By Lars Dalseide | April 30 2013 13:46

Five guns from the NRA Museum tell the history of America

NRA Museum Director Jim Supica with the Mayflower Gun - an Italian wheel lock
NRA Museum Director Jim Supica holds the Mayflower Gun.
Fairfax, Virginia - Remember when we told you how The Blaze TV came down to Fairfax for a look at a few of our treasured guns here at the National Firearms Museum?

Remember how everyone kept asking when that footage was going to hit the air?

Well we finally have you're answer ... today at 5.

Closer to 5:40pm according to producers of the show. And we'd like to think they have a little insight when it comes to the schedule.

Launched by political commentator Glenn Beck (the keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting's Stand & Fight Rally), The Blaze is a news website/television network. An internet bound entity at first, The Blaze is airing on the Dish Network.

As we told you in the original article, the primary focus of the shoot was the Mayflower Gun. Discovered in a secret hiding place inside original Mayflower colonist John Alden's home, the Mayflower Gun is believed to be the first firearm to reach American soil.

Other guns that made the list include:

  • A Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
  • A Sharps Rifle
  • Roosevelt's Model 3 Fabrique Nationale Model 1900 Semi Automatic Pistol
  • A 1911 pistol carried by Congressional Medal of Honor award recipient Joe Foss

Each gun highlights a significant point in American History, be that an important point in American History or an important point in the evolution of firearms. Either way, there are plenty of firearms to choose from here inside the NRA Museum.

"When we welcome a tour or a film crew to the National Firearms Museum, it's not long before you see their eyes light up," said NRA Museum Director Jim Supica. "Their blown away by the size of the collection and the stories behind the guns. It's a great way to learn more about America's history."

You will have your chance to learn a little more history by tuning into The Blaze TV at 5:40 this afternoon.

President Teddy Roosevelt kept this Fabrique Nationale Model 1900 semi-auto pistol in a White House night stand

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