Billy Dixon's rifle: US Springfield forty-five / seventy caliber 1873 Officer Model

43.16 - Billy Dixon rifle.jpg

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Title

Billy Dixon's rifle: US Springfield forty-five / seventy caliber 1873 Officer Model

Description

William “Billy” Dixon- bison hunter, scout, and survey guide- is one of the most famous figures that fought in the 1874 Battle of Adobe Walls. Dixon carried this Springfield U.S. Model 1873 Officer’s Rifle while serving as a civilian scout for the U.S. Army during the Red River War. On March 9, 1913 Billy Dixon died of pneumonia at 62 years of age.

This object is currently on display in People of the Plains.

Creator

Springfield Armory

Date

1874

Identifier

43/16

Rights

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Citation

Springfield Armory, “Billy Dixon's rifle: US Springfield forty-five / seventy caliber 1873 Officer Model,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, accessed June 26, 2022, https://pphm.omeka.net/items/show/3022.