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.
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.
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.
A Colt 1861 Navy revolver at a $700 asking price is a fine gun, and a worthwhile addition to any gun collection. But what does the gun enthusiast who doesn’t have that kind of money to spend on one gun do? Consider the affordable antique .22 caliber revolver.
From handguns to sniper rifles, to water-cooled machine guns, feast your eyes on 20 of the baddest, most collectible military firearms you'll ever wish to see.
Following last year's gun control hysteria and panic-buying of AR-15s, gun prices are finally back to normal. Editor Jerry Lee tells why referring to a copy of the newly updated Standard Catalog of Firearms 2014 is the surest way to avoid getting gouged.
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.”
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...
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.