5 09, 2018

JEZAIL RIFLE

2018-09-22T19:07:32+00:00

JEZAIL RIFLES During the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-1842, Afghan warriors used homemade jezail rifles with devastating results against British East India Company troops. The British Brown Bess muskets weren't accurate beyond 50 yards, and using the long barreled jezails, the Pashtuns picked off British patrols from cliffs up

JEZAIL RIFLE 2018-09-22T19:07:32+00:00
5 09, 2018

SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE

2018-09-22T19:15:33+00:00

The Spencer 1860 was the world's first widely used military repeating rifle. Designed by Christopher Spencer, the lever action, .52 caliber, 7-shot rifle had a sustainable rate of fire 14-20 rounds per minute, while muzzleloaders in use at the time fired only 2-3 rounds per minute. The Spencer was also

SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE 2018-09-22T19:15:33+00:00
5 09, 2018

SHARPS RIFLE

2018-09-22T19:21:36+00:00

SHARPS RIFLE The Sharps was 52 caliber, single shot, breechloading rifle. In the Civil War. It is most famously associated with the flamboyant 1st United States Sharpshooters, known as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" in honor of their leader Hiram Berdan. Built by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut

SHARPS RIFLE 2018-09-22T19:21:36+00:00
5 09, 2018

ENFIELD PATTERN 1853

2018-09-22T19:47:34+00:00

  The Enfield Pattern 1853 was a .58 caliber Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867. Manufactured in England, 900,000 were used by the South during the Civil War. The Enfield had an accuracy range of 200 to 300 yards, but expert marksmen used

ENFIELD PATTERN 1853 2018-09-22T19:47:34+00:00
5 09, 2018

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1861

2018-09-22T19:52:28+00:00

The Springfield Model 1861 was a .58 caliber, Minié-type rifled musket was the most widely used rifle by the North during the Civil War. The Springfield had a range of 200 to 300 yards, but expert marksmen used them on targets up to 500 yards away. Its highest rate of

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1861 2018-09-22T19:52:28+00:00
5 09, 2018

BROWN BESS MUSKET

2018-09-22T20:07:59+00:00

BROWN BESS MUSKET The Brown Bess was .75 caliber, smoothbore, muzzle loading, flintlock musket. It was the standard long gun of the British Empire's land forces from 1722 until 1838, and was the most common firearm used by both sides in the American Revolutionary War. The Brown Bess

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