The old Prison now houses the Archives of the City of Suhl and many historic artifacts. Among these artifacts is a huge collection of antique firearms. As will be seen from the following pictures, the firearms are stored in two tier racks which are just far enough apart for a person to pass through between them. They are both Military and Sporting guns spanning the Flintlock to the breech loading eras.
The three views which follow are samples of the forend carvings on a muzzle loading Schuetzen and Breech Loading Schuetzen Rifles
Following are samples of elaborate stock carving from the flintlock and percussion era.
We were allowed to remove a few guns from the racks for closer examination and the following views are a closer look at the screw barrel flintlock shot gun.