NRA National Firearms Museum

For the November 22, 23 & 24, 2019 Nation's Gun Show the NRA's National Firearms Museum is proud to present  

The Legendary Sharps.

For the November 22-24 gunshow at Chantilly, VA, NRA’s National Firearms Museum will be showcasing the firearm that immediately captured America’s attention when it premiered in Quigley Down Under In 1990.   Tom Selleck protrayed Matthew Quigley, an American marksman transplanted to Australia, who got off the boat carrying a special single-shot rifle – a long-barrelled Sharps capable of hitting targets hundreds of yards away.  Not since Dirty Harry Callahan cleaned up San Francisco with a Smith & Wesson .44 had any gun made such a mark in American cinema.

Three rifles were made for the film and the National Firearms Museum had previously displayed one of them.  That rifle is now on exhibit in Springfield, MO.  But now, a recent donation has made it possible for us to showcase the actual rifle that Tom Selleck hand-carried back to his hotel room after each day’s filming (and shooting).  This was Selleck’s personal favorite of the three.  We will also be displaying Selleck’s Quigley cartridge belt, knives, and an aluminum gun barrel that was used for stunts.

If you have ever wanted to see the .45-110 Sharps rifle that was there, the actual one you watched on the silver screen - come by the museum table at the Chantilly show.  For more details on the NRA’s National Firearms Museum, check out our website,, e-mail or call (703) 267 – 1600.


6 Miles From the Nation's Gun Show

NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd

Fairfax, VA22030

the nation's gun show