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Guns & Ammo February 2019

Guns & Ammo spotlights the latest models, from combat pistols to magnum rifles...reviews shooting tactics, from stance to sighting...and explores issues from government policies to sportsmen's rights. It's the one magazine that brings you all aspects of the world of guns.

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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CHF 19.55
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reader blowback

LEICA IN WORLD WAR II I very much enjoyed Tom Beckstrand’s feature on Leica in the December issue (page 70). I have a fondness for Leica, partially because of their high-quality products. However, I also appreciate their humanitarian efforts, especially their resistance to the Nazis in the years leading up to World War II. In 1933, when the Nazis started their vicious campaign against the Jews in Germany, Ernst Leitz II and his daughter Elsie Kuehn-Leitz organized the Leica Freedom Train. He transferred Jews in Leica to locations outside of Germany, even allowing customers and friends of employees to participate. His efforts accelerated with Kristallnacht and continued until the invasion of Poland when Germany closed its borders. Leica was as much of a hero as a company can be, and the…

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finding fortitude

GROWING UP,, Mom always joined us at the practice range, but she never shot much. With some prodding, she’d take one of Dad’s handguns, aim studiously and proceed to hit her target precisely before setting the gun down, walking away and hiding a grin. Mom had once watched me compete in a collegiate pistol match. Afterwards, she was persuaded by my teammates to try out one of our bullseye pistols. She dryfired the trigger and proceeded to shoot a perfect 10X on the target at 50 feet. She made the pistol safe, placed it on the bench and left the range. After Dad died, Mom wore the burden of moving on alone. From paying monthly bills to downsizing what they spent decades accumulating, she set out to meet new challenges. Sure, she…

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the auction block

PARKER VHE .410 SHOTGUN An exceptionally desirable Parker VHE .410 in unaltered condition went for a very respectable $37,500 in a Sportsman’s Legacy sale. Made in 1937, the gun features 26-inch barrels choked M/M, 3-inch chambers, has a 000 scalloped frame and semi-pistol grip stock. Bores sparkle and are full on face. Barrel blue is about 90 percent, receiver colors about 50 percent with some browning and wood is at least 90 percent. The gun matches all original specifics presented in a letter from the Parker Gun Collectors Association. For more information about this and future sales contact Sportsman’s Legacy, 406-212-0344, sportsmanslegacy.com . Sold for $37,500.…

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identification & values

BUY-BACK COLT SAA Q: I recently acquired a vintage SAA (S/N 31XXX) chambered in .45 Colt with a 5-inch barrel. I am waiting on a letter from Colt archives and it is my understanding that Colt only provides information on the original manufacturing date and shipping destination. I would like some information concerning the markings on the frame above the serial number. My initial research indicates this Colt was manufactured in 1876. The previous owner stated that the “C” over the serial number indicates the firearm was originally shipped to the U.S. Army and, upon inspection, was “condemned” and returned to Colt for repair. Also, according to the previous owner, the initials “J.T.C” are those of the Army inspector. While this sounds reasonable, my research also indicates that most Army SAAs…

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hollywood hardware

“The Big Trail” Remington New Model Army Though most film aficionados associate John Wayne with the Colt Single Action Army revolver, in fact his first cinema six-gun was a Remington New Model revolver. In fact, he had two of them. Wayne carried them in his first starring role in “The Big Trail” (1930). They were originally part of the Stembridge Gun Rental company’s inventory. Both were nickel-plated and have a distinctive diamond pattern incised into the barrel flats and down the backstrap. The original percussion cylinders were replaced with ones equipped to fire .38 blanks. The one shown here, according to rental invoices, indicates that the gun was also used by Lorne Greene in the first season (1959) of the Bonanza TV show. The Stembridge verbal history tells of the gun…

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surefire ultra scout light

UNTIL 2006, halogen or xenon bulbs were the industry standard in firearm mounted lights. Usually placed in lamp assemblies or a shock-resistant housing, early ones produced 60 lumens of light for nearly an hour or 120 lumens for almost 20 minutes when backed by a pair of CR123 lithium batteries. The downside to these bulbs was that they could break when taking hard bumps or enduring shock when attached to a machine gun. Or they’d burn out at the most inopportune time, and without warning. In 2006, Surefire introduced a new light that was designed for use on firearms: the Scout Light. The M600A was smaller, sleeker and lighter than models before it. It also incorporated a light emitting diode (LED), then-new technology for a gun light. The primary advantage offered by the…