Take into account these reports are a snap shot in time of what were inventoried on that date. They are not representive of the whole war.
For instance this report below [this has been posted before]...
Ordnance report of the West Tennessee Brigade, commanded by Col. Robert V. Richardson.
Enfleld rifles 165
Austrian rifles 65
Mississippi rifles 2
Sharps rifles 19
Colt rifle 1
Maynard rifles 3
Springfield rifles 7
Colt navy pistols 118
Colt army pistols 33
Waist-belts ... 110
Enfield cartridges 11,400
Austrian cartridges 1,000
Navy pistol-cartridges 800
Army pistol-cartridges 300
Ammunition in wagons rounds 16,000
Number of serviceable horses 247
Number of unserviceable horses 40
This report only shows the arms and equipments in the hands of my Tennesseeans on this side [North East Mississippi] the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. [Forrest estimates this to be about 250-300 men] and must be the 12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Green's) inventory. The rest of the West Tennessee Brigade was Lowry's 2nd Mississippi State Cavalry, Ham's and Davenport's battalions of Mississippi State Cavalry and a mix of state and Confederate troops in the military district formerly commanded by General Ruggles in October 1863.