Guns from Public Enemies

    Lars Dalseide, of the NRA, was kind enough to sent me photos of the two of the guns used in the movie Public Enemies. These guns will be on display at the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Movie Guns exhibit.

    I was very surprised to learn that the bolt action used in the movie by G-Man Melvin Purvis was a Mauser 98 Sporter, not a Mannlicher. You can read more about the guns at the NRA Blog and on the latest episode of The Curator’s Corner (Click on the Mar 18 tab, then scroll down to “Phil Schreier; National Firearms Museum”)

    Mauser 98 Sporter used by Melvin Purvis
    Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless used by Depp
    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!