Rare NRA Springfield Armory 1911 pistol (NRA Video)
Rare NRA Springfield Armory 1911 pistol. Nationa Firearms Museum Treasure Gun.
Col. Oliver North presents a rare early "NRA" 1911 Springfield Armory .45 acp pistol., fewer than 200 made. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum. Narrated by Oliver North and Doug Wicklund.
In the NRA marked pistols, the Colt is much scarcer than the Springfield. At the same time, the 1903 Springfield could be ordered by an NRA member in a "target model" which had a specially selected star gaged barrel. It was marked on the front of the trigger guard with the flaming bomb and N.R.A. This was a different time and place when our government trusted us with the latest service rifle and pistol.
The coming of WWI stopped the sale of these weapons.