1909 Remington UMC Pump Shotgun Stamped Patent Dates 1903 & 1905Read More
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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 (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.
Ithaca 4E New Improved Design (NID) Knick (1927) - A Single-Shot 12 Gauge Trap gun with a 32" bbl, Extra-Full Fixed Choke, low vent rib, 13 3/4" Pull, 2 3/8" dropRead More