Confederate Cavalry Carbines and Artillery

Musketoons (continued)

The government-owned Richmond 1 Arsenal produced the largest 2 number of carbines (13), while Cook and Brother was the most prolific 3 private contractor, manufacturing substantial numbers of carbines and 4 musketoons (8) and (12), whose design was based closely on that of the English Pattern 1853 Enfield. All 5 Confederate firearms show evidence of superior finish and hand fitting. 6

S. C Robinson Sharps carbine Morse carbine with breech exposed for reloading

C. Chapman musketoon, complete with ramrod

Keen, Walker and Company carbine with breech mechanism in open position for reloading Carbine cartridge box, complete with loops for attachment to waist belt Bilharz, Hall and Company rising

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Cook Brothers MusketoonArtillery Breech Mechanisms

breech carbine with breech mechanism exposed for reloading Alternative style of carbine cartridge box Cook and Biother carbine

Bilharz, Hall and Company muzzle-loading carbine, complete with ramrod Militia carbine cartridge box with shoulder harness for carrying Cap box as attached to waist belt Cook and Brother musketoon, complete with ramrod

13 Richmond carbine with hammer cocked, with carrying strap and ramrod

14 Fabric-coveied tin drum water canteen with stopper, and shoulder carrying strap attached

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  • SCHIFFERS Peter
    Dear Sirs, I am writing books about the C.W. weapons and I have undertaken a survey about the <br />serial numbers of the Confederate Sharps and the Morse carbines. Could you please indicate me what are the S.N of your carbines? <br />Regards<br />SCHIFFERS
    7 years ago

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