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  1. Absolutely beautiful condition, 4 1/2 inch "Eagle Flask".  This is the type powder flask usually found with "cased" pocket model sized revolvers.  This example is super nice without even one single dent or open seam.--$350.

  2. Excellent condition, non-excavated, .69 cal., musket ball scissor type bullet mold.  Many Confederate Infantry were issued smooth bore, .69 cal. muskets in 1861.  In some cases, Confederates were forced to mold their own bullets.--$65.

  3. Quite rare cast brass scissor type folding double cavity .44 cal. "country rifle" bullet mold.  This is the type bullet mold that many young Confederates left home carrying along with the family fowling rifle.  We recover these in very early war Confederate camps.--$150.

  4. Nice condition, non-excavated, single-shot, .44 cal., percussion boot pistol.  This is the style with a folding trigger that was extensively carried during the Civil War as a last line of defense by both Union and Confederates.  These were typically carried stuck in the boot or behind the belt or in the vest like the one pictured.  Every Civil War collection should have one of these.--$450.

  5. VERY COOL RELIC !!!  Excavated walnut grip from what looks to be from one of the several Navy size revolvers used during the Civil War era.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee CONFEDERATE trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  It has all sorts of carving on it including "7" kill notches.  Trash pits can preserve some amazing things.  Once upon a time, about 40 years ago, I saw an old gentleman recover a nearly complete pair of blue Federal Military trousers !!!--$95.

  6. Just in out of a local estate, very nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt 6-shot Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, gently aging, gray patina with barrel markings of, "Address Col Saml Colt - New York - US America".  The cylinder retains about 50% original engraving, and the revolver has an all-matching serial number (even the wedge) of 130947, which is most desirable 1862 - 1863 mid-war production.  The revolver has crisp, perfect action - original walnut grips - and would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,450.(for the revolver only)

  7. Extremely rare, nice condition, Confederate manufacture, brown leather holster correct for the .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The holster remains complete and stable but has shrunk just a little with years and is separating at some of the seams.  It is pictured with a Colt Navy Model revolver in the holster.  The Colt Navy revolver in the holster is the listing immediately above the holster.  We are willing to sell either one or the other or both together.--$850.(for the holster alone)--SOLD

  8. Really pretty,1862 date, 3-band, Enfield Towers, .577 cal. musket.  This musket is marked with "Sinclair Hamilton" import marks at two different locations.  The musket remains in smooth, chocolate brown patina and is completely untampered with.  Here is your chance to own a 100% pure Confederate marked Enfield at a very fair price.--$3,450.

  9. Model 1849, .318 cal., Colt pocket model revolver.  This revolver is a north Florida find and does have a brown, aged patina and light pitting overall.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 87876 which is 1851 - 1852 early production.  Considering the early date of this revolver and its deep South location, it is very likely that the revolver was Confederate carried.  There is original silver wash remaining on both the trigger guard and back strap.  Not a grade "10" due to the Florida humidity but is a neat little Colt very likely CS carried.--$695.

  10. Beautiful condition, .318 caliber, cased Colt Pocket Model revolver complete with double cavity mold, military motif brass powder flask, and a tin of revolver percussion caps.  All items in this grouping were together, and about 50 years ago a gunsmith made the case for it.  The revolver has traces of original finish and all matching serial number, including the wedge and cylinder of 193835, which is most desirable 1860/1861 production.  The brass powder flask has a military Eagle motif and a rich, aged, bronze patina.  The bullet mold is a double cavity and is Colt marked.  This display is absolute museum quality and is out of a Southern estate.--$1,950.SOLD

  11. Excellent condition original Springfield or contract rifle musket "tumbler punch".  Many musket displays are missing this important musket tool.--$75.

  12. Confederate carried, .69 cal., smooth bore, Model 1816 Springfield musket.  This musket is believed to have been carried by Richard Vernon of Co. B, 24th Tennessee Infantry.  After the Civil War, the musket was used as a shotgun for hunting game to feed the family.  During this era, the stock was shortened back to the center band making the musket appear more like a shotgun.  This is a relic that is very representative of life in the South both during and following the Civil War.--$695.SOLD

  13. Original, .69 cal., Harpers Ferry musket that has been converted from flintlock to percussion and shortened from full musket to carbine length for service on horseback.  The Southern Confederacy had far more Cavalry than they had actual Cavalry carbines to arm them.  In order to arm the large numbers of Southern Cavalry, many full length infantry muskets were shortened to carbine length so that they could be used on horseback.  This is a perfect example of that and is out of a deep south estate.  I have no doubt that this .69 cal. Harpers Ferry loaded full of "buck and ball" would have been plenty deadly.  This is a weapon that you can hear "Dixie" coming out of the barrel from across the room!!!--$895.

