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Denver CGCA show
May 21st, 2018 at 5:53pm
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The CGCA show was good as always. 

Had one get away from me on Thursday, which brought on sadness for a while, but I quickly recovered..

Highlights of the show was getting to see one of the original belt driven rifling machines from the Stevens factory!  An extensive collection of 1885 Winchester schuetzen rifles many of which were thought never to been fired!  Got to see and caress a Peterson/Schoyen Duplex Measure.  Picked up Ed Curtis and Tom Rowe's books on loading tools, (great information btw)..and as always got to meet scores of wonderful likely minded collectors and shooters as well some friends who frequent this forum.  A long 3 and 1/2 days, but well spent time.   

Forgot to mention Tom Quigley's loading implements display was rather amazing.  Had every loading tool you could imagine from practically every famous SS gunsmith....everything from an uncherried pope mold to various Zischang loading tools....even AO Bremer powder measure and packaged lead bullets w AO Bremers name on them!   Ed Curtis had a wonderful display of Long Range Ballard Rifles and loading tools....and two of the  complete leather boxes of Ballard sights...funny enough one box spelled ballard correctly the other period box had it misspelled with only one L!
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Reply #1 - May 21st, 2018 at 7:12pm
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Simply an outstanding experience based on your description and far better than just staying home, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds by far.

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Reply #2 - May 21st, 2018 at 7:50pm
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I always look forward to seeing you Darin, and visiting! Wish Jon wasn't tied up at Raton at the matches. But tickled to hear he got a 3rd place in scoped offhand with his Ballard!
  

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Reply #3 - May 21st, 2018 at 7:53pm
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It sure sounds like it was a good time.
There are always interesting displays and great people there.
This was the first show I have missed in the last 15 years. I hope to be back next year.
  
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I see some of Vall's rifles in Portland.  I have to stay back a bit from his tables though.  He frowns on me drooling all over the displays Wink

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Reply #5 - May 22nd, 2018 at 9:24am
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That show is on my bucket list, maybe next year.....
  
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Reply #6 - May 22nd, 2018 at 11:45am
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bpjack wrote on May 21st, 2018 at 10:57pm:
I see some of Vall's rifles in Portland.  I have to stay back a bit from his tables though.  He frowns on me drooling all over the displays Wink

Jack


Jack you're always welcome to  drool or fondle my guns when you come to OAC to visit! August two day show is changed to the 11th-12th of August! Great display show!
  

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Reply #7 - May 22nd, 2018 at 4:11pm
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fantastic, I may be able to make that one  Grin  Put on an extra coat of droll protection  Cheesy
  

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Schuetzenmiester wrote on May 22nd, 2018 at 4:11pm:
fantastic, I may be able to make that one  Grin  Put on an extra coat of droll protection  Cheesy


If you guys might make the August Collector Show let me know! Would enjoy meeting and seeing another ASSRA member face to face!
  

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Reply #9 - May 22nd, 2018 at 7:29pm
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Will do Vall.
  

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Reply #10 - May 22nd, 2018 at 8:44pm
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Bob,

If you can go, we can meet up in Tumwater and drive down together.

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Sounds good.
  

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