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  1. Quite rare, Model 1819, .54 cal., smooth bore "horse pistol" that was converted from flintlock to percussion for Confederate Civil War use by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M. A. Baker converted numerous early flintlock weapons from flintlock to percussion using a distinctive method of screwing a drum style bolster directly into the barrel and using an early percussion fowling rifle type hammer that he purchased from Europe.  This ancient weapon remains totally untouched just as it was used 150 years ago during the Civil War.  --$1,250.

  2. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt "Army Model" revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, dark, attic patina overall and has a matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 136023.  The revolver shows lots of service with the corners of the grip worn rounded and the cylinder worn practically smooth.  The serial number indicates this revolver is mid-war, 1863 - 1864, production and has clearly seen lots of service.  Not high grade by any means, but is a good honest Civil War production Colt that clearly "Saw The Elephant"!!  We are going to include a small display containing a percussion cap and a battlefield recovered Colt projectile.--$1,450.SOLD

  3. Absolutely beautiful condition, .58 cal. Colt Special Model, contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is out of the well known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.  It is in absolutely spectacular condition and remains as bright today as when issued during the Civil War.  Jim was well known for cleaning his weapons back to a state as bright and shiny as they were 150 years ago.  This example is just that nice, and I am unsure whether the musket has been cleaned and buffed or plated.  All markings remain as deep and sharp as during the Civil War.  The lockplate is marked, "Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg Co. (Firearms manufacturing company) - 1864".  The stock retains two crisp inspector cartouches, and the bore is so sharp that the musket appears to be near unfired.  This weapon would be a museum grade addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,150.

  4. Very nice condition, original, 12 mm, 6-shot, French pinfire revolver.  Many Confederate officers privately purchased these weapons for themselves.  Most of the time, when these weapons are encountered, they are commonly missing the loading door, the ejector rod, or the site.  This example has all these pieces intact, has perfect action, and is out of a local Southern family.  We are including, for display, an original, excavated, 12 mm pinfire cartridge recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.  This weapon would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$950.

  5. A very neat and unusual excavated artifact.  This is a tin percussion cap container still containing numerous percussion caps and also several pistol projectiles that you can see still inside through a small hole in the top.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with an excavated musket or carbine.  It was recovered many years ago by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp near Mobile, Alabama.--$38.SOLD

  6. Extremely rare, .69 cal., Model 1847, US Artillery Muskatoon that has been blacksmith adapted to be a CS Cavalry carbine.  The carbine is fitted with a "Harpers Ferry" lockplate from a, Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.  The sling swivel bracket on the bottom of the butt of the stock remains intact, but the sling swivel itself if not present.  This weapon originally had a Springfield lockplate but was outfitted for Confederate Cavalry use with a Harpers Ferry, Mississippi rifle lockplate.  The weapon has a great feel and would have positively been an effective Cavalry carbine.  We are enclosing a small display case containing typical ammunition for this weapon.--$975.

  7. Confederate used and blacksmith fabricated, .58 cal. carbine created by cutting back a .58 cal., 3-band, Infantry musket to carbine length.  The lockplate has a chocolate brown patina and has never been cleaned.  It is marked, "1864 - US - Springfield."  This came out of the local area and could have very well been with the Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Franklin.--$695.

  8. Very attractive, Colt Pocket Model, .31 cal., 5-shot, very desirable 6 inch barrel.  It has an all-matching serial number (even including the wedge) of 282066 which is very desirable 1863 - 1864 Civil War date production.  The metal has a smooth, dark, brown/black patina, and the grip looks to have a fresh coat of lacquer.  Now the "not so great" news - the revolver remains fully loaded (but is not capped) and appears to have been loaded for the last 150 years.  With this Pocket Model Colt revolver we are including an original, brass, .31 cal., double cavity Colt bullet mold as well as a brass, military Eagle motif, Pocket Model powder flask.  All are displayed in a custom made, oak display case.  For the entire case and display--$1,600.SOLD

  9. Very attractive, 1845 date, Allen & Thurber, .31 cal., 6-shot revolver.  It still has excellent action, original walnut grips, and is marked, "Allen & Thurber - Allen's Patent - 1845".  The revolver has a very nice, uncleaned, chocolate brown patina overall.--$695.

