Fredericksburg, Texas: World's Largest Cap Gun CollectionOn display is the cream of a multi-million-dollar collection so vast that its owner has only a rough idea of how many he owns.
Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock
- 300 Trois Ln., Fredericksburg, TX
- Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock. From Main St. in Fredericksburg turn north onto Hwy 965 and drive about 16 miles. You'll cross two cattle guards, then on the right you'll see an adobe gate entrance with two lions. The word "Trois" is spelled in antlers on the gateway. Push the call button on the wall to open the gate. If you reach Enchanted Rock State Park on Hwy 965, you've driven a half-mile too far.
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Impossible to see it all in one trip. Lots of memories in there for those of us who remember the old western heroes.[Diane, 10/03/2012]
Trois has over 5,000 toy cap guns and accompanying holsters, from the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers and other western gunslingers of movies and TV.
The guns are the pride and joy of Chuck Trois, who played R&B guitar on "Expressway To Your Heart" in the late 1960s. Now he and his family own a luxury bed and breakfast / restaurant / day spa / wedding chapel / dinner theater out on the Texas rangeland. The cap guns are displayed in a 5,000-square-foot museum that doubles as a reception hall -- the cream of a multi-million-dollar collection so vast that Chuck has only a rough idea of how many he owns. The oldest gun on display dates from 1792, and his one-of-a-kind Pioneer Negro cap gun rig in mint condition has been estimated to be worth $50,000, although Chuck claims that he would never sell it.
Other items reported to be in Trois' museum include the world's oldest electric vending machine and Ozzy Osbourne's cowboy boots.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/09/2008]