Gun Digest Annual TOC: 1953

The Gun Digest 7th edition – 1953

 Table of Contents
Special Articles
The Story of European Proof Marks – Part 1, Historical Notes on the Development of Proof in Europe – A. Baron Engelhardt 2
Remington Catalog, 1876 13
UMC Cartridge Board, 1888 20
Crazy Calibers – F. Wesson, America’s First “Wildcatter” – James J. Grant 22
The U.S. and British Automatic Rifles, John A. Harper, Jr. 29
European Firearms in the George F. Harding Museum in Chicago, Stephen V. Grancsay 32
Fun with New and Old Guns, Peyton Autry 38
Belted or Blasted? – Warren Page 44
Rifle Section
Rifles of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher 48
Slide, 30-06, Slide – Warren Page 52
Big Game Rifles, models and prices 53
Let’s Look at Weatherby’s “New Look” – Robert T. Smith 62
What is a “Custom” Rifle? – Peyton Autry 66
Small Bore Rifles, models and prices 70
My Single-Shot Rifles, Col. Townsend Whelen 82
Whitetail in Three States, Warren Page 86
Shotgun Section
Gun Games for the Game Shot, Jack O’Connor 90
When You Hit ‘Em, They Break – Bill Depperman 94
Shotguns of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher 96
Shotguns, models and prices 98
Choke Devices, models and prices 108
Shot Shell Chart, with prices 109
Handgun Section
Paterson and Walker Colts, John S. du Mont 110
Handguns and Hits, Paul B. Weston 116
My Favorite Gun – the Super-Accurate Single Shot Pistol – Walter F. Roper 122
Pistols and Revolvers of American Make, Maj. Gen. J.S. Hatcher 131
Pistols and Revolvers, models and prices 134
Foreign Firearms
Original Oberndorf Mauser Sporters, M/Sgt. Ludwig Olson 142
Exploded Drawings of Mauser 98, Mauser HSe, Arisaka, and Nambu 148
Spanish Sporting Firearms Today, Lt. Col. Charles Askins 152
Foreign Arms, models and prices 157
Handloading Section
The 222 Remington, Edson W. Hall 164
Reloading Tools, with prices 167
Why Not Load Your Own? – An NRA Picture Story 170
Cartridges
Ballistics Tables, with prices 174
Foreign Cartridges, with prices 178
Halger and Hits Rifles, Phil Sharpe 180
Cartridge Design, Henry M. Stebbins 183
Ammunition Guide 187
Sights – Telescope and Metallic
Rifle Sights in Proving Ground and Hunting Field, Col. Townsend Whelen 195
Telescope Sights 199
Scope Chart, with prices 200
Scope Mounts, with prices 202
Spotting Scopes, with prices 204
Metallic Sight Chart, with prices 205
Miscellaneous
Obsolete Metallic Cartridge Arms, Lou Ostendorp 211
Gun Book Reviews 218
Manufacturers’ Directory 222

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