Same Girardoni air gun carried by Lewis & Clark during their 1804 expedition

Girardoni Air Rifle in .462 caliber donated to the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - There are historic guns and there are historic guns. In the National Firearms Museum, those topping the list include the Mayflower gun, a selection from the personal collection of President Theodore Roosevelt, and revolver recovered from the rubble of 9/11. Missing from the Fairfax museum is the Girardoni air rifle. Missing until now.

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NRA Museum keeps collection of fake guns to keep them off the open market

The fakes of February

A fake Colt Paterson revolver kept under wraps at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - To most casual viewers, the above pistol appears to be a Texas Belt Model Colt Patterson. There's the telltale long tailed barrel, the distinctive shape and an aging that suggest we're talking about a 170 year old gun here.

Now Paterson is the first firearm that Colt ever made. A very rare find on the open market. And the Texas Belt Model, given the history of the great state and the famed Texas Rangers, is even more rare. That makes this a very valuable gun — if it was real.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Seems there's been a mixup in the schedule.

While we were away at SHOT Show, NRANews decided to pull their regular Monday night episodes of Curator's Corner. That means the episodes we've been previewing since then have yet to air. Our apologies for the miscommunication.

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A beast of a gun, the Webley Mark VI was a British favorite in World War I

The .455 chambered Webley Mark VI at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Monday afternoon means it's time to tune to Sportsman Channel for Curator's Corner on NRA News. Also known as Cam & Company, NRANews a live-recorded, up to the minute news program covering the latest events in the firearm industry. And it's the only place you'll find National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier after the work bell sounds.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Philip Schreier, Senior Curator at the NRA National Firearms Museum, has been the main attraction on NRA News' Curator's Corner for a number of years. If you're a fan of the series, then you've probably seen Phil bring out a favorite pistol or two, or ten. You see, while Phil will tell you it's his favorite pistol at that time, he'll also remind you that times change, don't they? But who can blame a man for having access to so many unique and incredible pistols?

This week, Phil's new favorite pistol is the Colt Commando.

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Cutaway Colt Single Action shows you what's working inside the 1873 revolver

1873 Colt Single Action Revolver cutaway on display at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Colt's 1873 Single Action is one of the most iconic firearms of the American West. Solid, reliable, classic.

While most have eew-ed and aah-ed over the singular simplicity of the revolver, few have bothered to worry or wonder what makes it work. But if you were running the general store back in the day, you'd wonder quite a bit. That's why they came up with cutaways.

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Highlighting the firearms found on Sportsman Channel's NRA News

NRA Senior Curator Philip Schreier holding out a .38 caliber Colt Banker's Special for Curator's Corner on NRANews & Sportsman Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - In the past, the creation of the NRAblog's Top 5 or Top 10 list centered on what we thought were the best stories of the year. That will not be the case for 2013.

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Rifle from the Silver Screen plays same role in 1990s bio-pic

Action of an 1878 Beaumont rifle used in the Charlie Chaplin movie Shoulder Arms

Fairfax, Virginia - You can never trust what you see in the movies.

No matter what the flick, I'll bet you that the guy on the screen is taller, shorter, fatter, dumber or not even a guy in real life. Same thing can be said about the props. It's not the right car, the right lamp or, in our case the right gun.

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Finding out about the Programs of NRA General Operations on NRANews

Samantha Olsen leads the NRA 3-Gun charge appearing on NRANews

Alexandria, Virginia - I know what you're thinking.

The NRA is announcing a new contributor to stand along side Colion Noir, Natalie Foster, Dom Raso and Billy Johnson. Alas, no. What you're actually seeing there is Recreational Shooting Specialist Samantha Olsen getting ready to share the story of NRA's new Airsoft 3-Gun program on NRANews. And you're going to see more.

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