The 1853 3-Band Enfield Musket saw service by both the Northern and Southern troops during the Civil War. This replica has all the features of the original including the one-piece, oil-finished American walnut stock, original-style barrel bands and blued barrel. The Enfield is accented with brass butt plate, trigger guard and nose cap as per the original. The "V" style mainspring in the percussion lock and military-style sights complement this fine musket.
The 2-Band Enfield Musket saw extensive service during the Civil War. This version is a well-balanced piece with an oil-finished American walnut stock as per the original. Featuring a case-hardened percussion lock, blued barrel bands and the correct style screws, this model is an excellent replica of the originals. The trigger guard, butt plate and nose cap are finished in brightly polished brass.
Features include a steel nose cap with a 2-leaf military-style sight, patchbox and steel butt plate. The lock plate is dated "1859" and stamped "US Springfield" and features a non-functioning Maynard Tape Primer system. The lid is stamped with the American Eagle and will open and close. The one-piece stock is American walnut with a hand-oiled finish.
The Model 1861 Springfield rifled musket was the principle firearm of the Civil War. At the end of 1863, most Federal infantrymen were armed with either this musket or the Enfield. This piece features a one-piece forged barrel; military style sights; steel butt plate, trigger guard and barrel bands; and a swelled ramrod like the original muskets. The lock is marked "1861 Springfield" with an eagle, and it features a one-piece American walnut, oil-finished stock.
The Richmond Armory located in Richmond, Virginia, manufactured the C.S. Richmond Musket from 1861 to 1865. This musket was produced in larger numbers than all other Confederate long arms manufactured during the Civil War. The Richmond features a one-piece forged barrel with military-style sights, steel trigger guard and barrel bands, and brass butt plate and nose cap. The lock is marked "1862" to the left of the hammer and "C.S. RICHMOND, VA" to the right of the hammer. The barrel has the VP and the eagle head stamping to the left of the breech. The Richmond also features a one-piece American walnut stock with hand oil-finish. The C.S. Richmond is noted for its accuracy.
Both the Harpers Ferry and Springfield armories produced the Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket in great numbers from 1844 to 1855. This reproduction is true to the original measurements with a 42" barrel and a total length of 57-3/4 inches. The Model 1842 was notable in several aspects, mainly that it was the .69 caliber musket. Additionally, it was the first weapon made at both the Harpers Ferry and Springfield armories with completely interchangeable parts. Harpers Ferry produced 103,000 while Springfield produced 172,000 for a total production surpassing a quarter of a million arms.
The 1860 Army because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics was adopted by the U.S. Ordinance and became very popular with mounted troops. This .44 caliber, 8" round barrel percussion revolver was to be the issue side arm for the U.S. Army for many years. Produced from 1851-1872, the '51 Navy is the most famous of the cap and ball era for good reason: perfectly balanced, precise aim, and dependable. This gun symbolizes the days of the stagecoach, the Pony Express and the Civil War.
The Colt 1836 patent was due to expire in 1849, but Colt was able to extend it until 25th Feburary 1857 by demonstrating that they had not used it to its full capacity. The extension gave them the chance to force out the competition. When the patent expired, Remington brought out a solid frame design, which was both elegant and reliable. The reliability of the Remington and its accuracy made it so famous that when the Government offered the "Yankee" officers to take over as an outfit at the end of the War of Succession, the prevailing choice was for the Remington.
This nine-shot .44 caliber revolver with a 20 gauge single shot barrel was considered the most awesome hand-held firing weapon ever produced and was a favorite among Confederate cavalry troops. The Le Mat features polished blue finish, case-hardened hammer and trigger, checkered oil-finished walnut grips, lanyard ring, and trigger guard with spur.
In 1833 the U.S. Army's Mounted Rifles (U.S.M.R.) 1st Cavalry became commonly known as the "Dragoons," the first of many "Dragoon" units established in the United States. Developed in 1848, the Colt Dragoon was initially issued in pairs for "Dragoon" service. The three models of Dragoon Revolvers went on to see considerable civilian service during the 1850s and '60s, and were used during the Civil War.