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9/07/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #14

SHOWTIME! It looks like finally some of the shows are coming back on-line and the next few weeks will be fairly busy for me. This coming weekend I will be in Corinth, MS at the Crossroads Arena where the WP Rogers SCV Camp will be holding their annual Civil War Show. This is normally an April show, but as we all know things have been delayed and cancelled this year, so we will be having April in September, at least in Corinth. The show is open to the public Saturday Sept. 12 from 9AM-5PM and & Sunday Sept. 13 from 9AM-3PM. A good selection of dealers from throughout the south-east will be there and I'll have a full inventory set up with 64' of relics on (8) 8' tables! 

The following week the big National Antique Arms Show will take place in York, PA September 18-19. This show is at the York Fairgrounds and is a Friday & Saturday show. The show will be in the big arena on the fairgrounds. Look for this to be the biggest antique arms show since Las Vegas in February. Think of it as a sort of "Fall Baltimore Show" since the Baltimore Show didn't get to happen this year. On a brighter note I received my table paper work for the 2021 Baltimore Show earlier this week, so it looks like by next spring we will really be getting back to normal!

Finally the first week in October will be the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville on October 3 & 4. The show will be in the huge North Wing of the Kentucky Fair-Expo complex. It should be a great show, so you won't want to miss it.

All of these shows are being held with the safety of the dealers and public in mind. They are in large buildings, much larger than traditionally necessary for these shows. This allows for much wider aisles, the ability to spread out tables and dealers and is an attempt to provide as much room as possible to allow social distancing. As far as I know, masks will be required at all of the shows and some will certainly be doing temperature checks, at least of the vendors. Hand sanitizing stations should be available as well. All state and local health guidelines will be followed at all of these shows. All of this is to promote safety and health as we try to rebuild the businesses and hobbies that we love so much. Please, if you are sick stay home and don't share what you have with others. Also, if you are in a high risk category, please consider the risks before attending any large gathering.

All that said, I hope to see some familiar faces (even if they are masked....) in the coming weeks!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

September 7, 2020


8/25/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #13
Well, this past weekend at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly was a busy weekend, particularly in the acquisition of new items. Social distance protocols were in place, attendance in the building was limited and despite all of the special requirements to have the show, everything went smoothly. This bodes well for the other big shows coming up over the next few weeks, including the Antique Arms Show in York, PA September 18-19 and the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville on October 3 & 4. I'll also be at the Civil War Show in Corinth, MS September 12-13. Hopefully some new items will be on the site in a couple of days. I've got things to ship and need to take photographs and write descriptions of the new inventory. I'll try to keep updating inventory so there is always something to look at, expect a lot of new items to show up over the next couple of weeks.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 25, 2020


8/15/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #12
I'm back from a successful trip in search of some new inventory and will be adding a number of new items over the next couple of weeks. I will try to get at least 2 or 3 new thing listed before I have to leave town again next Tuesday. I'll be heading to Northern Virginia because it is SHOWTIME! The big Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA will take place this coming weekend; Friday August 21-Sunday August 23. I'll have a lot of new items out at the show, so if you are in the area it would be worth coming by to see some of these items and have a chance to buy them before they make it to the site. On a sadder note, I have received notice that the big Nashville (Franklin) Civil War Show in December has been cancelled for this year. This is because the venue is being used as a COVID-19 testing center. On a brighter note, the big National Gun Day Show will take place in Louisville on October 3 & 4. I'll try to keep updating inventory and the show schedule so there is always something to look at! 


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 15, 2020


8/05/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #11
New item updates will continue on the site through Friday 8/7. I will be out of town from Saturday 8/8 for about a week, and will be traveling in an attempt to obtain new items for inventory and to add to the site. Any purchase made between 8/8 and 8/16 will ship on Monday 8/17 or during that week, upon receipt of payment. Hopefully I'll be able to find some interesting new items for the site. As of today, The Nation's Gun Show is still on the schedule of the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA and hopefully it will take place Friday August 21 through Sunday August 23. If anything changes I will announce it on the site. I really do look forward to seeing many of you who are in the Northern Virginia region at the show that weekend!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 5, 2020


8/01/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #10
The "NO SHOWS" 10% off sale is officially over for the time being. After nearly four months of offering this significant discount due to the lack of collector shows, I am ending the sale. Primarily this is due to the difficulty in finding new inventory to offer on the site without the various collector shows as a venue for purchases. I will continue to hunt high and low to bring quality items to market at fair prices. I always want to provide the best value for the money that you spend. That said, a few more new items from a recent collection purchase will be listed over the next couple of weeks. I am always looking to buy collections, so if you are considering selling, I would be more than happy to speak with you. As noted before, I will try to keep the show schedule updated as some shows cancel or reschedule and others are added if they are happening. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy browsing the site.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 1, 2020


