Published on May 20th, 2019
Each one of us has a different taste for things, including firearms, which makes it hard to for us to pinpoint which model of firearm you should own.
However, we have researched our database and found that many of our customers prefer specific types of guns. We will separate them into four categories – the four different classes of firearms: concealable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and hunting rifles.
We will give you two examples of each so you can make a clear choice next time you think about adding to your collection.
We chose the compact handgun as the number one choice on this list for many reasons. Most of us tend to carry our weapons around as much as possible. The compact handgun is comfortable and very easy to use. Most people do not even notice it if you carry one around. However, since we have a Winchester firearm consignment, we will only discuss antiques here. So let us present two of the models that are most popular with our clients through our auctions.
1. Harrington & Richardson “Premier” Double Action Revolver
This H&R Premier Revolver has the following features: 32 S&W, 3” solid rib barrel, nickel finish, and a hard rubber grip. It has an OE WW rating and from the Curio & Relic Handgun class. It is in good condition. The grips are excellent. The action is good and the bore is clean and bright. The outstanding feature is the 3” barrel. The markings are sharp. The gun is slightly rusted. If you are a collector, you need it! This gun is a beauty and is one of the nicest models from the manufacturer. The gun can be shipped directly to you. Call our representatives for more details.
2. Colt Fourth Model Derringer
This beauty is designed by Colt and is also a class Curio & Relic Handgun. It is a pistol. Gauge is 22 short. It has a 2,5” round barrel, nickel-blue finish, and walnut grip. It is in good working condition and only has some wear on the working surfaces. No corrosion, no broken parts, or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning. Wood condition is commensurable with percent of finish with small dents – 40% of the gun.
This is the most versatile weapon according to most shooters. The manufacturers well known for producing good quality firearms are Colt, Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, Winchester, and more. Check out two of the models from our selection below.
3. U.S. Repeating Arms/Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Rifle with Scope
The rifle is manufactured by Winchester, and the model is 1885 – Rifle. The gauge is 22 LR with a 24,5” part octagon barrel, blue finish, and stock – walnut. The class is a Modern Long Gun. The condition of the firearm is fine. It has its original finish up to 94% or better. Minor wood wear and dings are visible, but the gun is in perfect working order. Manufactured in Japan.
4. Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle
This iconic model was one of Roosevelt’s favorites. If you have not seen the pictures from his African safari, you should definitely check them out on the Internet. The president loved that gun, and there is a good reason. It is unique and looks amazing. The piece we have in our consignment is in excellent condition. It is a little used, but there are no noticeable markings on the wood or the metal. The class is a Modern Long Gun. Stock – walnut, finish – blue, barrel – 24” round. Gauge 405 WIN. Manufactured in Japan.
This is such a versatile gun because it can be used for various purposes and is extremely functional when it comes to hunting. Many feel this is the best gun for home defense because of the distinctive sound it makes when you chamber a shell.
5. Remington Model SP-10 Magnum
This model is a semi-automatic shotgun chambered in 10-gauge, 3,5”. The design is based on the Ithaca Mag-10 and is gas-operated. The model we have in our consignment is in fine condition. It has all its original finish. Some dings in the wood can be seen, but it is in perfect working order. The finish is matte blue and the barrel – 25,5” vent rib includes sling. If you are interested, give us a call!
6. Browning BPS Field Model Slide Action Shotgun
The other shotgun we have to offer is the Brownings’ BPS model. It has a black finish, 24” vent rib barrel, laminated stock, and it comes from class – Modern Long Gun. It is in very good working condition. 80% of the original finish is preserved. No corrosion or pitting. It has minor surface dents/scratches.
The last firearm on our list is the tactical bolt gun – the hunting rifle. If we have to narrow our list down three, this gun would definitely be at the top. Even though it is not one of the most practical guns for everyday use, hunters and sportsmen alike recognize its amazing features. Here are two of the models we have in mind.
7. Winchester Model 1894
Commonly referred to as the Model 94, this Winchester rifle is the most popular deer hunting rifles of all time. Historians call it “The Ultimate Lever-Action Gun” It is comfortable, light, fast-shooting, and highly effective over short distances. It is a powerful weapon for those who pursue game in dense forests. We currently have a few in stocks, so feel free to call and ask for more details.
8. Winchester Model 70
Winchester dubbed the “Rifleman’s Rifle” Model 70. But it is not the company that holds this gun in high regard- it has been a personal favorite of hunters and sport shooters since it was introduced back in 1936. The original model had more of a Mauser-style extractor that ensured a reliable feed – a feature that is crucial to big game hunters. It has a timeless design that is just as effective now, in the hands of deer hunters, as it was when it was first introduced to the market over 70 years ago.