DTGCA Newsletter January, 2010

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DTGCA Newsletter January, 2010
DAKOTA TERRITORY
GUN COLLECTORS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
WINTER EDITION
JANUARY 2010
Association Office Address
DTGCA
Vicki L. Sandvig
Executive Secretary
PO Box 5053
West Fargo, ND 58078
701-484-5010 message
PRESIDENT
Kent Miller
Aberdeen, SD
VICE PRESIDENT
Bill Braun
Wahpeton, ND
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chuck Harens
Yankton, SD
Gerald Groenewold
Grand Forks, ND
Bernie Larson
Sioux Falls, SD
Don Glynn
Fullerton, ND
Roger Krumm
Strasburg, ND
Hal Lee
Tulna, ND
Daethal Dockter
Milbank, SD
Lenard Cave
Jamestown, ND
DUES
New Member—$10.00
Renewal—$10.00
Life Member—$150.00
Include self-addressed,
stamped envelope.
Renew at a show
or
by mail.
President’s Message #8……..
As I write this, the weather is beginning to look
and feel a lot like winter. Unfortunately, our members who are engaged in agriculture, there are still
many crops in the field. The hunting seasons are
well under way, with many people reporting excellent success with antelope and deer hunting. The
pheasant season was different issue for numerous
hunters in many areas because of how wet it is and
all the crops still in the field. The grouse hunters I
talked to seemed pleased with their success.
In talking with people who usually make a considerable amount of money from pheasant hunters
coming in from out of state, it appears that business was down sharply in some areas of our territory.
In my last message, I badly misstated something. I combined my opinion about the Sioux
Falls Trophy Show with commentary on Board discussion and policy. I combined it with the
board policy regarding the Collectors Classic show, for which the Board has specific policy
and a vendor agreement. Although the Board discussed the issue, the DTGCA Board has
not developed any specific policy about the merchandise at the Sioux Falls Trophy Show at
this time. My apologies to the membership and the Trophy Show manager for my error and
any ensuing confusion. I will make every attempt to be clearer in my writing.
Evidently, political correctness has hit the shooting sports world. I read an article a while
back that reported there is a move by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to refer to
rifles built on the AR-15 platform as modern sporting rifles. The article also mentioned that
the AR does not refer to “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle”, but refers to “Armalite rifle”
after the company that developed it. I wonder how many people in the shooting sports
world actually know that. The article went on to define “assault rifles” as being fully automatic weapons. Anything can be used as an assault weapon to assault people. Seems to me
that the term assault refers to criminal behavior surrounding the use of an object or an act
of war and should be applied to human behavior, not objects. It is necessary, however, to
educate people on the proper use of descriptive terms and human behavior, particularly
those things that are continually misstated and misrepresented by uninformed media, politicians, and the public.
The annual meeting of Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association will be on Saturday,
April 10, 2010 at the Rushmore Civic Center in Rapid City, SD after the gun show closes
for the day. Please mark it on your calendar so you can attend.
It is often said that during the holiday season, a person should become aware of all the
things for which they can be thankful. May all of you find that awareness and be surrounded
by friends and loved ones during the season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all
our members and friends who make this a truly great organization!
Be safe and see you on the circuit! —-Kent
MANDAN SHOW
AWARDS
September, 2009
Roger Krumm, Mgr
Collectable Hand Gun
Jack Lau, Summit, SD - Baby Nambu
Collectable Hand Gun Display
Kent Miller, Aberdeen, SD - Colts
Jerry Hertel, Buchanan, ND - Rugers
Historical Display
Kevin & Ken Frederick, Minot ND
7th Cavalry-Civil War Display
Dale Haake, Fargo, ND - WWII 1902
Springfield Display
Collectable Long Gun
Bob Campbell, Sisseton, SD Engraved Henry Rifle
Don Glynn, Fullerton, ND
Civil War Era Ball Carbine
Collectable Long Gun Display
Bruce Foster, Blackhawk, SD
Ithaca Double Barrel Display
Perry Turner, Wishek, ND
LeFever Dbl Bbl Shotgun Display
1970
1970
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
RUSHMORE CIVIC CENTER, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
Notice of Annual Meeting
****************************
The annual meeting of the members of Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association, Inc will be held at the
Rushmore Civic Center located at 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. N., Rapid City, South Dakota at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 to take action upon the following matters:
1. The reports of officers, directors and committees.
2. The election of one vice president and four directors of the Association.
3. All other business which may come before the meeting, or any adjournments thereof.
Positions up for election
Vice President (SD)
At Large
Two ND Directors
One SD Director
Nominations for the above will be made at the meeting.
PROGRAM: 5:20 p.m.
