Virginia Military Institute

800 guns (400 on display)

Created in 1856

Lexington, VA

  • 1856, Superintendent Smith created the VMI Museum
  • 2014 marks the 175th anniversary of VMI’s founding
  • Three museums in a system
  • 27,000 artifacts
  • Henry Stewart Gun Collection
  • 1935 Henry Stewart graduated Virginia Military Institute
  • 1988 Henry Stewart gave his collection to VMI
  • the largest collection of British Enfield Rifles in the US
  • Patton’s personal M1 Garand
  • XM-15 E1, one of the first experimental AR-15s
  • 50 air guns Chronicle the evolution from 1650 to the present
  • 1779 Girardoni 20 shot, 46 cal. repeating air rifle
  • thirty-six Colt Patersons

https://www.vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/vmi-museum/

https://bennicholson.com/guns/Virginia-Military-Institute-Henry-M-Stewart-Antique-Firearms-Collection.html

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