Classic Guns


New Gun Books for Your Library

From Civil War collectibles to modern defense tactics, a quartet of books to be released in March will cover a variety of weapons-based issues.

Video: Tulsa Proclaims Joe Wanenmacher Day

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

Gun Review: S&W 317 AirLite

When Dan Shideler first saw the Smith & Wesson Model 317 AirLite .22 Snubbie, his reaction was, "You gotta be kidding."

Hands On! AOM150 Paratrooper Model Revives a Classic

The M-1 Carbine Paratrooper Model is back. This .30 caliber rifle with a walnut stock and folding buttstock is as true a reproduction of the original as can be made.

From Mexico, With Love

Obviously, there could be no practical use for a BB gun that used a .22 blank cartridge as a propellant; which meant, of course, Dan Shideler just had to have one.

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.

Camp Perry 2008 Report

A report and photos from Camp Perry 2008!

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.

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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