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Firearms from a lay person: They're #GunBelievable

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Cody Firearms Museum was basically launched on the heels of the Winchester Arms Collection. Those firearms and records came to the Center in 1976 and later became a gift of the Olin Corporation, creating a permanent addition to the new Cody Firearms Museum which opened in 1991. While I don't have a lot of knowledge about firearms, I have to agree with one of the Center's most oft-repeated maxims: The story of the West is incomplete without the firearm. One's rifle was often the only thing standing in the way of dinner on the frontier table, and in places where the Wild West was getting wilder and wilder, that pistol--for good or for ill--was a necessary evil. In short, a firearm meant self-preservation. As I reviewed a modest handful of the Center's 7,000-plus firearms for a project, I discovered some interesting examples--and some compelling stories. I've gathered them into a few categories: Oddities, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Airguns, Presidents, Famous People (owners, inspired by, etc.), Legends (significant firearms), Art (embellished firearms), and Archaic, some of the oldest firearms in our collection. What can I say? They're #GunBelievable.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309


1988.8.980
G. Goodwin & Co., London, En...
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Exhibit notes: ODDITIES: English flintlock, pepperbox, "Duck's foot" pistol, ca. 1800. Copy and paste this link for more about this unusual pistol: centerofthewest.org/2014/08/08/treasures-ducks-foot-pistol

Museum record: 1988.8.980 | ca.1800 | L: 8.75 in, Barrel length: 2.5 in, width: 4.125 in, H: 4.875 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | [right side of frame:] G. GOODWIN & Co.; LONDON [tops of barrels and barrel frame numbered:] 5 6 7 8 [bottom of barrel frame:] (hallmarks) | .50 caliber | 1988.8.980.jpg | 1988.8.980.JPG | firearm | pepperbox | flintlock | G. Goodwin & Co., London, England

1988.8.3209
Todd, George H., Montgomery,...
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Exhibit notes: ODDITIES: American Trap Gun or Alarm Gun--also called the "Watermelon Patch Gun," 1860. Copy and paste this link for more: centerofthewest.org/2015/06/03/treasures-from-our-west-watermelon-patch-gun

Museum record: 1988.8.3209 | ca. 1860 | L: 12 in, Barrel length: 7.5 in, H: 7 in, width: 12 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | American Trap Gun or Alarm Gun. Called Watermelon Patch Gun. Mounted on cast-iron frame or round box with heavy clock spring inside. There are four lugs or triggers on top of box. Designed to protect melons by placing in melon patch and stretching cords, fastened to triggers, in four directions. Touching any one of the cords caused the gun to turn and shoot in that direction. (See label for gun in display case for similar information). The gun is marked MACON, GEORGIA, but the Pugsley catalogue lists it as having been made by Todd in Montgomery, Ala. Probably George H. Tood who is listed as a general gunsmith at Montgomery Alabama, 1857-1865. Had Confederate States contract, 1864, for percussion rifled muskets. Made only a small number. Also said to have made revolvers. George Todd is also listed as working at Austin,Texas 1857-1864. At one time he helped to make revolvers in Texas, latter listing maybe based on that. | top hammer: Macon, GA [top base plate:] Pat. | Percussion trap gun | 41 | 1988.8.3209.jpg | 1988.8.3209v2.jpg | 1988.8.3209.jpg | firearm | barrel | round | iron | percussion | trap gun | pistol | Todd, George H., Montgomery, Alabama | Macon, GA

1999.22.12
James Duckworth, Springfield...
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Exhibit notes: ODDITIES: Not a palm pilot, but a palm pistol! Chicago Fire Arms Company Revolving Palm Pistol, "The Protector," .32 cal.

