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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.
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.
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.
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
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”).
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.