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AHM Volume 1 Issue 5

ARMS HERITAGE Magazine

  • Your Arms Library 5
    Your Arms Library 5
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    Next to the arms themselves, books are the best investment a collector can make. During the “golden age” of collecting in the 1930’s and 40’s, when great finds could still be made, the adage “buy a book for every gun” was coined. At the time only a small fraction of today’s books were available. Today’s offerings plus the internet allow us all to become expert in our areas of interest.

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  • I Have This Gun 5
    I Have This Gun 5
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    Q& A with our readers

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  • Entry Point 5
    Entry Point 5
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    In a world where collectible arms can reach six figures in value there are, believe it or not, areas of collecting that are still affordable. This column will regularly feature areas of specialization that are inexpensive, fun, challenging and highly rewarding in collector satisfaction.    

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  • World of Blades -5
    World of Blades -5
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    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 of Arms Heritage we will illustrate and describe some of these unique weapons.

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  • Kaufman & Pryce: Webley's Little Known Pistols
    Kaufman & Pryce: Webley's Little Known Pistols
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    In the world of Webley collecting, collectors have been at somewhat of a disadvantage because the books written on them have been confusing.

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  • The Union’s First Model 1860 - Colt Army Revolvers And The Succor of  Ft. Pickens, Florida
    The Union’s First Model 1860 - Colt Army Revolvers And The Succor of Ft. Pickens, Florida
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      It has generally been reported that the first Colt Model 1860 Army revolvers bought by the Union forces were ordered by the U.S. Navy on May 1st, 1861 and delivered later that month. That was not actually the case. The North’s first Model 1860 revolvers, called the “New Model Army” by Colt and hereafter abbreviated as the “NMA,” were actually purchased by the Army in very early April and delivered on April 4th. But this was a purchase made under extraordinary circumstances 

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  • Tinder Lighters
    Tinder Lighters
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    Among the innumerable conveniences we take for granted daily is the ability to easily create fire. As recently as 1826 about the only way to create a fire was by the striking of steel by a hard stone such as flint or by the friction of wood against wood. 

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  • Colt's Dragoon Revolvers
    Colt's Dragoon Revolvers
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    Somewhere we read that if you steal data from one source it’s plagiarism, if you steal from many sources, it’s research. We have created “research” by liberally and unashamedly combining the work done by others along with our own observations and conclusions, starting with our cover photo. (A very similar photo appeared in 1946 in James Serven’s and Carl Metzger’s pioneering tract entitled “Colt Dragoon Pistols”).

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  • Entry Point- A Guide To Collecting
    Entry Point- A Guide To Collecting
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    In a world where collectible arms can reach six figures in value there are, believe it or not, areas of collecting that are still affordable.  this column will regularly feature areas of specialization that are inexpensive, fun, challenging and highly rewarding in collector satisfaction.

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