The Gun Digest – 1980

 Table of Contents
Features
Two Introductions6
The Winchester Model 94, H. V. Stent8
A Gathering of Sharps, Bill Bennington17
Africa Now, Jerome Knap24
Mag-na-port Limited Editions: Instant Collectors Specials, J. D. Jones30
When 22 Autoloaders Were Young, Henry M. Stebbins36
Picking a Packer’s Piece, Dave McCready42
The Ross Model 1912 Rifle, Larry S. Sterett44
Elmer Keith’s: “Hell, I Was There”46
Handguns Today: Sixguns and Others, Hal Swiggett51
Handguns Today: Autoloaders, J. B. Wood56
Steel Shot 1979, Wallace Labisky60
30 Years of Good Gun Designs, Ken Warner64
Supreme Elegance, Made in America, Ken Warner81
Handloading To Date, Dean A. Grennell82
Hunfishow ’79, John T. Amber87
I Make a Muzzleloader, Roy F. Dunlap91
Low Cost Double Rifle, John T. Amber95
Let The Gun Talk, Lucian Cary98
Winchester’s 20th Seminar, Harold A. Murtz115
Heym Builds Me a Ruger, John T. Amber118
Shooting Ruger’s Redhawk, Ken Warner120
A 65-Yard Turkey Gun, H. Lea Lawrence122
Sheridan’s CO2 Model E, Robert E. Fleming125
Long Guns Today, Larry S. Sterett126
The Little Tom Pistols of Alois Tomiska, J. B. Wood130
The 45-70 – Born Again, Rick Hacker135
The 308 – A Beginner’s All-Rounder, Roderick S. Carman136
Scopes and Mounts Today, Bob Bell138
Model 1911 Colt: Six Decades of Service, Dennis Riordan144
Super Single Shot, John T. Amber152
The 45, Robert Skiles156
Two Artists Working Together On Guns, John T. Amber160
The Political Factors, Colin Greenwood161
A Pair of Big Bore Champs, Alex Schimek169
Compact Loading Bench, Wm. F. Greif172
The Key to Success: Plan Early, Plan Well, Buck Taylor176
The Wonderful World of Gun Collecting, James E. Serven180
The Right Loads for Ducks, Pete Nelson188
Barrel Weight vs. Accuracy, Norman E. Johnson192
Shooting Lead Bullets, Ron Wozny196
Keep It Clean! Erik Miller202
Gas Powered Replica Handguns, James C. Barry207
Fine Gun Steels, Philip R. Lichtman212
The New Forest Deer Rifle, Norm Nelson218
Sir Henry Halford’s Rifle, John T. Amber222
Sporting Arms of the World, Larry S. Sterett and the editors224
Russia’s Red Forest, John T. Amber228
The Round Patched Ball and Why They Used It, Edward M. Yard236
Careful Sighting-In Pays Off! Hal Swiggett238
The 22 Revisited, Jack Collins240
Where Engravers Come From, Thomas G. Turpin246
Custom Knives Today252
Shooter’s Showcase257
Custom Guns262
Art of the Engraver268
.375: The Classic Medium, J. M. Barker273
American Bulleted Cartridges, Ken Waters276
Ammunition Tables284
Departments
About the GUN DIGEST Catalog288
Handguns – U.S. and Imported289
Rifles – U.S. and Imported318
Shotguns – U.S. and Imported356
Black Powder Guns385
Air Guns403
Chokes and Brakes417
Metallic Sights418
Scopes and Mounts Today, Bob Bell421
Arms Associations in America and Abroad428
Periodical Publications430
Shooting Publications431
Arms Library432
Directory of the Arms Trade449

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