For the majority of us, these guns will never be sold within our price limit. Not only are some of the most expensive guns antique pieces but many of these have historic value as well. How expensive is expensive though? Many of the guns spoken about in this article have been listed or sold for more than the cost of a brand new sparkly car, with a rare few selling for the cost of a house.
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An antique firearm is a term to describe a firearm that was designed and manufactured prior to the beginning of the 20th century. Although the exact definition of what constitutes an "antique firearm" varies between countries, the advent of smokeless powder or the start of the Boer War are often used as cut-off dates. Antique firearms can be divided into two basic types: muzzle-loading and cartridge firing. Muzzleloading antique firearms are not generally owned with the intent of firing them although original muzzleloaders can be safely fired, after having them thoroughly inspected , but instead are usually owned as display pieces or for their historic value. Cartridge-firing antique firearms are more commonly encountered as shooting pieces, but most antiques made from the s through the s were made with relatively mild steel and were designed to use black powder. They were limited to low bullet velocities and had heavily arcing "rainbow" bullet trajectories.
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Iver Johnson was an American firearms , bicycle , and motorcycle manufacturer from to The company shared the same name as its founder, Norwegian-born Iver Johnson — The name was resold and in Iver Johnson Arms opened, but does not have any parts or information relating to the pre company, and represents a continuation of it in name only. Johnson emigrated from Norway to Worcester, Massachusetts , United States in , and continued his work as a gunsmith by trade and an inventor in his spare time. Beginning in , Johnson and Bye filed jointly for, and received, multiple new firearms features and firearms feature improvement patents.
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