By Lars Dalseide | May 13 2013 17:32

Dallas Arms Collector brings in .54 caliber rifle to NRA Convention

The action of an 1850s Hakwen plains rifle at the NRA Museum

Houston, Texas - While on the road the Annual Meeting in Houston, the boys from NRANews kidnapped Philip Schreier (Senior Curator for the NRA National Firearms Museum) for the better part of a Sunday afternoon. With Phil hitting the road for an extended stay at your better Best Westerns and Holiday Inns for the better part of two months, there was a need to get a few episodes of Curator's Corner in the can. All they needed was a handful of guns and a quiet corner of the George R. Brown Center. Guess which was easier to find.

As luck would have it, there's a Gun Collector's Competition at every NRA Convention. Handpicking a favorite or two, Phil was about to convince collectors with the top displays to come on camera with a gun and a story. This week's entry comes from Dallas Arms.

Cletus Klein from the Dallas Arms Collectors Association to be specific. Seems Cletus got his hands on an 1850s era Plains Rifle made by a Mr. Samuel Hawken of St. Louis, Missouri. Just what Phil was hoping for.

"To see the exceptional work on such fine guns is a real treat," said Schreier. "There are a lot of people out there with a Hakwen's rifle, but there aren't many people out there with a Hawken rifle like that."

Unfortunately, we weren't able to get a shot of Cletus' rifle, so we're share shots of a similar rifle here at the National Firearms Museum. But that doesn't mean you have to miss it too.

Just make sure to tune in to Sportsman Channel tonight around 5:40pm as Cam & Company presents the latest edition of Curator's Corner from Texas.

An 1850s Hakwen plains rifle at the NRA Museum

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