  14. Little Confederate "Bad-Boy" Model 1842 Austrian Carbine.  These little carbines are rifled, and flung a .71 cal. projectile.  This one is out of the North GA. bushes, and is dated "1858".  When you hold the barrel up to your ear -- if you listen real close, you can still hear "DIXIE" playing !!!--$975.SOLD

  15. Excavated musket main spring vice that was recovered on private property along the Federal battle line here at Stones River.  The Sergeant of each Company carried a main spring vice to replace broken main springs that occurred during battle.  This example was recovered here at Stones River and will actually still screw in and out like it did originally.--$48.

  16. Original tin containing lots of original Civil War era percussion caps, and nice condition label.  This is a perfect compliment to display with your Civil War musket or carbine.--$95.

  17. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Federal Cavalry snap swivel.  This fits on the over-the-shoulder leather sling and snaps into the sling ring on the back side of various carbines.  This is to secure the carbine while in the saddle.  This is the long pattern which is the earlier of the two styles.--$95.

  18. Original musket mainspring vise.  These are sometimes called a "Sergeant's Tool", because it was often the Sergeant's job to carry the mainspring tool for replacing broken mainsprings.  This is a non-excavated example retaining about 80% original bluing.  This would be a fine compliment to any Civil War firearms display.--$89.

  19. Nice condition, non-excavated, "Colt" patent marked, double cavity, folding type iron bullet mold.  The mold has an elongated projectile of .318 caliber for the Pocket Model revolver, and a .36 caliber ball for the Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.--$150.

  20. Excellent condition, small size powder flask with pewter body of clamshell design.  This flask would be a perfect compliment to display with your Civil War Era single-shot boot pistol or small caliber revolver.--$95.

  21. This was brought in by a local family that had an ancestor that served in the Confederate Cavalry.  The weapon is an import single shot horse pistol with a Southern conversion hammer like you have NEVER seen before.  The horse pistol has a hand crafted Southern lanyard ring to boot.  Hold this jewel up to your ear and all you hear is "Dixie" playing.--$895.

  22. Drop Dead "Museum Beautiful" Remington Model 1863 Percussion contract rifle, known among collectors as "The Remington Zouave Rifle".  It has brass hardware, blued barrel, and case hardened lock.  It has a lug on the right side of the barrel for the brass handle saber bayonet.  This beautiful weapon was at one time in an Arkansas Museum, and the weapon has 100 % bluing, and case colors, crisp marks, and a bore that will about cut your finger !!  The original saber bayonet in scabbard remains with the rifle.  You will not see "Nicer" because this weapon remains just as it was 160 years ago.  Nothing short of "Killer Nice", and "Yes" -- the extra "nipple", and "bullet extractor" are still in the patchbox !!!  Trust Me -- You would NOT want someone shooting at you with this weapon !!!--$2,850.SOLD

  23. Very attractive, Belgian made, 6-shot, 9 MM pinfire revolver.  This revolver has the loading gate intact as well as the cartridge ejector.  But, it is unfortunately missing the lanyard ring, and the action does not operate correctly.  It does has an excellent display look though and would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.  Most of these saw Confederate service.--$595.

  24. Very pretty condition, ornately engraved, 7 MM, Belgian made pinfire revolver.  The revolver has ornate, brown gutta percha grips and has intact the loading gate, folding trigger, and cartridge ejector rod.  It is rare to find a pinfire revolver with all these elements remaining intact.  There is almost always one or two missing.--$650.SOLD*

  25. Very pretty condition, 1835 date, English Tower fowling rifle in original flint.  The musket is rifled and would no doubt be very accurate.  On the top of the barrel, the owner's name and date are inscribed.  It is marked, "Frank Burns - 1841".  The fowling rifle has a beautifully engraved brass hunting dog inlaid in the shoulder stock.  The musket retains beautiful original rifling.  Early English fowling rifles were very popular in the South for sporting events prior to the Civil War and were often carried off to war during the first years of the Civil War.--$1,850.SOLD

  26. Nice condition, .58 cal., wooden tompion.  This is an excellent compliment for your .58 cal. Springfield or contract rifled musket.--$45.SOLD

