HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A pair of Colt revolvers and a Henry rifle are the antique guns stolen during a weekend burglary at the National Civil War Museum, police said Wednesday.
The .44 caliber Colt M1860 Army Revolver with serial number 11708 and a .36 caliber Colt M1861 Navy Revolver with serial number 1825 were presented to War Secretary Simon Cameron by Samuel Colt.
The revolvers, owned by the City of Harrisburg, were in the original wooden case that included .44 and .36 caliber bullet molds.
The lever-action rifle, a factory-engraved M1860 Henry Repeating Rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company, was on loan to the museum. “Cameron” is engraved on the receiver and the rifle has a serial number of 115.
Police said the guns are functional, but ammunition may be hard to find.
Investigators believe the occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday. An unknown person or persons shattered a window, apparently to enter the museum.
Police also confirmed the stolen guns were in a glass case and were part of a National Rifle Association-sponsored exhibit.