This could be the most important historical gun in the history of the U.S. It was used by Lewis & Clark during their Corps of Discovery expedition from 1803-1806. The illusion of superior firepower this single air rifle created — opponents never knew if there was one air rifle or 38 air rifles — enabled the small band of explorers to safely travel from east to west and back again and claim an area greater than one-half of the landmass of North America for the U.S. The Lewis & Clark Air Rifle can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
This rifle is a reproduction of the Girandoni Air Gun used on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Exec. Dir. of Gen'l Op. (1996-2005)
April 17th, 2004
NRA Dir. of Gen'l Op. Craig Sandler speaks to NRA members in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
April 26th, 2003
NRA Exec. Dir. of Gen'l Op. Craig Sandler speaks to NRA members in Orlando, Florida.
May 19th, 2001
NRA Exec. Dir. of Gen'l Op. Craig Sandler speaks to NRA members in Kansas City, Missouri.