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Double-barrel shotgun

From: [Objects associated with Buffalo Bill]

Double-barrel shotgun

From: [Objects associated with Buffalo Bill]

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Creator: James Dalziel Dougall and Sons
Other Creator: Salsbury, Nathan, 1846-1902, collector.
Date: ca. 1874
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Description:
One double-barrel shotgun made by James Dalziel Dougall and Sons, and owned by John Burwell "Texas Jack" Omohundro, as a gift from the Irish game hunter Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven. The gun is 121 cm in length and was engraved by the maker in several places: "J. D. Dougall. Gun and Rifle Manufacturer to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. 59 St. James's St. London" on low concave game rib, "J. D. Dougall's Patent Lockfast" on the bottom of the action, "J. D. Dougall" on each lockplate, and the serial number "3303" on the tang. An oval copper plate set in the bottom edge of the European walnut straight grip buttstock is engraved: "From / Earl Dunraven / to / Texas Jack / 1874."
Abstract:
A collection of weapons and costume accessories owned by Nathan Salsbury and associated with colleagues of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, including John Burwell "Texas Jack" Omohundro and Sitting Bull. Included are a shotgun, a bolas, a pair of moccasins, and a quiver containing a bow and arrows, as well as a revolver owned by Salsbury.
Nathan Salsbury (1846-1902), Civil War veteran, actor, and theatrical entrepreneur; after 1884 co-owner, producer and manager of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show."
Physical Description:
1 shotgun ; 121 cm.
Box:
Box 1
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 16057777
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