Guns from the hands of Hollywood’s greatest actors and icons will be on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia beginning June 25, 2010. Titled Hollywood Guns, the exhibit showcases firearms from silver screen classics like Stagecoach to 2010 Best Picture Oscar Winner The Hurt Locker.
“Hollywood Guns is all about phenomenal firearms borrowed from our friends in America’s movie capital,” Senior Curator Phil Schreier said. “They come from the largest Hollywood prop houses and private collections around the country.”
Featuring more than 125 unique firearms, the exhibit showcases famous and infamous firearms including Obi Wan Kenobi’s light saber from Star Wars, the Remington 11-87 shotgun from No Country for Old Men, and John Wayne’s Winchester 1892 carbine from his break-out roll in Stagecoach. “The pieces in this exhibit are the firearms the public recognizes,” Schreier said. “They help bring excitement and realism to a film.”
Spanning the decades of 1930 to 2010, Hollywood Guns has something for everyone, Museum Director Jim Supica says. “These guns have never before been seen together,” Supica says, “and probably never will again.”
Film buffs and gun collectors will equally be amazed with selections from crime dramas, police thrillers, as well as a generous sampling from Western classics and war movies.
The National Firearms Museum is located at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, Virginia and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the NFM web site at http://nra.nationalfirearms.museum.