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THANKS FOR LOOKING !!! TED & SALLIE
THANKS FOR LOOKING !!! TED & SALLIE
GREAT CDV OF AN INDIANA CAPTAIN!!
Here's a great CDV of an Indiana Captain. His shoulder rank is clearly seen. The backmark is PHOTOGRAPHED BY E. & J. BRUENING, NO. 6 EAST WASHINGTON STREET, INDIANAPOLIS IND. Perhaps someone out there knows the Id of this Hoosier Officer. Comes in a display case. This man looks like he's already seen the 'Elephant'! $135.00
WONDERFUL VERMONT PHOTO ALBUM CHOCK FULL OF CDV'S - SOME SURPRISES!!!
Here is a great condition Vermont Photo Album that has a cdv or tintype on nearly every page. The only soldier in it is identifed by family history and the lady had done some research on him. His name was James Loveland and here is his bio:
James Loveland Residence Irasburgh VT; Enlisted on 8/28/1863 as a Private. On 8/28/1863 he was drafted into "G" Co. VT 4th Infantry He died of disease on 11/23/1863 Roll of Honor Information: Date of Death listed as 11/23/1863. He was buried at: Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
The only battle that James would have participated in was the battle at Rappahannock Station, Va., Nov. 7, 1863. This 6th corps unit was heavily envolved during the way but James was in only about 3 months before he died.
The CDV is in very nice condition and shows a fresh faced young soldier sitting in his frock coat with a new 6th corps badge on his left breast. The back of the photo has a revenue stamp on the reverse from a VT photographer and dated 1864. That means that the family had more copies made from the previous photographers negative after his death for the rest of the family in 1864. I had an Uncle that was killed in 1862 at Richmond, KY with the 55th Indiana and the CDV I have of him is dated 1866 on the revenue stamp. Same deal, the family had more made to pass out to the relatives to remember him by.
Most of the photos are Civil War era but there are a few that date into the 1870's. All have id's written on them except James. I believe the id's were written later and they are in pencil. Two other photos of note are :
1. An Elder named James Winter holding a bible and pinting to a chart entitle THE LAW OF GOD. Quite unique!!! and
2. A tintype id'd as Uncle James Loveland and his dog. It would be so hard to get a dog to sit still for so long!!!
There are regular cdv's, gem tintypes, children and all types of images here. The album has the front PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM page loose but everything else is tight. The family history that was given to me will be included with the album. Check out the pics! There's alot of them!! For the album $325.00
Here's something that I just don't know what it is. This is some kind of leather box with closure strap. I see evidence that it may have had a strap on it at one time but now lacking. The box has several English surnames scratched into it so could it be a vet bringback? I just don't know. The box measures 5 inches long by 3 1/2 inches tall and is 2 inches thick. If you know just send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Ted
TWO CIVIL WAR DUG LOCKPLATES!!!
Here we have two Civil War rifle/musket dug lockplates. These came from central Indiana and I have no idea where they were dug. The one on the top appears to be a model 1863 or Special Contract Springfield lockplate complete with hammer. Some of the 'inards' are still present but no markings are present at all. This is a nice display piece! $45.00
The second lock is a French Model Musket which could be the Model 1842, 1853, 1857 or 1859 musket. This one is complete with the hammer and some inards as well. $40 for this one.
1840'S LARGE POWDER HORN!!!
Here's a nice 1840's powder horn with partial original leather strap. This one has a nice patinaed large horn with brass powder measure on the small end. The horn measures about 11 inches long along the outside curve of the horn. The horn terminates with a flat brass cap instead of a wood end. There is one screw missing on the pouring end and even though the door or flap opens and closes to let powder pass through there is no spring to keep it closed. The small carrying rings were in a different position at one time but were moved to spread out the weight carrying capabilities I believe. The horn itself is quite handsome and you can see light through it when you hold it up to the sun. It appears to be quite thin and translucent. There are no markings that I can see. There is the original leather strap present but I don't know if this is all of it or not. It is hard with age. Nice! $195.00
MOORE TEATFIRE REVOLVER!!
Here is a fairly nice Moore Teatfire pistol with the rarer nickel finish. There is about 40% of the nickel remaining. The Moore teatfire cartridge was a way to circumvent the patent that Smith and Wesson had purchased from Rollin White on their revolvers. Instead of utilizing the rimfire cartridge this pistol used a front loading cartridge with a teat at the rear of the cartridge that the hammer hit to fire the piece. These pistols were made circa 1864 to 1870 with a total quantity estimated about 30,000. This piece's sn is 100XX so it was probably made circa 1865 or 1866. The piece is .32 caliber being 6 shot with a 3 1/4 inch barrel. The Moore company sold out to Colt in 1870. This piece has old nickel plating but was probably an option, perhaps by another company. I can see no barrel markings or cylinder markings. The action works perfectly. Nice engraving on the frame. The birdshead grips are worn but still very nice walnut. $425.00
SMALL FRENCH PERCUSSION PISTOL!!
Here we have a small type French Military percussion pistol in 60 caliber smoothbore. The piece measures about 9 3/4 inches long and is complete and functions correctly. The original ramrod is bent but still there. The walnut stock is in very nice original condition but does show one stress crack on the reverse side of the stock from the lock. The finish on this single shot pistol is darker than my pics show. It really has a nice pleasing patina. The screws don't look like they've been messed with and all the mountings are iron not brass. . This piece has a metal buttcap and a strap from the barrel band to the triggerguard then one from the triggerguard nearly to the buttcap. The back action lock is marked Mre Rle De Chatellerault in script. The barrel is marked with the date (1)842 and other French script and inspector markings. There are various inspectors markings here and there on this fine little gun. There is a ding here and there as they should be for a weapon that was carried. This would be a nice companion piece to the French musket from the same era. Many of these guns were imported into the states for the Civil War. It was a great time to empty their armories to get rid of the obsolete firearms!!! $650.00
TEXAS TYPE SLIM JIM LEATHER HOLSTER FOR A '51 NAVY!!
Here is a well worn Texas Type Slim Jim Leather Holster for a 1851 Navy. The '51 Navy fits it perfectly. This piece is 10 inches long and has a design on the front. There is some leather loss to the top and to the bottom of the holster. The rear belt loop is also missing. Still, this would be a nice companion piece to an 1851 .36 caliber Navy, especially a civilian model. For this one $75.00
NICE PAIR OF PRIVATE PURCHASE OFFICER'S TYPE SPURS!
Here is a nice match pair of Civil War private purchase Officer's spurs. They are solid brass and exhibit a nice patina. The rowels are nice and dark and appear that they are brass as well. I believe that these spurs were cleaned at some point in their past but the color is returning. Nice pair!!! $495.00
DUG FLINTLOCK LOCK!!
Here is a dug flintlock lock that I believe is marked J. JONES WARRENTED. I believe it may be an English lock and it's definitely off a hunting rifle. This piece was found in Central Indiana. This would look great in an Early display! The lock measures about 4 1/4 inches long. $95.00
UNION CIVIL WAR CAPBOX !
