The Springfield 1911 pistol is what America took to many a war. Hundreds of thousands of these guns were produced — it was the most popular sidearm of the early 1900s and was sold to NRA members at the Camp Perry National Matches. But what makes this particular gun so unique is the engraving on the right-hand side: NRA. The Springfield Armory NRA 1911 pistol can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
Hundreds of thousands of these semi-auto pistols were produced during the early 1900s.
April 19th, 2011Mayflower Gun
Attributed to ownership by John Alden, one of the Pilgrim leaders of Plymouth Colony.
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.