Series: Blue Book of Gun Values
Paperback: 2512 pages
Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Inc; 37th ed. edition (April 1, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.7 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
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I'm a WWII Firearms Collector and this is the go to book for values. They've done a great job of delineating some of the nuances between the various makers, especially for P-38s. Pricing seems to be pretty close to actual selling prices on sites like Gun Broker. Also keeps you from spending too much when people are shooting for the moon selling a firearm. Tip: read the firearms condition guidance so you don't get ripped off when buying firearms, especially older firearms. Like any reference book, the Blue Book of Gun Values is one piece of the puzzle. There are plenty of other books published with specific details about firearms, so do your homework...read, read, read.
If you need a firearms price reference this is where you start. Regional prices and volatile items will vary between issues but the basic information is here. If you are only going to have one price reference, this is it. If you are going to have several this is the first one.
Handy in every way but its size!The values, as with any book of values, are going to be basically arbitrary.What I like is how detailed it gets.Possible factory configurations, like barrel lengths and that sort, grips, or whatnot."If you have the original box, add this value", or "1873 model in 4-3/4", 5-1/2", 7"" for example.Has every gun known to man! (Basically!)
While this is just a guide to average price of firearms, it is definitely worth the price if you deal or trade firearms. It is not always accurate on price due to current trends of high and low demand.Does give great advice on dates,condition description and model changes. Probably the most complete reference available.
Publishing update following acquired and used previous editions. Long history of the 'Blue Book' references in assessing gun values. Thank you, well satisfied.
Have owned several editions over the years. Replace every 3 to 4 years which seems sufficient...you miss some brand new guns, but the values don't change dramatically year to year. For sure, it's not perfect...seems to fall a little short on collectibles that are graded high, but it always provides a solid anchor point for valuations
Annually the last word in gun value and complete data.
Simply by far the best Blue Book to date.
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