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THE HANDWRITTEN SONG BELOW IS SOLD!

HANDWRITTEN SONG BY A SOLDER WHO WAS IN THE 121ST PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS!

Here is a handwritten song on folded heavy paper that was done by John S. Settle Co. I, 121st PA Vols. probably sortly after the war. The song or poem is in 5 stanzas and talks about the Frankfort Boys being there. They were there. He talks about being at Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Antietam, Fishers Hill, Wilderness, and from Bull Run to Appomattox and from Atlanta to the Sea. He talks about Lee and Johnson surrendering. Nice piece in an 10 X 12 inch frame with no glass. The frame is modern. The document is in very good condition. I do not know if this piece was ever published. It is noted at the bottom of the document that Settle was at Gettysburg 1 July 1863. Further checking shows that he was indeed there. Nice piece!!! $250.00 Catalog 1-03

THE FEDERAL CARTRIDGE BOX BELOW IS SOLD!

DECENT MODEL 1861 FEDERAL CARTRIDGE BOX!

Here is a decent federal cartridge box Pattern of 1861. The leather is in generally good condition with crazing on the front surface and the latch tap. Looks to have been in the attic. The brass box plate is present and still held on with the original leather thong through the loops. Both buckles are present on the bottom and the belt loops are still present being both sewn and rivited. The box is complete less one tin. The implement flap is present but detached due to the thread letting go. The tread seems to be pretty decent on the rest of the piece. There are no makers marks other than an asterick*. This is still a decent box! $495.00 Catalog 1-01

The 1st set of brass knuckles below is SOLD!

THE FIRST SET IS SOLD! This first set of knuckles is cast brass being fairly crude with casting flaws. What personality!!! The knuckles are 4 X 2 5/8 inches , 1/2 inch thick and weigh 7.9 ounces. Full of character!!! These are probably from the 19th century. $120.00 Catalog 1-4

THE KNUCKS BELOW ARE SOLD! This next set of knuckles are crude cast iron also with flaws. There is also some old paint on them. I would date these pretty early as well, probably Civil War period. The knuckles measure 4 X 2 3/4 inches being about 7/16 inches thick and weigh 6.2 ounces. $120.00 Catalog 1-5

THE KNUCKS BELOW ARE SOLD! This pair of knuckles are probably commercially made in the 1800's as they are real nice and nicely made. They have a rough texture so are still probably sand cast with grinding on the palm side. They measure 4 1/8 x 2 1/4 being about 7/8 inch thing and weighing 5.4 ounces. Nice! $120.00 Catalog 1-6

THIS ONE SOLD! This next set of knuckles are very crude lead cast knuckles probably being made by a soldier during the Civil War. They are sand or ground cast and have many flaws in them. They measure 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches, are about 3/8 inches thick (varies) and weigh 8.1 ounces. You can tell which side was down when the lead was poured into the mold!! These just reek of character!!! $120.00 Catalog 1-8

THIS ONE SOLD! Here's another cast lead set of knuckles that are large. There are initials of LP carved into them and other initials I believe. Definitely old and hand made! These knuckles measure 4 1/2 x 3 7/8's being over 1/2 inch thick (varies) and weighs a respectible 1 pound 3.4 ounces!!!!! Another whopper!!! $125.00 Catalog 1-8

THE KNUCKS BELOW ARE SOLD! This next set of knuckles are also cast lead. These have been worked down a bit more than the other lead knuckles listed. These are very well made for lead! These knuckles measure 4 X 2 7/8 inches , being about 1/2 thick (average- some places less, some places more) and weigh 12.4 ounces. These are old being probably from the 1800's and are sure nice!!! $125.00 Catalog 1-9

THE SET IS SOLD!

The next set of brass knucks is sold!!

This next set of knuckles are commercially made brass knuckles which reminds me of the 19th century but could have been made in the 20th century. These are obviously cast brass but finished very well with 2 notches cut across each knuckle for effect. This nice set of brass knuckles measures about 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches being 1/2 inch thick and weighing 7.7 ounces. Nice set and fits the hand well!!! $120.00 Catalog 1-11

THE KNUCKS BELOW ARE SOLD!

This set of knuckles are commercially made aluminum ones that are very nicely done. Being mold made and at least over 50 years old because I know where they came from. They fit the hand well and are quite light being only 2.4 ounces! They measure 4 3/4 x 2 5/8 and are 1/2 inch thick. Vintage!! $85.00 Catalog 1-12

THIS ONE SOLD!

This is a set of hand made, probably sand cast pair of lead knuckles and shows many casting flaws. These were very popular during the Civil War as the soldiers could make them from bullet lead while sitting around camp. This one measures about 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall. Nicely made! $120.00 Catalog 1-13

The old M-1859 US bit below is SOLD! Here is an old Model 1859 U.S. Cavalry bit that recently surfaced in Muncie, Indiana. This one is relic and has had lots of ground action. The old bit has been painted black at one time but most is lacking now. The brass US bosses are present and don't look like they've ever been messed with and whoever painted this old Civil War Union Bit did not get paint on the bosses. If there were any markings on this piece I can't find them now. The slobber bar is missing as well as the curb chain. This old bit saw lots of use before being lost. Nice old display piece that would clean up if you wanted to do it. $95.00 Catalog 1-27

THE SCHENKL SHELL BELOW IS SOLD!!! Here's a 3 inch Schenkl Shell that was recovered from Port Hudson, LA in 1979. The piece has been cleaned and disarmed. When you shake it you can hear the cannister inside the shell rattling around. The fuse is still entact. There is some ground action on this piece but it's entirely stable now and looks great!!! This is a great piece of Civil War History. $345.00 Catalog 1-32

The buttons below are SOLD! Here's a bargain grouping of 1832 to 1902 General Staff Buttons. These were purchased as one group probably having been removed from a uniform and just kept. Wish he would have kept the entire uniform! At any rate these are definitely from one lot. This lot consists of 19 coat sized buttons and 4 cuff sized buttons all with tin backs. The larger ones have the stars around in a concentric circle and the smaller buttons are plain. There are remnants of cloth in the eyelets of several buttons. Only one button is damaged and it's missing the loop on the back. This is a wonderful lot! Wish I new the history. I suspect these buttons are late Indian War. This buttons are the high domed type. For the lot $125.00 Catalog 1-33

The old document below is SOLD! Here we have a very good post Civil War document for a Civil War Veteran from the 31st Indiana Infantry. this is proof of his Civil War Record for Pension reasons. The Veteran is Edward D. Litsey and here is his bio:

Edward D. Litsey

Residence Annapolis IN; Enlisted on 9/20/1861 as a Sergeant.

On 9/20/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 31st Infantry as a Sergeant. He was discharged on 3/9/1863 at Nashville, Tenn., on account of wounds.

Here's a bio of the 31st Indiana:

Thirty-first Infantry INDIANA (3 years) Thirty-first Infantry. -- Cols.,Charles Cruft, John Osborn, John T. Smith, James R. Hallowell; Lieut.-Cols., John Osborn, Charles M. Smith, John T. Smith, Francis L. Neff, William H. Fairbanks, Tames R. Hallowell, Silas Grimes; Majs., Frederick Arn, Charles M. Smith Henry L. McCalla, John T. Smith, Francis L. Neff, William H. Fairbanks, James R. Hallowell, Silas Grimes, Craven P. Reed. This regiment was organized at Terre Haute and was mustered in Sept. 16, 1861. It left the state the following week, went into camp at Calhoun, Ky. and from there proceeded to Fort Donelson, where it participated in the battle and was present at the surrender losing 12 killed, 52 wounded and 4 missing. It moved to Fort Henry, thence to Pittsburg Landing and was actively engaged at Shiloh, losing 22 killed, 110 wounded and 10 missing. It was assigned to the 4th division, Army of Ohio, in command of Gen. Nelson. It was in the siege of Corinth and at its conclusion joined the march through Alabama and Mississippi into Tennessee being stationed at various places. Col. Cruft was appointed brigadier-general on July 16, and Lieut.-Col. Osborn was made his successor. The regiment fell back to Louisville in September, but returned to Nashville when Bragg was driven from Kentucky. It moved in December for Murfreesboro and participated in the three days' battle at Stone's River, losing 5 killed and 46 wounded. It was then at Cripple Creek until June, guarding a mountain pass, then moved toward Chattanooga and participated in the battle of Chickamauga, where it lost 4 killed and 66 wounded. At Bridgeport, Ala., it reenlisted as a veteran organization, Jan. 1, 1865, and was furloughed home in February. It was stationed at Ooltewah, Tenn., until the beginning of the Atlanta campaign, when, as part of the 4th corps, it participated in the various skirmishes and battles attending that movement. After the capture of Atlanta the regiment joined in pursuit of Hood's army to Pulaski, Tenn., proceeding from there to Nashville, where it took part in the battle in December afterward pursuing Hood's army as far as Huntsville, Ala. It was in a brief campaign in eastern Tennessee, and then was at Nashville from April until the middle of June, 1865, when it was ordered to New Orleans and from there to Texas, marching to the interior of the state and being stationed at Green Lake. It was mustered out Dec. 8, 1865. The original strength was 1,038; gain by recruits, 563; reenlistments 285; total, 1,886. Loss by death, 366; desertion, 76; unaccounted for, 13. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

The document is in very good condition on the Executive Department , Indiana Adjutant General's Office letterhead and would look suitable framed. $15.00 Catalog 1-34

CONSIGNMENT:

THE CASTLE HEIGHTS MILITARY ACADEMY COATEE IS SOLD! Here's an early 1900's Military School Swallowtail Uniform wool coatee that's in pretty good condition. I believe due to construction that the coat is earlier than representated but the Uniform buttons have a date on them of 1902. Also on the buttons CASTLE HEIGHTS MILITARY ACADEMY and 3 latin words around the shield. Castle Heights Military Academy was a private military academy in Lebanon, Tennessee. The swallowtail coat is a kind of blue gray color with lining. It's heavy wool and has a oilcloth red color and epaulets. A lot of the hard covering has cracked off the cloth in the oil cloth. The lining is fine with a couple of inside pockets. The lining in the sleeves has started to separate. The coat has a label in it from William C; Rowland of Philadelphia who was in business, research shows, from 1895 through the 1920's. The coat is in generally good overall condition with some moth nips here and there. There is no active mothing at this time and no smell of moth balls. There is a half dozen buttons missing, including the button under each epaulet, but there's still a ton of them left!!! This is a small size for a small man or large boy. Folks were built different then!! Check out the pics. $145.00 Catalog 1-37

Here's a rare to find item in any condition but usually when you find these US Army Summer Helmets they're not in very good condition. This one is very nice! This is an Original Model 1887 U.S. Enlisted Summer Helmet. This pattern was experimented with by the US military starting in 1875 in imitation of the British helmets of the period and was adopted in 1880. In 1882 both white and tan were authorized as colors and in 1887 the helmet was modified by extending the rear "cape" or brim portion. This is the 1887 pattern in tan with white leather chin strap. There are a couple of small puncture marks to the cork that you can see in the pics. The cork is cover with a cotton twill material. The lining is green and has been visited by the moths as you can see in the pics but, hey, it's still there! The underside of the sweatband has the manufactures stamp in it of B.Y.PIPPEY & CO. NEW, YORK CONTRACT SEPT. 20TH 1899. Believe me these are hard to find in this condition! Complete and reasonably priced at $145.00 Catalog 1-39

Here's a couple of pair of Civil War/1800's type gold filled glasses in cases. The first pair is marked on the underside of the bridge but I can't quite make it out. The glasses are in excellent condition with nice lenses. The case is worn but complete lacking any markings. This pair is $35.00 with case. This first pair is

SOLD! Catalog 1-47

The second pair shown is like the first pair in appearance and quality. I can make out the markings on the underside of the bridge which look like S.T.H.? This case is in better condition that the one above but again no markings. These glasses and cases are typical of the Civil War era and would look great in any display or used by re-enactors. I know there are Optometrists that can replace these lenses with your prescription. Nice glasses! This set is $40.00 Catalog 1-48

THE MEDAL BELOW IS SOLD! A rare example of the Civil War commemorative medal awarded in 1866 to army and navy veteran residing in the City of Brooklyn upon enlistment. Both versions share a bronze planchet measuring 1.25 x 2 in., incorporating the city motto EEN DRAGHT MACKT NAGHT (In Unity There Is Strength) and symbol of a robed woman holding fasces beneath scroll. The obverse of the navy version is a raised oval cartouche depicting a sailor and anchor around which reads, PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF BROOKLYN TO ONE OF ITS VETERANS. The medal is suspended from a bronze bar with pin back catch and small piece of blue silk ribbon. The medal was issued unnamed. This example is masterfully jeweler inscribed with J.W. Hollihan U.S.N. in the top bar and 1862 beneath the robed women. Three battles/campaigns are inscribed on obverse—Charleston, Cape Fear, and Stono (River).

