wetall over, and cold.You are now very close to station six, thelast one. The group commander suggests alittle running to warm up. Not too fast,though; you will soon be on the firing lineagain. The time you use between stationsis of no importance to the match. If yourgroup is slow, you will hold up the nextgroup, and they will ask you to hurry. Ifyou are advancing too fast, the "stop" signwill take care of that. Usually, groups arestarted at about ten-minute intervals.Station six. ~~ai'n you wait in the brush,the firing point out of sight. One at a timeyou are called on for shooting. Again thegroup commander delivers the score cards,dripping wet, to the station commander withsnow on his hat. "Couple of high scores inthis group," he'll say. "The best one so farwas 25, you have one of 25 and one 27.Fine.""(A-^PRODUCTSCOMPANYLEWISTON, IDAHO" .. .. .,., :lo5 gr(iiti ~oulid Nosefor Medium Range Game 4.25lC


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Skeet andButt MSP Magnum Colt O.M., O.P,, NewServicetr, ap shooters get in the groove, develop rigidYOUR SATISFACTION GUARANTEEDte chniques that don't always pay off in theSend for Free Literature Dealers Invitedfie :Id. So her final sessions should be withth e hand trap again. It can whet her skill toCUSTOM CRAFT CO. PEA~%ZEL.r th e sharpness that makes opening day lookedf 0 rward to rather than secretly dreaded.Pistol shooting is one form of the sportat lots of men leave their wives out of.metimes it happens that the gal just)esn't like guns and shooting. When that:curs, there just isn't much that can beBETTER ARMS FOR THE BETTER HALF(Continued from page 33)me about matters-she'll have to change;r mind all by herself, for mules got nothing1 women for stubbornness.I know one fellow whose wife, a middlezedChicago Swede, is strong as a horse.ie absolutely cannot pull most ordinaryvolvers through the double action cycle.ittle Walther PPK's in .22 caliber have toouch kick for her, Smith & Wesson Kit guns¥ too heavy on the hammer, Colt Couriers¥ difficult to hold onto in firing the light,2 S&W short. Yet the huge Colt Newsrvice with its 17-pound military pull isie gun she seems to be able to work double:tion, though if she ever fired it, she'dobably be a nervous wreck for weeks. Yether guns don't seem too much for her, andlittle Remington 121 autoloading .22 is her[vorite for plinking. Whether she will everick up the enthusiasm and discipline neces-sary for target shooting is another matteone only the future can answer.Most women have hands big enough togrip any ordinary revolver. The different .grips from the small Kit gun or Terrier sizesup to the M & P frame sizes and the ColtOfficial Police handle are not too large formost women's hands. Since .22 revolvers aremade in all sizes, the .22 revolver is a goodone to start with. Don't be ashamed of usingthe pipsqueak .22 BB Caps, either: they areaccurate at short ranges and although theydrop a little over the 50 foot - 20 yard range,they will - group - well enough - to show whethershe is learning or flinching.When she passes the beginning stages andshows she isn't afraid of the gun. - , it is easyto work up through the calibers, using midrangeor even lower-powered .38 Specialhandloads. There are many women who evenwork up to handle the .45 automatic pistol,surprising to their pleased husbands, andsomething of a shocker to unprepared maleI :stants when these delicate femmes step1. I the firing line and begin blasting awayas the targets flash. What one woman cando, your gal can do, but it will take patienceand encouragement on your part to teachher how to shoot. If a trace of irritation orsarcasm creeps into your voice as she pullssome dumb trick, she'll freeze up like aniceberg, and you might as well teach targetshooting to a stone. Be careful, lead her,don't push her, and you'll find that you'vegot an Annie Oakley in the house.Some of the happiest hunting teams andshooting partners are man-and-wife hookups.Maybe you think the Dianas who have pokedtheir shiny, newly-weathered little noses intothis story come from some "dream of fairwomen" such as Tennyson used as timber fora poem. Hardly. They are girls I know.Girls? Sure, for all of them are young inheart. Right there, I suppose, lies much ofthe magnetism they have for their men. @WISLER WESTERN ARMS207 Second Street, San Francisco 5. California Write for ~iteraturernrrn


