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  1. Very nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 105731 (except for the wedge which is an old replacement).  This is most desirable 1861 era production.  The Colt barrel markings remain crisp and clear and about 60% of the cylinder scene remains intact.  The action is about as crisp as when issued and has deep, sharp rifling.  There was at one time a name carved into the brass butt strap with a pen knife, but due to wear, I can't quite make it out.  The original walnut grips remain intact with a perfect fit and sharp edges.--$1,850.

  2. Quite scarce, percussion, .31 cal., five - shot, mushroom shaped cylinder, 3" octagonal barrel with a large oval shaped brass trigger guard.  This example has excellent condition, original checkered, hard rubber grips.  This revolver has early, early production serial number "865".  For many years, this revolver was on display at the Lotz House Civil War Museum in Franklin, Tennessee, and still has their ID number on the butt.  The revolver's markings remain as crisp as when issued.  This is one of the nicest condition, .31 cal., percussion Remington - Rider revolvers that has come into the shop in years.--$895.

  3. Very nice condition, .577 cal., 3-band, percussion Enfield rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked, "Isaac Hollis and Sons - Makers to Her Majesty's War Department" and has the "25 - 25" barrel markings.  Both sling swivels and the long range site remain intact.  The musket has a crisp bore remaining.  Hollis and Sons is a known supplier to the Confederacy.--SOLD.

  4. Very attractive, 1847 date, 6-shot, Pepperbox revolver.  The metal has a gently aging, gray/brown patina with original engraving remaining visible.  The revolver has a 3 1/2-inch barrel and is marked, "Allen's Patent - 1847".  The original walnut grips remain intact and in very nice condition.  The revolver's only negative is that it needs a new mainspring.  A very nice looking little Pepperbox priced reasonably, and with just a little TLC, can be a great little revolver.--$425.

  5. Model 1860, .44 cal., "4-Screw" Colt Army Revolver.  The metal has a smooth, gray patina with a barrel marking of "Address Col. Saml. Colt - New York - US America".  It has an all matching serial number (except for the wedge, which is an old replacement) of 4937.  The cylinder scene is pretty much worn away except for a couple of faint traces.  The original walnut grips remain intact and in good condition.  The action works well and decent rifling remains.--$1,450.SOLD

  6. The LeMat revolver has been termed "a self-contained arsenal of devastation."  The LeMat revolver had a massive cylinder containing nine rounds of .42 caliber, and beneath the revolver's primary barrel is a second barrel being a .64 gauge shotgun.  The hammer had a selector switch which determined if you were firing the regular projectiles in the cylinder or the shotgun barrel.  Many of the most famous Confederate Generals of the Civil War, as well as Confederate President Jefferson Davis, carried a LeMat.  This particular LeMat is serial number "1771".  The revolver originally surfaced in Ohio and was a trophy brought back home by a Union soldier.  The metal has a smooth, dark patina, with an all-matching serial number.  The original walnut grip has all manner of intricate silver inlay.  It remains in "as brought home" condition and is missing the loading lever and the hammer selector device allowing one to fire the shotgun.  The weapon remains in nice enough condition to totally warrant restoration.  Here is your chance to own one of the most famous and deadly weapons of the American Civil War at a very reasonable price.--$7,850.SOLD

  7. Chocolate brown, fresh out of a Wisconsin attic, first type, .54 cal., percussion breech loading, single shot, Merrill carbine.  This example is a very early serial number 1657 with matching serial number on all parts.  The action still works properly, but the mainspring is nothing like as strong as it once was.  There is lots of rifling left, but the bore is chocolate brown and looks to have not been cleaned in a century.  A number of hard fighting Union Cavalry regiments were armed with the Merrill carbine, including the 1st, 5th, and 18th New York, 11th, 17th, and 18th Pennsylvania, 1st New Jersey, 7th Indiana, 1st and 3rd Wisconsin, and 27th Kentucky.  Some markings can be seen through the thick, brown patina and tasteful cleaning will, no doubt, produce more.  This is a good, honest, first type Merrill carbine that has the looks of sitting in the closet untouched for the last 150 years.--$1,295.

  8. Massive, .69 cal., percussion "Horse Pistol".  This is a Belgium import and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The South traded cotton for these antiquated "Old Hand Cannons".  Over the years, I have had several Confederate images where the subject had a massive horse pistol of this style stuck behind their belt.  I have no doubt that, if you loaded this thing with buck, you would surely be able to take out everything in a 20-foot area.  This is guaranteed to be a great conversation piece in your collection.--$650.

