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Caps & Flints

Caps & Flints is the journal of the Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria and has been published continuously since 1966.

The journal is one of the many benefits of membership of the Guild and features a range of interesting articles and research by Guild members and guest authors on various aspects of arms, accoutrements and militaria.

The presentation ofCaps & Flints since its first edition more than forty years ago has changed markedly, and in 2008 a new cover design was introduced; a percusor to further editorial revamps.

However, the journal's central aim of presenting leading arms research for the Australian collector remains a consistent expression of the Guild's endeavours.

Recent editions

To view a selection of articles that have been published in recent editions of Caps & Flints, click here

Online Index (1966-2000)

This is a cumulative index of the articles that have appeared in Caps & Flints since it was first published 34 years ago.

A major theme of the articles that have been published in Caps & Flints over the years is the study of Australian arms and militaria.

It is felt that the index will provide a useful research tool for students of Australian military history, as well as being a useful reference for the collector.

But in saying this it must also be pointed out that Caps & Flints has published many valuable articles on firearms and militaria matters not connected with Australian history. These are commended to researchers as well.

The index has been arranged alphabetically in three main sections.

By title

By author

By subject


In addition indices of regular segments have been provided.

Collector's Item of the Issue

Neil Speed's self-loading pistols

H.W. Maynard's powder flasks page

Cartridges by Peter White


Unfortunately we are unable to provide individual copies of back issues, but we can provide a copy of the requested article for a nominal fee to cover copying, postage and handling.


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