Minneapolis, MN: Blue Book Publications, Inc., 2013. Thirty-Fourth Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. 2408 pages. Illustrations. Glossary. Reference Sources. Proof Marks. Trademark Index. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is a snap-shot, during the opening period of the twenty-first century, not only of gun values, but of hunting and other sports, collecting, repairing, and attitudes toward gun rights. Steven Peter “S.P.” Fjestad was introduced to firearms and hunting at a young age. Steve attended the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University and he began working for Burgess Construction Company, who were building the interstate at that time. His love of firearms would become his life’s work after he began attending shows on the gun show circuit. It was obvious Steve had a knack for firearms as he bought a Winchester Model 21 Grand American in 1976 on layaway, while working road construction- something worth significantly more today. In 1980, Steve moved to Minneapolis and began working as a gun broker with Investment Rarities. A year later, he took over the manuscript of the annual Blue Book of Gun Values. In 1988, Steve and three others founded Blue Book Publications, which over the years expanded into a robust publishing company with more than 100 titles in print and a full online offering. The 40th Anniversary Edition Blue Book of Gun Values was published in early 2019. Steve was into collectibles, specifically fine firearms. Steve authored hundreds of articles that have appeared in American Rifleman, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Guns & Ammo, The Shooting Sportsman, and other magazines as well as making many appearances over the years on TV. The new 34th Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad has been expanded to over 2400 pages, easily making it the highest page count of any firearms book then in print. New 2013 makes and models have been included, along with updated values on discontinued firearms and antiques. Once again, the Photo Percentage Grading System provides high resolution color images that are the last word to help ascertain any firearm's correct condition factor based on the percentage of original condition. Revolvers, pistols, rifles, and shotguns are also shown separately, in addition to NRA Antique Condition Factors. Other sections have also been expanded, including Serialization and the helpful Trademark Index, which lists all pertinent information on many of the world's firearms manufacturers, distributors, and importers. Most of the information contained in this publication is simply not available anywhere else, for any price! Condition: Very good.
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