  27. Very nice condition, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 110312 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  The action remains crisp with about 70% cylinder scene remaining visible.  This serial number is most desirable 1861 production.  The "Address Col. Saml. Colt" markings remain deep and clear.  The revolver has original walnut grips, and the name "Edwin W. Ansley" is cut into the walnut grip.  Edwin Ansley was a member of the Georgia Sharpshooters.  The revolver remains in its original Confederate production black leather holster.  This would be a fine addition to any private or museum collection.--$2,850.SOLD

  28. Very nice condition, 1863 date, .577 cal. Tower, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is out of a North Georgia estate and very likely saw Confederate service.  It has the upside-down "25 - 25" marks indicating it to be a Southern import.  It has smooth, clean metal with lockplate markings of, "1863 - Tower - and the British Crown".  It has the original ram rod and both sling swivels intact as well as a soldier-crafted lead nipple protector with original chain.  The stock is original English walnut and just about couldn't be nicer.  The long range site is missing and appears to have been gone a long time.  The Enfield was one of the favorite weapons of Southern Infantry.  The brass butt plate has a "C.S.A." stamp and appears to be old, but is likely from a Veteran's Hall.  This is a very nice Enfield Towers musket that will be a fine addition to any Confederate collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  29. Small original container of Civil War Era pistol percussion caps.  This would be a very nice compliment to display with your Civil War revolver.--$45.

  30. Really pretty Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz rifled musket.  The Austrian Lorenz was a very popular weapon in both Union and Confederate Armies - both importing large numbers of the weapon.  This example came out of a Middle Tennessee estate and is lockplate dated "1852".  It has the original "4 side" Austrian bayonet still with the musket.  The long range site is not present, and appears to have been gone a long time.  Both sling swivels remain intact as well as the original brass tipped ramrod.  The action works perfectly, and firmly locks into both half cock and full cock positions.  Every Civil War collection should have an Austrian musket !!--$1,250. musket only, or $1,450, complete with bayonet.-SOLD

  31. Beautiful condition excavated cast brass Confederate Richmond musket first model nosecap.  It has the threaded single hole for attachment to the stock.  It was recovered many years ago from an 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The nosecap has a pretty, never cleaned brown-green woods patina.  These are rare to find here in the Western Theater.--$95.

  32. Nice condition, excavated, Springfield combination gun tool.  This was recovered here at Stones River by Wade Buchanan about 40 years ago from the rock out-croppings that at the time were where the current Bumpus Harley motorcycle shop is today.--$48.

  33. Nice condition, 7MM, French pinfire revolver.  The original walnut grips are intact and in nice condition.  The loading gate, cartridge ejector rod, and folding trigger all remain intact.  The action works sometimes, and sometimes it does not.  It is difficult to find a Civil War Era pinfire revolver with all the little accessories intact.--$595.

  34. Very pretty, single barrel, .58 cal., percussion musket made by Ketland of London.  This fowling rifle dates Civil War era, and is out of a local estate and actually has a military (Enfield) type ram rod.  According to family legend, a relative carried it to the Civil War in the very beginning as was often the case in the South.  The fowling rifle still has a strong main spring, and the action still works nicely (some of the time) !!  This historic old rifle would be fantastic hanging over the fireplace !!!--$650.

  35. Excellent condition, 9 mm, Belgian Pinfire revolver.  Pinfire revolvers are almost always missing the ejector rod, the cartridge closing gate, or the lanyard ring.  This revolver has all three elements remaining completely intact, and the action works nicely.  It is very similar to a pinfire revolver carried by General Stonewall Jackson himself in the war.  This would be a very nice addition to any Civil War Confederate display.  In relic hunting, about 80% of the pinfire cartridges we recover are in Confederate sites.  This is a very pretty example.--$795.SOLD

  36. Just when you think all the cool relics have been found, a Model 1860, .44 cal. Colt revolver turns up in the attic of an old home on East Main, just off the square in Murfreesboro.  Just a couple of weeks ago, I got a call from a lady who had been hired to "clean out" an old Civil War Era home here in Murfreesboro, and in the attic, she finds this Model 1860, .44 cal. Colt revolver, serial number 54717.  This serial number dates the 3rd quarter of 1862 just in time for the Battle of Stones River.  Many of the war date homes along East Main Street in Murfreesboro were used as field hospitals, and it is very likely this one was as well.  The revolver is in relic condition and is missing the loading lever, but the majority of the rest of the gun is a deep, never cleaned, chocolate patina and has a matching serial number of 54717.  This would be a fine centerpiece relic for a "relics from the Battle of Stones River" display.--$795.SOLD

