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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Whether you are a seasoned seller or are new to selling at auctions, it is important to know the value of your firearm before the event. You could try to value the item yourself, but it is often helpful to have an appraisal done by a professional. Here are the main factors an appraiser should look at and some tips to help you appraise the value too.

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy and dealing with their estate and your inheritance can often make the situation more stressful. For those who are not enthusiasts and inherit guns and firearms, it can be confusing to decide what to do. If you are in this situation, here are some options for getting rid of the guns or firearms you have inherited.

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Those who attend gun and firearm auctions are typically looking to add to their collection. Some of the items that can be found at these events include curios and relics. Although most do not function, some are still in working order.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Whether you are new to collecting guns and firearms or already have a collection, you probably know that ownership laws vary by state. You should also know that the laws and regulations are different for antique guns than they are for modern guns. The differences depend on how an “antique gun” is defined and how you will store the item. Here are some tips that will help you understand the laws in Texas.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The concept of buying and selling fake guns is not unique to modern times. During the 1800s, this practice was not uncommon and it became popular in the 1900s. It is thought that the widespread practice of creating fake firearms to sell to dealers started after World War II. Whether you are a dealer or a buyer, it is important to know what exactly a fake is and how this issue can affect you.

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.