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By Timothy J. Mullin,Elmer Keith

The stated dean of yank gun writers, Elmer Keith started his writing profession in 1926, while his first piece seemed in American Rifleman, and persisted till 1981, whilst he suffered a disabling stroke. in this 50-plus yr interval, Keith wrote hundreds and hundreds of articles for a wide selection of courses, together with American Rifleman, Guns & Ammo and Outdoor Life. From those articles and his books (Sixguns, Big online game Rifles and Cartridges), Keith built a devoted following with whom he corresponded on a regular basis. At one aspect it really is predicted that he averaged 300-500 letters every month to readers, answering questions about searching, matching applicable cartridges and firearms to express pursuits, handloading ammo and comparable topics.

Timothy J Mullin, a famous gun author, corresponded with Keith and stored all of the letters he got. gaining knowledge of that different recipients had additionally stored their letters, Mullin determined to gather as many as he may perhaps and collect them right into a publication. He ran ads in Shotgun News and positioned a wide signal on the Elmer Keith Museum in Salmon, Idaho, looking letters from Keith. quickly, he all started receiving copies from everywhere in the nation. a few letters handled looking concerns, others strictly weapons and ammo (including the Magnum revolver cartridges Keith built and for which he's top identified: the .357, .41 and .44), yet so much have been a combined bag of useful recommendation, unfiltered statement and insightful stories of existence at the American frontier. Rounding out the compilation are never-before released photographs of Elmer Keith, together with his trademark cigar, 10-gallon hat and sixguns

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