NRA National Sporting Arms Museum Opens "Serial Number One Guns" Exhibit

The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops flagship superstore in Springfield, MO announces the opening of its “Serial Number One Guns” exhibit, featuring 29 firearms—from the cap and ball percussion arms of the mid 1800s to a modern polymer frame semi-automatic pistol—sporting a serial number of “1.”

Notable pieces include a Smith & Wesson Schofield, Colt .40 caliber Model 1851 Navy, Springfield Sharps Model 1870 and more.

“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.”

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