40th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values By S.P. Fjestad 2,512 pp. Blue Book Publications. $59.95
For the first time in many years the value of collectible firearms have gone down significantly. The new 40th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad carefully tracks this downward trend, along with all the usual pricing updates on many current and discontinued models that readers have come to expect each year.
For the 40th anniversary, the book includes a neat-looking retro cover. Within lies 2,512 pages that feature nearly 1,700 manufacturers and trademarks. There's a mind-boggling 30,000 gun model descriptions along with over 180,000 values. Additionally, the Photo Percentage Grading System (PPGS) has been updated to accurately grade all pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns based on percentages of original condition.
The extensive serialization information available allows the year of manufacture to be determined for many firearms makes and models.
The Blue Book of Gun Values database is also available via flash drive for convenience, and as an online subscription that is updated monthly. The database also includes thousands of high-resolution color images.
Existing subscribers will receive complimentary updates to online subscriptions in early April.