Longevity remains a key characteristic of firearms - they last a long time - which means many of them will change hands. The multi-generational quality of firearms contributes to making them interesting. The question I'm most often asked on Gun Talk is What is my gun worth? For that, I turn to the Blue Book of Gun Values - a trusted and valuable resource that, for many of us, approaches the status of a national treasure. --- Tom Gresham, Host of Tom Gresham's Gun Talk syndicated talk radio show and Gun Talk TV
About the Author
Best-selling author S.P. Fjestad s involvement with firearms started early since he grew up on a dairy farm in west central Minnesota and started duck hunting at age 10. While working in the IRI (Investment Rarities) Firearms Division during the 1980s, he became the author and publisher of the Blue Book of Gun Values, now with over 1.4 million copies in print. It remains the best-selling gun book worldwide. Over the past three decades, S.P. Fjestad has edited and published over 160 books on a wide variety of subjects, including firearms, airguns, black powder reproductions and replicas, automobiles, guitars, engraving, billiards and pool cues, ammunition, and others. One of Blue Book Publication s most recent achievements has been its mobile website, which allows the customer to get his/her information from a mobile device any time, anywhere. Additionally, S.P. Fjestad has written and edited hundreds of articles for various trade publications, and the Blue Book of Gun Values may be the only gun book ever pictured in Time magazine and listed as a reference source in the Wall Street Journal. He has also testified as an authority in many professional and legal situations. Fjestad has also been a guest on such TV programs as American Rifleman, American Guns, Guns & Ammo, and Gun Talk TV. Additionally, he posts the weekly Gun of the Week article on bluebookinc.com, in addition to blogging under the heading S.P. Fjestad s Lethal Blogging. A seasoned veteran of hundreds of trade shows in many countries, the author is now proceeding with caution to determine his next hobby since most of the previous ones have turned into jobs!