As you welcome the New Year, welcome back a new season of the premier gun show focused on America’s treasures—NRA’s Guns & Gold.
Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, is pleased to announce the second season of NRA’s Guns & Gold beginning on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
This novel series is brought to you by America’s foremost advocate of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA). NRA has four million pro-Second Amendment members and millions more interested in shooting, hunting sports and legislation.
NRA’s Guns & Gold will continue to reveal the fascinating and entertaining true stories of treasured firearms in an “Antiques Road Show”-style format. Filmed at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, as well as at major gun shows around the country, the show features hosts Jim Supica and Phil Schreier from the NRA National Firearms Museum. Jim and Phil evaluate guns brought to them by NRA members and explain what makes each one so unique. Their expertise is tested by some of the most interesting and unique firearms imaginable—not to mention the fascinating stories that come with each gun.
This season the stories are wilder, the guns are weirder, and the values are higher. The hosts also find six figure beauties and call out a few fakes! Plus, each episode highlights the National Firearms Museum, home to more than 2,700 rare and significant firearms, and its mission. Click here to see a sneak peek of the new season: www.nragunsandgold.com.
“While nearly every American sportsman is aware of what the NRA is doing to preserve our future, we are excited to provide a showcase for what this great organization is also doing to preserve our past,” said Gavin Harvey, Sportsman Channel CEO. “NRA’s Guns & Gold was an instant hit in season one and we expect that enthusiasm to grow with season two.”
Viewers will see both the iconic and obscure guns in firearms history courtesy of two professional evaluators: NRA National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica and Senior Curator Phil Schreier. Jim and Phil combined have more than 50 years of experience at one of the most well-known and largest firearms museums in the U.S., located at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va. On NRA’s Guns & Gold, they will examine viewers’ precious commodities to discover their features and provide value.
“As to why Americans have such an affection for firearms, that’s tied to the American character—rugged individualism, a fierce love of freedom, and a sense of obligation to pass on to future generations the liberties that were secured by our ancestors,” said Supica. “That, plus guns are way cool.”
“Season two is full of surprises, from barking dogs to pieces that would be at home in the Royal Armories,” said Schreier. “Keep an eye open for a Civil War revolver mistake and a quarter million dollar coin toss. We never know what will walk through the door. You will never know what value lurks in your attic if you don’t tune in, too.”
Guns reviewed will include a Catron pistol, a pair of Howda pistols, a Blunderbuss, and a Liberator pistol. Plus, Jim and Phil tell one lucky gun owner his firearm is valued at $80,000 to $100,000!
About NRA’s Guns and Gold:
NRA’s Guns & Gold is an exciting and informative new series featuring everyday people who discover their old firearm is worth much more than they imagined—and where others will learn it has only sentimental value. Each episode will send viewers scrambling to their safes, closets and basements to find their own hidden treasures. Some of the guns featured in the show have been passed down for generations and include a story as interesting as the gun itself. Viewers will learn what makes an old gun valuable and what they should and should not do to preserve its value. For more information, visit www.nragunsandgold.com.
About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to sportsmen and women, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 31 million U.S. television households and is available in HD (visit http://sportsmanhd.com for more information). For full programming information, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com or follow Sportsman Channel on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl.