Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Why Register?
Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.

NRA Sporting Arms Museum Displaying Unique Serial No. 1 Guns

Recent Comments

Categories

Recent Posts

Archives

Syndicate

Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My AOL

Field Notes
in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get our new post everyday.

October 22, 2013

NRA Sporting Arms Museum Displaying Unique Serial No. 1 Guns

By Ben Romans

The NRA recently unveiled a new exhibit showcasing 29 firearms sporting the unique serial number of “1” at its Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo.
 
A short description posted on the NRA’s blog says the pieces on display include a Smith & Wesson Schofield, Colt .40 caliber Model 1851 Navy, and a Springfield Sharps Model 1870. While the significance of a No. 1 serial number often indicates a piece is the first of a particular model, it can also represent a “batch number” for firearms produced before unique serial numbers were mandated by the Gun Control Act of 1968.
 
“We are proud to share this special collection of firearms with the visitors of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum,” said Museum Director Jim Supica. “Individually, the exhibit’s guns mark first steps in firearm technology. Together, they trace the history of industrialized firearms manufacturing.”

Post a Comment

Post a Comment