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  1. Fresh out of the attic - .52 cal. Sharps "New Model" 1863 percussion carbine.  This is serial number C21411 which is 1864 issue.  The marks all remain clear and are easily readable through the aged chocolate brown patina.  The action still works perfectly and has a good strong main spring.  Lots of bore remains, but is 100 years worth of dirty and brown.  The long range site base is intact, but the leaf isn't present.  The wood is very nice with clear evidence of the wear and dings, and marks of many campaigns.  The Sharps percussion carbine was a favorite among both Union and Confederate Cavalry, and this is an example that clearly "was there" and saw action.--$1,650.

  2. 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.

  3. Just brought in out of the local area, .58 cal., 3-band, Springfield rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "US - 1864 - Springfield."  The musket has a Model 1863 lockplate and barrel, but has Model 1861 bands, wood, and ramrod.  It has clearly seen lots of service having been fired enough that a hole is burned in the wood immediately behind the nipple.  It is very possible that this musket could have been Confederate carried considering it is made up of salvaged parts and shows lots of dings and marks from field service.  The mainspring remains strong, and the action works perfectly.  There is decent rifling remaining in the bore.  This is a good, honest, "Attic" condition, .58 cal, Civil War Springfield musket.--$1,250.

  4. Really nice, Confederate carbine just brought in out of the local area.  This weapon started life as a .69 cal., French import infantry musket.  It was shortened to carbine length, was probably carried by Confederate Cavalry, and would have likely been loaded with buck.  The family from which this carbine came had numerous members in the 8th Tennessee Cavalry, and that is very likely where this weapon saw service.--$650.SOLD

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

  6. Just in - -- Wicked Confederate carried HUGE BORE Austrian manufactured Percussion Cavalry Carbine.--$995.SOLD (Hope that you enjoy Sherry !!)

  7. Very nice condition on this smooth, gently aging grey-brown patina  5 shot Allen and Thurber "1845" date Pepperbox revolver.  Great for the vest with only a 2 1/2 inch barrel length.  Engravings remain about as crisp as new and good action.--$795.SOLD

  8. Fresh into the shop out of the local area.  .44 cal. "KERR REVOLVER" serial number "10088" which is in the known Confederate import range.  The metal has a smooth - never cleaned - chocolate patina with nice,  easy to read, marks.  The action works sometimes and doesn't sometimes - depending on its mood.  A GREAT little Southern imported and used revolver.  This one requires wearing ear protection to handle -- Because it is PLAYING DIXIE SOOOO LOUD !!!!--only $2,250.SOLD

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

  10. Remington Model 1863 "New Model"  Army revolver.  This is serial number 100416 which is late Civil War production.  The .44 cal. Remington revolver was the stiffest competitor to Colts Model 1860 Army revolver.  It has a smooth, aged, attic, gray/brown patina with good action and edges rounded, showing evidence of lots of service.  The front site has been knocked off, but can easily be replaced.  This is a good, honest, Civil War revolver that "clearly saw the elephant."--$975.SOLD

  11. Just in out of the local area, quite rare and sought after, "London Production," .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver has an all-matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 41588 which is good, early mid-1850's production.  The revolver has a smooth, chocolate, attic type patina with barrel markings of "Address Col. Colt - London."  It retains excellent rifling, and the action advances the cylinder correctly, but sometimes does not lock in full cock.  This is a nice quality, early Confederate carried Colt revolver that would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$1,695. 

  12. Very rare, 1813 date, Harpers Ferry, original Model 1795.  This musket is in basically untouched, attic condition, is out of an estate in north Alabama and would have, without a doubt, been Confederate carried.  The stock is complete with an old crack at the wrist and two sets of soldiers initials.  The musket is basically complete with the exception of missing one lockplate screw, which would be simple to replace.  Good honest, untampered with, original, 200-year-old Harpers Ferry Flintlock muskets hardly ever surface in estates anymore.  This example has all the dings and marks of many campaigns and would be a fine addition to any Confederate weapons display.--$1,895.SOLD

  13. Quite rare, 1830 - 1840 era, Pennsylvania Flintlock rifle that was converted by "Baker" of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to percussion for issue to early war North Carolina Infantry units.  This example is marked "Allentown PA -- 1201" on the barrel and has the distinctive Baker hammer and drum style bolster conversion.  This musket surfaced many years ago from an estate near Southern Pines, North Carolina, and will no doubt make a fine addition to someone's Confederate weapons display.--$1,450.SOLD

