Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show, the largest show of its kind in the world, will display more than 4,250 tables of goods on April 1 and 2 at Expo Square (Tulsa Fairgrounds).
From a modest beginning in 1955, the show has grown to almost 6 miles of exhibits. The world¹s largest gun and knife show will fill the eleven-acre building with exhibits of fine antique and modern firearms, knives, swords and accessories, on display and for sale.
General-interest exhibits will include wildlife and western art, bronze work and jewelry. Several collectors’ organizations will be present with exhibits and items to sell. Browning Collectors and Smith & Wesson Collectors will be featured guests. The Wanenmacher Show is now international in scope, drawing exhibitors and spectators worldwide.
The public is invited to bring their firearms, swords and knives for a free appraisal, or to sell or trade. Anyone considering buying a gun for concealed carry, can find help from the exhibitors and staff. Visitors who are thinking of upgrading will find the largest selection and competitive prices. Most exhibitors will take a gun in trade.
Like art, antique guns are a good hedge against inflation, said Joe Wanenmacher.
The show will feature celebrity guests and visitors will have the opportunity to meet Jim West, star of Alaska Wild West and Dr. John Lott, Second Amendment Champion and author of many books, including More Guns, Less Crime. Lott will present a seminar both Saturday and Sunday.
Also at the show will be the NRA National Firearms Museum¹s one-gun display featuring a “Sixteen Shot, Sixteenth Century Wheel Lock” billed as the world¹s first machine gun.
Admission is free with the purchase of a new National Rifle Association) membership at the door. The NRA has a discounted price of only $30 which includes a free cap valued at $16.95 plus free admission. Several thousand spectators took advantage of this offer each year. Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show brings more than $19 million to Tulsa annually, and more people attend Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show than any other 2-day event at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. The show is open to the public Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance admission, V.I.P. Passes, will be sold at 2A Shooting Center, MacKool¹s Firearms, Green Country Arms & Pawn, Sports World, and Gray¹s Jewelry Gun and Pawn in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Go to www.TulsaArmsShow.com for information on parking, shuttles, hotels and more. The show is sponsored by Tulsa Arms Collector’s Association.