Colt and Colt Blackpowder Sign New 5-Year Agreement
Colt Blackpowder is also developing a new line of modern percussion arms to be marketed as Colt Blackpowder Today. One such rifle is the Colt Gamemaster .50 a rifle designed to satisfy those who prefer real tradition and performance in a muzzleloader. This Colt carries a .50 caliber barrel with a 1:28 twist, and features Colts all new hunter designed aperture peep sight system. A redesigned ignition allows use of musket caps five times the ignition power of standard percussion caps.
For a free Colt Blackpowder catalogue call (718) 499-4678 or write to CBAC 110 8th St., Brooklyn, New York 11215.
Cline Ltd. Introduces Perfect Puller
The Perfect Puller components are brass and firmly grip ramrods that have no threaded metal cap. With one of the two included adapters it easily screws into ramrods that have securely fastened 8x32 or 10x32 threaded caps. No larger than a small speed loader, it will attach to any ramrod.
The Perfect Puller can also be used as a ramrod handle for cleaning or swabbing the barrel. or to assist in seating the charge when loading at the shooting range.
For more information, please write to: J.B. Cline Jr., Cline Ltd., Rt. 1, Box 214-A, Belleville, WV 26133; phone (304)863-5372.
CVA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Mountain Rifle
Made in the USA and limited to a production run of only 300 finished guns, this CVA Mountain Rifle is a great choice for the collectors as well as the hunter. Each finished rifle comes with a traditional fringed suede leather gun case and bullet pouch. Call the CVA Custom Shop for additional information at (770) 449-4687.
Firelocker Offers Cases for Longrifles, Muskets and Fowlers
A high impact case 65" long, lockable, airline approved is available for guns with up to 44" barrels. A 65"x10"x4" Modified Styrene case with web, snap wrap handles and full length YKK zipper, convoluted foam lining has been added to the line.
A Sunforger Army Duck case is available with plain or flannel lining. Breathable and water repellent, it is available in two sizes to fit both rifle and musket.
The Oilcloth (the trekkers case) is made of 6oz. high thread count Egyptian cotton treated with an oil/wax finish which makes it compact, waterproof yet breathable protection that can be taken anywhere.
Contact Firelocker at (800) 492-3326 for information or a catalog.
NRA Adds a New Monthly Publication and Names New Editors
NRA members will now have three diverse, official journals from which to choose: American Rifleman, American Hunter and American Guardian. Members receive one official journal as a benefit of membership, and can purchase subscriptions to one or both of the others for an additional, nominal fee.
Jessica Sparks has been named editor of American Guardian. An NRA Endowment Member with over 10 years experience as a writer, photographer, and magazine editor in the shooting sports world, she brings to American Guardian a strong enthusiasm for the NRA's goals and programs, and for recreational and competitive shooting. Sparks is a certified instructor in the NRA's Personal Protection Program.
Hunting and outdoor enthusiast John R. Zent has been promoted to editor of the American Hunter magazine, the National Rifle Association's official monthly publication for its hunter members. With a circulation of 1.1 million, American Hunter is the largest publication devoted to hunting and the role of the sport in wildlife management.
Zent, an NRA Life Member, served as Associate Editor of American Hunter for four years before his promotion to Managing Editor in 1991. He became an NRA employee in 1982, and also served on the staffs of American Rifleman and American Marksman (now Shooting Sports USA) before transferring to the American Hunter staff.
Museum of the Mountain Man to Host Fur Trade Symposium
The Fur Trade Era: The Influence of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade on the Development of the American West is a symposium designed to examine the significance of the Fur Trade in the Rocky Mountains and Upper Missouri River on the economic, cultural and social development of the peoples and geographic area involved. The primary focus of the Symposium will be the concept of enterprise as an organizing principle in understanding the Mountain Men.
In addition to a presentation of academic papers, plans include a pre-conference trek to historic sites of the Fur Trade Era, a demonstration Trappers' Camp, which will be given by personnel from the National Park Service, and a special culinary presentation on American Bison offered by renown food historian Sam Arnold of The Fort Restaurant in Colorado. Robert Utley, noted author of Western Americana will give the keynote address.
The Fur Trade Symposium is funded in part with a grant from the Wyoming Council for the Humanities.
For more information, contact the Museum of the Mountain Man, Box 909, Pinedale,
Wyoming 82941; call (307)367-4101; or FAX (307)367-6768.