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Reply #30 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 5:23pm
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It appears that Ross was every bit the shooter as Hudson but, Hudson had a better press agent.  Ledball
  
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Reply #31 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 8:45pm
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Fred Ross at the 3rfd National Schuetzen Bund tournament at Shell Mound Park, July 1901. From the San Francisco Call Newspaper.
  

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Reply #32 - Feb 6th, 2019 at 12:17pm
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Hudson was probably one of the finest shooters in his time. He was a money match shooter, and made his living from winning big money matches. He needed no PR guy, as his long list of winning big money made the news without any assistance.
Ross was indeed a equally good shooter, but I think Ross had other irons in the fire with work, and didn't shoot as a full time job. Had he done it full time, he might have been even more famous than Hudson.
  

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Reply #33 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 3:11pm
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I once had Stevens 49 (44 1/2) with very similar muzzle-loading set-up to Pope, but RH twist.  Not sure of barrel marking, but seem to recall standard Stevens. Unfortunately cannot find the barrel number.....
  
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Reply #34 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 5:46pm
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Poorhouse wrote on Apr 13th, 2019 at 3:11pm:
I once had Stevens 49 (44 1/2) with very similar muzzle-loading set-up to Pope, but RH twist.  Not sure of barrel marking, but seem to recall standard Stevens. Unfortunately cannot find the barrel number.....


As was mentioned above, at some point after Pope left Stevens, Ross changed from left hand twist to right hand twist. But it wasn't as soon as Pope left. Not sure why Ross or Stevens decided to change the Stevens-Pope to right hand, but they eventually did.
I guess the only way to know for sure is to get input from owners of Stevens-Pope barrels made higher than around 1250, to see when they changed to right hand twist.
  

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Reply #35 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 6:08pm
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I thought all Stevens Pope’s were left hand twist, 1740 is left hand twist.   Ledball
  
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Reply #36 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 6:14pm
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ledball wrote on Apr 13th, 2019 at 6:08pm:
I thought all Stevens Pope’s were left hand twist, 1740 is left hand twist.   Ledball


#1749 is right hand. Seems we may have narrowed down when they changed. Unless it's like so many things Stevens, and numbers mean nothing.
  

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