Tca Show Pics
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:28 AM
Most of the photos of the museum are of the Colt displays.
TCA 2004 Photos
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:15 AM
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:39 AM
Just a thought
Posted 18 August 2004 - 01:53 PM
The only thing missing as far as I was concerned was an Irish Sword and that little bit of very early Thompson history.
There was a excellent display of WW2 in another part of the Museum which included a number of Thompsons , with 3 GI's standing in a bunker in full battle dress, two standing over a pile of captured German guns and
accessories examining a MP40 while the third GI stood on watch with his Tompson. Another great display.
I spent a total of six hours at the Museum and I still did not see everything. And it is free!!!!
I have visited many firearms museums in many countries, we also have a great one in New Zealand. We spent a day before the TCA show in the Aberdeen Proving ground with Gordon Herigstad and were taken to the innermost sacred behind doors rooms which was great, but I have to say that the NRA National Firearms Museum is the most amazing collection I have ever seen and you should all be very proud of it.
The TCA "On the side of law and order" display is amazing and for me was the only chance in a lifetime to see such a display.
Of further interest is that fact that the Thompson display has proved to be one of the most popular every displayed with the general public with the "On the side of law and order" book and posters were sold out on the end of the first day we wisited but by the end of the week they had more.
What a cool book and poster and I would recomend them to everybody.
Lastly, the NRA have asked the TCA can the display be continued an extra three months to end March 2005 due to such public interest.
I would have missed it for the world and it was well worth the 20,000 mile round trip.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:03 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 05:15 PM
I think Murray said it all but I will as well. My pictures are mostly Colt NOT the displays.
The event is anything but ALL Colt in other words it has on display just about any TSMG you could imagine including Savage, Bridgeport, etc.
I have said this before MAKE the trip to go see it. You can drive over from BWI if you must fly, heck Southwest CattlecarAirlines is cheap if you buy the ticket right. YOU WILL NOT REGRET the vist.
I am going to email Chuck and ask to host a few of his pics of the non-Colt displays to be fair.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:21 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:33 PM
Now I know I do not have pictures of the basement.
Anyone have any incriminating photos they would like posted of the basement?!!!
I would be glad to host them.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 05:48 AM
TCA 2004 pics with a couple Bunker pics added at the top
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