Cody Firearms Museum Blog: Unloading the Myth

The Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses over 7,000 historically significant firearms with more than 15,000 firearms-related artifacts. We seek to provide every visitor – from gun aficionados, to firearms novices, to those without previous firearms experience – with a unique educational opportunity. This museum is more than just guns; firearms help inform the story of the West, the story of gun cultures, and the story of people.

Cody Firearms Museum exhibits Ronald Reagan’s Winchester rifle at 2015 SHOT Show

1. Ronald Reagan’s Winchester Model 64 Lever Action Rifle, 1937; customized 1993. Museum Purchase. 2012.3.1

For the first time, the Cody Firearms Museum is exhibiting firearms from its collection at the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) hosted… Read More

Guns of the Week: Christmas List

Cottrell Flashlight Gun

Guns of the Week: Christmas Wish List December 22 – 26, 2014 This week’s Guns of the Week focuses on firearms that the Cody Firearms… Read More

Guns of the Week: December 15 – 19

Johnson Model 1944 Light Machine Gun

Guns of the Week: December 15 – 19, 2014 Unloading the Myth – Two of a Kind This U.S. Rifle Model 1803 was manufactured at the Harpers… Read More

Guns of the Week: Cody Firearms Museum

Winchester Museum 1980

Guns of the Week: November 17 – 21, 2014 The Winchester Museum to the Cody Firearms Museum PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE Unloading the Myth – The Past… Read More

Guns of the Week: German Firearms

German Model 1879 Revolver

Guns of the Week: November 10 – 14, 2014 German Firearms Unloading the Myth – The Designer Bag of 19th Century Military By the late nineteenth… Read More

Guns of the Week: Early Firearms Laws

Marble Model 1921 Game Getter

Guns of the Week: October 20 – 24, 2014 Early Firearms Laws This week’s firearms play a role in early firearms laws and regulations. The first… Read More

Guns of the Week: October 13 – 17

The Lindsay Two-Shot Young American Pocket Pistol. .41 caliber

Guns of the Week: October 13 – 17, 2014 Unloading the Myth – Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight During the American Civil War, the Union… Read More