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Note: The Firearm below is a gift from a great friend and is in our private collection and NOT for sale. This Colt Single Action Army was tuned by the late, Great Bob Munden and is in wonderful condition! It's a joy to own such a historic firearm timed and tuned by the Fastest Gun Alive! Check out Bob's YouTube videos! He's outstanding!!! Thanks!

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Here we have an old acoustical guitar that was carried in WW2. This gentleman, Bill Hasema, from Lafayette, Indiana carried this guitar while in the USN. There are names of his buddies on here which were probably shipmates and places he went like Texas City, Rock of Gilbradar, Caraco, Freetown, Aruba and Casablanca but then later he must have joined the crew of the US Navy's SS Monmouth as it's documented on this guitar. The only ship name Monmouth was the USS Monmouth County. USS Monmouth County (LST-1032) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named after Monmouth County, New Jersey, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. Length: 328', Construction started: June 9, 1944, Launched: July 9, 1944. Here's her history:

LST-1032 was laid down 9 June 1944, by the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.; launched 9 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Jennie M. Kneeland, and commissioned 1 August 1944, Lt. J. M. Medina in command.

Following shakedown, LST-1032 departed New York, 8 September 1944, for the west coast, arriving at San Diego, 4 October. Continuing on to Hawaii, she embarked troops there and sailed 23 January 1945 to take part in the assault on Iwo Jima. While debarking marines there, on 20 February, an enemy shell struck her bow, killing one marine and wounding nine. Despite this, rough seas, and stiff Japanese opposition, she completed debarking her troops and supplies on the 22d, and proceeded to Saipan.

She next sailed from Saipan to take part in the Okinawa invasion, arriving off that island 1 April. Discharging her cargo and men, she departed for Saipan, returning to Okinawa 30 May with more supplies. LST-1032 then steamed to the Philippines, arriving San Pedro Bay 15 June. Until Japan's surrender, she ferried troops and munitions among the Philippines, with two additional runs to Okinawa. Then she carried occupation troops to the Japanese home islands until 19 November, when she sailed for the United States, arriving San Francisco 30 December.

Sailing to the east coast, LST-1032 anchored off Little Creek, Va., 15 April 1946, and joined the Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, with which she operated for the next 9 years. She joined expeditions to Greenland in 1951 and 1952, and took part in training exercises in the Caribbean. LST-1032 was named Monmouth County 1 July 1955, decommissioned 14 October 1955, and berthed in the Florida Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

This guitar witnessed a lot ! The guitar is solid with just finish flaking. All the names are scratched into the surface so there's no chance on losing the history! Take a look at the pics as there are signatures everywhere! This is quite a historic piece! This old girl is solid as a rock! Still plays! As you can see in the pics there is a lot of wear to the fret board! Perhaps you can tell who made it by the pics. For this one of a kind piece of WW2 History $1100.00

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Here we have an Imperial German Knife in Sheath. The entire set measures 15 inches long while the knife from tang to tip measures 14 5/8ths inches long. The blade itself is 9 15/16ths inches long. The blade has no markings on it that I can see but it sure is in the Imperial German Style. It's a flat blade on top and has an edge for about 3 inches towards the tip. The blade is in good condition and is still sharp with no sharpening marks. There is some minor pitting in the middle of the reverse blade. The fittings are brass andthe grip is stag. The grip is tight on the blade. The nice leather sheath also has good patinaed brass fittings on it with a frog stud on the top mount. This is a great knife! $350.00

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Here we have a very large garrison flag that was altered by sewing loops at the top to hang on the wall although it has eyelets along the side as well. The 45-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1896. A star was added for the admission of Utah on January 4th, 1896, and was to last for 12 years. The Presidents to serve under this flag were Grover Cleveland (1893-1897), William McKinley (1897-1901),and Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909). This flag was probably used during the Spanish American War of 1898! The flag measures 8 feet by 12 feet in length and would cover the entire wall of a normal home! There is some water staining on it and just one small spot of damage but otherwise it's a great example of a late 1800's flag! $350.00 for this one! Check out the pics!

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Here we have a wall hanging tapestry that was made for a member of theChina Burma India Theater was the United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India–Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. forces during WW2. China Burma India Theater was the United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India–Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. This tapestry measures 33 X 30 inches being all hand sewn and just beautiful! Take a look at the pics! This may be one of a kind! $350.00

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Here we have 3 more Military Brass Powder Flasks! The first one on the left is N.P.Ames 1838 Peace Flask and is entirely complete and in good condition with just a couple of tiny dents in the body and no repairs. The spout is complete and works as it should. The markings on the top are nice however the 1 in 1838 is almost gone due to a light stamp. The N.P.Ames stamp is deep and strong and there is the stamp "WS" by one of the Eagle heads on the body. There is wear on both sides from use. $650.00 for this one. Check out the pics!Mo<

Here is another Model 1851 Revolver powder flask that is marked on the top AM FLASK & CAP Co. American Flask and Cap Co. was in business in NYC from 1857- 1870. This one has seen use and poor storage but is complete and but is missing the spring so it's not functional as it should be. I have been told that these were for the 1851 Colt Revolver but it is not small being 7 3/4 inches long overall being dark with some dents so I believe it to be for a rifle. Take a look at the pics! $350.00

This last one is a N.P.Ames 1838 Peace Flask like the top one. It is missing the entire spring so it's not functional but still looks great! This one has a dent or two which is normal but no repairs that I can see. The inspectors initials "WS: is stamped by one of the eagles heads. $425.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have two Civilian Used Powder Flasks from the 1840's or so. The first one is a James Dixon & Sons Sheffield (england) flask that someone has cleaned up a bit too much. It's pretty but no patina remains. It's 7 3/8th inches overall counting the spout. I do not believe that the spout is complete. The mechanism is there but the spring is missing. This one is brass with a silver plated medallion on the front showing a hunter leading his horse with a deer over the back of the horse and the hunter's dog is walking beside them. The top of the flask is marked with the Dixon info and also IMPROVED PATENT. There are no splits in the seams and the 4 small rings are still present for the suspension cord. There are a few dents as one would expect in the body of the flask. Here is some other info found on this particular style of flask: "This was a relatively expensive “medallion” style flask. These flasks were distinguished by the presence of a circular medallion which was applied to the surface of the flask after it had been constructed. Medallions were usually highly detailed and could be made from precious metals. The medallion on this flask is made of copper and depicts a hunter with a dead deer slung across his horse. Because of the copper material, this flask would not have been as expensive as other James Dixon & Sons items that were decorated with Britannia metal or silver medallions. The Sheffield business was well-known for its manufacture of high-end powder flasks throughout the nineteenth century." We have found a name "W Webber" scratched in the medallion as well as other info below it that we just can't make out. Could be something very interesting! For this fine old 19th century flask $125.00

This second flask is more for a pistol or for priming. The flasks is brass and measures about 4 3/4 inches long overall. The flask is fully operational and sports oak leaves and acorns on both sides. There is no damage on this one but does have the usual small dings and it is dirty. For this one $35.00

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Here we have two Civil War or before era Brass Military flasks. The first one is a dated 1838 N.P.Ames Peace Flask. So called because of the clasped hands on each side over the panoply of arms and US over shield beneath them. This flask is 7 1/2 inches long not counting the incomplete spout. The spring mechanism is complete and does function. The triangle rings are present and in good shape. The patina is very nice. The bottom of the flask has been solder repaired but has since broken loose. "WS" intitials are stamped by one of the eagles heads.This repair certainly shows character! For this one $395.00 Check out the pics!

This second flask is a Model 1851 Navy Colt Pistol Flask showing the Eagle, Cannon, Flags, and Stars. This is an original Civil War era Colt Model 1851 Percussion Navy Flask in nice untouched condition. The flask is all original but the top is incomplete missing the spring and the lever. The flask has an nice body throughout but is missing the three small top screws that hold the brass top on. The spout is still present and in good condition. This one is hard to come by in any condition. $450.00

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Here we have a wonderfully simple Confederate Cap Pouch! This was part of a collecton of Peace Flasks and other Flasks that recently came in. A dealer from Gettysburg looked at pics of this flask and stated that it was a "Rebel cap box, nice reddish rivet due to copper content" and also "Love the simplistic design on this one". THe box itself is simple with a single belt loop on the back indicative of southern manufacture with a single reddish copper rivit to hold it in place. There is also a single reddish color rivit holding the closing flap on to the flap. Upon examination the finial appears to have been a small wooden finial sandwiched in between two pieces of leather and hand sewn into place. It is broken off which is no surprise since it is so small. The closure flap is not fractured but appears to have been used quite a bit. Take a look at the pics! This is a fantastic little cap box! $1,250.00

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Here we have an unused USN Leather Flight Helmet from WW2 known as NAF 1092 mfg by Slote & Klein! It is in size 7 1/4 and is just waiting for your display! You can't do better than this! The leather is still soft and pliable as the day it was made! $120.00

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Here we have a WW2 Military Avaitor leather helmet the No. 1-A Helmet by Western Electric! The helmet flight cap is medium sized and has seen use. A soft brown leather flight helmet with cotton lining and hard leather ear covers. The helmet has a long adjustment lace up the back of the helmet as well as an adjustment strap on top of the helmet. The helmet shows use but the leather is supple with a couple of cracks otherwise the helmet is intact and complete. Under the Western Electric label it says PATENT APPLIED FOR. $295.00

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Here we have a WW2 headset with bakelite ear pieces. The wires are broken here and there so it can't be utilized but still makes a nice aircraft pilot display item. These comes with a small carry bag with the veteran's name C.C.Battershell and his service number which is 35354781. Unfortunately we have no other information on him other than these items came from Frankfort, Indiana. There are no makers identification on the headset anywhere that we can find. $125.00 for the set.

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Here we have an Excellent Harrington & Richardson Model 929 .22 LR 9 shot revolver with a "2 1/2" inch barrel and original box/paperwork! After World War II, handgun production resumed, and 1956 saw the introduction of the Model 929 Sidekick, the first H&R solid-frame revolver to use a swing-out cylinder. This one was made in 1985 and looks nearly new! Virtually no turning on the cylinder. The finish is nearly 100% and the grips are like new. The box shows alot more wear than the firearm does so it must have stayed in the box for most of it's life. You won't find a better one in this condition! Good, clean and crisp! Take a look at the pics! $399.00

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Here we have a Mossberg 183K .410 shotgun with variable choke! The Mossberg 183 is a .410 bore bolt-action shotgun, produced between 1947 and 1986 by O.F. Mossberg & Sons in New Haven, Connecticut. The 183K is similar to the 183D, but had a "C-Lect-Choke", which allowed the shooter to vary the choke between four settings without changing adaptors (as with the 183D). Weight 5 1/2 lbs, barrel, 25" with variable C-Lect-Choke and good bore. 2 shell top loading magazine for a total of 3 rounds total. Holds Genuine walnut one piece Monte Carlo stock. Made 1953-1956 so this shotgun is C&R eligible. This shotgun has a couple of very minor blemishes in the stock as you would expect but overall very, very nice! The bluing is mostly there and looks great! Take a look at the pics! $350.00

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Here we have a Thompson Center Black Powder Rifle in .54 Caliber. The serial number is K3904 but to my knowledge there is no way to know when it was manfactured. This is a .54 caliber rifle and the bore needs disassembled and cleaned. The lock has set triggers and they work very well. The barrel is 27 inches long being octagonal with good sights. The hardwood stock is in very good condition with only one scape in the finish forward of the lock about 1 1/2 inches. The ramrod is a nice brass ramrod. The cleanout screw on the bolster is an incorrect replacement and needs to be changed. I did snap a cap on the nipple and it did fire. Should be a really good muzzleloader for deer hunting or whatever. Check out the pics! $295.00

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Here we have an old Belnap Model B63 single barrel shotgun in 12 gauge! These shotguns were made for Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, KY by Crescent Fire Arms Company, J. Stevens Arms Company, Harrington and Richardson Arms Company and W. H. Davenport Fire Arms Company. I really don't know which company made this one for Belnap. This is a really nice old single barrel shotgun. The barrel is 29 1/2 inches long and has a nice shiny barrel past the shell chamber. The shell chamber needs scrubbed some. The wood is all in good condition just having cosmetic issues here and there in the finish. The action works great. The receiver is case hardened and it shows well and the barrel is released by a side lever on the obverse right side. The barrel exhibits most of the original bluing. There is a nice little rabbit engraved into the receiver. All in all this is a very nice single barrel 12 gauge shotgun! Take a look at the pics! $125.00

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Here we have a Mossberg 190K-A 16 gauge bolt action 3 shot shotgun (has a 2 shot magazine with 1 in the chamber). This shotgun was made before 1950 when serial numbers were not required and this one was manfactured. This particular shotgun is in excellent condition both visually and mechanical. The wood is really nice and the metal has most of the original bluing on it. The barrel has a nice shiny bore ! The markings are all nice and clear and the original butt pad is present. Also the barrel has the 4 position c-lect adjustable choke. This is a nice weapon and is C&R eligible! For this nice 16 gauge shotgun $295.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have a Remington Model 48 SPORTSMAN semi auto shotgun in 16 gauge! The Remington Model 11-48 is a semi-automatic shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms as the first of its "new generation" semi-automatics produced after World War II. Released as the replacement for the Remington Model 11, it was manufactured from 1949 to 1968 and was produced in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauge. As previously stated this is a 16 gauge shotgun and is in very nice condition! The Sportsman '48 is a variation was designed solely to comply with various US hunting laws. It came with a crimped magazine tube that only allowed it to be loaded with 2 rounds at a time. One additional cartridge could be placed in the chamber bringing its total capacity to three shells. The Remington Model 11-48 came in 12, 16, and 20 gauge variations. This firearm has an H stamped on the left side of the barrel next to the receiver that I think means that it was produced in 1961 so this firearm is C&R eligible. This shotgun has the usual wear and tear on it but still very nice! The 25 1/2 inch barrel has a really nice shiney bore! There is a tiny little nub of wood gone by the safety on the obverse side. Take a look at the pics! $350.00

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Here we have an old double Barrel Shotgun called 'THE CONTINENTAL'. That is on one side of the receiver and on the other side are the words Pat. June 20, 1883. We are quite certain that this is an antique firearm so no FFL required. It's a wire twist barrel with a couple of minor dings in it so I don't know that I would shoot it unless checked out by a gunsmith and only using low brass or black powder loaded shells. The Great Western Gun Works in Pittsburg Pa. was owned by J.H. Johnson who started out in 1865 making single barrel breechloaders from old Springfield barrels. Atleast by 1888 he was offering imported double barrels under brand name Continental in two models, both hammer guns. A back action selling at $20 and a sidelock at $24. This is a sidelock shotgun. The barrels are fairly tight and both locks work as they should. The 30 inch barrel is in good condition with a couple of minor dings and could use a good scrubbing. The stocks are in generally good condition with the usual dings from use but no breaks or cracks. The forearm is missing the front escrutcheon. This old gal has seen plenty of use but is still in pretty decent shape for her age. The hard rubber buttplate is missing a chunk. For this old girl $175.00. Check out the pics!

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Here we have a Winchester Model 1897 pump Shotgun! The Winchester Model 1897 was designed by American firearms inventor John Moses Browning. The Model 1897 was first listed for sale in the November 1897 Winchester catalog as a 12 gauge solid frame. The 12 gauge takedown was added in October 1898, and the 16 gauge takedown in February 1900. This particular shotgun is a 12 gauge takedown with a 28 1/2 inch full choke barrel. The Model 1897 is an external hammer shotgun lacking a trigger disconnector. This means that the user can hold the trigger down while cycling the shotgun and once the action is returned to battery the shotgun fires. The firearm itself is classified as a slide action pump shotgun. This particular shotgun is in really nice condition with a good shiney tube that exhibits some frosting. The action works well and all the markings are nice and defined. It looks like the stock has been refinished and an age crack was repaired. They did it the way I like it-fixed but not hidden from view. The shotgun has the original checkered steel buttplate. “C” series takedown, introduced in 1898. By pressing a captive pin at the front of the magazine, users could turn it 180 degrees and pull it away from the receiver. Pumping further forward and then rotating the whole barrel assembly would free the interlocking barrel threads from the receiver, breaking the gun in half for storage and transportation. It quickly became the most popular seller at only $2 more and eventually the fixed frame version was dropped from production completely. It's a very nice looking shotgun! The finish is dark gray/ brown. S/N C148549 so we believe made in 1904. C&R eligible. Take a look at the pics!! $650.00

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Restoration Project! In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, CT. imported “Trade Brand Name” shotguns from Belgium into the United States, as well as manufacturing guns themselves. The Laclede Gun Co. was one of the trade names they used. Here we have a Laclede Gun Co. Belgian exposed hammers SxS shotgun, 12 gauge, 30” laminated barrels, checkered wood fore stock, no serial number. This gun is in poor condition with grey/brown patina to metal surfaces and scattered areas of pitting, back action locks with working actions, rough bores, old fore end with some wood loss, well-worn butt stock with some wood loss with steel butt plate that is upside down. Improper screw holding the front of the trigger guard in place. This would make a great wall display piece with a little elbow grease. $125.00

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Here we have a nice Identifled  Civil  War used New Model 1858 Remington .44 caliber revolver  with leather grouping that consists of a holster, belt and Model 1874 Hagner US Belt plate. The revolver is identified by writting on the grip on one side which is Paul Fuller , Kokomo, IND and is dated 8-21-34 (1934). The other grip has P.F. scratched deeply on the inside of the grip. We do not have any idea as to who this is as we were pleasantly surprised when we removed the grips and found this. This may possible be the son or grandson of the soldier who carried this revolver.  The revolver was made late war by the serial number of 111478 which research shows as 1864.  This revolver has the cylinder hammer stops which were added in 1863. As to the date on the grips anything we come up with is pure speculation. Research may turn up something very interesting! This revolver is very pleasing to the eye and functions as it should except that the cylinder doesn’t lock up after rotating to the next cylinder. This piece has seen moderately hard use as witnessed by the grips I don’t see a cartouche on the grips but they are worn so perhaps it wore off. There are various other military inspectors markings on the revolver. The serial number matches on the frame and the barrel but numbers are different on the cylinder but that is not unusual as it was more efficient to change out the cylinder when firing rather than reloading under fire. The markings are all clear on the piece and easily read. I have several pics of various aspects of the revolver so check it out! Now on to the leather part of this grouping. The Holster lis the Civil War Model 1860 Holster and is complete except for the plug at the bottom of it. The finish has worn and has flaking which is normal for this old of a piece of leather. The stitching is all tight and the leather is flexible. The closure tab is fractured but mostly there. I see no makers marks or inspectors markings visible. The belt is in similar condition as the holster and matches it in appearance so I have no doubt that this set has been together since it’s inception. The belt is complete with no breaks or tears and is finished off by a Model 1874 Hagner ‘US’ belt plate and keeper. You can also tell that the belt plate and keeper are a matched pair. The belt and plate have no markings that I can see. This is a nice outfit and a great collectible of a violent part of our US History! Take a look at all the pics! Very nice!!!   Take a look at the pics!Very nice!!! $2750.00

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Here we have a pretty nice old Smith and Wesson No. 1 1/2 Single Action .32 caliber revolver! The Third Issue departure from the previous two models, and is actually officially termed the "Model No. 1 1/2 Single Action Revolver". Unlike the first two issues, this was a top-break design, consistent with the design of the Safety Hammerless or S&W .38 Single Action. It can be readily distinguished from the first two issues by the large hinge in the front of the frame below the barrel, and the lack of an ejector rod. The grip is rounded at the butt, and is similar in appearance to that on the 2nd Issue. Most importantly, this revolver marked the debut of the .32 S&W centerfire cartridge. This particular revolver was produced from 1878 to 1892. It has a 5 shot fluted cylinder with a 3 inch rifled barrel that still has good rifling in it. The grips are checkered rubber with one missing a chunk at the bottom of the obverse grip which you can see in the photo. S/N is 57245. I believe this is the first top break action for a Smith & Wesson. The barrel pivots on the bottom framestrap instead at the top like the previous models. This was S&W's first 32 caliber revolver with automatic ejection and made in the break-open style. This one has the strain screw located on the forestrap which allows for adjusting tension on the mainspring. The earlier models do not have this option. All in all this is a great little revolver of a time gone by and operates flawlessly! Check out the pics! For this piece $295.00

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Here we have a pretty nice nickel plated Smith and Wesson Model 1 third issue that was produced in 1875 and sent to New York for Distribution. We have the original letter from Smith and Wesson that was issued on September 13, 1991 inquiring as to the disposition of this revolver. This one is the standard issue revolver with the 3 3/16" barrel. All mechanics work well and the pistol is complete. Locks up good and tight when the hammer is cocked. The obverse grip may be a replacement as it's a shade lighter in color than the reverse grip. These little .22 short caliber revolvers were made from 1868 to 1882 so that puts this one right smack in the middle of production years. Some nickel is lacking as is normal but all in all a very good representative piece of what was popular with gamblers and ladies of the night! Read the letter and look at the pics!! For this one $350.00 with the letter.

