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ArmsCollectors.com
Featured Collector Items

Each is a detailed study of a specialized arms collector topic, with information, photos, and references that will help other collectors.

The late David Radcliffe (biography) prepared these in 2000-2002 for his Midwest Gun and Civil War Show Calendar website, along with a number of similar studies of Civil War collectibles. Thanks to the kind permission of Mr. Reed Radcliffe we are honored to have the privilege of presenting these for your enjoyment. Content of the featured item is unchanged, but minor format and appearance changes have been made to fit in the ArmsCollectors.com site.


Handguns

Colt Model 1851 Percussion "Navy" Revolver" Part 1 of 2

Colt Model 1861 Percussion "Navy" Revolver" Part 2 of 2

Pettingill Percussion Army Revolver and It's Sibling, The Rodgers and Spencer Percussion Army Revolver Part 1 of 2

Pettingill Percussion Army Revolver and It's Sibling, The Rodgers and Spencer Percussion Army Revolver Part 2 of 2

Remington New Model 1863 Single Action .44 Caliber Percussion Army Revolver (1863-1875)

Remington New Model 1863 Single Action .36 Caliber Percussion Navy Revolver (1863-1875)

Remington-Beals Single Action .36 Caliber Navy Model Revolver (1862-1863)

Butterfield Revolver and Perry Single Shot Breechloading Pistol

JS Anchor Stamped London Armory Kerr Revolver

Dean Adams & Dean and Massacusetts Arms Company Revolvers

Dean Adams & Dean and Massacusetts Arms Company Revolvers

Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistols

Three Deringers (derringers) from Four Countries

Percussion Signal Pistols (Flare Pistols) of the Civil War

French Related Civil War Pistols- Liege Manufactured E. LeFaucheux Brevete 6 Shot, 12 mm Pinfire Single Action Revolver

French Related Civil War Pistols- Paris, France made Perrin 6 Shot, 12 mm Center Fire Double Action Only Revolver

French Related Civil War Pistols- Raphael 6 Shot, 11 mm Center Fire Double Action Revolver

Waters Percussion Single Shot Pistols

Civil War Era Allen & Wheelock Percussion Revolvers

J. P. Lindsay's Two - Shot Pocket Pistol and the Model 1863 U.S. Double Rifle Musket

Prescott Navy Revolvers

Rollin White Patent Circumvention- Moore's Patent Firearms Company, Plant's Mfg. Company and Brooklyn Firearms Company Revolvers

Savage-North Percussion .36 Caliber Navy Revolver

Sharps 4 Barrel Pepperbox Pistols: .22 caliber Model 1A and .32 Caliber Model 4B

Starr Model 1858 Double Action .36 Caliber Percussion Navy Revolver

Starr Model 1858 Double Action .44 Caliber Percussion Army Revolver

Starr Model 1863 Single Action .44 Caliber Percussion Army Revolver


Longarms

Burnside Carbine, Cartridge Box and Cartridge

Jenks-Remington Single Shot Breechloading Percussion Carbine

P. S. Justice Rifled Musket (3rd type)

Spencer Repeating Rifle & An English Bayonet

J. P. Lindsay's Two - Shot Pocket Pistol and the Model 1863 U.S. Double Rifle Musket


Edged Weapons

U.S. Naval Cutlasses, Models 1816, 1841, 1860 & 1917

Civil War Cavalry Officer's Saber by Wester

Two Ames Artillery Swords The Foot and the Horse! Part 1 of 2

Two Ames Artillery Swords The Foot and the Horse! Part 2 of 2

Mounted Artillery Officer's Saber 1815-1840

U.S. Naval Officer's Eagle Head Sword 1808-1830

Cavalry Sabers: U.S. 1798 Starr Contract; Virginia Manufactory Second Type, 1803-1820; W. Rose & Sons Militia Cavalry Saber 1807-1810; U.S. 1810 Nippes Contract

Henry Sauerbier Presentation Grade Civil War Saber

Mystery Presentation U.S. Model 1840 Medical Staff Sword

U.S. Model 1832 Pay Department Sword (Assumed)

A Great Missouri Associated Presentation Sword

Two GAR Swords

U.S. Militia Staff Officers Sword variant circa 1845-1850

U.S. Militia Officers Sword variant circa 1841-1845


Artillery, Powder Flasks, and Miscellaneous

Civil War Artillery Implements

A Look At 3 "Peace Flasks"

Civil War Hand Grenades

"Public Property Flask" of 1825 - 1827

The 1832 & 1833 Robert Dingee "Bugle Eagle" Flask

The Stimpson U.S.N."Fouled Anchor" Flask of 1845 


A Memorial To Dave Radcliffe