Gun Collecting

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.

The barrel ramp (shown here with slide removed for better clarity) should be relatively smooth, even and symmetrical. Any damage here can affect feeding reliability.

Jewel or Junk? How to Buy a Used Handgun

When buying a used handgun, how do you know if it’s a gem, or a problem that someone else dumped on an unsuspecting buyer? Check out these tips for evaluating a used handgun prior to purchase.