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Those were the days…
When English gunmaking was booming, the likes of Churchill, Holland & Holland, Purdey, Scott & Co put their guns to the test in front of the public, a favourite destination was Monte Carlo where live pigeon trap shooting contests offered seriously large prizes, great status and a shooting lodge which was more akin to a palace.
Live pigeon trap shooting was big. There were several clubs in the UK, to match those overseas. It was great PR for the London gunmakers, great fun for everyone else. Long since banned in the UK, indeed most places, the sport has a fascinating history, which has been brilliantly pieced together over two decades by live pigeon aficionado and Texan author Cyril S. Adams, in a fabulous new book simply entitled Live Pigeon Trap Shooting.
Published by The Sporting Library it enjoys wonderful illustration to accompany the fascinating text, which takes the reader around the world on an all-embracing sporting odyssey, which will appeal to any man or woman who ever raised a gun. This is without question the definitive work on the subject – the history, equipment, descendants of an esoteric sport and how to do it, indeed there has been no book published on live pigeon trap shooting since Captain Albert W. (Blue Rock) Money wrote Pigeon Shooting in 1896.
If you like shotguns and ‘Shooting Flying’ you will love this book.
Casebound. Large format 279mm x 215mm.
276 pages with stunning illustration of over 619 images.
Published April 12th, 2017.