Gun Digest Annual TOC: 2004

The Gun Digest – 2004

Table of Contents
John T. Amber Literary Award3
Introduction4
Features
The Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Gun by Hollis M. Flint8
“Bootleg” Pistols by Ken Aiken17
Evolution of the Modern High-Performance Muzzleloader by Toby Bridges25
Too Many 45s? By Lee Arten33
The Backwoods Holster by Bob Campbell39
Short Magnums: Pro & Con by John R. Sundra & Terry Wieland44
The Truth About the 1903 Palma by Jim Foral52
Engraved & Custom Gun Review by Tom Turpin65
William Batterman Ruger by John C. Dougan72
Guns & the Hunt for Texas Killers Bonnie & Clyde by Jerry Burke82
The D. W. King Gunsight Company by David W. Ploeger89
Combat Cartridges of the 20th Century by Christopher R. Bartocci93
Modernizing the 30-30 – The 30-30 Ackley Improved by David Ward102
The Maynard Single-Shot Rifle – 19th Century Practicality at its Best by George J. Layman107
The Lost Sport of Dump Rat Shooting by Michael Kluever, illustrated by Boots Reynolds113
The Hudson – Krag Handloads by Jim Foral116
Random Observations on Privately Owned Firearms in the Communist Block by Clarence E. “Doc” Ellis124
Testfire: Weatherbhy Sub-MAO Mark V Rifle & Nosler AccuBond Bullet by Layne Simpson129
Thompson/Center 22 Classic by C. Rodney James131
Marlin 1895 Cowboy by R. H. Van Denberg, Jr.134
Reports From The Field:
Handguns Today: Autoloaders by John Malloy136
Handguns Today: Sixguns and Others by John Taffin152
Rifle Review by Layne Simpson164
Website Directory by Holt Bodinson172
Shotgun Review by John Haviland181
Blackpowder Review by Doc Carlson187
Scopes and Mounts by Wayne van Zwoll193
Handloading Update by Charles E. Petty201
The Guns of Europe by Raymond Caranta208
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components by Holt Bodinson213
Ammunition Ballistic Charts & Prices
Centerfire Rifle221
Centerfire Handgun227
Rimfire230
Shotshell Reloading Presses231
Shooter’s Marketplace233
Catalog of Arms and Accessories
GUNDEX242
Handguns
Autoloaders250
Competition274
Double Action Revolvers280
Single Action Revolvers289
Miscellaneous298
Rifles
Centerfire Rifles
Autoloaders301
Lever & Slide309
Bolt Action317
Single Shot344
Drillings, Combination Guns, Double Rifles356
Rimfire Rifles
Autoloaders359
Lever & Slide363
Bolt Actions & Single Shots365
Competition Rifles
Centerfire & Rimfire373
Shotguns
Autoloaders381
Slide Actions391
Over/Unders398
Side By Sides414
Bolt Actions & Single Shots420
Military & Police425
Blackpowder
Single Shot Pistols428
Revolvers430
Muskets & Rifles433
Shotguns445
Airguns
Handguns446
Long Guns448
Accessories
Metallic Reloading Presses452
Shotshell Reloading Presses459
Scopes / Hunting, Target & Varmint462
Laser Sights471
Scope Rings & Bases472
Metallic Sights476
Spotting Scopes482
Chokes & Brakes484
Reference
Periodical Publications485
Arms Library487
Arms Associations519
Directory of the Arms Trade
Table of Contents521
Product & Service Directory522
Manufacturer’s Directory538

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