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Here we have Vols 1 & 2 of Casey's Infantry Tactics 1862! They are in good field carried condition, complete and bindings are tight. Vol. 1 has 279 pages of content + extra pages and fold outs while Vol. 2 has the same. Each is Id'd to the officer that carried them and they were owned 2 times by different soldiers! One was a Lt in the 75th Illinois Infantry and I can't quite make out his name. Here are those stats:

Seventy-fifth Infantry. - Cols., George Ryan, John E. Ben- nett; Lieut.-Cols., John E. Bennett, William M. Kilgour; Majs., William M. Kilgour, James A. Watson. This regiment was organ- ized at Dixon and was mustered into service Sept. 2, 1862. It remained at Camp Dement perfecting its drill until Sept. 27, when it was ordered south. It arrived at Jeffersonville, Ind., Sept. 29 and crossed the Ohio on the next evening. It was en- gaged in the battle of Perryville, the loss of the 75th in this engagement being severe. It participated in the skirmishes and battles of Nolensville, Knob gap and Stone's river, in the lat- ter engagement being in the right wing and during the entire battle it was actively engaged, losing 2 killed, 25 wounded and 21 taken prisoners. It participated in the battle of Lookout mountain and during the Atlanta campaign was engaged at Dalton, Resaca, Marietta, Kennesaw mountain and in all the skirmishes and battles of the brigade until Atlanta was reached and the campaign ended. It was in the battle of Franklin, where it suffered severely; was also in the battle of Nashville on the second day, charging through an open field on the enemy's line and capturing 223 prisoners and a large quantity of arms and camp equipage. Two officers and 6 men were wounded in the en- gagement. The regiment was mustered out on June 12. 1865.

and the other was a 1st Lt in Co. H, 59th Illinois Volunteers, Frederik N. Boyer. Here are his stats:

Residence Kansas IL; Enlisted on 8/9/1861 as a Sergeant. On 8/16/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. IL 59th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 12/8/1865 at New Braunfels, TX Promotions: * 2nd Lieut 12/23/1862 * 1st Lieut 1/30/1863 Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 667 (Hiram McClintock) in La Grange, IL died 11/12/1927

Fifty-ninth Infantry. - Cols., John C. Kelton, P. Sidney Post; Lieut.Cols., Charles H. Frederick, Calvin H. Frederick, Joshua C. Winters Clayton Hale; Majs., P. Sidney Post, D. McGibbon, Joshua C. Winters, Clayton Hale, James M. Stookey. The 9th Mo. infantry was organized at St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 18, 1861, by Col. John C. Kelton, formerly captain in the U. S. army. The companies composing the regiment had been raised in the state of Illinois and mustered in at sundry times, in July, August and September, and Cos. A, B and C, under Capt. Clayton Hale, had been on duty at Cape Girardeau since Aug. 6. On Feb. 12, 1862, by an order of the war department the name of the regiment was changed to the 59th Ill. infantry. On March 7 the division of Brig.-Gen. Jerk C. Davis, of which the 59th formed a part, fought the enemy all day at Pea ridge and the following day moved to reinforce Gens. Carr and Asboth, who had been forced to fall back. On Aug. 5 it moved to Bay Springs, Miss., and had a skirmish with the enemy's cavalry. It next fought at Perryville, Ky., losing 113 killed and wounded out of 361 men going into action. On Oct. 14 it had a severe skirmish at Lancaster, Ky. The regiment was deployed as skirmishers in the advance on Stone's river and drove the enemy before it 9 miles, until he was found in force at Nolensville. It took part in the attack upon Nolensville, from which the enemy was driven in confusion, and also was in the assault upon Knob gap. At the battle of Stone's river the 59th changed front to the rear, supporting the 5th Wis. battery and for a long time held the enemy in check. When it was withdrawn it brought off the guns of the battery, from which the horses had all been killed. It was then put in position on the Murfreesboro pike, which it held until Jan. 2, when it forded the river and assisted in driving back the enemy. It then held a position in the extreme front until the morning of Jan. 4, when it re-crossed Stone's river and the enemy evacuated Murfreesboro. During the siege of Chattanooga the regiment was constantly under fire of the enemy's batteries. It led the brigade in the assault on Mis- sionary ridge, from which the enemy was driven in confusion and pursued for 15 miles to Ringgold, where the 59th again attacked and drove him from his position. On Jan. 12, 1864, the regi- ment was mustered as a veteran organization, and on Feb. 6 started on furlough for Springfield, Ill., which place it reached on the 1Oth. Returning to the front, on May 7 it sup- ported the attack upon Tunnel Hill, and the following day com- menced the attack upon Rocky Face ridge, where it was con- stantly engaged until the 13th, when the enemy abandoned his position. It was warmly engaged at Resaca, again came up with the enemy at Adairsville, and thence to the time of crossing the Chattahoochee, was engaged at Kingston, Dallas, Acworth, Pine mountain, Kennesaw mountain, Smyrna camp ground, besides innumerable skirmishes. It crossed the Chattahoochee and presented itself before the fortifications around Atlanta, and from that time until Aug. 25 was under fire night and day. On Aug. 28-29 it was engaged in skirmishing with the enemy at Red Oak, and fought in the battle of Lovejoy's Station. It fol- lowed Hood into Tennessee, skirmished with the enemy at Colum- bia, was in the first line of the assaulting colunm at Nash- ville, and planted the first colors on the captured works on the afternoon of the first day's fighting, assaulting and carrying the enemy's works near the Hillsboro pike. In this battle the regiment lost in killed and wounded one-third of its number engaged, among whom were 9 officers. On June 16, 1865, the regiment left Nashville for New Orleans, La., and on July 9 arrived at Indianola, Tex., thence marched to San Antonio, and was stationed at New Braunfels, Tex., until Dec. 8, 1865, when it was mustered out and ordered to Springfield, Ill.. for final payment and discharge.

These books are quite nice! For the set $450.00

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Here we have an antique Baby Russian Smith & Wesson .38 Caliber Revolver! Smith & Wesson introduced the “Baby Russian” in 1876 as their first .38 caliber revolver. According to the sources that I studied they actually developed the cartridge first (146 grains at 740 fps), and then designed the revolver around it. The result was a 5-shot, top-break action initially offered with 3.25 inch and 4 inch barrels. It used the same simultaneous extractor as the No.3 revolvers, though this would change after only about a year with the move to a 2nd variation. The first two variations used a single action spur trigger, but this was replaced by a normal trigger and trigger guard on the 3rd variation. In total, about 161,000 were made by the time production ended in 1911. This particular revolver comes with a copy of a letter from Smith & Wesson (the original was misplaced). The letter states that this is a first model (this one has the 3 1/4 inch barrel). This one has a low serial number of 601 and was shipped from the Smith & Wesson Factory to the distributor M.W. Robinson of New York City. This revolver was made in 1876, the first year of production! This copy letter will be included with the revolver to the purchaser. This revolver is nickeled with some lacking and wear as one would expect. The piece functions correctly and locks up tight. The grips are also in excellent condition! This revolver is old enough to have been at the Little Bighorn with Custer but I am 100% sure it wasn't! Lol! For this piece of post Civil War History $650.00 Take a look at the pics!

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Here we have a Civil War Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz Bayonet in excellent condition! The Lorenz was the third most used long arm on both sides during the American Civil War, and no collection of bayonets from that war is complete without one. The bayonet is complete and full length with its original and fully functional locking ring. This bayonet measures about 22 inches long overall with 18.75 inch quadrangle blade. The bayonet blade is mostly smooth metal throughout with a pleasing, somewhat bright gunmetal gray patina that shows freckles and tiny patches of scattered oxidation and age staining. The socket shows slightly as well as some minor peppering and has a steel gray patina as the blade, with slightly more of the darker patina to the socket. The original Austrian inspection mark, a * is present on the reverse shank of the bayonet, along with some number of which I do not know the meaning. The quadrangle bayonet blade measures nominally 18.75” from the face of the shank to the tip. The socket is 3.21” in length and has a had a little pounding the blade end but not bad. As these Lorenzes are handmade guns the bayonets do not usually interchange without some hand fitting. This is a better than average Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz Bayonet! For this nice old bayonet $275.00

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Here we have a Stevens "Ranger" 416 .22 caliber target rifle with Weaver Marksman 4X scope and a Bull type barrel. "Ranger" is simply the civilian version of the Stevens 416 marked and marketed by Sears and Roebuck. The 416 was introduced in 1938 and military marked versions were issued to the competitors at Camp Perry in that year. The military used them for training during WWII and beyond, with many of them going to ROTC and DCM clubs. The Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills should they later called on to serve in the U.S. military. This particular rifle is in good condition having been altered several times for various sights and scope configurations. The front and rear sights have been removed and we do not have them. The reverse stock was altered for side scope mounts, now lacking. There are no filler screws in the various drilled and tapped holes for mounts, however the filler screws serve no purpose other than to simply fill the hole. This rifle is fixed with a Weaver Marksman 4X scope. The optics are great and you can drive tacs with this rifle! The action works just fine and, although I can't seem to get a good bore pic the bore and rifling is quite nice in the 26 inch barrel! Guaranteed! The rifle looks very fine with only finish wear on the end of the muzzle and on a couple of very minor areas. This piece comes with the short magazine which, I believe to hold 5 rounds of .22 LR ammo. This rifle also comes with the steel checkered military style buttplate. The walnut stock comes with the usual dings from use and the previously mentioned alterations but has no cracks or breaks. This is a consignment item but at this price I may just keep it myself. Take a look at the pics!!! $295.00

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Here we have a Winchester Model 97 Hammer Shotgun being a solid frame 12 gauge full choke shotgun made in 1921 with a 30 inch barrel. This shotgun in is all original condition lacking most of the color with traces in protected spots but still mostly dark. The action works great and the walnut stocks are in very good condition with a few minor dings from use and an age crack in the forarm that you can see in the pics. All markings are nice, deep and clear and the bore is nice and shiny! The Winchester Model 1897 was designed by American firearms inventor John Moses Browning. The Model 1897 was first listed for sale in the November 1897 Winchester catalog as a 12 gauge solid frame as this one is. Nice old vintage Shotgun!!! Check out the pics!!! $525.00

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Here we have a Winchester Model 97 Hammer Shotgun being the 'Black Diamond' Trap Grade edition and dated to 1903. The shotgun is a 12 gauge 30" barrel with full choke. The firearm is in good working condition with a shiny bore and has some color left on it. The stock is very nice and has been urethaned at some point in it's life. Has a Winchester rubber butt cushioned plate on it. Still a workhorse! The Winchester Model 1897 was designed by American firearms inventor John Moses Browning. The Model 1897 was first listed for sale in the November 1897 Winchester catalog as a 12 gauge solid frame. The 12 gauge takedown was added in October 1898 and this is the takedown model. There are a few old stable age cracks to the forearm but it's solid. It's an oldie but a goodie!!! Take a look at the pics!!! $650.00

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Here we have a Winchester Model 250 being a pre 1968 as there is no serial number on this one. Serial numbers were not required on .22's until the passage of the 1968 Gun Control Act. The Winchester model 250 is a hammer-less lever action rifle produced in the 1963 to 1973. This lever action rifle was chambered in the .22 short caliber, the .22 long caliber or the .22 long rifle caliber and has a tube magazine with a capacity of 16 LR's. The Winchester model 250 is in the 200 series for Winchester lever action rifles and includes the model 270, 290, 255 and The total production for all of the 200 Series family is over 1.6 million according to Winchester. This rifle came in 2 types: The standard and the deluxe with this one being the standard type. The Winchester 250 Deluxe was the same as the standard except has a fancy walnut Monte Carlo stock and some carving. All Winchester 250s were produced with a 20.5 inch barrel. This rifle is in excellent condition but does have 2 small chips to the lower corners of the buttstock near the lever. Those corners stuck out just a tiny bit making the vulernable to this chipping. They are small but they are there and you can see it in the pics, otherwise this rifle is fantastic! Action works great and bore is great! Take a look at the pics! $395.00

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Here we have a very nice Ruger .44 Magnum Caliber Carbine !! The Ruger Model 44 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .44 Remington Magnum. It uses a 4-round tubular magazine and was produced from 1961 to 1985. This particular carbine was mfg in 1967. The standard model featured a walnut stock and a barrel band similar to the Ruger 10/22 and the M1 Carbine, but using a solid top receiver. The front sight was a gold bead and the rear sight was a folding leaf-type. The receiver was drilled and tapped for scope mounts. This carbine is in excellent condition both working and cosmetically ! Actually it's quite beautiful! The action works well. The rifling in the barrel is outstanding! There are a couple of small dings from use and a small mfg defect in the stock that looks like an upside down 'T' . It's quite small but I wanted to make sure that you saw it. This firearm is in at least 98% condition! Take a look at the pics! For this nice firearm $1400.00

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Here we have a wonderful Winchester model 70 rifle with scope chambered in .22-250! The rifle is just outstanding! The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt-action sporting rifle. It has an iconic place in American sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters since it was introduced in 1936, earning the moniker "The Rifleman's Rifle. The action has some design similarities to Mauser designs and it is a development of the earlier Winchester Model 54, itself based on a Mauser 98-type action. The Model 70 was originally manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company between 1936 and 1980. From the early 1980s until 2006, Winchester rifles were manufactured by U.S. Repeating Arms under an agreement with Olin Corporation, allowing USRA to use the Winchester name and logo. Model 70s were built in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1936 to 2006, when production ceased. In the fall of 2007, the Belgian company FN Herstal announced that Model 70 production would resume. As of 2012, new Winchester Model 70 rifles were being made by FN Herstal in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2013, assembly was moved to Portugal. This particular rifle was made in 1967 so it's all Winchester! This rifle is in excellent condition looking nearly new and is topped off by a Bushnell Banner 3X by 9X scope. The walnut checkered stock is perfect as is the bluing and the action. The bore looks new in the 22 inch barrel. The mag holds 5 + 1 rounds. If this rifle was used it wasn't used much! Take a look at the pics! You really can't do better than this! $1450.00

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Here we have an extremely nice Smith & Wesson Model 53- Magnum 22 Jet- with inserts. This is a 3 screw model with pinned 6" barrel that has excellent rifling and was mfg in 1961! This fine revolver also comes with a Leopold Scope and base that you can attach! Check out the Smith & Wesson forum on this particular revolver at: http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/633020-retrospect-22-jet-model-53-a.html (just clip and paste). The revolver itself is in excellent conditon with only slight turning on the cylinder and a few minor scratches on the obverse barrel that you can see in the pics. I do not believe that this fine revolver was used much at all and it certainly looks like it wasn't. The .22 Remington Jet (also known as .22 Jet, .22 Center Fire Magnum, or .22 CFM) is a .22 in (5.6mm) American centerfire revolver and rifle cartridge. Developed jointly by Remington and Smith & Wesson, it was to be used in the Model 53 revolver, which first appeared late in 1961.[1] While it traced its origins to potent wildcats such as the .224 Harvey Kay-Chuk, which ultimately derive from the .22 Hornet, it was a bottlenecked cartridge based upon the .357 Magnum case necked down to a .22 caliber bullet, with an unusually long tapered shoulder. This ammo is still readily commercially available. This revolver will also fire.22 Short,.22 Long and.22 Long Rifle with included inserts which are included (see pics).The revolver is in excellent overall condition as is the scope! For this fine piece $1500.00 Check out the pics!!!

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Here we have a very nice Ruger Blackhawk 6 shot revolver in .357 caliber with a 6 1/2 inch barrel that exhibits an excellent bore! The Ruger Blackhawk, introduced in 1955, is a six-shot, single-action revolver manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. It is produced in a variety of finishes, calibers, and barrel lengths. The mechanics work just fine on this good looking revolver! The serial number indicates that this piece was manufactured in 1966. There is just a tiny bid of muzzle wear from going in a holster but that's all. Grips are perfect! This piece is just fantastic! Take a look at the pics!!! $650.00

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Here we have an excellent cased set consisting of an excellent nickel Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Revolver Model No. 29 with all paperwork and the accoutrements in the box. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the United States company Smith & Wesson. The Model 29 was offered with 3, 4, 5, 6, 6+1/2, 8+3/8 and 10+5/8 inches (76, 102, 127, 152, 165, 213 and 270 mm) barrels as standard models. Other barrel lengths were available either by special order from Smith & Wesson's Custom Shop or custom built by gunsmiths. The 5 inches (130 mm) barreled variant had a full length underlug. Finish options available included a highly polished blued or nickel-plated surface. At the time of its introduction the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun, although it was later overtaken by handguns chambered for the even larger .454 Casull and .50 Action Express cartridges. It was made famous worldwide by association with the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan. This particular revolver is just beautiful and is the 29-2 model! It doesn't look to have been used at all and the original owner says it was never fired. Very little turning on the cylinder! This is the nickel version with the pinned 8 3/4 inch barrel with recessed cylinder. The rifling is just fantastic! It's fully functioning and looks just great! The grips are excellent with no chips or wear on them. This outfit comes with all the original paperwork as well under the mat. Made in 1961! Can't get much better than this! For this fine outfit $1950.00 Check out the pics!!!

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Here we have a .22 caliber Ruger Mark 1 model pistol with a 5 1/4 inch barrel measured down the muzzel to the bolt face and 4 - 9 shot magazines in the original box with manual! This Ruger Mark 1 was made in 1969 and is in excellent condition looking nearly new with an excellent bore. The finish is nearly 100% ! There is a little bluing wear on the cocking slide so it's been used but not much. The original box is complete with masking taped corners. 3 of the magazines are in the original boxes showing the price of $4.50 each! Now they are $75 to $100 each in box for replacements! You cannot find a better one in this condition!!! Take a look at the pics! $495.00

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Here we have a really nice of Savage/Stevens Favorite Model of 1915 Rifle in .22 caliber! The serial number is T990 so this is a fairly early one. These rifles were made from 1915 to 1935. No patent date has been observed on the 1915 barrels. The receiver is .950? thick, had 2 tang peep holes drilled & tapped onthe upper tang, along with “model 1915” stamped on this top tang. The top of the receiver had “TRADE MARK” on the top line, with “FAVORITE” on the center line, & “REG US PAT OFF & FGN” on the bottom line, all stamped on the top receiver flat. All of the receivers had the 2 small peep mounting holes on the upper tang.

Calibers appear to be 22RF & a few 25RF & 32RF. This one is .22 RF. The 1915 used the standard dovetailed with the notched adjustment elevator rear sight. We believe that the elevator is a replacement. The rifle action works excellently and the barrel has a nice bore in it. The wood is walnut and in great condition with the forearm being slightly darker probably because of oil in the uses hand soaking in over time. There are a couple of minor dings in the stock but not bad at all and there is a crack in the buttplate. All in all this is an excellent Model 1915 Favorite Boys Rifle! For this great little rifle $450.00

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Here we have 2 Harrington & Richardson Model SSI Sportster Rifles in .22 LR. They are each a single shot break open rifle of H&R quality! Here are the stats:

Make: Harrington & Richardson

Model: SS1 Sportster

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Top Break Exposed Hammer Single-Shot Rifle With Ejector

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked "Sportster MODEL SS1 / 22 LONG RIFLE". The left side of the frame is marked "HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON / MANUFACTURED IN ILION, NY U.S.A." and the serial number. The right side of the barrel is a two line warning.

Barrel Length: 20"

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a narrow blade on a finely serrated rib. The rear sight is an elebated sight, adjustable for elevation. Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are textured two-piece poly. The texturing provides added grip to the rifle. The stocks show no wear on the surfaces. The forearm and buttstock have sling swivels present. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its current metal finish. The barrel has light wear and a few light marks toward the front but otherwise there are only light handling marks. The forend screw head is sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear and crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action works correctly. The barrel locks up tight with no play. The ejector functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. These rifles look nearly new.

As previously stated we have two of these in nearly identical condition. One does not have a box while the other has a box and paperwork original to that piece. $450 each. Check out the photos!

