Buffalo, New York: The Gun That Killed President McKinley

Crazed assassin Leon Czolgosz used a .32 caliber revolver hidden under a handkerchief to shoot President William McKinley at point blank range. The gun is displayed in the Buffalo History Museum, as is the ball and chain Czolgosz wore at his trial. Sometimes the gun, for conservation reasons, is replaced with an exact replica.

Buffalo History Museum

Address:
One Museum Ct., Buffalo, NY
Directions:
Buffalo History Museum. Elmwood Ave. and Nottingham Terrace. Second floor.
Hours:
T 10-5, W 10-8, Th-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
716-873-9644
Admission:
Adults $7.
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Buffalo, New York - McKinleys Gun: A Curatorial Conundrum
Gun That Killed President McKinley: What do Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan have in common? All were either shot or nearly shot with a gun (Ford was nearly shot twice with two different guns). [01/24/2013] Complete Story...
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