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It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and the NRA’s National Firearms Museum is bringing a special selection of Annie Oakley firearms
to the C&E Gunshow at the Chantilly, VA Expocenter on February 14, 15, and 16.
America’s favorite sharpshooter and exhibition shooter is well-represented in our Fairfax, VA museum collection and we’ve chosen some special “Annie” guns for show-goers to enjoy.
You can’t getter better provenance than directly from a family member and our Remington-Beals rifle was sold in 1940 by one of Annie’s relatives.
Chambered in .32 rimfire, this engraved diminutive rifle is one of only about 800 that were made from 1866 to 1870. The only other engraved example
our staff has ever encountered belonged to Philo Remington’s own daughter Ida and was part of the Remington factory collection in Ilion, NY.
Two other Annie Oakley guns will also be on display – a German side-by-side double that was actually given to Annie Oakley by no other than Buffalo Bill Cody and a presentation-engraved Stevens No. 35 target pistol in .22 rimfire. If you are looking to see a pistol worthy of your sweetheart, you can’t go wrong with this gold-embellished mother-of-pearl gripped Stevens handgun. This pistol was even chosen to be copied for the 2004 film Hildalgo, where Elizabeth Berridge played Annie Oakley . Both of these historical pieces are part of the Robert E. Petersen Gallery
Did you know there are now two NRA museums? Both the NRA National Firearms Museum here in Fairfax, VA and the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro in Springfield, MO are open daily for visitors. Admission is free (donations appreciated) and thousands of great historical treasures are on hand at either location. Call (703) 267-1600, e-mail email@example.com or check out the website at www.nramuseum.com for more information.