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Here we have a Marlin Lever Action Model 39-A rifle in .22 long rifle. The Marlin 39 is arguably the finest .22LR lever action rifle ever built. Marlin first started making an early version of the 39-A in the early 1890's up until the slightly revised Model 39 was introduced in 1922. The actual Model 39-A was introduced in 1939. They're still made today, and still made from forged and milled steel and American walnut. The 39-A was always known for astounding accuracy, especially after 1953 when the "Micro-Groove" rifling was introduced. That, coupled with the heavy barrel and the high quality give it near-Target rifle accuracy. The serial number on this firearm starts with an "H" indicating that this firearm was mfg in 1951. This rifle still appears to be in good working order but someone has heavily painted the barrel and receiver black. They must have used a spray can as there is considerable black paint or overspray on the walnut stocks. The bore appears very good. They may be some pitting under the heavy paint. I just don't know and do not have the time to strip it. If it doesn't sell I may just buy it myself from my consignor and try to restore it. I believe it's worth putting in the work on it. There are some scope mount holes on the receiver and a couple of filler screws on the top of the barrel so it may have had a scope on it at one time. Still worthwhile and JM is stamped on the barrel so this is one that the original Marlins mfg. The hood is missing over the front sight. For this restoration project $350.00 Check out the pics!

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Remington/Browning Speedmaster 241 parts rifle. The Remington Arms Model 241 Speedmaster, an autoloading rimfire rifle, was manufactured from 1935 to 1951 from a John Browning design. Remington reports that 107,345 rifles were manufactured in .22 Short or .22 Long Rifle. This particular rifle is in .22 short. This must be an early one as the barrel is loaded with patent numbers but no model type or SPEEDMASTER on the receiver. It is marked REMINGTON and BROWNING. The rifle is complete and the barrel is threaded. The rifle is in poor condition with both stocks broken, cracked and chipped. The action still works but the main thing wrong is that the barrel us buldged 4 inches back from the end of the threaded end. As a parts rifle there is plenty to use here as the receiver is OK. For this parts rifle $200.00. Still has to be transfered. Check out the pics.

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Here we have a pretty nice Springfield Model 187J Semi Automatic .22 rifle with scope! This rifle was mfg by Savage and is chambered for .22 S, L or LR. The Savage Model 187J is a variant of the original Stevens model 87. It was made in multiple variations in the period 1938 to the early 1980's with some 1.8 million sold. Rifles of this design were economy priced, utility rifles and made under an assortment of names for Sears, Montgomery Ward, Western Auto, etc. Features a 3/4 length tube mag, Blondish red stock, Thumb safety and Adj. rear sight. Dovetailed receiver for sope and topped off with a TASCO 4 X 20 scope which is in really nice condition. The barrel has turned a kind of dark brown patina and is frosted. The bore is nice in the 24 inch barrel. Still a good old girl! Functions fine! $125.00

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Here we have a single shot Stevens Model 73Y .22 rifle. This is a little single shot .22 cal rifle that is chambered for short, long or long rifle ammo. This little bolt action rifle features a safty that is engaged each time the bolt is cocked. This is a nice youth gun, camp gun or maybe even a pack gun with a total length of 38 1/2 inches long with an 18 inch rifled barrel. The rifle is in good shape, has most of the factory blue with surface handling, hunting scraches on the stock which could be easily refinished if so desired. There is one small ding that can be heat steamed back up if you want to do it. Grooved on top of the receiver for scope mounts. Check out the pics! $95.00

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Here we have a Marlin Model B1 DL .22 caliber Rifle! The Marlin Model 81-DL rifle was introduced in 1941 and manufactured up until the start of WWII. Model 81production was resumed in 1945 and continued until 1964. We think that this one was made after 1957 because those had a walnut Monte Carlo half-stock and a new streamlined trigger guard like this one does. This rifle has the tube magazine. The 24 inch long barrel is in good condition with an excellent bore. The bluing is really nice. The rear sight is missing most of the blue and has a piece of wood in it for an elevator. The front hooded sight is present and in good condition. The stock is in very nice conditon with just a couple of very minor dings to it. The action works well. The reverse stock has been cut for a side mount peep sight, now lacking, that you can see in the pics. There are no drilled or tapped holes on top of the receiver. This is a very nice rifle! Take a look at the pics! For this little beauty $350.00

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Here we have a Stevens Model 94F single shot 20 GA Shotgun with 28 inch barrel. I see no indication of what choke it has. It has a 3-inch chamber. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Barrel has turned a dark brown patina and ther is frosting over all the metal surfaces. Walnut stock showing very minor scratches with minor dings and wear, but no cracks or breaks. This shotgun locks up tight, and seems to function fine. Both stocks have checkering and the plastic buttplate is in good condition. The Stevens Model 94 was made in various letter designations from 1937 to 1984. The trigger guard needs repainted but other than that this is a pretty shotgun! Check out the pics! $195.00

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Here we have a Ranger Model 103-13 .22 Caliber Rifle! The Ranger Model 103-13 was a Marlin Model 81 variant produced for the Sears & Roebuck Company by Marlin. This rifle featured a dark stained walnut stock with pistol grip. This stock has been stained red (Mahogany) and needs to be removed and put back in the original Walnut color. The stock is in excellent condition with no cracks or breaks in it. There are a few dings and light scratches from use but nothing major at all. The original plastic trigger guard is still present and in great shape. One of the trigger guard screws is a replacement. The stock has a hard plastic butt plate but noting is stamped in it. The action works well and the bore is very good in the 24 inch barrel. The receiver has not been drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The orignal sights are present and in good condition but the rear sight is missing the elevator which is just a loose piece that fell out at some point or was removed. Has a tube magazine. Take a look at the pics! For a minimal amount of effort you will have an excellent rifle! $150.00

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Here we have a Sears Model 1 Bolt Action single shot .22 with scope! Sears, Roebuck and Co Model 1 bolt action rifle chambered in .22 S,L,LR. This is a single shot bolt action manufactured for SEARS by Winchester. Winchester also made the gun as their model 121. The Winchester 121 was made from 1967-1973 and I suspect the Sears Model 1 was made during the same time period. This features a 21? barrel with dove tailed front blade and ramp rear sight, grooved receiver and a full length Monte Carlo stock topped off with a Tasco 3-7X20 scope that has excellent optics! The rifle functions well and has an excellent bore. Take a look at the pics! A very nice piece!!! $150.00

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Here we have a pretty nice single shot .22 Stevens Model 89 Lever action rifle! Stevens model 89, lever action, 22LR, single shot with a Martini type action. This is a very rare rifle being made only made one year, 1976. This rifle has an adjustagle rear sight for elevation, mag tube is just for looks doesn't function, dark wood stock and forend with very minor dings from use. Most all the color is left on the metal. I do not believe this rifle saw much use at all having very minor wear. There are a few minor tiny rust spots but nothing major at all. The action works well and the rifle has a very nice bore. For this rarity $275.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have a Rossi Circuit Judge revolving combo rifle/shotgun in stainless steel! CIRCUIT JUDGE .45COLT/.410MAG STAINLESS STEEL 18.5" 5 ROUNDS BRAZILIAN HARDWOOD. Some call it "the best of both worlds." We call it the most fun you can have in a long-rifle platform. Chambered for both 45 Colt and 410 bore shotshells up to 3-inch Magnum, the Circuit Judge® is a diverse hybrid rifle inspired by the heralded Taurus Judge® revolver. Features a five-shot cylinder and a single-action/double-action trigger system for precision or rapid-fire shooting, the Circuit Judge® provides modern rifle performance with a classic revolver feel. This combo has been used but lightly. There are a couple of minor dings in the stock but otherwise in fine condition! There is one choke in the tube . We do not have the choke wrench. The bore is very nice and the action is perfect!. For this piece $795.00 Check out the pics!

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This oval photo recently came in to the shop. Looks like a, perhaps, 1930's African Explorer. It was sold or framed in Chicago, Illinois. Sorry for the glare and extra images in the glass. If anyone knows who this is I would certainly appreciate hearing from you. tc1861@yahoo.com

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Here we have a very nice full stock 40 caliber octagon barreled rifle made circa 1850-60's in Lafayette Indiana by Thomas Underwood as evidenced by the lock plate markings. The barrel itself is marked A ROBERTS. Thomas Underwood is listed in the American Gunmakers book but no other info is available. The firearm is percussion and is about 51 inches long overall with a 34 1/2 inch long rilfed barrel. The color on the iron is a dark brown patina. This is a two trigger "set trigger" system. The set trigger system works but the hammer will not quite lock back so it needs a little tinkering. The stock is in good condition having turned black or dark brown in several areas over the trigger striping. There are dings here and there from use but no cracks or breaks that I see. The ramrod ferrels, trigger guard and buttplate are all brass. The brass plate on the bottom of the buttplate has a small section missing both fore and aft with only the center portion remaining but mainly just for looks. The ramrod, as usual, is an incorrect replacement. For this fine old rifle $1295.00 Locally Made!!! We consider these rifles pieces of Art!! Check out the pics!!!

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Here we have an excellent Savage Arms 116 Safari Express in 300 Winchester Magnum. This is a beautiful rifle. It has a muzzle break, flip up rear sights, and is built more for big game hunting. This excellent rifle is topped off with a TASCO World Class Plus 8X32X50 scope with the longest sun shield I have encountered on one. This rifle features a finely hand checkered walnut stock with a grip cap, forend tip and a solid recoil pad. The barrel and action is satin finish stainless steel. The 24" heavy barrel has a factory installed, adjustable muzzle break and exhibits a very nice bore! The checkered stock is fantastic as well. I am sure it's been shot but not much! I do have some ammo available for this firearm separately if so desired. For this fine big game hunting rifle $1500.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have an Ithaca Model 37 Police Tactical Featherweight in hard chrome with Pachmayr stocks. The serial number dates it to 1979. There is no Police affiliation marked on this shotgun. The plastic furniture is Pachmayr. The long tube holds 8 shots and the smoothbore 12 gauge barrel is 20 inch long. The barrel is stained with water spots and a few dark spots but as a Police shotgun it was out in all kinds of weather. The action works fine and the barrel bore is nice and shiny. This is a great home defense shotgun! $1,450.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have a brand new Barnet Assault 350 Crossbow and accessories. The gentleman who purchased this crossbow and accessories is not able to use it because of sickness and so it has never been used. This crossbow Includes:

Barnett Crossbow is the original pioneer of modern crossbows, with a history dating back to 1965 This Compound Crossbow shoots 350 feet per second and is super light at 6. 4lbs | Dimensions: Axle to Axle: 16. 125", Overall Length: 34. 25", Power Stroke: 12. 5, 165 lb draw weight

Features TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology Trigger which allows for a smooth accurate shot

Crossbow Safety is paramount| This compound crossbow features a Anti Dry Fire (ADF) trigger which prevents you from shooting without arrow and also features above grip finger guards

PACKAGE Includes 4x32 millimeters Multi-Reticle Scope, Lightweight Quiver & Rope Cocking Device. Also included are six brand new boxes of Barnett Headhunter crossbow arrows with 5 carbon crossbow arrows in each box. Also included is 5 packs of Muzzy Broadheads having 4- 3 blade heads in each as well as as the Assault DSG Master Pack owners manual and crossbow wax. For everything, which is brand new, would retail for $395.00 for the bow, $25.00 each for the 5 Muzzy 3-blade broadheads ($125.00), each 5 pack of Barnett Headhunter Crossbow arrows are $25.00 ($150.00) making the total $670.00. But we will sell you everything that is BRAND NEW for $595.00!

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Here we have a lot of old stocks. Some are antique some are new and need to be finished and some are probably beyond repair. There's a least one good and one bad back end for a double barrel shotgun-hardware and all. All for $100.00 + shipping.

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Here we have a pretty nice Remington Rider Pocket revolver. The Remington Rider Pocket Percussion Revolver was one of the first double action revolvers manufactured in quantity in the U.S. circa 1860-73 and the distinctive action was designed by Joseph Rider. This Remington-Rider Pocket Revolver has a sighted octagonal barrel, stamped ‘MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS ILION NY RIDER PT AUG 17 1858 MAY 3 1859’. With closed frame, plain cylinder converted to rim-fire, with chequered hard rubber grips that are in excellent condition. The revolver has quite a bit of original color on it. It has a german silver triggerguard and the distinctive trigger of this double action model. Serial number is 8591. These conversions were distinctive in the fact that it was designed so the original percussion cylinder could be put back in and utilized. We do not have the original percussion cylinder. The firearm functions just fine and looks great! Take a look at the pics! $650.00

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Here we have an excellent condtion used Smith & Wesson Model 622 in .22 LR ctg. The smith Wesson Model 622 came in two grades Field (Fixed sights) and Target ( Adjustable Sights) .22 Long rifle caliber only they were a single action stainless steel and aluminum alloy construction with 10 shot magazine. Mfg began in early 1990 and ceased in 1996. Guns with the checkered walnut grips bring a little more money. They came in 4 1/2 inch barrel and 6 inch barrel. there was a short production run in 1996 that had a Vent-rib sight feature. These were only in 1996 production year. This particular S&W 622 is the higher Target grade with adjustable sights and the checkered walnut grips. 622 models have a unique barrel design. The barrel resides in the lower half of the barrel assembly, while the slide and recoil spring ride above the barrel. The breech block extends from the slide down into the gun's frame where it aligns with the barrel in the lower half of the assembly. This pistol comes with one 10 round magazine. This firearm has been used but little and still looks excellent. The bore is very nice and the action is smooth. Take a look at the pics!!! This is a Classic!!! $495.00

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Here we have a Model 1903 "Hammerless" .32 Pocket Pistol marked U.S.PROPERTY! The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless is a semi-automatic pistol designed by John Browning, and was the 1st of the Colt concealed hammer models, followed by the M1908 in .380 ACP. Despite the title ‘Hammerless’, the M1903 and M1908 pistols do have a hammer, which is covered and hidden from view under the rear of the slide. This allowed the weapon to be carried in and withdrawn from a pocket quickly and smoothly without snagging. These pistols were popular civilian firearms for much of their life, and also served as United States General Officer pistols from the 1940s, which is what we have here. This pistol bears the “U.S. Property” marking and the serial number shows that this weapon was produced in 1943. We have sent off for the Colt letter which should indicate where it was sent to from Colt. After we get that letter and continue to do some more research we will post a price. In the meantime take a look at the pics! This is one nice firearm that the owner loved so much that he put Ivory grips on it! Thanks for looking!!

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The Henry Big Boy captures the wild west adventures of cowboy life on the trail or emulates the pulse quickening thrill of a trophy buck leaping into view. Each genuine American walnut buttstock and forearm are engraved using techniques which combine todays engraving technologies with hand craftsmanship passed from generations past. After engraving, artisans individually hand paint the buttstock and forearm using multiple acrylic colors. The original artwork is visually used as a guide, but subtle detailing makes each unit truly one of a kind. Attributes Action: Lever Caliber: 44 Remington Magnum Barrel Length: 20" Capacity: 10+1 Trigger: Standard Safety: Hammer OAL: 38.5" Weight: 8.68 lbs Stock Description: Walnut Metal Finish: Blued Barrel/Brass Receiver Twist: 1:38" Barrel Description: Octagon Muzzle: Target Crown Receiver Material: Brass Sights: Semi-Buckhorn Rear, Bead Front, Drilled/Tapped Barrel Length Range: 20.00" to 21.99" Weight Range: 8.00 lbs to 8.99 lbs Hand: Right Stock Finish Group: Wood Metal Finish Group: Brass Manufacturer Part Number: H006

We don't believe that this rifle was ever used! If it has been it wasn't used much at all as it still looks new and crisp! Take a look at the pics! There is no wear whatsoever on this piece! The wood is perfect and the brass is prefect and scratch free! This is a fine all American made rifle! $850.00

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NOTE!!!- WE HAVE JUST CAME INTO POSSESSION OF AN EXCELLENT 1942 DATED GERMAN LUGER ALONG WITH THE TYPEWRITTEN AND SIGNED LETTER FROM THE VET THAT CAPTURED IT IN NORTH AFRICA AND HERE IT IS!!!

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Here we have a very special item! This is a WW2 German Lugar captured by an Airman in North Africa!! This Airman is Staff Sgt. Howard Hoehn who captured this luger in 1943 in Tunisia. We have the original letter signed by Howard recalling the capture of the piece. He took it off a dead Motorcycle Soldier at a recent battle! A collector friend of mine purchased this Luger directly from Howard in 2002. Howard recently died in 2019 at the age of 98 so it's time for my friend to move this on as he is in his 70's as well. We have Howards' obit with this grouping as well. The Luger had one magazine and Howard purchased another but we have been unable to find that other magazine but if we do we will include it. Howard was stationed in Trinidad but was sent on detached service to a temporary Air Field in Tunisia, North Africa to assist in changing engines on B-24 planes which had been grounded. Howard and two other GI's went on a little sightseeing trip and ran across this battlefield in which he spotted a wrecked German motorcycle with it's rider deceased. They found his Luger still in the holster and fished it out then putting it in his pocket as they were not supposed to take souveniers at that time. Howard snuck it back into the country and it was never discovered. I have all of that info in his letter along with the serial number of the Luger. Now on to the Luger:

This is an example of a pre-WWII German Nazi Luger pistol that was manufactured by Mauser in 1935. 1935 was the second year of renewed Luger production, as the Nazis already had designs on Lebensraum in Eastern Europe and payback against the French. Fixed sights, with the "G" date mark on the chamber and "S/42" on the front toggle link. Straw colored small parts, checkered grips and a blued magazine with aluminum base. Minus the magazine, the numbers are matching. This 1935 pattern has by the following features: * Flat, checkered toggle knobs. * No grip safety (except for special models like the Mauser Banner grip safety and the Krieghoff grip safety models). * Stock lug. * Salt blue finish. * Aluminum-base magazine. * Six-groove rifling, 1 turn in 25 cm.The "G" Code denotes the last date of production as 1935. This was the last year that the germans concealed their production date on weaons of war. This pistol is all matching numbers not including the magazine. The Luger is in very fine conditionand would rate up there in condition overall. The straw parts are very strong with somewhat light wear on the inside of the trigger. The original blue rust is very nice and the grips pretty nice as well with a depression in the obverse grip at the top. The bore and chamber show almost no wear at all. Very nice! The aluminum toggle plug on the magazine shows the serial number of 2634 as well as what looks like an eagle over 63. Take a look at the pics! They pretty much say it all! Fantastic!!! Finding original WW2 weapons with signed documentation as to where and when this vet acquired it is getting quite rare today. C&R Eligible ! Take a look at the pics! They pretty much say it all! Fantastic!!! For this firearm and the history $7,500.00

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RM Nazi bringback helmet

Here we have a very collectible WW2 German M42 single decal helmet complete with liner that comes with it an accompanying Letter fro Ken Niewlarowicz letter stating the authenticity of this piece. Ken wrote the book entitled "Germany's Combat Helmets 1933-1945: A Modern Study". The helmet is the basic M42 Single decal army helmet that has not been messed with except to treat the liner. The letter details the helmet. Guaranteed original and authentic! A representative piece of a terrible part of our World History. We must not forget our history lest we are bound to repeat it! For this helmet and the original letter from Ken $1,200.00

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Here we have a Mossberg 500 Tactical - JIC in case! Here are the specifications on the shotgun which is in tactical desert camo.

SPECIFICATIONS

Gauge 12

Capacity 5+1

Chamber 3"

Barrel Length 18.5"

Sight/Base Bead

Choke Cylinder Bore

Barrel Finish desert camo

Stock Finish Synthetic desert camo

Weight 5.5

Length 28.125"

This shotgun comes in the OFM JIC M500 Cruiser Waterproof Storage Tube 6" Dia. X 31" Tall

OFM JIC M500 Cruiser Waterproof Storage Tube.

Great for preppers, outdoorsmen and the like! This is a previously owned item but the owner believes it has never been fired and it certainly looks like that. For the lot $550.00

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Relic Model 1860 Civil War US Navy Cutlass! This old cutlass has been around the horn! The blade is rusty and all nicked up, the brass basket hand guard is dented and the leather wrap is missing off the grip. Other than that this is a great cutlass! On the ricasso there is the letter P over GG which is perpendicular to the date of 1864. This cutlass is most likely an Ames product but those markings could be light and with the pitting on the blade I cannot make that out. The other side of the blade on the ricasso has no stampings. There are inspectors initials on the pommel cap and on the underside of the handguard at the top is stamped in the brass which are a ST over an anchor and some other letters that I cannot make out fully. The wooden grip is complete being cracked into 2 pieces but still intact on the spline. There is no leather or wire. The wire was usually stripped at any rate because of salt water corrosion. This is a unique Civil War relic and if it could only talk!!!! Check out the pics! $325.00

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Japanese Arisaka Type 99 7.7 mm rifles:

The Type 99 rifle Arisaka was a bolt-action rifle of the Arisaka design used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

During the Second Sino-Japanese War in the 1930s, the Japanese soon found that the 7.7mm cartridge being fired by their Type 92 heavy machine gun in China was superior to the 6.5×50mm cartridge of the Type 38 rifle. This necessitated the development of a new weapon to replace the outclassed Type 38, and finally standardize on a single rifle cartridge. The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) developed the Type 99 based on the Type 38 rifle but with a caliber of 7.7mm. The Type 99 was produced at nine different arsenals. Seven arsenals were located in Japan, with the other two located at Mukden in Manchukuo and Jinsen in Korea.

