On this edition of Curator’s Corner, John Popp joins National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier to discuss the Lee Model 1895 straight-pull rifle. This rare firearm was used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during the Spanish-American War. The rifle will be on display at the new NRA Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shop Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Originally aired on Sportsman Channel Cam & Co. 3/11/13.
This rare firearm was used by U.S Navy and Marine Corps in the Spanish-American War.
March 2nd, 2015Black Watch Scottish Metal Frame Flintlock Pistol
The senior curator examines the elaborately engraved firearm.
February 23rd, 2015The Enfield #2 Mark I * Revolver
The senior curator presents another WWII era firearm, and explains its origins.
February 16th, 2015The Webley & Scott Mark IV .38 Revolver
The senior curator examines the firearm, designed with a lanyard for battlefield retention.
February 9th, 2015The New 1873 Winchester Rifle
The NRA Firearms Museum senior curator talks about the new production of the iconic rifle.
February 2nd, 2015The Smith & Wesson .455 Hand Ejector Second Model
The senior curator discusses the firearm used as a replacement in WWI.
January 26th, 2015The Smith & Wesson Victory Model 10
The senior curator describes the history of the firearm used by military and police.
January 19th, 2015The Heckler & Koch P7
The senior curator presents another firearm that has been in common use by law enforcement.
January 12th, 2015The Sig Sauer P220
The senior curator examines the firearm model that began a new line for the company.
January 5th, 2015The Colt Banker's Special
The senior curator presents the firearm inspired by the Colt Detective Special.
December 29th, 2014The Colt Commando
The senior curator displays the well-worn, but rarely-fired specimen.
December 15th, 2014The Colt Official Police Pistol
The senior curator presents an example of the firearm manufactured in 1956.
December 8th, 2014The Charter Arms Presentation-Grade Double-Action Revolver
The senior curator examines the custom firearm donated to the museum by Charter Arms.
December 1st, 2014The Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Automatic Pistol
The senior curator presents a distinctive firearm from the museum’s collection.
November 24th, 2014St. Etienne Model 1873 Double-Action Revolver
The French revolver was featured in the 1999 film, "The Mummy."
November 17th, 2014The Winchester Model 1894 Rifle
The Texas Ranger firearm was presented to Trenton Horton.
November 10th, 2014Cecil Brooks Presentation-Grade "Goldwater" Flintlock Rifle
The presentation firearm was given to Senator Barry Goldwater.
November 3rd, 2014The S&F Remington Double Bolt Action Rifle
The senior curator describes the workings of the historic firearm.
October 27th, 2014The “Vampire Gun”
The senior curator examines the elaborately engraved, silver-plated Colt .38 Special Detective Special revolver.
October 20th, 2014The Lee-Enfield No. 1 MK III SMLE Rifle
The senior curator demonstrates the historic magazine-fed rifle.
October 13th, 2014The Gyrojet Pistol
The senior curator presents and describes the action of the rocket-propelled firearm.