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Texas Militaria Expo - Cleburne

Discussion in 'Dallas & Fort Worth' started by majormadmax, May 9, 2017.

  1. majormadmax

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    Anyone ever been to this event? Was wondering if it was worth the nearly four hour drive from SA...

    http://www.texasmilitariaexpo.com/2017-show.html

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  2. studenygreg

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    4 hours! Dang. That's too much for me. I hope to hear good things about it. Maybe I will make it one year.

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  3. majormadmax

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    Yeah, it may be too much travel time for me as well. The show is 250 tables, but my interests center on Soviet/Warsaw Pact items and if there isn't much of that there, I won't bother given the time/distance required...

    That said, it would be a fun road trip! Google is routing me up 281 which is a nice drive, but it's also 472 miles round trip!
     
  4. Army 1911

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    They must not want us to come because the didn't put an address for the show....unless the dude collecting exhibitors' fees has a house big enough to host 250 tables.
     
  5. majormadmax

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    Cleburne Conference Center, according to their Facebook page...

    https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Militaria-Expo-1565700187063292/

    1501 W Henderson St, Cleburne, TX 76033

    But you are correct, no address or location is listed on their flyer! :D

    I'll let them know...
     
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  6. F350-6

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    Not that big of a venue. http://www.cleburne.net/index.aspx?NID=302

    The gun shows held there are typical small town stuff. I might swing by just because it's 30 min. from me, but can't comment on if they will really have 250 tables or if it would be worth a trip. Website says the owner used to run the Ft Worth militaria gun show. If that show was so great, why move to a smaller venue would be my question.

    If you decide to drive, I'd go 35 once you get around Austin. 75 mph most of the way beats stop lights and small towns on 281.
     
  7. majormadmax

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    At this point I doubt we'll be going, it doesn't appear to be a large show and from what I can tell it's mostly US and German stuff vintage WWII.

    If by chance we do decide to head up, it will be along 281 as I find that a very relaxing and enjoyable ride (unlike IH-35!). I know the latter would probably be quicker, but I prefer the more rural route and the small towns that line the way are a bonus to me not a hindrance...

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  8. Army 1911

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    There used to be a store in Dallas called Militaria. It sold all sorts of things related to the military. Not so much patches and the stuff you see at gun shows but high class things. The had some lead toy soldiers that were spectacular. One I remember was a mounted soldier and the horse had actual leather bridle, saddle, and the saddle blanket was real leopard. Priced at around $2000.

    Had a lot o military art showing troops from different eras. From Oil paintings to postcards.
     
  9. majormadmax

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    There are a few military surplus shows in and around the San Antonio area (as discussed in this thread) as well as a bi-annual militaria show in Schertz (as discussed in this thread); but in all my visits to them I've only scored a few good items (recently a Yugoslav mess kit that had someone's name, hometown and the date "2/2/85" scratched into it). There are a few military surplus guys that go to the SAXET gun show but most of their wares are US. In my travels I try to get to one or two military surplus stores but I've found they're carrying mainly clothing than actually surplus items. It's a real hit-or-miss endeavor. I supplement my addiction with eBay and Sportsman's Guide searches on a regular basis. It's all just one big scavenger hunt! :D

    Cheers! M2
     
  10. Darkpriest667

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    I live in Burleson area, it's about a 15 minute drive for me to Cleburne. If you guys and gals want me to go check it out take pictures and get price quotes I can do that. Is there anything anyone is particularly interested in that might be here?
     


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