The Terry Tyler collection of Vermont firearms from 1790 to 1900 has been acquired by The Shelburne Museum, says the Burlington Free Press. You can see the 106 firearms beginning May 15 through Oct. 30 at the museum’s “Lock, Stock and Barrel” exhibit. Tyler’s collection took about 50 years to assemble. He also has published books about the history of gun manufacturing in Vermont. The collection includes target rifles, military guns from the Mexican-american and Civil wars, and a pistol which could be hidden in an overcoat. Some of the guns sport intricate metal inlays and engraving. “This extraordinary collection is unique in both the quality of the firearms and its comprehensive nature,” says museum director Stephan Jost.
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