The Life and Times of Fred Kimble Second Edition by John N. Davis ISBN:  1-931575-53-3 LOC: 2005907831  240 pg. trade paperback   Out of print. Available in Kindle format. See below.. From the golden age of shotguns and waterfowling comes the story of one of its most fascinating character, Fred Kimble.  This biography is a must read for any duck hunting or trap / skeet shooting enthusiast! 
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This work is, without doubt, the most exhaustive and detail accounting of Kimble ever written.

This second edition contains an additional 40 pages of details about Fred.

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Fred Kimble

About the book
From the golden age of shotguns and waterfowling comes the story of one of its most fascinating characters, Fred Kimble. A must read for any duck hunting or trap shooting enthusiast!  Master duck shot, trap shooter and inventor in the mid and late 1800's; in the 1930's Fred Kimble had a rebirth, but the stories told were often beyond one’s imagination. In the author’s extensive search to find the real man, he discovered the true “sportsman” and “crack shot.” This book is the story of Fred Kimble and the grand times in which he lived as revealed by the contemporary accounts of his life.

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About the Author

John DavisJohn N. Davis was born in 1959, in Vienna, Georgia.  Growing up in an area steeped in the traditions of hunting and fishing, he would find himself forever tied to the lure of the outdoors.  Davis now practices law on the same corner of this small south Georgia town as his father and grandfather before him.  He is a member of both the Parker Gun Collectors Association and L. C. Smith Gun Collectors Association, and has written a number of historical articles which have appeared in each organization’s newsletter.  It was through his interest in gun collecting that his quest for Fred Kimble began, this after he acquired a Parker shotgun previously owned by Mr. Kimble.  Although this book represents all that he has found to date regarding the master duck hunter, Fred Kimble, the quest itself will never end.

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Readers’ Comments
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Bill M.
This is a monumental work that identifies Fred just as he was instead of how writers identified him from previous works.

James L.
I have started reading the book, and I am enjoying it.  Obviously, the book is entertaining for a Parker person, but I am impressed by the professionalism of the writer.  Information is given in a clear way with support to verify its authenticity.

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Favorite Links
Parker Gun Association offers:  GCA membership information & printable forms, Parker Shotgun Research Letter information & printable forms, Parker Shotgun Identification Gallery, PGCA Events Calendar, and Discussion forum for Parker related topics

The mission of The L.C. Smith Collectors Association, in part, is to stimulate and educate members and the public about all aspects of the L.C. Smith shotgun, its history, and production.

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