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Editor’s Pick: 2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms

At gun shows I always noticed that many shoppers and booth keepers alike kept the Gun Digest Standard Catalog of Firearms close at hand. With this tome, arguments were started and settled, prices set and haggled over, bluing and rust and rifling conditions discussed ad nauseum, and deal after deal after deal made. Indeed,...

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Gun Collecting Tips: What’s It Worth?

Assigning values to used guns is an inexact science, to be sure, and fraught with uncertainty. The late Dan Shideler, former editor of "Standard Catalog of Firearms," had this to say about used gun values, and getting the best price whether you're buying or selling.

With 1472 pages of gun prices, photos and descriptions, there's a pretty good chance you'll find what you're looking for.

What Model Is This Gun? Many of You Guessed It Right

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win the "2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms." We thought we'd chosen a relatively obscure gun for the contest, but many astute readers guessed the model right anyway.

Standard Catalog of Firearms Price Guide

What’s This Gun Worth? (Book Giveaway)

Firearms values and used gun prices are a popular topic among Gun Digest readers. In this week's book giveaway, you can enter for a chance to win the ultimate firearms price guide: the "2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms."

Classic Guns: High Standard .22 Pistols

In a recent column, Gun Digest the Magazine contributor Walt Hampton wrote, “A gun with proper care can last several lifetimes and during those years as it is passed between family members or friends and is touched or used by various people it becomes woven into the fabric of our lives.  This is the...

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Ask the Editor: Which Gun Price Guide Do I Need?

With several gun pricing books to choose from, we here at GD are often asked, “Which price guide has the [insert your gun model here] in it?” Here’s a quick look at what each book does (and, in some cases, doesn’t) cover.