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  1. This .44 cal. Model 1854 Beaumont-Adams revolver, serial number 38752, falls very closely with two other Beaumont-Adams revolvers with known Confederate association and falls well within the Confederate shipped range - (33,000 - 42,000).. Those two revolvers, 33246 and 36853, are documented to have direct provenance to Confederate use. This is thoroughly addressed in THE ENGLISH CONNECTION by Pritchard & Huey with Mike Nichols, Tim Prince & Dean Thomas.  This revolver has some traces of bluing in recessed areas with a smooth, brown/gray patina overall and just enough wear to show clear evidence of service.  It functions perfectly mechanically and has very nice original checkered walnut grips.  Serial numbers (38752) remain clearly visible on both the frame and the cylinder.  This revolver is about as Southern as you can get and will be a fine addition to someone‚Äôs Confederate display.--$1,850.

  2. Just brought in and quite rare, Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle with rare Harpers Ferry maker mark.  Harpers Ferry marked Mississippi's are among the most sought after of all, because these were what was in storage in the Harpers Ferry Arsenal when the Confederates took over the arsenal.  This example has lockplate markings of, "Harpers Ferry - 1847 - US", and remains uncleaned just as it has come down through the ages.  The brass hardware has a pleasing, aged patina, and the extra nipple remains intact inside the patch box.  This rifle remains in original .54 cal., has very good rifling, and has the soldier's initials, "TM", carved with a pin knife into the left-hand side of the stock.  I may be able to unravel who the rifle was carried by.  The rifle has block rear site, both sling swivels, ramrod, brass patch box, and extra nipple all remaining intact, and both inspector cartouches remain easily visible.  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition, but does have a number of small dings and marks from actual field service.  A Harpers Ferry made Mississippi is one of the most classic and desirable weapons used by the Confederacy.  We are including a small display case with an original projectile and percussion caps used with the musket.--$1,850.SOLD

  3. Beautiful condition, percussion, double barrel shotgun made by, "W. Morton", and out of a local family.  This is a 12-gauge with some cased colors with original ramrod and also original checkered wrist walnut stock.  Both half-cock and full-cock still work perfectly on both barrels.  This was just brought in by a local family and is believed to have been Confederate Cavalry carried.  It displays beautifully and will be a fine addition to any Confederate collection.--$695.

  4. Quite attractive and very hard to find, .44 cal. Colt Dragoon 3rd Model.  All parts are matching - serial number 18860 - manufactured in 1860.  Initials "RB" are etched on the brass at the butt of the grip.  This is the rare 8" barrel, and the Colt manufacture line remains clear on top of the barrel.  Some pitting and grime remains around nipples, cylinder bores, and barrel.  The revolver has good action with only slight hints of cylinder scene remaining, but the serial number on the cylinder is sharp and clear.  It has original walnut grips, and they remain in good condition.  The massive Colt Dragoons were far more often Confederate carried, and that is likely the case with this example.  This Colt Dragoon shows honest wear from service but is overall nicer than most you encounter.  Very few museums even have an example of this rare weapon.--$5,850.

  5. 1850 era fowling rifle with a very heavy, 37 inch, .45 cal. barrel.  This weapon is out of a Huntsville, Alabama, area estate, and according to family information, was carried by an ancestor in the Alabama Infantry during the Civil War.  The rifle shows considerable service with a number of dings and marks and has a set trigger ideal for sniper/sharp shooter service.--$595.SOLD

  6. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Springfield or contract, rifled musket combination gun tool.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$65.

  7. Very attractive, big 12mm, Belgian pinfire revolver, just in out of a local estate.  This revolver retains all four items that are often missing with a pinfire revolver, which are (1) loading door, (2) ejector rod, (3) folding trigger, and (4) lanyard ring.  The revolver retains lots of original engraving both on the frame and cylinder.  It has been nickel plated many years ago, and the nickel plating is worn away in some areas but still present in some areas.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver almost identical to this example.  We recover pinfire revolver cartridges in almost every Army of Tennessee Confederate Cavalry camp.--$650.SOLD

  8. Very nice condition, Model 1849, Colt 5-shot, .318 cal. pocket revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number, including the wedge, of 150350, which is extremely desirable 1858 production.  The revolver has crisp action, sharp edges, and clear marks and retains about 70% original cylinder scene.  It has original walnut grips with 90% lacquer remaining intact.  This is an excellent little Colt revolver that just sings "Dixie"!--SOLD

  9. Very nice condition, Confederate "Slim Jim" holster for a .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Model revolver.  This holster was adapted from having a flap to a more slender profile for quicker access to the revolver.  This is for the holster only with the revolver simply for display of its fit.--$350.SOLD

  10. Very pretty, Model 1861, .58 cal., Norwich contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  The musket has smooth metal, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Norwich - US", and the barrel has the normal markings and is dated 1862.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  This musket retains as crisp action as it likely had 150 years ago, and the bore remains deep and sharp.  This musket is actually nicer than most that you see in museums.  This weapon is out of the well-known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.--$1,850.

