Gleanings from the Literature, 1990 to 2004
Items of Interest to single shot rifle and cast bullet shooters from over forty arms magazines and journals, as the announcements appeared in past issues of The Single Shot Rifle Journal. This Gleanings list primarily is a bibliography of information for members' research endeavors, from publications whose interest it is also to make such information available.
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2004, No. 6
- "The Remington Rolling Block .43 Spanish" R.W. Ballou, 9-pp. how to shoot it with .348 Winchester brass, in September, 2004 issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "The Elusive 11.15x65R" J.C. Munnell, 9-pp. of reloading for it in three European double rifles, in September, 2004 issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- “Precision Barrel Fitting" Jim Boatright and Mike Wilkerson, 11 pp. in September, 2004 Precision Shooting. "Improving Case Charge Density" John Lake, 5-pp. of using a spiral in the drop tube for black powder loading, in the September 2004 issue of Precision Shooting.
- "The Comblain Rifle, An Early Falling Block Breechloader. Part 1" Jonathan Kirton, 21 pp. of the rifle's evolution, in the October, 2004 issue of The Gun Report. Part 2, with 22 more pages in the November issue.
- "Smith & Wesson and the XM9 Pistol" Michael LaPlante. Six pages shed some light on why we now have an Italian made service pistol. In V. 26, No. 5 issue of Man at Arms, (now also called Gun and Sword Collector for better recognition on newsstands.)
- “Winchester Low Wall .17 HMR" 2-pp. description of redesigned low wall rifle, now with the Winchester name and made by Miroku in Japan. In Sept. 2004 American Rifleman
- "Ballard Single Shot Rifle...An Old Favorite Rides On" George Layman, 7-pp. recap of original Ballard models, but no mention is made in the bibliography of Dutcher's book about Ballard rifles, in Gun Digest, 2005.
- "Ahead of its Time: The Cummins 'Duplex' Riflescope" Clarence Anderson, 5-pp. in Gun Digest, 2005.
- "Hasty la Vista" Matthias Recktenwald, 6-pp. account of the German team win over the Americans at the August long range match at Raton, New Mexico. They did, however, also run a photo of Lee Shaver, shooting with his 1874 Sharps. In the October, 2004 issue of Visier (in German).
- "Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot 'Carbines and Short Rifles" Lewis Yearout, 4 pp. with production figures, in Fall, 2004 issue of The Winchester Collector.
2004, No. 5
- "Soldering 101" Fred Stutzenberger, 5-pp. how-to for both soft and hard solders, in March, 2004 Muzzle Blasts.
- "En Miniature" Jost-B. Anderhub and Hansi Techel, 2-part article about German parlor and rook rifle cartridges. These aren't mentioned in most books on cartridges. 4 pp. in December, 2003 and Feb, 2004 Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Comments on Wind Flags" Patty and Clint Dahlstrom, 5 pp. with charts and diagrams, in Winter/Spring, 2004 Canadian Marksman.
- "Everybody's Favorite" Gil Sengel, 13 pp. of comparison of the five models of Stevens Favorite rifles, in Rifle No. 213.
- "Proper Epoxy Bedding" Dennis Wood, 3 pp. in May, 2004 issue of American Gunsmith.
2004, No. 4
- "Davide Pedersoli's John Bodine Rolling Block Target Rifle" Kenny Durham, 4 pp. of shooting it in competition, in May, 2004 Australian Shooter.
- "Building a Rifle Rest" Randolph Bulgin, 8 pp. of how to build an adjustable tripod front bench rest, in the June-July issue of Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Cutting a Gun Screw to Length" Steve Acker, 2 pp. of an angle iron jig instead of holding the screw against a grinder with pliers, in June-July Machinist’s Workshop.
- “Partners in Crime (or, rimfire ignition and headspace, and how they go together)" Bill Calfee, 12 pp. (don't crush the rim) in June Precision Shooting.
- "Disassembly/Reassembly of the Browning Model 1885 High Wall" Chick Blood, 4 pp. Finally someone addresses this problem, in American Gunsmith, June, 2004. Also available from the Archives for another $10 ppd: a 10-pp. photocopy of the Browning Field Service Manual B-78, essentially the same action as the 1885.
- "Frog Ruger No. 1" Tom Schiffer, 4-pp. description of Rodger Rodick's Ruger "One of One Hundred" ASSRA No. 1 actions engraved by John Schipper with the "Frog Ballard" Creedmoor cartoon and stocked by Dick Binger, in the June, 2004 issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "The First Borchardts" Jim Zupan, 24-pp. discourse on the 1878 Sharps Borchardt rifle, in the SCA Report of The Sharps Collector Association, Vol. 11, No. 1.
- "Drag from Lube Grooves" Richard Gunn, 3-pp. about laminar flow across lube grooves in a Cast Bullet affecting projectile stability, in May-June The Fouling Shot.
- "Stevens' Other .22" John Gross, 3 pp. about the Stevens .22-15-60 and a 44-1/2 Stevens no. 52 rifle chambered for it, in the June issue of The Gun Report. With bibliog.
- "The Great Blackpowder Shootoff" Jim Straight, 6-pp. in-depth comparison of 5 black powders (Elephant the worst; Swiss the best), in July Single Shot Exchange.
- "Standard Deviation - A Myopic's Explanation for the Blind" Ken Howell, 8-pp. simple explanation of adaptation to shot groups, in Precision Shooting, July 2004.
- "Who Was Sir George Greenhill?" Don Miller, 6-pp. bio and explanation of the formula for matching bullet length to rifling twist, in Precision Shooting, July 2004.
- "Getting the Best from the .22 Long Rifle" John Robinson, 7 pp. comparison of 32 cartridge brands, with dimensional variations, but the key to accuracy still is to try them all in your rifle, in July Australian Shooter.
- "Loading the .44-77 BN" Nick Naul, 4 pp. You can't get accuracy with grease-groove bullets in a barrel throated for paper patched bullets, in August Single Shot Exchange.
- "Bock auf Block" Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Recktenwald, 8-pp. of praise for the Uberti high- and low-wall Winchester replicas, which have both a coil and flat mainspring, in the July issue of Visier (in German).
- "The Nepal Martinis" Ross Seyfried, 11 pp. in Rifle No. 215, and "Treasures of Nepal" Garry James, 7 pp. in the August American Rifleman. Descriptions of Martinis, muskets, artillery and unmarked Sharps 1853 slant breech rifles discovered in Nepal. An ad in the same issue of The American Rifleman offers them for sale by Atlanta Cutlery in Conyers, GA, (800) 883-0300, but they're not cheap.
2004, No. 3 (Same as 2003, No. 4)
2004, No. 2
- "The Golden Age of American Target Shooting - 1840 to 1900" Russell Gilmore, 16-pp. account of turkey shoots, schuetzen, Creedmoor, military, gallery, and military academy target shooting, in the 4th Quarter, 2003 Journal of The Remington Society of America.
- "Marlin Color Casehardening" 7-pp. text and photos taken from a promotional film uncovered at the company during its move from New Haven to North Haven, CT, edited by Joe Baker and printed in the December, 2003 issue of The Marlin Collector.
- "Italian Vetterli Rifles and Carbines Swiss Engineering with Italian Flair" Paul Scarlata, 12 pp. of description, no loads, in Man at Arms, Vol. 26 No. 1, 2004.
- "Martini-Henry Disassembly" 2-pp. illustrated reply to a letter-to-the-editor (Stuart Mowbray in Man at Arms, Vol. 26 No. 1, 2004) of how to clean off the cosmoline and dis-reassemble a large frame Martini Henry rifle. Mowbray's editorials always are worth reading, and in this issue it's the problem of who's holding the bag for your rifle stolen a century ago by somebody who's now dead. And those war trophies and Japanese swords now claimed by original owners.
- "The Merrimack Ballard Shotgun - Ballard's 20 Gauge Reloadable Rimfire Shotgun" John Dutcher, 7-pp. chapter from author's book, Ballard, The Great American Single Shot Rifle, in Jan. 2004 issue of The Gun Report.
- "En Miniature" Jost-B. Anderhub and Hansi Techel, Part 1 of a series of articles about German parlor and rook rifle cartridges. These aren't mentioned in most books on cartridges. 2 pp. in December, 2003 Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Holland & Holland Paradox, A reloading miracle" Ross Seyfried, 8 pp. of how to shoot a 750 gr. bullet in a paradox thin walled shotgun with rifled muzzle without bursting the barrels and get 5" groups at 100 yards. (The bullet if .001" smaller than the bore, so that there's minimal friction.) In Handloader No. 227.
- "Machined Cartridge Cases" Ted Clarke, 2 pp. for making cases for squib (reduced) loads, in February-March, 2004 Machinist’s Workshop.
- "The Design, Marketing and Production of Maynard Rifles" Max Goodwin, 11-pp. history of the inventor and his patents, including a most useful Consumer Price Index that allows you to convert prices since 1800 to today's values, in Bulletin No. 88 of The American Society of Arms Collectors.
- "A Plain Old Maynard Rifle", Robert Holter, 8 pp. describing a 3-barrel Maynard rifle set and its accessories, in Bulletin No. 88 of The American Society of Arms Collectors.
2004, No. 1
- "Heat-Treating Steel - An Amateur's View" Randolph Constantine, 5 informative pp. (including case hardening) in The Home Shop Machinist, November-December 2003.
- "Plotting Aids in Group Management" Clint Dahlstrom, 9 pp. about managing long range rifle team sight settings for wind conditions (converting variations in wind direction and velocity to minute of angle sight changes) using "plotamatic" procedures, in Summer/Autumn, 2003 Canadian Marksman.
- "Mille yard per un Remington" Alberto Riccadonna, 6-pp. evaluation of the Pedersoli rolling block "John Bodine" .45-70 rifle, in Italian in November, 2003 Armi e Tiro.
- "A Slide Safety for the Mauser Rifle" Steve Acker, 6 pages of making a horizontal safety for the '98 Mauser rifle, that doesn't interfere with a scope, in December-January issue of Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Express Rust Bluing: Tips and Techniques", Dennis Wood, 3 pp. using Mark Lee's Express Blue #1, but it gives a black finish, in December, 2003 American Gunsmith.2003, No. 6
- "The First Trapdoors" Bruce Canfield, 8-pp. description of the four Allin musket conversions, Models 1865 to 1870, in September American Rifleman.
- "Thread Substitutions" Theodore McDowell, 4 pp. of converting metric threads to inches, with chart of common conversions, in Sept-Oct The Home Shop Machinist.
- "German-American Target Shooting Societies in Nineteenth-Century Illinois" Richard Hummel and Rudi Prusok, excellent 9-pp. history in 2002 Yearbook of German-American Studies.
- "The 93x72R" J.C. Munnell, 8-pp discussion of five of the variations of this cartridge, none of which are interchangeable. Some loads. In October The Accurate Rifle.
- "The Snider Rifles in the Ottoman Empire" Charles Purdon, 3 pp. in V. 31 #3 of Arms Collecting.
- "The Colt Snider Rifles" Charles Purdon, 3 pp. in V. 31 #2 of Arms Collecting.
- "The Retrieval of Obliterated Markings" (with acid) R.T. Huntington, 3 pp. in V. 26 #3 of Arms Collecting.
- "Good Guns - Fake Marks" S. James Gooding, 6 pp. in V. 23 #2 of Arms Collecting. How to detect them.
- "Carver's Hunting and Target Sights" James W. Carver (1891), 6 pp. in V. 25 #1 of Arms Collecting.
- "Cast Bullet Handloads for the .308 Winchester" R.W. Ballou, 4 pp. with loads in October Precision Shooting.
- "Cast Bullet Handloads for .30 Caliber Rifles" R.W. Ballou, 8 pp. of discussion and loads for five cartridges, in the July issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "Will the Real 7x57mm Mauser Please Stand Up?" John Campbell. The standard 7x57 cartridge has smaller dimensions than the chambers of 7mm Remington rolling block rifles and are dangerous to fire in them, 5 pp. in July The Accurate Rifle.
- "Walter Cooper's Sights" Robert Holter, 4 pp. of (mostly) elevation-adjustable rear barrel sights for Sharps rifles from Bozeman, Montana, in July issue of The Gun Report.
- "An 'Improved' Snider ... the Potts & Hunt connection" Ray McMahon, 4 pp. contrasting the two breech systems at the British 1864-1865 trials, in No. 21 of the International Arms & Militaria Collector.
- "Barrel Vise and Action Wrench" Fred Prestridge, 4-pp. description of how to make them without having a permanent fixture in your workshop, but you still need a lathe to make the precise collets, in Aug-Sept Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Repairing and Restoring Hard-Rubber Handgun Grips" David Chicoine, 4 pp. but mostly if you've got a cache of spare grips to cannibalize. In August American Gunsmith. Applicable also to rubber rifle buttplates. The Gun Parts Corp. has hundreds of reproductions available.
- "Model 1873 Springfield; The End of the Black Powder Era" Al Miller, 9-pp. history, in Rifle, No. 209.
- "Model 1873 Springfield at Long Range" Brian Pearce, 7 pp. with loads and advice, in Rifle, No. 209.
- "The Truth about the 1903 Palma" Jim Foral, 13-pp. recounting of the match, with the losing British team's objections to the American's using service rifles with Pope Barrels. Engrossingly written. In 2004 Gun Digest.
- "The Maynard Single-Shot Rifle ... 19th Century Practicality at its best" George Layman, 6-pp. history and description in 2004 Gun Digest.
- "The Hudson-Krag Handloads" Jim Foral, 8 pp. of description and theory behind the Kephart and Hudson .30 caliber bullet designs, in 2004 Gun Digest.
2003, No. 4 (and No. 3, 2004)
- "A Schmidt Rubin Sporter" Norm and Rocky Chandler, 7-pp. how-to-do-it conversion of the Swiss rifle; maybe the first such article in the literature, in May Accurate Rifle. An ancillary article, "Swiss Precision", by Lawrence Rivard is a 7-pp. article in April Precision Shooting about getting the Schmidt Rubin to shoot accurately.
- "Spring Fever - Winding Your Own" George Ingraham, 4 pp. of making coil springs on mandrels on a small shop lathe, in May-June, 2003 Home Shop Machinist.
- "More Thoughts on Slow-Rust Bluing" Sergey Lyalko. "Understanding of physical basics - what's actually happening to the metal surface - can help to demystify the rust bluing process", 5 pp. in May, 2003 American Gunsmith.
- "The Splendor of Classic Schützen Rifles" Tom Rowe, 5 pp. of magnificent photographs from his new book, Volume 1 of Alte Scheibenwaffen (Old German Target Arms), reviewed in the last issue of the Journal, in May-June, 2003 Man at Arms.
2003, No. 3
- "Stevens Tip-Ups" Thomas Kyser, 14 pp of the pistols and rifles, in Bulletin No. 86 of the American Society of Arms Collectors. Reprint of a 1969 presentation.
- "Modern British Rook and Rabbit Rifle" Gil Sengel, 11-pp. description of converting a Martini Cadet to .357 Magnum, in Rifle magazine No. 206.
- "System Hagn; A Contemporary Classic Single Shot Action" 3 Parts, Steven Hughes, 12 pp. of history and description, in February-April issues of The Accurate Rifle.
- "Gun-Metal Finish Repair: Testing Touch-Up Bluing Methods" David Chicoine, 6-pp. comparison of common quick blues, but none of them suitable for large areas or the whole gun, in March American Gunsmith.
- "Build a No-Slip, No-Scratch Barrel Vise" Norman Johnson, 4 pp. in March American Gunsmith.
- "Snider Rifles, From Muzzleloader to Breechloader" Ross Seyfried, 8 pp. in Rifle, No. 207.
