By Lars Dalseide | May 17 2012 11:24

Actor Joe Mantegna posing with an AK rifle at the National Firearms Museum Fairfax, Virginia - For the better part of a week, Chicago actor Joe Mantegna has been calling the NRA's National Firearms Museum home. Here to film segments for Season 2 of Gun Stories, Mantegna and the crew have been methodically working their way through the Museum while highlighting some of our treasures. How's that for a plum gig?

Gun Stories, another runaway hit for Outdoor Channel heavyweight Michael Bane, "looks at the operation and performance of each gun, from classics like the Mauser bolt-action, to cutting-edge firearms like the Adaptive Combat Rifle. Throughout the series, historians, shooters, trainers and industry experts place these weapons in their historical and social context, making Gun Stories a unique and definitive collection on the history of firearms."

But it's not just about this guns. While here, they've also sat down with our cadre of experts including Museum Director Jim Supica, Senior Curator Phil Schreier and American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe.

Once we get the go ahead from decision makers overseeing the show, we'll provide a break down of the firearms they focused on and share some shots of Joe and the guns ... like that AK he's sporting in the pictures above.

Like I said, how's that for a plum gig?

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