"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.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
April 22nd, 2011Major John Hession's Rifle
John W. Hession was one of many Americans who loaned a rifle for British use during WWII.
April 20th, 2011Marine Sniper Group
Each of these rifles has a unique story about the United States Marine Corps sniper rifle program.
April 19th, 2011Mayflower Gun
Attributed to ownership by John Alden, one of the Pilgrim leaders of Plymouth Colony.
May 11th, 2011Ed McGivern's Double-Action Smith & Wesson Revolver
McGivern found he could achieve a faster rate of fire with a factory standard double-action revolver.
May 11th, 2011Ed McGivern's Single-Action Colt Revolver
McGivern was a world-record holder and the originator of exhibition shooting.
April 18th, 2011Mondragon Rifle
This Mexican-designed semi-automatic rifle was utilized by early German aviators in aerial combat.
April 17th, 2011Morris Fisher's Free Rifle
This free rifle was used to win the 1920 Olympic gold medal for international position shooting.
April 17th, 2011Napoleon Bonaparte's Shotgun
This shotgun was presented by Napoleon Bonaparte to the Marquis Faulte de Vanteaux of Limoges.
April 15th, 2011Officer Garbarino's Sig Pistol
This Sig P226 pistol was owned by Fairfax County Master Police Officer Michael E. Garbarino.