7/26/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #9
It's been a couple of weeks since my last "news & announcements" update. Events are continuing to be cancelled for later this year. The most recent shows to have their "plugs pulled" have been the North Georgia Relic Hunter's Show in Marietta, GA (August 7-8), the MAX Militaria Show in York, PA (Sept. 17-19) and the Wheaton, IL Civil War Show (Sept. 25-26). Thankfully, the Antique Arms & Military Show being hosted by Steve Sylvia of North-South Trader that was going to run concurrently at the York Fairgrounds with the MAX Show is still on the books and will hopefully be taking place. The July Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA has been rescheduled for August 21-23 and is still tentatively going to happen. Other than those, it looks like the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville, KY the first weekend in October is the next big event on the horizon. I'll try to keep the Show Schedule page up to date with cancellations and rescheduling of various shows and I will do my best to make sure it is accurate.

I did attend the summer OVMS Show in Wilmington, OH this weekend and although the crowd was soft, I was able to buy and sell some items. I also purchased a collection of about a dozen Civil War period import arms, including several Confederate imported Enfield Rifle Muskets. None are JS/Anchor marked guns with inventory numbers, but all are good examples of other CS inspection marks. I'll be listing those starting about the middle of next week and over the next couple of weeks. Some other fresh goodies will be listed in the next couple of weeks as well.

I will be continuing the "NO SHOWS" COVID-19 10% discount sale through the end of July, but I will probably have to end the sale at the end of the month due to a variety of factors. If there is something you were thinking about buying, you might want to before the discount code is not longer valid.

Thank you for your support and business. I hope to see many of you in the near future as the shows start to come back on line.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

July 26, 2020


7/13/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #8
It's been a while since I have done a "news & announcements" update - with most events cancelled and most of us staying close to home, there has not been much to report. However, this past weekend I did attend a modern gun show in Asheville, NC. The show was handled safely with increased space between vendors to accommodate "social distancing", limiting of total number of people in the hall at any one time, use of masks and hand sanitizer as appropriate, and temperature checks as required. While the masks were a little unnerving in a gun show setting, local health department and state protocols were followed. This resulted in a safe show for everyone. It was good to get back out and see some familiar faces. It looks like the OVMS (Ohio Valley Military Society) show in Wilmington, OH will take place in less than two weeks: Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25. As in Asheville, a variety of measures are in place to make sure it is a safe show for everyone. If you are in the region, please come by the show and have a good time!

This brings up the "No Shows" COVID-19 discount special that I have been running on the web site. As of right now, that special will end on July 31. If you are thinking of taking advantage of the discount, you need to do it before then. With the shows starting up again, I intend to be back on the road as local and regional restrictions permit and as a result, the special "No Shows" sale will come to an end. Right now it looks like August may be pretty busy with as many as 3 shows on the schedule for me.

Thank you for your business and support. It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel as we turn things around and head back to the old normal, as the "new normal" does not seem to be very popular with most people!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

July 13, 2020


6/2/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #7
I've just returned from a little buying trip and will be adding a lot of new items later this week. A handful of nice bayonets, some more great and rare handguns and a couple of cool long guns will be added before the end of the week. I will be out of pocket all day on Wednesday June 3 doing a TV taping for the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA. We'll be doing a couple of segments, one discussing the 800 Pattern 1856 Sergeant's Fusils for India Service that were purchased by the state of Georgia during the Civil War, and will be looking at an excavated examples with great Battle of Stones River association, as well as non-dug example. We will also be doing another segment regarding Civil War and antique arms collecting. When I know when these segments will air, I will be sure to post the information here. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the new stuff I'll be adding. Some of the bayonets will be pretty darn cool!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

June 2, 2020



5/27/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #6

As things continue to slowly "open up" around the country we apparently remain at least a month away from any shows happening. The National Gun Day Show at Chantilly, VA in mid-June and the Gettysburg Civil War Show scheduled for the last weekend in June are the most recent victims of gubernatorial executive orders that are prohibiting large gatherings. Hopefully by mid-July we will be able to gather in groups again and we will be able to have the North-South Trader Civil War Show in Richmond July 18-19 and the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA the following weekend. I'll keep you posted as we get closer to the events.

Due to the continuing cancellation and postponement of our shows, I will be continuing the NO SHOWS, 10% off web site sale through the end of June. Don't forget to use the instructions at the top of this page so you can apply the coupon code at check out for your discount. I will continue to do as much as I can to find new inventory for the web site and will continue to try to bring you the finest and most desirable antique arms and military items that I can bring to market. 

Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe over the next few weeks as this pandemic winds down. I hope to see many of you at a show this summer.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

May 27, 2020


5/11/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #5

Things are slowly starting to "open up" in many states, but we are still probably at least several weeks (or months) away from any potential gun or military shows. As a result, we are continuing our NO SHOWS, 10% off web site sale through the end of May and may extend it into June if the shows don't start up by then. The more the coupon code gets used, the longer I'll probably leave it available. This allows those of you who are shopping from the safety of your home on the internet to scratch your "gun show" itch. I have a lot of wonderful new items to list, so keep checking back - it will be worth your time! As I mentioned in my last message, I have reduced the prices on a number of older items and you can find them in the "SALE" category. These "sale" items are also eligible for the 10% off, NO SHOWS coupon code at check out, so you can buy them even cheaper. In some cases, that final price will be below my cost. My loss is your gain, and you can pretend you haggled with me to get a great deal at a show! To use the coupon click "View Cart" before you start the check out process and enter the code NO SHOWS (two words, all capitals) in the couple code field and the 10% discount will be applied to all merchandise in your cart when you go through the check out process.

Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe over the next few weeks as this pandemic winds down. I hope to see many of you at a show this summer; possibly the summer Gettysburg show, the summer Richmond show or a summer Chantilly show!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

May 11, 2020


4/22/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #4

There finally appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel with the Corona Virus pandemic. Over the next couple of weeks it looks like some states will start to ease their restrictions on businesses and travel, allowing us to eventually head back to normal. Many states have established May 1 as their target date to start the process of slowly "opening" for business. I doubt the social distancing and group gathering restrictions will be lifted any time soon, so I doubt we will be having any shows until at least late June or July. I hope I am wrong, but taking this "return to normal" slowly is probably prudent.

As a result we are continuing our NO SHOWS, 10% off web site sale through at least mid-May and possibly until June. The more you guys make use of the coupon code, the longer I'll probably leave it in use. This allows those of you who are shopping from the safety of your home on the internet to scratch your "gun show" itch. I intend to continue adding new items to the site on a regular basis as well, so there will regularly be something new to look at. I also wanted to let you know that I have reduced the prices on a number of older items and you can find them in the "SALE" category. These "sale" items are also eligible for the 10% off, NO SHOWS coupon code at check out, so you can buy them even cheaper. In some cases, that final price will be below my cost. My loss is your gain, and you can pretend you haggled with me to get a great deal at a show! To use the coupon click "View Cart" before you start the check out process and enter the code NO SHOWS (two words, all capitals) in the couple code field and the 10% discount will be applied to all merchandise in your cart when you go through the check out process.

Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe over the next few weeks as this pandemic winds down. I hope to see many of you at a show this summer; possibly the summer Gettysburg show, the summer Richmond show or a summer Chantilly show!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

April 22, 2020


4/05/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #3

Not much has changed over the last week or so, in terms of everyone staying "safer at home" other than many of us are starting to go a little crazy from being penned in. Of course the number of confirmed cases of the virus has increased and sadly, so has the number of deaths. There is some light at the end of the tunnel with most sources feeling that the peak will be in the next 7-14 days and after that things will start to slow down, allowing us to eventually head back to normal.

Since many of you are shopping from the safety of your home on the internet, scratching your collecting itch via mail order, I wanted to let you know that I am continuing to add new items to the site on a regular basis, so there is almost always something new to look at. I also wanted to let you know that I have reduced the prices on a number of items and you can find them in the "SALE" category. These items are also eligible for the 10% off, NO SHOWS coupon code at check out, so you can buy them even cheaper. In some cases, that final price will be below my cost. My loss is your gain, and you can pretend you haggled with me to get a great deal at a show!

Over the next few weeks please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe, and I hope to see many of you at a show this summer!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

April 5, 2020


3/30/20   COVID-19 UPDATE #2

While we continue stay "safer at home" in Tennessee and throughout most of the country, I hope that all of you and your families remain safe and healthy. Thankfully, the current virus outbreak has not affected myself or anyone in my family at this time.

As we noted before, we have updated the website with a larger photo viewing window and we continue to add a number of new items to the site on a regular basis, almost daily. We will continue our 10% discount for purchases through the web site, by using the NO SHOWS code in the coupon section of the shopping cart at checkout. Please note that this also includes items that are already in the "Sale" section of the site and that are already discounted. In some cases, purchasing items that were already discounted with the additional 10% off "No Shows" discount may price the item below my cost. That will be to your benefit. As always, do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.

Over the next few weeks please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe, and I hope to see many of you at a show this summer!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

March 30, 2020


3/16/20   COVID-19 UPDATE

Like every business in America, we are concentrating to keeping everyone safe and reducing the chance of spread of the COVID-19 virus. As many of you know, many of the major antique arms & guns shows are being cancelled out an abundance of caution and to help reduce the chance for the spread of the virus. This is particularly important as many of the dealers and collectors in our hobby are in the demographic most likely to be adversely effected or to have complications should they catch the virus.

