NRA Museum bringing Buffalo Bill & Jessie James guns to Tulsa
Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier today, National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica said he'd see me next week. Next week? Why next week? What, are you going somewhere?
To the Tulsa Arms Show. Well, officially, it's the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show.
And what will you be doing there in Tulsa?
"Wouldn't you like to know," he said with a laugh.
Eventually he relented. Turns out he'll be doing plenty.
First and foremost he's bringing out a collection of guns. Fitting for a show out in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the collection will consist of a few select pieces from the NRA Museum's "American West" exhibit. A plethora of pistolas if you will.
"We've already shipped them out," said Supica. "A Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 Schofield that was used by Jesse James, a London 1851 Navy Colt revolver owned by Buffalo Bill and a Model 2 Smith & Wesson presented that was presented to General William Tecumseh Sherman."
Those are only a few of the guns on the list. And it's only one of thing things on Supica's Tulsa to-do list. There's also Curator's Corner.
"NRANews is coming out to cover the event and shoot a few segments of Curator's Corner."
That's where you come in. Yes, we're going to need a little help from you.
A Smith & Wesson Model 2 revolver presented to General William Tecumseh Sherman by the officers of his personal staff in 1869.
Odds are there are a few of you out there already planning to hit the Tulsa show. Probably a few more who plan on bringing a gun or two for evaluation. What would you think about having the Director of the National Firearms Museum take a look at your treasures? It can happen in Tulsa.
Crew from NRANews as well as Jim Supica will saunter through the show in search of said treasures. If they see one that looks special, maybe your beauty, they'll invite you to come on the show.
So get yourself a ticket, pack up the goods and head on out to the show. Worst case scenario ... you're going to find yourself surrounded by a whole lot of cool guns.