column By: Staff | August, 22
Mark Barnhill provided us with the old newspaper clipping detailing much of Brockway’s life. The clipping itself was part of the wealth of information that Harold “Polecat” Porter had accumulated during his years as a shooter and collector of muzzleloading slug rifles. “Polecat” was himself quite a character and avid black-powder shooter, who served to span the time between many of the old-timers and today’s black-powder riflemen.
The newspaper interview of Brockway revealed several facts about his life that we had not heard or read before. Brockway was truly a gunsmith and rifleman who could shoot them as well as he could build them. Check out the story inside this edition and see if you don’t agree.