Wednesday, February 21, 2018

40th Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

Friday-Saturday April 20-21, 2018 
Jubilee Banquet Facility 
6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

We outgrew our space at the Museum of Appalachia so we’re moving to a new facility just 12 miles south of the museum. We have two adjacent well-lighted rooms for gun tables and for our BBQ dinner. The space has easy access and will be secure.  

HISTORY & PURPOSE OF THIS SHOW 
The Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show was started 40 years ago by the late Robin Hale, an authority on antique Tennessee rifles. After Robin’s death, the show was continued by others and, in recent years, has been sponsored by a non-profit corporation organized for that purpose. The focus of the show continues to be antique longrifles and pistolsprimarilyfromtheSouth. Inrecent years, due to the great interest by contemporary makers in learning more about, and following the old traditions, we have opened the show to contemporary makers and their work. However, the primary focus of the show continues to be antiques. 
RESTRICTIONS ON DISPLAYS 
Collector items permitted to be displayed are limited to flintlock or percussion-cap muzzleloading longrifles and pistols made in America prior to 1898 and contemporary hand-crafted muzzleloading longrifles and pistols. Related accouterments (horns, bags, knives, etc.) are also welcomed. Cartridge weapons and gunpowder are not permitted. No alcohol or smoking in the showroom. All table holders and invited guests assent to these requirements as a part of their admission to the meeting. 
This is a collectors’ meeting and is not promoted to the general public. We welcome all those who are interested in the preservation of the American long rifle
Join us for this 40th annual Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show.
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.

FRIDAY NIGHT DINER

6:00pm on Friday night is the BBQ Dibber at the show venue. Reservations for the dinner must be made by Friday, April 13. There are a limited number of dinners. Lunch is available both days. Contact Randal Pierce for more information.
Questions?
Contact Randal Pierce 865-982-6538 tnky.rifles@gmail.com
Randal and Linda Pierce have been involved behind the scene for years with this how. Linda is always at the front table with Boo Elliott and Barbara Blanton.
Note: The photo is one of the cabins at Cades Cove. We have stopped by there many times over the years on the way to the Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show. This is a show with the focus on the antiques. It is an excellent opportunity to study the old as well as see the work of new makers. JR

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