HERE NOW ARE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE SOLD
Here we have a Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block rifle for the State of New York in 50-70 caliber. Following the success of the Model 1870, the Governor of New York ordered 15,000 Remington rolling block rifles and bayonets for his state's militia. These model 1871 rifles were very similar to the Model 1870 rifles, but differed in some details. Field experience with the Model 1870 showed that the mechanism jammed too easily in dusty conditions. Users also did not like loading the weapon at full cock. The Model 1871 included a locking bolt in the breech mechanism. The user pulled the hammer to the full cock position, retracted the breech block spur to expose the chamber, and inserted the cartridge. When the breech block closed, the hammer automatically fell to the half cock position, and the weapon could not be fired until the hammer was once again pulled to the full cock position.
This rifle is one of the New York Contract Rifles. It's in really good condition and exhibits a nice crisp bore in the barrel. The action works excellent and as it should for this model. The wood is in great condition with a very nice cartouche. The number 41 is stamped on the barrel and on the stock as well. The number 82 is stamped in the wood at the top of the buttplate. This rifle is complete less the sling. There is some minor 'frosting' to the metal parts here and there but nothing serious. The only drawback to this rifle is that it looks to have been overcleaned in the tang area leaving the Remington stampings weak but there. The barrel bands are marked with the correct 'B' and the ramrod is present. Overall a very nice piece that you could shoot today.
' Over 20,000 Model 1871 rifles were eventually purchased by the state of New York. The U.S. Army did not greet the Remingtons with much enthusiasm. Foreign sales of the weapon were much more successful. Denmark ordered many of the Model 1870 and 1871 rifles. In 1873, Spain ordered 50,000 Model 1871 rifles, which were delivered in 1875. Numerous other countries, such as France, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Greece, and Puerto Rico also purchased this rifle.[ Item No. 01 THIS ITEM IS SOLD!!! Here is a marked WW2 German Field Surgical kit in case. The entire piece measures about 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 with a fold over flap and leather strap. The leather case is gray pebble. The tap/strap is marked with the German Eagle and Swastika as well as the makers name which is BOLLMANN TUTTLINGER and dated 1943. There are 4 instruments inside. Look at the pics. It's in great condition! $65.00
THIS ITEM IS SOLD!!! Item No. 2 Here we have a decent 1905 US Bayonet less scabbard. The M1905 Bayonet was one of the U.S. most widely used bayonet. It was used in both WW1 and WW2. It was originally designed to fit the M1903 Springfield Rifle. Early versions (up until 1918) of the M1905 bayonet had what is referred to as bright, bare metal blades. These were 16_ blades and which included a wooden had grip. After 1918-1922 the blades were Parkerized (phosphate anti-corrosive finish) and Blued and the grips were made from black walnut. From 1922-1939 production was halted. During World War 2 production resumed again. The new bayonets would be produced with bakelite (plastic) black or sometimes brown hand grips. These newer bayonets would sometimes be referred to as M1942, that being the year they were made, but in reality they were still M1905 bayonets with just a modification to the hand grips.
This one is one of the early ones as it has the bright blade and early wooden grip. The blade has been cleaned but you can see where the patina was on it before cleaning next to the cross guard. The bayonet is marked R.I.A. (Rock Island Arsenal) over a flaming ordnance bomb on one side and the date 1906. The other side is simply marked US. The entire piece is 201/2 inches long with a 15 7/8 inch long blade. There is a little sliver of wood missing near the pommel cap that you can see in the pics. The locking mechanish works fine. Still nice! $150.00
AN ACTUAL E. LEFAUCHEUX REVOLVER!!
This leFAUCHEUX REVOLVER is SOLD!!! We see a few pinfire pistols from time to time but most of them are Brevette LeFaucheux pistols that were made in Belgium. This one is one of the actual LeFaucheux revolvers that was made in France. This is a 7 mm pistol that seems to be double action only. The return spring is weak or missing so you have to push the trigger assembly forward after firing to fire another shot. This piece is a 6 shot revolver being about 8 1/2 inches long overall with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. This is the type with a folding trigger. The only thing I can physically see missing is the front sight. The action works but it is stiff. The top of the octagon rifled barrel is marked E. LEFAUCHEUX BRT S.G.D.G A PARIS. The serial number is 12134. There are part numbers stamped on various parts which is 560. The trigger assy is also marked with the makers name. This one has a definite plus as the loading gate and cartridge ejector is still present. Many I see are missing those two items. All and in a great little pistol and Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire pistol similiar to this one except that it was engraved, had a fixed trigger and a triggerguard. Same shape however. This one is still in good condition with a medium brown patina. Take a look at the pics! $375.00 Item weapons 085
This Roby sword is SOLD!!! This is a great piece! Came from Indiana but no history accompanies it. This is a model 1860 Cavalry Saber with scabbard produced by C. Roby of Chelmsford, Mass and so marked on the ricasso. On the other ricasso it is marked A.G.M (inspector) U.S. & 1863. Roby had U.S. contracts for 32,200 cavalry sabers 1863-1864 with 7,000 of them being delivered after the war. This one is dated 1863 so it was delivered during the war. This saber is in very nice condition. The blade is bright with only very minor signs of sharpening and the markings on the ricasso are fairly deep and bolt except the C in C Roby is worn some. The blade washer is original and the grip is original with some wear through showing wood but not too bad. All of the original twisted wire is present. The brass hand guard is in very nice condition but looks to have been cleaned sometime in the past. There is an inspectors initial on the pommel cap. The C ROBY CHELMSFORD MASS is in 3 lines making this a more desirable piece. The scabbard is complete with a few 'door' dents in it that you can see in the pics. Heck, this piece was carried so those dents should be in it. The sword glides in and out regardless of the few dents. The drag has wear from dragging on the ground. All in all this is a very nice mid war dated U.S. Light Cavalry Saber and scabbard! Yours for $750.00 Item weapons 057
