Re: [MV] Military Vehicles, Machine Guns & Dynamite!

jim gilmore (
Wed, 06 Oct 1999 11:40:14 -0500

Steve wrote,
>I'd like more info on the KnobCreek Shoot.
>First of all what are the dates?
Oct 8,9,10

>I went there last year on Friday and wasn't at all impressed with the
>swap meet part - only about 5 or 6 vendors - not enough to make it worth
>driving 300 miles for. I did hear some machine guns firing that was
>neat, but only stayed the one day and didn't see any flamethrowers or
>see any cars being blasted.

Hold on here, You are talking about the Knob Creek Military Vehicle
Show. This is the Gun Shoot. They are two different things. At the gun
shoot there are usually 50 to 100 MG's shooting at any given time! For
three days! There are a huge amount of vendors (mostly military gun and
weapon related stuff) with some of them having stuff for us MV types like
gun mounts and rifle racks etc.. Should be several mules for sale also
(ask for Rod Brown if you are looking for a premo one, and tell him I sent
you. I'll get a good cigar out of it) and maybe one of those Hawk missile
carriers. If you have even a slight interest in MG's it is worth driving
400 miles to attend! I do.

I would make it mostly to try to find parts........
Not too much there in "hard" parts for older MV's but some stuff for
the later ones shows up. It's a good place to find gun mounts, cradles,
dummy machine guns (ask for Curtis Wolf for these and tell him I sent you.
I'll get a beer for that) MG kits, gas cans, ammo cans, De-milled bazookas
etc. And don't forget to check out the MV's on display.

Oh ya, I'll have a pile of manuals and some Ferret stuff for sale on my

Jim Gilmore MVPA # 5843

Member Ist Michigan AOD Chapter MVPA
Great Lakes Chapter MVPA
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