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Robin Rapley Memorial Best Display Winner Cowboy Western and Black Powder Pistol Shooting Hugh Bullmore and David Keast receive the trophy from Ed Rapley

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Ian Skennerton – historian and author extraordinaire, and also Brian Labudda – author and gunsmith extraordinaire, both from Queensland have booked flights to attend this years Show.
If you have any of their publications, bring them along and they will increase their value by signing them for you. 
On the Friday night,  after tea, they will both be available for a microphone session answering any questions and or telling the life history of British military firearms you wish to bring along.
On Saturday they will be selling books and the new direction DVDs/CDs including the Small Arms Series Live (#1 .303 SMLE, #2 No4 and No5, #4 Full On Full Auto 1 British & US Machine Guns, #5 Full On Full Auto 2. German & Combloc MG’s)
We will be playing all these at the show as well as a playing and taking orders for a pre sales copy of #3  SLR the FAL. 
We have over 20 displays (including vehicles, a WW2 camp scene and dummy firing of a replica Piat out side) and 20 sellers booked for this years show (. It is a again a must attend event.
Space and Time is running out to book as a seller or displayer this year so get in quick before we close off!!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you at this years event. Again, remember to tell as many others as possible by email, txt, face book or good old word of mouth!!!!!
Many thanks.

For the 9th year this open to the public show provided those interested in all things arms and militaria an opportunity to display, buy and sell. With increasing public interest in celebrating 100 years since WWI significant displays of Signalling Equipment, the NZ Mounted Rifles mannequin horse with saddle equipment and Hotchkiss Machine Gun and, personal items and equipment from Gallipoli Campaign attracted much attention.


Attendees were greeted at the Riccarton Race Course by Military vehicles parked at the bottom of the steps leading to the 2 rooms full of sales tables and displays.


Other world-class displays evoked much interest and included arms and militaria from many eras and countries. Again this year it was noted that many people stayed for much longer with a growing number coming and going several times.


World renowned engraver Andrew Biggs spent all day explaining the art of engraving to a continuous large group of onlookers.​​



This years MAM’s Gun Show date is Saturday July 22 – the last weekend of the July school holidays – so make your bookings early.

Graeme Barber

About Us

Mainland Arms and Militaria presents annual Gun Shows in Christchurch featuring a wide range of items for sale, collectors displays plus promotional information from collecting, sporting and shooting clubs.

The extensive range of antique through to modern items for sale or display includes firearms, bayonets, swords, militaria, medals, badges, models, hunting, fishing, books and scale models.

Attendees will be amazed by the quality of items on display.

For a really good read take a look at our articles page!

MAM’s Now Selling Books

NZ Distributor for most of Ian Skennerton books and DVD titles.

Look here for the list of available titles and or go to for further information about each title.

Contact details

Mainland Arms and Militaria Show Ltd
C/- 2 Cam Place, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
Cell: 0274 35 1940

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Show Organisers  Graeme and David thank all sellers, displayers and attendees for their on going support of the Gun Show and its aim to promote all things to do with Arms and Militaria.