This sword is SOLD!!! Here we have an English? French? German? sword from the 19th through early 20th century. The hilt is stamped brass that shows a large spread winged eagle sitting in an oak tree as evidenced by the oak leaf clusters and the acorns that are shown. The backside of the hilt shows that it was gold gilted at some time. The langets are vignettes of a ladies head on each side. The grip is a very nice sharkskin grip with a single strand of twisted brass wire. There is a finger guard below the grip. The backstrap and pommel are a nice brass and match the color of the rest of the handguard. The pommel is a hugh Lion head pommel with open mouth holding the distal end of the handguard. The knuckle bow is brass and the handguard is attached to it with a brass screw on the front end and a stud with nut on the back end. The nut is a hexagonal nut so I believe it is a modern replacement. The top of the hand guard is a lioness with mouth open. The blade is a quill back blade and is etched on the obverse with floral engravings as well as a name W. FORMES. The reverse blade shows the same floral engravings but it also has a flag with a cross on it and a knights head helmet on a shield. The entire sword is over 3 feet long with a 30 ¾ inch long blade. About ¼ inch of the blade tip is lacking having been broken off at some time and the last 9 ½ inches of the blade is pretty badly pitted and it looks like someone used a torch to remove the rust as there is a heat line delineation on the blade. I also see a crack clear through the blade that extends upwards for about ½ inch or so. There's not a danger of the blade coming apart but one needs to know the extent of the previous damage. This piece comes with a leather scabbard that is definitely made for this particular sword. The leather is broken through on the back side of the 5 ¾ inch long top mount but it's not broken clear through at the front. The leather sheath also pulls out of the 2nd mount (the mount is 4 ¾ inch long) when you slide the sword back in. I think this has been that way for a long time as there is evidence of old glue in that area. The drag is a whooping 11 inches long with floral cast in designs as well as the flag, helmet and what looks like a crusaders shield. There are dents on both sides of the drag about 4 inches up on both sides. The sheath must have been caught in a door at some time. I had a lot of people looking at this and lots of folks wanted it so now it is priced. The consignor wants $2,750.00 for this probably one of a kind sword!! Item weapons 050
This Firearm is SOLD!!! VERY, VERY NICE!!! ARGENTINE REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE IN .43 SPANISH!
The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. Many Rolling Block rifles were used by Argentina before being replaced in 1891 by the new 7.65mm Mauser. This rifle was one of the Argentine Rolling Block rifles in .43 Spanish. This one is in excellent condition and much, much better than my camera can show you. I get a lot of glare in my Studio and it shows here. This rifle was hand picked out of a crate of Argentina Rolling Blocks in 1951 by the father of the man that I purchased it from The finish is great! There is a little thining of the blue in a small area ahead of the obverse rolling block. The blueing other wise looks fairly new. The wood is good breaks and just a minor ding here and there as well as a tiny chip out of the wood by the receiver that you can see in the pics. I've been told that when these pieces were declared surplus that they were 'fixed up' and shipped into the US for resale. The markings on the barrel are crips as well as the serial number 598. The Remington markings on the tang are a bit light but still easily seen. The way the tang markings look lead me to believe the 'refinished' story before shipping to the USA. The action works great and the bore is crisp and shiney with great lands and grooves. The cleaning rod is still present and the bayonet lug for a saber bayonet is present as well. I've seen alot of worn out Remington Rolling Blocks for all over the world but this is the absolutely best one I've ever seen. I guarantee that this piece is much better than my pics. $1,100.00 Item weapons 041
OUTLAWS CUT DOWN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN!
THE SHOTGUN IS SOLD! This is not a coach gun. This shotgun was shortened to this length for dastardly duties! The shotgun is a 12 guage cut down to a 10 1/2 inch barrels and even the stock was cut so it would be easier to conceal. The ramrod was also shortened to the correct length. The entire piece is only 19 inches long! The piece has back action locks with matching hammers. The action works fine. Between the barrels is stamed THE NIMROD GUN MANUFACTORY LIEGE which makes it a Belgium made shotgun. There is a couple of cracks in the wood but nothing recent. The triggerguard has the front decorative part lacking. The nipples are in good condition. This thing just reeks of character and I can just see it being whipped out from under a slicker by some cowboy with the intention of robbing the bank! This wasn't shortened to be used by the Confederate Cavalry this shotgun was shortened to be used by outlaws! Take a look at the pics! $675.00 Item weapons 030
A NICE MILITARY TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURE
Sold Here is a nice military type Flintlock pistol in 70 caliber. This one has a brass nose cap with captured ramrod. This one also has a very nice walnut stock with only a small silver lacking on the rear of the nosecap reverse and a small crack from the upper lock screw to the barrel which looks like less than 1/2 inch in length. The action is very strong and it throws out a nice shower of sparks. There is 3 X's carved into the stock that you can see in the photos. Also there is what looks like the initials TV carved in the stock forward of the trigger guard. There is also 4 marks carved into the stock back of the trigger guard and four notches on the trigger ring itself. Don't know what they are there. The only makers or identifying markings I can see on this piece is a foreign mark on the lock that you can also see in the pics. If anyone knows what country this is from let me know and I'll list it. I think Arabic or middle eastern. This pistol has a captured ramrod that has a break on one side of the capture system but still works fine. This is a nice piece! $695.00 Item Weapons 09
SOLD! Here's a restored full stock rifle in .36 caliber and it's a honey! This is a rifle made by James Golcher of Philadelphia and so marked on the BRASS lockplate and the barrel!!! The stock had two repairs done to it- one forward of the lock along the barrel and one at the rear of the lock which would have been affected by burning/ignition of the cap. The wood looks gorgeous even though it has had these two minor repairs. The firearm is over 54 inches long with a 38 1/2 inche long octagon rifled barrel. There is a simple V sight at the rear dovetailed into the barrel and a simple blade sight dovetailed into the front of the barrel. There is some minor/moderate pitting around the nipple which is common if the piece was fired at all since the old blackpowder was so corrosive. The all brass lockplate is engraved with a covey of quail rising from the ground cover at the rear of the lock and simple floral engraving at the front of the lock. The iron hammer has simple engraving on it as well. The buttplate, patch box, trigger guard, nose cap and ramrod ferrels are all brass. The ramrod is an obvious replacement. This rifle was made around 1840-1850's. This is definitely a rare one with an all brass lockplate! Check out the pics!!! $1.650.00 Item Weapons- 10
This Firearm Below is SOLD!!! Here's one of the most interesting revolving rifles that I have ever seen!!! This rifle or carbine is set up on a pistol configuration. The pistol was originally a Colt Cloverleaf model otherwise known as the House Model Revolver. This gun was originally manufactured from 1871-1876 with the total quanity being 9,952 guns. The serial number on this gun is 61XX so it was made probably around 1874 or so. The entire piece measures about 32 inches long with a 18 inch screw in barrel. The grip/buttstock is carved one piece which is quite unique! The cresent buttplate is made of brass as is the rame of the gun. The frame was at one time silver plated and traces remain. The cylinder is a 4 shot .41 caliber cylinder that used rimmed cartridges and is shaped like a 4 leaf clover. The gun type is a spur trigger type being a single action. The cylinder is held in place by a center pivot pin. The barrel has a peep hole type rear sight and a simple blade/bead type front sight. The only markings I can find on this weapon beside the serial number is PAT.SEP.19.1871.. The action works fine and the iron / steel parts have a nice dark brown patina. There are also two sling swivels on the piece-one on the barrel and one on the buttstock. This is one of the most unique weapons that I've ever seen! There is a crack in one grip otherwise fine. Nice and unusual probably gunsmith made one of a kind weapon!!! $2,500.00Item Weapons- 64
