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Firearms for SPACE:1889

NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Le Mat C&B** Revolver C&B .42, .44 & 18Ga. 9+1 £2 5/7 3.6 lbs USA/Fr.
Le Mat Baby C&B** Revolver C&B .35, .36 & 28Ga. 9+1 £2 2.8 lbs USA/Fr.
S&W Russian SA* 1871 Revolver .44 Russian 6 £2 3/8 2.5 lbs USA, Rus
.Colt.38RF Police Revolver .38RF 5 GL   2.3 USA
Colt 1-shot .41 1856 Derringer C&B .41 1   0.25 USA
Colt Army 1860 Revolver C&B .44 6   2.8 USA
Colt Dragoon 1844 Revolver C&B .44 6   4 USA
Colt Lightning .38 1877 DA Revolver DA/Revolver .38 Colt 6 GL   2.3 USA
Colt Navy 1851 Revolver C&B .36 6   2.5 USA
Colt No.2 derringer derringer .41RF 1     USA
Colt Police 1862 Revolver C&B .36 5   2.3 USA
Colt SA Army 1873* Revolver .45LC, .44-40, .38-40, .32-20 6GL £3 15/4 2.5 lbs USA
Colt Thunderer 1878 DA/Revolver .41LC, .44-40, .45LC 6GL £4 4/6 2.5 lbs USA
Colt Walker 1847 Revolver C&B .44 6   4.5 USA
Colt.38RF Navy 1866 Revolver .38RF 6 GL   2.5 USA
Colt.44RF Army 1866 Revolver .44RF 6 GL   2.8 USA
Merwin, Hulbert & Co. 1st Frontier Model DA or SA .44 MH, .44 Russian 6 GL £2 12/0 2.68 USA
Merwin, Hulbert & Co. 2nd Frontier Model DA or SA .44 MH, .44-40 6 GL £2 14/0 2.68 USA
Merwin, Hulbert & Co. 3rd Frontier Model DA or SA .44 MH, .44 Russian 6 GL £2 16/0 2.68 USA
Ethan Allen Pepperbox 1837 DA C&B .36 4-6     USA
Marlin "Never Miss" Derringer .22, .32 1     USA
Reid .22 knuckleduster 1866 revolver .22RF 7GL   .5lb USA
Reid knuckleduster 1866 revolver .32, .41RF 5GL   .5lb USA
Rem .46RF N.M.Army 1863 Revolver .46RF 5 GL   2.5 USA
Rem. 1875 .44-40 Revolver .44-40 6 GL   2.5 USA
Rem. N.M.Army 1860 Revolver C&B .44 6 GL   2.5 USA
Remington DD 1856 Derringer .41RF 2 £1 0.7 lbs USA
Remington New Army 1866 Revolver .45LC,.38-40 6 GL £1 5/6 2.5 lbs USA
Remington Rolling Block Pistol 1867 Single shot .50 1   1.5lb USA
S&W American SA 1873 Revolver .38SW, .44SW 6 £2 12/7 2.5 lbs USA
S&W DA 1880 DA Revolver .32, .38, .44 5     USA
S&W Model 1 1860 Revolver .22RF 9DetCYL £1 1 lbs USA
S&W Model No.1.5 1865 Revolver .32SW 5 DetCYL £1 6/4 1.25 lbs USA
S&W Model No.2 1861 Revolver .32SW 6 DetCYL £1 6/4 1.5 lbs USA
S&W Wells Fargo/ Schofield 1873 Revolver .38SW,.44SW 6 £1 6/5 2 lbs USA
Sharps "Pepperbox" 1859 4 barrel derringer .22, .30 4     USA
Tipping & Larden 4 barrel derringer .38 4     USA
NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Abadie DA Revolver 9.1mm 6 GL £1 5/5 1.6 lbs Portugal
BODEO DA Revolver 10.4mm 6 GL £1 7/7 1.7 lbs Italy
Beaumont Adams Converted to Metallic Cartridge c1865 DA Revolver .32,.38, .45 5 GL   2.3 Great Britain
