movie guns on display at NMLRA
The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association will present a comprehensive
exhibit on the Lewis and Clark Expedition with guest curator Bob
Anderson from June 9-16. The museum will also display a collection
belonging to actor, National Rifle Association Board member, and
avid gun collector Tom Selleck on June 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. during the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Associations
Spring National Shoot.
Sellecks guns are on loan from the NRA National Firearms Museum,
to which he donated seven rifles and revolvers used in his films.
Several of Sellecks guns have been displayed in the NRA museum,
most notably one of the Shiloh Sharps rifles used in the blockbuster
movie Quigley Downunder. The gun was featured in Real Guns
of Reel Heroes, one of the NRA museums most popular
exhibits ever. These movie guns will be on display at the National
Muzzle Loading Rifle Associations Museum in the historic Rand
The collection from Selleck includes the following:
Henry .44-40 reproduction rifle imported from Italy by Allen
Firearms, an early retailer of Western replicas. Selleck used a
Henry from Stembridge Gun Rentals, a Hollywood prop house, for the
1997 film Last Stand at Saber River. Selleck had this new rifle
specially engraved to match the prop house rifle, which was damaged
from overuse in other films.
Winchester M1876 .45-60 rifle modified by Ken Howell of R&D
Gunshop for use by Tom Selleck in the 2001 film Crossfire Trail.
Based on the original carbine receiver made in 1879, this longarm
was rebuilt for movie use.
.45 Schofield revolver from the 2001 film Crossfire Trail.
This hand-built revolver was manufactured for the film by Ken Howell
of R&D Gun Shop.
Colt Richards Conversion .44 revolver manufactured for the
1997 movie Last Stand at Saber River. Engraved with Cable on the
backstrap, this ivory-stocked revolver was the one maintained to
match its early presentation condition in the film.
Colt Open Top .44 revolver manufactured from a Colt blackpowder
reproduction for use in Crossfire Trail. The revolver was modified
by Ken Howell of R&D Gun Shop.
Colt Single Action Army .45 revolver used in the 2003 movie
Monte Walsh. This revolver was hand-built by Ken Howell of R&D
Gun Shop for the film.
Winchester M1886 .50 Express carbine from the 2003 movie
Monte Walsh. One of two carbines restored from production receivers
by Ken Howell of R&D Gun Shop. Both guns letter as .50 Express
The NMLRA museum is located in the historic Rand House, just off
St. Road 62, Friendship. Admission to the museum is free (donations
are accepted). Hours are: June 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
June 11-16 from noon to 3:00 p.m. For more information call 812-667-5131
or check the website at www.nmlra.org.