Sold Here's and old halfstock rifle with silver trim pieces and a very nice hugh brass patchbox! This piece shows lots of use but it's just beautiful!!! The wood seems to be curly maple. The original lock was larger than the one on the gun now but they did a wonderful job of filling in around this old DAYTON lock so that it could be used. We believe that is lock is not from Dayton (ohio) but rather a lock produced by Frederick Dayton of New Buffalo, Michigan circa 1860. This is a double set trigger set up and seems to function OK. The nipple looks newer and so does the cleanout screw on the bolster. The lock has lots of scroll engraving on it as well as the name DAYTON. The stock has a crack in it forward of the lockplate and near the brass patchbox but both are stable. The Patchbox is a very nice affair and measures about 8 3/4 inches long overall. The buttplate is also brass as well as the triggerguard. The nosecap on this piece is pewter. The rifle is over 53 inches one with a octagon 40 1/2 inch long barrel. The barrel has pitting on the top near the nipple and is about 44 caliber. There is a simple v sight on the rear and a simple blade sight on the front of the barrel. The iron surfaces have a pleasing color to them. There are two ramrod pipes under the barrel with the one nearest the stock being a replacement. The wooden ramrod fits very well but is too short for this rifle. This is a great piece!!! Look at the pics. They don't do this great old gun justice. $750.00 Item Weapons- 67
UPDATE ON THIS PIECE!!!
The Lorenz is Sold
We thought that we had a model 1854 Austrian Lorenz Rifle in .58 caliber having been bored out from the original .54 caliber but according to the book on FIREARMS FROM EUROPE this is actually the Austiran Model 1862 "lorenz" Rifle Musket. The book says it's doubtfull than any of this model were imported during 1861-1865 but this model is marked in two places "OHIO" being purchased for the Civil War Union troops in Ohio. The 1862 had a different shaped lock than the M-1854 and the stock was mortised for this new lock. This is the correct stock for this rifle-musket and the "OHIO" stamping is just like the ones I've seen on the M-1854. This could be a rare import here. This one is in generally good condition but does have moderate pitting over the lockplate hammer and the breech end of the barrel. The buttplate and triggerguard also have the moderate pitting so it must have been a storage issue. From the rear sight (incomplete) up to the muzzle end the pitting is not nearly so bad. I can see no markings on the lockplate and the last 3 digits of the year it was made should be there. The stock is in remarkable condition with no splits or breaks. The action works well and I believe the hammer screw is a correct replacement. This is still a nice piece and worthy of anyone's collection especially since it's a 1862 model and not a Model 1854! This piece is complete except for the missing parts on the rear sight. The bore is pretty well shot out. Price $650.00 Item Weapons- 85
The Rifle below is Sold Here's a great german silver mounted percussion halfstock rifle! This one is about 40 caliber and looks great! There is a little wood lacking about the lock that you can see in the pics. Other than that the stock is in very good condition. The piece measures about 52 inches long with a 36 inch heavy barrel. There is no ramrod but easily replaced. Most ramrods are replacements. The double set triggers work well but the hammer falls with the slightest of movements so it needs some adjustment. The lockplace is a back action lock with floral decorations engraved in it. The patchbox is silver and also engraved. The buttplate is silver and engraved as well. There are silver plates around the lock and a silver triggerguard as well as silver escrutcheons and a silver thimble for the ramrod in the stock. There is evidence of plating on the nosecap but I believe the nosecap to actually be pewter. This is a realy nice desireable piece with the makers name of George P. Fostens, Bristol R.I. in cursive maked on the barrel between the nipple and the rear leaf sight. I did not find George's name listed in AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Frank Sellers but I believe this gun to be period to the Civil War or before. Nice piece! $575.00 Item Weapons- 87
THIS ONE IS SOLD! Here's a little pistol of about .30 caliber percussion that was found in Ohio. This piece has a repair to the inside that consists of brazing and you can still see some brazing and old flux remaining. The piece was either dropped or perhaps thrown away when it ceased to function. There is still one walnut grip left but is missing the lock and hammer and all inside mechanisms. 6 1/45 inches long overall. Still a nice displayable piece! $125.00 Item Weapons- 133
THE SWORD PARTS ARE SOLD! Here's something you don't find every day. If you're looking to restore a model 1840 heavy cavalry sword then you might need these parts. This is a brass hand guard, pommel cap and grip for the 1840 heavy cav sword. I believe they are for the European import as I cannot find any US inspector markings on them. There is 8M 476 stamped on the handguard but that's all. The branches have been removed on the handguard for some reason and there is some damage on the pommel cap that you can see in the pics but the grip is still in pretty good shape and you'll never find another one on the loose again. This one still has the original leather grip covering on it. I can't tell if it has the cord under the leather or the grooved wooden grip but I won't damage it to find out so I'll just assume that it's the European one with the cord. At any rate it's rare to find! $125.00 Another customer pointed out that they may be 1860 Cutlass parts. Item Weapons- 134
THIS ONE SOLD! Here is a very well aged leather shot pouch that has a Union Shield on the front. This leather shot pouch is well used with repairs to the seams and a piece of wire holding the spout to the leather body. This is a fine example of what the soldier armed with a shotgun had to carry for ammo that he used. Of course, civilians carried shot pouches as well but I believe it's a bit unusual to have the patriotic shield on the front for a sportsman. This old pouch still has some shot in it. The leather is still supple. This would display well with a military used shotgun! $65.00 Item Weapons- 13
THE French Musket Below is SOLD! 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 believe this is the Model 1857. 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 Item weapons -153
THE DUG KNIFE BELOW IS SOLD! 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 Item Weapons -159
THE OLD PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD! 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 Item weapons -160
THE PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD! 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 Item weapons-161
THE PINFIRE REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD! 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 Item weapons - 162
DUG FLINTLOCK LOCK!!
