Smithsonian Museum – National Firearms Collection

7,000 guns (150 on display)

1876 Created

Smithsonian, Washington, DC

  • 1876 National Museum of American History established the National Firearms Collection in Washington, DC
  • America’s historic firearms:
    patent models, military projects, key examples of production arms, guns of historic figures, exhibition guns and presentation guns
  • 1988 dismantled and put in storage
  • stored in the ‘Gun Room’ within the National Museum of American History
  • only accessible to scholars and dignitaries
  • 1% (64 guns) of the collection is on loan to the Cody Firearms Museum (But you can not film it)