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Old 05-23-2016, 01:39 PM
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Default The 2016 NRA Show Silver Medallion Award

It was a great NRA Show both for me and the Colt Collectors Association. The crowds were nearly overwhelming, and we had the opportunity to show some of the best engraving that Colt has to offer. Colt sent over sixty engraved and historical Colts from their Hartford Museum, and we added a few special pieces of contemporary engraving to supplement the display. This is an photographic overview of the display taken just before the doors opened on Friday.


I had my traveling bench and equipment to demonstrate the art of engraving to the attendees - that kept me very busy throughout the three-day show. I'm sure I talked with at least a thousand NRA Members, and to a good number of engravers who stopped by to visit as well.



No doubt the highlight of the event for me and the CCA was the Awards Ceremony that was held on Sunday Morning. During the first section of awards for exhbitors, the CCA received the Best Educational Display Award.


The excitement grew as NRA Officials continued the program by announcing the coveted NRA Silver Medallion Awards. There are 10 such awards presented each year for individual excellence in historical or exceptional individual firearms. Applicants for the Medallion Awards apply prior to the the show, and it is judged early Saturday before the doors are opened to the public. Judges pass throughout the display area (about 10 acres this year) to review the individual applicant's firearms. It is also worth noting that in 2016, the judges found only nine deserving Medallion recipients

The first successful CCA Medallion to be awarded went to Dr. Paul McCombs who had his very rare 1775 Colt Single Action Army "Pinched" frame 7 1/2" Bbl .45 Cal on display at one end of the CCA booth area.

I was thrilled when they announced that my 'Greatest Generation Colt 1911 Colt Auto" was also a winner of a 2016 Silver Medallion. This the Colt that had previously won the two highest Colt Collectors Association Awards at the October 2012 Denver Show, and went on to win four FEGA Awards at the January 2013 FEGA Show. To my great pleasure, C. Roger Bleile also used The Greatest Generation Colt on the dust covers of American Engravers III. This a tribute to all the artists who played a part in the project - Katherine Plumer, scrimshaw; Les Yoder, Presentation Case; Doug Turnbull, final finish; Larry Downing, custom knife.



In 2016 Colt Collectors Exhibit and the individual firearms on display there won three major NRA awards in Louisville.


FEGA Awards in 2013
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: The 2016 NRA Show Silver Medallion Award

That is Awesome!
Beautiful pieces!
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:15 PM
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Congrats, Mike! And displays look great with layout and all.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:52 AM
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Congratulations Mike on the excellent photos, and your much deserved award.
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Hi Mike
Thank you for the pictures and Congratulations are in order for the 2016 Silver Medallion.
I had seen the revolver on the Forum some time ago but I had not seen the knife.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: The 2016 NRA Show Silver Medallion Award

If you have not seen the other side and the top of the Colt, here they are


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Old 05-24-2016, 10:26 AM
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A well earned award, congratulations
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If you have not seen the other side and the top of the Colt, here they are


Folks always ask about he airplanes on the slide (top to bottom)
P51 Mustang
bf 109 Messerschmidt
P47 Thunderbolt
Jap Zero____________
On the knife:
right panel - P38 lightning - with B17 Bomber over French Countryside
left panel - F4U Corsair - Philippines

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Old 05-30-2016, 05:16 PM
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Well earned and congrats. What a stunning piece of art. A true masterpiece in steel and gold. Bravo, Sir.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:06 AM
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Congratulations Mike. And Catherine. I believe this is the best collaborative work I have yet seen. You have created a magnificent work of art.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:57 AM
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Mike
Terrific! Glad to see your work still recognized as "top shelf".
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wow.


just, wow.


congrats on the well earned award!
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Congrats Mike, I love your work, this one amazing and stunning!

Best Regards, Kenn
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Awesome! Thanks for the pics, especially since I couldn't make the show. Congratulations on well-deserved accolades!
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