NATION'S GUN SHOW THIS WEEKEND!
October 7, 8 & 9
DULLES EXPO CENTER
National Firearms Museum:
150 Years Later: Guns of the American Civil War
"2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. The NRA's National Firearms Museum has gathered a special group of several historic firearms reflecting both sides for the upcoming Nations Gunshow in Chantilly, VA this weekend.
One gun that was literally "there" at the first firing of guns is a Smith & Wesson No. 1, 1st Issue revolver presented to Lt. Colonel H.D. Townsend of the 1st Cavalry at Fairfax Courthouse on July 15, 1861. "Mad Harry's Seven-shooter" will be joined by a Colt Model 1860 percussion revolver that also bears an engraved Fairfax, Virginia address - this well-worn Colt handgun is associated with Confederate guerilla John S. Mosby's 1863 raid where General Stoughton was captured.
General William T. Sherman's cased Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army revolver, presented to Sherman by members of his staff, is another unique Civil War era handgun represented in this exhibition.
A pair of Colt shoulder-stocked revolvers are also on display, fitted with rare canteen stocks, prized by Union and Confederate cavalrymen on the battlefield and off, also form part of the display."
--I need bulk ammo!! Where the hell is my handtruck?