Colt .38 Detective Special celebrates the Halloween spirit at NRA headquarters

Right side of the Colt Vampire Detective Special at NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - As the nights grow longer, temperatures drop, leaves change colors, and that bump in the night raises more than an eyebrow, odds are we're approaching the era of All Hallows' Eve. That exactly what Philip Schreier, senior curator of NRA Museums was thinking when he took his choice for this week's edition of Curator's Corner - the Colt Vampire Hunter.

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NRA News' Cam & Company brings the British Short Magazine on for Curator's Corner

Schreier holds the British SMLE Mk III Bolt Action Rifle at the National Firearms Museum

For this week’s edition of Curator’s Corner, NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier decided to reach back into history. Back into the Egyptian coastal city of El Alamein. 1942 as Montgomery led the 8th Army against the forces of Rommel. At the side of most British soldiers was the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III.

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An experimental, futuristic, space age pistol from the days of Neil Armstrong

The MB Associates Gyrojet Mark I Pistol at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - During the early days of space travel, Americans were flush with a need for futuristic products. Flying cars like they saw on the Jetsons, transporters from Star Trek, and ray guns from Buck Rogers. While none of those products have yet come to light, there was one particular item during the golden age of the Apollo astronauts that came out right on schedule. The MB Associates Gyrojet Mark I Pistol.

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Plated Taurus Model 85 provides backbone for Joss Whedon's iconic captain sidearm

A Moses Brothers Self-Defense Engine Frontier Model B at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Ask folks round here about their favorite Western and you'll get everything from The Wild Bunch to Unforgiven to The Magnificent Seven and High Noon. Ask the right folks, as in yours truly, and you'll hear title most over the age of 35 barely knew existed - Serenity.

Here's the Reader's Digest version:

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Double-barreled shotgun inlaid with gold, silver, along with demons and imps

Devil's Shotgun - 1849 double-barreled percussion shotgun from France

Fairfax, Virginia - Fans of Curator's Corner know they've been missing an important part of the segment for weeks now - Senior Curator Philip Schreier. Schreier has been waiting in the wings while NRA Museums Director Jim Supica took viewers on a tour of the Tulsa Gun Show. But now Phil is back ... and he's back with a bang.

Fresh from the Petersen Gallery we bring you the Devil's Shotgun.

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Wheellocks and Miquelets, excellence in flintlocking, get NRA News Focus

A Spanish Miquelet rifle at the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest at the NRA Whittington Center

Raton, New Mexico - Last night’s Curator’s Corner featured two incredible examples of early European craftsmanship; the wheellock and Miquelet rifles.

“These type of guns, this era of guns, are actually very hard to acquire,” said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica.

Joined by Whittington Center Executive Director Wayne Armacost inside the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest, Supica anxiously sat by as Armacost broke down the older model of the two; an Italian wheellock.

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Sportsman Channel show brings Wild West to live in rifle engraving

Train robbery depicted on a Lee Griffiths engraved Browning .22 rifle

Raton, New Mexico - “I walked in the door and it just blew me away.”

Those are the words of Jim Supica, director of NRA Museums, when it comes to the subject of today’s Curator’s Corner on Sportsman Channel … a .22 Browning Rifle.

But it’s not the gun that caught Supica’s attention, it was the engraving.

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Includes first cartridge firearm produced at the Styer works in Austria

Collector brings a 1867 Steyr Verndl rifle to Sportsman Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - When NRA Museums Director Jim Supica trolls the aisle of Tulsa Gun Show for potential finds, odds are he's going to come back with something special. For this week's edition of Curator's Corner, he arrives with a splash of European excellence.

"These are historic guns from a very fascinating period of firearms evolution," Supica said. "In the 1860s, it was all about Colts & Winchesters here in the U.S., but there was a whole development going on in Europe with military rifles in particular.

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NRA News runs into Grizzly Adams, raising awareness for Angel Flight, at Tulsa Arms Show

Colt .22 rifle on auction for Angel Flight

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Even a stalwart defender of the Second Amendment like Cam Edwards deserves a break every now and then. So while the voice of Cam & Co. is on vacation this week, NRA News is re-airing last week's shows to help keep you up-to-date with the fight for our right to bear arms.

This also means you get another chance to ogle the beautiful guns from last week's Curator's Corner, featuring a run-in with Mr. Grizzly Adams himself, Dan Haggerty, at the Tulsa Arms Show.

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