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A new donation makes its home at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA. #NRAmuseums #donation
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Jesse James Donates First of Rare Damascus 1911s to NRA Museums

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GUN OF THE DAY - George Washington Flintlock Pistols
Since February 22 is George Washington's birthday (or at least it is if you use the modern calendar; February 11 if you don't), we figured it would be fitting to show this pair of flintlock pistols. Made in 1976, they are replicas of a pair of pistols owned by Washington himself. The original guns were made in London in 1748 and they reside...
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02/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
The United States has a long history of Presidents and their guns. Our own Phil Schreier, Senior Curator, gives us an in-depth history lesson: [ Ow.ly Link ]

The Guns Of U.S. Presidents

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02/21/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - Colt Custom Shop Single Action Army
This Colt Single Action Army revolver was made for Alfred DeJohn, former supervisor of Colt's Custom Gun Shop. DeJohn's shop produced some of the finest engraved guns of the modern era, including this one. The gun features three cylinders, each engraved with a different motif: U.S. Army, Harley-Davidson, and musical instruments. The gun also...
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02/20/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - Colt Combat Commander
Chambered in .45 ACP, this Combat Commander would make a great carry gun. However, this example is too pretty to secret away in a holster. Between the grips, full engraving, gold plating, and accents on the hammer, trigger, safety, and other parts, this Colt is truly a work of art.
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02/20/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va is open for President's Day! There will NOT be a 1pm tour today.
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02/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va is open for President's Day! There will not be a 1pm tour.
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02/19/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - Ron Long / Miller Arms Single-Shot Rifle
Denver-based shooter and single-shot riflesmith Ron Long worked with Miller Arms, a small shop in South Dakota, to create this target rifle chambered for the .32-40 cartridge. The rifle's design combines the action and the trigger into a single unit, creating a very fast lock time.
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02/18/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va is open for President's Day! There will not be a 1pm tour.
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02/18/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - St. Etienne Model 1777 Musketoon
Our GOTD is a smaller, shorter version of a musket. This M1777 Charleville musketoon was manufactured at St. Etienne in 1814 and still has its metal components in the original "arsenal bright" finish. While an attractive finish, in the field maintaining that appearance required constant attention.
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02/17/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - P. J. Fagard Double Action Revolver
For every one gunmaker to become a household name, countless others fade into obscurity. Such is the case with today's GOTD. Made by Pierre Joseph Fagard (1816-1858), his is not a name many would expect you to recognize. In addition to making Colt Brevete revolvers, he also had his own design, pictured here. This particular example may have...
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02/16/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
GUN OF THE DAY - Springfield Model 1884 Rifle
Authenticated Native American-decorated rifles are prized by collectors and often fetch a hefty sum of money. As a result, there are plenty of fakes floating around. Before the internet and the wide availability of serial number research, potential buyers had to take the seller for their word. Unfortunately, this gun was deemed to be a Native...
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GUN OF THE DAY - Tom Selleck's Colt 1860 Richards Conversion Revolver
NRA Board Member Tom Selleck used this revolver in his 1997 film, Last Stand at Saber River. The gun was modified from a reproduction revolver and then engraved with "CABLE" on the backstrap, which was the last name of Selleck's character in the film.
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GUN OF THE DAY - Sammy Davis, Jr.'s Colt Single Action Army
Sammy Davis, Jr. – renowned entertainer and member of the Rat Pack – was a larger-than-life individual. He was also a fan of fine firearms. Davis’ personality and good taste in guns is evident in this nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army he owned, complimented with a set of mother of pearl grips. A beautiful gun deserves a beautiful...
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GUN OF THE DAY - Bijan Colt Revolver
Here’s a Colt Detective Special revolver customized by designer Bijan, the maker of menswear and fragrances. In the mid-1980s, Bijan Pakzad decided to offer a line of handguns along with his other wares. His clientele would go on to include five US Presidents, so having elegant pieces like this double-action Colt customized with gold plating and other...
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GUN OF THE DAY - Colt Lightning Rifle
Out at the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest, an NRA Museum one can see at the Whittington Center in Raton, NM - resides an incredible collection of finely engraved arms. This .44 Colt pump-action Lightning rifle with its gold-inlaid rampant Colt receiver is just one of the many treasures on daily exhibition.
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GUN OF THE DAY - Civil War Repeaters
During the American Civil War, when the typical soldier was armed with a muzzleloading gun, those that managed to get their hands on a metallic cartridge repeater felt very fortunate. The brass-framed Henry rifle could hold up to sixteen .44 rimfire cartridges and the shorter Spencer carbine held seven .56 caliber rimfire rounds in its buttstock's tubular...
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GUN OF THE DAY - 1911A1 - National Match Style
A classic GOTD just gets better in competitive harness. The Model 1911A1 in .45 served as the foundation for many target handguns fielded for local competitions to the National Matches at Camp Perry, OH. Our example has arsenal inspection markings and bears a military parkerized finish.
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GUN OF THE DAY - High Standard Supermatic
Some of our GOTDs tell their stories through their markings. This Third Model High Standard Supermatic pistol was once in the competitive lineup of the USMC pistol team. Extensive practice with semi-auto .22 rimfires like our Supermatic is still part of the regular routine for military pistol shooters.
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