Classic Guns

Gun Reviews: Ithaca Deerslayer III, Field Grade Featherlight & Grade AAA

The Gun Digest staff took a trio of Ithaca shotguns to the range to put them through their paces and see what we liked and didn't like. There wasn't much of the latter to be found.

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.

The Luger: Was It The “World’s Best” Pistol?

Often called the greatest pistol ever made, the Luger has reached legendary status. But how did it achieve this revered position and does it deserve it?

Luger Collecting Advice

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

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.

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.

Blast From the Past: Shotshell Reloading

The army of shotshell reloaders grows daily - it's easy, simple, and you can save folding money!

Shotshell Reloading Presses to Consider

From Gun Digest 2008 comes this handy guide to some shotshell reloading presses you should consider. Shotshell reloading is a great way to save money and shoot more.

Shotshell Reloading: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to do shotshell reloading in an easy step-by-step guide from Gun Digest 2008. Shotshell reloading is a great way to fine-tune your shotgun loads and save money.

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.

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.


Whether you’re a connoisseur of finely crafted firearms, a collector of military surplus rifles or simply a fan of classic firearms in general, we’ve got the scoop on these guns values, in-depth looks at timeless designs, and the latest on reproductions of legendary classic guns. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandgunsRiflesShotgunsMuzzleloadersAR-15sConcealed Carry

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