Chicago star stops by the NRA Museum for Outdoor Channel's Gun Stories

Actor Joe Mantegna from CBS show Criminal Minds with Dirty Harry's Smith & Wesson model 29 at NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this year, Hollywood actor Joe Mantenga dropped by the NRA National Firearms Museum to film a few episodes of his Outdoor Channel hit Gun Stories. An in-depth look at this history of firearms, the show travels across the nation (and last year the world) to bring viewers the best experts and guns available.

This would be his third stop at the National Firearms Museum in four years. Because we've just about covered everything ranging from Joe's background in firearms to his career as an actor, we decided to take a different angle with this interview. We wanted to know about his guns.

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NRA Museums Director sits with 15 shot British Treeby chain rifle

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

Fairfax, Virginia - A few years ago, Ben Philippi produced a book titled God, Guns & Guts. The culmination of a four-year journey throughout the United States, the book features is a collection of photos and essays from regular everyday Americans and their favorite firearms.

The book was so popular that History Channel created a reality show based one of the subjects - Mark Muller. Most will remember Muller as the car salesman from Kansas City who gave away guns with the purchase of every new car... more on the latest from God, Guns and Guts ...

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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New Alamo exhibit highlights guns that won the west with help from NRA Museums

NRA Museums Colt Revolving Carbine on loan to The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

Fairfax, Virginia – The new Firearms of the Texas Frontier exhibit at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features a Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine on loan from NRA Museums.

The exhibit showcases the technological evolution of the firearms industry and the role firearms played in settling Texas and the Battle of the Alamo. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn how to load and fire the period guns through an interactive kiosk.

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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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Family outing to the National Sporting Arms Museum "very well may have sent my boys in complete shock"

A look down the hall of NRA's National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri

The prime directive of my position here is to share the stories of NRA. Not the politics but the programs. Programs like our Basic Pistol classes, National Police Shooting Championships, Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, Bianchi Cup and more. NRA Museums fall into that category too.

Every now and then an outside source makes my job a little easier. Such is the case with The Missouri Mom. Here's an excerpt from her family's recent getaway to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield;

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