Category Archives: Montana Musings


Once Politicians Get Involved, Zany Gun Rules Ensue By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino A few years back I

Back In The Saddle

The .38-40 Was The 3rd Most Popular Colt SAA Chambering. It’s One Of Duke’s Favorites. By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos

It’s A Family Affair

From Sharps To Springfields, The Spratlings Shoot ’Em All Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino In June 2014 at the

Chasing Custer

Ballistic Relics Of The Little Bighorn Make For A Lifetime Of Research Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino An impulsive

Good Reads, Good Friends

Recuperation From A Mishap Can Have Unforeseen Benefits By Mike “Duke” Venturino Recently I wrote in this column about recovering

The Super .38

One Of Our Oldest Self-Loading Cartridges Still Offers Great Performance By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino As a general

Good Books

A Thought Provoking Topic By Mike “Duke” Venturino Back in the winter of 2015/2016, I was laid up with a

Missing In Action

When USFA Discontinued Historic Classics, We Lost Something Special. By Mike “Duke” Venturino During my college years I managed to

Chilean Mausers

These Affordable 7×57 Bolt Actions Offer Quality Craftsmanship And Are Still Affordable For The Beginning Collector. Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: