By Kyle Jillson | May 28 2015 15:00

The Washington Post asks our NRA gun guru about evaluating, displaying, and shooting some of the world's finest firearms

NRA Museums Director Jim Supica with a a Treeby chain rifle in the National Firearms Museum

Frances Stead Sellers of The Washington Post Magazine recently caught up with the busy Director of NRA Museums, Jim Supica, to chat about ... what else? Firearms.

The director of the National Firearms Museum shoots from the hip

Jim Supica, 62, is director of the NRA Museums, the biggest of which is the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va., which houses 3,000 guns and traces their role in U.S. history. Supica spent 20 years running a family business dealing in antique firearms and is co-host of “NRA Gun Gurus,” a kind of “Antiques Roadshow” for firearms.

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