Great Falls

Oct 1, 2012 3:47 PM by Tara Grimes (tara@krtv.com)

Thousands attend gun and antique show in Great Falls

Thousands of gun and antique enthusiasts streamed into the Weapons Collector Society of Montana's semi-annual gun show in Great Falls this weekend.

More than 600 vendors filled the Montana ExpoPark's Four Seasons Arena showing off and selling collectibles, from guns, to glassware, and handmade crafts.

Organizers said due to political tension surrounding guns they've seen more people leaving the show with them.

They also say they've been seeing more women accessories for guns over the past few years.

One vendor, Gerald M. Hintz, said he's been creating custom made knives for 36 years and has traveled all over the state for shows like this. He said it's not just the wide range of collectibles that makes the show fun.

"It's the friendliness of the people, the people you meet, the different parts of the country of people that do go there too," Hintz said.

Vendors also sold ammunition, Indian and Western artifacts, jewelry, and furniture.

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