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Here is a link to the Kunst History Museum in Wien, Germany. They have a huge collection of rare old guns, mostly though not entirely blackpowder. Lots and lots of pretty pictures with captions in German. Enjoy.
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https://www.khm.at/nocache/objektdb/?id ... ore%3Adesc

EDIT: it’s in Vienna, Austria
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Whenever I get back to Austria, I would love to visit it. The natural history museum is across the street.

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In Vienna, I’d also recommend the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Amazing collection of artifacts with special attention to the Siege. Also interesting is Archduke Franz Ferdinands’s car and uniform of WW1 infamy.

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atxgunguy wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:49 pm
In Vienna, I’d also recommend the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Amazing collection of artifacts with special attention to the Siege. Also interesting is Archduke Franz Ferdinands’s car and uniform of WW1 infamy.

https://www.hgm.at/en.html
The Browning pistol that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and sparked the crisis leading to the First World War has been discovered gathering dust in a Jesuit community house in Austria.

The weapon is going on show in the Vienna Museum of Military History in time for the 90th anniversary of the assassination of the heir to the Austrian empire and his wife, Sophie. Gavrilo Princip, a student from Belgrade, fired seven shots at the couple as they were driven through Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.

The pistol will be displayed next week with the Graf and Stift imperial car and the archduke's bloodied tunic. For decades the murder weapon, serial number 19074, was in the possession of a community of Jesuits in Styria, southern Austria. They inherited it from a close friend of the archduke and his wife.

A Jesuit priest, Anton Puntigam, gave the couple the last rites and later made public his intention of opening a museum in memory of the archduke.
Once he was sentenced, the Bosnian ministry in Vienna granted Fr Puntigam possession of the pistol and other items: petals from a rose attached to Sophie's belt, the cover of the cushion on which the fatally wounded archduke rested his head and the bombs and pistols used by Princip's accomplices. But the chaos of the war meant that Fr Puntigam could never open the planned museum.

On the priest's death in 1926, the objects were offered to the archduke's family, which declined to take them. They remained out of sight until recent publicity about the 90th anniversary of the assassination reminded the Jesuits of their importance.

Father Thomas Neulinger, the head of the archive of the Austrian Jesuits, said the order had decided to hand the objects to the authorities in time for the anniversary.

"We thought we could no longer carry the responsibility for their upkeep and decided to hand them to the military museum where they'll be expertly looked after and the public will have access to them," he said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldn ... world.html

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Ah crap! Did I write Germany instead of Austria? Doh! :oops:
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HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Ah crap! Did I write Germany instead of Austria? Doh! :oops:
Ya, Osterreich not Deutschland. Easy mistake, they both speak German.
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highdesert wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:27 pm
HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Ah crap! Did I write Germany instead of Austria? Doh! :oops:
Ya, Osterreich not Deutschland. Easy mistake, they both speak German.
Ms. Epstein, the fearsome tiny lady who taught me German in middle school is glaring at me from on high right now.
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