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Here we have a RARE ! Hard to find! Civil War Deringer offered by George D. H. Gillespie of New York City circa 1850's to 1860's. A like example can be found on page 104-105 in THE DERINGER IN AMERICA by R.L.Wilson and L.D. Eberhart. This particular little deringer is .41 caliber and is about 6 1/2 inches long with a 2 3/4 inch long barrel. The barrel is marked with GILLESPIE over WARRANTED followed by CAST STEEL with the tang of the barrel being engraved. The barrel is rifled. The lock is also marked with the GILLESPIE name and is engraved as well. The stock is missing a small sliver at the bottom of the forward lock but due to the smoothness of the walnut wood stock it has been missing an entremely long time. The hammer is correct and has a period brazed repair to it, probably also done during the period and done well. The nipple is a modern replacement and the hammer is missing a small piece of the shield that you can see in the pics. The lock is strong and works very well. There is a small german silver shield on the back of the handgrip that was never engraved. The pics can tell you more about this piece than I can. All in all it's in good condition and is scarce!!! Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms was last printed in 2008 by the Great Norm Flayderman, now deceased, which listed this wonderful little deringer's value at from good at $800 to Fine at $1,750. This one is in very good condition due to the repairs but since this deringer is so hard to find it really doesn't matter. The metal parts of the deringer has been lightly cleaned but fortunately not overcleaned. For you Deringer collectors this is a plus find at a very good price. For this piece $950.00
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This is a new built rifle made in 2008 by a good friend but since it is in the old tradition of percussion rifles then I will put it here. This is an entirely handbuilt full stock rifle in the tradition of the Mountain men and Indians of the early to mid 19th century. The rifle is in .45 caliber and has set triggers. The nipple is in unused condition and has a rubber washer over it to protect when your 'Friends' dry fire it in front of your very wide eyes!!! The entire piece is about 53 1/2 inches long with a 3 6 inch octagon rifled barrel. The barrel has been browned and looks great! The stock has the look of curley dark maple and is in very nice condition. There is a crack at the toe that you can see in the pic. The carvings on the stock are obviously hand done just as one would expect to see during the day. The owner has carved his name on the bottom of the buttstock with the year 2008 when he made it. The rifle has an adjustable sight on the rear and a simple blade sight up front. The buttstock has a raised cheek piece and there are 'Indian' tacks applied on the rear of the buttstock and brass tacks applied up and down the stock. This is a beautiful piece and will not break the bank at $675.00 !! Get a custom made percussion rifle at a decent price! Take a look at the pics!
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April 6th 1863 Confederate Fifty Cent Bill from Richmond, Virginia. This fifty cent Confederate note has a profile of Jefferson Davis in the center. This note was printed with black ink on pink paper. There is no design on the back. The backs of these issues are blank, but they could be stamped or inscribed Inscriptions: “Six months after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and United States, The Confederate States of America will pay Fifty Cents to bearer/ Richmond April 6th 1863/ Issued by authority of Congress under Act of March 23, 1863/ Archer & Daly Richmond, VA” This note is in very good conditon with a fold in the center. Printed signatures. Looks very nice! $24.00
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December 2nd 1862 Confederate $2 Bill from Richmond, Virginia. This $2 Confederate note has a picture of Judah P. Benjamin on the right side of the note. This note was printed with black ink on pink paper. There is no design on the back. The backs of these issues are blank, but they could be stamped or inscribed Inscriptions: “Six Months after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States & the United States of America, The Confederate States of America will pay to the bearer on demand Two Dollars/ Fundable in stocks or bonds of the Confederate States/ Receivable in payment of all dues except export duties/ Engraved by Keatinge & Ball Columbia, SC”. This note is in good conditon but does have several folds in it. Still looks good! $48.00
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1863 State of Alabama 50 Cents Montgomery, Confederate States Treasury Note Small Obsolete Note. This is the Second Series and is catalogued as Criswell-4. It depicts the Alabama Tree and Map. This note is in Fine condition. Bold blue overprint. Showing a teee and map in the center with Juliett Hopkins in lower right. Confederate nurse Juliet Hopkins Juliet Hopkins (1818–1890) was born on a plantation in West Virginia, but moved to Mobile, Alabama after marrying Arthur Hopkins. When her husband was appointed to oversee hospitals during the Civil War, Juliet went to work converting tobacco factories into hospitals. $48.00
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1863 $20.00 State of Louisiana at Shreveport, March 10, 1863 with Confederate General P.T.G. Beauregard on the front. Design on the back. Unissued. Nice Note! NO folds. $125.00
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Here we have a very nice quite exceptional display piece in custom box. This is a Model 1855 U.S. Springfield pistol/carbine.1855. The Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine was the last single-shot pistol produced as an issue arm for U.S. troops. Slightly more than 4,000 were manufactured at the U.S. Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. They employed the same Maynard primer system and .58 caliber ammunition as that used in the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle-Musket. These convertible arms were intended for use as a pistol by cavalrymen, and when fitted with the detachable shoulder stock, they could be used as a carbine by dismounted troops.
The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol-carbine was the smallest in the new cal. .58 muzzle-loading service pieces adopted by the Army in 1855. These arms were designed to fire the newly-perfected (hollow-base) Minie bullet. The pistol-carbine had a 12" barrel and weighed 3 ? lbs., or five lbs. when fitted with its detachable buttstock. The lock assembly was about 9/10 the size of that used on Model 1855 long arms, and was designed to accept a 25-pellet Maynard tape primer roll, half the length of the primer tape used on the other Model 1855 arms. The Maynard tape priming lock was standard on the 4,021 Model 1855 pistol-carbines manufactured by Springfield Armory, the principal maker
The pistol in this display is all original and in pretty good condition. The wood has no cracks or breaks that I can see but does have one ‘punch’ mark in it behind the lock that you can see in the pics. Also there are indents from the shoulder stock on the butt. The pistol looks to have had been lightly cleaned at some point. The maynard tape primer door does not stay shut as it should. The inside tape primer does still seem to work. The lock has the Spread Winged Eagle on the maynard tape primer door with U.S.SPRINGFIELD ahead of the door and the date 1855 behind the hammer. The date 1855 is also on the barrel as well as the Eagle head and VP. There is a two leaf rear sight behind the date and a simple sight up front. The action works find and the nipple is not too battered. The brass furniture has a nice patina and the captured ramrod is in place. The butt stock is a reproduction while the pistol is total original. The little knob on the bottom of the spring loaded bolt to remove the buttstock is from another firearm and does not belong to this one. The leather strap is also a reproduction. All in all this is a fine display item! Inside the hardwood case which measures about 33” X 11” X 4 3/8” is a pretty nice original 1837 ‘Peace Flask’. The piece is not marked on the top as I would have expected but it does have the W.S. beside the Eagle on one side which is the inspector William Smith which would be on the 1837-1838 flasks by Ames. It’s also marked on the spout in drams. The spring is broken on the lever and a couple of seams are slightly open but all in all a nice flask with a nice mellow patina. The bullet mold is the wrong size diameter and also a repro. The round balls and the minie balls are reproductions as well. The cap tin is dated 1855 and 1858 by J. Goldmark’s Percussion Caps but was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms which did not start business until 1866 so they are here just for display. Also the caps are for a pistol and this firearm takes caps more like musket caps. This is a nice outfit and for the lot $3,750.00
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We just acquired two Indian Wars era swords from a young couple that was remodeling their old house near Indianapolis and found them in the wall . I believe the original owner of the swords put them there to keep the kids from playing with them as there are several nicks on the guard to the Model 1860 Staff and Field Officers sword There are also a few, but not as many, nicks to the handguard of the model 1872 Cavalry Officer’s Saber as well.
The 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword was more a symbol of rank than a viable weapon, and many field grade officers on campaign during the Civil War held onto the more battle-worthy 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword which was more substantial in size. Nonetheless, the Model 1860 endured. In 1872 it was adopted for all Army officers except medical officers, paymasters and mounted officers, the latter being equipped with the then new 1872 cavalry officer’s saber. This model sword was eventually replaced by the model 1902 Sword. The Model 1860 was used during the Civil War as evidenced by General Joseph Hooker wearing one in a photograph that I had witnessed, however those swords had an elliptical blade while the one offered here has a diamond shaped blade mounted to it making it post 1872. This one is the mid range one as far as use because, although it still has a fold down guard on the inside which the later ones did not have, this one does not have the spring loaded ball that would pop out enough to keep the guard open when dispatched. This one has a compression fitted adaptation to it to keep the guard from folding. Other than that and the fact that the blade is an elliptical blade it’s identical to the Civil War issued swords. This sword is almost 37 inches long in the scabbard with a 29 inch long ornately decorated blade. The blade is etched with the spread winged Eagle and US as well as a panoply of arms and other floral type etchings. There are a few very light nicks on the blade but barely perceivable to the touch. The Blade is tight with no wobble and I can see no makers marks on the ricasso. The very ornate guard, knuckle box and pommel are all a very nice uncleaned patina and beautiful! The sharkskin grip is in excellent condition but is missing the twisted brass wire. This is easily fixed if you so desire as you do not have to remove anything to rewrap it. The scabbard has the correct brass throat as well as the correct brass drag. The original suspension rings and mounts are present as well and in excellent condition with one screw missing to the double ring mount. The scabbard body has a freckled finish with most of the original nickel finish lacking but it’s quite pleasing to the eye. There are no door dents to the scabbard. The sword just glides in and out of it. Overall it’s a great piece and a great example of the post Civil War era. Take a look at the pics and see the ornateness of this sword! For this nice Model 1860 S&F Sword $275.00
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Here we have a very nice Model 1872 Cavalry Officer’s Saber. The Model 1872 Replaced the Model 1860 Cavalry Officer’s Saber and itself was replaced with the Model 1902 Saber. This shows how the Government and the Military put more emphasis in the firearm after 1872 and less on the saber. The Military also had the Model 1872 enlisted man’s cavalry saber but most enlisted men preferred the older Model 1860 Cavalry Saber as it was more substantial. This particular saber dates to the 1890’s for the following reasons. The ricasso, or the blade part next to the hand guard is marked with MADE IN FRANCE. This feature was not required until the 1890’s by the US Government. Also, the other side of the ricasso is marked RIDABOK AND COMPANY-NEW YORK and this company was not formed until the late 1880’s and of course this saber was replace in 1902 by another model. The saber itself is beautiful. It measures 39 ˝ inches long overall with an extremely ornate mirror finish 33 inch blade. There is some rust staining and pitting on the blade past the etching. There is a panel on the blade for presentation but no name has been added. Take a look at the pics to see the ornateness of the blade! The grip is shark skin and hs the original twisted brass wire still present on it. The grip is in pretty nice shape just showing handling with no breaks, cracks or flaking. The brass handguard is also very ornate both front and back and knuckle bow as well. The pommel cap is also a nice brass piece with floral decorations and a Union Shield on the top . Very pretty! The scabbard is also very nice with a couple of minor dings in it but no door dings. The brass mountings are all in very nice condition with no missing screws. The body of the scabbard looks like it is, perhaps, silver plated with no loss of plating as it’s real shiny on the obverse and just a little duller on the reverse. All in all a real nice piece! For this saber. $395.00 Check out the pics!!!
