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All Dug Battlefield and camp relics have been recovered from private property with owner's permission.

Civil War Shot and Shell Relics
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The Model 1 was the first genuinely successful self-contained cartridge revolver sold in the U.S. The seven-shot revolver was chambered for the .22 short rim-fire, a cartridge still available today, although it is now produced with smokeless powder, rather than black powder. 117,000 of these miniature “tip-up” revolvers were produced between 1860 and 1868 by the famous Smith & Wesson firm. Most guns were produced with a silver-plated brass frame and a blued barrel. The Model 1 revolvers with serial numbers under roughly 83,170 were produced before the end of 1865, making all of these guns “Civil War period” firearms. So, this gun with serial number 94801 was produced in 1866 just after the war ended. The barrel is marked SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS., and the cylinder is marked with patent dates April 3, 1855. July 5, 1859 & Dec 12, 1860, and the grips match the gun.