The latest Cody Firearms acquisition is a set of 3D printed firearms. Danny Michael, the associate curator of the museum, said one of them made national news at one point. “You might be familiar with the Liberator pistol that caused quite a stir a few years ago and became probably the most well known of […]
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.
Did you think there’s any connection between baseball and firearm production? Turns out, Hillerich and Bradsby Co. and M1 Carbines have a little in common, said Danny Michael, the associate curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. “You might know Hillerich and Bradsby a little bit better by one of their trade names, the Louisville Slugger, […]
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 […]
In the late 1930s, the U.S. Army selected the M-1 Garand as its new service rifle. But it turns out that it was quite a controversial decision. At that time, Winchester was working on its own semiautomatic rifle called the G-30. Winchester and some other opponents to the Army’s rifle choice stirred up a public […]
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 […]