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Here we have an old photo album that spans from the 1860’s through the 1870’s. There are 30 photographs in it consisting of a mix of CDV’s and tintypes. The quality of the photographs are in generally better condition that my photo’s show. The album shows much wear and foxing to the pages. Check out the pics! There are a couple of Civil War pics of guys in uniforms and some not in uniform as well as an early rendition of Martha Washington. All in all well worth the $165.00 that we are asking for it.
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For this little Jewel $295.00
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Here we have a folding trigger6 shot Pinfire Revolver in about .32 caliber which equals about 6 or 7 MM I believe. The pinfire is a double/single action revolver and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This piece appears to be complete and in good shape otherwise. It is of Belgium manufacture and is evidenced by the proofmarks on the cylinder. The little walnut grips are darn near perfect. This one even has the loading door on the cylinder which is almost always missing or damaged. Even the ramrod ejector is present which is also commonly missing. The pinfire cartridge you see in the pics is there just for looks and is the wrong size. It is not included with the revolver. The little revolver measures ab out 7 Ľ inches long overall with a 3 3/8th inch rifled barrel. For this Civil War Era Revolver $325.00
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Here we have a model 1864 Cartridge box that would be perfect for display and will not break the bank! This one has the embossed US on the front flap but you can see that a couple of slots were put it in so that a pre 1864 Cartridge Box plate could be mounted on the front. The box is in overall good condition with a couple of condition problems. The two roller buckles on the bottom are lacking and the implement tool pouch is missing. The tool pouch flap is there but the enclosure is lacking. The tins are present albeit one is missing the center divider. There is crazing to the leather, especially on the back but it looks stable now. C.S. STORMS MAKER N.Y. is stamped on each end piece. Heck, it’s not perfect but it is a good example of what was used and the price is only $225.00
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Here we have a CDV of William J (T) Hahn who served with the 32nd Indiana Infantry otherwise known as the First German Rifles. Here are the stats from Civilwardata.com
William T. Hahn Residence North Vernon IN; Enlisted on 8/25/1861 as a Sergeant. On 8/25/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 32nd Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/7/1864 at Indianapolis, IN Promotions: * 2nd Lieut 1/10/1862 (As of Co. C) * 1st Lieut 9/11/1862 (As of Co. E) * Capt 5/11/1863 (As of Co. I) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 1/10/1862 from company I to company C * 9/11/1862 from company C to company E * 5/11/1863 from company E to company I Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
32nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry was a Union Army infantry regiment during the American Civil War. It was also known as Indiana's "1st German" regiment because its members were mainly of German descent. Organized at Indianapolis, the regiment's first recruits mustered into service on August 24, 1861. From 1861 to 1865, the 32nd Indiana was attached to the first Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland, where it served in the Western Theater. The regiment's major engagements included the Battle of Rowlett's Station, the Battle of Shiloh, and Battle of Stones River during 1861 and 1862. The 32nd Indiana also participated in the Tullahoma Campaign, the Chickamauga Campaign, and the Chattanooga Campaign in 1863, and in numerous battles during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. After its first group of three-year enlisted men mustered out at Indianapolis on September 7, 1864, the remaining troops in the regiment fought at the Battle of Jonesborough and the Battle of Lovejoy's Station. A reorganized 32nd Indiana, which included a battalion of four companies, was attached to the Department of Texas and served in Texas until its remaining men mustered out of service on December 4, 1865.
This CDV has written on the back that lists Wm. J Hahn ( The database has it as William T. Hahn but there are inconsistencies with name spellings in the database.) Millie Theobald’s Father from Williamstown< KY and Captain 32nd Ind Inf First German Rifles. He was made Captain in 1864 and it looks that he has two bars on each front of his straps. The card has a crease in it but does not touch the photograph proper being just in the background. For this CDV $95.00
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U.S. Model 1898 Krag Rifle Complete Receiver by Springfield Armory. This one is serial numbered 178386. Any thing under 152670 is considered antique and anything over that has to be transfered by Federal Law. This is for the receiver and not the complete rifle. This rifle takes the 30-40 Krag round which was the first smokeless round adopted by the U.S. Government. The receiver is in very nice condition and needs the part to keep the magazine door shut. The action works fine. The markings are all nice and clear. There is about 7 inches or original barrel left and the stock has been cut off at the first barrel band. The butt plate is also original but the trigger guard is a home made affair. What's left of this piece is in very good condition and worthy to use as a restoration piece or parts. $250.00
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Here is a great WWII Model 1911 .45 Holster. This holster was used for Government Semi Auto 1911 pistol of 45 caliber. Holster was made in 1942. Back of holster has a mark "SEARS 1942." Holster is used but in good condition and is a little lighter than my pics show. Everything on this holster is original. No damage or repairs. The Holster appears to have been used little and there is a name written in it but I can't quite make it out. What I can make out is _OE T. NOLAN. Size of holster when closed is 10 inches complete with tiedown. For this fine piece $165.00
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Here is a well worn U.S. Mills Cartridge Belt for the 45-70 Cartridge. There is room for 50 cartridges on the web belt. General Anson Mills developed this belt to be used with brass cartridges because of the chemical reaction between brass and leather and he made a fortune at it selling not only to the US Military but to other Nations Military all over the world! Anson was born about 10 miles from where I live in Thorntown, Indiana. This belt is the brown web belt and has been used much. Take a look at the pics and you can see the markings on the brass end pieces. There are no markings on the web belt itself. This is the late Indian Wars/Spanish American War belt with the last patent date of 1894. For this piece $165.00
Here we have a WW1 Magazine pouch marked APR 1917 MILLS complete with 2 Model 1911 - .45 caliber magazines (less cartridges). GI Magazines (from 1911Tuner) are marked and these magazines are marked thusly.
