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MS 213 - William Furnish Publications



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MS 213 - William Furnish Publications | McCracken Research Library

By Inventory by Nathan Bender, April 17, 2001

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Title: MS 213 - William Furnish PublicationsAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Furnish, William

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/01/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English


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.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library


Additions October 2002

Addition September 2015

Access 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 Source: William Furnish

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

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.

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Box MS213.01Add to your cart.
Folder MS213.1.01: Inventories of William Furnish Gun Collection, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Typescript copies present are from Nov. 1977, Jan 1981 (two copies), Feb 1988, April 1989, Nov 1997, Dec 1998 (Transfer list to CFM, BBHC).
Folder MS213.1.02: William Furnish Published Articles, 1980Add to your cart.
Furnish, William M., “W.B. Leffingwell, Iowa Sportsman,” The Palimpsest, v.61 n.6 (Nov/Dec): 162-169.
Folder MS213.1.03: William Furnish Published Articles, 1987Add to your cart.
Furnish, William M., and Devore E. Killip, “Wesson Shotguns,” The S&W Journal, v.21 n.4 (Winter): 5-14.
Folder MS213.1.04: William Furnish Published Articles, 1989Add to your cart.
William Furnish’s handwritten notes on article about Wm. H. Baker shotguns in the Nov 1989 issue of The Gun Report by A.C. Atterbury.
Folder MS213.1.05: William Furnish Published Articles, 1990Add to your cart.

Furnish, William M., and CDR Roy Gunther, “Boyd & Tyler – An Unusual American Made Double,” The Gun Report, v.35 n.9 (Feb): 14-22.

Furnish, William M., “The Fox Side Swing: A Tool of the American Frontier,” Man at Arms, v.12 n.6 (Nov/Dec): 24-35.

Folder MS213.1.06: 10 8x10”  B&W glossy prints, as published in Furnish (1990) article on Boyd & Tyler shotguns, 1990Add to your cart.

P 213.1  #62 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action closed, serial number 241]

P 213.2  #62 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action open]

P 213.3  #63 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action closed]

P 213.4  #63 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action open]

P 213.5  #64 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action closed]

P 213.6  #64 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action open]

P 213.7  #65 [Body & Tyler shotgun, action closed]

P 213.8  #65 Sold [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action open]

P 213.9  #66 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action closed]

P 213.10 #66 [Boyd & Tyler shotgun, action open]

Copies of U.S. Patents for Boyd and Tyler shotguns, # 73494 (Jan 21, 1868) and #88540 (April 6, 1869)

Folder MS213.1.07: William Furnish Published Articles, 1991Add to your cart.

Gunther, CDR Roy; William M. Furnish; and Charles G. Semmer, “Remington Hammer Doubles, Part 1 1873-1882,”  The Gun Report, v. 37 n.2 (July): 14-29.

---------- “ Remington Hammer Doubles, Part 2 1882-1908,” The Gun Report v. 37 n.3 (Aug): 16-29.

Furnish, William M., and Devore E. Killip, “L.C. Smith at Syracuse,” The Double Gun Journal v. 2  Issue 4: 90-96.

Folder MS213.1.08: William Furnish Published Articles, 1994Add to your cart.
Furnish, William M., and James A. Nelson, “A Case of Providence in American Arms Shotguns,” The Double Gun Journal, v.5 Issue 4: (139-144).
Folder MS213.1.09: William Furnish Published Articles, 1998Add to your cart.

Furnish, William M., and D.D. Hallquist, “ The Guns of the Baker Brothers – Part III,”  The Double Gun Journal v.9 Issue 2: 63-77.

Shotgun Research Newsletter v.12 n. 2 March 15, 1998 [this issue has Furnish’s notes written on an article about W.H. Baker shotguns].

Folder MS213.1.10: Whitney Arms Company Research File, 1869, 1876, 1946, 1960Add to your cart.

Advertisement for "Whitney" Breech-Loading Double Guns!! for William Reed & Sons (Reproduction, 1960)

Photocopy - International Exhibition. 1876 Official Catalogue.  Part I: Main Building and Annexes.  p. 132 & 133.

Handwritten notes on yellow lined tablet paper regarding "Whitney" and the "Breech-loading Double", 6 pages.

Handwritten notes on paper of various sizes, 3 pages.

Photocopy of Patent - United States Patent Office, Letters Patent No. 93,149 dated July 27, 1869, 5 pages.

Photocopy of brochure "The Whitney Firearms" by Claud E Fuller, 1946, 8 pages.

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