  14. Very sought after, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Revolver with the rare "Hartford" address.  The revolver has a smooth, aged, gray/brown patina with an all matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 96162.  This is most desirable 1860 production during the time the South was procuring weapons, gearing up for war.  The revolver was purchased out of a Blount County, Alabama, estate quite a number of years ago.  The soldier's initials, "NW", were nicely carved into the brass butt strap with a pin knife.  A neat revolver with near certain Confederate use.--SOLD

  15. Very sought after, Spencer Model 1860, 7-shot repeating rifle.  This rifle is serial number 8413, which is 1863 issue and appears to be to an Indiana mounted Infantry Regiment.  The metal has a pretty, gently aging, gray/brown patina with clearly legible marks.  The stock is in very nice condition as well with just the normal dings and marks from campaigns in the field.  The original loading tube remains intact; the action works perfectly and still has a very good bore.  After Stones River, this weapon was effectively used by Wilders Lightning Brigade at Hoover's Gap as well as Chickamauga a little bit later.  Word of Federal forces having the 7-shot repeating rifles swept through the Confederate troops, and it became known as the Yankee "all week" gun (load it on Sunday and shoot it all week).  This is a quality example showing just enough wear to know it was there and saw service.--$3,350.SOLD

  16. .69 cal, Model 1842, 3-band percussion musket made by Harpers Ferry and dated 1851.  The metal has a smooth, darkening, aged patina with some pitting and burnout around the nipple area, clearly indicating lots of actual field service.  The lockplate is marked "Harpers Ferry - 1851 - US and the Eagle."  The stock has numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  This musket is out of the local area and was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$1,250.SOLD

  17. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model, 6 - shot revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number (except for the wedge - an old replacement) which is very desirable 1863 production.  This revolver is out of the local area and has the initials "JSF" cut with a pin knife into the brass trigger guard.  It is believed that this revolver was carried by Lt. J.S. Fields of Co. E - Greer's Tennessee Partisan Rangers.  This unit was raised from around Paris, Tennessee.  The revolver shows normal wear and has an attractive gray/brown, aged patina.  The action still advances and locks well.  Lt. Fields apparently didn't care for the New York marking on the barrel.  He left the "Address Col Saml Colt," but removed the New York and US marking.  A nice revolver to add to your Southern Cavalry display.--$1,850.SOLD

  18. 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 and even remains in its original leather holster.  The revolver does show considerable wear and is missing the loading lever.  Its well known English counterpart made by Adams and Kerr was extensively carried by Confederates.  As far as I can remember, this is the first example of this revolver that I have ever had in original leather holster.--$1,450 complete in holster.SOLD

  19. Nice condition, Smith & Wesson, Model #2, old style revolver (AKA - Old Model #2 Army).  This is a .32 cal. rimfire, 6-shot revolver with the more desirable long, 6 inch octagonal barrel.  The revolver has original rosewood grips and is an early serial number of 14700 which is 1861 - 1862 production.  The #2 Old Model Smith & Wesson was a very popular personal sidearm with both officers and enlisted men during the American Civil War.  Generally, Smith & Wesson revolvers with serial numbers under 36000 are more desirable because of their likely Civil War use.  This example has crisp action - clean metal with easily legible marks - and has original nice condition rosewood grips.  This is one of the early "rimfire cartridge" guns of the Civil War Era.--$950.SOLD

  20. Nice condition, Civil War, .50 cal., percussion, breechloading, Smith carbine.  This carbine is serial number 1250.  The metal has a smooth, gently darkening, aged patina with some case colors remaining in recessed areas.  The stock remains in nice condition as well with just the normal small dings and marks from use, and the two inspector cartouches remain easily visible.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the bore is about as crisp as new.  This is a nice, honest, Smith carbine that pretty much anybody would be proud to have in their collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  21. Beautiful condition , and very rare - Civil War era percussion .58 cal. "walking cane gun".  It has an under barrel bar hammer, and would fire a load of buck as well today as ever.  It retains original varnish on the grip, and  nice engraving just below.  At the same price as a Colt Pocket Model, and 10 times rarer.--$950.SOLD

  22. Extremely rare, Maynard primed, Cadet Model 1858, U.S. Percussion rifled musket.  In over 40 years, this is only the third example of this scarce rifled musket that I have had.  There was only a total quantity of 2,501 of these weapons ever produced.  This example has lockplate markings of, "1859 - US - Springfield."  The Maynard mechanism is completely intact and works perfectly.  The stock has usual small dings and marks and has one small crack at the rear of the lockplate.  The barrel still has very good rifling.  Many "quite advanced" collections are missing this weapon.  It will likely be a very long time before you see another example of this weapon offered for sale.--$2,650.SOLD

  23. 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.

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

  25. Quite nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1863, type 2, 3-band, Springfield rifled musket.  The .58 cal. Springfield musket is considered by many to be the classic - most representative firearm of the American Civil War.  This example has nice metal, just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "US - Springfield - 1864".  The stock remains in nice condition with two faintly visible inspector cartouches and two separate sets of soldier initials.  It has both sling swivels intact as well as the long range site and the original ramrod.  There is considerable original rifling left in the bore, and the mainspring remains about as strong as when it was issued and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  This would be a very nice example of a classic firearm of the American Civil War.--$1,450.SOLD

  26. Just in, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver is serial number 54737, which is very desirable mid 1850's production.  It is all matching except for the wedge, which is an old replacement.  The revolver has original walnut grips and a smooth, uncleaned attic patina.  It is out of the local area and was very likely Southern carried.--$1,850.

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

  28. Single shot, 1840 - 1850 era, percussion boot pistol.  These little single shot percussion pistols were often carried as a last line of defense in the boot or behind the belt by Civil War soldiers.  This is an attractive example with a smooth, dark patina, and the barrel will still unscrew.  The pistol displays beautifully, and the action still works well; but the hammer is slightly bent and doesn't strike the nipple dead center.  A great little display weapon at a very reasonable price.--$250.SOLD

  29. Exceptionally nice condition "E. Lefaucheux" 12 mm French Pinfire revolver.  French pinfire revolvers were extensively used by both U.S. and C.S. forces during the Civil War.  The famous Confederate General "Stonewall Jackson" carried an example nearly identical to this revolver.  All the little things that are often missing (ejector rod - loading door - and lanyard ring) all remain intact on this revolver, and the action works perfectly.  There is virtually no pitting, and the "E. Lefaucheux" mark remains crisp and easy to read.--$950.SOLD

  30. Just brought in - Beautiful .58 cal., dated 1860 on the lockplate, Austrian Lorenz 3-band rifled musket complete with original 4-side bayonet.  This musket has a thick - NEVER CLEANED - attic brown patina.  There is some original rifling remaining, and the action still works correctly with a strong mainspring.  Austrian muskets were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War as evidenced by the fact that we recover Austrian projectiles equally as often from Union and Confederate campsites.  If you like untouched thick attic brown patina on your relics - You will love this musket.--$1,350 complete with bayonet.SOLD

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. .50 cal., percussion, breech loading, Gallager, single-shot carbine.  This example has smooth uncleaned attic brown metal and is marked "Gallagers Patent, July 17, 1860 - Manufactd by Robinson and Overman - Philada."  This is serial number 24822.  The carbine has good action and crisp rifling remaining.  The long range site and sling bar and ring both remain intact.  The stock shows wear and rounding of corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The Gallager carbine saw extensive service during the Civil War being carried by many Federal Cavalry regiments, including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Ohio Cavalry - the 13th Tennessee Cavalry - and the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.  Interestingly, the inventor of the Gallager carbine - Mahlon J. Gallager - was a native of South Carolina.--$1,450.

  34. Quite rare, .69 cal., 3-band musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  It is Springfield marked and dated 1825.  This musket is DOUBLE "Ohio" marked and would have been one of the muskets issued to Ohio Infantry troops when they first left the state in 1861.  The musket is rifled with decent rifling remaining.  I have relic hunted numerous early war Ohio camps, and they are well known for producing .69 cal. 3-ring minnies and also .69 cal. 2-ring Prussian minnies.  I have recovered three "O.V.M." waist belt plates from these early war Ohio camps.  This is a neat weapon being one of the first issued by the State of Ohio for the Civil War and shows numerous dings and marks from lots of field service.--$1,150.SOLD

  35. 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.

