This blue book of gun values showcases an inventory of the finest guns for starters and experienced shooters alike. Looking for the right firearm to cater your shooting needs can be troublesome, so allow me to make the search easier for you.
Blue Book of Gun Values
This blue book of gun values is created for both the old shooting fans and the new, and for anyone interested in guns. Back in the days when I had very little knowledge about the subject, I’ve always wondered why some folks keep a collection of different types of firearms in their homes. I soon realized it’s more than just a weapon for hunting or a defense tool; it is a tool of security and strength. If you’re an amateur looking for the right gun for a new hobby, or a gun aficionado searching for a new addition to your collection, refer to our BGV.
The Benelli M3 Convertible can switch from semi-automatic to pump action. This dual mode shotgun is durable, reliable and always ready to shoot. It’s a versatile firearm that sells at only $1590.
The Benelli Nova/Supernova is a very strong and durable 5-shot capacity pump action shotgun. The stock and receiver make one solid unit sold at a reasonable price of $690.
At $5350, the Beretta 486 Parallelo is quite expensive, but a durably-made top quality side-by-side shotgun. They say it’s a gentleman’s gun made for the top game.
The A400 Xcel’s follow-up shots are 36% faster than other fast-cycling shotguns. It also has reduced recoil which allows for softer shooting despite being a powerful weapon. These are just some of the advanced features for a price tag of $1820.
The Beretta 1873 Renegade has a very impressive quality and smooth action. It’s a steel-framed, lever action rifle with a capacity of 10 shots. The selling price is around $1350.
The Chiappa Little Badger is a super compact rifle with a unique wire frame stock. It folds in half you’ll think it’s just another toy gun, but shoots in .22lr and .22wmr calibers. This rifle sells at $200 or less.
This Chiappa 1887 is another John Browning Classic. If you’re fond of watching cowboy movies, you’ll definitely see one of these shotguns. Although this Chiappa ceased production, it’s still sought by gun collectors and sells even if it’s sold at $1000.
The Chiappa 1886 lever action rifle is available in 5, 7, and 8-shot magazine capacity. This is similar to the Winchester model designed by John Browning and features a quick and easy breakdown. You can purchase one of these rifles at a price of $1500.
This 1885 High Wall is a single-shot rifle designed by John Browning himself when he was 24 years old. As a gun known for its simplicity, the manufacturing rights was bought by the General Manager of Winchester. The price of this rifle is $1115.
This 4-shot capacity, pump action shotgun has better components compared to others within its price range. At $405, you get great value for a top quality firearm.
The Franchi Affinity is a slim and light semi-automatic shotgun with fiber optic front sights. It features the inertia driven system for modern shotguns and built to the highest standards at a price of $900.
The Henry Big Boy is a lever action shot rifle with 20-inch octagonal barrels. It’s a nice piece of American craftsmanship with a capacity of 10 shots in a variety of different calibers. The $900 price tag of this rifle is very reasonable.
The Kalashnikov USA MP-27 is famous among hunters in the USSR. Pioneering in vertically aligned shafts, this classic hunting shotgun has a modest price tag of $615.
This firearm is Kel-Tec’s introduction to the shotgun market. Its compact size is a bit deceiving for being able to hold a 12-shot mag operated in pump action. This shotgun sells at around $990.
This is another Merkel shotgun featuring over and under barrels. The name already speaks about the quality of this gun and its price tag of $15845. Not really surprising for Merkel-made firearms.
This single-shot capacity rifle is handcrafted by one of the most revered gunmakers in Germany. Made for the real elite game, these guns sell at a jaw-dropping $15395, clearly not a gun for amateurs.
This 96K Drilling is another masterpiece made by Merkel. A gun with three barrels composed of a side-by-side shotgun in 12 or 20 gauge, and a rifle barrel underneath. It’s pretty expensive at $9000 yet justifiable considering the manufacturers and the shotgun and rifle combo.
This over/under shotgun by Mossberg made in Turkey is very good for bird hunting. The trigger of this gun is a bit heavy but is still a quality shotgun sold at $535 or less.
The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side is a great option for bird hunting and sporting clays. This shotgun is known for being easy to maneuver as well as well-balanced. It’s a firearm of quality and affordability at $850.
