Selection of Pistols: Variety of Civil War handguns including a Pepperbox (top) and on the far right a Model Colt .36 navy Revolver. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)
Considered by many as the high-water mark for percussion revolvers, Colt’s 1860 Army—like the ivory-stocked, late production model shown here—combined a streamlined, well-balanced handgun with power and straight- shooting capabilities.
Civil War Antiques (Dave Taylor's) February 2014 Spencer
Colt M1849 Pocket Revolver - Working with a collection containing thousands of great guns allows us to sometimes focus on the “little things.” This engraved Colt percussion revolver has a hand-cut barrel address, but even more interesting is the small “2” next to the serial number. Once upon a time this .31 caliber handgun was part of a two-gun set. Wish we knew whatever happened to the counterpart of this percussion Colt.
Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun, the middle model is mine. Pump and semi auto, only Benelli...
Civil War Rifles and Carbines: From top to bottom: a Colt Model 1853 rifle used by sharpshooters, a Sharps carbine and a Burnside carbine, invented by Union General Ambrose Burnside. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)
Samuel Colt’s 1851 Navy (top) was one of the most influential revolver designs of the mid 19th century. During the Civil War it was copied by Confederate armsmakers including Griswold & Gunnison (center) and J.H. Dance & Bros. (bottom).
Confederate Revolver - This Griswold & Gunnison Civil War Revolver is an unlicensed copy of a Colt 1851 Navy.
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