And it's not a firearm at all. It's an air rifle. A 22-shot, repeating large-caliber air rifle that is likely more important than even the venerable Hawken or Winchester lever-action in the Western expansion of our country
Two centuries ago, Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis after exploring the American West. It is known that an airgun accompanied the expedition, but which one it was and how it was used have confounded generations of historians. Until now.
Tonight on American Rifleman TV: NRA National Sporting Arms Museum; Taurus 1911 Commander; FN Model 49 Rifle
Tune in to American Rifleman TV tonight for a personal tour of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo.