Various Films (1948 - 1969)
Audie Murphy
Colt 1873 Single Action Army - .45 Colt


​Used by Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy in numerous Westerns. Note that he has had a custom spur modified hammer to facilitate thumb cocking the action for gunfights.


The movies are cool but real life is much more astonishing.


A true American hero and a very amazing story of triumph over adversity.  During and after this pandemic there will be plenty of places and people for us all to be heroes large and small.  Even if you don't get to be a movie star or Medal of Honor recipient we all have a role to play.  What were your role be?  

During the filming of this scene, it was one of the last ones they had to do because Mel wasn't comfortable filming it. Finally, when it came time to, it was done on a closed set with only the Director, Mel, and the Cameraman. When Mel hits himself with the gun, the Cameraman began to break down crying along with the director, and after cutting they all hugged it out. It showed the three really felt that scene because they had been through the same boat.


​These are tough times.  Many people feeling this emotion.  It is very stressful on many, don't ever take your life - it is never as bad as it seems.  This to shall pass.  Many people are going to need help - our true worthy purpose is in helping others. Find someone that you can be their hero and in turn, you will enrich yourself. 

DO NOT BRING LOADED

GUNS INTO THE SHOW

6 Miles From the Nation's Gun Show


NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd

Fairfax, VA22030

This Model 29 revolver was used in both Dirty Harry (1971) and Magnum Force (1973) by actor Clint Eastwood, who portrayed legendary San Francisco detective "Dirty Harry" Callahan. It was later presented to writer John Milius. This revolver was part of the 2002 exhibit "Real Guns of Reel Heroes" at the National Firearms Museum.

Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Willis as John McClane
Beretta 92FS - 9mm

This Beretta was the signature sidearm of police officer John McClane during the hostage holdup of the Nakatomi Plaza in the 1988 film Die Hard. Often called "The best action movie of all time," the success of the film gained popularity for the Beretta 92, and that same model remained Bruce Willis' sidearm throughout much of the Die Hard series. It was also used by Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon.

Die Hard (1988)
Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
Heckler & Koch P 7 - 9mm

Alan Rickman's character Hans Gruber created quite a mess for Bruce Willis to sort out in this film set in Los Angeles. Most audience members will recognize Rickman as Professor Severus Snape from the Harry Potter franchise.

The Red Badge of Courage

To Hell and Back

Walk the Proud Land

The Quiet American

The Unforgiven

Flaming Star and many more.


Stop by BELLE & BLADE - the historic movie guys tables to see what he has.  Or pick one to ask him to bring it to the show.

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Your eyes aren't deceiving you.  It is the same gun used by both actors in two different movies...Hollywood!

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Mel Gibson as Sgt. Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon)
Beretta 92FS - 9mm

This Beretta was the signature sidearm of police officer John McClane during the hostage holdup of the Nakatomi Plaza in the 1988 film Die Hard. Often called "The best action movie of all time," the success of the film gained popularity for the Beretta 92, and that same model remained Bruce Willis' sidearm throughout much of the Die Hard series. It was also used by Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon.

Loaned by Cinema Weaponry - Mike Papac
Rubber Model 92 "Double" Loaned by Hollywood Guns and Props - Al Frisch

Yes, it is the gun from this scene!  One of the greatest all-time movie scenes!


Dirty Harry Do You ( I ) Feel Lucky Punk?

the nation's gun show

Medal of Honor Recipient Audie Murphy Single-handedly Stopped a German Attack. From Murphy's exposed position on top of the burning tank destroyer, he killed over 20 German soldiers and repelled their attack 75 years ago. ... On April 23, 1945, at the age of only 19, Murphy received the Medal of Honor for his actions.  


Audie Leon Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.


Buried in Arlington Cemetery Section 46, Grave 366-11

He wanted to join the Marines, but he was too short. The paratroopers wouldn't have him, either. Reluctantly, he settled on the infantry, and ultimately became the most-decorated hero of World War II. He was Audie Murphy, the baby-faced Texas farmboy who became an American legend. Murphy grew up on a sharecropper's farm in Hunt County, Texas. After his father deserted the family, he helped raise his 11 brothers and sisters, dropping out of school in the fifth grade to earn money picking cotton. He was 16 years old when his mother died, and he watched as his siblings were doled out to an orphanage or to relatives. Seeking an escape from this difficult life, Murphy enlisted in the Army in 1942 — falsifying his birth certificate so that he appeared to be 18, one year older than he actually was.
 

Gun from one of the greatest silver screen villains of all time!  Lover this scene because guns are just part of the solution.  

 We have never needed the NRA more! 

Come by the NRA booth and meet members of our museum staff.  Don't forget to visit the NRA National Firearms Museum, just a short drive away at 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.  For questions, check out our website at www.nramuseums.com or call (703) 267-1600.

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