Title: Miss Annie Oakley's Guns

Periodical: The Rod & Gun

Date: July 29, 1891

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MISS ANNIE OAKLEY'S GUNS.

SIR,—In answer to "L. A. C.," if long barrels are not considered a disadvantage, I should still recommend a 32-in. 20-bore in preference to 24 inches. I can make short barrels that will do good execution; but the majority of my customers find it easier to get on with the long barrels, to which they have been accustomed all their lives. If "L. A. C." will tell me exactly what he wants, I will undertake to make him a gun that will meet his views. Miss Annie Oakley's guns are built on the Anson-Deeley patent, hammerless, without extension rib, 12-bore, 28-inch steel barrels, both choke, 6 ¼ lbs. weight, bored to shoot 42 grains "Schultze" and 1 oz. No. 6 shot, average—right 208, left 212, in 30-in. circle at 40 yards. Miss Oakley speaks in the highest terms of the guns. I can make them a little lighter, if necessary, without running any risk. —I am, &c.,

WILLIAM CASHMORE. [1]

Note 1: The elder William Cashmore (1819-1877) was a pistol and gun maker from Birmingham, England; the undersigned is likely his son, born 1853, who continued the family business until his death around 1900. [back]

Title: Miss Annie Oakley's Guns

Periodical: The Rod & Gun

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West , MS6.3681.116.03 (Oakley scrapbook)

Date: July 29, 1891

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Firearms industry and trade--Great Britain Firearms industry and trade Firearms Shooting

People: Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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