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Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak Guns

10-14-16 By Joel Kolander If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, or Charter Oak guns, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors,...Read More
10-14-16
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Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if...Read More
09-02-16
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Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_11003" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Lot 1020: Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russell & Co. Hunting Knife Masterpiece Presented to U.S. President...Read More
08-25-16

German Lugers-The Golden Luger: A Gift Between Two Nazis.

04-08-16 By Joel Kolander Luger Collectors, history is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter...Read More
04-08-16

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part II

02-09-16 By Joel Kolander It may have been winter in 1885-1886, but George Crook was hot under the collar. As the head of the Department...Read More
02-09-16

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part I

01-21-16 By Joel Kolander Lieutenant Colonel George Crook was not having a good time. Everything should have been falling in to place.  He was a...Read More
01-21-16

The Surprisingly Modern Colt 1903

11-20-15 By Joel Kolander At the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas there was the usual hullabaloo around a lot of new guns and gadgets,...Read More
11-20-15

John F. Kennedy's M1 Garand

06-30-15 By Joel Kolander The War Department Appropriations Bill of 1903 established many things, but the one that begins our story today is its founding...Read More
06-30-15
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Daisy-Heddon V/L Rifle - The Caseless Ammo .22

By Joel R. Kolander May 14, 2015 You can also watch our video on this rife by clicking here.   When you heard this was...Read More
05-14-15