Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                     No 73 November 2014

Monday Night Themes for 2014

24 November - Combined Guild/Vintagers night. Ephemera from Vintage Years as well as Sporting Guns. A supper will be served. (This is not a Major Noel Hall Award night)

Monday Night Themes for 2015

26 JanuaryA talk by Jeff Pannan on the subject of machine guns. A supper will be served

23 FebruaryEuropean sporting rifles of any type. (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

30 MarchFlintlocks (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

27 AprilRevolvers and multi-shot firearms (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

25 MayAustralian Police Arms & Accoutrements- Colonial to Present (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

29 JuneBayonets (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

27 July - Annual General Meeting. A supper will be served.

31 AugustBuy and sell night, books, parts, bits and pieces (firearms excepted). Members who are licensed dealers and have the necessary Dealer’s Display Permit for the venue are allowed to sell firearms.

28 SeptemberMilitaria (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

26 OctoberGeneral unthemed display night with buy and sell.

30 NovemberCombined Guild/Vintagers night. (Theme to be advised)

Please Remember.

The Guild welcomes displays of interesting firearms and items even if they don’t fall into the category of a particular night’s theme. So don’t complain about the themes just bring a display anyway. The more the merrier and it adds interest to our Monday meetings – and you still get some points in the judging.
Senate Enquiry

Earlier this year at the instigation the Greens the Senate created an enquiry titled The ability of Australian Law Enforcement Authorities to Eliminate Gun-Related Violence in the Community. The terms of reference may be found here -


The Guild along with most other firearms organizations in the country put in a submission – ours can be found on page 3 at this site.


Public hearings were held around Australia and the Guild Secretary attended the one held in Melbourne on the 14th of October. He reiterated the main points of our submission but otherwise found the enquiry to be bogged down in trying to answer imponderable questions such as how many illegal firearms exist in Australia. Overall it just seemed to be another Green attack on legal firearm ownership.

Sale of Firearms at Guild Meetings

Any Guild member who has a Dealer’s Licence can bring items for sale providing they have the necessary Display Permit for the premises at Eley Park as required under Section 91 of the Firearms Act 1996, and adheres to the security requirements for that display.

If the dealer wants to bring some items for sale they are quite welcome whether there is a themed display on or not.

The only night this is not possible is at the Annual General Meeting.


Items for Sale

Baker Rifle Sword Bayonet. One of approximately 30 such sword bayonets recovered from the Nepalese arsenal by International Military Antiques. Ribbed brass grip & brass guard, fullered blade. Hilt stamped BO with Arrow. Engraved on shell guard 95/L/2 (presumably representing 95th Rifle Regt, L Company, No. 2). Fair condition $450

Calisher & Terry Rifle. A scarce Australian Colonial rifle, as used by the Qld Govt. & Adelaide Free Rifles. Neither the Qld Govt. nor the S.A. rifle unit marked their Calisher & Terry rifles. Provenance is the collection from Ross, Tasmania. Good condition $2,800.00

For further information such as images, descriptions, etc, regarding the above items, please email or phone Adrian Roads.   adrian@stonehenge.com.au   0417 772 535

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