Visiting the NRA Vault

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

When I visited the NRA HQ last week Matt Sharpe took me into the infamous NRA vault where the National Firearms Museum stores all their firearms that are not on display. I was allowed to handle any of the guns (provided I was wearing gloves).

Class III guns
New arrivals on the table
Bolt actions.
Some pistols.
A gift to the museum from Uziel “Uzi” Gal’s son.
Closeup of the Uzi. Checkout that serial!
Japanese MG
Some sort of target gun. It was incredibly heavy.
The barrel of another target rifle. Also incredibly heavy.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Shootin' Buddy Shootin' Buddy on Jan 20, 2010

    There is no such thing as a "Class III" or "Class 3" gun.

    Firearms are divided into Title I, non-NFA and Title II, NFA.

    Gun Dealers/Makers have classes; the guns themselves have titles.

    Not trying to be a jerk, just wanted to ensure that the blog keeps its usual high standards.

  • Bernardg Bernardg on Jan 22, 2010

    damn!, so many classic rifles! look at that uzi, it must be a "collector item".