Historic Preservation
Guns and Ammunition - Military and Civilian : 1860-1950
  • Ball, Musket
  • Ball, Musket
  • 5DA.998.1406
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  • Musket ball, .54 caliber rifle ball, pitted and rodent chewed. No protein residue analysis done.... View Full Record
  • Ball, Musket
  • Ball, Musket
  • 5DA.998.1337
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  • Rifle ball, could be from a .50 caliber Hawkin rifle, linen patch marks and rifling marks. Protein residue is negative for residue (#17).... View Full Record
  • Ball, Pistol
  • Ball, Pistol
  • 5DA.998.1032
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  • .44 caliber pistol ball, including rammer marks and rammer marks... View Full Record
  • Bit, Bridle
  • Bit, Bridle
  • 2008.002.2
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  • US Army Cavalry horse bit, used by enlisted men for their riding horses ca.1880-1900 ... View Full Record
  • Bridle
  • Bridle
  • 1995.001.4
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  • Bridle belonging to Gen. John Chase and donated with McClellan saddle. Headstall has BRIG. GENL. JOHN CHASE stamped. It has two cheek pieces fastened to the headstall, the throatlatch has two (2) buckles. The browband across the forehead connects to... View Full Record
  • Case, Cartridge
  • Case, Cartridge
  • 5DA.221.7.22.2
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  • Brass cartridge case, pinfire, JG 7 headstamp... View Full Record
  • Cap, Percussion
  • Cap, Percussion
  • 5DA.221.7.21
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  • Nine (9) percussion caps... View Full Record
  • Cap, Percussion
  • Cap, Percussion
  • 5DA.221.25.6
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  • Brass percussion cap, four wings... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.25.3
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  • Eight (8) brass .22 caliber rim-fire cartridge cases, green patina present, numbered 25.1-8. Headstamps: US n-5, one with no designation, two are partially obscured.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.18.10.7
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  • Bullet, unfired, .22 caliber short rim-fire, 'H' headstamp.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 2010.002.1
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  • Fired .44 caliber lead bullet.... View Full Record
  • Case, Cartridge
  • Case, Cartridge
  • 5DA.221.7.22.3
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  • Brass cartridge case, constricted neck, rifle. Center fire, 'W.R.A. Co, 38-56, W.C.F.' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.998.1556
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  • Henry bullet, .44 caliber, fired, flattened nose, flat base, no blood residue... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.2
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  • Brass cartridge case, rimfire, headstamp 'U'... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.998.1523
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  • Blunt nose Merrill USA bullet, .54 caliber, used with a percussion cap on a cylinder load revolver, no blood residue... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.6
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  • Brass cartridge case, rimfire, headstamp 'US'. flattened on open end... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.3331
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  • Minie bullet, unfired .58 caliber with cone base. It was removed from the weapon barrel with a device called a worm following unsuccessful efforts to remove it with a wiper.... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.13.11.1
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  • Brass rifle cartridge case, contracting neck. W.R.A. Co, W.C.F., .38-56... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.3012
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  • Minie bullet, fired .54 caliber with cone base. Cone-shaped base, probably for .55 caliber Austrian rifle. Blood residue analysis was negative.... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.2771
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  • Minie ball bullet, .58 caliber, unfired, cone base, nose has wiper device marks for removal from weapon barrel.... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.2772
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  • Minie ball bullet, .58 caliber, unfired, cone base, nose has wiper device marks, drawn from weapon barrel.... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.2773
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  • Minie ball bullet, .58 caliber, unfired, cone base, nose has wiper device marks, drawn from weapon barrel.... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.36.2
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  • Brass shell base, center fire, No.12, U.S.C. CO, other insignia unreadable... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.1483
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  • Minie ball bullet, .58 caliber, unfired, machine made and swaged at national arsenal. Used paper cartridge, 60 grains of FF black powder.... View Full Record
  • Bullet, Minie
  • Bullet, Minie
  • 5DA.998.1389
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  • Minie ball bullet, fired .58 caliber, partial lead loss. Blood residue analysis positive for antelope (#88).... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.9.6.1