The IJA had intended to completely replace the Type 38 with the Type 99 by the end of the war. However, the outbreak of the Pacific war never allowed the army to completely replace the Type 38 and so the IJA used both rifles extensively during the war. As the war progressed, more and more cost saving steps were introduced in order to speed up production. Late war rifles are often called "last ditch" or "substitute standard" due to their crudeness of finish. They are generally as crude as the 1945 dated Mauser K98k of Germany, or worse.

The Type 99 was produced in four versions, the regular issue Type 99 short rifle, the Type 99 long rifle (a limited production variant), the take-down Type 2 paratroop rifle, and the Type 99 sniper rifle. The standard rifle also came with a wire monopod and an anti-aircraft sighting device. The Type 99 was the first mass-produced infantry rifle to have a chrome lined bore to ease cleaning. All of these features were abandoned by mid-war.

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A. This rifle is a very nice Type 99 Arisaka Rifle in 7.7mm. The action works great and it has a great bore! The receiver is marked 9 9 type and the mum has been only lightly cancelled. The two piece stock is in very nice condition as well. The stock has a ding or two but no cracks or breaks. The long range sight is missing the aircraft lead arms but otherwise complete. I find many later rifles missing these arms so I think at one point they left them off. There is also no dust cover or monopod which is quite common as well. The sling swivels are present and in good condition. Cleaning rod is missing. This rifle was manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal which made rifles from 1923 to 1945. Serial number 5605. I believe this is a series 5 rifle. No import marks. Check out the pics! $495.00

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B. During World War II the Type 99 rifle was the standard long arm of the Japanese Imperial Army. However as the tides of war turned against Japan, Japanese industry found that it had to produce more and more rifles using less and less resources. This involved several modifications to the Type 99 which simplified it. By the last year of the war Japan was manufacturing “last ditch rifles”, which were Type 99’s simplified so much that they were basically reduced to nothing more than a working rifle. While they fired, the effectiveness and quality of such rifles was questionable.

This rifle is a nice 34th series "Last Ditch" type 99 rifle with the mum intact. This one still has a few refinements that are not on the last "Last Ditch" riflessuch as a bayonet lug and sling swivels. This one also has the dust cover intact. The quality is a little lacking, but believe me, it gets much worse!! This rifle is in good condition but more crudely made than the earlier ones. You can see welds on the front barrel band and it has a wooden butt plate plus no cleaning rod. The cocking knob is not knurled being blob welded on as well. Still a two piece dovetailed stock with a handguard and still rather nice. The rifle has a crude later rear block sight and a front wedge blade sight. No long range sight on this series. This rifle was manfactured at Toyo Kogyo in Hiroshima. This rifle has Japanese characters on the stock but I do not know what they mean so if you do let me know and I will post it. The action works well on this 7.7mm rifle and the bore/rifling is good. All in all a good example of a last attempt to continue war. $695.00

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C. This Arisaka Type 99 7.7mm rifle is an import from C.A.I. (Central Arms International) out of Vermont. This is one that was imported from China sometime after the war. It's rare to find a Japanese Arisaka with import markings on it as most were destroyed after the war except for G.I.Bringbacks but the U.S. Government furnished Japanese Arisaka's to the Chinese after the war. This one has seen hard use but is still mostly intact and has the Mum intact as well! This rifle is from the Nagoya Arsenal (1923-1945). The rifle is in generally good condition with good markings. The stock is in good "dinged" condition having been used considerably and the bore is quite serviceable. This rifle has the cleaning rod. It is missing the front barrel sling but has the rear sling. The rear sight is the long range sight without the aircraft leading "wings", never had them. The front sight is the typical protected sight. THe action works well. Nice old Arisaka and lucky to be here since it went to China after the War !!! Check out the pics!!! $495.00

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Italian Carcano Rifle in 6.5 shortened to sporter

Carcano is the frequently used name for a series of Italian bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating military rifles and carbines. Introduced in 1891, this rifle was chambered for the rimless 6.5×52mm Carcano round (Cartuccia Modello 1895). It was developed by the chief technician Salvatore Carcano at the Turin Army Arsenal in 1890, and was originally called the Modello (model) 91 or simply M91. Successively replacing the previous Vetterli-Vitali rifles and carbines in 10.35×47mmR, it was produced from 1892 to 1945. The M91 was used in both rifle (fucile) and shorter-barreled carbine (moschetto) form by most Italian troops during World War I and by Italian and some German forces during World War II. The rifle was also used during the Winter War by Finland, and again by regular and irregular forces in Syria, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria during various postwar conflicts in those countries.

This particular Carcano Rifle/Carbine has has the stock shortened and the original front barrel band removed. Also the top hand guard is missing. I think that this one originally had provisions for a bayonet to be attached. The barrel is 17 inches long to the receiver making me believe that it is the original barrel. The receiver has good markings on it including the date of 1917. The stock that's left is in good condition and looks nice. The action works very well and the bore is very nice! The original rear adjustable sight is still present and operating well. Should be a great shooter!!! For this piece $325.00

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CZ vz Model 27 pistol. The vz. 27 is a Czechoslovak semi-automatic pistol, based on the pistole vz. 24, and chambered for 7.65 mm Browning/.32 ACP. It is often designated the CZ 27 after the naming scheme used by the Ceská zbrojovka factory for post-World War II commercial products. However, it is correctly known as vz. 27, an abbreviation of the Czech "vzor 27", or "Model 27". By 1924 Model 24, began production at the Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) plant in Strakonice. Built in 9mm short (.380 acp) the sidearm was accurate and well-balanced and, not surprisingly, reflected elements of an earlier Nickl design that had been rejected by the German army during the First World War. The military declared the Cz-24 a success and quickly placed an order for 100,000 units to be delivered over the course of 5 years (1924-1928). Delays plagued the contract and it would not be until 1931 that the order was finally filled by CZ. Part of the problem concerned the new plant’s ability to operate at such high production levels, while another problem concerned the pistol design itself. The original design had been for a 9mm Parabellum round and, as such, the Cz-24 employed a semi-locking bolt and a short recoil action where the barrel rotated as part of the rearward movement. The problem was that changing the caliber of the design to 9mm Short meant that this feature was an unnecessary and now nothing more than a manufacturing complication. Realizing that the pistol could be redesigned in a simple blowback action, CZ engineer and designer, Frantisek Myska, began work on a 7.65mm (.32 acp) version. The result was the Model 27 or vzor. 27 or, as it is more commonly known in the West, the Cz-27. The eight-shot pistol retained the earlier look of the Cz-24 but cost about half the price to produce. The new sidearm was issued to police, security units, and border guards, as well as being sold on the commercial market. Beyond questions concerning the stopping abilities of its round, the Cz-27 was well liked. The sidearm proved durable, and had an unmistakable snappy retort upon firing. From its adoption in 1927 to the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, approximately 183,000 units were produced.

When Germany secured the country in 1939 the entire Czech arms industry was put into motion. The German army for instance, satisfied with the Czech LT-38 tanks, incorporated them into Panzer regiments under the designation Panzerkampfwagon 38t. Pistols were no exception to this rule. The Heereswaffenamt (German Army Weapons Office) examined the Czech Cz-27 and, liking what they saw, ordered Ceska Zbrojovka to continue producing the sidearm. The CZ plant at Strakonice was renamed Bohmische Waffenfabrik AG and production was restarted on the pistol which was given the German designation Pistole Modell 27. In the 13 years before German control the average monthly output of Cz-27s was just over 1000 per month, but with the logistical pressures of the Second World War the Strakonice plant’s output jumped to over seven times that number. In all, 475,000 units were produced under German direction before the American army took control of the Strakonice factory in May, 1945. These sidearms were primarily issued to security forces and police units, with reports that the Luftwaffe and Army also employed the pistol as an acceptable substitute.

Upon the conclusion of the conflict the company quickly returned to its old name and to production of the Cz-27 as well. The Czech government ordered 45,000, which were produced in 1945 to 1946. In the late 1940s the pistol was exported to a number of countries and military contracts were signed with India, Poland, and several South American nations. Model 27 production was officially phased out in 1950 with the introduction of the 7.65mm Cz-50. In all, almost three quarter of a million Cz-27s were made over a 24-year span, making it one of the most mass produced 7.65mm designs in history.

German production can be broken down into several broad categories. All will have “Pistole Modell 27 Kal. 7,65” stamped on the left hand side of the slide. Early German production at the Strakonice plant was stamped “Bohmische WaffenfabrikAG in Prag.” and the serial number along the spine of the slide.

This one has those particular markings on it. This firearm was produced during Nazi occupation and is in very good conditon. Markings are sharp, action works flawlessly and the bore is excellent. S/N matches. The magazine is marked P.Mod 27. Not perfect of course but very nice! Check out the pics! $650.00

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7.65 "ALLIES" MARKED SEMI AUTO PISTOL made by Fab. de Bersaluzze Arieto-Aurena Y Cia, Eibar – “Allies”.

Spanish Eibar/Ruby Pistols. One of the more successful early automatic pistol designs of the turn of the century was John Browning’s Colt and FN 1903 (which were different guns, but used the same basic design). Spanish shops quickly began making their own copies of this very popular pistol, and one of them hit the proverbial jackpot. In 1914, the company of Gabilondo y Urresti (later to become known as Llama) built a better-than-average 1903 copy called the Ruby, chambered for .32ACP and with a 9-round magazine (larger than most of these types of pistols). Gabilondo sent a sample to France, whose government was in need of a huge number of pistols for the recently-begun First World War. The French found the pistol to be well-suited to their needs (cheap and effective), and proceeded to place a standing order in May 1915 for 10,000 of them per month. Pistols made for the French Army typically had a one- or two-letter mark in an oval on the rear left of the frame. These letters identified the manufacturer, irrespective of trademark name (see below for a list of these markings). In addition, pistols were supposed to be marked with a star or pair of stars on the bottom of the frame alongside the magazine well when they were formally accepted for French service. Not all of them received this depending on how urgent the need for guns was when a shipment arrived, but it is a useful marking to look for. This particular pistol has the BA stampings in an oval on the magazine and on the pistol at the rear of the frame on the left side indicating French Military Use.

From the early 1950s, to as late as 1960, the government arms factory at Kongsberg assessed the 7.65 mm pistols and marked them for Police use. It is reported that only top condition pistols were retained and others scrapped. The most commonly remarked pistols were the Browning M1922, CZ27, Mauser 1914/1934, and Mauser HSc. This particular pistol is marked to the Politi (Police) on the top of the slide.

The Eibar/Ruby pistols’ most distinctive identifying features are:

Shrouded hammer

Lumpy-looking safety lever above trigger

Longitudinal grooves around the muzzle for disassembly

Long 9-round magazine with heel release

all of which this pistol has.

This pistol is in very good condition although the slide stamping is a bit light regarding the maker. The action works just fine and the bore is nice. The wood grips are in very nice conditon as well. There are two different numbers stamped on the frame. This is a good one! CHeck out the pics! $450.00

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type B baby nambu 7mm pistol

The Nambu Automatic Pistol Type B, or “Baby Nambu” as it is known in US collecting circles, is a scaled-down companion to the 1902 “Grandpa” Nambu pistol. It was intended as a private purchase option for officers who needed to carry a sidearm, but did not want or need a full size service pistol. It was chambered for the 7mm Nambu cartridge (roughly on par with .25ACP).

Despite its small size and light cartridge, the Baby Nambu copied the complete locking system of the larger Nambu, resulting in a quite expensive pistol. As a result, demand was somewhat lacking, and only 6500 were manufactured between 1903 and 1929, when production ended. Most of these were made by the Tokyo Army Arsenal, although production did move to the TG&E company in about 1923 (presumably after the great Tokyo earthquake).

Just over 6,500 Baby Nambu pistols were manufactured from 1907 to 1923. Six thousand units came from the Tokyo Arsenal ( as this one did) , while five hundred units were produced by Tokyo Gas & Electric. Assembly took place until 1929. In 1923, the production of the Baby Nambu was halted because of the devastation caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake.

The Type B Model was initially intended for use by paratroopers and tank crews. It was never officially adopted by the Japanese Army, but it was made available to service members at discounted rates. Unfortunately, the cost of the Nambu equaled to about twice a new Lieutenant's pay in 1923, making it too expensive for a military contract.

This particular pistol is in good condition having some moderately severe pitting in a few places as you can see in the photographs indicating that it was stored poorly. The grips are prefect as well as the action and the bore is excellent! Except for the pitting this pistol has an excellent finish! Hard to believe that any pitting is here. This is a rare, hard to find pistol in any conditon! All s/n match except the magazine. Usually brings about $5500.00 but in this conditon this one is $3200.00 Check out the pics!!!

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Here we have a Civil War Bible. It was printed in 1863 and has the owners name Jerome (Rome) Schutt and 1864 written in it. He was from Ottawa, Illinois. I found a Jerome Schutt in the Civil War Data Base in the 9th Illinois but I am not sure this was him. That Jerome didn't enlist until 4/12/1865. Binding is mostly tight and only a couple of pages are loose. Take a look at the pics! $295.00

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Here we have a tiny book entitled Goethes Gedichte and is written entirely in German. This little book measures 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches and is 1/2 inch thick 494 pages! This is the 1907 edition. I don't really know what it is about as I don't speak german and it's not too clear on the internet either. Book is generally in good conditon with the rear cover being about halfway attached, otherwise sound. Gold page ends. Unique! $45.00

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Here we have a Miniature 1st Edition Honey Drops Book Published 1855! It Measures 2 1/8" Tall x 1 1/2" Wide. It Is Cloth Bound With A Gold Floral Stamped front cover. This book is actually quite nice for it's age! Binding is tight and pages are white. Nice! $75.00

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Here we have an old copy of Hymns of the Episcopal Methodist Church dated 1849. The book measures 3 5/8 by 2 1/2 inches and being over 1 1/4 wide with 719 pages! This little book was meant to be carried along with whomever owned it. No names are written inside. This piece is still tightly bound but I won't open it fully for fear of cracking the binding. There is already one crack in the binding but the book is still tight. The pages are clear and easily read. Take a look at the pics! $75.00

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Here we have a book entitled "The Miniature Monitor" 1876 complied by Rob Morris LL. D. and it outlines all the monitorial instructions in Blue Lodge Masonary of Thomas Smith Webb. The book measures 5 inches x 3 3/8 inches and is 3/4 inches thick compiling 191 pages. Binding is tight. Book is real nice!! For this piece $35.00

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Here we have a small book from the Sunday School Union in New York circa 1830-40's entitled "Perhaps Not". Moral stories for Children. Book measures 4 1/4 X 2 3/4 inches and is thin consisting of 16 pages. In good condition for being so old. Marbelized covers with foxing on pages inside but not too bad. $40.00 for this copy. Check out the pics!

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Here we have a vintage book entitled "Natural Jewels, Washington, Lincoln and the Fathers of the Revolution" (1865) by the Rev. Andrew Manship 1865. Reverend Andrew Manship (1823-1892) was a clergyman born in Maryland. In 1843 he was admitted to the Philadelphia conference of the Methodist Episcopal church and two years later was made a deacon and later an elder. In 1856 he was appointed tract agent but in 1863 he was again assigned to regular pastoral work. From that date until his death he became engaged in missionary work in Philadelphia and set about editing the "Home Missionary and Tract Magazine". He was author of "Thirteen Years in the Itineracy" (1856); "History of Gospel-Tents and Experience" (1884); he compiled "The Patriot's Hymn-Book" (1862) and wrote a complete review of his life, "Forty Years in the Wilderness". This particular book was written in 1865 and has a page dedicated to Lieut. General U.S. Grant. There are 123 pages in this fine book that measures 9 1/4 by 6 inches. There are 3 pages in the back of proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution written in ink. Also there is a ballot of the Indiana Constitution proposing different amendments. This book was given by the complier to Thomas H. Wilson. Still researching! Check back!

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Here we have a dandy Flintlock full stock rifle! This one is nearly 57 inches long with a 41 inch octagonal 36 or 38 caliber rifled bore. The barrel has a kind of buckhorn simple sight on the rear and a very simple yet effective blade sight on the front. There are stylized initials on the barrel which I think are GTF but I may be wrong on that. The lock is rudimently stamped SMITH C-VILLE IND. Here in Indiana that's how we say the name Crawfordsville some times. Crawfordsville is only about 20 miles from my shop. The frizzen spring doesn't exactly touch the frizzen but the rifle still works and it sparks when triggered. This is an original flintlock and not a reconverted one. The brass furniture is very nice on the buttstock. The patchbox lid is triggered by a button on the bottom of the stock. There are 3 brass thembles for the ramrod and of course a brass nose cap. Alson along the full stock there are german silver fish and cresents. The stock looks like tiger stripped maple but I think maybe the stipes were burned in with the burnt cord method. It's not that obvious to the touch. There are some minor age cracks to the buttstock but not bad at all. The reverse buttstock has a nice cheek relief carved into it. The brass furniture on this rifle is very nice and the reverse stock lock plate screw heads are chaised. Overall this is a very nice full stock flintlock rifle! We aren't sure of the manufacture date since it is rifled but it certainly has age to it. For this one $3500.00

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Here's an over 13 pound weight heavy bench type rifle. This 1840-1850's percussion rifle is .38 caliber rifled. The percussion rifle measures 54+ inches overall with a 39 inch rifled octagonal barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn type sight while the front sight is a simple blade sight. The barrel is signed with a sylish "H A" on top. The lockplate is maked T DAVIDSON & CO , CINCINATTI, O. Tyler Davidson & Co. became the largest hardware company in Cincinnati in the 19th century. The rifle is in very nice conditon with a set trigger that functions quite well. The barrel is pinned on the stock. There are 3 brass ramrod ferrels and a brass nose cap. I believe the ramrod to be a replacement as most are. The trigger guard is brass as well as the cresent butt plate. There is a brass moon escutcheon on the reverse side of the stock with the lockplate screw going through it and, as usual, there is a crack eminating from that screw outward toward the barrel about 1/2 inch. The stock is unadorned but quite nice with the usual ding from use and a little chip at the forward lockplate. This is a very nice rifle! Look at the pics! For this one $1950.00

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Here's a heavy bench type rifle weighing about 10 1/2 pounds. The 1840's .45 caliber percussion rifle is in very nice condition! This full stock rifle measures about 54 1/2 inches long with a 39 inch octagon barrel. The barrel is equipped with a simple V type rear sight and a simple pin front sight. The barrel is marked GILBERT over ROCHESTER. The wood stock is the rope burned stock to look like curley maple. The stock and barrel are fastened by three wedge type fasteners. There are three brass ramrod thimbles with a brass nose cap. There is a modern cartridge stuck over the end of the broken ramrod. The action works with only one click (no half cock) and the nipple looks fairly new with a piece of leather placed over it so I think this rifle was used sometime in the last several years. The lock is unmarked. The stock is adorned by a brass pattern and patch box on the obverse side. The reverse stock has a german silver oval place on it. The stock is in generally very nice condition with the exception of a crack terminating at the reverse lockplate screw and escutcheon. This is a very nice old rifle! Take a look at the pics! For this one $2500.00

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Here we have an approximate 32 caliber 1840's octagon barrel full stock percussion rifle. This one measures about 51 1/2 inches long from tip of brass buttplate to end of barrel. The barrel itself is 36 inches long and is stamped P RAMSEY. The octagonal barrel is rifled. The stock is solid but has had a break that you can see in the pics and is period repaired. There are some age cracks in the buttstock and there is what I call a ding crack with slight damage about halfway up the barrel on the obverse side due to stiking something at some point. There are 3 brass ramrod ferrels and a brass nosecap as well as a brass triggerguard and buttplate. The reverse has an escutcheon that harbors the lockplate screw that goes clear through the piece from one side to the other. The lock is unmarked. The trigger is a set trigger and it does function with one click back on the hammer. There is no half cock. There is a small piece of tin placed behind the nipple and in front of the top stock to try to prevent burning of the stock. The rifle has a typical buckhorn style sight on the rear and a simple blade sight up front. The patina is great with just a small section slightly cleaned on the lock plate to check for a maker I suppose. The stock does have a small cheekpiece on the reverse side. This piece was made and maintained with loving care! Found in Indiana. The ramrod is most likely a replacement as most are. For this full stock rifle $1250.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have an old WW2 Photo postcard showing, what I was told, were wounded WW2 soldiers being removed from the train car. Some water staining on it but still nice and very Historic! $20.00