S=Scovill is on the toeplate of one magazine and L=MS Little is on the toeplate of the other magazine. The pouch is also marked 4519 inside the flap and C4519 on the reverse. You can see in the pics that it has a 'nip' where the flap folds over. The belt itself is a later issue and is marked with the large US on it. For the set- $95.00
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Here we have a matched pair of ORIGINAL Model 1873 Colt Single Action Army checkered "Rampant Colt" hard rubber grips. It's has been said that the hard rubber grips were introduced in 1881-1882 and now they use the shiny hard plastic grips. This is a pair of the originals and each one has the same matching number scratched in them which was probably the serial number of the Colt Single Action Revolver that they were removed from. Also the words COLT'S HTFD, CONN. were molded into these grips on each bottom inside. The grips are in great condition with no cracks and no breaks. The screw may an original screw but the head is burgered up. For this fine set- $350.00
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Original Peters 410 GA. HIGH VELOCITY Rustless Shotgun Shell Box! This is an empty box but we do have available to us some full boxes if you are interested. This box is in excellent condition with just minor wear and a little dirt to it and the colors are still bright! Check out the pics! $65.00
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Here we have a full box of Winchester 10 GA NEW RIVAL Black Powder Shells. The graphics are pretty nice. The box has wear and age to it. These shells with the blue paper were made from 1920-1929. The shells are all in fine condition for their age! For this full box $350.00
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Here we have a lot of 6 tins of Primer Cap 209 . These were made in Illinois and are made as primers for percussion firearms. This was a full sleeve that has been broken open but no primers have been opened. Each tin has 250 primers in them. $75 for the lot.
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Here we have an old vintage box of 23 STEVENS .25 RF PRIMED SHELLS without the powder or projectiles loaded in them. This box is supposed to house 50 of them but 27 are missing. The box is in good soiled condition with an nice label. For this piece $125.00
We just picked up two fine old Civil War revolves that are either early pick up pieces or barn finds. Unfortunately no history accompanies them.
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THE COLT ARMY BELOW IS SOLD!!!
First we have a Model 1860 Colt Army in .44 caliber. This gun is in the brown and does have some minor to early moderate pitting on the piece but the rust is inactive. The main spring is broken and the hand and spring are broken so it only rotates as it should if you hold it down. The markings are most gone on the barrel but you can still see traces of them there. You can also see lightly COLT PATENT on the frame as it should be. The serial number is 93335 making this piece made in 1863. Also the serial number on this revolver falls between two known examples that was issued to Co. A LOUDOUN COUNTY RANGERS which was the only US Cavalry unit that came from Virginia during the Civil War.. I wish I could prove that but that's as close as I can come. If I could definitely prove that this weapon would be worth a ton more money. This information comes from the Springfield Research Service tracing serial numbers of U.S. Martial Arms. The cylinder is in good shape however there is no cylinder scene remaining. The outside of the wedge has been either broke off or cut (I think cut) and the wedge screw is missing. The loading lever is present and I believe it was in the loading position when this firearm was either dropped or left as the patina matches when it's in that position but it shows no color when it is in the closed or stored position. The walnut grips are the original grips as you can see a cartouche on both sides. The bottom grip strap has a crack through were the buttstock would attach to it so it was most likely dropped. The screw heads have been messed with but I don't know if that was before or after it was recovered. The trigger is original and has a good spring. All in all it's an excellent relic and the frame is still tight to the barrel. Too bad there is not story accompaning it!!! For this piece $450.00
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Here we have a Model 1858 Remington .44 caliber revolver in good condition, much like the one above and I did get them together from a collection in Michigan. This one is also very dark and has no markings or serial number that I can make out on the barrel. There are traces of a serial number on the underside of the barrel and on the left hand grip frame but I cannot see enough to come to a conclusion on what the number might be. Perhaps you can but I cannot. The hand and spring does not advance this cylinder either. The cylinder is in pretty good condition otherwise and the nipples are unclogged. The clinder pin does come out and the cylinder can be removed. The revolver has the overall minor to moderate pitting but not that bad at all and it's the same all over. The grips are replacement grips but have age and character to them so I believe them to be older. Not sure when they were replaced but sure it was a long time ago. I also think that the trigger was replaced as it looks very good and is not in the same condition as the rest of this piece. The trigger works and has a terrific spring. All in all this is still an outstanding relic of the American Civil War and reeks with character! Sorry, but no story on this one either. For this one $395.00
