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

Civil War Weapons, all pre 1898

by Harry Ridgeway


Breechloader carbines and rifles.
Weapon2000 Breechloader

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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...."



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "First Type", brass patchbox, .54cal.
Weapon2321 Breechloader Merrill Carbine Type 1
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion rifle, "First Type", brass patchbox, .54cal.
Weapon2322 Breechloader Merrill Rifle Type 1
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "Second Type", no patchbox, .54cal.
Weapon2323 Breechloader Merrill Carbine Type 2
Manufactured by H. Merrill, Baltimore Maryland.

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Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, Model 1852, "slanting breech", .52cal.
Weapon2423 Breechloader Sharps Carbine Model 1852
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.
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Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal.
Weapon2424 Breechloader Sharps Rifle Model 1853
Manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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