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Winchester Model 75 Bolt Action Target Rifle

Old Guns with New Life

Guest Post 10/05/2018   Collectors love old guns. Sometimes it is their historical value, other times it is their interesting mechanical function, and once in...Read More
10-02-18
engraved Colt Single Action Army revolvers

Colt Single Action Army: Why You Want 2nd & 3rd Gen

09/28/2018 Written by Brian Beck   Colt Single Action Army Revolvers You Should Give a Second... or Maybe Third Look See what I did there?...Read More
09-25-18
Berdan Sharps rifle Civil War

The Sharps Rifle of Berdan's Sharpshooters

08/30/2018 By Brian Beck [caption id="attachment_18608" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 1183: Civil War Era Sharps Rifle New Model 1859 Percussion Military Rifle Potentially Issued to the...Read More
08-30-18
French percussion dueling pistols

What is a Dueling Pistol?

08/16/2018 By Seth Isaacson [caption id="attachment_18340" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 3151: Cased Pair of French Dueling Pistols with Accessories[/caption] The tradition of dueling, particularly with pistols,...Read More
08-17-18
WWI Remington Model 10 trench gun

Collecting: The Trench Gun

07/27/2018 By Joel Kolander Trench guns hold a fascination with collectors and a "cool factor" all their own. But why? Is it simply because they...Read More
07-26-18
M5A1 Stuart Light Tank

"Tanks, Jeeps, & Armor... Oh My!" RIAC Military Vehicles

07/20/2018 By Joel Kolander Unless you've been completely ignoring our social media accounts, you're probably aware that we have some pretty fantastic military vehicles coming...Read More
07-20-18
Schermuly rocket pistol

The Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus

06/08/2018 By Joel Kolander If a firearm is unusual enough, it enters into that special place of "curiosa": the Gyrojet, harmonica guns, duckfoot pistols, cane...Read More
06-08-18
Exhibition engraved Colt Python Howard Dove

The Top 10 Colt Python Revolvers

05/30/2018 By Joel Kolander Colt Python - These Are Some Of The Best Python Guns Sold At Auction   Unless you've been hiding under a...Read More
06-01-18
Lindsay two shot hammers

Four Unusual Civil War Era Innovations In Firearm Design

05-22-2018 By Joel Kolander   If you're a student of firearms history, then we don't need to tell you that the 19th century was rife...Read More
05-25-18