American Rifleman - November 2013 - (Page 2)

TABLE OF CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2013 Volume 161, No. 11, 127th Year of Publication Wayne R. LaPierre, Executive Vice President NRA EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA The NRA, the foremost guardian of the traditional American right to “keep and bear arms,” believes every law-abiding citizen is entitled to the ownership and legal use of firearms, and that every reputable gun owner should be an NRA Member. features One-On-One With August A. Busch, III . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 Chris W. Cox The author had a chance to visit with August A. Busch, III, the former president, CEO and chairman of the board of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, about his love of hunting and the shooting sports, and about his dedication to protecting our right to keep and bear arms. “Guaranteed By Us”: The “New” Winchester Model 1873. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 64 Photo by Forrest MacCormack Philip Schreier The lever-action Winchester Model 1873 is a classic piece of Americana, and now it is back in the Winchester catalog—and the barrels are rollmarked “Winchester” for the first time since 1919. From Scratch: Build Your Own AR. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 70 Brian C. Sheetz 70 The AR-style rifle’s modular design allows nearly anyone to build a perfectly personalized gun from the ground up. All it takes is the right components, a few specialized tools and some friendly advice from the experts. An Extraordinary Achievement .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 74 J.B. Wood Today we take powerful tactical flashlights and gun-mounted “weaponlights” for granted, but where did they begin? First, you needed the flashlight, followed by a way to mount it to a gun. Oh, and then it had to work. America’s Rejected Caliber .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 76 Bryce M. Towsley Look at the numbers and you will see there is a lot to like about cartridges with bullets measuring 0.358" across. Some are well-loved and respected, but seldom do shooters vote for them with their pocketbooks. Bigger is better, right? So why not .35? Photo by Forrest MacCormack Deer Camp Design: Remington’s Model 783.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 82 Richard Mann 92 Backing Another Horse: Winchester’s G30 Semiautomatic Rifle. .. .. .. .. 86 Bruce N. Canfield In the days before America’s entry into World War II, there were doubts about the M1 Garand as a battle rifle. Seeing potential profit, Winchester developed its own rifle, the G30 and even a selective-fire gun called the WAR. The Evolution Of Perfection?. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 92 B. Gil Horman 96 While Glock pistols appear much the same as they did when first released in the early 1980s, there have been changes inside and outside through the years to better suit the needs of law enforcement personnel and armed citizens. What’s different about the Gen4? Read on and find out. War Trophy: A Treasure From The National Firearms Museum.. .. .. .. .. .. 96 NFM Staff NRAmuseum.org photo The latest Remington bolt-action rifle is affordable, accurate and modern, but the Model 783’s design started with ideas formed by a group of hunters— who also happen to be executives at America’s oldest gunmaker. A gold damascened Merkel over-under shotgun has a chain of custody that includes some of the most famous—and infamous—military and political figures of the 20th century. THE COVER: How many rifles are so iconic that they took top-billing from screen legend and NRA Life member the late Jimmy Stewart? The only answer, of course, is the Winchester Model 1873, which is back in production with the Winchester name marked on the barrel. For more on the latest iteration of the lever gun that “Won the West”—in this case a Short Rifle in .357 Mag.— turn to Philip Schreier’s story beginning on p. 64. Photo by Forrest MacCormack. Design by David J. Labrozzi. MEMBER PROGRAMS: (800) 672-3888 http://www.NRAmuseum.org

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