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 ...

Find out what should be on your agenda for Thursday at the NRA Convention

The 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana - Whether you want to call it a prequel or a soft opening, the 143 Annual Meetings & Exhibits of the National Rifle Association kicks off today at 2:00pm in the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. WIth a guest list expect to land somewhere between the 70,000 and 80,000 range, you can't begin to image what's lined up for the bit long weekend. But for Thursday, however, there are four specific events to keep your eye on.

First is on-site registration.

If you want to go inside, if you want to see the Exhibit Hall, if you want to take part in the NRA Convention then you have to register first. Just make sure you have your ID along with an NRA membership number you will be all set for a long weekend of fun.

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Remington Rifle won at NRA match, donated back to the Association

View of the Remington Model 1871 Rolling Block rifle from the sights to the stock

Fairfax, Virginia - Last week we told you about the first gun to make it into the NRA Museum's official collection. A Remington Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle. Ever wonder what baby looked like? Well wonder no more.

"This rifle, a beautiful Remington Rolling Block, is one of 20,000 purchased by the United State Military back in the 1870s," said Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "But the real story is where rest of them landed."

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Museum piece with NRA Test stamp part of NRA Publications collection

A double-barreled Savage Fox Model B NRA Test Shotgun

Fairfax, Virginia - There's a story behind every gun at the National Firearms Museum. Who owned it, where it was manufactured, where it was used, etc ... Unfortunately, not every story is compelling as the next. But for some, it's the story behind the story that makes them fascinating.

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NRA News breaks into the NRA Museum vault for another glimpse at World War II revolver

The Colt Commando Revolver circa WWII

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day on Curator's Corner when you hear Philip Schreier say that this is one of his favorite guns. Being that Phil is the Senior Curator for NRA Museums, a favorite gun of Phil's has to be something special. This one is.

Fresh from the friendly confines of the NRA Museum vault, Phil brings out the quasi-rare Colt Commando Revolver. A World War II era four-inch six-shooter that brings a bit of economic efficiency encased in the design.

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Top firearm experts from the National Firearms Museum bring wit and wisdom to outdoor haven

NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier and Director Jim Supica get ready for Gun Gurus episodes

Fairfax, Virginia - If you own a gun, no matter how many or few, then I hope you caught the premier of NRA's Gun Gurus on the Outdoor Channel. That means you you hunters, competitive shooters, collectors, plinkers, and anyone else with any interest at all in the firearm community.

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Springfield Armory rifle presented to the National Rifle Association by Army Chief of Staff

Close up on General Lyman L. Lemnitzer's M14 rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - Curator's Corner is a weekly look into the vast collection of the National Firearms Museum. And when we're lucky it's more than what's on display at the museum; it's what's in the vault.

Secured in the basement of NRA Headquarters, the vault holds almost as many guns as those that are on display. Ancient matchlocks, preserved pistols and sacred shotguns line the walls in this "denizens of a dungeon" just waiting for a chance to bask in the glorious sunlight above. For this week's segment, Senior Curator Philip Schreier decided to go with a presentation rifle — Lemnitzer's M14.

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Rare Civil War sidearm shows all the signs of forgery, debuts on Sportsman Channel

Find a fake Spiller & Burr revolver at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Gun collecting can be an expensive business. Even more so if you happen to come across one the nefarious ne'er do wells who prey upon the collecting community. Good news is that there’s an easy way to avoid those dastardly cheats.

If you’re a Confederate gun fan, for example, there’s a simple first step that every buddy collector should take.

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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.

More on how to spot a fake Dance Brothers revolver on NRANews ...

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