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AHM Volume 1 Issue 3


  • Your Arms Library 3
    Your Arms Library 3

    In addition to reviewing recently issued books, we also take a retro look at some of the old classics from time to time.  Although most are out of print, copies are not hard to find at gun shows or from the book search sites noted in the Clubs, Organizations and Resources section of this magazine.  If all else fails, please contact us, we have access to a substantial source of used arms books.  Next to the arms themselves, books are the best investment a collector can make.  During the...

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  • I Have This Gun-3
    I Have This Gun-3

    Question: from Jack, Texas:

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  • Entry Point - 2
    Entry Point - 2

    Even the most sophisticated advanced collectors have a healthy respect for guns that have been excavated after decades in or on the ground. They evoke more history than the most pristine condition Colts, Remingtons, Sharps or Winchesters. One nationally known, advanced enthusiast collects nothing but dug-ups and his displays, titled “Rust in Peace”, regularly win awards. One of his display gimmicks is to show a series of progressively more deteriorated guns of a type like, for example, Model...

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  • A World of Blades - 2
    A World of Blades - 2

    It seems that every ethnic division since the beginning of recorded history has developed its own version of cutting tools.  As time went by, flint knives transitioned from the most basic forms to some of the bizarre forms we encounter in the collecting of arms.  In each issue we will illustrate and describe some of these unique weapons.

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  • MBA Gyrojet Pistols
    MBA Gyrojet Pistols

    The First Gyrojet, 1962

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  • Henry Derringer- Pocket Pistols
    Henry Derringer- Pocket Pistols

    Most people have heard of the Deringer (or Derringer) pistol because John Wilkes Booth 

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  • Team Creedmore- America's First Superheros
    Team Creedmore- America's First Superheros

    It may be hard to imagine, in these days of constantly televised sporting events and other forms of diversion, but less than 150 years ago spectators from New York City — ladies in bustles and parasols, men in spats and high hats — all dressed in their Sunday finery, boarded trains to travel a dusty 15 miles out onto Long Island just to watch shooting matches, often on steamy, humid days For a few decades, national pride hung on the exploits of teams of shooters representing United States,...

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