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#182507 - 08/11/17 01:51 PM blessed
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As time passes and I cross off another day on the calendar I count myself blessed to have been where I`ve been and done what I`ve done and among my possession`s is something I still can`t believe is mine..... It stands for everything that`s good about handguns.... What I own is the statue that was given to a runner up at the Outstanding American Handgunner Award`s....The copy stands a little less then 11" tall which is short when compared to huge original bronze that was presented to the winner... And speaking of winner, you cannot deny the importance of the OAHA when the first statue was given to Elmer Keith with names like Skeeter Skelton, Lee Jurras, Larry Kelly and Dick Casull who were among other OAHA winners in the following years... Sadly, the award is no longer presented and this makes my statue all the more important to me.....Yes...I count myself blessed
photos: top pic is my copy of the OAHA and bottom pic is the first award presented to Elmer Keith
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#182508 - 08/11/17 02:09 PM Re: blessed [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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A treasure, indeed.
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#182512 - 08/11/17 04:01 PM Re: blessed [Re: Handgun400]
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Very cool! Something you don't see every day.
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#182513 - 08/11/17 05:25 PM Re: blessed [Re: KRal]
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Very nice James! I too am fortunate as I was nominated twice for this honor -- back in the early 90s. I cherish those two bronze statues.

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#182514 - 08/11/17 06:21 PM Re: blessed [Re: Mark Hampton]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Very nice James! I too am fortunate as I was nominated twice for this honor -- back in the early 90s. I cherish those two bronze statues.

What an honor.......
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#182516 - 08/11/17 09:52 PM Re: blessed [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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And that my friend is why you are a ICON among us, a endless knowledge of history, development, ballistics, and first hand hunting experience, few have achieved your status.

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#182517 - 08/11/17 09:53 PM Re: blessed [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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James,
you have got to have the most extensive collection of handgun and handgun hunting memorabilia out there... Glad you share it with all of us!
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#182521 - 08/12/17 12:29 AM Re: blessed [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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Very nice collector piece. Congrats to Mark for being twice nominated.
In 1999 when Gil Hebard won the American Handgunner award, Thompson Center gave him a 12" Encore in 44 magnum. I now own this gun, with serial # HOY1999.

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#182523 - 08/12/17 09:45 AM Re: blessed [Re: ruger4570]
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Too cool, James!
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#182526 - 08/12/17 04:17 PM Re: blessed [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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James, Very nice award. Do you have access to the total list of OAHA winners?
It would be cool to see the full list of winners and nominees.
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