Gun Collecting

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

??) The author’s 1943 M1, about 1986, by which time the barrel had been replaced, displayed and photographed here with vintage ammo and U.S.M.C. militaria, on a World War II vintage camouflaged shelter half.

The Ever Popular and Collectable M1 Garand

Touted as the greatest battle rifle ever, the M1 Garand's is one of America's most storied firearms. The M1's rich history continues to grow today, as this rifle remains a popular option among collectors and competitors.

New Haven Arms Company Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with desirable 21-Inch Barrel.

RIAC’S July Firearms Auction Hot as Ever

Rock Island Auction Company has enjoyed a profitable year, something that continued on through its July event. The company staged the largest auction in its history, which turned out to be the third-most profitable.

While a lever-action shotgun seems strange today, tAs this replica Winchester Model 1887 demonstrates, a lever-action shotgun is a strange design. But the gun was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.he Winchester Model 1887 was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.

Video: Winchester’s Unique Lever-Action Shotgun

Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.

For waterfowlers, the Breda was available in 10-gauge and in 12-gauge 3-inch magnum models. These guns weighed from 7½ pounds in 12-gauge, up to 8½ pounds in 10-gauge.

Gun Collecting: The Unique Breda Shotgun

The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.