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  1. Just in, classic pattern 1853, 3-band, Enfield - Towers rifled musket.  This musket has nice, clean metal with lockplate markings of, "1862 Towers".  It has both sling swivels, the original ram rod, and long range site all remaining intact.  This is a classic example of one of the most popular and used rifled muskets of the American Civil War.  We are including with this musket a small display with an Enfield projectile and percussion caps and also a reproduction Enfield leather sling if wanted for display.  Confederates received a large issue of this exact pattern Enfield musket in the early months of 1863.  Many historians attribute the Confederate success at Chickamauga partly to the Confederate Infantry then being armed with this excellent weapon.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection or display.--$1,595.

  2. Very attractive, big 12 mm, "E. Lefaucheux" pinfire revolver.  This revolver is out of a private museum in Arkansas and is very similar to the pinfire revolver carried by General "Stonewall" Jackson.  It has intact both the loading door and cartridge ejector rod which are often missing.  The lanyard ring on the butt is not present.  This will be a very nice addition to any Confederate display, and it is extra nice when it is actually "E. Lefaucheux" marked.--$895.SOLD

  3. Excellent condition, small 7 mm, Belgian Leige produced, 6-shot pinfire revolver.  This revolver has the folding trigger, cartridge ejector rod, and loading door all completely intact, and the action still works perfectly.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very much like this one except a larger caliber.  This revolver would make a nice addition to any Confederate display.--$595.

  4. Beautiful collection of 10 assorted size Civil War era French Pinfire cartridges.  The pinfires range in size from a tiny 5 mm - all the way up to a big old 15 mm.  The collection includes sizes 5 mm - 7 mm - 9 mm - 11 mm - 12 mm - and a couple quite rare big old 15 mm.  For the entire collection of 10 pinfire cartridges in case.--$195.

  5. Drop-dead beautiful condition, 1835 date, English Tower, .69 cal., sporting rifle in original flint.  This musket still functions perfectly and has crisp, sharp rifling remaining in the barrel, and the lockplate action is perfect with a strong main spring.  There is an English Setter bird dog hand engraved in a brass plaque inlayed into the left check of the stock.  The bird dog is intricately done and is literally true to life.  The brass butt plate has a deer engraved in the woods.  On the top of the barrel is engraved "Frank Burns - 1841" which would have been an early owner of the rifle.  This rifle is not only a rare and beautiful weapon but is also literally a work of art.  Early in the Civil War, a good number of English sporting rifles and Brown Bess muskets were carried by the Confederates until they could get more up-to-date percussion weapons.  This musket would be an excellent addition to any firearms collection.--SOLD.

  6. Extremely rare, non-excavated, folding double cavity, .44 cal., "Tranter" marked, cast brass bullet mold.  This mold is out of a local Southern estate and would still mold Tranter projectiles perfectly.  This would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$595.

  7. Nice condition, excavated, folding Springfield combination gun tool.  This was recovered on private property among the limestone rocks here at Stones River.  It is hard to believe, but the folding screwdriver blade can still be folded with ease.--$45.

  8. Quite rare to recover - an excavated Federal musket mainspring vice.  This was recovered over 40 years ago on private property among the limestone outcroppings here at Stones River.  It is my understanding that only the Sergeants were allowed to carry one of these.  This example, although rusty, remains in nice enough condition to be freed up and actually used again.--$65.

  9. Very nice condition, original Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with barrel markings of, "Address - Col. Sam'l - Colt - New York - US America".  This revolver has an all-matching serial number of 106707, including a matching wedge.  This is very desirable 1863 - 1864 production.  It has excellent action, locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, and a crisp bore.  The owner's initials, "M. M"., are carved into the left-hand walnut grip.  This is a first-class, war date, Model 1860 Colt Army that shows clear wear evidence of actual service.--$1,950.SOLD

  10. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1849 Colt, .318 caliber pocket model, 5-shot revolver.  This revolver has an all-matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 184374 which is very desirable 1860 production.  The barrel is marked, "Address Sam'l Colt - Hartford CT".  There is about 30% original cylinder scene remaining visible.  The trigger guard and back strap retain about 70% original silver wash.  There was, at one time, a name inscribed in the brass on the butt of the gun.  It is considerably worn, but appears to be "William Young".  The revolver has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, has a good bore, and nice condition original walnut grips.  This revolver would be an excellent addition to any collection.--$1,295.

