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  1. Drop dead beautiful "1852" dated HARPERS FERRY Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle".  This was my friend - ROBERT HEINS - prized piece in his collection.  The markings are clear enough to read across the room, and the bore will still about cut your finger.  There are very few museums that can compete with this weapon.  The extra nipple and worm are still in the patchbox, and the action is as crisp as new.--$3,850.SOLD

  2. Just brought in, nice condition, rare "4 - Screw", Model 1860, Colt Army revolver.  This is serial # 18981, and is all matching, including the wedge.  This is "most desirable" 1861 - 1862 production.  This revolver is out of the local area, here in Middle Tennessee, and comes in an original, hand stitched, brown leather, Confederate holster.  It retains a clear inspector cartouche on the left grip and has crisp, clear barrel markings of "Address Col. Saml Colt - New York - U.S. America".  The mainspring remains strong, and the action advances the cylinder properly (as long as you are shooting down), but due to a weak hand spring, does not advance the cylinder every time if pointed upward.  This is a nice condition "4-Screw" Colt Army that no doubt saw Confederate service and remains in an original, brown leather, hand stitched, Confederate, Colt Army holster.--$2,850.SOLD

  3. Unique, hand crafted, .577 cal., Enfield musket hardware, custom fitted onto a Tennessee fowling rifle stock.  This unique weapon was brought into our Ft. Donelson exhibition by a Henry County family this past weekend.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - Tower - and the English Crown."  The barrel has the normal upside down "25-25" mark that we associate with Confederate imported Enfield weapons.  This is an excellent example of Southern ingenuity blending two completely different weapons to result in one weapon functional enough to take into battle.  This musket "plays Dixie" so loudly that I have to keep it wrapped up in blankets and in another room to be able to get some sleep!!!  It would be an excellent addition to any Confederate display.--$895.SOLD

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

  5. "1862 - Tower" Cavalry carbine that was blacksmith crafted from a standard .577 cal. Enfield Tower 3-band rifled musket.  This carbine was brought into the Civil War event this weekend by a family at Ft. Donelson.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - Tower - and the English Crown."  The barrel has the upside down "25-25" marks found on Enfield muskets imported into the South.  This would have been a wicked weapon loaded with buck on horseback.  I once relic hunted an 1863 winter Texas Cavalry camp where we found the cut-off barrels from where they had been converting 3-band infantry Enfield weapons to cavalry carbines.--$695.SOLD

  6. .69 cal. Model 1816 smoothbore musket originally produced in flint and altered to percussion for Civil War use.  It has a smooth, aged grey-brown patina and lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1834".  The stock is in nice condition with just good honest wear from being carried, and has an easily visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The soldier's initials "T.M.S." are nicely carved into the stock which most likely is for "Thomas M. Sanders" of Co. "E" - 45th TN. Inf.  (I have hunted their Spring of 1863 camp here many times).  This is a classic example of what many Army of Tennessee Confederates were carrying here in Middle Tennessee during the years 1862 and 1863.--$1,250.SOLD

  7. "Bad to the Bone" Confederate carried .72 cal. Austrian Carbine.  This came out of a North Georgia estate, and you can clearly see where the carbine snap swivel rubbed back and forth on the stock from "in the saddle wear".  Nice condition and is a weapon that - even today - you wouldn't mind having loaded up and under the car seat when on the wrong side of town !!--$1,150.SOLD

  8. Nice condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 200850, which is most desirable 1861 (first year of the war) production.  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina with a barrel marking of "Address Saml Colt - Hartford CT".  The cylinder retains about 30% original cylinder scene.  The action remains strong, advancing and locking as well as it did when new.  The revolver has original walnut grips with about 80% original varnish.  This little Colt would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,250.