THIS ONE IS SOLD! 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 Item weapons 170
-BOTH ARE SOLD!!!
Here we have 2 old primitive knives. I have laid them next to a quarter so you could get a sense of size. The larger one thin hand forged blade with the initials LU in old script engraved on one side of the blade. The entire piece extended is about 10 1/2 inches long straight across. The blade is about 6 inches long along the outer curvature. The grip is hand carved horn and has a little damage to the end but not bad. Solid as a rock! $85.00
The smaller knife is a little more primitive and has ML carved into the horn grip on one side. This piece is 6 inches straight across not following the curve. The blade is about 3 1/2 inches long following the long side of the blade. Nice old primitive piece! $45.00
Here is a Hadden, Porter & Booth (Philadelphia) bullseye canteen. Nicely and legibly marked on the pewter spout but is missing sling and cover. The body is dented in a couple of places and has been painted black. $145.00
Here we have a J.E.B. Stuart Saber Attachment for the sword belt. Designed by the later-famous Confederate cavalry leader J.E.B. Stuart immediately prior to the Civil War. This unique saber attachment was patented by the Stuart in October 1859. Previously recommended for Army adoption by a board of cavalry officers. The War Department purchased the rights to produced this hanger with its spring-loaded catch for easy detachment of the saber and hanger from the saber belt. The Saber attachment is NOT the spring-loaded type, but is a simplified hook form only, and is known as the model 1881/1885, and was used through out the Indian Wars, The Spanish American War, and the Philippine Insurrection. The M81/85 was also used with the M1906 Cavalry saber. The importance of this quickly detachable saber attachment is often over looked by those unfamiliar with cavalry tactics. Until the motorization of the cavalry, the primary mode of fighting was dismounted and the saber was of almost no value and a great handicap to movement. The short and long straps were attached to the carrying rings of the model 1860 light model cavalry saber, and the brass hook attached to a brass ring held on the lower edge of the Mills woven cartridge belt. On the early hangers the leather was died black, those used in The Spanish American wars were died brown. Leather is pretty nice with no breaks, tears or repairs. The numbers '35' are stamped into the short strap. Brass has a nice mellow patina. A super display item for your Civil War Cavalry saber. For this piece $85.00 New Arrivals 268
Here we have a holster for what I believe to be a Model 1851 Navy Colt on a Model 1872 Hagner leather belt. This belt is the type to take a US Hagner plate and still has the keeper present. The belt and holster is black and has leather finish loss. The belt has a nick out of it that you can see in one of the pics. The holster is generally relic condition. The holster has the initials cared into the reverse look of BS. No history on this piece. Definitely used hard and put away ! $195.00 New Arrivals 265
The Saw Handled pistol below is SOLD!!!
Here's a dandy! This is an unknown manufacture saw handle type percussion pistol, it has a 5" barrel that measures at 45 caliber, and is 11 inches long overall. This percussion pistol has an all iron/steel frame and octagonal rifled barrel with the beautiful walnut wood grips set into it, the metal has a dark gray/black patina and the wood grips are smooth shaped to the frame with what look like silver escutcheons for the screw, there is hand engraving on the sides and top of the frame and the hammer. The spring retained ram rod is present. I couldn't find a maker on this piece but when I took the grips off I saw 4 notches purposely cut into the grip frame. Don't know what that means though. Perhaps this weapon was used to shot 4 individuals! Who knows! Interesting story but just a story. The gun has some light peppering on it from being fired but not bad. The action works fine and it's nice and crisp. From Nebraska. This is a beautiful weapon! $795.00 New Arrivals 255
You're too late! This one is already gone!!
Here is a contemporary display of an original Pinfire Civil War era Belgium made revolver in 12MM being a 6 shot revolver. This one would have most likely been used for military use as it has the laynard ring on the butt. This piece is quite large being about 11 1/2 inches long overall with a 6 inch barrel. There is a trememdous amount of engraving on this revolver and the walnut grips are highly engraved. Each grip is marked with a VII which is not unusual on confederate used weapons. Both Union and Confederates used these weapons and more likely if it is militarily used it would have been used Stonewall Jackson carried an engraved Pinfire during his campaigns. There is no serial number on this piece that I can see and the only markings are the ELG in an oval over a star that is indicitive of Belgium manufacture. There is also a star over a G on the cylinder. There is no finish on the frame and barrel to speak of but the cylinder has a lot of color left on it. These would have been finished separately during manufacture so evidently the cylinder got a better bluing. This Piece is complete and functions fine. It is a double action revolver so it only works when you pull the trigger. There is some pitting on the piece , mainly on the barrel. This piece is rifled for accuracy. This piece comes with the display box and 6 original pinfire cartridges in 12MM. Four of them are stamped with a large G while 2 of them are marked FUSNOT BRUXELLES. For this cased revolver that came from Missouri. $1500.00 REDUCED TO $1,100.00 New Arrivals 253
SOLD! Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 79
THE WODGON FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BELOW ARE SOLD! This is a wonderful cased reproduction set of the .54 Caliber Wodgon Flintlock dueling pistols used by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in their historic and tragic duel in 1804. This set is one of the limited number of suthentic sets commissioned by the U.S. Bicentennial Commission in 1976. These pistols were copied from the originals by famed Italian Gunsmith Walter Agnoletto. These pistols are like new in unfired condition. The erial numbers on the guns are 307A and 307B. These guns were found at an estate and since the relatives couldn't find a key they had to break open the chest. I believe the case can be easily repair and a new lock put in. I've found this set being offered on the market for many thousands of dollars but since the case is damaged and missing a couple of pieces you can have this set for $1,450.00. Original sets of these pistols are worth over $20,000!! These are bound to go up in value.
