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 ASAC Bulletins up to Number 108 (Fall, 2013) were added in July 2018. Enjoy! Titles are also listed for articles through Bulletin 115 (Fall, 2017) but access to those is currently limited to ASAC members via the Members Only section. Contact us to check purchase availability of any issue in hard copy...

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.