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Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

The World Heritage Rifle for the 2016 SCI Convention is a Corbett-style .275 Rigby honoring hunting in Asia. Rigby’s donation is an homage to the legendary .275 Rigby that was used by the renowned Jim Corbett to dispatch numerous man-eating big cats in the Kumaon region of India. By a fortunate coincidence, shortly after this project began, Rigby managed to track down and acquire Corbett’s own .275 for its London museum. Continue reading Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

Griffin & Howe

Seymour Griffin 1903 Springfield rifle
One of the earliest known rifles made by Seymour Griffin, and now in the author’s collection, featuring his now-classic sharply sloped cutaway in the stock by the bolt.

Around the turn of the last century, American sportsmen were transitioning from black powder to smokeless and from single shots and lever guns to bolt actions. World War I accelerated the crank-handled rifle’s appeal, and by the Continue reading Griffin & Howe

Favorite Deer Rifle?

One of Steve Comus' favorite deer rifles is a David Miller Co. GRAGUN in .300 Weatherby. What's your #FavoriteDeerRifle?
One of Steve Comus’ favorite deer rifles is a David Miller Co. GRAGUN in .300 Weatherby. What’s your #FavoriteDeerRifle?

What is your favorite deer rifle/cartridge combination? The answers to this oft-asked question sometimes depend on where one is in the world at the time.

For example, the answer likely is much different if the deer involved is a roe deer in Europe than if the deer is a whitetail in North America.

To prime the pump, so to speak, I’ll ante with my answer, which also has changed over time. During my decades of hunting deer, I have gone through distinct phases. Continue reading Favorite Deer Rifle?

New Model 1873 Lever Guns

Winchester Repeating Arms recently announced the return of “The Gun that Won the West”–the Model 1873 lever-action rifle.


Consumers can now own a genuine Winchester Repeating Arms Model ’73 with an oil-finished walnut stock, classic blued steel crescent buttplate and 20-inch round barrel–just like the original.

Other features include a full-length magazine tube, semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marble Arms gold bead front sight. There is a steel loading gate and receiver rear tang that is drilled and tapped for a tang-mounted rear sight.  The Model 1873 is offered in .357/38 Special chambering. Suggested retail price is $1,300.

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