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Here we have a 3/4 view image in CDV format of Lieut General U.S. Grant with his name and rank printed on the card below the image. There is nothing on the reverse. This is a fine actual photograph of General "Unconditional Surrender" Grant. Nothing on the reverse. $125.00
The old Wallhanger below is SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!!
Here's an old Civil War wallhanger that looks to have seen plenty of action! This is a model 1862 type 2 rifle being made by Springfield in 1864 and so marked on the lock plate. There is also a US over the Springfield markings. I can see a very damaged spread winged eagle on the barrel bolster. I can also see a U.S. marking on the top of the butt plate which is normal. The barrel is all shot out and seems to be about an inch and a quarter short of the normal 40 inches. There is no reason to shorten a barrel this much unless it suffered damage . There is a sight on the end of the barrel but I don't think it's the normal .58 caliber Springfield front sight. The rear sight is missing. I can see barrel markings under the rust but have not cleaned this piece. The stock is full length with nose cap and has considerable damage to the area around the tang. This damage appears to be old damage as the wood is very aged in this area. I can still see a faint cartouche on the reverse stock. The trigger moves and the hammer moves showing a very strong main spring but will not catch in either lock position. The nipple has been removed for some reason. Take a look at the pics. This is an old war horse! Clean it up if you want or display it as is. Very affordable piece of Civil War history for $225.00 New Arrivals 227
THE ARISAKA IS SOLD !!!
Here's a WW2 Japanese Type 99 Rifle in 7.7 caliber complete with bayonet and the often missing Monopod! This piece is complete less the sling and the dust cover but does have the rear sight with aircraft leading arms. This was brought back by a Sailor aboard the U.S.S. LUMEN. The Lumen was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. This piece is in pretty good condition with alot of original grease (cosmoline) left in the barrel. I can still see strong rifling through the cosmoline. The action works fine and the serial number is 13592. The Chrysamum is still there but looks to have been 'cancelled' rather than grown. All the other markings are there and clear. This piece has the Nagoya Arsenal 1923-1945 mark on it as does the bayonet. The bayonet is the type 30 'Hook Safety' bayonet and is in very good condition complete with scabbard. A history of the sailor who brought this piece back will be provided to the buyer. Sadly the old vet died in 2009 at the age of 90. The U.S.S. LUMEN was involved in the Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April 17th to the 27th , April , 1945 so that is probably where he got this piece. For this piece including bayonet and with history $450.00
The Id'd Indiana Musket below is SOLD!!! We just got this old war horse in from the Great Grand XX? Nephew of the soldier it belonged to, John A. Hutchens. According to the nephew John was the son of Quakers and it was strickly against the Quaker rules to go to war. They probably thought that John was being punished by God when he died during his service. The Nephew believes he was the only one who went against the family on this matter. Incidently, John had a nephew, Author Paul Hutchens who was born on April 7, 1902 in Thorntown, Indiana. He grew up in Sugar Creek Township near Thorntown, Indiana. As a child, he attended a one room country school. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, became an evangelist, and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1925. Looks like his nephew also broke from the Quaker lifestyle. While recovering from tuberculosis, he began writing and published the first Sugar Creek Gang book in 1939. He was best known as the author of this series with a total of 36 Christian-themed fictional books about the adventures of this group of children called"The Sugar Creek Gang". These books were popular in evangelical Christian homes and remain in print, along with CD and audio versions. He also wrote 21 books for adults. He died on January 23,1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
This is an altered Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket that has been shortened to 51 inches in length with a 35 1/4 inch long barrel. The old smoothbore musket is in pretty good shape but the .69 caliber bore has been shot out. This piece belonged to Private John A. Hutchens who inlisted on 8/9/1862 as a private in Company "D" of the 72nd Indiana Infantry brigate otherwise known as Wilder's Brigade! John died on 1/14/1863 at Gallatin, Tennessee and this rifle was send back with his effects. I don't believe that Wilder's brigade of Mounted Infantry was issued their Spencer Rifles until May of 1863. Also, through research, I have found out that, according to the records in Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania, that there were a variety of Rifles in Wilder's Brigade that only accounts for 1369 Spencer rifles. The records also show that the brigade also had 323 Enfields, 9 Colts, and 40 Springfields. This may be the actual weapon that John carried or this was a souvenir that he may have picked up. Being Mounted Infantry the shorter length may have come into use but it could just have easily been a salvaged weapon used by a Confederate. I guess we'll never really know for sure. I do have a photo of the Nephew holding this weapon and a signed statement by him. John was from Thorntown, Indiana. Now back to the rifle. According to the Nephew when the family received the weapon with John's other effects it had a broken stock and you can see a crack at the top of the wrist behind the tang which may have been fixed. Also there is a crack just ahead of the lock that looks like it was repaired at some point and some wood was replaced behind the worn nipple which would have been burned by black powder. I cannot see a cartouche. The lock is in good condition and works well. It is marked on the tail of the lock HARPERS FERRY 1849 with a spread winged Eagle forward of the hammer over US. The barrel markings are worn but still there. The barrel is marked 1851 with the usual VP and Eaglehead. There is deep pitting around the nipple indicating lots of use. There is no provision for a bayonet on this piece. All the barrel bands are present and original to this piece. The end cap just compression fits onto the stock and barrel because there is no locking spring for that one. The others are complete and correct. The rear swivel is missing but the front swivel on the middle band is still present. US is still present on the buttplate. The original ramrod is also present and shortened to the correct length. All in all a good piece and I wish it could talk! Take a look at the pics. $975.00
THE REMINGTON ELLIOT BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a well used Remington-Elliot ring trigger pistol in .32 rimfire. Made c. 1863-1888 with a total quanity of around 25,000 of them. This piece has a four shot stationary barrel cluster that tips up for loading. The barrels are 3 3/8 inches in length and ribbed. The firing pin is present and rotates to each barrel when the trigger is pulled. Everything functions as it should and all the lettering on the barrel ribs are legible. The markings are MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./ELLIOT'S PATENTS/ MAY 29, 1860-OCT. 1, 1861. This piece is serial numbered 5801. The two piece grips are a type of hard rubber and do show wear and a couple of cracks. Also the spur at the bottom of the piece where the ring trigger rests has the tip knocked off of it so it was probably dropped at some point. There is also a small ding in one of the barrels. All in all though it's a good representative piece of a Civil War era firearm. The piece exhibits a nice dark patina. For this piece $425.00 Item Weapons 110
THE RAZOR BELOW IS SOLD !!!
