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1848 Colt Second Model Dragoon - The famous 1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver models evolved from the 1847 Colt Walker Revolver, and were produced from 1848 to 1863. Shorter than the Walker, the Dragoon was more reliable and efficient. The 2nd Model Dragoon differs from the 1st Model in the cylinder bolt slot, which is square in section instead of oval.

The Remington New Model, was a percussion revolver manufactured by Eliphalet Remington & Sons in .36-(Navy) or .44-(Army) caliber revolver used during the American Civil War. The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864. Due to the fire, the preferred Colt 1860 Army was not available for some time, and large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government as a substitute. It was expensive and…

LeMat Pinfire Revolver One of the favorite pistols of the American Civil War, at least for certain officers like General J.E.B Stuart on the Confederate side, was the LeMat revolver. Capable of firing regular conical or round bullets from nine cylinder chambers, the LeMat also could discharge a load of buckshot from a lower barrel.

John Jarrette was a member of William Clarke Quantrill’s Guerrillas. He Rode with Quantrill during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, and with Bloody Bill Anderson during the massacre at Centralia, Missouri 1864. After the war, Jarrette joined the Jesse James gang, and was a suspect in the robbery of the bank in Kentucky in 1868. In the photo he wears a captured Union waist belt plate.

"The guerrillas were 'nicely dressed' and carried 'belts full of pistols.' They were a 'reckless, daring set of men, ready to sell their lives as dearly as possible, knowing they would get no quarter if captured.'" (fm "Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri" p67, by James W. Erwin) Photo Galleries | Local Confederate guerrillas | Civil War 150