  11. Absolutely beautiful intricately hand tooled Confederate hand made leather holster correct for the .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.  This beautiful Confederate holster came in without a revolver, and it is the revolver listed just below that is displayed in the holster.  You might have a .44 Colt of your own that you might want this holster for OR you might want it with the revolver below just as displayed !!--$695. for the Confederate holster alone.-SOLD

  12. Just brought into the shop out of the local area a .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging grey brown patina with an all matching serial number of "131333" (except for the wedge which is an old replacement with a different number). This is very sought after mid-war 1863 production.  The cylinder retains about 50% of the original cylinder scene, and the grips have faint remnants of the original military inspector's cartouche.  The action remains crisp, and the revolver retains an excellent bore.  This is a quality Colt, but does show clear evidence of seeing actual field and campaign Civil War service.--$1,950.SOLD

  13. Just in, nice condition, .36 cal., Savage Navy Model revolver.  This revolver is serial number 7557, which is most desirable 1862 - 1863 mid-war production.  The revolver has a smooth, gently aging, brown/gray patina with good, clear markings.  The intricate Savage mechanism still works perfectly.  The original walnut grips remain intact with a crisp inspector cartouche and nice rounding of edges indicating lots of actual service.  The Savage Navy Model revolver with the "figure 8" trigger mechanism is one of the most distinctive weapons of the American Civil War.--$1,850.

  14. Very attractive, Model 1842, percussion, .54 cal., single-shot, military "horse pistol".  These massive pistols were carried in holsters on each side of the horse.  During the American Civil War, they were mostly Confederate carried due to the Union having access to more modern, multi-fire revolvers.  This example has a smooth, gray/brown, aged patina overall with lockplate markings of, "H. Aston - US - 1851 - Middtn. Conn."  The barrel has a smooth, brown/gray patina as well and is dated 1852.  The action remains perfect with a good, strong main spring, and the original walnut stock remains in nice condition with just the normal dings and marks of use.  This will make an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$950.

  15. Very nice condition, .44 cal., 6-shot, Remington New Model Army revolver.  This revolver is serial number 107360 and has crisp, sharp action with barrel markings of, "Remington & Sons - Ilion NY - USA - New Model".  The grips remain in very nice condition with a faintly visible inspector cartouche.  At some point, the front site was replaced with a blade site.  Other than that, the revolver looks to be in very nice condition and just as issued.--$1,295.

  16. Perfect condition, original .58 cal. wooden tompion.  If you have a nice condition, original Civil War musket, here is an excellent compliment for it.--$48.

  17. Quite rare, .54 cal., Mississippi rifle with lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - US - Windsor VT - 1849" with  a crisp, clear matching "1849" date on the barrel.  This rifle has the very scarce to find, turned down muzzle for accepting a triangular socket bayonet.  The original socket bayonet remains with the rifle.  In addition, the rifle has both sling swivels, brass patch box, block rear site, and original brass-tipped ramrod, along with lots of original rifling.  This is a style Mississippi you seldom see offered for sale.  It is a good, solid example that shows plenty of field service, but not abuse and is a type Mississippi missing out of most private and museum collections.--$2,150.  (complete with original bayonet.)-SOLD

  18. Original, twisted cream colored paper packet of Civil War musket percussion caps.  A packet of percussion caps like this came with each 10-count packet of Civil War bullets.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$48.

  19. This is a bullet mold that you seldom see offered for sale.  It is a "COLT" marked .28 cal. double cavity for the Colt "Root" revolver.  If you have a nice Colt Root - here is your chance to add a correct bullet mold to your display.  You won't see this one very often.--$350.

  20. Quite rare, 1862 date, "Special Model 1861" contract, rifle musket.  This musket has seen lots of service and has a chocolate brown patina and lots of wear from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - US - Windsor VT".  The lockplate has quite a bit of wear and a gray/brown patina, but the markings can still be read.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition but does show similar wear with rounded edges and typical small dings and marks.  The action works well and will lock firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels remain intact as does the original ramrod.  The long range site is not present and has been gone for many years.  The musket shows clear signs of having seen much service but remains a rare contract and a nice, early, "1862" date.--$975.