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Here we have a large ribbon with brass Indiana top attachment bar for the 15th Annual Encampment of the Department of Indiana G.A.R in Lafayette, IN on April 4th and 5th, 1894 at the site of the Indiana State Soldier's Home Near Tippecanoe Battle Ground! The ribbon still has most of the bottom tassels attached. Soiled and stained some but still here! An engraving of the Old Soldiers home adorns the top of the ribbon. There is some small loss of the silk on this piece however it has been backed up for strength. For this piece $85.00

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Here we have a Civil War CDV of a Genl. Franz Sigel engraving. Franz Sigel (November 18, 1824 – August 21, 1902) was a German American military officer, revolutionary and immigrant to the United States who was a teacher, newspaperman, politician, and served as a Union major general in the American Civil War. His ability to recruit German-speaking immigrants to the Union armies received the approval of President Abraham Lincoln, but he was strongly disliked by General-in-Chief Henry Halleck but then who liked Halleck. There is no backmark on this engraving. The CDV is in generally good condition showing it's age. $45.00

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Here we have a nice CDV of a Union Soldier bust from Quincy, Illinois. The CDV is soiled but still nice showing a rather dapper soldier with moustauch. Backmark G. Moses & Co. Take a look at the pics! $65.00

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Here we have an old political ribbon from 1888. Take a look at the pics to see the particulars. This is from the Old Voters club who voted for Gen. William Henry Harrison in 1840 and intend to vote for Gen. Ben Harrison in 1888! The ribbon is 6 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches and is generally good condition overall. For this old piece $45.00

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Here is a small Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 memorial mouring silk ribbon that is attached to a small mat. The ribbon is attached to the mat with tape so it can be removed easily. At the bottom of the ribbon it states Factory No 2 3rd District State NY. The ribbon measures about 1 3/4 X 3 inches and has a couple of non separated splits in it so needs linen backup applied to it. Historic! $145.00

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Here we have a 1918 framed diploma certificate for the Junior Rifle Corps awarded to Anthony Gardt. The certificate is in generally good condition with some foxing and was folded at one time. The concept of the Junior Rifle Corp. was derived from publications in 1906 & 1907 by E. J. D. Newitt & George W. Wingate, who was a Spanish American War veteran as well as an NRA founder & past president. Winchester established the Junior Rifle Corp. in June of 1918 to promote the moral benefits of organized marksmanship training, individual accomplish & women's rights in post WWI America. Certificates & marksmanship medals designed by Winchester engraver Herman L. Ulrich were awarded for marksmanship accomplishments. Comradeship & lasting relationship along members were a result of the program. Many of it's members were absorbed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program after the Corp. was abandoned in 1930. A partially printed document, 6 x 9 inches of the above title made out to Anthony Gardt, Dec 10th, 1918 and signed by president of Winchester, Winchester Bennett. In a frame but needs matted. For this historic piece! $95.00

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Here is what I think a cdv sized 1880's or so Menominee Papoose. I have found similiar cradles with this design on them from this tribe. The image is a trifle light but still very easily seen. There is no backmark. If you know the tribe for sure according to the decoration on the cradleboard let me know and I will post it. For this CDV $85.00

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Here we have a CDV sized photograph of a Spanish American Soldier with probably who is a Filipino as I believe this may be from the battle of Manilla. This soldier has been in the jungle for awhile as his shirt is all ragged. He carries the usual equipment along with his 30-40 Krag rifle. There is a lot of writting on the back buy all I can make out is his name probably as ?? Forsythe and Frankfort, Indiana which is where this photo came from. Nice image!!! $65.00

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Here is a very unusual item to come into the shop. It's unique so we decided to offer it to our customers. This is a diary with newspaper clippings, photos, and typewritten text by Belle I. Riddle who had just wed Congressman C.C. Dowell (Cassius Clay Dowell). US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced law practice in Des Moines, Iowa. From 1894 to 1898, he served as member of the State House of Representatives and in the State Senate, 1902 to 1912. In 1915, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1935, and again from 1937 until his death in 1940 at the age of 75. This large format 8" x 10 1/2" diary has many, many pages and follows her life after marrying the congressman and going to Washington, DC from Nov. 8th, 1928 to December 31st, 1930! Lots of wonderful reading here! This lady was quite a social butterfly! There are also invitations here as well as many photo newspaper clippings and actual photos including a beautiful 8 X 10 photo of Mrs. Belle Dowell as well as a smaller photo of Congressman Dowell and an original photo of a terrible fire of the Des Moines State House FIre on January 4, 1904 the Capitol Building caught fire. Herbert Hoover was President then and Mrs Dowell being a socialite spent time with them as well as other Congress people and their spouses. After her husband died in 1940 she died in 1942. The Des Moines Tribune. Des Moines, Iowa. 2 Oct. 1942, Fri. had this to say

LATE CONGRESSMAN'S WIDOW.

Mrs. Bette Dowell, 61, of 4215 Grand Ave., widow of the late Congressman C.C. Dowell, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday at Iowa Methodist hospital after a two and half week illness.

Belle had a wonderful life here and abroad and there are lots of White House Social talk here in these many pages! For the whole diary $325.00

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Here we have 22 101 RANCH POSTCARDS in a home made letter case like a billfold. This leather billfold has kept the postcards in very nice condition! There are pics of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch buildings, longhorn cattle, Native Americans, Cowboys working, Bronc busting, Bison, Hogs, farming on the ranch and many others! THis is a very nice collection! The 101 Ranch was a sprawling 110,000 acres of leased Indian lands that spread across four counties. It was founded in 1879 by Col. George W. Miller, a Confederate veteran. The 101 was a working showplace, self sufficient and employed thousands of people.

The ranch consisted of a school, show grounds, general store and cafe, hotel, newspaper, magazine, blacksmith shop, leather shop, dairy, saddle shop, meat packing plant, oil refinery and even its own scrip (money). Homes for employees were available on the ranch along with guest houses and a “Dude Ranch”. It was a city within itself consisting of a population of around 3,000 people at any given time.

Check out this link to learn more about the Miller Bros. 101 Wild West Ranch and Show! https://showmensmuseum.org/wild-west-shows/101-ranch-wild-west-show/

For this collection of 22 Postcards in leather sleeve $225.00

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Here is an 1880's type CDV showing 4 young men holding weapons dressed like Native Americans. I do not think that they are Native Americans but rather actors or club members. I see two bows, a long rifle and an old single shot horse pistol in the photo. The back is marked E.C.Hamill, Photographer from Monmouth, Ill. Very unusual! $65.00

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Here we have just the cover of a letter sent to Lt. Joseph S. Hills Co A, 16th Reg't Massachusetts Volunteers in camp near Falmouth (VA-suburb of Fredericksburg). It's also marked Gen'l Hookers former Division. There is no date on it except for Feb. 26 and the Washington Stamp is stamped PAID. The cover is in good aged condition. There are also numbers on the back for some reason that I do not know. For this piece $25.00

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Here we have a small book entitled "Forty Rounds from the Cartridge Box of the Fighting Chaplain" Paperback – January 1, 1891. Small quarto. 66pp. + an index and 6 pgs of publisher's ads at the back. illustrated wrappers with black lettering. The work is a scarce and interesting collection of civil war songs. Some of the songs were written by Lozier, and some by other soldiers or officers. Illustrated throughout with quaint and often humorous b/w illustrations relating to the songs. Wrappers with some chipping, some tears and sunning to corners and along edges. Binding in good, interior in very good condition overall. *John Hogarth Lozier (1830-1907) was pastor at the Methodist Episcopal church of Sioux City, Iowa, and Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana; and chaplain of the 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment (1861-64) during the civil war. Historic!! For this piece $65.00

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Here we have a small card sized document entitled DOMAIN OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON. The Domain of the Golden Dragon is an unofficial but highly coveted award of the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard. It is given to crew members of ships which cross the International Date Line. You enter the dragon's empire when you cross the International Date Line by sailing west, where Asian nations celebrate the power of the dragon. With the extensive Navy operations in the Far East since (and before) World War II, this passage has become so common that few initiation ceremonies are actually held. But the certificate, decorated with Chinese-style dragon, is still given out.

It is also awarded to dependents travelling together with their Military Sponsor.

This certificate was not only available to American sailors and other military branch members, but was also available to British Sailors when crossing the international date line. The British copies were printed by Gale & Polden Ltd. Portsmouth, England. This partiuclar one was fiven to George D. Sickels who was on board the U.S.S. General W.A.Mann (AP-112) in 1952. USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. For this card $20.00

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Here is a photo of 3 old soldiers that I believe are members of the GAR. This photo is from the 1880's or so. The image measures about 2 X 2 1/2" while the entire card is 4 1/4 X 3". My pics are lighter than the actual image is. Still pretty clear showing military jackets and vets with larger brass buttons. The back is backmarked Fom Sunbeam Studio Dayton, Ohio. Still nice! $45.00

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Here we have a LR-1 1988 GIFT PACK “300”. Six 50 rd. boxes of REM-19-LR-1 ‘Golden Bullet” High Velocity 22’s and a Remington pocket knife in a wood grain cardboard box with a clear plastic lid. Overall in great conditon with a tape repair to the clear plastic lid. Bridgeport Connecticut address. The graphics are great! For this Gift Pack $75.00

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Here we have, as I recall, an old barn find here in Indiana! I wish I knew how it got there!! This is a percussion pistol with a large octagonal barrel that's bored to .45 caliber. The barrel measures 6 1/2 inches long and is marked E & W BOND 45 CORNHILL LONDON. This is a prolific maker and made some outstanding firearms. At one time this was an outstanding firearm as well but now just a relic! Take a look at the pics! $150.00

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Here we have an old "Antique" Hopkins and Allen top break .32 caliber pistol that looks pretty rough. The only things I can see wrong with it is the finish (quite obvious!), the folding hammer tip is broken off and the screw insert is missing on the reverse side of the hinge. Other than that (that's enough!) the firearm is complete and in working order! The double action works just fine! It even has a good bore! The serial number is 7370. According to research I believe that these pistols were made from 1885 to 1898 so we can be assured that this one is an antique. The top of the barrel rib is marked somewhat poorly "-HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG. CO./NORWICH CONN. U.S.A. PAT. JAN. 5 OCT. 5 86" and t he serial number is marked on the butt under the reverse grip. It will look a lot better cleaned up but I will leave that to the purchaser to fix it up as they like not as I like. For this old revolver $125.00

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Here we have a vintage set of THE GREAT WAR knives #328 in original display box. These knifes were made and introduce in 1980 by Smokey Mtn Knifeworks and the blades were made in Japan. The Knife store is located in Sevierville, Tennessee. These knifes were made to commemorate the War Between the states. The display is showing some age but never used and the blades were never sharpened. This is set #328 out of 100 made! Nice old set!! $140.00

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Here we have a brand new 12 piece set of MTECH bolts for a crossbow pistol! They are 6 3/8th inches long being premium metal arrows! For the box of unopened bolts $16.00

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Here we have two 10 ga Winchester Cannons! The originals were built from 1903 to 1958. Here is some history courtesy of THE CANNON STORE. Winchester 98 Signal Cannon The 10 gauge, Winchester Model 98 Breech Loading Signal Cannon was designed and patented by Charles H. Griffith for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1901. The cannon debuted for sale in the March 1903 Winchester Catalog. In addition to the Standard Black Model, Winchester added a Chrome Plated Model in the 1930's. The cannon was manufactured at Winchester's facility in New Haven, Connecticut until 1958. In the 1970's the Bellmore Johnson Company obtained the rights to produce the cannon and has added several other models to the line. Today, over a century later the cannon is still produced in southern Connecticut, just miles from the original Winchester factory. Go to this address to read about the history: clip and paste to your browser http://www.bellmorejohnson.com/history

The first one needed a little work to get the extractor unstuck but it's working now and in great shape! The wheels are replacements and the barrel has been browned and is darker than the pics show. The pics were taken with a flash. It is all original otherwise with the original japaned paint on the carriage. We think this one was built in the 1940's to 1950s as it has the WINCHESTER stamped on the barrel separate of the patent numbers which are on the other side of the barrel. Numbers on the barrel are 806. This cannon looks great and works great now! Uses 10 ga blank shells which are available on the internet. Look at the pics!!!

The second cannon which starts at pic no. 10 by itself is all original and also works very, very well! Nothing has been replaced or fixed on this one ! There is no Separate Winchester stamped on this one and all the patent info is stamped right smack on top of the barrel which is indicative of 1930-1940 manufacture so I have been told. As a matter of fact the first ones released in 1903 had on the frame W.R.A. Co. TRADE MARK REGISTERED IN U.S.A. while the later ones had W.R.A. CO. TRADE MARK MADE IN U.S.A. The older of these two has the first markings so it could be older than we think while the new one of these two has the later markings. Take a look at the pics! They both are fantastic cannons even though they have some pitting on the barrel, but not that bad, and definitely show age! For the one that's been repaired $1,450.00 and for the older all original one $1,700.00

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This last revolver is a pretty rare one that I had never seen before. This is a Joshua Ells Pocket 3rd Model Revolver that was made from 1857-1859 with only about 200 of this particular model made! Ths is identifiable by the spur tpe hammer striking from the right side and operable in either single or double action. Hammer is marked ELLS/PATENT AUG 1, 1854/ APRIL 28, 1857 which is split up on both sides of the hammer. Engraved frame and cylinder. This is a 5 shot revolver being 31 caliber with a 3 3/4 inch octagonal barrel. Although this one does not operate where are you going to find another! For this one $495.00

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We just had some Reversation Native American items come in to the shop. Some were probably made for the tourists and some were made for home use I suspect. Here they are:

1. This first bag is wool with nice a pattern on it and a piece of trade silver that meant good luck in the early days. The Nazi's ruined the use of this symbol. We believe that this bag was produced on a reservation from 1940-1940. This bag is in very nice condition with nice bright colors. The interior lining has aged but still intack and definitely hand sewn in. There is a snap that keeps the flap down. A zipper has been installed and there is a large belt loop on the back. It measures 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 closed. Nice! $125.00

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Here we have a Great Lakes Region bag in case from the 1870-1890 period. This bag measures 7" X 6" and has some great bead work on the red wool. These beads are tiny! No bead work on the back. Everything is hand sewn as you would expect. It's a wonderful bag! Could be Potawatomi, Miami or perhaps Delaware tribes. It's a very nice aged bag of the period! For this piece $150.00

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Here we have a small brass frame and barreled single shot percussion pistol from around 1840-50 in about 36 caliber which is a whopper for such a small pistol! This pistol was made in Belgium and so marked with their proof mark. As you can see this little pistol has bag grips which has several small dings in the. Almost like they were put there on purpose. One small screw is missing on the underside of the grip near the trigger guard. This little pistol was probably used by a lady in her garter or hand muff for protection. This is a cool little gun but the mainspring is missing and there is some surface rust on the iron parts like the trigger guard and hammer. It's still cool however! Take a look at the pics! $295.00

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Here we have an early Sons of Union Veterans ribbon with small canteen. One side of the canteen has red wool on it and I suspect that when it was new both sides had the same covering. The ribbon is very nice and the bar has the words "FILII VETERANORUM' which literally means Son of Veteran. Good attachment pin on back. $65.00

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MODEL 1873 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER!

Here is a Model 1873 Colt Single Action Army First Generation Revolver in the scarce .44-40 Caliber round! The caliber is not marked on the firearm but I am confident that it's a .44-40 caliber Here is some history of the 1873 Colt SAA Revolver!

The Single Action Army became available in standard barrel lengths of 4 3/4 inch, 5 1/2 inch, as well as the Cavalry standard, original 7 1/2 inch. The shorter barrelled revolvers are sometimes called the "Civilian" or "Gunfighter" model (4 3/4 inch) and the Artillery Model (5 1/2 inch). There was also a variant with a sub-4-inch barrel, without an ejector rod, unofficially called the "Sheriff's Model", "Banker's Special", or "Storekeeper".. From 1875 until 1880 Colt marketed a single-action revolver in .44 rimfire Henry caliber in a separate number range from no. 1 to 1,863. A "Flattop Target Model" was listed in Colt's catalogs from 1890 to 1898. Colt manufactured 914 of these revolvers with a frame that was flat on top and fitted with an adjustable leaf rear sight. The front sight consisted of a base with an interchangeable blade. In 1896, at serial number 164,100, a spring-loaded base pin latch replaced the cylinder pin retaining screw and by 1900, at serial number 192,000, the Colt Single Action was certified for use with smokeless powder. In 1920, larger, highly visible sights replaced the original thin blade and notch. The revolvers remained essentially unchanged from that point until cessation of manufacture at the beginning of World War II. From 1873 through 1940 (with small numbers assembled during and after World War II, the so-called "Pre-War, Post-War" model), production of the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. This is identified as the "Pre War" or "First Generation" of the model. Calibers, at least thirty in all, ranged from .22 rimfire through .476 Eley, with approximately half, or 158,884 (including Bisley and Flat Top Target variations), chambered for .45 Colt. The next most prevalent were the .44-40 Winchester Center fire (WCF) at 71,392; 38-40 (38 WCF) at 50,520; 32-20 Winchester (32 WCF) at 43,284 and, the 41 Colt at 19,676.[

Now on to this old Colt :

This old colt is in excellent condition with most of the original blue on it with some of it thinning out some and fading some. I have seen several with the frame blued, presumably over the case hardening, but most with just the case hardened frame. This one has the blued flame and it matches the rest of the weapon so I think it is quite old if it was reblued. This particular Colt was made in 1913 and is in excellent working order! You can hear the distinctive 4 clicks when you cock it and the cylinder locks up tight. The original grips are complete with no cracks or breaks. The 7 ½ inch barrel has excellent markings and an excellent bore. This is one beautiful revolver! Check out the many pics!! $2850.00 !!

