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Remington 552 Semi-auto 22

Buying a Remington 552 Speedmaster

Sorry for the delays in getting content out. The reasons will become apparent soon. But in the mean time, I wanted to make this...
LE Colt Carbine

Value of “LE Restricted” Firearms

Officer Mike picked up a PD carbine recently and was asking if these markings make the rifle more valuable on the secondary market? To...
M47 Madsen - Thumb

M47 Madsen Market Analysis

This might be the first M47 Madsen I have ever seen for sale in person. Well…it wasn’t actually for sale. I tried to buy...

What Is a 1911A1?

This is sitting in Shooter’s Supply. Our local FFL. Contrary to what the name of this website might lead you to believe, I don’t...
FRF2 French Sniper

FRF2 Sniper – A Closer Look

As we have hinted around on our social media, we have acquired a French Army, bolt action, sniper rifle. The model is known as...
The French Contract Spanish Ruby.

French Contract Ruby

French contract Spanish Ruby pistol. 32ACP caliber. Manufacture dates between 1914 and 1953. Made in Spain for the French military and proof marked "VB"...
Bayonet Markings

Weird Bayonet Markings

This bayonet was spotted at our local FFL and I thought the conversation was worth sharing here.  Notice the notches in the handle? Interesting. Does...
Carcano rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle

Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.  What makes...
Steyr GB.

POTD – Steyr GB 

Steyr GB coming into the reference collection. By the time you read this, it should already be here and on the books.  —Marky  
Glock 17PM

FBI Glock 17PM

So…have you ever seen a factory original Glock pistol that is worth $4000? How about one that is not even a functioning firearm? Well...
Browning M2 Machine Gun

Didn’t Buy Browning M2

Took these photos a while back at CFM. Never published them since the glare from the display cases played havoc on the image quality....
SHS-68 Romanian Tokarev

SHS-68: Romanian TT-33 Tokarev

With the pandemic and subsequent ammunition shortage, I have noticed a greater interest in “non-standard” military surplus firearms. The TT-33 Tokarev is one such...
A.W. Spies Pistol

A.W. Spies .36 Caliber Percussion Pistol.

A.W. Spies was a retailer from 1820 thru 1851. His name appears on firearms, swords, and even buttons.  This .36 caliber single shot pistol carries...
Remington Rider Revolver

The Remington Rider Revolver

Full name: The Remington-Rider New Model Double Action Belt Pistol. Remington made this pistol between 1863 and 1873. In that 10 year run 3000 to...
SHS-65 - 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

SHS-65 Trapdoor Carbine

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at quite a rare and collectible gun. The carbine version of the 1873...