This historic medal was awarded to Irish born James W. Hollihan (1842-1910) who joined the navy in December 1862 as Third Assistant Engineer of the newly commissioned screw sloop USS Housatonic. On the night of February 17, 1864 Hollihan was aboard the ship standing just off the bar of Charleston Harbor on blockade duty and took charge of the watch in the engine room at 8pm. Just before 9pm Housatonic was struck from beneath the waves by the CSS Hunley, carrying a spar torpedo and sunk with the loss of five lives in what was the first successful submarine attack in history.

The officer remained in the peacetime navy becoming First Assistant Engineer in June 1868. Thereafter, he rotated aboard a number of navy ships and shore stations until being placed on the retired list in October 1879. Accompanying naval records show that Engineer Hollihan was briefly called back into service on the eve of the Spanish-American War and assigned to the receiving ship Independence at Mare Island Navy Yard in California as a member of the General Court Martial Board. He was detached in January 1899. In December 1906 the old sailor was “advanced to the grade of Chief Engineer, with the rank of Lieutenant, on the retired list from June 29, 1906.” Hollihan had relocated to California in 1882 and remarried in 1885. According to his death certificate he expired suddenly on February 12, 1910 of “apoplexy” at home in Oakland. James W. Hollihan also wore MOLLUS medal #08307 as a member of the California Commandery. Condition: Condition: Medal is VG. with replaced ribbon, The medal has darkened somewhat with even patina and only minor wear on raised areas.. The blue ribbon has deteriorated, was backed with cellophane tape keeping it intact but had deteriorated so much that we had to replace it. The original remnants will be included with the medal. RARE-RARE-RARE!!! $1,250.00 There are lots of records in the National Archives concerning this fine man that one can obtain. Check out the pics. Catalog 1-50

CIVIL WAR 'HOUSEWIFE'!!

The following is from the Smithsonian about Civil War Housewifes: Union soldier’s housewife

Generally rectangular in shape, of cloth or leather that could be folded and tied with cloth tape, the “housewife” contained needles, yarn, and a thimble for mending clothing. Soldiers were often sent off to service by their mothers, sisters, or sweethearts equipped with such an item, as it was general practice for enlisted men to attend to their own uniforms.

Division of the History of Technology, Armed Forces History National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Behring Center

This one is the roll up kind with one tie ribbon a little short due to breaking. There are original needles and straight pins still attached and one 'darning' needle for repairing socks. There are no swatches of material or thread left. There is a pin cushion on one end of the cylinder and there other end has a place for placing a tampion when not in use. the tampion is used to plug the barrel of the musket to keep dirt out of it. The cover is a kind of leather that has the finish worn where exposed to wear. The edges are bound with edging. This is a nice accessory to display with soldiers effects. 3 inches wide by 7 inches long. $125.00 Catalog 1-75

THE PATRIOTIC FLAG WHIMSEY BELOW IS SOLD! Here is a nice folded paper Patriotic Flag whimsey on 2 sticks. I do believe this is from the 20th century but it could be earlier I suppose. I can find no makers marks anywhere. Nice heavy printed paper. $15.00 Catalog 1-78

BOTH GIMLETS BELOW ARE SOLD! Here are 2 nice gimlets. Gimlets were used to clean out the fuse holes on cannons. One is a little larger than the other. There's a penny in the pic for comparison. The smaller one is about 3 1/4 inches long with the little hardwood handle being 1 3/4 inches wide. Nice! $25.00 The large one is 5 inces long with the hardwood handle being about 2 1/2 inches wide. Also $25.00. Nice pieces! Catalog 1-117

The old SOV medal below is SOLD! Here's a nice EARLY Sons of Veterans (Union Veterans) membership 3-piece medal that is in excellent all original aged condition. This piece is in fine condition and complete! Look at the pics! $45.00 Catalog 1-85


SOLD! Here's a very nice 1/6th plate tintype image of a young girl in full detached case. Both halfs of the case match. A little cloth tape will fix the detachment. This little girl is about 12 years old and the image has been hand tinted adding some red tint to her cheeks. The image is just sweet! There are no white spots in the image - that's just reflection. No Id just nice. From Lafayette, Indiana. $45.00 Catalog 1-52a

THE Fife Below is SOLD! Here is a silver or nickel plated metal fife made of brass with copper reinforcement sleeve and pewter or lead cheater. The cheater has been broken and wired to the fife. The plating has been flaking off but appears stable now. This piece still functions very well! Wish I had some talent! The 6 finger holes are elevated. I found a similiar fife on page 61 od THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF AMERICAN RELICS BY Stephen Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell. Take a look at the pic from the book. I wouldn't represent this piece as Confederate but it's possible. I could not find any makers marks anywhere on this piece. $145.00 Catalog 1-17

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD! PEDERSOLI INLINE ROLLING BLOCK HUNTER .50 CALIBER RIFLE

The historical mechanical features of the Rolling Block cartridge rifle applied to this modern muzzle loading version addressed to the hunting. The barrel is made of high carbon steel, the fast twist obtained by broaching; drilled and tapped to fit the scope mount, the finishing is non-reflecting mat blue. The same mat blue is also for the frame and the trigger guard is brass. The fiber optic sights concern the rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation, the front sight is interchangeable and half of the little fiber is missing. The gun looks to be in good condition with a ding here and there on the stock from using but not too bad. The stock is made of walnut, equipped with the rubber butt pad. The fiber ramrod is completed with the brass jag, hold at the barrel by band’s thimbles. There are 2 small chips back of the receiver behind the hammer. The only thing this piece is missing is the nipple which, of course, can be obtained. The breech plug wrench is included. Still a nice inline piece! $275.00 New Arrivals A 61

THE STARR REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!

NICE CIVIL WAR STARR REVOLVER!

This is the Army .44 caliber double action Starr Revolver. A Starr revolver (Starr DA) is a double-action revolver which was briefly used in the western theater of the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant after discontinuation of the Colt. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each (equivalent to 224 in 2012 inflation dollars). However, the price paid by the government for the DA army revolver was $25 (equivalent to 466 in 2012 inflation dollars). The State of Ohio purchased 500 of the .36 Caliber Navy version for $20 each (equivalent to 373 in 2012 inflation dollars). This one is serial number 20338.

The Starr DA is featured in the 1992 film Unforgiven, when William Munny(Clint Eastwood) takes it from its case to determine whether he has lost his former shooting ability. The self-cocking trigger can be seen in this film. In the 1994 film Wyatt Earp young Wyatt Earp (Kevin Costner) carries this gun.

This particular weapon is in pretty good condition exhibiting just about 40% original brilliant bluing with the rest being a nice plum color. My pics are a little light. The actual firearm is darker than what shows. The piece seems to funcition ok and is complete. The topstrap release screw has the head of it flattened on two sides but it is the original screw. No screws have been replaced and most are still in good shape showing that this piece hasn't been messed with much. The markings ae all sharp and there is still an inspections initial on the top of the reverse grip with a cartouche on the bottom of the same grip. Another cartouche is on the other grip but at the top of it. There are other inspectors initials elsewhere. The bottom of the grip looks like it was used to hammer nails into circulars hung on trees but who knows. It looks worse in the photo than it really is. All in all a very good representative example of a good Civil War revolver. Shape rifling is present in the barrel. This is a dandy!!! I took lots of pics so take a look at them. I usually do not find a Starr Revolver with much original blue on it. $1,650.00 New Arrivals A 78

THE SAM BECK RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! CONSIGNMEMT

REAL NICE SAM BECK, INDIANA RIFLE!

This is a real nice Samuel Beck rifle. Sam was in business in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1833 to 1855. He was the brother of Civil War Officer and fellow Gun Maker Christian Beck. Sam made both percussion and cartridge guns. This is a circa 1840's half stock percussion rifle with set triggers. This is a 40 caliber weapon with 38 1/2 inch octagon barrel. The entire piece is slightly over 54 inches long. S. BECK is stamped on the top of the barrel near the hammer. There is considerable pitting there from firing this weapon but S. BECK is easily seen. The piece of wood behind the hammer was burned away at some time from firing and has been replaced. The nipple and drum needs to be repositioned just a little so that the hammer will fall squarely on the cap. The lock is a decorated TYLER DAVIDSON & CO. CINCINNATI, O marked lock. Tyler Davidson was in business from 1834 to 1866 and were lockmakers only. The stock is in good shape with only that piece behind the hammer being replaced and a repair just forward of the lock. The furniture is brass. I'm not sure if the ramrod is original to this piece or not as the ramrod seems to be hand shaped and you can feel inconsistancys in it while feeling the entire length. Samuel Beck rifles are highly sought after. His brothers rifles are sought after even more because of his military record but this one is highly collectable too and is in fine shape! The set triggers work but are somewhat tricky to operate. All in all a very nice BECK RIFLE !!! $1,150.00 New Arrivals A 79

THE 2 BRITISH BULLDOG REVOLVERS BELOW ARE SOLD!

BRITISH BULLDOG REVOLVERS FROM THE LATE 1800'S!

Here we have 2 old British Bulldog revolvers. The British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872 and subsequently copied by gunmakers in Continental Europe and the United States. It featured a 2.5-inch (64 mm) barrel and was chambered for five .44 Short Rimfire, .442 Webley, or .450 Adams cartridges. Webley produced smaller scaled .320 Revolver and .380 calibre versions later, but did not mark them with the British Bull Dog name. These 2 are the smaller type and I have them next to a copy of a portion of an 1890 George W. Harder's Catalog that shows examples of these two revolvers that he had for sale. The Nickle plated on is in .320 caliber and works in single and double action. The gutta percha grips are ornate and just beautiful!! The piece works well but the trigger has to be pushed back into place probably just needing a new spring. The nickle is mostly there and the top of the frame strap is marked BRITISH BULLDOG. It's still a nice little example! $260.00

The next British Bulldog revolver is not marked with the BRITISH BULLDOG on it which is sometimes normal. This one is also .320. The piece works well but is single action only. The trigger must be pushed forward to re-engage like the first pistol listed. This one was originall blue with walnut slab grips on the birdshead frame. There are numerous British proof marks on this one and a little pitting here and there but it still looks pretty good. There are traces of original blue in protected areas. $225.00 New Arrivals A 81

THE LITTLE FRENCH PISTOL BELOW SOLD! NICE LITTLE FRENCH PISTOL THAT IS JUST A LITTLE BIGGER THAN A SMALL DERINGER!

Here is a very nice little French Made pistol that is very ornate and diminutive. The entire piece measures about 8 inches long with a 3 3/4 inch .45 caliber octagon barrel but obviously it was made for a small hand. The wood is walnut with no breaks and just a couple of very minor cracks which is about normal. The buttcap is iron and highly decorated. The triggerguard, lockplate, reverse side escutcheon, hammer and nipple base are all iron as well and also very highly decorated. The tang screw also is engraved as well as the barrel. The makers name is on the barrel but in this cursive I cannot make it out. The action works fine and the nipple is fine as well. Take a look at the pics. This is not your run of the mill small single action percussion pistol. Unusual! $650.00 New Arrivals A 84

THE REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD! RARE!!! MODEL 1892 "NEW ARMY AND NAVY" --CIVILIAN MODEL MADE IN 1897!!!

This model is similiar to appearance to the 1889 Navy. The main differences are improvements to the lockwork function. It has double bolt stop notches, a double cylinder locking bolt, and shorter flutes on the cylinder. This one is in the .41 Colt caliber and so marked on the barrel. The grips are the standard Colt marked hard rubber grips which are in good condition with the exception of a crack on the bottom of one. This one is in the RARE 3" barrel length! The last patent date on the top of the barrel is 1895 and with the serial number of 870XX it makes this revolver as being made in 1897 and is more desireable since it is an antique. The antique dates are much harder to obtain. This one functions as it should and only has original blue in protected areas. The revolver is much darker than my pics show. The Colt rearing horse is still present as well above the reverse grip. 890 is marked on the other parts which is normal for the parts to be marked different than the serial number. The rifling is good in the barrel. The revolver is a 6 shot double action revolver. The actual revolver is darker than my pics. It's nice and rare to be antique with a 3 inch barrel! P.O.R. Modern Guns 30

New Arrivals A 87

THE POACHERS SHOTGUN BELOW IS SOLD!