  9. One of the most collectable and sought after carbines of the American Civil War is the .52 cal. Sharps Percussion Carbine. This example is serial number  "98762" and shows clear evidence (numerous small dings and marks) of having been carried through many campaigns.  The carbine is a "New Model 1863", and has a smooth chocolate brown attic patina overall, and a DEEP CLEAR INSPECTOR CARTOUCHE IN THE STOCK OPPOSITE THE LOCKPLATE.  Sharps carbines were extensively carried by both U.S. and C.S. Cavalry forces during the American Civil War.  I am including a display containing several different varities of Sharps projectiles that we have recovered here at Stones River.--$1,650.SOLD

  10. Confederate carried, "Hartford" production, "five shot", .36 cal., Colt Navy revolver in an excellent condition, hand stitched, Confederate, leather holster.  You might say, "There is no such thing as a five shot Model 1851 Colt Navy."  Well, there is if you blew one of the six cylinders out and continued to carry the revolver.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 89348, including the wedge.  This is most desirable 1860 production which is known for having gone South.  The Confederate holster is completely hand stitched and has an original, regimental #1 attached to the outside flap.  This revolver and Confederate holster has so many cool Southern attributes, one doesn't even know where to start.--$2,250 complete in Southern holster.SOLD

  11. One of the most popular muskets of the American Civil War era! This is the .58 cal. Model 1861 three band Springfield rifled musket. The metal has a smooth gray-brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - SPRINGFIELD - 1862". The stock is very attractive and shows clear evidence of lots of field service with small dings, marks, and rounded edges from wear. Both sling swivels - original ram rod - and long range sight remains intact. This is a solid middle grade musket that clearly "Saw The Elephant".--$1,650.

  12. Very nice condition percussion 12 GA. double barrel shotgun.  This is the exact type weapon that many young Confederates left home carrying.  It is a well made and nicely engraved weapon, and is one of the heaviest weapons of its type that I have held in a long time.  Several years ago I recovered a nearly identical 12 GA. double barrel in the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry - C.S.A.  This weapon will make a fine addition to someone's Confederate display.--$595.

  13. SOLD

  14. Nice condition .50 cal. percussion Maynard carbine.  Maynard carbines were used by both U.S. and C.S. cavalry during the American Civil War.  This example has a smooth dark attic patina with traces of case color in the recessed areas.  The action is crisp and the bore very deep and sharp.  This is serial number "3153".  I am also including an original non-excavated .50 Maynard cartridge to display with the weapon.--$1,650.SOLD

  15. Nice condition DOUBLE OHIO MARKED .69 cal. Model 1816 Springfield musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  This would have been one of the early War muskets that early Ohio Volunteers left the State armed with.  The metal has a smooth, pleasing attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "1825 - U.S. - Springfield - and the eagle".  The wood is in nice condition with all the small dings and marks of lots of field service, and a crisp "OHIO" stamp on the left hand side and a second "OHIO"on top just behind the tang.  What a wonderful addition this weapon would be to any OHIO Civil War collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  16. SUPER RARE, Paris Transition Model Lemat.  This is one of the most formidable handguns of the American Civil War Era.  It could fire nine shots of .42 cal. from the cylinder and one shotgun blast of .63 cal. from a smooth bore shotgun barrel around which the cylinder revolved.  The 7 inch octagonal barrel has rifling remaining about as crisp as new.  This revolver has a nice early matching serial number of "797" and has original finish remaining in many areas.  The barrel is marked "Col. Lemat Bte sgdg - Paris" in script.  This revolver is out of the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has been a part of Don's award winning Lemat display for many years.  (The Lemat display is pictured above.)  Some of the South's most famous figures, including Jefferson Davis - P. G. T. Beauregard, and Jeb Stuart, just to name a few, carried this fearsome weapon.  A beautiful Lemat revolver in your collection would definitely go a long way in making your collection one of the most elite around.--$19,500.SOLD

  17. Nice condition, original Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle."  It has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gray with age.  The lockplate is marked "E. Whitney - N. Haven - US - 1851."  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The rifle has crisp action at both half cock and full cock, and remains in original .54 cal. with deep, crisp rifling.  I expect this rifle would remain an accurate shooter today and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War weapons collection.  This rifle originally came out of the local area and was quite likely Confederate carried.--$2,150.SOLD

