The Gun Digest 6th edition – 1952

 Table of Contents
Rifle Section
Tips on Big Game Shooting, Jack O’Connor2
Rifles and Shotguns of American Make, Maj. Gen. J. S. Hatcher6
Big Game Rifles, models and prices11
Notes on the Hunting Rifle, Col. Townsend Whelen19
Weather or Not23
Small Bore Rifles, models and prices24
Bench Rest Shooting: What Is It, and Why, Col. Townsend Whelen36
Its History, Raymond M. Biehler37
Collecting Single Shot Rifles, James J. Grant39
The Hauck Falling-Block Action, Col. Townsend Whelen42
Whitney Arms Catalog, 187843
Shotgun Section
The Swing to the Single Barrel, Warren Page55
Toepperwein Retires59
Ancestors of the Clay Pigeon, Bill Depperman60
ABC’s for Sportsmen62
Shotguns, models and prices63
Cleaning, Carrying, and Storing Your Guns, Elmer Keith73
Shotgun Choke and Pattern, Jack O’Connor75
Choke Devices, models and prices79
Shot Shell Chart, with prices80
Handgun Section
Handguns Today, Charles Askins81
America’s First Cartridge Revolver, Herschel C. Logan84
“Exploded” Drawings of Walther, Mauser, Luger, Colt Handguns87
Turning the Single Action Colts, Laurence J. Hathaway91
Pistols and Revolvers, models and prices94
Shooting the Muzzle Loaders, John Barsotti102
Sixguns, Elmer Keith107
Cartridge Colts, a Catalog Page, 1897111
Foreign Firearms
The Weapons of Soviet Russia, Roger Marsh112
British Double and Single Rifles, Elmer Keith120
Some Notes on Mauser and Mannlicher Rifles, James E. Fitzgerald126
Foreign Arms, models and prices128
Special Articles
A Wheellock Sporting Rifle in the George F. Harding Museum in Chicago, Stephen V. Crancsay134
How to Shoot the M1139
It Ain’t So, Mac – Warren Page145
Gun Engraving, Bruce Grant150
I Hunted Illegal Deer, Phil Sharpe154
The Izaak Walton League Is Fighting for You, Robert O. Beatty158
The National Rifle Association, Paul B. Cardinal160
Chronographs and Their Use, with prices161
Handloading Section
Reloading Tools, with prices163
Tools for Making Jacketed Bullets, with prices166
Casting Lead Alloy Bullets, Col. Townsend Whelen169
Cartridges
Winchester’s “Forgotten” Cartridges, 1866-1900 – Paul Foster172
Are Ballistics Necessary? – Phil Sharpe178
Ammunition Guide, Maurice H. Decker182
Foreign Cartridges, with prices194
Ballistic Tables, with prices196
Sights – Telescope and Metallic
The Telescope Sight for Bench Rest Shooting, Gene Hudgins200
Telescope Sights – A Review202
Scope Chart, with prices206
Scope Mounts, with prices208
Spotting Scopes, with prices210
Metallic Sight Chart, with prices211
Miscellaneous
Gun Book Reviews217
Contributors220
Manufacturer’s Directory222