Cody Firearms Museum


Since colonial times, firearms have played an important role in American history, and the men who designed and manufactured firearms in the U.S. include such famous names as Remington, Colt, Browning, and Gatling. The more than 6,000 artifacts in the Cody Firearms Museum's collection provide a unique perspective of firearms manufacturing and utilization in the U.S. over the centuries. See, for example, a muzzleloading Hawken rifle of the type favored by such famous mountain men as Jim Bridger and John "Liver Eating" Johnson and a Winchester sporting rifle like the one made famous by President Teddy Roosevelt on his 1909 African safari.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Industrial & Manufacturing
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody earned his nickname while hunting buffalo on the Great Plains to feed Kansas Pacific Railroad work crews. By his own count, he killed 4,280 head of buffalo in 17 months. His weapon of choice was an Army revolver made by Remington & Sons, based on the patents of Fordyce Beals. "It never failed me," Cody claimed.