Friday, April 22, 2011

look sharp(shooter!)

Even though it was just her second year of shooting, Jean Yocum maintained an average of 99 out of a possible 100 in all rifle matches - while wearing a stylish 1930's moon manicure. (click to zoom in!)

April 6, 1939.

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Too bad it was the Depression. Looks like she could have used a Day at the Spa. ; )

jdege said...

Back in the days when people still knew how to use slings...

Old NFO said...

Bet she was taught by a Marine how to sling up, and taught the correct stance. Obviously she did a dang good job at it! Kinda reminds me of Sherri Gallagher! AND I'll bet she didn't drink a lot of coffee...

be603 said...

ooooh lookie, a Model 52.

Kristopher said...

Old NFO: That proper use of the sling goes further back than that.

The brits at the Bisley matches never let up on their complaints about yank shooters abusing a rifle carrying convenience as a steadying device.

They had to find some excuse for losing, I guess.

Tam said...

be603,

"ooooh lookie, a Model 52."

I know. I'm suddenly all ate up with the wantsies.

be603 said...

If I wasn't a guy I would'a "squeeeed"

rickn8or said...

OMG!! She doesn't have that rifle at a SKOOL does she??