  21. Absolutely beautiful emerald green patina on this perfect excavated Richmond Arsenal single attachment stud copper Richmond Musket nose cap.  A small amount of the C.S.A. walnut wood stock still remains on the inside of this C.S. Richmond nosecap.  A BEAUTY.--$79.

  22. Quite rare and in excellent condition, Wilmot patented musket tompion.  This tompion is marked, "Patented November 24, 1863" (155 years ago tomorrow).  These were actually issued and used as I have seen three or four recovered here.--$95.

  23. Single cavity iron bullet mold for a .36 cal. country rifle elongated "picket style bullet" of the exact type carried by many young Confederates as they first left their homes in the South for the Civil War.  The mold would have originally had two wooden handles which are not present, but could be easily replaced.--only $79.

  24. Very nice condition, rare "E. Robinson" contract of the Model 1861, percussion, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gently tone with age.  The lockplate is marked, "E. Robinson - New York - 1864 - US - and the Eagle".  The barrel has a matching 1864 date and retains deep, sharp rifling.  The action is crisp with long range site, both sling swivels, and original ramrod all remaining intact.  The stock is all original and complete with numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  This is a quality condition, rare contract that will be a fine addition to any Civil War firearms collection.--$1,850.

  25. Beautiful, near mint condition, Model 1842, Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate is marked, "Springfield - 1852 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 musket that needs a nice lockplate, here is your chance.--$195.

  26. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, 7mm pinfire, 6-shot revolver.  The metal remains in mint condition with beautiful engraving on both the frame and cylinder.  The action works perfectly, and the three items that are usually one or all missing, the loading door, the ejector rod, and the folding trigger all remain perfectly intact.  The checkered walnut grips remain in mint, just as issued condition.  The vast majority of pinfire cartridges that we recover are from Confederate camp sites, because the Confederates were able to purchase these revolvers from France and Belgium.  The revolver remains in near mint condition and could easily fit into any museum in the country.--$695.

  27. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated, 1864 date, Springfield musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This lockplate retains beautiful crisp marks, and excellent action locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  If you have an 1863 or 1864 Springfield musket that would be improved by a very nice lockplate and hammer assembly, here is your opportunity to get one.--$195.

  28. Quite rare contract of the .58 cal., Model 1861, 3-band, percussion, military, rifled muskets.  This musket has metal that is just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  It has lockplate markings of "1863 - US - Wm. Muir & Co.".  The barrel has a matching 1863 date with long range site intact as well as both sling swivels and original ramrod.  The musket retains very good rifling and has a faint military inspector cartouche visible opposite the lockplate.  This is without question one of the tougher Model 1861 contracts to find.--$1,650.

  29. Just brought into the shop, Model 1841, "Robbins and Lawrence" Mississippi rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, thick, aged, chocolate brown patina and has lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - 1850 - Windsor VT".  The brass has a very nice, aged, bronze patina.  This rifle would have some very interesting stories to tell in that the stock has at some point been near a fire and is charred black between the two barrel bands.  It has good action, and the barrel was bored to .58 cal. for service in the Civil War.  Mississippi rifles have always been a favorite among collectors because of their Mexican War/Pre-Civil War history and how attractive they are with the numerous brass pieces including a brass patch box.  This is a weapon that shows clear evidence of having seen lots of service.  Who knows - the fire that it got too close to might have been a campfire in Tennessee or possibly the burning of Atlanta.--$1,350.

  30. Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has crisp action and a smooth, dark, gray/brown patina.  It has an all matching serial number of 167874, except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This is 1863 - 1864, mid-war production.  There are faint hints of original cylinder scene remaining but most is worn away.  It has barrel markings of, "Address Col. Saml. Colt New York US America."  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,495.

  31. Quite rare to find, complete mid-1800's DOUBLE leather shot flask.  This shot flask has two completely separate compartments with two brass measuring devices so that you could have your choice of two different size lead shot depending on what you were hunting.  It remains completely intact with original brass buckle, and both measuring devices still have good springs and work perfectly.--$115.

  32. Beautiful condition, 7 mm, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  The folding trigger and loading compartment door both remain perfectly intact.  In addition, on this revolver, the cartridge ejector rod is screwed into the base of the grip, and it remains intact as well.  I am including a complete pinfire cartridge for display, but it is the next size larger so that a child cannot accidentally load and discharge the gun.  The original checkered walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$695.