Beaumont Adams 1855 DA Revolver C&B .32, .36, .442, .50 5   2.2-6 Great Britain
Enfield 1880 DA/Revolver .476, 455 6 £2 2.5 lbs Great Britain
Howdah Pistol 1840s Double barrelled C&B .70 2   3lb 11oz Great Britain
Howdah Pistol 1880s Double barrelled .577 Short Boxer 2   3lb 11oz Great Britain
Howdah Revolver DA Revolver .577 Short Boxer 6 GL   4.5lb Great Britain
John Adams DA 1867 DA Revolver .32, .38 .45Adams 6 GL £1 12/5 2.1 lbs Great Britain
Lancaster Pistol 4 barrel .476, 455, 38 4 £1 2 lbs Great Britain
Lancaster Pistol 2 barrel .476, 455 2 £1 2 lbs Great Britain
Lancaster Pistol 2 barrel .577 Short Boxer or 20 bore 2     Great Britain
Tranter 1863 Revolver .23, .32 RF 7 GL     Great Britain
Tranter Solid frame DA Revolver .32,.38,.43,.45,.50 6 GL     Great Britain
Webley Bulldog DA/Revolver .442, .45, .38, .32 6 GL £2 2.7 lbs Great Britain
Webley New Army Express 1881 DA/Revolver .45, 455, .476, .44SW, .45LC 6 GL £2 3/7 2.6 lbs Great Britain
Webley RIC 1863 and RIC No.1 1883 DA/Revolver .45 6 GL £2 3/7 2.6 lbs Great Britain
Webley RIC 1883 DA Revolver .45, 32, 36 5 GL £2 3/7 2.6 lbs Great Britain
Webley Service MKI* 1887 Revolver .455, .476 6 £2 5/0 2.2 lbs Great Britain
Webley-Wilkinson Revolver .45 6 £2 6/12 2.8 lbs Great Britain
Mauser zig zag Revolver 9mm 6 GL £1 9/12 1.6 lbs Germany
ReichsRevolver M1883* Revolver 10.6mm 6GL £2 10/12 2.2 lbs Germany
Frankenau Purse Pistol 1877 Revolver built into purse 5mm PF 6 GL     German
Breakopen Pinfire 1865 Revolver 7mm,9mm, 12mm PF 6     France
Coup de Poing Fist pistol 1867 DA Pepperbox or revolver 7mm, 9mm PF or 5mm, 7mm, 9mm RF 6 GL (8 for 5mm RF)     France
Lafaucheux Revolver 1870 DA or SA revolver 7mm, 9mm, 12mm PF 6 GL     France
Lafaucheux Revolver 1870 DA or SA revolver 7mm, 9mm, 12mm PF 7 GL or 7 DetCYL   1lb 7oz France
Lafaucheux Revolver 1870 DA or SA revolver 7mm, 9mm, 12mm PF 12 GL     France
Le Page 20shot 1867 Revolver 7mm, 9mm, 12mm 20 GL   ? France
NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Le Mat Pinfire Revolver .42PF & 18Ga. 9GL+1ML Shot barrel £4 9/4 3.4 lbs France
Biedermann 4 barrel derringer 12mm 4     Belgium
Belgian M1871 Revolver 10.4mm 6 GL   2.1 Belgian
Nagant M1878 Revolver 9mm 6 GL   2.1 Belgian
Nagant M1883 Revolver 9mm 6GL   2.1 Belgian
Gasser-Kropatschek 1878 DA/Revolver 9mm 6 GL   1.7 Austria
Gasser-Montenegrin 1882 DA/Revolver 11.3mm 6 GL £2 10/0 3.1 lbs Austria
Double barrelled Muzzle Loader Flintlock or C&B .5-.7 2     Any
Single Shot Muzzle Loader Flintlock or C&B .5-.7 1     Any

Notes.
Merwin, Hulbert & Co. revolvers were one of the great over looked models in most Western movies. For whatever reason, most movies and stories seem to feature either Colt, Smith & Wesson, or Remingon firearms. The MH&Co. firearms, while not as well known, seem to be at least as prolific as Reminton, and perhaps nearly as much as Colt or S&W, judging by the number of examples that have shown up. Reloading an MH&Co. revolver should be faster than either Colt, or Remington, and perhaps maybe a little better than S&W. It's great advantage was that when you ejected the empty cartridges, it retained any unfired rounds. It worked by pressing a button, rotating the barrel 1/4 turn, then pulling the barrel and cylinder back. Any fired cartridge cases would be ejected. You then reversed the procedure, and loaded fresh shells through a loading gate. And unlike other models, you could get a MH& Co. pistol in either Blue or nickel plate for the same price. This feature makes the blued version less numerous, more rare, and if you can find one today, it commands a higher price.

Pepperboxes maybe classed as Muzzle loaders if Cap and ball or Gate Loading Revolvers if loaded with metallic cartridges. The Sharps Pepperbox was in fact a four barrelled breech loading pistol.

Muzzle loading pistols are usually large caliber and therefore "Heavy pistols" for determining Wounding effects. Duelling pistols and some civilian weapons may be medium powered.

The Coup de Poing were low cost weapons and formed the basis of the Apache pistol. Apache pistols have a folding knife blade and a folding grip that can be used as a knuckleduster. Knuckledusters are used with the Fisticuff skill and subtract one from the targets unarmed combat save.

Reid's "My Friend" revolver was a firearm that incorporated a finger ring that could be used as a knuckleduster.

**The Le Mat came in several styles, and at least 4 different calibers. There was the standard revolver in .42 C&B with an 18 guage shotgun tube. This was later changed to .44 C&B to be more compatible with the majority of pistol ammo available during the War Between the States. There was also a smaller version known as the Baby Le Mat in .35 caliber with a 28 guage shotgun barrel. It too was changed later to .36 for the same reason as the larger caliber version.

A couple of thousand Le Mat pistols were used in the American civil war, mainly by the Confederates. At least three generals carried them. After the war they continued to be made in France, Belgium and Birmingham and while rare in the US they can still be found in parts of the world that are under French influence. They are found in both Cap and Ball and Pinfire chamberings and a few Centrefire weapons may be found too. In all models the shot barrel is muzzle loaded. The 9mm version is quite rare.

The Webley RIC model is the standard sidearm of the London Metropolitan Police. When they carry firearms that is.
It is also the standard sidearm of the Royal Irish Constabulary.

The 20ga Lancaster pistol can be treated as a Howdah pistol or as the shot barrel of a Le Matt pistol. The Lancaster in .577 Short Boxer is a Howdah pistol.

http://www.the-shipyard.de/ has some information on Victorian weapons for "Cthulhu by Gaslight". Weights, capacities and cost can be used in other systems. More usefully, there are images of many of the weapons.

Rifles and shotguns.

NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Hawkens Plains Rifle 1800 Muzzle loading rifle .50 1   15 USA
Henry Carbine LA Carbine .44RF 12SFT £1 7.5 lbs USA
Henry Rifle 1862 LA Rifle .44RF 18SFT £1 8.3 lbs USA
Remington Rolling Block Rifle BL Rifle .45-70/ various 1 £1 ¼ 9 lbs USA/ various
Sharps Buffalo Rifle BL Long Hunting rifle .50-120, .45-120 1 £4 16 lbs USA
Sharps 1867 BL Rifle .45-70 1 £3 5/7 9.1 lbs USA
Sharps carbine 1867 BL Carbine .45-70 1   6.5 USA
Spencer 1863 LA Carbine .56RF 7SFT £1 7.3 lbs USA
Springfield Rifle-Musket 1853 Rifle-Musket .577 Minie Ball 1   8lb 10oz USA
Springfield Rifle-Musket Carbine Rifle-Musket carbine .577 Minie Ball 1   6lb 10oz USA
Trapdoor Springfield 1873* BL Rifle .45-70 1 £1 4/12 8.4 lbs USA
Trapdoor Springfield* BL Carbine .45-55 1 £0 15/4 7.6 lbs USA
Winchester 86 LA Carbine .45-70 5SFT £1 4/3 7.5 lbs USA
Winchester 86 LA Rifle .45-70 7SFT £2 8.8 lbs USA
NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Winchester Carbine2 LA Carbine (Pistol caliber) .44-40 10SFT £1 7.5 lbs USA
Winchester Rifle2 LA Rifle (Pistol caliber) .32-20,.38-40, .44-40 15SFT £1 5/3 8.6 lbs USA
Remington-Lee**** BA Rifle .45-70 5SFM £4 12/5 9.5 lbs US Navy/USMC
Berdan M1871* BA Single shot rifle 10.75mm x 58R 1     Russia
Mauser Kropatschek M1886* BA Rifle 8x60R 8SFT     Portugal
Murata type 18 (1885) * BL Rifle 11mm x 60R 1     Japan
Murata type 22 (1889) * BL Rifle 8mm x 53R 1     Japan
Vetterli M1870 BA Single shot Rifle 10.4mm x 47R 1     Italy
Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 * BA Rifle 10.4mm x 47R 4SFM £1 ¾ 8.25lbs Italy
Beaumont Rifle* BA Rifle 11mm 5SFM £1 5/3 9.25lbs Holland
Martini-Henry Carbine * BL Rifle .45 (.450/.577) 1 £1 7lb 8oz Great Britain
Martini-Henry* BL Carbine .45 (.450/.577) 1 £1 8lb 10oz Great Britain
Martini-Metford BL Rifle .303 1   8lb 12oz Great Britain
Martini-Metford Carbine BL Carbine .303 1   7lb 10oz Great Britain
Brown Bess Musket Muzzle loading Smooth bore .75 1   10lb 3oz Great Britain
Enfield 1853 Rifle-Musket .577 Minie Ball 1   8lb 10oz Great Britain
Enfield Carbine Rifle-Musket Carbine .577 Minie Ball 1   6lb 10oz Great Britain
Snider BL Rifle-musket conversion .577 Snider Cartridge. 1   9lb 3.5oz Great Britain
Holland & Holland BL Express Rifle (Heavy Hunter) .600 Nitro 2 barrels £10 10.5lbs Great Britain
India pattern Smoothbored Musket 1858 Smoothbore musket .656 1   7lb 14oz Great Britain
Lee-Metford MK I BA Carbine .303 8ChLM £1 15/5 7.5 lbs Great Britain
Lee-Metford Mk I* 1888 BA Rifle .303 8ChLM £2 9 lbs Great Britain
Mauser 1871 11mm BA Single shot rifle 11.15mm x 60R 1   9 Germany
Mauser 1871 carbine BA Single shot carbine 11.15mm x 60R 1   7 Germany
Mauser 1871/84 11mm* 1884 BA Rifle 11.15mm x 60R 8SFT   9 Germany
Commision 1888* BA Rifle 7.92mm 5ChLM £2 10/5 9 lbs Germany
Commision 1888* BA Carbine 7.92mm 5ChLM £1 19/4 7.5 lbs Germany
Charleville Musket 1830 Muzzle loading Smooth bore .69cl 1 11 France
Gras M1874 BA Single shot rifle 11mm x 59R 1     France
Kropatschek M1884 BA Rifle 11mm x 59R 8 SFT     France
Le Page Carbine Revolver carbine (pistol caliber) 9mm, 12mm PF 20     France
Lebel 1886* BA Rifle 8mm Smokeless 8SFT £1 12/5 9.3 lbs France
Lebel 1886* BA Carbine 8mm Smokeless 8SFT £1 3/5 7.8 lbs France
Krag-Jorgensen* BA Rifle 8mm 5SFM £1 5/10 9.2 lbs Denmark
Winchester RCMP*1 LA Carbine .45-75 WCF 12SFT £1 7/6 7.8 lbs Canada
NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
Albini M1873* BA Single shot rifle 11mm x 50R 1     Belgium
Comblain M1882 * BA Single shot rifle 11mm x 50R 1     Belgium
Mauser M1889* BA Rifle 7.65mm Smokeless 5ChLM   8lb 0.5oz. Belgium
Kropatschek M78 Naval Rifle* BA Rifle 11mm 8SFT £1 6/5 9.5 lbs Austria & French Navy
Mannlicher M1886 * BA Rifle 11.15x58R 5CFM   10 Austria
Mannlicher M1888* BA Rifle 8x50R 5CFM £1 8/6 9.4 lbs Austria
Werndl M1873 BL Rifle 11.15x58R 1     Austria
             
