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  1. Nice, honest, fresh out of the estate, 1863 date, US Watertown, 3-band, percussion, contract, rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - Watertown".  The action remains crisp at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock shows rounding of corners and all the small dings and marks of having been actually carried in numerous Civil War campaigns.  Both inspector cartouches remain lightly visible, and faint rifling remains.  This is a very cool musket in that, when you look at it, there is not one shadow of a doubt that it was actually carried and was on many marches, campaigns, and Battles during the American Civil War.--$1,295.

  2. Nice condition, .577 cal., 1861 date, Enfield 3-band percussion rifled musket complete with original bayonet.  This weapon was recently purchased directly out of a long term private museum.  The metal has a smooth, dark, gently aging, attic patina with lockplate markings of, "1861 - Tower- and the British Crown".  The barrel has the rarer "24-24" markings.  Both sling swivels, ramrod, and long range site remain intact as well as the original triangular, socket bayonet.  This weapon shows all the dings, marks, and rounded edges of having been actually carried in the field, but remains in quite nice condition.  The soldier's initials, "JRA", are nicely cut into the left-hand side of the stock.  The stock maker - "C. W. James" - is easily legible in the bottom edge of the stock.  This is a quality weapon that clearly saw actual field service in the American Civil War and "C. W. James" marked Enfields are generally Confederacy associated.-.--$1,850.SOLD

  3. Very nice condition, original 6-shot, 7MM, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  Many Confederate Officers carried French pinfire revolvers, and we often dig pinfire cartridges in Confederate 1863 camps.  This is an unusually nice example with loading door, ejector rod, and folding trigger all remaining intact.  The action works perfectly, and the original walnut grips have near 100% original enamel.  I have included for display an original cartridge, but it is the next size larger to prevent a child from possibly loading the revolver.--$595.

  4. Quite nice condition, Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver.  It has an all matching serial number of 215260 which is most desirable 1860 production.  This is also a rarer 5 inch barrel model.  The action remains as crisp as when originally issued, and the barrel markings all remain easily legible.  There are some traces of cylinder scene in areas and almost 100% original lacquer remains on the walnut grips.  This Colt revolver is nice enough that it has been on display in a museum for the past several years.--$1,150.SOLD

  5. Extremely rare, original 7-shot, .52 cal., Model 1860, Spencer repeating rifle.  This rifle is serial number 23602; according to serial number, it appears this rare repeating rifle was issued to the 148th PA Volunteer Infantry.  The 148th PA was at Gettysburg, but we are unsure whether the weapon had been issued to them at that time.  They are clearly recorded as carrying the Spencer rifles at Petersburg, VA.  The rifle has smooth, clean metal just gently darkening with age.  There is excellent rifling remaining, crisp action, and faint remnants of an inspector cartouche on the left-hand side of the stock.  The weapon is missing the two sling swivels which appear to have been intentionally removed long ago.  It would be a very simple thing to replace them.  A nice Spencer repeating rifle is a rarity to come on the market these days.--$4,250.

  6. Model 1861, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, chocolate, darkening metal with lockplate markings of "1862 - US - Springfield".  The original walnut stock remains in good condition with a faint inspector cartouche and several small dings and marks from actual field service.  There are five "kill notches" on the underside of the stock.  There is decent rifling remaining, but it is very rusty and dirty having not been cleaned in the last 150 years.  This is a good solid "saw the war" example of the weapon that many historians consider the classic musket of the American Civil War.--$1,450.SOLD

  7. Just this morning brought in out of the local area, .36 cal., Savage 6-shot Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has the distinction of being the earliest, lowest serial number of any, over the last 40 years, that I have previously had.  This is serial number 181.  The weapon has a smooth, attic, gray/brown patina, and the intricate Savage action still works perfectly.  There are a couple nipples that are chipped and broken from the weapon being dry-fired over the years.  Also, one side of the ramrod retainer is broken, but will be an easy repair for a gunsmith.  The family who brought this weapon in this morning has ancestry that served in the Ohio Cavalry and are quite likely who this weapon belonged to.  This is a super early production, straight out of the bushes Savage Navy Model revolver.  Very reasonably priced at -- $1,495.

