Gun Digest Annual TOC: 2004

The Gun Digest – 2004

Table of Contents
John T. Amber Literary Award 3
Introduction 4
Features
The Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Gun by Hollis M. Flint 8
“Bootleg” Pistols by Ken Aiken 17
Evolution of the Modern High-Performance Muzzleloader by Toby Bridges 25
Too Many 45s? By Lee Arten 33
The Backwoods Holster by Bob Campbell 39
Short Magnums: Pro & Con by John R. Sundra & Terry Wieland 44
The Truth About the 1903 Palma by Jim Foral 52
Engraved & Custom Gun Review by Tom Turpin 65
William Batterman Ruger by John C. Dougan 72
Guns & the Hunt for Texas Killers Bonnie & Clyde by Jerry Burke 82
The D. W. King Gunsight Company by David W. Ploeger 89
Combat Cartridges of the 20th Century by Christopher R. Bartocci 93
Modernizing the 30-30 – The 30-30 Ackley Improved by David Ward 102
The Maynard Single-Shot Rifle – 19th Century Practicality at its Best by George J. Layman 107
The Lost Sport of Dump Rat Shooting by Michael Kluever, illustrated by Boots Reynolds 113
The Hudson – Krag Handloads by Jim Foral 116
Random Observations on Privately Owned Firearms in the Communist Block by Clarence E. “Doc” Ellis 124
Testfire: Weatherbhy Sub-MAO Mark V Rifle & Nosler AccuBond Bullet by Layne Simpson 129
Thompson/Center 22 Classic by C. Rodney James 131
Marlin 1895 Cowboy by R. H. Van Denberg, Jr. 134
Reports From The Field:
Handguns Today: Autoloaders by John Malloy 136
Handguns Today: Sixguns and Others by John Taffin 152
Rifle Review by Layne Simpson 164
Website Directory by Holt Bodinson 172
Shotgun Review by John Haviland 181
Blackpowder Review by Doc Carlson 187
Scopes and Mounts by Wayne van Zwoll 193
Handloading Update by Charles E. Petty 201
The Guns of Europe by Raymond Caranta 208
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components by Holt Bodinson 213
Ammunition Ballistic Charts & Prices
Centerfire Rifle 221
Centerfire Handgun 227
Rimfire 230
Shotshell Reloading Presses 231
Shooter’s Marketplace 233
Catalog of Arms and Accessories
GUNDEX 242
Handguns
Autoloaders 250
Competition 274
Double Action Revolvers 280
Single Action Revolvers 289
Miscellaneous 298
Rifles
Centerfire Rifles
Autoloaders 301
Lever & Slide 309
Bolt Action 317
Single Shot 344
Drillings, Combination Guns, Double Rifles 356
Rimfire Rifles
Autoloaders 359
Lever & Slide 363
Bolt Actions & Single Shots 365
Competition Rifles
Centerfire & Rimfire 373
Shotguns
Autoloaders 381
Slide Actions 391
Over/Unders 398
Side By Sides 414
Bolt Actions & Single Shots 420
Military & Police 425
Blackpowder
Single Shot Pistols 428
Revolvers 430
Muskets & Rifles 433
Shotguns 445
Airguns
Handguns 446
Long Guns 448
Accessories
Metallic Reloading Presses 452
Shotshell Reloading Presses 459
Scopes / Hunting, Target & Varmint 462
Laser Sights 471
Scope Rings & Bases 472
Metallic Sights 476
Spotting Scopes 482
Chokes & Brakes 484
Reference
Periodical Publications 485
Arms Library 487
Arms Associations 519
Directory of the Arms Trade
Table of Contents 521
Product & Service Directory 522
Manufacturer’s Directory 538

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