Classic Guns


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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.
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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.

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.

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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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