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Here we have an antique 12 gauge double barrel shotgun marked W. Richards on the back action locks. W. Richards was a trade name used on shotguns manufactured by Henri Pieper of Ličge, Belgium and imported by large sporting goods distributors such as H. & D. Folsom Arms Company in the period 1860-1898. This one has on the under barrels the ELG over a star in an oval indicating that it was made in Belgium prior to 1898 and it used black powder shells of either brass or paper. Both firing pins are present and in good condition. This particular shotgun is in very nice condition for it's age and is an underlever shotgun meaning a lever comes out to the side to break it open for loading and unloading. This shotgun is 46 3/4 inches long with a 30 inch set of 12 gauge barrels that are most likely full choke with a couple of very very minor dents. The top of the barrels on the center rib is marked CAST STEEL. The bores are in generally good condition but could use a good scrubbing. The locks are back action locks with strong springs. The hammers match and the left hammer is slightly harder to pull back because of a tight spring indicating a right handed user who used the right barrel more than the left which is normal. Take a look at the pic of the lock marking so see how clear they are. The walnut stock is in generally good condition as well with an age crack near the top of the left or reverse lock but it's not deep and doesn't go very far. There is a chip here and there out of the stock but not bad at all. The butt stock terminates with the correct steel butt plate. The trigger guard is also steel and in good condition except that it has a modern screw replacement at the distal end. There is no wobble or shake to this shotgun. All in all a good example of a late 19th century Double Barrel Shotgun. No need for transfer on this one. It's an antique. For this one $225.00
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Here we have a pretty nice old 'hammerless' double barrel shotgun marked on each side of the lock SPENCER GUN CO. My research shows that Spencer Gun Company was a tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago or Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Company of St. Louis,MO. It is commonly referred to as a "Trade Brand Name" shotgun. That is a shotgun made by a major maker for and sold by a wholesaler or retailer who chose the name to go on the gun. This shotgun was made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich,CT (1892 to 1931) There was no connection to the famous Spencer Rifle Company and was probably named this to boost sales. This shotgun is 45 1/2 inches long with a set of 30 inch wire twist barrels. The barrels are in generally good condition and a scrubbing would probably make them shine but I don't think it would be safe to shoot even though it's nice and tight. There is some original bluing left on the locks and barrels but not a ton of it. The walnut stocks are in good condition with several dings to the forearm and less to the buttstock. The finial disk at the bottom of the pistol grip is missing but replacements are probably easy to find. It may not be for this shotgun but I'm sure one can be acqired. The forearm and buttstock have some checkering on them. Also, the original butt plate is present being hard rubber with a large squirrel on it. Overall a very nice looking shotgun that would look nice over the fireplace along with a couple of duck decoys! We are sure that this one was made prior to 1898 with the 4 digit serial number so no transfer necessary. For this piece $225.00
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Middle Eastern Arab Flintlock Pistol! This old war horse is about 60 caliber smoothbore. The barrel is 10 3/8 inches long with various designs and proof marks on it. The entire piece is about 17 inches long and has brass, highly engraved, furniture that has been cleaned at some point. The wood is some kind of hardwood that also has carvings/designs embossed/carved into it. The ramrod is a faux ramrod, just carved into it to give it the appearance of a ramrod along with brass ferrels. The hardwood stock is in generally good condition for an 18th century piece but is missing a sliver of wood on the fore stock to about 4 inches back that you can see in the pics. There is also a sliver of wood missing at the bottom of the lock plate. With that sliver missing you can view inside the lock plate cavity. The lock doesn’t work so I’m sure the mainspring is missing and when I look inside the cavity I can see the tumbler but nothing else. The outside of the lock is complete and the frizzen works fine with a strong spring. With the exception of the two places mentioned as to damage on that stock that’s it except for the usual minor dings but no cracks or breaks. A great display piece at a reasonable price of $395.00 Take a look at the pics!!!
NOTE! THE BELOW FIREARMS HAS BEEN REDUCED DRASTICALLY BY THE WIFE OF THE OLD COWBOY WHO OWNED THESE. THE GENTLEMAN RECENTLY PASSED SO THE WIFE WANTS TO MOVE THESE PIECES. SHE IS NOT WILLING TO GIVE THEM AWAY BUT WILL ENTERTAIN OFFERS ON SOME OF THEM LESS THAN WHAT IS THE LISTING PRICE . HERE IS WHAT THE ORIGINAL LISTING TEXT SAID:
THESE NEXT SEVERAL FIREARMS WERE ACQUIRED FROM THE NOW DE-AQUISITIONED BOVIE MUSEUM THAT WAS IN VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA . THESE FIREARMS WERE PURCHASED BY AN OLD TIME RODEO BRONK BUSTIN’ COWBOY AND HIS WIFE ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE MUSEUM IN 1969. THIS GENTLEMAN HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC ARTIST FOR MANY YEARS HAVING DONE ART WORK FOR JOHN WAYNE, RED SKELTON AND THE GOVERNOR OF MONTANA , AMONG OTHERS. THEY HAVE COMMISSIONED ME TO SELL THESE FIREARMS FOR THEM. THERE’S SOME GREAT FIREARMS HERE! TAKE A LOOK!
