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A Mistake in Identity

Funny things happen when your digging into the life of a person to write a book. I wrote an article for Guns & Ammo Magazine in 2007 looking…

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Chambering for Ackley Cartridges

In volume 1 of P.O. Ackley’s “Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders” Ackley explains headspace for his improved designs as well as standard factory cartridges. The chapter describing these…

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Cole Agee, Engraver

It’s not documented when Cole Agee came to work with P.O. Ackley & Co. in Tinidad, Colorado. It was probably in the time frame of 1946 and 47 as…

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Meeting Jim Chappell

In February 2017 just before the book, P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith came out I had a chance to visit Salt Lake City.  I was there for the Western…

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A sad loss.

Jacqueline Ackley Chappell  Home: Salt Lake City, UT Death Date: February 27, 2017 Birthdate: October 12, 1936 Place Of Birth: Roseburg, Oregon Service Information: Saturday, March 4, 2017…

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P.O. Ackley, Teacher and Mentor

My book about the famous gunsmith P.O. Ackley is being release in March of 2017. Naturally in the process of researching this book I have talked to everyone…

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