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  1. Very nice condition, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  This one has a smooth, brown/gray patina with some traces of finish and about 30% cylinder scene remaining visible.  It has an all matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 105731 which is most desirable 1861 - 1862 production.  The barrel is marked, "Address Col Saml Colt - New York - US America".  The revolver has good crisp action locking firmly into half-cock and full-cock and has a very good strong main spring.  It has original walnut grips remaining in very nice condition with no cracks or pieces missing.  There are soldier's initials engraved in the brass butt strap, but they are worn so dim, I cannot make them completely out.  We are including a small display with an original Civil War pistol percussion cap and two original battlefield recovered Colt projectiles.  The Model 1851 Colt Navy was General Forrest's favorite handgun, and this nice example will be a fine addition to someone's Civil War collection.--$1,895.

  2. 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.

  3. Very nice condition, .36 cal., single-shot, Civil War Era, percussion boot pistol.  Many Civil War officers and enlistedmen carried pistols of this type as a last line of defense, usually stuck inside a vest pocket or boot.  This example locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock and has original walnut grips in very nice condition.  We are including a small display containing an original percussion cap and a battlefield recovered, .36 cal. pistol ball.--$350.SOLD

  4. 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.--$595.

  5. Very pretty, early Hartford production, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  This revolver was brought into the Chattanooga Civil War Show a couple of weeks ago and is a Confederate ancestry family hand-me-down.  The revolver is marked, "Address Saml Colt - Hartford CT." and is serial number 88613 which is most desirable 1863 production.  The revolver retains crisp action with an all matching serial number - even the wedge.  There is approximately 30% of the cylinder scene remaining visible.  With this revolver, we are including a small display of two original Colt Navy projectiles, battlefield recovered here at Stones River.  This would be a nice quality addition to any Civil War display.--$1,950.SOLD

  6. 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.

  7. Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale, .58 cal., Model 1863, type 2, Springfield, 3-band, percussion rifled musket.  This musket has a smooth, uncleaned, attic brown patina from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - US - Springfield".  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels remain intact.  The .58 cal. Springfield rifled musket is considered by many to be the most representative, classic weapon of the American Civil War.  This example has good action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both inspector marks remain deep and clear.  Lots of original bore remains but is very dirty having never been cleaned apparently since the Civil War.  If you would like to have a single musket from the Civil War, you couldn't ask for a nicer, untouched with 150-year-old patina example.--$1,595.SOLD

  8. .54 cal., Model 1842, smooth bore, single shot horse pistol.  This pistol was recently purchased out of a north Florida estate and almost certainly saw CS service during the Civil War.  The pistol has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina with lockplate markings of, "US - 1853 - I.N. Johnson - Middtn Conn".  This pistol has seen extensive service to the point that flash has burned out an area of the hammer.  The walnut stock remains complete but does have three old cracks from use and age.  The action still works perfectly and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, and the pivoting ramrod remains intact as well.  Included is a display with original percussion caps and .54 cal. musket ball.  This old horse pistol would have quite a story to tell.--$750.

  9. Civil War era single barrel percussion shotgun gunsmith made from a .69 cal. Model 1842 3-band infantry musket.  During the Civil War these long regulation infantry weapons were cut down for use by the Southern Cavalry, and were loaded with buck and ball or straight buck.  After the Civil War these same weapons were used for hunting game to help feed the family.  These old Southern weapons carry a ton of history.--$695.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Quite rare, Model 1819 - 1821 produced and dated, .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.

  14. SUPER, SUPER, RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER, .52 cal., SPENCER 7-SHOT REPEATING RIFLE.  This weapon is absolutely untouched and straight out of an Indiana estate.  The serial number, 6412, falls firmly in the midst of Wilder Lightning Brigade Spencer rifles.  This example is complete with long-range site, both sling swivels, block, and loading tube.  The rifle remains 100% functional and totally untouched with clearly evident wear from many Lightning Brigade campaigns.  It is very, very seldom that a Spencer rifle in the Wilder Lightning Brigade serial number range comes available.  The action still works perfectly, and the weapon has a beautiful, slick, chocolate brown patina tip to tip.  Included with the repeating rifle is an original Spencer cartridge recovered at Hoover's Gap.--$3,250.SOLD

  15. Fresh in and absolutely untouched, .54 cal., Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz rifled musket.  This musket remains exactly as issued with both sling swivels, folding long range site, and original brass-tipped ramrod.  This Austrian musket remains in original .54 cal. and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  It has a rich, attic brown patina from tip to tip and would fit nicely into any Civil War Confederate arms display.  The musket has wear, clearly indicating lots of actual field service.--$1,295.SOLD

  16. 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.

