Ohio group tours National Firearms Museum, meets with NRA Officials

Members of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association tour NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - It's been a stellar year for the Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA).

Not only are they celebrating their 75th Anniversary (Gold or Diamond depending on your anniversary authority), but they are also basking in the win of their tenth Gun Collector's Committee Trophy win at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. That's more than any other club in the 52-year history of the award. Not surprising given their passion for the specialty.

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1920s era snubnose, Colt Banker's Special, available in three calibers

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

Fairfax, Virginia - Sometimes you get caught on a tangent.

Listen to nothing but Nirvana, playing Angry Birds non-stop or a week-long pizza binge. It can happen in any facet of life. If you're a gun collector, for example, you might start focusing on a particular make or model. Over the next few weeks, you'll see such a tangent on Curator's Corner.

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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettsyburg reviews the firearms and munitions of the war

NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier talks about the English Made Callisher and Terry breech loading carbine owned by John Mosby

Fairfax, Virginia - On July 1, 1863, General George Meade's Army of the Potomac met General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It would be the turning point in the American Civil War.

For three days, Union forces held on as Confederates staged assaults on countless fronts. Hitting strategic points we would come to know as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard and Devil's Den, they failed to find a way through. In a final push, Lee sent nearly 13,000 men to break Union lines upon Cemetery Ridge. Pickett's Charge. Half of them fell. The battle was lost — the South soon after.

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Model 1903 Colt semi-automatic carried by Australian Major during the Battle of Gallipoli

Colt 1903 semiautomatic pocket pistol

Fairfax, Virginia - On the final day of the NRA Convention in Houston, Texas, a production crew stole away with Philip Schreier, Senior Curator for the National Firearms Museum, to film a few segments of Curator's Corner. A Monday afternoon staple on Sportsman Channel, Curator's Corner highlights one of the thousands of guns on display at the National Firearms Museum. Or, in the case of this afternoon's offering, a gun brought by a collector.

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National Firearms Museum Curators share stories and firearms for Memorial Day Marathon

Civil War era firearms for Sportsman Channel's Memorial Marathon of NRA's Guns & Gold

Fairfax, Virginia - In preparation for their nine-hour Memorial Day Marathon, Sportsman Channel packed up crew and gear for a special trip to the National Firearms Museum. As the marathon centers around NRA's Guns & Gold, who better to tap for the intros and outros than host Jim Supica and Philip Schreier?

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Colonel North takes a break from Fox to share Memorial Day stories with NRANews

Colonel Oliver North and Cam Edwards at NRA Headquarters for a Memorial Day Special on NRANews
Colonel Oliver North sits down with NRANews host Cam Edwards inside the National Firearms Museum.

Fairfax, Virginia - Today you're celebrating Memorial Day with family and friends. Maybe there's a cookout, a parade or a visit to a museum on the agenda. Just make sure to get back to you tv set by 5:00pm this afternoon for a special edition of NRANews on Sportsman Channel.

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The revolvers that cemented Colt's place in firearms history

Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver No. 5 at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Houston, Texas - Did you know that Samuel Colt was out of the gun making business? Sure enough, back in 1843, Sam Colt's Patent Arms Manufacturing of Paterson, New Jersey, declared bankruptcy and closed up shop. If it wasn't for an order from Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers in 1847 (as well a helping hand from Eli Whitney Blake), then his name would have been lost to the collectors and trivia buffs.

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Dallas Arms Collector brings in .54 caliber rifle to NRA Convention

The action of an 1850s Hakwen plains rifle at the NRA Museum

Houston, Texas - While on the road the Annual Meeting in Houston, the boys from NRANews kidnapped Philip Schreier (Senior Curator for the NRA National Firearms Museum) for the better part of a Sunday afternoon. With Phil hitting the road for an extended stay at your better Best Westerns and Holiday Inns for the better part of two months, there was a need to get a few episodes of Curator's Corner in the can. All they needed was a handful of guns and a quiet corner of the George R. Brown Center. Guess which was easier to find.

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From Tennessee to Texas with Elvis Presley's 357 Magnum

The King, Elvis Presely, purchased this 357 Magnum Revolver from the California Gun Shop in 1970 Houston, Texas - There was plenty to see during the 142nd NRA Annual Meeting in Texas. Celebrities like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Ted Nugent, manufacturers like Otis, Marlin and Colt along with plenty of shotguns, rifles and pistols for all. But unless you sneaked into a closed set filming of Curator's Corner, you probably didn't see this gun.

What we have here is the gun of royalty. The King. Elvis himself.

"Mr. Tom Morgan, from Whiteville, Tennessee brought in a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver, serial number 688344," explained National Firearms Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "According to the pictures and provenance, this highly engraved and inlaid revolver once belong to Elvis Aaron Presley."

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