During this time, we want all of our customers to be able to view items and make purchases as easily as possible. To that end we have updated the photo windows of the web site so that when you click on a photo, the image will be larger than it was before. We have also created a coupon discount code that will be usable for the next couple of weeks. When you select an item or items to put in your cart to purchase and you view your cart, you will see the option to enter a coupon code. If you enter the code NO SHOWS (all capitals, two words) you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase (not counting shipping). There is no limit or restriction as to how often you use the code or how many items you apply it to. However, the code and discount can only be used for items purchased through the web based shopping cart that are paid for in full by either credit card or by mailing payment. This discount is not applicable to layaway items. If you have any difficulty using the code, reach out to us via email or telephone.

As many of you will be working remotely, this is a great chance to have a virtual arms show, get a great discount and have your new purchase in your hands in just a few days. Hopefully this will all pass in the next few weeks and things will be back to normal by sometime in May or June. However, for the time being, enjoy the discount and enjoy the virtual relic show. I hope to add items on an almost daily basis to make it worth coming back and checking the inventory on a regular basis.

Take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay safe, and I hope to see many of you at a show in the near future!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

March 16, 2020


3/05/20

I'm back after roughly three weeks on the road and have returned to a city ripped asunder by a massive tornado. While our home and neighborhood were spared by the grace of God, much of Nashville experienced damage ranging from minor to absolutely devastating. Please keep the people of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in your prayers over the coming days and weeks as they rebuild our city. 

After all this time on the road, I have a large number of new items to share with my customers. I've already got some posted, and many more will be coming over the next few days. Don't forget the big Maryland Arms Collectors Association Show is coming up at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The show will be Saturday and Sunday March 21-21 and my tables are N-7 and N-8. Please come by the show if you can, it is one of the biggest and best antique arms shows in the country.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

March 5, 2020


2/11/20

SHOWTIME! I'll be at the on the road for the next three weeks straight and will not be adding any new inventory to the site until the first week of March. Here is where I will be over the next three weeks:

Friday February 14 - Sunday 16: The Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. Fri. 1PM-8PM, Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Thursday February 20 - Friday February 21 The Ohio Valley Military Society "Show of Shows" at the Kentucky State Fair & Expo Complex in Louisville, KY - South Wing C. I'll be set up with Cliff Sophia of CS Arms at this show.

Saturday February 22-Sunday February 23 National Gun Day Show at the Kentucky State Fair & Expo in Louisville, KY - North Wing. Sat. 9AM-5PM and Sunday 9AM-3PM.

Friday February 28-Sunday March 1 Las Vegas Antique Arms Show at the Westgate Resort. The Antique Gun Show is in the Pavilion Show Room. Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 9AM to 2PM. I'm up front, Section A, Row B, Tables 2-5. Again, my friend Cliff Sophia of CS Arms will be set up with me.

Come on out to a show and say "Hi"!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

February 11, 2020


1/30/20

It's almost SHOWTIME - February is a crazy busy month for shows. We'll kick off this extremely busy month this weekend at the big Chickamauga Civil War Show at the Dalton Convention Center (formerly the Northwest Georgia Trade Center) in Dalton, GA. Show hours are Saturday February 1 from 9AM-5PM and Sunday February 2 from 9AM-3PM. Next week I'll be in town, working on the web site, shipping orders, etc. Then its three straight weeks of on the road and busy, busy, busy! I'll be at the Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA over Valentines Day weekend. That show is Friday-Sunday February 14-16. The following week I'll be in Louisville for the huge Ohio Valley Military Society Show of Shows and the National Gun Day gun show. I'll be at S.O.S. on Thursday 2/20 and part of Friday 2/21. I'll be with Cliff Sophia of CS Arms at S.O.S. Then I'll be at the gun show Friday 2/21-Sunday 2/23. Both shows are in the massive Kentucky State Fairgrounds Expo complex, all under one roof. From Louisville I have to drive nearly 2,000 miles to get the big Las Vegas Antique Arms Show. I'll be there Friday February 28 through Sunday March 1. Don't expect much in terms of website updates from the middle of the month until we get to March. I'll try to get a number of new items listed next week when I'm back from Dalton. If you are in the Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville or greater Atlanta area, the Dalton Show this weekend is no more than 2-3 hours from you and it is certainly worth attending.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 30, 2020


1/14/20

Well, we are two weeks into 2020 and I'm ready for a great year of finding and selling great pieces of history. I'm back in town for the next couple of weeks or so, and new items will be listed almost daily. Lots of things need to be added, and there will be a number of very nice longarms, handguns and edged weapons showing up on the site in the coming days. Keep checking back, I started today with a very nice M1854 Austrian Lorenz. Every day will be a new surprise!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 14, 2020


