National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier sends us the following from California:
The National Firearms Museum continues its western tour this afternoon by dropping anchor at the International Sportsmen’s Expo at the Cal State Expo Center in Sacramento, California. In tow are seven iconic firearms from the Hollywood Guns exhibit.
The ISE show, as it is locally known, is the largest outdoor expo show held in the State of California. Over 40,000 visitors will make their way through the four day show which opened on Thursday. For only two more days, those who are in the northern California area can come by and visit this “Museum on the Road” exhibit.
Tom Selleck’s Sharps from Quigley Down Under as well as Clint Eastwood’s Walker Colt from Josey Wales (which was also used by John Wayne in True Grit) and the rubber dummy gun he used as Dirty Harry, are just a few of the seven guns on display.
It has been a very rewarding experience over the first two days of the show. The promoters expect a crowd to come through the hall equal to the number of visitors that annually visit the NFM in Fairfax. The Outdoor Channel’s American Rifleman TV show is evidently popular here as well because it seems as if every third visitor to the booth has had a generous and positive comment to make about the “This Old Gun” segment of the program.
In addition to the museum exhibit, the NRA is hosting Refuse to be a Victim seminars and also has a membership booth set up (Booth #1213 Building B) offering show special membership and renewal rates.
Come by and see the show, its open from 10 until 5 on Sunday.
More information and a list of exhibitors can be found at www.sportsexpos.com.