Skeeter Skelton’s earliest articles appeared in the pages of our sister publication, GUNS, in the late 1950s when he was still known as Charles A. Skelton. At the time he was the sheriff of Deaf Smith County operating out of Hereford Texas.
Skeeter is also a specially remembered for his double action sixgun stocks, or grips if you prefer. In the 1930s Walter Roper designed the target stocks found on the Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum. These stocks carried over after the war with a version made by Smith & Wesson available on both the .357 Magnum and 1950 Target Model and then were also found on the original .44 Magnum. Somewhere along the way the Smith & Wesson stocks fell off the proper path and lost their wonderful feel; in fact to me the latter ones feel like a chunk of 2×4.
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