The Gun Digest – 1959

 Table of Contents
Features
The Free Pistol by Bill Toney3
Bullet Bustup by Warren Page9
U.S. Firearms 1958-59 by Bob Wallack
Bigbore Rifles15
Smallbore Rifles20
Pistols & Revolvers23
Shotguns27
The 338 in Africa by Col. Charles Askins30
Trajectory Nomograph by Robert V. Thompson36
Handguns For Hunting by Elmer Keith40
The Ones That Shoot Back by Jack O’Connor46
Breechloaders in the Revolution by Jac Weller53
Practical Pressures by John Maynard59
European Break-Open Guns by Dr. Otis P. Gray65
Old Betsy by Warren Page72
Forerunners of the First Winchester – Pt. 3 by Thomas E. Hall77
Ed McGivern – Fastest, Fanciest Sixgunner by Chad Wallin80
Snapshooting and Snapshooting Rifles by Francis E. Sell88
10 Commandments for Handloaders by Robert V. Thompson93
Shikar in Asia by Jack O’Connor96
This Long Range Shotgunning by Col. George W. Busbey104
Thar’s Guns in Them Sierras by Robert Tyler Shaw110
New Barrels From Old by Pierre Pulling112
The Rifled Slug on Deer by Erwin A. Bauer118
Varmint Rifles by Clyde Ormond122
The Indian Fusil by Charles E. Hanson, Jr.126
Hunting the Great Gaur by Col. Charles Askins129
Deutsche Drillinge by Warren Siipe136
Early Loading Tools by Richard H. Chamberlain141
Orphan Cartridges by Henry M. Stebbins146
Shotgun Handloads by Edmund Waters151
Sharps Rifle Company Catalog, 1878 a great rarity’s first reproduction155
Proof in Austria-Hungary by A. Baron Engelhardt163
Most Deadly Handgun Loads by Kent Bellah170
Black Powder Miscellany by Charles H. Yust175
Nation of Riflemen? by Col. Townsend Whelen180
Hollywood Gunmen by Charley MacDonald Heard186
American Bulleted Cartridges by Kenneth L. Waters195
Artistry In Metal a gun engraving sampler201
Exploded Drawings by James M. Triggs268
Glossary For Gunners common and obscure terms defined314
Dale W. Goens-Stockmaker and engraver, guns by a versatile craftsman321
Departments
Custom Guns205
U.S. Rifles – models and prices209
U.S. Handguns – models and prices225
U.S. Shotguns – models and prices236
Choke Devices, with prices247
Pellet Guns – models and prices250
Foreign Arms in America254
Ammunition Tables, with prices274
Scopes & mounts, with prices281
Metallic Sights, with prices288
Reloading Tools, with prices292
Arms Associations301
Contributors303
The Arms Library304
Shooters Showcase311
Directory of the Arms Trade316