- Series: 1st ed
- Paperback: 461 pages
- Publisher: House of Collectibles; 1st Edition edition (February 17, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0676601227
- ISBN-13: 978-0676601220
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,475,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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R. L. Wilson The Official Price Guide to Gun Collecting, 1st edition Paperback – February 17, 1998
From the Publisher
It's very exciting to have an expert of R. L. Wilson's caliber working with us at House of Collectibles. His knowledge of firearms is awe-inspiring! The stories he tells about gunsmiths of the past and present-day manufacturers are every bit as important as the pricing information he provides. Take a look at the Colt section within the price listings. In future editions he will be providing the kind of inside information you see there for other companies as well. House of Collectibles is looking forward to a long association with Mr. Wilson, and gun collectors will benefit!
-- Randy Ladenheim-Gil, Editor, House of Collectibles
From the Inside Flap
THE DEFINITIVE PRICE GUIDE TO FIREARMS FROM THE LEADING AUTHORITY IN THE FIELD
After interning with such reputable institutions as the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, and the Corcoran Gallery of Arts, R. L. Wilson was appointed the curator of firearms at the prestigious Wadsworth Athenaeum at the age of twenty-three. Since then, Wilson has become the foremost figure in the area of collectible firearms. Now, for the first time, his lifetime of experience, insight, and knowledge about collecting, buying, and selling firearms has been loaded into an invaluable sourcebook.
The Official R. L. Wilson Price Guide to Firearms covers more than 30,000 prices from Colt revolvers and Winchester double-barrel shotguns to German World War II Lugers and British sporting rifles. This singular reference also features a unique history of arms collecting from the Renaissance to modern times, a selected bibliography of important firearms reference works, a complete listing of collector clubs, organizations, and museums with firearms displays, and a lavish full-color insert highlighting the year at auction.