Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests------
Don't miss these upcoming meetings:
January 11-12, 2020
Welcome High Standard Collectors Association and S.A.S.S.
Featuring "The Many Firearm Designs of Eugene Reising"
presented by distinguished member David Albert,
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 1:00 PM in the Hamilton Room of the Roberts
Centre. (Members and Guests only.)
March 14-15, 2020
May 30-31, 2020
Annual Display Show and Banquet
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Reising Presentation by David Albert
ALL MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS INVITED
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 1:00 PM
The Roberts Centre Hamilton Conference Room (Left off the main lobby
as you enter.)
At the Saturday, January 11th meeting
at 1:00 pm, OGCA member David Albert will present
“The Many Firearm
Designs of Eugene Reising.”
Mr. Reising was a 20th century firearms
designer who is certainly under appreciated for his major
contributions to the genre. He worked with John Browning on the
M1911 Pistol, and then developed a pistol bearing his name that
competed against the Colt Woodsman. He designed various rifles and
machine guns during a firearm design career that spanned over 50
years, including 5 designs while at H&R that became adopted by the
David’s presentation was first given at the May 2019 meeting of the
American Society of Arms Collectors, where it was very well
received. It covers Eugene Reising’s colorful personal history,
which will undoubtedly surprise attendees of the talk. It also
reviews his exceptional marksmanship talent, and touches on all
known firearms that Eugene Reising designed, with a focus on his .22
LR firearms, as well as the Model 50 Submachine Gun.
A small display of Reising designed firearms and accessories will
accompany the presentation, including his original prototype Model
65 .22 Rifle that was evaluated by the USMC, and resulted in the
adoption of the rifle as the only military .22 trainer designed to
simulate the M1 Garand Rifle. This rifle had over 100,000 rounds
fired through it during adoption testing, and is of interest to any
David has been an OGCA member since 2006, was inducted into ASAC in
2013, and is a Past President of the American Thompson Association.
He has contributed to books on the Thompson Submachine Gun, as well
as other firearm books, and is associated with the popular websites
Sturmgewehr.com and Machinegunboards.com.
Don't Miss This Unique Presentation and Rare Opportunity!
Passes $15 Beginning in January / Table Reminders
Guest Passes will be $15 beginning in
January 2020. Members may bring up to 4 guests per meeting. Guests
are limited to 2 visits per life. Guest Passes will be on page
11 of the Member's newsletter that will arrive in mid-December 2019.
The Table Application for January
11-12, 2020 and March 14-15, 2020 will be on page 13.
If you are a member and need a copy of a
form do not hesitate to contact us anytime at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 467-5733. (Forms are not posted
on the web for security reasons.)
Members may reserve tables for up to two shows at a time ($80
per table). Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
meeting. "Annual Tables" provides a
discounted rate when renting for all 6 meetings January 2020 to
November 2020 and must be purchased no later than December 23, 2019.
Cost is $420 per table which breaks down to $70 per table x 6
meetings and is a savings of $60 per year, per table.
Meeting Hours Now Start at 8:30 AM / Save on Lodging Cost with
Increased Sat. Set up Time
Sat. and Sun. Meeting Hours now start
at 8:30 AM, and tableholder set up hours Sat. and Sun. morning have
to better accommodate members who rent tables and potentially avoid
the time and cost of a Fri. hotel stay. Based on the recent Membership Questionnaire it is clear
that these minor time changes will make a big impact. There are no changes to the Friday set up time.
Note the Holiday Inn at Roberts Centre still has a strict 2-night minimum (which is beyond OGCA's control)
and a list
of other hotels can be found on the Shows
Meeting Hours Now in Effect
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 2 pm
Set up/Exhibitor Hours
Fri. 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm exhibitor Set-up
Sat. 7:00 am - 8:30 am exhibitor Set-up
Sun. 7:30 am - 8:30 am exhibitor Set-up
Annual Display Show May
Four 1st Place
categories! Mark your Calender!
As gun collectors, what is more fun
than sharing your collection or fine individual gun with like-minded
people? Please consider participating in the upcoming OGCA Display
Show held at our May 30-31 meeting. Displaying is fun and rewarding.
And if you are new to displaying, we have lots of help available to
you upon request. You have until May to be ready, but the time to
get started is upon us.
Three well-known and respected members of the gun collecting
community have agreed to judge this event. We are thrilled to have
as this year’s judges: Ian McCollum, firearms book author and
Founder and Editor of Forgotten Weapons, a web site and video
channel dedicated to archiving and publicizing information about
unusual and interesting firearms, and currently has 1.35 million
subscribers on YouTube; Beverly Haynes, Colt Historian, and Larry
Wales, author of books on Newton Rifles and frequent displayer.
These judges are knowledgeable on a wide range of firearms.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
First Place Antique
First Place Pre-World War II
First Place Military
First Place Post World War II
The Robert Rubendunst Best Educational Award
Thomas L. Kyser Best Single Gun Award
Member’s Choice Award
Best 1st Time Displayer
Judges Choice: Antique,Military, Pre-World War II & Post World War
Each First Place Winner will receive a minuteman bronze statue. All
other winners will receive a cash award in addition to a plaque.
The judges will use the
following criteria in judging the displays:
A. TITLE: Is the title clearly visible and does it reflect the
contents of the display? 10 points
B. CONTENTS: Is the display explained with supplementary text in a
well-balanced manner (i.e. is it too much to digest or just right?)
C. LABELING: Are individual items properly and adequately
identified? 10 points
D. COLLECTOR IMPORTANCE/HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. 30 points
MATERIAL OF THE DISPLAY (WEAPONS)
A. COMPLETENESS 30 points
B. CONDITION: How does condition compare to material available?
• Have any items been restored? 20 points
• Rarity of items displayed 30 points
• Related items 30 points
Are neatness, general appearance, relative skill and
creativity evidenced in the presentation of the display? 20 points
Total points available 200
The next display show will be in 2022. So, if you are
considering having a display, now is the time.
To obtain a display show packet,
including the rules, please contact Member Services Coordinator
Sandra Schwab at the Business Office (330) 467-5733 or at email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding displaying you can also contact
Display Show Chairman Sean McCarter via phone (614) 395-2919 and in
person at the meeting hall, table P-21; committee member Chris Rohal
via phone (440) 223-2725 and in person in the OGCA Registration Room
at the hall, as well as any other member of the Display Show
Committee including Rod Kirian I-1, Marty Capito W-14, and Chuck
Benton G 3-4.
Members Recognition Banquet Sat. May 30th, 2020
Just Announced: Guest Speaker Ian McCollum of
“Forgotten Weapons.” Ticket Order forms will
be in your Spring newsletter (arrives in February 2020). First
come, first served. Tickets are limited.