Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers:

I regret to advise the Classic Arms Journal will be folding its tent and suspending operations with the posting of the Summer 2017 issue which will represent the completion of two years of publication, eight issues. The Journal has simply not proven a viable undertaking.

Subscribers are still most welcome but with the understanding they will only have access to the total of eight issues for subscriptions purchase after February 10th, 2017. After the last issue is posted July 15th, those of you who subscribed after October 15th of 2016 are welcome to contact us at with a USPS mailing address and we’ll issue a pro rata refund for any issues you would have received otherwise, had the Journal not closed.

Note, however, we plan to keep the magazine on air for subscribers to revisit when they like as long as their subscriptions last. We may reconfigure it in the future as an on-line book with a somewhat different format and post in public spaces a table of contents. The NEWS section will remain and we’ll expect to add occasionally book reviews, product reviews/releases and any commentary that occurs to us. And, who knows, we may resume publishing again some day.

In any event, I would like to thank all of you who subscribed to the Journal for your interest and support.


Thanks and Best Wishes,


Hamilton S. Bowen
Publisher, Classic Arms Journal



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Thanks for your interest,
Classic Arms Journal Staff


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