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  1. 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.

  2. Fresh in out of the local Middle Tennessee area - Massive Model 1842 single shot smoothbore "H. Aston" muzzle load - single shot "Horse Pistol".  These massive old single shot smoothbore "Hand Cannons" were quite obsolete by the time of the Civil War.  The Confederacy had such a shortage of weapons that right many actual soldier tintypes are around showing Confederates carrying these.  I do not recall ever seeing a Federal soldier pictured carrying one of these bulky, obsolete Horse Pistols.  The mainspring is still quite strong, and the pistol locks firmly into both half-cock and full cock.  The lockplate is marked "1849 - H. Aston - Middleton, Conn."  The weapon shows clear signs of actually being carried.  There are several small dings and marks --- And all the corners are slightly rounded from having actually been carried -- This is one of those artifacts that sings "Dixie" loud and clear.--$950.

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  4. Out of a North Alabama estate, .69 cal., French musket converted from flintlock to percussion.  The musket has a smooth, aged, chocolate patina overall and has an old stock repair under the first barrel band.  The musket is dated 1815 and is very typical of what many Confederates carried in the first year of the American Civil War.  Even during the early years of the Civil War, I can't imagine any Union Troops carrying a weapon this old and obsolete.  But Confederate Troops, during the first year of the Civil War, could sometimes get nothing any better and were forced to carry these ancient flintlock conversion muskets.--$650.

  5. Original roll of Civil War Maynard tape primer percussion caps.  These rolls of percussion caps worked very much like a child's toy cap gun.  Each "blister" on the roll served as a percussion cap.  This will be an excellent compliment to your firearms display.--$45.SOLD

  6. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, .58 cal., "Special Model", Colt, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  This musket has sparkling, clean metal with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - Colt's Pt F.A. Mfg Co - Hartford CT".  The barrel is equally as crisp and clean and has a matching 1863 date.  The walnut stock remains in excellent condition as well with an inspector cartouche on the left hand side and is in excellent condition tip to tip.  This musket has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  It has deep, sharp rifling - original long-range site - original ram rod - and both sling swivels remaining intact.  This is a museum grade musket that has been fired very little if any and will be a fine addition to any museum or collection.--$2,950.SOLD

  7. Very rare, and in nice condition, .69 cal., rifled, Model 1842 musket manufactured at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal and was purchased by the State of South Carolina for issue to South Carolina pre-war militia units.  The musket has clean metal, just beginning to turn gray with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Harpers Ferry - 1854 - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has an 1853 date, and the butt plate has a clear "SC" mark.  The musket is rifled and has the original long-range rifled site intact.  The action remains crisp and firmly locks into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  There is, in addition, a good bore remaining in this musket.  This weapon is especially desirable because of both being a South Carolina associated weapon and being a Harpers Ferry produced weapon and also being rifled.  This weapon will make a quality addition to almost any collection.--$2,250.SOLD

  8. Nice, clean, Model 1842, .69 cal., smooth bore, Springfield, 3-band, percussion musket.  This musket is out of Jim Brandon's collection of Richmond, Virginia, and has beautiful clean metal with lockplate markings of, "Springfield - 1847 - US - and the Eagle."  The barrel tang has an 1855 date.  The wood on this musket is as crisp and pretty as you are going to see.  It is very likely that this musket was an arsenal re-work considering the differing dates on the lockplate and barrel.  The action remains as crisp as 150 years ago, and the hammer locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  This musket is going to be a beautiful addition to someone's collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  9. Quite scarce, .69 cal., Austrian Augustin long rifle of the Model 1849.  These rifled muskets were extensively imported, and in the early years of the Civil War, were issued to Confederate Infantry.  This is a very nice example complete with the massive saber blade type bayonet.  This musket is out of a North Georgia estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  It still has crisp, strong action - deep rifling - and the flip up long-range site is intact.  This musket is going to make a very nice addition to someone's Confederate Infantry display and comes complete with its original saber style bayonet.--$1,150.SOLD