  9. Nice condition, .32 caliber, rimfire, Smith and Wesson, Model #2, old Model Army revolver.  The revolver remains in very nice condition with crisp action and some original case colors in recessed areas.  This is the more desirable 6-inch, octagonal, long barrel model.  Many Civil War officers, who were able to afford one, carried the Model #2 Smith and Wesson as their personal sidearm.  There were a total of 77,155 of these revolvers produced.  The serial number of this revolver falls at the end of the Civil War period and the beginning of the Wild West Era.  The notorious western gunslinger, "Wild Bill" Hickok, while Marshall of Deadwood, was carrying a Model #2 Army the night he was shot.  This is a very nice example of quite an historic weapon.--$895.

  10. RARE - RARE - RARE 1st Model .36 cal. Sporting Model Maynard Carbine.  These weapons were very popular in the South just prior to the Civil War for Sporting use, and were bought up just before the Civil War for Southern Cavalry use.  (Notice the young Tennesse Cavalryman pictured on the cover of the 2002 Confederate Calendar carrying one.) Alabama - Mississippi - Georgia - and Tennessee all had units armed with this weapon.  This example is serial number "2858" and is as Southern as it gets !!!--$2,650.SOLD

  11. Just brought in today - VERY nice .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver.  The revolver has a smooth gently ageing grey patina with an all matching serial number of "149088" (except for the wedge which is an old replacement).  This is very desirable mid-war early 1863 production and still functions perfectly.  There are traces of original cylinder scene, and I can faintly see some initials cut into the brass buttplate.  It has lots of original bore remaining.--$1,650.

  12. Just brought into the shop, a double-barrel, percussion shotgun of the exact type carried by many Confederates early in the Civil War.  Several years ago, I excavated a near identical double-barrel shotgun from the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry.  This example has a smooth, dark, aged patina. The action still works perfectly, and the original brass tip wooden ramrod remains intact.  Pictured above is young Texan, John Stout, carrying a nearly identical shotgun.  This will be a nice addition to your Confederate weapon collection.--$650.SOLD

  13. .44 cal., Remington Army revolver, serial number "28792".  This weapon was found many years ago in an old log barn near the battlefield of Olustee, Florida.  A very nice artifact and from an area where few relics are found.--$650.SOLD

  14. Fresh out of the attic - .52 cal. Sharps "New Model" 1863 percussion carbine.  This is serial number C21411 which is 1864 issue.  The marks all remain clear and are easily readable through the aged chocolate brown patina.  The action still works perfectly and has a good strong main spring.  Lots of bore remains, but is 100 years worth of dirty and brown.  The long range site base is intact, but the leaf isn't present.  The wood is very nice with clear evidence of the wear and dings, and marks of many campaigns.  The Sharps percussion carbine was a favorite among both Union and Confederate Cavalry, and this is an example that clearly "was there" and saw action.--$1,650.SOLD

  15. Seldom seen, .36 cal., Navy Model revolver manufactured by Mass. Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, under "Adams Patent".  It is estimated that only about 1,000 of these weapons were produced and were all produced between 1856 and 1860.  They have checkered walnut grips much like their European counterpart.  Most of these that I have seen surface have turned up in the South.  This example is in relatively good condition, but the revolver does show considerable "field wear" and is missing the loading lever.  Its well known English counterpart made by Adams and Kerr was quite extensively carried by Confederates.  As far as I can remember, this is one of only about the third or fourth example of this revolver that I have in 40 years ever had.--$895.

  16. Just brought in out of the local area, .58 cal., 3-band, Springfield rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "US - 1864 - Springfield."  The musket has a Model 1863 lockplate and barrel, but has Model 1861 bands, wood, and ramrod.  It has clearly seen lots of service having been fired enough that a hole is burned in the wood immediately behind the nipple.  It is very possible that this musket could have been Confederate carried considering it is made up of salvaged parts and shows lots of dings and marks from field service.  The mainspring remains strong, and the action works perfectly.  There is decent rifling remaining in the bore.  This is a good, honest, "Attic" condition, .58 cal, Civil War Springfield musket.--$1,250.

  17. Good solid .54 cal. "Standard Model" Burnside carbine.  This is serial number "9586" and is matching between the barrel and the breech block.  The wood has two clearly visible inspector cartouches and has the normal dings and marks of actual field service.  The action works correctly, and decent rifling remains.  The metal is clean with just light graying with age.  There is one guide screw missing from the breech area of the carbine that would not be difficult to replace.   All in all - I would grade this a solid "upper mid-grade" example.--$1,295.

