Gun Collecting

Rock Island Auction Continues to Defy Faltering Economy

Rock Island Auction Company realizes strong sales during their April Premiere Auction. Peaked interest in the gun market, particularly collectible firearms has Rock Island defying the faltering economy.

Warhorses: The 1903, M1 Garand and M14

With the current political environment leaving manufacturers of modern tactical rifles buried in upwards of six month or greater backorders, gun owners looking for battle-ready weapons would be wise to consider the proven classic tacticals like the Springfield 1903 or M1 Garand.

Kramer Auction Concludes Strong

An auction was held March 21 at Kramer Auction Service in Prairie du Chien. Sales were strong on guns and demand for ammunition was heavy.

Accessories for the AR-15

In the course of writing this article I did a quick web search for AR-15 accessories and came up with 712,000 hits. That's a lot of accessories. And someone out there has made it their mission to bolt every single one to an AR that is humanly possible. Here's a look at a few.

Luger Collecting Advice

Here is a sample chapter from the Standard Catalog of Luger.

Upgrade Your Ruger 10/22 with Archangel Kit

Bye-bye squirrel gun. Hello spec ops rifle. Simply put, when you convert your Ruger 10/22 into the Archangel 5.56 Rifle (Advanced Rimfire System), your small game plinker becomes a serious worst-case scenario weapons system.

Tactical Video: FNHUSA SCAR

An FNH USA video of the very impressive SCAR assault rifle.

Collecting Gun Digest: The Greatest Gun Annual

In terms of firearms annuals, Gun Digest is unique. It has consistently attracted the biggest names in the business, and it's more fun to collect than guns.

Barrels for the Ruger 10/22

In order to launch projectiles with a high degree of precision and accuracy, the lock, stock, and barrel of your Ruger 10/22 must work together in a complementary way.

Make An Accurate .22 Semi-Auto

You can have an accurate .22 semi-auto even if you don't want a heavy rifle or don't want to spend a tub of money on a heavy custom barrel.

Model 1911 Colt: Six Decades of Service

In the passing years since the adoption of the Browning/Colt Model of 1911, the development of military pistols has been influenced by three major factors: advances in firearms design, gradual changes in military requirements, and the introduction of new materials and manufacturing methods.

The Art of Engraved & Custom Guns

As investors flock to collectible guns as safe havens in these unstable economic times, we take a look at examples of some of the finer engraved and embellished guns.

High-End Firearms Featured in Old Barn Auction

Several high-end firearms are featured in an upcoming auction at Old Barn, which runs April 3-4, 2009. See some of the featured guns here.

Auction Update March 2009

Here's a look at firearm auction results as of March 2009.

AR-15 Spotlight: The Les Baer Custom Police Special

This AR-15 should cost a lot more than $1690. Here's a quick look at a custom AR-15 priced well that doesn't skimp on quality.

Video: Tulsa Proclaims Joe Wanenmacher Day

Tulsa, Oklahoma Mayor Kathy Taylor proclaimed Joe Wanenmacher Day on February 5, 2009.


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