Chas Askins’ Letter to Horace Kephart, May 8, 1898

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Abstract: This edition is created from the manuscript of Chas Askins’ letter to Horace Kephart on May 8, 1898. Within this letter, Askins responds to Kephart’s advertisement on compiling a company of sharpshooters. He mentions specifically that he saw the advertisement in a daily paper and in the magazine Shooting and Fishing, which was the title of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) publication at the time of this letter and is now titled American Rifleman. Askins then goes on to discuss his qualifications for such an organization, disturbingly noting that man-hunting and man-shooting would be a great sport. He mentions two specific rifles in the letter, the second of which he has just ordered: Colt 32/20 and Pope 28.30.140.

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Language: English
Date: 2019

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