By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Harrisburg Police- $30,000 reward for stolen civil war era guns

Harrisburg Police- $30,000 reward for stolen civil war era guns

Harrisburg, PA

The owner of an 1860 Henry repeating rifle that was stolen in a 2016 burglary is offering an additional $10,000 reward to make the total of $30,000 for any information that leads to the recovery of the rifle.

The rifle, along with two Civil War Colt revolvers, were on display in The Education Gallery at the National Civil War Museum as part of the “Guns and Lace” exhibit. Between 5:30 p.m., February 13, and 8:30 a.m., February 14, 2016, an unknown suspect used a sledge hammer to break a window to gain entry to the building. A hammer was then used to shatter the cases that contained the rifle and revolvers.

The rifle was engraved with Simon Cameron’s name. Simon Cameron was the Secretary of War for President Abraham Lincoln from March 5, 1861 – January 14, 1862. The rifle, along with the revolvers, had been at one time presented to Simon Cameron, and were on loan to the museum.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of the rifle, please contact the Harrisburg Bureau of Police at (717) 558-6900.