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.

Powder Hour: Evolution of Firearms

W. F. Cody, Deringer, Percussion Cap, 1.69.1800

Early Ignition Systems Since the introduction of black powder around 1250, cultures have been finding ways to create and improve firearms. The very first firearms that… Read More

Powder Hour: Guns of the West Go Hollywood

The Rifleman

Hollywood has been producing iconic Westerns since television became popular. The classic black and white shows have been a staple of what many consider what… Read More