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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Find out what to expect from the world's biggest gun show right here in Tulsa

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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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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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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C-SPAN's American Artifacts to focus on National Firearms Museum (video below)

NRA Museums Director Jim Supica on C-SPAN

Fairfax, Virginia - C-SPAN3 is airing an inside look of the NRA National Firearms Museum this Sunday, March 9, at 6:00pm. Part of the American Artifacts series, this two-part tour starts with the Robert Petersen Gallery and runs through the entire museum collection.

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President's Day shotguns and pistols from Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Cleveland at Bass Pro Shops

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Winchester Model 21 Shotgun

Fairfax, Virginia - There have been a few changes to the guns on display at the National Firearms Museum since the last President's Day.

Long story short ... they're not here any more.

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200,000+ visitors take part in the history of sporting arms at Bass Pro Shops Springfield

A look down the hall of NRA's National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri - The National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Missouri passed another milestone when welcoming their 200,000 visitor to the NRA/Bass Pro Shops partnership. With more than 1,000 firearms on display, the National Sporting Arms Museum is the fourth museum opened by the National Rifle Association since 1995.

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