Museum record: 1999.22.12 | 1883-1895 | Barrel length: 1 3/4 in, overall length: 5 1/4 in | Gift of Brian P. and Ann A. McDonald | Chicago Fire Arms Company Revolving Palm Pistol, "The Protector" | .32 | 2394 | 1999.22.12v1.jpg | 1999.22.12v2.jpg | firearm | nickle plated | mother-of-pearl | pistol | James Duckworth, Springfield, MA

1.69.1229
Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co. | pi...
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Exhibit notes: ODDITIES: Colt all metal Deringer style pistol, .38 caliber, ca. 1860

Museum record: 1.69.1229 | ca. 1860 | overall length: 4.75 in, Barrel length: 2.125 in | Engraved under barrel, 4409, on barrel, Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co./Hartford, CT. U.S.A. No. 1. | Colt all metal Deringer style pistol, .38 caliber, c. 1860. | 1.69.1229.JPG | engraved | pistol | metal | Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co.

1.69.535
C. Sharps & Co., PA | pistol...
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Exhibit notes: ODDITIES: Sharps four barrel pistol, .22 cal., 1854

Museum record: 1.69.535 | ca. 1854 | overall length: 5 in, Barrel length: 2.5 in | Gift of Evelyn Roberts | Serial #2650, Engraved below trigger: C. Sharps & Co./PA, Other side: C. Sharps/Patent 1859 | Sharps four barrel pistol, .22 caliber, wood stock. | 1.69.535.JPG | 1.69.535.JPG | pistol | wood stock | four barrel | C. Sharps & Co., PA

1.69.25
firearm
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Exhibit notes: ANNIE OAKLEY: Winchester Model 1892 will soon be on its way to the 2017 SHOT show in Las Vegas.

Museum record: 1.69.25 | 1905 | Barrel length: 22 in, pull: 13.375 in, overall length: 39.625 in, H: 2.25 in | Gift of Dorothy Stone Collins | Stamped on bottom of receiver: 301670, Top of barrel stamped: MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884, Left rear of barrel stamped: 44 W.C.F., Tang stamped: MODEL 1892/--WINCHESTER--/TRADE MARK, Rubber butt plate embossed: WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO. | 1892 Winchester rifle, caliber .44WCF, shotgun butt, half octagon barrel, checkered stock and forearm, engraved with foliate design and big horn ram on left side, elk on right side of receiver. Made for and used by Annie Oakley. | Winchester Model 1892 | .44 WCF | 301670 | 1.69.25v1.jpg | 1.69.25v2.jpg | 1.69.25VIEW1.JPG | 1.69.25VIEW2.JPG | 1.69.25VIEW3.JPG | 1.69.25VIEW4.JPG | 1.69.25.jpg | big horn ram | foliate | elk | firearm | rifle

2008.10.1
Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, NY |...
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Exhibit notes: ANNIE OAKLEY: Ithaca Single Barrel Trap Gun. Copy and paste this link for more about Annie Oakley: centerofthewest.org/2016/06/20/annie-oakley-sharpshooter

Museum record: 2008.10.1 | 1916 | overall length: 48.25 in, Barrel length: 32 in, H: 7 in, weight: 7.8 lbs | Gift of Donald Lawson In Honor and Memory of Joseph L. Box | Stock plaque: E.W. LONG / JASPER / ALA.. Barrel: -- FLUID STEEL -- KRUPP-ESSEN --. Trigger guard: 26 | Firearm / Shotgun - Single barrel - Centerfire, Ithaca Single Barrel Trap Gun, Ithaca Gun Company, Ithaca, NY. Model: 4E Grade, Serial Number: 264501, 12 gauge, 1916. Blued engraved steel w/ full vented rib and checkered walnut stock w/ brass escutcheon and checkered beavertail forend. | Ithaca Single Barrel Trap Gun | 12 gauge | 264501 | 2008.10.1v1.jpg | 2008.10.1v2.jpg | firearm | brass | steel | walnut | wood | shotgun | Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, NY

1.69.68
A. Francotte Maker & Patente...
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Exhibit notes: ANNIE OAKLEY: 12-gauge shotgun. Copy and paste this link for more about Annie: centerofthewest.org/2016/02/21/points-west-annie-oakley-shooting-instructor

