Archive for February, 2014

Feral Hog Invasion: A Solution

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on February 27, 2014 1 Comment
Feral Hog Invasion:  A Solution

The national media of late has been pointing with alarm to the increasing numbers of feral hog across the country.  Conservative estimates claim that the rooting of sounders of feral hog cause over one and a half billion dollars in damage annually.  That’s $4.54 added to the grocery bill of every man, woman and child […]

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The Collectors’ FFL: You Ought to Get One . . .

Filed in The Gun Room by on February 24, 2014 2 Comments
The Collectors’ FFL: You Ought to Get One . . .

When I first ventured into the wonderful world of old guns, some kind soul pointed my footsteps toward one of the great unsung benefits the federal government allots its citizens, the Class 3 —Curio & Relic Federal Firearms License, the collectors’ FFL.  While other licenses require months and healthy fees to acquire, the Class 3, […]

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Engraving Art that goes ‘bang’ by Alfred Schilling

Filed in The Sporting Gallery by on February 18, 2014 1 Comment
Engraving Art that goes ‘bang’ by Alfred Schilling

The art of engraving, here demonstrated on the Schuetzen rifles of Alfred Schilling, gmbh, has a long and storied history.  From the Middle Ages men have had their most prized swords, armor and (eventually) guns adorned with engraving.  Today this tradition is proudly carried on by Alfred Schilling, gmbh, makers of fine target and sporting […]

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Introducing Alfred Schilling, gmbh

Filed in The Gun Room by on February 18, 2014 1 Comment
Introducing Alfred Schilling, gmbh

For many generations the family name Schilling has been associated with Zella-Mehlis, a traditional rich gun making center in Germany. The first official record of a Hammermeister (master of a sledge hammer) in Mehlis, Caspar Schilling, dates back to 1648. Alfred Schilling, the son of the metal worker and innkeeper Veit Schilling, founded the company […]

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For the Love of Old Guns

Filed in The Gun Room by on February 11, 2014 3 Comments
For the Love of Old Guns

Old Guns!  The words perk me up and get my attention at once because I just love old guns.  I can’t explain when or why I became the American firearms industry’s worst enemy.  Not because I relentlessly oppose firearms ownership.  Good Heavens, no!  Rather it is because I have only bought about four new, factory-built […]

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Game Birds Afrikaan

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Game Birds Afrikaan

The best meat on four legs comes from a giant antelope called an eland.  The best meat with wings comes from the game birds known as francolin.  I know, that’s hard for a die-hard quail or pheasant or even ruffed grouse hunter to believe but trust me, guys, those African galliformes are amazing eating.  They’re […]

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Bwana Walt’s Safari Hot Sauce

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Bwana Walt’s Safari Hot Sauce

“The HEAT of Africa” When Columbus returned from one of his voyages he introduced Europe to the native American Capsicum chilis.  One variety, eventually named ‘piri-piri’ found its way to Portugal and to Portugal’s colony Mozambique where it happily spread across the country growing both in the wild and in cultivation.  Mozambique sits on the […]

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