The standard revolvers carried by Union cavalrymen were Colts. Other models included pistols manufactured by the Starr arms company and Remington, but the Colt revolver was the mainstay of the Union cavalry. The standard issue was the Colt 'Army' pistol which was .44 calibre, but the 0.36 calibre 'Navy' model was also popular because of its lighter weight.

Cavalry Pistol

Officer wearing regulation dress, but his boots are an odd pointed shape and he also appears to be wearing Mexican spurs with them. David Scheinmann.

Derided at the beginning of the war, Union cavalry turned into an effective arm and this cavalryman has the air of a true veteran. Unlike many cavalrymen he's retained his cumbersome Hardee hat. David Scheinmann.

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