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Here we have a very unusual Shotgun dated 1861 from Spain! This Shotgun was a de acquisition from a Montana Museum. This Shotgun was a gift to the museum in 1937 from the W.A.Clarke Collection who was associated with Butte, Montana at one time. The collection was donated to the museum by his family. William A. Clark was a ‘Copper King’ who was worth, reputedly, some $50 Million dollars with a mining empire that stretched from Montana to Nevade and Arizona. Clark was notorious not only for his dominance in the mining field but also for purchasing a U.S. Senate seat. William Andrews Clark was born in poverty in Pennsylvania in 1839 to Scotch-Irish parents. When he was just 17, the family traveled to Iowa as homesteaders. Clark made up his mind early in life that he disliked poverty. By 1895, when he moved to New York, he had amassed one of the largest fortunes in the country, controlling silver and copper mines, operating railroads, and being elected to the Montana Senate. His reputation, however, was one of deceit, unscrupulous dealings, bribery and cut-throat schemes. Mark Twain wrote of him, “He is as rotten a human being as can be found anywhere under the flag; he is a shame to the American nation, and no one has helped to send him to the Senate who did not know that his proper place was the penitentiary, with a ball and chain on his legs. To my mind he is the most disgusting creature that the republic has produced since Tweed's time.” Quite a Character! At the age of 86 William A. Clark died in his bedroom on March 25, 1925, one of the 50 richest men in America.
Now to this fine shotgun! This is a 12 gauge percussion shotgun being custom made by De-Cindas of Madrid Spain. The barrel is silver enlayed with EIBAR 1861 and PEDRO MARIA AQIIRRE E. HYO. This firearm was a wedding gift to the groom who enjoyed duck hunting! The action works well and the custom stock is without damage. The metal parts are all fantastic with a great deal of hand engraving. The barrel band is silver and shows a hunting dog on one side and a hunting dog chasing a boar on the other side. This firearm is definitely one of a kind! The gun is 50 inches long overall with an approximately 35 ˝ inch long barrel. The stock is dark with quite a unique shape to it. The barrel has engravings and inlays in depth on it. The end of the barrel is decorated with what looks like gold wash or inlay. The ramrod mount is silver. The ramrod is original and a dark hardwood. A few minor pieces of silver inlay has popped out but it’s still a gorgeous gun! $4995.00 Check out the pics!!! REDUCED BY THE OWNER TO $3550.00 !!!
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Here we have a beautiful target/parlor rifle in the tradition of the Scheutzen Rifle! This type of rifle is called “ZIMMERSTUTZEN” which Refers to a single shot target rifle in rimfire caliber usually used indoors on a 50 foot range. Most Zimmerstutzens were either manufactured in Germany or Austria pre-WWII. The Zimmerstutzen was the ancestor of the ten meter target rifle, and its German history dates back to at least 1840. The rough English translation of the word is "Parlor Rifle." The most common Zimmerstutzen caliber is 4mm, but there have been over 25 calibers noted that range from 4mm to 5.55mm. (this rifle is 5.55mm, or .22 caliber). Both fixed (standard rimfire cartridge as this one is) and separate (percussion cap and separate lead ball) ammunition have been used during the course of its manufacture. This Zimmerstutzen was built to fire a fixed round that looks like a tiny BB cap, kind of like an American CB .22 cap. The fixed round -- where both case and ball are one piece -- is considered ammunition by BATF; and the guns that use it are, therefore, considered to be firearms in the US.
This particular rifle is in excellent condition and looks absolutely beautiful! It’s a very heavy piece and very ornate. The buttplate is in the tradition of the Schutzen rifle as well as the buttstock with it’s cheek rests and thumb rest. Beautiful checkering remains on the buttstock. There is a ding here and there from use but not bad at all. The action is a drop block where the block drops straight down when the loading lever is pushed downward. The bore of the cartridge that this rifle uses extends as a sleeve up the barrel for about 10 inches or so and is rifled in excellent mirror finish. The rest of the hex barrel is not used for the firing of this firearm. This target rifle has a set trigger and when it’s set the main trigger is a hair trigger. Case colors still are present on the receiver and on the hammer block. The rear sight is a very nice large dish peep sight and there is only a simple small post sight up front between slanted uprights. The barrel is in the brown as it should be and is marked GEORG PFLAUMER (Maker, as we have seen other firearms with this name on it) on one side and NEUSTADT A/AISCH (Town in Germany) on the other side. Very nice piece! Look at the pics! $2495.00 REDUCED BY THE OWNER TO $1550.00 !!!
