ALBANY, N.Y. -- The largest gun show ever held in the Capitol District will be Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. There will be more than 400 exhibits and displays by collectors and dealers from the United States and Canada.

Featured will be displays and sales tables of U.S. military arms, Colt Revolvers, high grade double barreled shotguns, Remingtons, muskets, Smith & Wesson, Kentucky rifles, gun parts and accessories, Indian items, Frontier and Western paraphernalia, Sharps, Springfields, Winchesters, swords, bowie knives, powder horns, civilian and military weapons, custom-made and factory made knives, and equipment from pre-Revolutionary War to the present.

While most items are for sale on a cash basis, gun shows cling to the old fashioned trade and barter way of doing business. Haggling for the best deal possible is expected and accepted.

Admission is $6 a day, children 12 years are free. Tickets for senior citizens are $5 a day.

All firearm sales or transactions require a NICS background check and must be conducted through available dealers only, inside the hall. No private sales or trades or barters of firearms are permitted on state property.


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