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Gun Quotes: Jack O’Connor’s Only Double Rifle

Jack O'Connor was best known for his musings on shotguns and bolt-action rifles, but one pretty double rifle also made the grade.

A fine double rifle intended for the plains of Africa.
A fine double rifle intended for the plains of Africa.

“I once had a pretty little Jeffery double rifle for the .450-500 3-inch cartridge. I bought it almost entirely for the cosmetic effect. Put me in my bush jacket, my Terai hat with pugaree, my Nairobi safari boots, and let me carry my nifty little double and you could just about hear the lions roaring over the water hole in the donga.”–Jack O'Connor, The Last Book: Confessions of a Gun Editor (Amwell Press, 1984)


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