Preview: 42nd Edition Blue Book of Gun Values

posted on April 18, 2021
The comprehensive Blue Book of Gun Values is going strong and has just rolled out its 42nd edition with more than 2,500 pages of firearm values and related information. This edition marks the second since the publication's founder, Steve Fjestad, passed away in July 2019.

Taking over the mantle of Blue Book production are two strong editors, Lisa Beuning and Zachary R. Fjestad, Steve Fjestad's nephew. This latest edition joins the nearly 2 million other editions in circulation, and the books have long provided firearm collectors and retailers with a comprehensive understanding of firearm condition and value.

The 42nd Edition Blue Book of Gun Values is filled with the latest values and information, and the publication includes all new 2021 makes and models. You'll also find the latest information on which models have been discontinued, as well as pricing updates on currently manufactured firearms. Additionally, the latest version includes more than 60 new manufacturers not found in the previous edition.

All told, this 42nd edition provides 2,512 pages filled with almost 1,900 different manufacturers that covers nearly 30,000 different firearm models. Determining the value of your firearms is made easier through the inclusion of an 80-page Photo Percentage Grading System, which gives you high-resolution comparison images that help you determine the percentage rating of your particular firearm. You'll also find a brand-new serialization index that makes it easier to find information on particular serial-number ranges for different models.

Pricing on the 42nd Edition Blue Book of Gun Values is $49.95, and you can get one-year access to the company's comprehensive online database for an extra $10. Other combination packages are available that include the publication's other books, such as the Blue Book of AR-15s, Blue Book of Antique American Firearms and more. For more information, visit


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