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necessary. With the scales a charge isweighed out. Then the measure is set tothrow that charge. Every fifth measuredcharge is dumped onto the scales as a "productioncheck," and for really precise loadingthe scales are used. The better measuresthrow charges very closely and can be reliedon for all but the very finest hair-splittingaccuracy. When each case in your loadingblock has been charged, it is wise totake a look into them with a flashlight. Anycase which appears just a little "too full"should be dumped arid the contents weighed.You might, you just might by some strangeaccident have thrown a double charge intothat case. In calibers where the normalcharge is a full case this is of course impossible,but in some pistol calibers a doublecharge is a sure way to blow up a gun.Last comes the bullet. Not least in importance,it is the bullet that finally tellsyou if you have done everything just right.When it strikes the target in the same holemade by the one before, you know you havefound the secret of accuracy-uniform handloads!The bullet is placed and guided, sothat throwing the press lever moves the caseup over it. The die is pre-adjusted to seatthe bullet to the right depth. Long, heavybullets will have to be seated deeper thanshort, light bullets. The gun design mayrequire cartridges of the same overall lengthto function properly. Adjustable bullet seatingdies will also allow you to experimentallyvary the powder volume by seating thebullet deeply, or seating it way out, all inthe interests of accuracy.Handloading is a fascinating hobby. It isscientific, yet easy. The variables for experimentingare few-primer, powder, bullets,cases-yet the possibilities are many.The would-be big bore shooter can improvebecause he is for the first time able to affordthe ammo necessary for practice. Handloadingis unique in the fact that while increasingthe quality and performance of theproduct, you decrease the cost, somethingalmost unheard of these days.@eeeeeeeeeeeçeeeeeeeeeeeeee:THE MOUNT THAT WILL:: ALWAYS ZERO BACK e''There is'no better way to protect your An unlocked gunguns, firearms, and archery bows. Ask curious small bty o a a t the many other suit in an accidenKOLPIN PRODUCTS. LOOK for the could have been cKOLPIN LABEL . . . it is your assur- Kolpin zipper type ca:ance of the best.ture a locking ring as1 Distinctive, durablefinest oak-tanned saThe "STRAIGHTJNO.leothwith ....... .-.,with handle-s- .* .NO. 15 Deep brown Shy-hidVinyl leother. Two-tone Diaemond gun cloth with thickwater repellent cushioningwith wraparound handle andfull length zipper.HOLSTERSOver 100 styles. Alsorifle scabbards; cartridgebelts, slides,cases; rifle slings,Western belts.1" Groups at 100 yards. Easy Âoff and back on between, shots. $f9.75 p.pm :1 No Wiench needed to adjust.ft Open rear sight. Fixed reticule scopes only. Rigid @. when locked no bouncing around to damage scope.Discount to dealers. For free information write: @eGEORGE M. FISCHER0 Box 22R Billings, Mont. :i e Your Guns and Gear the Care They DeserveSAVE 90% OR MORENew Life for your Guns and Gear with Easier Cleaning-GreaterProtection-Smoother Operation-with- M-88 -This amazing formula never before offered to thepubiic thoroughiy cleans lubricates and gives last-InE protection to the finekt firearms, whether In constantuse or in storage. Used for years to clean,condition and Protect naval eauloment. . .M-88 eliminates cold weather jamming and Is alwayssafe, sure and easy to use. Also highly recommendedfor all fine equipment including typewriters,adding machines, electric fans and razors.Use It once and you'll never be without It.Sendonly 81.00 cash for Formula td-88 . . . a lifetimesupply at your fingertips.Local druggist can supply simple ineredienta.ALADDIN SPORT CENTER315 ELKS BLDG. SPRINGFIELD, ILL.WHAT YOU GET AS A MEMBER:Learn about new weapons ,ORDNANCE MAGAZINE ibi. privilege of wearing A.O.A.-from handguns to guided mis- monthly). insignia.siles-in ORDNANCE magazine . THE COMMON DEFENSE- Other benefits-attendance atmonthly armament newsletter.and other American Ordnancenational meetings, embossedINDUSTRIAL PREPAREDNESS membership card, plant visits.Association publicatiqns. ORD--bimonthly report on A.O.A.NANCE, published for A.O.A. Technical Committees (avail- Members also have the satisfactionof actively supportingable on request).members, reports on the worka vital phase of our nationalMembership in a local A.O.A. security-scientific and indusofindustry and our Armed ForcesPost.trial preparedness. . .in developing new armament and ', -,- --------.-----MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONor$10 for 3 years1AMERICA'S AARMAMENT MAGAZINE...-.-II American Ordnance Assn.. 706 Mills BIdg.. Wash. 6. 0. C. I1I apply for membership in the Association and enclose annual dues1 ($4 for one-year, or $10 for three-years) which entitle me to all 1'publications and membership privileges. I certify that I am a cith 1of the United States of America.I


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Commercialpowder may be different from canisterpowder, but there are indications the .44Magnum Remington load was reduced somewhatbefore the ink was dry on the publishedballistics. I pulled one .44 Magnum bulletand found 20.2 grains of powder that lookslike 2400, but probably not the same as canistergrade.This is not a surprise. The published loadis more than most men can use with pleasureand efficiency. Original .357 fodder forexample delivered 810 foot pounds of energy,but current loads are reduced, and rangebetween 370 to 638 foot pounds, dependingon the barrel length and brand. These arestill very powerful, but reloaders can obtainover 1000 foot pounds with soft lead coreJugular bullets, which may be close to