Our guest today is Jim Supica. Jim recently retired as Director of the NRA Museums Division, where he co-authored the just-released Illustrated History of Firearms, 2nd Edition, with NRA Museum Senior Curators Phil Schreier and Doug Wicklund.  The 1st Edition of this book was the best-selling firearms book of all time. Topics: Firearms curiosa – The new book has some new sections on oddities – trap guns, knife/sword guns, unusual configurations, etc.  Terrible ideas, like the cemetery gun is an especially interesting, if macabre, example. Evolution of repeating arms – The defining features of those guns have been in a constant state of development and evolution for centuries.  There are interesting, early, and little-known milestones.  Like that 16th century full-auto 16-shooter. Firearms values – in conjunction with Jim's work on Standard Catalog of Firearms. What determines a gun’s value? Condition – how do you evaluate a gun’s condition? Trends in collectable firearms. Solicit input for the book from your audience. How to research gun values Interesting guns that are under-collected. Gun shows – How they work.  Gun show etiquette.

GunFreedomRadio EP223 The Illustrated History of Firearms with Jim Supica

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GunFreedomRadio EP223 The Illustrated History of Firearms with Jim Supica – Orig Aired 7.10.20

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Our guest today is Jim Supica. Jim recently retired as Director of the NRA Museums Division, where he co-authored the just-released Illustrated History of Firearms, 2nd Edition, with NRA Museum Senior Curators Phil Schreier and Doug Wicklund.  The 1st Edition of this book was the best-selling firearms book of all time.

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