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03/10/19

SPRING FORWARD! I hope everyone remembered to set their clocks ahead an hour this morning, otherwise you might be late for something today or tomorrow. If you've been keeping up with the site, you'll see lots of new inventory has been listed and more is on the way. Next week I'll be leaving for the big Maryland Arms Collector's Association "Baltimore Show", which will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The show is held in the Cow Palace building and will be open to the public Saturday March 16 from 9a-5p and Sunday March 17 from 9a-3p. After that show, weather permitting, I'll be heading to upstate New York and a few other places to look at some collections. If all goes well, I'll be coming home from this trip with a huge amount of new inventory. The downside is that I'll probably be gone from this Wednesday 3/13 for about two weeks, until 3/26 or 3/27. As a result, I will not be in a position to ship orders during that time. If you are in the Baltimore area, you need to hit the show next weekend, it is the best antique arms show in the country. You can find me at my usual table location: Row N, Tables 7 & 8.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

March 10, 2019



02/26/19

Thanks to everyone who came out to the two big shows in Louisville last week. It was an exhausting five days of military show and gun show and I'm still trying to recover! I've been getting caught up on shipping and other work, and have started taking photos of the numerous new items that I  acquired at the shows. I've already listed two of the four carbines that I purchased from a collection out near Washington state, and hope to list the others in the next day or two. The new items will be a listed as I have time and range from Civil War carbines to a USMC Raider Stiletto, from an rare & fine Colette Gravity Pistol to a great "Half-Plate" S&W #2 Army that letters to Kittridge & Co in Cincinnati and bears their retailer mark as well. Lots of new stuff will be listed over the next couple of weeks. Don't forget that the big Maryland Arms Collector's Show (aka "The Baltimore Show") is only a couple of weeks away, and will be open to the public on Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17 at the "Cow Palace" building on the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. This about the best antique arms shows in the country and you don't want to miss it. My tables are in Row N and are #7 & #8. I look forward to seeing you there!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

February 26, 2019



02/12/19

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA. It was a good show, both buying and selling. With any luck I'll get some of the new items posted in the coming days. It always takes a day or two to get caught up when I've been on the road and it's tax season, so as usual, I'm a little swamped. A really fine Sharps NM1863 Rifle has been added to the site, and I'll try to have some more items added in the next couple of days. Don't forget that the big Ohio Valley Military Collector's Show of Shows is next week in Louisville, KY (2/21-2/23). The show is held in South Wing C of the KY Fair Expo complex. That same weekend (2/23-2/24) will be the big National Gun Day gun show, also held at the KY Fair-Expo, in South Wing A. Two big shows all in one location. I hope to see you there!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

February 12, 2019



2/05/19

Thank you to everyone who came out to the big Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton, GA this past weekend. If you were there you know it was a well attended and very busy show. Since I got home Sunday night I've been busy, catching up on shipping and adding a few new items, which you find in the "New Items" section. I'm off to Northern Virginia tomorrow to attend the big Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center. The show is open 3P-8P on Friday 2/8, 9A-5P on Saturday 2/9 and 10A-5P on Sunday 2/10. I'll be back at home base late on Monday 2/11 and will try to spend most of next week adding new items to the web site. After that, its the big Show of Shows in Louisville, as well as big National Gun Day show, both held at the KY Fair Expo Complex. Look for more updates next week, and come by the show this weekend if you can!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

February 5, 2019

1/30/19

After a nearly 4,000 mile round trip to the big Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, and some 12 days on the road, I'm back in Nashville - for 24 hours! I'm off to the Chickamauga Civil War Show this weekend, at the NW Georgia Trade Center in Dalton, GA. The show is Saturday February 2 from 9AM-5PM & Sunday February 3 from 9AM to 3PM. While I acquired a number of fine new items at the show in Vegas, I simply won't have time to photograph and describe anything until at least next week. From Dalton, I'll get to go home for about 48 hours, and then I'm off to the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA for the second weekend of the month. February is crazy busy, with the big OVMS Show of Shows and the National Gun Day shows in Louisville, KY over the 4th weekend of the month. If I have time, I'll try to add an item or two next week before I head off to Chantilly. In the meantime, enjoy the new site and feel free to email or call about the most recent acquisitions.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 30, 2019



1/17/19

Vegas Baby! I'm off to the big Las Vegas Antique Arms Show on Friday morning, with some visits to see customers along the way. The show is held in the convention pavilion of the Westgate Hotel & Resort. I'll be set up in my usual location: Section A, Row B, Tables 2-5. My good friend Cliff Sophia from CS Arms in Northern Virginia will  be set up with me as well. The show is open to the public Friday January 25 - Sunday January 27. Dealer set up is on Thursday. Honored Guest passes can be purchased to allow you entry for the entire show, including Thursday. Come by if you can. It is one of the top 3 antique and collectible arms shows in the country. I'll be on the road for this show from Friday 1/18 through Wednesday 1/30. You can still order items from the web site, or by contacting me directly, but shipping will not take place until Thursday 1/31. On Thursday I repack and head to the big Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton, GA, which is being held the first weekend of February, only a week after the Las Vegas show. Never hesitate to email or call while I'm on the road, that phone number on the web site goes to my cell, and IF I can answer, I will. 

Don't forget, the new season on Antique Roadshow started airing on January 7. Check out the show and look for Arms & Militaria appraisals from myself and my good friends and "stablemates": Joely Bohy (Skinner Auctions), Rafael Eledge (Shiloh Relics) and Jeff Shrader (Advance Guard Militaria). If you get to watch the shows we filmed at Churchill Downs in Louisville, you'll understand the "stablemates" reference!

I hope you are enjoying the new site, it's been a learning experience, a lot of work and a lot of expense, but I think the final product has been worth the effort and wait. I hope to hear from you soon!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 17, 2019



1/11/19

Welcome to the newly redesigned College Hill Arsenal web site! This has been a long time coming and involved substantial amounts of labor and expense. When discussing a new site with many of you, the most common comment was "save the Previously Sold section". Well, we have done that, again at the cost of much designer time and expense. However, some things did not transfer well or work quite the way we had hoped. 

If you are an customer that previously had an account on the old site, you will probably have to create a new account on this one. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but the data base import failed to capture and export passwords, thus rendering the old accounts useless. In some cases your old account may have transferred correctly, but more than likely it did not. If you have any trouble establishing a new account, contact me and I will help you.

With the new site design, we have lost the text box on the home page that I used to keep everyone updated on my travel schedule. This has been replaced with this page, which you can access by clicking on the menu link box in the left column that reads "News & Announcement". I will continue to keep you updated from this page the the best of my ability.

Enjoy the new site, I hope you appreciate the numerous improvements that are visible and not so visible, which are sort of "under the hood" performance enhancements. The biggest one is that the site is now mobile friendly and should provide an easier browsing experience for you all. Another nice feature is that there is a box on the left side of the home page that will always list the three most recently added items, with thumbnail photos that you can click on to go directly to that item. This is even faster than going to the "New Items" section, as the three most recent items will always be there!

Thanks for visiting the site. I look forward to doing business with many of you.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 11, 2019