Next Show  John Reid Pavilion 19 - 20 Feb 2022  Gregory Tce Bowen Hills

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VANGUARD-MEATEATER on display at show

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Whitney Revolver 1865
Whitney Revolver 1865

Whitney Revolver 1865

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VANGUARD-MEATEATER on display at show

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This site is dedicated to the Arms Fairs held in Queensland. Overall, there are six Arms Fairs

and countless other antiques shows around Queensland each year. Covid has resulted in

serious issues for Arms Fairs in 2020 and 2021. Brisbane (Queensland Arms Fairs)

maintain a front line for our state promotions.

 

Aims of the shows are Preservation, Education and the Collection of History.

 

Historical societies and private collectors have a strong and welcome presence.  It's not uncommon to see flintlocks, matchlocks, muskets, percussion cap pistols, obsolete calibre and pinfire arms on sale or display. Many such historic firearms can be purchased without a Weapons License.

 

Queensland Arms Fairs commenced in Brisbane at Watkins Place and the Police Youth Club in the Valley in the 1970's then at the Downey Park Table Tennis Centre. Fairs then moved around Brisbane before calling the John Reid Pavilion home for many years.

In 2021, Fairs are returning to the John Reid Pavilion at the Exhibition Grounds in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The area around the venue has dramatically transformed. Restaurants, coffee shops and high rises are more common now. Many old arms dealers from the 1970's have long gone but the interest remains strong with collectors and history buffs. Over 200 tables will be available at this venue.

 

It's not just about guns as these shows offer antiques, jewellery and collectables

as part of the shows. Hard to get parts and components, books, expert advice,

modern sporting items and edged weapons are always available.

 

Militaria including uniforms patches, helmets, Holsters,

 webbing are available from a number of dealers.

Swords, Bayonets, knives , Antique Armour, Shields, are commonly available.

 

Vintage arms collections play a big part of the shows. Collections of Colt and 

 Australian Arms are frequently on display.  Books are a common item at

  these shows - remember that GOOGLE does not know everything.  

 

Ian Skennerton, an internationally recognised author attends most shows.

 

Dealers  have an information area that requires approval to use. 

 This area has all forms rules,  general requirements and useful links. 

Free Lanyards are now available to display your weapons licenses. 

Dealers still need to check the the fine print..

 

 

Dealers Only Area
Approval Required. Create a Dealer Account - Here

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