theactual energy of the .44 Remington Magnum.As an indoor gat, the new S & W can doa good shell-shocking job. In the wide openspaces she can push a big slug out to 500 or600 yards or more, with efficiency, if by somemiracle you can make hits at that range.Hunters will find it effective on large ordangerous game, and one carefully placedshot could take the largest animal in thiscountry. I am not recommending that anyoneattempt to take deer and larger game withany handgun. Most big animals are not hit invital spots and run away to die. Exact bulletplacement is important, no matter what thehandgun bullet energy is.The new .44 actually drives a larger and .heavier bullet at higher velocity than thebest .357 factory loads, and the respectableslug is much more deadly. The higher-~riced gun and fodder with a double whammyat both ends is proof that big boreenergy does not come free and easy. Thosewho use only factory ammo in other gunswill find the. recoil is an entirely new experience.It has a Â¥terrifi kick. After thefirst shot they may examine the gun to see ifall chambers fired at once. 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ation than any of my heavy holliiw pmn~handloads in other guns.Shooters have learned that velocity is moredestructive than bullet weight, and thepioper type of expanding or exploding bulletis even more destructive. Shooters will demand,and get, more speed in the future.At present the Thunderbird-model of .44 isthe extreme ultimate, with speed for thevelocity fans, and slug caliber and weight forthe big bullet boys. Its development couldset off a chain reaction to bring some othersemi-obsolete calibers up to date. Wildcatterswere working in this field many years beforethe first Magnum was brought out. Be assuredthat experimental woik is in progressnow.Any gunsmith can easily deepen the chambersof .44 Special guns to accept the powerfulRemington Magnum cartridge. This couldhe dangerous. I do not recommend it, andliope my friends especially will not attemptit. Many people have had .38 Special guns rechamberedfor .357's, and I suppose mostof them got away with it. The .44 Magnumcartridge is not only hot, but big. Largeholes in the cylinder make the walls thin. Ido not think either conversion is wiqe,especially the .44.Before some fellows ~uali down to blow aconsiderable stack of wampum on a considerablerevolver, they may suffer mild frustrationtrying to decide whether to purchase a4" or 6%" barrel. The short one is mucheasier to carry and my conception of theideal length for a revolver, for the purposerevolvers were designed. It will reduce thevelocity some. But longer barrels seem toburn heavy charges of powder better, with ahit less muzzle blast and recoil. If handinessis not a major consideration for a long rangehunting gun, and energy is, then the longtube is better. There is not much differencein the holding, sighting or hitting accuracy.No one will set any new speed shootingwords with any gun that has heavy recoil.But the kick can develop an acute case offlinchitis. No one can accurately place slugswhen they dread to let the hammer fall, withgritted teeth and closed eyes. Here is a tipto help you condition yourself to the terrificrecoil. Squeeze the oversize stocks tighterthan usual, as tight as you can squeeze withouttrembling. . Keep the gun in line withyour arm, so. your arm and shoulder willabsorb part of tlie recoil. Firing too manypractice rounds in a day is not gond. Acut-up and beat-up hand will cause mostpeople to flinch so badly they miss the paper.or jerk the trigger and miss the backstop. Afew practice rounds fired every day or twoare much better than burning a lot of fodderyickly. One advantage of extremely hotloads that are not a pleasure to shoot. is theyoften cause one to try to make every shotcount, which is very important. Anyway.the boisterous blaster wasn't intended forbackyard sparrow plinking with Magnumfodder, nor is it a ladies' purse or garter gun.The leap-year born "leaping Lena" is a Dr.Jekyll in terminal energy and a Mr. Hyde inthe way it abuses your hand.@are my business and I makethe finest. Brilliant colon.beautiful designs, hand cutby ~reclnlon machinery. Sandfor latest list.C. D. CAHOON DEPT. 2, TOPSFIELD. MASS.. -SIERRA bullets---Wm. A. Delaney, Jr., M.D.of Mitchell, South Dakota. . . on my recent African trip. I hadno instance of bullet failure; penetration wasvery satisfactory and the bullets do notfragment. I obtained over 30 consecutiveONE-SHOT kills on various sizes of game.Sierra's reliability and accuracy was a greatcomfort to me . . ."IERRA BUZLETS600 West Whittier Blvd. - Whittier, CaliforniaFOR TARGET OR GAME ... TRUE TO THEIR AIMReplace that Crosshair with aPEEP RETICULEFOR MOST RIFLE SCOPESet. Field of view unchangedfinder. Promptly installeds Invited-Free LitSeats your gunin the same DOsitioneachtime.OUTSTANDING AMERICAN SWORDSFROM THE WORLD FAMOUSPHILIP MEDICUS COLLECTIONNow included'in my greatly enlarged MONTHLY lists.The most unique service in the antique arms field, these lists bringto you EACH MONTH hundreds of new and different antiquerifles, muskets, pistols, flasks, uniforms, ,cimiosa and associateditems. Variety is my "key word" and I a m 'sure there are itemsof interest to everyone.Subscription price is only $1.00 per- year and is refunded with yourfirst purchase. Lists are sent First Class Mail so that -everyonereceives it at the same time.WRITE NOW! .NORMWdlingford HallDERMANI---Kennebunk, Maine


