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American Society of Arms Collectors Bulletins

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revised 9-30-16

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Bulletin Number 1 (September, 1955)
LINDSAY PISTOL EXHIBIT AT THE CINCINNATI MEETING MAY 21-22, 1955
Sam Smith

UNITED STATES PATENT MODELS
Thomas J. McHugh


Bulletin Number 2 (November, 1956)
NORTH PISTOLS AND THEIR VARIATIONS
C. Meade Patterson

A UNIQUE BREECH-LOADING U. S. MARTIAL PISTOL
Samuel E. Smith

PENNSYLVANIA 1798 CONTRACT MUSKETS
Thomas E. Holt


Bulletin Number 3 (Spring, 1961)
UNKNOWN MARTIAL PISTOLS, 1797 to 1816
By Lt. Col. R . C. Kuhn

AMERICAN REVOLVING RIFLES- ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Mark Aziz, James B. Smith, Frank N. Russell, Henry M. Stewart.
Aziz, Mark- Roper Guns, pp. 18-21
Smith, James B. — Miller Revolving Rifle. pp. 22-25.
Russell, Frank N. — Warners Revolving Rifles. pp. 26-30.
Stewart, Henry M., Jr. — Revolving Rifles. pp. 31-35


Bulletin Number 4 (Fall, 1961)
SOME FAMOUS ENGLISH GUNMAKERS
W. Keith Neal

REMINGTON NAVY REVOLVERS
William E. Gerber

REMINGTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOLS
Harmon C. Leonard

REMINGTON CASINGS
William E. Florence

SOME UNUSUAL FIREARMS
Thomas T. Hoopes


Bulletin Number 5 (Spring, 1962)
"SAMUEL COLT PRESENTS" IN THE MAKING
Larry Wilson, Larry

U.S. MILITARY HEADGEAR 1770-1880
Waverly P. Lewis

THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST
Gerald G. Fox

These are just the articles from the first five issues of over 100 ASAC Bulletins.
Click on "page 2" below to see articles Bulletins 6 through 20.
Click on "page 3" below to see articles Bulletins 21 through 35.

Additional articles will be added over time.