[quote=“jean-pierre”]I have been reading this forum for months and I am wondering.
How can you have all these ctges ??? !!!
Are they yours or Bill ones ?
Do you really have them or do you have only pictures ?
I have been collecting ammunition for over 50 years. My family (Great Uncle Ralph Crittenden) started the first ammunition factory in the US in 1849 and our reference collection is over 150 years old. 99% of the ammunition photos which I have posted are items from the CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES collection. I have been selling the collection for over 20 years and still have far too much of this stuff left. You can read more detail if interested by clicking on the “ME” on ebay (same user name CSAEOD) and you can see more items and BUY SOME on Auctionarms.com and Gunbroker.com .
In addition I have over 20,000 reference photos of ammunition and explosive ordnance. I post some of these if they answer a question.
So far I have posted only a very small part of photos of the collection. There are many 10,000+ item collections in the US and others worldwide. So far I have not posted more than 500 items.
I try to post items which most people have not seen before.
I have had several requests to see my office. This is a work site and usually looks like the aftermath of a rocket attack. It is mostly reference materials. This is a very small part of the collection of reference materials most are in storage after our move 7 years ago. I moved into a smaller office.
Yes the boxes are all full of ammo reference materials which I packed 7 years ago. Most are in storage.
Those are Soviet aircraft flying about.
This is my ready reference block of drawers containing about 15,000 different items of small arms ammunition.
My major holding are kept in a secure ammo bunker. I only keep items of current interest in my office.
THESE ARE GIFTS FROM MY FAMILY REPRESENTING HOW THEY SEE ME.