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Unread 05-14-2024, 03:33 PM   #11
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Is it possible that it is in the Cody Museum? Lots of Buffalo Bill stuff, and lots of guns
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I saw the picture of the gun you are referring to. The description states there is a presentation plate on the barrel. My guess is that the barrel was damaged, and the one barrel was sleeved for a rifle cartridge.
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Is it possible that it is in the Cody Museum? Lots of Buffalo Bill stuff, and lots of guns
No, it was definitely the Buffalo Bill Historical Center as it was called then. I was travelling across country the summer of 1980 and made a conscious decision to go there because the Winchester collection had just been installed there in the firearms wing. At that time there were three museums, the Buffalo Bill, the firearms and the Plains Indian. At that time when one entered the rotunda Buffalo Bill was to the left, Plains Indian straight ahead and firearms to the right. The Whitney Western Art Museum and the Draper Natural History Museum were added later. The gun I mentioned was in the main hall of the upper level of Buffalo Bill wing just outside the room with the Wild West Show display. At that time the basement of that wing had a large travelling display from the Colt Museum.
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In 1976 or 1977 I had a guy at a sale show me a hammerless high grade Parker with one barrel chambered for a large caliber rifle cartridge.I don't remember much more but it was a very nice gun with a lot of wear with care and was at least a 4 or 5 grade.Heavy gun with very nice wood as I am a wood guy and remember that well.
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That may have been the Doctor Snavely gun. I don't recall who else was involved with that gun after Doctor Snavely's collection was disbursed. It may have been discussed in The Parker Story. It was a C grade gun as I recall.
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I was hoping to see photos of this gun.
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The first time I visited Cody, the summer of 1980, there was a lifter 10-ga/.44 caliber that was identified as belonging to an army officer. That was about a decade before I began recording details of observations. I haven't seen it on subsequent visits. It was in the Buffalo Bill display, not the firearms area.

I was there in about 2007 or so Dave and I saw it too. I have a couple of pretty poor pics of it through the glass complete with reflections but I have a much better pic of the brass attribution plaque and the legend on the card in the display describing it…. now all I need to do is to find those pics so I can post them…





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A fellow also brought one by to show us at Hausmann’s a couple of years ago and I took pics of that one too… or maybe I’m thinking of a three-barrel Parker…





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The gun I suspect is Dr. Snavely's C grade rifled gun is pictured and discussed in an old thread that I just brought to the top in the Parker General Discussions forum. The forum title is "CHE Ingraving". Yes, one word is misspelled. Two different guns are discussed, but the steel barrel gun is Dr. Snavely's gun.
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I handled a 3 barrel 20 gauge Holland and Holland in the factory about 15 years ago. Gun felt much more lively than I expected
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