John Bianchi: The Legend
In his lifetime, John Bianchi has been a police officer, a military general, competitive shooting, author and the foremost holster maker in the world. Photos Courtesy of Blue Book Publications and John Bianchi. From the article "John Bianchi: An American Legend."
Sold to Gene Autry
The size and scope of the Frontier Museum was unprecedented. Selling it was a great emotional loss for John, but to do otherwise might well have brought his company to its knees after operating the museum for four years in the red. Much of it was used to create the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. Bianchi sold his collection to Gene Autry in 1985 and gave the Autry Museum a $2.7 million contribution.