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The Winchester Arms Collectors Association (WACA) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation with a worldwide membership of over 2,500 individuals. WACA was organized in July 1977, incorporated February 21, 1978 in the State of Montana and has been NRA affiliated (#G8143) since 1978.

Our members are devoted to the preservation, understanding and collecting of Winchester firearms and related products as well as the role these products had in forging America’s heritage.

The Winchester Collector, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to the collecting of Winchester Firearms and related Memorabilia. It includes Winchester related articles, highlights from our shows and events, as well as calendar updates and classified ads. We encourage our members to contribute to our publications, as we showcase our members’ favorite Winchesters.

Our annual WACA show and meeting takes place July each year, in Cody, WY, and includes an awards program with specifically sculptured bronze plaques for WACA members like the highly-coveted “George Madis – Best Educational” trophy and cash awards for our satellite shows. We also attend association shows with the Ohio Gun Collectors in Wilmington, OH, the Mid-Hudson Inc. & Westchester Collectors Club in West Springfield, MA, and the Big Reno Show in Reno, NV. We encourage our members to participate in all Winchester shows.

Other benefits of membership include WACA-branded items (caps, table covers, pins, patches, etc.) which are available online and through the WACA office. In addition, we have a partnership with the Cody Firearms Museum, so CFM Members who are also WACA members will receive the exclusive WACA benefit of 15 additional CFM record searches which are in addition to the number included in non-WACA CFM members’ standard search packages.

Governing Board

Mike Hunter

Mike Hunter

President
Missouri (2019)

Trish Smith

Trish Smith

Executive Secretary
Montana

Jim Curlovic

Jim Curlovic

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
ILLINOIS (2017)

Gary White

Gary White

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
WYOMING (2017)

Donna Gavin

Donna Gavin

TREASURER
FLORIDA

Board of Directors

Bert Hartman

Bert Hartman

Washington (2019)

Don Herigstad

Don Herigstad

California (2018)

Drew Bloss

Drew Bloss

California (2020)

Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Missouri (2019)

Rob Kassab

Rob Kassab

FLORIDA (2019)

Clarence Parks

Clarence Parks

Montana (2020)

Rick Hill

Rick Hill

Oregon (2020)

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We Invite You To Join Us!

Associate with over 2,500 WACA members in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South America.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • The Winchester Collector, our quarterly club magazine, is devoted to collectable Winchester arms and related products, club activities and classified ads. Each issue is full of great articles and photographs of outstanding Winchester arms. Some featured articles are posted here for your enjoyment
  • Annual WACA Calendar with full color photographs.
  • Our Show Awards program includes the “Glenn Hockett Best of Show” Trophy and the renowned “George Madis Best Educational” Award Trophy.
  • Annual Prize Drawing.
  • Become associated with knowledgeable collectors, authors and experts on a variety of Winchester Arms, related memorabilia, and historical data.
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