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.
September 22nd, 2011Marion Hammer: A Driving Force Behind The National Firearms Museum
Hammer talks about the museum today and its impact.
April 19th, 1996A Tribute to Marion Hammer
Hammer was the first female president of the NRA.
April 19th, 1996Marion Hammer: 1996 NRA Members' Meeting
NRA President Marion Hammer speaks to NRA members in Dallas, Texas.