How Business Gets Done – Deer Hunting with a Pedersen

Want someone to buy your rifle? Butter them up with a demo model to play with. It still works that way today, and eighty years ago it was the same way. We have an interesting letter written to a Captain Porter by John Pedersen, describing the Pedersen rifle and ammo being shipped to him in time for deer season (click to enlarge).


Pedersen letter

Who wouldn’t like to get a note like that in the mail? The only bummer is that he wants to have the rifle returned when Captain Porter is done with it.


  1. I wonder what Capt. Porter’s position was, what he had done, or what his relationship to Pederson was that would allow Pederson to ship the rifle to Porter.
    I also wonder if there is any record that Porter returned the rifle (or got a deer)?

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