The Gun Digest – 1985

 Table of Contents
Features
Guns and Gunfire on TV Tube and Movie Screen by Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.6
Getting a Grand Slam on Turkeys by Dwain Bland12
The Miquelet Lock by Major Noel Corry20
Bear Rifles by Ray Ordorica28
What One Box of Ammunition Can Tell You by David Leestma34
The Funny Guns and Gear of the Western East Draw Game by Bob Arganbright39
The Extraordinary P.O. Ackley by Lester Womack46
Ye Olde Gunsmithing Tools by M. L. Brown52
The Story of a Rifle by Ken Waters61
Fred Adolph’s Gem by R. P. Stepien64
Rifle Review by Layne Simpson66
Black Powder Review by Rick Hacker72
The Gun That Followed the Famous Webley .455 by Wilfrid Ward76
Scopes and Mounts by Bob Bell86
How To Love A 22 by Sam Fadala94
You Can Shoot 90% On Wild Birds . . . Sometimes by Stuart Williams102
Thirty Million Handguns by L. R. Wallack107
Big Guns and Small Game by Joseph S. Krieger113
Handguns Today: Sixguns and Others by Hal Swiggett116
Handguns Today: Autoloaders by J. B. Wood123
An Unmatched Pair by Ken Warner129
Managing The Muzzle-Loading Shotgun by Toby Bridges132
The Modified Airgun by J. I. Galan137
Aerial Targets: Safe Again by Dave Reynolds142
Handloading Update by Dean A. Grennell146
The Mountain Rifle Question by Ken Warner156
The New Takedown by Ken Warner160
Great Guns and Accessories in full color161
Little-Known 22 Pistols of the Post-War Era by Charles E. Petty169
Middle Ground Deer Rifles by Francis E. Sell176
The Unhappy Hunting Ground by Sidney Du Broff181
Shotgun Review by Ralph T. Walker188
Some Selected Shotguns by Ken Warner193
John M. Browning: The Man And His Patents by D. A. Tomlinson195
Another Brownings’s Rifle by Robert K. Sherwood206
The UnColts: U.S.-Made Pistols of 1911 Pattern by J. B. Wood211
Make Mike a Sidehammer Rifle by Jack Lott216
Testfire: Kleinguenther K22 Rimfire222
Testfire: Dixie’s Trade Gun223
Testfire: Legal Pistol Stock224
Testfire: Powder-Powered Pellet Rifles225
Testfire: Kimber’s 223: The Model 84226
The Shows of Europe by Raymond Caranta228
Art of the Engraver230
E. C. Prudhomme’s Engraving Project by Sid Latham232
Custom Guns234
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components by Edward A. Matunas237
Ammunition Tables248
Shooter’s Marketplace252
Departments
The Complete Compact Catalog263
GUNDEX264
Handguns – U.S. and Imported273
Rifles – U.S. and Imported316
Shotguns – U.S. and Imported366
Black Powder Guns397
Air Guns418
Chokes and Brakes436
Metallic Sights437
Scopes and Mounts440
Periodical Publications449
Arms Library451
Arms Associations465
Directory of the Arms Trade467