  18. Very nice condition on this smooth, gently aging grey-brown patina  5 shot Allen and Thurber "1845" date Pepperbox revolver.  Great for the vest with only a 2 1/2 inch barrel length.  Engravings remain about as crisp as new and good action.--$795.SOLD

  19. Fresh into the shop out of the local area.  .44 cal. "KERR REVOLVER" serial number "10088" which is in the known Confederate import range.  The metal has a smooth - never cleaned - chocolate patina with nice,  easy to read, marks.  The action works sometimes and doesn't sometimes - depending on its mood.  A GREAT little Southern imported and used revolver.  This one requires wearing ear protection to handle -- Because it is PLAYING DIXIE SOOOO LOUD !!!!--only $2,250.SOLD

  20. Extremely rare, "Henry Derringer" contract "common rifle."  This example has a smooth, brown overall attic patina and has lockplate markings of "US - Derringer - Philada."  There were a total of only a few thousand of H. Derringer Contract Arms ever produced.  This is an example of a Derringer common rifle converted from Flintlock to Percussion for Civil War use.  The weapon is out of a local Southern estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The rifle remains completely functional and appears to be original from tip to tip.--$1,850.

  21. Just in out of the local area, quite rare and sought after, "London Production," .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver has an all-matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 41588 which is good, early mid-1850's production.  The revolver has a smooth, chocolate, attic type patina with barrel markings of "Address Col. Colt - London."  It retains excellent rifling, and the action advances the cylinder correctly, but sometimes does not lock in full cock.  This is a nice quality, early Confederate carried Colt revolver that would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$1,695. 

  22. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model, 6 - shot revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number (except for the wedge - an old replacement) which is very desirable 1863 production.  This revolver is out of the local area and has the initials "JSF" cut with a pin knife into the brass trigger guard.  It is believed that this revolver was carried by Lt. J.S. Fields of Co. E - Greer's Tennessee Partisan Rangers.  This unit was raised from around Paris, Tennessee.  The revolver shows normal wear and has an attractive gray/brown, aged patina.  The action still advances and locks well.  Lt. Fields apparently didn't care for the New York marking on the barrel.  He left the "Address Col Saml Colt," but removed the New York and US marking.  A nice revolver to add to your Southern Cavalry display.--$1,850.SOLD

  23. Beautiful condition , and very rare - Civil War era percussion .58 cal. "walking cane gun".  It has an under barrel bar hammer, and would fire a load of buck as well today as ever.  It retains original varnish on the grip, and  nice engraving just below.  At the same price as a Colt Pocket Model, and 10 times rarer.--$950.SOLD

  24. Just in out of the local area - .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield percussion musket.  The metal has a dark chocolate brown attic patina with lockplate markings of "1855 - Springfield - and U.S.".  There is some pitting around the nipple area from having seen lots of field service.  The wood is a very dark red-brown color and has the expected numerous small dings and marks from lots of actual field service.  The mainspring is still strong as can be and the hammer sets solidly at both half cock and full cock.  This one is a smoothbore and would have fired both musket balls and "buck and ball".  This is a very typical antequated weapon that the Southern Infantry was armed with through much of the Civil War, and considering the area here where the musket came from - was almost certainly Southern carried and is going to look great on someone's wall.--$1,295.

  25. Very hard to find when you need one - Nice condition original "1863" date Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate has sharp marks of "1863 - U.S. - Springfield", and even has most of the internal original parts intact.  The hammer screw is broken off, but an original to replace it is included.  If you have a Model 1863 Springfield musket with a "less than pretty" lockplate - here is your chance to increase the value of your musket.--$125.

  26. Just in, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver is serial number 54737, which is very desirable mid 1850's production.  It is all matching except for the wedge, which is an old replacement.  The revolver has original walnut grips and a smooth, uncleaned attic patina.  It is out of the local area and was very likely Southern carried.--$1,850.SOLD

  27. Absolutely "drop dead beautiful" .577 cal. Enfield "field pour" cast brass bullet mold.  This Enfield mold is complete with original cutter, and the original cone cavity insert.  I am including a Confederate Enfield bullet that EXACTLY fits the mold that I recovered on the Confederate Battle Line here at Stones River.  Super Nice to display with your C.S. carried .577 cal. Enfield Rifled Musket.  It has been ages since I have seen an Enfield mold this complete and nice.--$975.