Museum record: 1.69.68 | 1895 | Gift of Frederick J. Bolton | Serial no. 27184, Stamped on receiver: A. Francotte Maker & Patentee/Liege Belgium, Stamped right side barrel: Von Lengerke & Detmold, Stamped left side barrel: U S Agents New York | Twelve gauge double barrel shotgun made to order for Annie Oakley, checked stock and forearm, matted rib barrels, double triggers, engraved. | 12 gauge | 27184 | 1.69.68.JPG | 1.69.68.jpg | shotgun | A. Francotte Maker & Patentee, Liege Belgium

1.69.2782
Smith & Wesson, Springfield,...
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Exhibit notes: ANNIE OAKLEY: Smith & Wesson pistol. Copy and paste this link for more about Annie: centerofthewest.org/2014/08/03/annie-oakley-shoots-history

Museum record: 1.69.2782 | 1892-1893 | L: 12 in, Barrel length: 6.5 in, H: 5.5 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Self | underside of barrel catch: 3653 [backface of cylinder:] 3653 [underside of butt:] 3653 [top of barrel at breech:] (design) SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELDMASS. U.S.A. (design) | Arnot Millet Collection | 3653 | 1.69.2782v2.jpg | 1.69.2782.JPG | 1.69.2782.jpg | firearm | nickel | mother of pearl | steel | Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MA

1.69.366
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: "Lucretia Borgia," William F. Cody's .50 cal. buffalo rifle--or what's left of it. Copy and paste this link for more about Lucretia: centerofthewest.org/2014/08/10/lucretia-hunts-buffalo

Museum record: 1.69.366 | 1865 | Barrel length: 34.5 in, overall length: 45 in | Engraved right side of lock plate: 1865, Rear engraved right: Lucretia Borgia | Needle gun `U.S. Springfield', .50 caliber, trap door type. Used by Buffalo Bill while hunting for Kansas Pacific Railroad and the gun that earned his name, `Buffalo Bill'. | Model 1866 | 2nd Allin conversion | .50 caliber | 1.69.366.jpg | 1.69.366.jpg | 1.69.366.jpg | 1.69.366.JPG | firearm | Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts

1988.8.753
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: What Lucretia may have looked like in her younger days.

Museum record: 1988.8.753 | 1889-1893 | L: 52 in, Barrel length: 32 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This U.S. Model 1888 Springfield "trapdoor" rifle was manufactured from 1889 to 1893; approximately 65,000 were produced. This was the last single shot breech-loading military rifle using large caliber, black powder cartridges. It is commonly noted as the "ramrod bayonet" model of the "trapdoor" Springfield rifle series. | [lock] (eagle) US | SPRINGFIELD; [breech tang] S-N 523306; [breech block] US | MODEL | 1894; [barrel, left near breech] U | P | (eagle head) | P;[barrel, top near breech] A; [left barrel band] U; [left stock wrist] P (in circle) | A: Rifle; B: Ramrod/bayonet | Springfield U.S. Model 1888 | .45 | 523306 | 1988.8.753v1.jpg | 1988.8.753v1.jpg | 1988.8.753v2.jpg | 1988.8.753v2.jpg | firearm | wood | trigger | plain | military | steel | rifle | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA | American

1.69.789
Winchester | rifle
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: Another of Buffalo Bill's rifles, this one a Winchester 1873. Copy and paste this link for more about this rifle: youtube.com/watch?v=XbGl1jSHNpU

Museum record: 1.69.789 | 1875 | overall length: 43.5 in, Barrel length: 24 in | Gift of Helen Cody Allan | Serial #6745 | Winchester Model 1873 rifle, smoothbore, .44 caliber. Belonged to Buffalo Bill who gave it to Will Richard then he gave it to H. C. Allen. | 1.69.789v2.jpg | 1.69.789.jpg | rifle | Winchester

1.69.2793.1
Smith & Wesson, Springfield,...
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: Smith & Wesson belonging to Buffalo Bill, 1885.

Museum record: 1.69.2793.1 | ca. 1885 | L: 11 in, Barrel length: 5 in, width: 1.75 in | T of barrel: (trademark) SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. (trademark) [on left side of barrel:] (trademark) 44 S. & W. OTG (trademark) [inside metal strip of grip:] (star figure) [on chamber cylinder:] 778 [on cylinder/chamber release back:] 778 | Single action revolver, ca. 1880s, Smith and Wesson, .357 Magnum in it's original blue factory box. Made of blueing steel, barrel, cylinder; trigger metal wood grips; stainless steel band along grip butt and up grip. | 778 | 1.69.2793.1.jpg | repeating | revolver | pistol | self-contained metallic cartridge | breech-loading | stainless | steel | metal | blued | wood | Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.

1.69.2148
Remington Arms Co., Ilion, N...
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: Remington Army revolver, .44 cal., percussion, 1865. Said to have been taken from Yellow Hand (Yellow Hair), July 17, 1876.

Museum record: 1.69.2148 | ca. 1865 | Barrel length: 6.25 in, overall length: 13.875 in | Museum purchase. Garlow Collection | 51344 | Remington Army revolver, .44 cal., percussion. Said to have been taken from Yellow Hand (Yellow Hair), July 17, 1876. | Single Action Army | .44 | 51344 | 1.69.2148.JPG | 1.69.2148.jpg | firearm | revolver | Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York

1.69.2642
centerfire | revolver | nick...
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Exhibit notes: BUFFALO BILL: Pair of Colt Frontier Six Shooters, .44 cal., belonging to Buffalo Bill. Jan. 19, 1875. Ivory handled, nickel plated.

Museum record: 1.69.2642 | 1880-1883 | Barrel length: 7.25 in, overall length: 13 in | Mary Jester Allen Collection | left side of barrel: Colt Frontier Six Shooter. Centerfire, caliber .44, patented Jan. 19, 1875. | Ivory handled nickel plated revolver, center fire. Claimed by Mary Jester Allen, MJA collection #806A - "Pair of fine ivory handled Cold six-shooters in holsters. Originally owned by Buffalo Bill who gave them to William F. Schneider in 1890. Mr. Schneider gave them to Mary Jester Allen." | 54057 | 1.69.2642#2.JPG | 1.69.2642.JPG | centerfire | revolver | nickel | ivory

2000.13.1
Daisy Manufacturing Co, Roge...
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Exhibit notes: AIRGUN: The only fully engraved, full coverage, 24K gold inlaid Daisy BB airgun, in the world.

Museum record: 2000.13.1 | Gift in Memory of "Arik Alan Parker", my son. | top of barrel: Daisy MODEL 98 B-B GUN/ROGERS ARKANSAS USA. top of reciever: 12-12-65 / Arik Parker - His Gun / 07-22-90. L side of lever: Daisy. R side of lever: Daisy. Sticker Ri side front lever: QUALTY PRODUCTS / Daisy / SINCE 1886 | Heavily engraved receiver, End of the Trail plaque R reciever. Bronco Joe plaque L receiver | Model 98 | 13 | C605504 | 2000.13.1.jpg | firearm | gold | wood | airgun | rifle | Daisy Manufacturing Co, Rogers, AR

1988.8.2436
Ball Reservoir | airgun | si...
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Exhibit notes: AIRGUN: 18th Century airgun with ball reservoir. Copy and paste this link to learn more about airguns: centerofthewest.org/2014/10/31/air_guns/

Museum record: 1988.8.2436 | 1750-1780 | L: 46.25 in, Barrel length: 32.75 in, H: 7.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | none listed | missing ramrod; maker obliterated, possibly E.W. Werner, Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony--Germany (--Simeon Stoddard, 2/9/94) | 1988.8.2436v1.jpg | 1988.8.2436v2.jpg | Ball Reservoir | airgun | single shot | firearm | muzzle-loading | wood | steel | brass

1988.8.7
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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Exhibit notes: PRESIDENT EISENHOWER: Model 1894 lever action carbine created in 1960 for President Eisenhower.