  17. Here is a REALLY good deal on an historic American military firearm.  This is a .54 cal. percussion single shot Model 1842 military "Horse Pistol".  This pistol was for many, many years in the collection of Mr. Bill Browning.  In the early years Bill carried this weapon in several Living History events.  In order to preserve the quality of the original lockplate, Bill removed it and inserted a reproduction for his Living History use.  My good friend, Bill Browning, passed away several months ago, and, unfortunately, no one knows where Bill put the original lockplate.  Fortunately, this is not an extremely difficult lockplate to find, but in light of the fact that an original lockplate needs to be located, we are pricing this historic horse pistol at a fraction of what they normally sell for.  There will be lots of room for a person to locate a correct lockplate and have a rare Civil War horse pistol at a REALLY great price.--$495.

  18. Very rare, .58 cal., Model 1861, "SPECIAL MODEL" 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This musket has lockplate markings of, "Amoskeag MFG. Co. - Manchester NH - 1863".  The musket has a smooth, dark, attic brown patina from tip to tip appearing to have never been cleaned.  The stock remains in nice condition with a visible inspector cartouche, and does have numerous small dings and marks from definite actual field service.  The action still works perfectly, and some original rifling still remains.  This is an attractive, untouched example of a Civil War Gun maker that you rarely ever see for sale.--$1,450.SOLD

  19. Very attractive, London made, single-shot, smooth bore boot pistol.  These were carried as a last line of defense by both Union and Confederate officers and enlistedmen.  This example is out of a Central Florida estate and was most likely Confederate carried.  The action works correctly about half the time.  We are including a small display containing an original ball and also a couple of original percussion caps.  This will make an excellent addition to someone's Civil War Era weapons collection.--$250.SOLD

  20. 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.

  21. Very pretty .58 cal. Model 1863 Type II Springfield percussion 3-band rifled musket.  This musket was just brought in out of the local area, and is considered by many folks to be one of the most representative muskets of the American Civil War.  The musket remains clean with excellent action and lockplate markings of "Springfield - U.S. - 1864".  The original bayonet - ramrod - long range site - and both sling swivels remain intact with the musket.  This musket is going to be beautiful on someone's den wall.--$1,850. (complete with bayonet)

  22. Nice condition folding double cavity iron bullet mold for the .36 cal. Manhattan Navy Model revolver.  We have put 2 battlefield recovered projectiles in the mold for nice display.  The "Manhatten" marking remains clear and easy to read.  If you have a .36 cal. Manhattan Navy Model revolver - this would be a sweet compliment for it.--$150.

  23. Very nice condition, .50 cal., Gallager percussion, breach loader, single shot carbine.  Gallager carbines saw extensive service during the American Civil War.  Among the many Cavalry regiments armed with it were the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Ohio Cavalry as well as the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (US) and the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.  Ironically, the inventor of the Gallager carbine was a South Carolinian.  There was a total quantity of about 23,000 Gallagers purchased by the Federal Government for Civil War use.  This weapon remains in quite nice condition and is serial number 1786.  All markings remain crisp and legible, and the carbine has a strong main spring and perfect action.  The bore remains nice enough to fire today.  In our theater of the Civil War, we quite commonly recover Gallager bullets and cartridges, especially from Ohio Cavalry camps.  This example has the long range site intact as well as the long iron patch box and the bar and sling ring.  Faint remnants of the inspector cartouche can still be seen on the left hand side of the stock.  There are some case colors remaining in the recessed areas.  This carbine would be a very nice addition to any Civil War Cavalry display.  We are including a Gallager projectile and percussion caps in a small case to display with the carbine.--$1,595.SOLD

