Anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time around firearms knows the value of a good-looking gun. From the Mana Colt 1911 to the antique firearms of Smith & Wesson, form and function are just a part of the overall package that makes a gun worth a lot of money. Your gun might be worth some money if you happen to own any of the following collectibles.
The M-1 Paratrooper
For the paratroopers of WWII, this rifle was a standard issue. If you inherited one from a family member who served, you could be looking at $1,500 for the gun, especially if it has a folding stock. The historical value of these guns puts them in high demand, increasing the value.
The Parker Shotgun
Every Parker shotgun is over 70 years old, and each one of them can bring in thousands. Don’t try to refurbish a Parker if you have it, because the original conditions are worth more. Some Parkers, in top condition, have sold for close to $12,000 at auctions. Even in bad shape, your Parker is worth some money.
Another WWII relic, the Nazi Lugers made their way to the U.S. with GIs returning home after the war. If you happen to own one, don’t think about selling it. The historical value is priceless, but an authentic Luger could bring about $2,000 on the current market. However, prices may continue to rise as these vintage guns are prize possessions for many would-be owners.
The Sharps 1863 Carbine
The Old West was home to many a Sharps rifle, but many militaries around the world used these rifles from the early to late 1800s. If you have a .50-70, you could anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 if your firearm is in excellent condition.
Antique handguns and firearms are unique pieces of history, and any gun enthusiast would be eager to own one of these classics. If you are lucky enough to own one, hang on to it as long as you can.