A few weeks ago I blogged about a BB Gun Museum that was set to open, so this week I went to check it out for myself.
The National BB Gun Museum is located right next to the World’s Largest Toy Museum and the Dinosaur Museum and is home to a large collection of vintage BB guns, nostalgic ads from manufacturers like Daisy, Winchester and more and various informative displays.
The nostalgia associated with owning a BB gun stretches back to the very early 1900’s when Daisy, one of the earliest makers of BB guns, marketed its products with ads that proclaimed things like “Daisy: The BB Gun that every boy dreams about.”
Many of the nostalgic ads and marketing materials were produced by Daisy and focused on the fact that giving clean cut, upstanding American boys a BB gun would serve as the proper training and character development they needed to learn how to handle a real gun when they came of age.
Daisy was and still continues to be one of the most widely known manufactures of BB guns and Branson’s BB Gun Museum is chocked full of different models throughout the 1900’s. I had no idea there were so many different makes and models and it was interesting being able to compare the differences between them.
The Branson BB Gun Museum is definitely for any BB gun enthusiasts out there, but if you owned a BB gun as a child or think you would enjoy looking at all the different kinds of models, you might be interesting in seeing what this museum has to offer.
Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think. The museum is inside the old Carolina Mills Building on Highway 76 next to the World’s Largest Toy Museum.