Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Rifle To Be Used On Woodchucks

Hard to imagine exactly what this letter was responding to. But it seemed one James Morse of Syracuse damn well wanted to get rid of some varmints, and needed gun and ammo guidance. Who better to guide a hunter than Outdoor Life magazine editor Jack O'Connor, Arms and Ammunition Dept.

Found this mounted letter amongst my father's stacks and boxes of ephemera. Not sure why it's mounted, although a quick googling uncovered the subjective gush that Mr. O'Connor was America's greatest gun writer. So, perhaps a signed letter from him may be worth mounting and keeping. I just love the matter-of-factness of his answers. Hopefully his letter helped Mr. Morse with his "game up to deer" problem.

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