Here we have a very unique 12 guage percussion shotgun! We believe this to be a poachers shotgun as it's designed to break down in 3 pieces for concealment. Also, the stock had been darkened to make it harder to see than the original walnut finish. A lot of that darkening layer is lacking now exposing the beautiful walnut under it. This piece measures about 45 inches long overall and as you can see in the photos it breaks down very well and is quite well made. I have never seen another but there may be others out there. This piece is completely unmarked except for the floral designs on the lockplate and hammer. The nipple is still present and in good condition. The piece functions flawlessly and was used quite a bit as evidenced by the loss of dark finish and the condition of the bore which is pitted and dark. All the furniture on this piece is iron. Take a look at the pics to see the unique locking system of the barrel and buttstock. It's quite unique!!! For this outstanding, perhaps one of a kind item, $695.00 New Arrivals A 101

THE REICHSREVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD! This is a FINE condition example of the M-1879 Reichsrevolver. It is interesting that until the adoption of the M-1879, the standard military handgun used by the German kingdoms was a single shot, percussion muzzleloader! Even though the Prussian military had been using incredibly advanced bolt action needle rifles since their introduction in 1841, they felt little need to improve the arms of their cavalry, instead relying upon the lance and saber as their primary weapons, rather than the repeating cartridge handguns that had become a standard weapon for most western cavalry regiments by the early 1870s. With the exception of some Colt M-1851 “Navy” percussion revolvers purchased by the Kriegsmarine (German Navy), the late 1870s found the state of German military handguns firmly entrenched in the 1840s! The M-1879 Reichsrevolver was developed as the standard military handgun for use by the militaries of the four German kingdoms; Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony and Württemberg. It was 6-shot, single action revolver with a 7 1/8” round barrel with a small octagonal section at the frame juncture, and a reinforcing ring at the muzzle (often referred to as a “cannon” barrel), with a rust browned finish. The revolver incorporated a safety lever on the left side of the frame and had a lanyard ring in the butt cap. The revolver was chambered for a 10.6x25R centerfire cartridge. The cartridge was loaded with a 262-grain lead bullet of about .44 caliber, propelled by a black powder charge with a muzzle velocity of 700 fps and 288 ft./lbs. of muzzle energy. The 10.6x25R is often compared to the S&W .44 Russian cartridge, which is nearly identical in size and power, and was initially produced by Ludwig Loewe & Company (the predecessor of DWM). The M-1879 was produced by three primary manufacturers. These were Gebrüder Mauser & Cie, who supplied the kingdoms of Bavaria and Württemberg, Franz V. Dreyse who supplied the kingdoms of Prussia and Bavaria, and the Suhl consortium of arms makers consisting of Spangenberg & Sauer, V.C Schilling & Cie and C.G. Haenel & Cie, who supplied Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony. In 1883 a slightly more refined and compact version of the M-1879 was approved, the M-1883. It was essentially the same revolver with a 4 5/8” barrel. The large and well-made revolvers remained the primary issue handgun to German state military forces until 1908, when it was superseded by the Parabellum-Pistole 1908, better known simply as “The Luger”. Even though the Luger replaced the M-1879, the revolver remained in use through the World War I era, mostly with second line and reserve troops. Unit marked revolvers are encountered from time to time, allowing the identification of the unit the gun was issued to. Although considered obsolete by World War II, some Reichsrevolvers are reported to have been used by the French resistance during Nazi occupation. The Germans even pulled some Reichsrevolvers out of mothballs at the end of World War II, during the fight for Berlin.

This particular M-1879 was manufactured by Mauser and so noted on the frame. Check out the photos. This particular revolver was private purchased by an officer as there are no martial or regimental markings on this piece at all. The officers had to purchase their own revolvers and according to Hans Reckendorf in his book Die Militär-Faustfeuerwaffen des Deutschen Reiches wrote after diligent research: "for 200 troop issued revolvers one finds one officer's model." . All numbers match on this piece whichis 1517 and believe me the Germans marked everything! Every screw head seems to be marked with 17! The barrel is marked 10,6 which is the caliber. This piece has the original browning finish as these pieces were not blued. The revolver is complete in every way and has a very decent bore. The only problem is with the hand and spring. When pointing the revolver downward it cocks, rotates, and locks up as it should but if you point it up it will not rotate indicating the the sping on the hand and spring is weak or damaged, otherwise this piece is in fine original unmessed with condition. No screw heads are damaged and there is only a sling ring from rotating the cylinder. I don't believe this massive old revolver was used much! The GER.MAUSER 1880 ORNDORF markings in an oval are as sharp as they day they were stamped. This particular revolver was made in 1881 as evidenced by the stamp in front of the cylinder on the frame. This revolver is outstanding and an easy fix for an experienced gunsmith. It's worth much more than what I am asking which is $995.00

New Arrivals A 100

THE SAXON MUSKET BELOW IS SOLD! Here is an unusual find! This is what I think is a Saxon Model 1857 Rifle-Musket that has been cut down into a short carbine length. The piece is 29 ¼ inch long overall with a 16 ¼ inch barrel. The caliber seems to be .72 so if it was loaded with buckshot I would pitty anyone who was in front of it! This piece has the small crown proofmarks which is normal. There are no markings on the lockplate. This carbine has a model 1863 Springfield hammer on it and it's about the same color as the rest of the piece. The hammer cocks on half and full but doesn't hold on either. Needs the tumbler squared up to hold. The stock has hand carved checkering on it. They not only cut the forearm but they shortened the buttstock as well. The wooden ramrod, although it would work well, is a modern replacement I believe. The barrel is blocked about 2/3rds of the way down. It's a wall hanger but it's a dandy one! This would have been a great close order Cavalry weapon! $375.00 New Arrivals A 104

BURNSIDE CARBINE 4TH MODEL

THE BURNSIDE CARBINE BELOW IS SOLD! The Burnside Carbine was invented by Ambrose Everett Burnside, born in Liberty Indiana May 23, 1824. He graduated Unites States Military West Point Academy in 1847 and became a Lieutenant of Artillery. He fought towards the end of the Mexican American War. He resigned from the Military in 1853 and organized the Bristol Fire Arms Co. in 1855. Burnside developed a breech loading idea and patented in 1856, U.S. Patent # 14,491.

In April 1856 he sold 200 Carbines to the Government. The following year it was rated the best breech loading weapons of the weapons tested. In September 1858 he sold another 709 Carbines to the Gov. for $35.00 each.

A further trail board was conducted in 1860 to test various breech loading carbines. The Board concluded that although the Burnside was capable of rendering good service, it does not consider it equal to Smiths and Maynard's to Military Service.

At the outbreak of the war Everett Burnside was no longer associated with the Bristol Fire Arms Co. He had gone bankrupt and sold off the Patents to pay his creditors. He becomes Major General and leads the Army of the Potomac during the Fredericksburg campaign in the winter of 1862.

the U.S. Government purchased 53,031 Carbines and 21,819,200 cartridges throughout the the war. The earlier Models of the Burnside Carbines had a Walnut Stock, Breech Mechanism and a barrel with no wood forearm. However in 1864 the Forth Model was designed with a 14" wood forearm held to the barrel with a single barrel band. This allowed for better sighting and allowed the shooter to handle the barrel without getting burned.

Now to this Burnside Carbine.

This is a Burnside model Carbine 4th model (1863-1864) in .54 cal with a 21" round barrel. The receiver and barrel have a brown patina of age yet there remains some bluing in protected areas. The breech block system opens easliy and locks up tightly. The bore is bright and shiny with minor pitting. The cartouche is nice and deep. This piece is complete and in good while definitely carried condition and exhibits some dings and dents as well as the initials S.W. carved into the stock by the sling ring. You can see where the stock rubbed while being carried by the sling. The markings are somewhat worn but mostly there. The wear to the markings is honest and caused by carrying this piece. The lockplate markings are worn but easily seen. There is some moderate pitting around the nipple but it's honestly not that bad. All I can see on the top of the frame is BURNSIDE -------- /MODEL OF -----------.

Burnside Carbines were carried by many cavalry regiments during the Civil War and among them were the 1st Michigan, 3rd Indiana, 5th, 6th, 7th Ohio, 1st New Jersey, 3rd West Virginal, 3rd, 14th, 18th Pennsylvania, 2nd, 12th, 14th and 16th Illinois.

The serial number on this piece is 7871 and in the SPRINGFIELD RESEARCH SERVICE OF U. S. MARTIAL ARMS SERIAL NUMBERS this carbine is real close to one with a serial number of 7875 that was issued to a member of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.

This is a good carbine and works great! The cartridge in the photo is for effect but still can be purchased for $55.00

This carbine is $1,450.00 New Arrivals A 111

THE SHOULDER BOARDS BELOW ARE SOLD! Here is a pair of shoulder boards that I believe to be Indian wars era. They are 4 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide and are for Infantry with blue centers. They are for a Captain. The bullion is dark but still looks nice. The backs are dark blue or black felt like material. These have definitely been on a uniform at some point in time. Nice overall! $175.00 New Arrivals A 108

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THE GERMAN HUNTING SWORD BELOW IS SOLD! Here is a 19th century German Hunting Sword. I have seen photo's and have owed a photo and sword of a Civil War Soldier from a German unit carrying these very type of hunting swords into combat. This particular sword is 23 ½ inches long with a 17 ¾ inch long engraved blade. The blade is covered with floral engravings up to 6 ¾ inches from the tip. The very tip of the sword is lacking. Probably 1/16 th of an inch or less. The guard is brass and is a shell langet type. The crossguard looks like stag or wild boars feet , probably stag. There is a brass ferrel between the crossguard and the stag horn grip. The grip terminates with a large brass pommel. The whole affair is held together by a round brass nut on stud. One of the little brass decorations on the grip is missing. I can see no makers name. The blade is very dark patina with pitting, not over the entire piece but spotty. No scabbard with this one. $275.00 New Arrivals A 96

THE MARLIN RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! MODEL 1881 MARLIN LEVER ACTION RIFLE!!

This is an old war horse!! This is a model 1881 Marlin Lever Action Rifle in .40-60 caliber. Total quanity estimated produced in various calibers made from 1881 to 1892. This rifle has a tubular magazine under the 28" barrel. Top ejection. This piece has the octagonal barrel with buckhorn rear and blade typ front sights. This is the 2nd style rifle even though it has the first style forestock. 377XX makes this one made in the 1880's. This is the first lever action rifle that Marlin made. According to the records 6,261 of these rifles were made in .40 caliber. This rifle shows age but is still in good overall condition. The dust cover is missing and it looks to have been in the vice a time or two for repairs. Still seems to operate ok. No breaks in the wood but shrinkage has occured. This is one heavy rifle! I can't imagine how tough these old Cowboys were. This rifle unloaded weighs just over 9 pounds! The bore has rifling but it's dark and pitted. This old boy saw action! I just wish I knew what it was. $1,250.00 New Arrivals A 83

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!

This last bullet mold is made to produce just one round ball but it's a big one! I believe it to be .54 caliber. The spru cutter on this one is between the handle grips. The piece exhibits a great dark brown patina and is complete with no broken parts. Measures nearly 5 3/4 inches long. The only markings on this bullet mold is the number '26'. For this one $75.00 Item Weapons- 56

THE REMINGTON BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD! Here is an original bayonet and scabbard that was issued with the Remington "Zouave" Rifle. There was some speculation that these rifles and bayonets were not issued but there have been some bayonets and rifles recovered as relics on Civil War battlefields. This bayonet is in very good condition just needing some light cleaning. The brass exhibits a nice dark patina and is marked on the top flat with a B.H. as is normal. The side of the blade near the ricasso is marked with a simple S, also what one expects to see. There are a few tiny nicks on the blade but not too bad. The blade is mostly bright with some rust that can be cleaned if desired. There is a small S stamped into the obverse brass under the muzzle ring and a C stamped on opposite side. The blade has not been shortened or sharpened. The scabbard is brass mounted leather and in good condition. The leather has age crazing on the front side but not bad at all. All the stitching on the reverse is entact. This is still a very nice outfit. Not mint but nice. Take a look at the pics. $395.00 New Arrivals 1

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1900 COMMERCIAL LUGER AND ACCESSORIES!!!

