By Kerrin Brinkman | May 21 2012 14:45

Sportsman Channel features NRA experts on holiday showcase

NRA Guns & Gold marathon airs on the Sportsman Channel this Memorial Day

New Berlin, Wisconsin– Every gun has a story. And these stories mean freedom. This Memorial Day, remember our heroes and the guns they brought to battle during the NRA’s Guns & Gold Marathon brought to you by Sportsman’s Guide on Monday, May 28 from 8 to 10 pm ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman. Watch the best of this break out, new series starting at 8 pm followed by an all new episode at 9:30 pm ET where hosts, Jim Supica and Phil Schreier, return to the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show. There they encounter more unique firearms with one commonality…a great story.

"NRA and Sportsman Channel are showcasing a treasure trove of American firearm history and offering some of the rarest, unique finds that tell incredibly compelling and entertaining stories,” said Gavin Harvey, Sportsman Channel CEO. “On the new episode at 9:30 pm, the NRA Curators discover a 59 caliber sidearm that could have been used in a duel. Where else can you be a witness to discovering American military history?"

NRA’s Guns and Gold is brought to you by America's foremost advocate of second amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA). NRA has four million pro-second amendment members, plus millions more interested in shooting and hunting sports and legislation.

“Tune in to see some real firearms treasures as they journey from the attic to national television for identification and evaluation,” said co-host Phil Schreier, NRA Sr. Museum Curator.

Do you think you have a gun with a story? Then log on to Sportsman’s Facebook page Monday, May 28 at 8 pm ET to chat with NRA Museum Curator and Guns & Gold host, Jim Supica. Plus, NRA is bringing on a surprise guest to join Jim – but you’ll have to log on to find out.

Plus, NRA and Sportsman Channel are giving away a $100 NRA prize package DAILY with “7 GUNS IN 7 DAYS” starting today. The prize package includes a new NRA membership or renewal. Visit http://thesportsmanchannel.com/NRA for full details and to guess the value of featured guns from NRA’s vault in their acclaimed firearm museum starting today until May 27.

Here's what you'll see in next Monday's episodes:

8 pm –Guns of War – Visitors to the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show bring various military firearms in to have NRA evaluators Jim and Phil tell them how much they're worth. From early 1800s Naval warfare weapons to classic World War II guns, each firearm has a unique story.

8:30 pm – Grandpa’s Attic – A trip to the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings and the NRA's Antique Guns & Gold Showcase gives evaluators Jim and Phil the opportunity to visit with a few gun owners with some unique firearms. As each firearm's value is revealed, the owners will find out whether or not this is the type of "treasure" you'd like to find in Grandpa's Attic.

9 pm – Famous Firearms – A return to the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show features firearms made famous through popular culture, particularly motion pictures. NRA evaluators Jim and Phil will discuss how these guns become famous and tell their owners what price that fame may have brought.

9:30 pm – What’s it Worth? – Evaluators Jim and Phil return to Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show where they encounter the owners of a variety of unique and interesting firearms, including a staple U.S soldier sidearm – the legendary 1911. The 1911 is celebrating its 100th year as an American Military sidearm.

For more info on Guns & Gold visit http://nragunsandgold.org. For more on the Sportman Channel, including showtimes, visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com or contact your television provider.  

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