Museum piece with NRA Test stamp part of NRA Publications collection

A double-barreled Savage Fox Model B NRA Test Shotgun

Fairfax, Virginia - There's a story behind every gun at the National Firearms Museum. Who owned it, where it was manufactured, where it was used, etc ... Unfortunately, not every story is compelling as the next. But for some, it's the story behind the story that makes them fascinating.

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NRA News breaks into the NRA Museum vault for another glimpse at World War II revolver

The Colt Commando Revolver circa WWII

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day on Curator's Corner when you hear Philip Schreier say that this is one of his favorite guns. Being that Phil is the Senior Curator for NRA Museums, a favorite gun of Phil's has to be something special. This one is.

Fresh from the friendly confines of the NRA Museum vault, Phil brings out the quasi-rare Colt Commando Revolver. A World War II era four-inch six-shooter that brings a bit of economic efficiency encased in the design.

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Springfield Armory rifle presented to the National Rifle Association by Army Chief of Staff

Close up on General Lyman L. Lemnitzer's M14 rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - Curator's Corner is a weekly look into the vast collection of the National Firearms Museum. And when we're lucky it's more than what's on display at the museum; it's what's in the vault.

Secured in the basement of NRA Headquarters, the vault holds almost as many guns as those that are on display. Ancient matchlocks, preserved pistols and sacred shotguns line the walls in this "denizens of a dungeon" just waiting for a chance to bask in the glorious sunlight above. For this week's segment, Senior Curator Philip Schreier decided to go with a presentation rifle — Lemnitzer's M14.

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Rare Civil War sidearm shows all the signs of forgery, debuts on Sportsman Channel

Find a fake Spiller & Burr revolver at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Gun collecting can be an expensive business. Even more so if you happen to come across one the nefarious ne'er do wells who prey upon the collecting community. Good news is that there’s an easy way to avoid those dastardly cheats.

If you’re a Confederate gun fan, for example, there’s a simple first step that every buddy collector should take.

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NRA Senior Curator explains why highly sought after handgun is a forgery on Sportsman Channel

Counterfeit Dance Brothers revolver from the Civil War at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Hardcore gun collectors spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest find. A highly competitive genre inside the gun collecting world is the Confederate firearm market. In fact, Confederate guns can be worth more than 10 to 20 times as much as a Union gun. There are a number of reasons for this; first because of the historical significance, second because there are so few in existence, and third because they don't have to look all that good to be worth a lot of money.

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Revolver worth only a few hundred dollars goes for tens of thousands

A fake, silver plated and poorly engraved Colt Tiffany Revolver

Fairfax, Virginia - There's an old saying in the con game — go big or go home. When it comes to this week's edition of Red's Firearm Fakes, the creator of this bogus beauty definitely went big. Almost six figure big. For what this scoundrel professed to hold in his hot little hands was an Colt Tiffany Revolver.

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NRA Museum keeps collection of fake guns to keep them off the open market

The fakes of February

A fake Colt Paterson revolver kept under wraps at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - To most casual viewers, the above pistol appears to be a Texas Belt Model Colt Patterson. There's the telltale long tailed barrel, the distinctive shape and an aging that suggest we're talking about a 170 year old gun here.

Now Paterson is the first firearm that Colt ever made. A very rare find on the open market. And the Texas Belt Model, given the history of the great state and the famed Texas Rangers, is even more rare. That makes this a very valuable gun — if it was real.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Seems there's been a mixup in the schedule.

While we were away at SHOT Show, NRANews decided to pull their regular Monday night episodes of Curator's Corner. That means the episodes we've been previewing since then have yet to air. Our apologies for the miscommunication.

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A beast of a gun, the Webley Mark VI was a British favorite in World War I

The .455 chambered Webley Mark VI at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Monday afternoon means it's time to tune to Sportsman Channel for Curator's Corner on NRA News. Also known as Cam & Company, NRANews a live-recorded, up to the minute news program covering the latest events in the firearm industry. And it's the only place you'll find National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier after the work bell sounds.

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