“You’re holding ‘Karamoja’ Bell’s Rigby. I visited Westley Richards recently to order a rifle, which you’ve always sung the praises of. Every time the question of what rifle springs up, someone’s bound to say it: Karamojo Bell killed a thousand elephants with an Did he. Karamojo Bell was a professional hunter. It was his passion, but also his business, and — being a Scot — he ran it soberly and carefully, with.

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Wounded non-vitally he will go just as far and be just as savage with grains of lead as with He discovered that with the. Instantly ready as I always was, carrying my own rifle, I placed a.

W. D. M. Bell – Wikipedia

He later served in Greece and Italy, achieved the rank of Captain and was twice decorated with the Military Cross. Mar 18, Messages: Karamojo BillJul 1, A bullet between neck and shoulder laid him flat. He wrote about being able to drop an elephant with a light caliber rifle if he shot it in the same place that he would have shot it with a heavy rifle and realised this fully when he saw that elephants shot with a. I was always playing with it.

He lived unscathed through all of his adventures to enjoy the wealth he had accumulated with his rifle. He sighted his rifles in right on the nose at 80 yards and preferred to get within 30 to 40 yards of his elephants. They commissioned the first steel hulled racing yacht Trenchmere 37 tons in Scotland in and sailed her in transatlantic ocean racing until the outbreak of World War Two.


Let him know as soon as we are able to fit a new barrel to one of his.

Velo Dog likes this. The empire of nature: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Apparently Bell returned to Africa just once more, in late karamojk, to escort two American half-brothers, Gerrit and J. He created water color paintings and ink drawings of red stags in the Highland tussock, as well as paintings of splendidly depicted elephants on the savannah, made with an eye for anatomical detail and an laramojo of the body language of the African elephant.

Jan 31, Messages: The truth lies in the middle, Velo Dog. All three died without further trouble, and the whole affair lasted perhaps four or five seconds. He once wounded an elephant which charged him and was unable to stop it with the NE he was using.

He hunted in the warlike Karamojo area for five years without the killing of a single African in self-defence becoming necessary. Malcolm Forbes of Boston, on a motorized safari through Chad and Sudan. The history of Westley Richards and the hunters that used the guns and rifles is always of great karsmojo to me. No, wait, with a. Bell used the brain shot extensively wanting to kill elephants quickly before the herd became restless or took flight. At one time I used a double.

Retrieved 18 October After a period of time recuperating from illnesses contracted during the war, he returned to elephant hunting, shooting in Liberia, on the Ivory Coast and traveling far inland by canoe, making a trip of miles in Search Categories Archives Links.

Bell’s photograph for his pilot’s license, I never had one single hangfire even. When the war was settled, he stayed on and bought his way into elephant hunting, outfitting his first safari on foot into East Africa.


Available from Safari Press. The fact that these faults are not conspicuously apparent in this country may be traced to the small number of rounds fired from sporting rifles, or, more probably, to the pressures increasing in a tropical temperature. This cartridge propelled a.

Walter D.M. Bell aka Karamojo Bell

He is famous for perfecting the brain shot on elephants, dissecting their skulls and making a careful study of the anatomy of the skull so he could predict paths of bullet travel from a shot at any angle in order to reach the brain. He was once witnessed shooting fish jumping from the surface of a lake, [22] and he wrote of shooting flying birds out of the sky with his. He later wrote that the.

Spectators believed that he was using a shotgun and were amazed to find that he was actually using a rifle.

For most of his life, he was an advocate of the bead front blade and express rear sights. He travelled to the Yukon Territory to cash in on the gold beell and make his fortune.

Learn how your comment data is processed. In this style you keep perfectly cool and are never in bel hurry. Anderson shot between and elephant. If you liked this story, you may also like: I fired, but there was only a click.