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.