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;

Find out what the Missouri Mom had to say about her trip to the NRA Museum in Springfield ...

Come to the NRA watch our top gun guys in action

NRA's Gun Gurus set inside NRA headquarters

Fairfax, Virginia - By now you've probably heard of NRA's Gun Gurus. Mr. Jim Supica and Mr. Philip Schreier of the NRA Museums. For the past three seasons you've watched as they've traveled from one end of the United States to the other reviewing firearms, telling their history and placing a value on that treasured heirloom.

Now they're doing something different.

Find out how to get tickets to a live taping of NRA's Gun Gurus at NRA Headquarters in Virginia ...

Classic High Standard 9-shot .22 revolvers donated to the NRA

3 .22 colored revolvers from High Standard

Fairfax, Virginia - It's never easy to make noise in the firearm industry. No matter how innovative your product may be, you need something to catch the consumer's eye. In the case of High Standard Manufacturing, they did so with color.

"They started with a lightweight aluminum frame," started NRA Museums Senior Curator Doug Wicklund. "But they wanted to make it different. So instead of coloring it black or bluish like every other gun, they decided to produce their .22 9-shot revolver in red, blue and also gold."

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Sportsman Channel show brings Wild West to live in rifle engraving

Train robbery depicted on a Lee Griffiths engraved Browning .22 rifle

Raton, New Mexico - “I walked in the door and it just blew me away.”

Those are the words of Jim Supica, director of NRA Museums, when it comes to the subject of today’s Curator’s Corner on Sportsman Channel … a .22 Browning Rifle.

But it’s not the gun that caught Supica’s attention, it was the engraving.

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Presidential firearms catch spotlight with actor Joe Mantegna

A full look at Theodore Roosevelt's 1894 Winchester lever action riflePresident Theodore Roosevelt's suppressed 1894 Winchester lever action rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - The crew from Outdoor Channel's Gun Stories spends about a week at the National Rifle Association every spring. With host and A-list actor Joe Mantegna at the ready, each episode concentrates on one specific gun. Here's a description from their website:

Gun Stories takes viewers through a firearm’s history, from the heart of the design through its use on the range... Find out more about Roosevelt's Rifles on Gun Stories ...

From Outdoor Channel - The C96 Broomhandle Mauser

The C96 Broomhandle Mauser
Earlier this year, the crew from Gun Stories gathered at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia to shoot segments for this season's round of shows. This week, they're cleaning things up with the C96 Broomhandle Mauser ...

Think of it as a jigsaw puzzle that, when fully assembled, creates one of the most recognizable gun profiles of all time.... more on the C96 Broomhandle Mauser pistol ...

Gunslingers series offers NRA insight to the guns of the Wild West - video

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day when you get a call from Discovery. Even more so when it's the American Heroes Channel calling about their new show Gunslingers.

You haven't heard about Gunslingers? Here's a quick description from their website:

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