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Established in 1935, the NRA National Firearms Museum houses and displays a collection of more than six thousand remarkable firearms, many of which are deemed by curators to be priceless works of art. In this detailed full-color volume, you will enter a world populated by only the finest examples of gunmakers’ art, as well as firearms that have graced the castle walls of the royal families of Great Britain. Illustrated in larger-than-life photography, Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum also includes portraits of:
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s shotgun for skeet shooting
A rifle made specially for an eighteenth-century emperor with a withered hand
President Teddy Roosevelt’s collection of big-game hunting rifles
A shotgun owned by Annie Oakley, the most gifted markswoman of all time
And hundreds more exquisite photographs of historically important firearms
This tome offers for the first time photographs of many spectacular works of art from the recently donated Robert E. Petersen Collection. This 425-gun collection is world renowned for its beauty, elegance, and variety of styles of engravers’ art. With exquisite photography, Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum brings the splendor of royalty and wealth to your home, giving a bigger and closer look at these firearms than ever before published.
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Jim Supica is the director of the NRA National Firearms Museum and Gun Collector Program. He is the author or coauthor of several books on firearms, including The Illustrated History of Firearms and The Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson. He has written numerous articles on gun collecting, including regular columns for American Rifleman and Shotgun News. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his family.
Doug Wicklund has been employed by the NRA for more than thirty years and is currently senior curator for the National Firearms Museum. Previously, he was assistant technical editor for American Rifleman magazine and editor of the NRA Firearms Fact Book. Wicklund lives in Virginia.
Philip Schreier has been at the National Firearms Museum for more than thirty years and currently serves as senior curator. He appears regularly on numerous cable shows with firearms-related programming, including NRA News, American Rifleman, and History Channel. Schreier is the author of dozens of articles on firearms and military-related themes for American Rifleman, Man at Arms, Guns & Ammo, Surplus Firearms, and numerous other titles. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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