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TC Tutewiler: Here we have the pleasure to have acquired and offer this little 10 karat Gold Ring inscribed to H. W. Tutewiler . The inscription reads “H.W.Tutewiler, from his mother, Nov. 1st 1862” This is a pinky ring and were given freely to soldiers for identification should they meet their demise on the battlefield! H.W. Tutewiler is actualy Henry Wesley Tutewiler who enlisted as a recruit for the Wilder’s Brigade 17th Indiana, Co D in August 1862 and had his baptism in the fire of battle at Munfordville, Kentucky while on his way to join the regiment as one of the detachment which was accompaning Colonel Wilder to the front, when he was stopped at that point by the advance of Bragg’s army on Louisville. Henry was captured and paroled and exchanged. He soon joined the regiment and was with it until the close of the war, taking part in all the engagements that mde the “Lightning Brigade” famous and brought honor to Indiana and Illinois. On April 15, 1864 Henry was promoted to Quartermaster Sgt and on Colonel Wilder’s recommendation he received a commission as second Lt. He served on Colonel Wilder’s staff in the battle of Chickamauga and was given a personal letter from him expressing hight appreciation of his services. On September 26, 1864 he was promoted to First Lieutenant and made regimental quartermaster. After the surrender of Macon, GA in the spirng of 1865 he was detailed to act as postmaster of that city. He was mustered out with the regiment at the close of the war. Henry went into business in Indianapolis and was involved in several business ventures until he became a undertaker which he continued with his son as Undertakers and Funeral Directors until his death in 1917. What we have here is Henry’s pinky ring from his mother with inscription which you can see is well worn and I suspect Henry wore it during the entire war, a capsule history of Henry and the book entitled Blue Lightning, signed by the author (now deceased) Richard A. Baumgartner, which shows a photo of Henry and talks about him in the book. I also have a few other personal items of Henry that I can offer as well if you are interested. Look at the pics!!! $950.00

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Jmf vintage ammo 38 short

Here we have a box containing 22 cartridges marked .38 CAL SHORT RIM-FIRE CARTRIDGES mfg by THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO. in original box. The Union Metallic Cartridge Company (UMC) was an early manufacturer of cartridge ammunition for small arms. The company was founded in 1867 during the most rapid evolution of cartridge design to date. Following merger with Remington Arms in 1912, the company manufacturing complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut became a major arms supplier during World War I. The factory was Remington headquarters until 1984 and the source of sporting and police ammunition headstamped REM-UMC until 1970. This particular box of ammo was produced prior to 1912. The box is in fair condition and the ammo just has the lead dust on it. Take a look at the pics! For this box and ammo $75.00

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Here we have a couple of reunion ribbons. One is for the 46th Indiana Volunteers and dated October 16,1898 and the other is for Wagner's Brigade which was the 10th Indiana Battery (Artillery) and is dated 1914 I think as it's hard to read the date on it. Here is the history on the 46th Indiana Infantry:

Forty-sixth Infantry. Cols., Graham N. Fitch, Thomas H. Bringhutst, Lieut.-Cols., Newton G. Scott, Thomas H. Bringhurst, John H. Gould, Aaron M. Flory, Majs., Thomas H. Bringhurst, John H. Gould, Aaron M. Flory, Bernard F. Schermerhorn, William M. De Hart. This regiment was organized at Loganspott in Sept., 1861, and was mustered in Dec. 11. It left the state at once, going to Camp Wickliffe, Ky., and marched for Paducah on Feb. 16, 1862, joining Pope's army soon afterward in Missouri. It was in the attack on New Madrid in Match, put up a battery at Riddle's point and sustained an attack by five gunboats for over an hour without being dislodged. In April it started for Fort Pillow, but lay near Osceola for five weeks while attempting to pass the fort. On June 5 the flags of the 46th and 43d were raised over Fort Pillow and they occupied Memphis the next day. The 46th went up the White River with the gunboats, charged the works at St. Charles and drove out the enemy, capturing his guns and a number of prisoners. It accompanied a force to Crockett's bluff, marching across the country and driving back the enemy, then returned to Helena, where it was assigned to Gen. Hovey's division, with which it participated in expeditions to Clarendon, Arkansas Post, and down the Tallahatchie and Cold Water Rivers. In Jan., 1863, it went to Devall's Bluff, captured several cannon, and in February assisted in clearing the Yazoo pass of obstructions. It was in the Yazoo River expedition, participating at Fort Pemberton, and moved for Milliken's bend with McGinnis' brigade of Hovey's division, 13th army corps. It was in the principal part of the engagement at Port Gibson; in the advance brigade at Champion's hill, suffering a loss of one-fourth its numbers engaged; was 44 days in the trenches at Vicksburg, and in the siege of Jackson in July. On Aug. 10 it moved for New Orleans, where it was transferred to the Department of the Gulf under Banks. It participated in the Teche expedition, was in the advance at Grand Coteau, where it rendered effective assistance to Burbridge; returned to New Orleans in December, and reenlisted as a veteran organization Jan. 2, 1864. It joined the Red River expedition on March 4, and was engaged in the battle of Mansfield as part of the 1st brigade, 3rd division, 13th army corps, losing 10 killed, 12 wounded and 77 captured. The prisoners were sent to Texas where they were kept in stockades for eight months. The regiment was engaged at Pleasant Hill and at Alexandria assisted in holding the enemy back while a dam was being built. It reached Morganza late in May, and arrived at New Orleans on June 12, where the veterans received a furlough home. Upon returning to service it was sent to Lexington, Ky., to resist an invasion and was in the expedition to Saltville, after which it garrisoned Prestonburg and Catlettsburg, Ky. After this it was stationed at Lexington until September and was mustered out at Louisville, Sept. 4, 1865. The original strength was 969; gain by recruits, 205; reenlistments, 286; total, 1,460. Loss by death, 251; desertion 22; unaccounted for, 56. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3 Now here's the history on the 10th Indiana Battery, Wagner's Brigade:

Tenth Light Battery. -- Capts., Jerome B. Cox, William A. Naylor, Ferdnand Mayer. This battery was recruited at Lafayette in the fall of 1861, and was mustered in Jan. 25, 1862. It left the same day for Louisville and remained at Camp Gilbert until Feb., 1862, when it joined Nelson's division of Buell's army and marched with it to Nashville assisting in the capture of that city. Its division participated at Shiloh but the battery was compelled to remain inactive at Savannah on account of lack of transportation. It took part in the siege of Corinth and after its evacuation moved to Athens, Ala., where it remained in the reserve artillery until the latter part of July, when it moved to Decherd, Tenn., joined Wood's division and moved with it in the campaign through northern Alabama and Tennessee. It fell back to Nashville marched thence to Louisville, from which point it moved in the campaign that resulted in driving Bragg's army from the state. Returning to Nashville it accompanied the army in the movement on Murfreesboro, participating in the battle of Stone's River. It drove back a body of skirmishers and performed excellent service against the enemy's artillery on the first day and on the third day it kept up a heavy fire most of the day. The battery remained in the vicinity of Murfreesboro until June, 1863. Capt. Cox resigned June 2, and Lieut. Naylor was promoted to the captaincy. From Tullahoma it proceeded to the Sequatchie valley, accompanying Wagner's brigade to the Tennessee River opposite Chattanooga and shelling the town on several occasions. In October it removed to Moccasin point, from which place it did effectual service in shelling Lookout Mountain. It participated in the storming of Missionary Ridge and remained at Chattanooga during the winter, 45 of the men reenlisting as veterans. In the spring it lost its identity, 88 of the men being transferred to the 5th and 8th Ind. batteries, and participating in the Atlanta campaign, while the remaining 40 were placed on the gunboat "Stone River" at Decatur, remaining with it as gunboatmen until June 19, when the battery was brought together again and ordered to Huntsville, Ala. It was then ordered to Indianapolis where it was mustered out July 10, 1865. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 198

For the pair $45.00

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Jmf small blades

Here is a small collection of blades that came with the other large blades. The first one on the left is a (SOLD) paleo blade and is prices at $20.00. The three in the middle are priced at $15 each and the larger blade on the right end is priced at $30.00 Take a look at the pics!

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Jmf mosiac match box

Here is a very unusal mosiac match box that is made up of hundreds of tiny bone pieces to make a display! The box measures 3 1/2" X 2" X 1/2" deep and was designed for the longer kitchen matches. This particular box was made to carry in a pocket. One side has no damage at all while the other shows some loss of mosiac pieces which shows how labor intensive this would have been to make! The four 1/2 inch sides have no damage to them. For this nice match safe $65.00

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Jmf reunion ribbon 73rd Indiana

Here we have a historic Annual Reunion Ribbon for the 73rd Indiana Regiment in Plymouth, Indiana Sept 14-15 , 1899! The top piece is complete with pin on the back and the bottom drop is celluloid over metal that is marked with the makers mark and the patent mark of 1894. The front celluloid has a very colorful camp scene on it. The ribbon has some tape repairs to the back but not seen for display. Here's their regimental history:

Seventy-third Infantry. -- Cols., Gilbert Hathaway, Alfred B. Wade ,. Lieut.-Cols., Oliver H. P. Bailey, Robert W. Graham, Irvin N. Walker Alfred B. Wade, William M. Kendall, Majs., William Krimbill, Irvin N. Walker, Alfred B. Wade, William M. Kendall. This regiment was. organized at South Bend and was mustered in Aug. 16, 1862. It left the state at once for Lexington, Ky., but moved to Louisville early in September. It was assigned to the 20th brigade, 6th division of Buell's army, and joined in the pursuit of Bragg. It was in reserve at Perryville and continued in pursuit of the enemy as far as Wild Cat. It returned to Glasgow, Ky., and moved thence to Gallatin, Tenn., where it surprised the enemy and drove him from the field, capturing 19 prisoners. The regiment marched into Nashville on Nov. 26, then proceeded to Lebanon, where it was in a skirmish, and moved with Rosecrans' army to Stone's River, which the regiment crossed on the evening of Dec. 29, in company with the 51st, being the first of the army to make the crossing. The 73d was compelled to recross the river under the fire of an entire division, and it was in sharp skirmishing on the 30th. On the 31st, its brigade double-quicked a mile and a half to reinforce the right wing which had been crowded back a distance of 2 miles, taking a position and engaging twice its numbers. It fought at close range for 20 minutes, losing more than one-third the number engaged, then charged and drove the force in its front from the field. The advance of a brigade on its flank compelled it to fall back a short distance, but the enemy's advance had been checked and the right wing saved. Rosecrans complimented the regiment in person after the battle. In these operations the regiment was under fire at the front for six days, and was so completely exhausted it was placed in reserve on Jan. 3, 1863. Its loss was 22 killed, 46 wounded, and 36 missing. It was assigned to Col. Streight's independent provisional brigade on Apr. 10, and accompanied it to Eastport Miss., where it was mounted and moved to Tuscumbia, Ala., from which place it started on the raid into Georgia. At Day's gap this brigade, numbering 1,500, was attacked by 4,000 of Forrest's and Roddey's cavalry. The 73d, on the left flank, repulsed a fierce charge and the whole brigade then charged the enemy, driving him from the field. The enemy reformed during the day and made a second attack at Crooked Creek, but was repulsed with a heavy loss. The brigade was again attacked at Blount's farm, the 73d bearing the brunt of the fight, and Col. Hathaway being killed. At Cedar Bluffs, utterly exhausted, almost out of ammunition and surrounded, the brigade surrendered. The men were sent north on parole and later exchanged, but the officers were sent to prison. Returning to the field several months later, the regiment, under Maj. Wade, who had been released by the prison authorities, was placed on guard duty along the Louisville & Nashville railroad, with its headquarters at Triune. After several minor encounters with the enemy it was attached to the 1st brigade, 4th division, 20th corps, and during the summer of 1864, it defended Prospect, Tenn., against Wheeler's raid. It was ordered to Decatur, Ala., in Sept. 1864, and thence to Athens, which place it occupied and put in an excellent state for defense, including a bomb proof in the fort. In October, 4,000 of Buford's cavalry with 4 pieces of artillery, appeared and drove in the pickets, and next morning opened a heavy artillery fire, but inflicted no damage. A demand for the surrender of the fort was refused and the fight continued, the enemy being repulsed with heavy loss. The garrison numbered but 500. The regiment was ordered to Decatur to assist in the defense of that point, where the garrison of 5,000 held off Hood's army of 35,000 from Oct. 26 to 30 the enemy finally withdrawing. The winter was passed at Stevenson Huntsville and Larkinsville on railroad guard duty, the regiment being engaged in numerous skirmishes, and it was mustered out at Nashville July 1, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 29th Ind., serving with that regiment until it was mustered out. The original strength of the 73d was 1,020; gain by recruits, 149; total, 1,169. Loss by death, 229; desertion 74; unaccounted for, 5. Source: Union Army, vol 3, p.156

For this historic ribbon $45.00

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jmf bullet molds in new arrivals

Here we have came across several Civil War Era bullet molds. Priced as follows:

1. Allen type double cavity .32? caliber bullet mold with barrel wrench. All iron. $175.00

2. Good to Fair cond. Colt's Patent .44 caliber double bullet mold with spru cutter. Some markings visible. All iron. $275.00

3. Good Colt's Patent .36 caliber double bullet mold with spru cutter. Markings visible. All iron. $295.00

4. Good Colt's Patent .31 caliber double bullet mold with spru cutter. Markings very clear. All iron. $275.00

5. We thught that this may be a .31 caliber Colt bullet mold but now we believe it's a .28 caliber Colt Root all brass with no spru cutter Bullet mold. It's been well used and you can still see the Colt's Patent markings on the top. For this one $295.00

6. We have another just like number 5. The Colt's Patent is plainly seen on this one and it also has been well used. This one is also $295.00

7. Here is a .31 caliber unmarked double cavity bullet mold with spru cutter. Well used but still in pretty good condition. Civil War era. $225.00

8. Here we have another all brass .31 caliber Colt's Patent double cavity bullet mold. Still pretty nice. Look at the picture marked number 8. $295.00

9. Here's yet another all brass 2 cavity bullet mold that we believe is .31 caliber. It has remnants of Colt's Patent on top. This mold has been cleaned and is well used. $225.00

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Jmf Civil War Pack of unopened 5 sec fuzes! New Arrivals!!!

Original era manufacture. US Civil War 5 Second Fuzes in their unopened box, maker marked and dated, Frankford Arsenal, 1864. Nice unopened condition with some minor. This fuze pack contains five unused fuzes for artillery cannon shells. These fuzes would have been inserted into a fuze adaptor which was either screwed or hammered into an artillery shell. Inside the tan paper wrapper is a wood block holding the fuzes. The printing on the paper is still very legible and, the paper on the front, back and sides is in excellent shape, however the bottom shows some chipping exposing the fuses and there is a small piece of paper lacking on the top. The canvas pull strips are intact and impressions of the five individual fuze ends are clearly visible in the paper of the bottom end of the package. This is a very nice piece of original Civil War Artillery componets. $75.00

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tc project piece new arrivals page

Here we have a light project percussion rifle for the handyman! This is a 36 caliber percussion firearm with a lock made by Perin Gaff. Perin and Gaff Manufacturing Company operated in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1861-1884. They were importers and dealers, so almost anything could show up with their markings. Most sporting rifles of the period look very similar, with octagon barrels and half stocks, and lots had double set triggers. I have seen lots of cast bells with the Perin Gaff markings as well as tons of other goods. The The 41 ½ inch long octagonal barrel has the initial ? and WARNER engraved in it. There are lots of makers with the name Warner so we have not been able to figure it out. This rifle is a full stock rifle with a maple stock we believe. The stock may have been cord burned to look like curley maple but we are not sure of that either. The furniture is brass. The ramrod is a simple modern dowel rod and the trigger guard is modern brass which needs to be shaped to fit as the original was broken and most was missing. Other than that this rifle is original. The set triggers do not work and the hammer will not lock back. There are so repaired cracks in the stock at the wrist but they could be repaired better. I just don’t have time to finish this project but my loss is your gain! Where else can you get a full stock Civil War Era hunting rifle for $350.00!!! Check out the pics!!!

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Over 200 pages of full color photographs featuring original tintype and ambrotype photographs of Confederate soldiers in this hard back book with a dust cover and excellent quality, heavy, glossy pages. Each, of over 100 featured soldiers, offers detailed blow ups of weapons, buttons, uniforms, backdrops and more. Additionally, a commentary is provided for each soldier explaining particular items of interest associated with each featured soldier.

This is a brand new, excellent quality, large format book measuring over 11 inches tall by 8 7/8ths inches wide.

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INFO*** The Authors are now working on their 2nd book entitled Civil War Hard Images, Volume 2 - Union, and should be released soon !!! IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!

NEW AND HOT OFF THE PRESSES !!!!

Here we have the 2nd Edition of CIVIL WAR HARD IMAGES Volume 2- UNION by Ben L. Pauley and Christopher Anderson with Foreword by Ted Caldwell (yours truly!) I was thrilled to be asked to write the foreword for this truly fascinating research book by these two fine young men! This book is an extensive study of the photographs within. All are hard images and teaches us how to grade them with each image study getting an Image score. The vast array of different images is outstanding showing different types of Union uniforms, accoutrements and weapons! The authors went to painstaking efforts to identify the many different weapons shown in these images. The book is in large format being hardbound with dust jacket and utilizing glossy pages with color photographs! The many photographs are enlarged to show details. This is the companion book to their first edition entitled CIVIL WAR HARD IMAGES Volume 1-CONFEDERATE. These Volumes are truly outstanding and definitely belong in every Civil War Collectors or Student's Library! $65.00 each volume.

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Jmf what is it?

We need your help here. This recently came in the shop and we have absolutely no idea what it is. It’s heavy brass and seems to have also been something else. It has two threaded holes on one end and one threaded hold with a slot on the other end. There is a backwards swastika on one side and the word FUHR and Kal. 6.35 on the other side. If you have any idea just let me to at ted.caldwell@comcast.net Thanks! Ted

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Jmf historic clay pipe

Here we have a historic Native American Clay pipe. The Prehistoric Period—or when there was human life before records documented human activity—roughly dates from 2.5 million years ago to 1,200 B.C. and we believe that this clay pipe falls after that period into the Historic Period. This pipe has a tag on it that has on it 'Penna' 'Merritt coll.' and we believe this is Lyle Gene Merritt who was born on November 22, 1929 and passed May 6, 2021 of this year. Lyle had a huge collection of Native American Artifacts and was an expert in the field having hunting since he was a child. As a boy, he collected arrowheads while fishing in Money Creek near his Towanda home. He has more than 5,500 arrowheads, a rare netting stone, stone tools, scrapers to clean hides and ceremonial stones. He is quoted as saying ^touching something fashioned so long ago creates a bond with the hunter who made it." Lyle was from the Towanda, Illinois area and if the 'Penna' means Pennsylvania then there is a Pennsylvania, Illinois town about 2 hours from Lyle's home and that is probably where he found it. It's a very nice piece and measures about 5 1/2 inches long , about 1 3/8ths inches wide and is 2 inches tall to the top of the bowl. There is a hole on either end of the stem for drawing from either side. I was told some considered this a marriage pipe in that the native american bride and groom can both smoke it at the same time and if two native american men were having a sit down they could share the same pipe. Makes sense to me! The pipe is complete and solid with a small age crack that is just on the surface. For this historic piece of native american history $450.00 Guaranteed old and original! See the pics!

Here is a link to see the article written on Lyle.

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/tdl/id/1441/

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Jmf Points July 2021

Here are several trays of guaranteed original Native American Points that just came in to the shop. This collection is an old collection that was gathered around 1940. Mostly Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. Take a look at the trays! Thanks!

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jmf manson knife

Here we have a nice 1800’s bowie knife with cutlery handle and leather sheath that was made by Manson of Sheffield (England) and so marked! This is an example of a Sheffield Bowie knife made by Manson between 1850-1860. The same model is shown in Peterson’s American Knives , page 43, Figure 52. As can be seen, this Bowie was originally etched. Faint remains of the etching are still visible. The left side is etched "OK" in the center, with "AMERICANS/ASK FOR NOTHING BUT WHAT IS/RIGHT" on the left and "AND WILL SUBMIT/TO NOTHING/WRONG" on the right of the blade. The cutlery-style handle is German silver as is the guard and both remain in excellent condition,. The blade is 6 3/8 inches long, 1 3/8 inches wide and just over _ of an inch thick at the ricasso. There is light staining and some light pitting. No signs of use and sharpening are visible (the blade has a sharp edge). The knife is 100% solid with no movement. The scabbard, as can be seen, is missing the tip. The frog button is missing. Overall length is 11 1/8 inches while the width of guard is 2 ¼ inches. For this old piece of US Civil War Era piece of history $995.00

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tc Manhattan Spearpoint Bowie and Sheath

This is a Civil War era through the Old West Era Spearpoint Bowie Knife with belt sheath marked MANHATTAN CUTLERY CO SHEFFIELD (England). According to research the MANHATTAN CUTLERY Co. was a mark used by John Newton & Company and that the company was set up by Arthur Lee & Son in 1861. Arthur Lee was, presumably, the American representative for Moss & Gamble, in the 1860s. He returned to Sheffield in 1870 to set up his own agency as a cutlery merchant and American importer. Newton sold table and pocket cutlery, Bowie knive, and razors through H.Boker in New York. He also imported shears, scissors and trimmers from Boker.. This is a fine old knife measuring over 13 inches long with a 8 ¾ inch long spearpoint blade! The crossguard and bone grips make up the rest of the 4 3/8 inch long length. The markings are mostly clear and the metal is nice with some mottling and very little roughness to the blade’s edges. The bone grips are quite nice with 3 pins showing no breaks or cracks. The sheath is the type that slides in under the belt and is missing the metal tip that covers the leather. A really nice outfit! I can just see some Civil War soldier holding this nice knife up while a photographer takes his photo! Buffalo Bill Cody reportedly liked to carry a spearpoint bowie knife as well! For this nice piece of History $695.00 Look at the pics!

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Here we have a set of Civil War or later sand cast lead knuckles! These knucks were very popular with the Civil War Soldiers. This pair looks like a mold was made using a nice set of knucks to make these. Perhaps some enterprising soldier made several sets to sell to his buddies! These measure over 4 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide and are about a 1/4 inch thick. The biggest problem with lead knuckles is that they can smash down on your fingers when you bash someone in the head with them! Not good!!! You have to make due with what you have sometimes! For this unique pair. $165.00 Check out the pics!!