Museum record: 1988.8.7 | 1960 | overall length: 38 in, Barrel length: 20 in, H: 7 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Made for presentation to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960. | (bottom of receiver, front:) 2500000 BBL: WINCHESTER-TRADEMARK- MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 94. 30-30 WIN. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL. TANG: WINCHESTER (IN GOLD) | This Model 1894 lever action carbine was especially finished to commemorate serial number 2,500,000 in the Model 1894 production line. Engraved and gold inlaid by master John Kusmit, its embellishment is based on the style no. 2 of the "Highly Finished Arms" catalog of 1897. No written record. | Winchester Model 1894 | .30-30 | 2500000 | 1988.8.7VIEW2.JPG | 1988.8.7VIEW3.JPG | 1988.8.7VIEW4.JPG | 1988.8.7VIEW1.JPG | bear | deer | firearm | walnut | carving | checkered | engraving | inlay | steel | sporting | carbine | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | engraver and gold inlay: John Kusmit

2012.3.1
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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Exhibit notes: PRESIDENT REAGAN: Winchester Model 64 presented to President Ronald Reagan featuring embellishments related to his career as actor, football player, and president, as well as his likeness. Copy and paste this link for a video about this special rifle from one who knows all about it: youtube.com/watch?v=Ak5JsF2JeDU

Museum record: 2012.3.1 | 1993 | overall length: 42.5 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 6 in | Museum Purchase | Presented to President Ronald Reagan by Frank Pachmayr, engraved with gold inlay, manufactured 1937, customized 1993 | Model 64 | .30-30 cal | 1116607 | 2012.3.1v1.jpg | 2012.3.1v2.jpg | 2012.3.1v5.jpg | 2012.3.1v6.jpg | 2012.3.1v3.jpg | 2012.3.1v4.jpg | 2012.3.1v7.jpg | firearm | walnut | gold | steel | wood | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Pachmayr Gun Works Inc., Los Angeles, CA

2005.20.1
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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Exhibit notes: PRESIDENT COOLIDGE: Winchester 1894, a gift to President Coolidge in 1927, serial number 1,000,000.

Museum record: 2005.20.1 | 1927 | Gift of Mr. Howell Howard in memory of John C. Sturgis | Winchester Model 1894 Rifle, SN 1,000,000, Custom built, 1/2 Magazine, gold plated, disk in left side of stock citing (among other things) that this rifle is a gift for President Calvin Coolidge. Winchester Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, Connecticut. 1927. | 1000000 | 2005.20.1v1.jpg | 2005.20.1v2.jpg | firearm | steel | wood | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1.69.6284.1
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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Exhibit notes: FAMOUS PEOPLE: Wild Bill Hickok's Colt Navy revolver, .36 ca. It was sold to help pay for his burial expenses and later purchased for 25 cents. Copy and paste this link to learn why Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill were often confused: https://centerofthewest.org/2014/12/12/buffalo-bill-and-wild-bill. Enter #12.98,2 to see Thom Ross's painting of "Hickok and Cody."

Museum record: 1.69.6284.1 | 1868 | Barrel length: 7.5 in, overall length: 13 in, H: 5 in | Gift of Florence Jenkins and the Donald Becker Family | Colt Navy revolver, .36 caliber, sn 204672, belonged to Wild Bill Hickok, sold to help pay for his burial expenses, and purchased for 25 cents, provenance in the Becker donor file. | Model 1851 Navy | .36 caliber | 204672 | l.11.85.1.jpg | firearm | engraved | gold | ivory | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT

1991.5.1
Isaiah Lukens, Philadelphia,...
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Exhibit notes: FAMOUS PEOPLE: Meriwether Lewis? Lukens airgun, may have belonged to Meriwether Lewis. What do you think? Copy and paste this link for more: centerofthewest.org/2014/08/03/treasures-west-lukens-air-rifle

Museum record: 1991.5.1 | ca. 1803 | L: 50 in, Barrel length: 34.5 in, H: 9.25 in | none listed, but ownership field refers to Alan S. Kelley | Museum purchase | [lockplate:] LUKENS | brass barrel; walnut stock with silver mounts; copper air reservoir; of the same type and by the same maker as the air rifle carried by Meriwether Lewis. Believed to be the Lewis gun due to repairs. | Calendar: The 1996 United States Shooting Team Calendar, U.S. Shooting Team Foundation, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, September. | 1991.5.1.jpg | 1991.5.1v1.jpg | 1991.5.1v2.jpg | 1991.5.1VIEW1.JPG | 1991.5.1VIEW2.JPG | airgun | firearm | rifle | Isaiah Lukens, Philadelphia, PA

