FBI Reference Firearms Collection

7,000+ firearms (none on display)

Created in 1933

Quantico, VA

  • BEgan t the Hoover Building
  • Now at larger facility
  • an example of every gun made
  • ¬†factory stock and are kept functional, to be checked out, fired and studied by law enforcement departments across the country
  • FBI Reference Ammunition Collection” – 17,000 cartridges, selections of ammunition
  • Bank of spare parts
  • Scholars can get access to the collection, but the vetting process is stringent

“We keep them functional. We keep them clean. But they are certainly not in museum quality because they do see a lot of use.”



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