  37. Extremely rare and sought after Model 1853 slant breech .52 cal. Sharps carbine - Famously Known As "The John Brown Sharps".  This was the weapon that John Brown used on his unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859.  This weapon is serial number "18611" and shows as being shipped on Nov. 16, 1855.  Many of the prewar produced Model 1853 Slant Breech Sharps ended up CS Cavalry carried.  This example has a smooth - gently aged - brown patina and good crisp action.  The bore is very good, and the site base remains intact, but the leaf isn't present.  The brass patchbox is intact with a good spring, and works perfectly.  The "John Brown Sharps" is famous for the super long saddle ring bar, and this one remains intact and complete with the original saddle ring.  Here is your chance to get the famous "John Brown Sharps" in nice condition and very fairly priced.--$2,850.SOLD

  38. .50 cal., Civil War issue, Smith saddle ring carbine.  The carbine has a smooth, uncleaned, dark aged brown patina.  This carbine has nice, clear markings and is serial number 15156 which is 1863 production.  There is a Smith carbine with a close serial number that was issued to the 11th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.  The walnut stock has numerous small dings and marks from actual field service and has some initials carved in as well.  It has a good, strong main spring and a nice, crisp bore.  The long-range site remains intact as well as the small brass button for unhinging the barrel.  This would be an ideal carbine for the collector who likes weapons that clearly show honest Civil War service.--$1,295.SOLD

  39. Very pretty condition Civil War era Belgian 7mm Pinfire 6 shot revolver.  Small Pinfire revolvers were very popular as a last resort weapon among Confederate officers.  It is difficult to find one of these that is all complete and functions properly.  This is a beauty with folding trigger - ejector rod - and cartridge door all remaining intact, and everything works perfectly.  The revolver has ornate gutta percha grips that are without a single chip.  This is a museum quality example.--$695. SOLD

  40. Fresh out of a deep south, north Florida estate, .32 cal. Whitney pocket model revolver.  This revolver is serial number 16233 which is 1861 - 1862 production.  The revolver remains clean and still has crisp action.  It has a presentation on the back strap that reads, "J. J. B. to C.L."  We unfortunately do not know who J. J. B. or C. L. are.  This is a very nice little Civil War percussion revolver and has a nice, clear "E. Whitney - N. Haven" mark.  It is very likely -even probable - that this revolver may have seen CS service.--$1,295.SOLD*

  41. Nice complete condition, excavated, musket combination gun tool.  This gun tool was recovered about 40 years ago on private property here at Stones River by my old hunting friend, Claiborne Lytle.--$45.

  42. Quite rare to recover, cast iron, Model 1855, Maynard tape primer door.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp located near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  We have it in a display case along with a .58 cal. musket ball.--$45.

  43. Very rare to find, Model 1849, Colt .318 cal., long barrel (6 inch), pocket model revolver.  This revolver comes out of a local estate and remains in its original, Confederate manufacture, leather holster.  The revolver has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina and is serial number 212565 which is most desirable 1861 production.  The serial number is all-matching except for the cylinder which is an earlier number.  This was caused by Confederate Cavalry carrying several loaded cylinders so that they could quickly change cylinders and have six more shots.  As the revolver came down through the ages, the cylinder that came down with the revolver is a different, earlier number.  The family where this revolver came from had numerous members serving in the 8th and 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry - CSA.  The Confederate made holster remains in beautiful condition and has a "buggy tack" type closure finial.  The brass butt of the gun has what appears to be two kill knotches.  This is an excellent example of a Southern Cavalry weapon and holster.--$1,950.for both Colt and holster.SOLD

  44. Relic condition, .36 cal., Remington Model 1861, Old Model Navy Revolver.  This revolver was no doubt Confederate carried as it was found in a barn near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in December 1981.  This revolver is serial number 12154 which appears to be about 1862 production.  Only traces of the barrel markings remain.  The revolver is missing its loading lever but does remain in a restorable condition.  We are pricing it at a price that makes restoration reasonable.--SOLD

