Most popular American civilian rifle in lever action perfection

The action of a 94 Winchester Rifle given to Texas Ranger Trent Horton

Fairfax, Virginia - Guns that appear Curator's Corner are amongst the rare, the special, the uniqueness of offerings to be found here at the National Rifle Association. So when NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier broke out a 94 Winchester lever action, you knew it had to be more than a run of the mill rifle.

Sure that's tough to do when it comes to the most popular rifle in American history (Garands don't count - we're talking civilian rifles not military here), but when you have Phil then you always have a way.

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Flintlock from the days of the Minutemen made for NRA speakers

Flintlock American long rifle presented to Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater in 1971.

Fairfax, Virginia - Veterans Day is right around the corner. A day to remember all those who stepped forward, answered the call, and served our nation during times of peace and war. For Veterans Day Eve, Curator's Corner is focusing on a firearm used by the first of America's veterans ... the Minutemen.

"This is an American long rifle, a contemporary long rifle made by Cecil Brooks of Ohio," regaled NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier... more on Barry Goldwater's American Long Rifle ...

Double barrel bolt action right comes with eight shots and amazing engravings

Right side of a Szecsei & Fuchs Double Barrel Bolt Action Rifle at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - So there you are in Africa. Day six of a six day safari and you haven't seen squat. With a boatload of permits at the ready, all you can think is what a waste. Why did I come here? Why can't I find anything? Wouldn't it be great if I found them all at once on this very last day?

That's when it happens. You see them all. Problem is, they see you too.

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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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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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