Providing for the antique gun market what the Blue Book of Gun Values has done for modern guns since 1981, the Blue Book of Antique Firearms & Values is a comprehensive pricing guide covering nearly 700 manufacturers and 2,100 models of antique firearms.
Mimicking that antique rifle stock's finish might be harder than you think, but there's a tried-and-true method for finishing gun stocks.
Lots of folks have old guns hiding in the back of their safe. Whether it's a family heirloom that's been passed down for generations or something they stumbled across at shop a few decades earlier, it inevitably leads to one question: What's it worth? Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits had a chance to find out just that, thanks to the National Firearms Museum.
Since 1974, Schiffer Publishing has been producing high-quality, glossy-paged books on nearly every type of antique of interest to the collector’s market. For arms and militaria collectors, the publisher’s Schiffer Military branch has been the go-to for books on nearly every aspect of 20th-century military material.
In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both high-quality reproductions of antique arms from centuries ago, with companies like Italian Firearms Group and Davide-Pedersoli leading the way with designs like their Harpers Ferry Model 1805 reproduction.
You can learn a lot about your family history through “gun genealogy”—the firearms your ancestors owned and passed down and the stories that go along with them.
The 2022 NRA National Gun Collector's Show will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, between Jan. 21-23, 2022.
The revolver Wild Bill Hickock wore when he was shot 150 years ago is set to be auctioned off in November.