Here is a well used but nearly complete Civil War Union Capbox. Looks like all it's missing is the wool inside. The piece looks to have been in the attic due to the leather cracking and stiffness. This capbox has not been treated with leather preservative. This piece has the brass finial still intact. The belt loops are still present as well but somewhat fragile. There is a makers stamp on the inside flap but I can't quite make it out. It's still a good display piece! $85.00
BIXLER & IDDINGS , LAFAYETTE, IND LOCKPLATE!
Here's a nice restorable Bixler & Iddings Lockplate. Bixler & Iddings was set up in business making complete guns and parts in Lafayette, Indiana from 1850-1880. This plate does have some parts still with it but needs more to be complete. This lock is about 4 3/4 inches long by 1 inch tall at the notch. From the tail to the front of the notch is 2 1/2 inches. The Bi in Bixler and iddings has some old glue over it but you can see the letters fine under the glue. Just needs cleaned. If you have one of these rifles with the lockplate then you really need this! $125.00
EARLY FUR GAUNTLETS WITH LEATHER PALMS!
Here is a pair of nice early fur guantlets with leather palms. At first I thought these to be perhaps Bear skin but after futher review I believe them to be a manufactured product and probably date to the early 20th century. There were mostly horses and wagons used for transportation at that time and these are very nice and kind of dressy. Early automobiles and motorcycles also had drivers and rides that used guantlets. These pieces are a large size and fit my fat hands. They are in excellent condition! $125.00
NICE GAR STRAW HAT !
Here's a nice Grand Army of the Republic used staw hat with GAR hat wreath in place on the cloth outer band. This type of straw hat was never made to survive but here it is! The hat has some minor surface damage on the front of the hat brim but still solid as a rock. The hat shows no wear so it wasn't used much if at all. The GAR hat wreath shows mostly no wear either. The sweat band is intact and in good condition as well. I believe this hat to be about a 7 1/4 in size. Nice display piece!!! $225.00
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD RECOVERD CARBINES !!
The display mounting shown above is for display only and not for sale.
Here we have two supposively battlefield recovered carbines that were discovered in a private home residing on his wall. These are obvious recoveries however the history of where they were recovered has been lost. They are what they are!!!
The first one is a Smith Carbine serial number 2874 making it an early one. You can still see the manufacturers markings on the side plate as well. This carbine is complete except for the hammer and the rear sight leafs. Being early is also evidenced by the sling swivels on the barrel band and the butt, later replaced with the standard sling ring mounting. This piece has obviously been laying out for some time before being picked up. Nice early relic Smith!!! $850.00
The next pick up is a Burnside Carbine. This one has two different serial numbers on it so it was a salvaged piece before being lost. This was a common practice to put two or more damaged pieces together to get one workable gun. The Confederates did a lot of this and it was done on the Union side as well. The two serial numbers are barrel and breech 12946 and breech block 25958. The forearm, lock/hammer, rear sight, and one lever piece are missing as well as the sling swivel assy. There are still 2 cartouches on the rear buttstock. Someone has cleaned the metal but color can been added if you like. The buttstock is camaged at the lock with a sliver missing . A relic lock would go back in that spot amazingly well. There are large initials of SH carved into the stock. The rear buttstock sling swivel is missing as well. A few parts may have been scavenged off this carbine before it was discarded. This is still a nice desireable early pickup! $695 for this one.
DUG CIVL WAR MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER!
I wish I knew where this piece was dug but unfortunately no history accompanies it. This is a nice dug model 1860 Colt Army 3 screw model cut for the shoulder stock. The gun was picked up at the recent Ohio Civil War show and was completely in the white having being cleaned. No serial numbers are left on this .44 caliber revolver. I put the color back on and now it's ready for display. The loading lever is complete which is a plus. The hammer has the spur broken off of it, but still moves freely, and the main spring/grips are missing. The trigger is still present. There are inspections initials on this piece so I know it was military. The wedge is missing so either one needs to be put in to hold the piece together or something else needs to be fashioned to go in the slot to hold the pieces together. No barrel markings are present. This one has the 8 inch barrel as it should have. This is one nice dug piece! $850.00
WW2 JAPANESE 'LAST DITCH' RIFLE !
This is what I like to call the 'LAST DITCH LAST DITCH' type 99 rifle as it is crude as they come!!! The wood stock is crudely made and the metal parts are crudely finished. The bayonet lug has been taken off or never was cast in as was the middle barrel band sling swivel. The rear stock sling swivel is present. This rifle has a crude block type sight and never had a MUM or Japanese characters on the receiver. There is, however, a serial number. The buttplate is wooden instead of metal as well. This piece shows how desperate things were at the end. This rifle does have rifling so it was not a trainer. There is no provision made for a cleaning rod either. The action works well on this nearly 44 inch long rifle. There is also quite a bit of original finish on this piece. I will need to ship to an FFL holder or C&R license holder. $350.00
U.S. MODEL 1850 IMPORT FOOT OFFICERS SWORD AND SCABBARD!
SOLD! Here is a U.S. Model Import Foot Officer Sword and iron scabbard in good condition. It looks like the blade had been cleaned sometime in it's life time. The etching is light but easily seen. Look at the pics. The blade has roughness and small nicks along the cutting edge but doesn't appear to have been sharpened. The tip is slightly bent on the 30 1/2 inch long blade. No other makers marks are on the blade. The brass basket/hand guard is in excellent uncleaned condition and exhibits a great dark patina. The original sharkskin grip with full twisted wire is present with about 90 % or more of the sharkskin remaining. There is a little wobble in the handguard but that is normal due to the peaning process loosening up a little. The all iron scabbard is virtually dent free and is complete. The drag indicates that this sword was carried for a while as it's worn down considerabily. This is a nice piece and worthy of your collection!!! $550.00
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE FOR LOCAL POST WITH COLONEL RANK TOP BAR!
Here is a fairly nice GAR membership badge for the Local Post with a nice full bird Colonel rank bar at the top. The ribbon is a bit tattered but there! This is a great piece and came with Full Bird Colonel shoulder straps. For this piece $110.00
NICE WORN SET OF COLONEL SHOULDER STRAPS IN THE ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX!
Here is a nice pair of Full Bird Colonel Shoulder straps in the original storage box. The straps themselves are single border with a nice eagle in the center. The center felt is faded so it could have been either infantry or staff. The bullion edging is also faded. These straps were worn as evidenced by the black thread on the underside indicating that they have been removed from a uniform. The straps measure 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches. The leather covered box shows an Eagle in a Star on the lid. The lid is held onto the bottom by a thin leather hinge. There are too hooks and eyelets on the front to attach the lid to the bottom. The inside of the piece shows paper linings with shamrocks on them. Could this be for the Union Army, II Corps, 3rd Division Badge or is it just decoration. I just don't know. This is a nice set and very unusual with the storage box. The bottom of the box is covered with green leather. Nice set! $795.00
BLACKSMITH MADE UNDERHAMMER SINGLE SHOT PISTOL! UNIQUE!!
Here we have a great blacksmith made underhammer single shot pistol being a .38 caliber smoothbore. This underhammer pistol is about 10 1/2 inches long with a 5 3/4 inch octagon barrel. The walnut grips are two piece bag grips around the frame. The piece reeks with character that only accompanies a hand made firearm! The action works fine. There are no makers marks on this piece that I can find. The color exhibited is a nice dark chocolate color! Nice one $495.00
LAMSON & GOODNOW AMPUTEE EATING UTENSIL!
Here is a amputee eating utensil made by Lamson & Goodnow who have been in business since 1837. These one armed knife and fork combo became very popular after the Civil War due to the vast numbers of men with amputated arms from the terrible wounds inflicted by the .58 caliber minie ball and other caliber weapons. This one is over 8 inches long with a 4 inch blade. The handle looks like bone or ivory but I believe it to be celluloid. Celluloid was discovered in the middle of the 19th century. The makers info is on the blade. This piece is in outstanding quality! $185.00
THE SMALLEST PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL I HAVE EVER OWNED!
Here's the smallest percussion muff pistol or prostitute's pistol that I have ever owned. I put a quarter next to it for comparison. The entire piece only measures 4 1/2 inches long with a 1 3/8 inch long barrel. The barrel unscrews for loading and it appears to be 36 caliber. The serial number is 145 and it is Belguim made. When the hammer is pulled back the little trigger pops out. The grips are a nice dark hardwood which is probably walnut. The metal is in the white with age to it. There is engraving on both sides of the lock box and the trigger. There is also a little silver escutheon on the top of the grip but there is no engraving on it. The mechanics work just fine and it's a wonderful little piece!!! Women in the 1800's needed protection too! $495.00
BELGUIM FLINTLOCK WITH FOLDING BAYONET!
Here is a very nice Belguim Flintlock bayonet with a snap lock bayonet attached under the barrel. Just slide the triggerguard back and the bayonet snaps into place! This is a nice piece being about 9 1/2 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch long octagon 50 caliber barrel!! The piece has nice encised grips with silver headed 'nails' imbedded in it. The grip is a hard walnut type wood. The piece is engraved under the flintlock hammer but except for the Belguim makers marks of ElG over a star in an oval no makers name is present. The lock and frizzen operate as they should and the action works fine as well. The triggerguard needs a better spring placed behind it so that it will hold the bayonet in the locked position. There is a nice silver wire starburst in the stock on each side by the lock. There is one lower grip strap screw missing. The original aged color remains. Looks like no one messed with this one. Just the way we like 'em! For this one $1150.00
ALLEN & THURBER DOUBLE BARREL SINGLE TRIGGER PISTOL!
Here we have a fairly rare Allen and Thurber made Double Barrel Single trigger pistol. These were made c. 1850's with a total quanity estimated up to 1,000. This one is serial number 800. This is a 36 caliber weapon with a 3 inch barrel and it has double hammers with a single trigger. When you cock the hammers consecutely you pull the trigger once to fire the right hammer then again to release the left hammer. The action works fine. The pistol was cleaned lightly at some point in the distant past. The Allen and Thurber markings are obscured somewhat due to corrosion from firing but you can still make out what it's suppose to say. You don't see many of these!!! $695.00
MODEL 1854 LAFAUCHEUX MILITARY PINFIRE REVOLVER!
The LeFaucheux was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. government during the Civil War. Over 11,000 were ordered by Federal authorities for cavalry use, with most of these serving in the Western Theater. This number surpasses that of many American-manufactured arms and makes the LeFaucheux a significant U.S. martial arm of the period. Although not imported by the Confederacy, some Southern officers are known to have carried LeFaucheux Revolvers.
In 1857, U.S. Army ordnance officers tested the Lefaucheux revolver, and although they were impressed with its accuracy and reliability, none were purchased. At the outbreak of war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased at a cost ranging from $12.50 to $20.04 each. Of these, 12,000 found their way into Union service with known serial numbers in the 25,000 to 37,000 range.
The Lefaucheux pinfire design was not met with enthusiasm on this side of the Atlantic, with most soldiers preferring the percussion revolvers of Colt, Remington, Starr, and other makers to the French arms. Aside from their range and power, ammunition for these was readily available, while the unique Lefaucheux ammunition was not. In addition, the pinfire cartridges could be accidentally discharged by bumping the pin, even if the cartridge was in a pocket or pouch rather than in the chamber of the revolver. In addition to these drawbacks, the Lefaucheux was far less robust than American revolvers of the time.
Consequently, they were not able to stand up to the rigors associated with combat use, and many were disabled due to worn, bent, or broken parts. Some of these deficiencies were later corrected, but the improvements came too late to have much benefit for Union and Confederate soldiers. While a few of these pistols went home with returning troops after the war, most were sold as surplus. None were retained for military use.
This particular revolver is a single action large frame revolver 12mm (.44 cal) with a 6 inch rifled barrel. The rear sight is on the hammer and the front sight is a simple dovetailed bead sight. The trigger guard has the spur and the buttplate has the military type laynard ring. The loading gate is present but missing the small springloaded lever. The gate is stiff enough that it stays shut on it's own. The action works fine but is still. There are Belguim manufacture markings on the piece. The serial number falls into the Civil War import range at 36,214. Documented pieces into the 37,000 have been found. The markings are crisp and the patina is nice and dark. This is a nice Civil War Revolver!!! $995.00
RARE! RARE! RARE!!!
Once in awhile you run onto something very special and very rare. This is what we did this time. This is a rare Southern made Derringer that was made in Memphis, Tennessee. This small derringer was made by A. LINDE. Turner Kirkland of Dixie Gun Works put out a small book entitled SOUTHERN DERRINGERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY in the 1970's. On page 78 is a similiar derringer to the one we have. The text is as such: "#205 Linde is a lesser known gunmaker of Memphis and he is authenticated through newspaper advertisements of those days. Little is know of his history." Turner then goes on to talk about the derringer in the photos in his book. He does say that his gun has a particular shaped lock as this gun has and he talks about the barrel being round with a top barrel flat and so is this piece. He also mentions the barrel markings are A.Linde and so is this piece. Turner rates these derringers as to rarity from 1 to 10 with 1 being common and 10 being rate. A. Linde rates a 10 in his book so they are extremely hard to find. An internet search reveals no photos of any A. Linde derringers and the only other one that I've seen is in Turner Kirklands book. Flayderman's GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN ARMS also memtions A. LINDE but no text or photos are available. (See page 407-9th Edition) I showed this particular derringer to a well know Civil War dealer and appraiser on a well known TV show and he said he never saw another but this one is correct all the way. This particular little pistol is 6 1/4 inches long overall with a 2 3/4 inch long barrel. On the barrel flat top is DERINGE A.LINDE. There are concentric rings around the barrel where the R would have been in DERINGER and before A. LINDE. The stock is a nice little American Walnut stock with not apparent damage. There is some very nice checkering on that buttstock. The lock is a floral decorated back action lock with no markings on it. The nammer is distinctive and also floral engraved. The barrel is round with a flat top and has a front silver sight and a rear simple notched sight. The barrel is rifled and looks to have 6 grooves. The barrel is held on with a rear tang screw and a barrel wedge which is the original. The triggerguard appears to be german silver. This is a very nice little derringer that operates flawlessly and is quite rare! No Southern Derringer collection is complete without this rare piece!!! $4,500.00
MODEL 1858 SPHERICAL CANTEEN !
