NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
If you ever had the chance to go to the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, you may have...
If you ever had the chance to go to the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, you may have seen their popular Hollywood Guns exhibit. There’s another on at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri.
The two exhibits feature some of the most famous firearms from the big screen from the past 75 years. This week, the museum received four new additions for the Hollwood Guns exhibit, according to this story from nrablog.com.
The first three listed below will be displayed soon at the Sporting Arms Museum in Missouri, and the fourth at the National Firearms Museum. They join more than 125 firearms from the movies.
Jack Sparrow’s Flintlock
First up is the most fanciful on the list, one of the flintlock pistols used on screen by Johnny Depp in the four Disney Pirates of the Caribbean films released from 2003 to 2011. It is heavily engraved and features the mark: “Perry-London.” A new Pirates movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is set to be released in 2017.
Filmmakers want their guns to look cool, but realism isn’t always a factor.
Marcus Luttrell’s M16A4 from Lone Survivor
Here’s the rifle that Mark Wahlberg, and a few stuntmen, fell down a couple mountains with in the 2013 Peter Berg movie Lone Survivor about the doomed 2005 mission Operation Redwing in Afghanistan, in which numerous Navy SEALs were killed. Wahlberg played SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who lived to tell the tale in his book “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10” on which the movie is based.
The rifle is fitted with a Leupold Mark 4 Scope, PEQ-2 infrared laser, vertical foregrip, Harris bipod and suppressor (the one on this rifle is inert). This configuration is known as the Mk 12 Mod 1 Special Purpose Rifle.
Chris Kyle’s McMillan TAC 338A from American Sniper
This is one of a few rifles used by Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the 2014 biographical film. The rifle is very similar to the TAC-338 that the real Kyle used in the field. The rifle, chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, has a Harris bipod, and a Leupold Mark 4 scope, a 27-inch medium heavy contour stainless steel barrel, and Jewell adjustable trigger.
Take a look at the guns used in all three classic movies. There are more than you might think.
Chris Kyle’s Mk13 in .300 Win Mag from American Sniper
Another of Cooper’s screen rifles from his portrayal as sniper Chris Kyle, this SOCOM Mk13 is built on a Remington Model 700 action and is chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum, the round Kyle calls his favorite in the book American Sniper. Kyle’s gun, and the movie gun used a McMillan A2 stock.
The screen gun is equipped with a Douglas barrel, Nightforce Optics NXS 8-32×56 scope, and an inert Knights Armament Mk-11 suppressor. You can also see the handmade comb riser for a good cheek weld on the buttstock with the rifle’s ballistic data taped to the inside is intact.