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, muzzleloaders .
Research Center: Weapon1000-Musket .

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, early muskets, 1795 to 1815, .69cal. .
Research Center: Weapon1100-Musket-Early .

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Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816. .
Research Center: Weapon1200-Musket-Model-1816 .

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Musket, Model 1841. .
Research Center: Weapon1300-Musket-Model-1841 .

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Musket, Model 1842. .
Research Center: Weapon1400-Musket-Model-1842 .

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Musket, Model 1855, .
Research Center: Weapon1450-Musket-Model-1855 .

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Musket, Model 1861. .
Research Center: Weapon1500-Musket-Model-1861 .

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1863, Springfield . Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Research Center: Weapon1550-Musket-Model-1863-Springfield .

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Rifled percussion musket, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle, Zouave . Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York.
Research Center: Weapon1560-Musket-Model-1863-Zouave .

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Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861 Navy Plymouth Rifle . Manufactured by Whitney Arms, New Haven Connecticut.
Research Center: Weapon1570-Musket-Navy-Model-1861-Plymouth .

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Rifled percussion musket, Enfield style, J P Moore . This Enfield style musket was assembled by JP Moore New York who was a jobber for Colt.
Research Center: Weapon1580-Musket-Enfield-Style-Moore .

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Rifled percussion musket, Confederate . Manufactured: Confederate Richmond Armory.
Research Center: Weapon1600-Musket-Confederate .

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Rifled percussion musket, English Enfield . Manufactured: England and exported.
Research Center: Weapon1700-Musket-Enfield .

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Muskets, Belgian manufactureMuskets, Belgian manufacture . Manufactured. Belgian and exported.
Research Center: Weapon1720-Musket-Belgian .

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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

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...."

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