Now reaching my “winter years’ I read these pages and think back to my early hunting years in the 70’s onward. Buddies and I hunted in Maine and the state allowed open carry of hand guns. I carried A Winchester 94 and strapped on, in a fancy tooled leather holster was a Ruger New Model Single Six convertible in stainless steel. 22Mag cylinder installed. It’s purpose in my mind was for the “Coup De Grace” if needed. Though in retrospect I think I just thought it looked cool. At this point I need to mention while one could carry sidearms openly, loaded guns in a vehicle was a forbidden. As non resident hunters in largely unknown areas we moved around a lot. The chore of unloading a single action revolver and a Tubular magazine several time a day soon grew old and after that first season ,the single six was left in the rented cabin and the Winchester was loaded with three rounds. Over the next 25 years of hunting there I never went back to side arm carry and still loaded only three in the Winchester, until I replaced it with several different rifles with detachable magazines.