Collections Management
 
 

Weaponry collection

The Weaponry Collection consists of two parts - firearms and swords. The firearm collection includes muzzle-loaders as well as breech-loading rifles dating back to the South African War (1899-1902).  The swords of Major Henry Warden, founder of Bloemfontein (1849), and Pres. J.H. Brand, fourth President of the Orange Free State (1864-1888) are some of the more valuable pieces in the sword collection.

 

Double-barrel percussion lock muzzle-loader made by William Powell & Son (ca.1860).
Double-barrel percussion lock muzzle-loader made by William Powell & Son (ca.1860).