NRA Poster? Certificate?

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  1. 20201202_130815~2.jpg 20201202_130824~2.jpg 20201202_130838~2.jpg 20201202_130845.jpg 20201202_130852~2.jpg My Father had this piece hanging in his garage for as long as I can Remember. When he passed away I got it. I have always been curious if it is really from 1940. I know he was always a member of the National Rifle Association. I was hoping someone might know of the origins of something like this. It is not in the best of shape and faded. It appears to be some kind of a certificate given out when someone joins the NRA. It has a date on it of January 29th, 1940.
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the date looks good...but it says organization......so maybe his company....not personal ??
     
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Maybe some kind of gun club?
     
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    No reason it can't be from 1940 & yes, doesn't look like an individual membership certificate. It is recognizing some local organization as an affiliated chapter (or whatever they have) of the NRA.
     
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    @The Nailhunter was your father or his father a member of a gun club of any kind?
     
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  6. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    The Nailhunter does this sound right?
    I can not decipher the first written word of this certificate.
    ??? Top Gun Club
    Beaumont Texas
    This would be the organization affiliated with the NRA.
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Surprisingly bellicose for 1940. Ares and the dogs of war.

    Debora
     
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  8. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Five months earlier the Nazi's invaded Poland.
     
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the U.S. still had an isolationist policy.

    Debora
     
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  10. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    It's an NRA certificate. To the left of Ares, the text speaks to national defense.
     
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, I understand that. It's interesting that the NRA's policy differed from that of the U.S. government.

    Debora
     
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  12. You are right! I did not see that before!! He did belong to that Gun Club, We went there many times but that was back in the 70's. My memory is not as good as it used to be.

    I am glad I found this web site. It is like having experts and an extra set of eyes at my finger tips!
     
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  13. Yes, you are correct I remember going with him back in the 70's, I don't know how i missed that. :)
     
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