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A Chinese Browning?
In Anthony Vanderlinden's article "1899: The Year Of
The Browning," (October 2020, p. 40) various models are
shown. The article did not mention that there were copies
made in Asia, complete with fake Browning markings. It
was a highly sought-after gun. Many are believed to have
come from China and the region prior to World War II.
This one from my collection has its holster, which may be
Japanese. This copy of the Browning has a "Mauser" logo,
since the name of "Browning" may not have been as readNRA member photo
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Gregory Innocent, via email

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While Chinese copies of the Model 1900 Browning were beyond the scope of
Vanderlinden's article, fear naught. We have a story on just that topic, "Guns Of
The Chinese Warlords," written by Dr. Leonardo Antaris, awaiting space to run in
the magazine.-The Eds.

Giving Credit Where It's Due
The "Opening Shot" titled "Marines & Model 70s In
Vietnam" (September 2020, p. 26) was of a young Marine,
who happens to be a personal friend of mine. I called him
to tell him his picture was in the magazine. You might
imagine how surprised I was to see his picture, after all
the issues of the Rifleman I have read, being a longtime
Life and Endowment member and 86 years old.
My disappointment was that his name was not published. The same photo appeared in the August 2008 issue, and it was a USMC
photo taken by Sgt. Bill Wier. I have a personally autographed copy of it
dated Oct. 1, 2008, and as a practicing rifleman, I am very proud to have it.
That young Marine in Vietnam is Cpl. Ron Szpond. Let's give him the credit he
deserves as a sniper in Vietnam when stories are told about it. 
Ed Denton, Massachusetts

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I really enjoyed Editorial Director John Zent's sidebar "A Brief History Of
Savage Shotguns 1920-2020" (October 2020, p. 49). I realize space was tight
and it was "brief," but I was surprised that there was no mention of the topselling Savage/Stevens shotgun of all time--the Model 94 single-shot. Savage/
Stevens sold a gazillion of these things under their own names, as well as store
brands. These workhorse shotguns were the first "real" guns for many thousands
of kids throughout rural America.
I still have the 20-ga. Model 94C that I got when I was 12 in the summer of
1968. It has been used often during the last 40-plus years, and rode uncased
behind the seat of my truck for a couple of decades. I've refinished it and even
took it to work and bored it for Invector choke tubes. It now has a Limbsaver
pad that may have cost more than the shotgun did new.
Steve Kerr, via email
In the June/July issue it was incorrectly reported on pp. 65, 67 that the
Springfield Ronin's barrel rifling has a right-hand twist; it is left-hand. In the
September issue on p. 42, invention of the Ballistic Tip bullet was credited to
Sierra when, in fact, it was Nosler in 1984.-The Eds.

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