SOLD !!!

Here is a really nice piece! This is a 1900 Commercial Luger by DWM (Deutsdhe Waffen und Munitions) of Karisruhe, Germany. As stated this is the commercial Luger as witnessed by the GERMANY stamp beneath the serial number of 32XX and the import stamp. This piece is in Luger .30 (7.65mm) caliber and is in excellent condition exhibiting about 85 to 90 % original blue. The grips are very nice but I have been told by a Luger expert that they are replacements. All the stampings are sharp and clean and the weapon appears to function flawlessly. The expert told me that this Luger was mfg. before 1920 and has not seen much use. The original clip has the end piece replaced with a piece of carved bone! Don't know what kind of bone but I hope it's not human! There are 2 extra magazines with this piece but we don't think they are period. There also is two sets of carved wooden grips, ammunition and a leather holster (non-period) and it's all housed in a plastic carrying case. Also this firearm comes with the original Luger owners manual written in German! That's pretty rare in itself!!! New Arrivals A8

THE CS ARSENAL CONVERSION IS SOLD! CONFEDERATE ARSENAL CONVERSION!!!

Here we have a Confederate Arsenal Conversion from the Hagerstown, Maryland GAR Memorial Hall. A great many of the relics they had on display came from the Antietam Battlefield. This musket was cut down by a C.S.Arsenal to the size of a Musketoon and was likely carried by Cavalry. The bayonet lug was re-attached on the top of the barrel and the ramrod had the treads re-cut on it after it was shortened for the wiper and puller. Originally this was a US Model 1816 Flintlock Musket. The lock is marked with an Eagle over L POMEROY and 1837 US at the rear of the lock. The middle band was discarded but before it was thrown away the sling swivel and swivel stud were removed and placed on the bottom of the original front band. Finally, the lower band was placed on backwards. The little cardboard tag says on it REBEL ARSENAL CONVERSION 1816 MUSKET #24. Also the tag is embossed with the GAR star and GAR HAGERSTOWN PA on it. The tag has been removed from the rifle and placed in a plastic sleeve to protect it. It's mechanically perfect. Overall it measures just 44 inches long. The stock is in generally good condition with no breaks and I can just see some sort of a cartouche on the reverse lock side. It's a good solid Musketoon and a very hard conversion to find. Take a look at the pics. For this piece $1,475.00 New Arrivals A 31

THE VINTAGE BOX OF .410 SPEEDLOADS IS SOLD!

Unopened very nice box of .410 WINCHESTER SPEED LOADS. This is a 2 piece box with 25 shells still remaining in the unopened box. The graphics are excellent. This is an excellent display piece!!! $225.00 New Arrivals A 35

The Cartridges Below have been SOLD!! Here are two full boxes of Winchester .45-60 Cartridges! Winchester introduced the .45-60 center fire cartridge in 1879, one of the five calibers developed for use in their Model 1876 rifle. These original boxes of W.R.A. headstamped ammo are Smokeless and patented June 28, 1910. The boxes are a little worn and the cartridges are a little discolored but hey, they're here! A label is missing on top of one of the boxes, otherwise complete. These are Winchester made cartridges and not UMC. For each box. $110.00 each. New Arrivals A 42

SOLD !!!

Here are 2 partial boxes of .32 automatic colt 7.65 m/m Browning Full Patch cartridges. The first one has 11 cartridges and the box is still pretty nice. It has a date on it of 9-14. The graphics are still nice. The second box has 33 cartridges and the box is still pretty nice on this one too. The date on this one is 6-20. Graphics are a little different on each. Look at the pics! $45 for the 11 rounder and $75 for the 33 rounder. New Arrivals A 41

All of these 4 sets of single pole iron knucks are SOLD!

These next 4 are single pole iron knuckles and appear to be so well made except for one that I believe they are probably commercially made. The one rough pair may have been dug at some point but they are very nice. Also one set is extremely thick being about 7/8ths of an inch thick while usually they are only about 3/8ths inches thick. For the 3 thinner ones $120.00 and for the unusual thick ones $165.00

New arrivals A 19

ALL OF THE KNUCKS BELOW ARE SOLD! These next 4 are all double post iron knucks being very well made and probably commercially made. One set has 'buttons' on the top for effect. This pair is kind of rough but still nice. The others are also very nice and all exhibit a very nice patina. For each $120.00 New Arrivals A 18

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ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD. CIVIL WAR THROUGH INDIAN WARS IRON AND BRASS KNUCKLES!

Here we have 6 Civil War through Indian Wars iron and Brass knuckles. Civil War soldiers carried them for hand to hand fighting and examples have been dug on battlefields. These consists of 5 iron knuckles and 1 brass pair of knuckles. They are all about alike measuring approximately 4 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches overall. There is one dug set that we are pricing at $95.00 (don't know where they were dug) and the others are priced at $120 each. One pair has silver paint on them that we believe may have been in a GAR display as they liked to paint everything either silver or gold. The brass pair is very well executed and all of them look to be commercially made. Take a look at the pics! New Arrivals A3

69TH INDIANA , 13TH CORPS MEDAL AND RIBBON!!

SOLD !!!

Here we have a very nice 13th Corps, 69th Indiana medal and ribbon. The top bar has the 13th CORPS. on in and the drop is a canteen that says INDIANA 69 INFANTRY. The 69th Indiana left Indiana for Lexington, Ky., August 20. Battle of Richmond, Ky., August 30. Regiment captured August 30; paroled and sent to Indianapolis, Ind. Reorganized at Indianapolis until November 27, 1862. Left Indiana for Memphis, Tenn., November 27, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862 to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17, and duty there until March 8. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 8, and duty there until April 25. Roundaway Bayou, Richmond, March 31. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. James' Plantation, near New Carthage, April 6. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Near Clinton July 8. Near Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick until October. Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign October 3-November 30. Ordered to Algiers December 13, then moved to Texas December 18. Duty at Matagorda Bay and Indianola until February 1864, and at Matagorda Island until April 19. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Alexandria, La., April 19-27. Red River Campaign April 27-May 22. Actions at Alexandria April 29 and May 2 to 9. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Duty at Morganza until December. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Expedition to mouth of White River and St. Charles, Ark., September 13-20. Moved to Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, December 7. Granger's Pascagoula Expedition December 14, 1864 to January 1, 1865. Duty at Pascagoula until January 31. Consolidated to a battalion of four companies January 22. Moved to Barrancas, Fla., January 31; then to Pensacola, Fla., March 14. Steele's march through Florida to Mobile March 20-April 1. Occupation of Pollard March 26. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely April 1-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. March to Montgomery and Selma April 13-22. Return to Mobile May 3 and duty there until July.

My Uncle was in the 55th which was next to the 69th. The 55th was decimated and never reformed but the 69th did and went on to perform stupendous duty for the Union cause. This medal is in very nice condition with a darker copper patina to the brass and the ribbon, although aged, is in very nice condition as well. $110.00 New arrivals 17

THE HAMILTON SHOTGUN BELOW IS SOLD!

Here's a nice Cowboy Era Double Barrel Shotgun!!! This is a W.H. Hamilton imported shotgun. W.H.Hamilton was an importer located in New York City from 1875 to 1885. These imported guns were manufactured by Torrison & Son of Liege, Belgium. This particular shotgun has 30-inch twist Belgium barrels that show the twist well on the surface of the barrels. The barrels do have some pitting inside them but would benefit from a good cleaning. You can see some of the mirror finish yet in these old barrels. The action utilized double triggers. The hammers function well but are a little loose. The right one is more loose than the left indicating that a right handed shooter handled this gun and used the right barrel more than the left. The wood is in great shape with no breaks or cracks. The ornate trigger guard has an old braze repair to it that you can see in the photographs. The receiver and the locks are very ornately engraved and on the reverse lock is the name W. H. HAMILTON. The old shotgun has a little wobble but not bad. I can just see this guarding a strong box or under a bar in a saloon! This is a good old cowboy gun! Take a look at the pics!! $375.00 Item Weapons- 57

THE BELOW REMINGTON MARKED RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a very nice percussion rifle with a REMINGTON marked barrel! The lockplate is simply marked WARRANTED. The action works fine with the double set triggers. The walnut wood stock is in generally good condition with a crack and repair in the stock just forward of the lock. There is a silver fox inlaid on the obverse side and a primitive silver spread winged eagle enlaid on the reverse side. It looks burned around the eagle so I don't know if the stock was inletted for the eagle or just burned to relief the wood for placement of the eagle. This piece measures compact 45 1/2 inches long with a 30 inch half round half octagon .41 caliber rifled barrel. Looks like the barrel has been cleaned as the REMINGTON marking is somewhat light but it looks good. There is an elevator sight on the rear and a simple 'V' sight on the front. The buttplate and triggerguard exhibit a nice mellow patina that brass has when it's aged. The key lock barrel ferrels are present with one being silver and the other being brass. I believe the brass one is a replacement. The nosecap is pewter and there are two iron ramrod ferrels present. There is a ramrod present but I don't believe it to be original to the rifle. This is a nice one! $595.00 Item Weapons- 58

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THIS ONE SOLD!

Here’s an old full stock percussion firearm that has an old tiger stipped maple stock. The entire piece is 54 inches long with a 38 + inch barrel on it. The heavy octagon barrel is .40 caliber and rifled. The barrel is marked L. M. FLEMING in heavy cursive. This maker is listed in American Gunsmiths but his location is unknown. This gun was found in Indiana and although there are 3 Flemings listed in the Indiana Gunmakers book L.M.Fleming is not one of them. There is a name on the non-functional lockplate which is NEAVE thanks to my 15 year old grandson’s better eyes. That would be Thompson Neave of Cincinnati, Ohio 1819-1900. He made locks only. This old rifle reeks of character! The full stock is in generally good condition with some wood loss to the lock side that you can see in the photographs. Even the nose cap is present on this one. There are no other breaks to the wood, only the usual dings from use. This is worthy of restoration! The butt has the Pennsylvania type profile to it and the heavy crescent shaped brass buttplate. The trigger guard, ramrod ferrels and the nose cap are brass as well. The barrel has a simple v rear sight and a simple blade front sight. $750.00 Nice! Item Weapons- 61

CONSIGNMENT

THE OLD PRUSSIAN MUSKET IS BELOW IS SOLD! Here is an old War Horse! This is a Prussian Model 1809 Musket Converted to Percussion. This musket is 56.5 inches long overall with a 41.25 inch long barrel in .72 caliber. It was originally manufactured as a flintlock weapon and later converted to percussion using a curved cone seat that was forged onto the freech. The lockplate has a curved tail that terminates in a small teat. This feature distinguishes it from the later Model 1839. The lockplate should have the Armory name stamped on it but due to hard use and wear I cannot detect it. This type musket is usually known as the "Pottsdam" musket. The barrel is secured to the stock by three brass bands retained by springs. Matching assembly numbers of '57' are stamped into the bands. Sling swivels should be attached to the trigger guard and to the center band but are now lacking with the triggerguard swivel being missing and the center band attaching point being shaved off. I've see this on other muskets so it must have been popular to remove these swivels by some. The trigger guard and butt plate are brass. Both the finials of the trigger guard and the toe of the butt plate terminate in distinctively three-pointed ends. Those on the later model 1839 are rounded. The butt plate is stamped with a bewildering assortment of markings, including the year of conversion which is 1832 on this particular musket. The butt plate is also marked with the rack number of 775 and other regimental markings that were used by the Prussians. The stock on this musket is walnut with the butt of the stock having a recessed cheek rest on one side and the large carved initials of G.B. x M x H x on it. This part of the stock is dry and has age cracks but not too bad. The rear sight on these models are a simple notched iron block mounted atop the barrel tang but for some reason this one has been shaved down. The front sight is a brass blade soldered onto the rear strap of the top barrel band. The original ramrod is missing and has been replaced with a period shotgun ramrod however it does work and is the right length. There is no bayonet with this piece and the spring lock beneath the barrel is missing. More than 165,000 of these weapons were purchased by the U.S. Ordnance Department. By the forth quarter of 1862 these old muskets were being replaced with better arms as the U.S. Ordnance Department classified them as third class weapons. There were no known Confederate purchases but Confederates took off the battlefield any weapon that they could use so Confederate used Pottsdam muskets are likely. I removed the barrel to check for an id but all I found was the date 1847 and the number 16 stamped on the breech plug. The same number 16 is stamped on the barrel indicating that these two pieces were always together. These old muskets have a place in Civil War History!!! $975.00 Item Weapons- 70

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THIS ONE SOLD! Here we have an old rabbit eared Ithaca 12 guage Double Barrel Shotgun. In 1883 William Henry Baker and partners go into business as Ithaca Gun Company and start making side by side shotguns. I believe this is one of the early double barrels by Ithaca as the lockplates are marked NEW ITHACA GUN. This is a big 12 guage and is still very tight. Even the hammers are tight with no wobble to them. The 32 inch barrels are tight when closed or open and the bore is mostly bright. There is a dark patina to the medal and a dark patina to the walnut stock. There is a small amount of checkering on the forestock and more to the pistol grip stock. There is a minor crack here and there but overall very nice. The butt plate is hard rubber and is marked ITHACA GUN COMPANY in a circle around a Flying Pheasant. This is a very Historic Early Ithaca Firearm but will need to go to an FFL for transfer or Curio & Relic license since the serial number places it in 1903. Serial number 87XXX Look at the pics! $550.00 Item Weapons- 68

THIS ONE IS SOLD!

