John Philip Sousa's A2
Posted by Drew Hause on September 26, 2017, 12:54 pm
Sporting Life, June 19, 1909 |
Syracuse, N. Y., June 11.
The fifty-first annual shoot of the New York State Sports Menís Association was held on June 7, 8, 9 and 10, under the auspices of the Onondago County Gun Club. In the long history of these events no tournament was ever so successful. The entry list was extremely heavy and the competition, on a high plane.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake grounds adjoined the beautiful Syracuse Yacht Club and stretched up from the lake, toward a fine background, though the lay of the field may have fooled some of the contestants at the beginning.
Many notable shooters were present including a large field of professionals. J. Phillip Sousa was one of the most conspicuous of the notabilities and his witty sayings and ready answers were much enjoyed by all, and shoots the finest grade the Hunter people make in the L. C. Smith.
As of 2010, the Smith A2 with 32" barrels was at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, along with a 20g 26Ē Smith purchased after his riding accident in 1921.