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SIGNAL WHISTLE
The American Army first organized companies of Light Infantry in 1775. These highly mobile units were initially made up of riflemen known for their speed and marksmanship whose primary role was as skirmishers. Small shrill whistles made of wood, antler, or other common materials played a role in signaling commands to these Light Infantry companies, who could not rely on the beating of the company drum to relay field communications.

630. Signal Whistle
Our stained wooden whistle is patterned on a period example. It is 4 1/4” long with a short rawhide lanyard, packaged in a poly bag with an insert giving its history and some common marksman’s signals.


MUSKET BALL (lead free pewter)
The smooth bore flintlock musket was widely used on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the 18th century. Loaded with lead balls commonly of .69 to .75 caliber, this firearm was capable of firing at a rate of 2 to 4 shots per minute, with limited accuracy.

635. Musket Ball
Our musket ball, cast in lead-free pewter, closely approximates the original lead balls in size and weight. Each musket ball is packaged with a history insert.


MINIE BALL (lead free pewter)
In 1855, the U. S. Infantry adopted new standards for small arms that introduced muzzle-loading .58 caliber rifles and rifle muskets designed to use the newly developed conical minie ball bullet, an enormously important development in the history of ordnance.

636. MINIE Ball
Our minie ball, cast in lead-free pewter, closely approximates the original ball in size and weight. Each minie ball is packaged with a history insert.


ARROWHEADS and SPEARPOINTS
The bow and arrow and the spear were vital weapons for the Native American tribes at the time of the European settlements. Arrowheads and spear points varied greatly in size and shape as well as in material, such characteristics being determined by intended use in hunting various types of game or in warfare.

634. Arrowheads and Spear Points
These newly knapped arrowheads and spear points are made of chipped stone, a material mentioned in several settler accounts as being very common. We stamp our pieces with a “copy” symbol so that any piece dropped in an outdoor venue cannot be mistaken for an original. Each is packaged in a poly bag with a history insert; a random assortment of sizes will be provided in each order.


BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK WOOD DUMMY GUN
This long gun, popularly known as the “Brown Bess”, was a standard civilian flintlock musket used in 18th century America and the primary firearm used by both sides in the American Revolution. Later converted from flintlock to cap lock mechanisms, these old long guns continued to see use well into the 19th century. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

650. Brown Bess Wood Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


BLUNDERBUSS FLINTLOCK WOOD DUMMY GUN
This short-barreled, large bore flintlock gun was known as a “blunderbuss” from the old Dutch words doner (thunder) and bus (gun). Its distinctive, widely flared muzzle was designed to scatter shot at close range, making it popular as a weapon of home defense. The blunderbuss, perhaps best known as the weapon of choice of buccaneers and pirates, was also adapted for use as a standard issue British Sea Service weapon (1790-1815); at sea, the gun was light enough to be shoulder fired but could also be rail-mounted for use as a swivel gun. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

651. Blunderbuss Wood Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


CIVIL WAR HARPERS FERRY / SPRINGFIELD WOOD DUMMY GUN
One of the standard U.S. regulation arms of the Civil War period, this gun was formally known as the U.S. Rifle Musket 1855 Model. About 60,000 of these guns were issued by government arsenals in Harpers Ferry VA (1859-1861) and Springfield MA (1857-1861).

These percussion muzzleloaders had rifled bores specifically designed to use Minie ball bullets, and would have been equipped with a bayonet. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

652. Civil War Harpers Ferry / Springfield Wood Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


LEWIS & CLARK AIR RIFLE WOOD DUMMY GUN
The air rifle used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their 1803-1806 expedition to explore the Northwest used compressed air instead of the usual black powder to shoot a .31 caliber round. Manufactured by Isaiah Lukens, a clock and gun maker from Philadelphia, the rifle made little noise, did not smoke, and had a very slight kick when fired. Although used for hunting, the main purpose was to impress the Native Americans that Lewis & Clark would meet during their historic journey. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

653. Lewis & Clark Air Rifle Wood Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


WINCHESTER “THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST” WOOD DUMMY GUN
The 1866 Winchester Carbine, a weapon popularized as The Gun That Won The West, was produced at Oliver Winchester’s New Haven (CT) Arms Co. A short-barreled black powder rifle, the Winchester Carbine introduced the lever action slide-loading cartridge, and was a formidable weapon that could quickly shoot 10 bullets without reloading. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

654. Winchester “The Gun That Won The West” Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


NAVAL PISTOL / PIRATE PISTOL WOOD DUMMY GUN
Common arms aboard military men-of-war ships as well as the fast-running sloops of the privateers throughout the 18th century, flintlock sea service pistols were characterized by their belt hooks and long barrels. The notorious pirate Blackbeard was known to have carried three or more such pistols belted across his chest. Our full-sized wood dummy gun is faithful to the silhouette and proportions of the historic firearm it represents.

655. Naval Pistol / Pirate Pistol Wood Dummy Gun
The term “Dummy gun” comes from the 18th century, when young militia recruits were given sticks or simply shaped, non-functioning wooden guns for practice in drilling and marching in formation. Each is provided with a hang tag with history.


SHORT SWORD WOOD DUMMY SWORD
Short swords were favored in the North American colonies from early times by soldiers, sailors, and hunters alike, particularly from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Sometimes referred to as a cutlass or hanger, this weapon was light in weight, typically had a single cutting edge on a curved or straight blade, and was suitable for close combat and defense as well as for the hunt. The short sword could be quite simple or very elaborate in material and design, depending upon the wealth and significance of its owner.

656. Short Sword Wood Dummy Sword
Our solid pine short sword has a dowel-pinned crossguard (no nails) and is provided with a hang tag with history and terminology of the sword.


POWDER HORN
Although wrapped cartridge charges were commonly used by regular infantrymen by the time of the American Revolution, the powder horn was a necessary piece of equipment for any militiaman, hunter, or farmer who still loaded black powder charges in his musket. Horns were chosen because they were readily available, watertight, and presented no risk from sparks; translucent horns were particularly sought after since the powder level would be visible through the horn.

633. Powder Horn
A natural product, our powder horns are subject to variation in size, color, and shape; the average size is 9 1/2” to 11” long. Each horn has a wood cap and stopper, and a rawhide lace sling, and is packaged in a poly bag with an educational header card.


 
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