Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

This was the major revolver used by U.S. troops during the Civil War. It is the standard round cylinder army model with a New York address (-ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA). It is 44 caliber, 6-shot cylinder with Naval engagement scene and 8″ round barrel. The grips are one piece walnut with brass trigger guard and blued steel backstrap. The frame, hammer and lever are casehardened and the remainder is blued. The roll scene on the cylinder is of the battle between the Texas Navy and that of Mexico. All original parts and matching serial numbers: 89451.





Whitney 1861 Navy Percussion Rifle

Also known as The Plymouth Rifle, its design was inspired by the French military “Carabine a Tige” percussion rifle. One of the U.S. Navy’s most well known ordnance officers, Captain John A. Dahlgren, recommended the production of The Plymouth. The U.S.S. Plymouth, under the command of Captain Dahlgren, was where the gun was originally developed c. 1856-1858 and derives its nickname from the vessel.

This Rifle is 69 caliber, single shot muzzle loader, with a 34″ inch round barrel. Black walnut stock with inspector’s initials JHG in the wood on the side opposite the lock. The trigger guard has a spur finger grip behind the guard bow. Lockplate is of 2nd style, marked with small eagle-shield motif over U.S. ahead of the hammer and WHITNEY-VILLE under bolster. Stamped vertically with the date 1864 at the rear of the lock.





3rd Model 1816 U.S. Original Flint Lock A. Waters Contract Musket

This piece is a stunning example of a 3rd type model 1816 .69 caliber flint lock musket. 21, 560 of these muskets were produced from 1817-1836 on a contract to the A. Waters company and were manufactured in Millbury, Massachusetts. This musket features all of the original bright finish and original fire blued screws, hammer, prism and prism spring. The barrel very clearly retains the inspector’s stamp banner style “U.S./A.H./P”, A.H. indicating the inspector was Asabel Hubbard (1). The lock plate marking of “U.S./A. WATERS” designate this as a 3rd type model 1816. It also has “MILLBURY/1831” stamped vertically behind the hammer. Along the stock near the butt plate is stamped “U.S.” and another inspector’s stamp for the weapon’s overall function “JAJB”, for James A. J. Bradford (2). The stock itself is walnut and very well maintained, still coated with the original linseed oil. The overall condition of the musket is like new-fine and has the original button ram rod.



1) Asabel Hubbard, Armory S-I- Barrels and stocks, Whitney and Starr muskets, and North and Johnson pistols; 1813-1847

2) James A. J. Bradford, Capt. USA-Hall carbines; 1833-1835


Civil War Sharps Rifle New Model 1859

This rifle was produced by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company Hartford, Connecticut in 1859. It is a 52 caliber breechloader with a 30 inch round barrel with full forends fastened with three barrel bands and iron patchbox. It also has a lug for a saber type bayonet near the muzzle. The stock is walnut and has had a repair to the buttstock. It has all original parts and has not been converted from percussion to cartridges as was common. This model had contracts with the Army and the Navy with approximately 1,500 for the former and 2,800 for the latter. Serial number located on the tang and beneath the front fore-stock is 41061. Several stamps on the rifle include New Model 1859/Sharps Manufacturing Co., C. SHARPS PAT./SEP 12TH 1848, C. SHARPS PAT./OCT 5TH 1852 AND R. S. LAWRENCE PAT/APRIL 12TH 1859.



Civil War Whitney Navy & Eagle Co. Revolver

The Whitney Navy is one of the first practical solid frame revolvers. It was an early competitor of the Colt after its master patents expired in 1857. Very popular during the Civil War large quantities of its production saw service during the conflict. This piece is the 2nd model, 2nd type. The octagonal barrel is 7 1/2 inches with the serial number 6687 inside the loading lever and also has two piece walnut grips. It is 36 caliber with a 6 shot round cylinder that is machined with six safety notches at the back. It has the barrel marking E. Whitney/N. Haven.



Civil War Confederate Richmond Armory Musket Type 1

This is a Richmond Armory musket produced by the Confederacy with parts captured at Harpers Ferry Armory in April 1861. They were manufactured from 1861-1865 and are distinctive because of their so called “humpback” lockplate. The plate on this rifle is not stamped. It has brass nose cap and butt plate and the U’s on the barrel band retainers are off center as well as a notch in front of the sight all of which is typical of Richmonds. The stock shows signs of repair.