Here we have a Model 1858 Spherical Canteen with coarse brown cover, full original strap, complete with cork and chain. This model has the 3 sling guides. The pewter spout is present but loose however there is no danger of loosing it as the cover is holding it in nicely. The original cork stopper is present as well as the chain that runs to the top sling guide. The original cover is very worn and one can tell which side was most likely carried next to the soldier's body on the march. The cover is well worn on that side and there are some minor dents and a push in the center of the canteen body. All in all a nice example of a well used Civil War canteen! $325.00
THE STARR REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!
SOLD! Here is a project gun for you! This is a Starr Arms Co. Double Action 1858 Army Revolver made from the late 1850's through the early 1860's. Total quanity about 23,000 and the serial number on this one is 4851 making it fairly early. This is a .44 caliber revoler with a 6 shot round cylinder witha 6 inch barrel. All of the nipples are in good conditioin. The frame markings are STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK on one side and STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856 on the other side. All markings are still present. This one has inspectors markings on it indicating Military use. This piece had been cleaned by the previous owner and he forgot how to put it back together. The cylinder has not been overcleaned and neigher has the loading lever or hammer. The grips are in good shape as well. There is some minor to moderate pitting ont he frame but not bad at all. Pleanty of rifling left in the barrel. There is a gab of parts attached to the trigger guard but you may still have to purchase a few parts from Lodgewood or Dixie gun works. This is a great project gun and well worth the asking price of $550.00 If I keep it I'm going to fix it back myself and ask hundreds more for it when I'm done.
Here we have an obvious Allen and Thurber D.A. Bar Hammer Pistol that was used in a Grand Army of the Republic display as evidenced by the copious amounts of Gold paint and some silver paint still present. This looks to have been a pickup, probably off a battlefield but now that information is lost forever. This one has the 4 inch barrel being half round half octagon. The frame has engraving on it. The grips are complete and still in nice shape. The triggerguard is missing and the main spring is broken. I can see traces of makers markings on the side of the bar hammer. Nice display item! $245.00
Here is a large dug Confederate Bowie Knife from the Pierre Cayla Collection. A 7 inch ruler was placed alongside it for comparison. This large, 15 1/2 inch long knive with 12 inch hand forged blade, was found in a field outside of Dalton, Georgia. The Dalton Battle was fought February 22nd through 27th, 1864. The Rebs won this one!! The knife has been stablized and has a somewhat of an elipitical blade with a clip point. The grip was rivited on. The oval handguard is brass and about 3 inches long and almost 1 inch wide. No doubt on this one!!! $425.00
THE COLT REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!
SOLD! Here is a very nice Model 1849 .31 caliber pocket Colt Revolver with 6 inch barrel. The serial number is 180XXX and this piece was manufactured in 1859 with all numbers matching. The barrel markings are very clean and read ADDRESS SAM'L COLT HARTFORD CT. Colts patent is stamped on the frame where it should be but I do not see the .31 cal. stamping (just a trace of the c from cal.) on the triggerguard where it should be but there is a little minor damage where it should be. On the other side of the frame there is a 31 scratched into the brass for some reason. COLTS PATENT and the serial number are still deep on the cylinder as is most of the cylinder scene. The action works very well and seems to be in good time. There appears to be a couple of screws replace but all in all complete and mostly original. There are a couple of gouges into the obverse grip but they do not detract from the overall beauty of this piece. This is a nice one!!! $1,650.00
The great Colt Police Revolver is SOLD! Here's another great Colt revolver! This is a model 1862 Colt Police Revolver in .36 caliber. These great little revolvers were made from 1861 through 1873. The serial number on this one dates it to early 1865. This Colt has the 4 1/2 inch barrel with 5 shot rebated and half fluted cylinder. The grips are one piece walnut and very nice. The Colt markings on the top of the barrel are there but worn. Colt's patent and 36 CAL are present on the reverse frame and triggerguard. There is no serial number on the wedge but all other serial numbers match. No silver remains on the triggerguard or back strap. The action works ok. One nipple is distorted some but the rest are ok. A desireable little Colt Police Model!!! $1.350.00
Here's a nice percussion pistol from the Northern Indiana area. This .45 caliber pistol has no makers marks that I can see and has two very unusal distinct repairs to it that make it very unusual. The pistol is over 13 inches long with a 7 3/8 inch octagonal smooth bore barrel. I see no markings whatsoever on this barrel. Under the barrel is a captured steel ramrod. The wood stock appears to be walnut and other than a couple age cracks along the grain it appears undamaged except where the unusal repair has been done. I believe the repair was done to the stock where it again had an age or shrinkage crack. The repair appears to have been done with a couple of iron rods and a brass flower like brass collar was placed under the head of the rod as it was pounded it. This repair actually enhances the piece instead of just looking like a repair. the walnut stock also has hand checkering to the hand grip. The butt has an iron plate placed on it and a ferrel for a laynard. The other repair is that the trigger guard must have been broken or perhaps lost and one was fashioned out of a piece of sheet iron for a replacement. The replacement is quite crude but shows what someone did to keep this pistol in service. The lock functions correctly and the nippple is not battered down. Overall quite a nice pistol yet and very interesting!!! $395.00
Here we have a Belguim single shot percussion pistol that was obviously carried by a man. I believe that ladies favored these type pistols as well but this was no ladies pistol! This one is about 8 1/2 inches long with a 3 1/4 inches octagon barrel that most likely screws off to load. The barrel has a D in an oval proof mark on it and it looks to have 4 groove rifling. This short barrel is a whopping .69 caliber! The lock housing is engraved and has on it the ELG over a star in an oval which indicates Belguim manufacture. There is also a Crown over M & G on the bottom of the housing near the trigger guard. The triggerguard is also iron and has some simple engraving on it. The walnut grip has a couple of age cracks in it but not bad at all. The grip is very large indicating that it was made for a man's grip and not a ladies grip. It has an iron backstrap and buttcap present. The buttcap has engraving on it as well. This piece has a center mounted hammer and the action is very crisp and works as it should. This is a nice piece and has a lot of the original color left on it! This small sized pistol is mean! $395.00
Here we have a unique collection of old gun grips. I don't know what all they fit so perhaps you can tell me. We also don't know what to ask for them so feel free to make an offer. We will describe them starting from left to right on the top row and go down. 1. These are revolver grips that are custom made. They look like ivory but I believe they are plastic. 2. These are original Type 14 Japanese Nambu Grips. 3. These are for an original S&W semi auto pistol. 4. This is an original 1 piece grip for a Civil War Colt Army or Navy. Some damage repaired. Second Row 1. I believe these to be original Colt Sibley Grips. 2. These are WW2 Colt Grips for the 1911 A1 pistol. One grip has been used and one has not. 3. I believe these are for the Iver Johnson or some other like pistol. Bakelite? Eagle. 4. Original grips for a Colt Semi auto pistol. Third Row 1. Custom grips for some semi auto pistol. 2. These 3 silver grips are all different and mexican for the 1911 Pistol? 3. Replacement Colt SAA grips. 4. Replacement Colt SAA grips with screw.
Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think.
Here's a rare item to find in this condition! This is a one piece with belt Japanese WW2 Electric Winter Flight suit completely lined in Rabbit fur and electrified to provide warmth in the cockpit. This one is a large size and is in as close to mint as one could get! Where the electric plug and cord are stored in the rear pocket the smap has come apart but I believe it's all there just needing repair. This thing is not even dirty! It's extremely heavy so I really don't know how they wore it. I had a new Japanese friend take a look at it and he told me that it was made in 1944 and the symbol in a circle was the inspectors mark. He also told me that the manufacter's name was stamped in it along with the other Japanese characters but I believe he had a hard time translating that and I do not know which company made it. Take a look at the pics. They tell more of a story than I can. I've found out that these suits being electric were made for high altitude missions. You would have a hard time finding a better example! $650.00
Here's a U.S. WW1 Soldiers Tunic for the 63rd Artillery Support. The wool tunic is in very good condition with patches. I do believe that this unit was in Europe during the war. The tunic has very little mothing and seems to be a small size which is normal. The makers tag is present but not in the greatest of shape. The stamping inside the tunic is outstanding! Check out the pics!!! $185.00
Here are some pairs of gloves / mittens that I recently picked up. The first pair is a set of black, what I believe to be mittens in good condition. They are the large size and used extensively in cold climates especially out West. These would look good in a Western display!!! All of the gloves/mittens are a large size. These black ones are in excellent condition!!! $125.00
This next set of cold weather mittens are brown wool and have a minor repair to ne of them. They are still in good condition and could be used today and boy are they warm!!! $85.00
Here's a most unusual item and frankly I found nothing to compare it to. This is a large 6'6" by 6'6" handmade Grand Army of the Republic Quilt. This piece is very heavy and is made from a white cotton material which has turned a shade of light tan. This material is made up of several panels sewn together to make the 6'6" measurements. Then the Civil War Corps badges made out of a red wool material were chain stitched to the quilt as well as Stars, Anchors and the piping around the entire quilt. I believe everything that appears green in the pictures were actually blue in the beginning and have faded to green. The corps badges are still a nice rich red color. There is some minor moth damage to the corps badges but not too bad at all. Showing what size is the 6 pointed star is 6 inches across. There have been a couple of minor repairs to the piece and at least one corps badge needs one side sewn back down. The center of the pice has the GAR Membership Medal image sewn there but it has faded considerably. This is the 2nd Model membership badge as evidenced by the straight out wings so that helps date this piece perhaps. The membership medal is covered by a mesh type material to help protect it but it's still faded. The piece does have waterstains on it but I don't believe that's too unusual for this age of piece. RARE! Unusual!!! $1950.00
Here's a very nice book entitled THE 32ND DIVISION IN THE WORLD WAR. Hardcover. First edition. Issued by the Joint War History Commissions of Michigan and Wisconsin, 1920. A comprehensive history. Photographs, color maps, illustrations, and more throughout. Hardcover. Blue cloth spine with brown cloth boards. Illustration on front. Minor bumping on the edges. Binding is tight and the pages are clean and bright with no foxing and no writting on them. This is a great book and in great condition. I found this book online for $180 and it wasn't in as good as condition like this one. You'll like it guaranteed!!! For this fine edition $65.00
Well here's a couple of tins of DUPONT gunpowder. The first tin is 4 x 6 inches and is full of powder. The cap is a screw off flat brass type cap. I unscrewed the cap to look at the contents and they're in fine shape! The nice lable on the front has DUPONT SUPERFINE HFg GUNPOWDER WILMINGTON DELAWARE and I think this first one is earlier than the second one. This one I think dates to the late 19th early 20th century. This tin is in exceptional condition! $125.00
The second tin is exactly like the first except that it has a little steel screw cap instead of the flat brass one. This one is in just slighly less condition that the first one. The most noticible thing is that the lable has a little chipping on one side. The lable on this one says DUPONT SUPERFINE FFg GUNPOWDER WILMINGTON DELAWARE. At the bottom this lable is more printing which says 'E.A.DUPONT DE MEMOIRS & CO. INC. WILMINGTON, DEL. U.S.A. M.IND.RGTRDA NO. 23752 DE 29 DE JULY 1924' so we know when this one was made. This tin has a goodly amount of nice grandulated dark gunpowder in it as well. For this one $85.00
Here's what I've been told, is Civilian Pommel saddle bags. They are all leather and in good condition just missing a couple of straps. These are from the middle part of the 19th century. They have holes at the top of the bags to put in a draw string to draw them up tight against anything you may be carrying. These were not just pommel holsters but would hold anything you wanted to put in them including large horse pistols! The only marks on the bags are matching part numbers on each bag. Each flap is held down with a stap and a roller buckle. The bags are still supple with a minor surface loss in a small area. Not bad at all. Look at the pics! $295.00
Here is a fairly nice Model 1860 Staff and Field sword that is post Civil War. This one has the fold down clam shell unlike later ones that had the reverse guard illiminated. This sword has the 29 inch diamond shaped blade with very worn etching on it. I cannot see a makers mark either. The handguard is all brass like it should be with wire wrapped sharkskin grip. The grip is still in pretty good condition. The brass is nice and has not been cleaned. The scabbard is nickel plated with brass mounts and is still in good condition with loss to the plating as is normal. There is one partial sword hanging mount/strap left. The brass drag is still firmly attached to the metal scabbard. This is a nice example of a late 1800's sword. $295.00
WILDER'S BRIGADE COLLECTORS !!!
