By Lars Dalseide | November 8 2012 17:43

Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson on NRANews

1 of 3 Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolvers used by Clint Eastwood in the movie Dirty Harry

Fairfax, Virginia - Are you feeling lucky, punk?

Well if you're tuned in tonight for Curator's Corner you will be, because that's where you're going to get close up and personal with Dirty Harry's Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Model 29 revolver. At the time of filming, back in 1971, it was the most powerful handgun in the world.

Unlike previous Dirty Harry segments on NRANews, this one has a twist.

Assistant Curator Matt Sharpe of the NRA National Firearms Museum storing a gun at the National Police Shooting Championships in New Mexico Difference number one — the location.

Most episodes of Curator's Corner are filmed here at the National Firearms Museum. This one, however, was shot on site in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the National Police Shooting Championships.

The Museum brought out an array for firearms they thought the law enforcement competitors might appreciate. And what better gun then Dirty Harry's Model 29?

Difference number two — the Curator.

Usually we have Jim Supica, Phil Schreier or Doug Wicklund step in front of the NRANews cameras for Curator's Corner. But neither Jim, Phil or Doug accompanied these guns out the New Mexico. Instead, our curator of choice was none other then Assistant Curator Matt Sharpe (no need to worry ... Matt knows his stuff).

For all the details on of this .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver, as well as a touch of movie trivia, tune in tonight for Curator's Corner on NRANews.com and SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Patriot Channel.

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