American Sniper

posted on May 2, 2017
17-nrz-006_museum_main_5-2.jpg
Michael Ives

This feature appears in the May ‘17 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  

This Remington Model 700/MK 12 rifle was used by actor Bradley Cooper during his portrayal of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in the 2014 film, “American Sniper.” During the time this .300 Win. Mag. bolt-action was shown on screen, Cooper was depicting Kyle’s first tour in Iraq, where his rifle carried a Nightforce scope and a Knight’s Armament M110 suppressor. While the Clint Eastwood directed film was nominated for six Academy Awards, the production would receive only one Oscar: for Best Achievement in Sound Editing. 

This rifle is presently on loan to the National Firearms Museum from Independent Studio Services (ISS).

Click here to view the full layout from the America’s First Freedom Print issue.

The NRA National Firearms Museum at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.; the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Mo.; and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M.; each have fine selections of historic arms on display. Admission to each is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit nramuseums.com, phone (703) 267-1600 or email [email protected].

Latest

Frank Miniter
Frank Miniter

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!

Freedom’s Biggest Movement: Constitutional Carry

I am immensely proud to join with Second Amendment supporters across America in celebrating a major milestone reached in April, when Georgia became the 25th constitutional-carry state.

Standing Guard | 151 Years Strong!

With the NRA now over 150 years old, it's no overstatement to say that the vision, initiative and determination shared by you, me and millions of our fellow members have fueled the greatest restoration of freedom this nation has ever seen.

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

The former president will headline a star-studded cast of political heavyweights at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas.

Court Rules That 18-21 Year Olds Also Have Constitutional Rights

Here's what a recent ruling from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means for 18-21-year-olds' constitutional rights.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.