Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of the Ancient Greek city states. A Hoplophile is someone with an interest in arms and all matters relating to weapons.
There are loads of web forums and blogs about firearms on the web, but few that discuss the collecting of antique and vintage firearms from a British perspective. I have been a collector of vintage arms for 15 years and have been interested in the subject for as long as I can remember. I have founded this site in the hope that it can become a repository of knowledge about vintage arms, and particularly a source of advice for new collectors about the legal and practical aspects of collecting old guns in Britain today.