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Smoky Mountain Gun Collectors Association Show August 27-28 in Knoxville,Tn


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#1 FUJIMO

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:09 AM

The annual SMGCA show is coming up this weekend.

This will be the second year at their new location right off Callahan Drive.

For anyone that has never been to one of their shows this is an ACTUAL gun show. They specifically keep the riff raff out (chinese flea market items, camo flippie floppies, etc) so I always try to show my support by getting the word out and helping out their attendance. Last years show was huge and I remember watching several deals pass me by. One, (IHC M1 Garand) still has me :(

It's located at

6700 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912

I don't have the show hours but will update as soon as I can find out.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:33 PM

Great show, can't wait to go this year.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for the heads up. This is an excellent show.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the heads up. This is an excellent show.


Yeah, it really is more of a classic firearms collector's type show. Even though I'm not one, I really enjoyed it last year. Gonna be out of town though, can't make it this year.

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#5 Mike.357

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:52 PM

I wanna go, might have better luck moving that rifle there than the show last week.

Saturday or Sunday?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:53 PM

Saturday AM?

I'm sure there will be more interest there in your excellent 03A3 than at the Expo show last weekend.

Edited by Garufa, 23 August 2011 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:01 AM

see you then at the usual time, assuming they open at the usual time.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:57 AM

I may try to make this one as well, any idea on cost?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

Hours:Saturday 9-5Sunday 9-4Not sure of the cost but I can't imagine its as much as an rk show.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:55 AM

It's been $6, & there has been a $1 off coupon in the Knoxville News Sentinel classifieds.
Just checked - No add in Wed. paper.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

It's been $6, & there has been a $1 off coupon in the Knoxville News Sentinel classifieds.
Just checked - No add in Wed. paper.


Well I will keep an eye out.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:38 PM

It's been $6, & there has been a $1 off coupon in the Knoxville News Sentinel classifieds.
Just checked - No add in Wed. paper.


There is a coupon/ad in the sports section of Knoxville paper today, Thursday.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:57 PM

do they ever sell any newer handguns or anything of the sort?

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:34 AM

Affirmative ! I know last year Mike with phantom firearms had a table as well as several dealers that had new and like new firearms. I hope people aren't under the impression that this is a show for muskets and black powder,lol. There's no limit on what you can bring to sell ortrade as long as its gun related.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

doesn't look like I will make it. I will not be heading back to kville until Sat Morning.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:26 AM

i can't find any information on this event? do they have a website?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:01 PM

I had been looking for one as well...but i dont live but a second from there, so I will probably stop by and check it out

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

fairly nice show, all meat and potatoes. Very little crappola.

Did not see much buying going on, 'cept for some guy who looked to be buying an AK or some such out in the parking lot.

Seemed just about 1/2 everyone attending was toting something for sale.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:53 PM

Great show, got some good deals. More trading than selling but all in all a good day at the show.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:23 AM

Nearly all the same dealers you find at the Expo Center and Chilhowee. Only real difference is the "junk" dealers weren't present.

Not deals to be found by me. Found a used Taurus that was missing finish and was very abused.This is the one like my wife wants but the dealer was asking $480. I can get the same gun for $362 out the door elsewhere.
Found another dealer selling a really rough Broomhandle Mauser but I don't have the cash this week so I asked for a way to contact him next week to buy it. He said he didn't want that so I guess I won't be buying it.
Used Ruger 10/22's for $450.
Used Sigma S&W for $350 firm. They can be had for $299 new at every other show.

For me the $3 spent to get int was a waste as was the 45 minute drive to get there.

Hate to be negative but it seems like no one checks around and then prices accordingly. $480 for a used Taurus is absolutely ridiculous.

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