Invest in books first, then collectible guns.

Author:Ayoob, Massad
Position:PERSONAL DEFENSE MARKET
 
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The guns mentioned above all happened to be Smith & Wessons, but the same can occur with any desirable brand. Wise gun collectors advise new ones to invest in gun books before they invest in collectible guns --the same advice goes for gun dealers.

Because I'm a gun collector, before I buy an S&W, I look at The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas and History of Smith & Wesson by Roy Jinks. Likewise, I look at what R.L. "Larry" Wilson had to say about vintage Colts in his classic books before I buy one. For a general reference, there's always the "Standard Catalog of Firearms" series from the...

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