Firearms Technology Museum

Situated in the historic village of Carcoar and housed in the former Commercial Bank building (1876), the museum shows the history of firearms from the matchlock to modern weapons. The English gunmaker of the percussion and early cartridge eras, William Tranter, is given a special prominence. Another display shows the extent of bushranging activities in the local area. Many of the Museum's mining and early hand tool relics are on loan to the local historical society.

Address: 
Belubula Street, Carcoar, NSW
Tel: 
0263673154
Hours: 
By appointment
Admission: 
Adults $1.50, children 50c
Facilities: 
Research library
Collection: 
Approximately 200 firearms, cartridge collection, mining and tool collections
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Items

Revolver

Tranter Model 1863

Creator:
William Tranter
Description:
Calibre .442 rim fire, extremely rare single action model.
Date:
1863
Item Id Number:
H-17

Auto loading pistol

Luger Model 1914 Artillery Pistol

Creator:
D.W.M. Germany
Description:
Calibre 9mm, 8 inch barrel, fitted with shoulder stock and 32 round magazine.
Date:
1917
Item Id Number:
H-91

Longarm rifle

Enfield Martini Artillery Carbine

Creator:
Enfield Lock
Description:
Calibre 577/450, used by NSW police and NSW Artillery.
Item Id Number:
L-16

Longarm rifle

Tranter Rifle 4th Model Percussion

Creator:
William Trantor
Description:
54 bore, five shot, possibly unique in the world.
Date:
circa 1856
Item Id Number:
L-41

Longarm

Paget Flintlock Cavalry Carbine

Creator:
British Army
Description:
.66 bore, 15.5 inch barrel, named after General Sir William Henry Paget.
Date:
circa 1810
Item Id Number:
L-77