1/02/20

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that 2019 is in the books and 2020 is here. Thanks to everyone who came out the big Nation's Gun Show last weekend in Chantilly, VA. It was a great show all the way around. I'll be on the road the next two weekends. Saturday & Sunday January 4 & 5 I'll be at the gun show in Paducah, KY at the Paducah/McCracken Convention Center. Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday. The following weekend I'll be in Dyersburg, TN at the Dyer County Fairgrounds for another gun show, Saturday & Sunday January 11 & 12. Again show hours are 9-5 on Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday. Between these two shows I'll be traveling, doing some consulting and appraising. Shipping for orders placed over the next 10-12 days will begin again on Monday January 13. I'll try to do a couple of new inventory updates while I'm on the road, but that is difficult to do easily. Upon my return I'll be adding a lot of new inventory during the last two weeks of January. I hope the New Year is happy, healthy and profitable for you all and I look forward to seeing many of you at the numerous shows I'll be attending in 2020.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

January 2, 2020


12/20/19

A lot of new items have been added to the site over the last week or so. I'll continue to update this weekend, but will probably add anymore new items as of Monday 12/23/19 until after I'm back from the Nation's Gun Show. Don't forget that I'll be at the show at the Dulles Expo Center on Friday 12/27 through Sunday 12/29. Show hours are 3p-8p on Friday, 9a-5p on Saturday and 10a-5p on Sunday. I have to leave for Chantilly on Christmas Day (that makes me popular at home....) so the last day I can ship orders is Tuesday 12/24 and shipping will resume on Tuesday 12/31. I hope that everyone has a happy holiday season, no matter what you celebrate; Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. Enjoy the time off, the time with family and recharge a little before the New Year begins. 


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

December 20, 2019


12/12/19

More new items are going on the site almost daily, some are really great pieces. I've also updated the Show Schedule for 2020, although it is subject to some updates and revisions. Click here to go to it: 2020 Show Schedule

Keep checking back, you don't want to miss that item you've always wanted because someone snatched it before your saw it! Keep enjoying the holiday season, I'll be updating like crazy for the next week or so.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

December 12, 2019


12/10/19

Well the year is winding down and we are all looking forward to the holiday season. Don't forget that collector in your life, the gift of a collectible item is always appreciated under the Christmas tree or for whatever holiday you may celebrate. The big Civil War Show in Franklin last week was very well attended and there was a lot of business going on between both the dealers and the public. The size of the crowd and number of younger attendees certainly warmed my heart and bodes well for the future of our hobby. I have a large amount of new inventory which I will be adding over the next couple of weeks. I've already added three new handguns to the site. Look for even more in the near future. The final show of the year for me is the big The Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center. The show will be Friday December 27-Sunday December 29. Show hours are Friday 12/27 3pm-8pm, Saturday 12/28 9am-5pm and Sunday 12/29 9am-5pm. I hope to get an updated 2020 show schedule up on the site in the next couple of days. I will be attending a show in Paducah, KY the first weekend in January, so look for me there if you live in that area.

I wish all of your the most joyful and peaceful of holiday seasons and hope you all have a happy new year.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

December 10, 2019


11/27/19

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the time with family. This weekend I'll be in Franklin, TN for the Tennessee Military Collector's Association Show which will be held at the Cool Springs Marriott on "Black Friday" 11/29 Noon-6pm and Saturday 11/30 8am-3pm. 

Next weekend is the big Middle Tennessee Civil War Show (the old "Nashville Civil War Show"). It is the biggest Civil War Show in the country and is true event. The show will be held at the Williamson County Ag-Expo Center. I'll be in my usual location on the back end cap of the first island of tables at the bottom of the main stairs on the main floor. I'll have 40' of items, including a lot of fresh stuff from an old southern collection. Show hours are Saturday 12/6   9am-5pm and Sunday 12/7 9am-3pm. 

I hope many of you will be able to attend one of the shows I'll be doing over the next three weeks. I've still got a lot of fresh inventory that has not made it to the web site, so it's worth coming to the show to see what may not have made it to the web yet!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

November 27, 2019


11/19/19

It's been about a month since I wrote an news update, primarily because of my travel schedule. Over the last week or so a number of new items have been added to the website, some of which are rather scarce and desirable pieces. This week I'm off to Northern Virginia for The Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center. Show hours are Friday 11/22 3pm-8pm, Saturday 11/23 9am-5pm and Sunday 11/24 9am-5pm. From Chantilly I'll be heading to Atlanta to pick up part of a collection, back to Nashville for Thanksgiving and then to Franklin, TN for the Tennessee Military Collector's Association Show which will be held at the Cool Springs Marriott on "Black Friday" 11/29 Noon-6pm and Saturday 11/30 8am-3pm.

