NRA News highlights .45 caliber SIG 220 carried by Curator's brother

.45 caliber Sig Sauer pistol in the NRA Museum lab

Fairfax, Virginia - Everyone collects something. Be it action figures or coins or stamps or cars, odds are there's a boatload of something you've stashed away for your very own. For Philip Schreier, senior curator for NRA Museums, it's guns. And though Phil's collection is impressive, there are a few pieces that stand out.

Not because they're rare or worth a boatload of cash mind you, but because of the intrinsic value. He highlighted one such piece on yesterday's episode of Curator's Corner. A SIG Sauer P220. And what makes this pistol so valuable to Phil?

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2-inch barreled revolver the gold standard for Railway Mail Service officers

.38 caliber Colt Banker's Special at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - When Senior Curator Philip Schreier makes way to the stage you know something big is about to happen. The NRA Museum guru swims with the big boys after all. So why did he bring out a tiny little Banker's Special for last night's episode of Curator's Corner?

"It might be little but it’s got a big bark," he said with a gleam in his eye.

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.38 caliber revolver was the standard for stateside law enforcement

Colt Commando on display at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - As most of us are recovering from holiday cheer and a deluge of family, the boys from NRA News are back with another edition of Curator's Corner. Continuing his salute to law enforcement, NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier breaks out a 1940s Colt Commando.

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Colt Official Police wielded by New York State Troopers on Sportsman Channel

Colt Official Police .38 caliber revolver on Curator's Corner

Fairfax, Virginia - This week's edition of Curator's Corner begins with a theme. No, not a Bass Pro Shops Ugly Sweater Kit (seen during the opening minutes) kind of theme, but a law enforcement theme. And it all starts with a Colt Official Police.

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Boxed .44 Special was 500,000th Bulldog made by Charter Arms

.44 Special Charter Arms Bulldog revolver

Fairfax, Virginia - There was such a positive reaction to last week's boxed presentation gun on Curator's Corner that we decided to do it again. Actually it was NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier who decided ... but why get messy with the details.

What we have here is the 500,000th .44 Special Bulldog made by Charter Arms.

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Curator's Corner on Sportsman Channel features Colts arm of Law & Order

Colts Woodsman Match Target semi-automatic .22

Fairfax, Virginia - When NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier saunters on to the set of Curator's Corner, you know you're going to see something special. And when that something special comes with its own ebony case? Well, now we're really talking. And this week we're talking about a .22 Colts Woodsman Match Target semi-automatic pistol.

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11mm double-action revolver used by Allies in World War I

Senior Curator Philip Schreier holds a French St. Etienne Model 1873 Double-Action Revolver at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - When NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier wheeled out his cart of guns for our last Curator's Corner shoot, there was one film fan in the audience (who asked to go unmentioned) who noticed this sidearm from the movie The Mummy. That's right, it's Brendan Fraser's St Etienne Model 1873 Revolver.

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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 ...

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