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Consignment<0>Here is a Model 1855 Colt Root Side Hammer Revolver in ..31 Caliber. A total of approximately fourteen thousand were manufactured in .31 caliber from serial number 1 through to approximately 14,000. They were manufactured from circa 1860 through to 1870. This is a Model 6A: .31 caliber which was made in serial range #8001 to #11074; COL. COLT NEW-YORK barrel address, round barrel 4 ½ inch long and cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. Nipples removable. This one is s/n 10457 which, according to the Colt serial number website was made in 1856. It’s in pretty rough shape and doesn’t function any longer. The main spring seems to either be missing or broker. The metal has been cleaned at some time but the markings are still mostly legible. The cylinder scene can still be easily seen. There are several screws missing that you can see in the pics and the front sight is missing as well. I don’t know if this old revolver can be restored but it’s still a great displayable piece at a very reasonable price! The old walnut grips are originals. Take a cook at the pics! $395.00

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Here we have a wonderful in good shape 1st Edition of Claud R. Fuller’s Book SPRINGFIELD SHOULDER ARMS 1795-1865! This fine book had the date of 1930 on the descriptive page under Francis Bannerman Sons and on the next page is the actual print date of 1931 and the info Copyrighted February, 1931, FRANCIS BANNERMAN SONS New York, N.Y. and consists of 176 pages of fact filled text and actual photographs! Francis Bannerman is the famous early antique Militaria Store that basically started it all!! Here is some info on the book. Olive-green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on front; no jacket; 176 pages; b&w illustrations; 1930 on title page and 1931 on copyright page. Very good minus condition: 2" tear to cloth in middle of front outer hinge but the hinge is strong; very slight spotting to binding; otherwise excellent. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Francis Bannerman Sons, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. Book. For this copy $65.00

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Here we have a model 1858 .58 caliber Civil War Cartridge box with tins and sling. The box is complete but has been hanging in the attic of a home in Central Indiana and some of the leather is stiff, expecially the front flap. The box otherwise is in fair condition with one seam showing the threat rotten and separation. The box plate and the sling breast plate is missing and I can see no makers markings on the box anywhere. Take a look at the pics to get a better idea. This piece could definitely use some leather treatment or neetsfoot oil. Been hanging on a nail for 100 years! $495.00

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Here we have an original set of Civil War Cavalry saddle bags! Original Issue Civil War Cavalry Saddle Bags for the M1859 McClellan Saddle – This set of Civil War saddlebags are in overall very good condition but they have been in an attic so a little leather preservener would help One outside flap has some surface loss while the other is very nice. . These bags were used by Union cavalry troops to carry horseshoes, nails, curry comb, extra ammunition, and personal effects. These saddlebags, the pattern developed expressly for the Model 1859 McClellan enlisted man’s Cavalry saddle, have become rather difficult to find now. The connecting strap or yoke remains solid and has the single, central hole for the saddle bag stud, at the rear of the saddle, a highly desirable aspect, as this yoke is often torn or broken in half from careless handling. . The black finish on the bags is in overall decent shape, with some minor age crackling and crazing and loss of finish on the one flap as previously mentioned. Both bags, as is the yoke, remain fairly flexible, with solid seams and one small tear. The fastening straps are present, although one strap is missing just below the first adjustment hole but I have the fractured piece.. Both horizontal fastening straps, above each bag, designed to course through staples on the saddle protruding through slots in the yoke, remain with one missing a small piece of it. Both lower tie down straps, designed to pass through loops on the saddle skirts, are present; one of the pair of straps is complete, the other is missing the remains of the strap, just below the japanned buckle. This is a great set of hard to obtain M1859 saddlebags in fair to good condition. Anyone with a M1859 McClellan Saddle absolutely needs a set like these to accompany their saddle. Due to being over 150 years old these are becoming increasingly scarce! These bags can go for over $1000.00 in excellent condition but these are $650.00 ! Look at the pics!!!

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Here we have a 1st Generation Model 1873 Colt Single Action Army Revolver! That’s the good news but now for the bad news! Some enterprising gunsmith has converted it to a .22 caliber revolver. Ouch! It has not been finished so here’s your chance to have something really different for a much less cost than the Colt it was made from. I do not know what caliber it was to begin with but now it has been sleeved down the barrel with a .22 conversion sleeve that has been rifled and each of the cylinder cartridge chambers have been sleeved as well. This model has the 7 inch barrel with a rib applied on the top. The serial number on this piece dates it to 1920. The Colt appears to be complete with the exception of the hand and spring for rotating the cylinder, the main spring and the spur in the hammer to strike the rounds. Since this was a center fire revolver some smart thinking would have to be done to convert it to a rim fire hammer. The wood grips are very nice. Well, that’s about it! Wanna take on a project! Check out the pics!

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Here we have a wonderful early antique revolver! This is an early pocket model .28 caliber MassachusettsArms Co pistol! This one has the maynard tape primer, mid frame action lock/hammer, single action, mechanically revolver cylinder. This mode was made from1851 to 1860 with about 2,500 to 3,000 total of them made. The cylinder has etched floral designs being 6 shot with a blued finish. The grips are walnut and in good condition. This revolvers frame is larger than the earlier manual revolving type. The barrel on this one is 3 inches long and is rifled. This one is marked MASS. ARMS CO./CICOPEE FALLS and on the primer door MAYNARD’S PATENT 1845. This larger frame size was probably limited to approximately 1500 to 2000 of three distinctive variations. This one also has backstrap markings of PATENT/JAN. 2. 1855 and the serial number is a very low 148!!! Outstanding little revolver!!! For this piece $1600.00 Take a look at the pics!!

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Here we have an old history Colt. This is a Colt Model 1877 "Thunderer" in .41 Caliber. This is a double action revolver and works very well as it should. It's a 6 shot revolver and shows much wear from carrying and possible use. The original Colt grips are present and in good worn condition. The serial number on this piece dates it to 1899 so it will have to be either transfered or go to a C&R license holder. The backstrap on this revolver is professionally engraved to ' R.E.SHARKEY'! We have not been able to turn up anything but this piece came from central Indiana so surely if one researches enough something will turn up. The notorious killer John Wesley Hardin carried one of these Thunderer Revolvers!!! There is a story here! I'll be a lot of fun discovering what it is! For this piece $1,250.00

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Here is, what I believe to be, an unmarked Italian Import copy of an 1848 Baby Dragoon Type V revolver! This one has been defarbed probably for some reenactor. It is a .31 caliber 5 shot revolver and looks to have not been used much at all. The originals had a Stagecoach Hold-up scene and this one has a Native American Fighting scene on it. The octagonal barrel is 5 3/4 inches long and has decent rifling. The action works as it should and the walnut grips are fine. THe seial number on this piece is 7151 and no attempt was made to make it look like an authentic Colt serial number as the font is wrong. It still a decent little early model revolver and if you can't purchase the real thing then this may be for you! $295.00

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We just received in another great bunch of Actual/Athentic Native American Artifacts from being found in Central Indiana fields and creeks. Some of these have been in collections a very long time and all are guaranteed old and original! Take a look!

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More great Native American Axe heads from Indiana! Take a look at the pics!

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Here we have several turn of the century postcards that have a native american theme. Most of them have written on the back From Grandpa Kennedy and the Name on the other side is Mary Regina Vickery, 500 Helena St. but no state is mentioned. There is one showing Yellow Thunder, Late Chief of the Winnebagoes, Holy Eagle (Copyright 1901, Chief Black Hawk, Eagle Feather and Papoose, Colorize brave, Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux, Sioux Indian Wonder Horse, Wahauku-Napu-Comes out HOly, An Apache Maid, young maiden, a Navajo Indian Squaw, colorized squaw with papoose, Rain in the Face Sioux, Leon White Bird and Blackfoot Chief, Luke Big Turnips. The dates on the cards are 1901, 1904 and 1905. Wonderful content and images! The ones that appear dull are actually gloss and that is glare. Those postcards are really very very nice! For each $10.00

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Here we have several stereo cards from 1899. They are all in great condition and do not look to have ever been used per the condition! These stereo cards are copyrighted by T. W. Ingersoll, who was famous for images during this time. Truman Ward Ingersoll (February 19, 1862 – June 9, 1922) was a photographer in the United States. He is known for the stereoviews he published in the U.S. and other areas. His work included many images of sights in Yellowstone National Park as well as hunting scenes and architectural features. In the early 20th century he also produced half-tone lithoviews. His company was named Ingersoll View Company. The Met has one of his building photographs in their collection and the Getty Museum has a collection of his work. Ingersoll was born to Daniel Wesley and Marion Ward Ingersoll in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Library of Congress also has a collection of his work. Ingersoll is buried at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.[ There are native american ones including members of the Souix, Crow, Chippewa and Blackfoot tribes. For each of these $25.00 For the one of a Bunch of Buffalo on the plains $15.00. Other Stereo Cards from this series includes Hunters showing ducks, deer, bison and quail hunting in the automobile. For each of these cards $25.00. We also have one stereo card that shows a Hanging and is entitled A NECKTIE PARTY GIVEY BY THE VIGLIANTS. Copyrighted, 1898, by T. W. Engersoll. This one is $30.00. Take a look at the pics. All backs are plain with no writing on them.

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Here we have an original “Colorized” cdv of President George Washington! These photoengraveurs were hand colored by ladies during the period! The back mark is ‘Published by the New York Photographic Co. No. 453 Broadway, New York! Famous during the period! The CDV is in outstanding condition for the time frame and actually looks better than my pics show. For this most unusal CDV $150.00

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Here we have an original GUNMAKERS OF INDIANA softcover 1st edition signed book. This book measures approximately 11 X 8 ½ inches and has 284 pages of text, illustrations and photographs. This book is even signed by Albert Lindert, the author. The book is softcover with Brown covers and blacking lettering on the front and the spine. The Spine is worn along both egtes with some edge wear and a limited edition and if I am not mistaken a first edition of this great book done in 1964!!! Take a look at the pics! $175.00

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Here we have come across a series of 8 photographs and copies of photographs from the Noah Hamilton Rose Collection! Noah Hamilton Rose (April 9, 1874 – January 25, 1952) was a painter and photographer. He developed an impressive collection of photographs of the old West that included images of many notable individuals from the era. Here is some info on him: Noah Hamilton Rose (April 9, 1874 – January 25, 1952), printer, photographer, and collector of photographs of the frontier West, was born seventy-five miles northwest of San Antonio in Kendall County on April 9, 1874, the son of Newton C. and Loutilda (White) Rose. In 1884, his father, a carpenter, moved his family to Menardville (now Menard). Rose was educated in rural schools and in 1888 at the age of 14 began working as an apprentice in the office of the Menardville Monitor. His family subsequently moved to Ballinger, where Rose worked on the local paper. In 1891, he returned to work on the Menardville Record. During this period he taught himself to take and develop photographs with a small box camera and printing supplies that he had received as a premium for selling subscriptions to the Youth’s Companion, a popular family weekly. In 1892, he left Menardville to work at the Mason Herald. He spent the next thirty years working as an itinerant printer and photographer in Sonora, Menardville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and numerous small towns in West, Central, and North Texas. In addition to standard portrait work, he documented events such as the flood at Menardville in June 1899 and the 1902 land rush in Junction. While working in the Eagle Pass-Del Rio area in 1901 Rose began taking pictures of news events and developing them into lantern slides ready for projection the same day. He focused on such violent events as hangings and shoot-outs and interesting frontier figures-gunmen, sheriffs, politicians, judges. Rose began seeking out old photographs and corresponded with Emmett Dalton and other noted personalities to obtain pictures. From 1904 to 1919 he operated a photography studio in Del Rio and continued to build his collection of frontier photographs. He subsequently worked in central west Texas before settling in San Antonio in 1921. Rose’s early years there were inauspicious: he endured a long illness and thereafter suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a car. Faced by a large debt for medical bills upon his recovery, he decided to focus his business exclusively on photographs of the old West. He made up a list of negatives that he had collected, printed a catalogue, and soon developed a booming mail-order business selling photographs to magazines, collectors, and writers. According to Rose, pictures of such outlaws as Jesse and Frank James, Billy the Kid, Belle Starr, Jim and Bob Younger, and the Dalton gang were most in demand, followed in popularity by pictures of peace officers, Indians, Texas Rangers, and pioneers. He supplemented his stock by buying the rights to photographs owned by A. A. Brack, owner of Brack’s Studio of San Antonio, and eventually collected over 2,000 images. With his childhood friend John Marvin Hunter, Rose published an Album of Gunfighters in 1951. His collection of photographs was sold and is now in the collection of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Sources • J. Marvin Hunter, “Noah Rose, A Frontier Photographer”, Frontier Times, November 1935. • J. Marvin Hunter, “The Passing of a Life-Long Friend”, Frontier Times, February 1952. • Oran Warder Nolen, “Noah H. Rose, Frontier Cameraman,” Old West, Spring 1968. • Noah Hamilton Rose, A Catalog of the World Famous N. H. Rose Collection of Old Time Photographs of the Frontier (Houston: Frontier Pix, 1952). Most of these photos are from the old west but a couple are not. I have uncovered a couple because the mats need re glued and they are marked with Rose’s name and are marked San Antonio. Most have writing on the back while one is unmarked and one has newpaper clippings pasted on the back. These photographs are glossy so there is some glare from my camera. Frank James, Robert Ford, Henry Starr, Will James with Emmett Dalton and George Cole, Charles William Quantrill, Charles Ford and a group of Indiana folks including a policeman standing by the bodies of 2 slain Indiana Deputy Sheriffs killed by escaping inmates!!! Check ‘em all out! Outstanding! $250 a photo or make an offer on the entire collection!

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Here we have several Native American Artifacts that came in to the shop. They have all been looked at by an expert and are all deemed to be totally authentic and pre historic. All are from Central Indiana and Field finds. Here they are:

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Here we have a rather large and heavy stone axe being the full grooved type that measures about 8 inches long by 6 inches wide and has a flat poll. This axe weighs about a whooping 7.2 pounds! The bit edge has been reworked but what a nice field find! Has a coule of disc marks on it but not bad. $450.00

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Here is a medium hardstone full goove axe that measures about 6 12 inches X 5 ¼ inches and weighs about 4.2 pounds. The poll is rounded and the cutting bit looks to have had some rework to it. It’s a nice field find with no disk or plow marks that I could find. For this one $125.00

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Here we have a smaller full grooved raised poll stone axe. This one measures 5 inches by over 4 inches with a round poll and a very nice bit that exhibits nearly no damage. There are a few disc marks on this one from working the field it was found in. Weighs 2.2 pounds. For this nice axe $85.00

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Here are some very nice blades!

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Here are some scapers with one being a large point reworked into a scraper!

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Here are some small points in various conditions. I have some $5 points and some $10 points:

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Here's a very unusual target pistol/rifle with removable buttstock. There is a very similar rifle on page 54 of Flayderman's Antique Firearms book 9th Edition. This one in the book is labled ALLEN THURBER & CO. TARGET PISTOL. It says that they were made in the early 1850's in limited quanity. This particular firearm is not stamped Allen Thurber & Co , in fact, there are no stampings at all. This firearm has a .38 caliber rifled barrel that is 14 3/4 inches long with 4 3/4 inches being octagon and the rest round of the false muzzle type. There is a large dovetailed rear sight and another dovetail mortise in front of it for some reason. At the rear of the piece behind the hammer is a post that I believe was a tang sight at some time but now lacking. There are iron ramrod thimbles under the barrel but the ramrod is lacking. The two piece walnut grips are in good shape with a couple of small burns on them. This gun was in a fire while on display in a hotel and does have some stock damage but it's such a rare gun. This was the number one piece in a gentleman's collection and has a tack with the number one embedded on the buttstock. This gun was also stolen a couple of times and a piece of gold enlay on the reverse was stolen. This piece has an inscription on it but that information has been lost. There is a solid gold stip there now that was replaced but there is no inscription. All of this took place in Michigan. The hammer, frame, backstrap and triggerguard have been nickel plated. The buttstock is a wonderful piece even though it has had substantial fire damage to it. This piece is german silver mounted (could be solid silver but not sure) with the bust of a man on it. We believe this bust to be of President Grover Cleveland. If it's not it sure looks like him! All of the silver has great floral work on it. On the bottom of the buttstock engraved into the silver are the words 'CHARTER OAK' . The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing, from around the 12th or 13th century until it fell during a storm in 1856, on what the English colonists named Wyllys Hyll, in Hartford, Connecticut, in the United States. According to tradition, Connecticut's Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden within the hollow of the tree to thwart its confiscation by the English governor-general. The oak became a symbol of American independence and is commemorated on the Connecticut State Quarter. One of the reasons we believe the bust to be President Cleveland is because the President's father was born in Connecticut where the Charter Oak was. It looks like there was a patch box door on the obverse buttstock but is now lacking. Above that void is a folding guard spearpoint dirk that looks great! The maker on this dirk is E. C. C. Kellogg. I found where Kellogg had a patent for an invention in 1865 for I believe, something to do with knives. I do not believe that Kellogg Knives are prolific in any way. An internet search didn't turn up much on him. Take a look at the pics as this is a unique knife in it's own right. The action works fine on the firearm and I believe it's definitely one of a kind. For this one of a kind piece $9500.00

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Consignment New Arrivals 328

Here are some new arrivals to the shop. We have some native american artifacts that came from Central Indiana and all have been looked at an expert in the field and are deemed authentic of the period. They are: A. 4 different points:

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Here we have a very unique mid sized unmarked Derringer of the 19th century. This one has a 4 ¼ inch octagon rifled bore in a whopping .45 caliber! This pistol is about 8 inches long overall . The action works but will not quite hold in full cock position. The hardwood grip has a couple of major ‘age’ cracks in them but the pistol is still solid. I can see how it could crack shooting a .45 caliber ball out of it! A little wooden ramrod accompanies the pistol. This pistol has a very unusal notch made into the bottom of the back action lock and the lock is engraved with flora and birds. The pistol is complete but totally unmarked. Take a look at the pics! For this piece. $750.00

In better conditon these sell for $1250 and up to over $4000.00

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Here we have a very unique Underhammer .31 Caliber Percussion pistol that is unmarked but believed attributed to D. Brown out of Southbridge, Mass circa 1850’s. Although the D.BROWN/ SOUTHBRIDGE, MASS markings are not on the barrel the CAST STEEL markings are and this is a quite rare pistol. If you look at the Flayderman’s Antique Arms guide on page 425 you will see an almost exact example listed on that page. This pistol is about 12 inches long with a 7 6/8ths inch long barrel with the barrel being part octagon and part round. The barrel is rifled as well. The hardwood bag grip is fine and there are silver enlays on this piece in the form of the trigger strap, back strap and the strap around the butt which are all german silver I believe. The top strap is engraved with a hunting scene of a man on horseback with a couple of hounds chasing a fox! Very nice! $1450.00

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Consignment New Arrivals to the shop 324

Here we have an antique Underhammer percussion pistol in about 36 caliber with an ovre 11 inch barrel. The entire firearm is approximately a little over 16 inches long. They must have loaded it quite heavy as the grip has been reinforced on both sides to take the strain of firing! The back plate on the handle under the rear peep sight has stamped in it S. E. BLAKE & JOH? I think they ran out of room to put all of it on there and since the barrel retention screw was placed in the center of S.E. Blake’s stamp they restamped his name below that screw. I could not find this maker in the American Gunsmith’s Book. There were several Blakes listed by no S.E. Blake. This firearm was found in central Indiana and there was a Thomas Blake from Lebanon, Indiana that made firearms in 1850 but no S.E. Blake. We do believe this firearm to be from the 1850’s The firearm is quite heavy and the mechanics work just fine. The barrel, as you can see, is part octagonal and part round. I believe this piece dates from the 1850’s. Take a look at the pics! For this old piece $475.00

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Here we have a very nice complete double barrel Pinfire Pistol in nice conditon! The pistol is a nice patina in gray and functions as it should. Overall length of this pistol is about 8 ½ inches with the barrels being about 3 ¾ inches long. The pinfire cartridge was invented in 1828 and found widespread use until around the late 1870’s early 1880’s or so. They had an inherent problem in that if you dropped the firearm it may discharge because the pin stuck out the top of the barrel or cylinder if it was a revolver. The later models has a shield over them to prevent accidental discharge. This pistol is an early one being probably 1850’s 1860’s. The walnut grip is just really nice with a ding here and there from use. This pistol was produced in Belgium and is so marked with they proof marks that you can see in the pics. The pistol has light engraving on it which is still really nice for it’s age. I have shown a pinfire cartridge in the photos to show you what one looks like but is not included with this pistol. The cartridge in the photo is an 8mm cartridge and I think that this pistol takes a 10mm cartridge. The Union imported LeFaucheux Revolvers in 12 mm to the states for use during the Civil War and countless other pinfires made it into the fray as soldiers brought firearms from home in some cases. All in all this is a very nice example of a pinfire pistol! For this example $450.00

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Here we have a pair of small, swivel to the side to load, .22 caliber single shot pistols from the 1870’s thru 1890’s. Neither pistol is marked. This first one has a nice little holster but I don’t think it is nearly as old as the pistol. The pistol is single action with the frame and barrel being nickel plated with much wore off. The little wooden grips are very nice and the action works ok. There is a serial number stamped on the inside of the frame where it is exposed when the barrel is swiveled out and the number 4 on the bottom of the barrel but no maker’s name at all. Many manufacturers made this exact kind of pistol. Nice little old west pistol! $325.00

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Here This next pistol is like the one above but with no holster and a different caliber being in nearly relic condition but still kind of works crudely. This one is quite unusual in that it has scratched on it’s brass frame ‘S.H.Payne 1860’. Don’t know the significance of the date of 1860 as this pistol was made from 1870’s through 1890’s so it just may be his birthdate-I just don’t know. At any rate the pistol has seen hard use and has some very bad pitting on the barrel. The frame is brass and the little grips are walnut. There is a crack or two in the grips but in no danger of failing. This one kind of operates but is stiff and sticky. I see no markings whatsoever on this one except for the serial number on the butt of the grip frame. Prehaps under more intense magnification one might find something somewhere else, -I just don’t know. On this one you have to push a little button on the bottom to swivel the barrel outwards for loading. This one is a .32 caliber single shot pistol. For this piece of old West Memorabilia $295.00

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Here we have a Civil War .36 Caliber double action Cooper Revolver with a low serial number of 633 !! With this low of a serial number then this one was definitely made in 1864. These revolvers were manufactured after James Maslin Cooper moved from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in 1864 until around 1869. It has a low brass post front sight, “COOPER FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. FRANKFORD PHILA. PA./PAT. JAN. 7, 1851 APR 25, 1854 SEP. 4, 1860 The wedge is of a high number and there is no s/n on the frame as it was ‘customized’ with added parts. What is left of the original Cooper is all original and not altered so if you have the parts it should be an easy restoration. You will need a backstrap with bottom strap and a new set of grips. The firearm is functional but needs a trigger return spring as it will not return on it’s own. The cylinder turns as the hand and spring are in good conditon. I don’t know why anyone would want to alter this but it’s a strange world we live in!! At least they didn’t mess up the original parts that are left! The bore is not that bad and the markings are all legible! For this restoration project $395.00 Check out the pics!

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Here is a mid 19th century single shot .36 caliber percussion pistol made by Stocking & Co of Worchester, Mass. This particular style pistol was made by Stocking from 1849 to 1852 and a N followed by a 5 which we believe to be a serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel and on the grip frame. The grips are matching and marked ‘30’. This pistol functions well but has had a couple of alterations. The side plate is a modern replacement aged to fit in with the rest of the firearm (I don't know who made the side plate but it does match the patina nicely.) and the hammer has been altered with a brass piece on the very end where it strikes the percussion cap. I don’t know how that was affixed but it is tight and works well. The grips are originals and in only fair condition. The markings are very plain to see. Nice old pistol that you don’t see often! For this old girl $450.00

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Here we have a Model 1879 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine that was made in 1880. Thanks to Guns and Ammo for the following info: In 1873, a new model of Springfield Trapdoor carbine (so named because of the appearance of the breechblock) was introduced. Unlike its predecessors, it was not made from altered muskets but was fabricated completely from new. Also unlike the earlier guns, it was not finished bright but had blued metal parts with a case-hardened tang and breech and black oil-quenched breechblock. Many of the parts were the same as those of the 1870 models, so Springfield was able to use some of the tooling for components on the older guns. The gun was offered in rifle, cadet rifle and carbine versions. In 1879, the guns were again given a makeover from the 1877 altered model. The carbine stacking swivel that was on the model 1873/1877 was eliminated (However this particular carbine has one), the receiver made thicker, and depending upon when the gun was made (180,000 were turned out between 1879 and 1885), they were fitted with ribbed triggers (this one has the smooth trigger). Though considerably different from the earlier versions, these were still considered Model 1873s by the government and are so marked. The Trapdoor rifles, carbines and other variants continued to be issued and carried right up to the turn of the century, and modifications, such as different sights, ramrod bayonets, etc., popped up from time to time. The Trapdoor’s last moment of glory was during the Spanish-American War when, in the hands of volunteers, it fought side by side with the modern smokeless-powder Krag-Jorgensen repeating bolt action. Now on to this carbine. This carbine is in overall very good condition. It is original and marked with the 'C' on the rear sight indicating carbine use. Low arch breechlock. The rear sight and front sight has most of the original color on them. The trapdoor, lock and hammer still have the original color on it as well as the trigger bow, barrel band and spring and butt plate. The sling attachment has most of the color on it and the ring has about 50% color on it. The barrel and breech have turned to a mottled brown color and the bore, although somewhat pitted, still rates good with deep rifling and shiny bore. The markings on the barrel are nice with the VP Eaglehead and P. The hardwood stock is in generally very good condition with the usual dings from use and one noticeable gouge behind the lock plate. I cannot make out any cartouche. The lockplate has a deep Spread Winged Eagle and US SPRINGFIELD that is very nice. The trap door has US MODEL 1873 stamped deeply in it and the serial number is also totally legible being 1277XX having been made in 1880. The action works very nicely. The buttplate has the US stamped deeply into it and exhibits most of the original color. The cleaning rod is missing. There is a swivel attachment on the rear bottom stock. All in all a wonderful carbine! Many rifles are altered to fool the buyer into thinking that they are carbines. This one is an original carbine and fully guaranteed to be just that! Take a look at the pics!!! For this fine old firearm $2495.00

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This one is a full stock with the unusual 'MULE EAR' hammer on the lock. It's a percussion lock. The rifle is about 49 inches long with a 33 3/8ths inches long barrel with the name W. GARDNER-GENEVA stamped on it. In AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Sellers there is a H. Gardner of Geneva New York that made a Pill Lock full stock and this is what they call this lock type. I call it Mule Eared like the Civil War Carbines . There was also a G Gardner that made the same kind of rifle with the same kind of lock from Geneva. The lock is marked W. GARDNER PATENT GENEVA so there must have been an entire family of gunmakers there. This barrel is heavy being octagonal with rifling being about 45 to 50 caliber. The ramrod is held in by 3 brass thimbles. The stock is walnut and has a few repairs around the lock and looks like the last 10 inches has been replace but they did a good job and it's definitely period. Hey, someone LOVED this rifle and kept it going! The cresent shaped butt plate is brass and so is the trigger guard. This is a single trigger set up. The lock and hammer is very nice with florals on it. There is a silver escutcheon on the top of the stock behind the barrel and there is a hole in the stock there as well so they may have used a tang sight at some point. There is a crack in the stock in front of the lock that terminates at about 2 inches out. You can see the repairs in the photos. There is a raised relief cheek rest on the reverse stock. This rifle weighs 12 #. It's a beauty even with the repairs! For this one $1,450.00

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Here we have a beautiful full stock rifle being about 50 caliber with a octagonal rifled barrel. This piece measures about 54 inches long with a 37 3/4 inch long barrel. The top of the barrel is marked S. BUCHANAN. I found a Samuel Buchanan who made guns from 1814 in Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. This is a single trigger system and works very well being nice crisp and strong! The smaller walnut butt stock has raised relief carving on both sides and looks great! The stock terminates at the end in a brass nosecap. There is some wood burned behind the nipple as is normal. The nipple is still serviceable. It looks like there may be some age cracks to the stock but surface only and no breaks. There is a simple dovetailed "V" sight at rear and a simple dovetailed blade sight up front. This is really a very nice full stock rifle! Take a look at the pics! For this one $1,250.00

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Here we have a single shot percussion shotgun in about 14 gauge. This shotgun is pretty long with the length being 53 inches overall and the part octagonal / part round barrel being 37 inches all by itself. The front sight is a simple blade type sight while there is and never was a rear sight. The iron trappings such as the lock plate, hammer and butt plate are simple floral type engraved. The front barrel band is quite unique being approximately 50 to 75 strands of thin steel wire wrapped around the barrel and soldered together in key spots. There is one ramrod pipe missing in the middle of the barrel but it's not really needed. Where the ramrod enters the stock is an iron ferrel and beyond that there is a shrinkage crack in the stock. The action works fine. The wood stock is in otherwise good condition and does have a cheek pad carved into it on the reverse butt stock. The stock has a raised grain so it is rough to the touch. All in all a very good example of an 1840's - 1860's shotgun that would look good over the fireplace! $295.00

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Here we have a nice old 1800's 3 blade Fleam for bloodletting. One of the blades is marked C. Gregory. It's said that bloodletting used on President Washington is actually what killed him! Quackary!!! The fleam has nice bone handles with no cracks or breaks. The center 'rib' is made of brass while the rest is made of steel. There is a small amount of rust present but should clean up well should you choose to do that. The fleam measures over 5 1/2 inches fully opened and 3 inches closed. These pieces were used by Doctors on humans and animals alike! Ghastly!!!

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Here we have several antique and vintage tins for percussion caps, primers and .22 or 6mm Flobert shells. Check 'em out!

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Here are a couple of dredged up cannons that a lady would like to sell. They are at her home and she wants $7000 or best offer for the pair. Her name is Genelle and her phone number is 678-231-5225. Give her a call if you are interested and she will fill you in on details. Thanks!

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New Arrivals to the shop tc td rifle

Here is a good example of a Model 1884 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle in 45-70 caliber. This one has seen use with several dings in the stock but no breaks or cracks. There seems to be some old shellac applied to the stock and slopped over some on the metal parts. There is some ramrod channel damage to the edges and the ramrod is missing. This one has the breech marked Model 1873 and the serial number of 404008. The action works very well and the bore in the 32.75 inch barrel is somewhat dark but very serviceable. All the markings are very clear on the rifle but I see no cartouches on the stock. No doubt, however, that it is the original stock. The rifle is complete with all swivels but the stacking swivel is bent needing straightening. The butt plate is marked with the usual U.S. The lock plate has U. S. SPRINGFIELD and the Spread Winged Eagle & Shield. One of the great things about this rifle is that it has a rare experimental rear sight! I reached out to a Trapdoor Expert and he said that this rear sight is heavy duty Barringer sight produced in Europe as witnessed by the Crown on the top right of the sight. The other top side has the numbers 27 stamped in them. It is estimated that no more than 50 or so Trapdoor rifles were so equipped as part of a rear sight development trial and today only a handful are known to exist. These experimental sights were also applied to a handful of Krag rifles for similar tests. I have seen those Barringer sights and they are slightly different than this one. I have not seen another like this one. This is an extremely scarce Trapdoor variant for the advanced Trapdoor collector. For this rifle $1250.00 Check out the pics!

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New Arrivals to the shop cs altered rifle/musket

Here’s an example of making due with what you have! I believe this is a CS arsenal refurbish using a Type III Springfield Rifle Musket, modifying it to take a LA Co. (London Armory Company) Lock dated 1862, installing a block rear sight and enhancing the front sight with a center blade of tin. This Stock is full length and marked US on the butt plate. The .58 caliber barrel is 40 inches long and has been long shot out but still solid. The eagle on the bolster looks to me to have been obliterated on purpose but I suppose it could just be rusting.. Look at the phot of that part and judge for yourself. There is some markings on the barrel just ahead of the word STEEL that at first I thought was NC but after further magnification and clarification I think it is J.L.C. but I am not sure. There is also the letters PM stamped on the bottom of the barrel under the stock. I took the piece apart as the lock was not working and found the mainspring broken. You can still get them if you want to fix it. The lock is clearly marked LA Co. 1862 with a Crown over VR on the tail of the lock. There is only one barrel band remaining but again you can get these parts if you want to fix it back up. I usually leave them as I find them. I got this from a gentleman who inherited it from his uncle so no story remains. The stock is in generally good condition with the modifications and a crack behind the lock on top that you can see in the pics. There are several dings on this piece so it was obviously used very much. It must have been in a damp corner for many years as the butt plate has quite a bit of corrosion on it but you can still see the US on it. All in all it’s a nice example of rehabbing a weapon for further use. Take a look at the pics! For this unique rifle $1250.00

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New Arrivals to the shop jmf land grants

Here we have 10 different old land grants from the early days of the USA! These are all secretary signed. We have 1 from James Buchanan, 4 from Martin Van Buren and 5 from Andrew Jackson! Here is a listing:

1. James Buchanan 1858 at Springfield MO for a War of 1812 Veteran Michael Williams

2. Martin Van Buren 1838 Crawfordsville IN for James Timmons

3. Martin Van Buren 1837 Crawfordsville, IN for James Chisum of Ohio

4. Martin Van Buren 1837 sale at Cincinatti but lying in Indiana for James Blacklidge

5. Martin Van Buren 1838 Crawfordsville, IN for Ezekiel Timmons of Clinton County, Indiana

6. Andrew Jackson 1832 Crawfordsville, IN for John Anderson of Clinton County Indiana

7. Andrew Jackson 1834 Crawfordsville, IN for Andrew Conarroe of Butler County Ohio

8. Andrew Jackson 1831 Crawfordsville, IN for John Anderson of Clinton County, Indiana

9. Andrew Jackson 1832 at the Land office at Crawfordsville, IN for John Miller of Clinton County Indiana

10. Andrew Jackson 1834 at the Land Office at Crawfordsville, IN for Thomas Buck of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

All have folds, some have writing on the back, all have seals or imprints of seals. These will look absolutely beautiful framed! For each historic document $125.00

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New Arrivals to the shop jmf hr 13

Here’s a Harrington and Richardson Revolver!. This one is full nickel plated with some loss here and there. The action works however it is weak and needs a new trigger return spring and I believe this one is double action only. This one is also a five shot instead of a six shot with a 4 inch barrel and a good bore. The grips are in nice shape on this one with no breaks or chips. The barrel has a 1895 patent date on it while the box has a May 14th 1889 Patent date on it so this may not be the correct box but it is an old box at any rate and may have been for the model just prior to this one. That’s about the long and short of it! For this piece $195.00

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Here is a large folding knife that we think is from the Civil War era through the Victorian era. This knife is over 23 inches long open and over 12 inches long closed! The grips seem to be decorated horn and the iron finial is like a rattlesnake’s rattle. The bolster is also steel or iron. The knife locks into place when opened but when closed it is not locked. The blade has lost the last 1/8 inch and has pitting on both sides down it’s length. It’s still solid however. Rare to find a knife this large! $525.00

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Here we have an old warhorse that looks to be entirely hand made! The stock is huge and crude! The metal finishes are crude. There are a couple of circular lines on the barrel that just makes me believe that this old .75 caliber musket is mid eastern. The lock is froze and I see no markings anywhere on this firearm. The stock is crude and has been repaired a couple of times. The butt plate is missing and has been for a very long time but you can see that at one time it had one. The barrel bands are very crude and obviously handmade. This musket is 44 inches long with a 29 ¼ inches long barrel. The barrel is firmly affixed even though the tang screw is missing. This stock looks like it could be a military stock but has been altered many times. I also believe that it has been shortened. Kind of neat! Would look great hanging over the fireplace! For this old musket $175.00

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Here we have an old 1800’s percussion musket with a box lock. The lock is froze up and needs lubrication to move. There is a mark on the lock that appears to me to be middle eastern in nature. This old musket looks to be around 70 caliber. It is 42 inches long with a 28 inch barrel. The butt plate is just a piece of copper and part of the stock in that area is chipped off. The stock almost looks to be hand made as it is crude. Missing the triggerguard. The ramrod is present but somewhat stuck in the channel. You can get it out but it’s hard to do. Nice old 1800’s musket for over the fireplace that won’t break the bank. There is a few repairs and alterations but hey! It’s still here! $150.00

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Here we have an old 1800’s percussion fowler in 12 gauge. This piece is long being 52 inches long with a 36 inch barrel. The back action lock is marked MEYER and works as it should. The ramrod thimbles are missing from the bottom of the barrel as is the ramrod. This piece looks like it sat in the barn for a while due to the rust that’s present. Should clean up pretty good if you so desire and would look great over the fireplace with a powder horn hanging off of it. Take a look at the pics! $175.00

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Here we have an old African “ZULU” 12 ga shotgun! These weapons were converted from Percussion Muskets of the 19th century to give to African Natives to hunt with. This one is typical of the transformation to a shotgun. It’s over 51 inches long with a 34 inch barrel. Check out the pics to see how it operates. I believe the stock was damaged when they did the conversion by looking how it is done and the patina on the broken wood. This one used the brass 12 gauge shells and one is included with the firearm. The action works as it should. I see no markings on this piece. This one dates to around the American Civil War of 1860. The British Colonists did not want to arm the Africans with too good of a weapon as they may turn it on them. For this piece of Zulu history $250.00

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Here we have some very interesting Native American made items that came from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The Fort Hall Reservation is a Native American reservation of the federally recognized Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in the U.S. state of Idaho. This is one of five federally recognized tribes in the state. The reservation is located in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River Plain about 20 miles (32 km) north and west of Pocatello. It comprises 814.874 sq mi (2,110.51 km2) of land area in four counties: Bingham, Power, Bannock, and Caribou. To the east is the 60-mile-long (97 km) Portneuf Range; both Mount Putnam and South Putnam Mountain are located on the Fort Hall Reservation. Founded under an 1868 treaty, the reservation is named for Fort Hall, a trading post in the Portneuf Valley that was established by European Americans. It was an important stop along the Oregon and California trails in the middle 19th century. A monument on the reservation marks the former site of the fort. Interstate 15 serves the community of Fort Hall, the largest population center on the reservation. The total population of the reservation was 5,762 at the 2000 census. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes has more than 5,300 enrolled members, and more than half reside on the Fort Hall Reservation. Others have moved to urban areas for work. The tribes are governed by a seven-member elected council and maintain their own governmental services, including law enforcement, courts, social and health services, and education. Here are the items made there that we have for sale:

1. Nice hand hammered silver belt buckle with turquoise and red stones set around what we think is a bear claw. 4 inches by 2 ¾ inches. Very nice! Look at the pics! $500.00

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. This next piece is unusual with turquois and bores teeth with a red stone. This necklace has a hook to fasten it. The necklace is 22 inches long itself with the medal medallion being 2 ½ inches long by 2 ¾ inches wide. The medal on this one is not marked sterling. Price to come for this piece so in the meantime check out the pics! $295.00

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. This piece is very nice and quite unusual! The necklace measures 24 inches long with a 3 ½ inch long boars tooth handing off of it. At least I think it’s a boars tooth. The nexclace has blade and white beads, turquois and red stones hanging on it. There are even a couple of metal fleathers on it. This necklace is quite beautiful!!! Check out the pics! $295.00

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. This Peace pipe also came from the Fort Hall Reservation. This pipe is 22 inches long and features a hard wood Native American Head Profile! The detail is very nice in the carving and there are glued white stones for eyes. The shaft is covered mostly in white rabbit fur with a ½ inch fully beaded portion with beads dangling. This is finished by wrapped rawhide and a bone tip to draw the smoke through. The 28 inch sheath is red dyed leather with fringe and different Native American Symbols glued onto the face of it. Also there is a Buffalo Nickel affixted to the top of the sheath. For this piece $250.00

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New Arrivals Consignment 329

Here we have a brand new in the box Civil War Chess Set that was given to Lifetime members of the History Channel. Up until the time we opened it to take pics it was never opened! History Channel Civil War Set---The chest measures 15.25 x 5" Reversable Board and the Games offered are CHESS - BACKGAMMON - CHECKERS - CRIBBAGE – and DOMINOS. Figures measure 2.5 x 3.5". Civil War Chess Set / Backgammon Game SET. All parts and Figures are still in bubble wrap! CIVIL WAR~ 5 GAMES IN SOLID WOOD CHEST!!! (Instruction Manual Included) CHESS - BACKGAMMON - CHECKERS - CRIBBAGE - DOMINOS . The chest measures 15.25 x 5" Chest top board is reversible for chess and checkers on one side and backgammon on the other side. There are cherry wood backgammon shaker cups. The civil war figures are beautifully detailed. Figures measure 2.5 x 3.5" There are 15 American flag checker pcs and 15 confederate flag checker pcs. Chess pieces are stored on top in individual compartments. All other game pieces are stored in a side drawer of the chest. HEAVY WEIGHTED! CHESS PIECES NEVER USED! Set is new!!! Check out the pics!!! For this unused set $95.00

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