The Cody Firearms Museum has one of the only three 1910 silencers that survived. It’s on the Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle. Silencers, also known as suppressors, were invented around 1902. Ashley Hlebinsky, the Cody Firearms curator, said they were invented for the enjoyment of target shooting since it reduced the sound. It didn’t […]
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.
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity to pass the time at home? Our Cody Firearms Museum has created a coloring book! It features objects from the museum’s collection, including not only firearms, but posters, a wrench, and an ammunition box. Click on the button to download the coloring book, print at home, and enjoy!
Museum curators are expected to have an in-depth knowledge of everything in the collections. “We try to put on a very good appearance of that when we give tours,” said Danny Michael, the assistant curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. “But it’s not always the case.” Michael said there’s a Brown Bess Musket in the […]
In the early 1900s, a new concealable pistol was created. The Palm Protector Pistol was a double action revolver, but Danny Michael, the assistant curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, said it didn’t really look like a conventional revolver. “The internals of the gun kind of looks like the spokes of a wagon wheel and […]
During World War I, while John Browning was working on a heavy machine gun that would use a .50 caliber cartridge, Cody Firearms Museum Assistant Curator Danny Michael said Winchester got the Army contract to create that cartridge. “So as they were developing this, they obviously needed a gun to use as a testbed to […]
Tom Tobin was a mountain man and bounty hunter in the late 1800s in Southern Colorado. He is most known for killing the Espinosa outlaws. The Espinosas were tormenting the San Luis Valley in Colorado by allegedly killing more than 30 people. The brothers were killing these men as retaliation for relatives killed during the […]