Bristol Rifle at Auction

A Gold-Plated Rossi Rifle

This October, Compass presents Pistols at the Prison, a 2-day gun show and live firearm auction at Brushy Mountain State Pen in Petros, Tennessee. The event’s live auction will feature over 300 lots of firearms for online and in-person bidding. Some of these lots feature highly unique items, like a Rossi Model 92 .45 Colt. Bristol Motor Speedway sold only 100 of these gold-plated rifles as part of its 50th anniversary. The specific anniversary rifle that Compass is bringing to auction is #8 out of 100.

The Bristol Motor Speedway

Known as “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile”, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of NASCAR’s loudest raceways.  The track opened in 1961, before its acquisition by Speedway Motorsports Inc. in 1996.

Notably, the half-mile short track is the tenth-largest sports venue worldwide. Thanks to the sheer size of the raceway, it’s also been used to host football games and concerts over the years.

While the track was originally close to an exact half-mile long, it’s slightly longer these days at .533 miles. That’s thanks to years of repaving and changes to the angle of the track’s banked turns.

Bristol Motor Speedway Rifle

The 2011 Jeff Byrd 500

Bristol Motor Speedway celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. Bristol was the site for the 4th and 24th title races in that year’s NASCAR Spring Cup Series. This race was also the occasion for the manufacture and sale of the 50th Anniversary rifle. 

The 4th title race that season was the 2011 Jeff Byrd 500, in memory of Bristol Motor Speedway’s longtime president and general manager Jeff Byrd. This marked the first time since 1991 that the race didn’t keep its usual name of The Food City 500.

Kyle Busch, Number 18, was the winner of the Anniversary race, making it his 20th career victory. He would later win 3 other races in the series, finishing in 12th place.

Pistols at the Prison

You can find the gold-plated Rossi M92 only at Pistols at the Prison, beginning on October 9th at 10 am ET. The live firearm auction will start to close on October 10th at 6 pm. The catalog for this auction can be viewed here on our bidding platform.

Weekend passes to Pistols at the Prison are available online for $15, and will not be available at the gate. Instead, day passes will be available at the gate for $15 per day.

For more information about this event, or to reserve your spot as a vendor, visit the event page on Contact Compass by email at or by phone at 800-729-6466 to learn more.