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National Firearm Museum
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Voice: 703-267-1600

The National Firearms Museum displays historically significant firearms from 1350 to the present day. Within the historical exhibits you will see photographs, graphic art, and period objects, along with the superb firearm collection that heralds the people who used them and their times. You can see a firearm brought to America on the Mayflower. There are weapons from all the wars that American's have fought in and guns from the wild west. There are also example of hunting rifles and sport weaponry.

A few of the more notable weapons you will find here include these firearms. Napoleon Bonaparte's double flintlock fowler. President George H.W. Bush's Crosman competition air rifle, a gift presented to president Bush from Crosman Airguns, Inc. Prince Charles' custom Feinwerkbau air rifle. President Grover Cleveland's one of a kind 8 gauge Colt side by side shotgun. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Winchester model 21 side by side shotgun. General Douglas MacArthur's Colt Model 1903 pistol. President Theodore Roosevelt's personal Browning Model 1900 pistol and Fred Adolph .450 Cordite double rifle. This is the largest firearm collection east of the Mississippi River. They have been creatively displayed in a chronological manner to tell the history of firearms.

KAT'S VIEW

This museum was really cool. They had a crossbow there. A crossbow was the first automatic weapon. My favorite thing here gun that was made in miniature. It was five inches tall, and its on a tripod. It's bullets were mini, mini, mini sized! And it worked, it could be fired. There were several more miniatures there too.



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