  10. Absolutely beautiful condition, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 123128 including the wedge.  This is most desirable 1862 production.  The revolver retains near 100% cylinder scene and has case colors remaining in recessed areas.  This is a much nicer Model 1851 Colt Navy than most that come along.--$2,150.SOLD

  11. Very attractive, complete, excavated, Colt Model 1862 Police revolver.  This is a quite rare recovery in that only about 28,000 of this model was produced as compared to about 325,000 Colt Pocket Models produced.  This revolver is a 5-shot, .36 cal., and is serial number 34785 which is 1865 - 1866 era production.  The revolver was recovered near Atlanta, Georgia, which would exactly fit that time frame.  One bullet has been inserted for display as well as an ivory grip on the left side.  Everything remains intact, including loading lever, cylinder hammer, trigger guard, and brass frame.  This excavated Colt will make a fantastic centerpiece for an excavated artifact collection.--$750.

  12. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  This is serial number 81749 which is very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  The revolver was in a north Alabama UCV Hall for many years and was at one point partially nickel plated.  Some of the plating has worn off and some of the plating yet remains.  The action works perfectly, and the soldier's initials, J.D.W., are nicely carved with a pin knife into the butt of the walnut grips.  This is a good, honest Colt Army revolver that clearly saw action.--$1,150.

  13. Very attractive, Model 1842, percussion, .54 cal., single-shot, military "horse pistol".  These massive pistols were carried in holsters on each side of the horse.  During the American Civil War, they were mostly Confederate carried due to the Union having access to more modern, multi-fire revolvers.  This example has a smooth, gray/brown, aged patina overall with lockplate markings of, "H. Aston - US - 1849 - Middtn. Conn."  The barrel has a smooth, brown/gray patina as well and is "faintly" dated 1849.  The action remains perfect with a good, strong main spring, and the original walnut stock remains in nice condition with just the normal dings and marks of use.  This will make an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$950.SOLD

  14. Very nice condition, .32 cal., Allen and Wheelock, side-hammer rimfire revolver.  These were only manufactured early in the war (1859 - 1862) with a total quantity produced estimated at around 1,000.  The revolver is dated July 9, 1860, on the brass frame.  This example has a beautiful, rich, aged patina on the brass frame, 90% lacquer on the original walnut grips with some case colors remaining in recessed areas.  This is a nice quality little Civil War revolver.--$650.SOLD

  15. Just brought in by a local family today.This is a Model 1873 Springfield 45-70 "Trapdoor" rifle with the "low arch" breech.  It remains in overall nice condition with some case colors left in recessed areas, and the action works perfectly.  It has the standard "Springfield" marks and the date "1873".  Along with this rifle comes the original triangular socket bayonet in original leather scabbard.  There is a little grime from age on the inside of the bayonet socket that keeps it from going all the way on, but stops about halfway into proper position, but could be easily cleaned out if desired.  This weapon shows clear evidence of service, but not at all abused, and will be a fine addition into someone's collection.--$850. complete with bayonet and scabbard-SOLD

  16. Really pretty big 12mm French pinfire revolver.  These were very popular with Confederates (especially Confederate Officers) during the Civil War, and we recover French pinfire cartridges in almost every Confederate 1862 - 1863 winter campsite here.  This example functions perfectly, and has completely intact all the items that one or more are typically missing -- (loading door - ejector rod - lanyard ring - etc.)  Confederate General T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson had one of these very similar to this one.  With this revolver I am including an original Pinfire cartridge for display, but of a different caliber than the gun to keep a child from being able to load it up.  Every Confederate display should have a Pinfire Revolver.--$850.

  17. Excellent display to compliment your Civil War musket or revolver.  This display has an original paper wrapped packet of musket percussion caps and an original box of revolver percussion caps.  Both are presented in a glass display case.--$95 for both.SOLD

  18. Beautiful condition, percussion, double barrel shotgun made by, "W. Morton", and out of a local family.  This is a 12-gauge with some cased colors with original ramrod and also original checkered wrist walnut stock.  Both half-cock and full-cock still work perfectly on both barrels.  This was just brought in by a local family and is believed to have been Confederate Cavalry carried.  It displays beautifully and will be a fine addition to any Confederate collection.--$695.SOLD

  19. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Springfield or contract, rifled musket combination gun tool.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$65.

  20. Very pretty, Model 1861, .58 cal., Norwich contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  The musket has smooth metal, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Norwich - US", and the barrel has the normal markings and is dated 1862.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  This musket retains as crisp action as it likely had 150 years ago, and the bore remains deep and sharp.  This musket is actually nicer than most that you see in museums.  This weapon is out of the well-known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.--$1,850.

  21. Absolutely beautiful intricately hand tooled Confederate hand made leather holster correct for the .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.  This beautiful Confederate holster came in without a revolver, and it is the revolver listed just below that is displayed in the holster.  You might have a .44 Colt of your own that you might want this holster for OR you might want it with the revolver below just as displayed !!--$695. for the Confederate holster alone.-SOLD

  22. Very attractive, Model 1842, percussion, .54 cal., single-shot, military "horse pistol".  These massive pistols were carried in holsters on each side of the horse.  During the American Civil War, they were mostly Confederate carried due to the Union having access to more modern, multi-fire revolvers.  This example has a smooth, gray/brown, aged patina overall with lockplate markings of, "H. Aston - US - 1851 - Middtn. Conn."  The barrel has a smooth, brown/gray patina as well and is dated 1852.  The action remains perfect with a good, strong main spring, and the original walnut stock remains in nice condition with just the normal dings and marks of use.  This will make an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$950.SOLD

  23. Very nice condition, .44 cal., 6-shot, Remington New Model Army revolver.  This revolver is serial number 107360 and has crisp, sharp action with barrel markings of, "Remington & Sons - Ilion NY - USA - New Model".  The grips remain in very nice condition with a faintly visible inspector cartouche.  At some point, the front site was replaced with a blade site.  Other than that, the revolver looks to be in very nice condition and just as issued.--$1,295.SOLD

  24. Perfect condition, original .58 cal. wooden tompion.  If you have a nice condition, original Civil War musket, here is an excellent compliment for it.--$48.

  25. Quite rare, .54 cal., Mississippi rifle with lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - US - Windsor VT - 1849" with  a crisp, clear matching "1849" date on the barrel.  This rifle has the very scarce to find, turned down muzzle for accepting a triangular socket bayonet.  The original socket bayonet remains with the rifle.  In addition, the rifle has both sling swivels, brass patch box, block rear site, and original brass-tipped ramrod, along with lots of original rifling.  This is a style Mississippi you seldom see offered for sale.  It is a good, solid example that shows plenty of field service, but not abuse and is a type Mississippi missing out of most private and museum collections.--$2,150.  (complete with original bayonet.)-SOLD

  26. Original, twisted cream colored paper packet of Civil War musket percussion caps.  A packet of percussion caps like this came with each 10-count packet of Civil War bullets.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$48.

  27. 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.

  28. Quite rare, 1862 date, "Special Model 1861" contract, rifle musket.  This musket has seen lots of service and has a chocolate brown patina and lots of wear from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - US - Windsor VT".  The lockplate has quite a bit of wear and a gray/brown patina, but the markings can still be read.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition but does show similar wear with rounded edges and typical small dings and marks.  The action works well and will lock firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels remain intact as does the original ramrod.  The long range site is not present and has been gone for many years.  The musket shows clear signs of having seen much service but remains a rare contract and a nice, early, "1862" date.--$975.

  29. Absolutely beautiful emerald green patina on this perfect excavated Richmond Arsenal single attachment stud copper Richmond Musket nose cap.  A small amount of the C.S.A. walnut wood stock still remains on the inside of this C.S. Richmond nosecap.  A BEAUTY.--$79.

  30. Quite rare and in excellent condition, Wilmot patented musket tompion.  This tompion is marked, "Patented November 24, 1863" (155 years ago tomorrow).  These were actually issued and used as I have seen three or four recovered here.--$95.

  31. 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.

  32. Very nice condition, rare "E. Robinson" contract of the Model 1861, percussion, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gently tone with age.  The lockplate is marked, "E. Robinson - New York - 1864 - US - and the Eagle".  The barrel has a matching 1864 date and retains deep, sharp rifling.  The action is crisp with long range site, both sling swivels, and original ramrod all remaining intact.  The stock is all original and complete with numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  This is a quality condition, rare contract that will be a fine addition to any Civil War firearms collection.--$1,850.

  33. Beautiful, near mint condition, Model 1842, Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate is marked, "Springfield - 1852 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 musket that needs a nice lockplate, here is your chance.--$195.

  34. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, 7mm pinfire, 6-shot revolver.  The metal remains in mint condition with beautiful engraving on both the frame and cylinder.  The action works perfectly, and the three items that are usually one or all missing, the loading door, the ejector rod, and the folding trigger all remain perfectly intact.  The checkered walnut grips remain in mint, just as issued condition.  The vast majority of pinfire cartridges that we recover are from Confederate camp sites, because the Confederates were able to purchase these revolvers from France and Belgium.  The revolver remains in near mint condition and could easily fit into any museum in the country.--$695.SOLD

  35. 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.

  36. Quite rare contract of the .58 cal., Model 1861, 3-band, percussion, military, rifled muskets.  This musket has metal that is just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  It has lockplate markings of "1863 - US - Wm. Muir & Co.".  The barrel has a matching 1863 date with long range site intact as well as both sling swivels and original ramrod.  The musket retains very good rifling and has a faint military inspector cartouche visible opposite the lockplate.  This is without question one of the tougher Model 1861 contracts to find.--$1,650.

  37. Just brought into the shop, Model 1841, "Robbins and Lawrence" Mississippi rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, thick, aged, chocolate brown patina and has lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - 1850 - Windsor VT".  The brass has a very nice, aged, bronze patina.  This rifle would have some very interesting stories to tell in that the stock has at some point been near a fire and is charred black between the two barrel bands.  It has good action, and the barrel was bored to .58 cal. for service in the Civil War.  Mississippi rifles have always been a favorite among collectors because of their Mexican War/Pre-Civil War history and how attractive they are with the numerous brass pieces including a brass patch box.  This is a weapon that shows clear evidence of having seen lots of service.  Who knows - the fire that it got too close to might have been a campfire in Tennessee or possibly the burning of Atlanta.--$1,350.

  38. 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.

  39. Beautiful condition, 7 mm, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  The folding trigger and loading compartment door both remain perfectly intact.  In addition, on this revolver, the cartridge ejector rod is screwed into the base of the grip, and it remains intact as well.  I am including a complete pinfire cartridge for display, but it is the next size larger so that a child cannot accidentally load and discharge the gun.  The original checkered walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$695.

  40. Nice condition, cast brass, folding, double cavity bullet mold for a .45 cal. picket country rifle.  These are bullets that we only recover from Confederate sites.  This mold remains in nice enough condition to mold bullets today.--$95.

  41. Perfect condition, non-excavated, musket tumbler punch.  It has lots of original bluing remaining and will make an excellent compliment to your Civil War musket display.--$65.

  42. Just in out of the local area, .69 cal., Model 1842, 3-band, percussion, Springfield musket.  The metal remains clean, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1853 - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has an 1852 date.  The action remains crisp and strong and locks firmly at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition with the soldier's initials "H. T." cut into the left-hand side opposite the lockplate.  This is a very representative weapon that both Union and Confederate soldiers extensively carried during the early years of the Civil War.--$1,450.

  43. Nice condition, percussion, 12-guage, double-barrel shotgun of the exact type carried by many Confederates when they first left home for war during the early years of the American Civil War.  This example is out of the local area and has a beautiful, aged, chocolate patina with ramrod intact and original walnut stock.  Pictured above is a Texas Confederate carrying a nearly identical weapon during the early years of the American Civil War.--$695.

  44. 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.

  45. Quite rare to find, an original Model 1842, complete lockplate and hammer assembly with all internal parts.  The lockplate still functions perfectly and will lock at both full-cock and half-cock.  The lockplate is crisply marked, "Springfield - 1851 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 Springfield musket with a "not-so-great" lockplate, here is your chance to significantly upgrade your musket.--$250.

  46. 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.SOLD

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  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. 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
  57. 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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