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Vandalia 1934

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    From the December, 1934, issue of Popular Science Magazine:

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  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting those pieces of our history!!! Hap
     
  3. old tex

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    WONDERFUL history!!!

    The modified gun proves current tinkerers aren't really original.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

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    MTA Tom, do you have the orignals?
     
  5. MTA Tom

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    I don't have a hard copy. All Popular Science magazines since 1910, and many before this, are available at the site above.

    Popular Mechanics magazines are available at http://www.google.com/books?id=RM8DAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s#all_issues_anchor
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    Thank you. I will take a look at some of the historical issues.
     
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    Must be one strong dude hoisting that pig of lead up over his head. Gotta go 200 pounds.
     
  8. MTA Tom

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    If anyone else is a fan of Gus Wilson, Popular Science's famous mechanic who appeared monthly for more than 45 years until the early 70's, there's a great site (above) that has lovingly collected the complete series.

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  9. MTA Tom

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    Popular Science, December, 1918
     
  10. over the hill

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    I used to enjoy Gus Wilsons assistant. Stan, I think his name was.

    Gus would go off fishing and leave Stan to man the shop and to figure out the unique auto problems.

    I used to cut out the hints from the model garage articles from the late 50s to somerwhere in the 60s.

    Still have them.

    A little obsolete by todays standards but still good reading




    Great nostalgia. Regards....Gerald
     
  11. Big Heap

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    I posted this old program in the Spokane Gun Club years ago and just recently ran across the full report on the shoot published in an issue of Sports Afield.

    If the club had an archive I would donate the magazine.
     
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  13. Hitapair

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    The 1st picture shows J R Johns from Iowa. The gun in the picture is currently in my gun safe.
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Lela looks like she's canting her gun a bit.

    I'm very curious as to how the heck that guy shot that gun with that weird looking stock. I can't figure it out.
     
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    Trapshooters have been going green and recycling for years. Wayne
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

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    Hitapair, What would all the specs. on that old Remington be? Must be enjoyable to have a piece of history like that. Good for you! Enjoy it while we can, Bob
     
  17. trapwife

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    Spokane has a wonderful Hall of Fame room, complete with glass cases. I'm sure they would appreciate the donation.
     
  18. Doug Kennedy

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    Bob, I believe it is a remington model 10 or maybe a remington model 29
     
  19. 12Gagejon

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    I'm willing to bet the special stock sets near center chest for left eye dominates Jon make shift crossover stock
     
  20. Barry C. Roach

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    Oh yeah, it looks like it has a special front sight too. but I still don't get the weird angle of that sheep skin looking comb.
     
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