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Why am I coming back to the antique weapons trade?

Following my retirement 2 years ago I felt the growing need to get back to the world of antique weapons, my life long passion.
When the news spread that I was going back to the trade I received wonderful encouragements from collectors throughout the industry. The trade publication CIBLES also welcomed my return in its January 2012 issue.
I am starting with a brand new stock, and I might need a little time to gather  a wide enough range of quality supplies to meet your expectations.
I have been spending much time getting ready for this return: I have been involved with  the development of future laws on weapons. To the satisfaction of most collectors, the date of vintage has been extended from 1870 to 1900 with an additional list. All details can be found on
I have decided to work on my own, with no retail store, selling exclusively from my web-site.
As it is not convenient to meet me in La Tour du Pin, I recommend to come and see me at the various antique weapons shows I will be attending. You may also call me at this number +33(0)952234827 although I will often be away.Therefore, the most efficient way to contact me is by mail.
With best regards
Jean-Jacques Buigne