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NRA museum

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by huntsman, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. huntsman

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    Spent an enjoyable Saturday in Fairfax at the museum, wow as a fan of blued steel and walnut I wasn't disappointed. Classic guns and great displays, lots of my favorites SXS shotguns.
     
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    I like the Teddy Roosevelt exhibit and the 3 Parker Invincibles. :thumbup:
     
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    The NRA museum is great but I need at least a couple of visits to see everything. I spent about 15 minutes just ogling Tom Selleck's Quigley rifle. It helps I live fairly close.

    Jeff
     
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    The NRA Museum is fantastic! It's been awhile but the last time I was there they featured a number of Weapons of WWII displays. The National Museum of the Marine Corps near MCB Quantico in Virginia is also an awesome place to visit with amazing exhibits and numerous firearms on display.
     
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    This past summer I removed the NAVAIR Museium in Pensecola, Florida off my bucket list and have added a few more places, including the NRA museum and the Marine Corps museum. Next summer is going to be busy again. :)

    Ron
     
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    Yeah a couple of steps in the door and there are the Invincibles, wow. I'm not into militaria but liked the displays.

    If I have one criticism it's they need more electronic kiosks so referencing is easier
     
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    My gripe about the museum is they need much, much more floorspace.
     
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    I went there back in the early 2000s.

    There were literally NO errors in the exhibits.
     
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    Probably not as big as the NRA Museum but if anyone is passing trough Waco Texas the "Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum" is definitely worth the trouble. They also have a pretty good collection of firearms. Here is a link to their website if you want more information < http://www.texasranger.org/ >. I can always enjoy a good museum and I am sure the NRA Museum would not disappoint.
     
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    The Rock Island Arsenal Museum on Arsenal Island is small, but worth the trip. R.I.A. 1903 #1 is on display. Unlike its Springfield counterpart, it is still in it's original, unaltered rod bayonet configuration. They also have Model Shop Garand # 2 and the only 1892 Krag carbine in existence. Along with some guns picked up off the battlefield at the Little Bighorn.
     
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    +1 on the Rock Island Arsenal museum.
    They have some amazing stuff in there!
     
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    This is a great thread and I am taking notes for future vacation plans. I would just love to see some of this stuff.
     
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    We at the NRA Museums really appreciate the kind words and are delighted that you all enjoy the exhibits!

    I wanted to mention that we have a relatively new (and very spectacular, no false modesty) museum - the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield MO. With over one million visitors in the first 3.5 years of operation, it is the most visited firearms venue in the country.

    Exhibits include a timeline of four centuries of sporting arms in America, the best guns and art from the Remington Arms factory collection, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Gallery, a 21 gun salute to America's Armed Forces, and guns owned and used by Presidents, champion shooters, Medal of Honor recipients, old west lawmen and outlaws, shooter showmen (and women), and European royalty.

    Just last week, at the same location, Bass Pro opened a stunning new 300,000 square foot Wonders of Wildlife Museum, with over 1.5 million gallons of aquariums, zoological exhibits, and amazing wildlife dioramas. This destination is a very full weekend for a family trip, even if some of them are not enthusiastic firearms aficionados.

    There is also a lovely jewel box of a museum at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton NM - the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest.

    All three NRA Museums are open every day of the week with no admission charge (there is a charge for Bass Pro's Wonders of Wildlife Museum, worth every penny.)

    These museums only exist because of the support and dedication of NRA Members, so a sincere thank you to those of you out there!

    Jim
     
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    Seemed pic`s of it but never been able to visit. Maybe one of these days.
     
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    I was in Virginia for a wedding the museum stop was a bonus, Mo museum will have to be a quest :)
     
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