About this Website


Am I a gun nut or fanatic? No. I'm a Veteran, an NRA Life Member, but more importantly, I'm a law-abiding citizen that promotes responsible gun ownership, safety and education. I hold a C & R (Curios and Relics) License from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I also maintain a gun permit.

shotgun and hunting vest
1937 Browning A5

I firmly believe that we must have laws that govern the sale, ownership and use of firearms. Our laws should be reasonable and we should enforce those laws. I realize that everyone has their own opinion about what laws we should have and I won't go into that any further than to say that the public welfare should be protected. After all, I feel the Second Amendment is about exactly that, the public welfare.

Meet Roscoe, my faithful hound dog.

"The video is 23 sec. Be prepared if you have the sound on at 19 sec."

hound dog roscoe

Publishing this website is just a hobby for me and it comes with considerable expense to do it right. In the past, I monetized the site with advertisements and actually earned enough revenue to pay all of the costs associated with it. It was October 7, 2019 that I received notice from the very large and well known entity that provided those paid advertisements that they would begin to show less gun-related ads. That is when I immediately undertook this rework & redesign of the Gun Blog to just go ahead and preemptively show none of their ads.

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Firearms from Every Decade of the Twentieth-Century

In these pages you will find examples of guns throughout the 20th Century, including brands like Colt, Browning, Remington, Winchester, Savage, Ithaca and others.

Gun Collecting as a Hobby

The definition of to collect or collecting is - to bring or gather together, form a group, accumulate and store over a period of time or systematically seek and acquire items of a particular kind as a hobby. A Gun Collector may have a very narrowly defined interest or objective, or a much broader scope for his or her collection.

What constitutes a collection? People have different ideas or criteria. When we refer to people, you would not call one or even two people a group. But if there are three, you might call them a group. So my point of view is three. But really that's not important at all.

What is important is that you are enthusiastic about the guns you collect and enjoy all of the uniqueness, history, recreation and sport associated with them.

Savage Model 99 .250-3000
Can you guess what this one is?

A Word About Old Gun Values

As you look at prices paid for old guns online, keep in mind that the price includes a 15% to 20% premium for sales tax, credit card fees and shipping. I recently began publishing a breakdown of those costs. Many of the pages here, were written as long as 15 years ago. Back in those days I listed prices paid for old guns on auctions as the winning bid amount.

Gun Collection

Recent Market Values

1950 Colt Officers Model Special .22

1950 Colt Officers Model Special .22 LR

Purchased for $1,230 in 2021. The Colt Officers Model Special target revolver, chambered in .22 LR, was sold in small numbers between 1950-1952.

1972 Model 19-3 Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum

1972 Model 19-3 Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum

Purchased unfired in 2021 for $1,567. S&W 19-3 357 mag Nickel Pre-lock Pinned and Recessed RARE NOS (New Old Stock), Factory Box w/ Matching

1977 Colt Police Positive

1977 Colt Police Positive 4th Issue .38 Sp.

Purchased unfired in 2021 for $2,094. The Police Positive was made from 1907 to 1978, then revived 1994-1995. This 4th Series is a one-year gun, 1977-1978.

1972 Colt Lawman

1972 Colt Lawman .357 Magnum

Purchased unfired in 2020 for $1,555. A working man's gun in the truest sense of the term. The Lawman is one of those guns that, as I reflect now...

1972 Colt Government Model 70 Series

1972 Colt 70 Series .45 Government Model

Purchased unfired in 2020 for $1,706. After selling one of the "safe queens" that I knew we would never fire, I bought this gun to replace the one gifted to ...

Walther PPK/S .380 Talo Royal Eagle Premier Limited Edition

2008 Walther PPK/S .380 Royal Eagle Premier

Purchased unfired in 2020 for $1,945. PPK is the abbreviation for Polizei Pistole Kriminal. The "S" in PPK/S stands for Sport or Sporting. The PPK/S was...

A Little Gun History

Another John Moses Browning Creation

John Browning had contracts with Colt and F.N. and this is why the Baby Browning was not imported to the U.S. until 1954, even though it had been in production for twenty-five years or so. Colt stopped producing the vest pocket .25 pistols and got out of that market in 1953.

  • The 1968 Gun Control Act

    The 1968 Gun Control Act (signed by President Johnson on October 22, 1968 in the wake of the King and Kennedy assassinations) prohibited the importation of these guns. The funny thing is, Kennedy was shot with an Iver Johnson (American made gun) and King was assassinated with a Remington 760 Gamemaster rifle (also American made). With the American market cut-off, F.N. produced far fewer guns from 1969 to 1979, for export to other countries like Spain. Some of these guns are showing up in the U.S. recently.

Examples From Every Decade

20th Century Guns

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