Black Bear Hunting With a Classic
My friend Phil Shoemaker, famous Alaskan Grizzly bear guide, sent me some photos of his newest, old Springfield Sporter. Built by Adolph Minar it is chambered for .30-06 I don’t know much about the rifle or Minar (1879-1936) of Fountain, Colorado who stocked a number of rifles for Jack O’Connor. According to
Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century (by Michael Petrov) Minar stocked a total of 36 rifles. He dies at the age of 56. Petrov speaks very highly of Minar’s inletting and Phil has included several photos.




Minar FL L-

Left stock
Checker to checker L -
Grip Checker-
Tip & swivel
Action top
Florpaltre forend checker
Front sight
Barrel Swivel
Buttplate
Trigger guard
INLETTING
All Inletting
Bottom Inlet
Lower tang inlet
Minar Inletting-
Rear Tang inlet 2
Recoil shoulder inlet
Tip inlet
BLACK BEAR HUNTING along Coal Creek, AK
Coal Crk rifles-
Minar along Coal Creek
Minar rifle still working and wet
Minar still working-
Phil spring bear hunting with Minar