The Nation’s Gun Show October 2, 3 & 4, 2009
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1,000 Eight Foot Tables, Sell & Trade. Well Lit, Air Conditioned, Spacious Behind Tables, Wide Aisles, Professional Police Guards, Excellent Concession, 4,000 Free Parking Spaces
ADVANCE TICKET SALES $18.00 3 DAY PASSES ONLY
Ticket Sales Start Friday 1:00 Pm Until Open Of Show
Fri. 3 PM – 8 PM
Sat. 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday $18.00 for a 3 day pass or $12.00 each day for adults, $6.00 for teenagers 12-17,Children under 12 are FREE with a paying adult.
Honored Guest Badge. $50.00 Honored Guest Badge’ is sold in advance or at door for admission during set-up hours and the weekend.
You must show a proper photo I.D. when picking up. Honored Guest Badge can be obtained by contacting our office 1-888-715-0606 .
While at the Nation’s Gun Show Please stop by and see the amazing display provided by the NRA museum:
The Fabulous Flintlocks of Cecil Brooks
Remember when NRA President Charlton Heston raised a rifle defiantly into the air during his famous “cold, dead hands” speech? That rifle was a Cecil Brooks flintlock, as are the pistol and three rifles presented here by the National Firearms Museum. Our exhibit includes rifles presented to Congressman J.C. Watts, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, and Lt. Colonel Oliver North.
Cecil Brooks was a Lowell, Ohio gunsmith who began his career in the 1920s as a blacksmith, taxidermist and sign painter. In 1955 the NRA commissioned him to craft the rifle to be presented to the principal speaker at the Association’s national convention, a tradition that continued each year until his death in 2006 at age 93.
Each of Brooks’ presentation rifles were flintlocks of the 18th-century Pennsylvania or Kentucky style carried by Americans into the new frontier. Stocked in curly maple from trees selected by Brooks, and with sterling silver furniture and gold inlays, the rifles required up to 700 hours of bench time to make.
Over the years, Brooks rifles were presented to Presidents, statesmen, military leaders, and other luminaries. But, as American Rifleman magazinenoted in 2005, describing the common element captured by news photos of the yearly presentation ceremonies, “No matter what the status of the man or woman clutching the prized Brooks rifle – from Governors to Senators to national icons – the image on those photos is the same: of mere mortals touching perfection.”
C & E Gun Shows and Showmasters
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Blacksburg, VA 24060
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