From the exhibition:
Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May
New Mexico History Museum
On loan from the Karl May Museum is Silberbüchse, Winnetou’s name for his rifle. May said he took the weapon from the Indian’s grave in Wyoming for safekeeping. In fact, the rifle was manufactured in Radebeul, Germany, as a nonworking prop. Its visit to the exhibition Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May marks the first time it has been seen in the land where it was purportedly made.
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.