There’s a great deal of history and steel to see at the National Firearms Museum. Iconic guns of days gone by that, in form or another, helped shape the story of America. The only drawback is that most will never set foot inside the Museum’s doors and that’s why there will occasionally be camera crews, like the one to the left, wandering through the halls.

Starting yesterday, a local crew working on a project for a network to be named later stopped by to view a few of the guns. That’s Phil Schreier, Senior Curator at the museum, telling a tale or two about the Colt Model 1921 Thompson Submachine gun.

According to Phil, a million Thompsons were manufactured for the military through World War II for use by the Marines, Rangers, British Commandos and additional units. Unfortunately, Thompsons are usually more closely identified with their use by gangsters in the 1920s … a fact that weighed heavily on the conscience of the gun’s designer … U.S. Army General John Taliaferro Thompson. But back to the camera crew —

This particular production outfit has two more days of shooting on scheduling that includes time on the NRA Headquarters Range. That’s where we’ll really see guns like the Thompson in action. They’re talking multiple angles, super slow-mo and maybe even a few infrared shots.

This is really promising project.

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