National Firearms Museum exhibits at Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show
Tulsa, Oklahoma - April 6th & 7th marks the return of Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show. 11 acres of rifles, pistols, shotguns and accessories for experienced and novice gun owners and collectors alike. A tiny portion of all those acres will be taken up by the NRA's National Firearms Museum. That and a little bit more.
"We're filming more episode of NRA's Guns and Gold," said National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica. "Every year we see an incredible collection of guns here in Tulsa. That's why we keep coming back."
Pulling patrons from the show floor, producers for NRA's Guns and Gold go in search of the historic, the eclectic, and the unusual. Guns that will make the home viewers bridge to the edge of their couch and say wow. Guns like the one the museum brought for display.
"For the Spring 2013 show, we brought out the Colt Vampire Hunter," said NRA Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "A sidearm Van Helsing himself would have been proud to bear."
A customized Colt .38 Special Detective Special revolver, the Vampire Hunter comes with bats engraved on the cylinder, nosferatu-headed projectiles, and a customized coffin carrying case. Truly one of a kind.
"If you're not here in Tulsa this weekend, then the only place you can see this wonderful piece of craftsmanship is at the NRA Museum in Fairfax," said Schreier. "Either way, we'll be happy to show you around."
Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm today and from 8:00am to 4:00pm tomorrow. $10 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. Gawking over the Vampire Hunter is free.