  28. Exceptionally nice condition "E. Lefaucheux" 12 mm French Pinfire revolver.  French pinfire revolvers were extensively used by both U.S. and C.S. forces during the Civil War.  The famous Confederate General "Stonewall Jackson" carried an example nearly identical to this revolver.  All the little things that are often missing (ejector rod - loading door - and lanyard ring) all remain intact on this revolver, and the action works perfectly.  There is virtually no pitting, and the "E. Lefaucheux" mark remains crisp and easy to read.--$950.SOLD

  29. Very attractive condition, .36 cal., Manhattan Navy Model revolver.  It has a barrel marking of "Manhattan Firearms Co. - Newark NJ".  It has a smooth, gently aging, gray patina with about 80% cylinder scene remaining and has a matching serial number of 38304.  We have been referring to this pistol as the "Death Pistol" in that it has 35 notches.  We suspect someone might be exaggerating a bit!  The revolver still has a good strong main spring, and the cylinder advances sometimes, and sometimes not (depending on its mood).  A revolver with 35 death notches couldn't help but be a great conversation piece in your collection.--$1,150.

  30. Nice condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt 5-shot pocket revolver.  The metal remains clean with very little pitting whatsoever.  The barrel is marked "Address Sam'l. Colt - New York City".  It has an all matching serial number of 130138 which is good early 1855 - 1856 production.  It retains good action and about 60% - 70% original cylinder scene intact.  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,150.

  31. .50 cal., percussion, breech loading, Gallager, single-shot carbine.  This example has smooth uncleaned attic brown metal and is marked "Gallagers Patent, July 17, 1860 - Manufactd by Robinson and Overman - Philada."  This is serial number 24822.  The carbine has good action and crisp rifling remaining.  The long range site and sling bar and ring both remain intact.  The stock shows wear and rounding of corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The Gallager carbine saw extensive service during the Civil War being carried by many Federal Cavalry regiments, including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Ohio Cavalry - the 13th Tennessee Cavalry - and the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.  Interestingly, the inventor of the Gallager carbine - Mahlon J. Gallager - was a native of South Carolina.--$1,450.

  32. Quite rare, .69 cal., 3-band musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  It is Springfield marked and dated 1825.  This musket is DOUBLE "Ohio" marked and would have been one of the muskets issued to Ohio Infantry troops when they first left the state in 1861.  The musket is rifled with decent rifling remaining.  I have relic hunted numerous early war Ohio camps, and they are well known for producing .69 cal. 3-ring minnies and also .69 cal. 2-ring Prussian minnies.  I have recovered three "O.V.M." waist belt plates from these early war Ohio camps.  This is a neat weapon being one of the first issued by the State of Ohio for the Civil War and shows numerous dings and marks from lots of field service.--$1,150.SOLD

  33. Very nice condition .36 cal. Manhattan 5-shot Navy Model Revolver.  It has nice original cylinder engraving and is serial # 60123.  This serial number falls at the end of the Civil War Era and into the Indian War's period.  The revolver is out of a local family and possibly saw service in two different eras.  This revolver has crisp action and a good bore.--$1,150.

  34. Very rare to find separate from a musket.  This is an original iron ramrod for the .69 cal. Model 1842 percussion musket.  It is full length and complete from tulip tip to the threaded end for the extractor.  If you have an original Model 1842 musket, this is your chance to get an original ramrod for it.--$195.

  35. Excellent condition, non-excavated, three blade, Springfield combination gun tool.  This model tool is for the 1855 which is much tougher to come by.  If you have a nice Springfield musket, this will make an excellent accessary to display with it.--$75.

  36. Quite scarce, Model 1843, Hall-North, Breech-loading, Percussion carbine, also referred to as the "Model 1843 Side Lever Hall".  This weapon was manufactured from 1844 until 1853 with a total number produced of around 10,000.  It is among the weapons referred to in the famous "Freemont Hall Carbine Affair."  These carbines were originally produced as smoothbores but were rifled for Civil War use.  The carbines were not very well thought of, and although originally issued to a number of Federal Cavalry regiments, most of these weapons ended up in Confederate hands.  In 40 years of relic hunting, I have dug many Hall carbine projectiles in Confederate camps, but I have yet to find my first in a Union Cavalry camp.  These weapons almost always show evidence of extensive usage, and this example is no exception.  It is marked, "S. North MIDLtn/CONN./1849."  The metal has a smooth, gray-brown attic patina, and the action still works perfectly.  The wood has rounded edges and numerous small dings and marks from saddle wear.  The weapon has faint initials, "C. H. T.", cut into the right hand side of the stock.  In my opinion, it has a high probability of having been Confederate carried.--$1,895.SOLD

  37. Nice condition, 1863 date, .54 cal., second type Merrill carbine.  This carbine is out of a North Carolina estate and has a replacement hammer identical to those used by M.A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M.A. Baker is well known to have repaired and converted many weapons for the State of North Carolina during the entire Civil War.  It is quite likely that this weapon could have been repaired by M.A. Baker and Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "J.H. Merrill - Baltimore - July 1858".  The original walnut stock is in nice condition but does have an old age crack running down the left hand side.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.--$1,450.

