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#206474 10/20/10 06:54 PM
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I just read an interesting article in GARDEN & GUN MAGAZINE concerning the gun that the author Ernest Hemingway used to end his life. I had always heard the it was a SxS Boss but the article' s researcher states that it was probably a W & C Scott Live Pigeon Gun that was a favourite of Hemingway.

The article further states that, after his death, the gun was taken to a local welder in Ketchum, Idaho to be cut into pieces that were then buried in a field. The researcher further states that the welding shop is still in operation being run by the grandson of the original owners and that he has a few of the pieces of the gun that are surely not from a Boss. I find this interesting & I hope that you will too.

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Yes, I do find it interesting; thanks George.
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Additional detail can be found in Hemingway's Guns -- The Sporting Guns of Ernest Hemingway. It's available at www.shootingsportsman.com

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George, what issue of G&G?

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Originally Posted By: eightbore
George, what issue of G&G?


EDM here: Bill, Garden & Gun is the coolest magazine to hit the newsstands recently. It's a lifestyle rag, somewhat like the Virginia Sportsman, where it's not just repeat excursions to South America to kill thousands of pigeons, but there are articles that interrelate with the bird-hunting lifestyle such like good restaurants and the ambiance of country living.

I first ran across Garden & Gun last winter when Nancy, ParkerDog, and I were camped out in the R/V at Apalachacola FL. I picked up a recent issue in the quaint bookstore; it not only had articles to spark my interest in double guns and bird hunting, but Nancy enjoyed the articles more within her areas interest, plus there was an article about the best oyster houses that we were frequenting on the Gulf Coast and several were in Apalach!

Suffice it to say that Garden & Gun is a breath of fresh air after all the same-old same-old rehashed time-and-time-again SSM and DGJ stuff.

The Virginia Sportsman supports the Vintage Cup and hands out copies of their magazine; if you didn't get one or more recent issues gratis, you missed out on some good reading that your spouse would also enjoy.

While on new and fresh reading material, anyone with the slightest interest in fishing with a fly should pick up a copy of The Drake. This is hands down the gonzo skate-boarding BMXing, ski-bum, trout-bum, fly fishing magazine of the 21st century. EDM


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Bill: I believe that it's in the March 2010 edition. GARDEN & GUN is published here in Charleston, South Carolina and Ed is right, it's a breath of fresh air in gun/hunting/fishing magazines. Not just countless ads for hunts & trips the average guy can't afford, but wide ranging topics that both men and women are interested in. Try the on-line version & you'll see what I mean.

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George when I saw the thread I figured you were hauling it around in the 'trunk' of your car.

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Thanks for the reference to the issue. I am a charter subscriber to Garden and Gun and it is also available in Linda's office. It is the only paper publication that she doesn't object to me "accumulating". I also agree with Ed in his opinion about Virginia Sportsman. It is an excellent rag, introduced to most of us at the last couple of Vintagers where they exhibit.

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Just browsed their website. It looks like a very good, assorted magazine!

Hemingway's Suicide Gun

JC


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Sorry to rain on this parade, but this rag ought to be called "Gardens, Restaurants, Recipes, Travel (and Sometimes a Minor Article about Guns)". It wasn't always thus; when I first subscribed, each issue truly did have interesting articles about guns, hunting etc., including a funny article by Winston Groom about shooting in Argentina (not for everybody apparently). There is also an article in a fairly recent "American Rifleman" about how G & G would not accept NRA advertising. I cancelled my subscription.

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