Category Archive: Search Tips

Apr 29

Smith & Wesson No. 3 1st Model U.S. Army Revolver

The U.S. Army acquired 1000 of these revolvers in 1871 for testing purposes. With 200 nickel and the remaining 800 being blued nickel specimens will be worth more than their blue counterparts. As with any item used and abused by the Army original high grade specimens are not common with the remaining specimens usually in …

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Apr 29

Custom Firearms and Values

One of the stumbling blocks we had to address, when developing Mygunvalues.com was how we chose to address custom firearms. Custom of course is a very broad term and can mean a great many things so we first have to define what we are talking about. Winchester and other gun manufacturers of the 19th century …

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Mar 05

Our Passion @MyGunValues

We are passionate about anything guns here at MyGunValues. We are three guys with different skills that have come together to bring what we see as a void in finding gun values on the internet. You can buy books and magazines about gun values but the problem is they just update their values by a …

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Mar 04

Savage Rifles and Those Annoying Letter Codes

When looking for a particular model Savage rifle you will notice that the vast majority listed have a letter suffix after the model. These have not always meant the same thing and can become quite confusing if you don’t know what to look for. We’ll start with my all time favorite rifle, the Savage 1899 …

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Mar 13

Why Auctions are not the End All of Value

It simply amazes me how people can look at one value on an internet auction site and decide that is the value their gun is worth. Nothing could be further from the truth and that is why we have taken the time to produce this site. We average many sales, suggested retails, gun show prices …

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Mar 13

How to Determine Your Model

This website owes existence to all of the people that I have met over the years that want to know two things. When was it made? And what is it worth? The single biggest factor in determining value is determining the model. This is often easier said than done so we have developed a number …

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Jan 10

Guide to Sears, Ranger, Ted Williams and J.C. Higgins

Sears presents some special problems when cataloging their models. This short guide is intended to help you locate the models and their values. Sears never manufactured any firearms themselves. They either bought existing manufacturers and set them up as independent divisions or bought products from the companies built to their specifications. Sears brand names were …

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