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Moore Teat Fire Revolver: These.32 caliber #pistols were designed by Daniel Moore and manufactured by Moore and his partner David Williamson. The Moore .32 Teat-fire, used a unique cartridge which circumvented the Rollin White patent owned by Smith and Wesson. These small revolvers proved very popular during the Civil War, with both soldiers and civilians, says pat 1864, Brooklyn N.Y.

Moore Teat Fire Revolver: caliber pistols were designed by Daniel Moore…

It's a Civil War favorite – the LeMat Revolver.Due to the South’s lack of manufacturing, it was decided that the LeMat would be produced in France. Unfortunately for them, only a little over 2,000 of these guns made their way past the Union naval blockades.   What makes the LeMat special is that it is two guns in one – a revolver and a shotgun. Each had nine shots from either a .42 or .36 caliber pistol as well as a single 16 gauge buckshot from the lower barrel.

It's a Civil War favorite – the LeMat Revolver. The large tube is a shotgun barrel making the LeMat the all time wrist breaker

COLT'S SIDEHAMMER POCKET REVOLVER: Although actually designed by Sam Colt himself, the M1855/Root was unusual in that it was the only percussion Colt handgun built with a solid frame and a wrap-around one-piece grip. Offered in both .28 and .31 percussion caliber variations, this sidehammer Colt continued in production through the American Civil War until 1870, even if only around 45,000 examples were to be manufactured.

COLT'S SIDEHAMMER POCKET REVOLVER: Although actually designed by Sam Colt himself, the M1855/Root was unusual in that it was the only percussion Colt handgun built with a solid frame and a wrap-around one-piece grip. Offered in both .28 and .31 percussion caliber variations, this sidehammer Colt continued in production through the American Civil War until 1870, even if only around 45,000 examples were to be manufactured.

Pocket Revolvers. Looks like the original Smith and Wesson cartridge guns. Small caliber, but cartridge firing. About 1853.  Unbelievable that Army wouldn't buy them for Civil War 10 years later.

Looks like the original Smith and Wesson cartridge guns. Small caliber, but cartridge firing. About Unbelievable that Army wouldn't buy them for Civil War 10 years later.

Ethan Allen 32 Sidehammer Rimfire Revolver –  A classic early 1860s sidearm as carried by thousands of Civil War soldiers. 32 caliber 6 shot with 4 inch barrel.

Ethan Allen 32 Sidehammer Rimfire Revolver – A classic early sidearm as carried by thousands of Civil War soldiers. 32 caliber 6 shot with 4 inch barrel.

Savage revolver, one of 20,000 manufactured during the Civil War with the vast majority used by Union soldiers and a LeMat revolver, developed by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, LA. and used by the Confederates

Bloodstains and Bullet Holes: Rare Civil War Artifacts by Henry Leutwyler

A Savage revolver, one of manufactured during the Civil War with the vast majority used by Union soldiers and a LeMat revolver, developed by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, LA. and used by the Confederates. -- Got that Outlaw Josey Wales vibe!

SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 REVOLVER: General William Tecumseh Sherman received this revolver as a presentation from his personal staff in 1869. The .32 rimfire S No. 2 was a popular officer's selection in the American Civil War era as it was one of the first metallic cartridge handguns.

GUN OF THE DAY – Sherman’s Smith & Wesson Our GOTD was presented to General William Tecumseh Sherman in a postwar year in which Sherman was.

My Maw Maw had a gun like this!

Merwin Hulbert Revolver - The MH single-action was available in 3 different…

American Standard Tool Revolver- During Civil War small cartridge revolvers like our GOTD were lightweight, popular pieces for personal protection. This engraved Am Standard Tool .22 revolver was a 7-shot gun made in Newark, NJ. About 40,000 were produced & this model followed very closely the lines of the Manhattan revolver, which was made in two runs from 1861-73. The nice scroll engraving & bone grips on this one are somewhat unusual embellishments. NRA National Firearms Museum in…

American Standard Tool Revolver- During Civil War small cartridge revolvers like…

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