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Here we have an excellent Model 1866 Allin No. 2 Conversion of a Civil War .58 Caliber rifle dated 1864. Thanks to Wikipedia I have the following information:
The Springfield Model 1866 was the second iteration of the Allin-designed trapdoor breech-loading mechanism. Originally developed as a means of converting rifled muskets to breechloaders, the Allin modification ultimately became the basis for the definitive Model 1873, the first breech-loading rifle adopted by the United States War Department for manufacture and widespread issue to U.S. troops. The Model 1866 corrected problems encountered with the prototypical Model 1865, in particular a simplified and improved extractor and a superior .50 caliber centerfire cartridge (the Model 1865 used a .58 caliber rimfire cartridge with mediocre ballistics), among many other less significant changes. It employed a robust version of the "trapdoor" breechblock design originated by Erskine S. Allin, Master Armorer of the Springfield Armory. Approximately 25,000 .58 caliber Springfield Model 1863 rifled muskets were converted by Springfield Armory for use by U.S. troops, the barrels being relined and rifled to .50 caliber and the trapdoor breech system affixed. The rifle was chambered for the powerful centerfire .50-70 Government cartridge (.50 caliber 450-grain (29 g) bullet; 70 grains (4.5 g) of black powder). Though a significant improvement over the extractor of the Model 1865 Springfield Rifle, the Model 1866 extractor was still excessively complicated and the extractor spring somewhat prone to breakage. However, it is a misconception that a broken extractor disabled the weapon. In the official 1867 government user booklet “Description and Rules for the Management of the Springfield Breech-Loading Rifle Musket, Model 1866”, the following is stated regarding a broken extractor and/or ejector: “It should be understood that the ejector and friction springs are convenient rather than necessary, and that the piece is not necessarily disabled if one or both of them should break, for the shell can be easily removed by the fingers after being loosened by the extractor hook.” Furthermore, the “ramrod” of the rifle can be used quite effectively to remove a stuck case in an emergency. Thus it is clear that this weapon is not as easily disabled as is sometimes believed. The Model 1866 was issued to U.S. troops in 1867, and was a major factor in the Wagon Box Fight and the Hayfield Fight, along the Bozeman Trail in 1867. The rapid rate of fire which could be achieved disrupted the tactics of attacking Sioux and Cheyenne forces, who had faced muzzle-loading rifles during the Fetterman massacre only a few months before. The new rifles contributed decisively to the survival and success of severely outnumbered U.S. troops in these engagements.
This particular rifle is in unissued condition. I was told by the owner that the information received when he purchased it was that there was a wood chip missing from the buttstock at the buttplate and because of that this weapon was rejected by the military for use. The color of the chip damage and the color of the rest of the stock matches perfectly indication that this piece was lost a long time ago and is not a recent break. The wood stock has a minor bruise here and there and a couple of minor scratches from storage but the wood has no wear at all and the cartouche also is very sharp with no wear at all as well. The barrel, bands , slings, buttplate and triggerguard are in the white. The original case hardening on the lock is weak and the original black quenching on the trapdoor is also somewhat weak from age. Inside the trapdoor you can see alot of original black. The action works excellent and the bore is excellent as well. The original ramrod is present and still has the threads. This is an outstanding example of a short lived conversion rifle! $3795.00 REDUCED BY THE OWNER TO $2550.00 !!!
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Here we have a Sharps New Model 1863 Civil War Carbine!
The most famous, single-shot, percussion firearm used during the Civil War was the Sharps carbine, a .52 caliber, breechloading firearm invented and patented by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented here is a very good specimen of the New Model 1863 Sharp’s carbine that features serial # 49799. I did not find this particular serial number listed on line but I did find one with the serial number of # 49797 that was issued to Company H of the 1st NY Cavalry. This Carbine has a 21˝” long round barrel and a ‘straight-breech’ type lockplate fitted to its walnut stock and forend. Barrel address is worn but still readable with“SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN” in front of rear sight. “NEW MODEL 1863” stamped to rear of sight. Stock and forend appear never to have been cleaned but may have been lightly coated. I cannot see the inspector cartouches at the sling bar area so probably worn off . The stock has dings and gouges from use and a crack or two but no breaks. The reverse lock has the patent date on it but partially worn. The obverse lock markings of "C SHARPS PAT OCT. 5TH, 1852" is strong. Lock screws are original and in good condition. Metal surface of the carbine appear a mottled gray as does the butt plate with some darker patina, especially on the buttplate which has been cut for the patchbox which is normal but there was no patchbox on this carbine which also was normal. No trace of original colors present. Maker markings and patent designations are mostly clear. Serial number sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper plate tang. Breechblock operating lever mechanics are crisp. Iron bar tight and has its iron ring. Bore with its six-groove rifling is somewhat bright with moderate pitting. There is the initials WT carved into the stock and more research is taking place. There are 8 possibilities for these initials if this carbine belonged to a member of the 1st New York Cavalry. I have the list thanks go a good friend of mine Take a look at the pics! $2750.00 REDUCED BY THE OWNER TO $2250.00 !!!