This is a put together musket that was probably done by Bannermans after the way. Bannerman purchased tons of obsolete military equipage and used it where ever he could to make a living and offer a product. These type of rifles are normally known as 'Quaker Rifles' as they do not fire. A length of the barrel has been cut out and replaced with a wooden rod. These rifles were not made up as toys but rather drill rifles for Military schools and Militias. Most of this piece is from an original 1864 Springfield Rifle and so marked on the lock plate. The first barrel band is from a Model 1861 rifle and the front barrel band is from a 1863 rifle. The breech and first 8 inches of the barrel is from an original civil war rifle. The front sight is still attached so you could use this piece for bayonet practice as well. The ramrod is from a trapdoor rifle I beieve. The stock is from an original 1861 rifle. The entire piece measures over 45 inches long with a 29 1/2 inch barrel. The lock is dated 1864 with a spread winged Eagle and U.S. SPRINGFIELD stamped on it. The lock still works ok. The trigger bow assembly and buttplate is also from an original Civil War musket. You can display this one without worrying about the kids loading and shooting it! $295.00 Item Weapons- 65

THE POTTSDAM BELOW IS SOLD! Here we have a model 1809 Prussian "Pottsdam" Musket being manufactured by the SUHL armory and so marked on the lockplate. This piece is 56 1/2 inches long with a smoothbore barrel that measures over 41 inches long. This piece is about 71 or 72 caliber. The rear sight is a simple notched iron block mounted atop the barrel tang. It was originally manufactured as a flintlock and later converted to percussion by using a curved cone seat that was forged onto the breech. The year of conversion (1822 on this particular musket) was stamped on the reverse barrel and also on the brass buttplate. The musket has various arsenal markings over it's length. The barrel is secured to the stock by three brass bands retained by springs with the upper band being double-strapped. Sling swivels are attached to the middle brass band and to the triggerguard. Both swivels move freely. This piece has the beech stock and it's in good condition except for a couple of age cracks. The original trumpet shaped ramrod is present. This is a pretty good musket and would look good in your collection. The stock was covered with heavy polyutherane when I got it but I was able to strip all of it off without any sanding. It looks pretty good now howeve there is one small spot behind the barrel on the reverse side that has some plastic wood in it. This spot is about 3/8 X 1/4 inch - not much. It can be yours for $695.00 Item Weapons- 41

THE Rifle Below is SOLD! Here's a real nice ,40 caliber halfstock rifle with 2 makers on it! The barrel is marked BOWN & TETLEY MAKERS PITTSBURG. Bown & Tetley made guns and gun parts from 1848 to 1862. The lock is marked C H & F RAYMOND , CAMBRIDGE CITY, IND a. There are also florals and ducks engraved on the lockplate. Charles Raymond is listed in Gunmakers of Indiana working in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana but no other data is listed. It looks like he made this rifle before 1863. ENTERPRISES is also stamped on the barrel. A bit of the barrel had been cleaned at one time near the lock so someone was probably looking for other names. The set trigger set up works well and the nipple is still in good condition. There is not much burn damage to the wood near the nipple as there usually is. The rear sight is a simple V sight while the front blade sight is made from a piece of Bone. The ramrod is present but I don't believe it's original to the piece and a piece of brass was added to each end. The nose cap is pewter and in good condition. The trigger guard, patch box and buttplate are all brass and have been cleaned at some point. The wood stock has had stripping added to it and is in generally very good condition with no breaks or cracks. The only damage is a small chip where the stock pin goes through to hold the barrel in place. There is also one very tiny crack from the edge of the stock to the reverse lockplate ferrel. The lockplate ferrel looks to be pewter as well. You can see in the pics a couple of age cracks to the buttstock but they are stable and solid as a rock! The entire piece measures 52 1/4 inches long with a nearly 36 inch long .40 caliber rifled octagonal barrel. This is one nice piece and hey! It's an Indiana gun!!! $795.00 Item Weapons- 42

THIS ONE SOLD! Here we have a early 19th century Italian copy of a French Year 13 pistol circa 1805. The only difference in this pistol and the French made copy is the hammer. Due to the consistent color of the hammer and lock I believe the hammer to be original to the piece. This particular pistol is 14 ½ inches long overall with a nearly 8 inch barrel being a smoothbore in .69 caliber. There are proof marks on the barrel of a crown over an N in an oval and another proof mark which is indecipherable for the most part but I still believe that one is a crown over an R in an oval. On the tang of the barrel is the date 1812 which I believe is totally consistent with the age of this piece. The octagon to round barrel is held on by a tang screw, which is hand made, and a brass barrel band in the front which is held in place by a brass extension onto the side plate which is in turn held onto the stock by a hand cut screw. These side plate screws are consistent with other similar models with the high sided screw heads, square shanks and hand cut threads. The trigger guard is also brass with a forward hand cut screw holding it in place. The rear of the brass trigger guard terminates into an iron grip strap. The butt plate cap is brass and marked on the bottom with an 'L' over the numbers 289. Since this is a military weapon that is probably a rack or inventory number. The brass butt cap is attached to a top grip strap which runs the length of the grip from the butt cap to the barrel tang. The lock plate is the original Italian lock plate being produced by The Brescia Arsenal. The Brescia Arsenal was a small arms factory located in Brescia, Italy and was active in arms making from the early 19th century to the end of World War 2. At first the Brescia Arsenal was built as a convent for Servite monks in the 15th century, and maintained a religious destination until the end of the 18th century. Following Napoleons suppressions the convent was turned in barracks and, in 1812 , the production of small arms was started. Due to the Napoleonic influence and the fact that the Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1792-1815 I believe that is why this 1812 dated copy of the French Model of year XIII flintlock pistol was manufactured, for use in that war. This French Model XIII pistol was a copy of the French Year 9 pistol but was simplified in 1805 by the shortening of the stock forearm and a new front band. The lock is 5 inches long by 1 inch wide like the 1800 made French 9 year pistol and also the throw of the cock (how long the stride is during cocking) is 1 ½ inches as per the original. This particular pistol has a 'soft' cocking throw showing that the parts are worn. Also the drop of the hammer is a trifle soft indicating that the main spring is somewhat weakened by age and use. The hammer screw may be an old replacement as the head of this screw should be larger in diameter. This screw, however is hand cut and the threads are worn. The tumbler is also quite worn so the hammer has a little 'slop' in it and shows some travel before cocking occurs. The smoothbore barrel is quite clean inside, having a dark patina but with no rust evident. The Brescian Royal Arsenal inscriptions on the lock plate are there and worn but still easy to determine that the pistol was made at the Brescia Arsenal. The flash pan is the original brass pan and the touch hole is not corroded. The frizzen and spring are originals as are the frizzen screw and the pan screw. The frizzen has some marks on it from use and perhaps the start of a small fracture on the outside edge that extends toward the center. I do know believe the frizzen is in danger of further damage. The original ramrod with threaded end is present and all original. The ramrod is the correct length. There are various inspector's markings on this pistol which is correct. All of the iron pieces on this pistol exhibit a nice patina consistent with each piece and each other. I also believe that all screws are consistent with the age of the piece with the exception of the hammer screw, which I believe would be a period replacement. The stock is walnut and there looks to have been a large, man-made, circular cartouche on the reverse side but it is indecipherable at this time. The stock has also been damaged with a substantial crack at the bottom originating at the forward brass trigger guard and terminating mid forward facing lock area. This piece has been repair with, what looks like two iron pins similar to what holds the trigger assembly in place. All in all this is a very nice example of an early Italian copy of a French used pistol. In perfect condition this pistol would expect to bring close to $1200.00 but for this nice condition pistol the price is $725.00

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THIS ONE SOLD! Here's a James Reid Knucklebuster revolver in .22 Caliber. This little gun was made from 1868 to 1872 with a total quanity estimated at 10,690. They are found in the serial range of 3500-17715. Safety device appears on frames to approximately serial number 10000. This one is 89XX and the little safety device is missing on this one. Otherwise, the pistol is complete and in working order. This is a seven shot revolver being all metal construction. Brass frames are silver plated with most all of the silver missing on this one. This piece is marked MY FRIEND PATD. DEC. 26, 1865 over the cylinder. Broad scroll engraving standard on the frame of this model. For this one $925.00 Item Weapons- 26

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THIS ONE SOLD! Here is what I affectionately call a 'Poor Boy' Rifle. This is a flintlock fullstock with a nice lock and barrel but what a primitive stock and triggerguard! The lock is by ROGERS BROTHERS - 52 MARKET ST - PHILADEPLHIA. Rogers Bros made locks only so the lock was purchased to made a gun. I do not know who made the barrel as it doesn't seem to be marked and I have not removed it from the stock. The barrel is 37 1/2 inches long and is in .45 caliber rifled. The color is a nice dark brown. You can see that the lock did match the barrel but someone cleaned it some so that they could read the makers info on it. The lock and double set triggers work fine on this old rifle. The entire rifle is over 52 inches long and the stock extends to the very end of the barrel. There are no embellishments on this stock. No nosecap, no ramrod, no buttplate. Very Primitive with some period used damage here and there!!! I really don't think this is a restock- I believe this was how this old rifle was made. The wood exhibits a very nice dark patina. The iron triggerguard is definitely blacksmith made. The maker even carved in a shallow depression where the ramrod would have gone but it wasn't finished. Everything looks original to the piece with the exception of one tang screw. This piece has to been seen to be appreciated!! This piece is so primitive that I believe it was made by the one who used it. This is a consignment piece but I like it so much that I may just buy it myself for my own collection! $495.00

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The Howdah gun below is Sold Here we have a double barrel pistol that's called a Howdah Gun! The Howdah gun was used on Elephant back to shoot charging tigers that happened to jump out of the elephant grass onto the backs of the Hunting Elephants! This pistol is a double barrel pistol that breaks down like a shotgun to load 2 shells. Now whether they are 28 guage shells or 50 caliber shells I don't know. I think I would reather have the 50 cal shells instead of the shot shells! This firearm is over a foot long with over 7 inch barrels. The gun has walnut bag grip and spur type trigger guard. There are 2 triggers- one for each hammer and a crude but effective safety. The action is strong and the piece operates flawlessly. This is a nice interesting firearm! $895.00 Item Weapons- 31

THE SPRINGFIELD REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a pretty nice Springfield Arms Revolver that was made in 1863. Total quanity made is approximately 6,000. This revolver is .30 caliber rimfire. Five shot with a 3 1/8 inch octagon barrel. It has a brass spur trigger frame with silver plated finish with nearly all of the silver gone at this time. The iron parts were blued and some original color remains. The revolver has walnut grips with a square butt. The barrel is marked SPRINGFIELD ARMS CO. MASS. A lawsuit by Smith and Wesson for infringement on their Rollin White patent cut short the production of this model. In 1863, 1,513 of these little revolvers were turned over to Smith & Wesson as part of a settlement. Usually you will find barrels bearing the additonal markings indicating manufacture for Snith and Wesson but on this revolver that information is stamped on the cylinder. Usually these additional markings are very desireable and will add 20 to 40% value to the piece. This one is complete with the exception of the little spring that holds the cartridge door closed and the cylinder pin is a period replacement and not the original. The action functions correctly. Still a nice weapon and not one that there are many of them around now. $395.00 Item Weapons- 34

