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

Parker Lifter Shotgun - It’s a family affair when you consider our GOTD, a fine classic 10 gauge Parker “Lifter” shotgun. In Meriden, CT - Charles Parker brought in his sons Wilbur and Dexter after the American Civil War to help build fine side-by-side shotguns. The early Lifter action of the Parker design was strong and durable, as well as easy opening, as the operation could be performed by either hand. NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO.

American Colt M 1849 pocket revolver with a Japanese stamp in the barrel, the gun was in Japan when one of the Meiji period national roundup/registrations of weapons took place.

The War Between the States brought the Trapdoor rifles into their own. Deadly accurate and seldom flawed in performance, they were highly thought of as weapons worthy of the soldiers who used them.

.54 caliber THOMPSON CENTER ARMS RENEGADE. This is the gun my father taught me to hunt with. RIP Dad

A Rare, Captured Confederate Pistol Griswold and Gunnison #1567 Macon, Georgia, August 1863 in CSA holster. This rare, captured Griswold and Gunnison #1567 still has residue of burnt powder in four of the six cylinder chambers. It was found in Michigan, and was likely captured during the Battle of Atlanta to be brought north as a war trophy. From the famous Wiley Sword collection. A Rare, Captured Confederate Pistol in excellent condition and well struck with all matching serial numbers…

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Texas Cavalry: "...they were expert horsemen and skillful marksmen...They were better at raiding than performing as traditional cavalry. They lived off the land and fought with weapons they brought from home. The wide variety of arms complemented the assortment of dress ranging from Mexican sombreros and blankets to coats of Federal blue." fm "Between the Enemy and Texas, pxiii, by Bailey (Actors on horses playing Confederate cavalry...at Lake Madison. Madisonville, Texas)