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  1. Relic condition, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  This revolver is serial number 90020, which is early 1863 production.  It appears to have been stored in an outbuilding or attic and is frozen up tight as can be.  Although in relic condition, it still does have a very nice display look and is a bargain priced for what it is.--$750.

  2. Fresh out of a North Florida estate, Confederate carbine created by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Mr. Baker specialized in taking old out-of-date weapons and reworking them so that they would be serviceable by Confederate forces.  This particular example started out a .69 cal., Model 1795, Springfield flintlock musket type I.  Baker shortened the weapon to carbine length and converted it from flintlock to percussion using his distinctive drum style bolster and percussion fowling rifle hammer that he procured from Europe.  This weapon remains in nice condition and is as Confederate as any Fayetteville or Richmond produced weapon.  The last picture is a Baker weapon from Confederate Longarms and Pistols by Hill & Anthony.--$895.

  3. Very attractive, Confederate carried, smooth bore, Model 1842, .69 cal., Springfield percussion musket.  This musket has a smooth, never cleaned, attic brown patina tip to tip and has lockplate markings of, "Springfield - 1846".  The musket has an attractive, original, walnut stock and has the soldier's name, "J. Howard", carved in large letters down nearly the entire length of the shoulder portion of the stock.  We believe the musket to have been carried by John Howard of Co. I - 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.  With this musket, we are including a small cased display with an original buck and ball and percussion caps for firing the musket.  This weapon would make a fine addition to any Southern Infantry display.--$1,350.SOLD

  4. This is an item that I rarely get to offer for sale and is virtually impossible to find when you need one.  This is an original, .44 cal. cylinder for a Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.  The serial number is "20408" which is very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  It is well known that many Cavalrymen, both Union and Confederate, carried extra loaded cylinders for their revolver.  This one came out of the local area along with a Colt revolver, and this was the extra cylinder with the non-matching serial number.  There is some hint of original cylinder scene remaining.  If you have a Model 1860 Colt Army revolver needing a cylinder, here's your chance!!!--$95.SOLD

  5. Very attractive, imported, .75 cal., smooth-bore, percussion horse pistol.  The pistol remains in very attractive condition with a gently aging, gray/brown patina on the metal and fine checkering on the original, walnut grip.  Many Confederates, early in the Civil War, carried these massive horse pistols loaded with buck.--$450.

  6. Massive, late 1700's era, European Horse Pistol remaining in original flint.  It is approximately .75 cal. smooth bore.  Although this weapon well predates the Civil War, it is a very impressive 200+ year old "hand cannon".--$595.SOLD

  7. Fresh in out of the local area.  Model 1860 .44 cal. Colt Army Revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 75431 (including the matching wedge).  This is very desirable 1862 production, and very likely was carried by a member of Forrest's Confederate Cavalry.  The "New York", and "United States" markings were long ago intentionally removed from the barrel.  If you'd like an almost certainly Southern used Colt Army revolver in your collection - Here is your chance !!  The action still works perfectly, and the original grips remain intact.--$1,450.

  8. Very nice condition, .31 cal., 6-shot, 1837 date, "Allens Patent", pepperbox revolver.  The original walnut grips remain in excellent condition, and the metal is clean with nice, clear markings and engraving.  Every Civil War collection should have an example of a pepperbox revolver, and this would be a quality example at a very reasonable price.--$650.

  9. Extremely heavy barrel .60 cal. fowling rifle that has been shortened for Civil War service.  This weapon is out of a South Carolina estate, and has lockplate markings of "L. M.".  We believe that this weapon was likely made by "L. Moissun" of Charleston, SC since he was making fowling rifles in this immediate area at the time of the Civil War.  As a part of shortening the weapon a massive pewter nosecap was made for the stock.  We are including with this weapon a small display having an original projectile, and a couple correct size percussion caps to display with the weapon.  These old hand modified weapons are what the South had to make do with until they could get their hands on something better.--$550.

  10. Extremely rare, excavated, 4-barrel, Sharps pepperbox pistol.  It is marked, "C. Sharps, Patent 1859".  This pistol has an entire brass frame with clear markings, and the four barrels are made of iron.  The pistol was recovered several years ago from a lawn on the battle line at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  It has been several years since I have seen a 4-barrel Sharps pistol excavated.  This will make a fantastic centerpiece for any excavated relic collection.--$475.SOLD

  11. Very attractive, European made, .50 cal., single-shot percussion Derringer.  This pistol still has crisp action and really pretty engraving on the wood.  It is out of a local Southern estate and was very likely Confederate carried.--$450.SOLD

  12. 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.

  13. Fresh out of an Illinois estate sale, 1819 dated, .69 cal., Prussian Potsdam, 3-band, rifled musket originally produced in Flintlock and converted to percussion and rifled.  The Governors of both Illinois and Ohio ordered the purchase of several thousand of these obsolete, old muskets and issued them to State Troops heading off to the Civil War in 1861.  The muskets were soon found to be extremely heavy and not very accurate in comparison with the .58cal., Model 1855 and Model 1861 Springfield 3-band, rifled muskets.  This musket shows clear signs of many campaigns but remains completely functional, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket comes an original, 1862 Ordnance document showing the purchase of 74 new Prussian muskets for the 63rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Also with this musket comes a small display containing a rare, .69 cal., 2-ring, Prussian projectile and two original musket percussion caps.  Altogether, this will make a museum quality display.--$1,150.

  14. Quite nice condition, 1849 date, .54 cal., H. Aston, Model 1842 horse pistol.  This massive, old pistol has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "US - 1849 - H. Aston - Midd'tn Conn."  The walnut stock is completely original with no cracks or repairs, but does have rounded edges from lots of service.--$950.

  15. Very clean and attractive .58 cal. Model 1863 Type II Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This is the very last percussion musket model of the American military.  The lockplate is marked "1864 - Springfield - U.S. - and the American eagle.  There would have been a small eagle on the bolster, but it is pretty much worn away.  The musket has a very good bore, strong main spring, and locks firmly into both half cock and full cock positions.  The military inspector cartouche remains "faintly" visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  Several avid collector/shooters have examined this musket, and all seem in agreement that this would be quite possibly a great shooter, but we do not know that for sure.--$1,450.SOLD

  16. Very nice condition Manhattan .36 cal. Navy Model Revolver.  This is a very scarce Series "5" Manhattan Navy with the 6-shot cylinder, and 6 1/2 inch barrel.  It has an all matching serial number of "4930" which was manufactured in mid 1867 for Indian War service.  There were a total of less than 9000 of these ever made.  It has near 100 % original cylinder engraving, and still has bluing in recessed areas.  This is a quite rare revolver, and in very nice condition.--$975.

  17. Pair of .69 cal., 1840 - 1860 era, single-shot, percussion pistols.  These pistols are very attractively displayed in a "half presentation" case.  With the pistols is a brass powder flask, a folding scissor type bullet mold, a small walnut mallet for loading, and a compartment filled with molded, .69 cal. musket balls.  This set displays with museum like beauty and will be a centerpiece to any collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  18. Very rare and seldom offered for sale, .44 cal., massively heavy, Colt 1st Model Dragoon revolver.  This revolver shows good, honest wear throuhgout and is serial number 4356.  The serial number is all matching except for the loading lever which appears to be an era replacement.  The revolver displays beautifully with nice, even wear and rounded corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The revolver is out of a San Antonio collection and quite likely saw much service in that theater.  The action still works nicely, but the markings are worn quite dim requiring a bright light and a good imagination.  This massive, historic old weapon will likely be the centerpiece of someone's antique weapon collection.--$3,500.

  19. .32 cal. 6 shot "Luicius Pond" iron frame revolver.  These were Civil War era production rimfire revolvers, and were eventually ruled an infringement on the Smith and Wesson Patent and production stopped.  This is an attractive example, but is missing the trigger, and thus needs a little TLC.  Priced RIGHT though !!--$295.

  20. Nice condition, .44 cal., single shot, percussion "boot pistol".  These little single shot percussion pistols were extensively carried by both officers and enlistedmen as a last line of defense during the Civil War.  Almost every relic hunter that has been at it awhile has recovered one or more of these.  This example has a smooth, aged, chocolate brown patina, and the hammer still locks at both half and full cock.  With this little pistol, we are including a display containing an original pistol ball and some original percussion caps.--$225.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated, 1864 date, Springfield musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This lockplate retains beautiful crisp marks, and excellent action locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  If you have an 1863 or 1864 Springfield musket that would be improved by a very nice lockplate and hammer assembly, here is your opportunity to get one.--$195.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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
  58. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.

Larry Hicklen

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