  38. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Revolver.  The revolver shows honest service wear and has an attractive gray/brown overall patina with no serious pitting at all.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 43669 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls in very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  The action works correctly about eight times out of ten.  The barrel retains good bore and is marked "Address Col. Sam Colt - New York - U. S. America".  This is a good honest example of the revolver considered by many to be the most representative of the American Civil War.--$1,650.

  39. Beautiful condition single shot "1837" dated ALLEN percussion vest pistol.  These were often carried by Civil War soldiers in their vest as a "last line" of defense.  This excellent example was sold by a "VIRGINIA" retailer and is crisply marked "SPRATLEY - NORFOLK, VA.".  It was almost certainly Southern carried, and just about couldn't be in nicer condition.--$975.

  40. Nice condition, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion "1861 Special Model", rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "L.G.&Y. - US - 1862".  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina, and the stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was made.  The bore has good rifling and would quite likely still shoot accurately; although I do not recommend firing original weapons.  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels all remain intact.--$1,450.

  41. Beautiful condition "1837" date 6-shot "Allen and Thurber" .36 cal. PepperBox revolver.  The revolver retains beautiful engraving and is marked "Allen and Thurber - 1837 - Worcester" and has original varnish on the grips.  The action still works nicely {most of the time} - but gets in a bad mood once in a while and doesn't advance.  The metal has a smooth aged grey-brown patina with really no pitting at all.--$795.SOLD

  42. Very nice condition and seriously "Bad-Ass" 1840s - 1850s era Allen and Thurber .36 cal. single shot percussion pistol with a "10-INCH" Barrel - REALLY !!--$850.

  43. SUPER RARE, Paris Transition Model Lemat.  This is one of the most formidable handguns of the American Civil War Era.  It could fire nine shots of .42 cal. from the cylinder and one shotgun blast of .63 cal. from a smooth bore shotgun barrel around which the cylinder revolved.  The 7 inch octagonal barrel has rifling remaining about as crisp as new.  This revolver has a nice early matching serial number of "797" and has original finish remaining in many areas.  The barrel is marked "Col. Lemat Bte sgdg - Paris" in script.  This revolver is out of the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has been a part of Don's award winning Lemat display for many years.  (The Lemat display is pictured above.)  Some of the South's most famous figures, including Jefferson Davis - P. G. T. Beauregard, and Jeb Stuart, just to name a few, carried this fearsome weapon.  A beautiful Lemat revolver in your collection would definitely go a long way in making your collection one of the most elite around.--$23,500.

  44. Absolutely drop dead beautiful cased .44 cal. Tranter Revolver with all the normal compliments.  The revolver has near 100 % original bluing and fine, intricate engraving.  There are numerous original Tranter bullets with the cased set.  Tranter revolvers were extremely popular with Confederate officers.  Many major museums do not have one of these.--SOLD.

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  46. guntools.JPG (54115 bytes)Group of 7 assorted musket parts that are either non-excavated or are early pick-ups or recoveries, and still remain in nice enough condition to use on a musket today.  There are {2} .58 cal. Springfield or contract musket breechplugs - one brass Mississippi trigger guard - {1} .58 cal. Springfield trigger guard - one cast brass Enfield nose cap {1} one .69 cal. Model 1816 musket buttplate and {1} cast brass trigger guard to an unknown musket.  A real bargain !!--$195. for all
  47. 1849cltpckt.JPG (55029 bytes)1849cltpcktrev.JPG (55892 bytes)1849cltpcktmkr.JPG (41139 bytes)1849cltpcktptnt.JPG (66480 bytes)1849cltpcktserl.JPG (45536 bytes)1849cltpcktserl2.JPG (46685 bytes)Nice condition .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number {328193} except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls right at the end of the Civil War or possibly just after.  It has nice clear markings - good rifling - and crisp action.  Every collection needs a pretty little Colt Revolver.--$950.
  48. .69 cal. Prussian Musket which was purchased and imported early in the war by the Governor of Ohio for the issue to Ohio troops as they marched off to war in 1861.  These muskets fired an absolutely massive projectile, and they were very quickly found to not be as accurate and serviceable as the smaller cal. Springfield muskets.  Over the years as relic hunters we have learned that when you recover the huge Prussian projectiles that you are certainly in an Ohio camp and could very well be about to recover an "OVM" beltplate.  This particular musket is marked "Potsdam" and dated "1837."  Although the musket was brought in to the shop by a local family, it was learned that the family's ancestry was not unexpectedly out of Ohio.  It has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina and will display very nicely.--$975.
  49. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.

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