Historical Art PhotoNews Posters
Circa 1946 - 1952
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Hobbyist Has Gun Collection Worth $500,000
Wins Grand American Trapshoot Title
Left: Hugh Crossen, sporting goods dealer of Gardiner, Mont., rests on top of a pile of some 250,000 shells fired during the Grand American Handicap Trapshoot at Vandalia, Ohio, which he won with 99 out of 100 "birds" at 22 yards. Right: Allen Swanson, Kansas City Jeweler and a paralytic, was among the contestants.
1. J.M. Davis, owner of the Mason Hotel, Claremore, Okla., at the desk of his gun-covered hostelry where he displays over 8,000 guns, representing 52, years of collecting weapons from all over the world. 2. Old machine guns adorn the restaurant entrance. 3. Mason keeps the guns well oiled and clean. 4: His oldest gun is 500 years old; smallest is 1-1/2 in. long.
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