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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Dan Haggerty raising fund for Angel Flight with donated firearms

Grizzly Adams brought a Henry Rifle on to Curator's Corner

Tulsa, Oklahoma - When you're walking around a gun show, odds are the biggest surprise is going to come in something smooth and steel. But at the Tulsa Arms Show, the boys from NRA News happened upon another surprise - Grizzly Adams.

For those of you under the age of 30, Grizzly Adams was a television show in the late 70s. Traveling along with his sidekick Ben - a full adult grizzly bear - Adams battled the bad guys, protected the weak, and luxuriated in the great outdoors. Played by Dan Haggerty, the short run show developed a cult like following long since it left the airwaves.

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American Rifleman and NRA Museum provide background for Discovery Channel debut - video below

Colt Single Action Army hammer to cylinder Fairfax, Virginia - Late last month, a crew from Discovery's American Heroes Channel (AHC) descended upon the National Firearm Museum for an afternoon of education. Education from our experts on the guns that made the Old West - that made the Gunslingers.

An effort by AHC to profile the major gunfights and gunfighters from the Old West, Gunslingers debuts tonight at 10:00pm eastern with "The Tombstone Vendetta". Here's a quick description from the AHC website:

Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin and Tom Horn. Juxtaposed with vivid reenactments, expert commentary is layered throughout each episode to ensure the authenticity and historical accuracy of each story. Contributors include: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Bob Boze Bell, the executive editor of True West Magazine; and actor Kurt Russell (Tombstone).

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Curator's Corner highlights early predecessors to some popular modern day firearms

Curator's Corner segment on Sportsman Channel's Cam & Company

Fairfax, Virginia - Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show in Oklahoma is the gun show in the United States. Visitors are sure to see some of the most rare and valuable firearms ever made wandering the - literally - miles of tables. And few people have the knack for finding the strangest and most unique firearms like NRA Museums Director Jim Supica.

Supica, who has been coming to the show for decades, still loves wandering the show's floor and you never know what he'll show up with for an episode of Curator's Corner for Cam & Company on Sportsman Channel. This week, Jim brought his friend Jack Valenti, who laid out two rare 9mm prototypes for the camera.

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9mms from 1910, 1940 and today that make you wonder why they were ever made

Dreyse Pistol from the 1910 era

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Only exceptional firearms find their way onto Curator’s Corner. Firearms that revolutionized the industry, blazed a path to glory or rode shotgun (no pun intended) on the way to history. That’s how most Curator’s Corners would be described. Most. Not todays.

Today’s episode focuses on the rare. The unseen and, in some cases, unknown.

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Driver Austin Dillon sporting new paint job for NASCAR race in Florida

Bass Pro Shops NASCAR car at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

Daytona Beach, Florida - For those of you planning to take in NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 this weekend at Daytona, be on the lookout for the #3 car. That’s the Bass Pro Shops’ Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon. And what makes this car so special? The paint job.

With a classic Bass Pro Shops logo prominently displayed upon the hood, a look around the corner reveals a nod to the NRA. More specifically, to the NRA Museums. Appropriate enough given that the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri is home to one of those museums.

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NRA News highlights the rifle that brought together ideas and people that revolutionized the industry

Right side action of the 1st Model Jennings 1852 rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - Think of a company that employed a young Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. What could they accomplish? Or would their brilliance drive each other mad and lead to the disillusion of the operation? Now put them back in the 1840s. What would they have done then? Probably create the 1st Model Jennings rifle.

"The Connecticut Valley, where the gun manufacturers were located was the Silicon Valley of the day," said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. "That was where the highest technology in the world was going on."

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Museum in Fairfax tells the history of America through the evolution of firearms

Colt Detective Special Vampire Gun at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

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Off the Beaten Path: National Firearms Museum offers arsenal of history

If Jacob ever needed a weapon to battle the vampire Edward in “Twilight,” he’d have to break into the National Firearms Museum, where the Native American werewolf would find the “Vampire Hunter’s Colt.”

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35th Anniversary Edition of Blue Book features top Colt revolver on the cover

Colt Single Action Army, factory engraved, from 1908

Tulsa, Oklahoma - As NRA Museums Director Jim Supica continued his tour of Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show this spring, he made a point of recruiting the stellar standouts for Curator's Corner segment of NRANews on the Sportsman Channel. So yes, Supica may have cherry picked a few of the more delectable pieces. And nothing looked tastier than Blue Book's Colt Single Action Army revolver.

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