  8. Very attractive, .54 cal., Burnside carbine with matching serial number 15968.  The carbine still has good mechanics and a crisp bore.  The stock shows numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  Many units including the 1st Michigan, 3rd Indiana, 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio, 1st New Jersey, 2nd, 12th, 14th, and 16th Illinois Cavalry units were all armed with the .54 cal. Burnside carbine.  This is a very attractive "attic look" Burnside carbine that is going to be a nice addition to someone's Cavalry display.--$1,195.SOLD

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

  10. 1862 date, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket is considered by many to be the classic weapon representing the American Civil War.  The metal has a smooth, aged, brown patina with typical flash around the nipple area.  Both sling swivels, long range site, and the original ramrod all remain intact.  The stock remains in good solid condition with a faint hint of a cartouche with numerous small dings and marks from service throughout.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - Springfield - US."  The musket has been fired enough that only a faint hint of rifling remains.  This is a musket that clearly shows lots of use and many a campaign.--$1,295.

  11. Very nice condition, 1862 date, Confederate "Anchor"marked import.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "Tower - 1862 - and the Crown".  Both sling swivels, the original ramrod, and the long range site all remain intact.  The Confederate soldier's initials "F W" are deeply carved into the right hand side of the stock.  We unfortunately do not know who "F W" is.  A good amount of bore remains but really needs a good cleaning.  The tiny retainer washers remain intact on all three barrel bands.  The barrel also has the normal "25-25" breech marks.  This is a nice Confederate import, early date musket that will be a quality addition to any Confederate collection.--$2,450.SOLD

  12. 1864 date, Enfield, 2-band carbine, blacksmith handcrafted by shortening a standard Infantry, 3-band, Enfield - Tower, rifled musket.  Wharton's Texas Cavalry without question did some of this, because we excavated several cut off Enfield Infantry musket barrels in their 1863 winter camp located near Unionville, Tennessee.  This example retains good action, and the metal has a smooth, dark, gently aging patina.  This will make a very nice addition to someone's Confederate Cavalry display.--$795.SOLD

  13. Extremely rare to find, an original leather Civil War holster for a .44 cal. Colt  Model 1860 Army revolver.  The holster remains complete with closure tab, leather plug in the bottom, and belt loop on the reverse.  This would make a museum level compliment to display with your Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.--$650.SOLD

  14. Quite rare and in very nice condition, Confederate purchased, .69 cal., Model 1849, Austrian Augustin rifled long rifle.  This example has smooth, clean metal and is dated 1854.  The long range block site and both sling swivels remain intact.  The musket has beautiful European walnut and deep sharp rifling in the bore.  We have excavated projectiles for this weapon in many early war Confederate camps here.--$1,250.

  15. Beautiful condition, unopened packet containing ten Smith's breech-loading carbine .50 cal. cartridges.  This packet remains in near mint condition and will make an excellent compliment to display with your Smith carbine.--$475.SOLD

  16. Very scarce Confederate imported "Potts and Hunt - London" .577 cal. Enfield three band percussion rifled musket.  This musket is out of a North Georgia estate and retains both sling swivels - original ramrod - long range site - and original nipple protector with chain.  Although Enfield muskets were used by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War, almost all Potts and Hunt Enfields were Confederate carried.  This is a beautiful example with everything functioning as nicely today as it did 156 years ago.  This is a "Museum Grade" musket that will make a fine addition to any "C.S." collection.--$1,950.SOLD

  17. Very Rare .36 cal. NAVY MODEL Starr Model 1858 double action revolver.  You see the big .44 cal. Army Model Starr Double Action often, but only a handfull of .36 cal. Starr Navys were made.  This example is out of a central Ohio estate - has a smooth brown aged patina - and still functions nicely.  This is a revolver missing from MOST Civil War weapons collections.--$1,295.

  18. Quite nice condition "Allen and Wheelock" .32 cal. 6-shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver.  These predate the Civil War just a bit and for that reason were quite often Confederate carried.  This example is clean with crisp marks, and the action works perfectly.  If you don't have a "Pepperbox Revolver" in your collection - here is your chance at a nice one.--$750.SOLD

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

  20. Original tin containing "United States Army (percussion) Caps".  The tin remains in excellent condition with lots of original musket caps remaining intact inside.  This will be a beautiful compliment to display with your Civil War percussion musket.--$95.SOLD

