/ Modified jul 19, 2012 9:52 a.m.

History Detectives

Learn the stories behind a set of Civil War-era pistols, K.K.K. Records and a battered Ampeg B-15 amp. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

hist_det_pistols_spot (PHOTO: Photo Courtesy of Fran Laks)
These Civil War era pistols were kept in excellent condition and, even more rare, a matched set still in its original case. Appraised for as much as $30,000 on Antiques Roadshow, this gun set could be worth muchThese Civil War era pistols were kept in excellent condition and, even more rare, a matched set still in its original case. Appraised for as much as $30,000 on Antiques Roadshow, this gun set could be worth much more if HISTORY DETECTIVES can find out more about the original owner. more if HISTORY DETECTIVES can find out more about the original owner.

hist_det_klan_record_spot (PHOTO: Courtesy of Katherine Brow)

A 78rpm record with a startling name: The A-side reads The Bright Fiery Cross, and the B-side reads The Jolly Old Klansman. The record came with a stack of 1920s albums included in the Victrola Jan Hazel bought at an Indiana antique store.

hist_det_motown_amp_spot (PHOTO: Courtesy of Rachel Ross)

Did this amp boom the bass line of the Motown sound? This battered Ampeg B-15 amp with the name James Jamerson stenciled on the side, was found by Steve Fishman. A musician himself, he was excited to explore its authenticity with HISTORY DETECTIVES

History Detectives, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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