Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 2, 2021

August 2nd was the birthday of Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). When his name is mentioned, Lawrence of Arabia immediately comes to mind. But one of my favorites was his 1971 film titled Murphy’s War. That has some very memorable seaplane flying scenes.

I’ve recently added eight guns, over at Elk Creek Company. And I have several more new acquisitions to add soon, including several stainless steel Ruger Old Army percussion revolvers. Take a look. Keep in mind that we now take payments both in pre-1965 U.S. silver coinage, or in Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) at a multiplier that changes often, to match the volatile global spot silver market. The current multiplier is 21 times the silver coin face value, if you are paying by check or money order.  Thus, if I have a gun priced as $30 in silver, it would be $630, in FRNs. Please note that some of the guns are priced as low as $16.50 “face” in pre-’65 silver coin! For anyone who truly believes in tangibles investing, trading silver for quality antique guns can be a solid investment. And, for anyone who started stacking silver back when it was less than $20 per ounce, my pre-1899 guns are a bargain!

Today, another review by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.

But up first are the results of the most recent round of our writing contest. Our congratulations to the winners. – JWR