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Confederate Handguns.
« on: August 23, 2016, 01:07:03 PM »
A while back I posted a photo of Confederate revolvers that did not include all models - cause I didn't have them all.  Now I do.  Here are the handguns used by the Confederacy that have had reproductions made:

Counter Clockwise from the top:
Griswold and Gunnison sheriffs model ( Uberti)
Tucker & Sherrard (Uberti)
Spiller & Burr (Pietta
Schneider & Glassick(Pietta)
Leech and Rigdon (Uberti)
Rigdon & Ansley Augusta (Uberti)
Navy LeMat (Pietta)
Griswold & Gunnison
J.H. Dance (Pietta)

Center:
Leech & Rigdon Sheriffs model (Pietta)

The Tucker & Sherrard, LeMat, and J.H.Dance are .44 caliber.  All others are .36




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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 03:04:12 PM »
Well, you're the first on my block to get 'em all.  Great looking collection Fingers.  That L & R looks really sharp.  The Tucker & Sherrard looks interesting too.

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 03:09:27 PM »
Hi Fingers, what a great collection!! That collection is worthy of a museum. Do you display them or do they hide in a safe?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 04:39:39 PM »
Hi Fingers, what a great collection!! That collection is worthy of a museum. Do you display them or do they hide in a safe?

Regards,
Richard

I have to open a fresh can of fffg to entice them to come out of the safe.  Then they just sit around and smell it.  For the most part, none of them have been shot
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 04:42:04 PM »
Great collection and great photo Fingers.   I doubt there are many who could put all those revolvers along with the other accoutrements together in a photo.   Great to see.

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 05:12:54 PM »
What was the hardest one to add to the collection?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 08:35:56 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a T&S outside of Gunbroker...
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 08:45:59 PM »
What was the hardest one to add to the collection?

The LeMat - Wasn't hardest to find, just hardest to let go of $$ for because the price of them has gone through the roof.  I lucked into this one for a more than reasonable price - not the $1000 plus they've been asking for them.

The Uberti and Pietta sheriffs models are probably the rarest.  But, again, lucked out on them at a low price.

One thing I've found.  You have to check the auction sites regularly or you will miss something.  I got the Tucker and Sherrard because the seller had it listed as a Uberti 2nd Model Dragoon.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 08:54:56 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a T&S outside of Gunbroker...

This one was another one of those lucky finds.  It was a cased set that was misidentified as a 2nd model dragoon.  SN of it is T64.  according to Dr. Davis it is 1 of 400.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 09:01:20 PM »
Great collection and great photo Fingers.   I doubt there are many who could put all those revolvers along with the other accoutrements together in a photo.   Great to see.

Thank you Mike.  The sword is a McElroy staff officers sword, the belt is a reproduction of the sword belt made by the Confederate arsenal in Tyler, Texas and has a Texas buckle and a reproduction of the arsenal stamp on the belt near the hanger.  Family is from Tyler & GGGrandfather enlisted in Smith County in April '61.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 03:27:23 AM »
Fingers,

Don't you need to include the Colt 1851?  I thought Colt was able to make a shipment to the CSA just prior to the start of the war?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 04:46:49 AM »
Hi StrawHat, it should also include the Yank handguns taken off the battlefield, 1851 and 1860? Then call the collection, "The guns of the Civil War"?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 10:47:16 AM »
Fingers,

Don't you need to include the Colt 1851?  I thought Colt was able to make a shipment to the CSA just prior to the start of the war?

Kevin

This was to show which reproductions of primary and secondary handguns made/used by and for the Confederacy are available.  There were other handguns made by and for he south that are not being replicated.  A couple that I'd love to see are the Kofer and Kerr.

If I included the 1851 Navy Colt's that got to the south I'd have to include the full fluted 1860 Armies that McCullough got for his regiment.  Neither are considered Confederate Handguns.

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2016, 04:27:17 AM »
Fingers,

Don't you need to include the Colt 1851?  I thought Colt was able to make a shipment to the CSA just prior to the start of the war?

Kevin

This was to show which reproductions of primary and secondary handguns made/used by and for the Confederacy are available.  There were other handguns made by and for he south that are not being replicated.  A couple that I'd love to see are the Kofer and Kerr.

If I included the 1851 Navy Colt's that got to the south I'd have to include the full fluted 1860 Armies that McCullough got for his regiment.  Neither are considered Confederate Handguns.

First,  I misunderstood the intent of the display.  For that, I apologize.

Second, about the 1860s, I was not aware of that fact.  I knew the Colt factory was able to ship the 1851s just prior to the shelling of Sumpter but was not aware of McCullough getting any Colts.  Were these ordered from the factory?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2016, 01:49:28 PM »
There were two shipments totalling 1,000 (700 & 300) Colt Army's that went to New Orleans in April 1861. This shipment is widely believed to have ended up in the hands of Benjamin McCulloch's Texas Rangers at the beginning of the war.
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