Gwyn & Campbell Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Gwyn & Campbell Carbine

Because of timing, improvements in technology and no lack of inventive spirit, the American Civil War saw an array of armaments the variety and novelty of which were unsurpassed in earlier conflicts.

The Guns of 1864

In 1864, more and more repeating rifles-Spencers and “sixteen shooter” Henrys-made their way into Union units. The South was being overwhelmed by superior numbers and firepower. If 1863 was the year of the rifle-musket in America’s bloody Civil War, then 1864 was the year of the repeater.

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