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.

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

Guns of the Week: Remington-Smoot

Remington-Smoot New Model No. 3 Pocket Revolver, .38 rimfire short, 5 shot

Guns of the Week: September 29 – October 3, 2014 Remington-Smoot Revolvers Last week, the Cody Firearms Museum hosted the Remington Society of America for their… Read More

Guns of the Week: September 22 – 26

Moore's Patent Firearms Co. No. 1 Derringer, .41 rimfire; Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection, 1988.8.960

Guns of the Week: September 22 – 26, 2014 Unloading the Myth – What’s in a Name? This manufacturer is certainly not the first that has gone through… Read More

Guns of the Week: September 15 – 19

Mossberg Brownie Pepperbox Pistol , .22 caliber, 1988.8.3261 - Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection

Guns of the Week: September 15 – 19, 2014 Unloading the Myth – You can’t Always Hit a Home Run During the Great Depression, the Remington Arms… Read More