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Here we have a canteen cup that has a presentation on it. The presentation is for a Marine, showing the marine insignia, along with the words “LCPL K.M.ARMSTRONG NOV 1986-MAR 1987 GODSPEED – EM PLAT. I don’t know what this is all about but it’s pretty neat! Something was kept in it so it’s got a little surface rust in the bottom. Where you gonna find another one! $35.00
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Here we have a beautiful Colt Single Action Army Revolver made in 1902. This one is in .32/20 caliber with a 5 1/2 inch barrel. The finish is blue and just excellent with just a few minor flaws. The owner believes that this is one of the revolvers that was blued in the Philippines. I am still researching this info as I have found nothing on the subject. It's a mirror finish blue and just gorgeous! We have the original Colt Archive Letter with seal and it states that the type of stocks (grips) was not listed. I do not know for sure what these grips are made of but they are a beautiful orange/apricot color and finger molded to fit a right handed shooter. There are some gaps at the front of the grips so I don't know if they shrank over time or just were ill fitting from the start. It looks like the cylinder was never turned as there are no cylinder turning marks. It has a zip tie on it and we'll just leave it there and not turn it ourselves. None of the screws have been tampered with and they are all just beautiful! The Colt markings on top of the barrel appear to have Gold fill in some of them. The frame shows original case colors and it is just beautiful as well! This revolver came from a defunct Montana Museum in 1969 and has been with the current owner ever since. According to the Colt Archive records this revolver was shipped on November 26, 1902, along with 18 other guns, to Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri. It would be hard to find another revolver like this one. Comes in a display case. For this fine piece the consignor wants $15,000.00 Reduced to $12,500.00
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Here is something that I am still doing researching on. This is a coach gun 12 gauge double barrel shotgun that was marked on one lock plate AMERICAN GUN CO. NEW YORK. The name is listed in the Standard Catalog of Firearms as a Crescent Firearms Co. shotgun. American Gun Co. was a trade name used of shoguns wholesaled by H&D Folsom, a very large sporting goods supplier from the late 1800's until the 1930's. We are not questioned the authenticity of the shotgun but the stock is marked W F & CO (Wells Fargo & Company) and between the barrels with the fore stock off it’s marked W.F. & CO. as well as on the inside of the receiver. We are actively looking for an expert to authenticate the markings. It has been written that 95% of Wells Fargo marked items are considered bogus so we want to make sure. The shotgun itself is in excellent cleaned condition with a tight barrel to receiver condition and the hammers work flawlessly. The bores are very good just needing a scrubbing. The top of the barrels are marked 'Genuine Armory Steel' and "Genuine Armory Steel" was a trade slogan stamped on shotgun barrels by Crescent Fire Arms Company during the period from 1893 to 1932 per my research. The shotgun has a large ring on the butt stock for wearing a sling that goes over the shoulder. The sling is marked J.A. BISHOP MAKER, EL PASO, TX . I did find several items made by J.A.Bishop online and they were movie props for MGM Studios. The shotgun also comes with a pine wooden case that has had a nice lining and top added to it. The owners said that this shotgun was carried in this box when on the stagecoach. They stated that this gun was not carried on top but was an extra carried in the coach itself. This shotgun and the box along with the strap and the Wells Fargo card were on display in an old Museum that went out of business in 1969. The owners of this piece bought the entire contents of the museum at that time. The Museum was the DE-AQUISITIONED BOVIE MUSEUM THAT WAS IN VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA . Interesting enough Jack Slade, Pony Express co-founder and gunfighter, was lynched here. Also with the shotgun is a card about the size of a playing card and you can see what it on it in the pics. Also there is a long piece of paper with the writting on it "Property of Wells Fargo Stage Line. Salt Lake City, Utah U.S." As soon as well get it authenicated we will post a price. Any comments are appreciated just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks and take a look at the pics! It is a beautiful shotgun!!!
We have determined that this is an original firearm and since every Wells Fargo Agency pruchased their own firearms and stamps to mark them it would be impossible to say that this is not correct. The stamps do not look modern and there are no phoney brass plates on it. Rock Island Armory sold nearly this exact shotgun with the same maker but with different stampings and no provision for a shoulder strap. Take a look at the pics and judge for yourself. Buy as is for $4800.00 Reduced to $3995.00
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Here we have a georgous Colt Single Action Army that has been engraved. This one is known as the The 'Colt Frontier Six Shooter' and that is roll stamped on the barrel. The Colt Frontier or Frontier Six-Shooter was a Colt's 1873 "Model P" type revolver, manufactured in .44-40 Winchester caliber instead of .45 Colt (in which configuration it was called the Single Action Army), so as to be compatible with Winchester Model 73 ammunition. Production began in 1877. Colt Frontier Six-Shooter was the actual name of the Colt pistol model, and this was acid-etched on the left side of the barrel. After 1889, the legend was roll-stamped until 1919, when the caliber designation ".44-40" was added. Later Colt 1878 Double Action Army Models also wore this designation on the barrel when chambered in 44 WCF/44-40 Winchester. The Bisley 1895 Model was the final Colt to wear the Frontier Six Shooter designation.
We have a Colt Letter for this one. The serial number is 1497XX and according to the Colt Archives Letter this revolver was produced in 1893 having been shipped to Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri on September 29th, 1893. Simmons Hardware is famous itself. It was in caliber .44-40 with a barrel length of 4 3/4 inches and the finish was blue. This particular revolver has been customized and is quite different now.
This particular Colt has been nickel plated, after being blued, with professional engraving done on it. The engraver is listed as Robert Burr but I haven't been able to turn up anything on Mr. Burr on an internet search. Also we thought that the engravers tool that is included with the firearm as well as the sharpening guide belonged to Mr. Burr but under magnification the initials on the tool are CCH.
I do believe that the engraving was done some time ago as the cylinder is a trifle frosty from age now. Also, the serial numbers are a tiny bit light on the butt from buffing the original bluing off and nickel plating it. The barrel length was originally listed as 4 3/4 inches but the barrel now is 7 1/2 inches indicating that it has been changed out. Also, now this fine revolver has beautiful checkered custom walnut stocks which are in fantastic condition! This SAA functions flawlessly and looks just great!
The revolver is housed in a custom box that fits it perfectly and I have no doubt that it was made for this particular revolver. The lid had been changed probably due to breaking off at some point. All in all this revolver is just gorgeous!!! One of a kind! $20,000.00 OWNER HAS REDUCED THE PRICE TO $15,000 !!
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