  21. 1848 date, .69 cal., Springfield, Model 1842 musket that was originally produced as a three-band; percussion Infantry musket and was blacksmith modified and shortened to be used as a mounted weapon.  The initials "GWB" are nicely carved into the right-hand side of the stock.  We believe the musket was carried by George W. Brewer as a full length Infantry musket, and when he was transferred to Lillard's 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, he had the musket modified and shortened for use on horseback.  This is an excellent example of how Confederates made do and adapted whatever weapons they had or could obtain to their situation.  Although a relatively inexpensive weapon, this is a classic example of Confederate soldiers "adapting and making do" with what they had to fight the Civil War.  We are including an excavated set of .69 cal. "Confederate buck and ball" to display with this weapon.--$975.SOLD

  22. Model 1842, .54 cal., smooth bore, percussion "Horse Pistol".  This pistol came out of a North Carolina estate and has the classic hammer of weapons that were refurbished by "Baker of Kenansville, North Carolina".  The metal has a smooth, never cleaned, aged, brown patina, and the action works as crisply as it did during the Civil War.--$850.SOLD

  23. Model 1863, type 1, .58 cal., Springfield, 3-band rifled musket.  This musket was brought into the Dalton, Georgia, Civil War Show by a local family.  It was a hand-me-down through their family and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The interesting thing about this musket is that the musket itself is a Model 1863, and yet it has an 1862 Springfield lockplate.  It is quite likely that this could be a Confederate captured musket, and the earlier lockplate installed to make it functional.  The lockplate has clear markings of "US Springfield 1862" and has a never cleaned, smooth, chocolate patina.  The remainder of the metal on the musket has a smooth, aged, brown patina as well.  The wood remains in nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks of actual Civil War service.  It is a musket that will make a nice addition to someone's Civil War relic room.--$1,450.

  24. One of the most distinctive and collectible revolvers of the American Civil War.  This is the .36 cal., Savage Navy Model revolver.  This unusual design revolver has one ring that advances the cylinder and cocks the revolver, and the trigger for firing the revolver is in the upper ring.  The unusual revolver saw wide distribution, and there are numerous photographs of both Union and Confederate Cavalrymen carrying this weapon.  Every Civil War weapons display MUST include a Savage revolver.  Serial #11889.  This is a decent representative example, but not high grade.--$1,495.

  25. Very, very rare to excavate an entire Civil War revolver.  This is a .44 cal., Remington Army model and was recovered many years ago near Chickamauga, Georgia.  This will make an incredible center piece for any excavated relic display.--$750.

  26. Early - Early - Early 1816 date Harpers Ferry .69 cal. smoothbore Musket originally produced in flintlock, and later converted to percussion for Civil War use.  This musket is out of the local area, and was nearly surely "C.S." carried.  After the Civil War was over the musket was brought home, and "sporterized" for hunting and feeding the family.  The stock was cut back to the first band to turn the old military rifle into a fouling rifle for game hunting.  In the last 20 years or so a collector has restored the musket stock back to full length and it now displays just as it was carried in the American Civil War.  It is a rarity to see a Harpers Ferry musket dated this early "1816", and YOU KNOW that a Federal soldier would HAVE NEVER been caught carrying this 50 year old antique at the time of the Civil War.  Talk about singing "Dixie" !!!--$1,150.

  27. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  It has an all matching serial number of 128310 except for the wedge, and it is an old replacement.  This is quite sought after mid-war 1863 production.  The revolver is out of the local area and shows lots of actual service with all corners worn rounded and holster wear on the muzzle of the barrel.  One of two things is certain - the owner of this revolver was either one bad hombre or a chronic liar.  There are TWENTY EIGHT kill notches in the grips!!!  Although the revolver shows lots of wear, it remains a very nice relic with tons of character.--$1,250.

  28. Very attractive 1864 date .58 cal. COLT "Special Model" 3-band percussion rifled musket.  Everyone is acquainted with the Colt Civil War era handguns, but COLT also made a Civil War 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a gently aging brown-grey patina with lockplate markings of "1864 - COLT MFG. CO. - HARTFORD, CT."  The original walnut stock remains in overall nice condition with two visible military inspector cartouches.  A little bit of original bore remains, but the weapon has seen quite a bit of firing and actual field service.  An original Civil War date COLT MUSKET would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,450.

  29. Starr Arms Co. .44 cal. Single Action 1863 Army Revolver.  This is one of the few weapons that was ONLY produced during the Civil War years, and had a total production of only 32,000 weapons.  Almost the entire production of this weapon saw Civil War service.  This example shows clear evidence of Civil War field use, but has been taken care of and is still a quite nice revolver.  It is a Civil War revolver missing from many collections.  This would be a solid grade 7 to 8 -- clearly showing field use, but no abuse or neglect.--$1,450.SOLD

  30. 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.

