Gun Digest Annual TOC: 1997

The Gun Digest – 1997

 Table of Contents
Features
A Half-Breed Colt by Howard McCord5
The Anatomy of a Scope by Bob Bell9
How the Brits Culled the Rooks by Jack Bartlett17
Shotgun History: Streamlining the Autoloader by Don Zutz20
The Browning Automatic Rifle: The Gun That Changed the Infantry by Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.24
There Are No Non-Lethal Bullets: Very Few Pay Attention to the “P” Factor by Marshall R. Williams30
Leather Quick, Leather Deadly by Jerry Burke33
Shooting a Newton by John Haviland39
A Mauser ’98 Will Make a . . . 416 Rigby Two-Shooter by Ray Ordorica42
The Gun – an Excerpt From a Book by Charles Fergus50
Romance of the Mannlicher-Schoenauer by Sam Fadala56
Cartridges for the Mannlicher-Schoenauer by Don L. Henry62
Game Field Distances by Col. Charles Askins65
Not Always Walnut by David A. Webb68
The Long Shooters of Pewee Valley by Jim Foral76
The Rebore Still Works by Norman E. Johnson91
A Maynard Talks by Michael Petrov97
When a Rifle Blows by Bob Bell106
Shooting the 28 by Marshall R. Williams116
Tenite and the Early Synthetics in the Long Arms Industry by Larry S. Sterett124
Beretta’s 626: a Classic Collectible-To-Be by Nikitas Kypridemos134
Custom Guns145
Shooting the Hall Breechloader by Dennis Bruns161
Art of the Engraver167
Here’s What Happened to the 16-Gauge by Marshall R. Williams174
Taking the Shot by Francis E. Sell176
Seven Selected Turkeys of the 20th Century . . . And Why They Were by Jim Thompson179
The Guns of Jamestown by Edward R. Crews187
Realism in Air Power by J. I. Galan193
The CZ-75 and Its Early Clones by Jim Thompson207
Departments
Expert Reports ’97 Rifle Review by Lane Simpson72
Shotgun Review by Don Zutz88
Blackpowder Review by Doc Carlson103
Handguns Today: Autoloaders by John Malloy108
Sixguns and Others by Hal Swiggett118
Scopes and Mounts by Bob Bell129
The Guns of Europe: Pre-WWII Pocket Pistols by Raymond Caranta140
Handloading Update by Larry S. Sterett170
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components by Holt Bodinson213
Ballistic Tables219
One Good Gun
Sometimes It Takes Three Chipmunks by Pat DePasquale150
Many Good Rifles and One Good Scope by Kenneth Bolin152
A Second-Choice M29 by Rob Lucas154
A Special Colt SAA by Bob Arganbright157
The Surprising Bronco by Lee Arten158
My Browning Auto 22 Squirrel Gun by Kenneth Bolin160
Testfire
The New CZ-75B by Holt Bodison198
Mitchell’s M9109 Riot Gun by M. T. Lumley200
Beretta’s Cougar by J. B. Wood201
Norinco’s Nine by M. T. Lumley202
Ruger’s Workhorse: The 45 P90DC by C. E. Harris204
Sidebar: A Decocker Primer by James P. Cowgill206
Shooter’s Marketplace225
Catalog
GUNDEX253
Handguns
Semi-Automatics263
Competition293
Double-Action Revolvers302
Single-Action Revolvers311
Miscellaneous316
Rifles – Centerfire
Semi-Automatics321
Lever & Slide Actions326
Bolt Actions331
Single Shots347
Drillings, Combination Guns, Double Rifles352
Rifles – Rimfire
Semi-Automatics354
Lever & Slide Actions357
Bolt Actions & Single Shots358
Competition Centerfires & Rimfires363
Shotguns
Semi-Automatics370
Slide Actions375
Over/Unders379
Side-by-Sides390
Bolt Actions & Single Shots394
Military & Police398
Blackpowder Guns
Single Shot Pistols401
Revolvers403
Muskets & Rifles408
Shotguns424
Airguns
Handguns426
Long Guns433
Warranty Service Center Directory445
Metallic Sights457
Chokes & Brakes460
Scopes & Mounts461
Scope Mounts471
Spotting Scopes475
Periodical Publications477
Arms Library479
Arms Associations499
Directory of the Arms Trade
Product Directory502
Manufacturers’ Directory517

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