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.
April 19th, 2008A Tribute to Harlon Carter
NRA leaders — along with Carter relatives — praise the lion of the NRA, Harlon Carter.
December 27th, 2006Harlon Carter: Pride, Resolve, Dedication
This tribute honors the man whose vision shaped the modern NRA with his vigorous defense of our Second Amendment freedoms.