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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
NRA 2012 Ruger Collectors Assoc. Display
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Ruger1nut
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18 Apr 2012 01:00 AM
    ""200 Years of American Liberty""

    Ruger Collectors Association 2012 NRA Display by David Lortscher

    Featuring all twenty configurations of the Ruger Number One Rifle made in 1976. . .
    including the two non-cataloged rifles. The 7x57 1A and the elusive 1H in 45-70
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    On April 15th The Ruger Collectors Associate was awarded the coveted Best Educational Exhibit ""Contemporary Arms"" at the National Rifle Associations Annual convention in St. Louis Missouri.
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    We were also recognized as the second oldest NRA affiliated organization displaying. The RCA has been displaying consecutively since 1975. We were awarded the 2012 participation star for 2012 to be added to our plaque.
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    The display also shown a few exceptionally special rifles.

    The cover gun featured on Joe Clayton's Ruger No. 1 book. Built and stocked by Jaeger and engraved by Willig
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    The One Shot Antelope Rifle presented to President Ronald Reagan former US Deputy Secretary of defense Paul Thayer
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    A special 375 H&H that was ordered by Elmer Keith was also on display.
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    Our display was very well received by the public and I am pleased to say there is a large part of our population that still has a strong appreciation for Bill Ruger's greatest rifle.

    We met some great people in our booth and had quite a few notables.

    Ruger Collector Assoc. Founder Jay Hansen, Ruger CEO Mike Fifer & Life Member David Lortscher
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    Mike Fifer and RA Life Member Terry Wolosek
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    Mike Fifer and RCA Life Member Don Findley
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    Jay Hansen and Rep. Darrell Issa
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    Larry Weishuhn and David Lortscher
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    McKenzie Kimbro, David Lortscher Kelly Glenn-Kimbro
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    Ruger CEO Mike Fifer proved what a strong supporter of the NRA-ILA Ruger is. Mike literally offered up the shirt off his back (and his tie) to anyone willing to buy them for a donation to the NRA-ILA. A check for $1500 was presented to Chris Cox Executive Director of the NRA-ILA from Ruger Collectors Associations Life Members Terry Wolosek, Lee Newton, Don Findley, Steve Adamson, Lee Sundermeier, Matt Olivier, Henry Bone, Bill Hamm and David Lortscher
    Pictured L-R Terry Wolosek, Chris Cox, Mike Fifer, Lee Newton, Don Findley and David Lortscher. Absent from photo are, Lee Sundermeier, Bill Hamm, Matt Olivier, Henry Bone and Steve Adamson. These items will be auctioned off in Tulsa at the annual Ruger Display show banquet. . Proceeds will go to the RCA Display Show Fund
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    Thanx to all who visited us at our booth. For those of you that could not make it to NRA this year we plan to have this award winning display for your viewing pleasure at the great Wananmacher Tulsa gun show this fall on November 10th and 11th.

    Special Thanx to Sam Chappell, Ryan Power, Doug Turnbull, Roger Sick, Ken Goodman, Don Findley, Lee Newton, Terry Wolosek and Rapid Printing for all their hard work and help in getting this display built, transported, assembled and torn down. I could not have done it without you.

    Thanx to all and see you in Tulsa.
    David
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    flattop44
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    18 Apr 2012 03:51 AM
    Dave, my congratulations on winning this great NRA Award for the RCA. That is one fine looking set-up!! Winning that award speaks very highly of your display and your guns, the competition at the NRA Meetings is the best in the country!!! We sure appreciate you taking them from New York to St. Louis to represent the RCA and our collecting hobby!! Looking forward to seeing it in Tulsa this November.

    Bill
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    SteveRuger
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    18 Apr 2012 12:37 PM
    [b]What a Great Display! I know how much work s involved & you did a Fantastic job! Congradulations on the Award. [/b]
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    d findley
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    18 Apr 2012 01:11 PM
    Good Job Dave!!
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    brass frame
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    18 Apr 2012 03:04 PM
    Dave. You are the man of the hour! YOU showed all of us your guns, your ability to display, and took your time to put up this great display. I personally congratulate you and thank you for your efforts. Brass Frame/Lee
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    rugerguy
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    18 Apr 2012 03:08 PM
    Great job Dave, awesome display and a 'thanks"" to all that helped you out, it is LOTS of work and time....again Great job, you done us all proud!!! ;)
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    radicalrod
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    18 Apr 2012 04:14 PM
    Hey Dave, VERY NICE....no wonder you couldn't get to H Burg.....you certainly had a LOT GOING ON.....thank you for you efforts...you represented RUGER COLLECTING and COLLECTORS magnificently....RR
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    RugerHound
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    18 Apr 2012 09:27 PM
    Great photos, great displays and happy faces! It doesn't get any better... 8-)
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    yalda
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    19 Apr 2012 03:57 PM
    Dave,

    This is a great display. Good job. Dalia :D
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    Ruger1nut
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    30 Apr 2012 05:00 PM
    Thank you all, I had good help and could not have done it without them.

    It was a lot of work but also very rewarding. I am glad I did it and will do it again

    Dave
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