Antique Arms Collectors Society of Australia

Arms Fairs have always enjoyed the support of the AACS and they have indicated that they will attending and supporting the  Bathurst Arms Fair. They usually organize, from amongst their members, to display a good selection of antique firearms, edged weapons and items of historical interest. 

AACS can offer advice on age, rarity, conservation and restoration of vintage weapons as well as membership of one of the biggest arms collecting groups in Australia.                   

Come along and meet their representatives.

Below is a selection of their display at Bathurst in 2018.                                                  

Items in the slideshow were for sale or on display in 2017 & 2018 and are indicative only of items which may be for sale at the

2019 Bathurst Arms Fair.

NSW POLICE FIREARMS REGISTRY ~ have been invited to attend in 2019. 

Firearms Registry  attended the 2018 Bathurst Arms Fair. Several experienced officers were available to provide information on licensing, registration, safe-keeping, permits to acquire (PTA), minors permits, interstate transfers, etc. Registry staff have always been found to be very approachable and helpful with their advice and assistance.

If you have questions you'd like clarified come along and speak with them face to face.

1/3/19. Regrettably Registry have now informed us that they will be unable to provide staff for the 2019 event.

Staff workload combined with budgetary considerations have resulted in their inability to provide staff.


Well known Mudgee  enthusiast Peter Jervis has again offered to

mount a display of his extensive collection of genuine 19th century memorabilia.

Peter's displays are complemented by period items which accurately show the

equipment used by the cowboys and ranch hands.

Much of Peter's original equipment is seldom seen in Australia and is a true

representation of this period of unprecedented growth that changed America.

Industrial technology underwent massive advances during this period and

nowhere is this more evident than in the change in weapons technology

demonstrated in Peter's collection. 

LITHGOW ARMS (formerly ADI Lithgow)

Have been invited to exhibit their new range of centrefire rifles at the Bathurst Arms Fair.

After their successful introduction of the Crossover LA101's in .22 and .17 rimfire

Lithgow Arms have complemented their range with the centrefire LA102 in  

.223Rem, .243Win and .308Win.

Come along and meet the manufacturer of this world class rifle.

See the 'special guest' tab above.


All firearms, ammunition and knife sales are subject to current NSW Laws and Regulations.
You will be required to produce your licence before you may inspect a firearm.

If you wish to purchase a  firearm (that requires registration), and assuming you already have the appropriate licence, you will need  a 'Permit to Acquire' from the NSW Police Firearms Registry. The permit may be  obtained prior to the Arms Fair OR you can arrange with the dealer to hold the firearm until you obtain your permit. A deposit may be required. Dealers are happy to assist customers with the necessary protocols of purchasing.  
Many 'local' dealers can assist with the transfer of registration from interstate dealers to NSW dealers allowing buyers to pick up their purchase from a 'local' business. A fee may apply.
If you do not have a licence the Dealer can advise on the procedure to apply for a licence or direct you to the NSW Police Firearms Registry or one of the attending clubs who will be happy to advise you and may help you obtain a licence.


Saturday 9th &  Sunday 10th
    9:00am 'til 4:30pm                 9:00am  'til 3:30pm
MARCH 2019


Great Western Hwy (A32), Kendall Ave, BATHURST, NSW

The next auction will be conducted in Melbourne in late April,2019.

Some items to be listed in that auction may be on display and can be viewed at the Bathurst Arms Fair in March, 2019.

Antique, Vintage, modern firearms & Accessories, militaria collectables


 2017 & 2018 EXHIBITORS

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 2011 & 2012 EXHIBITORS

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Colt & Winchester

We've got some excellent collections of historic firearms and firearm related collectables being displayed at the Bathurst Arms Fair.

Some of Australia's finest 19th Century Winchester lever action repeating rifles and some very scarce 1880's Colt rifles and handguns will form the centrepiece of a display organised by members of the AACSA. 


A new limited edition book is to be released at the Bathurst Arms Fair.
Author/historian Mal Southwell has a special interest in the firearms

issued to NSW Police in the colonial period. After many years of research

utilizing original archival material Mal has decided to publish what he has

gleaned from the public records. 
Firearm types, brands, order quantities, serial nos., issue/rack markings

and a brief history accompany a picture of each known model.
This book is a worthy edition to add to your library of NSW history.
See Mal at Bathurst Arms Fair for a signed copy. March 9th & 10th

Soft cover, 70pp, A4 size  colour throughout.

                    Buyers and Sellers of new and used firearms, ammunition, optics and accessories.                

We are also Australia’s largest stockist of Uberti Firearms and specialist in the sport of Single Action shooting.

Come and see one of our friendly helpful staff at Bathurst Arms Fair where we will have a range of new and used firearms, ammunition, reloading equipment, cleaning gear and accessories.

Cowboy Guns and Gear, 54-56 Kendal Street COWRA  NSW  2794 Ph: 02 6342 1965