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Old November 7, 1999, 07:49 AM   #3
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,302
It appears that with the passing of Dr. Clinton Ezell, the Smithsonian has lost its interest in firearms. Anybody here at TFL a doctorate candidate in technology? Short of that, I'd like to nominate Blake Stevens or Herbert Houze to fill Dr. Ezell's spot.

I did make inquiries as to the staff at Springfield Armory. They have one currator who is retired US Army and a historian. The conservator and registrar happen to be the same individual. So much for the support staff. Happily, their one full-time Park Ranger helps in designing exhibits. He is a firearms enthusiast and helps with the historical demonstrations.

Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt

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