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ound. The other two species, the rockand the willow, range across niost of Canadaand throughout Alaska. It was the willowptarmigan Jim Brooks and I were huntingthat September afternoon in the Alaskarange. After killing two birds each we decidedto hunt down a willow filled drawwhich slashed across the low-bushed mossgrowntundra. Each of us took a bank, andwe had walked about 300 yards when a singlebird rose with scarcely a sound and startedto skim away from us just over the tops ofthe willows.Both of us fired, and two loads of 7Wsstopped him cold. Some hunters prefer to usenumber 6 shot, for the ptarmigan has aharder coat of feathers than do most grouse.I prefer the 7l,s which in my ounce 20-gauge Express loads threw about 50 p'ercentmore shot than No. 6's. Lighter pellets,true, but the 7%'~ make a denser patternand I try to keep my shots within 25 yardsor so. Light shotguns, such as the 28 Remington11-48 and 20 gauge pump Model 12Winchester guns Jim and I use, are plentyheavy for ptarmigan. Sometimes, when theyflush, it helps to have a slick-actioned repeater,but doubles are also plenty satisfactory-abuddy of mine uses a Fox in 12and does okay.Finally we neared the end of the draw andsaw dozens of birds running back and forthin the thick willows, with the more-or-lessopen tundra ahead of them. The white feathersthat had started to replace their brownsummer plumage made them stand out againstthe dark, bare ground, and it looked like ayard full of spotted chickens-almost. Wewere within 30 yards of the end when a fewbirds flushed low, and scooted straight awayfrom us. We let them go. Although they area little more sensitive in their tail ends thanto a frontal shot, where their chests arefeather-protected, the distance was too rapidlyincreasing for a sure kill. A choke thatyou could tighten down quickly for a longone might have been a help but as it is they'just didn't offer a fair shot. We let them go,since there were more where they came from,and ran in closer to wait for the majority ofthe birds to come out.Suddenly the cover exploded, and birdsrocketed all directions. I heard Jim fire andsaw a bird drop. A single towered high overme and I leaned back, raised the little gun,and dropped the bird almost at my feet.Quickly I pumped the action and swung ODa fast flying bird moving lo my left, featheredit, and watched it recover arid continueflying. It was almost out of range when myfinal shot dropped it.Jim had made a triple kill-one bird witheach shot. We now had 10 birds, plenty forcamp meat for a couple of days, what withthe moose and grayling we had on hand.Incidentally, the limit on ptarmigan in Alaskais 15 a day, and the season is open fromAugust 20 until April 15. (Yes April 15).The sun was dropping behind the newlysnow-covered peaks and there was a sharpchill to the air as we walked back to camp.Ptarmigan cackled here and there in the distanceas they flew to their roost sites.We tossed dry wood on the campfire andwarmed ourselves by the leaping flames.Fragrant wood smoke drifted upward throughthe tall spruces, the river flowed endlesslypast, and a loon downstream flung its weirdand beautiful cry into the Alaskan widernsss.It was good to be alive.@!EELAND CAR-WINDOW SUPPORTWITH ALL ANGLECOPE-HOLDINGHEAD,com~leteFREELAND CAR-WINDOWSUPPORT, only ........ $7.50FREELAND POPULAR BENCHREST STAND, with3 sand bag-, .......... $20.00FREELAND ALL ANGLE TRIPOD,mention scope. ...... .$14.95FREELAND FREELANDSwiss Typo RegularPalm Rest Palm Rest$18.50 $1 2.50nB.S.A. .222 short Action Field Rifle, withthe high comb, which has now completelyproven its ability in accuracy. Completewith Factory sights.................... $147.00--.............Parker-Hale Mounts forabove gun $15.00Stith Mounts for above..................gun $20.00B.S.A. 7MM Medium Action rifle withcontinental stock, is a very fine rifle,complete with factory sights.-Samemounts as above appli-cable. ................ $151.50B.S.A. .22 Caliber Martini Target Rifle,either in the light or heavy weight rifle,and made for either right hand or lefthand shoote,rs, with sights.................... $151.00^Â¥'WE ARE COMPLETE OUTFITTERS TO ALLINTERESTED IN GUNS, RELOADING, HUNT-ING, AND TARGET SHOOTING - RIFLE,PISTOL OR BENCH REST. SEND $1.00FOR COMPLETE CATALOGUE REFUNDEDON FIRST PURCHASE OF $3.50 OR MORE.FREELAND'S SCOP. STANDSAL FREELAND3737 Fourteenth Avenue Rock liland, Illinois


