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Civil War Pistols

 

Civil War Pistols …

 

civil war pistols

Civil War Pistols Colt 1860 Army Revolver

Type: Revolver (6 shot percussion cap)    Designer: Colt Manuf. Co.      Caliber: .44

Note: Most widely used single action revolver of the Civil War.

 

 

 

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Civil War Pistols Colt 1861 Navy

Type: Revolver (6 shot percussion cap)      Designer: Colt Manuf. Co.        Caliber: .36

Note: The same design as the Colt Army but in a .36 caliber for the Navy.

 

 

 

civil war pistols

Civil War Pistols Colt Dragoon

Type: Revolver (6 shot percussion cap)      Designer: Colt Manuf. Co.       Caliber: .44

Note: Issued mostly to cavalry starting in 1848. Had 3 design changes until replaced with the 1860.

 

 

 

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Civil War Pistols Colt 1851 Navy

Type: Revolver (6 shot percussion cap)     Designer: Samuel Colt,USA        Caliber: .36

Note: A popular high production weapon was in production until 1873. Sold in high quantities to European countries including England. Preferred sidearm of General Robert E. Lee.

 

 

 

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Civil War Pistols 1858 Remington

Type: Revolver (6 shot percussion cap)      Designer: Remington & Sons,USA    Caliber: .36 / .44

Note: Made in both .36 and .44, Remington was the second supplier to the military until the Colt factory fire in 1864 when it became the #1 military supplier. Known to be durable, dependable and accurate.

 

 

 

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Civil War Pistols LeMat Revolver

Type: Revolver-Over-Under design ( 9 shot + 1 )    Designer: Jean LeMat, France             Caliber: .42/.44 or .36 + 16 ga. single shot under barrel

Note: A small production revolver favored by Confederate cavalry for their firepower before reloading.  Preferred sidearm of  CSA cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart.

 

 

 

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Civil War Pistols Beaumont-Adams Revolver

Type: Revolver ( 5 shot muzzle loading percussion cap / Double Action ) . Later designed for centerfire cartridges.    Designer: Lt. Beaumont & Robert Adams       Caliber: .442

Note: Only 1,750 were purchased by the Federal Army at the start of the war. First true “double action” system.  Known for their stopping power and their fast “double action” in close quarters.

 

 

Book Review.. “Guns of the Civil War”  by Dennis Adler ( .. a must for collectors !)


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