Here we have a historic diary belonging to Lt. Wesley C. Gerard of the 72nd Indiana Infantry, Wilder's Brigade!!! Here is Wesley's bio:
Wesley C. Gerard Residence Crawfordsville IN; Enlisted on 7/22/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 8/16/1862 he was commissioned into "B" Co. IN 72nd Infantry He Resigned on 2/2/1863 Promotions: * 1st Lieut 10/19/1862 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
Here is some information on the 72nd Indiana:
Seventy-second Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Seventy-second Infantry. -- Col., Abram 0. Miller, Lieut.- Cols., John B. Milroy, Samuel C. Kirkpatrick, Chester G. Thompson; Majs., Samuel C. Kirkpatrick, Henry M. Carr, Adam Pinkerton, Lawson S. Kilborn. This regiment was organized at Lafayette and was mustered in Aug. 16, 1862. It left the state the next day and proceeded to Lebanon Ky., where it remained until Bragg's invasion, when it moved with Buell's army. It moved into Tennessee in November and arrived at Murfreesboro Jan. 8, 1863, where it was mounted and served as mounted infantry in the campaign against Tullahoma and Chattanooga. It aided in defeating the enemy at Hoover's gap, sustaining a heavy loss, met and routed a brigade at Rock Springs was in the battle of Chickamauga meeting with heavy losses, and aided in driving Wheeler out of Middle Tennessee. At Mooresville, Ala., it engaged the enemy in November was sent to Memphis the following month and attached to the cavalry command of Sherman's army, moving with it on the Meridian raid. It returned to Memphis, thence to Nashville, joined the 3d brigade, 2nd cavalry division in March, 1864, and on April 30 started on the Atlanta campaign. It was constantly engaged in battles and skirmishes until the fall of Atlanta. When Sherman commenced his march through Georgia, the horses of the regiment were turned over to Kilpatrick's division and the regiment was ordered to Louisville for new mounts. It moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., on Dec. 28, and joined Wilson's. cavalry expedition, which resulted in the capture of Selma and Montgomery, Ala., and Columbus and Macon, GA, with 8,000 prisoners great quantities of supplies and artillery. After Richmond's fall the regiment was sent out in detachments to intercept Davis. It left Macon for Nashville May 23, and was mustered out at that place June 26, 1865. The original strength was 988; gain by recruits, 337; total, 1,325. Loss by death, 155; desertion, 35; unaccounted for, 36. Source: Union Army, vol 3, p. 156 **************************************************************************************
This diary actually covers from October 1862 to December 1st of 1862. The diary measures about 6 1/4 c 4 inches and is bound in leather wraps. The cover page is detached but has written on it in pencil W C Gerard's Crawfordsville, Ind. The diary is most written in ink and is very legible from an educated author. The diary starts out on October 6, 1862 with Lt. Gerard leaving Louisville on a march to 'drive traitors from your state' in his words. He seems very impressed with the landscape and the farm houses. He talks about entering Shelbyville about 5PM this day and 'the boys say they (Rebels) left some of their "body guards" (lice). The 72nd Indiana camped in the say place as the rebs. He talks about being sick- too sick to walk and rides in an ambulance even though they were called up to take Frankfort from the Rebs. He talks about several wound rebs from the fight. On Oc 12 it seems that the yanks paroled 169 sick secesh. Oct. 15 Wesley turned 24 years old. He contemplates about fighting and dying. On Oct. 16th Wesley talks about a strange black man that he saw and talked to. This man was educated and in a wheel chair. I believe this is the first wheelchair that Wesley has ever seen. He talks about his child escaping death on the 17th as it was given Morphine instead of Quinine. On the 18th the regiment was ordered to draw 24 days ration as they went off to try to capture Morgan. Lt. Gerard is sick quite a bit during this time. He talks about visiting the cemetery at Frankfort, Ky and seeing the monument built as a rememberance of Kentucky's slain soldiers. He totally describes this monument so I believe he was quite taken with it! He says they commemorate the Indian Wars, Mexican War, Beunavista etc. He also talks about another monument of Colonel R. M. Johnson with his bust on one side and the picture of his killing of Tecumseh on the other. He talks about seeing many new made graves of rebel soldiers with most being from the 7th Florida Regiment. He also talks about seeing the monument of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. He also describes this monument fully. Lt. Gerard was quite an intelligent and educated man. He talks of Capt. Carrs promotion. He talks about the Regiment capturing Col. Norton CSA from Morgan's band. He talks about movements to capture Morgan and how the regiment failed in their purpose. Lt. Gerard talks about getting ready for a march on Sunday, Oct. 26, 1862 and there is already 4 inches of snow on the ground. He talks about hundreds of sick soldiers. He also talks about bridges being burned by 'those traitor demons'. He talks about Mumfordsville and the fresh earth of the newly made graves of the rebels, who fell in the fight, can be seen from the train cars they are riding in. "The fight, I (he) was told, was principally on the east of the R.R. (railroad) Here the brave patriot Col. Wilder, and his band of heroes, met and fatally repulsed the boasting, haughty traitors of the south. Here, too, our own fearless Col. Durham, who had reinforced Col. Wilder, held for some time Bragg's whole army; but were finally forced to surrender or sacrifice the nobel boys who were under his command. The mind then recalls the fact, that (General) Buell, the old granny, and drone, could but would not send aid, although dozens of Genl's were anxious to be sent." He talks about arriving in Bowling Green by rail with men of the 72nd. Wesley talks about the best houses in Bowling Green being burnt by Buckner. Lt. Gerard talks bout General Rosecrans 'Old Rosy' reviewing their troops. Lt Gerard talks about Rosecrans approaching their regiment and they say 'Present Arms", he tips his hat and says, "these are Indiana boys" turning suddenly to the Lt. Col. Comd'g he asks "were you ever in a fight", No sir, said he. "Boys when you get into a fight always fire low and deliberatly". " Let each of you killed one man and we will certainly suceed". Lt. Gerard talks more about what General Rosecrans has to say. Monday Dec. 1, 1862 is his last wartime entry and the last sentence stops abruptly with "It has many" and that's it. In another place after this last entry dated Store Room Nov. 18, 1864 he states "Almost two years have spept away since I last wrote in this book. Two Years! He goes on to be remorsefull of what he has done and hopes that God will forgive him. There are 23 pages of wartime diary and 5 pages from 1864. The diary had a useful life after the war as well with entries concerning churches and bills/debts. There are also 11 full pages and 1 partial page of land descriptions and ownership. It's almost like land speculation. The first tract is his but the others are not. The descriptions are excellent so I don't know if he's trying to purchase another place or not. Interesting!!! There is some items in this diary that I can't understand. Perhaps you can figure out the mystery!!! This is an interesting diary and I only scratched the surface. This is from the famed Wilder's Brigade 72nd Indiana Infantry!!! The diary is still in good shape for it's age!!! $795.00
Here is a pretty nice WW1 Naval Officers Belt with one piece plate. The leather is still supple just missing one suspension strap. The tongue under the catch end is lacking the stitching but it's all therer. Also the round half leather under the first suspension ring is complete but nissing stitching. The plate has a very dark patina to it. This is still a nice piece and worthy of anyones Naval Collection!!! $195.00
Here we have a nice flag! This is a 46 Star Flag that measures about 27 inches by 45 inches making it the perfect display size! The 46 Star Flag: On July 4,1908, the U.S. flag grew to 46 stars with the addition to the Union of Oklahoma (November 16, 1907). Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) and William H. Taft (1909-1913) served as President under the 46 star flag. This was the official flag for 4 years. $295 for this one!