  18. During the opening years of the Civil War many young Confederates left home for the War carrying the family fowling rifle or double barrel percussion shotgun just like the young fellows in the pictures above.  This percussion 12 Ga. double barrel is an 1800s era W. Richards from London, England and was purchased many years ago out of a Northern Mississippi estate.  The shotgun remains in nice condition and the action on both barrels works perfectly.  This is going to be an excellent and reasonably priced addition to someone's Civil War display.--$650.SOLD

  19. Just brought in out of a local estate - .69 cal. Harpers Ferry 3 band musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  The musket is clean with lockplate markings of " 1834 - Harpers Ferry - U.S." and the barrel has a matching "1834" date.  The stock remains in nice condition, but does show rounding of corners from lots of service.  There appears to be an old repair to an old crack at the wrist, but is very nicely done.  This weapon was no doubt carried by a local Tennessee Confederate, and is going to be a very nice and reasonably priced addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,295.SOLD

  20. Nice condition, .577 cal., "Sinclair - Hamilton" marked, 1862 date, Confederate import, 3-band Towers percussion, rifled musket.  This musket was brought in out of the local area and was without question Confederate carried.  The lockplate is marked "Towers - 1862 - and the crown".  The stock has crisp, clear, "Sinclair - Hamilton" marks just behind the trigger guard.  The musket has numerous small dings and marks clearly indicating the musket actually saw service.  The action remains crisp, and the metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown, attic patina.  The tip of the barrel has been cut back or filed back a fraction of an inch likely to get behind a ding to the end of the barrel.  The ramrod is an early, 1816 type and appears to have been with the musket since the Civil War Era.  This is a quality, 100% Confederate, Sinclair Hamilton Enfield Towers rifled musket.--$1,650.SOLD

  21. Quite rare, .58 cal., type III, Richmond Armory, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has lockplate markings of "CS - Richmond VA - 1863".  This is the type III Richmond Armory musket with the "lower" humpback lock.  The barrel is Richmond Production as well with the distinctive crescent shaped slot.  The musket has the distinctive brass buttplate of Richmond Production after leftover Harpers Ferry parts had been exhausted.  The stock appears to be Confederate produced rather than a leftover Harper's Ferry stock, in that it is not milled for the Maynard primer system.  The musket shows rounding of corners with numerous dings and marks in the wood from many campaigns.  This musket is a good, solid example of a Confederate Arsenal weapon that has survived many a campaign.--$5,850.SOLD

  22. Original, Civil War Era, 12 mm, French pinfire revolver.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried one of these as did many other CS officers.  I have recovered many pinfire cartridges over the years from Army of Tennessee Spring of 1863 camps in this area.  I will include one of these cartridges to display with the revolver.  The revolver has a smooth, dark patina and displays very well.--$650.SOLD

  23. Very, very nice condition .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.  This revolver has tons of original case colors - crisp, vivid cylinder scene, and, with the exception of the wedge, has an all matching serial number "121360" which is dead middle of the Civil War production.  Civil War date Colt Model 1860 Army revolvers in this grade condition almost never come up for sale anymore.  Just beautiful !!--$2,950.SOLD

  24. Very attractive 1850s era percussion "Double Barrel".  The body of the pistol is nicely engraved, and the grips are checkered.  Over the years I have seen several Confederate images with one of these stuck behind the belt.--$250.SOLD

  25. Very attractive condition, .54 cal., Model 1836, single-shot, military "horse pistol" converted from flint to percussion for Civil War use.  The metal is clean, just beginning to gray with age and has lockplate markings of "A.H. Waters - Milbury Mass - 1844" and the stock has two deep, crisp military inspector cartouches in the wood opposite the lockplate.  I have, over the years, seen several Confederate images with this style pistol stuck behind the waist belt.  It has good bore and crisp action.--$975.SOLD

  26. Very attractive, attic brown patina, .54 cal., breech loader, single shot, percussion, Starr carbine.  Starr carbines were used by numerous Federal Cavalry units including the 1st Arkansas (US), 5th Kansas, 11th Missouri, and 24th New York Cavalry units.  I have noticed in several soldier letters that the Starr carbine was rated equal to or better than the very popular Sharps carbine.  This example is serial number 10848.  Even though the metal has a dark attic patina, the Starr markings remain easily legible.  The action works well, and good rifling remains.  Both the long range site and the sling ring remain intact.  This is a good, honest example that clearly shows actual Civil War use.  We are including an excavated dropped Starr carbine projectile that we recovered from a Federal Cavalry campsite here at Stones River.--$1,450.SOLD

