Charles DuBose graduated from Gonzales High School and went on to Shriner Institute. He attended Southwest Texas State College and then entered the service for three years. He was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany with the Army Security Agency. He purchased some guns in Germany and that was the beginning of his fifty-year passion for collecting. Since that time, he has exhibited guns at over forty shows in Texas and his collection has grown to over 700 weapons. In addition to guns, he has collected holsters as well as all sorts of militaria, including trench art, commemoratives, flags, helmets and other headgear, and swords. After being discharged he began a thirty-three-year career in the petroleum industry as a lab technician, eventually becoming a Senior Analyst. Upon retirement he returned to Gonzales. His deceased brother, Lawrence, was also a collector and several of the weapons displayed belonged to him.