Antiques Firearms Expert in Jail

A very detailed story on the fate of Larry Wilson, and his history in the collectible guns field.

Smoking Gun

Forbes.com
David Armstrong
12.25.06

“The king of the antique firearms business, Larry Wilson, sits in prison. Is he a con artist–or did he just shoot himself in the foot?

To his defenders, Robert L. (Larry) Wilson is the most prominent expert in collectible antique firearms, a scholar who pops up in the middle of almost every major transaction in the gun trade. “He’s the king,” says his friend, sometime business partner and New York antique dealer Martin Lane. “His research single-handedly made this hobby what it is. This stuff wouldn’t be worth nearly what it is if it weren’t for Wilson.”

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