Here's another flag that's bigger being about 6 foot 6 by 44 inches. This is a 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 definitely flown and has repairs on it. Still a nice flag and displayable!!! This one is $399.00
Here is a Regiment Banner that measures 44 X 34 inches not counting the gold fringe. This banner is for the 41st Field Artillery 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' Regiment. Constituted 26 August 1918 in the Regular Army as the 41st Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps) Organized 1 October 1918 at Fort Monroe, Virginia Demobilized 22 December 1918 at Fort Monroe, Virginia Reconstituted 15 January 1921 in the Regular Army as the Hawaiian Railway Battalion Organized 22 December 1921 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii Redesignated 1 June 1922 as the 41st Artillery Battalion (Railway) (Coast Artillery Corps) Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1924 as the 41st Coast Artillery Inactivated (less 1st Battalion) 30 June 1931 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii Activated (less 1st Battalion) 21 April 1942 at Fort Hase, Hawaii Disbanded (less Batteries A, D, and G) 25 May 1944 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii (Batteries D and G - hereafter separate lineages) (Battery A concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 831st Coast Artillery Battery; disbanded 13 August 1944 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii) 1st Battalion, 41st Coast Artillery, and the 831st Coast Artillery Battery reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with the 41st Field Artillery Battalion (active) (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 41st Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 41st Infantry Division Relieved 6 April 1951 from assignment to the 3rd Infantry Division (United States) Assigned 2 December 1954 to the 3d Infantry Division Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division Reorganized and redesignated 31 July 1959 as the 41st Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 41st Field Artillery Withdrawn 16 August 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System. I think this Regimental Banner dates to the Vietnam war. It was flown and has a few stains on it but what a display it makes! With the 2 on it I think it was 2nd battalion. For this historic piece $500.00
Here is a very nice regulation US Army five button Fatigue Blouse. Blouse has two inside pockets and five gilt eagle motif buttons on the front marked Horstman. Each sleeve cuff has three small gilt buttons. From 1885/86 on regulations called for three buttons on each cuff. These are getting very difficult to find in any condition and this one is in very nice condition with a few minor moth nips and soiled needing a good cleaning. This one is marked Jeffersonville 1898-99 Q'M. Dept. 2 in the right sleeve. One button has been replaced. This 5 button sack coat is from an end of an era!! For this one $395.00
Here's a cape for an Indian Wars Uniform. This is the U.S. M1885 Enlisted Mid-Blue Greatcoat detachable cape. This cape is large being of a dark blue wool lining and a lighter wool outer cover. There are 7 buttons down the front all still present. I can see no tags or lables in the interior of the cape. There are a few moth nips on this one but not bad at all. All the buttons match and look to be original to this piece. For this piece $325.00
I just picked up a nice GAR grouping from a good friend of mine in Michigan. The grouping consists of a standard GAR dark blue wool coat, a sword belt with GAR plate and the Model 1860 Staff and Field GAR sword and scabbard.
First the coat is for a rather small man of around 150 pounds or so. The coat has 4 large GAR coat buttons and 1 smaller button to fasten at the collar. All the buttons match and all are plain iron back buttons. There are some minor moth nips on the coat but not bad at all. There are 2 large lower coat pockets, 1 smaller longer vest type pocket on the right side and one large breast pocket on the left side. The note I will discuss was in the breast pocket. The interior is a green colored like satin lining with cotton ticked type sleeve material. There is a little seperation of this fabric in the middle up next to the collar area. The hang tag has writting on it but I cannot make it out and there are no other manufacturing tags. I have taken a pic of the note that was in the pocket which shows several western Michigan towns ending with the name Ben Ensley. A computer copy of Ben Ensley's photo is included. There was only one Ensley from Michigan and his name was William G. Ensley so there lays the mystery. I'm not sure because Ben's name was on a piece of paper in the pocket that this GAR coat was his. There were 36 Ensley's in the Union and none with the name of Ben but one from KY has the middle initial B which could be Ben so who knows. The grouping is still a grouping. The next item in the grouping is the white patent leather type sword belt with GAR plate. This item is complete with sword straps albeit that the leather is dry and there are some cracks in it. It'll display nicely! The last part of the grouping is the GAR sword. This one is modeled after the Model 1860 Staff and Field sword. The sword has a nearly perfect leather wire wrapped grip with brass pommel and brass clamshell guard. This sword is the later 1800's type sword that has the clamshaped guard on one side only. The blade is the diamond shaped blade complete with felt washer. The blade shows the Spread Winged Eagle on one side and the US on the other as well as stands of arms and floral decorations. The sword has been shortened about 1 inch and reshaped. The scabbard is real nice with brass carrying rings and drag. There are a couple of door dings to the scabbard but that's to be expected. This is a nice outfit and would display well in a GAR Grand Army of the Republic display! $495.00
The Should straps below are SOLD! Here's a great old set of Full Bird Colonel's Shoulder Straps from the Civil War! These are the larger type and measure 2 inches by 5 inches. I've placed a quarter next to them so you can see the size. These straps are very well made with 3 individual rolls of gold buillion around the edges. Also the Silver Bullion Spread Winged Eagles are superb in manufacture. These straps have a blue background indication Infantry. One of them has some minor moth damage but heck they're probably 150 years old! It's extremely hard to find these high ranking shoulder straps on the loose. This set came from an Indiana auction but no history was forwarded on. They were found with id'd items belonging to James G. Graham who Enlisted on 8/19/1862 as a Private into "C" Co. IN 67th Infantry.
He was Killed on 5/22/1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Pvt. Grahams belongings were sent back to the family but I don't know where the straps came from. Could have been something that Pvt Graham picked up along the way. He did have an NCO belt which he wasn't entitled to as well so who knows! At any rate the price on these historic Colonel Shoulder Straps is $795.00
Here we have a French Import Rifled/musket that would have been imported to the US for the American Civil War. This one is 49 3/4 inches long overall with a 34 inch barrel in .58 caliber It's rifled but rusty in the bore. All the metal parts have been cleaned but it'll patina back up or color can be added. There is something on the butt in ink but I can't make it out as well as the number 20. This piece is all mounted in iron. The lockplate is marked DEVISME A PARIS. The back action lock functions beautifully. This rifle has a simple block v sight at the rear and the front side is a simple brazed blade sight. There are a few dings in the wood but no breaks. The bottom barrel band has the top broken off of it but parts can be obtained should you want to fix it. Otherwise the piece is in very good operable condition. I believe the ramrod, which is brass headed, is an original ramrod but I'm not sure it is original to this piece. There are many variations to these rifles and I'm not sure which model this is suppose to represent. If you want an original Civil War era rifle that won't break the bank then this is a good one for that. $695.00
Here's a wonderful grouping and I'm confident that it all belongs together. The grouping consists of an NCO sword belt and plate, a leather holster with Civil War Moore Revolver and an id'd cap box. The id is for James G. Graham who Enlisted on 8/19/1862 as a Private.
On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 67th Infantry.
