National Firearms Museum changes Centennial Collection pistols
- On the way into the building this muggy morning, National Firearms Museum
Senior Curator Doug Wicklund stopped me at the elevators with a question.
"Have you seen the NRA 1911? We just added it to the Centennial Collection. Might be worth a picture." Sure enough it was.
According to Wicklund, there was time when NRA Life Members were allowed to purchase a Colt or Springfield Armory 1911 from the U.S. Army. Course, that time was just prior to World War I, but there was a time none the less. Prior to delivery, the 1911s were altered just a little.