Maynard Gallery & Small Game Rifle No. 2 Model 1882

Date:
1882
Creator:
Massachusetts Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, MA, U.S.A.
Description (physical):

Model: Maynard Gallery & Small Game Rifle No. 2 Model 1882. Serial Number: 3999. Firearm. Steel | wood. L: 42 Inches, H: 7 Inches. [top of barrel] W.R.A. Co.; [on left side of receiver:] EDWARD MAYNARD | PATENTEE | MAY 27, 1851 | DEC. 6, 1859 | 1873; [right side of barrel frame] MANUFACTURED BY | MASS. ARMS CO | CHICOPEE FALLS | 1882

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming, 82414
Identifier:
1988.8.1059v2
Institution:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Sharps Model 1853

Date:
C. 1850s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0061
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Sharps Carbine

Date:
C. 1850s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0062
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Brass Percussion Blunderbuss

Creator:
John Dahlgren
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0032
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Lefaucheaux Revolver

Date:
c. 1863
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0113
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Pistols

Date:
c. 1862

Both pistols are double action. In a double action revolver, squeezing the trigger pulls back the hammer both to cock the gun as well as serving to release the hammer. In contrast, a single action revolver requires the hammer to be pulled back by hand before each shot.

Description (physical):

Upper: Metal. L 21 cm; Lower: Metal. L 17.5, Dia (barrel) 3.18 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Gatling Gun Patent Model

Date:
1862
Creator:
Richard J. Gatling

This is a wooden model of the six-barrel repeating gun designed and patented by Richard J. Gatling in 1862. The overall length of this patent model is 36 inches with 11 1/2 inch barrels. The Gatling gun saw little action during the Civil War, but by 1866 it was adopted by the U.S. Army, and in addition, other countries began purchasing it in different models and calibers.

Description (physical):

L: 36"

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.018
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History