2003, No. 2
- "Wind Deflection" Lester Karas, 8 pp. in July, 2002 Precision Shooting.
- "The Importance of Near-Downwind Wind Effects" David Mechem and Robert Zamora, 4 pp. in December, 2002 Precision Shooting.
- "Reading Wind Flags" Lloyd deVore, 8 pp. in two parts in Cast Bullet Assn. Fouling Shot Nos. 159 and 160.
- "Whitworth, the Man Who Invented Accuracy" Ross Seyfried, 8 pp. of history and how to get Whitworth rifles to shoot, in No. 205 Rifle magazine.
- "The Life and Life's Work of Famous Firearms Engraver Louis Daniel Nimschke (1852-1904)" Herbert Houze, 14 pp. in Vol. 25, #1 Jan-Feb, 2003 Man at Arms.
- "The 7x57 Rolling Block and Cast Bullets" John Campbell, 5 pp. in December, 2002 Precision Shooting.
- "Going Straight with the .40-50 Sharps" John Campbell, 8 pp. in February, 2003 Precision Shooting.
- "The 6.5x55 Swede and Cast Bullets" John Campbell, 6 pp. with loads, in January, 2003 The Accurate Rifle.
- "Ruger No. 1 Iron Sights, Part 2" Roger Clouser, 5 pp. of Lyman receiver mounted sight and 17A front, in January, 2003 The Accurate Rifle. Part 1 in Dec 2002 issue.
- "The Magnificent Crack Shot No. 26" Jim Perkins, 8-pp. informative and interesting article about the Stevens boy's rifle, in January, 2003 issue of The Gun Report.
- "Ganz Weit Weg" (Quite Far Away) Mori Shultz and Matthias Rechtenwald, 8-pp. report of the June, 2002 Quigley Match at Forsyth, Montana. Some individual shooters are pictured but not named; perhaps you're among them. In January, 2003 Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Ammunition for the Zündnadelgewehr" (Prussian needle gun) excerpted from The Engineer, July 20, 1866, 2 pp. of description and dimensions, in January-February issue of the Journal of the International Ammunition Association.
- "System Hagn; A Contemporary Classic Single Shot Action" Part 1, Steven Hughes, 4 pp. of history and description, in February issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "Tapping a Shallow Hole" Steve Acker, 3 pp. about tapping sight base holes in barrels, in February-March issue of Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Lapping the Smallbore Rifle Barrel" Fred Stutzenberger 5 pp. how to do it and benefits, Feb. Precision Shooting.
2003, No. 1
- "An Introduction to the Ballard Long Range Rifles; A Brief History of the Quagmire of Models" John Dutcher, 3 pp. with chart, in November Single Shot Exchange.
- "Rust Bluing" Sergey Lyalko, 5 pp. with explanation of contradictory terminology, in fall, 2002 Gunmaker.
- "Metric Equivalent Drills" M.V. Stivison, 1 pp. of instruction of how to convert metric to decimal. (mm x .03937 = decimal size) Also how to compute decimal tap drill size for metric taps. In Nov-Dec Home Shop Machinist.
- "Paper Patched Bullets; The Custom Touch" Ross Seyfried, 8 pp. in December Handloader No. 220.
- "Pouring a Pewter Nose Cap" Dwight Thomas, 4 pp. in November Muzzle Blasts.
- "Creedmoor & the Remington Rolling Block" Roy Marcot, 8 pp. of Remington's role in the 1874 Creedmoor matches on Long Island, in Oct, 2001 American Rifleman.
- "The Gun that Really Won the West" Bruce Canfield, 7 pp. describing all models of the trapdoor Springfield, in October, 2001 American Rifleman.
- "Loading & Shooting the .38-55 Win." M.L. McPherson, 4 pp. with loads for four powders and 255 gr. bullet, but the dimensional drawing is for the .38-40, in June, 2001 American Rifleman.
- "One of a Kind - the C.O. Wood Rifle" Fred Stutzenberger, 5 pp. (plus cover photo) description of a unique long range rifle on a Holden action by Corbin Owens Wood of Worcester, Massachusetts, in the November issue of Precision Shooting.
- "Long-Range Muzzleloading Rifles" Tom Schiffer, 14 pp. of rifles and how to shoot them, in 2003 Gun Digest.
- "How to Remove Nickel Plating" 4 pp. in November American Gunsmith.
- "Ruger No. 1 Iron Sights" Part 1 Roger Clouser, 5-pp. of adapting tang and front sights, in Dec. 2002 Accurate Rifle. Part 2 in January 2003 issue.
- "Scopes: Some Observations and Opinions" Tom Lewis, 7 pp. of target scopes, in December SS Exchange.
- "New Favorite for a New Century" Jim Gardner, 7 pp of the Savage 300 Favorite, with instructions for making it a takedown, in Dec. Guns magazine.
2002, No. 6
- "Custom Sporting Rifle Makers, Part 14, Fred Adolph" Michael Petrov, 4 pp. about the rifles of this custom rifle maker and stock carver, in September Precision Shooting
- The October issue of Muzzle Blasts contains a 4-pp. description of leaving Pyrodex or black powder charge with patched ball in a muzzleloader for a year. The unburned powder corrodes the bore from hygroscopic absorption, but more severe corrosion around the patched ball leaves it almost impossible to dislodge, and an attempt to blow it out by igniting the charge would likely burst the barrel. Don't do it.
2002. No. 5
- "The Morris Tube" Ray McMahon, 3 pp. description of the subcaliber device for the Martini-Henty rifle, in Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector, No. 20.
- "Casting Brass Gun Mountings" Parts 3 and 4, Making and Pouring Brass, Eric Kettenburg, in June and July Muzzle Blasts.
- "Aus Vorderladern werden leistungsfähige Hinterlader" Heino Hintermeier, 10 pp. of "Breechloaders from Muzzleloaders", describing the evolution of the Snider rifle, with cartridge drawings, in July Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Peter Altmaier Guns" Rob't Altmaier, 5-pp. description of the rifles of the Harrisburg, PA gunmaker, in July Gun Report.
- "Spare Parts and Derelicts, the Story of the Trapdoor Springfield, 1865-1898" Thomas Tate, 13-pp. history, in August Accurate Rifle.
- "Removing the Mystery from Nitre Bluing" 6 pp. of bluing with liquid saltpeter, in August American Gunsmith. "Praktizierte Nostalgie" Wolfgang Hölzer, 4 pp. of reloading the 11x59R Gras with .348 Winchester brass, in June Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Accuracy and the Ruger No. 1" Todd Burgreen, install a barrel-bearing set screw in the forearm hanger and speed up lock time, 4 pp. in July Accurate Rifle.
- "African explorer", Henry Stanley's 4-bore rolling block rifle is pictured on the cover of July Precision Shooting. There's a cursory description of the unique Belgian 20-1b., 51" rifle, firing a 1,750 grain bullet with over 200 foot pounds of recoil.
- "The Sharps 1851 Boxlock", FJ. Pablo Balentine, 13 pp. of history and description, in Man at Arms, Sept-Oct, 2002.
2002, No. 4
- "Recrowning Barrels without Disassembling the Gun" Chick Blood, 3 pp. using a kit by Manson Precision Reaming of Grand Blanc, Ml (sold by Brownells), in the April issue of American Gunsmith.
- "Powdercoat Your Guns" Steve Hill, 3 pp. of "blowing a positively charged thermosetting powder onto a neutrally grounded gun part and curing in an oven." in April American Gunsmith
- "Mr. Beach's Idea: The Combination Sight" Clarence Anderson, 5 pp., essentially an update of Anderson's article in the SS Rifle Journal of Jan-Feb, 1997; this one in Man at Arms, V. 24, No. 3, 2002.
- "Methods and Materials Necessary for Small-Scale Casting of Gun Mountings within a Historical Context" Eric Kettenburg, Part 1, General Considerations and Historical Context, 4 pp. in Muzzle Blasts, April, 2002; Part 2, Equipment, Materials and Preparation in May issue. Part 3 to follow. Deals with sand casting.
- "The Life and Times of J.W. Fecker" Clarence Anderson, 9-pp. history of Fecker scopes, companies, and astronomical telescopes, in May The Accurate Rifle.
- "Wells Rifle Shop's New Custom 1874 Sharps", John Feamster, 9 pp. of new Sharps rifle production, in May Precision Shooting
- "A New Look at Cartridge Internal Ballistics", Robert Smalley and M.L. McPherson, 7 pp. thought provoking view of what happens in the cartridge case in the first milliseconds of ignition, in May, Precision Shooting.
- "Introduction to Silver Soldering" Dennis. Wood, 4 pp. of how to do it, in May American Gunsmith.
- "The .43 Mauser; Shooting and Loading the 11mm Mauser" Ross Seyfried, 7 pp. Also two articles on the .405 WCF, in Handloader No. 217.
- "Ruger No. 1 & No. 3 Hammer Spring Tool" for reassembly using a 1/2" drill press, in Cast Bullet No. 141 and Fouling Shot No. 157, 2 pp.
- "Martinis - Shaken, not stirred" Ross Seyfried, 8-pp. overview and some history of British large and small actions, in Rifle No. 202.
2002, No. 3
- "Winchester Schuetzen High Walls" Ken Waters, 3-pp. report of two rifles that Waters used to own, but it's cursory and they're described merely as being "early" and "later". In the March issue of Rifle magazine.
- "The Maynard ... Legend" George Layman, six pp. discussion of some Maynard rifles, in Nov-Dec, 2001 issue of The Backwoodsman.
- "Purchasing Government Surplus Is Easy, Now That They've Gone .com" J.D. Hooker, 3 pp. in March-April Backwoodsman. It's not about guns, but multiple website addresses for buying government surplus gear. Sorry, no $50 WW2 Jeeps.
- "A Pillar Bedding Tool" Fred Prestridge, 3 pp. for making a tool to for steel sleeves around the bedding screws in bolt action stocks in order to avoid crushing the stock wood with ultimate inaccuracy or change of zero, in April-May Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Making a Ruger Scope Base" Steve Acker, 3 pp. of adapting Ruger scope mounts to what appears to be a Mauser `98 barrel, in the April-May issue of Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Reviving the Little Warriors, Part 2" Fred Stutzenberger, 5 pp. of restoring a Remington No. 4 rolling block, including relining the barrel, in April Accurate Rifle. (Part 1 is in December, 2001 issue.)
- "Browning Model 1885" Brian Pearce, 6 pp. of testing the rifle in .45-70 and .22 Hornet, some loads, in Rifle No. 201.
2002, No. 2
- Concerns with the H&R 1873 Springfield Carbine. The answer to a query in the January issue of the American Gunsmith maintains that the Harrington & Richardson trapdoor carbines have soft receivers that stretch and loosen hinge pins, rendering the angle on the locking cam ineffective so that the actions pop open after repeated firing. Pedersoli reproduction parts imported by Navy Arms do not interchange with these. Original Cavelry Trapdoors fired only a .45-55 cartridge anyway, so that the .45-70 is an overload. On the other hand:
- "Pedersoli's Model 1873 Springfield" by David Anthony in the Jan-Feb issue of The Australian Sportsman is a 3-pp. article in praise of the reproduction trapdoor rifle and that the Pedersoli is"... made of much better steels and modern brass, far superior in quality than that used in the 1870s and '80s." However he doesn't say how he knows that to be true.
- "Etching Firearms Marking" by Roger Ferrell, 3 pp. in the winter, 2002 (Issue No.97) of Gunmaker, journal of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. It describes the marking of calibers on barrels or the restoration of original stampings on firearms by electrolysis, using a voltage transformer and stencils, both available from Marking Methods in Alhambra, CA. Etching eliminates the drawbacks of hammer stampings, but the transformer costs $550 and reusable stencils about $10 each. Couldn't someone devise a less expensive transformer of 110 V AC to whatever voltage DC?
- "The Gunsmith Has a Friend in Washington, DC?" by Chick Blood is a 4-pp. article in February American Gunsmith on the procurement and use of patent drawings for repairing or making parts for little known firearms. Drawings are available for $3 each from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011 Jefferson Davis Highway, Washington, DC 20231, (703) 308-0595, with checks made out to Commissioner, Patents and Trademarks. You must submit the patent number. Without that number the Patent Office can do a search, but depending on how long that takes, the cost can be considerably more.
2002, No. 1
- "Sorting Out the 8x72R Cartridges", J.C. Munnell, 6 pp. discussion of these cartridges, used mainly in German Drillings, in October Accurate Rifle.
- "Slow Rust Bluing: the Classic Alternative", no author given, 6-pp. lucid account for using store-bought acids, in September American Gunsmith.
- "Model 1874 Pedersoli Sharps", Brian Pearce, 5 pp. with loads for .45-70, in Rifle Magazine, No. 198.
- "Build a Damp Box for Slow Rust Bluing", David Chicoine, 2 pp. in October, 2001 American Gunsmith of how to do it, essentially an updated version of the late John Bivins' article in Rifle No. 36, also available from the archives.
- "Ub Aug and Hand furs Vaterland", Wolfgang Finze and Matthias Recktenwald, 4-pp. description of the 8.15x46 Wehrmannsbüchse training rifle built on the '98 Mauser action, with loads, in German in October Visier.
- "Remington's Number Three Hepburn -. A Single Shot Rifle of Distinction", George Layman, 6 pp. in 2002 Gun Digest.
- "Super-Fine Farquharson", Scott Key, 2-pp. report of a 3-barrel single shot, in 2002 Gun Digest.
- "Homemade "Express" Bullets for the 40/65 Winchester", Harvey Pennington, 4 pp. about casting hollow point bullets, in 2002 Gun Digest.
- "The Wind Probe", Gene Beggs, 5 pp. of a wind indicator by an airline pilot who knows aerodynamics, in November Precision Shooting.
- "40-65 Winchester, an updated look at an old classic", Ken Waters, 4 pp. with loads, but if you're forming cases from modern .45-70 brass you'll have to turn down the base diameter on a lathe, in December Handloader, No. 214.
- "The H.H. Wolcott Post Civil War Rifle", G. Thomas Puett, 4 pp. of an unusual pivoting-breech single shot rifle, in November Gun Report.
- "Erskine S. Allin", James Whisker and O.H. McKagen, 15 pp. history of the Allin trapdoor musket conversion, in November Gun Report.
- "Wind Reading - Simplified (?)", Clint Dahlstrom, 10-pp. clearly written treatise with charts in minutes and British units, in Summer/Autumn, Canadian Marksman.
- "How to Lengthen a Stock", Chick Blood, 3-pp. how-to-do-it on a Browning Auto 5 shotgun, in November American Gunsmith.
- "Hyper-Velocity Hydrogen Gun", Chip Todd, 3-pp. article of "Research done years ago by the federal government showing how muzzle velocities over the 10,000-fps range can be achieved." Naturally they're single shots. In November American Gunsmith.
- "The Canadian Peabody Rifle", James B. Hughes, 4-pp. description of Canadian rifle trials, in June, 1999 Gun Report.
- "Dr. Maynard's Rifle-Musket", O.H. McKagen, 4-pp. report on Maynard's conversion of a flintlock musket to a breechloader with a Snider-style action, in March, 1999 Gun Report.
- "Understanding the Paper-Patched Bullet", Michael Petrov, 4 pp. with how to do it. Patched bullets must be bore diameter and old rifles had throats made especially for them. Don't re-throat them. In November Accurate Rifle.
- "Rare Gäste", Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Rektenwald, 4-pp. German article about the .40-65 Winchester cartridge, history and loadings in Pedersoli rifles, but the Germans tend to write fluff articles about American guns in their journals. In the November issue of Visier.
- "Reviving the Little Warriors (Part 1)", Fred Stutzenberger, 6 pp. about relining the barrel of a Stevens Little Scout .22RF and replacing worn-out screws, in December Accurate Rifle. (Part 2 is in April, 2002 issue.)