REVOLUTIONARY WAR RAZOR AND/OR PATCH KNIFE
Here's a great little piece that surfaced in Central Indiana. This is an early razor and/or patch knife that could date to the Revolutionary War or earlier. The piece with blade extended measures about 5 ¼ inches long with a 2 1/8 inch long hand made blade with notch at the top for cutting cord. The grips are horn with some silver wire remaining in them in a serpentine pattern. There is an iron pin with brass ferrels that holds the piece together up front and a nice incised brass pommel cap with iron pin that holds the entire affair together at the rear. This piece has a unique lock back feature to keep the blade from folding up on you fingers when you are using it. It's a spring type affair with a pin on the top of the blade which fits in a hole on the spring. Quite unique and works perfectly!!! $175.00 Item weapons 079
THE OLD SIDE KNIFE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is an old side knife that has seen plenty of use! This is a spearpoint knife with a 6 ½ inch blade and 4 ½ inch bone slab handles with 3 brass rivits holding them on. I can see no makers marks on this piece. It's pitted and dark but reeks of character! Comes in an old leather sheath missing the tip. Has what looks like old initials scratched in the back of the sheath but I can't really make them out. Typical of what the Civil War soldier carried. $195.00 Item weapons 077
THE PISTOL AND HOLSTER BELOW ARE SOLD !!!
Here is an old single shot percussion pistol, typical of what was carried by many soldiers in the war and civilians as well. Although the pistol is not unique at all the little shoulder holster rig is. It's a miracle that this little unit survived. The strap that goes around the neck is missing but everything else is there. This pistol was carried in this rig under the coat where the wearer could get to it in a hurry. There is some damage to the rig but again, it's a miracle that it survived at all! The pistol is a little 7 ½ inch long octagon barrel pistol in 45 caliber. Although the hammer is a little loose it still functions. The bag grips are walnut. This piece is totally unmarked so I don't know who made it. Unique little outfit! $495.00 Item weapons 076
The Pinfire Shotgun below is SOLD!!! Here's an interesting shotgun of the Civil War era. This is a Belgian made breech-loading Side-by-Side shotgun designed to fire 16-gauge pinfire shells. It features a forward facing rotary underlever to break the action open, and a second rotary lever to separate the barrels from the frame. The gun features ornate engraving on the frame, lock plates, trigger guard, lever, and hammers. The trigger guard is nicely sculpted and followed by a horn grip extension. The damascus barrels measure 28" in length and there is a sling stud mounted to the underside. The buttstock is checkered and features a shadow-line cheekpiece and steel buttplate. The original butt swivel has been removed. Overall condition is good but the gun does show its age with patina on the metal surfaces including some minor discoloration on the upper tang and in a few spots on the barrel. The barrel also has a few minor dings. The stock is sound and free of cracks although there are numerous old handling marks, dents and dings. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order with the hammers and triggers working properly and the action locking up tight. The damascus bores show moderate pitting throughout so even if you intend to fire pinfire shotshells through this double barrel beauty I would have it checked out by a competent gunsmith. Early in the war, Confederates used civilian arms including shotguns and hunting rifles like the Kentucky or Hawken due to the shortage of military weapons. The British officer Arthur Fremantle observed that revolvers and shotguns (especially double-barreled models) were the favored weapons of Confederate cavalry and mounted infantry during his 1863 visit to the South. Since pinfire weapons were used during the American Civil War it is entirely possible that a pinfire shotgun may have been used as well. Caldwell and Company does not warrant antique guns to operate and fire correctly. For this hard to find beauty $695.00 Item weapons 055
RESTORED CIVIL WAR STARR REVOLVER
Here is a nice Civil War double-action Starr revolver in .44 caliber. I'm sure that this one has been reblued but was done by someone who knew what they were doing. All the markings are sharp and clear and it looks great! We like to have them with the original bluing on them but at least you can see what it must have looked like when it was issued. The action works great in single and double action. There is very little pitting on this piece. The bore shows a considerable amount of rifling and this piece could be fired today. The bright finished areas ie: loading lever, trigger guard and trigger, backstrap and hammer are finished in the bright and has a trace of a case hardening look to them. The grips are very nice and show dings here and there with 2 nice cartouches. One of the cartouches has been double stamped. The knurled top strap knob is a replacement and needs to be changed with an original . There is no slot in this replacement knob as per the original. One nipple has been changed however the other 5 are originals. There are serial numbers on the front frame and hammer rest but none on the cylinder, however, the cylinder is original. I have owned several Starr revolvers both single action and double action and have never had one with a serial number on the cylinder but I see pics on line that many do. I did not take off the grips to check there for a serial number. This one is numbered 21643. This model was made from the late 1850's through the early 1860's when it was replaced by the Single action revolver. The frame markings are STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK and STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856. There are government inspector markings here and there on this piece. I don't think this revolver was restored recently as there is some age and wear to the bluing now. From a S.C. collection. For this fine piece-- $1,650.00 Item weapons 054
THE SWORD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 025
WINCHESTER 32 WCF RELOADING TOOL!
THE TOOL BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This antique Winchester "Lever Tool" is for the 32 WCF (32-20 Winchester Center Fire) cartridge, and it is in very good condition--considering that it is over 100 years old. This fine old tool retains alot of its original blued finish but does have rust on it. . It appears to be fully functional. One side is stamped "32 W.C.F." and "PAT.OCT.20.1874.NOV.7.82". The other side is stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REP. ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A." This tool was used to load cartridges for vintage black powder lever action rifles and Colt single action revolvers of 32 WCF caliber. This is a nice old tool in a scarce and historic caliber of the early American West. It should clean up well. $50.00 Item weapons 023
IDEAL RELOADING TOOL!!
