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  1. Very pretty condition, .69 cal., percussion, Sharpe (of London) fowling rifle dating the 1850 - 1860 era.  These nice grade English fowling rifles were very popular game and sporting firearms in the South just prior to the Civil War.  When the Civil War broke out, many fowling rifles were carried from home to the War during the first couple years.  This example has clean metal with nice engraving and is marked, "Sharpe" on the lockplate.  The walnut stock remains in excellent condition with fine checkering at the wrist.  This will make an excellent addition to someone's Civil War Confederate display.  We are including an original ".69 cal. buck and ball" which was an often used ammunition for this weapon.--$1,150.

  2. Just brought in out of the local area, .32 cal., Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver.  This is a nice, clean example out of the local area and has an all matching (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) serial number of 201089, which is most desirable 1861 production.  The action still works perfectly, and about 50% cylinder scene remains easily visible.  It has a five inch barrel with a barrel marking of, "Address Saml Colt - Hartford CT".  This would make an excellent addition to any Civil War display and was very likely Confederate carried.--$1,250.

  3. Excellent condition, folding, "scissor" type, .32 cal., pistol ball bullet mold.  This mold dates the 1840 - 1860 time period and would display beautifully with your single-shot Civil War Era boot pistol.  We are including an original projectile correct for the mold recovered from the Confederate camps near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$48.

  4. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is a Norwich contract.  It has lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - Norwich".  The barrel remains clean with a matching 1863 date.  The musket retains good action with a strong main spring and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The long-range site, ram rod, and both sling swivels remain intact as issued.  The musket still has a very good bore, and the military inspector's cartouche remains visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  This is a quality Civil War musket that would be a nice addition to any collection.  With this musket, we are including a small display with an original percussion cap and a dropped, .58 cal. Minie ball recovered on private property here at Stones River.--$1,850.

  5. .36 cal., Whitney 2nd Model, 4th type Civil War Era percussion 6-shot revolver.  This revolver is out of a North Florida estate and is believed to have been Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, brown/gray patina, and the original walnut grips remain intact with six "kill notches".  It is serial number 20755.  The revolver shows lots of service with all edges worn and rounded, but it still displays very nicely.--$750.SOLD

  6. Very attractive, Civil War Era, Model 2, Smith & Wesson Army revolver.  This revolver is crisply marked, "Smith & Wesson - Springfield Mass", and has the very early serial number 18338.  The action still works perfectly, and there are traces of original finish in recessed areas.  The revolver has its original walnut grips.--$950.

  7. Just in and straight out of a local Tennessee estate, this is a family hand-me-down, Model 1863, type 2, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  Many collectors feel the .58 cal. Springfield musket to be the most representative firearm of the American Civil War.  This example has a beautiful, gently aging, gray/brown patina overall with lockplate markings of, "1864 - US - Springfield and the American Eagle".  The barrel has nice, clear proof marks and a faint matching 1864 date.  The musket retains decent rifling, but the bore is very dirty.  The barrel, although dirty, is clear, and you can blow air through the barrel and out the nipple.  The stock has numerous small dings and marks from service but remains complete with pretty color and faintly visible inspector marks.  This is about as close to a classic American Civil War firearm as you can possibly get.--$1,450.

  8. NOW THIS IS COOL !!  Excavated .36 cal. single shot - bar hammer boot pistol.  This was recovered many years ago in a Confederate camp here at Stones River.  My friend, who recovered this little pistol, hand carved some walnut grips to go back on it, and they look really good.  He was able to get the trigger and bar hammer freed up to work once again.  Not very expensive, but one very nice excavated Civil War weapon !!--$350.

  9. Model 1861, "Special Model", Colt, .58 cal., 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has an overall uncleaned, chocolate brown patina.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Colt's PT - F A MFG Co - Hartford CT".  The action still works well with a good strong main spring.  The original walnut stock remains in good condition with one wood chip repaired with tacks behind the nipple area.  This is a good, honest, mid-war Colt musket that has clearly seen lots of service.  The bore is dirty, but you can feel faint rifling remaining.  The musket is a very nice example of a classic Civil War musket that "saw the elephant".--$895.SOLD

  10. Very attractive condition, .54 cal., Model 1816, flintlock, Federal military horse pistol that has been converted to percussion by Baker of North Carolina for Confederate usage.  The pistol is marked, "A. H. Waters & Co - Milbury Mass".  The date and US markings have been intentionally removed.  The action still works perfectly, but the top of the nipple is broken off and needs to be replaced.  This will make a very nice - yet inexpensive addition to someone's Confederate artifact display.--$650.

  11. A local family just brought this one in, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket revolver.  The revolver has good action, locking firmly into half-cock and full-cock.  It has barrel markings of, "Address Saml Colt - Hartford CT".  The revolver has an all matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 182506 which is most desirable 1859 production.  It has an overall smooth, brown/gray patina with some traces of finish in the recessed areas.  The cylinder retains about 50% original scene and some silver wash remains visible on the brass trigger guard.  Coming out of a Middle Tennessee estate and being pre-war production makes it very likely that this revolver was Confederate carried.--$1,250.

