Seen at Safari Club 2018 in Las Vegas…

 

A 20g SxS by James Purdey & Sons. Griffin & Howe had it.
A 20g SxS by James Purdey & Sons. Griffin & Howe had it.

Safari Club International’s Annual Hunters’ Convention is an crazy event. Part travel show, gun show, and expensive-stuff bazaar, it puts hundreds of vendors and thousands of people under one roof for four days of planning, gawking, and big-money spending.

Want to book an African safari, order a new Boss OU shotgun, get fitted for a tweed shooting suit, and pick up a $25,000 fur coat all in one afternoon? Then it’s the place to be.

This year’s event was as at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I was there Friday & Saturday, and here’s a bit of what I saw. Scroll down to see all the pics

Taxidermy is a big part of the Safari Club gathering. Great mane on this lion.
Taxidermy is a big part of the Safari Club gathering. Great mane on this lion.
More taxidermy at Safari Club gathering. That's a big bear.
More taxidermy at Safari Club gathering. That’s a big bear.
Cool croc mount
Cool croc mount
Yeah - that's real - and one of the freakiest deer I've ever seen.
Yeah – that’s real – and one of the freakiest deer I’ve ever seen.
Krieghoff double rifles
Krieghoff double rifles
A sweet little Purdey 28g OU Steve Barnett had on display. Only $109,000!
A sweet little Purdey 28g OU Steve Barnett had on display. Only $109,000!
An awesome Purdey double rifle. in .246 flanged. Westley Richards had it.
An awesome Purdey double rifle. in .246 flanged. Westley Richards had it.
One of a pair of brand new Stephen Grant sidelever SxSs that Gordy & Sons had.
One of a pair of brand new Stephen Grant sidelever SxSs that Gordy & Sons had.
A brand new 20g Purdey hammergun with damascus bbls. Gordy & Sons had it, and that price is correct -- $169,998!
A brand new 20g Purdey hammergun with damascus bbls. Gordy & Sons had it, and that price is correct — $169,998!
A 12g Boss OU at Griffin & Howe. Check out the Arabic script on the bbls.
A 12g Boss OU at Griffin & Howe. Check out the Arabic script on the bbls.
Beautiful duck mount. Really impressive work.
Beautiful duck mount. Really impressive work.
Hazel Grouse, from Russia
Hazel Grouse, from Russia

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