Oklahoma Museum brings Pretty Boy's Smith & Wesson .38 pistol to Curator's Corner

Pretty Boy Floyd's .38 Smith and Wesson revolver from Davis Museum in Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The second week of the Curator's Corner move from Thursday to Monday nights stayed in Oklahoma yesterday as battling Curators went completely gaga over an Oklahoma owned piece of American history.

The owner? Former U.S. Marshal and Pryor, Oklahoma Police Chief Austin Whitaker.

The gun? A Smith & Wesson .38 revolver.

The history? How about Pretty Boy Floyd?

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Television show NRA Guns and Gold shares NRA Curator's skills with public

Barrel of a six shot Ethan Allen pepperbox revolver - official Photograph of the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - NRA's Guns and Gold (Brought to you by Brownells) has been quickly become a favorite on Sportsman Channel's “Lock & Load” Monday. Traveling across the country to tell gun owners about the history and value of their firearms, Guns and Gold has the best firearm experts in the business — NRA Museum Director Jim Supica and Senior Curator Philip Schreier.

This week's episode, titled "Experimentation in Firearms Design", features pepperboxes, pinfires, and more.

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History and policies of the National Rifle Association explained nationally

Colt Percussion and Single Army Action pistols set up for a PBS special

Fairfax, Virginia - If you've been watching the news this week, then there's a good chance that you've seen a number of NRA officials appear on a variety of shows. Just last night, Past President Sandy Froman was on with Anderson Cooper while Chris Cox appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Network.

Each appearance required a visit to the respective network's studios. That was not the case, however, for a special segment filmed this week for PBS.

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Sportsman Channel Awards Nominees join Brownells CEO for Guns and Gold

Brownells CEO Pete Brownell on the mobile set of NRA Guns and Gold at the 2013 SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - Cast and Crew of NRA's Guns and Gold took over the Brownell's booth yesterday afternoon here at the 2013 SHOT Show. There to shoot a special episode of their top rated Sportsman Channel show, they recruited Brownells CEO Pete Brownell to serve as guest expert of two new guns.

"One of the guns we featured today is going up for auction in support of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action," said National Firearms Director Jim Supica. "The other one is pretty darn cool too."

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Top Rated NRA Guns and Gold returns for Season 2 on Sportsman

NRA Guns and Gold on Sportsman Channel


We have a special announcement for fans of the Outdoor Channel and last year's hit show NRA's Guns and Gold!

They're back for Season 2 with even more from Jim, Phil and the guns to enjoy.

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association is proud to announce the second season of NRA’s Guns and Gold presented by Brownells. The show’s season premiere is January 7, 2013 and will air every Monday night at 9pm ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

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Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this week, we told you about the return of NRA's Guns & Gold to the Sportsman Channel. And if memory serves, we also said something about a sizzle reel.

What's a sizzle reel?

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Goosebump Guns and $100,000 gems on NRA's Guns & Gold

Fairfax, Virginia - From the pages of Guns & Ammo magazine we bring you NRA's Guns & Gold — Season 2 ...

Jim Supica and Phil Schreier oversee one of the world's truly amazing gun collections at the NRA National Firearms Museum, which includes guns dating back to the 14th century. They've seen it all, but as hosts of NRA's Guns & Gold, they keep looking. Because you never know what's going to fall out of someone's closet.

How did you become interested in historic firearms and their value?

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Video Rewind back in Supica's Safe and a M-100 Calico long rifle

What's inside NRA National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica's Safe? Two years ago, there was a M-100 Calico .22 Semi Automatic Long Rifle pistol and a 9mm carbine. Catch a look of those Calicos again today.

Sharing history by way of a Family's Hawken Rifle on NRAblog Rewind

Back in 2010, right around Thanksgiving, the Dieckmann family of Kansas presented the curators of the National Firearms Museum with one of their heirlooms ... an 1850s era Hawken Plains Rifle.

Here's what happened:


Museum Director Jim Supica, David Dieckmann with his family's Hawken Plains Rifle, and Senior Curator Doug Wicklund. Fairfax, Virginia - A rare Hawken rifle is joining a display at the NRA's National Firearms Museum. Inside the The Prospering New Republic gallery, the rifle will find it's place inside the case that depicts a scene in the Hawken family's famed frontier gunshop.

Even among these galleries of historic firearms, this new addition stands out. The gun is a family heirloom dating back generations to when it was purchased by Florenz Dieckmann from the Hawken gunmakers in 1850s St. Louis. Dieckmann went on to fight in the Civil War for the Union forces, and lived in Union, Missouri. The gun was passed down from father to son, time and again, all the way to his great-great-grandson David Dieckmann.

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