  33. Nice condition, cast brass, folding, double cavity bullet mold for a .45 cal. picket country rifle.  These are bullets that we only recover from Confederate sites.  This mold remains in nice enough condition to mold bullets today.--$95.

  34. Perfect condition, non-excavated, musket tumbler punch.  It has lots of original bluing remaining and will make an excellent compliment to your Civil War musket display.--$65.

  35. Just in out of the local area, .69 cal., Model 1842, 3-band, percussion, Springfield musket.  The metal remains clean, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1853 - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has an 1852 date.  The action remains crisp and strong and locks firmly at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition with the soldier's initials "H. T." cut into the left-hand side opposite the lockplate.  This is a very representative weapon that both Union and Confederate soldiers extensively carried during the early years of the Civil War.--$1,450.

  36. Nice condition, percussion, 12-guage, double-barrel shotgun of the exact type carried by many Confederates when they first left home for war during the early years of the American Civil War.  This example is out of the local area and has a beautiful, aged, chocolate patina with ramrod intact and original walnut stock.  Pictured above is a Texas Confederate carrying a nearly identical weapon during the early years of the American Civil War.--$695.

  37. Beautiful condition, non-excavated pair of .69 cal. bullet worms.  One of the worms is a long pattern, and the other a short pattern.  This display will make a wonderful compliment to display with your .69 cal. percussion muskets.--$95 for both worms.

  38. Quite rare to find, an original Model 1842, complete lockplate and hammer assembly with all internal parts.  The lockplate still functions perfectly and will lock at both full-cock and half-cock.  The lockplate is crisply marked, "Springfield - 1851 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 Springfield musket with a "not-so-great" lockplate, here is your chance to significantly upgrade your musket.--$250.

  39. Complete, beautiful condition, folding, cast brass field mold for .577 cal. Enfield projectiles.  The mold has a rich, aged patina with original cavity insert intact and also original sprue cutter intact.  We have included and placed into the mold a dropped Enfield projectile (recovered here at Stones River) of the exact type this mold produces.  This will be a museum level compliment to display with your .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.--$895.

  40. Attractive, framed display containing several original Frankford Arsenal musket percussion caps.  Nicely displayed and ready to hang.--$35.

  41. Excellent condition, original Civil War Cavalry carbine bore brush.  The leather thong is complete with no breaks or weak spots, and the bore hair brush has all bristles 100% intact.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Cavalry carbine.--$89.

  42. Extremely rare, and in mint condition, folding scissor type bullet mold for the Hanovarian or Saxon projectile.  100% of these type bullets that I have seen recovered have been from Confederate sites.  The projectile appears to be approximately .50 cal.--$195.

  43. Model 1863, 3-band, .58 cal., Springfield rifled musket.  This musket has overall clean metal with a small amount of flash around the nipple area.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1864 - US - and the American Eagle."  The musket has nice wood with normal wear and a faint inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The mainspring remains strong, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.  There is a little bore remaining, but very dirty, likely having not been cleaned in the last 100 years.  This is an attractive, honest, middle grade example of one of the most famous muskets of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  44. Beautiful condition, cast brass, .32 cal., "Colts Patent" marked, double cavity bullet mold, an excellent compliment to display with your .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$175.

  45. Excellent condition, non-excavated, heavy cast brass, single-cavity bullet mold for making "country rifle" type bullets.  Many young Confederates, when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861, left home carrying the family country rifle, and in many cases, were forced to field mold ammunition for these "brought from home" weapons.  We have recovered "country rifled" type bullets from Confederate camps dating at least to the end of 1863.  This is a quite heavy brass bullet mold and has enough brass to make at least two or three CSA rectangle buckles.--$175.

  46. Very attractive "Special Model 1861" .58 cal., "S. Norris & W.T. Clements for Massachusetts", 1863 date, 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with an 1863 date on the lockplate and an 1864 date on the barrel.  The main spring remains strong and the musket locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.   Both sling swivels , long range site, and original ramrod remain intact, and a good, crisp bore remains.  The wood remains in nice condition with a faintly visible inspector cartouche, and the normal dings and marks from actual field service.  There is a small sliver of wood missing from just beneath the lockplate.  This is a quality condition musket and shows evidence of just good, honest, actual Civil War field service.--$1,450.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

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  52. 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
  53. 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.

Larry Hicklen

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