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Is there any difference between the Wes Knodel and the Collectors West gun shows?

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by jimwsea, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    In Portland, I haven't been keeping track of who is putting on the show that I go to. For those of you who do take note...is there any significant difference between those two vendors? Also, what about other places where they both put on shows?
     
  2. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Not really. I think one takes the bi-mart discount and one doesn't. All the Portland ones I have been to have looked exactly the same.
     
  3. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    The one is 3 days long, the other is only 2 days. That is the only difference I can see.
     
  4. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Both offer the Bi-Mart discount.
     
  5. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not really sure... but I did notice that Collectors West takes place in the D Hall of the expo center, which is a little smaller and older than the main halls that West Knodel takes place in. I'm not sure if one show is larger than the other though. They look about the same to me.
     
  6. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    It seems that at one time they were one in the same, but either through business differences or a divorce, they separated. I cant remember which.