Welcome
to the
Utah Gun Collectors Association
January 2000 Gun Show
Celebrating 40 years of service 1960-2000
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Here are some samples of the educational displays presented by UGCA members.
We hope you enjoy them.  Part of the pleasure of gun collecting is learning about the historical, technical, and artistic features associated with firearms.  Gun shows provide members, and the general public, a chance to appreciate these aspects.

If you collect guns, we invite you to join UGCA.
Membership benefits include for free admission to all UGCA shows, reduced table rates, and a great newsletter.
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George F.'s award winning display of "The graveur's Art-  Elegant Gun engraving"
George is a skilled machinist himself, and understands the difficulty of achieving such beautiful results.

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Larry A. and a magnificent assortment of Luger Pistols and related items
Larry is a real student of these, and can explain the reasons for the many different variations shown.  The basic Luger semi-automatic design was invented in 1893.

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George N.'s award winning display of "Kentucky" rifles and pistols (actually from the Carolinas)
George is a retired aerospace engineer who started collecting these when he worked in the southeastern US.


 



Guns made for the Russians by America's Big Four [Gun makers] presented by Jeff D.
Colt, Remington, Winchester and Smith & Wesson all made guns for the Czarist Russians before the Bolshevik revolution in 1917.  Very few are found in the U.S. (or in Russia!)



Mr. W. with some Military flare Pistols
Most major powers have made flare pistols for signaling or distress use.  They can be large or small, sophisticated or crude and have one or even two or three barrels!

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Company B, 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry by Dave G.
Dave is a plumber who is active in living history events and shares his knowledge with many school events.


"Cowboy Shooters" display by Bill H.
Bill is a former Air Force officer who is now in the computer field, but was born about 100 years too late. He has worked with several movie productions, and is active in "Cowboy Action shooting" competition

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"A 'DEMILITARIZED' Gun Collection" by John S.
A heartbreaking array of military pistols and rifles turned into scrap by cutting, crushing, of torching, and one that was so rare that it was rebuilt (a WW2 T3 carbine with a primitive night vision scope).  John is a retired Navy man.

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Chuck R. representing the National Rifle Association
Every gun owner should be a NRA member, and Chuck is ready to sign you up!


An amazing collection of small derringer type pistols from a young lady's collection.
Look at the ingenuity in devising these, often combining several features (knife, brass knuckles, etc.) into a single weapon.  Most of these are 90-125 years old, and very valuable collector items.


 Stevens Single Shot Rifles and Pistols from the Collection of Ralph S.
 These were made by the tens or hundreds of thousands, but are quite scarce today, as most were abused by youthful shooters in the happier days when young people shot cans and rats instead of each other.  The availability of guns is not the cause of this, nor the solution.

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The Western Military History Association's "Axis and Allies"
Items from their museum collection, with some re-enactors in uniforms of the period to honor our veterans.


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