Gun Collecting

Gun collecting and firearm collecting advice articles stories from Gun Digest and vintage gun experts.

One of the features of the Savage 99 that shooters of every striped loved was the swift and smooth lever action.

Savage 99, Unique as the Man Who Made It

Most guns are reactive products of their times, fulfilling a need that exists. But the Savage 99 was ahead of the curve, in both design and calibers. Moreover, it was invented by a man as remarkable as the rifle that bore his name.

In addition to a precision barrel and action and walnut stock, The Hornady Number One also has incredible engraving.

Hornady Auctioning First and Only Rifle

Hornady is better known for manufacturing reloading supplies and ammunition. But the renowned company has recently taken a foray into gun making, producing a one-of-a-kind rifle now up for auction.

A .38 Special MK III Government Model

Early Customization of the 1911 Pistol

Jim Clark was known as one of the best bull's eye shooters of his era. But he left his mark on the shooting world in another way, developing 1911 pistols that excelled in competition.

Both of the author’s 20-gauge Brownings have the round grip, a feature preferred by many shooters and collectors.

Collecting Browning’s First 20-Gauges

Like most companies, 20-gauge shotguns were late additions to Browning's catalog. But, the wait was worth it, with two of the iconic manufacturer's most popular models being produced in the lighter bore.

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Newson Aims at Elegance with Beretta 486

Famed designer Marc Newson made headlines by joining Apple earlier this fall. But he also took center stage in the firearms world recently, designing a beautiful new shotgun for the world's oldest gun maker.