The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
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Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Civil War (pre 1898) weapons.

relicman.com.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
Maynard carbines.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader.   Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author.  None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale.  This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.  I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.  All  items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.   Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.    This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use.  These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever!  Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied.



Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal.
Carbine was manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Co., Chicopee Falls Massachusetts.  Maynard produced about 20,202 carbines referred in company literature as "Model 1863, often  referred to by collectors as the "Second Model", the tape priming system from the early model was replaced with a percussion system delivering center fire through the base of a metal cartridge.  The hinged barrel tips downward to load by lowering the trigger guard and pushing it forward. Standard features include an iron buttplate somewhat squared, iron loading lever also serves as trigger guard, blued barrel is round with octagon breech, no forearm or bands, riding ring and bar on left side, two leaf sight, bore rifled with six grooves.  Marks on frame right side,  "MANUFACTURED BY / MASS. ARMS  CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS", left side "EDWARD MAYNARD. /  PATENTEE. / MAY 27, 1851. / DEC 6, 1859."  Serial number appears on trigger guard tang.   Cartouches on the wood near the riding bar indicate government inspection, additional  inspector marks on the barrel, sight, and buttplate.  Barrel measures 20in.
Ref: Flayderman 9B-074.

W0774     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#2167)
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W1072     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#3752)

W0651     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#7705)
 

W1113     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#7784)
 

W0653     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#10447)

W0574    Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#15196)
 

W1071     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#15880)
 

W0581     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#17406)
 

W1094     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#19859)
 

W0542     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#20776)

W0484     Single shot percussion carbine, Maynard, Model 1863, aka "Second Model", .50 cal. (#22148)