We're back in Tulsa tonight for another episode of Curator's Corner. This evening's segment focuses on the Belgium Garrucha Pistol and a European Garden Gun brought to Tulsa by Shari Patterson. I'd like to tell you we have some great shots of those guns, but after having a quick look through the Museum inventory, I came up empty handed. So instead of showing you pictures of the guns, I'm just going to tell you a little about them.
The Belgian Garrucha, popular in South America, is a double barreled pistol. An inexpensive firearm, the Garruchas were usually small in caliber.
Same thing, almost, goes for the European Garden Gun. Why a garden gun? Because it's what one usually used to eliminate the pests that infiltrated your garden. Also usually small in caliber, it's usually enough to guarantee that, as NRA National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica said, "It's powerful enough to ensure that you'll be able to add a little hare to your carrot stew."
For the full story on these firearms, tune in
tonight at 10:40 p.m. Eastern Time and NRANews Producer John Popp joins Supica and Patterson on the Sirius/XM Patriot Channel and it's simulcast on NRANews.com.