  10. Very cool, blacksmith crafted, Confederate, .577 cal., Enfield Carbine fashioned from an 1862 date Enfield 3-band Infantry weapon.  This artifact was recently purchased out of a Marshall County, Tennessee, estate and remains just as it has been for the last 100+ years.  The weapon at one time had the soldier's initials in the stock, but somewhere along the way, perhaps another soldier acquired the weapon and removed one of the initials.  One of the barrel bands is present but has slid forward a few inches.  The weapon has the original blacksmith crafted ramrod still remaining with it.  This weapon is as typical Southern Cavalry as you can get.  We will include a couple of original Enfield bullets that we have recovered here at Stones River.--$695.SOLD

  11. Quite rare, early production, Model 1860 (4-screw for the shoulder stock), .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 10177 (which is most desirable 1861 - 1862 production) except for the wedge which is an old period replacement.  The revolver has a strong main spring and crisp action and shows overall wear from lots of time in the saddle.  It was purchased out of a North Georgia estate and was no doubt Confederate carried.  This is as "Rebel as they come" a Colt Revolver that sings Dixie loud and clear.  We will include a couple of dropped Colt revolver projectiles that we have recovered here at Stones River to display with the gun.--$1,650.SOLD

  12. Quite rare, long barrel model of the 7 MM, 6-shot, French pinfire revolver.  Most pinfire revolvers have a 3 inch or 4 inch barrel.  This example has a full 6 inch barrel.  The folding trigger, ejector rod, and loading door all remain perfectly intact.  In addition, the revolver is nicely engraved on both the frame and the cylinder.  We very commonly recover pinfire cartridges from Confederate, Army of Tennessee, winter camps here.--$695.

  13. Beautiful condition, early production, .318 cal., Model 1849, Colt, 5-shot revolver.  This example has an all matching serial number of 132747 and has 100% visible cylinder scene, and near 100% original lacquer on the walnut grips.  This example has a 4 inch barrel and was manufactured in 1857.  Both the action and the bore remain as crisp as the day it was made.  It is out of a local estate and almost certainly saw CS service.--$1,295.SOLD

  14. Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle purchased about 30 years ago out of a North Alabama estate sale and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The rifle has a smooth, dark, aged patina overall with lockplate markings of, "US - Tryon - Philada PA - 1844".  The rifle has seen tons of service and has appreciable burnout behind the nipple area.  All the brass hardware, including brass bands, brass trigger guard, brass butt plate, and brass patch box all remain intact.  The extra nipple remains stored inside the patch box.  This rifle is smooth bore now and appears to have been used for hunting and feeding the family, and the ramrod is an old blacksmith made replacement.  The weapon is well used but can still sing "Dixie" loud and clear!!!--$1,250.

  15. Fresh out of a North Alabama estate, 1863 date, Austrian Lorenz, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket was recently purchased out of an estate just north of Birmingham, Alabama.  It has a smooth, dark, attic patina from tip to tip and shows lots of use with burn-out directly behind the nipple.  Both the hammer and the ramrod appear to have blacksmith repairs.  Austrian muskets were very popular with Confederate Infantry, and this one no doubt saw lots of service.  The soldier's initials, "N.G.B.", are cut with a penknife into the stock cheek piece.  This musket shows every sign of several years use in the Confederacy.--$1,150.SOLD

  16. Very attractive, .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket purchased over 30 years ago out of an estate near Birmingham, Alabama.  The musket has a smooth, chocolate brown, attic patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1861 - and the British Crown."  The mainspring remains strong, and the musket firmly locks at both half cock and full cock positions.  The barrel has the very desirable "24 - 24" marks.  The musket is missing the rear sling swivel and the long-range site which have both been gone for a long, long time.  This is a nice, honest example of a very typical Confederate carried, Enfield, rifled musket.--$1,295.

  17. One of the most distinctive and collectible revolvers of the American Civil War.  This is the .36 cal., Savage Navy Model revolver.  This unusual design revolver has one ring that advances the cylinder and cocks the revolver, and the trigger for firing the revolver is in the upper ring.  The unusual revolver saw wide distribution, and there are numerous photographs of both Union and Confederate Cavalrymen carrying this weapon.  This example has smooth, clean metal, just gently toning gray/brown with age.  The Savage maker marking remains crisp and clear, and the distinctive double ring Savage mechanism still works perfectly.  This example has a nice, early serial number of "1914" indicating service throughout the Civil War.  The original walnut grips remain intact with nice wear but no cracks or breaks.  This is a very solid and attractive example of one of the most distinctive and unusual weapons of the American Civil War.--$1,850.