- "Remington's No. 1 Silhouette Rifle", Marc Palmer, 6 pp. about the newly produced Remington rolling block rifle, with some loads, in December Accurate Rifle.
- "Repairing a Scope Base Mounting Hole" Steve Acker, 3 pp. of how to solder a screw into to a misaligned hole and then re-drilling, in Dec-Jan Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Determining Screw Pitch". A note in Brownell's Gunsmiths Newsletter from James Speicher's Custom Gunshop in Wabash, IN: "Years ago an old-time gunsmith showed me this trick to determine the pitch of the threads in a screw hole. Just take a piece of wood dowel, taper it and turn it into the screw hole. Remove the now threaded dowel and measure the pitch with a screw gauge."
2001, No. 6
- Listing not published. See 2002, No. I.
2001, No. 5
- "Lock Time and Primers" Tom Butters, 5 pp. with energy formulas, with the conclusion that a "sharp snappy relatively low energy blow with a round tipped lightweight firing pin" gives the best results. In Gunmaker, summer, 2001.
- "Stock Finishing" Don Klein, 2 pp. of preparation before and after the varnish or oil, in Gunmaker, summer, 2001.
- "A Look at a Custom M.V. Hagn Rifle and an Essay on Firearms Engraving" Steven Hughes, 5 pp. in July, The Accurate Rifle.
- "Wind Calling" Ed Pocock, Part 1 (in July The Accurate Rifle) is a 7-pp. plain-spoken guide on how to judge the strength of the wind from sensory stimuli and how many clicks to adjust for it, mirage, and the importance of topography and nearby stands of trees. Part 2 is 4 pp. in the August issue.
- "The 8.15x46R" J.C. Munnell, '7 pp. of history of this German schuetzen cartridge and some rifles, in the August issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "The Remarkable Snider Rifle; An Experiment Shows That It Was an Accurate Shooter After All" Stuart Cruikshank, using a clay base plug in a hollow-base bullet, 8 pp. in August Man at Arms.
- "Underhammer Guns" Ken Aiken, 7 pp. about under-hammer percussion guns, in July Muzzle Blasts.
- "Casting Iron in the Home Foundry" Stephen Chastain, 8 pp. of constructing a cupola furnace to melt iron, and a sand mold to cast iron parts, in the July-August issue of The Home Shop Machinist.
- "Reload Those Rimfires" Robert Miller, 2 pp. about reloading rimfire cartridges using strike-anywhere match heads in a water paste for priming and applied inside the rim with a flat head nail, in July-August Backwoodsman.
- "The Birth of the .45-70" James Sones, 8 pp. of an 1872 report by Wm. Prince of Frankfort Arsenal, that shows drawings of the various cartridges considered for the trapdoor conversions, in the July-August Journal of the International Ammunition Association.
- "Custom Stocking a Stevens 417" Dominick Pisano, 6 pp. in the August Single Shot Exchange.
- "II trabocchetto degli ufficiali" Alberto Riccadonna, 8-pp. critique of the Pedersoli Springfield trapdoor Officer's Model 1875 .45-70, in Italian, in July Armi e Tiro.
- "Cartridge Doppelgängers of History" John Campbell, 5-pp. description of the same cartridges with different designations, and some others that are not the same, in September Accurate Rifle.
2001, No. 4
- "Türkische Peabody-Gewehre" Heino Hintermeier, 8-pp. discussion of the conversion of Peabody Martinis to 7.65 mm Mauser, in German, in the April Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Moving Firearms across Borders for International Competition" Clive Law (Permit Officer responsible for the import and export of firearms), 2 pp. in Waiter/Spring Canadian Marksman. Deals mainly with the Canadian border.
- "Chasing Metric Threads on Lathes with Inch Thread Lead Screws" Peter Lott, 3 pp. in June/July Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Tools for Loading the Classics" John Campbell, 5 pp. about the present-day tools, in the June issue of The Accurate Rifle.
2001, No. 3
- "Cast Bullets in the .38-55 Browning High Wall" Mike Thomas, 6 pages with many loads in #210 Handloader.
- "Precision Brand Products tool black" is a 3-pp. product review by Brian Kraut in March-April Home Shop Machinist, of a kit for blackening ferrous machine tools with better results than gun blue by holding oils better. Also kits for blackening aluminum or brass.
- "La sfida del numero uno" Flavio Gandini. 6-pp. test of the Ruger No. 1 in .218 Bee, in Italian in March Armi e Tiro.
- "Rifling Types of the Master Barrelmakers" John Dutcher, four photos of rifling by Pope, Schoyan, and Zischang with comment, in April Accurate Rifle.
- "Die Büchse mit dem Dreh" Norbert Klups, 6-pp. description (in German) of a single shot rifle by Aloys Mayr that loads by pivoting the barrel assembly to the side, in the March issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Wickel-Kurs" Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Recktenwald, 8-pp. instructions (in German) for making paper cartridges for the 1863 Sharps percussion breechloader, in the April issue of Visier.
- "Servicing the New Remington Rolling Block Rifle" Chuck Blood, 4 pp. with exploded view, in the April issue of American Gunsmith.
- "Remington Rolling Block Buffalo Rifles" Leo Remiger and Roy Marco6 pp. describing the rifles and 10 pp. the hunters, m 1st Quarter Journal of the Remington Soc. of America.
- "Replicating Billy Dixon's Long Shot" Vince Bottomley, 7 pp. of a 1000-yard shoot at an Indian silhouette in the UK with description of building the rifle, in April Precision Shooting.
- "A Case for Starline's New .45 'Basic' Brass" John Campbell, 4-pp. on the merits of a new brass source, with manufacturer's address, in May Accurate Rifle.
- "Rust Bluing" Steve Nelson, 3 pp. excellent run-through, but no acid formulas, in Gunmaker No. 94. Mentions John Bivins' article for making a damp box in Rifle # 36.
- "The Magic and Mystery of Curly Maple" Raymond Kirkbride, Jr., 5 pp. How to find the trees and work the wood, with a sidebar on blank preservation, in May Muzzle Blasts.
2001, No. 2
- "Working the New Stevens Favorite” Chick Blood, 4 pp. of how to service, disassemble the Savage M 30 Favorite repro, with exploded view, in January American Gunsmith.
- "A Pair of Aces: the A-5 and the 5-A" Clarence Anderson, 9-pp. history and comparison of the Lyman and Winchester rifle scopes, in the February issue of The Accurate Rifle.
- "Secrets for Loading the Old Ones, Part 1" John Campbell, 8-pp. guide on getting old rifles to shoot accurately, in the February issue of The Accurate Rifle. Part 2, 5 pp. in the March issue with Greenhill formula chart.
- "Custom Stocking a Farquharson, Part 1" Dominick Pisano, 3-pp. article on making a pattern stock for machine forming, in February The Accurate Rifle. Parts 2 & 3, fitting the machined stock 5 pp. in the March issue.
- "Wood Finish of the Early American Firearm" Eric Kettenburg, Part 1: Use and Mfg. of Scraping Blades, in January Muzzle Blasts. Part 2: Staining and Burnishing (with aqua fortis) in February, 2001 issue.
- "Stangenspargel" (Lance asparagus) David Schiller, describes a most unusual French "Mousqueton Modele 1854" 9 mm breechloader, wherein the vertical dropping breechblock secures a rimfire cartridge ignited by a hook-shaped vertical striker (apparently with a cam at its top) powered by the trigger guard as mainspring. The French used it as parade arm with 46-inch bayonet. Two specimens exist in European museums. If you can figure this out any better than I, you'll need to see the 5-pp. article, from February Visier. Most of it deals with French history.
- "From Pelt to Felt" Jim Hardee, 4-pp. description of how felt hats were made from beaver fur. Want to know how that derby was made, that you wear to matches? in Jan. 1999 Muzzle Blasts.
- "The New High Wall Rifle and Action" Tom Schiffer, 5-pp. evaluation of the new Winchester high wall rifle made by the Ballard Rifle and Cartridge Company in Cody, WY in February Precision Shooting.
- "Flash Hole Study, .44-90 Meacham Highwall" M.L. McPherson, 10 pp. in February Precision Shooting. Larger holes improve accuracy.
- "Fill that Unsightly Hole" Chip Todd, 4-pp instructions for filling screw holes and dovetail sight slots, in the February issue of American Gunsmith.
- "The US Model 1873 'Trapdoor' Springfield" Paul Scarlata, 4 pp. of history in January-February, 2000 Classic Arms and Militaria.
- "The Toggenburger" Garry Hollands, 3-pp. description of Chicago rifle, in March SS Exchange
2001, No. 1
- "Lights, Camera, Shoot" John Coory, 6-pp. description of the role of the "armorer" in present-day film production, in November Australian Shooter.
- "Boots Obermeyer, on Extreme Rifle Accuracy, Part 2" John Taylor, 5-pp. interview about 5R rifling profile with non-radial land edges, in December, 2000 Accurate Rifle. (Part 1 is in November, 2000 issue.)
- "Forend Bedding for Single-Shot Rifles”, Steven Hughes, 4 pp. about Rugers and Winchesters, in Dec. Accurate Rifle.
- "The Fabulous .40s; Great Cartridges from a Golden Era" John Campbell, 8 pp. with loads, in December Accurate Rifle.
- "Classic Cartridges: Getting Down to Cases" John Campbell, 5 pp. of classifying old cartridges into six groups, in January Accurate Rifle.
- "A Short History of the .22 Rimfire Cartridge in the United States" Hap Rocketto, 9 pp. in December Accurate Rifle. (Maybe you should subscribe to The Accurate Rifle!)
- "An Old Twist to a New Millennium" John Campbell, 6-pp. discussion of the importance of matching bullet weight to rifling twist, and Norm Lammers' Greenhill formula chart, in November Precision Shooting.
- "Schuyler, Hartley & Graham; Sales & Shipments of Military Remington Rolling Block Arms to the Americas, 1868 to 1900" Edward Hull, 9-pp. in-depth article about the Remington rolling blocks sold south of the border, in December Gun Report.
- "Alexander Henry's Rook Rifle and ihre große Schwester" (Alexander Henry's Rook Rifle and its Big Sister) Bertram Kropa, 4-pp. about a smaller version of the Henry dropping block rifle, in December Visier.
- "Making an Adjustable Headspace Gage for Rimmed Cartridges" Lowell Braxton, 4 pp. in December-January Machinist’s Workshop.
- “Me and My Guedes" Thos. Davis, 4 pp. of shooting an 1885 Guedes rifle, in Nov-Dec The Fouling Shot. Davis' email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Fred T. Huntington, RCBS Inventor and Marketing Genius" Karl Bosselmann, 10 pp. in two parts, in January and February, 1995 issues of Target Gun (GB), photocopy sent by the author.
- "Winchester Low Wall .25-20 WCF" Ken Waters describes his original rifle in 3 pp. in Rifle No. 193, January 2001.
- "Laufkundschaft" (Passing trade) Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Rektenwald, 4-pp. evaluation (in German) of the Rigby long range match rifle reproduction by Artax (no address), in November Visier.
- "Sharps Breechblock Repair" Dan Phariss, 3 pp. article of bushing the (Model 1874) firing pin hole and making a new firing pin out of a piece of 3/32" piano wire, in Winter, 2000 Black Powder Cartridge News.
2000, No. 6
- "Gunmakers of Norwich, Connecticut, Part 1 - W.H. Davenport Arms Company" Dick Salzer, 2-pp. history with relationships with Bay State and Hopkins and Allen companies, and a list of Davenport patents, in the October issue of The Gun Report.
- "Francis Bannerman VI, Military Goods Dealer to the World" Dwight Demeritt Jr, 8 pp. of history in the May Bulletin of the American Society of Arms Collectors, No. 82,
- "Making a Spinning Target" Lowell Braxton, 2 pp. in Machinist’s Workshop, Oct-Nov. (Welding one seems easier.)
- "Determining the Size of a Metric Thread from Inch Measurements" Robert Koval, 2 pp. in Machinist’s Workshop, Oct-Nov.
- "Recent Observations Concerning the Issue and Trial of the Experimental 24" Barrel Springfield Carbine (Model 1886)" Dusan Farrington, 13 pp. with footnotes in December Man at Arms.
- "Lemon Meringue Stock - A linseed oil finish for Amateurs" Nikitas Kypridemos, 5-pp. article using 1 egg, 1 lemon, alcohol, and linseed oil, in 2001 Gun Digest.
- "John Barlow, the Ideal Man" Jim Foral, 9-pp. history of Barlow and Ideal loading tools and molds, in 2001 Gun Digest.
- "Wood Scrapers, an Alternative to Sandpaper" Larry Lyles, how to make them from old saw blades, 6 pp. in November Muzzle Blasts.
- "Wood Finishes for the Home Workshop" Curly Maples, 5-pp. almost a follow-up of the previous article, in November Muzzle Blasts.
2000, No. 5
- "Photographs of an altered Remington RB Rifle" by the late Maurice Guy. A 1-pp. spread of a .40-70 Sharps Straight rolling block with Hepburn-style side lever, altered by James Brown & Son, Pittsburgh in the 1880s, in Man at Arms, August issue.
- "Edler Wilder Westen" Markolf Schmidt, 7-pp review of Lone Star rolling block and C. Sharps highwall rifles, and BP loading table for 15 cartridges, in July Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Ruud um den Block" (Around the Block), Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Recktenwald, 7-pp review of the Pedersoli Sharps Millennium and Boss Gun replicas (in German), in the July issue of Visier.
- "A Trip to the Ballard Rifle and Cartridge Company" John Dutcher, 4-pp. description of the company's operation, in August Precision Shooting.
- "The Effects of Muzzle Damage Examined" Norman Johnson, 5-pp. analysis of 12 degree muzzle cut (minimal; changed point of impact), rock damage and cleaning rod wear (considerable) in August Precision Shooting.
- "Structural Analysis of Firearms Metals" Robert Fish, 4 pp. in August American Gunsmith.
- "The Ruger No. 1, Shooting and Tuning" Ross Seyfried, 7-pp. in Rifle No. 191.
- "The Eagle Target" Jack Stoner, 1-pp account of the German Vogelschieβen with schuetzen rifle at last year's NMLRA National Match, in August Muzzle Blasts.
- "Installing a Pre-threaded Short Chambered Rifle Barrel" Steve Acker, 7 pp. in August-September Machinist’s Workshop.
2000, No. 4
- "This Chamber Ring Thing" John Campbell, with tests by Charlie Dell and comments by Mic McPherson, 8 pp. in May Precision Shooting. Use pure cotton wads, not Dacron.
- "Australian Cadet Martini Rifles" Part 1 of 2, Ian Skennerton & Ray McMahon, 7-pp. description & exploded view, in Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector Magazine Bulletin No. 19.
- "You CAN Do Something" Eric Value, 3-pp account of a buyer's legal ordeal in getting his money back for an altered sword from William Fagen of Clinton, Michigan. The lawsuit was successful, but a $4750 sword cost the seller almost ten times that in legal fees. Did you know that a 5-day return policy means that the item must be back in the hands of the seller in five days, even if three of those are on a holiday weekend? In the June issue of The Gun Report.
- "The Little Darling of the Ballard Line, Yesterday and Today" G.J. Layman, 3 pp. of praise for the 3F Fine Gallery Model and the Ballard Rifle & Cartridge Co. reproduction, in May-June Backwoodsman.
- "A Tale of Three Maynards" Garry Hollands, 4-pp. Part 3, 1863 percussion and 1882 Cartridge. (the 1st two parts discussed the 1863 military carbine, civilian models 1865 and 1873, the 1st two percussion rifles, and 1873 CF rifle, September 1999 and January, 2000), in SS Exchange, June 2000.