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

  37. Good solid .54 cal. "Standard Model" Burnside carbine.  This is serial number "15968" and is matching between the barrel and the breech block.  The wood has the normal dings and marks of actual field service.  The action works correctly, and decent rifling remains.  The lockplate does have a little pitting, but not extreme.  All in all - I would grade this a solid "mid-grade" example.--$1,295.SOLD

  38. Quite rare, Parker - Field and Sons, London Enfield Tower style carbine.  This is an early pattern carbine, and the stock is "G" marked on the right hand side.  In the new book "The English Connection" it is noted on page 66 that Parker - Field & Sons supplied weapons to the state of Georgia, and this weapon surfaced in North Georgia.  It is in overall nice condition, but does show evidence of lots of field service.  This weapon will make a wonderful addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$1,650.SOLD

  39. Excellent condition, non-excavated, three blade, Springfield combination gun tool.  This model tool is for the 1855 which is much tougher to come by.  If you have a nice Springfield musket, this will make an excellent accessary to display with it.--$75.

  40. Quite scarce, Model 1843, Hall-North, Breech-loading, Percussion carbine, also referred to as the "Model 1843 Side Lever Hall".  This weapon was manufactured from 1844 until 1853 with a total number produced of around 10,000.  It is among the weapons referred to in the famous "Freemont Hall Carbine Affair."  These carbines were originally produced as smoothbores but were rifled for Civil War use.  The carbines were not very well thought of, and although originally issued to a number of Federal Cavalry regiments, most of these weapons ended up in Confederate hands.  In 40 years of relic hunting, I have dug many Hall carbine projectiles in Confederate camps, but I have yet to find my first in a Union Cavalry camp.  These weapons almost always show evidence of extensive usage, and this example is no exception.  It is marked, "S. North MIDLtn/CONN./1849."  The metal has a smooth, gray-brown attic patina, and the action still works perfectly.  The wood has rounded edges and numerous small dings and marks from saddle wear.  The weapon has faint initials, "C. H. T.", cut into the right hand side of the stock.  In my opinion, it has a high probability of having been Confederate carried.--$1,895.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. Exceptionally nice condition .44 cal, Remington new model army revolver. This revolver is serial number 19,183. The revolver has as crisp action as when it was new, with all corners remaining sharp, and a good percentage of original bluing covering much of the revolver. Barrel markings are "Patented September 14, 1858 - Remington and Sons - Ilion, New York, USA" The original walnut grips remain intact with the military inspector cartouche remaining visible on the left hand grip. This is a quality Civil War revolver that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.-- $2,450.SOLD

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

  45. 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.

  46. Beautiful condition "1837" date 6-shot "Allen and Thurber" .36 cal. PepperBox revolver.  The revolver retains beautiful engraving and is marked "Allen and Thurber - 1837 - Worcester" and has original varnish on the grips.  The action still works nicely {most of the time} - but gets in a bad mood once in a while and doesn't advance.  The metal has a smooth aged grey-brown patina with really no pitting at all.--$795.

  47. 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.

  48. Just in, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver is serial number 54737, which is very desirable mid 1850's production.  It is all matching except for the wedge, which is an old replacement.  The revolver has original walnut grips and a smooth, uncleaned attic patina.  It is out of the local area and was very likely Southern carried.--$1,850.

  49. SUPER RARE, Paris Transition Model Lemat.  This is one of the most formidable handguns of the American Civil War Era.  It could fire nine shots of .42 cal. from the cylinder and one shotgun blast of .63 cal. from a smooth bore shotgun barrel around which the cylinder revolved.  The 7 inch octagonal barrel has rifling remaining about as crisp as new.  This revolver has a nice early matching serial number of "797" and has original finish remaining in many areas.  The barrel is marked "Col. Lemat Bte sgdg - Paris" in script.  This revolver is out of the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has been a part of Don's award winning Lemat display for many years.  (The Lemat display is pictured above.)  Some of the South's most famous figures, including Jefferson Davis - P. G. T. Beauregard, and Jeb Stuart, just to name a few, carried this fearsome weapon.  A beautiful Lemat revolver in your collection would definitely go a long way in making your collection one of the most elite around.--$23,500.

  50. Absolutely drop dead beautiful cased .44 cal. Tranter Revolver with all the normal compliments.  The revolver has near 100 % original bluing and fine, intricate engraving.  There are numerous original Tranter bullets with the cased set.  Tranter revolvers were extremely popular with Confederate officers.  Many major museums do not have one of these.--SOLD.

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  52. guntools.JPG (54115 bytes)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
  53. 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.
  54. .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.
  55. 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.
   

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