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  • Brass cartridge case, tapering neck, center fire, 'WRA Co, 32' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Button, Military
  • Button, Military
  • 5DA.998.1331
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  • Civil War era Union General Service military officer's cuff button. Eagle with shield, damaged, HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY stamped on back. Loop fastener intact.... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.9.7
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  • Metal shotgun shell case, center fire, 'W.R.A.Co, No 12, RIVAL' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.26.3
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  • Brass shotgun shell base, fired, headstamp: W.R.A.Co, RIVAL, No. 12, paper wad inside.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.30.1
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  • Lead bullet without cartridge case... View Full Record
  • Cap, Percussion
  • Cap, Percussion
  • 5DA.998.3006
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  • Four wing musket percussion cap, copper, unfired.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.7.20.2
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  • Lead bullet, no cartridge, unfired, carved... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.9.3
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  • Lead bullet, four (4) rings, carved.... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.1
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  • Brass cartridge case, center fire, headstamp 'U.M.C., S, H, .38 S&W'... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.4
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  • Brass cartridge case, rimfire, headstamp 'C', slightly flattened... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.36.1.2
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  • Brass cartridge case, center fire, no headstamp... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.989.78
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  • Smashed 12-gauge shotgun cartridge cap, 'LONDON' inscribed. See 5DA.989.73.... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.998.1505
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  • Henry brass cartridge case, .44 rimfire fired from Henry rifle or 1866 Winchester... View Full Record
  • Certificate, Commemorative
  • Certificate, Commemorative
  • 1995.010.1
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  • Framed Honor Roll for twenty-one World War I veterans 1914-1919 at Christ Church, Castle Rock, Colorado. Given by the congregation on Easter 1919. Wood frame has oak leaf design embossed at intervals around the frame edge. Paper backing on the back... View Full Record
  • Flask, Powder
  • Flask, Powder
  • 5DA.998.1116
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  • This powder can (or flask) lid is embossed with: The Laflin Powder Co. It is lead or pewter, threaded, probably a one pound can. The Laflin Powder Company was formed to assume operating the mills in New York and Wisconsin. The Laflin brothers and ot... View Full Record
  • Halter
  • Halter
  • 2008.002.46
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  • Draft horse headstall with bit, U.S. Army issue for artillery cart or freight wagon team. Blinders with brass US emblem, concave US emblem on each side of the halter.... View Full Record
  • Halter
  • Halter
  • 2008.002.47
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  • Draft horse headstall with bit, U.S. Army issue for artillery cart or freight wagon team. Blinders with brass US emblem, convex US emblem on each side of the halter.... View Full Record
  • Rifle, Cartridge
  • Rifle, Cartridge
  • 5DA.1094.311
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  • .44 calibur cartridge case; brass; made for Henry repeating rifle c. 1860s... View Full Record
  • Rifle, Percussion
  • Rifle, Percussion
  • 5DA.1069.037
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  • This is an Austrian-made Garibaldi rifle. During the Civil War, Federal government agencies purchased large quantities of foreign guns. The Garibaldi was an old .71 caliber tube-lock gun, converted to percussion and rifled with twelve grooves after i... View Full Record
  • Rifle, Percussion
  • Rifle, Percussion
  • 5DA.1069.036
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  • This is a J. Henry Leman & Son of Lancaster, Pennsylvania heavy percussion rifle. It is .58 caliber, with an octagonal barrel and used by trappers, Indians and big game hunters. Leman began his gun making shop in 1834 and began selling to Indian trib... View Full Record
  • Saddle
  • Saddle
  • 1995.001.1
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  • Very fancy McClellan saddle with four side pockets on two saddle bags and a padded seat. Sheep fleece lines the underside. Padded seat is stitched. It has a tall cantle and pommel with no horn, typical for McClellan. The saddlebags are two (2) small... View Full Record
  • Sword
  • Sword
  • 1995.001.2
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  • Nickel plated presentation sword given to General John Chase by the Knights of Columbus for being Grand Marshal of a parade in Denver, Colorado in 1913. In the framed case with the sword are two medals associated with the parade, one is for Sir J. C... View Full Record

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