He was Killed on 5/22/1863 at Vicksburg, MS
Here's a bio of the 67TH Indiana:
Sixty-seventh Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Sixty-seventh Infantry. -- Col., Frank Emerson; Lieut.-Cols., Theocore E. Berchler, Francis A. Sears; Majs., Augustus H. Abbett, Francis A. Sears. This regiment was organized at Madison and was mustered in Aug. 20, 1862. It moved at once into Kentucky, participated in the engagement at Munfordville in September, where it was compelled to surrender to Bragg's forces, losing 43 in killed and wounded. It was paroled, was exchanged in December, then proceeded to Memphis and was in the assault on Arkansas Post, being in the victorious charge that carried the works. It moved to Young's point for the Vicksburg campaign, was attached to the 13th corps, was engaged in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Black River bridge, and in the investment and capture of Vicksburg. It was prominently engaged in the siege of Jackson, was then transferred to the Department of the Gulf; took part in the Teche expedition, being in action at Grand Coteau, where 200 of the regiment were captured. It was ordered to Texas in Jan. 1864, and remained there until March. Returning to New Orleans, it joined the Red River expedition, participated at Sabine cross-roads, Cane River and Alexandria with heavy losses. It was sent on the expedition against Forts Gaines and Morgan at the entrance of the Mobile bay, and took part in the siege which resulted in their capture. It encamped at Morganza, La., during the winter and took part in two small expeditions. The 67th was consolidated with the 24th Ind. on Dec. 21, 1864, the consolidation being designated the 24th, which served in the campaign against Mobile, afterward moving to Texas. All the original members of the 67th were mustered out July 19, 1865, and a few recruits remained at Galveston with the 24th until that regiment was mustered out. The original strength of the 67th was 984; gain by recruits, 56; total, 1,040. Loss by death, 161; desertion, 43; unaccounted for, 216.
The capbox has written in ink on the inside flap J.G.GRAHAM CO. C 67TH IND. There is a makers stamp on the cap box of McClellan and Co. Springfield, Mass who is listed as producing goods in 1861. The cap box is in good condition with one reverse strap broken
The holster is in poor condition with all the stitching missing and most of the exterior finish. The attachment strap has been wired as it was broken at the rivit. The initials in ink on the inside flap are J.G.G. and it could have spelled out the rest of the last name but as I previously stated it's well worn. The impring on the inside of this holster leaves no doubt that the firearm that was kept here was a Moore. This Moore in the grouping fits the imprint perfectly. There is no bottom plug in the holster as the barrel would have extended through the opening. This holster may not have been made for this gun but it fit it very well. The belt seems to have been buff leather and not bridle leather but I believe it was kept in an attic and is a little dried out. The NCO eagle belt plate is the early one with the 3 piece applied silver wreath and no benchmarks. The Moore Revolver was made from 1861 to 1863 with a total quanity produced at 5,000 to 8,000 revolvers. This is a .32 caliber rimfire weapon with a 6 inch barrel. This revolver has a 7 shot cylinder and a removable ejector rod mounted under the barrel. The barrel and cylinder swing to the right for loading cartridges. Brass frame and handle with decorative broad scroll engraving with just a little silver plating remaining. The cylinder and barrel were blued with a little of the original color remaining. Walnut grips with a square butt. The barrel markings have been overstamped or stamped twice. They are D. MOORE PATENT SEPT. 18, 1860. Quite a few of theperate se fine revolvers were known to have been privately purchased by Union officers and enlisted men and carried during the Civil War. This one is an early one as the serial number is 158! The revolver needs a new hand and spring for it to operate correctly. This is a historic early grouping from an Indiana Soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. $4750.00
Here is a very nice Confederate Button! This is a Script 'I' infantry button made by HALFMANN & TAYLOR of MONTGOMERY (Alabama) and so marked on the reverse. The button is the coat sized button and is in nearly perfect aged condition. Nice! Nice! $375.00
THIS BUTTON BELOW IS SOLD!!
Here is another fine coat button! This one is for the Union Cavalryman! The button has a 'C' in the center of the shield the eagle is holding. The backmark is WATERBURY BUTTON COM. WATERBURY, CONN. This is a used button but very nice!!! j$85.00
Here is yet another fine coat button! This one is for the Union Infantryman! The button has an 'I' in the center of the shield. The backmark is marked the same as the one above! This one is in excellent condditon!! $35.00
Here is one fantastic RARE item to find! This is the hard to find, short lived ROCKETEER - AUTOMATIC ROCKET PISTOL otherwise known as the MARK I MODEL 8 13 MM GYROJET Pistol! This one even comes with 23 of the original 24 projectiles!!! Here's some info on the Gyrojet series:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gyrojet is a family of unique firearms developed in the 1960s named for the method of gyroscopically stabilizing its projectiles. Rather than inert bullets, Gyrojets fire small rockets called Microjets which have little recoil and do not require a heavy barrel to resist the pressure of the combustion gases. Velocity on leaving the tube was very low, but increased to around 1,250 feet per second (380 m/s) at 30 feet (9.1 m). The result is a very lightweight weapon with excellent ballistics.
Long out of production, today they are a coveted collector's item with prices for even the most common model ranging above $1,000. They are, however, rarely fired; ammunition, when available at all, can cost over $100 per round.
Gyrojet MkI Aside from a few Gyrojets tested by the United States Military, most Gyrojets were sold on the commercial market starting in the mid-1960s. These were Mark I Gyrojets, which launched a .51 caliber rocket, and ammunition was costly to produce and buy. In 1968, the U.S. Gun Control Act of 1968 created a new legal term, the destructive device. Under the new law, any weapon firing an explosive-filled projectile over a half-inch in diameter was considered a destructive device and required paying a tax and obtaining a license. The registration process was changed later,however, and now they can be transfered like any other handgun.
Other models produced were Gyrojet MkII which used a .49 caliber rocket, Gyrojet Assault Rifle,Gyrojet Carbine, Gyrojet Derringer and the Gyrojet Flare Launcher. Another variant was the Gyrojet Lancejet.An underwater firearm variant of the Gyrojet called the Lancejet was considered for use by the United States military, but the inaccuracy of the weapon eventually removed it from consideration. Other variants included the Gyrojet Light Machine Gun, Gyrojet Pepperbox pistol An experimental twelve barrel Gyrojet pepperbox type pistol was made that was used in the movie Murderers' Row and was planned to be used, but was not in You Only Live Twice, and the Gyrojet Conversion gun.
Make no mistake about it, this is an actual firearm!!!
This Gyrojet Rocket Gun is in like brand new condition! The previous owner fired it once in the 1960's and I believe it scared him as he didn't fire it again. His son found it in the attic and wanted to sell it. The weapon is in like new condition also because it's in the original box and so is the ammo, albeit that the boxes are worn and dirty.. Also included is the original owners manual and other period articles pertaining to this most unusual weapon! Now is your chance to own something that you've only heard about along with 23 original rocket propelled projectiles!!! This item must be legally transfered to the new owner. As far as I know it operates but with projectiles being worth from over $100 apiece you can understand if I don't fire it! For the entire lot the price is $3,000.00 + shipping. Where you gonna get another with all this ammo!!! Look at the pics!!!
WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PIECES LIKE THIS!
and This !!!