Jack O’Connor was best known for his musings on shotguns and bolt-action rifles, but one pretty double rifle also made the grade.
“I once had a pretty little Jeffery double rifle for the .450-500
3-inch cartridge. I bought it almost entirely for the cosmetic effect. Put me in my bush jacket, my Terai hat with pugaree, my Nairobi safari boots, and let me carry my nifty little double and you could just about hear the lions roaring over the water hole in the donga.”–Jack O’Connor, The Last Book: Confessions of a Gun Editor (Amwell Press, 1984)
Like this quote? Then we think you’ll love Gun Digest Presents Classic Sporting Rifles, edited by rifle and shotgun expert Terry Wieland! A wonderful collection of stories from all the famous gun writers, from Elmer Ketih to Colonel Townsend Whelen–and, yes, Jack O’Connor, too.
About the Author: Jennifer L.S. Pearsall joined Gun Digest in summer 2011 as a books editor. She began her career selling guns in a retail gun shop and handgun range in Northern Virginia in the early 1990s. Recruited by the NRA to join its editorial staff in 1999, she then went on to succeed as a freelance writer and photographer. She's been a competitive shooter in many disciplines, including sporting clays, IPSC, and metallic blackpowder cartridge silhouette, and she has been an avid hunter for many years.
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