Gun Digest Classics

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.

Targo! A Game of Miniature Skeet!

Targo! Gone But Not Forgotten

History doesn't record who thought up Targo — a game of miniature skeet. However, Mossberg must take some of the responsibility, because they promoted the game and made guns for it.

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!

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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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The First Colt Clone

Most people don’t know about the Great Western Arms Co., which made the first Colt SAA clone. Even reference books can’t get it straight! But for a while, the Great Western was the idol of the American handgun scene.

Those Hammerin’ Humpbacks

It was a sad day in 1999 when Browning announced it was discontinuing the Auto-5 humpback. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house — at least not my house.

Gun Digest Greatest Guns: Remington’s 40-XB

Accuracy, particularly with over-the-counter rifles, often is worse than the buyer expects, or hopes it will be. Remington, however made a gun with a guaranteed level of performance - less than one-half MOA in some calibers! Here's a full report, from Gun Digest 1968, on a workout of Remington's hot 40-XB.