Great Guns – Small Packages

NRA’s National Firearms Museum will be bringing a great selection of 

miniature arms to the Chantilly Expo-Center February 10,11, and 12. 

For those that want to see incredible detail as well as artistry in arms, these

miniature pieces are every bit as intricate as their full-scale counterparts. 

Plan to come by the museum booth to see miniature Colt, Winchester and other

arms in this one-time traveling exhibition.   Famous collectors including billionaire

Robert E. Petersen collected miniature guns and it is believed that these smaller

renditions came about as a means for journeyman gunsmiths to demonstrate their

abilities in wood and metal craftsmanship.  As these “tested” gunsmiths then left

the shop of their sponsor, the diminutive masterpieces they had created would

also be easier to transport on the way to establish their own shop in another location.


Our exhibition will feature an incredible Colt M1911 pistol with full engraving with

ivory grip panels as well as engraved and gold-inlaid lever-action and single-shot

Winchester rifles that you’ll have to see to believe.


NRA has three firearms museums around the country and our National Firearms

Museum is just down the road at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, VA.  Thousands

of firearms are on daily display in the galleries and this museum is open seven days

a week 9:30am to 5pm.    The museum is free for admission and is handicapped

accessible. For more information on our educational programs, check out the

museum website at, call (703) 267-1600, or e-mail


Win a 7 day hunt in South Africa for

2 hunters (bow or rifle) at the

November 20, 21 & 22 Nation's Gun Show


Be sure to come and check out Adolph Hitler's personal desk, chair and valet from

his private apartment in Munich.

Financed by, Princess of Romania, Elsa Bruchmann. 

Estimated value: $750,000 - $1.25 million.

The rectangular writing desk is massively made of oak. In the middle, there is an embedded leather-covered writing surface. The chair from the writing desk is also made of oak, the seat and the backrest are covered with brown leather, with the feet are resting on steel ball bearings.

The valet stand is made of nut wood while the tie stand is made of brass. The feet are placed on wheels. On the bottom lies two brand stamps "Eigentum des fuehrers und Reichskanzlers" (Property of the Leader and Imperial Chancellor) as well as a sovereign eagle.

On Display at the Nation's Gun Show is an exhibit of early American items from the founding ofour Nation including a George Washington Inaugural button dated March 4th, 1789along with early, original flintlock weapons- one signed and dated 1791, and a powder horn that belonged to "IACOB MORE" dated 1776. There are also several sets of original flintlock dueling pistols. Also displayed is an original portrait of Jefferson Davis along with original Civil War items including a Colt Dragoon, and a complete musket set with cartridge box, belt and bayonet. Then, in spirit with our new President elect, a picture of Donald Trump displayed along with a 50 Cal. Barrett and a couple custom 1911's.

Also on display is an exceptional 1803 Harper's Ferry, along with an 1812 dated musket that belonged to George Washington Kinsolving in Virginia in the war of 1812. The Kinsolvings original 1100+ acres was located next to Thomas Jefferson home at Monticello from 1790 on- the original home place and graveyard still exist to this day, west of present day UVA. Many other items of historical interest. 

the nation's gun show

Enter to win a door prize by Restless Africa Safaris
Prize includes: 

  • A 7 day hunt in South Africa for 2 hunters (bow and/or rifle)
  • With a $2,000 trophy credit to be shared between the 2 hunters
  • Full accommodation lodging (modern hunting camp), meals, beverages and laundry service
  • Trackers and skinners, camp staff and hunting vehicle
  • Field preparation of trophies

Prize DOES NOT include:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from JHB or Tambo International Airport
  • Hotel charges before and after hunt
  • Export of trophies, dipping, packing and freight
  • Any taxidermy fees
  • Safari insurance and medical aids insurance 

​Restless Africa Safaris will be exhibiting at the show in November