When it comes to classic big-bore handguns it's hard to top Webley Revolvers. The firearms have been a popular choice for buyers at one Virginia auction house in recent months.
Everybody has heard of the 1911, arguably it is America's semi-automatic pistol. But Savage came up with a handgun that nearly beat out John Browning's legendary design.
Since World War II, Gun Digest has been the gun book by which all others are measured.
The Smith & Wesson Model 1940 is one of WWII's more unusual weapons, but has become a favorite of gun collectors. Check out this video documenting the rise and fall of one of the war's more obscure and unusual firearms.
Rock Island Auction Company's February Regional Firearms Auction contained a vast assortment of collectables and antiques, from engraved Henry rifles, World War II firearms, and militaria, to modern gems such as new in the box shotguns, rifles, and pistols.
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.
For a long-time New England gun show organizer, the hot trend as of late has been World War II Collectibles. But while his vendors have seen a spike in 20th century firearms sales, Civil War-era guns have gone on the wane.
There is one big barrier in collecting World War II era firearms -- the price tag. But high quality .22 replicas have made stocking your gun safe with the finest guns of the Allies and Axis accessible.
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.