The workshop of this famous inventor contains examples of his weapon innovations and information about his life.
See the original workshop of David Marshall Williams, better known as Carbine. The self-taught gunsmith from North Carolina helped design the U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, which became a favorite weapon of American forces in World War II, the Korean War, and the early years of Vietnam. General Douglas MacArthur called the M1 carbine “one of the strongest contribution factors in our victory in the Pacific” during World War II.
The one-room workshop includes nearly 3,000 artifacts. A myriad of tools, drawings, guns and other items remain a testament to Williams’s drive and ingenuity. The gunsmith contributed several key inventions that helped the United States military through the Great Depression and World War II. Before his death in 1975, Williams received 40 patents for his gun inventions.