THE WINCHESTER 73 TOOK THE SHOOTING WORLD BY STORM IN 1873, AND THE NAVY ARMS VERSION OF IT BEING MADE TODAY IS A REAL WORK OF ART.
There are may cliches that describe the Winchester 1873, and most of them, the good ones anyway, have merit. My opinion is that it was probably the most popular lever- action long gun in the United States from its inception throughout the 19th century and maybe into the 20th century.
At its introduction, the Model 1873 was important for several reasons. Not like a best varmint rifle, lever-action rifles and carbines had been hugely successful since their development, including the first variant, the Henry Repeating Rifle, designed by B. Tyler Henry. As most lever-action aficionados know, the Henry put its users at a clear advantage due to its ability to quickly fire .44-caliber bullets at targets, which varied from Civil War participants to marauders, criminals, and others. Continue reading
ATV Spreaders is found in distributing fertilizers, seeds or grains over farm or backyard soil. They are made of barrel shaped or cone formed containers known as hoppers and feed gate controllers that enable you control over the total amount and selection of material dispensed within an area. Based on the size, they could be pushed or pulled, mounted on an ATV, or hitched to a tractor. Continue reading
Old-fashioned reels are the subject for the Dorset Bard this month, as he extols his love of a certain model that’s been a regular in his armoury since 1989!
When I started out in match fishing, the rod and line ruled and if they were fl oat fishing, the majority of anglers would either ‘dab’ or ‘ping’ before they cast out! I know what you’re thinking… “What’s the idiot talking about this month?”
Well, unlike today there wasn’t a massive choice of reels available and I reckon in a competition around 90 per cent of the field would be using either a Frenchmanufactured Mitchell Match or one of the Swedish Abu closedfaced models, the 501, 503, 505, 506, 506M or the bigger 507. I’d go as far as to say that during the 1970s and 1980s everyone who match fished would have, at some point in time, owned one if not more of these reels! Continue reading
Cup holders are virtual necessities on today’s fishing boats, but there’s not always room on a boat’s horizontal surfaces to add recessed holders. An alternative is a folding cup holder that installs on a vertical surface. The West Marine folding cup holder (about $11) is made from corrosion-resistant plastic, occupies a 414-inch square, and is only % inch thick when closed. It holds cans, bottles or thermal mugs. I added a couple to the exterior of the transom bulkhead on my boat, where they handily unfold and hold a beverage while I fish off the stern. When the drink’s done, the holder easily folds away. – Jim Hendricks
SAFETY FROM ABOVE
Life jackets are items you want to access quickly in an emergency. Life-jacket storage bags that mount under a T-top or hardtop serve this purpose nicely. With just a pull of a zipper, the jackets become immediately accessible. Both the C.E. Smith Overhead Storage Bag (about $85) and the Kwik Tek PFD-T4 T-Bag (about $63) hold four Type II life jackets. The Kwik Tek PFD-T6 T-Bag (about $78) stows six Type II jackets. These easy-to-install bags feature breathable mesh panels to vent moisture and prevent mildew. Plus, there are pockets for stowing light items such as sunglasses and flashlights. – JH Continue reading
April issue was very refreshing. It was good to read a story that reminds us of what it was like to try out a different firearm for the first time, all the while enjoying the sport and experience.
I am a collector of Finnish wartime firearms. Albeit I must lean a bit more to the Finnish Civil Guard M28/30, the M39 is an amazing rifle, and I agree it’s the best of the Mosin Nagant family. Continue reading