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Official State Firearms

Official firearms listed by state. (List by state or year)
StateList by state Name Designated as Year
Alabama [ None ]    
Alaska Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle (multiple caliber) Official state bolt-action rifle 2014
Arizona Colt single action Army revolver Official state firearm 2011
Arkansas [ None ]    
California [ None ]    
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware [ None ]    
Florida [ None ]    
Georgia [ None ]    
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho [ None ]    
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana Grouseland rifle Official rifle 2012
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas [ None ]    
Kentucky [ None ]    
Louisiana [ None ]    
Maine [ None ]    
Maryland [ None ]    
Massachusetts [ None ]    
Michigan [ None ]    
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi [ None ]    
Missouri [ None ]    
Montana [ None ]    
Nebraska [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire [ None ]    
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Carolina [ None ]    
North Dakota [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
Oklahoma [ None ]    
Oregon [ None ]    
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania long rifle Official firearm of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2014
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Carolina [ None ]    
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee [ None ]    
Texas [ None ]    
Utah John M. Browning designed M1911 automatic pistol State firearm 2011
Vermont [ None ]    
Virginia [ None ]    
Washington [ None ]    
West Virginia Hall flintlock model 1819 Official state firearm 2013
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Wyoming [ None ]    
2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide
2012 Standard
Catalog of Firearms

Jerry Lee

2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide, by Jerry Lee. 1,472 pages. Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 22 edition (January 3, 2012) There's a reason this book is known industry-wide as "the standard" reference on firearms. Because year in and year out, it has more of what you need! As always, the all-new 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms has more -- more photos, more prices, more handguns, more rifles, more shotguns. This trusted sourcebook is your must-have guide to the world's hottest collectible firearms, past and present, along with entries for the industry's newest offerings.

The Illustrated History of Firearms
The Illustrated
History of Firearms

The Illustrated History of Firearms, by Jim Supica, Doug Wicklund, and Philip Schrier. 304 pages. Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. (October 3, 2011) The Illustrated History of Firearms is an authoritative history, matchless reference and handsome showpiece for shooters, hunters and collectors. It’s fitting that a spectacular new book from the NRA’s National Firearms Museum is entitled The Illustrated History of Firearms (rather than An Illustrated History) because of the way it so completely and skillfully spans all truly important firearm milestones within a single, practical volume.

After a brief introductory section, the vast majority of the 304 pages are devoted to displaying high-quality color photos of more than 1,500 firearms, identified by useful, but concise, captions. Strategically placed throughout are informative sidebars relevant to the sections they accompany, but which are brief enough not to redirect the reader’s attention.

The Gun Owner's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Maintaining and Repairing Your Firearms--in the Field or at Your Workbench
The Gun Owner's
Handbook

Larry Lyons

The Gun Owner's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Maintaining and Repairing Your Firearms--in the Field or at Your Workbench, by Larry Lyons. 256 pages. Publisher: Lyons Press (February 1, 2006) A gun is only as good as its owner, and far too many are poorly maintained and serviced, even when brought to "professionals." For the serious hunter and gun owner, The Gun Owner's Handbook takes the mystery out of gun maintenance. Author Larry Lyons covers every aspect of this crucial part of gun ownership, and brings his years of experience to bear on topics from daily maintenance to trickier technical matters.

The book that every gun owner has been waiting for.