Thursday, May 9, 2013

NRA Convention Pictures #3: NRA Special Exhibit

Every year at the NRA Convention the NRA Museum puts up a display case featuring special firearms contained in the museum. In 2010 it was movie guns; in 2011 and 2012 it was 1911s. This year, it was Single Action Army revolvers:

And this:

And this:

(this one was so beautiful I had to get both sides)

And something else rather special:

(Special thanks to Phil Schreier, the gentleman in the above pictures, for staying late and giving us the special tour of the exhibit)

That's a 500/.450 Adolph double rifle. That belonged to Teddy FREAKIN' Roosevelt. You know, the guy who did THIS:

(picture from here).

The last day of the convention is always a double-edged sword. A lot of folks leave for home on Sunday, and the vast majority are leaving early in the morning the next day, so it's sad to see friends leave. On the other hand, we get to do really cool stuff like the above, which totally makes Sunday evening worth it. Even though you have to go home the next day, leaving behind your tribe and all the cool gear, you get to do things like BE IN BAD BREATH DISTANCE OF A DOUBLE RIFLE OWNED BY TEDDY FLIPPIN' ROOSEVELT.

It is perfectly manly to squeal like a little girl if a gun owned by Teddy Roosevelt is in the room.

That is all.


Old NFO said...

Linking to this... :-) Thanks for getting the pics up!

Ed Bonderenka said...


Ross said...

I'm trying to imagine what the current infestation of the White House would do if caught within bad-breath distance of a freakin' BULL MOOSE... and the only thing I can think of is that he'd turn tail, run squealing like a girl and bleat out "Drone strike! Drone strike!!"

Hmm... word verification is auterl shrink... and having to do this crap surely DOES make my auterl shrink! Just never heard it called an auterl before...