  45. Very nice condition, .52 cal. rim fire, Joslyn Model 1864, single-shot cartridge carbine.  This carbine is serial number 5536 and has crisp action with some traces of original color.  The Joslyn carbine were used by the 4th and 8th Indiana Cavalry, 19th New York Cavalry, 13th Tennessee Cavalry, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry, 2nd Wisconsin, 1st Nebraska Cavalry, and 11th Ohio Cavalry.  This is a nice quality carbine that could literally still be fired today.--$1,650.SOLD

  46. Beautiful condition, 1862 date, .577 cal., Confederate used, 3-band, Enfield rifled musket.  This musket is out of a local estate and has excellent wood, smooth, clean, gently toning metal with lockplate markings of, "1862 - Tower, - the English Crown".  It has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The musket has both sling swivels intact, original ram rod, original long-range site, import cartouche on the stock, and "25 - 25" mark on the barrel.  In addition, the musket still has a bore that will about cut your finger.  You will wait a long time before you'll see a nicer Enfield than this one and with a nice early date.--$2,150.SOLD

  47. Very pretty condition, .50 cal., percussion, breach loader, single-shot, Smith carbine.  This carbine remains in very nice condition with crisp rifling and a little bluing remaining in recessed areas.  The stock remains in nice condition with an easily visible Federal inspector cartouche.  This carbine would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  48. Very nice condition, .54 cal., percussion breach loader, Burnside carbine.  This carbine has an all-matching serial number of 31472.  The metal has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with traces of finish in the recessed areas.  The lockplate is marked, “Burnside Rifle Co. – Providence RI”, and the breach block is marked, “Burnside Patent – March 25, 1856”.  The carbine has a good bore and crisp action, and the sling swivel and sliding ring both remain intact.  The soldier’s initials, “E. D.” are carved into the right hand of the shoulder stock.  This carbine remains in very nice condition but does show clear evidence of actual campaign use.  It is nice enough to be in any museum.--$1,650.SOLD

  49. Very attractive Civil War era .9 mm Belgian made 6 - shot pinfire revolver.  This revolver is out of a local family that had several members that served in the Confederate Cavalry.  Even CS General "Stonewall Jackson" had a Pinfire Revolver much like this one.  The revolver's action still functions nicely, and the lanyard ring, and the ejector rod still remain intact.  The cartridge loading door is not present and appears to have been gone a very long time.  We are including an original pinfire cartridge to display with the revolver, but it is the next size up to eliminate the possibility of a child chambering the cartridge.--$650.

  50. Really nice little display.  In this display is a TINY pinfire revolver replica that just came in in a United Confederate Veteran collection.  I suspect the little pinfire revolver was a novelty given out at one of the reunions much like tiny canteens that I have seen.  The detail is absolutely unbelievable even with wooden grips.  We have included in the display with the little pinfire revolver an original, 12mm pinfire cartridge that we recovered in a Confederate Cavalry camp here.  The tiny little pinfire revolver has detail that is truly amazing.--$95.

  51. Very attractive, .69 cal., smooth bore, Springfield 3-band musket.  This musket was originally produced in flintlock, but at the time of the Civil War, was converted to percussion.  This musket was just brought in out of the local Middle Tennessee area and was no doubt Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, chocolate brown, aged patina with lockplate markings of, "US - Springfield - 1841".  The action still works perfectly and locks into both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition, but as expected, has numerous dings and marks from extensive service.  This musket is a perfect representation of what most Army of Tennessee Infantry soldiers carried the first year of the Civil War.  By 1862 and 1863, the Confederacy was importing lots of Enfield muskets from England as well as long arms from France, Belgium, Germany, and other countries.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War display especially depicting the early war Confederacy.--$1,250.SOLD

  52. Nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1842, .69 cal., Springfield complete lockplate and hammer assembly.  The hammer locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions, and the main spring is as strong as when it was issued in 1850.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1850 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 Springfield musket that needs a nice lockplate, here is your chance.--$225.

  53. Excellent condition, hand-me-down, 7 inch, scissor type pistol ball mold.  The mold still works perfectly, and we have glued a correct size pistol ball into the mold for display.  The molds for the most part pre-dated the Civil War and are more often found around Confederate sites.--$65.

  54. Excavated, folding, small (approximately 4 inch) scissor type, .32 cal., iron pistol ball bullet mold.  This mold was recovered from the spring of 1863 winter camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry (located near Fosterville, Tennessee).  The mold remains in such nice condition that it will still open and close.  We have put a correct, excavated pistol ball in the mold for display.--$48.

