Gun Collecting

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

This Winchester Model 70 might be a real gem or it could turn out to be a lemon. Like all used guns, you’ll never know until you inspect the rifle and make sure it’s in working order before purchasing it. Photo: Meniscus

How to Inspect a Used Rifle

In the market for a new plinker, long-range rifle or a little something for deer season? Master gunsmith Patrick Sweeney gives you tips on evaluating a used rifle before purchase.

What's that gun really worth? Pick up a copy of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016 and find out.

Ask the Editor: How to Use Guns & Prices 2016

An insider's Q&A with Jerry Lee, editor of the newly released Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016, 11th Edition, to learn why every gun buyer and seller needs this book.

Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values, 18th Edition

Gun Value Trends: New 2016 Firearms

Gun Digest asked co-editor Andrew Johnson to highlight some things he learned about current gun offerings while researching gun values for the latest edition of Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values. Here are his responses.

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Antique Guns: Can You Spot a Fake?

When it comes to fake antique guns, it's easy to wind up as the proud owner of a dud. Even a trained eye can be fooled by modern reproduction firearms that have been faked to look like the real thing.