  12. Excellent condition, small cast brass, folding double cavity pistol ball mold for the .28 cal. boot pistol.  The mold still works perfectly, and we have inserted two small pistol balls for display.--$65.(Below is the correct bullet mold for this boot pistol.)

  13. Relic condition, Model 1836, single-shot, .54 cal., military pistol originally produced in flintlock having what appears to be a Confederate conversion to percussion for Civil War use.  This ancient handgun could tell many stories and almost certainly saw CS service.  We are pricing it at literally what an excavated example would sell for.--$525.

  14. Very nice condition, quite rare, cast brass folding "scissor" type bullet mold for a .36 cal. "SUGAR LOAF" pistol projectile.  I have only recovered rare Sugar Loaf projectiles from Confederate campsites.--$175.

  15. Fresh in out of the local area, Model 1862, 5-shot, .36 cal., fluted cylinder Colt Police with the very desirable 6 inch barrel.  This Police has a smooth, brown patina overall and is serial number 35406.  The revolver comes with a very nice condition, Confederate hand made holster.  This is a very typical rig to what was often carried by a Confederate Cavalry trooper, consisting of a Colt manufactured revolver in a CS manufactured holster.  This is going to make a very nice addition to someone's Confederate collection.--$1,650.

  16. Fresh in out of an Ohio attic, Model 1863, type 1, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion, Springfield rifled musket.  This musket has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "US - Springfield - 1863".  The action still works perfectly and is considered by many to be the classic longarm of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  17. Just brought in out of a local estate, .58 cal., 3-band, Model 1861, contract rifled musket.  This musket has a dark, attic brown look tip to tip and has definitely seen service as there is some flash around the nipple area, and the stock has the typical bumps and scratches from having been carried.  The lockplate is marked, "Norfolk - 1863".  The action still works perfectly and firmly locks into both half-cock and full-cock.  The mainspring still remains strong.  This is not a "high grade" musket but a good, honest example of a typical regulation Civil War musket that clearly saw service.--$1,150.

  18. Very rare .69 cal. conversion to percussion from flint using the Patented 1855 Butterfield Pellet Primer system.  I typically get about one of these per year.  This example remains in very nice condition, but is missing the little brass cap that screws into the base of the pellet primer tube.  The musket is otherwise a nice honest example with lockplate markings of "Springfield - 1835 - Butterfield's Patent - 1855 - Philada".  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches but does have a very old wood crack beside the hammer with an ancient tack repair.  This is a scarce weapon that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  19. Just purchased out of a local Southern estate.  This is a folding BRASS double cavity bullet mold for a .32 cal. round ball, and also for a .32 cal. elongated projectile.  This mold would make projectiles correct for the .32 cal. Colt Pocket Model, or would fit any of the other .32 cal. Pocket size revolvers.--$125.

  20. Massive, .72 cal., European made, FLINTLOCK HORSE PISTOL.  These massive imported, single shot horse pistols were carried by Confederates early in the Civil War being the best they could find at the time.  These massive "hand cannons" were single shot and were traded out as quickly as possible for multi-fire revolvers.  This example is out of a local estate and was almost certainly CS carried.  The action still works perfectly, and we are including an original set of buck and ball which was a preferred ammunition for this "hand cannon".--$750.

  21. Very pretty condition "COLT" marked double cavity bullet mold that goes with the .32 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  This would be a sweet display accessory for your pretty Colt Pocket Revolver.--$175.

  22. Original twisted brown paper packet containing original Civil War musket percussion caps.  One of these packets of percussion caps were packaged with each brown factory wrapped package of 10 Civil War Minie Ball cartridges.  EVERY Civil War collection should have an original packet of musket percussion caps.--$48.

  23. Excellent condition, blacksmith made, "scissor type" bullet mold for a single, .36 cal. pistol or musket ball.  The mold has a rich, aged patina and still works perfectly.--$85.

  24. Very rare, double cavity, cast brass bullet mold for a "Sugar Loaf" style projectile.  This mold is approximately .48 cal. and would have been likely used with a "Country Rifle".  I have only recovered a few "Sugar Loaf" type projectiles, and every one that I have found has been from an early war Confederate camp.--$150.

  25. Beautiful condition scissor type cast brass double cavity bullet mold for a .36 cal. Country Rifle.  Many young Confederates left home for the Civil War carrying the family Rifle as that was all they had.  Within the first year of the Civil War these were all pretty much replaced by more conventional military weapons.  This is out of a local estate, and is in near perfect condition.--$95.

  26. Quite rare to find, non-excavated, .44 cal., Colt "Dragoon", double cavity, folding, iron bullet mold.  We have inserted two original battlefield excavated Colt projectiles for nice display.--$195.