  55. Massive, cast brass, partially completed bullet mold for a .45 cal., Confederate "picket bullet".  This mold was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry and has enough brass for at least two Confederate belt buckles.  The mold was never completed, and the hinge hole to attach the other half was never drilled.  Interestingly, the cavity forming the bullet is complete, and you can see the profile of the bullet.  This is a huge piece of brass and a very unusual recovery.--$175.

  56. 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.SOLD

  57. Excavated, Enfield nipple protector with brass chain.  This was recovered about 40 years ago on private property along the Confederate line and among the limestone outcroppings.--$45.

  58. Very attractive, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model percussion revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, gray/brown patina with an all-matching serial number of 135727 (including the wedge).  This is mid-war 1863 production.  It has crisp action and a good bore remaining.  Just a good, solid, uncleaned, mid-war Colt Model 1860 Army.  Included with this revolver is the $300 Colt Factory letter!!!--$1,850.SOLD

  59. Just in out of a central Ohio estate, very nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1863, type II Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This musket shows just honest use, and remains clean overall with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1864".  The action remains crisp and sharp locking firmly into both half cock, and full cock positions.  Both sling swivels - long range site - and ramrod all remain intact.  It has nice deep rifling, and both military inspector cartouches remain easily visible in the stock opposite the lockplate.  The .58 cal. Springfield musket is considered by many to be the classic musket of the American Civil War.  Every Civil War collection needs one of these.--$1,950.SOLD

  60. Very nice condition, Model 1863, type II, .58 cal., Springfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  This musket is out of a Pittsburgh, PA, estate and has been nicely taken care of and remains just as it was 150 years ago.  The lockplate is marked, "1864 - Springfield - US" and both the lockplate and bolster have a sharp Federal Eagle.  The metal is just beginning to turn a gray/brown with practically no pitting at all.  The musket has both sling swivels, original ram rod, and the original long-range site.  The musket locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock and has deep, crisp rifling from to to bottom.  I have no doubt that this musket would still be quite accurate at 200 - 300 yards.  Many students of history consider the .58 cal. Springfield musket the most representative musket of the American Civil War.  We are including with the musket a small display with an original Minie ball and a percussion cap.  This musket is nice enough for any museum and would be a weapon that you could hand down to future generations with pride.--$1,950.SOLD

  61. Beautiful condition, 1850 era, single shot, .44 cal., "Underhammer" percussion pistol.  The pistol has a rich, never cleaned, aged patina, original walnut grip, and silver trigger plate.  Part of the reason that these weapons are quite rare to come by is that it was easy to hang the "underhammer" on your belt or pants and accidently shoot yourself in the leg or worse.  This was not found to be a satisfactory design, and not a whole lot were produced.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War Era weapons collection.--$1,250.SOLD

  62. Very nice condition, 1837 date, .32 cal., 6-shot pepperbox revolver.  This weapon is crisply marked, "Allen & Thurber - Worcester - 1837".  The action still works perfectly with deep, beautiful engraving, and perfect condition original walnut grips are intact.--$750.SOLD

  63. Very attractive, .54 cal., Model 1842, percussion, single-shot "Horse Pistol".  This pistol was brought into the North Georgia Dalton Civil War Relics Show by some local folks whose Confederate ancestor carried it in the Civil War.  The pistol has a smooth, gray/brown, aged patina with lockplate markings of, "H. Aston - US - 1846 - Middtn Conn".  It has a strong main spring, and the action works perfectly.  The original walnut stock has two clearly visible military inspector cartouches.  There is an old age crack across the walnut stock just above the butt of the gun.  This would be a very easy repair, and the knurled very top portion of the hammer is broken off but is also a repair that any gunsmith could make.  This is otherwise a very nice example with the original pivoting ramrod completely intact.--$795.

  64. Very nice condition 1960s REPRODUCTION massive Colt Dragoon revolver.  It is one of the well made Italian reproductions, and appears to literally have never been fired.  Perfect for living history or display in the den.--$425.SOLD*

  65. Quite difficult to come by, this is an original, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver grip.  This grip shows clear evidence of use.  If you have an original .44 Colt Army with a broken grip, here is your rare chance to get a good, complete grip on your revolver.--$195.SOLD

