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Old March 5, 2013, 01:30 AM   #2
BarryLee
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Not a linguist here, but I think the term originally referred to a facility and not a specific collection. In other words the building armaments are stored or serviced in and not the actual items.

However, it has come to mean any collection of firearms and I don’t think there is a specific size. Obviously it is used to sensationalize a story and another term would probably be more accurate, but not sure it is really wrong as far as modern usage goes.
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