What is this Wiki about?

The purpose of this wiki is to provide information about Classic firearms. What is a "Classic firearm"? In most cases it will be considered a firearm produced for the civilian consumer market that is no longer manufactured and has attained a certain level of collector interest.

Additional areas of interest.

Individual gunsmiths, engravers, etc are also an area of interest.
The technology used to produce firearms, eg, patents, steel, gunpowder.

What is not covered?

Individual models, valuation, ie, current pricing will never be acceptable.
Information about individual models should be part of a larger work.
Valuation of an individual firearm is difficult at best. It is impossible via the internet.

Can anyone contribute?

In general, yes. You will have to understand that when contributing to a WIKI your input is subject to merciless editing by strangers. It will also be subject to the judgement of the site owner. If you can live with this, the please contribute.

Images and attached files.

You can upload images. Space for these is very limited, so please keep them under 20KB in total size. You must own the copyright or they must be in the public domain. Something you merely "grabbed off the web" is not acceptable.

What is not allowed?

It is forbidden for anyone to submit copyrighted material in any form. It will be immediately deleted.
Spam will be deleted.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License