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eagle grips. My eagle carving un the riglitgrip was a little strange. Some people thoughtit looked like a bale of hay with wings, andothers felt it was an English sparrow. Istuck to my argument that it was a stylizedeagle, and one editor thought enough of thecolor photo to print it on a magazine cover.The scrolls were fair, better in outline butnot well shaded. They were somewhat flatand "colorless." Most of the color was madeup by the flashy gold and silver plating, highlypolished. A good buffing wheel is used tocover a multitude of sins these days, andsome of the flashiest guns are runners-up tomore sedate-appearing weapons with morecareful engraving on them. I did get in afanciful vine motif on the hacktrap that 1liked.My sixth effort was again a Single ActionColt. For some reason this gun seems to lookits best when decorated with floral or scrollwork on the frame, cylinder, and along thebarrel. It is a favorite of engravers. By thistime I wanted to try my skill at animals. Onthe left breech I put .a snarling bear's head:on the right, a front view of a buffalo. WhenI showed photos of this gun to an engravingexpert I was told: "Your scrollengraving is not very good and lacks character:the bear snarling is quite good and Isuspect as you become more critical of yourown work your animals will improve. Thescroll does not make as good an effect ascommon gunsmith's engraving of the Englishschool." Yet the comments were correct; thescroll is pretty poor. Then I started using adifferent cutting tool. And that part aboutbeing critical dug in-since then, too, I havebeen studying other engraver's scroll work.The results are getting better.The last gun which I have done, the eighth,is another Single Action. The improvementis only slight over the one immediately before,but a long way improved, over that firstswing out .38 I chopped up. The scrolls aremuch more regular and the sweeping curvesbegin to have the fluid quality which marksa good scroll work. The cuts are more regularand the highlights in the bright steelORIGINAL SIGHT-EX43"Gun Sight SpecialistswP. 0. Box J-4 Paoli, PennsylvaniaBE A GUNSMITHGood gunsmiths are in great demand. You can haveyour own business as a gunsmith, or work as a gunsmithin other shops. Graduates located in 48 statesand three foreign countries. Veterans & non-veteran-Veterans Administration approved for P. L. 16,246. 550 & 894.For Free literature write!COLORADO SCHOOL of TRADES INC.8797 W. Colfax Ave., G, Denver 15, ColoradoI IIPECAR / BERLIN Vari-Powered ScopesTop: 3x to 7xBottom: 4x to lox- -\ Two new great scopes to give the AmeriLdiishooters the finest in German optics andworkmanship.The only vari-powered scopes in which it is possiblefor the shooter to have the correct sizerecticle for the power desired.Nils 0. Hultgren, Los Angeles, custom stockmaker:"The Pecar is a fine scope, my customersare real gun nuts and in my sample scopes I havea Pecar Scope. Their choice is usually the Pecar."PeeadBerlin binoculars will soon be ready for delivery.Ask your dealer to show you the Pecar Scope. Free Literature.Other Pecor Scopes2% x 64.. . . . . .52.004 x 81. ...... 58.006 x59 ....... 60.008 x43 ....... 85.00Pecor Vori-PoweredScopes3x to 7x.. . . . 95.004x to lox. . . . .100.00Inquiries InvitedKrieghoff Drillings: In ISor 16 gauge with any caliberrifle, engravings andmonograms. Send 16 centsfor literature and price*Krieghoff Anencu't open.DEALERS-GUNSMITHSWrite for a sample Pecar Scopeto compare and to show yourcustomers. No obligations ex-cept to return or pay for thesame within 20 days. Send creditreference. Order today and showyour customers the finest a t com-petitive prices. The choice ofleading custom gunsmiths andmakers.CHARLES W. LEAVELL Sumter, south Carolina


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BIG NEWWHY BULLETS KILL(Continued from page 2 1 )at )out %," in diameter. They were shot fromspecially constructed gun at impact veloci-SHOOTERSi :it ss of 1,000 to 4,000 feet per second. Photog1Â¥aph at speeds up to 7,000 frames a secondsl- lowed clearly the changes occurring on im-CATALOGPi ict and during the formation of a wound.R ecent developments in micro-second X-raysrifles . . . shotguns . . . handguns /m ade possible pictures at speeds of 1/1,000,-ammunition . . . scopes and mounts . . O( loth second of wound formation inside therifle, pistol, and shotshell reloading tools . . .ta rget! 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Korean campaigns in getting surgical helpto men who might have been let off in earlierwars with "first aid."To the hunter, a bullet which creates toomuch damage may be an effective killer, butit doesn't leave much meat to eat. Controlledexpansion in a bullet is importanthere. One which mushrooms almost oncontact will destroy much valuable meat.Preferred is a bullet which will delay itsmushrooming until it has penetrated severalinches. This type of bullet is what huntingwriters mean when they talk about the slug"blowing up in the boiler room" of the deer.Bullet fragments have a lethal quality, too.Mushrooming bullets at high speeds oftenbreak up into several pieces, with the baseremaining solid and continuing to penetrate.Although the velocity of these minor piecesof the bullet is less than the original impactvelocity, it is enough to cause further damage.Several