Although I will say that any day spent with Steven Hunter and Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons has to be a pretty cool day. I have to say Ian's like a bulldog in tracking down obscure information. He emailed me last week to ask about a point in the GUN STORIES script on the one of the first semi auto rifles, the Mannlicher Model of 1885. He said he wasn't familiar with that model and asked about my references.
Today, here's his report, probably more than anyone would ever want to know about the 1885. For his InRange TV, he also tracked down the real story of Wyatt Earp and Curly Bill Brocious. Busy boy…you'll meet him on GUN STORIES this season.
I hope I'm not talking out of school (something I've had my wrist slapped for recently! LOL!), but Steve's new book, I, Ripper, will be coming out 19 May:
Steve told me he needed a break from the Swagger saga, so he focused on Jack the Ripper. Based on our conversations, I can't wait to read this one! We'll of course have a full report on DRTV.
Tomorrow, I've got to sort out the wreckage of my office. At least make heads or tails of it. BTW, today's Trigger Warning for our Special Snowflakes is about this horrible, horrible graphic. Cover your eyes, Snowflakes!