- "Manson Rifle Receiver Blueprinting Tools" Steve Acker, 5-pp. of how to rifle a bolt action receiver from the rear, in line with the bolt cavity, in July-August Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Removing a Broken Screw" Steve Acker, 3-pp. article of various methods, and finally an end mill when others fail, in June-July Home Shop Machinist.
- "The Swinburn Rifle - An 'Improved' Martini?" Ray McMahon, 2-pp. with action drawings from patents of the 1870s British trials, in International Arms & Militaria Collector, No. 19.
- "Creedmore [sic]: An American Spectacle" Dick Salzer. 12-pp. recount of the 1873 first international match, with a listing of long range rifles, in The Gun Report, December, 1998.
- "The Wilkinson Loader" Robert Halter, 3-pp. description of the powder measure, in The Gun Report, January, 1999.
- "Mossberg SSI-One" Stan Trzoniec, 4-pp. description of Mossberg's introduction into the single shot rifle game with an under-lever tip-up rifle for high-power cartridges, in Rifle, July, 2000.
- “My Luck Continues" Robert Altmaier, 2-pp. description of Peter Altmaier rifles (Harrisburg, PA), including a single shot, in May issue of Monthly Bugle of Penn. Antique Gun Collectors Assn.
- "Weight Sorting Brass" Clint Dahlstrom, 2 pp. in Spring/Summer issue of Canadian Marksman.
- "The Model 1878 Sharps Rifle" Dave Thorn, 3 pp. history in the summer issue of Black Powder Cartridge News. Address of where to get letters of authentication
- "Contouring Tapered or Swamped Barrels" Fred Stutzenberger, 4-pp. Part V of "Essentials of Barrelmaking" in the July issue of Muzzle Blasts.
2000, No. 3
- "Albini-Braendlin Fusil Modele 1853-1867M/80" Part 1, Guy & Leonard A-R-West, 4-pp. description of the first Belgian (trapdoor) breechloader, in March-April Classic Arms and Militaria.
- "Something Special - AGP22", Colin Greenwood, 2-pp. description of a Parker-Hale .22LR Francotte Martini rifle with a long eye relief Zeiss scope mounted so low as to be in direct contact with the barrel, in March-April Classic Arms and Militaria.
- "Die gab's nur einmal" Klaus Schinmeyer, 6-pp. evaluation of C. Sharps Arms Model 1875 sidehammer rifle, in the March issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Reading Wind Conditions" Bill Bartram, 7 partial pp. about wind flags in April Precision Shooting. Seems obvious: direction and velocity. Nice photo of Stevens Favorites on the cover.
- "Molybdenum Disulfide and Shooting" James Bachynsky, 4-pp. success story of bullet lube in Canadian Marksman, winter, 2000.
- "30-90 C. Sharps Sporting Rifle (Hartford Style)" Dave Scovill in the "Spotting Scope" section of Rifle No. 189, 4-pp. article of praise, with loads.
- "Takedown Rifles, practical or frivolous?" Ross Seyfried, 8-pp. describing various takedown systems, but with major exclusions, in Rifle, No. 189.
- "Sight Pressing with Whathaveyou", making rams for drill-press or vise for pushing out/in dovetail sights, 2 pp. in May American Gunsmith.
2000, No. 2
- "Metal Finishes for the Home Workshop" Rusty Steele (surely a pen name), 5 pp. guide to bluing and browning for the hobbyist gun builder, in February Muzzle Blasts.
- "Schuetzen Gun Company" 2-pp. evaluation of a rolling block rifle by Richard McKinney in the "Custom Corner" by Stan Trazoniec in March Rifle magazine.
- "A Prototype Colt Laidley Rifle - Death of a Salesman" Edward A. Hull, 3-pp. addendum to this rolling block rifle's story published in the December, 1967 The Gun Report. 52 rifles were made for Russian consideration and then the patent was bought by Eli Whitney for production of the Whitney-Laidley rifle. This article is in the March, 2000 issue of The Gun Report.
- "Billy Dixon, Plainsman Supreme" Steve Englert, 6-pp. account taken from Arms Gazette, in Black Powder Annual, 1995. Engkert owns Dixon's 1876 Winchester, .45-75 rifle.
- "The Great Creedmoor Rifle Match of 1874" Bob Smith, 10-pp. account with bibliography, in Black Powder Annual, 1987.
- "The Ethics of Arms Restoration" David Chicoine, 3 pp. in Man at Arms, April, 2000. Depends on definition.
- "Stevens Favorite Model 30G" 2-pp. critical evaluation in the Dope Bag of The American Rifleman, March, 2000.
2000, No. 1
- "Keller-Meister" Andreas Keiner & Hartmut Mrosek, 7-pp. review of the new improved Sanftl percussion schuetzen rifle with rear-striking hammer, in German, in November Visier.
- "The Civil War Sharps Rifle" John McAulay, 6-pp. overview of the 1859 Sharps percussion in the service of Army, Navy, and Connecticut, in April, 1999 American Rifleman. "Meacham Low Wall" 2-pp. Dope Bag review in August, 1999 American Rifleman. They like it.
- "Westley Richards Breech-Loaders" Roy McMahon, 2-pp. account of the 1869 British field trials that chose the Martini (rifle, not the cocktail) instead, in No. 18 International Arms & Militaria Collector.
- "Allyn H. Tedmon: Godfather of Stevens Rifles" Clarence Anderson, 9-pp. biography in December Precision Shooting.
- "Browning's Superb Single Shot" John Enright, 3-pp. review of the 1885 BP rifle, in Dec. Australian Shooter.
- "Chambering a Rifle Barrel for Accuracy" Randolph Constantine, 5 pp. in December Home Shop Machinist.
- "Stronger Scope Installation" Steve Acker, (re-tap to 8-40 screws), 4 pp. in December Home Shop Machinist.
- "Nagant-Remington Rifle Production" Ed Hull, 4 pp. of the Swiss connection of Russian rolling blocks, and more information sought, in 4th Quarter, 1999 of Remington Society of America Journal.
- "Names and Notes" 2-pp. report on the German team at Quantico last August by Robert Cadek, in January Visier (in German).
- "Donau-Welle" Wolfgang Finze & Hamza Malalla, 6-pp. description of the Austrian Werndl rifles M. 1867 and 1873, with dimensions of the 11 mm Werndl Cartridge, in January Visier (in German).
1999, No. 6
- "Bristlen Cal. 45 di Pedersoli" Bruno Circi, 4-pp. evaluation of Italian percussion rifle, in July, 1992 Armi e Tiro.
- "Per Fare Sempre Centro" Nicola Bandini, 4-pp. evaluation of Pedersoli 1874 Sharps Sporting No. 3 and 1874 Sharps Silhouette rifles, in Sept. 1995 Armi e Tiro.
- "La Fine dell' Avancarica" Nello Ciampitti, 4-pp. evaluation of original 1873 Springfield trapdoor rifle, in July, 1995 Armi e Tiro.
- "La Rinascita del Trapdoor" Nicola Bandini, 6-pp. evaluation of Pedersoli Springfield trapdoor long range rifle S-906, in March 1989 Armi e Tiro.
- "Handlich and preiswert" Norbert Klups, 4-pp. evaluation of the H&R Handi-Rifle, in September Deutsches WaffenJournal.
- "Finding and Making Gun Parts" Steve Acker, 2 pp. of hints, legalities, and 7 sources, in October Machinist’s Workshop.
- "Remington Single-Barrel Rolling Block Shotguns" 5 pp. in Remington Society of America Journal, 3rd Quarter, 1999.
- "The Lure of the Single Shot" Mark Keefe, 5-pp. introduction in November/December American Rifleman.
- "John Madole's Sidelever Barreled Action" Steven Hughes, 2-pp. (and cover photo) of modified Ruger No. 3, in October Precision Shooting.
- "Loading the .50-70 Government" Mike Venturino, 6 pp, 8 loads. in Handloader No. 202.
- ".25-36 Marlin" Ken Waters, 6 pp. with loads, in Handloader No. 202.
- "Remington-Gewehr" Hans Heigel, 4-pp. evaluation of the Remington-made No. 1 rolling block Mid-Range Sporter, in German, in November Internationales Waffen-Journal.
- "Building a Target Rifle" Part 4, Steve Acker, 7-pp. head-spacing, crowning, mounting and truing scope mounts, in November-December Home Shop Machinist.
- "Rain, Rain, Go Away", Harold Vaughn and Jack Jackson, 6-pp. discussion of the effect of raindrops on the bullet's flight, in November Precision Shooting.
1999, No. 5
- "Provaci Ancora Quigley" Nicola Bandini, (in Italian), 8 pp. praise of Pedersoli's Model 1852 (the date on the side-plate) Sharps Quigley Sporting .45-120 Rifle, in June Armi e Tiro.
- "Prova Evergreen" Nicola Bandini, (in Italian), 6-pp. report on the 1874 Armi Sport Sharps replica in .45-70, in Armi e Tiro, July.
- "Fall Sucht" Wolfgang Finze, &Matthias Recktenwald (in German), 4 pp. of reloading information for the .577-.450 Martini Henry, in Visier, July.
- "Conversions for Winchester Single Shot Action" K.E. Smith, 1 p. of drawings for conversion to rimless case extraction; adaptation to draw bolt through stock; bushed firing pin; and template for bending lower tang to pistol grip, in March, 1961 Precision Shooting.
- "Büffeltöter" (Buffalo Slayer) Markolf Schmidt (in German), 7-pp. review of Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 LRE .45110 rifle, in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, July.
- "The Importance of Correct Stock Design" Karl Bosselmann, 4 pp. of criteria, in Australian Shooters Journal, July.
- "Ball & Williams Ballards: Early 1862 to mid 1965" John Dutcher, 17 pp. history and description of the arms, in Gun Report, August.
- "Pin-Hole Diopter Shooting Glasses" Don Depew, 2 pp. of how to put the peep sight on your glasses for better vision, in August Muzzle Blasts.
- "Fifty-one, Fifty-five, and Fifty-seven" George Stephens, 6-pp. description of two Ray Morgan-Eric Johnson target rifles, of which fewer than 85 were made, in Precision Shooting, August.
- "Flute Your Own Barrel" Norman Johnson, 2-pp. how-to-do-it, in Machinist’s Workshop, August.
- "Building a Target Rifle, Part 3" Steve Acker, 8 pp. of chambering, in The Home Shop Machinist, Sept.-October.
- "Watson Gun-Sight Company" Alan Capon, 7-pp. reproduction of that company's 24-pp. turn-of-century catalog, in Arms Collecting, August.
1999, No. 4
- "Some Brief Experiments in Ballistics" Karl Bosselmann, 3-pp. of three experiments that indicate hunting rifles should be zeroed at the conditions of altitude and temperature expected at the hunt site, in Australian Shooters Journal, May, 1999.
- "Building a Target Rifle" Part 2, Steve Acker, cutting receiver threads and truing Remington bolt lugs and face, 7 pp. in Home Shop Machinist, July-August, 1999.
- "The Return of the Ballard" Tom Schiffer, 7-pp. review of the new rifles of the Ballard Arms & Cartridge. Co, in Precision Shooting, July, 1999.
1999, No. 3
- "The Wurffleins of Philadelphia: Artisans at the End of an Era" Ronelle Willadsen 18-pp. overview of the family and its percussion and tip-up rifles, in the Journal of the American Society of Arms Collectors, No. 79.
- "Alvan Clark and the False Muzzle" John D. Hamilton, 7-pp. describing the invention of 1840, in the Journal of the American Society of Arms Collectors, No. 79.
- "The British .450-.577 Martini Henry Rifle, Part 1, Where it came from" Allan Vaisham, 4 pp; “Martini-Henry, an All-Time Classic, Part 2, How to shoot one" Winston Coates, 3 pp., both in March, 1999 Australian Shooters Journal.
- "The Best of the Boys' Rifles" John Dunn, 4-pp. praise of Stevens Favorites and Remington No. 4, in April, 1999 Australian Shooters Journal.
- "Erbfolge" (Inheritor), Peter Keller & Matthias Recktenwald, 2-pp praise of H&R's Buffalo Classic tip-up rifle, in March, 1999 Visier. (German)
- "Replacing an Integral Front Sight" Steve Acker, 3 pp. on a Ruger Blackhawk sight, in Machinist’s Workshop, April 1999.
- "Tips to Build a German Claw Mount" Reto Buehler, 2 pp. in Gunmaker No. 86.
- "Pressure-Sustaining Cartridges" David Tucker, 7 pp. overview of whisper cartridges without report, muzzle flash or smoke, in the Journal of the Int'l. Ammunition Assn., No 406.
- "Martini-Henry Nonsense" Barry Temple, 2 pp explaining the .577/.450 cartridge designation, in Int’l Arms and Militaria Collector, No. 15.
- "Custom Corner - Stott's Creek Armory" Stan Trzoniec, 2-pp of praise of Dick Binger's splendid Sharps-Borchardt restoration, in Rifle, No. 183.
- "Ballard No. 5 Pacific Model; Revival of a Classic" Mike Venturino. 3-pp. description of the new Ballard rifle, although this one with a 3-finger lever, in Rifle, 183.
- "The Single Shot Advantage" Ross Seyfried, (You better make that first shot count!), 5 pp. in Rifle, # 183.
- "What About Gain Twist Barrels?" M.L. McPherson, 10-pp. of positive results, in Precision Shooting, April, 1999.
- "Time Capsule; objects in history" Jim Fitzpatric, 1-pp. description of Pope Mfg. Co. bicycles for use in wartime (Pope-cycles?), in American History, April, 1999, sent by Bob Tyler for the archives.
- "Long Range Büchsen von Andreas Baumkircher" (Long range rifles of A.B.) Bertram Kropac, 4-pp. description of new Swiss RB rifle, in the April, Internationales Waffen-Magazin (in German).
- "Seltene Gaste" (Strange Guests) W. Finze & M. Recktenwald, 6-pp. review of C. Sharps Arms Co. Sharps, and Lone Star rolling block rifles, in the April, 1999 Visier. (In German).
- "Remington Pistol-Framed Cadet Rifle" Leon Wier, 3-pp explanation of 50 cal. RF rifles made up of Remington parts by Hardy & Graham Co., in the 1st Quarter, 1999 Journal of the Rem Soc. of America.
- "Building a Target Rifle" Steve Acker, Part 1 of a series; threading the barrel on a bolt action, 9 pp. in The Home Shop Machinist, May-June, 1999.
- "Black Powder Cartridges for Hunting and Silhouette on the Range and in the Field" Mike Venturino, 7-pp. article with tips for shooting, in Handloader No. 199.
- "Der Konkurrent - Remington Rolling Block No. 5 Military Rifle" Gerhard Ortmeier, 4-pp. history of the Mexican connection (in German) in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, April, 1999.
- "A Boer Martini" Geoffrey Allen, 4-pp. description and history of a Z.A.R. Francotte-Martini, .577-450, in V. 5, No. 6 Classic Arms and Militaria.
- "The Cadet Martini" Geoff Allen, 2-pp. article about collecting and shooting, in V. 6, # 1 Classic Arms and Militaria.
1999, No. 2
- "Rifles for BPCR Silhouette Competition" Mike Venturino, 6 pp. of evaluation of currently available single shot rifles and calibers (all positive), in Rifle, No. 182.
- "Build a Working Canon" Paul Holm, 5 pp. in Machinist’s Workshop, February, 1999.
- "A Rear Sight Shifter" Steve Acker, for the 1911 Colt: a screw with a piece of angle iron, 2 pp. in Machinist’s Workshop, February (Formerly Projects in Metal).
