Wendy Cunningham of the National Firearms Museum sends NRAblog a wrap up of the Tulsa Arms Show:
Tulsa, Oklahoma -
The sun sets on Tulsa, Oklahoma as Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show comes to a close. Starting back in 1968 with a mere hundred tables, Wanenmacher’s now hosts more than 35,000 people who return biannually to walk the world famous six miles of firearm aisles. With over 4,100 exhibits to survey, many come to visit none other than the National
Firearms Museum’s own, Director Jim Supica, and Senior Curator Phil Schreier.
Arriving on Friday with a display that holds the Beretta 9mm used in both Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, the legendary Dirty Harry Smith & Wesson model 29, and the eye-catching silenced Remington 12 gauge shotgun from No Country for Old Men, Supica and Schreier were eager to set up shop. “This is the must attend show for serious collectors and dealers,” confesses Supica.
Serious they are; firearms enthusiasts from around the country not only came to view the famous Hollywood firearms, and pick the curators’ brains, but also gathered to watch filming of Curator’s Corner with Supica and Schreier. I pleaded for a sneak-peak, but with a sly smile they promptly declined to comment. Supica says, “I can tell you we have a great two-part series concerning the impact our current economy has on the value of firearms featuring S. P. Fjestad, publisher of the Blue Book of Gun Values.” Schreier also adds that Mr. Joe Wanenmacher himself will be featured on an exciting upcoming episode, “you’ll have to tune in to find out more.”
If you missed out on the eleven acre showroom, be sure to visit the Tulsa Fairgounds April 2nd and 3rd of 2011 when folks from coast to coast gather once again for the “World’s Largest Arms Show”. With fine antique and modern firearms for as far as the eye can see, Supica stands by his claim, “If you can’t find something you like, you’re just too damn picky.”