Sunday, February 19, 2023

Harvey Hildebrand


Harvey Hildebrand passed away the morning of Thursday, February 16 from the cancer that overwhelmed his body.

A service will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 9710 W 56th Street, Brownsburg, Indiana. Visitation is 9 - 11.

All are invited. Reenactors are welcome to come in garb, for we will try to sing The Parting Glass.

Eternal rest grant unto Harvey, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

More photos of these can be found here.

Copy by Cathy Errickson Hildebrand on Facebook.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

45th Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

 Friday-Saturday April 21-22, 2023

Jubilee Banquet Facility 

6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

3rd Annual "Wayne Elliott Best Display Award"

Door Prizes for the table holders.


 Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:00AM - 8:30PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:00AM - 2:00PM

The Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show was started 45 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 pistols primarily from the South. In recent 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. 
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 
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.

The format will be the same as in 2022 with the full use of both rooms. This allows for about 90 tables.


6:00pm on Friday night is the BBQ Dinner at the show venue. Reservations for the dinner must be made in advance. There are a limited number of dinners. Lunch is available both days. Contact Randal Pierce for more information.

Registration Form

Name: _______________________________  Phone: ___________

Address:  _______________________________________________

City/State/Zip:  __________________________________________

Email:  ________________________________________________

Show Admission only:  Number ___ @ $10.00 ………….. ________

6’ Table with 2 admissions: Number.  @$75.00 ………….. ________

(BBQ Dinner not included)

Admissions with BBQ dinner:  Number ___@ $30.00 …... ________

BBQ dinner only:  Number ___ @ $25.00 ……………….. ________

Lunches Friday ___ Saturday ___ @ $10.00 each……………    ________

RSVP for lunches and BBQ dinner due by Friday, April 14th.

Nearby Accommodations:


Baymont Inn & Suites (Exit 110)

(865) 689-6600

$74.00 plus tax, Ask for the TN-KY Rifle Show rate 

Comfort Suites North (Exit 112)

(865) 938-5500

$139.00 plus tax, Ask for the TN-KY Rifle Show rate 

Holiday Inn Express (Exit 112)

(865) 938-3800 

$169.00 plus tax, Ask for the TN-KY Rifle Show rate 


Main Stay Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 247-0222

$82.00 plus tax - single, $87.00 - double, Ask for the TN-KY Rifle Show rate 

Hampton Inn & Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 689-1011


Prize drawings will be held at noon on Saturday.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY or VIDEOING without permission of the table holder.


Contact Randal Pierce 865-982-6538

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