Antique Gun Show promotes collector camaraderie

Enthusiasts from across U.S. gather at Harmony Museum

August 12, 2019 Cranberry Local News


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Tom Rossman of Butler examines a rifle at the Harmony Museum's Antique Gun Show on Saturday.

HARMONY — Tom Rossman, a self-described “gun nut,” is on the hunt.

The Butler resident requested help in identifying the makers of the rifles in his Butler County antique collection at his booth Saturday at the Harmony Museum's Antique Gun Show.

His only clues are the initials “M.W.” and “R.J.”

“It's always a research project,” Rossman said.

Antiques ranging from rifles to pistols and powder horns to photographs and documents were displayed, sold and traded by 30 people to over 60 attendees Saturday at the museum, 218 Mercer St.

For 15 years, the show has brought together a group of collectors from around the state, as well as Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Michigan to share their collections and the stories behind each antique.

Read the full story in The Cranberry Eagle.

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