Madison, NC - Attendees of the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri will want to bring their cameras to check out the western cowboy theme at Booth #823. We encourage boots, cowboy hats and Wranglers. The western-themed display will have plenty of legendary Marlin lever-action rifles, best-in-class bolt-action rifles and of course, cowboys.
Marlin fans that stop by the booth will have the opportunity to swap a few stories with the Marlin Man and Cousin Johnny, by grabbing an autograph and taking a picture to upload to the Marlin Facebook page. In addition, Marlin fans will be able to sign up for a chance to win a Model 336C rifle, $100 gift card from Bootbarn.com and a vintage Marlin sign.
After the show, the western theme continues as Marlin invites all fans to join them for a night out on the town.
Marlin Night at Wild Country
Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:00pm - 2:00am
17 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
*Free cover charge with valid NRA badge. Adults over 18 are admitted.
In addition, Marlin Firearms enthusiasts will want to make sure to visit The Marlin Firearms Collectors Association, booth #4107, for their "Magnificent Marlins" collection of take-down lever action .22 rimfire rifles from 1897 - 1945.
The story of Marlin is still being written by generations of sportsmen and firearm enthusiasts who call Marlin their brand. We happily invite you to join us at the show in celebration of the 140-year legacy of America's rifle. And besides, everyone has a little cowboy in them.
About the Marlin Man and Cousin Johnny
Bobby Knight of Knight Horsemanship recreates the horse and rider from the iconic Marlin Trademark. Known as the Marlin Man, Knight and his faithful mount named Ranger have been the delight of fairs and events helping to improve awareness of shooting sports to children and adults alike. Bobby is a professional horse trainer and mounted shooting coach. He also specializes in starting new colts.
Cousin Johnny Walker, the sidekick and associate of the Marlin Man, hails from the southern mountains of West Virginia where he operates a school for equestrian obstacle riders. Walker is a Marlin Firearms enthusiast and is a two-time West Virginia State off-hand rifle champion.
About The Marlin Firearms Collectors Association
Our purpose shall be to organize and maintain a membership for educational, charitable, scientific and literary purposes; to promote a friendship and camaraderie amongst those interested in the collecting and study of Marlin-made firearms; The holding of regularly scheduled meetings for the sake of conducting the Association business, to display and exchange artifacts and disseminate information on Marlin arms; to collect, research and preserve arms for posterity.
About Marlin Firearms Company
Established in 1870, the Marlin Firearms Company brands include Marlin, Harrington &
Richardson, New England Firearms and L.C. Smith. Marlin Firearms produces an array of lever action, bolt action, and semi-automatic rifles. It is truly The Great American Rifle. More information about Marlin Firearms Company can be found at www.marlinfirearms.com