This ordinary stainless steel revolver was carried by New York police officer Walter Weaver into the World Trade Center as he risked his life to save others on September 11, 2001. He never made it out that day, but his revolver was later recovered from the ashes. Officer Weaver's family donated the gun to the NRA National Firearms Museum, where it now holds a place of honor as a reminder of the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily. It's an ordinary firearm that stands as a symbol of extraordinary bravery. Walter Weaver's revolver can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
This revolver was carried by New York police officer Walter Weaver into the World Trade Center.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
June 1st, 2011Ad Topperwein's Colt Revolver
This double-action Colt revolver was owned by Ad Topperwein, the husband of "Plinky" Topperwein.
May 31st, 2011Annie Oakley's Gold Hibbard
This shotgun was reputedly given by Annie Oakley to Mary Estell Beavers during a shooting exhibition.
May 29th, 2011Annie Oakley's Remington Beals
Sold for $5 by a relative in 1940, this rifle was once owned by noted sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
May 28th, 2011Annie Oakley's Smith & Wesson Revolver
This gold-washed Smith & Wesson revolver was once owned by renowned exhibition shooter Annie Oakley.
May 27th, 2011Arlayne Brown's Colt Revolver
This custom revolver was specially ordered from Colt in 1929 by a noted female pistol competitor.
May 26th, 2011Ball Butt Dag Pistol
This unique gun has a dual purpose in that it also serves as a club.
May 25th, 2011Barry Goldwater's Brooks Rifle
This Kentucky long arm was presented to Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater in 1971.
May 24th, 2011Bill McMillan's Pistol
This pistol was used by Lt. Col. McMillan in winning the Gold Medal during the 1960 Olympic Games.
May 23rd, 2011Black Watch Scottish Pistol
This pistol was used by a member of the Black Watch during the American Revolutionary War period.
May 22nd, 2011Brown Bess Musket
This musket is a limited edition reproduction of an original British military long arm.