- "Gun Iron and Mild Steel" L.H. Swinney, 5 pp. of the history of barrel steels, in Muzzle Blasts, March, 1999, reprinted from No. 78 Journal of the American Society of Arms Collectors, May, 1998.
- "Spurensuche" Wolfgang Dicke, 5-pp. article about the German roots of Winchester engraver, John Ulrich, in February Deutsches Waffen-Journal (in German).
- "Dr. Maynard's Rifle-Musket" O.H. McKagen, 4-pp. description of flintlock conversion to breechloader, in March Gun Report.
1999, No. 1
- "Pedersoli's 1874 Sharps" David Hanna, 5-pp article about shooting it and a little history. He doesn't mention the metallurgical shortcomings, in Australian Shooters Journal, Nov. 1998.
- "Hege-Uberti Western Single Shot Rifle Mod. 1885" Hans Heigel, 3-pp. article of praise the the Italian high wall rifle, in the January-February issue of Internationales Waffen-Magazin.
- "A Barrel Vise" Steve Acker, 2-pp how to build one, in December, 1998 Projects in Metal.
- "A Short Primer on the Primer" M.L. McPherson, 10-pp unusually lucid explanation of what happens at the instant of ignition, and that the choice of primer makes a difference, in December Precision Shooting.
- "More Notes on the .45-70 and Reduced Capacity Cases" Bruce Buckner, with comment by Mic McPherson, 4-pp in December Precision Shooting, a follow-up of a previous 7-pp article, "A Newcomer to the 45-70 and Some Notes on Reduced Capacity Cases" in the May issue.
- ".25-20 Single Shot" Gil Sengel, 3-pp. history and dimensions (no loads), in Handloader No. 197.
- "Case Coloring" Bill Holmes, 3-pp. description of how to do it easily with tincture of benzoin (but see Letters section), in 1994 Guns Illustrated Annual.
- "Iron Sights for Classic Rifles" Roger Clouser, 8-pp. evaluation of modern-made target vernier sights, nothing negative, addresses, in Precision Shooting, January, 1999.
1998, No. 6
- "Meacham High Wall and Low Wall" Part 2, M.L. McPherson, 10-pp. description of testing Meacham's action with a .22 Hornet, Precision Shooting, September, 1998.
- "Block-Buster" Wolfgang Finze, 4 pp. description of the 12.17x44R Swedish rolling block and how to reload for it (use .348 Winchester brass) Visier, Oct. 1998 (in German).
- "Chambering a Rifle Barrel" Steve Acker, 4 pp. (but he checks the headspace with the barrel still in the lathe!) Projects in Metal, October, 1998.
- "The Last Post: Dr. Walter G. Hudson" Paul Nordquist, 8-pp. recap of Hudson's life, Precision Shooting, October, 1998.
- "The Battle of Adobe Walls" Bob Glodt, 4-pp. description, Black Powder Cartridge News, fall, 1998. In the next issue: Dixon's 1538-yard shot.
- "Lone Star Rolling Blocks" Mike Venturino, 3-pp. description of rifles, including the Cove underlever, Black Powder Cartridge News, fall, 1998.
- "Yaw, Drag, and Twist" Dr. Richard Gunn, 3 pp., Black Powder Cartridge News, fall, 1998.
- "A Look Back At - and Into - the Maynard Rifle" Chick Blood, 5-pp description with disassembly and reassembly of the Model 1882 rifle, American Gunsmith, November, 1998.
- ".25-20 Single Shot" C. Brockway, 5-pp. description of shooting a built-up High Wall, with loads, in Handloader, No. 196.
- "Case-Forming the .310 Cadet Cartridge" Joel Black, 4 pp. of forming brass from the .32-20 WCF, The Single Shot Exchange, November, 1998.
- "Lewis L. Hepburn, Remington Gunmaker Extra Ordinaire" Swinney, 14-pp. biography with descriptions of his rifles, including the Remington Hepburn, 4-barrel rifle, and lever action repeaters, Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter, 1998.
- "William P. McFarland and the Maynard Rifle" Ken Descovich, 5-pp. history of McFarland's career with the Mass. Arms Company, and description of his rack-and-pinion tang sight, Gun Report, May, 1998.
- "Special Order New Haven Arms Co. Rising Block Sporting Rifle" R. Bruce McDowell, 7-pp. description of an unusual single shot rifle wherein the 32 rimfire chamber is in the breechblock, Gun Report, October, 1998.
- "A 'Dual Fire Maynard' Response" Ed. by C.R. Suydam, one page comment on McKagen's article in the April Gun Report, this one in the October, 1998 issue.
1998, No. 5
- ".38-50 Remington" Jerry Matalavag, 2 pp. of loads and shooting, in Black Powder Cartridge News, summer, 1998.
- "The Battle of Adobe Walls" Bob Glodt, Part 1, Prelude to a Conflict, 4 pp. in Black Powder Cartridge News, summer, 1998.
- "The Versatile Ballard Dual Ignition Rifle" Allen Bristow, 2 pp. of the pitfalls of shooting it, in The Backwoodsman, July-August, 1998.
- "Shooting the Snider-Enfield .577" Garry Hollands, 2 pp. in The Single Shot Exchange, May, 1997.
- "L'eterno Rivale dello Sharps" Nello Ciampitti, 6-pp. evaluation of the Umberti Winchester high wall reproduction, less critical than that of John Campbell in the Journal/News of March-April, in Italian, in Armi e Tiro, July, 1998.
- "In Our Own Time ... Kenneth R. Bresien" Clark Frasier, 3-pp. description of Bresien's barrels and his life history, in Muzzle Blasts, August, 1998.
- "Do-It-Yourself; Electrochemical Bore Cleaner" Dann Eichner, 2 pp. in August, 1998 American Gunsmith.
- "Cutting Rifle Barrel Threads" Steve Acker, 2 pp. in August, 1998 Projects in Metal.
- "Rust Bluing, Step-by Step" no author given, 4 pp. in American Gunsmith, December, 1997.
- "Meacham High Wall and Low Wall" Part 1, M.L. McPherson, 7-pp. description of Steve Meacham's reproduction rifles, their design and production, in August, 1998 Precision Shooting.
- "Westley Richards .310 cadet; the New Guinea Connection" Murray Thompson, 2 pp. in Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector, No. 13
1998, No. 4
- "Block-Werke" Hartmut Mrosek and Matthias Recktenwald, 12-pp. description of European falling block .45-70 rifle reproductions with historic photos from the ASSRA journal, in the May issue of Visier (in German).
- "Ruger No. 1 in .218 Bee" Stan Trzoniec, 5 pp. with loads, in Rifle magazine, No. 178, July 1998.
- "Eine kurze Karriere" Dr. David Schiller, 6-pp. description of the Remington Rider split-breech carbine and a comparison with the Pedersoli reproduction, in June Visier (in German.)
- "Browning Mod. 1885 Traditional Hunter" Hans Heigel, 3-pp cursory description, in German, in Internationales Waffen-Magazin, May 1998.
1998, No. 3
- "Cast Bullets in the Ruger No. 1" Merrill Martin, 6 pp of how to get the Ruger No. 1 to shoot, in The Cast Bullet, March-April, 1998.
- "A 'Dual-Fire' Maynard Carbine Conversion?" O.H. McKagen, 4 pp. in April, 1998 Gun Report. Fires both percussion and RF .56-50 Spencer
- "Centering a Rifle Bore" Steve Acker, the Gunsmith Machinist, 2 pp. in Projects in Metal, April, 1998.
- "Make Your Own Bulk Gun-Cleaner/Lubricant”, Bob Bradley, 4 pp. in American Gunsmith, March, 1998.
- "Make Your Own Bore Cleaner for Less Than $26 a Gallon" Bob Bradley, 2 pp. in April, American Gunsmith.
1998, No. 2
- "Today's .45-70 Trapdoor Springfields; Modern Replicas for a Classic Cartridge" Mike Venturino, 4-pp appraisal of Pedersoli trapdoors sold by Cabella's. (They have 3-groove bbls.) in Nov, 1997 Shooting Times.
- "Drilling and Tapping for Scope Mounts" Steve Acker, 3 pp. in Projects in Metal, February, how to mount bolt action receiver scope mounts.
- "Distinguiert; Blockbüchse System Frohn 1906" (Distinguished Dropping Block Rifle of the System Frohn) Walter Schulz, (in German) 2-pp description of Werner Biederstädt's newly manufactured SS hunting rifle, as a supplement to the description of his target rifle described in DMJ 8/1996, in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, January, 1998.
- The Specialheft 98 issue of Internationales WaffenMagazin is dedicated to sniper rifles and their use, ancient and modern (mostly modern.) In German. Borrow the whole issue for $5.
- "Uberti's New High Wall" Brett Boyd's cursory test of the .45-70 Winchester replica and he likes it, 3 pp. in March Single Shot Exchange. See also John Campbell's evaluation in this issue of the News.
- "Match Shooting in 1877" S.S. Young, 8-pp. description of sight pictures, wind doping, shooting positions for long range shooting, excerpted from The Three Rifles (reviewed in the last issue), in Black Powder, journal of the Muzzle Loaders' Assn. of Great Britain, V. 44, 1997.
- “The Story of the Pool Tool" Gerald Cleave, 9-pp. copy of the Pope re-decapper, still being made by the author, in the March issue of Precision Shooting.
- 'The Last Post, Claude Roderick" 1-p. gravesite description of erstwhile ASSRA postal match manager, in March Precision Shooting.
1998, No. 1
- "A Gun Writer and His Mail" Frank de Haas, 4 pp. about the mail he got, in 1998 Gun Digest.
- "The Armory Hornets" Mark Benenson, .22 Hornets built on the 1922 Springfield rifles, 10 pp. in 1998 Gun Digest.
- "American Rifle Games" Russ Gilmore, 11 pp. the resurgence of rifle shooting during the Creedmoor days, in 1998 Gun Digest.
- "Winchester's Single-Shot, Drawing New Conclusions" John Campbell, 8 pp. of insight from having found and read Winchester shop drawings, in February Man at Arms.
- "Un Mito degli Anni Sessanta" Nello Ciampitti, 4 pp. about test firing the .270 Ruger No. 1 (in Italian) in November, 1997 Armi e Tiro.
- "Shooting the 32-35 Stevens" Charles Sharps, how to do it and where to find brass (from Bob Hayley, 817-888-3352), 1 page in January Single Shot Exchange.
- "US-Gewehr M-1861 aptiert nach System Miller" Rolf Wirtgen, trapdoor musket conversion, 1 p. in December Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
1997, No. 6
- "A Winter's Project" John Bivins' 24-pp series on the restoration of a percussion schuetzen rifle, in Muzzle Blasts, July-Nov, 1984. Send also 74¢ SASE.
- "Winchester's Anonymous Single Shot: the Low Wall" John Campbell, '7-pp detailed history and description, in Gun Digest, 1998.
- ".32-40 TCR '87" Dale Gowen, eight pp. of loads fired in the Thompson Contender rifle, in No. 190 Handloader.
- ".45-90 WCF" Gil Sengel, three pp. of history and description (no loads) in Handloader No. 190.
- "Springfield Karabiner Mod. 1873 Trapdoor" Anton Steiner, 4-pp evaluation of the Pedersoli carbine (in German) in Nov. Internationales Waffen-Magazin.
1997, No. 5
- "Der Stecher" Part 2, Werner Boms, 2 pp. of French double set triggers, in Waffen-Freund, June, 1997.
- "The Whitney Phoenix, a Near-Forgotten Single Shot" George Layman, 4-pp. description in The Backwoodsman, July-August, 1997.
- "Rifle Bedding Pillars" Steve Acker in August Projects in Metal. These are metal sleeves around the guard screws in bolt action rifles. This issue has some other gems; masonry drills for drilling hardened steel without annealing.
- "A Gunsmith's Lathe Helper" is another '7-pp. gem from the "Gunsmith Machinist" column in Projects in Metal; this one in October, Vol. 10, No. 5. It's a collet to help you center work in the headstock, and to turn barrel shank threads up to a shoulder without a relief groove.
- "The Back Position with the Match Rifle" Barry C. Baker, 3-pp article on pros and cons in Black Powder Vol. 43, 1996 (Muzzle Loading Association of Great Britain).
- "A Sight Too Many?" Peter Jacques, 3-pp description of Gimms Metford cased rifle with scope and four iron sights, in Black Powder, same issue as above.
- "The Sharps Rifle - A Black Powder Alternative" Sam Fadala, 2-pp description of the Arm-sport import Sharps, in Rifle, No. 173.
- “Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Rifle" and "A Second Opinion on the Browning 1885 .40-65 WCF" both apparently by Sam Fadala, 8-pp product review in Rifle No. 173.
- "Wie in den alten Zeiten" Ulrich Eichstädt & Hartmut Mrosek, 11-pp report on the resurgence of the manufacture and shooting of German schuetzen rifles in August Visier.
- "Morris Fisher" Hap Rocketto, 9 pp. with bibliography, delightfully written overview of the US participation in the early Olympic free rifle competition and Fisher's subsequent participation in the New York shooting scene of the 1930s. The accidental discharge of a Belgian shooter's rifle almost killed several people, in August Precision Shooting.
- ".38-55 Ballard, Marlin and Winchester" Gil Sengel's "Cartridge Board" column in Handloader No. 189. 2-pp. history, no loads.
- "Long-Range-WM für Vorder- and Schwarzpulver-Hinterlader in Südafrika" Günter Kunz and Ulrich Kwade, a 3-pp description of the German team's participation in the recent long range championship match in South Africa. There's brief mention of the US victory and the high scores of US shooters (with names misspelled) in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, August, 1997.
1997, No. 4
- "Norman S. Brockway and his Rifles" Eric Bye, 5 pp with footnotes and bibliography, in June issue of Muzzleblasts.
- "The 577/450 Martini, A Golden Oldie" James McDowall, 2 pp of how to shoot it and mount sights, loads, in The Cast Bullet, May-June.
- "Trigger Job Pins" Steve Acker, making pins to mount trigger mechanisms outside the action, for sear engagement, etc. 2 pp in June Projects in Metal.
- "The R&D of Mitchell Optics New 'Miller 1600' Target Scope" Jim Miller, 5-pp description of new external-adjustment target scope, in Precision Shooting, April, 1997.
- "Bullet Design for Black Powder Cartridge Rifles" Richard Gunn, round nosed bullets best at subsonic velocities, 2 pp. in Black Powder Cartridge News, No. 18.
- "The Pedersoli Rolling Block Rifle" Steven Parfitt, 2-pp. evaluation in Black Powder Cartridge News, No. 18.
- "The Big Sharps: King of the Buffalo Killers" Elmer Keith, 6-pp. diatribe and photos of Keith's collection, in Guns magazine, March, 1959, donated by Tom Rowe.
- "A New Idea in Drop Tubes”, Larry Elliot, spiral tube compacts powder better, 4 pp. in July, Precision Shooting.
- “Browning Model 1885 BPCR" 2-pp. review of big bore long range rifle, in June American Rifleman
- ".25-25 Stevens" Greg Matthews, 3-pp. of description, some loads, in the July issue of Australian Shooters Journal
1997, No. 3
- "The Winchester Low-Wall" Mike Fagras, 4-pp. story of finding such a rifle in .25-20SS and shooting a rabbit with it, in No. 17, Spring issue of Black Powder Cartridge News.
- "Winchester High Wall Special, single shot extraordinaire" Ken Waters, 3-pp description of a special order rifle, in Rifle No. 171.
- "A Hard Look at the Genesis of the Winchester Single-Shot" Art Gogan, 5-pp. of doubt that Winchester VP Tom Bennett ever went to Utah to negotiate business with John Browning, in the June issue of Man at Arms.
