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Unread 09-02-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Sporting Life Feb. 8, 1913
http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrar.../SL6023021.PDF
One of the biggest attractions at the Keystone grounds was young J. B. Grier, the 11 year-old target smasher of the Du Pont Club. Grier handles his Parker gun with the ease of a man, and centres his targets in good style. In that strong wind he was quick enough to smash 42 of them in spite of the fact that the wind almost blew him off the stand.

John "Cap" Grier
http://www.witrapshooters.com/wp-con...g-Holidays.pdf

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These are great Drew. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the early photos of Vandalia. I attended the Grand American from 1981 until it closed down and have many fine memories of that venue, the shooting and the vendors. It was shotgun heaven!
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I am the proud owner of one of two Cap Grier Model 21s. My Grier gun was apparently a gift to Colonel Grier from John Olin after he set the five man team World's Record with his first 21. Both of his Model 21s are heavy 32" guns.
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I am the proud owner of one of two Cap Grier Model 21s. My Grier gun was apparently a gift to Colonel Grier from John Olin after he set the five man team World's Record with his first 21. Both of his Model 21s are heavy 32" guns.

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Were either of Cap Grier's Model 21s ventilated rib guns???
Does your gun shoot high, low, or dead on???
Murphy it is good that you own one of Cap Grier's Model 21s... There are some folks that I would not like to see owning one. David
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David, mine is a vent rib gun, and, even though the picture doesn't show it, I believe the first one is also a vent rib gun. I have the letter on both, but not in hand. The first one is in Delaware, but has not been offered to me. My gun seems to shoot fairly flat, although I haven't shot it a lot. I found the story about Cap shooting as a young kid years ago, searching on LA84. He had a long illustrious shooting and military career. I also have a Delaware State Champion trophy that he won in the thirties. My files are loaded with his records. He retired from the Army Reserves as a Brigadier General.
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I passed on an early Model 21 vent rib gun a While back. The gun was in the 1934 range. This 21 had more than a couple previous owners, and I did not like the flees that one of them left on the gun, also I did not like the way it shot, (Pattern Placement)... Again:: Cap's gun is most likely where it belongs. It has always been easy for me to warm up to that Winchester shotgun. David
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Was the gun you passed on one of Cap Grier's guns?
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Was the gun you passed on one of Cap Grier's guns?
( No) it was a west coast gun.
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