  31. Beautiful example of an 1862 date, .577 cal., Tower musket that was Confederate carried and brought home from the war and very nicely transitioned into a fowling rifle for feeding the family once the Civil War was over.  The barrel remains full length and has the classic "25 - 25" marks.  The military barrel bands have been removed and replaced by brass tubes to hold the wooden ramrod.  This is an excellent example of how many military rifles were transitioned into civilian life once the Civil War ended.--$750.

  32. Very attractive, "Parkers Snow and Co - Meriden Conn" contract .58 cal., 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The metal has an attractive, gently aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of, "1864 - US - Parkers Snow and Co - Meriden Conn."  The wood remains in nice condition with one inspector cartouche remaining visible.  There does appear to be some old wood repair directly behind the nipple.  The musket has rounded corners and shows clear evidence of having actually been carried.  The original long range site remains intact as well as the ramrod and one sling swivel.  The mainspring is still strong and the action crisp.  This is an attractive, honest example of one of the rare contracts of the .58 cal., Model 1861, 3-band, rifled musket.--$1,250.

  33. 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.

  34. Quite nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, "Special" model, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket..  The musket has smooth, attractive metal just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1864 - L.G.&Y. - Windsor VT."  The stock remains in crisp condition with a deep, clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The musket retains an excellent bore, and the mainspring remains as strong as when it was used during the Civil War.  The barrel has a matching "1864" date, and the musket retains both original sling swivels - original ramrod - and the long range site remains intact.  This is a quality example of quite a rare Civil War musket.--$1,750.

  35. Very unique .58 cal. Model 1863 - Type II Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  The musket has TWO beautiful SILVER CORP BADGES inlaid in the stock, and the soldier's initials "J. F. R." beautifully checked pattern carved into the stock.  Both the 5th Corps and the 8th Corps were involved in important Virginia campaigns (and Gettysburg).  The musket remains in nice condition, but shows clear evidence of considerable field service.  The lockplate is crisply marked "1864-U.S.-Springfield".  This musket has tons more personality than most muskets that come along, and the two silver Corps Badges on their own would have real decent value.--$1,495.

  36. 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.

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

  38. Very attractive "1863" date Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This is a Model 1863 - Type I - .58 cal. musket, and is considered by many to be one of the classic muskets of the American Civil War era.  The musket was brought in out of the local area by a family with Pennsylvania ancestry.  The musket has smooth clean metal with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1863".  The wood is very pretty, and shows wear to the edges from actually being carried.  The action still works perfectly, and the mainspring remains strong.  Both sling swivels remain intact,and the long range site as well.  The ramrod is from a Model 1842 cadet musket, and has been with the musket as it came down through the ages.  Only a little rifling remains as the musket has seen lots of service.  This would be a wonderfully historic Civil War musket to pass down through future fenerations of your family.--$1,450.SOLD

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. Very attractive, .69 cal., Model 1816, "A. Waters", 3-band, smooth bore musket converted from flint to percussion for Civil War use.  This example has a smooth, dark, attic patina with lockplate markings of "A. Waters - Millbury - 1832 - US".  The wood remains in nice condition with a crisp, clear inspector cartouche and the soldier's initials, "S. K.", stamped into the musket in at least nine different locations.  We have recovered from Confederate sites .69 caliber buck and ball ammunition for weapons of this type at least through the last half of 1863.  The action on this musket remains as crisp and strong as when it was used during the Civil War.--$1,150.

  42. Very nice condition, .69 cal., Confederate carbine constructed from a Model 1842, .69 cal., 3-band, infantry musket.  The barrel was shortened to carbine length as was the stock, and it was carried much like the short Austrian carbine.  This weapon originally surfaced here in Middle Tennessee about 20 years ago, and I just this afternoon purchased a portion of the collection that it went to.  This is an excellent example of how Confederate troops fabricated weapons to fight with from whatever they could obtain.  The metal has a smooth, dark, attic patina with lockplate markings of "Springfield - 1848 - US and the Eagle".  The action remains as strong and crisp as when it was used during the war.--$750.SOLD

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. Nice condition, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion "1861 Special Model", rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "L.G.&Y. - US - 1862".  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina, and the stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was made.  The bore has good rifling and would quite likely still shoot accurately; although I do not recommend firing original weapons.  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels all remain intact.--$1,450.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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
  59. 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.
  60. .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.
  61. 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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