Fairfax location back in play for firearm focused segment of NRA News on Sportsman Channel
Fairfax, Virginia - After spending the past few weeks highlighting guns at NRA's National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri, the crew from NRANews returned to National Firearms Museum in Northern Virginia for upcoming episodes of Curator's Corner. Aired Monday afternoons around 5:40pm eastern time on Sportsman Channel, Curator's Corner is a long favorite of most NRANews viewers.
"Curator's Corner gives the people at home a close up look as some of the wonderful firearms on display at the NRA Museum," said John Popp, executive producer of Cam & Company's NRANews. "This is where you get the behind the scenes scoop on what you'll see hanging on the walls."
Staring Senior Curator Philip Schreier, this week's shoot included a few curios viewers have been asking to see ... in addition to one close to Phil's heart.
"I'm a right-handed shooter who is left-eyed dominate," explained Schreier. "That means I have to shoot left handed. But with a gun like this, the Winchester Model 21 side by side shotgun, the stock loops from the right shoulder so it lines up with my left eye. Ingenious."
Also taking center stage is an 1896 Mauser broom handle with the accompanying wooden holster, a modern day Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle and a highly engraved 1873 Sharps percussion breachloading rifle.
"A little bit of something for everyone," Schreier smiled.
The National Firearms Museum is located in the south tower of NRA Headquarters at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, Virginia. Open from 9:30 to 5:00 daily, you can see those firearms along with about 2,900 others free of charge. But as we said earlier, if you want to get the behind the scenes scoop on the guns and their history, then you better tune in to the Sportsman Channel starting Monday next.