THE TOOL BELOW IS SOLD !!!
SOLD---NO. 4 RECAPPER ON HANDLE 1889 - 1940
This is the Ideal Reloading tool No. 4 recapper on handle made from 1889 to 1940 for the 38-40 cartridge. This piece is generally good condition with rust and some pitting on the handles. As you can see in the pic one of the handles is bent. The markings are still visible on this piece and it should clean up a little and you will still be able to retain the nice dark patina. The two small accessories are missing. $45.00 Item weapons 022
VERY NICE CONSIGNMENT CONTEMPORARY PERCUSSION RIFLE!
THE CONTEMPORARY RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here we have a very nice contemporary percussion rifle in .45 caliber. This is a walnut stocked half-stock rifle with octagon barrel. The barrel is 32 inches long and is rifled. The entire piece is 49 inches long. The trigger is a set type of single trigger that one has to push forward then cock the piece to use. This makes it very accurate since the trigger pull is much lessened. The barrel is marked by the maker A.W.BOWLING and other markings that are hard to make out on top. The rear sight is an adjustable sight while the front sight is a simple blade sight. The stock is walnut and has one crack from the trigger up to the lock. Other than that crack I do not see others. The piece has a cresent moon inlayed on the obverse buttstock and a cheekpiece on the reverse buttstock. The buttstock terminates into a steel buttplate. This is a real nice piece and you could use it today for hunting deer. Nice! $465.00 Item weapons 015
The 1816 below is SOLD! Here we have a model 1816 U.S. Musket that was converted to percussion via the Belgian cone method. This was probably done in the 1850's. This old .69 caliber smoothbore musket was altered into a carbine length weapon possibly during the Civil War. During the Civil War with demand so high the Confederate Cavalry would shorten old obsolete weapons into close range fighting weapons. This one has good markings with the lock plate marked with an Eagle and Shield over U.S. with SPRINGFIELD 1834 marked on the lock behing the hammer on the lock.. The barrel also has the 1834 mark with a proof mark, Eagle head, and V being just a little over 29 inches long. The bore is all shot out and we would be surprised if it weren't!! Someone has installed a new nipple but I wouldn't shoot this old gun!! The buttplate has US on it like it should. There is only one barrel band now and it's brass! Iron was the norm. Looks like there has been a little bit of a 'comb' carved into the stock to give it profile. The stock shows use but is solid as a rock!! The action works fine. Sling swivels are missing but the original ramrod is there-just shortened to 27 1/4 inches long.. The entire piece is 44 3/4 inches long. This is one cool piece! $495.00 Item Weapons- 77
THE AMES SWORD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 79
THE SPRINGFIELD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a pretty 1864 marked Springfield Musket. This is the 1863 type 2 rifle-musket with spring retention barrel bands but has the 2 leaf sight usually on type 1 rifles. This piece retains the tulip head ramrod complete with screw end. The former owner had to clean of years of hardened grease from this rifle consequently lightening most of the stamped marks. The Eagle stamp as well as the U.S. Springfield are easily seen but a little light. The 1864 and the Eagle bolster are in much better condition. The hammer screw was cleaned a lot but the hammer was not. The nipple looks like new so was probably replaced at some point. The barrel bands are the correct bands and are marked with the standard 'U'. The barrel is 39 3/4 inches missing about 1/4 inch which is evident when you put a bayonet on it. The barrel still has very decent rifling but has definitely been used. The worn date of 1863 is at the breech. I cannot see an Eagle of VP on the barrel but it's obviously been overcleaned. The only thing stamped on the breach in that area is the letter B. You can defitely tell the trigger bow has been overcleaned as there is evidence of light pitting on that piece. The trigger looks fine. The rear sight looks great with a great color. The swivels are present and the original front sight is present as well. The stock looks very good with one cartouche that I can see fairly well. There probably more but faint. Most edges of the walnut stock are still fairly sharp and the original nose cap is still there. This is still an excellent looking musket and would look great in your display!!! $1,675.00 Item Weapons- 95
THE TRAPDOOR BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's an excellent condition Springfield M-1868 50-70 Trapdoor rifle with 1863 Civil War dated lockplate. The markings on the lockplate are sharp and deep. This rifle is serial numbered 30XXX on the barrel and the breech. 1870, the Eagle Head and US are deeply stamped on the excellent case hardened trap door. This rifle was made by Springfield Armory from 1868 thru 1872 with a total quanity of 51,389. This one has a serial number of 30243 and was made in 1870. This piece fires a .50 centerfire cartridge. This piece is really quite nice being just about as good as you'll find! Excellent bore and could be fired today. On the reverse opposite the lock is two strong inspectors cartouches and one, I believe that is a little weaker, and the number 28. This rifle has a museum inventory tage on one the rear sling swivel. This is really, really very nice and overall I'll rate it as fine! $2,200.00 Item Weapons- 96
THE RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's another decent condition Springfield M-1868 50-70 Trapdoor rifle with the serial number of 23XXX on both barrel and receiver. This is also a very nice example of the early trapdoor models just showing fairly minor use and wear. The stampings in the metal are still very sharp and easily seen. This one doesn't have the minty case on the receiver like the one about but the receiver is still nice and dark on this one. The lock plate markings are 1863 at the tail and Eagle next to U.S. Springfield forward and all very nice! The barrel is the correct length and the bands are correct as well. The wood stock has a ding here and there from use but still very nice. The action works fine. I cannot see cartouches on this stock and the edges are a little softer but I would still rate it as very good. The number 17 is stamped forward of the trigger bow and there is a cartoche rear of the trigger guard being the P in the oval. Nice example that you could fire today! $1,850.00 Item Weapons- 97
THE RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice Springfield M-1879 / 1883 45-70 Trapdoor rifle with the cartouche on there reverse stock that has the inspectors initials and the date 1883 in the rectangular stamp. Nice piece has nice faded blue and case colors still on the piece with other areas turning to a nice pleasing plum brown color. This piece has a very nice bore and operates flawlessly. You could still shoot it today! This is a great rifle to collect or to shoot. The barrel is the correct length and the original 'R' marked rear sight is present. This rifle was made from 1873-1877 with a total quanity produced at 73,000 for all the types. It's rare, however, to find one in this condition. The serial number is 247XXX. There's a ding here and there in the wood but this rifle is in much, much better condition than what you find out there. All in all this 1s very nice piece and is priced at $1,495.00 Check out the pics!!! Item Weapons- 98
THE CUTLASS BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a model 1860 US Naval Cutlass with replacement period scabbard. The previous owner had it re-gripped some years ago replacing the leather and wire. Usually the Navy removed the wire due to salt air corrosion. Unfortunately the sword has been cleaned but some of the patina is starting to return. During the cleaning most of the markings were removed from the blade. You can still see D.R. and 1862 but unfortunately the Ames markings are lacking. The brass hand cup is pretty nice with the markings 5M 933 stamped on the hand guard and inspectors initials of D.D. stamped on the pommel cap. The owner has it priced at $525.00 BUT NOW $475.00 !! Item Weapons- 103
THE MARINE SWORD IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE !!!
