NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in American Sniper.photo from imfdb.org

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

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
This flintlock pistol, used on-screen by Johnny Depp, is headed to the NRA Museum in Missouri.photo from nrablog.com

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.

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
Here's Johnny Depp with the pistol in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl along with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann.photo from imfdb.org

Marcus Luttrell's M16A4 from Lone Survivor

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
The rifle used on screen by Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor.photo from nrablog.com

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.

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
Wahlberg as Luttrell fires the rifle from cover during the prolonged gunfight of Lone Survivor.photo from imfdb.org

Chris Kyle's McMillan TAC 338A from American Sniper

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
The McMillan TAC 338A used on screen by Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in American Sniper.photo from nrablog.com

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.

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
Bradley Cooper as the late Chris Kyle with the McMillan TAC 338A in American Sniper.photo from imfdb.org

Chris Kyle's Mk13 in .300 Win Mag from American Sniper

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
The Mk 13 rifle used on screen by Bradley Cooper playing Chris Kyle in American Sniper.photo from nrablog.com

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 8-32x56 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.

NRA Museum Gets New Batch of Movie Guns
In a widely circulated still from American Sniper, Cooper aims his Mk 13 rifle.photo from imfdb.org