Call to Order
Establish Quorum
Review Minutes of Previous Meeting
Annual Report
Old Business
Election of Vice President and Directors
New Business
Adjournment
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
SHOW MANAGER
CHUCK HARENS
711 E. 14TH STREET
YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
605-665-4537
Single Long Gun - Gary Asproth
Park Rapids, MN
Hand Gun Display - Jim Aplan
Piedmont, SD
Show Manager Bob Campbell right
Single Hand Gun - Rick Olesen
Rapid City, SD
Historical Display - Jack Lau,
Summit, SD
Long Gun Display - Gary Walberg
Mina, SD
US BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE, CAL 30, MODEL OF 1918
Author Sonny Pesicka, Rapid City, SD
The Browning Automatic Rifle
had a long and colorful career.
The John Browning design was
adopted by the Ordnance Board
of the War Dept. in May 1917.
Colt Firearms owned the production rights but due to time
constraints, were transferred to
Winchester. Later Colt and Marlin-Rockwell were awarded contracts. The first BAR’s
arrived in France in July 1918. A total of 102,125 were produced. Several thousand
were sent to Britain, early in WWII. It was used by the military in both World Wars,
Korea and limited use in Vietnam.
On the other side of the coin, as the Tommy Gun was a preferred tool of Chicago Gangsters, Bonnie & Clyde had a
pair of BAR’s with shortened barrels. At least one BAR was used to end their careers.
I understand that you have been collecting firearms or accumulating them for some time huh? So have you thought about setting
up a display at a gun show? No, why not?
Responses to the survey preceding the book the History of Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association found that some 21% of respondents listed collecting a primary interest for attending DTGCA shows. Responses also showed a wide range of collecting
interests from Winchester (56) and Colt variants (32) to .22 rifles (2) and Sport Clays and trap (1). I suspect that many have
more than one major interest in addition to collecting such as hunting or target practice. I further believe that many of us are in
the collecting game in hopes of at least breaking even if not making a small profit. I do know that many of us who collect do so for
the gain of historical knowledge, finding others with similar interests as well as other reasons.
What I shall suggest is for any of you who collect is to consider the next logical step of displaying some of your collection. Even at
the larger DTGCA shows there is a paucity of displays. For those members supposedly promoting interest in firearms I find this
to be abominable. What to me is worse is knowing some DTGCA shows only marginally encouraging displaying. The Collectors
Classic show in Sioux Falls generally has had 14 or so displays and the big show with approximately the same number. The past 2
years the Colorado show in Denver ran between 40 and 50 displays and that is a 1,000 table display. We do have a long way to
go.
As many of you know my interest is in double barrel shotguns and my PASSION is the Ithaca NID (New Ithaca Double); m In
today’s collecting and displaying field such a display winning a best of show award is either a fluke or I figured out how to bribe
the judges. Perceptions however do change. In talking with a couple of Collectors from Cheyenne who display Winchester model
70’s they stated that several years ago at the Colorado show such a display might not even be admitted let alone win an award. In
those days it was either Winchester levers or Colt single actions. And if one goes way back it was Revolutionary and Civil war
stuff exclusively. Please note that the Best of Show award in 2009 was a Colt Woodsman display that was magnificent.
My point is this: we collect what we collect for our own reasons. Today people are interested in much more than Colt and Winchester. As you start displaying you won’t likely win a best of show award but I would hope that you collect and display for more
than that. I will also say that I know of several individuals in our organization who have or could do quite well at larger and Regional shows. Fred Higgins display have done well outside the Dakotas and Kent Miller’s Colts and others are nothing to sneeze
at. I also know they didn’t start at the top. I look at my first pathetic attempt at displaying in 1998 at Pierre. I am grateful that Steve Livermore, show manager didn’t a. snicker and b. was kind enough to provide me with material on how displays are judged. I
further suspect there may be some that would say I was doing better then than now.
For those of you contemplating a display please talk to show managers, judges and others who display. Over the years I have
found all more than helpful. I would add a display doesn’t have to be in 100% new condition nor
does it have to have EVERY variant. Look at the displays. A display should tell a story or have a
theme.
Most importantly displaying provides evidence contrary to the beliefs of the gun control crowd that
gun shows are simply a place to disperse illegally all kinds of weaponry. Display provides interest to
the next generation of DTGCA members and as we age to keep the organization vibrant that is a
MUST. Displaying assists you the owner opportunities to gain more information, new friends and
increased opportunities to procure and sell material as well as providing you with frequent opportunities to remember just how much you don’t know. That is provided just in case you believe that
you finally know all there is about the Ajax model 500.
Author and Life Member Bruce Foster, Ed.D. Black Hawk, SD
Author Rick Olesen, Rapid City, SD
BEST SINGLE HAND GUN honors went to Rick and Margi Olesen of Rapid City,
SD at the Mitchell, SD Gun Show held October 24 and 25, 2009.
Taking the honor was a Remington Model
1875 pistol. This piece is an engraved single action by Remington in 44-40 caliber
with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, model 1875, SN
308. It was manufactured between 1875
and 1889 with carved ivory grips. The pistol was obtained from a consignment to
the Dakota Plains Auction Co. at their first
fall collectors firearms auction held in Rapid City, SD by a Wyoming collector.
