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A Billinghurst Rifle; the kind of arm brought from home for use in units like Berdan's.

A Billinghurst Rifle; the kind of arm brought from home for use in units like Berdan's.

Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle by Robbins, Kendall & Lawrence - Made at their factory in Windsor, Vermont, this is one of about 10,000 made by this contractor. The lock is marked “Windsor, VT / 1847” behind the hammer, and in front of the hammer the lock plate is marked “ROBBINS/KENDALL &/LAWRENCE/U.S.” This gun is also stamped “OHIO” in the wood opposite the lock.

Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle by Robbins, Kendall & Lawrence - Made at their factory in Windsor, Vermont, this is one of about 10,000 made by this contractor. The lock is marked “Windsor, VT / 1847” behind the hammer, and in front of the hammer the lock plate is marked “ROBBINS/KENDALL &/LAWRENCE/U.S.” This gun is also stamped “OHIO” in the wood opposite the lock.

Military & Patriotic:Civil War, Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle With Bayonet and Sling, .58caliber, 49" overall length with 33" barrel, lockplate sta...

Military & Patriotic:Civil War, Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle With Bayonet and Sling, .58caliber, 49" overall length with 33" barrel, lockplate sta...

It's been argued, w/ some validity, that the Spencer Rifle changed the face of warfare. Here is the weapon that changed the outcome of battles. Photos courtesy of the relicman.

It's been argued, w/ some validity, that the Spencer Rifle changed the face of warfare. Here is the weapon that changed the outcome of battles. Photos courtesy of the relicman.

Michigan Swivel Breech - 1860s Over Under Percussion Rifle - This heavy swivel breech rifle weighs around 11 lbs. and the barrels are made of cast steel and are .38 caliber. The lock is stamped “E.S. SWEET” and on top of both of the barrels the firm markings say “E. S. SWEET/ J. ALLEN CAST STEEL / KALAMAZOO” (Michigan). More specifically Ezra S. Sweet & James Allen, (E S S & J A, ) gunsmiths, 13 N Burdick, 2d floor,

Michigan Swivel Breech - 1860s Over Under Percussion Rifle - This heavy swivel breech rifle weighs around 11 lbs. and the barrels are made of cast steel and are .38 caliber. The lock is stamped “E.S. SWEET” and on top of both of the barrels the firm markings say “E. S. SWEET/ J. ALLEN CAST STEEL / KALAMAZOO” (Michigan). More specifically Ezra S. Sweet & James Allen, (E S S & J A, ) gunsmiths, 13 N Burdick, 2d floor,

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