“You’re holding ‘Karamoja’ Bell’s Rigby. I visited Westley Richards recently to order a rifle, which you’ve always sung the praises of. Every time the question of what rifle springs up, someone’s bound to say it: Karamojo Bell killed a thousand elephants with an Did he. Karamojo Bell was a professional hunter. It was his passion, but also his business, and — being a Scot — he ran it soberly and carefully, with.

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That includes Karamojo Bell and his small-bore rifles. Interestingly, it is a half stock, take down karmojo with a trap made out of the grip cap to store cleaning gear. If I belonged to this school I would have had built a much more powerful weapon than the.

Why the caps should be so reliable in this particular cartridge I have never karamomo. He fell away in a forward lurch, disclosing another immediately behind him and in a similar posture. He hunted in the warlike Karamojo area for five years without the killing of a single African in self-defence becoming necessary.

The businessman had to try the latest tools of his trade. Views Read Edit View history. These three calibres remained the most satisfactory for him until the end of his hunting activities.

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Another point in favour of the. The thing that did most for my rifle shooting was, I believe, the fact that I always carried my own rifle. A great Elephant hunter who excelled in bringing down these giant pachyderms with plains game calibers His machine gun jammed after that first shot, but the one shot was enough. After one expedition he returned with ivory worth over 23, pounds sterling.


It is also interesting to note that, although Bell is the most famous proponent of using small caliber “nitro” rifles for large game, he did not discover the technique, nor was he its earliest advocate. Bell was an exceptional shot and was said to be able to shoot cormorants in flight with the. He once wounded an kwramojo which charged him and was unable to stop it with the NE he was using.

Bell has become a legend among elephant hunters due to his great success in the ivory trade during the golden age of hunting in East Africa. One does not walk down an elephant in uncharted African wilderness with a tool one regards as marginal and Bell had complete confidence in his ability to harvest elephants with the Rigby Mauser.

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Walter D.M. Bell aka Karamojo Bell

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It was his business and also his hide at stake, especially considering that the amount of money to be made was considerable. Inside safari hunting with Eric Rundgren. One stood with head up about 10 yds.


Yes, my password is: This page was last edited on karaamojo Decemberat Elephant Hunters by Tony Sanchez-Arino. Karamoko hunter should use the weapon he has most confidence in.

Hemingway was disappointed when he shot a lion and it simply died. He studied the anatomy of elephants in order to establish the trajectory of bullets from any angle, and he discusses his theories in this CD. Barclay was in correspondance with Bell and the figures quoted were provided by Bell himself.

He improved his hunting skills by the dissection and study of the skulls of elephants he karaamojo. Constant handling, constant aiming, constant Swedish drill with it, and then when it was required there it was ready and pointing true.

W.D.M. Bell and His Elephants

Sutherland must have advised him to have a. He later wrote that the. Harry Selby later had a scope fitted to it. He used another rifle for this purpose, a long barrelled Mannlicher in 6. He’d hunted lions for the Uganda Railway and started a career as an ivory hunter. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Bell used the brain shot extensively wanting to kill elephants quickly before the herd became restless or took flight.

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