Pop culture usually influences the way we live. And it turns out firearms collecting is no different. Danny Michael, the Cody Firearms Museum curator, said in the past western movies really influenced what type of guns were collected but today that is changing. A great example is the Die Hard series. “Where John McClane, you […]
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.
Colt Buntline Revolvers weren’t very well known until a biography was written about Wyatt Earp. Earp was an American law enforcement officer who served as deputy marshal Tombstone, Arizona Territory during the late 1800s and into early 1900s. The book ‘Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal’ was written by Stuart N. Lake in 1931. The story was […]
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum, completely redesigned and renovated in 2019, includes about 4,200 firearms in its 40,000 square feet of exhibit space along with thousands more related artifacts. The oldest guns date all the way back to the 1400s, and the newest was made as recently as late 2018. […]
The Cody Firearms Museum is well known for its huge collection of Winchester firearms. But Danny Michael, museum’s curator, said the museum actually has a much larger Winchester archival collection. “We might have a few thousand firearms that Winchester gave us. But we have 30,000 drawings…engineering drawings that they gave us of how they built […]
The Winchester Model 70 has long been called the rifleman’s rifle. The gun is also an iconic American Bolt-Action that was designed in the 1930s. It’s so popular that a version of it is still in production today. The rifle has been used by hunters and target shooters for decades. Danny Michael, the associate curator […]
Most people know Abercrombie and Fitch as a clothing store. But Ashley Hlebinsky, the curator emeritus of the Cody Firearms Museums, said it started out much differently. “What they don’t know is the fact that Abercrombie and Fitch actually got started around 1892,” said Hlebinsky. “And it started off with David T. Abercrombie and Ezra […]