SAID THE OLD HUNTER WHEN HE LOANED ME HIS GUN:
Its stock was never checkered, and it has no
pistol grip. There are no frills about, not an ornamental
screw. The "hang" is far from perfect, barrels too
heavy at the tip, So for trick or fancy shooting, no, this gun
will never do.
Yes, I know the awkward hammers are always.
in the way. And of course the hollow rib reflects the
light. Grave defects for parlor hunting, and for
shooting discs of clay; But for work on living targets, why it seems
to be all right.
The old-time gunsmiths made it. It is not a
thing of beauty, Perhaps they should have fashioned it more
pleasing to the eye; But they built it for hard shooting, for years
of constant duty; And I never missed the scroll work when the
ducks were flying high.
Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,
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