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The local sportsmans club sponsors 2 gun shows every year, one in the fall, and one in the spring. The one in the fall is always right after labor day. This year it was yesterday evening and today. I usually go to the Friday afternoon session, that way I don't have to get up early to go to the show. I took the camera with me to get a few pictures for my blog so that I would have something to write about. So, let's take a look at some of the guns that were for sale at the gun show, shall we?
This first picture show 4 military surplus SKSs. This rifle was designed at the end of WW2 by the Soviet Union, but did not see production until after the war. The SKS is a semi automatic rifle with a built in 10 round box magazine. These rifles were manufactured by several countries after WW2. 2 of these rifles are of Russian manufacture, and the other 2 are from different countries.
At the same dealer's table was a nice group of shotguns.
He also had several bayonets for sale for the people who collect them.
Moving on from those tables, I came to this rack. The bottom gun is a vintage 32 rimfire single shot. The next gun up is a Snider action "Zulu" shotgun in 12 gauge. These guns were converted from rifles to shotguns for the African trade. The next gun up is a nice basic 12 gauge double barrel shotgun with shorter barrels, often called a "coach gun". The black thing on top is a fiberglass stock for some rifle.
On the other side of the rack was 2 over & under fancy shotguns and a sporterized Mauser action rifle.
There was also a nice antique double barrel 12 gauge shotgun with Damascus Twist barrels.
He also had a French pinfire revolver that dates back to the Civil War.
Moving on to a different dealer table I found this.
The same dealer also had these rifles.
Moving on to other tables, I found these. The second rifle in this picture is a British WW1 vintage SMLE No 1 Mk 3 dated 1916. The third rifle is a Swiss straight pull military rifle. Most of these rifles are 1930s and 40s vintage. The fifth rifle is an M-1 Garand.
At another table, I found these interesting long guns. There are 2 flintlock muzzle loaders, and just past that is a late model Remington rolling block rifle chambered for the Spanish 7 X 57 cartridge. These were made for the Spanish government around the beginning of the 1900s and issued to their colonial troops. Some of these were used by the Spanish troops in the Spanish American war.
There were a lot of other tables full of various hunting rifles and shotguns, and a few more "black guns", as well as a variety of modern and vintage pistols at the show that I didn't take pictures of, mostly because I forgot to take the pictures. I always enjoy going to these shows just to see what's for sale. I usually don't have enough money to buy any of the older rifles that I would want to add to my collection, the older rifles are always expensive. This time around, all I bought was a cup of coffee and a box of ammo.
Here is my proof of it being my pictures at the gun show, taken with my camera. :-)
Well, that's all I have for this post, I hope you found it interesting!
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