Went to the Boise, ID Cabelas today. They have the Elmer Keith Museum, with many of Elmers guns including the #5! It is worth the drive if you can ever manage it. (Sorry the pictures are not any better!)
I love to go to gun museums. We have one (J.M. Davis gun museum) at Claremore, Ok. that is really nice. Someone stole some of the guns not long ago, and I haven't heard if they have been caught or not. If would love to visit the Elmer Keith Museum if I'm ever in the area. The only thing as good as shooting guns, is looking and talking about them.
I want to visit that one BAD! Elmer was a one of a kind gun nut. The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody WY takes a couple of days to go through. Its well worth the time and trouble to see all the exhibits. Some amazing guns in there.
Last year I had the good fortune to meet several friends in Boise and our first stop was the Elmer Keith museum in Cabela's. It is one thing to read about the guns ,trophies and the man but quite another to see the actual firearms, mounts, and his office recreated along with "him" talking. Later that night I was lucky enough to get to take John Taffin and his wife out for dinner then spend the rest of the evening at their home talking about when JT set up and organized the EK display. One of the highlight days of my handgunning life. IF you ever get within a days drive of Boise you owe it to yourself to visit the museum.
Late post--I met Elmer at the NRA convention in Denver. I ordered his book "Hell I was There" and he signed it with a personal note and sent it to me through the mail. I kept the box he personally addressed and keep his book in there. My wife tried to throw it out a couple of times until I made threats. LOL.
I have been there over the summer, WOW its not exactly huge but just to see the guns i've read about since i was a little kid (not that long ago) is amazing. He grew up not too far from where i live so it's kinda in the local culture. I truely believe he did almost everything he claims! I've shot enough long range with my .44's that i really think a man can do it if he can see his impacts... Now was that mule buck at 400 yards instead of closer to 600?? I think Elmer took that secret to his grave!