Category: Antique Handgun

Your Gun’s Natural Patina is Valuable

The patina or natural worn finish on your firearm may actually be an important part of its value. With older antique firearms, that slightly worn finish that acquires with age, use and exposure is sometimes an essential part of it’s collectibility, history and preservation. It takes years of handling, oiling and age to develop a ...

Selling Guns Online – How to Sell Your Gun Online

Buying and selling guns online can be a little tricky. Staying on top of the ever-changing gun laws across our nation and the differences among states is difficult to do.

There are various reasons why some people sell their firearms but no matter the reason, we want to make the process of selling guns online safe ...

What is a Blued Finish?

If you type “blue steel” in your internet search bar, you’re going to get two main results. The first is Ben Stiller’s character from the movie Zoolander, and the other involves the finish on a gun. Bluing is a passivation process of treating steel to prevent rust. The chemical process results in a blue-black finish, hence ...

Guns That Changed History

Cash My Guns gets excited when historically significant firearms come through our facility doors. What can we say? We’re history buffs. At a fundamental level, guns are simple machines; they fire projectiles when the trigger is pulled. So, it’s amazing to think that a machine operated by an index finger can have such a lasting ...

The Colt M1911 Pistol

Recently, a client of ours sold us a real beauty of a gun – a Colt M1911 pistol. This fabled firearm has seen action in several armed conflicts throughout history and made a name for itself on the civilian market as a sharpshooter. When a gun like this comes into Cash My Guns, we love ...

Customer Inherits WWII Era Guns

One of our more notable buyer/seller experiences came from Robert who’s grandfather died and left him a trunk suit-case of old handguns. The guns were mostly WWII era handguns, some very valuable and he was searching for a way to safely sell them.

Since we’re interested in stories and history of older firearms and it ...

What Makes a Gun Collectible?

Maybe you just inherited your grandparents’ homestead shotgun, maybe you’ve held on to your trusty rifle since your 12th birthday, or maybe you just bought a gun second-hand and think it’s something special. Whatever the scenario, one of the most commonly asked questions we are asked is, “Does this gun have any collector’s value?”

Before you ...

Selling a Smith & Wesson Revolver – A True Story

Smith & Wesson (S&W) has been producing guns since 1852 and has become an iconic symbol of American firearm history. Their 165+ year history of manufacturing firearms means there have been numerous models and variations, some quite valuable. One of their post popular and most valuable types of guns are their revolvers.

With such a rich ...

Sell Antique, Old, Broken, Used Handguns and Pistols

At CashMyGuns.com we pride ourselves in identifying and appraising the value of antique, old, broken and used handguns and pistols. It can be a difficult task but we make it simple, safe and easy for you. There are several factors that can determine the cash value of antique, broken, or used handguns, pistols, revolvers and ...