Once again we are treated to high energy, ballistic drama on a new episode of NatGeo TV′s series, Family Guns. The program follows the exploits of the gang at International Military Antiques, IMA, run by the father-son team of Christian and Alex Cranmer. They own the world′s largest emporium of military weapons and equipment. With three warehouses packed with goodies, sometimes they don′t even know what treasures they own.

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This week, warehouse manager Paul finds an odd looking pistol in a box marked 1859. Turns out the pistol is a one-of-a-kind prototype Confederate-built pistol from 1860. Christian almost has a heart attack when he discovers that his son, Alex, took the antique gun to test fire it. Fortunately for Alex, the pistol still worked just fine and did not blow up, making it worth as much as $50,000.

Then Alex tests his dad′s patience when he sneaks off with salesman Chris to check out a M41A1 Walker Bulldog tank! Christian learns where Alex, and the company checkbook, have gone to and drives like mad to stop Alex from spending $250,000 on the armored vehicle. He arrives just after the boys successfully test fired a round from the tank′s 76 millimeter gun, the first time the gun has fired in 50 years. Despite Alex′s begging, daddy Christian says, NO!

Paul comes across a dealer with working WW2 American flamethrowers. So Alex and he rush out to test these weapons. Alex might get more than he bargained for when a gas tank strapped to his back starts hissing as it leaks something very explosive. After a quick fix, Alex and Paul light up the flamethrowers and turn a mannequin dummy into ashes. Unfortunately, the dealer won′t come down on his price of $60,000 each for the weapons, so Alex leaves empty handed once again.

Then some real drama takes place as Alex discovers an email from somebody who is selling items stolen from their warehouse in Pennsylvania. The police are brought in and a sting is set up. Christian meets with the thieves and after he confirms that the goods are stolen, the cops move in and make the arrests. Some of the items include high-capacity magazines, which are a felony offense in New Jersey. Those boys are in deep trouble!