The Gun Digest – 1969

 Table of Contents
Features
A History of French Handguns, Raymond Caranta4
French Ordnance Revolver, Richard A. Hoffman18
A Visit to Eibar, Jack O’Connor23
Red Deer in Yugoslavia26
Testfire! 1968-1969, Ken Waters and the Technical Staff33
The Balle Blondeau, Larry Sterett48
Indian Guns & Gunfighters, Norman B. Wiltsey52
U.S. Rifles and Shotguns 1968-69, George Nonte and the Technical Staff60
The Passing of Little Sam, John Madson69
Gun Proof in Austria-Hungary & Austria, Lee Kennett70
New Ruger Rifles, John T. Amber78
Prairie Chicken Comeback, Bert Popowski83
240 Weatherby Magnum, John Lachuk88
American Handguns – 1968-1969, Jay Charles and the editors94
Burn More Powder!, Bob Hutton101
South Dakota Safari, Geo. C. Nonte, Jr. and J. T. Amber106
Guessers of the Purple Sage, John Maynard111
Restoring Old Doubles, W. L. Netherby116
The Outdoor Corps, Natl. Shooting Spts. Found127
Captain Samuel H. Walker, James E. Serven128
Custom Stocking the Big Bores, Nate Bishop137
Wildcats & Tabbycats, Charles N. Hood, II140
The Caribou of Alaska, Jack McPhee147
Champlin & Haskins Rifles, Les Bowman152
Guns & Gun Dogs, Dave Duffey157
Air Arms Ammo, Laddie Fanta161
Foreign Firearms, Bob Steindler and the editors164
Binoculars for the Hunter, Col. H. J. Samuels183
The 338 – What Does It Offer?, Bob Hagel188
Elegant Firearms of the Favored Few, James E. Serven195
Handloading – 1968-69, Geo. C. Nonte, Jr. and the Technical Staff205
Auxiliary Cartridges, George A. Hoyem223
Accuracy of Handguns, Robert A. Burmeister226
Art of the Engraver, 5 pages of new work230
Shot Chargers and Ranges for the Wildfowler, Francis E. Sell235
Three 17s – Interim Report, John T. Amber238
Bedding Tips for Greater Accuracy, Mike Walker240
Handloading Philosophy, Don Martin243
Why Ain’t Gun Riters Akurate?, Henry M. Stebbins248
Custom Guns and their makers252
38 Special Revolvers – a bevy of imports, Larry S. Sterett256
Table of Comparative Ballistics, Warren Sperbeck262
Scopes & Mounts 1968-1969, Bob Bell264
Shooter’s Showcase, new items on display275
ABC – Metallic Cartridges, Kenneth L. Waters278
Departments
Ammunition Tables287
U.S. Handguns294
U.S. Rifles307
U.S. Shotguns329
Foreign Arms in America344
Pellet Guns366
Metallic Sights376
Scopes & Mounts380
Chokes & Brakes387
Arms Associations389
Arms Library390
Shooting Publications401
Periodical Publications402
Glossary for Gunners403
Directory of the Arms Trade405
Index416