Video: The Guns of U.S. Presidents


If you’ve never had the chance to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then this video will be your first glimpse into some of the firearms owned by former U.S. presidents. Located within the museum’s Embellished Arms Gallery is a collection of presidential guns, including firearms once owned by Linden Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy.

Perhaps the most eye-catching item on display is a Winchester Model 64 Lever Action Rifle in .30-30 that was owned by Ronald Reagan. The gun was customized by Frank Pachmayr specifically for Reagan and engraved by the legendary R. Boucher. The rifle even included gold ingots that celebrated the major events of Reagan’s life. You can see that rifle, along with others, in the video below.

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