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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