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No.44 - May 2009

At Last! A Guild Buy and Sell Night including Firearms! Roly Martyn to the Rescue!

Because only firearms dealers can offer licensable firearms for sale at our meetings we have arranged with long-term Guild Committee member and well-known dealer in antique arms, Roland Martyn, for him to act as agent for members wishing to sell licenced firearms at the 29th of June 2009 Guild Buy and Sell Night.
Roly has very kindly agreed to do this free of commission (except for the usual fee on registering a transfer of ownership after the permit to acquire has been obtained).

The procedure is as follows:

Only Guild Members may participate.

Members wanting to sell firearms need to bring to the meeting the firearms they would like to sell, together with the applicable certificate of registration/ firearms list showing the firearm and the member as registered owner, no later than 8pm on the night. We will open at 6.30pm so first come, first served.

There will be a limit of 4 firearms per proposed seller.

Roly will enter the firearms in his books up until 8pm when the hall will be opened to all members.
Firearms agreed to be sold will be retained by Roly but those not agreed to be sold will be booked out by Roly after the meeting closes for sales at 9.30pm.

All guns booked in must be booked out before leaving the hall.
The hall will be closed at 10pm.

Firearm Security requirement specified by Roly must be complied with Roly’s word is law concerning all aspects of his involvement.

This is a really excellent opportunity, buyers and sellers, so don’t let it slip by- come along!


Monday Themes

  • May, Australian militaria.
  • June, Guild Buy and Sell Night, (see lead article)
  • July - AGM

    Help Brighten Up Monday Night Displays

    We encourage those members who are individually named in the Guild’s Display Permit to take the opportunity to make use of it. It covers all the firearms held on the Collectors licence(s) they listed.

    Members who have items registered to an Antique Handgun Collectors Licence do not need a permit to display these, so to increase the variety at our Monday nights bring some of them along.

    Collectors Display Permits do not apply to items held under A & B licences. However, such items must not be possessed, carried or used other than in accordance with any licence conditions and the Firearms Act, (and must not be exposed or offered for sale, other than by a licensed dealer- which is why we are holding the July Guild Buy and Sell Night through the good offices of dealer Roly Martyn).

    Display Permits also do not apply to Exempt Firearms such as pre 1900 manufactured single barrelled muzzle-loading pistols, or pre 1900 manufactured longarms (which are either muzzle-loading or take ammunition which is no longer commercially available).

    Guild Displays are of course not limited to firearms. There is always a lot of interest in displays of militaria, edged weapons, items relating to wars or battles involving Australians and other historical matters of interest to members.


    Guild Excursion to Fort Queenscliffe

    The excursion by the Guild to Fort Queenscliffe on Saturday the 4th of April was a success and 35 members and family attended.


    Caps & Flints

    As ever your magazine is in need of articles and notes on things of interest to arms collectors – if you feel a rush of authorship coming on contact our editor Barry Thomas via the Guild Office on 9584 2907.


    Licence Renewals and PTAs

    Just a reminder that all you need to do to have the Guild sign them as the Act requires is send them with the information required by Registry to the Guild at PO Box 2976, Cheltenham, 3192. Enclose a stamped addressed envelope to Registry and we will sign it and send it on for you.


    20th Eureka Collectables and Militaria Fair

    This will be held at the Woolshed Exhibition Centre, Western Highway Ballarat on the 11th of June from 9.30am to 4.00 pm. There will be free entry for anyone wearing full military uniform but if you aren’t then the admission price is $7.00 for adults. There are no concession prices but there is free admission for children under 16.

    For details contact the Secretary of the Ballarat Arms and Militaria Collectors Society on (03) 5342 4433 or Google BAAMCs for online booking.



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