The Society & Contact


The Heritage Arms Society is the club for people who are interested in collecting antique arms and related items. The club focuses on military and civilian arms and accoutrements over 100 years old, including firearms, edged weapons, medals, armour, helmets, uniforms, badges etc. If you already collect, are interested in starting a collection or just love history, then the Heritage Arms Society is the club for you.

Whilst we are Adelaide Australia based, our membership is global and interstate and overseas members also engage in club activities via virtual participation each month in our magazine and/or website. Our aim is to be the most proactive and educational historical collecting group in the world and support and encourage research activities by both our experienced and novice members.


Membership is available to any person, or family, subscribing to the aims of the Society and our global membership continues to expand. Members local, interstate and overseas; who being experts in their areas of interest regularly write articles for publication in our magazine and/or on the website.


With a global membership we have no shortage of in-house experts across a broad range of militaria and arms collecting fields who can assist with identification and research requests. We are here to help our members in any way we can.


A monthly magazine “Barrels and Blades” is now a minimum of 45 pages long and is published electronically each month. Whilst it serves to keep members advised of news and coming events, the main focus now is on encouraging and publishing member research articles. We also provide members with an opportunity to advertise their wanted to buy, sell, or trade in both the magazine and on our website.

Complimentary Non-Member copies with a watermark are also distributed to all members of the Antique Arms Society in the UK which has increased our reach and enabled existing members to make valuable contacts with like minded collectors around the world.


An added benefit of joining the Heritage Arms Society is access to free advertising and promotional access to both the magazine and the website, including a link to your business website. The Non-Member Copy of our magazine goes to every collecting club in Australia and New Zealand and the Antique Arms and Armour Society in London. We also have members across Australia and overseas members in Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong, Oman, and the USA.


Should you ever have the opportunity to visit Adelaide South Australia, the society meets on the third Friday of each month, at the Lutheran Church Hall 57-59 Botting Street (Corner of Osborne St) Albert Park SA.  Doors open at 7.30 pm, and the meeting commences at 8 pm.

Meetings take the form of open discussion and displays of items brought by members. All items displayed must be a minimum of 100 years old. Visiting speakers address meetings on a variety of topics. Visitors are both welcome and encouraged. Upon arrival, please make yourself known to a member of the committee and complete the visitor form.