Colonel James Cameron —with Compliments of Colonel Colt

The inscription on the backstraps of these two civilian model 1860 Colt Army revolvers tells just a part of their story....

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Remington rifle cane advertisement showing internal mechanism for rim fire cartridges.

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“A. Foulke 1864” backstrap inscription.

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Articles from FIFTEEN MORE ASAC Bulletins were added August, 2013, through Bulletin 50 (Spring 1984). Enjoy! Titles added for articles through Bulletin 75--- contact us to see if hard copy is available for purchase...

The American Society of Arms Collectors was founded in 1953 as a permanent national organization for persons interested in the collection, research, study, and preservation of arms, armor, and accessories and accoutrements; to establish and promote standards and ethics in research and dissemination of information pertaining to the history of arms and armor; and to promote and further the preparation, publication and distribution of scholarly literature pertaining to the development and history of arms and armor.

Our activities include:

  • Promoting friendship for those interested in the collection of arms, armor, and their accessories.
  • Opposing legislation injurious to the possession and collection of arms, armor, and accessories by responsible collectors.
  • Holding regular meetings:
    (a) to conduct society business;
    (b) where members may assist each other in locating items for their collections;
    (c) where members may display pieces from their collections for the education and pleasure of others; and
    (d) have papers and presentations on appropriate subjects.
  • Promoting and upholding the highest standards of honesty among arms collectors, and to expose and take vigorous action against any faking or misrepresentation of arms.

NOTE: Membership is limited to a maximum of 250 active members, and membership is by invitation only.

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