GunBroker has published a list of the top five best-selling firearms in every category from pump-action shotguns to semi-automatic rifles to revolvers. Is your favorite gun on the list? Let’s check it out. First up, let’s get to the classics.
5. Mossberg Silver Reserve
As seen in the Shooting Times.
4. Beretta 686
As seen on the Beretta Facebook page.
3. Winchester 101
As seen on, I’m not sure what.
2. Ruger Red Label
As seen here on Guns.com.
1. Browning Citori
As seen at ICollector.
This line-up is totally understandable. The Browning Citori has been one of the easiest-to-recommend over-unders since hitting the market. It combines quality and elegance with affordability and it comes in a lot of different variants which bump up its sales. You’re not going to see the great names in over-unders on any best-selling list because they carry a price in-line with their luxury status.
It’s also clear that Ruger did right by bringing back the Red Label. The updates they made to the design are certainly boosting sales, too.
5. Marlin 1894
As seen in “The Good, the bad and the Weird”
4. Marlin 1895
As seen in “Firefly.”
3. Winchester 1894
As seen in the original “True Grit.” Is it OK to say you liked the new one better?
2. Marlin 336
As seen in “My Name is Bruce.”
1. Winchester 94
As seen in “Thank You for Smoking.”
These are all probably neck-and-neck with each other. It’s hard to imagine that any one of these classics is going to lead the pack by any significant margin when it comes to sales. That being said, the Winchester 94 probably comes in first more often than not.
A new-manufacture Model 1894, the Model 94 is approachable and still carries the legacy of John Browning’s most famous rifle design.