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Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                         No 78 October 2015

Special Reconvening of the Guild Annual General Meeting for 2015

26 October 2015

At the Annual General Meeting of the Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc held on July 27, 2015 the meeting was advised that due to the ill-health of the retiring Treasurer the committee was unable to present the annual statement of accounts for the financial year 2014 – 2015 to the members.

A motion was moved and passed that the statement be prepared and audited as soon as possible and that the AGM would be reconvened when that statement was ready for presentation.

The account statement for the financial year 2014 – 2015 has now been prepared and audited and accordingly the Annual General Meeting of the Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc. will be briefly reconvened for its presentation and the appointment of an auditor for the financial year 2015 - 2016 on the 26th of October 2015 at 7.30 as part of the normal proceedings of that night. (A light supper will be provided)

Dr Malcolm McKay
Secretary

Monday Night Themes for 2015 and 2016

2015

26 OctoberGeneral unthemed display night with buy and sell. Also there will be a reconvening of the AGM to present the account statement for 2014 – 2015. (A light supper will be provided)

30 NovemberCombined Guild/Vintagers night. The theme is Favourite Doubles Revisited. A supper will be served. (This is not a Major Noel Hall Award night)

2016

26 January - Talk & display by Stuart Duff from Police Historical Society on Victoria Police. A supper will be served.

29 February - Percussion Arms (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

28 March - Flintlock Arms (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

25 April – Australian Military Arms & Accoutrements (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

30 May - 19th Century – Arms & Militaria (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

27 June - 20th Century - Arms & Militaria (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

25 July Annual General Meeting and presentation of display awards

29 August – General buy and sell night.

26 September - Blades & Staves – Swords, knives, bayonets, spears, lances and pole arms. (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

31 October - General un-themed display night with buy & sell

28 November - Vintagers Display Night – Theme to be announced.

 

Display Security

A gentle reminder to members who present displays that all registerable pistols and longarms held on the various licences are required to be secured while on display even in a locked display case.

A plastic cable tie or trigger lock which locks the action is sufficient if they are displayed in a locked case, while if the arms are displayed on the table a cable tie or trigger lock and security cable holding them to the table are required. The Guild has a supply of the security cables and their locks which are available on request. Plastic cable ties can be purchased cheaply at most hardware stores.

 

Research Information Needed

Adrian Roads is researching a rare type of percussion musket used by the British in the late 1830s to late 1840s, officially known as the "Musket, Rank and File, for Foot Guards" and usually called the "Pattern 1838 Musket". They are distinguished by being fitted with a back action percussion lock. If anyone has an example of one of these would you please contact Adrian to receive a questionnaire?

You can contact Adrian Roads on 0417 772 535 or by email  adrian@stonehenge.com.au




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