AGC members get first crack at rare Asprey shotgun

Jul 12 2016

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King’s gift to Gen. Franks will benefit AGC Scholarships

AGC leaders have decided to keep a rare Asprey shotgun in the family by giving AGC members the first opportunity to bid on the gift from a king to a 4-star general.

The proceeds from the gift to AGC of Texas will benefit the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

The Asprey gun (one of only 152 made) was presented to Four-Star Gen. Tommy Franks by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain. The general served as commander of the U.S. Central Command and planned the Afghanistan and Iraqi invasions for the President George W. Bush Administration.

The general is a close friend of AGC Executive Vice President Tom Johnson as well as a friend of AGC of Texas. The general has put no restrictions on his gift. He simply wants to support AGC’s Scholarship Fund.

AGC will have the gun formally appraised and a net value will be established to act as the starting point for the bidding process.  It is the hopes of the Chapter that the gun remains within the AGC family.  However, if the net value (minimum bid) is not met at the Scholarship Gala Live Auction, the gun will be sold through a gun broker.  The same shotgun sold at Christie’s of London for roughly $120,000 in 2008.

The AGC Scholarship program has been blessed by the generosity of Gen. Tommy Franks. Through his act of kindness, the program will continue to flourish and support the future leaders of our industry.

The sixth annual AGC Scholarship Gala is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. Neal McCoy will provide the entertainment this year.


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