NAME TYPE CALIBER SHOTS COST WEIGHT COUNTRY
12ga. Double (eg Greener) Shotgun 12 Gauge 2Barrels £3 8/5 8.5 lbs USA/ Any
Greener Sawed off Scattergun 12 Gauge 2Barrels £2 ¾ 7.8 lbs USA/Any
Martian Shield gun Scattergun –C&B 12 gauge 1 Detachable     Martian
Spencer & Roper 1882 Pump action shotgun 12 gauge 5SFT   8.8lbs USA
Winchester 1887 LA Shotgun 12 Gauge 5SFT £4 5/7 8.8 lbs USA
12ga. Single 1863 Shotgun 12 Gauge 1   8 Any
20ga. double 1863 Shotgun 20 Gauge 2   8 Any
20ga. single 1863 Shotgun 20 Gauge 1   7 Any


1 The Winchester RCMP Carbine was not actually made "in" Canada, but was made for the RCMP by Winchester, almost exclusively. In other words, it's HARD to get.
2 The Winchester rifles and carbines could be bought in a variety of calibers. Including, but not limited to .32-20, .44-40,.38-40, (Pistol ammo) and .45-70, .45-55, .45-75WCF (rifle ammo) and several other popular calibers of the period.

*=Military Issue weapon of the manufacturing country –or that most likely to be encountered in the hands of troops. Natives, militia, levies etc would probably have the older weapons listed for a country.
**** Several thousand Remington-Lees were brought by the US Navy and are most likely to be found in the hands of United States Marines.
Lee Metford carbines were not produced until 1894 so the weapon listed is probably a shortened rifle, and may cost more than the list price. When adopted the Lee Metford carbine had a 6 shot magazine so that it would fit more easily in a saddle boot.
        The Martian Shield gun is a single barreled scatter gun fitted in the center of a shield. The chamber is removable so that it can be reloaded without the need to lower the shield. Often several preloaded chambers are carried. A chamber takes the same time to reload as a smoothbore pistol but takes an additional action to fit or remove from the gun. Shield guns using Earth built weapons may also be encountered.

Glossary
GL -gate loading revolver or pepperbox.
C&B -Cap and Ball. Weapon muzzle loaded or revolver chambers loaded from the front with loose powder or paper cartridges.
ML -Muzzle loading
DetCYL- detachable cylinder. Empty revolver cylinder can be removed and replaced with a pre-loaded one, rather like magazine loading.
DA -double action
SA -Single action
BL -Breech loader
LA -lever action
BA -Bolt action
SFT -Single Feed Tubular magazine. Rounds must be inserted one at a time.
SFM -Single Feed box magazine. Rounds must be inserted one at a time.
CFM -Clip Fed Magazine. Must be loaded by Clip -cannot be loaded with individual rounds
ChLM -Charger Loaded Magazine. Can be loaded by charger or by individual rounds.


First published on this site: May 18, 2002
Last updated: October 20, 2006
This is ©2002 Al Lowe and Philip West
Another version, with slight differences can be found here.

I consider this a work in progress. It is not truly complete. And while Philip has done quite a lot in adding to something I started, I feel there is a little more to be done. If ANYONE has any questions, please feel free to contact me at spacecadet@space1889.org