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CIVIL WAR RIFLES

 

SMITH CARBINE, .50 CAL


The Smith was one of the most successful breech loading carbines of the Civil War. Its hinged breech action permitted quick and easy reloading while on horseback.

The Smith carbine replica features a color case hardened receiver, blued steel barrel and a walnut butt stock and forend.

A classic percussion breech loader, the Smith is available in either the Cavalry Model (with saddle ring and bar) or the Artillery Model (with sling swivels).
Bbl. Length: 21 1/2"
O.A.L.: 39"
Rec Bullet: Flat Base .50 Cal
Rate of twist: 1:60
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
Calvary Model #SCC050 Artillery Model #SAC050

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BERDAN 1859 SHARPS RIFLE, .54 CAL


Col. Hiram Berdan formed his 1st and 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Regiments early in the Civil War. The exploits of the green uniformed “Berdan’s Sharpshooters” soon gained them the reputation as the most formidable fighting unit in the Union Army.

Legendary Union sniper “ California Joe” Head was the first sharpshooter to be issued the New Model 1859 Sharps rifle for test and evaluation. It proved so effective, Col. Berdan ordered 2000 rifles with the optional set triggers. In the hands of these marksmen, the “Berdan” 1859 Sharps rifle became one of the deadliest weapons of the war.

This high quality reproduction features a case hardened lock, double set triggers, case hardened patch box and furniture, blued barrel and walnut stock.
Bbl. Length: 30"
O.A.L.: 46 3/4"
Rec Bullet: Flat Base .54 Cal
Rate of twist: 1:48
Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz.
Model #BSR054

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1859 SHARPS CAVALRY CARBINE, .54 CAL.


Popular with both sides during the War between the States, the Sharps was one of the first, and one of the best black powder breech loaders. It’s design carried over into the cartridge era with great success.

This replica of the 1859 carbine features color case hardened action, patch box and furniture, blued steel barrel, walnut stocks and a saddle bar with ring.
Bbl. Length: 22"
O.A.L.: 39"
Rec Bullet: Flat Base .54 Cal
Rate of twist: 1:48
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
Model #SHC054

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1859 SHARPS INFANTRY RIFLE, .54 CAL


An authentic replica of the famous three band breech loading Sharps Infantry rifle.

This N-SSA approved percussion rifle features color case hardened receiver; patch box and furniture, blued barrel and walnut stocks.
Bbl. Length: 30"
O.A.L.: 46 3/4"
Rec Bullet: Flat Base .54 Cal
Rate of twist: 1:48
Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz.
Model #SHR054

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1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE, .54 CAL. & .58 CAL


This historic percussion lock weapon gained its name as a result of its performance in the hands of Jefferson Davis’ Mississippi Regiment during the Mexican War. The Mississippi is also known as the “Yager” (a misspelling of the German “Jaeger”).

The rifle was obsolete by 1855. However, it had previously proven so effective that it was rebuilt to take the .54, then the .58 Cal. Minie.
Bbl. Length: 33"
O.A.L.: 48"
Rec Bullet: .54 or .58 Cal. Minie
Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz.
Model #PRM841 (.54 Cal.) Model #PRM842 (.58 Cal.)

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