The Gun Digest – 1976

 Table of Contents
Firearms in Frontier America – The Economic Impact. Part I – 1560 to 1800 by M. L. Brown6
A Solid Shooting Stance by Valvert Lucius Fox17
William Goodwin Renwick… one of the world’s great arms collectors by James E. Serven24
Sporting Arms of the Worl by Larry Sterett and the editors37
The Editor’s New Gun by Roger Barlow52
Buffered Shot Loads – The Ultimate Step by Wallace Labisky56
The Shooting Editor by Jack O’Connor67
Testfire Report by Larry S. Sterett72
The H&R Free Pistol by Ladd Fanta80
Military Proof Marks by Lee Kennett85
Presentation Creedmoor Rifle, by A. M. Wynne Jr.88
Pistols and Revolvers – Domestic and Foreign by George C. Nonte, Jr.91
Four Wheel Drives – they’ll take you where the hunting is by John Lachuk97
Latest Remington and Winchester Seminars by George C. Nonte, Jr.106
Reloading Today by John T. Amber and the editors108
The 6.5×55 – and old Swede by Emil S. Piraino115
Bluing and Browning Antique Arms by Robert E. Colby122
Guns – Gadgets – Gimmicks by Clarence Massey126
Single Shot Rifles and Jugians Variorum by Jack Burres129
Notes for Handloaders by George C. Nonte, Jr.132
The 9.3mm Cartridges – all but forgotten by D. C. Cole139
Smith & Wesson 35 Auto Pistols – a history for collectors by Donald M. Simmons, Jr.144
The Practical Light Sporter by James R. Ott154
Profile of an Engraver – Robert D. Swartley by Ronald Swartley161
Europe in the Rain – France, Italy, Austria and Spain by John T. Amber164
Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commision Commemorative Longrifle by Don Hartnett184
The Great 22 Varminters by Bob Hagel186
The Best of the Military Lugers by Robert A. Burmeister191
The Lyman Story by Mason Williams194
Scopes and Mounts by Bob Bell197
The Pronghorn Rifle by Dan L. Flores204
Star’s PD 45 – a potent small package by George C. Nonte, Jr.210
The Rottweil Over-Under by Wallace Labisky214
The Ultimate 250-3000 by Vernon E. Megee219
The Norma Powders – A Study in Red and Black by Robert Sherwood224
Hämmerli’s Newest and Finest, the Model 150 Free Pistol by George C. Nonte, Jr.229
Custom Guns and their makers232
The Plight of the Hornet by Don Lewis238
Art of the Engraver masters of metalwork242
American Bulleted Cartridges by Kenneth L. Waters245
NDT – Non Destructive Testing by Alfred N. Weiner251
A New Checkering Cradle by V. P. Kisner254
Trouble Shooting The Ruger Carbines by J. B. Wood256
Handgun Stopping Power by Kenneth L. Walters260
Lighten Those Loads by H. V. Stent264
John Nelson Cooper – veteran knifemaker by Walter L. Rickell267
Notes on Knives a sampling of blades270
Gravermeister by Thomas H. Riker272
Shooter’s Showcase new products reviewed275
Departments
Ammunition Tables277
Handguns – U.S. and Imported281
Rifles – U.S. and Imported307
Shotguns – U.S. and Imported340
Black Powder Guns368
Air Guns384
Chokes & Brakes397
Metallic Sights398
Scopes & Mounts402
Arms Library409
Periodical Publications429
Arms Associations in America and Abroad430
Shooting Publications434
Directory of the Arms Trade435
Index448