throw out that old air gun - a collector just might snatch it up
firearms collector might have a fine air gun or two in a glass case,
but most bbguns are used and then discarded or tucked away in storage
and forgotten. There have been cases where antique and vintage airguns
have been sold for several thousand dollars, but it's rare. An
expensive antique air gun usually represents some turning point in the
market. For instance, a First Model Haviland and Gunn Air Pistol is
worth about $7,000 at auction. So don't throw out that any old bbguns!
At the world’s biggest air gun auction of all-time
(in 2003), about 1,200 vintage guns were auctioned off in Illinois.
The most expensive of the bbguns sold is mentioned above ($7,000), but
many others fetched comparable prices. For instance, the Super
Sheridan Intermediate Model A/B, a rare gem of an air gun, sold for
gun collectors and the best antique bbguns
same 2003 auction was also full of surprises. Some kinds of later air
gun models ended up being more valuable than earlier models. For
instance, Webley Mark II Target Pistols were sold for more than the
Mark I models, regardless of condition in some cases. Also, many
bbguns that were considered treasures were found to be made of
components from different firearms (fakes, if you will).
Air gun collectors at the 2003
auction took home such valuable bbguns as the pistol form of the
Eisenwerke Gaggeneau Model 2 Columbia air rifle ($4,900) and the
famous Parker Air Pistol ($3,750). Who knew an old air gun could be
such a collector’s item?
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