gallery gun

A carnival shooting gallery from the 1940s. Note the signage about learning to shoot and defending yourself and your country. Hard to come by those sentiments these days.

Carnival Fun With a .22 Rifle

Ah, for yesteryear and the chance to shoot a real .22 rifle at the county fair. “The slide-action gained rapid popularity through the early twentieth century. In carnival and amusement park shooting galleries, the slide-action became the “gallery gun.” These were chambered for the .22 Short and provided many a young shooter his first...