Gun Collecting


Classic Guns: Collecting Custom Rifles

Tom Turpin's new book, Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood and Metal will be hitting the bookstores this month.  It's a handsome hardcover and heavy...

Classic Guns: Thompson-Center Contender

In his just-released book, Greatest Handguns of the World, Volume 2, author Massad Ayoob includes the Thompson-Center Contender as one of the great firearms...

Classic Guns: LeFever Shotguns

Daniel Myron LeFever might not be a name that many people are familiar with but he is marked in history as a great American...
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Photos: Rock Island Antique Gun Auction Results

The Rock Island Auction Co. based in Rock Island, Illinois, hosted its largest antique gun auction of the decade on April 20, 21 and...

Firearm Auction News: The Guns of Ted Williams

Ted Williams, also known as "The Kid", "The Thumper" and, "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived," is marked down in history for his performance...

Firearm Auction News: The Benefit Gun

Besides firearms auctions that cater to private gun collectors and vintage gun aficionados, there are other firearms auctions happening regularly around the country. They...
Colt Model 1903 Hammerless Pistol

Classic Guns: “Vintage Carry” and the Colt Model 1903 Hammerless Pistol

In the world of carrying handguns, a number of phrases have evolved to describe exactly what reason or method a handgun is carried in...

Firearm Auction News: The Biggest One of the Decade

The folks at Rock Island Auction Company have been busy. Based in Rock Island, Illinois, they will be hosting their best firearms auction ever...
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Firearm Auction News: The Highest-Grossing Gun Auction in History

  Editor’s Note: Click here for instant firearms values and gun prices. An Associated Press story circulated about in early March about booming gun sales in...

Classic Guns: High Standard .22 Pistols

I have some affection for old High Standard .22 pistols. It was the first handgun I ever fired, and it was the first handgun I ever used to take game.

Rock Island Auctions Generates $8 Million at Firearm Auction

The inaugural auction of Rock Island Auction Company’s new facility brought firearms enthusiasts of every level, from veteran firearms collectors to first time bidders, to the firm's massive 86,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.

Selling Antique Guns

There comes a time in every collector’s life when he has to sell a gun or guns, or just try his hand at turning a profit. No matter how great the protestation everybody meets the situation face to face at one time or another.

Bonded PDX: A Real Fight-Stopper

This new defensive handgun ammunition, adopted by the FBI, is available for handgunners everywhere.

Winchester Rifle Sells For $93,000

A recent Shobe auction held in Montana yielded many good sales of firearms, including an 1873 Winchester in .44, which sold for $93,000.

Democrats Hang Fire on Guns

There is one thing that can be said of President Obama with certainty -- his election has had a phenomenal effect on gun sales.

Gun Stocks Rally: NRA and ‘Babes with Bullets’ Convene

Firearms sales are soaring as the National Rifle Association convention commences Friday in Phoenix, Arizona.


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