shock-wave tests were made on froghearts suspended in a tank of Ringer's solutionwhich kept them "alive" and working.After steel spheres were shot into the tank,raising pressures in the solution in the samemanner that pressures would be raised in thebody of a deer or bear, the hearts were carefullyexamined with high speed moviecameras. Hearts directly in the temporarycavity were damaged and stopped. Two outsideof the range of the temporary cavitywere unharmed although hit by shock waveswhose peak pressures were about 25 atmospheres,375 pounds per square inch. A thirdheart outside the cavity area was tom andbleeding, and its beat slowed. Shock wavesof 32 atmospheres had hit it, but it was alsoin a position where rapid radial movementof the water as the cavity contracted andexpanded pulled it violently back and forthon its mooring. It is just this same stretchingand tearing which must damage tissuearound the path of the bullet.Since cavity formation had much to dowith the results of this test. another serieswere conducted with shock waves alone. Thebullets were stopped by a plate of armor incontact with the surface of the solution holdingthe frog hearts. In one test the peakpressures which struck the hearts were between81 and 117 atmospheres. Despite thegreater intensity of shock wave, none of thehearts was injured.So-called nerve shock is much discussed byhunters but not much is known about it. Anelastic tissue such as an artery may standthe stretching of cavity formation without abreak. Nerve can undoubtedly stand considerablestretch without breaking, but loss offunction may occur. This would explain thetemporary" paralysis sometimes observedafter injury. Nerve shock alone cannot kill,even if produced by an extremely highvelocity bullet, since nerve shock is in itselfonly local. Nerve shock affecting a vitalorgan can kill, by stopping the involuntaryaction of the heart or diaphragm. In the firstcase paralysis will occur: in the second,death.Two qualities of bullets were confirmed asimportant in wounding. Kinetic energy, or"muzzle energy" shared responsibility withstability. Bullets are stabilized by spinningin the rifling, so that they flytrue when theyleave the gun. 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Adefective tumbling bullet, on the other hand,would result in great tissue destruction.The results of the Princeton tests, theKorean surveys, and even Colonel LaGarde'stests of pre-1914, show what factors must beconsidered in any debate on the killing powerof a given gun and load. First and mostimportant, wound severity is definitely a resultof bullet energy, if the bullet stops withinthe target. In the long drawn out argumentamong shooters of light, high velocitybullets versus low velocity, heavier bullets,the following conclusions can be made :where kinetic energy of the two bullets andthe placement of the bullets is the same andboth remain within the body cavity, theresults of both should be roughly equal. 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AMERICA'S BIGGEST ARMS MERCHANT(2". ?..' 7 ,(Continued from Page 17) , . 'His knowledge of the weapon was amazing.1 said to him, 'You know the MG-42 prettywell.' And do you know what he replied.He said 'Ja, I was in de German army butI was on the Eastern front all during thewar.' Anyway, there didn't seem to be muchhe couldn't check on those guns, and he tookthe lot. I saved just two."Cummings cannot buy American surplusguns in the States, but he can- outsell UncleSam through his foreign purchases. TheU.S. price on the Garand rifle, which isavailable to shooters from our Army Directorof Civilian Marksmen at a little over $100including packing, can be bought from SamCummings for $80-odd. Sorry, export price,only.When it comes to hoss trading, Sam cannut-swap the government. U.S. sales must befor dollars only. Cummings will take anythinghe can get. He'll trade Colombian tinfor Chilean nitrate for Argentine beef toget dollars. He will carry accounts in adozen different currencies in as many banks,just to keep doing business. In one softcurrencynation in South America Sam stumbledacross one of the major finds of recentyears. It was practically his only true "collectorgun" deal, involving several thousandsof the exceedingly rare Winchester 1873muskets. The ordinary rifles and carbines areplentiful, but the muskets for 30 years hadbeen looked on as very scarce. That they werestill considered scarce was proved by thethree Florida dealers who were practically ateach other's throats jockeying for the "exclusive franchise" to sell these muskets to Floiida collectors. Cummings wasn't concernedHe sold them all to one dealer who cam'down from his up-state store to pick thenup at the foreign trade zone in New York"They were piled up in cases in one othose huge storage rooms," dealer DiclShort told me. "No marks. , nothing -.--- on thi1 YOU-MAKE-'EM GUN KITS 1.. . e'ull size finished product so authentic that it's>l:"i^ult to tell it from the real thine'Colt .44 Colt .45ier (single) Automatic50 Prepaid 3.50 PrepaidGW .357 MagnumKentucky long rifle:. . . . . . . . . 