Author Archives: Phillip Peterson

Phillip Peterson

About Phillip Peterson

Phillip Peterson is a federally-licensed firearms dealer with more than 20 years' experience in buying, selling and trading antique and collectible military weapons. He is also a popular columnist for Gun Digest the Magazine.


Market Trends in Military Gun Collecting

From the re-election of Barack Obama and push for new gun control following the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, to the United Nations push for small arms disarmament, there’s no shortage of geopolitical and economic forces shaping trends in military gun collecting. Phillip Peterson, editor of the new Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 7th...

The Ruby pistol is affordable, collectible and quite fun to shoot. What more could you want?

Gun Collecting: The Ruby Pistol

“Ruby” is a generic name applied to a .32-caliber automatic pistol made in Spain during the WWI era. They are fairly common in the United States but tend to be ignored by most gun collectors. In my opinion that's a mistake.