· Diamond Bullet Member
To blow my own horn (actually, a Fanafarentrompete): At the (U.S.) National Rifle Associations's National Gun Collectors Show and Conference held at Springfield, Massachusetts, 4/5 October I displayed an exhibit: BEFORE THE LUGER: GERMAN NAVY HANDGUNS 1849-1904. This included samples of the appropriate handguns, (including an M79 issued to I.S.B.), holsters, accessories, and visuals. There was considerable public interest in the exhibit and to my great surprise I won the Best of Show Second Runner Up award, consisting of a plaque plus a nice check.