- "Superpräzise, Winchester's Single Shot Rifle Mod. 1885," Wolfgang Dicke, 4-pp cursory history in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, April, 1997.
- "Custom Sporting Rifle Makers: A.O. Niedner, the Malden Years" Michael Petrov, 5 pp. in April Precision Shooting.
- "Der Stecher" (Set Trigger) by Werner Boms, 2- pp. description and diagrams of European double set triggers, in Waffen-Freund, March, 1997.
- “Moving a Firing Pin Hole" Steve Acker, 4 pp, for the 1911 Colt, but applicable to others if you have a very long drill, in Projects in Metal, April 1997.
- "The Peabody Single Shot Military Rifle" George Layman, 4 pp. of description in The Backwoodsman, March-April.
- "Long Tom" David Schiller, 3-pp description of the Pedersoli replica of the 1873 trapdoor Springfield rifle, in German, in Visier, May, 1997.
- "Replika einer Brockway Unterhammerbüchse" Bertram Kropac, 2-pp description of a Brockway replica made by Palmetto in Bresica, Italy for DM 1148, in German in Internationales Waffen-Magazin, May, 1997.
- "Widmers Matchpistolen" Ferdinand Hediger, 4pp of German SS target pistols, in Internationales Waffen-Magazin, May.
- "Loading for the Martini-Henry" Leonard Stanley, 5 pp. for reloading the .577-450 caliber, in May-June, 1996 issue of Classic Arms and Militaria (Brit.)
1997, No. 2
- "Installing a front sight" (a dovetailed sight on a 1911 Colt slide) by Steve Acker, 2 pp. in Projects in Metal, Feb. 1997.
- "Fette Beute" (Fat Loot) by Reinhard Starck, 4-pp overview of the Comblain rifle, with a photo of a prototype that resembles a Ballard, in German, Feb issue of Visier.
- "Freund & Bro. The Union Pacific and 'Hell on Wheels"' by Floyd Balentine, 11 pp history of where the Freund Bros had gunshops in the west, in Bulletin #75 of the American Society of Arms Collectors.
- "The First Model Maynard and its Accessories" J.R Salzer, 4 pp. in Gun Report, April, 1996.
- "Christopher Brand and his Guns" J.R Salzer, 7 pp. of SS rifle and whale gun, in Gun Report, May, 1996.
- "A 'Pope-Winchester' Left-Hand Target Rifle" Lewis Yearout, 5 pp. of unique rifle, in Gun Report, July, 1996.
- “Belgian 'Allin' Trapdoors" Ed. Hull, 5 pp. in Gun Report, August, 1996.
- "An Elusive Take-Down Winchester" John Mullen, 2-pp. description of 1st type high wall take-down musket, in Gun Report, Dec. 1996.
- "A Side-Lever Remington Rolling Block Conversion by Bown & Son" 2-pp. query w. photos by Maurice Guy, in Gun Report, March, 1997.
- ".577 Snider-Enfield Rifles and Carbines" Ian Skennerton, 6-pp description of variations, in Int’l Arms Collector No. 7.
1997, No. 1
- "Sight holding Fixtures" by Steve Acker, 2 pp in December Projects In Metal
- "Zeiss, Super-Sehhilfen" (Superior aids in seeing) by Walter Schulz, 4-pp. history of the Zeiss Optical Company, in November Deutsches Waffen-Journal. (in German)
- "Harris Gunworks Sharps, the Antietam" by John Kronfeld, 4-pp. description of a new reproduction Sharps rifle, in No. 169 Handloader.
- "Grofße Klappe" (Big trap door) by Hand-Jochen Grap, 6-pp description of 4 models of Snyder actions (in German) in Visier, Jan. 1988.
- "Reloading BP Cartridges for Maximum Accuracy” Richard Trenk, 4 pp. in Man at Arms, Feb, 1997. Good intro.
- "Replicating (?) Billy Dixon's Legendary Long Shot" M.L. McPherson, 12 pp in January Precision Shooting. It was possible but lucky.
- Product Review, Dixie 1874 Sharps, 2 pp in October, 1996 American Rifleman. They like it, but so-so accuracy.
1996, No. 6
- "Hot Bluing Steer” 5-pp article by Steve Acker describes hot blue-black treatment of machine parts using Brownell's Oxynate #7, in Home Shop Machinist, September-October.
- "Dial-Indicator Hardness Tester" by Joseph Moskwa, 3 pp. with schematic in Sept-Oct The Cast Bullet. It's a variation of the German spring-loaded dial-indicator hardness tester for lead alloys, available for rent from the archives.
- "A look inside the trapdoor of the Caliber 45 Rifle Model of 1973" by Larry Duddy is a 3-pp. account of the .45-70 cartridge evolution by the government, in the International Ammunition Association Journal, September-October, 1996.
- "Greener's .310 Cartridge, the Australian Cadet Martini Story," Murray Thompson, 3 pp. that focus on the cartridge, Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector No. 6 (V. 2 #2.)
- "J.P. Gemmer Remington Rolling Block" by McKinney, Sam Fadala, 2-pp description of McKinney's conversion of customers' rolling block rifles to John Gemmer's Hawken pattern, in Rifle No. 168.
- "The .45-70 Soldiering on, 123 years and counting” by Al Miller, 7-pp history and currant usage, in Rifle No. 168.
- "Making a Dovetail Front Sight" by Steve Acker, 2-pp how-to for a blade front sight, in Projects in Metal, October, 1996.
- "Anatomy of a Black Powder Blowup" by C. Rodney James, 7 pp. in 1996 Guns Illustrated, offers theories on how to blow a rolling block Remington and a trapdoor Springfield rifle.
- "Das Imperium schlägt zurück" (The Empire strikes back) by David Schiller in the October issue of Visier is a 4-pp account of Greener Martini police carbines.
- "Browning Mod. 1885 Low Wall" by Hans Heigel, 3-pp review of the new rifle in .223 Remington, in October Internationales Waffen-Magazin (in German).
- "Remington's Egyptian Contracts" by John Dunn, 8-pp about Egyptian rolling block rifles, with 30 footnotes, in 1st Quarter, 1996 Remington Society of America Journal. Also queries on RB & Hepburn shotguns in same issue.
- "System Pauly" (the first breechloader for CF cartridges) by Vladimir Dolinek, 4-pp in November 1996 Internationales Waffen-Magazin.
1996, No. 5
- "Abgebrannt" 1-pp article about the US Gibbs Model 1856 breechloading percussion rifle, in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, July, 1996.
- "Doppelt hilt besser" 2-pp article about the newly manufactured Heeren rifle in .30-'06 and .30-'06 rimmed, in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, July, 1996.
- "A Tale of Three Rolling Blocks..." author's name not given, three engraved Remington rifles' history sought, in 2nd quarter Journal of The Remington Society of America, 2 pp.
- "Browning's New Low Wall Rifle" Stan Trzoniec, 5-pp review of .22 Hornet redesign of the Winchester classic, in Rifle, No. 167.
- "Extremely High Ballistic Coefficient PRL Bullets" Bill Deane, 5-pp description about tungsten alloy bullets (heavier than lead) and their amazing accuracy, but no indication of how to make them, in Precision Shooting, August, 1996.
- "A Maynard Talks" Mike Petrov, "in its own words”, so to speak, and the American classic tells how a rifle lasts 132 years." 6 pp. in 1997 Gun Digest. Haven't you ever wondered what stories your rifle could tell?
- "The Fabulous Martini" Ferdinand Hefter, 12-pp history of the Hammerli Martinis, written by the Hammerli CEO, for which he won the John Amber literary award this year. In Gun Digest, 1996.
- "Schuetzen's Back for Sure" Dennis Bruns, 5-pp cursory history of the Coors Schuetzenfest, in Gun Digest, 1996. Another belated mention.
- "Passion im Moll" is a 6-pp description of Sharps rifle replicas by Markus Moll of Mönchengladbach, Germany, in the August Visier (in German).
- "The Snyder-type Conversion Shotguns" John Enright, 5-pp in the June issue of Australian Shooters Journal.
- "Gelungene Wiedergeburt" (Successful rebirth) of the 1906 System Frohn schuetzen rifle by Werner Biederstädt, 4-pp description in October Deutsches Waffen-Journal. A catalog of his products and prices also is available.
- "The .25-20 Single Shot" by Thomas Smith is a 2-pp. review of the cartridge with loads, in Handloader, No. 183.
- "Loading the Old Ones" by Dave Scovill; the use of Accurate Arms powder XMP- 5744 for BP cartridges, in Handloader No. 183.
- "Lead in the .45-70" by Glenn Latham, editor of the CBA Fouling Shot, 4 pp. in Precision Shooting, September, 1996.
- "Pierre Vernier (1580-1637)" by Charles Young, 7-pp. history of the man and the scale and how to read it, in September Precision Shooting.
1996, No. 4
- "Working in the Dark" or how to make nonstandard screw threads, 1/2 p. in July-August Home Shop Machinist.
- "Papalin-Bersaglier-Negussita Rolling Block", 3 pp. in May Diana Armi (in Italian) probably about a Remington rolling block in the service of Pope Pius IX.
- "The ZAR and OVS Martini Rifles", Roy McMahon, 2-pp. history of South African Martinis with those markings, in Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector, No. 5, 1996.
- "The Pacific Model Ballard" 2 pp. and 'The Remington Rolling Block No. 1", 3 pp. are in the No. 14 Summer, 1996 issue of Black Powder Cartridge News.
1996, No. 3
- "Fusili da Oscar" 6-pp description of the Pederson Sharps, in Italian, in Diana Armi, Jan 1996.
- "Fodder for the Forty-Fives" Chas. Yust, 6-pp of history of government cartridge configurations, in Int’l Ammunition Assn. Journal, March-April, 1996.
- "The First Model Maynard and its Accessories" by J.R Salzer is a 4-pp description of a cased rifle and an explanation of the Maynard "stopper cartridge" for use with percussion Maynards, in Apr. Gun Report
- “William Wurfflein on Target in the 90s" by Ronelle & Steve Willadsen is a 2-pp history of Wurfflein cast iron gallery targets, in The SS Exchange, April 1996. They are researching the Wurfflein Rifle Co. and will be listed in 'Work in Progress" in a future issue.
- "Turning Long Tapers Using a Boring Head" for turning long barrel tapers on your lathe without changing the tailstock center. 3 pp in the April Projects in Metal.
- "Cutting a Rifle Crown" (with a sleeve aligned to the bore rather than to the barrel contour), 2 pp. in June Projects in Metal.
- "Kentucky Rifle" 1-p description of the full-stocked Ballard rifles that Ball & Williams made for the state of Kentucky, in the March issue of Deutsches Waffen-Digest (in German.)
- "Remington Rolling Block No. 1 Long Range Match Rifle" by Ken Waters is 3 pages of description of the original Creedmoor rifle, in Rifle, No. 165.
- "First Schuetzen Match" by Glenn Latham, getting the rifle to shoot, 8 pp. in April Precision Shooting.
- "The Last Post" gravesite of A.O. Zischang, April, Precision Shooting; George C. Schoyen, in May issue.
- "The Owen Jones Magazine Rifle" by Ian Skennerton is a 5-pp description of box magazine rifles built on the British Martini action, in Int’l Arms & Militaria Collector, V. 1, No. 4, 1996.
- "The Boer 'Giddy' Rifle" 2-pp history of the Portugese Guedes rifle, in V. 1, # 4 Int'l Arms & Mili-tara Collector.
- "NMLRA Schuetzen Program" by Tom Schiffer, 4 pp of muzzIeloading schuetzen description in April Muzzleblasts.
- "How do Bullets Fly?" by Ruprecht Nennstiel of the German Bundeskriminalamt in Wiesbaden is intended as "an introduction to the mysteries of exterior ballistics of bullets fired from small arms." 40 pp. (in English) in the April, 1996 issue of the Journal of the Association of Firearm and Toot Mark Examiners. (This one may be hard to find in the archives.)
- "Christopher Brand and his Guns" by J.R Salzer is a 7-pp. article about the Allen-Brand breechloaders and whale rifle, in the May Gun Report. Another in January 1979 Gun Report.
- "Converting an original Military BPCR Rifle into a Match-Grade Target Rifle without Destroying its Collector Value" by Ken Scheel, 5 pp. in May Precision Shooting. (Add sights.)
- "The Offset Sight Problem" by Ken Erickson in May Precision Shooting is a 3-pp. solution to shooting with the other eye, in case you've rejected the mirror solution in the last issue of the News.
- "The .45-70 Family of Cartridges" by Steve Garbe, 4 pp describing eight relations, no loads, in Handloader No. 181.
- "Hummer .45-70 Lebt" 11-pp overview of modern-made rifles chambered for the 45-70, in German, in Visier, May, 1996.
- "Dickwanst" 3-pp description of a modern-made British .700 Nitro Farquharson rifle, in May issue of Visier, in German.
1996, No. 2
- "The Star Rolling Block Saddle Ring Carbine" by Geo. Layman, 3-pp. description of 1970s Spanish rolling block reproduction, in The Backwoodsman, January-February, 1996.
- "The Springfield Model 1884" by Al Miller, 5-pp history and description of this trapdoor variation, in Rifle, No. 164.
- "A real 'new' high wall" by Mike Nesbitt, 4-pp review of the C. Sharps (Montana Armory) reproduction of the Winchester 1885 high wall rifle, in Rifle, No. 164.
- "Die Einbahnstrafße" 8-pp. history on the British Martini rifles, in German in Visier, March 1996.
- "Cast Bullets in the .40-90 Sharps Straight" by John Campbell, 5-pp. of loads for six bullets, in Handloader, April 1996.
- "The Last Post - Harry M. Pope" by Dave Brennan, 2-pp. description of Pope's gravesite in Boston, in Precision Shooting, March, 1996. The April issue will feature that of A.O. Zischang and the May issue George Schoyen.
1996. No. 1
- "Häuptli Match-pistolen" a forgotten success story, Ferdinand Hediger, 4 pp about Martini single shot pistols for shooting both with arm extended and bowed, in Nov, 1995 Internationales Waffen-Magazin (in German).
- "Classic Low Wall, Browning Style" 4-pp. review in Aug 1995 American Rifleman. The review staff likes it.
- “Browning's New Low Wall" 4-pp. test by Jon Sundra, in The Complete Rifleman, V. 7 #1, 1996.
- “Browning's Model 1885 Silhouette Rifle" 2-pp description by Mike Venturino of this new model, in Black Powder Cartridge News, No. 12.
- "The Ultimate BP Ram-Slammer; Oklahoma Territory Arms Company's Hepburn" 4-pp review of the repro rifle by Jim Chamberlain, and "Long-Shootin' with Charcoal" 4-pp report of BPCR silhouette match in Oklahoma in July, both in Trail’s End, July-Aug, 1995.
- "Martini Madness" by Don Henk, 5 pp about shooting the .577/450 Martini Henry, in The Cast Bullet, November-December, 1995.
- "German Target Cartridges" by A.J. Hunt is a 2-pp cursory introduction to some of them, in Nov-Dec Journal of the Int’l Ammunition Assn.
- "Canadian BP team to S. Africa" 3-pp account by Eric Greer, and "1995 Nat'l BP Championships and BP Committee Report" 2-pp with scores of Connaught Matches, in Canadian Marksman, autumn, 1995.
- "Martini Dry" 2 pp. about a System Stahl Martini schuetzen rifle in 10 mm caliber, in Tutto Tiro (Italian) October, 1995.
- “Pumpkin Rolling with Rewarding Accuracy" Jay Turner, 6-pp test of the Navy Arms (Pedersoli) .45-70 rolling block, in December's Precision Shooting.
- "Remington Rolling-Block Gewehre der päpstlichen Truppen" Remington rifles in 12.8x45R caliber of papal troops, 4 pp, German, in Dec. issue of Internationales Waffen-Magazin.