  24. Beautiful condition, 9mm French Pinfire revolver.  This revolver has a very low 1105 serial number and is intricately engraved.  With pinfire revolvers, usually the lanyard ring, ejector rod, or loading door is missing.  On this revolver, all three remain perfectly intact.  Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson carried a pinfire revolver quite similar to this one.  With this revolver we are including an original Civil War issue pinfire cartridge.  This will make an excellent addition to someone's Civil War weapons display.--$795.SOLD

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Excellent condition, scissor type, cast-brass, folding bullet mold for a .36 cal. "country rifle" or "picket" type projectile.  These were carried from home to war by Confederate soldiers and are usually encountered in early war Confederate sites.  The projectiles are quite rare to find, and in 50 years hunting, I have only recovered about a dozen.  This is a rare little mold that will be a nice addition to any Confederate display.--$125.

  29. Fresh in out of a local Middle Tennessee estate, .54 cal., Austrian "Lorenz", Model 1854, rifled - musket.  The Austrian Lorenz muskets were well received by the Confederate Infantry as they were a dramatic improvement over the older, smooth bore muskets that were first issued.  This example has the block rear site which is a trait quite common to the Confederate used Austrians.  The musket retains its original brass tipped ram rod, but is missing the front barrel band which appears to have been gone for quite a long time, and the barrel has been shortened an inch or so to get back to better rifling.  The metal has a smooth, never cleaned, aged, brown patina overall with a lockplate marking of, "860 (which is 1860 production).  The musket remains in original, .54 caliber and is just as it came out of the local Southern estate.  It has the Confederate Soldier's initials "J.W.J." which I may be able to narrow down who that might be.  This is an attractive, untouched Rebel weapon that sings "Dixie" loud and clear.--$1,295SOLD

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Excellent condition, folding, non-excavated, double cavity, .32 cal., pistol ball mold for a single-shot, octagonal barrel boot pistol.  The tool has an octagonal wrench on the end for screwing off the barrel of the single-shot boot pistol for cleaning.--$48.SOLD

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Model 1861, "Special Model", Colt, .58 cal., 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket was cleaned up to bright many years ago and was carried in a good number of the 100-year Centennial Living History reenactments, including Gettysburg.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - Colts Pt F.A. mfg co - Hartford CT".  The action still works well with both sling swivels, long range site, and ramrod all remaining intact.  The original walnut stock is complete but has numerous dings, marks, and scars from both actual Civil War service and Living History service 100 years later.  The musket has been fired many, many times as there is practically no bore remaining.  This Colt musket shows lots of use and is definitely not in tip-top condition, but it is the real deal, still looks nice, and would be great to actually show people and let them handle without fear of harming a high grade Civil War musket.  Priced right --$895.

  37. 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.

  38. Very attractive, .54 cal., percussion breechloader Burnside carbine.  This carbine is what is known as the "Standard Model" Burnside carbine purchased in quantity by the US government with over 40,000 issued to Federal Cavalry.  This particular example is serial number 38370 and has smooth, clean metal with traces of finish in recessed areas.  It has crisp action and excellent rifling remaining.  With this Burnside carbine, we are including an original Burnside cartridge displayed in a glass Riker case.  Many Federal units used the Burnside carbine including the 1st Maine, 1st New Jersey, 1st Pennsylvania, 1st and 2nd Indiana Cavalry, 1st & 2nd Rhode Island Cavalry, and the 1st US Cavalry as well as others.  This is a nice, clean example of a Federal Cavalry weapon that saw extensive usage in the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  39. 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.

  40. Quite rare, .58 cal., "L.G.&Y.", 1861 special model, 3-band rifled musket.  This musket remains in good, solid, functional overall condition with a smooth, uncleaned, attic brown/gray patina.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - L.G.&Y. - US - Windsor VT".  This musket retains both sling swivels - original ramrod - and original long-range site.  The action still works perfectly, and the main spring is about as strong as it was 150 years ago.  It has an excellent bore and would most likely still be deadly today at 300 yards.  This musket would be a very nice addition to any Civil War artifact display.--$1,650.SOLD

