|Circular Entrance of the Convention Center
After the gentleman left, Dave and I spoke for a few minutes before we were interrupted again. It’s always good to meet old friends for the first time.
From there we walked over to the Rock Island Auction. Some very rare and valuable pistols were going on the block at the end of the convention. I glanced at some and quickly saw they would be priced out of my league.
|Double-barreled Flintlock Pistol w/Spike Dagger. $15K – $25K|
Or these, which would make Tam drool.
|US Army .45acp, Savage M1907. $25K – $40K|
And, this one.
|US Navy Colt M1900, .38acp. $13K – $19K|
Plus, this one.
|Colt M1907, .45acp. US Army Test Trials. $27.5K – $42.5K|
Also at the auction were older and more rare pistols such as the one below that had no price estimates. The price would be whatever the market would bear.
|Engraved Civil War era Navy Cartridge Colt, .31Rim Fire|
Mrs. Crucis wanted to see the book signers. John Bolton appeared on Friday.
|John Bolton, NRA Annual Meeting, St. Louis|
On Saturday, Ollie North and Glenn Beck were two that we saw for signings. The lines for both stretched 150, to 200 yards long.
|Ollie North, NRA Annual Meeting, St. Louis|
|Glenn Beck, NRA Annual Meeting, St. Louis|
On Saturday night, the NRA held it’s “Celebration of America” show. Larry the Cable Guy was first, followed by Glenn Beck.
Larry seemed to have some voice problems, but once into his show, loosened up.
Larry was followed by Glenn Beck. I’ve not heard Beck speak in person before and I was surprised by his eloquence. Beck’s speaking style is reminensence of an Old-Time Gospel preacher.