REVOLVERS USED BY CONFEDERATE TROOPS DURING THE CIVIL WAR
Examples of contemporary revolvers with percussion of the American Civil War.
Details of the photograph above.
We have on the left, upwards: Joslyn (rare), North&Savage, Savage "Number Eight" and Rogers & Spencer.
In the box a Dragoon Colt 3rd model. On right-hand side we see Pettingill, Starr simple action, Allen & Wheelock with cartridge with a funny system of ejection, and Starr double action. All gauges 44.
Below the box there is Savage Navy calibre .36, then two others of which I do not remember any more the name. They were not used all for the army, but they all are of the "military" models.
The two guns you do not know below the cased Colt are first a Freeman manufactured by Hoard's Armory Watertown, New York and the one below is a Butterfield. That's an interesting one, because it has a tube inside containing pellets (a kind of percussion caps).
Made in the Confederacy
Griswold & Gunnison, also known as Griswold & Grier Brass-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
Leech & Rigdon and Rigdon, Ansley Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
Spiller & Burr Brass-framed copies of the Whitney
Augusta Machine Works Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
Colombus Firearms Manufacturing Company Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
J.H. Dance & Bros Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
Steel-framed copies of the Colt Dragoon 1849
Tucker & Sherrard, later Clarck & Sherrard Steel-framed copies of the Colt Dragoon 1849
Le Mat 9 rounds + 1 shot barrel
Kerr Sidehammer british-made revolver
Lefaucheux 1854 Pinfire 12 mm French revolver
Revolvers made in the Confederacy, however not on military contract
Cofer Brass-framed copies of the Whitney, spur trigger, percussion & cartridges
Schneider & Glassick Brass-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
L.E. Tucker & Sons Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851
Sisterdale Steel-framed copies of the Colt Navy 1851, top strap, only 6 made
The Confederate troops used also, of course, genuine Colts and Remington captured on killed or prisoners, or that had been gathered in the Confederate States before the war started.
Major Caleb Huse
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