3.95 5.95 PrepaidPrepaidrhom~son Sub-machine gun.. 5.95 PrepaidI mm Luger.. ......... 2.95 Prepaid'hiladelphia Derringer.. . 1.95 Prepaid'epper Box (all plastic). ......... .98 Prepaiddfnd 10c far camfIete new cataZoo ot ww SO modernand antiaue own kits. Refiind on Unit order.All Kits Prepaid (add .2Se In Canada)VICKERY MODEL GUN CO.hat Office BOX 93Oak Park. IIIimoimFLASH!boxes to say what they were. Could havebeen china or tools or almost anything."When Short started selling them, the collectorrush was on. He hadn't time to domore than wrap the guns up and ship themout and cash the checks!When he talked about South Americandeals, I asked Cummings if there were anyGatlings left in the Latin countries. "Didn'tsee many at all," he replied. "Of courseBannerman was supposed to have sold a lotdown there but there seemed to be just afew in each country when I was there. Theywere mostly museum pieces, not in workingorder or all painted over. I couldn't guesswhat happened to them."I've been to South America a few times,"says Cummings. "In 1951 I shipped a quantityof assorted submachine guns to Nicaraguaon State Department license, clearedby the U.S. government. Darned if thosesame guns didn't turn up last year in CostaRica across the border, where Nicaraguanrebels were planning a revolt in their owncountry! The Costa Rican authoritieswanted to sell the guns back to me but Iwasn't too interested-it was a small lot ofabout 400 pieces, mostly M3's, Reisings,and a few Berettas. There were some newMadsen guns in the lot, too, made in Denmark."He turned and picked up one of the flatMadsens. "This is sort of the 'oyster shell'school of tommy gun design. 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Tips andcaps of contrasting hardwood with veneer spacers, streamlinedcheek piece.-+Jdiscounts.203-G SHORE DRIVBREMERTON, WASHINGTONI My. Sell a lot of those guns. I guess thiÃsample has been shown to more governmentbuyers than any gun there is. I don't wantthe idea to get around that I sold those gunsto cause a fuss in Costa Rica. I have somevery nice friends there-Colonel DomingoGarcia and Major Jorge Pacheco of theCosta Rican army I know well. Bought over11,000 obsolete guns that Costa Rica had acou~le of vears ago - and cleaned out theirarsenal so they like me to drop in when I'mdown that way-it's a beautiful country."Cummings got into the gun business thehard way. He was neither born to it, nordid he suddenly promote a million dollarsand decide he wanted to be a munitionsdealer. As a kid he liked guns. In theArmy they made him an infantry sergeantand put him in basic training, although hewanted to be in ordnance. When he got outafter the war, he took some courses at OxfordUniversity in England, studying law. So farhe has 2% years of law school but it doesn'tlook like hell have time to finish it up."After I left the army, I had a chance togo to Oxford on the GI bill," he explained."I bought one of those little English carsand in 1948 when I got out of Oxford I tooka little trip around. Those were the goldendays of the arms business! I went to placesin Belgium where they had simply tons ofthe stuff, all sorts of guns and ammunitiongoodstuff, too. But I didn't have any money.And in England then, the dealers couldn'tgive guns away. You know the prices, a fewshillings for modern .38 Special revolvers,all dirt cheap.""What did you use for money?" I asked,expecting Sam to clam up and not answer.Instead he nodded his head toward tall.stocky A. C. Jackson, vice-president of theWinfield Arms Corp. "I had met Mr.lackson while I was in England, and hehad a little money to work with. There wereothers interested, of course, some financiers."When I got back to the US. from Ox-ford in 1948, I had exactly eight bucks inthe bank. So I decided something should bedone about all the guns over in Europe.After a little while I contacted Jackson andothers, and told them I knew where therewere guns that could be bought. I said thatI'd show them the right guns to buy, whatto sell them for and how and where, and allI wanted was my commission."Now importing high grade commercialarms, Sam Cummings for one year has aworld-wide exclusive sale of the Mark I1Walther pistols made by Manurhin. Actuallyhe will sell most of these in the U.S. Theunusual contract reflects the fact that thereare many Walthers in the works in variousstages of manufacture and it will take a yearto run all of the old model through and intothe market. After that Sam has a nine-yearcontinued contract for the American sale ofthe Mark 11. Through his own company,INTERARMCo., Cummings sells wholesaleonly.What's ahead? Perhaps peace. ThenCummings with the Walther agency will doall right selling commercial type guns. Thereturn of the famous P-38 9mm army pistol,scheduled to be in production at the Waltherworks in Germany in a year, and the"Olympia" match target .22 pistol will giveCummings a complete line of commercialand police guns. Like munitions dealersbefore and since, peace or war, win or lose,Cummings will come up smiling.'i


