This new 39th edition contains 2,512 pages of accurate information and up-to-date values for modern firearms and many major trademark antiques. With over 1.8 million books in circulation worldwide, the Blue Book of Gun Values once again provides more firearms information and pricing, including all the new makes/models for 2018. This book continues to be the “Bible” for buyers, sellers, collectors, and connoisseurs in the firearms industry! This newest edition contains the following:
- Over 1,700 manufacturers and trademarks are listed with brief histories whenever possible.
- Almost 23,000 models are individually listed and described
- A staggering 500,000+ up-to-date values are provided. No other book is even close!
- The 80-page color Photo Percentage Grading System (PPGS) has been revised, making firearms grading even easier and more accurate.
- Serialization charts have been expanded, allowing more years of manufacture to be determined on individual makes/models
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|Publisher:||Blue Book Publications, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.60(d)|
About the Author
Best-selling author S.P. Fjestad’s involvement with firearms started early since he grew up on a dairy farm in west central Minnesota and started duck hunting at age 10. While working in the IRI (Investment Rarities) Firearms Division during the 1980s, he became the author and publisher of the Blue Book of Gun Values, now with over 1.4 million copies in print. It remains the best-selling gun book worldwide.
During the late 1980s, the author/publisher, a musician with international credits, discovered through experience that there wasn’t a good reference book on guitars. After three years of research, the 1st Edition Blue Book of Guitars was published in 1993, and then expanded to the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, Blue Book of Electric Guitars, the Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers, and other guitar-related titles. In 1998, the 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitars won the “IPPY” (Independent Publisher Small Press Book Award) for Best Reference Book.
Blue Book Publications has gone on to win several IPPYs in the Best Reference category with author Dennis Adler’s trio of black powder titles, including Colt Blackpowder Reproductions & Replicas, Black Powder Revolvers – Reproductions & Replicas, and Black Powder Long Arms & Pistols – Reproductions & Replicas.
Over the past three decades, S.P. Fjestad has edited and published over 160 books on a wide variety of subjects, including firearms, airguns, black powder reproductions and replicas, automobiles, guitars, engraving, billiards and pool cues, ammunition, and others. One of Blue Book Publication’s most recent achievements has been its mobile website, which allows the customer to get his/her information from a mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
Additionally, S.P. Fjestad has written and edited hundreds of articles for various trade publications, and the Blue Book of Gun Values may be the only gun book ever pictured in Time magazine and listed as a reference source in the Wall Street Journal. He has also testified as an authority in many professional and legal situations. Fjestad has also been a guest on such TV programs as American Rifleman, American Guns, Guns & Ammo, and Gun Talk TV. Additionally, he posts the weekly Gun of the Week article on bluebookinc.com, in addition to blogging under the heading “S.P. Fjestad’s Lethal Blogging.” A seasoned veteran of hundreds of trade shows in many countries, the author is now proceeding with caution to determine his next hobby since most of the previous ones have turned into jobs!