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Friday, April 19th, 2019

If you collect antique guns, you should think about the best option for handling this part of your estate. Discussing this can be uncomfortable and stressful, especially if you have items of significant sentimental or monetary value. There could be problems for your beneficiaries, executors, and family members if you do not plan ahead. Understanding your options for estate management can help you decide how best to handle your antique gun collection.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Having an antique gun might mean you are in possession of an expensive piece of history. Prices on antique guns have gone up over time as the supply diminishes. The price depends on which gun you own. Certain manufacturers such as Colt and Winchester Repeating Arms are often in high demand which brings their values higher at auction. More and more people are becoming interested in collecting antique guns because they are being seen as a form of tangible assets. The following are some of the most common questions new collectors and sellers have about antique guns.

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It can be exciting but hard to start a gun collection because there are so many choices available to you. You have to decide if you want to collect antique guns, modern guns, or both. No matter your choice, there’s a large number of options to choose from for your collection. There is also a lot of information available. In fact, just searching one specific gun can lead you to a wealth of information on that particular firearm. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you start your gun collection.

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.

Monday, February 26th, 2018

There are many places to go if you are interested in collecting guns. You might wish for a “one-stop-shop,” or you may enjoy the hunt for that perfect firearm. There are guns that span hundreds of years of history, and places all over the country where you might find the perfect firearm for your collection. Here are several places where you can find the guns you are looking for.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Going to a a gun auction can be exciting and it can be easy to get caught up in the moment while bidding. Being prepared to bid on an item is always recommended so you don’t over-bid. When you are going to bid on a gun, you want to be especially knowledgeable on which firearms are going to be available. You should also know the following information to make things run smoothly, including how to research the guns, how to bid, and what the auctioneer does.

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.