Gun collection has a new home!


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dbp
August 21, 2013, 11:16 AM
Last November I posted a thread discussing this gentleman and his amazing collection. I am pleased to hear that he has found a home for his collection.

If you are ever close to South Carolina you should drop in. I have seen his personal collection in it's entirety and spent the afternoon with Mr. Beard and can assure you it is awesome.

http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/20/2931945/collectors-passion-makes-for-high.html

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Salmoneye
August 21, 2013, 11:52 AM
Interesting read...

Thanks,

dreamer56
August 21, 2013, 10:30 PM
Wow, thanks for posting...would love to visit and see that collection.

OilyPablo
August 21, 2013, 10:58 PM
Added to list of places to visit.

medalguy
August 22, 2013, 01:10 AM
I lived in South Carolina for several years and knew Ross Beard. He once introduced me to Carbine Williams at a gun show in Columbia back about 1962. Ross is a gentleman if I ever knew one.

dbp
August 22, 2013, 01:42 AM
I lived in South Carolina for several years and knew Ross Beard. He once introduced me to Carbine Williams at a gun show in Columbia back about 1962. Ross is a gentleman if I ever knew one.
That he is -- and a living, breathing history book. It's one thing to see his collection, but quite another to have Mr. Beard give the history behind each piece.

thefamcnaj
August 23, 2013, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the link. I'm about two hours from Camden, and I've never heard of this museum. I'm going to take my son tomorrow. It looks well worth taking the two hour trip to get there.

dbp
August 24, 2013, 12:51 AM
Thanks for the link. I'm about two hours from Camden, and I've never heard of this museum. I'm going to take my son tomorrow. It looks well worth taking the two hour trip to get there.
If you have the time stop in and check out the S.C. Military History Museum in Columbia. A portion of Mr. Beard's collection is housed there.

cuervo
August 24, 2013, 02:25 AM
Melvin Purvis gave him his first gun when he was 10 years old--a Thompson machine gun.

That is just so right on so many levels, but will never be again.

TennJed
August 24, 2013, 04:56 AM
I am only about 976 guns away from doing the same

thefamcnaj
August 24, 2013, 05:52 AM
If you have the time stop in and check out the S.C. Military History Museum in Columbia. A portion of Mr. Beard's collection is housed there.
Is the military museum free as well?

Al Thompson
August 24, 2013, 09:14 AM
Nothing mentioned about charging for admission....

http://scmilitarymuseum.com/

bannockburn
August 24, 2013, 11:40 AM
Wow that's an amazing collection! I remember reading about the air rifles that were used in the Lewis and Clark expedition; pretty neat to know that they're still around and available for public viewing.

dbp
August 24, 2013, 12:26 PM
It is in fact free admission.

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