Thanks to Phil Schreier for taking a minute to fill us in on what exactly he has on display here at Shooting Range Park in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico:
The National Firearms Museum is once again at the National Police Shooting Championships with an exhibit of treasures from the museum's current exhibits. This year the museum collection is comprised of various firearms from our Law Enforcement display exhibit. The most famous revolver in popular culture is on display, making a return trip to NPSC. Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum, from the films, Dirty Harry (1971) and Magnum Force (1973) is here along with a facsimile of his original badge and credential holder. Two pistols from three Texas Rangers are on exhibit.
One, a 1898 manufactured Colt Single Action Army revolver was owned by Harrison Hamer, one of five Hamer brothers, four of whom were Texas Rangers. Harrison gave this revolver to his eldest brother Frank. In May of 1936, Frank Hamer ended the criminal careers of Bonnie & Clyde in western Louisiana. Another ranger gun on display is a Beretta pistol with letters of provenance from the Beretta factory as well as the Texas Rangers. It also has an original ranger badge, made from a Mexican five-peso coin.
NYPD Officer Walter Weaver was an NRA life member and answered the call on 9/11 at the World Trade Center in NYC. His S&W S frame revolver is on exhibit and was identified to him from its serial number after it was recovered from the debris of the WTC site. The Walter Weaver trophy at NPSC is named after him.
These guns will be on exhibit at NPSC all day Tuesday and until closing on Wednesday. Come on by and pay us a visit.
Thanks, Phil! Stay tuned for more of Phil's excellent photography.