German 9mm has wooden holster that doubles as a shoulder stock

Red 9 Mauser made for the Prussian Army during World War I at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - The purpose of Curator's Corner on Sportsman Channel's edition of NRANews is to share some of the secrets and wonders often overlooked in the vast collection of the NRA National Firearms Museum. What's in store for this week? How about a wooden-holstered Mauser 9mm from World War I?

"What we have here is a near mint example of a Red 9 Broomhandle," glowed Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "Broomhandle because of the unique shape of the grip."

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Schedule free guided tours at the NRA National Firearms Museum this October

NRA National Firearms Museum OkTOURberfest

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA National Firearms Museum lets visitors travel through the parallel histories of the United States and firearms amidst a fantastic collection of more than 2,700 of the finest arms in the world. What could be better than spending an entire day exploring its exhibits? Getting a guided tour from the experts who work there.

This month the museum is celebrating OkTOURberfest and will be giving free group tours to share little-known pieces of knowledge about the firearms within.

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NRA National Sporting Arms Museum exhibits stars at CPAC

National Sporting Arms Museum display at CPAC St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri - A few thousand are gathering at the St. Charles Convention Center this weekend for CPAC St. Louis. A gathering of the conservative faithful to hear from the likes of national heavyweights such as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Univision’s Helen Aguirre Ferré and Past NRA President David Keene, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) St. Louis is also the place to catch up with few exhibitors.

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Having semi-auto submachine fun with a Heckler & Koch .22

American Rifleman says the HK MP5 is a hardcore submachine gun for operators If you've been holding off on a semi-auto you can afford the shoot, an HK MP5 A5 .22 LR could be the gun for you

HECKLER & KOCH MP5 A5 .22 LR
The HK MP5 is a hardcore submachine gun for operators. The MP5 A5 is just as rugged in its exterior, but since it’s semi-auto and chambered in .22 LR, shooters can actually afford to pull the trigger.

Looks can be deceiving, and the wisdom of that motherly advice is underscored by the commando-tough appearance of the Heckler & Koch-licensed MP5 A5 .22 LR. Manufactured in Germany and distributed by Walther Arms, beneath its flat-black and rugged exterior beats the gentler, kinder heart of a budget-conscious blowback rimfire.

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Learn the history of America's heritage this holiday weekend at the NRA National Firearms Museum

NRA National Firearms Museum open Independence Day

Fairfax, Virginia - Two hundred thirty seven years ago this Thursday, Great Britain's thirteen American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. No longer regarding themselves a part of the British Empire, the newly independent states formed a new nation — the United States of America. From that moment forward, Americans have observed July 4 as Independence Day.

Independence did not come easy to the United States, who won its sovereignty after eight years of war with the Kingdom of Great Britain. Firearms played an integral role in winning the United States' freedom and their use would go on to help weave the story of our great country as it expanded and became a world superpower.

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Replacing barrels, bases, triggers and scopes can make your rifle new again

Aaron Carter, AR Managing Editor, shows you how to make an old rifle new again. According to Aaron Carter, Managing Editor for American Rifleman, there are a lot of second-hand bolt action rifles sitting around out there. Here's how you can turn them into something new ...

Rifle Anew
It doesn’t take that much to turn a worn out rifle into a real shooter.

There is no shortage of pre-owned but serviceable bolt-action rifles for sale at modest prices. Whether unwanted hand-me-downs, relics of bygone days, platforms that are “past their prime” or simply single-season splurges, used rifles—deemed to be in safe, firing condition by a gunsmith—can be easily upgraded and customized to enhance their downrange potential and aesthetics. Such improvements needn’t break the bank, nor require the services of a veteran gunsmith, either, and the resulting firearm will not only be purpose-built for a specific task, it will also reflect the owner’s personality.

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Ohio group tours National Firearms Museum, meets with NRA Officials

Members of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association tour NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - It's been a stellar year for the Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA).

Not only are they celebrating their 75th Anniversary (Gold or Diamond depending on your anniversary authority), but they are also basking in the win of their tenth Gun Collector's Committee Trophy win at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. That's more than any other club in the 52-year history of the award. Not surprising given their passion for the specialty.

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M1877 Colt revolver, first attempt at the double-action design for Hartford based company

John Wesley Hardin's 1877 Colt Lightning .38 Long Revolver at NRA Museum Fairfax, Virginia - The subject of tonight's episode of Curator's Corner on NRAnews comes with more than just a gun. There are two historically significant events tied into this Colt revolver. First is the double-action design and second is the man who owned — the notorious John Wesley Hardin.

The difference between double and single action is a simple one. When pulling the trigger of a double action revolver, the hammer goes back, the cylinder rotates and the hammer falls to fire the gun. With the single action, one has cock the trigger before firing the gun. The Lightning, a .38 caliber Long Colt, wasn't all that successful.

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Nosler Model 48 caters to those dedicated to the world’s most arduous game fields and hunting challenges

American Rifleman looks at the Nosler Model 48 Professional rifle The staff over at American Rifleman takes a look at the best hunting rifle that an owner will gladly beat up in the harshest conditions:

Nosler Model 48 Professional
This rifle mates form and function with protection from the elements and abuse.

Nosler’s diversification from bullets to loaded ammunition to firearm manufacturing has created a premium brand that’s unique in the big-game-hunting marketplace. While there is no shortage of competitive products for anything Nosler makes, no other single company offers the same combination of baseline shooting equipment. What has emerged is a brand-loyalty strategy that promises to earn the Oregon-based firm a commanding position in its targeted market segment, providing all of its products live up to the standard of iconic Nosler bullets, such as the Partition and Ballistic Tip.

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