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From the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, NRA News producer John Popp and senior curator Doug Wicklund examine a Pierce-Hawkins U.S. Ordnance Prototype Pistol, an example of work intended to replace military revolvers with semi-automatic .45 pistols. It is one of two created at the Springfield Armory from a design by Major W. S. Piece and Lt. Wilford J. Hawkins. Then, they take a look at a Phillips U.S. Ordnance Prototype, a .45 caliber designed by Captain W.A. Phillips at the Franklin Armory. Neither pistol went into commercial production. Originally aired on Cam & Co 07/27/15.

Season 11