the nation's gun show

On display at The Nation's Gun Show

November 16, 17 & 18, 2018 at the

 NRA National Firearms Museum Display

NRA National Firearms Museum

6 Miles From the Nation's Gun Show

NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd

Fairfax, VA22030

 NRA National Firearms Museum

Guns of Old Westerns

November 16, 17, & 18, 2018 will be a special event at the Showmasters Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center as the NRA’s National Firearms Museum will be bringing a special attraction.  Our traveling exhibit this time features a gun well-known to television fans of westerns – a Winchester Model 1892 .44-40 carbine once wielded by Chuck Connors as the Rifleman.  Seen in 168 episodes from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, Connors starred as Lucas McCain, a widowed rancher endowed with incredible skill with his Winchester.  But did you know that while two of the three primary rifles modified for the show were Winchesters, another one was a Spanish-made El Tigre carbine.  Each of these three rifles featured the set-screw modified lever that allowed Connors to quickly fire his rifle twelve times for the opening of each episode.

NRA’s National Firearms Museum is located in Fairfax, VA at 11250 Waples Mill Road, just off Rt. 66 at exit 57-A.  Our galleries are open daily, free of charge (donations gratefully accepted) and each weekday (Monday – Friday) at 1pm a special curator-led tour is offered.  For more information, check out the museum’s website at, call (703) 267-1600, or e-mail