The California State Military Museum is seeking the following items for restoration projects or for inclusion in a planned exhibit. The Museum does not have funds for the purchase of such items.
While any military vehicle could be used by the California State Military Museum and its branches, there are certain types that we desparately need. These are as follows:
California law enforcement agencies can transfer weapons to the museum under the provisions of Section 34005, California Penal Code and Section 179, California Military and Veterans Code.
Weapons governed under the National Firearms Act (NFA) may also be transferred to the museum. The donating agency or individual is required to initiate the ATF Form 5. NFA weapons may be accessed to the collection of the United States Army and will become part of the National Collection of the United States of America. Physical transfer of the weapon is completed when the ATF Form 5 has been approved by the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) NFA Division.
Weapons must be military issue, not civilian copies or reproductions. Weapons should not be demilitarized per Army Regulation 870-20. However demilitarized weapons may be accepted for "hands on" educational programs.
- M1833 Hall Carbine
- M1837 Hall North flintlock Horse Pistol
- M1847 Springfield Musketoon
- M1842 Aston Pistol
- Colt Dragoon Revolver.
- Colt Navy Model 1851 Revolver
- Remington Model 1858 Revolver
- Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver
- Burnside Carbine
- M1855 Sharps Carbine
- Smith and Wesson Model 3 "Schofield" .44 S&W with US Ordnance Corps markings.
- Colt M1873 Single Action Army Pistol .45 Long Colt with US Ordnance Corps Markings
- Colt M1895/1914 "Potato Digger" Machine Gun: Tripod(s) only
- M1917 Lewis Light Machine Gun: Drum magazine only.
- Browning M1917 Machine Gun: Water can and Hose only
- Browning M1919A4: Tripod only.
- Browning M1919A6 with bipod
- Johnson M1944 Light Machine Gun
- M60 Machine Gun
- M60D Aircraft Machine Gun
- M240D Machine Gun
- M249 Squad Automatic Weapon
- M16A2, A3 and A4 Rifles
- M9 Pistol
- M4 Carbine
- M79 Grenade Launcher
- M16A1 with M203 Grenade Launcher
- Stoner M63 or XM22
- M40 Sniper Rifle with Scope
- M1D Sniper Rifle with Scope
- Winchester Model 70 with Scope. Military Issue only.
- XM177E2 Carbine
- Number 3 (India Pattern) Flintlock Musket (Brown Bess) Original or reproduction. With or without Mexican Army markings.
- Vickers Mark I Heavy Machine Gun (.30-06 or .303)
- British, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand issue Browning Hi-Power (P35, Mark 1, No. 2 Mark 1 or L9A1)
- Enfield No. 2 Mark 1 Revolver
- Rifle No. 4 Mark 1 (T): Scope and mount only.
- Rifle L1A1 . Lithgow Small Arms Factory, Australia or New Zealand issue preferred
- Australian F1 Submachine Gun
- Mauser C96 Pistol
- MG 08/15 Light Machine Gun: Magazine and Water Can with Hose only
- MP18 Submachine Gun: Magazine Only
- MG42 Machine Gun with Bipod or Tripod
- Fallschirmjägergewehr 42
- Gewehr 43
- Walther PP pistol with military markings
- Occupation made weapons with Wehrmacht proof marks
- "Rashid" or "Rasheed" Carbine: Magazine and Bayonet only.
- Type 44 Carbine
- Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun with Tripod
- Type 96 Light Machine Gun: Magazine only.
- Type 99 Light Machine Gun: Magazine only.
- DShK 1938 Heavy Machine Gun: Wheeled carriage or tripod only
- DP Light Machine Gun
- Nagant M1895 Revolver
- Maxim PM M1910 Heavy Machine Gun on Wheeled Carriage
Updated 16 Nov 11
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