Gun Whisperer Series, Part 1

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On this edition of Curator's Corner, John Popp talks with NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Doug Wicklund at NRA Headquarters to provide Part 1 of a new 3-part series of The Curator's Corner. This edition examines a Confederate Sharps Model 1859 Percussion Carbine. Available with a round military rifle barrel, the gun came with a breechblock-mounted plate that is capable of a slight, backward movement once it is under pressure. Originally aired 7/5/2012.

Season 11