THE Bathurst Arms Fair will return to the showground this weekend.
The annual fair is an opportunity for people to see impressive collections of militaria and firearms, as well as make purchases of such items.
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Event organiser Ross Wood said there will be a wide variety of dealers, collectors and exhibitors present.
"Whilst a number of interstate and international dealers have declined our invitations, the majority of regulars will be attending. Interest from NSW dealers has increased as there has been no opportunity to attend an arms fair since Bathurst 2020," he said.
"Apart from the commercial dealers, who will offer a comprehensive selection of modern sporting and target rifles, there will be some excellent displays of historical firearms."
More than 60 exhibitors have been booked for the fair.
Among them will be Pedersoli Australia, Northern Shooting Supplies, Precision Armoury, Austin Bourke's Bastille Gunshop from Dubbo, Bullets and Bits from Orange, and Lone Pine Militaria from Muswellbrook.
A lot of planning has gone into the arms fair to ensure it can run in COVID times.
As of this week, there is nothing to indicate that the fair will be called off.
According to the event's Facebook page, the fair will go ahead "unless NSW has a COVID crisis that shuts down the state or locks the borders".
The fair will operate from 9am to 4.30pm on Saturday and from 9am to 3.30pm on Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased upon arrival.
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