National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier is in Irving, Texas right now to help put the final touches on the Boy Scouts of America's National Scouting Museum's new A Century of Marksmanship Exhibit. For Curator's Corner this week, Phil brings out a few of those firearms that will be there in Irving for all to see.
"One of the original Merit Badges, or Badges of Merit as they were originally know, was Marksman," explained Schreier. "Today they say that about 20,000 Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting Merit Badges are earned every year. And the NRA has been there to help ensure the Scouts learn in a safe, fun environment."
Included on the list of donations, and on the list of rifles appearing on Curator's Corner, includes Remington Rifle Model 4S with bayonet from William Randolph Hearst's rival outdoor organization known as American Boy Scouts, a Ruger 10/22 Boy Scouts of America commemorative rifle, a .22 caliber Henry & a Remington 1816.
To find out more about these wonderful donations and hear a little about the Boy Scout Museum's latest exhibit, tune in for Curator's Corner tonight at 10:40 pm Eastern Time to see John Popp and Phil Schreier on NRANews.com or Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.
Apologies for failing to mention last week that Assistant Curator Matt Sharpe was on Curator's Corner to tell us about his experience shooting the 18th Century's Nock Volley Gun. It was a blast.