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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, May 17th, 2019

You might think auctions are just a way to sell things where the highest bidder wins. But, this isn’t always true. There are more rare events called absolute auctions, where the auctioneer sells all merchandise, regardless of price, to the highest bidder. Most auctions now have some of the items listed for sale as subject to a reserve. If the bidding does not go up to a certain pre-set price, then the item will not sell. These reserve prices do not have to be announced to the public.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

There is no standard “best rifle” because each person will have a different view on what that may mean. All hunting rifles have pros and cons. It isn’t about choosing the one that is objectively better than the rest of the competition but about identifying the rifle that best suits your needs. This post will go over how to think about your ideal hunting rifle. This will allow you to narrow your choices to the handful that are the best for 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 18th, 2019

If you are looking to sell your guns, whether they are new or antiques, you likely have many questions. Besides understanding federal and state regulations, there are many other things to consider before selling. This includes what type of auction you should choose and valuing your collection.

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.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Going to estate and gun auctions can be a great way to find used or antique firearms, but there are many other items you can bid on. Gun accessories like holsters, cartridges, value books, and even safes may not always be available at auction. But, when you find them, you could see anything from new to antique or even historical pieces.

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.