  41. Very attractive, .69 cal., Model 1842 Harpers Ferry smooth bore musket.  These muskets were extensively carried by Confederate Infantry forces during the American Civil War.  This example is out of a local Middle Tennessee estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The metal remains smooth and clean with lockplate markings of, "Harpers Ferry - 1849 - US - and the American Eagle.  There is a collector ID stamp "PX9ARA" on the tang of the trigger guard put there for inventory and insurance purposes.  One of the primary ammunitions for this weapon is the Confederate buck and ball.  We are going to include a small display with an original buck and ball and some percussion caps.  This is a weapon that is playing Dixie loud and clear and would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$1,295.SOLD

  42. Very pretty condition, 1790 - 1820 era, .69 cal., smooth-bore flintlock horse pistol.  This pistol is maker marked, "Partridge", on the lockplate.  The metal has a smooth, gray/brown, uncleaned patina overall.  The original walnut stock has a beautifully checkered grip and remains in very nice condition.  There is an inlaid silver plate on the back of the stock grip for the owner's initials.  This one remains blank having not been jeweler engraved.  For a 200-year-old weapon, this pistol remains in very nice condition.--$1,650.SOLD

  43. Very attractive, .58 cal., 1861 "Special Model", 3-band, rifled musket with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - S.N.&W.T.C. for Massachusetts".  This musket was manufactured by Simon Norris and W. T. Clements for a State contract to Massachusetts.  The musket has a smooth, brown/gray, aging patina and crisp action.  Both sling swivels, ramrod, and long range site remain intact.  The musket has a Model 1863 Springfield "S-shaped" hammer which appears to have been in place for a very long time.  The soldier's last name, "Havey", is stamped three times into the wooden stock.  In searching Massachusetts and New York records, we discovered that during the Civil War Era, Havey was a fairly common name there.  This musket could have belonged to any one of them.  The musket still has crisp action and a strong main spring and lots of original rifling.  This is a very nice mid-war Civil War musket that will make a nice addition to someone's Civil War display.--$1,450.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Very attractive, imported, .75 cal., smooth-bore, percussion horse pistol.  The pistol remains in very attractive condition with a gently aging, gray/brown patina on the metal and fine checkering on the original, walnut grip.  Many Confederates, early in the Civil War, carried these massive horse pistols loaded with buck.--$450.SOLD

  50. Extremely heavy barrel .60 cal. fowling rifle that has been shortened for Civil War service.  This weapon is out of a South Carolina estate, and has lockplate markings of "L. M.".  We believe that this weapon was likely made by "L. Moissun" of Charleston, SC since he was making fowling rifles in this immediate area at the time of the Civil War.  As a part of shortening the weapon a massive pewter nosecap was made for the stock.  We are including with this weapon a small display having an original projectile, and a couple correct size percussion caps to display with the weapon.  These old hand modified weapons are what the South had to make do with until they could get their hands on something better.--$550.SOLD

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. Quite nice condition, 1849 date, .54 cal., H. Aston, Model 1842 horse pistol.  This massive, old pistol has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "US - 1849 - H. Aston - Midd'tn Conn."  The walnut stock is completely original with no cracks or repairs, but does have rounded edges from lots of service.--$950.SOLD

  54. 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.

  55. .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.

  56. 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.

  57. Confederate used and blacksmith fabricated, .58 cal. carbine created by cutting back a .58 cal., 3-band, Infantry musket to carbine length.  The lockplate has a chocolate brown patina and has never been cleaned.  It is marked, "1864 - US - Springfield."  This came out of the local area and could have very well been with the Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Franklin.--$695.SOLD

  58. Very attractive, 1845 date, Allen & Thurber, .31 cal., 6-shot revolver.  It still has excellent action, original walnut grips, and is marked, "Allen & Thurber - Allen's Patent - 1845".  The revolver has a very nice, uncleaned, chocolate brown patina overall.--$695.SOLD

  59. Really pretty big 12mm French pinfire revolver.  These were very popular with Confederates (especially Confederate Officers) during the Civil War, and we recover French pinfire cartridges in almost every Confederate 1862 - 1863 winter campsite here.  This example functions perfectly, and has completely intact all the items that one or more are typically missing -- (loading door - ejector rod - lanyard ring - etc.)  Confederate General T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson had one of these very similar to this one.  With this revolver I am including an original Pinfire cartridge for display, but of a different caliber than the gun to keep a child from being able to load it up.  Every Confederate display should have a Pinfire Revolver.--$850.SOLD

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.SOLD

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

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

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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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