Sunday, March 22, 2009

Antique Arms Show - MD Arms Collectors

My brother Larry (pictured above) is in town for the Maryland Arms Collectors Antique Arms Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. He called us and we drove over to spend some time with him and view all the exhibits. It is more weaponry than you can even imagine. Larry says this is the premier gun show in the country and that people wait for years to be able to have a table at the event. He was working a table with a friend with whom he works on guns. While I was there a man came up asking for a stop pin for a blunderbuss. Yeah--a blunderbuss--those short little stocky guns they used during the early years of guns.

Lots of people were exhibiting their guns and others were selling. There were tables and tables of revolvers and rifles from the Civil War, Revolutionary War, World War I and II. Lots of displays of uniforms and medals and buttons and powder horns intricately carved.

Here is a picture of Japanese armor and a fabulous statue of a knight on a rearing horse.

We had a lot of fun and it was wonderful to see Larry and meet his friends. He is very knowledgeable about weaponry and the Civil War which is a common interest for us. And we stopped and bought new Vera Bradley purses on the way home. Can't beat that with a stick!