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NRA Museums Photo 2018-11-05 14:00

GUN OF THE DAY - Jacob Double Rifle. Our double-barreled GOTD was the dream of a general in the Indian Army and it had some strange features. With its short 24-inch barrels, the Jacob double rifle needed an impressive bayonet that was close to a basket-hilted broadsword for configuration. The l...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-11-04 14:00

EXHIBIT OF THE DAY - TR in Africa. At the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO - visitors can take in what Theodore Roosevelt was involved in during his expedition in Africa on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution. More than 11,400 animal specimens were hunte...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-11-03 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - The Henry D! In the later years of the Gold Rush in California, road agents searching passengers for concealed handguns were always on the lookout for a hideout "Henry D" - the small percussion pocket pistol made by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia. These small...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-11-02 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - The Velo-Dog Barks! Avid cyclists once had problems with chasing canines that interrupted their recreational exercise. Many bikers elected to carry a small revolver for protection much like our GOTD. Carried in the pocket easily with its folding trigger, this diminutive hand...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-21 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - A Wheellock 16-Shooter. Visitors at both our Fairfax, VA and Springfield, MO museum locations have had the chance to see this treasure of a repeater. Imagine having a wheellock rifle that could fire sixteen times before needing to be reloaded. In the era this GOTD would have ...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-19 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - Steyr-Hahn Model 1911 Pistol. This GOTD features an unusual rotating barrel design, utilizing helical lugs on the barrel and frame grooves. With its adoption by the armies of Austro-Hungary and Chile in 1912, this semi-automatic also chosen a year later by the Romanian army. ...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-18 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - Tubb 2000 Rifle. Modern rifle competitors will recognize a state-of-the-art highpower arm that set once records at the Camp Perry National Matches. But our GOTD will never do that again as it is a deactivated, non-firing model provided by the manufacturer to the museum collection...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-16 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - Webley & Scott Model 1912 Pistol. Our GOTD had a bad reputation for unreliability when dirty, but with its 40-ounce weight (unloaded) and stout recoil operation, one might think this was just a handgun that gotten an undeserved blaming. The recoil locking system dep...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-14 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - The Scotti Model X Rifle. This scarce GOTD was a limited run of about 250 and was intended for Italian military trials. With a serial number of 150, our example is midway through production and illustrates the basic design - a straight pull bolt-action fitted with a gas piston b...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-13 13:00

GUN OF THE DAY - A Gun In The Palm, Tribuzio! Italian Catell Tribuzio came up with a most unusual GOTD design. Like the American Chicago Palm Pistol, the Tribuzio was a "squeezer" with a ring trigger that when squeezed inward, worked the action, feeding a cartridge into...

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-04 22:29

Museum staff is manning the NRA Cabin this weekend at the 138th N-SSA Nationals, Ft. Shenandoah, VA.

This is the 20th Anniversary of the NRA SENIOR/JUNIOR Skirmisher Award as well as the 4th Annual N-SSA/NRA Annual Civil War Championship Shoot.

Drop by and say hello.

NRA Museums Photo 2018-10-04 18:35

Alcatraz East and NRA Museums proudly present The Second Amendment, a special exhibit that chronicles the history of firearm development and the right to keep and bear arms! The exhibit opens tomorrow, Oct. 5 at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

Visit www.alca...
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Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

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