Antique Guns The Collector's Guide by Steve Carpenteri

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Antique Guns The Collector's Guide by Steve Carpenteri [Paperback]

Antique Guns The Collector's Guide by Steve Carpenteri is a concise and meticulously researched guide for identifying and pricing antique firearms covering many of the pre-1900 American and European firearms that interest most collectors and dealers.

Antique Guns includes the basic, essential specifications necessary for making an accurate identification of a given firearm.

The text includes historical background for most items and hundreds of photos and drawings for identification purposes as well as a suggested monetary value. Contents • Rifles • Handguns • Shotguns • Obsolete Cartridges

Anyone who plans to buy, sell or trade antique firearms must become competent in three basic areas - firearm identifications, knowledge of the firearm's characteristics in order to spot repairs, modifications or "fakes" and how to assign an accurate value. Antique Guns: A Collector's Guide is a concise and carefully researched guidebook for identifying and pricing antique firearms. Antique Guns covers many of the pre-1900 American and European firearms that are of interest to most collectors and dealers. In a clear and easy-to-follow format, Antique Guns provides the essential specifications and information that you need to accurately identify hundreds of collectable firearms. Antique Guns includes up-to-date suggested monetary values. This book also features rare, obsolete cartridges with descriptions and illustrations of centerfire, metric, rimfire and pinfire metallic cartridges and shotshells.

About the Author
Stephen D. Carpenteri is editor for several editions of Game & Fish magazine and has served as editor for 4 issues of Stoeger Publishing's Gun Trader's Guide. For more than 15 years he has written the "All Outdoors" column for Maine's Rolling Thunder Express online journal. An accomplished writer, he is an avid sportsman and recognized outdoor photographer.


  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Stoeger Publishing
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • ISBN 10: 088317300X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883173008