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Military Collectors Show in Franklin, TN

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Not sure if any of you got a chance to go to the Military Collectors show at the Marriott in Franklin (Cool Springs) yesterday or today, but if you did not, you missed a great show.  There were three rooms (one large and two medium) just filled with classic firearms from all periods.  The theme was the turn of the century and the Spanish-American war but there was everything imaginable.  I have seen more Garands, 1911's, Springfield 1903's, etc than I can remember.  Saw a Mauser I almost grabbed but I have more vintage rifles now than I need, so I passed.  My buddy bought a cherry Winchester model 1895 for himself and a Mosin-Nagant for his son as a Christmas present.  

Anyway, it was a smorgasbord for the visual senses.

On related note, and if you missed this one, the Civil War show next weekend is stacking up to be a jewel, too.  Just to whet your appetite, the flintlock rifle that was owned by Gaspar Mansker (yes, the man who founded Mansker's Station in Goodlettsville in 1780) will be there on display.  It is part of a private collection and this may be the only chance to see such a cherished relic as this.  

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11 hours ago, RunaTuna said:

How overpriced was everything?

"This was Himmler's personal K98. $2000, no lowballs I know what I got sonny."

Well, the prices were a bit high over all, but less than you see posted on Gunbroker (not that you can use that as a measuring stick).  

Saw a couple of Garands for $1,000 and a few Mosin's for $550 and a 1903 for $1,500 but most higher.  

I had not been to the show in years so it was just good to immerse myself.  😉

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My buddy got an Argentine 1909 rifle for $200. Had a lot of surface grime and rust but no pitting. Complete rifle that’s cleaning up nicely. Early Germany made to boot.  One thing we enjoy about the show is going to the Indian buffet right down the road. 

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Then next Military Collectors show will not be until next year.

However, the largest Civil War show in the southeast starts this coming Saturday at the Williamson County Ag Center at the intersection of I-65 and Peytonsville Road.  Both Saturday and Sunday.

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