Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                       No 74 February 2015

Monday Night Themes for 2015

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)


Treasurer Needed for the Guild

The Guild’s current treasurer Tim Parker will be retiring this year and therefore the Guild is in need of someone with accounting or suitable skills to take over this vital role.

Anyone who has an interest in taking on the position is asked to contact the Secretary on 9584 2907 for further details of the requirements of the position.



Items for Sale

French C 1801 – 1815 Hussar Officer’s Sword : brass 3 bar hilt with off centre tang rivet to grip. Carried by all branches of Napoleon’s Light Cavalry. Back of blade marked “Manufacture Imp’ale Du Klingenthal, Juillet 1812” C 1806 the French Empire of Napoleon I had the word “Imperiale” added and in 1810 the date of fabrication was included. Complete with scabbard, Good Condition $650.

French C 1892 Cavalry Sabre : Back of blade marked “ Manufacture D’armes De Chatellerault JH “  JH = Jacob Holtzer, supplier of steel for blade. Complete with scabbard, Good Condition $600.

Cased Double Barrelled Percussion Coach/Officer’s Pistol, C1854. Made by James Bryce, 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bore – 16, Barrel – 7 inch, lock – back action. Pineapple finial to trigger guard. Clear engravings and markings.
Original mahogany case, relined at some time, contains mould, bag flask, oil bottle, cleaning rod and cap tin. Very good condition and working order $2,400.

Various British Army Swords also available.

For further information, please email or phone – Eric Estlin : ewestlin@bigpond.net.au , 0410558067.

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