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

Civil War Weapons, all pre 1898

by Harry Ridgeway

Weapon2000-Breechloader
Breechloader carbines and rifles.

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This is the "Ridgeway Reference Library", 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...."



Weapon2062-Breechloader-Burnside-Carbine-Model-2
Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, 1856 patent date, lever not hinged, no forearm, "2nd model", .54cal.
Manufactured by Bristol Firearm Co., Bristol, Rhode Island.

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Weapon2064-Breechloader-Burnside-Carbine-Model-4
Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, 1856 patent date, lever is hinged, "4th model", .54cal.
Manufactured by Bristol Firearm Co., Bristol, Rhode Island

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Weapon2065-Breechloader-Burnside-Carbine-Model-5
Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, 1856 patent date, lever is hinged with guide screw, "5th model", .54cal.
Manufactured by Bristol Firearm Co., Bristol, Rhode Island

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Weapon2066-Breechloader-Burnside-Carbine-Model-1864
Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, "Model of 1864", lever is hinged with guide screw, .54cal.
Manufactured by Bristol Firearm Co., Bristol, Rhode Island.

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Weapon2130-Breechloader-Gallagher-Carbine
Breechloader, Gallagher single shot percussion carbine, .50cal.
Manufactured by Richardson & Overman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Weapon2180-Breechloader-Gwyn-Campbell-Carbine
Breechloader, Gwyn & Campbell single shot percussion carbine, .52cal.
Manufactured by Edward Gwyn and Albert C Campbell, Hamilton, Ohio.

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Weapon2185-Breechloader-Hall-Rifle
Breechloader, Hall smoothbore breech-loading rifle, .52cal.
Manufactured 1826 to 1838 at Harpers Ferry arsenal using John Hall's patent.

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Weapon2186-Breechloader-Hall-Carbine
Breechloader, Hall smoothbore percussion carbine, .52cal.
Manufactured by Simeon North, Middletown, Connecticut.

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Weapon2210-Breechloader-Jenks-Carbine
Breechloader, Jenks single shot smoothbore percussion carbine, .54cal.
Manufactured by N P Ames, Springfield, Massachusetts, using patent of William Jenks.

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Weapon2271-Breechloader-Joslyn-Carbine-Model-1862
Breechloader, Joslyn single shot rimfire carbine, Model 1862, .52cal.
Manufactured by Joslyn Fire Arms Co., Stonington, Connecticut.

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Weapon2272-Breechloader-Joslyn-Carbine-Model-1864
Breechloader, Joslyn single shot rimfire carbine, Model 1862, .52cal.
Manufactured by Joslyn Fire Arms Co., Stonington, Connecticut.

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Weapon2313-Breechloader-Maynard-Carbine-Model-1863
Breechloader Maynard, single shot percussion carbine, Model 1863, without patchbox, .50cal.
Manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Co., Chicopee Falls Massachusetts, using patent of Edward Maynard.

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Weapon2321-Breechloader-Merrill-Carbine-Type1
Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "First Type", brass patchbox, .54cal.
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Weapon2322-Breechloader-Merrill-Rifle-Type1
Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion rifle, "First Type", brass patchbox, .54cal.
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Weapon2323-Breechloader-Merrill-Carbine-Type2
Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "Second Type", no patchbox, .54cal.
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Weapon2422-Breechloader-Sharps-Carbine-Model-1852
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, Model 1852, "slanting breech", .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2423-Breechloader-Sharps-Carbine-Model-1853
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2424-Breechloader-Sharps-Rifle-Model-1853
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion rifle, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2425-Breechloader-Sharps-Carbine-Model-1859
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1859, .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2426-Breechloader-Sharps-Rifle-Model-1859
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion rifle, New Model 1859, .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2427-Breechloader-Sharps-Carbine-Model-1863
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2428-Breechloader-Sharps-Rifle-Model-1863
Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion rifle, New Model 1863, .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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Weapon2430-Breechloader-Sharps-Hankins-Carbine
Breechloader, Sharps and Hankins single shot rimfire carbine, Model 1862, .52cal.
Manufactured by Sharps & Hankins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Weapon2440-Breechloader-Smith-Carbine
Breechloader, Smith single shot percussion carbine, .50cal.
Manufactured by American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts, Poultry and Trimble, Baltimore were selling agents.

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Weapon2451-Breechloader-Spencer-Carbine-Model-1860
Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine, Model 1860, .52cal.
Manufactured by Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Massachusetts.

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Weapon2452-Breechloader-Spencer-Rifle-Model-1860
Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire rifle, Model 1860, .52cal.
Manufactured by Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Massachusetts.

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Weapon2455-Breechloader-Spencer-Carbine-Model-1865
Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine, Model 1865, "56/52" cartridge, .52cal.
Manufactured by Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Massachusetts.
Manufactured at Burnside Rifle Co, Providence Rhode Island.

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Weapon2460-Breechloader-Starr-Carbine
Breechloader, Starr single shot percussion carbine, Starr, .54cal.
Manufactured by Starr Arms Co., Yonkers, New York.

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Weapon2470-Breechloader-Starr-Rimfire-Carbine
Breechloading Starr single shot rimfire carbine, .52cal.
Manufactured by Starr Arms Co., Yonkers, New York.

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