The “Buffalo Bill Deluxe Commemorative Museum Presentation Rifle” was produced in 1968, and available at that time for a minimum donation of $1000.00 to help with the building of the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum in Cody, Wyoming. There were only 300 of these museum rifles produced. These deluxe rifles differ from the standard Buffalo Bill rifles built at the same time by having a XXX fancy hand-checkered walnut stock and forearm, all nickel parts were gold plated, gold-inlayed script of “Buffalo Bill Commemorative” on the barrel and “W.F. Cody – Chief of Scouts” on the upper tang, and the rifle came in a solid mahogany case. There is also a gold plated medallion of Colonel Cody and another medallion showing the rifle’s origin and serial number. This rifle is number 72 out of the 300 produced. The rifle is in excellent condition – it is only missing a small amount of gold plating on the butt plate. The mahogany case has a few minor scratches, and it is missing the decorative sleeve. This gun was given to me as a gift, and I do not know anything about its previous history - it appears to be unfired.
Buyer pays $75 for shipping and handling.