THE SMITH & WESSON BELOW IS SOLD! Here we have a Smith & Wesson Model 1, series 2, .22 caliber revolver of Civil War Fame! These little 7 shot revolvers were made from 1860 to 1868 and the total made was about 117,000. The serial numbers on these started at about 11672 following the Model 1, series 1 and since this one has the serial number of 20XXX so it was made during the Civil War. This piece functions very well and has a good deal of the original silver left on the brass frame. The barrel has a nice dark patina and most of the address on the barrel is easily seen and stamped deep. Only MASS has some pitting over it. The action functions well. The hammer has pitting but is still solid as a rock. The piece is complete. This is a nice one! $525.00 Item Weapons- 35

THIS ONE SOLD! Here we have a 12 guage percussion side by side double barrelled shotgun with the barrels marked in between LONDON FINE TWISTED. The front action locks are marked G. THOMPSON. This shotgun is definitely Civil War Era. The locks work fine and are tight while the right hand hammer is a triffle loose. You usually can te if a left handed or right handed user owned this shotgun. This one was owned by a right handed user due to the slightly more worn right hammer. Both hammers match which is also a plus and the action works fine. . There are no breaks in the stock but there is a crack between the two barrel eschuteons and on the bottom of the buttstock through the eschuteon there. . There is also a chip in the wood in the stock behind the right lock as well as a crack behind the left or reverse lock. The forestock has seen hands on it tons of time due to the wear there. This piece was used!!! The right nipple is battered while the left nipple is in good condition. I believe the metal was cleaned at some point but it's starting to age again and is pleasing. The barrels have the usual black powder pitting in them and the old ramrod is a 'too short' replacement. This old Civil War era shotgun will look great over the fireplace!!! $225.00 Item Weapons- 37

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SORRY! THE TRAPDOOR RIFLE BELOW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Here's a real nice .45/70 Trapdoor! This is the model 1873 with 1879 improvements. The most noticeable improvement is that the receiver is wider and thicker so that is is no longer flush with the barrel, which results in a two step junction between barrel and receiver. These guns are found in the 100,000 to 280,000 serial number range with this particular weapon being 273,XXX. This one is in very nice condition with very nice wood that has no cracks or breaks. There is a few dings like normal from use but nothing that a collector couldn't live with very nicely. There is a very small chip missing at the tang. There is a very nice cartouche with the date 1884. The breech is marked US Model 1873. The barrel has a lot of the original color left, more so than the breech, and is marked very nicely as well. The rear sight is complete and the right sight marked with an 'R'. The tang and hammer have most of the original blue while the lockplate is much like the breech block and has turned to a semi silver finish. The barrel bands are originals with more color on the mid band than the front band. The swivels are present as well as the stacking swivel. The nose cap is mottled in color and the butt plate as well. The original trigger guard has a very nice color as well as the ramrod. The ramrod is the correct length and is threaded at the end. The rifling looks very nice as well. This is a very nice piece! You could shoot this one if you wanted! $675.00 Item Weapons- 38

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SOLD! Here is another extremely long fowler but it's a half stock. This one is also English as evidenced by the English proofmarks but there are no other markings except for LONDON on top of the barrel. The barrel had been cleaned at some point, probably to uncover more makers marks. I believe this fowler too was a flintlock at some point. The fowler is a whooping 64 3/4 inches long with an extremely long 48 3/4 inch long 10 guage barrel !!! The lock is pitted but works fine and shows most of the original dark patina. The hammer has some usual damage where it strikes the nipple and the nipple is battered some. The walnut halfstock is in generally good condition showing just the usual dings and no breaks, just very minor age cracks. The unusual thing about this buttstock is the thickness of it! This buttstock is a full 2 inches thick as evidenced by my photographs. The buttstock terminates with an embellished brass buttplate which has minor damage on the bottom of it. The initials CBF are stamped into the bottom of the buttstock but I don't know who that is. It probably is the original owners initials. The brass trigger guard may have some traces of old silver on it and it terminates at the front with a large acorn. The fowler has brass ramrod thimbles but they've seen better days being real thin and prone to damage. I do not think that the ramrod that remains is the original and it's had part of it broken off. The original nose cap is missing as well. There are two 'keys' that hold the stock onto the barrel and at least one of them is a replacement. Still a very good piece and worthy of restoration of just enjoy it as it is! $850.00 Item Weapons- 39

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THIS ONE SOLD! Here's a nice U.S.Model 1816 Musket by N.STARR and converted to percussion using the bolster method. This is a .69 caliber weapon being a single shot muzzle loader with 42" round barrel. There were 15,530 of these muskets made by N. Starr from 1829 to 1840. Type III configuration. The lockplate markings are of US (S is mostly gone) over sunbrust over N. STARR (IN AN ARCH) behind hammer marked vertically MIDD TN/CONN 1832 This one also has the floral motif behind the date. The piece is complete. The mainspring is extremely tight and the hammer will not drop unless you pull back on the hammer while releasing the trigger. The metal parts are covered in the remains of heavy dark grease. The walnut stock is in excellent conditon with one minor crack near the tang. Bore is dark. US is present on iron buttplate. There has been a rear leaf sight attached but the musket is smoothbore. The ramrod seems to be from another musket and not the button topped one usually associated with this musket. This is a nice piece! $1,050.00 Item Weapons- 8

THE LITTLE FOWLER BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a little percussion fowler that I recently picked up here in Central Indiana. This is an early 16 guage or .62 caliber shotgun fowler that measures about 51 inches long with a 35 1/4 inch long half octagon/half round smoothbore barrel that has no markings on it. The lock is a back action lock that still has a good snap to it. The nipple is battered some and there is a little wood loss behind the nipple due to fire from ignition. There are no markings on this simple lock. The stock is hardwood-probably walnut with initials of J.M I carved into the obverse side and L M H and some other shapes carved into the reverse side. There is one brass barrel ferrel and I believe the ramrod is original to this piece. The triggerguard and the buttplate are both iron. This is a single trigger set up. It's a nice piece from probably 1850's. $225.00 Item Weapons- 11

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THE AUSTRIAN LORENZ RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! Here is a Civil War Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz rifle musket in .54 caliber and marked 860 indicating manufacture in 1860. This weapon is 52.5 inches long with a 37.5 inch barrel. The Lorenz rifle musket was second to only the British Enfield in total numbers imported. I have another on my website that is stamped OHIO. This particular weapon is in very good overall condition just missing the block sight at the rear. The stock is beech and is in very nice shape with TFI carved into the buttstock. Further examination shows other initials that I think are JD and a Rooster are also carved lightly in the stock. The bore is dark and just needs a good scrubbing. The nipple is present and in good condition. Also, the ramrod is present and complete showing worn threads. All in all this is a good example of an important Civil War Rifle/Musket! Many experts believe that the 1854 Austrian Lorenz rifle/musket with the block sight were used by the Confederacy but I have no way of proving that. This is a good one! $995.00 Item Weapons- 15

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THE PRINDLE FULLSTOCK RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! There is an A.PRINDLE fullstock rifle in generally good condition with a 39 inch long octagonal .38 caliber bore. This rifle is unusal in that someone replaced the entire lock wood and presumeably the lock to salvabe the piece. You can see where this was done in the pics. Otherwise this piece is in very nice condition! The double set triggers work and the hammer falls with some authority. The nipple has been replaced so it could be used. A.PRINDLE is marked on the barrel while the lock has no marks that I can see except for some simple engraving. The buttplate, trigger guard and ramrod ferrels are brass as well as the nose cap, rear lock escrutcheon and front sight. I really believe that the dog head and the bird on the reverse stock are more contemporary. Except for the repair to the lock area the stock is in generally good condition with a crack here and there, mostly parallel to the barrel, but nothing in the wrist. Check out the pics! $750.00 Item Weapons- 19

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THE WM UHLINGER REVOLVER IS SOLD!

Here's a Wm Uhlinger Pocket Revolver that is marked on the barrel J.P.LOWER. J.P.Lower was merely a clerk for a large Philadelphia arms dealer, J.P.Grubb during the Civil War. This was all to avoid detection by Smith and Wesson as this revolver was an infringement on the Rollin White patent owned by them. This one is the 32 caliber model with 5 inch octagon barrel. Rosewood grips and was blued but now in the white. All iron frame and barrel. It seems that this piece is complete but need help with the cylinder stop as it will not lock up. 4145 is the serial number and the J.P.LOWER markings are nice and deep. Still a good one just needs a little tinkering! $495.00 Item Weapons- 22

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THE BACON REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!!! Here's a little .31 caliber Bacon Revolver with fluted 5 shot cylinder. This is the 4 inch barrel model. The markings are worn on the barrel but you can still make them out. There is still some original bluing on the barrel as well. There has been a little corrosion on the cylinder and recoil shield but it's not active now. The gun has some vice markings on it in the upper grip area. This has a low serial number of 5XX. These revolvers were made from 1858-1867 and the total made with Bacon markings were about 1,400 pieces. This revolver still looks pretty good but needs a hand and spring to be operational. When you cock the hammer the cylinder does not rotate. $495.00 Item Weapons- 23

THE LITTLE PERCUSSION PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD!!! Here is a little unmarked percussion pistol that looks to be .31 caliber. This is a center hammer type with 2 piece wooden grips. There were a large quanity of these pistols made over a lengthy period circa late 1850;s through 1880's. This one is unmarked as is usually the normal. This one is complete and works fine. The main spring is a little weak. The barrel length is 3 1/4 inch. $195.00 Item Weapons- 24

THE EAGLEHEAD ARTILLERY SWORD BELOW IS SOLD!

A REAL NICE 1830'S-1840'S EAGLEHEAD ARTILLERY SWORD!!

This is a real nice 1830's thru 1840's Eaglehead Artillery Sword with a silver plated pommel and crosshatched 2 piece slab bone grips. The first 11 1/2 inches of the 30 1/2 inch blade has a brilliant fireblue bluing with gold washed floral designs. This is the straight edged type blade. The clamshell guard has a raised American Eagle and shield on it and exhibits nearly all the silver wash. This is a product of F.W.Widmann but not marked. He furnished swords to Horstmann and those swords he did not put his name on. The scabbard is all brass with silver wash on it. The scabbard has a frog stud and 2 suspension rings. There is one small crease on the reverse side of the scabbard between the two rings. The plating is thin on the eaglehead but stronger on the crossguard which has not been cleaned. Plating was typically thin on Widmann's swords and usually all it took was a good cleaning to expose the brass underneath. This is an excellent quality sword and scabbard. $950.00 Item weapons 07

THE Bayonet and Scabbard Below are SOLD!

NEAR RELIC CONDITION SPRINGFIELD BAYONET IN SHEATH + 3 TINE FORK!

Here we have an original 3 tine fork typical of what the soldier carried in his knapsack. The tines are bent some and the top bone handle is cracked. the wood STEEL is stamped on it. $10.00 New Arrivals 10

The next item is an original .58 caliber Springfield bayonet in scabbard. This piece is semi relic with rust and no US visible. The piece has not been shortened. The scabbard is the original 7 rivit model and is missing the bottom brass piece. Stitching is loose as well and the belt loop is torn halfway across. Nice displayable piece! $125.00 Item weapons 05

THE S&W NO. 1 1-1/2 BELOW IS SOLD!!!

SMITH & WESSON MODEL NO. 1 1-1/2 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER!!!

I call this one a Pimp's gun because of the period replacement pearl grips! These weapons were issued with plain wood or checkered hard rubber grips. This piece was made from 1878 to 1892 with a total production of 97,574. This is a 32 S&W caliber , 5 shot fluted cylinder with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. The barrel exhibits nice rifling yet. Markings on top of the barrel are quite clear. This one has the top break action which operates fine. The action works fine and the cylinder locks up tight. Serial number range is 53XXX. This one was nickel finished I believe with some remaining . The piece has been polished some so it's hard to tell what is bright metal and what is nickel. The grips are original to the piece and fit very well. There is a small chip on the bottom of one grip and 2 tiny little, side by side holes as well. This is a pretty nice example. This one has the strain screw for adjusting the mainspring and also has the automatic ejection of the cartridge cases. Nice Example! $325.00 Item weapons 04

THE LITTLE SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL BELOW IS SOLD!

