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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Jim and Phil discover even more guns in NRA Gun Gurus Season 2 on Outdoor Channel with a live studio audience

Fairfax, Virginia - NRA Gun Gurus just finished taping its brand new season in front of a live studio audience here at NRA Headquarters and we can't wait to show you what happened.

The dynamic duo of Jim Supica and Phil Schreier will be back on Outdoor Channel this winter to showcase - and shoot - even more rare and impressive firearms of all ages, sizes, and calibers. Whether your interest is hunting, competitive shooting, collecting, plinking, or you just like the history, you'll find a reason to turn on, tune in, and not drop the remote.

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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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Family outing to the National Sporting Arms Museum "very well may have sent my boys in complete shock"

A look down the hall of NRA's National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri

The prime directive of my position here is to share the stories of NRA. Not the politics but the programs. Programs like our Basic Pistol classes, National Police Shooting Championships, Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, Bianchi Cup and more. NRA Museums fall into that category too.

Every now and then an outside source makes my job a little easier. Such is the case with The Missouri Mom. Here's an excerpt from her family's recent getaway to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield;

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Come to the NRA watch our top gun guys in action

NRA's Gun Gurus set inside NRA headquarters

Fairfax, Virginia - By now you've probably heard of NRA's Gun Gurus. Mr. Jim Supica and Mr. Philip Schreier of the NRA Museums. For the past three seasons you've watched as they've traveled from one end of the United States to the other reviewing firearms, telling their history and placing a value on that treasured heirloom.

Now they're doing something different.

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Classic High Standard 9-shot .22 revolvers donated to the NRA

3 .22 colored revolvers from High Standard

Fairfax, Virginia - It's never easy to make noise in the firearm industry. No matter how innovative your product may be, you need something to catch the consumer's eye. In the case of High Standard Manufacturing, they did so with color.

"They started with a lightweight aluminum frame," started NRA Museums Senior Curator Doug Wicklund. "But they wanted to make it different. So instead of coloring it black or bluish like every other gun, they decided to produce their .22 9-shot revolver in red, blue and also gold."

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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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Presidential firearms catch spotlight with actor Joe Mantegna

A full look at Theodore Roosevelt's 1894 Winchester lever action riflePresident Theodore Roosevelt's suppressed 1894 Winchester lever action rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - The crew from Outdoor Channel's Gun Stories spends about a week at the National Rifle Association every spring. With host and A-list actor Joe Mantegna at the ready, each episode concentrates on one specific gun. Here's a description from their website:

Gun Stories takes viewers through a firearm’s history, from the heart of the design through its use on the range... Find out more about Roosevelt's Rifles on Gun Stories ...

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