Last weekend was certainly a busy one for the folks here at NRA. We had people out at the Deer & Turkey Expo in Ohio, a Club University in Arizona, the Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Georgia, and the National Congress of Old West Shootists (NCOWS) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Founded in 1994, NCOWS promotes the "safe Western Action Shooting including the re-enactment and promotion of the historical Old West heritage of the United States in all its ethnic, social and occupational diversity." In step with that line of thought, NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Doug Wicklund was there to speak about firearms depicting The Wild West on the Silver Screen, held a mini Antique Gun Rodeo Show for identification and evaluation, and brought along a few favorites from the museum.
Included in the display were:
Henry .44-40 reproduction rifle imported from Italy for the 1997 film Last Stand at Saber River.
- Winchester M1876 .45-60 rifle use by Tom Selleck in the 2001 film Crossfire Trail.
.45 Schofield revolver from Crossfire Trail.
- Colt Richards Conversion .44 revolver from Last Stand at Saber River.
Shiloh Sharps .45-110 rifle made for the movie Quigley Down Under.
For more on the escapades on the National Firearms Museum staff, check out their website at www.nramuseum.com