The Gun Digest 8th edition – 1954

 Table of Contents
Collectors Section
Collecting Old Winchesters, Bill Depperman 2
Colt Display Board 8
Firearms vs. Armor, Stephen V. Grancsay 9
Tokyo Treasure, John T. Amber 12
Bullard Firearms Catlog, circa 1887 16
Rifle Section
Bears I Have Known, Warren Page 31
Winchester Model 70 Stocks 34
The Rifle in the Field, Jack O’Connor 35
Used Guns, Henry M. Stebbins 43
Big Game Rifles, models and prices 47
Rifles of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher 57
The Big 450 Rifle, H. E. MacFarland 61
Big Bore Bullet Trajectory Data 63
Records of North American Big Game 64
Small Bore Rifle, models and prices 66
Shotgun Section
Retrievers for Your Hunting Pleasure, Leonard S. Florsheim, Jr. 78
Shotguns of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher 82
Shotguns, models and prices 85
Choke Devices, models and prices 95
Safe Shotgun Shooting – Tap Good-enough and Dick Shaughnessy 96
Choke Patterns 100
Handgun Section
Pistols and Revolvers of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher 105
Six Gun ’53 Style, Warren Page 108
Pistols and Revolvers, models and prices 109
Match Pistol Shooting, Lt. Col. Charles Askins 117
Raw Steel to Smith & Wesson 123
Foreign Firearms
Foreign Arms, models and prices 134
Spain, the Shooting Man’s Mecca, Lt. Col. Charles Askins 142
The Ten Commandments of Safety 146
Special Articles
The Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Col. Calvin Goddard 147
Mountain Men and Mountain Rifles, John Barsotti 153
Outwitting a Mountain Sheep, Howard Hill 157
The Story of European Proof Marks – Part II, Development of Proof in Great Britain – A. Baron Engelhardt 160
What’s New with Winchester? – Warren Page 184
Remington Shot Shells, with prices 185
Table of Comparative Ballistics, Pistol and Revolver Cartridges – Warren Sperbeck 185
Ballistic Tables, with prices 187
Foreign Cartridges, with prices 191
Sights – Telescope and Metallic
The Scoop on Scopes, Warren Page 193
Telescope Sights and Mounts, with prices 195
Spotting Scopes, with prices 200
Metallic Sight Chart, with prices 201
Obsolete Metallic Cartridge Arms, Lou Ostendorp 207
Reloading Tools, with prices 211
Cleaning and Care of Firearms 215
The National Rifle Association, Paul B. Cardinal 215
The Powder Flask Book 216
Gun Book Reviews 217
Manufacturers’ Directory 221
Contributors 224