The film's star Tom Selleck
, donated one of the rifles-a Shiloh Sharps No. 3 "Quigley" .45-110-he used in the film.
Actor, NRA Board member and avid gun collector Tom Selleck has donated seven rifles and revolvers used in his films to the NRA National Firearms Museum.
Several of Mr. Selleck's
guns have been displayed in the museum, most notably one of the Shiloh Sharps rifles used in the blockbuster movie "Quigley Down Under.
The gun was featured in "Real Guns of Reel Heroes," one of the museum's all-time most popular exhibits.
Commenting on his
most recent donation, Mr. Selleck
told NRAnews.com, "It got to the point where I had these guns in storage, and I just wanted people to see them, to share them.
And I hope people think of the National Firearms Museum
if they have something special they want to share, as well as The NRA Foundation
for other kinds of gifts.
It's very satisfying."
"We deeply appreciate Tom Selleck's continued support of NRA and the freedoms we defend," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
Kayne Robinson, Executive Director of NRA General Operations, added, "Tom Selleck is a very astute judge of firearms, and this is an extremely meaningful addition to the museum.
The donations from Mr. Selleck
include the following:
Henry .44-40 reproduction rifle imported from Italy by Allen Firearms
, an early retailer of Western replicas.
used a Henry from Stembridge Gun Rentals, a Hollywood prophouse for the 1997 film "Last Stand at Saber River.
had this rifle specially engraved to match that prophouse rifle, which was damaged from overuse in other films.
Winchester M1876 .45-60 rifle modified by Ken Howell of R&D Gunshop for use by Tom Selleck in the 2001 film "Crossfire Trail.