Gun Digest Annual TOC: 1977

The Gun Digest – 1977

 Table of Contents
Features
Sharpshooters in the Civil War by Dan Flores 6
Milady’s Rifle by Dr. Sam Fadala 15
The Ferguson Rifle Mystery by Ed Dieckmann, Jr. 18
Sporting Arms of the World by Bob Steindler and the editors 23
Gun News From Winchester and Remington by Bob Steindler and the editors 27
NRA Meeting 1976 by Bob Steindler and the editors 31
Recessed Bolt Heads by Ellwood Eppa 32
International Gun Show by John T. Amber 52
French Cannon Collectors by Pierre Salf and Raymond Caranta 56
Famars Fusil Four by Roger Barlow 57
Acid Test by John Robinson 59
A Day with Drummong by Bob Bell 62
Hanky Panky in the Boondocks by Jack O’Connor 65
Power-Tool Gunsmithing by Wm. Schumaker 69
Ruger Rarities by Bill Bennington 73
Firearms in Frontier America – The Economic Impact. Part II – 1800 to 1900 by M. L. Brown 77
Ithaca’s Mag 10 by Wallace Labisky 89
Pyrodex – Nitro for Black! By Roger Barlow 94
A Conversion Fairlure by John A. Mosher 96
Updating the 444 Marlin by Don Zutz 97
The Stockmaker’s Cradle by Robert A. Burmeister 100
Center Shot To Win by Lucian Cary 102
Shotgun Patterns by Nick Sisley 109
U.S. Pocket Automatic Pistols by Donald M. Simmons, Jr. 116
Notes on Airguns by Ladd Fanta 127
Shooting in Scotland by R. J. Robel 133
John Wilkes – Gun and Rifle Maker by Jerry Evans 138
Heart Attack! The hunter’s worst enemy by J. H. Mayer, M.D. 141
The Twenty Comes of Age by Francis E. Sell 144
Steyr SSG Sniper Rifle by Bob Hagel 150
Hunt Oklahoma! By Byron Dalrymple 155
Gun Proof in England by Lee Kennett 161
Handloading the 30-30 by Guy Lautard 173
Firearms Industry Super Shoot by Skip Gordon 177
A Pair of Autos by George C. Nonte, Jr. 181
Ol’ Yellow Jacket Shoots Again by Hal Hartley 184
Squirrel Rifle – a plea for the 22 rimfire by Don Lewis 188
Modern Chronographs, A Comparative Study by Kenneth L. Walters 194
Elmer Keith – a legend the world over by Francis W. Goble 199
Handgun Report by George C. Nonte, Jr. 201
The Auto Mag Story. Part One by Kent Lomont 210
A Trio of Varminters by Larry S. Sterett 218
Testfire by Larry S. Sterett 220
The New Knifemakers by Sid Latham 223
Review for Reloaders by George C. Nonte, Jr. 231
The Tula Choke – and old fashioned loads by John M. Taylor 237
Scopes and Mounts by Bob Bell 242
Art of the Engraver masters of metalwork 248
Shooter’s Showcase new products reviewed 254
Custom Guns and their makers 258
Ballistic Nomograph by Fred Palenschat 264
American Bulleted Cartridges by Kenneth L. Walters 267
Departments
Ammunition Tables 271
Handguns – U.S. and Imported 275
Rifles – U.S. and Imported 305
Shotguns – U.S. and Imported 339
Black Powder Guns 367
Air Guns 382
Chokes & Brakes 396
Metallic Sights 397
Scopes & Mounts 401
Periodical Publications 428
Shooting Publications 429
Arms Associations in America and Abroad 430
Directory of the Arms Trade 434

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