William Furnish assembled a world class research collection of double barrel shotguns. Starting in 1980 he began publishing articles relating to his collecting interests. This Manuscript Collection consists of copies of publications sent to the McCracken Research Library by the author in 1999, to accompany the transfer of his shotgun collection to the Cody Firearms Museum in 1998. This is not a complete set of the author’s publications. Subjects written about include: W.B. Leffingwell, Wesson shotguns, William H. Baker shotguns, Boyd & Tyler shotguns, Fox side-swing shotguns, Remington hammer double shotguns, L.C. Smith company, and American Arms shotguns. Additions in October 2002 were six books from his library with his notes and letters inside.
Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.
Acquisition Note: Source: William Furnish. Gift
Six Books relocated to general collection as part of the Furnish book donation.
Brophy, William. L.C. Smith Shotguns
Muderlak, Ed. Parker Guns
Sellers, Frank. American Gunsmiths
Semmer, Charles. Remington Double Shotguns
Snyder, Walter. Ithaca Gun
Stadt, Ronald. Winchester Shotguns and Shotshells
Preferred Citation: William Furnish Collection, MS 213, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West.