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The Life of a Gun Collector, Part II

01-24-14 As covered in the first segment of this series, there are different stages to collecting. Despite the fact that there are millions of different...Read More

The Life of a Gun Collector, Part I

01-10-14 The sun is rising, warming the cool morning air, and providing a halo for the surrounding hotels and business buildings. Already collectors are awake....Read More

The Unsung Trapdoor Rifle

10-25-13 In terms of American military long arms very little attention is given to a predecessor of the much heralded M1903 and M1 Garand, the...Read More

Why You Should Avoid Import Marks

09-25-13 Nobody wants something they value trashed.  This is true of everyone, but especially of collectors.  Whether it's Ming vases, cars, priceless paintings, sports cards,...Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About Antique Firearms

06-20-13 On any given news day, one sure hears an awful lot about modern guns.  The term "assault weapons" gets thrown around like a Sunday...Read More

The Pedersen Device

03-15-13 We here at RIAC love Winchester rifles and rightly so.  Only one manufacturer can claim the title "the gun that won the West," and played such...Read More