OUR EXTENDED
SYMPATHY
The Association would like to
notify you and recognize
the death of two of its Members
Kenneth Hanson, Member
Sherburn, MN
Kenneth passed away August, 2009
Gilmer Nyhof, Life Member
Sioux Center, IA
Gilmer passed away January, 2009
Todd Burt
Jack Lau
Kelly Jensen
Daethel Dockter
Fred Vandersnick
BEST OF SHOW
LONG GUN DISPLAY
2nd
3rd
HAND GUN DISPLAY
2nd
3rd
COLLECTABLE LONG GUN
2nd
3rd
COLLECTABLE HAND GUN
2nd
3rd
Jack Lau, Summit, SD
Fred Vandersnick, Renner, SD
Lenard Cave, Jamestown, ND
Harlan Clark
Daethal Dockter, Milbank, SD
Wendell Grangaard, Sioux Fall, SD
Howard Crouse, Paullina, IA
Kelly Jensen, Rapid City, SD
Ray Saign, Minneapolis, MN
Frontier Americana, Fargo, ND
Todd Burt, Washington, KS
Jim Aplan, Piedmont, SD
Wally Frans
Japanese Collection
Model 12
Sharps Rifles
Winchester
Rugers
Flintlock
Jap Pistol Display
MI Garand
Winchester 86 Eng.
10 Cav Hotchkiss
Liberator Pistol
Dueling Pistols
1860 Bellygun
Dan Anderson, South Dakota Shooting Sports
Executive Secretary Vicki L. Sandvig
Show Manager Steve Livermore
Author Howard Crouse, Paullina, IA
JAPANESE NAMBUS 1902—1945
My display won 3rd place Hand Gun Display honors at the Sioux Falls Fall Show this past September. The display consists of 1st Nambus produced from 1902 through 1906, the 2nd model from 1906 through 1929, the Baby Nambu
from 1903 through 1929 and the Type 14 Nambu 1925 through 1945. Production for the same categories were 1st
Nambu—2400, 2nd model—10,500, Baby Nambu—6500 and Type 14—280,000.
My collection was obtained from WWII Veterans and gun shows.
DAKOTA TERRITORY
GUN COLLECTORS ASSN.
PO Box 5053
West Fargo, ND 58078
2009-2010
DAKOTA TERRITORY GUN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION GUN SHOW DATES
SEPTEMBER 12-13 2009
FALL GUN SHOW
RAMKOTA INN, EXPO BLDG
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Chairman: Steve Livermore
PO Box 972
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
(605) 280-2438
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2009
MANDAN COMMUNITY CENTER
MANDAN, ND
Chairman: Roger Krumm
PO Box 158
Strasburg, ND 58573
(701) 336-7533
OCTOBER 24-25 2009
DAVISON CTY. 4-H GROUNDS
Chairman: Robert Campbell
PO Box 105
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 268-0254
JANUARY 2-3, 2010
CIVIC AUDITORIUM
FARGO, ND
Chairman: Bill Braun
1331 14 1/2 Ave N
Wahpeton, ND 58075
(701) 642-6970
JANUARY 09-10 2010
SWIFTEL CENTER
BROOKINGS, SD
Chairman: Vic Carter
18299 US Hwy 81
Castlewood, SD 57223
(605) 793-2347
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2010
RAMKOTA RIVER CENTRE
PIERRE, SD
Chairman: Steve Livermore
PO Box 972
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
(605) 280-2438
JANUARY 16-17, 2010
MANDAN COMMUNITY CENTER
MANDAN, ND
Chairman: Roger Krumm
PO Box 158
Strasburg, ND 58573
(701) 336-7533
MARCH 6-7, 2010
ALERUS CENTER
GRAND FORKS, ND
Chairman: Bill Braun
1331 14 1/2 Ave N
Wahpeton, ND 58075
(701) 642-6970
JANUARY 30-31, 2010
NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY BLDG
YANKTON, SD
Chairman: Chuck Harens
711 E 14th St
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 665-4537
MARCH 13-14, 2010
RAMKOTA INN
COLLECTOR CLASSIC
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Chairman: Rick Larson
46675 Lovely Circle
Tea, SD 57064
(605) 368-9117
FEBRUARY 6-7 2010
RAMKOTA HOTEL
ABERDEEN, SD
Chairman: Roger Krumm
PO Box 158
Strasburg, ND 58573
(701) 336-7533
FEBRUARY 13-14, 2010
TROPHY SHOW-THE BIG ONE
RAMKOTA INN CONVENTION CTR
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Chairman: Chuck Harens
711 E 14th St
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 665-4537
MARCH 20-21, 2010
CODINGTON CTY AG BLDG
WATERTOWN, SD
Chairman: Vic Carter
18299 US Hwy 81
Castlewood, SD 57223
(605) 793-2347
APRIL 10-11, 2010
ANNUAL MEETING
RUSHMORE CIVIC CENTER
RAPID CITY, SD
Chairman: Sonny Pesicka
135 Johnson St
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-5191

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