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Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you have acquired an antique gun through inheritance or purchase from dealers and auctions, you should know how to care for it. In general, historic firearms are durable and resilient. But, if you handle a gun carelessly, you could compromise its value as a classic piece. In addition, it is possible that the firearm could deteriorate and fail to function. If you are unfamiliar with antique gun care, consider these simple guidelines for proper protection and maintenance.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Gun auctions are ideal if you are looking for antique, rare collector, or modern firearms. Auction houses who deal with the sale of firearms often look for guns that are part of a collection or single inherited guns. You can find some of the most historic and rare firearms for sale at gun auctions, such as the one held by Rock Island Auction Company in 2017. The following are some of the most expensive guns at that auction.

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

If you have decided to sell a firearm, you will want to make sure you receive the best price possible. Evaluate the condition of the gun first, as this will have a huge effect on its value. It should be in good working condition, and you will need to know the exact serial number and the year the firearm was manufactured. There are a few other things you will need to know before selling at auction. If you are interested in buying a firearm, it is also important to know how to find its value and ensure you get a great deal.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Auctions are a great place to go to find good deals on a variety of items. Firearms are one of the more popular items brought to auctions that draw a large number of people. For this reason, many use auctions as a way for both selling and buying collections of guns. However, there are restrictions involved for both the buyer and the seller of firearms and various laws that differ from state to state. Make sure you are educated on the terms of firearm sales and purchases in your area. You should also make sure to be knowledgeable on what you are buying to ensure you pay the right price. The following are a few tips to make the auction process easier for gun buyers and sellers.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

From revolvers to rifles, antique firearms became collectible not long after the Second World War. Admired for their historical value, these guns are celebrated for their beauty and craftsmanship. Whether you are looking for a muzzle loader or cartridge firing weapon, there is something out there for every collector. How do you determine what qualifies as an antique firearm and know what it will be worth at an auction? Understanding what defines a gun as an antique and pricing information can help you prepare to sell your gun at auction.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Local auctions are one of the best places to purchase a gun for a great price. You will find solid hunting rifles, military surplus guns, and antique firearms at many auction houses. Gun auctions are a great option for those trying to stay within a budget. Although there are a ton of great deals, some will be trash and others treasure. You must do your research and be prepared in order to score a great deal. Following the four tips below can help you be successful at a gun auction.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Live auctions are a great option for gun collectors looking for reasonably priced, unique firearms. If you are a gun collector headed to auction, there are some basic rules you should understand before placing a bid. You should always determine the condition of the gun before the auction, if possible, and find out its value. It is also important to understand the rules for specific auctions and know how to buy collector’s guns.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

According to regulations put in place in 1968, an antique gun is any firearm produced before December 31, 1898. These rifles that are over 100 years-old are sought after for their historical significance more than their performance. To understand why, you will need to look closely at early design and operation. Then, look at the benefits of owning antique guns and where to find them.