This Colt revolver was carried up San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill by Trooper Louis G. Bishop of Troop G, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt's Rough Riders). The Rough Rider Colt can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
Signature Pieces from the NRA National Firearms Museum
This series spotlights some of the spectacular pieces from the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. The guns spotlighted here were selected for their significant historical value and the museum's curators detail the fascinating story behind each. This collection dates from America's pioneer days and early westward expansion through the Civil and World Wars and on up to today. These firearms have been in the hands of presidents, politicians, Olympians, sharpshooters, law enforcement officers, Hollywood actors and more.