"We've got your six." That's what Army Chief of Staff General Leominster said upon presentation of this serial number six M14 rifle to the NRA in 1960. As directions once corresponded to hours on the clock — 12 being forward and six back — anyone behind you was deemed "at your six." So to have someone's six was to have their back, defending and protecting at all cost. To General Leominster, that was the highest compliment he could pay the NRA. The M14 is one of the many treasures at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
Army Chief of Staff General Leominster presented this rifle to the NRA in 1960.
April 22nd, 2010Thompson Submachine Gun
This particular Colt Model 1921 was donated by George Whitehead, a 25-year law enforcement veteran.
Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the NRA in 1871.
Fifty years of freedom's most remarkable leaders.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.