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CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST: BATTLE WEAPONS GUIDELINES

Confederate: Army of New Mexico

OHV Ambassadors Longguns: Preferred
1855 Springfield’s 
1842 Springfield’s
1841 Springfield’s (Mississippi rifle)
1816 Conversions (Conversion of Flintlock Muskets to percussion)
1855 Colt Revolving Rifles
1859 Sharps Carbine/Rifles
Double Barrel Percussion Shotguns
Single Barrel Percussion Shotguns
1847 Musketoons
Civilian Period Rifles
Plains Rifles (Hawken Style)
Austrian Lorenz’s

Longguns: Acceptable
1861 Springfield’s and wartime contractor replicas
Enfield’s

Handguns: Preferred
1842 Springfield’s 
1851 Colt Navy’s 
1855 Colt Root Revolvers 
Colt Dragoons 
1849 Colt’s 
1848 Colt’s 
1858 Starr DA Revolvers 
Single-Shot Pistol’s
Pepperbox’s

Handguns: Acceptable
1860 Colt Army
Colt Walker’s (rare)
Colt Paterson’s (rare)
Whitney Revolvers

Knives & Bladed Weapons: Preferred
Bowie 
“D” Guard Bowie 
Lances
Period Belt Knives
Period Sabers - mostly officers
Bayonets for military long arms

Federal: California, Colorado & New Mexico Volunteers

Longguns: Preferred
1855 Springfield’s 
1842 Springfield’s 
1847 Musketoons 
1859 Sharps Carbine/Rifle (Conversion of Flintlock Muskets)

Longguns: Acceptable
1861 Springfield’s and wartime contractor replicas
1841 Springfield’s (Mississippi rifle)
Enfield’s 

Handguns: Preferred
Note: Officers purchased their own side arms, anything manufactured before early 1862 is acceptable. 
1842 Springfield’s 
1851 Colt Navy’s 
Colt Dragoons 
1855 Springfield’s 
1858 Starr DA Revolvers

Handguns: Acceptable
1860 Colt Army
Whitney Revolvers

Knives & Bladed Weapons: Preferred
Period Belt Knives
Period Sabers (officers & most cavalry)
Bayonets

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