The first weekend in December will be the big Middle Tennessee Civil War Show (the old "Nashville Civil War Show"), which will be held at the Williamson County Ag-Expo Center. I'll be in my usual location on the back end cap of the first island of tables at the bottom of the main stairs on the main floor. After years of only having 3 tables, this year I will finally be able to expand to 5, which means 40' of great Civil War and collectible arms and military items. Show hours are Saturday 12/6   9am-5pm and Sunday 12/7 9am-3pm. 

I hope many of you will be able to attend one of the shows I'll be doing over the next three weeks. I've still got a lot of fresh inventory that has not made it to the web site, so it's worth coming to the show to see what may not have made it to the web yet!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

November 19, 2019


10/22/19

This weekend will be "Gun Show Time" in Louisville, kY. I'll be set up at the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville, KY @ KY Fair Expo South Wing A  Sat. 10/26 & Sun. 10/27. I hope to see many of you there. I'll be heading up to the show early to do some consulting with the Frazier Museum in Louisville on Thursday. After the show I'll be on the road for another week doing some consulting, looking at collections, etc. I'll be back in Nashville around 11/4, just in time to run out the door to the big Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Collector's Show inTulsa, OK @ River Spirit Expo Center (Fairgrounds) Sat. & Sun. 11/9 & 11/10. Any orders placed between Wednesday 10/23 and 11/3 will be shipped on 11/4 or 11/5, upon my return. Don't forget the website and on line check out are open 24/7, so if you get the urge to buy something at 3AM, we are always open to take the order! I hope to see many of you at the shows I'll be at over the next couple of weeks and hope to come back with some really great new items for sale.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

October 22, 2019



10/13/19

Well it's been a couple of crazy weeks on the road since I have been able to do an update, but never fear - new items will coming to the site this week. I'm just back from a bunch of travel and photography will commence on Monday 10/14 with new items appearing by Tuesday 10/15. I'll try to add new inventory all of this week and part of next before I head off to Louisville, KY for the great big National Gun Day Show. My next two major shows are:

National Gun Day - Louisville, KY @ KY Fair Expo South Wing A  Sat. 10/26 & Sun. 10/27.

Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Collector's Show - Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Expo Center (Fairgrounds) Sat. & Sun. 11/9 & 11/10.

In between those shows I'll be doing some traveling, to consult, appraise, visit customers, etc. You never know what those travels will turn up that just might make good items for you to add to your collection! I hope to see you at a show soon. So sit back, relax and enjoy the upcoming updates.


Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

October 13, 2019



09/26/19

Tomorrow I'll be setting up at the big Chicagoland Civil War Show in Wheaton, IL. The show is at the DePage County Fairgrounds and will be held Saturday 9/28. This is a great show and is held in conjunction with the CADA antique arms show, which is in the building across from the Civil War Show. Your ticket gets you into both shows, so it is a real "two for one" deal. Next week I'll be heading to Northern Virginia for the North-South Skirmish Association Fall Nationals, held at Fort Shenandoah a few miles outside of Winchester, VA. The address to use for a GPS to find the skirmish grounds is 480 Chalybeate Springs Rd., Winchester, Virginia. I'll be setting up in the booth that I share with Cliff Sophia of CS Arms on Monday 9/30 and I'll be open for business from 9AM to 5PM Tuesday - Saturday 10/1-10/5 and may be open later one or two nights during the week. It's going to be a busy fall season, so I hope to see you at one of the many shows I will be attending this fall.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

September 26, 2019


09/13/19

I'm off to the American Society of Arms Collectors fall meeting in Baltimore this coming week and will be gone 9/15-9/22. Orders placed next week will be shipped when I am back in Nashville on 9/23. The following week I'll at the big Chicagoland Civil War Show in Wheaton, IL. The show is at the DePage County Fairgrounds and will be held Saturday 9/28. From Wheaton, I'll be heading to Northern Virginia for the North-South Skirmish Association Fall Nationals, held at Fort Shenandoah a few miles outside of Winchester, VA. The address to use for a GPS to find the skirmish grounds is 480 Chalybeate Springs Rd., Winchester, Virginia. I'll be setting up in the booth that I share with Cliff Sophia of CS Arms on Monday 9/30 and I'll be open for business from 9AM to 5PM Tuesday - Saturday 10/1-10/5 and may be open later one or two nights during the week. It's going to be a busy fall season, so I hope to see you at one of the many shows I will be attending this fall.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

September 13, 2019


09/02/19

Well it's hard to believe that fall is in the air and that summer is about to be gone, the year is really flying by. I'm back from a week consulting and appraisals and I'm working on getting new items listed on the site. Keep checking back, as there should be a number of new items listed over the next couple of weeks. I'll be in town through mid-month, then I'm off to the American Society of Arms Collectors fall meeting, and will wrap up the month of September at the big Chicagoland Civil War Show in Wheaton, IL. Thanks for your business, keep checking back as there will be a lot of new items to see!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