  27. Recent purchase out of a Central Florida estate, almost certainly brought to Florida by someone from the north seeking the warm Florida climate.  This is a Model 1861, .58 cal., 1864 date, Whitneyville contract, 3-band, rifled, percussion musket.  The musket has a smooth, chocolate patina overall with lockplate markings of, "1864 - Whitneyville - US - and the American Eagle".  The walnut stock is complete with numerous nicks, dings, marks, and rounded edges from many campaigns.  The lockplate has good action, and both sling swivels are present as well as the ram rod and the bayonet.  This is a good, honest Civil War musket with a fresh "out of the attic" type look.--$1,350. complete with bayonet.

  28. 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.

  29. Very nice condition, solid cast brass bullet mold for a .45 caliber "country rifle" projectile.  Country rifles were carried from home by many young Confederates when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861.  We rarely find country rifle projectiles in Confederate camps any later than 1863 because of issue of more standard weapons.  This mold still operates perfectly and would yet mold bullets today.--$195.

  30. Extremely rare to recover, excavated, single cavity bullet mold for the .50 caliber Smith carbine.  This bullet mold is out of the nationally known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, collection.  Although excavated, it remains in very nice condition and will open and close with ease.  This would be a fine compliment to display with your Smith carbine or to add to your Civil War excavated artifact collection.--$395.

  31. Very attractive, .69 cal., smooth bore, Springfield musket that was originally produced in flint but was converted to percussion for Civil War service.  This musket was just brought in out of the local area and has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate patina from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1827 - US - and the American Eagle", and the barrel has a matching "1827" date.  The wood remains in nice condition with obvious wear.  The stock retains two clear military inspector cartouches and has several dings, marks, and a couple wood chips around the lockplate from actual Civil War usage.  This musket was almost certainly Confederate carried, and the action remains perfect, locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket we are including a display case with buck and ball which was a favorite ammunition among Confederates to use in this weapon.--$950.SOLD

  32. Extremely rare, scissor type, Confederate used, .65 cal., Hanoverian bullet mold.  This rare mold remains in perfect condition and is out of the personal collection of Civil War author, Charlie Harris.  It will be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$395.

  33. Super rare and in drop-dead beautiful condition, original folding scissor type, cast brass bullet mold for the Confederate used, .69 cal., "Tower" bullet.  Early in the Civil War, the South traded cotton to England for .69 caliber Tower muskets in an attempt to arm Southern Infantry troops.  The massive, .69 cal., Towers bullets are recovered in early war Civil War sites such as Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Stones River, but by mid-1863, most of the .69 cal. muskets had been replaced by the .577 cal., 3-band, Enfield rifled muskets.  This example is the rarer, cone cavity variety and is out of Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, personal collection.  In almost 50 years, this is the most perfect condition, .69 cal., Towers bullet mold that I have seen.--$950.

  34. Fresh out of a Central Illinois estate, Model 1873, 45 - 70 caliber, "trap door", Springfield rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip and remains just as it has been for many, many years.  With the rifle, comes an original, triangular, socket bayonet complete with a partial leather scabbard.  This old trap door rifle remains absolutely untouched with tiny specks of paint where the rooms in which it was stored have been painted several times over the years.  This is an historic, old, untouched, Model 1873, Springfield trap door.--$850.

  35. Fresh out of an Illinois estate sale, 1819 dated, .69 cal., Prussian Potsdam, 3-band, rifled musket originally produced in Flintlock and converted to percussion and rifled.  The Governors of both Illinois and Ohio ordered the purchase of several thousand of these obsolete, old muskets and issued them to State Troops heading off to the Civil War in 1861.  The muskets were soon found to be extremely heavy and not very accurate in comparison with the .58cal., Model 1855 and Model 1861 Springfield 3-band, rifled muskets.  This musket shows clear signs of many campaigns but remains completely functional, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket comes an original, 1862 Ordnance document showing the purchase of 74 new Prussian muskets for the 63rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Also with this musket comes a small display containing a rare, .69 cal., 2-ring, Prussian projectile and two original musket percussion caps.  Altogether, this will make a museum quality display.--$1,150.

  36. Very nice condition Manhattan .36 cal. Navy Model Revolver.  This is a very scarce Series "5" Manhattan Navy with the 6-shot cylinder, and 6 1/2 inch barrel.  It has an all matching serial number of "4930" which was manufactured in mid 1867 for Indian War service.  There were a total of less than 9000 of these ever made.  It has near 100 % original cylinder engraving, and still has bluing in recessed areas.  This is a quite rare revolver, and in very nice condition.--$975.

  37. .32 cal. 6 shot "Luicius Pond" iron frame revolver.  These were Civil War era production rimfire revolvers, and were eventually ruled an infringement on the Smith and Wesson Patent and production stopped.  This is an attractive example, but is missing the trigger, and thus needs a little TLC.  Priced RIGHT though !!--$295.

  38. Quite rare, Model 1819, .54 cal., smooth bore "horse pistol" that was converted from flintlock to percussion for Confederate Civil War use by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M. A. Baker converted numerous early flintlock weapons from flintlock to percussion using a distinctive method of screwing a drum style bolster directly into the barrel and using an early percussion fowling rifle type hammer that he purchased from Europe.  This ancient weapon remains totally untouched just as it was used 150 years ago during the Civil War.  --$1,250.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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
   

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