The shooting careers of William H. (Cap/Kap) Richard (1874-1964) and his son Virgil Richard (1901-1950) are documented in this collection of photocopies of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and Winchester flyers. Writings of W. H. Richard are also represented. Gathered by Mrs. W.H. Richard into scrapbooks, it was grandson Calvin Richard who gave the first of this material in 1999, followed by the copying of additional materials in 2005 by himself and his cousin Don Richard. All original materials are still held by the Richard family.
Both William and Virgil Richard were world champion marksmen and later shooting demonstrators for both Winchester and Remington. William “Cap” Richard began his demonstrating career with Winchester shooting their high power rifles. Virgil at an early age began to shoot .22 rimfire in Winchester Junior Rifle Corps competitions and soon also became an internationally famous marksman, which began a formal association with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. He like his father would later move on to the Remington Arms Company where they both enjoyed much success and fame as demonstration shooters.
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Rights: As the Richard family still owns the original materials, any requests for reproduction of the photographs should be cleared through the family. A few of the images have been scanned by MRL for this purpose. Information within the collection may be photocopied, cited and quoted as per regular procedures of the McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Preferred Citation: Cap & Virgil Richard Collection, MS 82, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West