Eight very long years of being a Seller instead of a Buyer
I really enjoy being a buyer far more than being a seller of collectible firearms. Why? Because I know there will always come a time that I have regrets.
From 2008 to 2016, I only purchased five guns. Now that the pendulum has swung the other way, I am about to share those with you.
Read my page ABOUT this website and look for exciting things to come in the very near future!The Obama Years
It wasn’t until Colt’s first factory—the Patent Arms Company, in Paterson, NJ—introduced the Colt Paterson, in 1836— that the handgun world was introduced to a repeating firearm employing a rotating cylinder in which each opening acted as a separate chamber; a true revolver.Modern Handguns
In the history of rifles, or long guns, the first repeating firearms were introduced as military weapons in the Civil War. The 1860 Henry was allegedly called by Confederate soldiers, "that damned Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week!"Long Guns
by Tom Drinkard
Although many well-known people have carried derringers, probably the most infamous example of the weapon is the pistol used by John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The weapon was manufactured in Deringer’s factory and is a .44 caliber single-barrel cap and ball muzzleloader. Such pistols were normally sold in pairs, but the Booth pistol’s twin has never been found.
There was a rumor in the 1960s, that burglars had stolen the actual murder weapon on display at Ford’s Theatre and replaced it with a fake replica. Learn the results of an extensive FBI forensic investigation in 1997.pocket pistols
RevolversSometimes referred to as "wheel guns" (in reference to the cylinder), revolvers have taken a back seat to semi-automatics in recent years (in military and law enforcement applications).
Semi-AutomaticsAlthough John Browning didn't invent the semi-automatic pistol, it was his design and locked-breach action (which he did invent) that made the guns ever so popular.
ShotgunsSingle Barrel Trap Guns are among my favorites. I like to take them to "Turkey Shoots." I have an Abercrombie & Fitch that gets a lot of attention when I take it.
RiflesMy 30.06 and .270 bolt action rifles were manufactured by JP Sauer of Germany for Colt just twelve years (1973-1985). According to the serial number chart on this page, only 15,600 rifles were produced from 1973 through 1978. I don't have the serial number ranges after 1978, but I'm looking for them.