Gun Collectors Association
October 2002 Gun Show
Ogden Gun Show" Our 41st year of Quality Gun Shows in Utah
here for date and location of our next picnic and historic arms shooting
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
here for membership information and application
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Let's go to the UGCA gun show!
Lots of people bring old guns or related items
to our show for free appraisals or to sell. Maybe you want to do
this at the next show.
Now- on to the Great Displays!
Click on the title to go
directly to one of these displays or enjoy scrolling down the page to see
.22 Caliber Single Action Frontier Scout, New Frontier, and Peacemaker
Jim C. really likes these slightly scaled down versions of the famous
"Colt Single Action Army" used by cowboys and cavalrymen from 1873 onward.
Jim has just about every variation known, and a story to go with each.
His display is truly magnificent, and attracts a lot of attention whenever
he brings it out. The photos below are just a sample of the contents.
"The Civil War Cavalry"
Mel enjoys collecting in this popular specialty, and we have seen his collection
and exhibit grow to a comprehensive collection, and very appealing presentation.
Congratulations to a real winner!
of Show Award Winner !
The Hunter of the Old
Place Award Winner !
This is a superb collection of rifles which were used to
provide food, protection and sport. Many consider the "Kentucky" rifle
to be a uniquely American form of folk art, as well as a great example of the
mixing of the skills of the blacksmith and furniture maker with additional talent
needed to be a gunsmith. Congratulations to George N. for his award and thank
you for sharing this with the public.
A Few U.S. Navy Uniforms
Place Award Winner !
Linda and Steve got on a Navy kick a while back and ended
up with a HUGE collection of really neat uniforms ranging from the Civil War up
through Vietnam, from the lowest seamen to several from a former Chief of Naval
Operations, the highest ranking officer in the Navy. They also included a few
children's patriotic uniforms to show the influence Navy uniforms had on some
Smith & Wesson
Spur Trigger Revolvers 1857-1892
Bruce brought out this impressive collection of early S&W's
and advanced collectors will note the especially rare "gutta percha"
case, and the early boxes of ammo included in the display. Very nice!
A Dozen Eggs
This respected anonymous collector has been slowly accumulating fine pistols
made by the famous English gunmaking family related to Durs Egg. He has a DOZEN
of these beautiful guns, but when getting out the items for the display, could
not find two of them, so his official title was just "Some Eggs" but
we will give him credit for a full dozen.
Two stags (a type of deer) at rest, hiding from the hunters?
Rifles and Related Items
Ray brought out several really great Sharps rifles, including
a fine "buffalo rifle" and the skinning knives used to remove the
hides. Note that the knives were worn in a holder made from a buffalo horn,
attached to a leather waist belt, decorated with brass tacks.
of the U.S. Serviceman
This impressive collection is courtesy of Art, who most
people though only collected Winchesters. An exceptionally handsome presentation
which includes many top condition examples of scarce revolvers and self loading
Mormon Battalion- U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1847
David is our "living history" expert who works a lot
with educational projects, including schools.
The Mormon Battalion-
U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1847
On August 6, 1846, 496 men, 31 wives and 44 children left Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas and began one of the longest Infantry marches in U.S. history. The
goal of the battalion was to help secure California during the War with
Mexico. On January 29, 1847, the battalion reached San Diego with 335 men,
4 women and 1 child. The Mormon Battalion was discharged at Fort Moore (Los
Angeles) July 16, 1847.
Larry's fine collection of Pacific campaign relics includes
rifles, carbines, field equipment, uniforms, etc. Note the two Japanese
rifles still in the original boxes that their captors used to ship them home.
War I Uniforms and Equipment
Gus had a great collection of WW1 uniforms
from many nations and the arms and equipment carried by them. Note the great
mannequins he made to use for this display. (We will have details on those later.).
Small Pistols in
A nice variety of derringers, including one by Henry Deringer,
and also one of the smallest handguns ever made, which you can see next to a
normal size playing card!
Rifle Association (NRA)
UGCA is a NRA affiliated club, and the NRA works hard
to protect the rights of collectors, as well as target shooters, hunters, and
self defense users. Chuck is busy signing up more people eager to join
to help protect our rights. He also helps people get tickets to the "Friends
of NRA" events, which are fund raisers to support such things as firearms safety
classes, shooting range improvements, and hunting opportunities.
Wahsatch Shooters Association is one of several local ranges that also host special
interest groups like Cowboy Action Shooters.
A nice group of Colt Revolvers and Bolt Action
Rifles were shared by Mike, examples of guns that are both collectible
and fun to use.
of the Great Basin and South West
Gilmer shared this important collection of ancient artifacts which includes
weapons, household utensils, and other items that people had to make themselves
since there were no WalMarts nearby.
Army Uniforms- Revolutionary
War to Desert Storm
Once again the Western Military History Association brought
out some of their holdings for the public to enjoy.
SEE YOU AT THE NEXT UGCA SHOW!
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