This is one of the oldest firearms in the world and likely one of the oldest guns in all of North America.
It’s one of the first examples of mating gunpowder with projectiles and this particular piece was excavated at the scene of a castle siege in Tannenburg, Germany around 1350. This firearm was part of a prominent antique arms and armor collection in Europe that was broken up in the 1960s and the hand cannon found its way to the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia — where it can still be seen today — courtesy of the William L. and Colette N. Roberts American Liberty Firearms Collection.
This is one of the oldest firearms in the world and likely one of the oldest guns in North America.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
April 23rd, 2010Theodore Roosevelt's Smith & Wesson Revolver
Roosevelt most likely took delivery of this gun just prior to training his Rough Riders.
April 6th, 2011Rough Rider Colt
This Colt revolver was carried up San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill by Trooper Louis G. Bishop.
April 5th, 2011Samuel Hawken's Rifle
This rifle is associated with Edward F. Beale's expedition to confirm the presence of gold in 1849.
April 4th, 2011Savage Model 1899 Serial No. 1,000,000
Savage Arms Company presented this rifle to the NRA.
April 3rd, 2011Savage Model 1907
This pistol did poorly in field testing by cavalry troops and was never adopted.
Designed for buffalo hunting, Sharps .50 caliber rifles gave knockdown power at both ends.
April 1st, 2011Smith & Wesson No. 1 First Issue
Many Union officers chose the small Smith & Wesson .22 revolvers as pocket pistols.
March 31st, 2011Smith & Wesson Victory Revolver
The Victory Model was built during World War II and discontinued in 1945.
March 30th, 2011Spanish Miquelet Blunderbuss
Originating in Spain circa 1670, this blunderbuss was later repaired in Vera Cruz or Mexico City.
March 29th, 2011Springfield Armory 1911 NRA Pistol
Hundreds of thousands of these semi-auto pistols were produced during the early 1900s.