Gun Collecting

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

The Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1903 is a very collectible pistol today.

Gun Collecting: The Colt Model 1903

The Colt Model 1903 is a classic pistol that continues to fascinate shooters, collectors and historians. Indeed, it is a typical example of the period’s armament that, even today, fits Gun Digest’s honored definition of “One Good Gun.”

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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...

Wild Bill Hickok's Revolver

Wild Bill Hickok’s Revolver Takes Aim at $500,000

In its Nov. 18 armor and gun auction, Bonhams is offering a Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver owned by Wild Bill Hickok, one of the most iconic figures of the Old West, that was on him when he was murdered by Jack McCall in Deadwood in 1876.

Rock Island Auction, sold this rare 1911 for over $40,000.

Gun Collecting: Auction Posts 4.7 Million in Sales

Rock Island Auction Company’s popular summer Regional Firearms Auction once again exceeds expectations by surmounting the sales high estimate by nearly $200,000 posting $4.7 million dollars in sales.