  66. Extremely rare, Model 1763, French Charleville, originally produced in flintlock and converted to percussion for Confederate service by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  This musket came out of a central North Carolina estate many years ago.  It has the distinctive "Baker" S-shaped sporting rifle hammer and a drum style bolster replacing the flintlock mechanism.  M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is well known for converting obsolete weapons from flintlock to percussion for Confederate service.  The musket retains very nice, original wood but does show nice honest wear.  The lockplate remains exactly as it came from M. A. Baker.  The mechanism of the musket still works but does appear to have a broken main spring.  This is an excellent example of the extreme measures the Confederacy was forced to use in the first year of the Civil War.  By late 1862, the Confederacy was able to obtain much higher quality Enfield/Towers, .577 cal., rifled muskets from England which competed very well with the .58 cal. Springfield muskets the Union Army was equipped with.  This is an opportunity to add a bonafide, Confederate long-arm weapon to your collection for the price of an average condition Springfield.--$1,650.SOLD

  67. Complete, excavated, brass carbine patch box.  This appears to be from a Merrill carbine and was recovered from Camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro.  Believe it or not, the patch box will still open and close.--$65.SOLD*

  68. Very pretty, Model 1841, .54 cal., Mississippi rifle.  This rifle is out of a north Florida estate and was almost surely Confederate captured and carried.  The musket has lockplate markings of, "E. Whitney - US - 1843 - New Haven".  The metal has a smooth, gray/brown, attic patina, and the musket still locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition with numerous small dings and marks from being carried and a nice clear, OHIO State stamp in the left hand side of the stock.  The rifled musket remains in original .54 cal. and has the small block rear site typical of Confederate carried Mississippis.  With this Mississippi rifle comes a very nice condition, "1861" dated Mississippi rifle saber bayonet.  We are going to price this musket both with the bayonet and without the bayonet.--$2,250 complete with saber bayonet --SOLD

  69. Fresh in out of a local Confederate estate, this is a Model 1855, .58 cal., Maynard primed, percussion "pistol - carbine" made only between 1855 and 1857 by the Springfield Armory with a total production of only 4,021.  Almost every one of these that I have encountered over the years have had Confederate association.  This example shows good wear, but remains in very decent displayable condition.  When the pistol was brought into the shop, it was missing the front barrel band, and I was able to locate one that fits reasonably well.  With the massive pistol carbine, we are including an excavated Maynard door from this exact type pistol.  I recovered that door many years ago from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  This is a weapon that most museums do not even have an example of.--$1,650.

  70. Super, super rare and in beautiful condition, Model 1849, long barrel, Colt Pocket revolver with all matching serial numbers of 211975.  This revolver is inscribed to and was carried by Confederate General Thomas Benton Smith and what a story General T. B. Smith has to tell.  General Thomas Benton Smith was born near Mechanicsville, Tennessee, and grew up on a farm near Triune, Tennessee.  General Smith was widely known in the area as being incredibly, intellectually gifted.  By age 15, General Smith had been given a patent on a locomotive "cow-catcher" and appeared to be headed toward a lucrative career in railroading.  When the Civil War came, young Thomas Benton Smith was enrolled in the prestigious Nashville Military College in Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, Thomas Benton Smith would raise the unit that eventually became known as Co. B of the 20th Tennessee Infantry under the command of Col. Joel A. Battle.  At Shiloh, the regiment suffered over 50% casualties including the capture and imprisonment of the regiment's Colonel, Joel A. Battle.  Upon reorganization, a month after the battle, his fellow soldiers elected Thomas Benton Smith as their new Colonel.  As Colonel of the 20th Tennessee, he led them at Murfreesboro where he was shot through both the breast and left arm.  Over the coming months, Col. Smith recovered, and at Chickamauga, Col Smith was again wounded.  At Missionary Ridge, the brigade commander, Col. Tyler was wounded, and Col. Thomas Benton Smith was assigned command of the entire brigade.  Through the fighting toward Atlanta, Col. Thomas Benton Smith was so impressive that, on July 29, 1864, while in front of Atlanta, he received his commission as Brigadier General CSA.  At this point, he was the youngest Brigadier General in the Army of Tennessee.  On December 16, 1864, on the apex of Shy's Hill at the Battle of Nashville, stood the tattered remnants of the 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.  At approximately 4:00 pm, on December 16, 1864, the Federal Infantry overran the Confederate lines on Shy's Hill at the Battle of Nashville.  General Thomas Benton Smith had been ordered by Confederate General William B. Bate to "hold the line at all hazards".  General Thomas Benton Smith and a small squad of his soldiers fought until they were totally surrounded, and at the bitter end, held a white handkerchief over his head surrendering himself and his few remaining men.  General Thomas Benton Smith was approached by Col. William Linn McMillan who appeared to be inebriated and began to curse and berate Gen. Smith.  All witnesses stated that General Smith's simple response to Col. McMillan was to state that, "I am a disarmed captured prisoner."  Col. McMillan was so enraged that, according to witnesses, he appeared temporarily insane.  The Colonel became so enraged that he drew his saber and struck General Thomas Benton Smith three times over the head, each blow cutting through Gen. Smith's hat and crashing into his skull.  Shocked by the action of their own officer, nearby Federals rushed General Smith to a field hospital where the attending surgeon examined the wound and remarked, "Well, sir, you are near the end of your battles, for I can see the brain oozing through the gap in your skull."  Much to everyone's surprise, the boy General, Thomas Benton Smith, would survive these horrific blows.  Unfortunately, in a short time following the war, General Thomas Benton Smith had to be admitted to the Tennessee State Asylum, also known as the Tennessee Central State Psychiatric Hospital.  On some days, General Smith appeared near normal while on other days he was ordering his troops forward.  Many more years passed until, on May 21, 1923, General Thomas Benton Smith was released from his earthly bondage.  His grave rests with his former comrades in the Confederate Circle of Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.  By all measures, Confederate General Thomas Benton Smith was a hero in every regard, and whoever becomes caretaker of his Colt revolver should treasure it and preserve and protect it.  This artifact is nothing less than an Absolute Civil War Southern Treasure.--$28,500.SOLD