LATE 1800'S SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL REVOLVER!!

Here's an oldie and one that was produced by the thousands with many names put on them. This one is about 32 caliber I believe being a seven shot revolver with birdshead grip. The piece was original nickel plated with about 50 to 60% remaining. The top of the barrel is marked NERO. The walnut grips are in good condition. The hammer cocks and holds but the cylinder doesn't turn indicating a hand and spring problem. These were produced by the thousands with various trade names on them. These were used by thugs, gamblers, prostitutes and so on. Great for an old west display! Made before 1898 so no paperwork is required. $95.00 Item weapons 03

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THE Rifle below is SOLD! Now here's an old war horse that was used forever! THis is a fullstock percussion rifle in 38 caliber. The rifle has an octagon barrel that is over 44 inches long with the entire rifle being nearly 61 inches long. The lockplate is marked but I can't quite make it out. It was purchased here in Indiana. Someone tried to clean over the name to reveal it. The stock is simple walnut and still looks pretty good except for the major repair to the wrist but I believe that gives is loads of character!!! It's a major break and it was wrapped with several rounds of steel wire and a steel strap. There is also a crack just forward extending from the lockplate approximately 1 1/2 inches. I believe this piece was broken 'Daniel Booning' something or someone! Who knows. There is some simple engraving to the buttstock mainly on the reverse at the cheekpiece. Under the stock just forward of the trigger guard is carved '1811 AD', If that is a true statement then this rifle musket was originally a flintlock. The action works but the screw needs replaced in the hammer and the hammer shimmed up some. It may not be the correct hammer. All of the furniture ie: buttplate, triggerguard, nose cap and thimbles are brass. I don't believe that the ramrod is original. For this grand old piece $575.00 Item Weapons- 1

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SOLD! Here's a model 1816 US Flintlock to percussion conversion made my Springfield Armory in 1832 and so marked on the lockplate as well as an Eagle and US. This is a .69 caliber smoothbore weapon. The lower band and nose cap was utilized in making this weapon so the middle band is lacking. The barrel is also marked 1832 as well as with a P Eagle head and V. The barrel is 31 1/4 inches long while the musket is 46 and 3/4 inches long overall. The original ramrod was used with the piece as well. What's left of the stock is in pretty good condition and you can still see two cartouches on the reverse. There are inspectors initials in a few places such as an S on the side plate and a CAV on the trigger guard. There is also another cartouche just behind the trigger guard . The original buttplate is present with the US stamped in it. All was done a long time ago! $525.00 Item Weapons- 2

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THE Short Rifle Below is SOLD! Here's a very unusual very short rifle! This is a .40 caliber octagoned barrel rifle measuring about 39 inches long with the barrel being 24 inches long. The action works but needs some 'tightening' up. The stock is very decorative with the tiger stripping and the decorations. On the reverse is a whiskey bottle and glass and on the obverse is a triangle and a 5 pointed star. On the bottom of the stock is a long 12 inch brass plate for putting the gun on a post for shooting and there are the brass initials of W.H.L. but I don't know who that is. The bad problems with the stock is that someone put some plastic wood in it just ahead of the lockplate and on the reverse where the lockplate screw would pass through. This needs to be knocked out and real wood replaced. Instead of using a screw through the back into threads on the lockplate they put a wood screw through the front into the stock. Pure amature but can be fixed. I have taken pics of the two places where plastic was used. Also where the barrel pin would have gone through someone put in a modern screw and nut which is replaced easily enough. Marked on the barrel is (M)ADE BY D BICOM (?)ANGES OHIO. The first letters of the top and bottom lines are obscured by putting in a rear v sight. You can see two other places where lead was used to fill in where sights were before. The front sight is a simple blade dovetailed sight. I looked up D Bicom but did not find him listed so this is most likely a one of a kind attempt at making a rifle for himself. It really is a pretty little gun that just needs some expert attention. $525.00 Item Weapons- 3

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SOLD! Here we have a Civil War Colt Model 1861 Spedial rifle/musket dated 1864 on the lockplate and 1863 on the barrel. Also on the barrel is the V P and Eagle head. The lockplate is marked U.S.COLT'S PT F.A. MFG CO./HARTFORD CT. The eagle on the bolster is lacking like it was ground off and the lock markings are very faint but readable. This is a cutdown to a 2 band rifle and the barrel is blocked a few inches down by what looks like paper. What's left of the walnut stock is in nice worn condition and they even replaced the nose cap to finish it. This rifle would have looked like it was made this way except for the fact that there is no front sight or nor is there any evidence that a sight was ever there. The original U.S. marked buttplate is present as well as the original barrel bands complete with swivels. The ramrod is present but too short for the barrel length. The action works well. There's a story here but I don't know what it is. Too bad! $525.00 Item Weapons- 4

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THE FLINTLOCK RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a nice old fullstock flintlock. This rifle uses the double set triggers and the hammer tries to catch but it just doesn't barely so this lock needs a little work. I don't see any name on the lock just a hunting scene. I also do not see any names on the barrel as well. The entire piece is 55 1/2 inches long with a 39 1/2 inch .38 caliber barrel. The stock is walnut and in good condition. There are 3 unexplained holes in the stock becaused the stock is pinned elsewhere. The only damage to the wood other than the holes is around the lockplate where ignition took place which is normal. The buttplate, nose cap and ramrod ferrels are all brass while the triggerguard is incised decorated iron. For this one $995.00 Item Weapons- 6

SOLD! Here are 2 pairs of blue lensed glasses. Both are Civil War era or before. 1 pair has the sliding ear shafts and the other has the folding ear shafts. I was just reading a book entitled 'COWBOY CULTURE - THE LAST FRONTIER OF AMERICAN ANTIQUES' and on page 239 under CHEATERS -GAMBLING it shows a pair of blue lensed glasses with the following 'Cheating glasses with blue lenses. Cards marked with irridenscent ink were visible only when wearing these glasses. Collection: C.W. Lyle, Jr. '. Could these 2 pair be cheaters as well! Who knows- but makes for a good story! $75.00 each pair.

Here's a Ginger Beer Crockery bottle that was also found at Beaufort, South Carolina. This one is in excellent condition but I just can't quite make out the makers mark embossed in it. Nice two-tone and nearly 9 inches tall! $45.00


Here's an old 19th century master Ink bottle that was used to fill up the smaller desk ink bottles. This one is made of clay and is in very good condition. I recently rescued this bottle when it was being used for an ash tray! As you can see from the pic it's a rather large piece being over 9 1/2 inches tall and is about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. The stampings are quite clear and rather deep as you can also see in the pics being made by J. Bourne & Son of Denby Pottery of near Derby and sold by P. & J. Arnold of London. Nice display piece! $45.00

Here's a nice little item from the very last GAR Reunion held in Indianapolis in 1949. This is a first day cover with cancelled 3 cent GAR stamp that has on it FINAL NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE GAR. This cover has been cancelled in Indianapolis Aug 29, 9 AM , 1949. On August 29 - September 1, 1949, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) met for its 83rd and final National Encampment. Returning once again to the city of Indianapolis, only six veterans were able to attend of the 16 total alive at that time. The business meetings were held at the Hotel Claypool, and the opening ceremonies and final Campfire were held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The Campfire Program ended with the playing of Taps by the Marine Band bugler, and the colors of the GAR were retired for the last time. The last national member, Albert Woolson, died at age 109 in 1956. This cover is addressed to James E. Caraway, M.D. of Wayne, Michigan. It was a common practice to address it to yourself and send it off to get the cancelled stamp and the Postal city stamping. It is believed that Dr. Caraway as a direct desendant of Leroy Caraway who enlisted as a Corporal in Co. D 1st Michigan Colored Infantry. The 1st Michigan Colored Infantry mustered in at Detroit in 1864 and Dr. Caraway is from Wayne, Michigan which is close to Detroit being in the same County of Wayne County, Michigan. The 1st Michigan Colored Infantry was in engagements during its term of service at Baldwin, Fla., August 8, 1864; Honey Hill, S. C., November 30, 1864; Tullifinny, S. C., December 7, 1864; Deveaux Neck, S. C., December 9, 1864; Cuckwold's Creek Bridge, February 8, 1865; Sumterville, S. C., April 8, 1865; Spring Hill, S. C., April 15, 1865; Swift Creek, S. C., April 17, 1865; Boykin's, S. C., April 18, 1865; Singleton's Plantation, S. C., April 19, 1865. Total enrollment...........................................1673 Killed in action..............................................5 Died of wounds................................................7 Died of disease.............................................116 Discharged for disability (wounds and disease)..............114


There were several styles of covers available at that last reunion for souvenirs but I believe this one here was the most colorful! Check out the pics! Nice piece of a bygone era!

$45.00

SOLD! Here's something I don't see everyday but couldn't pass 'em up. These lady sized gauntlets came from a friend of mine out in Southern California. These things are awesome! These guantlets are probably early 20th century but could be earlier. They are a nice quality leather with rose bead work. Some of the beads are no lacking and the gloves do have some repairs to the finger seams and elsewhere but where are you going to find another pair like this! These will go fantastic in an old west or wild west display! $295.00

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Here's a couple of pairs of Artillery/Casement goggles that you can see from time to time on the market. There is a photo showing a Confederate General wearing a pair in TOUCHED BY FIRE vol. 2 page 248. The caption reads 'Generals on the other side felt the same sting of lead. Brig. Gen. Adam R. Johnson was shot accidentally by his own men in a mishap tha talmost completely destroyed his eyes, leaving him virtually blind.' General Johnson wore goggles to protect what eyesight he had left. . I've been told that even some infantry work them to keep exploding caps from entering their eyes on the battlefield. I have 2 pair here in the original metal cases. One is in a silver plated tin I believe while the other is in a japaned tin oval container. The bid difference in these 2 sets is that the one in the silver case has green lenses while the set in the japaned case has clear lenses. Both have the wire mesh sides to keep debris out of the eyes. Nice pieces! The strings that hold them on the head may have been replaced at some point. Collectible and belongs in every artillery display!!! $85.00 / choice.

Here is a fairly nice portable lap desk of the Civil War through the Victorian age Era. This piece measures 12 wide X 9 long X 4 1/2 tall- inches closed and is 18 inches long when opened. The velvet cloth on the writting surface is purple. The little lid over the pencil storage area is missing as is the bottom to one of the ink well storage areas but otherwise it's pretty nice. It's also missing the key but I'll look around and see what I can find. The one pic shows accessories to show you what it looks like when it's being used and they are not included with the desk. All in all it's pretty nice!!! $95.00

SOLD! This is a nice big Mansfield Ohio medal for Civil War Vets. This piece is solid brass / bronze and measures about 2 inches across with a loop at the top. Probably part of a medal. The back side shows SAILORS AND SOLDIERS MEMORIAL BUILDING MANSFIELD OHIO JUNE 21-22-23-23 1915. The front of the medal shows WM McLAUGHLIN - MAJOR McLAUGHLINS SQUARDRON O.V.C.SEPT 28, 1861, Nice old piece! $35.00

SOLD! Here's a honey of a piece! This is an 1862 Dated Cavalry Saber and scabbard marked D.J.MILLARD CLAYVILLE, NY (NY is light in the stamp) on one side of the ricasso and US C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson, Inspector) 1862. There were only 10,000 Millard Cavalry Sabers made for the Civil War under the contract of 1861, so this makes it a scare sword overall and hightly desireable! Millard also sold sword blades to Tiffany and Co. of New York. This particular piece is in very nice condition with the sword itself being quite nice! The grip is nearly 100% present with only some light scuffing to the leather. The sword wire is 100% intact and the blade washer is present. C.E.W. is marked in two places on the pommel cap as well. The scabbard has wear and door dings to it and the drag is worn down. There may be traces of initials on the drag but I'm not sure. The scabbard fits like a tight glove! Overall a very desireable piece!!! $975.00

