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Classic Arms & Militaria October/November 2010 issue

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REGULARS

READERS' LETTERS
            
Comments and questions answered by CAAM experts and contributors
ASK THE GUNMAKER    
Your technical firearms queries answered by Stephen J Gledhill, Master Gunmaker
CLASSIC NEWS
The latest news of interest to the arms and militaria collector, military historian and classic arms shooter – this month with a special report on the War and Peace Show
BOOK REVIEWS        
The Classic Arms panel of experts guides you through a range of new literature
AUCTION REPORTS    
Results of the past months’ auctions and forthcoming events
EVENTS & AUCTIONS CALENDAR         
What’s ahead for the arms and militaria enthusiast in the forthcoming months


FEATURES

FROM MAIL TO PLATE: PART TWO
                            
Neil Melville concludes his look at the development of early medieval armour, with a detailed examination of the constituent parts of the knight’s harness
INDIAN SNIPER    
Canadian writer Colin Holmes tells the story of the Allies’ most successful soldier, the decorated Ojibwa Indian warrior Francis Peghamagabow and his faith in the much-maligned Ross Sniper rifle
INTRIGUING TIME CAPSULES:
BRITISH MILITARY PERCUSSION CAPS: Part Two

Adrian Roads continues his three-part series, taking us through the production of British military percussion weapons and ammunition
COLONEL SAM’S EQUALIZERS THE COLT ARMY
AND NAVY: Part Three  
 
Concluding his look at the guns that shaped America, George Prescott takes us through the famous Colt Army models and the development of the equally hard-hitting Colt Navy pistol
THE ARMS OF SHIRBURN    
Bayonet aficionado Graham Priest relates the extraordinary finds within the Arms Hall of this Oxfordshire country estate
THE 47 RONIN    
Japanese arms and armour expert Clive Sinclaire tells this historic tale of dedication and loyalty, outlining the various weapons of the legendary ‘masterless samurai’: the Ronin
THE ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS    
Battlefield and ordnance historian Roy Stevenson explores the displays and exhibits of the Royal Gunpowder Mills in England’s rural Suffolk
GRANNY’S GUNS: THOMAS, NOCK AND PURDEY
Andrew Yool discusses a brace of blunderbusses and a Paget carbine, three fine flintlocks which fell eventually into his care
LAST WORD: THE HAC INQUIRY    
BASC firearms spokesman and troubleshooter Bill Harriman alerts us to the newly formed Home Affairs Committee on firearms, and asks whether it’s all been done before

Features

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Gladiator remains uncovered in York suburbs dig

Posted: 24 Sep 2010
The remains of some 80 bodies dating from the 1st to the 4th century have been unearthed in the suburbs of York. The bodies have been loosely identified either as gladiators or ...

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Royal Armouries commemorates V-J Day anniversary

Posted: 24 Sep 2010
The Royal Armouries marked the 65th anniversary of V-J Day, often popularly obscured by V-E Day, at Fort Nelson with ordnance, re-enactments and a telling of the tale of Orde ...


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