Lemat

Date:
1861
Creator:
C. Girard & Co.

CONFEDERATE LEMAT GRAPESHOT" PERCUSSION REVOLVER, FIRST MODEL, .42 CAL. HALF ROUND/ OCTAGON BARREL OVER 20 GA. (.63 CAL.) SMOOTHBORE BARREL. TRIGGER GUARD WITH SPUR; LANYARD RING ON GRIP BUTT. UPPER BARREL FLAT MARKED: "COL. LEMAT'S PATENT". SERIAL # 61 (ON FRAME), BARREL, HAMMER). LOADING LEVER MISSING; MAINSPRING & GRIP STRAP BROKEN (REPAIRED); INOPERABLE. METAL PITTED/TREATED. Origin: LIEGE, BELGIUM.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 35.5 Cm. The Grip Strap Is Broken And Separated From The Frame. These Parts Are Now Bonded With Steel Filled Epoxy With A Thin Metal Reinforcement Brace Secured Between The Trigger Guard And The Mainspring Screws Inside The Grip Frame. This Repair Is Still Considered Weak. Cracked Wood Grip Panels Are Glued With Hide Glue And Gaps Filled With Wood Epoxy Filler. All Original Metal Finish Is Gone; Metal Is Deeply Pitted In Places. Active Rust On Cylinder, Frame And Hammer (Despite Conservation Treatment, May 1999 & Sept 2000).Loading Lever Is Missing, Mainspring Is Broken And Parts Are Inoperable Due To Corrosion

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 593
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1842 Palmetto Armory

Date:
1852

PALMETTO ARMORY M1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET LOCK TO CAT. LOCKPLATE MARKED: COLUMBIA/ S.C. 1852, PALMETTO ARMORY/ S*C. (ENCIRCLING TREE). ALL LOCK PARTS PRESENT & FUNCTIONAL. Origin: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron. L: 15.7 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 591
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1851 Colt Navy

Date:
c. 1864

COLT M1851 NAVY REVOLVER, .36 CAL., SERIAL # 181817 (ALL MATCH). BRASS BACKSTRAP & SMALL ROUNDED TRIGGERGUARD; MISSING WEDGE SCREW. ALLEGEDLY CAPTURED BY MOSBY'S MEN. Origin: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass, Wood. L: 33 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 587
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Box Candle Lantern

Date:
c. 1860

BOX CANDLE LANTERN WITH 4 HINGED SHUTTERS ON FRONT FOR NIGHT SIGNALING. CIRCULAR BRASS BASE EXTENDS ON CENTRAL SPRING LOADED CANDLE TUBE TO FORM HANDLE. HEAVY BRASS WIRE BAIL; ARCHED TOP COVER OVER CHIMNEY WITH 2 BRASS PLATES MARKED: WALTON MANUFACTURING/COMPANY/NEW YORK", "39"." Origin: NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Brass. H: 38.0, W: 20.0, D: 13.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 567
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

.44 Caliber Combustible Skin Cartridges, For Colt'S Army Pistol

Date:
c. 1862

.44 CALIBER COMBUSTIBLE SKIN CARTRIDGES, FOR COLT'S ARMY PISTOL, HOTCHKISS' PATENT, FEB 11TH, 1862. MANUFACTURED BY D.C. SAGE, MIDDLETOWN, CONN. ORGINAL PACKAGE: PAPER COVERED, WOODEN BLOCK WITH 7 HOLES (CAPS & 6 CARTRIDGES); 1 LOOSE CARTRIDGE: SEE CAT.# MANA 1702; PERCUSSION CAPS MISSING. Origin: MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT.

Description (physical):

Material: Lead, Paper, Wood. L: 9.1, W: 4.6, D: 1.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 452
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park