Thursday, August 28, 2014
NRA Museum  


NRA Display

One hundred fifty years ago our nation was split in two – North and South fighting brother against brother, divided over many issues.  To remind us that our home state of Virginia was the epicenter for many of these battles - on July 25, 26 and 27 at Chantilly, VA, NRA’s National Firearms Museum will be bringing out our biggest Confederate-themed  exhibit ever –

Guns of the South - to the Capitol Expocenter


Come see special Southern handguns including both Griswold and Gunnison  and Spiller & Burr revolvers.  These bronze-framed sixguns were copies of Northern designs by Colt & Whitney.    There will also be an example of the mysterious J. and F.  Garrett single shot pistol made in Greensboro, North Carolina.


For some uniquely Texan representation, we’ll have both .36 and .44 percussion Dance revolvers on hand.  Less than 500 of these revolvers were made in the small Dance Brothers factory in Columbia, TX.


How about some imports? – we’ll be bringing two rare LeMat revolvers, each with a nine-shot regular cylinder, backed up for a tenth smoothbore blast with its extra shotgun barrel.

One of the handguns that made it through the blockade, a sidehammer five-shot Kerr revolver from British shores will also be present.


Still want more?   We’ll also have two Sharps carbines on hand.  One being a Southern Sharps made in Richmond, Virginia and a captured Northern Model 1859 carbine recovered at the Battle of Rappahannock Station (Remington, VA today).


NRA has more than just one museum – you can visit our local galleries (National Firearms Museum) at the NRA HQ building in Fairfax, VA and last summer our second, the NRA’s National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO now offers a thousand more great guns.  Both are free for admission and are open daily.  We hope you can visit our museums and make a special effort to drop by the C&E Gunshow for this one-time exhibition!  For more information, e-mail, or call (703) 267-1600.


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