Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2020 The Way West: How to Safely Load Your Six-Shooter By Ashley Hlebinsky Any fan of Westerns knows the Colt Model 1873 single-action revolver. […]
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.
Firearms have been a staple in pop culture since the late nineteenth century. Wild west shows gained popularity in the 1880s, with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West perhaps becoming the most […]
Buried within the vaults of the Cody Firearms Museum here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a revolver, holster, belt, and whistle that belonged to a man […]
A diverse collection of artifacts, galleries, and specimens are featured within the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Visitors can gain an understanding of Buffalo Bill’s journey, honor Plains Indian […]
The Cody Firearms Museum offers a wide variety of learning opportunities, says Spencer Benefiel, a curatorial intern. Spencer is responsible for records and label correction, cataloging, and classification standards. This […]
Quinne Naegeli, from Annapolis, Maryland, is currently a curatorial intern with the Cody Firearms Museum. She spends time indexing firearms, correcting gun records and exploring ways to make exhibits interactive. […]