Category Archives: GUN STORY

"How Guns Are Produced"

Someone dropped by searching for “how guns are produced.” Describing how iron ores are smelted, alloyed, rolled, formed, and finally wind up as a fully functional firearm would take far too long to relate. As a substitute, here is a … Continue reading

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"A Exemple Children Kills With Gun"

Someone came by looking for “a exemple children kills with gun.” All right. For example, a few years ago a local officer came home to find his wife had guests. He hung his gun belt, and gun, on the newell … Continue reading

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School, 1942

This was pretty typical of the first few years of school in the 1940’s. And some of those kids probably had caps in their pistols: Many of those kids would have been just about the right age to have taken … Continue reading

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Remember When Mailmen Used To Carry More Than The Mail?

If you can remember JFK, you are old enough. Let me tell you about Frank “H.” a gun carrying letter carrier. “Big Foot Frank” was the downtown carrier. Every morning at the stroke of 9 Frank would pull the coffee … Continue reading

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Nebraska Hunters Harvest 63,000 Deer

The Lincoln Journal Star editorialized on the fact Nebraska’s deer hunters harvested 63,000 deer during the nine day gun season. Briefly quoting the Journal Star editorial linked above: “Bambi they are not.” “Let’s get that out of the way, because … Continue reading

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"circulaton of guns?"

Someone came by looking for “circulation of guns.” I presume he means the circulation as in normal trade; where cars are made, shipped to a dealer, sold, often sold several more times, and eventually scrapped. To be melted down to … Continue reading

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THE WHITE DEATH

Environmental Grafitti has a nice item about Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä, who killed more than 700 Russian troops and became known as the White Death. Over 500 of these kills were made with a standard bolt action rifle with iron … Continue reading

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GUN THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“He reached and fumbled, which was a fatal mistake.” Yep, it is. So don’t fumble. The cure for the fumbles is practice. 100 draws a day for a month, and twenty a day thereafter was good enough for King Fisher … Continue reading

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THE GUN SHOW BLUES

I stopped by the Mobile, Alabama gun show last weekend. I didn’t find much, no primers, little ammo – and a lot of guns that I would not care for some of because I just had any. I did pass … Continue reading

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