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#185713 - 10/29/17 06:02 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I was thinking of the article Skeeter penned discussing which gun he would grab if he had to hit the bush and stay out. That's when he said the 5" Mod. 27. I believe he also said he'd use .38 brass, IIRC. He had a musett bag with a Lyman Tong Tool and a bullet mold for casting slugs.
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#185714 - 10/29/17 06:08 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Ill admit ive heard the name but i have no idea of who skeeter skelton is or was. Then again i had heard of elmer keith but all the others mentioned i dont know who they are. May have read some articles by him or others mentioned but didnt know it at the time.


Then you are clearly not a dedicated handgun hunter (and Skeeter's not really the one I go to for hunting material). LOL!



That is a great score, James!
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#185717 - 10/29/17 06:13 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: Whitworth]
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Well in my research it doesnt appear many of them were either. Alot were lawmen and or writers that shot some stuff when the opportunity presented itself but really discussed the handgun as a defensive tool that could take game. At least thats my impression, then again im 30 minutes into the research haha.

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#185718 - 10/29/17 06:16 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Well in my research it doesnt appear many of them were either. Alot were lawmen and or writers that shot some stuff when the opportunity presented itself but really discussed the handgun as a defensive tool that could take game. At least thats my impression, then again im 30 minutes into the research haha.


You would be correct in your assumption. However, you are hard pressed to find a writer who could spin a yarn better than Skeeter. He was a master story teller and a real joy to read.
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#185719 - 10/29/17 06:34 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: Whitworth]
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I will have to check some out.

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#185721 - 10/29/17 07:13 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
I will have to check some out.

You won't regret it! He was a master storyteller and seems to have had a great sense of humor. He wrote straight up gun and hunting stuff, as well as the tales of Dobe Grant and Me and Joe. He also wrote about people like Bill Jordan, his close friend. After one overnight visit,he accused Jordan of finishing a bottle of his best whiskey, eating the last piece of lemon chiffon pie from the fridge and leaving with one of Skeeters Colt SAA's before Skeeter got out of bed! We'll never know how true they were, but the stories were some of the most entertaining writing ever IMHO.


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#185727 - 10/29/17 08:06 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: JDK]
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Amen!

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#185730 - 10/29/17 08:38 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Ill admit ive heard the name but i have no idea of who skeeter skelton is or was. Then again i had heard of elmer keith but all the others mentioned i dont know who they are. May have read some articles by him or others mentioned but didnt know it at the time.


If you're interested in learning more about some of these guys pick up a copy of the book Hunting for Handgunners by Larry Kelly and JD Jones. A lot of good info in there as well as a couple members of HHM too.
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#185732 - 10/29/17 08:45 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: pab1]
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I agree with you 100 percent pab1, Hunting For Handgunners is an AMAZING book!

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#185734 - 10/29/17 08:51 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
I agree with you 100 percent pab1, Hunting For Handgunners is an AMAZING book!


I just saw the pic you posted in the Bragging Board! Good taste!
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