by Lars Dalseide - Monday, August 19, 2013
Fairfax, Virginia - Remington Arms Company has generously loaned eighty-five firearms along with works of art from their private collection to the new NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops flagship superstore in Springfield, Mo.
The exceptionally historic items from the Remington’s private collection include original oil paintings used in classic Remington ads, treasured early models of Remington firearms, prototypes and experimental firearms, Milestone guns like the 10 millionth Model 870 shotgun and the first R15 rifle, and more.
“We would not be able to present the history of the American sporting arm without help from America’s oldest gunmaker,” said NRA National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica. “The items from the Remington Factory Collection exemplify both the NRA and Bass Pro ideals of freedom and conservation.”
Most of the artifacts in Remington’s loan, now on display in the museum’s largest exhibit, have never been seen outside the Remington factory museum. Joined by nearly 1,000 additional firearms, Remington’s artifacts help the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum trace the evolution of hunting and sporting guns with one of the finest firearms collections ever assembled.
Visitors can see this one-of-a-kind collection by visiting the NRA National Sporting Arms museum, which is located at 1935 S. Campbell in Springfield, Mo. The museum will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information about the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, visit http://www.basspro.com/nramuseum.