The Secret Flame is No Secret Anymore

Put your glasses on and your ear plugs in because Sean Rich and the guys are in Colorado Springs this week doing what they do best: finding the best military items and weapons for their auction. The new episode of Lords of War airs tonight at 9P and follows Sean as he shoots and examines a Kel-Tec RFB 308 Rifle and discovers a hidden secret for an Italian Flintlock.

Sean knows that big money is to be made when avid hunter, Lyle, approaches him about a tip to a Kel-Tec RFB 308. If the gun shoots, this can bring in a whopping $2,500 for auction. The unique forward ejection feature of the Kel-Tec means that without the brass being ejected from one side or the other, the shooter can be either left-handed or right-handed. What can you do with a Kel-Tec that doesn’t fire? Nothing. Will Sean be able to fire up this expensive rifle designed for police and military in urban environments?

That’s not all. Next Sean examines a post-renaissance Italian Flintlock. Taking a closer a look he realizes that there is a secret deep within the rare collectible. In Italy of the 1700s, objects that didn’t quite work up to the standards were often re-purposed to satisfy other needs. If this gun truly hides secrets inside its furniture, it will most likely excite buyers at the auction and could bring in good money for the team. If it looks like a pistol, it may not always function as a pistol.

Tune in to Lords of War:The Secret Flame tonight at 9P to find out if the Italian Flintlock WWII aircraft searchlight will light up in value after Sean’s evaluation.


  1. Michelle
    San Francisco
    February 6, 2013, 4:35 pm

    The Italian Flintlock is an amazing piece of history! Modern day fire arms lack the sophistication & elegance of these older pieces. Thanks for re-capping the episode, very useful!

  2. Kate
    Los Angeles
    February 7, 2013, 2:48 pm

    My husband got me hooked on this show and now I have much more appreciation for this important part of history. Sean’s kinda hot too! Don’t tell my husband.

  3. Vahishta
    Boca Raton, FL
    February 9, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Great re-cap! “It may look like a pistol, but may not function as one”. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  4. Simon
    February 11, 2013, 9:54 am

    Just watching one episode, the one with the silver bar. Are you joking? The expert reads 1621 to prove that it could have been on the ship they mentioned, while the closeup of the bar and the numbers he points at clearly say 1746… why are you trying to make fools out of us?

  5. Rosa
    February 12, 2013, 2:57 am

    Love this show!Great re-cap!