Collection

Cody Firearms Museum

Made by

Hiram Berdan, New York, NY

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Accession Number: 1988.8.1241

Date : ca. 1863

Dimensions: L: 55.5 in, Barrel length: 39 in, H: 9.25 in

Credit Line: Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection

Remarks: Breech-loading percussion rifle. American. circa 1863. unsigned (designed by Hiram Berdan). One of the most unusual firearms to have been made during the Civil War, this rifle's hammer is sculpted into a portrait bust of President Abraham Lincoln. The Cody Firearms Museum's collections boast the only known example.

Synopsis: firearm- rifle- Hiram Berdan, New York, NY- metal- wood- Lincoln, Abraham- Lincoln Head Hammer, designed by Hiram Berdan- .44, 6 groove rifling- Breech-loading percussion rifle. American. circa 1863. unsigned (designed by Hiram Berdan). One of the most unusual firearms to have been made during the Civil War, this rifle's hammer is sculpted into a portrait bust of President Abraham Lincoln. The Cody Firearms Museum's collections boast the only known example.

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ljohnso's deep thoughts

that is awesome!