1991.1.1
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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Exhibit notes: FAMOUS PEOPLE: Zane Grey-Winchester Model 1895 sporting rifle- .30-06, presented to Zane Grey by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. 1924. Copy and paste this link to learn more: centerofthewest.org/2015/10/07/treasures-from-our-west-zane-grey-rifle/

Museum record: 1991.1.1 | 1917 | overall length: 42 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7.75 in, caliber: .3 in | Donated in Loving Memory of Robert Jesse Moore by his family | on lower tang under lever: 403014; R side: ZG (letters on top of each other) | Presented to Zane Grey by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company on February 28, 1924. cal. 30-06. | Winchester Model 1895 Sporting Rifle | .30-06 | 403014 | 1991.1.1.jpg | 1991.1close2.jpg | 1991.1.jpg | 1991.1b.jpg | 1991.1close.jpg | 1991.1.1.jpg | elk | bear | firearm | steel | walnut | blued | rifle | Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe, Engraved Lever Action Rifle (Take Down Variant) Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Company; New Haven, CT Serial Number: 403014 Caliber: .30 (.30-06 centerfire cartridge) Date: 1921 Catalogue Number: 1991.1.1 Donated in Loving Memory of Robert Jesse Moore by his family This Model 1895 Winchester lever-action sporting rifle was especially made for noted western author Zane Grey and bears his enciphered initials "ZG" inlaid in gold on the right side of the frame. The leather carrying case, also with Zane Grey's initials, was made at the same time. | Winchester Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, CT | engraver: Clundt, Philip

1979.4.1.1
Colt's Cartridge Works, Hart...
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Exhibit notes: FAMOUS PEOPLE: Samuel Colt's personal cased pair of Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolvers. Copy and paste this link to learn more about Sam Colt: centerofthewest.org/2016/07/28/powder-hour-samuel-colt

Museum record: 1979.4.1.1 | 1860 | L: 14 in, Barrel length: 7.25 in, H: 5.125 in | Gift of James H. Woods Foundation | top of barrel: ADDRESS SAM (underlined;) L COLT HARTFORD CT. - . [cylinder:] COLTS PATENT No 96458 PL [below cylinder:] COLT'S/PATENT [top of ramrod:] 6458 [front of trigger:] 96458/96458/96458 [bottom of grip:] 96458 | lid: ELEY BROS/Manufacturers, London./100/METAL-LINED/CAPS,/Made expressly for/COLT'S P (raised;) T (with dot below)/Belt and Pocket/ PISTOL S. | cover: 6 Combustible Envelope/CARTRIDGES/MADE OF HAZARD'S POWDER/EXPRESSLY FOR/COL. COLT'S PATENT/REVOLVING BELT PISTOL/ADDRESS/COLT'S CARTRIDGE WORKS/HARTFORD, CONN/US AMERICA | Samuel Colt's personal cased pair of Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolvers. 1979.4.1.1 - revolver; 1979.4.1.2 - revolver; 1979.4.1.3 - case (A-case; B-E lids; F - Key); 1979.4.4 - powder flask; 1979.4.1.5 - bullet mold; 1979.4.1.6 - nipple wrench; 1979.4.1.7 - can; 1979.4.1.8 - cartridge box (Box is intact, contains six paper cartridges). | Colt Model Navy 1851 | .36 caliber | 96458 | 1979.4.1.2 | Calendar: The 1996 United States Shooting Team Calendar, U.S. Shooting Team Foundation, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, March. | 1979.4.1.1.jpg | 1979.4.1.1 v2.jpg | 1979.4.1.1.JPG | firearm | gunpowder | paper | brass | horse | steel | cardboard | velvet | case hardened | silver-plated | wood | lead | metal | blued | ivory | Colt's Cartridge Works, Hartford, CT, U.S.A. | Eley Bros., London, England | Samuel Colt, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.