- Robert E. Petersen Collection
- Ancient Firearms - 1350 to 1700
- Road to American Liberty - 1700 to 1780
- A Prospering New Republic - 1780 to 1860
- The American West - 1850 to 1900
- Innovation, Oddities and Competition
- Theodore Roosevelt and Elegant Arms - 1880s to 1920s
- World War I and Firearms Innovation
- WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Beyond - 1940 to Present
- For the Fun of It
- Modern Firearms - 1950 to Present
- Hollywood Guns
- A Nation Asunder - 1861 to 1865
Sponsored by William B. Ruger
Some of the most famous firearms on the silver screen over the past 70 years, as shown in the William B. Ruger Gallery and the National Sporting Arms Museum.
From the Oscar-winning Western Stagecoach, which made John Wayne a star in 1939, to the Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker which won Best Picture at the 2009 Academy Awards, and many classics in-between, "Hollywood Guns" spotlights 125 firearms that have thrilled moviegoers for generations.
- Dirty Harry Callahan's .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29
- The Winchester 1892 carbine that helped make John Wayne a hero
- The suppressed Remington 11-87 used in No Country for Old Men
Don't miss this rare showcase while it's here. "These guns have never before been seen together," says Museum Director Jim Supica, "and probably never will again."