Gun Digest Classics

Gun Digest Classics features stories and articles from Gun Digest Magazine and Gun Digest books.

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Johnny Reb and His Guns

The Civil War was a turning point in American history. Edward R. Crews describes the different weapons used by the Union and the Confederates and how the quality and availability of arms affected the outcome of the war.

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Browning Double Auto “Twelvette.” One of the finest upland autoloaders ever made. Initially designed for the European market, the Double Auto could be had in the “Twentyweight” model, which weighed one-quarter to one-half pound less than the “Twelvette.”

Perfect Autoloaders for Upland Game

While artists may like to depict upland hunters with double barrel shotguns, doubtless more upland game are actually taken with autoloaders. Here is a look at some of the best repeaters.

As you fire the Tingle, you're amazed at what can be accomplished with a surplus milling machine, a set of hand files, a drill press and raw talent.

Tingle’s Creation Still Amazes

Never heard of the mighty Tingle .44 blackpowder magnum revolver? Welcome to the club. Predating Ruger's Old Army .44 by more than a decade, the Tingle .44 blackpowder is all but forgotten today.

The first S & W 44 Magnum with 4-inch barrel, engraved and stocked by the Gun Reblu Co., Biltmore, N. C.

The .44 Magnum … One Year Later

The world's most potent handgun cartridge in the year 1958, its history and development, plus notes on handloading and shooting it, by the man whose dream came true!

German Mauser Model 98

Mauser: The Most Important Rifle

With the closest estimate of production hovering between 91 million and 125 million, and having been manufactured for the military of twenty or more countries, it's hard to imagine a rifle more important than the Mauser Model 98.

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Remembering the Late Model G

We can be sure that Morris F. Smith was the only person who ever applied the terms “reliable” and “durable” to the infamous Standard Model G automatic rifle.

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One Good Gun: My Sporterized Mauser

I think the idea of sporterizing a military Mauser has been with me since I was in my early twenties. There is no doubt that it was the direct result of reading Jack O’Connor’s books and articles.