Shooting Elmer Keith’s Carry Pistol at James D Julia

Elmer Keith should need no introduction here, as one of the fathers of the .44 Magnum, as well as the .357 Magnum and .41 Magnum. Well, his gun collection being sold at the James D. Julia auction house next month, and I had the opportunity to not just look at the guns but actually shoot his carry revolver (thanks to the generous permission of the Keith family). It’s a 4″ S&W pre-Model 29, and it’s a magnificent shooting iron…

Now, I saved the brass from this shooting, and I’m getting each piece laser-engraved with Keith’s signature. Want to have one of them? Reply here with the Julia lot number of one of Keith’s safari rifles (the catalog is here). I’ll pick 6 winners at random on the day of the auction (March 15th) to each get a piece of the brass for free.