- "Kultur-Gut" cultural treasure, photo essay of three German percussion and two cartridge Schuetzens: Peterlomgo, Wenzel, Motgenroth, Tanner & Stahl Martini, cursory text, 6 pp in Dec. Visier.
- "Überläufer" the American Morse cavalry carbine, 1-p. history of the bronze-receiver carbine, of which only about a thousand were made, in German in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, Dec, 1995.
- "The Remington Rolling Block Shotgun" by John Enright in the December issue of The Australian Shooters Journal Some history, and description of a 1940s conversion to shotgun.
- "The Ballard Union Hill" 3-pp "Favorite Rifles" description by Ken Waters, in Rifle, No. 163, January, 1996.
- "Rolling Block No. 5 Sporting Rifle" 4-pp account of converting a 7mm military, by Dave Twigg, in Rifle No. 163.
- "A Deluxe Damp Box for Slow Rust Bluing" (hospital food cart, portrayed sideways) and "A Handy Cylindrical Vise for Milling Machines" for cutting extractor slots, 1-p. each in Gunmaker, Nov-Jan.
- "Making German Silver Escutcheons for reproduction antique Firearms" by Laurie Morrow, 2-pp instructions for melting & working Gr. silver, in The Home Shop Machinist, January-February.
- "Rifle Number 82" by O.H. McKagen in Jan. Gun Report, discusses why the Allin patent rifles were adopted over the superior Remington RB in 1873 US trials. 6 pp.
1995, No. 6
- "A Flash in the Pan" article about lock time for flintlocks is in the October issue of Muzzle Blasts. Unfortunately it gives little description of how it's measured.
- “Beyond Glass Bedding” by Dan Hackett discusses firelapping, Blackstar bore polishing and hardening, and barrel weights, 8 pp. in October Precision Shooting.
- "A Bit of Single-Shot History in Kit Form" by Kit Sengel, 6 pp. offers suggestions on how to assemble the Win. High Wall action of Cumberland Mountain Arms, in Rifle #162, November, 1995.
- "Adjusting the Trigger Pull" (in single shot rifles) by Dan Phariss, in SPG's Black Powder Cartridge News No. 11. Hone the sear notches and decrease engagement.
1995, No. 5
- "The Winchester 1885 Single-Shot in Australia" 3-pp summary by John Enright in July issue of Australian Shooters Journal. Find out what "the Daisy Rifle" was.
- "Shooting the Rimfire Ballard Breechloading Rifle" George Layman, 6 pp in July-August Backwoodsman. Use case adaptors.
- "Converting the Stevens .25RF" to CF with .22 Hornet brass, Gary Hollands, 1 p. in August Single Shot Exchange.
- "Notes on Nickel Steer" Art Grogan, 1-p. history, in The Winchester Collector, summer, 1995, V. 18, no. 3.
- "My Favorite Favorite", John Enright, 4-pp experiences with the Stevens Boy's rifle, Australian Shooters Journal, August, 1995.
- "If I Should Die; the Disposition of Your Collection", RH. Chamberlain, in Gun Report, July, 1995.
- "Bis auf weiteres" (For the Present) by Matthias Recktenwald, 4-pp history and description of Montana Armory's 1875 Sharps rifle, in Visier, August 1995, in German.
- "Winchester's Single-Shot Muskets", John Campbell, 14-pp history and description in Man at Arms, October, 1995.
1995, No. 4
- "Per la Prima Linea" 6-pp. description and tests of the Pedersoli percussion schuetzen rifle (in Italian) in the March issue of Armi e Tiro.
- "Sharps Model 1874" Ken Waters, 3-pp. description of an original Heavy Sporting Rifle in .45-70, in Rifle No. 160.
- "Am laufenden Band", 5-pp. article about the early Maynard carbine and tape-primer rifle, in the June issue of Visier, (in German).
- ".45-70 U.S. Government" 2-pp. introduction to the cartridge, in May, Armi e Tiro, (in Italian).
- "Steve Fotou's Update on the Sharps Borchardt Action" Richard Kayser photo essay of Fotou's work, with cryptic photos of Fotou's trigger mechanism, in July issue of Precision Shooting.
- "FFL License Applications" Hugh O'Kelly, 3-pp. guide through the labyrinth of the new forms for applying for a Federal Firearms License, in Gunmaker No. 71, journal of the American Custom Gunmaker's Guild.
- "The Take-Down Winder Musket" John Mullen, 2-pp. with bibliography in July Gun Report.
- "[Building] a SS Lever-Action Falling Block Rifle Action”, Part 8, floor plate and scope mount, 5 pp. in Home Shop Machinist
1995, No. 3
- "Choose the Practical Load for that 7mm Remington Rolling Block" George Layman, 5 pp in Backwoodsman, March-April, three loads listed.
- "Aligning Scope Mounts" by Steve Acker, 3 pp. in Home Shop Machinist, April, 1995
- "Building and Shooting a Hoch Schuetzen Rifle" by Glenn Latham, 6 pp in the April issue of Precision Shooting
- "Civil War Period Arms inspectors' Correspondence" by member O.H. McKagen, 3 pp in March issue of the Gun Report
- "So You Want to Write a Gun Collecting Article?" Dick Chamberlin, 3 pp how-to-do-it article in the March Gun Report
- "The Gentleman's Rifle from Dakota" Finn Aagaard, 3 pp. report of the SS rifle from Dakota Arms, Sturgis, SD, in the April issue of American Rifleman
- "Tipo Martini" 1-page article about a .22 Tyrolian Martini schuetzen rifle, in Italian. I don't read Italian, but can make out that the author thinks it's been relined from a larger caliber, in Tutto Tiro, adjunct journal to Diana Armi, March, 1995
- "[Building] a SS Lever-Action Falling-Block Rifle Action" is up to part 7 (barrel wrench) in the May-June issue of Home Shop Machinist.
- "Sharps Rifles" (brief history) by Richard Keyser, 8 pp in May Precision Shooting.
- "Quit Hurting Yourself" by Bud Salyer, 6 pp checklist of preparing for a match, in May Precision Shooting.
1995, No, 2
- "45-70 Black Powder Target Loads" Steve Garbe, 3 pp in Handloader #173 (Feb, '95.)
- "Beständigkeit" (Perseverance) is a 2-pp article about the 3rd annual Bavarian Schuetzenfest with traditional rifles and Zimmerstutzens, with winners and scores, in Deutsches Waffen-Journal, December, 1994.
- "Büffelbüchsen" (Buffalo Rifles) 6 pages illustrated with Pedersoli replicas, in Internationales Waffen-Magazin #3-95.
- "Remington Rolling Blocks in the Horn of Africa" John Dunn, 10 pp of history & 3 pp footnotes in Bulletin of American Society of Arms Collectors, #71, Oct '94.
- "Buffalo Guns & Adobe Walls" Gerald Mayberry, 18 pp history of Adobe Walls area of Texas, Sharps rifles, in same journal as above.
- "Echoes of Vol. 6 of Shooting and Fishing” by Roger Stowers is the 3rd 5-pp. installment of a synopsis of the Broadfoot reprint, in the March issue of Precision Shooting. There's also an article about how to shoot potatoes from a gun (!)
- "An uncharacteristic Martini Mk. II" by Paul Lederer, description of a .577/.450 Marini with checkering and special features, in Arms Collecting, V. 33 #1, pp. 17- 18.
1995, No. 1
- "Rifleman Extraordinary" about the life and works of C.W. Rowland, two parts in Dec. & Jan. SS Exchange, reprinted from The Western Sportsman, Feb. 1940. (The Archives copy of that is from Jan and Feb Western Sportsman and also a reprint in Special Issue 2 of Precision Shooting in 1993. The author was Charles Beise, Rowland's contemporary.)
- "The Schuetzen-Verein and Other Early Organizations in Scott Co. Iowa" by Dick Hansen is Part of a fascinating 4-pp history in the July-August issue of the Newsletter of the American/ Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society.
- "A Single Shot Falling-Block Rifle Action" Part 4, the lever, in The Home Shop Machinist, November-December. 3 pp.
published another 2-volume issue of its journal (200 pp, $25 ppd) which
- "Reflections on Collecting the Big Bore Winchesters," Frank Randall. 4 pp, .50 Express in '86 Winchester nostalgia.)
- "Accuracy from a Ruger No. 1," Merrill Martin, 4-page how-to-do-it.
- "Ruger reintroduces a Century-Old Favorite: the 5.6x35R Vierling" (.22 Hornet), Rich Keyser, 8 pp and some history of the cartridge.
- "Make Mine a Martini," Bob Wade, 4 pp. of a Cadet conversion to .218 Bee.
- "Peabody-Martini Mid Range", Ken Waters, 3 pp. description of his What Cheer model and .45-70 loads, in January (#157) issue of Rifle.
- "Sette Colpi d'Epocha" is a 6-page Italian article about a 7-barreled Pieper falling block rifle, in Diana Armi, October, 1994.
- "The Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co" by Richard Kayser; a 6-p. company profile in Precision Shooting, January 1995.
1994, No. 6
- "Exzentrisch. Büchse von Franz v. Dreyse mit Klappenverschluß" is a one-page description of a Snyder-like hinged action rifle from the last century, in the September issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
- "Collecting the Indian Wars Trapdoors" 15 pages by Stephen Perry in September-October Man at Arms.
- "The Browning Story" [again] by Wayne van Zwoll, 9 pp in Nov-Dec Rifle.
- "A Single Shot falling-block Rifle Action" Part 3 by Walter Mueller, in The Home Shop Machinist, September-October, 1994, 7 pp, making the breechblock. It's not the last installment.
- "In der Kürze liegt die Würze" (The flavor is in the shortness) of the falling block action versus bolt actions. 4 pp. cursory article in Visier, for October. (In German)
- "So you want to sell it!" by Don DeMatteis in the Fall issue of The Winchester Collector is a 2-page guide on how to dispose of your collection of guns to best advantage.
- "Sharps 1874 Sporting Rifle No. 3 .45-70" is a 3-page superficial report of the Pederson rifle in Australian Shooters Journal for November. In the same journal is "How to Choose the Ideal Binocular".
1994, No. 5
- “Review of the Ballard reproduction rifles” from Rifle Works and Armory in Montana, four pages by George Layman in the July-August issue of The Backwoodsman.
- "Tools and Procedures for Weapons Maintenance and Repair" by Bill Huckaba, an informative and illustrated 6-page guide in Bulletin #70 of the American Society of Arms Collectors. Grind your screwdriver to fit the screw; repairing cobbled screws; technique for heat bluing.
- The August
issue of Precision Shooting has some gems:
- "Rimfire Lubricating Equipment Using Sizer-Lubricator" by Merrill Martin, to improve accuracy;
- "Principles of Aiming Using Metallic Sights" by Lester Karas
- "An Interview with Arlie Gardner of Douglas Barrels, Inc." by Mickey Coleman: and several letters about "wind roll" and the Bernoulli effect on bullets in flight.
Gazette back issue
- "Frank Conrad and the Ft. Griffin Sharps" 4 pp Dec 1975; 'Trap Door Springfield Sporter" 2 pp Feb 1979
- “Browning's Single Shot Rifle" 3 pp July 1979.
- "The Mann-Niedner Base Band Bullet" by M. Petrov, bore diameter body w. groove diameter base, 4 pp in Sept-Oct Rifle, No. 155.
- "Milton Farrow & His Rifles" and "John Farquharson's Rifle" in 1969 Gun Digest Treasury.
- "Brass, Black Powder & Breechloaders," 12 pp of BP Cartridge rifles, in 1983 Shooters Bible.
1994, No. 4
- Winchester traded John Browning the rights for its patented reloading tools for the rights to his SS rifle action; a paragraph in "George (Madis?) Sez" in WACA journal for spring, 1994.
- "Steven Fotou and his Wesson Rifle" in May Precision Shooting is a profile of the man, with photos of his new long range rifle.
- "Remington's First RB Reproduction: the Danish Mod. 1867” 3 pp, including 11mm cartridge. dimensions, in Backwoodsman V 15 #3.
- "The Schuetzen Rifle in 19th Century Illinois" Curt Johnson, 5pp outlining nine makers of percussion schuetzen rifles, in June Muzzle Blasts. Also John Barsotti reminiscences on the early days of the NMLRA, 5 pp.
- "Single Shot Shooting for Australia" in Australian Shooters Journal, Oct. 1993. S. Australia Schuetzen Club.
- "A Single Shot, Lever Action, Falling Block Rifle Action" by Walter Mueller is a several-part series in The Home Shop Machinist, beginning with the May-June issue. The two installments so far offer design and strength considerations with mathematical formulas, and detailed machining operations.
- "Golden Era Gunsmiths, C.C. Johnson" by Jeff Aberegg is a 7-page article, mostly an interview with Johnson's grandson, in Precision Shooting, July, 1994.
- "The Long Range Black Powder Rifle" by Ed Fitch, 30-part article of experiences at Connaught, history, in Canadian Marksman, winter to autumn, 1994.
1994, No. 3
- "New Model 1875 Sharps" by Dave Bruns in Handloader # 168, 7 pp, history and shooting of the replica rifle.
- "A Werndl Wonder," shooting an 8x57R Austrian SS sporter, 1 p. in The Cast Bullet, March-April, 1994.
- "A Piedi ed a Cavallo" in the Italian journal Diana Armi for January and February is a two-Part 12-page introduction to the various models of the trapdoor Springfield, but cursory and in Italian.
- "Original Cartridges for the Sharps Rifle" by. Frank Randall in the April Precision Shooting discusses chambering and myths. 4 pages.
- "Die Extrawurst" 5 pages about the Bavarian Werder-Martini style rifle and pistol, in the April issue of Visier (a history, in German).
1994, No. 2
- "The .40-60 Maynard Revisited" by Steve Garbe is a 4-page article in Handloader No. 167. Form brass from Krag cases.
- “Bluing Processes Employed by Winchester Repeating Arms Co”. A 2-page article in the winter 1994 Winchester Collector. Description of three processes.
- "A Martini Action Rook Rifle" by Lee Munson, 4-pages in July 1993 Gun Report.
- "Remington's Locking Action Rolling Block" by Johnny Vann, 4-page article in September 1993 Gun Report.
- "German Schuetzen Rifle Engraving” by Roland Briche, et al., a 9-page article in Oct. 1993 issue of Gun Report.
- "Ideal Separate-Tip Bullet Molds" by Dick Chamberlain, 3 pp in November 1993 Gun Report.
- “Shooting the Maynard Breechloaders" is a George Layman 5-page article in the Jan-Feb. Backwoodsman.
- "The Great Britain Black Powder Team to Canada, 1993" by Peter Jacques is a 2-page account of the recent Int’l Long Range Rifle Match from the Brits' point of view, in the MLAGB Black Powder journal, Vol. 40, 1993.
- "The Sharps Rifle in Frontier Montana", Gerald Mayberry, 26pp; and "The Appearance of Evidence, a Brief Examination of the Life and Work of Herman Leslie Ulrich" (engraver for Winchester), Herbert Houze, 36pp, both in Amax (Cody Museum) Volume 4, No. 2, 1993.
- "Dakota Model 10" (SS rifle), G. Sitton, 4 pp in Rifle, March-April, 1994.
- "Rifleman Extraordinary" (Rowland), Chas. Beise, 6 pp in Precision Shooting, December 1993 Special Edition No. 1.
1994, No. 1
- "Winchester's Single Shot Musket" by Gorge Layman is a 4-page overview in the November-December issue of The Backwoodsman.
- "Update .22 Hornet" is a 6-page handloading treatise in Nov-Dec Handloader.
