Revolutionary War Weapons

A constant challenge facing the Continental Army was the ability to keep its soldiers armed with weapons and sufficient ammunition. Several types of weapons were used throughout the Revolutionary War.

Muskets - long-barreled muskets were the weapon of choice by infantry soldiers from both the British and Continental armies. Many muskets were fitted with a bayonet, which allowed soldiers an additional attack method in close combat without expending additional ammunition. Muskets used by the continental army were large caliber (.62 to .80) and heavy (eight to twelve pounds).
Revolutionary War Musket

Swords and Axes
- Both swords and Tomahawk axes were used throughout the revolution as a secondary weapon. Sabres were large, curved swords used by generals and other officers to provide direction during battle.  Swords from the American Revolution remain a popular artifact with collectors.

Pistols - The flintlock pistol was sometimes used as a secondary weapon. Pistols during the Revolutionary War era were quite inaccurate.

Though these are the most popular Revolutionary War weapons among collectors, larger weapons (such as cannons) were also key to the American cause.


1797 ANTIQUE USS CONSTITUTION SIGNAL CANNON? Patriotic Ship's Navy Naval Rev War

1797 ANTIQUE USS CONSTITUTION SIGNAL CANNON? Patriotic Ship's Navy Naval Rev War

$12,500.00
Revolutionary War Map Powder horn 1784 JOHN DAY Bill Guthmann Swayze Collection

Revolutionary War Map Powder horn 1784 JOHN DAY Bill Guthmann Swayze Collection

$12,000.00
Rare American Revolution era English style Virginia Silver Hilt Officer's Sword

Rare American Revolution era English style Virginia Silver Hilt Officer's Sword

$3,900.00
REVOLUTIONARY WAR GUN POWDER CONFISCATION & COMPENSATION MILITARY DOCUMENT

REVOLUTIONARY WAR GUN POWDER CONFISCATION & COMPENSATION MILITARY DOCUMENT

$3,499.99
Antique Museum Quality 18th C. George III Carved Coconut Bugbear Powder Flask

Antique Museum Quality 18th C. George III Carved Coconut Bugbear Powder Flask

$2,995.00
c. 1780 SILVER MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD Revolutionary War Era

c. 1780 SILVER MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD Revolutionary War Era

$2,495.00