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A Colt Python, Charles Russhon & The Man with the Golden Gun

To my family and friends, it’s no secret that I’m a lifelong fan of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and the films that followed. I spent many late nights in college riveted to Fleming’s prose when I should have been asleep, and I’ve seen the movies more times than I can count. While Fleming died long before I was born, I have met people who knew the writer. I have shaken hands with people who shook the hand of Ian Fleming!

As Director of Skinner’s Historic Arms & Militaria department, I am fortunate to be able to work with wonderful historic material.… Read More

Archaeology at Minuteman Historical National Park: The Parker’s Revenge Project

As a child growing up in the town of Concord, Massachusetts, I have always had a passion for the history and material culture of the events leading up to the start of the American Revolution. Years ago, I began going to local historical societies trying to find new documentation, as well as objects with a solid provenance to this period. Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to look into the ground and see if we could find the location of the spot that the Lexington militia arrived on the Battle Road on April 19th 1775 to attack the retreating British column on their return from Concord.… Read More