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Blue Book of Gun Values: 32nd Edition Paperback – April 22, 2011

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When I started collecting guns, an exciting early find was the Blue Book of Gun Values. My tattered copy accompanied me to every show or auction. When I formed Old Town Station to deal in collector firearms, I relied on the Blue Book of Gun Values for buying, selling, auction estimates, and research for my columns and articles. Now that I m heading up the NRA National Firearms Museum, I find that the Blue Book of Gun Values is still my single most used reference. It s the place to start, and stands the test of time. --Jim Supica, Director, National Firearms Museum

Any avid gun collector or dealer and reference holdings catering to them must own a copy of the Blue Book of Gun Values. The latest 32nd edition is even larger, packing in well over 2,000 pages of accurate information and updated values for antique and modern guns alike. It reflects the latest current information and lists a range of prices for all types of guns, making for a fine, specific key to the latest industry values and trends. --The Midwest Book Review, The Reference Shelf

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you sending me the new Blue Book of Gun Values every year. It just keeps getting bigger and better! --Jack Heath, retired Remington Historian

About the Author

For over 30 years, Author & Publisher S.P. Fjestad has been a world recognized expert on firearms and their values. He has written numerous articles for industry and consumer magazines, and is a frequent guest on Gun Talk radio & TV, Guns & Ammo TV, and NRA Radio.
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Product Details

  • Series: Blue Book of Gun Values
  • Paperback: 2384 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Book Publications; 32nd edition (April 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936120089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936120086
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Terry on June 22, 2011
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The BlueBook of Gun Values is a yearly publication that I have purchased since the 1980's. In the early years of the publication, each new edition had updates of gun values that were pretty close to 'real-time' commercial prices. In the more recent years, the book does not do as good a job of keeping up with these values. Today the concentration seems to be more on adding new information about guns that were not previously in the book or about developmental history of various guns.

All such information is of value to the collector, but most retailers and collectors have classically used the BlueBook as a 'bible' for pricing their items. The BlueBook, by not keeping up with price changes, has lost much of its value as a pricing guide.

In the early days of the BlueBook, collectors and dealers could not wait for the new edition to come out. Today there is much complaining by these same people that "This year's book looks about the same as last year's book."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C_Cauthen on January 4, 2012
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I have never been able to purchase a gift for my father-in-law that he has actually used and liked. He has been a gun collector for over 50 years, and the last "gun book" I bought him was a ho-hum snorer that wasn't worth the paper it was printed on. So... I didn't hold much hope out for this Christmas, but unbelievablely, I pulled off a miracle. He has spent HOURS reading and researching his guns in this book. He actually commented on how useful it was and how much he enjoyed it. I'm still in shock.

One caveat however, it seems the gun values are a touch high. I don't know if perhaps it's because we live in a lower cost of living area where seemingly everyone owns multiple guns, or if the writers/researchers don't take into account prices from the big box sporting goods stores (Bass Pro Shops, Academy Sports, etc) who purchase in bulk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Raymond C. More on January 15, 2012
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Great informative book.
Allows me to verify the value of a gun before I sell it or purchase it
Must have it if you deal with guns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John on January 15, 2012
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The Blue Book of Gun Values is a fine reference. There are more than 2400 pages of information about many thousands of firearms old and new. I have an old Colt's revolver that has a great deal of sentimental value to me as it once belonged to an honored family friend and was passed to me by my father more than fifty years ago. By comparing this piece with the description in the
Blue Book I was quickly able to learn the lineage of this gun and it's date of manufacture to within five years. I also found out its market value, which was interesting, even though I wouldn't sell it for ten times that amount.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris W. on January 23, 2012
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A must have for gun collectors, gunsmiths and firearm dealers. Up to date values and tons of information and history about all makes and models. This is far more than just a market value book. Reliable history about the firearm manufactures and models is also included. Yes, photos would be nice but I don't know how that would be possible without making the book larger than a refrigerator. If you want photos, buy a detailed book about that specific make and/or model of firearm. For information on just about every make and model with current market values, the Blue Book is the one to have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 28, 2011
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I ordered this book, and when I received it found out my husband already had a copy. I contacted the seller, and was able to send the book back, and got my refund very quickly. I would definitly buy my next book from him. Thanks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe Blo on January 22, 2012
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Nice book. Very informative. Very helpful. Arrived in absolute perfect condition and in a very timely manner. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase from Amazon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Peter J Schwarz on January 29, 2012
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Incredibly detailed & covering thousands of firearms. Really glad I've got it, it dispells rumours of "collectors item" & tells the true value of a firearms worth.
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