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The fifteen online galleries depict the history of Americans and their guns, tracing six centuries of firearms evolution - from the simplest of hand cannons and early days when each piece was the product of a skilled artisan, to mass firearms in the Industrial Revolution and today's cutting-edge innovations. Exhibits also demonstrate the many uses of guns for early settlement, military, police, hunting, competition and personal defense.

The guns featured in these galleries can primarily be found at the National Firearms Museum at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Also included are the guns from the National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM.


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NRA National Firearms Museum

HOURS
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Admission is Free

LOCATION
NRA Headquarters
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone (703) 267-1600

NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops

HOURS
Open Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Admission is Free

LOCATION
Bass Pro Shops
1935 S. Campbell Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Telephone (417) 891-5346

Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest

HOURS
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Admission is Free

LOCATION
NRA Whittington Center
34025 64 West
Raton, NM 87740
Telephone (575) 445-3615

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