- "Un Remington Poco Noto" in the October issue of Italian language arms journal Diana Armi is a 5-page description of a Remington Rider split breech US rolling block carbine.
- The December issue of Precision Shooting carries a 7-page description by Dean Popma of the 1993 Coors Schuetzenfest at the NRA's Whittington Center in New Mexico. There was not room in the last issue of the News to run a similar article by Jim Luke.
- "Century-old single shots" by Roger Pinckney describes shooting 1884 Springfield trapdoor, Peabody carbine, and Remington rolling block .45-70 rifles, 5 pages in Jan-Feb Rifle.
- More "Echos" from Volume 4 of The Rifle and Shooting and Fishing (1888) by Roger Stowers appear in five pages of the January issue of Precision Shooting.
- The December issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal has an 8-page overview of twelve German schuetzen rifle actions, and a 2-page report on the 2nd Bavarian Championship for traditional rifles. The latter mentions ASSRA Pres. Gary Staup.
1993, No. 6
- "Echos from Vol. III of The Rifle” by Roger Stowers is a running commentary from the Broadfoot May, 1887 - April, 1888 reprint of that journal. It's a Reader's Digest kind of most entertaining account of shooting history, in Precision Shooting of September, and it's "to be continued" into the 4th Volume of The Rifle (but not in the October issue.)
- ".45-70 Bullet Selection" and "Thoughts on Kitty Litter" (for absorbing lead fluxing residue) are short pieces in the September-October Cast Bullet. This is an especially interesting issue and has a number of other informative articles.
- "The Return of the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle" by Ken Scheel, 3 pp. article about shooting silhouette with a rolling block .45-70, In Precision Shooting, October.
- "The Sacred Image of Harry Melville Pope" by Frank Randall is a 5-page capsule history of the barrelmaker's life, in the November issue of Precision Shooting.
1993, No. 5
- "The .577 Snider", is featured in the Cartridge Board column of Handloader #164. It deals with its history.
- "The Story of Leupold and Stevens" is a 5-page combination history and sales pitch in the July issue of The Australian Shooters Journal. Stevens was a hydrologist, and the company made water level recorders for awhile, as well as rifle scopes and surveying instruments.
- "Horace Kephart and the Hardware of 'Scientific Sharpshooting", by member Russ Gilmore is an 8-page account of Kephart's involvement on accurate shooting. Kephart was Secretary of the St. Louis Central Sharpshooters at the turn of the century.
- The July issue of Precision Shooting has some interesting articles: a product review of a spirit level that attaches to your rifle scope; an excellent continuing series of "Legal Liability of Gunsmiths"; and an answer by Dennis Hrusosky to a reader's letter, that talks around the question of why the accuracy of a .22 Hornet barrel on a rolling block action can't be improved.
- "A Short Course in Photography" is a 17 page article in the Ruger Collectors' Assn. Journals V.17, #1&2 Also an article about shipping with the UPS as a "Ready Customer."
- "The Companies of Christian Sharps" series by Wayne van Zwoll is appearing in Rifle No. 148-9.
- The August issue of the German language journal Visier has a six-page history of the BSA Mk III and Cadet rifles.
1993, No. 4
- A review of the Pedersoli replica percussion 1859 Sharps rifle is in the June issue of Visier (in German)
1993, No. 3
- "Hoch Falling Block Action", Frank de Haas; a 5-page comparison between the Hoch and Meacham versions of the action, in more detail than the article in the Sept-Oct, 1991 issue of the ASSRA News.
- "Reduced Loads and High Pressures", Creighton Audette; 6-page analysis, in Rifle, No 147.
- "Armsport's .45/70 Sharps Rifle", Geo. Layman; a casual 3-page description of this Italian-made rifle, in The Backwoodsman, March-April.
- "Remington Rolling Block"; a 6-page introduction to that (military) rifle, in Italian, in the February Armi e Tiro.
- "Die neue Blockbüchse von Dakota Arms, Inc." in the May issue of Internationales Waffen-Magazin. A 3-page introduction to the new Dakota Arms dropping block single shot rifle, in German.
- "Stevens Sideplate Rifles" John Dutcher, 15-page article in Gun Report, Feb. 1992.
- “American Cased Vernier Sight Sets" Bob Lieding, 6 pp in Gun Report, March 1992.
- "The Martini Francotte Action" Briche and Grillet, 4 pp and "Ideal Adjustable Bullet Molds" RH. Chamberlain, in Gun Report, Jan 1993.
- "Hopkins & Allen Medium Frame Sporting Rifle", Chas. Carder, 2 pp, in Gun Report, February, 1993.
- "The Gun That Didn't Win the West" (H&A SRC), Chas. Carder, 2 pp, Gun Report, May 1993.
- ".40-50 Sharps Bottleneck" Ken Waters, 7pp, in Handloader, # 163.
1993, No. 2
- The January issue of Diana Armi, an Italian arms journal, has a 6-page article about Pedersoli rolling block rifle reproductions. There's only about one page of (Italian) text and the photos show rifles with boxy untraditional pistol grips.
- Black Powder, the journal of the Muzzle Loaders' Association of Great Britain for 1992, carries an original 4-page report by Lt. Colonel Charles L. Peel about "The Death Knell of the Muzzle Loading Match Rifle." It describes the reasons for defeat of the British team at Creedmoor in 1877.
- The March-April issue (#162) of Handloader has an informative history and dimensional drawing of the .32-40 cartridge in its "Cartridge Board" column. Don't mistake it for the 32-40 Remington or Bullard.
- The same issue also carries a 7-page article on "Smokeless Loads for the .40-70" by Al Miller. Loads and results in a Shiloh Sharps.
- Another 5-page article about "Cast Bullets for the .40-70 Sharps Straight" is in Wolfe Publication's 1992 Cast Bullet Special Edition, along with two others about using Pyrodex in the .45-70, and one about shooting a 38-55 Ruger No. 1.
- Anyone interested in history will want to read an especially well written Part 1 of a biography of Arthur Gould in the March issue of Precision Shooting.
1993, No. 1
- "The de Haas - Miller Single Shot Action; The Final Word", Frank de Haas praises the action in 5 pages, in Rifle, No. 145.
- "Leupold Scopes; Made in America" Wayne van Zwoll, 6-pp. article about the history and manufacture of Leupold rifle scopes, in January-February Rifle, No. 145.
- "Origin of the .25-20 Single Shot Cartridge", H.A. Donaldson, 3 pp. in The American Rifleman, January, 1936.
- The Daniel Frazer falling block rifle is reviewed in the December, 1992 issue of The Australian Shooters Journal, with no complaints after firing two boxes of .22 Hornet rounds through it. A review in the ASSRA News by Frank de Haas is less praiseful.
1992, No. 6
- "Reminiscences" by James Grant tells of his finding the rifles to write about in his books, the November issue of Precision Shooting.
- In the same journal is an article about the sale of made-up Ballard rifles to the Milwaukee Public Museum.
- In December Precision Shooting is an article by Dennis Hrusosky about shooting .17 caliber varmint rifles, and another by Norm Lammers about shooting Palma Match loads.
- Ned Roberts' use of repeating rifles, from entries in his journals, is the subject of an article by Ken Waters in the November-December, 1992 issue of Handloader.
1992, No. 5
- "Cast Bullets in the .40-60 WCF" is a 7-pp. article in the September-October, 1992 issue of Handloader.
- Two roiling block shotguns made by an Albany, NY gun-maker, Leonard M. Geiger, 1863 are describer (in Italian) in the August issue of Diana Armi.
1992, No. 4
- "Remington Military Rolling Blocks" is a 7-page article in the July-August issue of Rifle.
- The New Braunfels, Texas, Schuetzen Verein is a 7-page article with vintage photos and the claim to be the oldest US Verein (1848), in the July issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal.
1992, No. 3
- Making rimmed cases from rimless brass, particularly .35 WCF from .30.'06 is an article by George Nonte in the January-February, 1976 issue of Handloader.
- A 4-page review of Andela Tool and Machine products, by Richard Kayser is in the May issue of Precision Shooting. Production data and relative rarity of the various models of the Ruger No. 3 rifles (which were discontinued in 1986) is an article in the Ruger Collectors’ Journal, V. 16, No. 1, 1986.
- German Schuetzen rifles and the traditions that surround them is an 8-page article by John Hamilton in the May-June issue of Man at Arms.
1992, No. 2
- Two articles in the March Australian Shooter are a 3-pager about “early reloading tools" and another about "The Cartridges of Charles Newton".
- "The Stevens 44 in .28-30" by George Layman in the January-February issue of The Backwoodsman claims that the plain Ideal 44 rifles are three times scarcer than the schuetzen models (Nos. 45-54).
- "Oddball Cases" by Pete Dickey in the March issue of The American Rifleman is an excellent guide for finding brass for obsolete cartridges, with a chart of 308 cartridges and 13 sources.
1992, No. 1
- Reviews of the Red Willow Ballard Nos. 1-112 and 5, and the Montana Armory Winchester Single Shot appear in the November-December issue of The Backwoodsman.
- The .45-70 Shiloh Sharps Midrange buffalo rifle is reviewed in 4 pages of the January-February Internationales Waffen-Magazin (in German).
- The January issue of The American Rifleman has a capsule history of the Savage Arms Company; a product review of the cast iron NEI bullet molds (positive); another of the Navy Arms Creedmoor rifle (mediocre accuracy and the scope mounts shoot loose); and some black powder bullet lubes that let you shoot a thousand shots without cleaning.
- The Remington No. 2 rifle and rolling block pistol reproductions by Aldo Uberti are discussed m a 6-page article in the December issue of Diana Armi (in Italian).
- R-2 Lovell Hi-Wall Winchester rifles are discussed in seven pages in February Precision Shooting.
- The German HEGE adjustable tang sight is evaluated in the February issue of Muzzle Blasts.
- The relative rarities of Ruger No. 1 rifles and their calibers is reviewed in V. 15, #3 of The Journal of the Ruger Collectors Association.
1991, No. 6
- A dropping block rifle supposedly made by Simson-Suhl and sold in the '30s by W. Glaser in Zurich is discussed in the October, issue of the Deutsches Waffen-Journal (in German).
- The November issue of Precision Shooting carries Richard Kayser's report on the Coors Match, complete with descriptions of rifle-scoped "schuetzen" pistols built on dropping block actions, and two new rifle actions. One is a Clerke falling block that opens by means of a long lever sticking up from the left side of the one-piece stock, and the other is a Chuck Pfitzer rifle in which the block is allowed to drop by cocking the hammer.
- The Swiss Martini 7.5x55 rifle is discussed in a 2-page article in the October issue of Diana Armi (in Italian).
1991, No. 5
- Apparently the 31-year-old John Browning had three designs for a single shot rifle action. The first became the Winchester 1885 Single Shot Rifle, the second never was patented, and the third had a camming breechblock as in the 44-1/2 Stevens action. Details are given in "Browning's Mystery Single Shot" by Richard Rhodes, in Rifle No. 136.
- 1991, No. 4
- The June issue of The American Rifleman carried a product review of a reproduction thick side Hi-Wall with .45-70 Douglas barrel, made by Single Shot, Inc. and marketed by Montana Armory in Big Timber, Montana. It sells for $995 and has some improvements over original Hi-Walls (shotgun buttstock and smaller firing pin hole).
1991, No. 3
- The last three issues of Precision Shooting seem to be unusually concerned with lead bullet shooting. In the April issue: "Getting the Most out of Inexpensive Rimfire Ammunition" by John Gammuto; "Learning to Shoot the Schuetzen Rifle" by Richard Kayser (Part 1: molds, lubes, and background); and a letter from Rich Weber to Merrill Martin about lapping rifle bores. In the May issue: Kayser's "Bullet Casting, Lubrication, and Storage"; and a five-page description of production of the Meacham Tool and Hardware Company's Hoch action, and its plans to reproduce the traditional Farrow action. In the June issue Kayser's "Rifles and Loads"; and a Warren Greatbatch report on the "Quarter Bore Corps" at ASSRA matches.
- The April issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal has two articles about single shot pistols; a nine-page overview of 150 years of Flobert arms, and a four-page article about the Scharfenberg gunsmithing family of Zella-Mehlis.
- The October issue of the Bulletin of the American Society of Arms Collectors has two excellent articles: "The Schuetzenfest: an American Tradition" by John Hamilton (16 pp.) and "John Meunier - Wisconsin's Premier Gunmaker" by Howard Janecek (14 pp.)
- The American Rifleman for May gives the address for Marbles tang sight parts and repair: Dave James, Milepost 1254, Tok, Alaska 99780.
- The Italian arms journal Diana Armi, of April, 1991, carries a six-page product report on the SAECO Redding bullet hardness tester with comparative hardness readings. 1991, No. 2 No listings
1991, No. 1
- The NRA publication Man at Arms (Nov-Dec, 1990) has a thought provoking article by Norm Flayderman, excerpted from his 4th edition of Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms. He maintains that the collecting field is drying up, that mint condition arms are going to demand ever higher prices, and that lesser condition arms are going to become ever more desirable as their availability diminishes. In other words, the "good old days" of gun collecting are over. His coat of arms carries the inscription "In hoc plus quam posui" or "I've got more than that in it!"
- There are two interesting articles in recent issues of Gun Report. "Hunting the Trapdoor Rifle 1868/68," by Graham Burnside (June, 1990) and "European Single Shot Target Pistols," by Briche and Grillet (Dec. 1990.)
1990, No. 6
- The October issue of Visier, the German arms journal (which since the recent events in Germany, has joined with the East German journal of the same name) carries a six-page article about twenty European arms companies that also manufactured automobiles. Mentioned also is the Stevens company in the US that made cars from 1901 to 1927. Was that how Harry Pope was involved with automobiles?
- The November issue of the same journal was even more interesting, and has an article about what happens when a 45 ACP and .357 Magnum are fired underwater. The pistols do not blow up because of water in the barrels, but yet are lethal to several meters from the muzzle. Side effects are ruptured eardrums if you happen to be underwater with them, and finger wrenching recoil from the mass of water in the barrels. Don't try it. Three other articles in the same journal deal with single shot target and dueling pistols, a German report of the 1990 Coors Schuetzenfest, and the Werndl rifle. A bonanza issue.
- The November issue of The American Rifleman has an informative five-page capsule history of the Francis Bannerman surplus arms empire earlier in this century in New York. Maybe you have one of the thirty different Bannerman catalogs. (The archives have only two.)
1990, No. 5
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1990, No. 4
- No listings
1990, No. 3
- A six-page article about the British Martini rifles is in the March-April issue of The Backwoodsman. It's a thumbnail sketch of the rifle's evolution from the Peabody to the target 22s, written by Joe Bilby. It doesn't mention those BSA match rifles imported by Al Freeland.
- The Rifle of May-June has a couple of relevant articles: "Harvey A. Donaldson - Pioneer Benchrester" by Sam Fadala in the "Famous Riflemen" column, and "Long Live the 3240" by Mike Nesbitt. Both are interesting reading and the latter gives some loads. The July-August issue of the same journal carries a two-page layout in its "Custom Corner" of a Ruger No. 1 conversion to side-lever action. The gun-maker is John Madole, P.O. Box 517, Jamestown, KY 42629.
1990, No. 2
- No listings.
1990, No. 1
- Precision Shooting, January, has an informative exchange of letters about wads and gas checks by those two pundits of rifle accuracy, Creighton Audette and Merrill Martin.
- "Reloading Black Powder Rifle Cartridges" by Ken Waters is a five page article in Handloader No. 143.
- The December, 1989 issue of Deutsches Waffen-Journal has a five-page article on the "Old Reliable" Sharps Model 1874 rifle, with comparisons to the 1863 Model, by Martin Behrens. Good illustrations, but it's in German.