This c. 1800 engraved and inlaid shotgun was presented by Napoleon Bonaparte to the Marquis Faulte de Vanteaux of Limoges, a general in his army. Napolean Bonaparte's Shotgun can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
Signature Pieces from the NRA National Firearms Museum
This series spotlights some of the spectacular pieces from the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. The guns spotlighted here were selected for their significant historical value and the museum's curators detail the fascinating story behind each. This collection dates from America's pioneer days and early westward expansion through the Civil and World Wars and on up to today. These firearms have been in the hands of presidents, politicians, Olympians, sharpshooters, law enforcement officers, Hollywood actors and more.