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    Marlin Firearms Collectors Association 2012 NRA Display

    The 2012 NRA convention had over 500 exhibitors occupying 340,000 square feet, but for me, the highlight of the show was the small booth of the Marlin Firearms Collectors Association way back in the last row of hall #4. This year's display highlighted the incredible collection of Harvey Frakes, a wounded military veteran who was inspired by the well-used Marlin rimfire left to him by his grandfather.

    This spectacular collection of early case-hardened .22's...all in original condition...some actually new in their original boxes...and the story of how building this collection helped Harvey rehabilitate from the serious head injuries he had suffered...was awe inspiring.

    Enjoy my rather weak attempt to bring this compilation of incredible beauty and history to you.

























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    340,000 sq. ft. is 8 acres under 1 roof that's a big building, where was this show ?

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    Man, there's some beautiful guns there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballplayer View Post
    340,000 sq. ft. is 8 acres under 1 roof that's a big building, where was this show ?
    America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri.



    Actually it's even bigger than that...
    502,000 square-feet of exhibit space, 80 meeting rooms, 28,000 square-foot ballroom, 1,400-seat Ferrara Theater, plus the 67,000-seat Edward Jones dome.


    My feet say it was even bigger.

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    That is quite a collection.
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    Wow! That is a serious collection of some beautiful rifles.
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    What an excellent display. Thanks for sharing the pics Roe.
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    Beautiful Roe. Thanks for posting this. They sure knew how to do it right back in the day huh?

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    WOW!! thanks for sharing that....

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    Yepper, back in the day they made magic. Those are beautiful rifles - thanks for the pics.


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