Re: Thoughts on the Buckmark Rifle?
I was always a little leary of them, only because I'm not sure how I feel about the slide recoiling straight back at my face while I'm THAT close to it. Just the thought of what it would feel like if you shouldered the weapon with your cheek a little too far forward on the stock....
"...As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."