  27. .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver, serial number 22852, and is all matching except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  Serial number 22852 is a very desirable early 1850's production Colt.  This Colt revolver comes directly out of a local family and comes with a notarized letter from the family identifying the ancestor who carried the revolver.  This Colt Navy Model revolver was carried by their great-grandfather, Thomas J. Northcott.  Thomas Northcott served in Company I of the 45th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry - CSA.  While encamped near Murfreesboro in November, 1862, according to archive records, Private Northcott became "absent without leave".  According to the family, Private Northcott came home to help with a deathly ill family member and later returned to Confederate service.  There is room for lots more research on this artifact.--$2,150.SOLD

  28. Just brought into the shop out of the local area, .577 cal., "1861 date", Enfield Tower, 3-band rifled musket.  This musket has a smooth, dark, attic brown patina throughout the metal with lockplate markings of "1861 - Tower - and the British Crown."  Both sling swivels - the original ramrod - the original long range site - and the original nipple protector and chain all remain intact.  The musket shows clear evidence of lots of actual field service with burnout from nipple - cap flash in the area of stock just behind the nipple.  The action remains good, and decent rifling remains.  In addition, the musket has the nice, clear "25 - 25" barrel marks of Confederate imports.  This is a weapon that clearly saw combat and was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$1,650.SOLD

  29. Very attractive .69 cal. Model 1842 3-band percussion musket.  This musket was carried during the Civil War by Amon Reynolds who served in the KY. INF. C.S.A. during the Civil War.  This musket was purchased directly from the family and comes with a breif family history written by the family member the musket was purchased from.  The metal is clean with lockplate markings of "Harpers Ferry - 1851 - and the American eagle".  Amon Reynold's initials "AR" are nicely carved into the stock of the musket.  The stock retains a visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  This weapon would be a wonderful addition to anyone's Civil War collection.--$1,975.SOLD

  30. Very attractive Model 1851 early Hartford production .36 cal. Colt Navy Revolver.  This is serial number 101257 which is most sought after 1861 - 1862 production.  The revolver is all matching except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  The action still works perfectly, and a crisp bore remains.  The revolver was purchased years ago out of the Dibrell family of Sparta, TN.  This family had numerous members in the 8th Tennessee Cavalry - C.S.A. and this revolver was no doubt carried by one of them.  A very nice example with some visable cylinder scene remaining.  This would be a quality addition to any collection.--$1,895.SOLD

  31. 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.

  32. Excavated, .36 cal., "Manhattan" revolver, double cavity bullet mold.  The mold has been soaked in penetrating oil and gradually returned to being able to open and close.  We have included two correct battlefield recovered bullets with the mold for display.  The mold was recovered from an 1863 Federal Cavalry camp here at Stones River and displays very nicely.--$95.SOLD

  33. Excaxvated, Sharps 4-shot pepperbox.  This was recovered in 1958 by Perry Taylor on the old Confederate breastworks, 3 1/2 miles east of Corinth where the breastworks cross the Taylor farm.--$495. SOLD

  34. Very rare to come by - Original .56 cal. double cavity Colt Marked bullet mold for the .56 cal. "Colt Revolving Rifle".--$495.SOLD

  35. Very attractive, .58 cal., Model 1863, type 2, Springfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The .58  cal. Springfield is often considered the classic representative musket of the American Civil War.  This musket has crisp lockplate markings of “Springfield – 1864 – US” and has metal that is just beginning to gray with age.  The wood is in nice condition with the normal small dings and marks of field service and a visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The action remains crisp and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels, long range site, and original ramrod remain intact.  The musket has a very pleasing “used but not abused” type appearance and will be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,450.

