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Art March, 19 2009

The “Original Baltimore” Antique Arms Show

This weekend the “Original Baltimore” Antique Arms Show hits the charm city. While violence isn’t our thing, there is no denying that antique firearms are, at times, dazzling. Of particular interest is the way the Kentucky rifle worked to spread the Chippendale style west far after its vogue in eastern cities had vanished. Add to that, the show itself is a dizzying piece of Americana in its own right. 1000s of dealers. The finest gathering of Antique Arms dealers in the World. I’ve been told this by enthusiasts and antiques aficionados alike for years, and in 2009 I think my time to check it out has come.

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