Phil Schreier

Phil Schreier Named Director Of NRA Museums

One of NRA’s most public and best-known figures in the gun world—and its leading voice when it comes to firearms, history and our Second Amendment heritage—E. Philip Schreier III has been appointed director of NRA Museums.

What Will Be Your Firearms Legacy?

“What do I do with these guns?” Kay Stedman asked herself after her husband, Cress, passed away in 2018. She wanted to honor his wish for his firearms collection to go to the NRA and support the Second Amendment, but she wasn’t sure how to do it.

This Gun Was at the First Thanksgiving

Few are taught, however, that a tangible link to that first Thanksgiving—a gun to be precise—is still here as a reminder that American’s from the first days had firearms for self-defense.

The World’s First Concealed Handgun

The wheellock represents a major first in technology—and became the world’s first banned pistol.

Revolving Automatically

While semi-automatic pistols are in common use throughout the world today, the semi-automatic revolver is a much rarer item.

Deringer In The West

Henry Deringer of Philadelphia was already well known for his rifles and larger handguns when he turned his efforts toward manufacturing smaller pocket pistols.

A Lot Of Locks

When a museum gets a bequest, sometimes the gift winds up being much more extensive than anticipated.

Remington Dream .45 on Display

The year was 1917, and in Ilion, N.Y., there was rejoicing. A detailed arms trial was planned for a new pistol that John D. Pedersen had designed for Remington—a semi-automatic .45 that Remington hoped might be considered as a replacement for the issued Colt Model 1911.

A Squeezer From Minneapolis?

Designed to be the size of a pocket watch, the diminutive Minneapolis Palm Pistol was sold under license by the Minneapolis Firearms Co., but records show these guns were actually made by James Duckworth of Springfield, Mass.

Quattro Canne

This deluxe four-barreled Abbiatico & Salvinelli .410 shotgun is one of the more unusual smoothbores represented in the Robert E. Petersen Gallery.

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