Here's another USMC sword! This one is the United States Marine Corps Non-commissioned Officers sword circa 1955-1965. The only difference between this one and the post Civil War sword is the blade width and the Unites States Marines on both sides of the blade. The earlier ones had a slightly wider blade and USMC on both sides not spelled out. This one is in great shape being by the same maker as listed above. This one has age on it but it's still in fine condition with an absolutely georgous blade! Just about as nice as you'll find. Complete !! WAS $365.00 NOW $325.00 !!!Item Weapons- 104
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This is an Austrian Lorenz socket bayonet for the .54 caliber model 1853. This bayonet looks like it was nickel plated sometime. The GAR liked to do that unfortunately for display or parade use. The locking ring is still but functions. May or may not fit your weapon as they were kind of unique to the gun they were issued with. WAS $130.00 NOW $115.00 !! Item Weapons- 105
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is an 1873 Cadet Bayonet. This bayonet is not as wide as the regular Trapdoor bayonet. This bayonet has fine pitting overall. The locking ring works ok and the US is deeply stamped in the blade. 16 1/2 inch blade with 3 inch socket. WAS $120.00 NOW $105.00!! Item Weapons- 107
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
1855 socket bayonet with scabbard. The scabbard is very dry with a seam split near the bottom. The socket is a dark patina and there is some corrosion where the blade has rested under the leather of the scabbard hanger. The US is deep and the rest of the blade just has staining. This bayonet was found in an old house in Lafayette, IN where members of the 10th Indiana were mustered in. WAS $185.00 NOW $165.00 !!! Item Weapons- 108
THE ARTILLERY SABER BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice 1840 Light Artillery Saber and scabbard. This is a US model and made 1840 but unfortunately this was cleaned and the scabbard nickel plated probably for the Grand Army of the Republic for parades. The blad is very nice but the markings are worn and there are just a few very minor roughness/nicks on the edge. This piece has not been sharpened. You can see part of US and part of the date 186? but no manufacturers name. The initials of GGS are on the drag which stands for US inspector George Saunders. 126 is on pommel cap. The sword has had the grip redone and new wire added as well. This sword has been taken apart to redo the grip. This scabbard belongs to this sword-entirely correct. The scabbard is in pretty good shape as well with just one minor dent that I saw and the nickel is starting to wear thin and chip in a few places. Still looks nice though. No history accompanies this piece. WAS $750.00 NOW $675.00 !!! Item Weapons- 107
THE AUSTRIAN BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
We thought this was an Austrian Lorenz socket bayonet in it's original scabbard. I have tried this bayonet on an Austrian Musket and could not get it to fit and after further research with a fellow collector it was discovered that there were 3 different bridge types for this musket according to the sight on the front of the barrel. I would have to find the right Lorenz musket to fit this bayonet. This is a nice piece with age and comes with the European-type scabbard described in the book as well. There is a 7 stamped on the blade while there is also a V and a swage mark stamped on the shank of a raised 6 point star or swage in an oval. Other than that there are no markings to tell about. WAS $425.00 NOW $390.00 !!! Item Weapons- 118
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This one is a Tower Enfield Model 1853 socket bayonet marked with a G over 515 on the socket. It's in nice condition! WAS $140.00 NOW $125.00 !! Item Weapons- 119
THE TINS OF POWDER ARE SOLD !!!
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 Item Weapons -156
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 Item Weapons - 157
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD RECOVERD CARBINES !!
THE SMITH IS SOLD !!!
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 Smith is on SOLD! 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!!!
THE SMITH CARBINE IS SOLD! $850.00 Item WEapons 165
I'm looking for dug weapons like the ones below. Take a look!
THE CS RICHMOND IS SOLD!
Here is an extremely rare find! This is a CS Richmond Armory Rifle-Musket or what's left of it after being in the ground for years! I have the original tag on where it was dug. This was dug at Spotsylvania Courthouse. The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania (or the 19th century spelling Spottsylvania), was the second major battle in Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the bloody but inconclusive Battle of the Wilderness, Grant's army disengaged from Confederate General Robert E. Lee's army and moved to the southeast, attempting to lure Lee into battle under more favorable conditions. Elements of Lee's army beat the Union army to the critical crossroads of Spotsylvania Court House and began entrenching. Fighting occurred on and off from May 8 through May 21, 1864, as Grant tried various schemes to break the Confederate line. In the end, the battle was tactically inconclusive, but with almost 32,000 casualties on both sides, it was the costliest battle of the campaign. This CS Richmond Armory musket was made on the captured Harpers Ferry Equipment and modeled after the model 1855 US Rifle Musket. Due to the fact that the Richmond Rifles were produced using equipment seized at Harpers Ferry, the Richmond Rifle retained many of the features of the Harpers Ferry rifles. They had a .58 caliber barrel, which was 40 inches long, and an overall length of 56 inches. The locks for the Richmond Rifles were produced using equipment that had been originally designed to produce Springfield Model 1855 rifle-muskets. As a result, even though the Richmond Rifles did not use the troublesome Maynard Primer system that had been featured on the Springfield Model 1855, the Richmond Rifles did have the Model 1855's distinctive hump on the lockplate. The Richmond Rifles also differed from the Union rifles they were based on with a different rear sight, brass buttplate, and brass nosecap on the Confederate model. Item Weapons- 122