  36. Exceptionally nice, crisp condition, Colt .32 cal., Pocket “Model 1849” 5-shot percussion revolver.  The grips are original and in near mint condition with original varnish.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 185464 which is most desirable 1860 production.  The cylinder retains 90% original scene and also retains about 60% original silver wash on the trigger guard and backstrap.  The barrel is crisply marked “Address Saml Colt – Hartford Conn”.  The action remains perfect with crisp mainspring and excellent bore.  This revolver turned up in a local estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  I have included a small display of ammunition and percussion caps to display with the revolver.  There are some cased colors remaining in recessed areas.--$1,250.SOLD

  37. Beautiful condition 9 mm French Pinfire revolver.  The revolver still has pretty case colors and the ejector rod intact - the loading door intact - folding trigger intact - and I am including two original cartridges to display with the revolver.  The South purchased many of these, and we recover the pinfire cartridges from almost every 1863 Confederate camp here.--$695.

  38. Relic condition "barn find" Model 1860 .44 cal Colt Army revolver.  Serial number "33352" which is nice early 1862 - 1863 Civil War production.  The action is frozen and grips need some T.L.C. - I am including several .44 cal. Colt bullets that we have recovered here at Stones River to display with it.  PRICED AT A BARGAIN !!--$750.SOLD

  39. This is one of the toughest, and most heavily used Civil War Infantry muskets to come by in nice condition - simply because they saw the entire Civil War in active field service.  It is the standard .58 cal. Model 1861 Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This musket is an "1862 date" Springfield with a crisp matching date on both the lockplate and barrel.  The stock is in very nice condition as well with virtually "zero" burnout around the nipple, and two crisp, deep inspector's cartouches in the stock opposite the lockplate.  There is some darkening, and a little minor pitting on the last few inches of the barrel - which I believe could be rubbed out if desired.  The original .58 cal. triangular socket bayonet still remains with the musket.  I can feel lots of deep rifling in the bore, but very dirty, and needs a good bore brush cleaning.  Many historians and collectors consider this weapon to be the classic long arm of the American Civil War.--$3,250.SOLD

  40. Model 1836, .54 caliber, smooth bore, flintlock horse pistol by Asa Waters, Milbury, Ms.  There were only 41,000 total of this weapon produced during the period of 1836 to 1844.  Although the single shot flintlock pistol was outdated and obsolete by the time of the Civil War, a good number of Confederates carried this weapon due to not being able to acquire anything better or more current.  The weapon overall has a smooth, dark, uncleaned, chocolate patina with lockplate markings of "A. Waters - Milbury, Ms. - 1837".  The pistol shows clear evidence of being carried with small dings and rounded corners.  The mainspring is very weak and needs replacing, and I am including a replacement mainspring with the pistol as well as two excavated .54 cal. musket balls recovered from the Confederate lines here at Stones River.  This ancient weapon has a pleasing, aged patina from tip to tip and will be a nice addition to any Confederate display, especially considering it still remains in original flint.--$950.SOLD

  41. Sharps & Hankins, .32 cal., rimfire pepperbox.  This example has smooth, gutta percha grips and is serial number 8401.  This example is considered a Model "3-C" and had the largest production (9,000) of any of the Sharps & Hankins pepperbox pistols.  This particular example would have been produced around the last year of the Civil War.  It is a good, clean example and functions well.-$850.SOLD

  42. Quite rare, early production, .50 cal., percussion, breech loader, single-shot, Smith Carbine.  This example is early enough that it is mounted with two sling swivels rather than the later sling ring mounted on the left side of the carbine.  The carbine has some gently darkening case colors remaining with a crisp bore, strong main spring, and good action.  Smith Carbines were used by the 3rd West Virginia, 7th and 11th Illinois Cavalry, 1st Connecticut Cavalry, 7th and 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 6th and 9th Ohio Cavalry, and 1st Massachusetts Cavalry.  This is a private purchase Smith Carbine as advertised by Schuyler, Hartley, and Graham of New York, and being a privately purchased weapon, does not have military inspector cartouches.  This is a very nice example of one of the Civil War's more extensively used carbines.--$1,650.SOLD

