Outdoors Show Brings More Than 50 Exhibitors to Fairgrounds

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More than 50 exhibitors displayed everything from wooden turkey calls to knives to semi-automatic rifles at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield this weekend.

The Outdoor Sports, Hunting and Trade Show began Saturday. It was organized by the Egyptian Collectors Association, which hosts two shows a year in Springfield and draws participants from across Illinois.

The firearms on display included handguns, shotguns and a wide variety of rifles. In addition to sporting rifles, there were World War II rifles, as well as one trader who specialized in 19th-century Winchester rifles.

The Egyptian Collectors Association has scheduled 17 outdoor sports trade shows this year throughout Illinois.