Cody Firearms Museum Exhibits
Please note: our Cody Firearms Museum is in the final stages of its complete renovation. Join us for the Grand Opening July 6 at 3 p.m. In the meantime, two of the galleries are complete and open! We continue to open areas throughout June as they are completed.
Embellished Arms Gallery
Take a break from the technological evolution of firearms and consider the collection’s magnificent works of art—the engraved pieces in the Robert W. Woodruff Embellished Gallery. This handsome space features the original oak woodwork from the Winchester factory offices in New Haven, Connecticut.
Prominent in the Embellished Gallery is a premier Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle, pictured below. It was engraved by Conrad Ulrich with classical hunting scenes in the Germanic style. The Roman goddess of the hunt, Diana, is depicted on the right side of the receiver pursuing a deer, while forward of the loading gate Ulrich engraved an elk. On the left side of the receiver Ulrich complemented this with another elk, a bison, and a grizzly bear.
Also on display in the Embellished Arms Gallery is a collection of presidential guns, including an extraordinary rifle that was presented to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. The Winchester Model 64 Lever Action Rifle in .30-30 caliber was customized by firearms notable Frank Pachmayr and magnificently engraved by Master Engraver R. Boucher.
The below video shares the story of this unique firearm
Winchester Model 64 Custom rifle, .30-30 cal., sn 111607. Presented to President Ronald Reagan by Frank Pachmayr, engraved with gold inlay, manufactured 1937, customized 1993. Museum purchase. 2012.3.1
The Study Gallery
On the lower level of the Cody Firearms Museum is the Study Gallery that houses a large collection of firearms displaying the variations of sporting rifles and shotguns from around the world as well as a look at exhibition shooting.
Take a look at our new high-density StabeArte display cases, giving you a look at both sides of the firearms they house.