  18. Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver is a rare, iron backstrap variety and is serial number 65385 (all matching except for the wedge which is an old replacement). This is a rare, late 1850's production Colt very typical of what was carried in the Southern Cavalry.  It is out of a southern estate and has a smooth, attic, gray/brown patina.  There is a small chip off of the front corner of the left grip.  This will make a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  19. Very attractive, classic .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, brown/gray, aged patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1862 - and the British Crown."  The barrel has the classic, upside-down, 25 - 25 marks.  The wood remains in very nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks of being carried.  There is typical flash around the nipple, and the hammer locks firmly into both half cock and full cock positions.  This musket was brought into the shop by a young, 30-something-year-old couple who had inherited it and brought it to sell because, "They did not allow firearms in their house."  This worked out perfectly well, because I LOVE having them in my house.--$1,650.

  20. Very attractive, 1848 date, Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle.  The metal has a smooth, attic brown patina, and the lockplate is marked, "E. Whitney, N. Haven - 1848."  The mainspring remains very strong and firmly locks into both half cock and full cock.  Both inspector marks remain visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  This is a classic example of one of the more sought after weapons of the American Civil War Era.--$1,895.

  21. Nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, Savage Firearms Company, 3-band, contract, percussion, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal, gently graying with age.  It has lockplate markings of, "Savage - R.F.A. Company - Middletown CT - US."  The barrel has a matching 1863 date as well as a New Jersey state mark.  The musket has crisp action and a strong main spring and firmly locks into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  The bore is exceptional and remains about as crisp as the day it was issued.  The walnut stock is all original with only the small dings and marks of actual field service.  A Savage Contract rifled musket is a scarce one to come by.--$1,495.

  22. Nice condition, early production, .32 caliber, rimfire, Smith and Wesson, Model #2, old Model Army revolver.  The revolver remains in very nice condition with crisp action and some original case colors in recessed areas.  This is the more desirable 6-inch, octagonal, long barrel model.  Many Civil War officers, who were able to afford one, carried the Model #2 Smith and Wesson as their personal sidearm.  There were a total of 77,155 of these revolvers produced, and this example is among the first, being serial number 14547.  The notorious western gunslinger, "Wild Bill" Hickok, while Marshall of Deadwood, was carrying a Model #2 Army the night he was shot.  This is an early production and very nice example of quite an historic weapon.--$975.SOLD

  23. Very attractive condition, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  This revolver is out of a local family and has an all matching serial number of 122858 except for the cylinder which is a different number.  A mismatched cylinder number is often caused by Confederates carrying more than one loaded cylinder, and the revolver coming down through the ages with the cylinder that did not match the number on the remainder of the gun.  The loading lever on the revolver has an excellently done blacksmith field repair.  This is a perfect illustration of the extremes that were gone to in the South to keep a revolver serviceable.  This was caused by the increasing difficulty of obtaining Colt revolvers as the war progressed.  This revolver is good Mid-War 1863 production and is super reasonably priced, because the cylinder number does not match the remainder of the gun.--$1,295.SOLD

  24. 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.

  25. Just brought in out of the local area, Model 1816, L. Pomeroy, .69 cal., smooth bore, 3-band musket originally produced in flintlock but converted to percussion for Civil War use.  The metal has a smooth, dark, chocolate, aged, brown patina with lockplate markings of, "1836 - L. Pomeroy - US - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has a smooth, chocolate patina as well and a matching 1836 date.  The walnut stock is in nice condition but does have the normal dings and marks of active field service.  The inspector cartouche remains visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  It is almost certain that this weapon was Confederate carried.--$950.

  26. Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has crisp action and a smooth, dark, gray/brown patina.  It has an all matching serial number of 167874, except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This is 1863 - 1864, mid-war production.  There are faint hints of original cylinder scene remaining but most is worn away.  It has barrel markings of, "Address Col. Saml. Colt New York US America."  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,495.

  27. What is considered by many to be the most representative weapon of the American Civil War, .58 cal., Model 1863 Springfield type 1, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The metal remains clean beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Springfield - US - and the American Eagle."  The mainspring remains strong and locks firmly into full-cock, but sometimes jumps off half-cock.  It has faint rifling remaining, both sling swivels, long range site, and ramrod.  This musket was carried in 1963 in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The leather sling from 1963 remains with the musket.  It has a very nice look and displays great on the wall.--$1,495.

  28. Very rare, original 1840 era, cased pair of single shot dueling pistols.  The case itself is walnut and remains in very nice condition.  In the case are two identical .36 cal. single shot percussion pistols, an original box of percussion caps, an oiler, a gun tool for disassembling, a bone handle screwdriver, and 27 original musket balls.  An original cased pair of dueling pistols is very rare to come by.--$1,850.

  29. Very nice condition, original 1820 - 1840 era, single shot, flintlock boot pistol.  The action still works nicely at both half-cock and full-cock.  There is a military drum intricately engraved on both sides of the pistol.  It is approximately .42 cal., and we are including 3 original projectiles in a small display case.  There is also an original flint in place for display.  Complete original flintlock pistols are quite rare to come by.--$475.

  30. Just in out of a local estate, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Model - London production.  This revolver has a smooth, gently aging, brown patina with case colors remaining in some recessed areas.  It has an all matching serial number, including the wedge, of "40586" which is super early, mid-1850's production.  The serial number and lots of original cylinder scene can be clearly seen under the patina on the cylinder.  The barrel is marked, "Address Col. Colt - London."  The revolver being London production, of course has an iron backstrap.  The action remains crisp, and the original walnut grips remain in very nice condition with 90% original lacquer.  This is a very nice example of a rare London Colt that was almost certainly Southern carried.--$2,150.

  31. 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.

  32. Quite rare, 1839 era, .577 cal., Enfield carbine made by "Parker Field & Sons - London".  This Cavalry carbine has the pivoting ramrod and early 1839 type sling swivels.  The South both purchased and traded cotton for these weapons during the early years of the Civil War.  This weapon is straight out of a Southern estate with Confederate Cavalry ancestry.  It will make a wonderful addition to your Confederate Cavalry display.  The action still works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock.  It is in overall good, solid condition but does show wear and numerous dings and marks from actual time in the saddle.--$1,650.SOLD

  33. '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.

  34. Quite rare, hand-stitched, brown leather, Confederate holster for a .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The holster remains basically complete but needs to be restitched in several areas.  This will be an excellent display accessory for your Confederate carried Colt Navy revolver.--$595.SOLD

  35. Quite rare, 1840 - 1850 era, .50 cal., single-shot boot pistol with a folding bayonet.  The pistol looks to be of European origin and has a smooth, dark, aging patina.  The original walnut grips remain intact and in excellent condition.  It is missing a couple of small screws but should be no big deal to locate and replace.  The bayonet still remains sharp as a razor.  These do not come along every day, and it has been three to four years since I have had one.--$795.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Quite rare to find, original long barrel (6" barrel model), 1849 Colt Pocket revolver with all matching serial number of 64123 which is very early 1850 production.  This revolver comes with an original Colt double cavity bullet mold, original tin of revolver percussion caps, and an original brass pistol powder flask.  These items are beautifully displayed in a well crafted, 1961 era hand-crafted case.  You just couldn't ask for a more beautiful cased Colt display.--$1,895.

  39. 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.

  40. Very ornate, 1840 - 1850 era, single-shot, percussion, Derringer type pistol.  The pistol has intricate engraving and ornate silver inlay.  It has a "Winchester" makers mark on the lockplate.  This would be an 1840 - 1850 era English maker.  It is approximately .48 cal., and has a strong main spring and crisp action that locks at both half-cock and full-cock.  Many Civil War officers carried single-shot percussion pistols of this type in a vest pocket as a last line of defense.--$650.SOLD

  41. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1863, and dated "1863", U.S. Springfield lockplate/hammer assembly for the .58 cal., 3-band, Springfield rifled musket.  The lockplate retains sharp detail and some case colors and functions perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock.  If you have a nice Model 1863 type 1, 3-band, rifled musket with just a "so-so" lockplate/hammer assembly, here is your chance to significantly upgrade the quality of your musket.--$225.SOLD

  42. 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.

  43. Very rare to find, especially in nice condition, a "Miller Conversion" from percussion to cartridge of an 1864 date Parker's Snow & Company contract rifled musket.  The conversion is crisply marked, "W. H. & G. W. Miller - Patent May 23, 1865, - Meridian Mfg. Co. - Meridian, Conn."  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina, and the wood remains in nice condition as well with the normal small dings and marks of service.  The musket has the soldier's initials "HL" carved into both sides just above the butt plate.  In over 40 years, I have seen only a handful of quality weapons with this scarce conversion.--$1,150.

  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. Very rare, Model 1861, .58 cal., "C.D. Schubarth" Contract 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This is a very scarce contactor to find and not to mention in beautiful condition.  The metal throughout remains clean with lockplate markings of, "1863 - U.S. - C.D. Schubarth - Providence", and the barrel has a matching 1863 date.  The original walnut stock remains in exceptionally nice condition with two deep, crisp inspector cartouches.  The musket has both sling swivels intact as well as long range site with both leafs.  The musket has crisp action at both half-cock and full-cock and has a beautiful bore, practically as deep and sharp as when it was issued in 1863.  This is without question a museum grade weapon and a very rare contractor.--$2,850.SOLD

  46. 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.

  47. This is quite a rarity to come by, and I'll bet that there are a lot of .577 cal. Enfield rifled musket owners out there that need this.  The lockplate has a smooth brown/gray patina with a deep, sharp mark of "1862 - Tower - and the British Crown."  Over the years, I have seen many nice Enfield muskets with pitted or worn lockplates that this lockplate would vastly improve, and lockplates this nice are seldom ever offered for sale loose.--$150.

  48. Quite rare, regulation, 3-blade, combination musket tool correct for all the 1855, 1861, and 1863 .58 cal. Springfield and Contract rifled muskets.  The tool remains in perfect condition with 90% original bluing and a crisp "US" mark.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War, 3-band rifled musket.--$95.SOLD

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

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

  51. Extremely rare, original 7-shot, .52 cal., Model 1860, Spencer repeating rifle.  This rifle is serial number 23602; according to serial number, it appears this rare repeating rifle was issued to the 148th PA Volunteer Infantry.  The 148th PA was at Gettysburg, but we do not feel that the weapon had been issued to them at that time.  They are clearly recorded as carrying the Spencer rifles at Petersburg, VA.  The rifle has smooth, clean metal just gently darkening with age.  There is excellent rifling remaining, crisp action, and faint remnants of an inspector cartouche on the left-hand side of the stock.  The weapon is missing the two sling swivels which appear to have been intentionally removed long ago.  It would be a very simple thing to replace them.  A nice Spencer repeating rifle is a rarity to come on the market these days.  I have located sling loops - so these are now intact !!--$3,650.SOLD

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

  53. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  59. Very, very rare to excavate an entire Civil War revolver.  This is a .44 cal., Remington Army model and was recovered many years ago near Chickamauga, Georgia.  This will make an incredible center piece for any excavated relic display.--$650.

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

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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

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

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.  This carbine is serial number (14432) and has an assembly number of "94" and two dots at several different locations.--$1,450.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. Nice condition, .32 caliber, rimfire, Smith and Wesson, Model #2, old Model Army revolver.  The revolver remains in very nice condition with crisp action and some original case colors in recessed areas.  This is the more desirable 6-inch, octagonal, long barrel model.  Many Civil War officers, who were able to afford one, carried the Model #2 Smith and Wesson as their personal sidearm.  There were a total of 77,155 of these revolvers produced.  The serial number of this revolver falls at the end of the Civil War period and the beginning of the Wild West Era.  The notorious western gunslinger, "Wild Bill" Hickok, while Marshall of Deadwood, was carrying a Model #2 Army the night he was shot.  This is a very nice example of quite an historic weapon.--$895.

  72. 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.SOLD

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. coltpkt107084.JPG (61604 bytes)coltpkt107084rev.JPG (64253 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk1.JPG (66606 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk2.JPG (42547 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk3.JPG (47965 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk4.JPG (41359 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk5.JPG (73370 bytes)coltpkt107084mtk.JPG (69177 bytes)coltpkt107084sn.JPG (44988 bytes)Really pretty Model 1849 .31 cal. Colt Pocket revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number of "107084" {except for the wedge which is an old replacement}.  This is nice early 1852  - 1853 production, and what you would expect surfacing here in the "Sunny South".  The brass trigger guard still has a nice amount of original silver wash, and the cylinder still retains lots of original scene.  It has action about as crisp as new, and a near perfect bore remains.  This is a real nice little Colt Pocket Revolver.--$1,250.

  81. 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
  82. 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.SOLD
  83. 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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