  11. About 30 years ago, it wasn't really uncommon to encounter one of these.  But, in recent times, you seldom see one offered.  This is an original 25 round, Requa - Billinghurst battery gun clip.  This clip is complete and will still hinge open and closed.  There has to be lots of Civil War artillery and small arms collections that are missing one of these.--$250.

  12. Complete center portion of an 1820's era import, .69 caliber flintlock musket.  This unusual relic was found several years ago in the walls of a Civil War Era home being torn down near Shiloh.  The lockplate mechanism still works perfectly locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The frizzen still locks firmly in place as well.  It is highly likely that this ancient flintlock musket was a battlefield pick-up from the field of Shiloh.  It would make a fantastic centerpiece for an excavated gun parts or battlefield pick-up items display and at a very reasonable price.--$350.SOLD

  13. Model 1819, .54 cal., flintlock horse pistol that was converted to percussion by Baker of North Carolina for the Confederacy.  The pistol is dated "1821" and is marked, "US S North MIDDLtn Conn".  Baker imported distinctive shaped hammers from Europe to use on his conversions, and this horse pistol has the exact, correct Baker hammer.  It has a chocolate brown patina overall, and the action still works perfectly.--$1,250.

  14. Very attractive condition, US Model 1884 Trapdoor Springfield rifle.  The trapdoor mechanism remains completely intact and functions perfectly.  Both sling swivels and the flip-up long range sight all remain intact as well.  This rifle is serial number 535046.(CW)--$850.

  15. Very attractive condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number (including the wedge) of 154430 which is most desirable 1863 mid-war production.  This revolver came out of a Central Arkansas estate and was very probably Confederate carried.  It has a smooth, attic brown patina overall with about 30% or 40% original cylinder scene remaining.  The action works well locking firmly into both half cock and full cock, and lots of bore remains as well.  This is a nice, solid example of your classic Civil War Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver showing nice, honest, actual service.(CW)--$1,895.SOLD

  16. Just in, classic pattern 1853, 3-band, Enfield - Towers rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, chocolate brown metal from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked "1863 - Towers".  It has both sling swivels, the original ram rod, and long range site all remaining intact.  This is a classic example of one of the most popular and used rifled muskets of the American Civil War.  We are including with this musket a small display with an Enfield projectile and percussion caps.--$1,450.

  17. Another one just brought into the shop yesterday.  This a nice condition 6-shot, Model 1860 .44 cal. Colt Army Model revolver.  The revolver has a smooth, gently aging grey patina, and an all matching serial number of 120067 (except for the wedge which is an original, but different number).  This revolver is about "fall of 1863" mid-war production.  The action still works perfectly, and has a good strong mainspring.  The revolver is out of this local area, and could have easily been Southern carried.  The .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver is considered by many collectors as being "the classic revolver of the American Civil War" and no Civil War collection is complete without having a Model 1860 Colt Army Model Revolver.--$1,650.SOLD

  18. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1862, Colt Police Revolver.  The Colt Police was made from 1862 - 1873 and was serial numbered with the Model 1862 Pocket Navy revolver.  This example is serial number 35406, which places the production of this revolver right at the end of the Civil War Era and into the beginning of the Reconstruction Period.  It has a smooth, gray patina overall, and the action functions correctly.  This revolver is out of a local estate and was thought to have been carried by an ancestor in the Civil War, but the serial number indicates that he carried it just after the Civil War and into the Reconstruction Era.  The Colt Police Model revolver was made in a much more limited quantity than most other Civil War Era Colt revolvers.  There were only about 28,000 Model 1862 Colt Police Model revolvers produced compared to about 250,000 Model 1851 Colt Navy revolvers, 200,000 Model 1860 Colt Armies, and over 300,000 Model 1849 Colt Pocket revolvers.  This revolver will be a nice addition to someone's Civil War Era Colt revolver display.--$895.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  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. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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

Larry Hicklen

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