The Hand Gun: Western Fact and Western Film
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Admittance by Festival Button Only
|Cartridge Pocket Handguns|
|Colt Single And Double Action|
|Smith & Wesson and Merwin
& Hulbert Handguns
Larry Floyd, gun collector/historian, will be returning with an exciting presentation on "The Hand Gun: Western Fact and Western Film”, a comparison of fact & fiction on guns used in movies. Larry will also provide background on many of the guns housed in the museum’s collection.
The presentation will consist of a display with comments of handguns and holsters used in the “West” of the 19th Century and how Hollywood interpreted their use in movies of the 20th Century. After the presentation those attending will be invited to take a closer look and hold a weapon if they so desire. Question will be entertained at any time during the presentation.
Larry Floyd was born in South Norfolk, Va. in April 1942. Currently a resident of the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Va. Larry is retired after 33 years with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation as Deputy Asst. Director.
Larry served as Director of the former Williamsburg Film Festival for over 20 years and is Director of the new Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest which debuts in November 2018 in Williamsburg Virginia. An avid gun collector and gun historian, Larry is a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors, the Sharps Collectors Association and a member of the Company of Military Historians, a 50 year veteran of the North-South Skirmish Association. and a member of the Board of Advisers Great Bridge Battlefield Foundation. Larry has collected antique firearms for over 50 years, concentrating on the period 1800 to 1900.
Floyd is a long-time supporter of the Lone Pine Film Festival and married to the lovely, Nell, who accompanies him every year to help us celebrate.
Museum document on Handguns and Rifles in Exhibits