159 year-old shotgun displayed at Tulsa Gun Show goes for more than $250,000

Le Page Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun action from Rock Island Auction Company

Tulsa, Oklahoma - One thing you can count on when walking into the Wanemacher’s Tulsa Gun Show is that you never know what you’re going to find. A shotgun that’s been through the wringer, a President’s pistol, or perhaps a priceless heirloom that’s been hiding out in Grandpa’s closet for the better part of a century. But if you make you’re way to the Rock Island Auction Company's booth, just like NRA Museums Director Jim Supica did earlier last month, one thing you know you’re going to find value.

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Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless also known as New Departure and Lemon Squeezer

A Smith & Wesson Hammerless Revolver attributed to Teddy Roosevelt

Tulsa, Oklahoma - NRA Museums Director Jim Supica made the most of the few days he spent at last month's Tulsa Arms Show. He inspected a few hundred guns, walked almost ten miles of displays, and recorded nearly 20 episodes of Curator's Corner for Cam & Company on Sportsman Channel. Given the vast quantities of firearms at his disposal, you have to wonder why he'd choose such a teeny-tiny gun like the Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless?

Besides the fact that it was the property of the President of the United States of course.

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John Popp (l), Joe Wanenmacher (c) and NRA Museums Director Jim Supica at the Tulsa Arms Show

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Sure you've been to a gun show before. But have you ever been to the gun show? Well if you haven't been out to Oklanoma for Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show then the answer is no.

"I've been coming here twice a year for a quarter of a century," said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. "It is spectacular."

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Shotgun from sharpshooter Annie Oakley hits the road with the NRA

Annie Oakley's open .410 shotgun on display at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Everyone here at the NRA knows what it's like to hit the road. Roughly about half the build made tracks to Indianapolis last week for the 143rd Annual Meeting (Did you?). It's a simple fact that some travel more than others. Now that's especially true for NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. Visiting our satellite museums, meeting with collectors and exhibiting displays at shows around the country.

Earlier this month, for example, Supica went out to Oklahoma for Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show. And this time he brought a friend.

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From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation - Statewide elk hunting season approved by Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission

2010 Super Hunt winner Jack Pederson from Idaho - Photo from the SuperHunt Idaho Facebook Page. The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission has established a statewide elk hunting season in addition to approving several other hunting and fishing rule changes at its recent meeting in Oklahoma City.

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation say a statewide elk season addresses agricultural depredation problems for some landowners by allowing for a controlled thinning of elk herds while creating new opportunities for hunters.

Elk can be found in at least 30 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, some of which have been open to controlled and private lands hunting for many years. Most are found in the southwest region in and around the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, where a highly sought after limited elk hunt is offered almost every year through the Wildlife Department's Controlled Hunts program. Elk hunting in the area outside the refuge also has been available for many years through a private lands season in Caddo, Comanche and Kiowa counties. Additionally, controlled hunts have been available on Pushmataha and Cookson Hills wildlife management areas and through a private lands season in six northeast Oklahoma counties. Elk are found in Oklahoma outside those areas, though, including in the Panhandle, where elk migrate through the state from Colorado and New Mexico.

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Nearly 600 women expected to learn shooting basics in NRA Women On Target clinic

Oklahoma City Gun Club's 2012 NRA Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – For the past eight years the Oklahoma City Gun Club's annual Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic has been the largest in the United States. Tomorrow, September 7, the club hosts its fourteenth annual clinic and extend their reign at the top to nine years. Held just outside the city in Arcadia, OK, club president Suzi Rouse expects nearly 600 women to come out and learn marksmanship skills through hands-on instruction by more than 100 volunteers. The event has been sold out since the spring and has, unfortunately, had to turn away hundreds more interested women.

In addition to learning shooting basics on a variety of pistols, rifles and shotguns, the OKC Gun Club's clinic will instruct participants on safe firearm handling and proper firearms storage techniques. All firearms and ammunition will be provided by generous sponsors like the NRA Foundation, Benelli, DPMS Panther Arms, Glock, and Smith & Wesson.

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NRA Curators put rifles, pistols and shotguns in front of the cameras for Sportsman Channel

NRA Guns & Gold talks rifles in Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Twice a year, curators from the NRA National Firearms Museum trek out to the Tulsa Fairgrounds' Expo Center for Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show. One of the largest (if not the largest) gun shows the country has ever seen, Wanenmacher's is the perfect place to find the final piece of your prized gun collection. For the NRA curators, it's also the perfect place to shoot upcoming episodes of NRA's Guns and Gold.

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National Firearms Museum exhibits at Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show

NRA Museum Director Jim Supica and Senior Curator Philip Schreier Tulsa, Oklahoma - April 6th & 7th marks the return of Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show. 11 acres of rifles, pistols, shotguns and accessories for experienced and novice gun owners and collectors alike. A tiny portion of all those acres will be taken up by the NRA's National Firearms Museum. That and a little bit more.

"We're filming more episode of NRA's Guns and Gold," said National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica. "Every year we see an incredible collection of guns here in Tulsa. That's why we keep coming back."

Pulling patrons from the show floor, producers for NRA's Guns and Gold go in search of the historic, the eclectic, and the unusual. Guns that will make the home viewers bridge to the edge of their couch and say wow. Guns like the one the museum brought for display.

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Owner of world's largest gun show shares his flintlock pistol made for the Middle East

Joe Wannemacher's London made flintlock pistol for the middle east

Fairfax, Virginia - As Curator's Corner draws ever closer on this Monday's episode of NRANews on the Sportsman Channel, we take a quick peak at last week's episode. Given that it's the final segment from last year's Tulsa Gun Show, they brought of the big dog himself ... Joe Wannemacher. Joe didn't disappoint. As a final farewell, he brought out his London made flintlock.

"It's silver inlay, the barrel is chiseled with a lot of find handwork," Wannamacher explained. "The stock is highly inlayed with silver wire. It's just a beautiful, well made gun."

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