Volume 24, Number 4 June/July 2016
 
 
 

FIRING LINE



By Richard Mann Mossberg’s Patriot costs a fraction of some safari-grade guns African safaris are generally associated with an abundance of gin and tonics, pressed khakis, and exquisite rifles. Those preaching on the subject will minister you with sermons on controlled-feed actions living in Circassian walnut stocks with more figure than Jane Russell. But unlike in the Africa of Roosevelt and Ruark, modern safaris are within reach of the jeans-wearing, beer-drinking, blue-collar Americans who understand a rifle is a tool, not a scepter. Oscar Frederick Mossberg immigrated to America from Sweden when he was 33 years old. He founded Mossberg… [Read More]