Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Weapons, all pre 1898

by Harry Ridgeway


Muskets.
Weapon1000 Musket.

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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use. These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever! Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied
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Most information on this page is from:
Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms......
John Thillman series, "Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers...", or "Civil War Army Swords...."



Smoothbore flintlock musket, Springfield, Model 1795, .69cal.
Weapon1110 Musket Model 1795 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Harpers Ferry, 1809, .69cal.
Weapon1150 Musket Model 1809 Harpers Ferry
Manufactured by Harpers Ferry Armory, Harpers Ferry Virginia (now WV).

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816, Harpers Ferry, .69cal.
Weapon1310 Musket Model 1816 Harpers Ferry
Manufactured by Harpers Ferry Armory, Harpers Ferry Virginia (now WV).

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816, Remington conversion to rifled musket using Maynard system percussion, .69cal.
Weapon1320 Musket Model 1816 Remington
Conversion to percussion performed by Remington Arms, at Frankfort Arsenal.

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Springfield, Model 1816, .69cal.
Weapon1340 Musket Model 1816 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816, A Waters, .69cal.
Weapon1350 Musket Model 1816 Waters
Manufactured by A. Waters, Millbury Massachusetts.

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816, P & E W BLAKE, .69cal.
Weapon1360 Musket Model 1816 Whitney
Manufactured by Philos and Eli Whitney Blake, who were relatives of Eli Whitney Sr.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Harpers Ferry, .54cal.
Weapon1410 Musket Model 1841 Harpers Ferry
Manufactured by Harpers Ferry Armory, Harpers Ferry Virginia (now WV).

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Robbins & Lawrence, .54cal.
Weapon1420 Musket Model 1841 Robbins Lawrence
Manufactured by Robbins & Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Whitney, .54cal.
Weapon1430 Musket Model 1841 Whitney
Manufactured by Whitney Arms, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Smoothbore percussion musket, Model 1842, Harpers Ferry, .69cal.
Weapon1450 Musket Model 1842 Harpers Ferry
Manufactured by Harpers Ferry Armory, Harpers Ferry Virginia (now WV).

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Smoothbore percussion musket, Model 1842, Springfield, .69cal.
Weapon1460 Musket Model 1842 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Rifle percussion rifle, Model 1855 Harpers Ferry, .58cal.
Weapon1470 Musket Model 1855 Harpers Ferry
Manufactured by Harpers Ferry Armory, Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).

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Rifle percussion musket, Model 1855 Springfield, .58cal.
Weapon1480 Musket Model 1855 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Springfield, .58cal.
Weapon1510 Musket Model 1861 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Special Model 1861 Contract, Amoskeag, .58cal.
Weapon1515 Musket Model 1861 Amoskeag
Manufactured by Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Manchester New Hampshire.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Bridesburg, .58cal.
Weapon1520 Musket Model 1861 Bridesburg
Manufactured by Alfred Jenks & Son, Bridesburg, Pennsylvania.

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Rifled percussion musket, Special Model 1861, subcontract Colt, .58cal.
Weapon1525 Musket Model 1861 Colt
Colt Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Special Model 1861 Contract, Lamson, Goodnow & Yale, .58cal.
Weapon1530 Musket Model 1861 Lamson Goodnow Yale
Manufactured by Lamson Goodnow & Yale Co., Windsor, Vermont.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract, Manton, 1862, .58cal.
Weapon1535 Musket Model 1861 Manton
Manufactured by Whitney Arms from spare parts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Mason, .58cal.
Weapon1540 Musket Model 1861 Mason
Manufactured by William Mason, Taunton, Massachusetts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Mowry, .58cal.
Weapon1545 Musket Model 1861 Mowry
Manufactured by James D Mowry, Norwich Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Muir, .58cal.
Weapon1550 Musket Model 1861 Muir
Manufactured by William Muir & Co, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract New York, .58cal.
Weapon1560 Musket Model 1861 New York
Manufactured by Sarson & Roberts, New York.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861 Massachusetts contract, Norris & Clement, .58cal.
Weapon1563 Musket Model 1861 Norris Clement.
Manufactured by S. Norris and W.T. Clement, Springfield Massachusetts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Norfolk, .58cal.
Weapon1565 Musket Model 1861 Norfolk
Manufactured by Welch, Brown & Co , Norfolk, Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Norwich, .58cal.
Weapon1568 Musket Model 1861 Norwich
Manufactured by Norwich Arms Co., Norwich, Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Parker Snow, .58cal.
Weapon1570 Musket Model 1861 Parker Snow
Manufactured by Parker Snow & Company, Meriden, Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Providence Tool, .58cal.
Weapon1575 Musket Model 1861 Providence Tool
Providence Tool Co, Providence Rhode Island.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Remington, .58cal.
Weapon1580 Musket Model 1861 Remington
Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract E. Robinson, .58cal.
Weapon1585 Musket Model 1861 Robinson
Manufactured by Edward Robinson New York, NY.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Savage, .58cal.
Weapon1590 Musket Model 1861 Savage
Savage Revolving Fire Arms Co, Middletown. Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Schubarth, .58cal.
Weapon1595 Musket Model 1861 Schubarth
Manufactured by C D Schubarth & Co , Providence Rhode Island.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Trenton, .58cal.
Weapon1605 Musket Model 1861 Trenton
Manufactured by Trenton Locomotive & Machine Co, Trenton, New Jersey.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, subcontract Watertown, 1863, .58cal.
Weapon1610 Musket Model 1861 Watertown
Charles B Hoard, Watertown New York.

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Rifled percussion musket, Whitney "good and serviceable" "Enfield type" rifle, .58cal.
Weapon1615 Musket Model 1861 Whitney
Manufactured by Whitney Arms, New Haven Connecticut, "good & serviceable" muskets.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1863, Springfield, .58cal.
Weapon1625 Musket Model 1863 Springfield
Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Rifled percussion musket, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle, "Zouave", 1863, .58cal.
Weapon1650 Musket Model 1863 Zouave
Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York.

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861 Navy "Plymouth" Rifle,Whitney, .69cal.
Weapon1660 Musket Navy Model 1861 Plymouth
Manufactured by Whitney Arms, New Haven Connecticut.

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Rifled percussion musket, Enfield style, J P Moore 1863, .58cal.
Weapon1670 Musket Moore Enfield
Muskets manufactured by JP Moore, New York, New York.

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Rifled percussion musket, Confederate Richmond Armory, .58cal.
Weapon1710 Musket Confederate Richmond
Manufactured Richmond Arsenal, Richmond Virginia.

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Rifled percussion musket, English Enfield, .577cal. or .58cal.
Weapon1810 Musket Enfield
Muskets manufactured England, exported to US or CSA, possible use American Civil War.

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Muskets, Belgian manufacture, .69cal.
Weapon1820 Musket Belgian
Belgian manufacture, exported to US or CSA, possible Civil War use.

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Muskets converted to breechloading, "Trapdoor" conversion.
Weapon1910 Musket Breechloader Trap Door
Conversion of Model 1863 muskets, to breechloading "trapdoor".

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