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Re: Baltimore Show
Posted by John on Monday, 19 March 2012, at 10:12 p.m., in response to Re: Baltimore Show, posted by Fred on Monday, 19 March 2012, at 1:13 p.m.
As far as Krags, probably about 100-150 (including at least 3 unmodified M1892s a dozen or so real carbines), and about 75 M1903s. Ranging from minty guns, to trashy, prices reflecting condition. Also several dealers with parts for them.
I am fond of saying "At some gun shows you may meet a few dealers who have read some books." But, at Baltimore you will meet dealers who have written the books, and most are delightful folks who love to chat with people interested in their topics.
I did not mention the pure displays- probably about 20 or so. Always a few cannons and this year a Gatling gun that was used at San Juan Hill, and all sort of other displays. One great display of Model 1855 Springfield and Harpers Ferry rifles, rifle musket and pistols- about 15 guns including variations I never dreamed of. Some great uniforms- six original War of 1812 uniforms (geez, those guys were small, about the size of a 12 year old of today!) and Japanese Samurai armor, and many more. Check the MACA Baltimore Show web site and they will have photos some day.
Baltimore is only once a year, so you can plan way ahead. GO TO THE SHOW!!!! It's only a 2,200 mile drive for me and well worth it! Just to say hi to Al.....;-)
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