The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
.

Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Civil War (pre 1898) weapons.

relicman.com.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
muskets.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", 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.



Muskets before 1816, 1809 flintlocks, Harpers Ferry. 


Smoothbore musket, Model 1816, Harpers Ferry, most converted to percussion 1850s.

Smoothbore musket, Model 1816, Remington converted to percussion 1850s.
 


Smoothbore musket, Model 1816, Springfield, most converted to percussion 1850's.
 


Smoothbore musket, Model 1816, Whitney, most converted to percussion 1850's.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Harpers Ferry.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Robbins & Lawrence.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841 Whitney.


Smoothbore percussion musket, Model 1842 Harpers Ferry.


Smoothbore percussion musket, Model 1842 Springfield.


Rifled percussion muskets, Model 1855, Harpers Ferry.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1855, Springfield.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Amoskeag.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861. Bridesburg.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Colt.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, LG&Y , Lamson Goodnell & Yale.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Manton.
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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Mason.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Mowry.
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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Muir.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, New York, (Sarson & Roberts).


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Norfolk, (Welch Brown & Co).
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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, SNWTC, S. Norris & W.T. Clement.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Norwich.
   


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Parker Snow.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Providence Tool.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Remington.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, E Robinson.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Savage.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Schubarth.
   


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861 and 1863, Springfield.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Trenton.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Watertown.


Rifled percussion musket, Model 1863, Remington Zouave.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Whitney "good & serviceable" muskets.
 


Muskets, Belgian muskets.
 


Rifled percussion musket, Enfield muskets.


Rifled percussion musket, Confederate Richmond muskets.


Rifled percussion musket, Navy Plymouth musket.


Muskets converted to breech loading after the Civil War, "Trap doors" conversions.