September 2, 2019


08/23/19

Well the week after the NGRHA Civil War Show was eventful with my infected molar's surgical removal put off from last Wednesday to last Friday due to the degree of infection. It took a couple of days to get back from that, but by this past Monday new items were being listed and several new pieces are on the site. I'll be out of town all of this coming week doing some appraisal and consulting work, Sunday August 25-Saturday August 31. Since Monday September 2 is Labor Day, shipping of items ordered next week will take place on September 3. I'll be in the office the next couple of weeks and will be concentrating on adding more new inventory to the site at that time. You can always reach me by email to phone to ask questions about the items on the site, or to arrange layaway terms. Thank you for your continued business and support. I look forward to the busy upcoming fall show season and hope to see many of you while I am on the road in the coming months.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 23, 2019


08/13/19

Thanks to everyone who came out to the big North Georgia Relic Hunter's Civil War & Antique Arms Show this past weekend. It was a good show. What was not so good was cracking a molar this past weekend. Today the dentist said it was "fractured" and he wasn't touching it, so I'm off to the oral surgeon on Wednesday. Of course it is horribly infected, abscessed, and swollen like crazy. The pain is almost overwhelming, so it will be a couple of days before much happens with the web site. I made sure that things that needed to ship went out today, but since I can't have this tooth cut out until tomorrow, it will be the end of the week before I'm back up and running somewhat normally. Look for some site updates at the end of the week and over the weekend. There will be  a lot of new items listed over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 13, 2019


08/04/19

It's hard to believe that summer is mostly over and school starts again tomorrow in Nashville; oh the humanity of the additional traffic in the mornings! I'm back from a three week run of shows and consultations and hope to get some new items on the site this week before I head out of town again. At least one new item is already up. Look for some more in the coming days. This coming weekend I'll be at the North Georgia Relic Hunter's Show in Marietta, GA. The show is at the Cobb County Civic Center and will be held Saturday 8/10 & Sunday 8/11. I hope you can get out and visit. In addition to my regular supply of collectible and antique arms I'll have a small number of Colt Signature Series cased reproduction revolvers. These are not my normal stock in trade and they will be going to shows until they are gone, but won't be listed on the site as this site is for original items only. I hope to see you there, if you are in the Atlanta-Metro area this weekend.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

August 4, 2019


07/11/19

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks and I have been adding lots of new items to the web site. Items in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars have been added, with items ranging from the late 17th to the late 19th century being represented. Next week I'll be off to the big North-South Trader Civil War Show in Richmond July 20-21 which will be held at the Richmond International Raceway Complex. The following week I'll be set up at The Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA July 26-28. While I'm gone updates will be limited, but you can always oder through the web site or by contacting me. I appreciate your business and hope you and your families are enjoying the "dog days" of summer.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

July 11, 2019


06/21/19

I'm back from the last Antiques Roadshow taping for this year, so Season 24 is "in the can" and those new episodes will start airing in January of 2020. Updates of the web site have started again and there will be a lot of new items listed over the next couple of weeks. My next series of shows will be the last two weeks of July, with the big North-South Trader Civil War Show in Richmond July 20-21 and the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA July 26-28. In the meantime, sit back, enjoy the summer and keep checking back as I continue to update the site with new items!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

June 21, 2019


06/12/19

Thanks to everyone who came out to the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville, KY last weekend. It was a great show with a good amount of buying and selling going on. I've started updating the site, and a wonderful Volcanic Navy pistol and a great Merwin, Hulbert & Co open-top Frontier Army have been added already. Look for some more handguns to be added over the next few days. This weekend I'll be off to the final Antiques Roadshow Season 24 taping for this year. It will be at the Wintertheur Museum in Delaware next Tuesday. Once I'm back towards the middle of next week, I'll  start getting some of the new long arms in inventory photographed, described and listed. In the meantime, sit back, relax, enjoy the summer and enjoy some great new pistols that I'll be listing on the site.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

June 12, 2019


06/04/19

It's hard to believe that it is already June and we are nearly half way through with 2019! It seems like just the other day I launched the new web site, and now it is nearly 6-months old! As usual, this month will be busy, but not at crazy as May was. This weekend, June 8-9, I'll be at the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville, KY. The show will be held in South Wing A of the Kentucky Fair-Expo complex. I've got a lot of new inventory that has not been listed on the web site yet, due to travel and lack of time. If you want to see lots of fresh stuff, come out to the show. I'll have 7 tables (that's 56 feet) of great stuff for sale. Later this month I'll be at the final Antiques Roadshow Season 24 taping for this year. It will be at the Wintertheur Museum in Delaware. However, I'll be working on adding new items all of next week, so lots of fresh stuff should up on the site before I make that trip.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

