ABOUT fifty years ago, when the subject of English furniture first began to be studied and to be written about, it was divided conveniently into four distinct types. One writer called his books on the subject The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood. It is not really quite as simple as that, for each of the so-called Ages overlaps the others and it is quite impossible to lagt down strict dates as to when any one timber was introduced or when it finally, if ever, went out of favour.
In all the handloading for, and shooting I have done with, obsolete and antique firearms, no modern smokeless propellant that I have ever tried has worked as well for me as Accurate's 5744. This easy to ignite, extruded powder has proven a natural for use in big bore cases with lead bullets. Without going to all the trouble (and sometimes dangers) of over-powder fillers or wads this powder ignites and burns cleanly in large capacity cartridges. No other smokeless powder has given me as good accuracy in say the .45-70 or .38-55, as 5744. For instance, with my above-mentioned Winchester Model 1894 .38-55 using a gas check cast bullet cast in an Old West mould over 5744 I have actually gotten five shot Bertram Bullet Co. PTY, Ltd. (P.O. Box 313, Seymour, 3660, Victoria, Australia) is entering the market with enthusiasm. Bertram is making several sorts of basic brass, but to my unrestrained joy that company is going two steps further. They are making ready to load cases in a wide variety...
Mickey and Bubber are on Cloud .45 when I hey enter their father's den, where he keeps the greater part of his gun collection. Since all the weapons there, from superbly restored antiques to brand new, Kennon-made custom rifles, are ready to fire, Mr. Kennon has laid down an inflexible rule no ammuni-
One of the town's most knowledgeable gunning men was Chuck Majors, a commercial artist by trade and a shrewd gun collector by any measure. He was blessed with informed good luck. He could and did walk into a rural Vermont antique shop and walk out with a pristine Henry rifle that was propped behind the shop's front door for the sum of 55. He could and did attend a farm auction and walk away with a fine Maynard sporting rifle complete with two barrels of different calibers for 26. At a gun show, he worked the tables like a thoroughbred pointer on a covey of quail. He was someone to know, and I got to know him because he had a very pretty daughter.
THIS COLT PRODUCT IS CLASSIFIED BY THE ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AS AN ANTIQUE FIREARM. NEVERTHELESS, IT IS POTENTIALLY LETHAL CAUTION CAREFULLY READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL WHICH GIVES BASIC ADVICE ON THE PROPER HANDLING AND FUNCTIONING OF THIS COLT REVOLVER PRIOR TO LOADING AND FIRING. HOWEVER, YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS INCLUDING YOUR FAMILY) DEPENDS ON YOUR MATURE COMPLIANCE WITH THAT ADVICE, AND YOUR ADOPTION, DEVELOPMENT, AND CONSTANT EMPLOYMENT OF SAFE PRACTICES. IF UNFAMILIAR WITH ANTIQUE FIREARMS, SEEK FURTHER ADVICE THROUGH SAFE HANDLING COURSES RUN BY YOUR LOCAL GUN CLUBS, NRA APPROVED INSTRUCTORS, OR SIMILAR QUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS.
Haversacks are on display, portraying Lake County's role in the War. Antique business, attached to the museum, is run by manager Bob Vogel (wheelman, right above) who buys and sells guns, always has large stock on hand. For information-packed folder, write Vogel, Valley View Farm, Wadsworth, 111.
Cbed (which was considered junk then, but now would sell to an antique dealer for enough to pay for an engraved .357), I opened a fresh copy of LIFE magazine and found myself glaring jealously at a full-page photo. There was smiling Gary Cooper, sitting in a Rocky Mountain hunting camp, his hat tilted back on his head, his handsome features highlighted by a comfortable campfire. The photo story was about Coop's hunt for mountain lions and what a great time he was having.