CARTRIDGES(Continued tram page 42)Ille use at a later dale. All the M1917 AP'sI have seen were loaded at Frankfort Arsenaland can be easily identified by theexposed lead tip. Most are stamped F A 18.Ordnance had been working on a betterAP bullet. On July 12, 1918 they stoppedmaking the M1917 AP's and stated that thenew M1918 AP's would be out by August 1.Main change in the M1918 AP roundwas the jacket, made like the regular hardnosed bullet. The core was assembled fromthe rear instead of from the front like theM1917, Most of the M1918 AP'b have anarrow cannelure in the jacket about %ot'above the case mouth. Some of this ammowas made in Canada.The M1917 Incendiary was patterned aflertlie British "Buckingham" incendiary, a flatnosedcupro-nickel jacketed- bullet. A %"hole drilled in the side of the jacket about%" from the bullet nose was closed with alow-temperature fusible alloy plug. Thebullet was loaded with yellow phosphorousand closed at the rear with a serrated leadplug. There was also a lead plug at the front.As the bullet was fired, friction with therifling caused the lead plug in the bulletaide to melt. Once free of the bore, the burningphosphorous was thrown out by the spin.The British had dropped their flat-nosedincendiary and we were happy to followsuite. Frankford had developed the M1918incendiary some time earlier and was justawaiting official word to go into production.The new M1918 had the pointed profile ofthe service bullet, and had the bullet jacketblackened for identification.@The proof is in the pulling!GUNS TRANSPARENT 4INERTIA BULLET PULLER ' ' ' ,The Only Bullet Puller That Pulls Bullets Without a Trace!Pulls 'em all-21 Hornet thru .45/70-clean as a whistle! No scarred bullets orbent cases. Easy to use, saves loads of time!Made of hard durable Tenite plastic.Price includes complete set offittings for full range, .22Hornet thru .45/70 plus mostwildcats and magnums.DEALERS: Write us for name of your nearest jobber******No inserts -No adjustments -One funnel loadsfull range" '.^PotentPending-< 3GUNS TRANSPARENTPOWDER FUNNEL& PRODUCTS DIVISION'@&-4114 Fannin, Houston, TexasHOLLYWOOD "MICROME*TER" SHOT MEASURE. Requiredfor fast accurateshotshell reloading - 9$24.50HOLLYWOOD "SENIOR"RELOADING TOOL. Reloadsrifle, pistol shotshellsand swages bulletsstripped - (49.0d*mHOLLYWOOD "MI-CROMETER" POW-DER MEASURE. ACcurateand versatile- $24.50HOLLYWOOD "SEN-IOR" RELOADINGTOOL SET-UP.. Com-1 plete for shotshellreloading, with powderand shot meas:tires - S168.01HOLLYWOOD "TOR-RET" RELOADINGTOOL. Completewith Hollywoodshotshell dies powderand shot rneas-HOLLYWOOD "SEN*IOR" RELOADINGTOOL. Shown set-upfor swaging bullets.HOLLYWOOD "RELOADING TOOat left side I4 stsau;epistol re11versatile (, HOLLYWOIRELOADINHOLLYWOODHOLLYWOODSHOTSHELL DIES. SHOTSHELL DIESFOR "SENIOR" FOR "TURRET"TOOL complete.TOOL. CompleteAny gauge 410 towith speed dies.10 gauge.Per set- All gauges 410 toPer set- $76.504HOLLYWOOD RELOADING DIES. Madefor all caliber of rifle, pistol andrevolver shells. A set - $12.50HOLLYWOODHOLLYWOOD PISTOL AND REVOLVERSWAGING DIES. For 38 spec 44 HOLLYWOspec., and 45. Other calibers -her.Per set -G6.W6116 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.1 HOLLYWOOD GUN SHOP 28,


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NOWHUSQVARNA MONTE-CARL0 LIGHTWEIGHTCombines all outstanding features of the Series 4100 Husqvarna Lightweight rifle, butdesigned specifically for use with telescopic sights. Incorporates the new HusqvarnaHVA Action with slide safety, lightweight, 20?4-inch barrel of finest Swedish steel,Monte-Carlo stock of selected European Walnut has built-in cheek piece, handcheckeredpistol and foregrip. Receiver is drilled and tapped to accommodate theESQUIRE 2-piece top mount, and other popular scope mounts. Overall weight (lessscope and mount) 6 Ibs., 12 oz. The Monte-Carlo Lightweight-calibers 30-06, .270,.308, and 7 MM (7 x 57)-popularly priced, $145.50.ESQUIRE HUNTING SCOPEStion) $57.50; the popular ESQUIRE VARIABLE . +LdPOWER SCOPE (adjusts from 2 power to 8 power ufcmagnification) $89.50.ESQUIRE SCOPE MOUNTS. .-TOP 2% x-8~: BOTTOM 4x81Designed and engineered with all finer features foundin most expensive hunting scopes, and offering theseadditional advantages: Binocular focusing, greaterlight transmission, larger field of view, lightweight26mm steel construction, precision ground optics,extremely accurate windage and elevation adjustments.and-of course-moisture and dust-oroof.Crosshair reticule or crosshair-dot reticule, sameprice. ESQUIRE 4X SCOPE (4 power rnagnifica-AVAILABLEmachined for perfect fit to contour of HVA FZe--ceivers; mounting screws are definitely aligned to fitthe factory drilling and tapping. Built-in Windageadjustments permit perfect bore sighting of scopeand minimize internal adjustments of scope reticule.Scope mounts easily in 26 mm split rings. Mountsand Rings, complete, $17.50. - .iiLHUSQVARNA FRANCHISE DEALERWrite for ~iteratz&&, 1- * .q'.: *..,*Â t * , . .-/RADEW/NDSINC.P. 0. Box 1 191, Tacoma 1, Wash.Canada, Dorken Bros Co., 408 McCill St., Montreal.1

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