New Berlin, WI – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce a brand new series focused on America’s treasures – NRA’s Guns and Gold. 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, plus millions more interested in shooting and hunting sports and legislation.
NRA’s Guns and Gold will reveal the fascinating and entertaining true stories of treasured firearms in an “Antiques Road Show” style format. Experience the excitement – or disappointment – as collectors learn the real value of their possessions – including a $100,000 Winchester! NRA’s Guns and Gold will debut exclusively on Sportsman Channel in January, 2012. Click here to see a sneak peek: http://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. “Everyone at Sportsman Channel is proud to have a role in the NRA’s monumentally important work in celebrating America’s firearms history.”
One of the objectives of the NRA’s Guns and Gold show is to promote the NRA Firearms for Freedom program, which enables gun owners to donate their firearms and other valuable property to the NRA. Some items will become part of the collection at the NRA National Firearms Museum, and others will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to benefit the NRA program of the donor’s choice. For more information on this program, visit www.nrafff.com.
Viewers will see both the iconic and obscure guns in firearms history courtesy of three professional evaluators: Jim Supica, NRA Museum Director; Phil Schreier, NRA Museum Senior Curator and Michael Fuljenz , President, Universal Coin & Bullion. Jim and Phil combined have more than 50 years of combined experience at one of the most well-known and largest firearms museums in the U.S. at NRA’s corporate offices in Fairfax, Virginia. On NRA’s Guns and Gold, they will examine viewers’ precious commodities to discover their features and provide value.
“The NRA is not only the foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, it is a leader in firearms preservation and education,” said Jeff Poole, Director of NRA Member Programs. “Guns & Gold will send viewers scrambling to their closets, safes and gun cabinets in search of the value of their own treasured firearms.”Guns reviewed include World War I and II relics, Naval boarding weapons, Colt pistols and numerous Winchester pieces. Gold coins reviewed include a rare double eagle gold piece, a Liberty gold piece, an Indian gold piece and ageless silver dollars.