Gentlemen, Yes the September 1951 Muzzle Blast article celebrated the first time that rifle won the National slug matches at Friendship. The target is displayed at Marietta each year.[It was recovered from Rich Hicks basement covered in metal and wood shavings] In the 65 years since that photo was taken, that old rifle has won MANY, MANY matches, from which I have proof represented in cases of ribbons collected by Polecat, as well as Rich Hicks and [ a few] by myself.AS you can see from the above group shot last week,[April 17,2016], the old smoke pole continues to do what it's told. [The current care taker has never shared the great level of skill previous owners have demonstrated.] The rifle continues to make regular appearances on the range at Canal Fulton. The current care taker feels deeply obligated to remind the current generations of the appearance of the activity in years past. Polecat porter left us a great document of the beginning years of the NMLRA, as well as the great depression years and the Canal Fulton Matches. His scrap books include letters form E.M. Farris, Crosley Radio, and many broadsides advertising Ohio and Indiana batches during the 1930s. Before Polecat acquired Old Harrison, he shot flintlock primarily. Polecat duck taped cardboard to the buttock of the 1879 Reinhard rifle, as seen in the article, to raise his face to meet the lyman 15 power super target spot scope. The deterioration in that scope has caused the current caretaker A GREAT DEAL of struggle .Hence, the Unertl .Rich did use the Unertl.