  43. Quite rare, early production, .36 cal., Model 1861 Colt Navy Revolver.  The Model 1861 Colt Navy Revolver actually has the appearance of a slightly smaller size Model 1860 .44 cal., Colt Army Revolver.  This example has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with some case colors remaining in recessed areas, and has a super early serial number "970" which is all matching including the wedge.  The main spring remains strong and has crisp action with about 30% original cylinder scene remaining.  This little revolver is much rarer to come by than either the Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Revolver or the .44 cal., Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver.  This revolver is in exceptionally nice, crisp condition to be such an early, low, three digit serial number and is a revolver often missing from the Colt lineup in many Civil War collections.--$3,500.SOLD

  44. Absolutely beautiful condition, SILVER framed, intricately engraved, single-shot, percussion pistol from Van Wart & Co. - London, England.  Van Wart is the same company that also made buttons for the Confederacy, such as South Carolina State Seals, Georgia State Seals, Confederate Rifleman buttons, as well as others.  This is a beautiful, high grade, museum quality weapon.--$1,450.SOLD

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

  46. Just brought into the shop out of the local area, very nice condition, .577 cal., 3-band, percussion Enfield rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked, "Isaac Hollis and Sons - Makers to Her Majesty's War Department" and has the "25 - 25" barrel markings.  Both sling swivels and the long range site remain intact.  The musket has a crisp bore remaining.  Hollis and Sons is a known supplier to the Confederacy.--$1,850.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. 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.

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

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

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

  60. 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.

  61. .50 cal., percussion, breech loading, Gallager, single-shot carbine.  This example has smooth uncleaned attic brown metal and is marked "Gallagers Patent, July 17, 1860 - Manufactd by Robinson and Overman - Philada."  This is serial number 24822.  The carbine has good action and crisp rifling remaining.  The long range site and sling bar and ring both remain intact.  The stock shows wear and rounding of corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The Gallager carbine saw extensive service during the Civil War being carried by many Federal Cavalry regiments, including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Ohio Cavalry - the 13th Tennessee Cavalry - and the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.  Interestingly, the inventor of the Gallager carbine - Mahlon J. Gallager - was a native of South Carolina.--$1,450.SOLD

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

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

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

  65. 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.

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

  67. 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.

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

  69. coltpkt107084.JPG (61604 bytes)coltpkt107084rev.JPG (64253 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk1.JPG (66606 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk2.JPG (42547 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk3.JPG (47965 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk4.JPG (41359 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk5.JPG (73370 bytes)coltpkt107084mtk.JPG (69177 bytes)coltpkt107084sn.JPG (44988 bytes)Really pretty Model 1849 .31 cal. Colt Pocket revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number of "107084" {except for the wedge which is an old replacement}.  This is nice early 1852  - 1853 production, and what you would expect surfacing here in the "Sunny South".  The brass trigger guard still has a nice amount of original silver wash, and the cylinder still retains lots of original scene.  It has action about as crisp as new, and a near perfect bore remains.  This is a real nice little Colt Pocket Revolver.--$1,250.

  70. 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
  71. 1849cltpckt.JPG (55029 bytes)1849cltpcktrev.JPG (55892 bytes)1849cltpcktmkr.JPG (41139 bytes)1849cltpcktptnt.JPG (66480 bytes)1849cltpcktserl.JPG (45536 bytes)1849cltpcktserl2.JPG (46685 bytes)Nice condition .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number {328193} except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls right at the end of the Civil War or possibly just after.  It has nice clear markings - good rifling - and crisp action.  Every collection needs a pretty little Colt Revolver.--$950.
  72. .69 cal. Prussian Musket which was purchased and imported early in the war by the Governor of Ohio for the issue to Ohio troops as they marched off to war in 1861.  These muskets fired an absolutely massive projectile, and they were very quickly found to not be as accurate and serviceable as the smaller cal. Springfield muskets.  Over the years as relic hunters we have learned that when you recover the huge Prussian projectiles that you are certainly in an Ohio camp and could very well be about to recover an "OVM" beltplate.  This particular musket is marked "Potsdam" and dated "1837."  Although the musket was brought in to the shop by a local family, it was learned that the family's ancestry was not unexpectedly out of Ohio.  It has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina and will display very nicely.--$975.
  73. 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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