This Mossberg is another over and under shotgun with a moderate price tag. At $980, you get a nifty gun made for sporting clay and upland bird hunting.
This Mossberg shotgun was made to aid waterfowl hunters with the migration to steel shot. Its pump action 5-shot capacity shotgun gives you a great value for your money. At $630, it’s a pretty reasonable price for another quality hunting gun.
The Mossberg 535 ATS is a nicely weighted gun with super smooth pump action. With a capacity of 5 shots and a selling price of around $590, this shotgun is another great product made by Mossberg.
This Mossberg pump action shotgun’s barrel can be interchanged with the Mossberg 500 provided it’s the same gauge and capacity. It allows the shooter to have options for hunting purposes at an affordable price of $310.
This is a reinvention of the western style cowboy gun. The lever action Mossberg 464 has 13 rounds magazine capacity. It’s an inexpensive rifle at a price of $520 also available in 3-dot adjustable fiber optic sights.
The Remington 870 is one of the most versatile pump action shotguns in the world. This top quality firearm has been adopted by the US military and police known for its tactical use. At $670, you get one of the most durable shotguns in the world.
The Remington Versa Max was named shotgun of the year by American Rifleman. One cool feature is its self-cleaning piston design capable of cycling thousands of rounds without cleaning. The selling price of this Versa Max is around $1500.
The Remington 7600 features a four-round magazine with rapid repeat shots. As a big-game rifle, it’s known for being very reliable in hunting deer at a reasonable price of $845.
The Rock Island Armory M5 was first made for law enforcement. At a very affordable price of $250, it’s also great for personal protection and home defense.
The Rossi Matched Pair is an interchangeable shotgun and rifle combo. It’s compact so if you need to travel lightweight, carrying both guns for hunting or whatever reason, the matched pair is perfect for you. Prices are at around $200 or less.
The Stoeger Coach Supreme is sold at a reasonable price of $500. This double barrel shotgun features two triggers with the other to use in case of a misfire.
The Stoeger Coach is another lightweight shotgun weighing only 7 lbs and has beautiful grade A satin walnut stocks. This double barrel shotgun is good for both hunting and home defense sold at a reasonable price range of $449 to $549.
The Stoeger Uplander is another 2-shot capacity double barrel shotgun with a price tag of only $500. Don’t be deceived by the dollar value of this firearm. It’s as smooth and accurate as its more expensive counterparts.
This classic duck gun is sort of an upgraded Uplander. It’s available in both side-by-side and over/under double barrels that sell at around $450. As the name suggests, this Stoeger shotgun is ideal for hunting waterfowl.
The Stoeger Condor is an over and under shotgun that sells at around $675. Over/under shotguns are known to be expensive which makes this Stoeger a great deal for shooters looking for a gun to use in bird hunting as well as clay shooting.
The Stoeger P-350 is a rugged and reliable shotgun designed to fire any 12 gauge ammunition. This Stoeger offers one of the best value pump-action shotguns in the market selling at only $415.
The Taurus Thunderbolt is fast, accurate and operates in pump action. The stocks are made of hardwood with curved metal butt plate. It also features improved accuracy with its button-rifled barrel and sells at $760.
Wyatt Earp is a legend in the days of the wild west. This coach gun was his weapon of choice in his battles against outlaws. It’s still a reliable firearm sold at $1650, classic and still famous.
The Alaskan Takedown rifle is a mix of traditional design and modern technology. It’s one of the fastest lever action firearms particularly made for hunting. With stocks made of anti-shock rubber, you can buy this gun at $1377.
When the Uberti Lightning’s design was patented as a pump action repeater, it was potentially faster than the Winchester design. This rifle first hit the market in 1884 and is still good-looking and reliable up until today at a price of $1280.
The Uberti Silverboy has a receiver made of aluminum alloy. It operates in lever action with 14-shot mags designed for a wide range of shooters. At $560, this Uberti rifle is very affordable.
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Have you decided which rifle or shotgun to purchase? There’s so much option for you out there, it’s impossible for me to actually make a complete list. For beginners, I recommend the Stoeger double barrel group of shotguns for reliability and affordability. As for the seasoned shooters, I guess you already know which gun you want to try next.
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