NRA Senior Curator explains why highly sought after handgun is a forgery on Sportsman Channel

Counterfeit Dance Brothers revolver from the Civil War at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Hardcore gun collectors spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest find. A highly competitive genre inside the gun collecting world is the Confederate firearm market. In fact, Confederate guns can be worth more than 10 to 20 times as much as a Union gun. There are a number of reasons for this; first because of the historical significance, second because there are so few in existence, and third because they don't have to look all that good to be worth a lot of money.

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Revolver worth only a few hundred dollars goes for tens of thousands

A fake, silver plated and poorly engraved Colt Tiffany Revolver

Fairfax, Virginia - There's an old saying in the con game — go big or go home. When it comes to this week's edition of Red's Firearm Fakes, the creator of this bogus beauty definitely went big. Almost six figure big. For what this scoundrel professed to hold in his hot little hands was an Colt Tiffany Revolver.

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NRA Museum keeps collection of fake guns to keep them off the open market

The fakes of February

A fake Colt Paterson revolver kept under wraps at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - To most casual viewers, the above pistol appears to be a Texas Belt Model Colt Patterson. There's the telltale long tailed barrel, the distinctive shape and an aging that suggest we're talking about a 170 year old gun here.

Now Paterson is the first firearm that Colt ever made. A very rare find on the open market. And the Texas Belt Model, given the history of the great state and the famed Texas Rangers, is even more rare. That makes this a very valuable gun — if it was real.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Seems there's been a mixup in the schedule.

While we were away at SHOT Show, NRANews decided to pull their regular Monday night episodes of Curator's Corner. That means the episodes we've been previewing since then have yet to air. Our apologies for the miscommunication.

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A beast of a gun, the Webley Mark VI was a British favorite in World War I

The .455 chambered Webley Mark VI at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Monday afternoon means it's time to tune to Sportsman Channel for Curator's Corner on NRA News. Also known as Cam & Company, NRANews a live-recorded, up to the minute news program covering the latest events in the firearm industry. And it's the only place you'll find National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier after the work bell sounds.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Philip Schreier, Senior Curator at the NRA National Firearms Museum, has been the main attraction on NRA News' Curator's Corner for a number of years. If you're a fan of the series, then you've probably seen Phil bring out a favorite pistol or two, or ten. You see, while Phil will tell you it's his favorite pistol at that time, he'll also remind you that times change, don't they? But who can blame a man for having access to so many unique and incredible pistols?

This week, Phil's new favorite pistol is the Colt Commando.

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Cutaway Colt Single Action shows you what's working inside the 1873 revolver

1873 Colt Single Action Revolver cutaway on display at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Colt's 1873 Single Action is one of the most iconic firearms of the American West. Solid, reliable, classic.

While most have eew-ed and aah-ed over the singular simplicity of the revolver, few have bothered to worry or wonder what makes it work. But if you were running the general store back in the day, you'd wonder quite a bit. That's why they came up with cutaways.

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Highlighting the firearms found on Sportsman Channel's NRA News

NRA Senior Curator Philip Schreier holding out a .38 caliber Colt Banker's Special for Curator's Corner on NRANews & Sportsman Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - In the past, the creation of the NRAblog's Top 5 or Top 10 list centered on what we thought were the best stories of the year. That will not be the case for 2013.

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Surplus of British Pattern 14 Enfield rifles from WWI found their way to the Spanish Civil War

NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier with a Remington Pattern 14 Enfield Rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - October 22nd would have been the 100th birthday of Robert Capa. Born Endre Friedmann, Capa is perhaps the best known combat photojournalist of the 20th Century. Capturing images from the Spanish Civil War, the 1936 Japanese invasion of China, World War II and the First Indochina War.

In recognition of Capa's birthday, and his work, we focus on some of the firearms found in his breathtaking photos. Today that's the Remington Pattern 14 Enfield rifle.

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