A FORTY-FOUR SHOTGUN
I do some hunting and trapping. I have a nice little shotgun that I made from an old .45-70 Springfield rifle. I got a blacksmith to weld a rod about three feet long on to a seven-sixteenths reamer, and with this tool in a brace I bored out the rifling of the gun. I also cut a couple of inches off from the end of the barrel. It will do very good work at thirty years and doesn't cost much to shoot, as I reload my own cartridges, Lnd it doesn't tear the game all to pieces. I also have a single-barrel 16-gauge shotgun; but for getting the game to eat I like the Springfield the best. I have a .30-30 Winchester rifle that I use for hunting large game; but I find it will not shoot as well through brush as the old black powder guns will. But I find no fault with its killing power. I have killed every deer that I have shot at yet. I filled my license last year in five days' hunting and this year the first forenoon, as we are only allowed one deer this year.
Montgomery County, Michigan.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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