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More old grand photos

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ArkLaK80, Feb 14, 2010.

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  1. ArkLaK80

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  2. GW22

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    LOL, what is that guy shooting -- a 60" barrel or a pushbroom handle?

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  3. ArkLaK80

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    The story that I was told was that my grandfather, Julius, had the gun made by a local gunsmith using 2 or 3 barrels on some type of inexpensive gun. He took it to the Grand as a conversation piece. He didn't shoot it in the program but he did on the practice fields. The story goes that he drew such a crowd that ATA management made him put it up.

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  4. BILL GRILL

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    Ray, That is priceless, had me laughing out loud! Bill
     
  5. fishguts

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    Priceless photos,....please name the four people in the first photo....and look at that Model 12.

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  6. traedawg

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    Good ol' Model 12! Gotta love them.
     
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    MD Clark was a great doubles shooter from Connecticut who I watched shoot in his later years, you could hardly see him shuck it he was so smooth and quick. Fun times, different game. Shoot often while we can, Bob
     
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    Open that Model 12, young lady.
     
  9. GW22

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    Am I nuts or can you just look at the face of the guy to the right and tell he'd be hilarious with a few beers in him? Maybe he just reminds me of someone like that. I love old pics like this.

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  10. ArkLaK80

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    As I was looking through some old records and news clippings in an attempt to answer a question an another thread I came across some info on the "long gun".

    According to a 1956 "Popular Science" article the barrel measured 6' 11 1/2" long. The Model 12 Stella is holding in the first photo is the first trap gun I ever shot as a kid and I won my first trophy with it.


    Ray
     
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    The first guy on the left in that first picture would probably be Julius Petty, since his grandson is the one who is posting the pics. Just a guess...
     
  12. ArkLaK80

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    Recurvyarcher

    Perfect guess.......Julius and Stella Petty, Husband and Wife Champs, 1952 with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde King after their shoot-off.

    I'm very new to TS.com although I've read it for years. Ater reading all the things you and some of the other established posters have written in the past it is at long last a pleasure to "meet" you.

    Ray
     
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