(this one was so beautiful I had to get both sides)
And something else rather special:
Phil Schreier, the gentleman in the above pictures, for staying late and giving us the special tour of the exhibit)
That's a 500/.450 Adolph double rifle. That belonged to Teddy FREAKIN' Roosevelt. You know, the guy who did THIS:
(picture from here).
The last day of the convention is always a double-edged sword. A lot of folks leave for home on Sunday, and the vast majority are leaving early in the morning the next day, so it's sad to see friends leave. On the other hand, we get to do really cool stuff like the above, which totally makes Sunday evening worth it. Even though you have to go home the next day, leaving behind your tribe and all the cool gear, you get to do things like BE IN BAD BREATH DISTANCE OF A DOUBLE RIFLE OWNED BY TEDDY FLIPPIN' ROOSEVELT.
It is perfectly manly to squeal like a little girl if a gun owned by Teddy Roosevelt is in the room.
That is all.