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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.

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.

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.

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Live auctions offer an excellent opportunity for buyers to get one-of-a-kind collectibles, artwork, antique furniture, and other items for a great price. Most live auctions, whether online or in-person, allow bidders to look over the items in a catalog before the bidding starts. Taking a detailed look beforehand will prepare you to make the right bidding decisions. Here are a few of the best tips for bidding at a live auction.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you don’t have experience shopping for collectible antiques, the thought of buying them in store or at auction can be intimidating. However, there are several guidelines you can follow when you buy antiques to ensure you get not only a great deal, but an authentic piece. These guidelines include knowing the details of what you need and assessing the antique for any damage. You should also create a budget and know the correct price of a collectible antique before you shop.