Gun Collecting

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

After a massive shortage in the past year, AR-15 rifles are back on gun store shelves at reasonable prices. Supply has caught up with demand and manufacturers are producing new models for 2014. Retailers such as Bob’s Gun Shop in Norfolk, Va., are even offering great deals on ARs to consumers who are still eager to buy the popular rifles.

Is the AR Panic Over?

Tactical guns and ammo have been on short supply the last few years, but supplies are easing and the coming year may be a good time to buy.

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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.

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2013 Gun Sales Set New Record

President Obama continues to be the best gun salesman in U.S. history, with new statistics released by the FBI showing gun sales shattering previous records.

British Martini-Henry rifle.

Prices Keep Rising for Pre-1900 Firearms

The older the better as of late in collectable guns. For one gun show organizer, pre-1900 firearms are like gold and have only gone up in value. World War I and II guns have also been catching the eyes of collectors.

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Recent Gun Auction Puts RIA Over $48 Million in Sales for 2013

Rock Island Auction Company quietly accomplished a remarkable feat in December, with sales totaling more than $12 million dollars, an accomplishment outdone only by the company's 2013 grand total, a staggering $48 million in gun auction sales for the year.

The better condition a gun is in, the heftier its price tag.

Gun Values, It’s All About Condition

Sure, rarity can drive the price of a firearm, but it's not the only factor in making a gun desirable. Condition goes a long way in determining gun values. The better a gun's shape the heftier its price tag.

Used handguns have been a hot ticket as of late.

Used Handguns Enjoying a Thriving Market

Wondering what firearms are setting the market on fire? Handguns -- both revolvers and pistols -- have been a hot ticket as of late. Some discontinued models have made a jump in value, demanding Blue Book prices or better.