Fuller Gun Collection

Some of it, anyway. There’s 346 firearms in the collection, which is a little overwhelming for me. As for SwampHeathen1, he’d probably stand there, saying, “Got it, need it, got it, need it, need it…”

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One of six display wings.

A few close-ups for you to enjoy. (click to embiggen)

L to R, Musket (altered), 1798 Contract Musket made by Eli Whitney, 1795 Musket by Springfield, 1803 Rifle from Harpers Ferry, 1795 Musket, Indian Musket
L to R, Musket (altered), 1798 Contract Musket made by Eli Whitney, 1795 Musket by Springfield, 1803 Rifle from Harpers Ferry, 1795 Musket, Indian Musket
L to R, Carbine or Indian Musket, Blunderbuss, 1795 Musket, 1808 Contract Musket, John P. Moore Musket, 1795 Musket 3rd type
L to R, Carbine or Indian Musket, Blunderbuss, 1795 Musket, 1808 Contract Musket, John P. Moore Musket, 1795 Musket 3rd type
L to R, Burnside Breech Loading Carbine, Gwyn and Campbell Breech Loading Carbine tinned for Navy use, 1862 Joslyn Breech Loading Carbine, Merrill Carbine
L to R, Burnside Breech Loading Carbine, Gwyn and Campbell Breech Loading Carbine tinned for Navy use, 1862 Joslyn Breech Loading Carbine, Merrill Carbine
L to R, Matchlock Arquebus, Matchlock Musket, American Colonial Musket with some English parts, American Fowling Piece, British Carbine, British Brown Bess
L to R, Matchlock Arquebus, Matchlock Musket, American Colonial Musket with some English parts, American Fowling Piece, British Carbine, British Brown Bess

That fowling piece is LONG. Hard to tell exactly, but six feet perhaps?
L to R, Spencer Rifle, 1863 Rifle, Special Model Rifle, Special Model Artillery Rifle (2), 1855 Rifle Musket, shortened.
L to R, Spencer Rifle, 1863 Rifle, Special Model Rifle, Special Model Artillery Rifle (2), 1855 Rifle Musket, shortened.
L to R, four 1861 Contract Rifles, made by Charles B. Hoard, Eli Whitney, either Dinslow and Chase or William Muir, and Trenton, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle.
L to R, four 1861 Contract Rifles, made by Charles B. Hoard, Eli Whitney, either Dinslow and Chase or William Muir, and Trenton, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle.

The collection is located at the visitors center at the Chickamauga battlefield. I’m stealing some of Craig’s thunder, as I’m sure he will be there for the sesquicentennial festivities in September.

5 thoughts on “Fuller Gun Collection”

  1. Shhhh! Don’t tell the Donovan. He might get a wee tad jealous.

    …On the other hand, the Fuller collection probably doesn’t have mortars & phasers, either. 🙂

  2. I want a coach gun! There is a company in Rock River, IL., that makes black powder gun kits, but even a kit of a coach gun is pushing $500.00.

  3. Have you seen the weapons in the collection at the Berman Museum in Anniston? Worth the trip, if you like that sort of thing.

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