June 4, 2019


05/24/19

Another long month of travel and shows is almost over, with the big Mansfield, OH Civil War Show, an Antiques Roadshow taping in Sacramento, CA and the big Colorado Gun Collector's Show in Denver, CO all in my rear view mirror. It's hard to believe how many miles I have driven over the last few weeks; about half as many as most people drive in a year! Well, I'm back and web site updates have started. I've got a huge number of new items that I will be trying to photograph, describe and list over the next week or so. The end of the month will be spent at the American Society of Arms Collector's spring meeting in Springfield, MO (5/29-6/1). In June I'll be at the big National Gun Day Show in Louisville, KY (6/8-6/9), which will be held in South Wing A of the Kentucky Fair-Expo complex. Later in the month of June I'll be at the final Antiques Roadshow taping for this year at the Wintertheur Museum in Delaware. For the time being, enjoy the new items that I am adding and look forward to lots of new pieces being added to the site over the next few weeks.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

May 24, 2019


04/28/19

It's been a long and crazy month of April and May looks to be equally busy. I've just returned this morning from an Antiques Roadshow taping in San Antonio, where we received an amazing behind the scenes tour of the Alamo and a chance to view numerous artifacts not on display that are held by the museum there; including a Spanish miquelet lock shotgun captured from Santa Anna at the battle of Cerro Gordo during the Mexican-America War and a Jacob Dickert rifle with nearly iron clad provenance that places it at the Alamo for the 13-day siege that culminated in the battle.

I'm on off Monday April 30 for a three week run of shows, Antiques Roadshow tapings and collection pick ups. The shows are as follows:

Saturday May 4 - Sunday May 5: The Ohio Civil War Show @ The Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, OH. My tables are in the Fairhaven Building.

Saturday May 18 - Sunday May 19: The Colorado Gun Collector's Show @ The Denver Mart in Denver, CO.

Between Mansfield and Denver I'll be making a major collection stop in the west and we will be taping at another Season 24 Antiques Roadshow location in Sacramento, CA on May 13. 

While I am on this run there will be few (if any) web site updates. I apologize for this, but the logistics of this trip simply don't allow a lot of down time for the work needed to get new items listed. I will also not be able to ship any orders, so any orders placed during this time will go out around the 23rd of May, after I get back to Nashville. I apologize for the delay, but it is simply too difficult to bring all of the necessary packing supplies on the road and to ship out of town locations. However, if you will be attending either of the shows mentioned, you can pick up your orders at the show, as long I have the item with me, as not everything in inventory always goes out to a show.

If you will be in the Mansfield or Denver area on the appropriate weekends, I hope you can make it out to the shows as both are quality shows with lots of great merchandise for sale.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

April 28, 2019


04/10/19

The "taxman cometh" and April 15th is almost here. If you are looking for somewhere to spend that refund, I'll be listing a wide variety of new items over the next week or so. The first part of next week, we will be filming the first city for Season 24 of Antiques Roadshow in Phoenix, AZ. Next weekend is the big Tennessee Military Collector's Show on Friday & Saturday April 19 & 20, and of course Sunday April 21 is Easter. I'll be working hard to put new stuff on the site this week and while I am traveling for Roadshow, and I'll be at the TMCA Show next weekend. I look forward to seeing you on the road.

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

April 10, 2019


04/02/19

Well, it's "Tulsa Time" again, so I'll be heading off to the huge Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show on Wednesday 4/3. The show held in the giant River Spirit Expo on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds complex and is open to the public on Saturday April 6 from 8:00AM to 6:00PM and on Sunday April 7 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. I'll be in my usual location, upstairs along the rail overlooking the lower level at tables E46-E50. I'll have some additional items across the isle at E51-E52. I've just acquired a large, old time collection of Civil War and British military muskets, as well as some Civil War carbines, so there is a lot of new inventory that I have not been able to get on the web site yet. Come by, say "Hi" and check out all the new stuff. I'll be back from Tulsa on Monday afternoon April 8 and any order placed while I am gone will be shipped at that time. Don't miss the big 4,200+ table show if you are in the area!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

April 2, 2019


03/26/19

Thanks to everyone who came out to the big "Baltimore Show". It was a strong show as always, and while I did not buy quite as much as I had hoped, it was a very successful show. I'm back from my trip to upstate New York and the northeast, with about three dozen new antique firearms and large number of bayonets. I'll be working on listing these items over the next couple of weeks; it's a lot of good stuff. Look for the first of the updates on Tuesday 3/26 with more updates (hopefully daily) through next week, when I head off to the big Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show at the River Spirit Expo. I'll be at my usual location upstairs with my friend Walter Crutcher, at tables E46-E50. I've also made arrangements to use tables E51-E52 across the aisle because I have some many new items to put out. Anyone who ordered an item while I was out of town will be getting an email with the tracking information shortly and your items will go out on 3/26. Thanks so much, keep checking back, as lots of cool stuff is on the way!

Tim Prince

College Hill Arsenal

March 26, 2019


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