  71. Just in out of a Chattanooga area estate, .54 cal., single-shot, percussion, 1st type Merrill carbine.  This carbine shows extensive use and has the soldier's initials, "W M", carved into the stock.  The lockplate is marked, "J. H. Merrill - Balto./Patent July 1858/Apl."  Carbines of this type were very sought after by Confederates who wanted to carry an actual carbine rather than one made by cutting down an Infantry weapon or possibly a double-barrel shotgun.  The metal has a smooth, gray/brown patina and is serial number 6876 out of approximately 14,495.  This would be a nice addition to someone's Civil War Cavalry display.--$1,150.SOLD

  72. Very attractive, percussion, 12-gauge, double barrel shotgun.  This weapon is out of a North Florida estate and is believed to have been carried by a Confederate Cavalryman.  Many years ago, I recovered a near identical shotgun from the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry.  These were carried by numerous Confederates during the first year of the Civil War.  It will make a fine addition to someone's Confederate display.  The shotgun remains all intact except for needing one ramrod tube which would be a very easy repair.--$450.SOLD

  73. Beautiful condition, 1st Model, .22 cal., Smith & Wesson 7-shot revolver.  This revolver has crisp action, deep sharp marks, and lots of original case color remaining.  You rarely find them this nice.--$900.SOLD

  74. Very attractive, .69 cal., smooth bore, Confederate carbine, hand blacksmith crafted from a Model 1842, 3-band, Infantry rifled musket.  The carbine has a smooth, aged, chocolate patina overall with lockplate markings of, "Springfield - 1850".  The weapon was shortened during the Civil War Era to carbine length for Cavalry use.  We are including a cased buck and ball which would have been very likely what would have been fired from this weapon.  It hasn't been cleaned at all and remains just as it has come down through the ages.--$650.SOLD

  75. Just in, very attractive, Model 1863, Type 1, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band rifled musket complete with original, triangular, socket bayonet.  The musket has lockplate markings of, "US - 1863 - Springfield".  The action is excellent with a strong main spring and locks firmly into half-cock and full-cock.  This musket has both sling swivels, original ram rod, and original long-range site intact.  It has four marks in the wood opposite the lockplate that could very well be "kill marks".  The musket shows clear evidence of use and being carried, but yet remains in nice condition.--$1,650.SOLD

  76. 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.SOLD

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.SOLD

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.SOLD

  87. 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.SOLD*

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.SOLD

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. Group of 7 assorted musket parts that are either non-excavated or are early pick-ups or recoveries, and still remain in nice enough condition to use on a musket today.  There are {2} .58 cal. Springfield or contract musket breechplugs - one brass Mississippi trigger guard - {1} .58 cal. Springfield trigger guard - one cast brass Enfield nose cap {1} one .69 cal. Model 1816 musket buttplate and {1} cast brass trigger guard to an unknown musket.  A real bargain !!--$195. for all

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