Category Archives: Civil War Replica

Early reconnaissance- the spyglass

Recon equipment for pirates, Civil War soliders, cowboys and steampunkers… More stylish than binoculars, of course! Most recently seen in the westerns “True Grit” and “Cowboys and Aliens”, the spyglass was an important piece of intelligence-gathering equipment. Replica Armory features this fully functional spyglass, along with many other stage props.

Confederate Civil War Kepi

Need a rebel kepi? Here’s a closer look at a confederate reproduction kepi.   Made of wool, with cotton lining. Ever wonder why it’s called a kepi?   Both the cap and the name itself comes from the French.   The French re-spelled the word kappe, which itself means “cap”.   Its origins began as early as the…

Disassembly of a Denix 1860 Army replica revolver

One of the more interesting things about running a replica gun website is the suprising number of questions I get pertaining to the mechanical details of the various replica guns. Sometimes, the questions are geared toward trying to figure out if a non-firing replica gun can be converted to a real firing gun. Other times,…

That crazy pepperbox revolver!

In the United States, the percussion pepperbox revolver started gaining popularity around 1830 or so.  Some say this revolver was a precursor of sorts to the double-action revolver which came later.   This gun was designed to be used at close range, and for primarily civilian use.   I imagine it would have been fairly common to…

Confederate LeMat Revolver-A Unique Rebel Gun

The mid-1800s proved to be a fabulous period of firearm innovation.  Westward expansion, the Gold Rush, and of course, the Civil War, created an amazing period of creative firearm development.  One such firearm that evolved from this was the LeMat Revolver, also known as the Grape Shot Revolver.  The LeMat was developed in 1856 by…