Winchester Model of 1894 38-55 by Wayne Hayes
The store opened at 7:00 a.m. just like every morning. Chickasha Oklahoma was not a very busy place in 1952. The old man who ran the hardware store didn't really expect any customers to speak of this early, just the usual coffee drinking crowd of locals. When the young man walked in a few minutes after that it was a surprise.
By Lee Mason
When I was 12, maybe 13 years old, it came time to get my own gun. My dad asked me what I wanted and suddenly I had some things to consider. A powerful bolt-action deer rifle would be cool. After all, I’d shot my dad’s Savage 110 .270 and to adolescent me it felt like wielding Thor’s hammer. I liked my dad’s old Winchester 94 30-30, but figured I didn’t need my own, I could just borrow his. I had dove hunted with grandma’s single-shot Stevens 12 gauge and it left something to be desired when trying to bring down a bird that could bank harder than an F-16. That’s when my thoughts started wandering to shotguns and my dad brought up the point that you could hunt almost anything with a shotgun. You can pop #8s at doves and quail, #4s at squirrels or turkey. You can blast #4 Buck at coyotes. You can even fling 00 Buck or those big rifled slugs at deer and wild hogs. Dad told me a 20 gauge could do but with a 12 gauge and the right shells you could bring down just about anything. My very first gun would a 12-gauge shotgun.
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Howdy folks! If you follow my Instagram at all (@cartridge_cuff_guy) you'll know that we've been on a bit of a hiatus here at Mason Leather. Back in December 2019 we found out my dad had a large tumor in his brain, as well as some small cancerous nodes in his chest and hip. Getting him on the path to treatment and recovery was going to be tough, so I shutdown leather orders to focus on that. Fast forward to today April 3, 2020. By heaven's great blessing my dad is starting to show some recovery and treatment is well underway, even in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. I am looking forward to re-opening the shop soon and going hunting, fishing and spending time with my ol' man again without the specter of cancer at the doorstep. I'll be releasing some new products as well including belt-worn pistol & rifle cartridge pouches, bi-fold wallets and morale patches. Those product designs are ready to go. I'm also hoping to release a few select holster designs in time for Christmas 2020 but still have a lot of R&D to get those rolling. I hope your spring is off to a great start and that you might get to pop a gobbler or tighten some lines on spawning fish soon! I plan to contribute regularly to this blog so check back often and follow my Instagram @cartridge_cuff_guy for the latest updates and announcements!