Gun Collecting


The Black Sheep of the Family? AR-15s as Collectibles

Is the AR-15 somehow beyond the pale of legitimate, serious gun collecting? I used to think so, but I've changed my mind. Let's examine why some otherwise well-balanced gun collectors don't pursue the AR-15.
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Nobody Wants This Colt

Colt's Police Positive languishes in the shadow of its prettier offspring. But the collectibility of those descendants prove what a sound design the original was.

Mauser Q&A with Bob Ball – Part 2

Bob Ball discusses the pistols of Mauser.

Mauser Q&A with Bob Ball – Part 1

Few people know as much about the venerable Mauser as Bob Ball. If you love these german rifles, or are considering buying one, this Q&A is for you.

Original Papoose is One Great Gun

Dan Shideler is a Marlin .22 man, and the model that tickles him the most is the original 70P Papoose Take-Down Rifle.

The Great Remington Rolling Block Buffalo Gun Project, Part 2

Inspired by the great rolling block design, the author decided to build a buffalo gun for hunting and shooting cowboy action single-shot long-range events. He chose a No. 5 carbine in 7mm and went to work.

Is That a Colt in Your Pocket?

My favorite snubnose revolver? The Colt Pocket Positive, manufactured from 1905 to 1940. It has one critical attribute that characterizes so many Colt revolvers: Style.

Gun Digest Classic: Is This the Greatest .38 Ever?

Of all the Hand Ejectors Smith & Wesson ever made, the finest and most well-mannered was the .38 Outdoorsman.

Hands On! Spyderench Does it All

A stout, rugged and well-equipped multi-tool stands out from the rest of the pack.

Bushnell and Choate Team to Make Rifle Deadly Accurate

A quality scope from Bushnell’s Elite Series and the Ultimate Varmint/Sniper Stock from Choate Machine and Tool are great complements to a precisely tuned barreled action.

Another SAA Brings High Auction Bid

A silver-plated sheriff's model leads the way at Cowan's May sale, as buyers come out to bid on great early-american firearms, knives and memorabilia.
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