Friday, April 13, 2007

Uncle Sam's Shooting Gallery: 100 Years

Xavier has posted a bit of firearm history, a Popular Mechanics article on the National Rifle Matches of 1940.
TRAVELING in planes, trains, buses, private cars, trucks, and even on foot, more than 10,000 eager men, women, and youngsters from all corners of the nation will head toward the shores of Lake Erie in mid-August for the largest sporting event in the world. The lure that draws this myriad of bankers, housewives, G-men, clerks, police, shopkeepers, and citizens from practically every other walk of life, is the annual National Rifle Matches sponsored jointly by the U. S. War Department and the National Rifle Association...
Head on over and read the rest of the article, and some interesting comments here.

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