DVD , VHS OR BETA ***** This is the only video product published which traces the developement of the grenade and identifies grenades of the world. This is a two hour full color and sound PRODUCTION of the sale of part of our grenade collection. includes: historical introduction, visit to the grenade collection at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and includes hand, rifle, and grenade thrower grenades including those for the 40 mm M79 and M203 grenade throwing weapons. Countries include: U.S., Britain, Germany, Japan, Soviet Union, Denmark, France, Italy, Hungary, Viet Nam, and others. Numerous sectioned items. Some noteable items: the earliest known complete hand grenade, the original " kiska" grenade, mint Japanese type with labels, V40 complete and sectioned, matrix types, proximity fuzed, silenced, and rocket types, many experimental varieties. 125 different hand, rifle, and grenade thrower specimens historical and current. The best single source education about the subject currently available. "BUY NOW" ANY OF OUR ITEMS AND GET OUR PUBLICATION "CARTRIDGES FOR COLLECTORS" FOR $6 PPD. WELCOME TO THE CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES "ON LINE MUSEUM" AND DEACQUSITION SALE. THE ITEMS IN OUR REFERENCE COLLECTION DATE BACK TO ABOUT 1849 WHEN MY GREAT UNCLE, RALPH CRITTENDEN AND HIS PARTNER RICHARD TIBBALS CREATED THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL AMMUNITION FACTORY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DRAWN CARTRIDGES , PERCUSSION CAPS AND ALL FORMS TO AMMUNITION OF INTEREST TO THE GUN MANUFACTURING FACTORS OF THE DAY. SPENCER , SHARPS , HENRY , VOLCANIC, JENNINGS, REMINGTON, JOSLYN,WESSON,BALLARD,BACON,BLISS,WARNER AND SMITH AND WESSON ALL SOLD CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS AMMUNITION UNDER THEIR OWN TRADE NAME. THE UNION ARMY BOUGHT MILLIONS OF CTM PERCUSSION CAPS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SPENCER CARTRIDGES DURING LINCOLN’S WAR AND ALL OF THE SPENCER AMMUNITION USED IS THE FIRST MAJOR BATTLES INCLUDING GETTYSBURGH WERE ALL MADE BY CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS.****Over the course of the next couple of years we will be offering for sale thousands of rare specimens of museum quality many of which have never been offered for sale before and which you will likely never see for sale again. Why are we selling this archive and reference collection? After 150+ years of interest in ammunition there is no one else interested in the field in our family. My personal collecting has spanned 50 years and I am at an age when it is time to stop and pass on such activities to others.
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