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.
NRA President (1988-1990)
July 28th, 2004
This moving memorial illustrates why millions admired, followed and loved General Joe Foss.
May 19th, 2001
NRA President Charlton Heston calls the meeting to order and General Joe Foss later takes the stage.
June 6th, 1998
General Joe Foss honors our soldiers and Charlton Heston makes his first speech as NRA president.