Here's a piece that I just picked up from Belgrade, Maine. This piece was found at a sale in a box with a .31 caliber Colt as well. This is an approximate .36 caliber double barreled rifled percussion pistol from Belgium and so marked with the ELG in an oval which is normal for Belgium pieces. This pistol has a wonderful rich patina and works very well. The hardwood bag shaped flat sided grips have D. DANNER carved into one side only. Under magnification the carving is shown to not be too recent and we believe the original owner must have done it. We believe that a Maine Civil War soldier brought this piece back as a souvenir but of course that can't be prooved. After research it shows that there were no Maine soldiers with the D. DANNER name. There were 3 Union Soldiers with the same name with them being from Indiana, Kentucky and Mussouri with the one from Indiana being listed simply as David Danner. More than likely it was a captured piece and there were 6 Confederate Soldiers with the same first initial and last name. Those soldiers were from Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. All of the CS soldiers but one had a middle initial supplied in the database which indicates that they used their middle initial or name. Only one CS soldier from North Carolina listed his name as David Danner with no middle initial. David lived Caldwell County NC and was 25 years old. On 3/20/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. NC 26th Infantry He was Killed on 3/24/1864 at Orange County Court House, VA (Shot for his desertion) This soldier was also fought at Gettysburg where, of course, you know Maine troops were. Maine supplied alot of soldiers to the cause and they fought in all the major battles. This is just one possibility but just illustrates the research one can do on these old pistols. It's really fun to research even if you can't nail it down. Heck, this pistol could have simply been a civilian's pistol and he just carved his name into the grip. Who knows! Good fodder for stories! This is the type of pistol carried by many of the private ranks during the Civil War. At any rate this fine example is $295.00

SOLD! Here's a nice GAR DELEGATE medal that was found near Thorntown, Indiana. This one is the 3 piece medal with metal chain links holding it together. This one is for the GAR ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT, MAY 1913 in INDIANAPOLIS and has on it also DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA. On the back is THE WHITEHEAD AND HOAD CO., NEWARK, NJ. There is still alot of original gold type gilt left on this piece. It has a great aged look to it. $45.00

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SOLD! Here we have a model 1892 Marlin Lever Action Rifle in 32 rimfire complete with about a half a box of original short .32 caliber shells! This rifle is in very good condition with some original bluing still remaining. This piece uses 32 rimfire shells in long or short. This piece has the rear folding tang sight addition which I believe is a Marples sight. Under the sight is the Marlin Model '92 distinction. The original sights are present as well. The rifle has a 24 inch octagon barrel with shiney bore but worn rifling. I believe it would still shoot straight. These rifles were made from 1892 to 1916 and the serial number of 300597 places this one at 1904 so it would have to go to a FFL holder or a C&R holder. The forearm has some wearing of the finish where the users hand would be but no wear to the wood. The stock is in good shape but does have a few dings. There are 3 dings on the buttstock near the lever. There is also a screw hold in the stock where I believe a sort of sling swivel would have gone. I believe this rifle may have been carried in a scabbard according to the natural wear it has. The markings are sharp and the action works great! Nice piece with the optional folding tang sight and at least 1/2 box of shells! Take a look at the pics to see quality! $750.00

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SOLD! Here's a honey of a sword! this is an untouched Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword by Clauberg of Germany. This piece was found in an old shed on a piece of property at White Mountain, Arizona, home of Fort Apache. The dry climate was very nice to this piece! The sword is the standard Foot Officer sword with the sharkskin grip and brass floral guard and pommel cap. The patina is great on this piece and the blade is darn near mint with a crisp Eagle on one side and a US on the other side of the blade. 'Iron Proof' is on the top spline of the sword. 90% of the sharkskin or eelskin is still present. The 2 single flanking wires on the grip are still there but wrapped around the pommel cap. The twisted brass wire is still attached correctly. The guard and grip are tight to the sword blade. The blade washer is lacking. My camera just can not do justice to this fine piece. The scabbard is thought to be a Confederate marriage as it's quite typical to Confederate Sword scabbards. It's like a cavalry scabbard exhibiting a great dark patina with narrow brass mounts and rings. The throat is brass as well as the drag! I cannot find any markings on the scabbard at all. The scabbard just has one tiny dint to the reverse. This is a great piece! I wish I knew the history. $950.00

The item is from the Needham family is the Father's Id'd Masonic Sword in case and cover. The case is marked on the outside 'Raymond E. Needham, Marion, Indiana'. The sword blade itself is marked Raymond Needham also. The case is black leather with handle and probably dates to the1930's or 1940's. Raymond joined the Needham Funeral Home in Marion, Indiana in 1930. In 1912 Benjamin Franklin Needham opened B.F. Needham Funeral Home. Benjamin was Isaac's son and Raymond's father. The sword is in generally very good condition with a very nice etched blade. There is no damage to the sword just some wear to the plating on the guard. This is the typical Knight's Headed pommel sword with elipitcal blade. The sword cover is yellow soft cloth. This is a very nice outfit! I was told by the son that his Father was a 33rd Degree Mason. This fine sword is $225.00 Check out these pics:

The last item from the Needham family is a model 1894 Stevens Boy's Rifle that was given to the son from the Civil War Vet Isaac. So it goes from GreatGrandfather Isaac to the Grandfather Benjamin given to the Grandson Raymond and then passed down to the Great Grandson Ben and there is a BN lightly scratched into the stock. This rifle has seen lots of use having been passed down from generation to generation. It's in generally very good condition with a shiney bore but not much rifling left. This is a 22LF model rifle. The barrel is marked J. STEVENS A & T CO. CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS U.S.A. PAT. APR 17 94. The other side of the barrel is marked 22-LONG RIFLE. The serial number is B0890. The action works fine and there is a long of original finish left on this gun and a few dings too. The wood is in good condition and it has a nice rubber buttplate on it with STEVENS FAVORITE embossed in it. This is a pretty nice piece that finishes out the collection of 3 generations of items. Nice Gun! Has to be transfered. $275.00 Take a look at the pics:

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THE FOLLOWING CIVIL WAR GROUPING IS SOLD!

Here is an outstanding group of items belonging to Captain Matthew H. Peters who was in the 16th Ohio Infantry and the 74th Ohio Infantry. These pieces came straight from his family and have never been on the market before. We have his .58 calibre Civil War Musket that aside from some handling marks gathered during the last 145 years it's just darn near mint! This piece has the original case hardening on the lock as witnessed in the photo and the rifling is excellent. This piece was fired but not much. This piece is a Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle-Musket made by and marked L.G. & Y/WINDSON-VT. There is also an Eagle on the lock. The piece is complete and functions effortlessly. The second piece we have for him is the 36 Caliber Savage Revolver that he carried on his person. This piece shows lots of wear with clear markings. One nipple is missing. No cartouch on the grips but they are worn so the cartouch may have been worn off. We're doing the research now and will keep this updated as we get it. Here's Captain Peter's Bio. :

Matthew Henry Peters Residence Springfield OH; a 19 year-old Brick Maker. Enlisted on 4/23/1861 at Springfield, OH as a Private. On 4/26/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. OH 16th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 8/18/1861 at Columbus, OH On 1/7/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co. OH 74th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/10/1865 at Louisville, KY He was listed as: * Wounded 12/31/1862 Stones River, TN (Severely wounded) * Wounded 5/9/1864 Buzzard's Roost, GA (Wounded in right leg) * Wounded 12/21/1864 Murfreesboro, TN (Wounded in wrist) Promotions: * 1st Lieut 1/7/1862 (As of Co. F 74th OH Inf) * Adjutant 3/1/1864 * Capt 7/13/1864 (As of Co. H) * Major 7/12/1865 (Not Mustered) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 3/1/1864 from company F to Field & Staff * 7/13/1864 from Field & Staff to company H Other Information: born 6/6/1841 in Bavaria, Germany died 5/11/1918 in Watseka, IL (Son of George & Magdalena Peters. Married Clara Lyon on 06/19/1867) After the War he lived in Watseka, IL

We did get from the family that Matthew did settle in Watseka, Il after the war and eventually became Mayor of that town in 1875 and in 1878 Matthew was elected as an Illinois Representative. We are going to Watseka on a research trip. Capt Peters was born in Germany and he was brought to this country by his family in the year of his birth 1843. Capt Peters was born on June 6th, 1843. His family settled in New Orleans where his Mother and his 2 sisters died probably from fever since the climate was different that what they were used to. That left his father to raise the 2 boys but the father contracted Yellow Fever as well and he too died leaving the boys orphans. Matthew was taken in for a fellow but he was cruel to Matthew so during 1855-56 Matthew ran away. His younger brother was left in an orphan asylum. After some time of fending for himself he gained employment on a Mississippi River Steamboat where he befriended a traveling gentleman, Henry S. Roberts who took him home to Ohio. Matthew was left with Mr. Roberts widowed mother who took care of Matthew so well that Matthew kept her with him to live after moving to Watseka, Il. The family I procured these items from gave me a copy of a Portrait and Biographical record that was written in 1893. Capt. Peters organized the first Militia Unit for Iroquois County where Watseka is located and was elected Colonel of the outfit. He was also Post Commander to the local GAR post and was a member of the Illinois Loyal Legion. Matthew also was the owner and publisher of the Watseka Newspaper. Quite a career! UNDER RESEARCH! CHECK OUT THE PICS! OUTSTANDING!!






SOLD! Here is a nice winter project being an original Civil War era Tranter Double-Action Revolver in 44 caliber preferred by Confederate Officers this is mostly complete. The pistol needs a proper cylinder pin and loading lever . the top is marked Thos Blissett South. I believe this was Thomas Blissett South Castle St Liverpool England who was a dealer and not a manufacturer. The pistol has a serial number on the right side of the frame ..the rosewood grips are in very nice shape , This is the scarcer double trigger model and with careful cleaning a few minor parts it could be a nice working revolver. The cylinder turns stiffly but doesn't index properly when the trigger is pulled so I believe most of the internals are present. I can see parts moving when I pull the trigger. The hand moves up but needs tinking with to move the cylinder. The cylinder stop moves up to stop the cylinder from indexing. This is the 2 trigger set-up. When you move the spur trigger the cylinder is suppose to index then you pull the smaller trigger to drop the hammer. The hammer is now moving freely indicating that the main spring is broken. A like example is shown on page 65 of FIREARMS FROM EUROPE SECOND EDITION by Whisker, Hartzler and Yantz. That example is id'd to A.J. Bethune of Co. E, 45th Alabama Infantry proving that the Confederates did use them. The only difference that I notice between the one listed and the one in the book is the laynard ring which is not present on the one listed. Otherwise these pieces are almost identical.

That one is serial numbered 4987 and ours, I believe is 6513. These revolvers were not usually associated with Northern Officers and soldiers. A number of this type are know with southern retailers markings including T.W. Radcliffe, Columbia, S.C., as well as Hyde & Goodrich and A.B.Griswold & Co., both of New Orleans. It is fairly certain a number of these weapons were shipped through the Northern Blockade as evidenced by the following March 10, 1863 Richmond Times Dispatch advertisement:


FINE ENGLISH REVOLVERS
Just received from England six Tranter's fine revolving pistols, 80 & 120 bore.
Price $220.00 each. H. E. Nichols, Columbia, S.C.

The price on this relic is $650.00 and I believe it's worth of restoration.






Here are some old iron knuckles that was found in the ground near an old abandoned mine at Kingman, Arizona. These are the Civil War era type knuckles that were carried by many men for self protection. I don't know if the mine was an old gold, silver or even copper mine but I do have a signed letter attesting to the fact of where they were found. These knucks are in a riker case with a nice medal tag. Nice display item of the old Gold Rush or Mining Days!!! $125.00

Here's a set of old vintage 12 guage shotgun reloading tools that I just picked up. The set consists of an old crimper (handle has been broken and welded back together. The crimper was used to close up the paper shells after loading powder and shot. This piece is still in good condition and could be used today. The crimper retains it's old brown paint. We also have the shotshell funnel for powder and shot, a powder measure with an old pewter or lead repair marked with a patent mark of 1890, There are also 2 little handheld primer installation tools. (yikes!) Looks dangerous to me! There is also a little ring that I believe was used in connection with the crimper to pull the shells out when the crimping was finished. This little piece slid over the brass then you inserted your finger in the ring and pulled out the shell. These tools could be used today on paper shells if you could find them but it would be time consuming. These tools still represent a good display item with the old shotgun and the shells. For the lot $65.00

Here's an old rotating barrel 2 shot rifle. This one was made in the last 30 years or so and I don't think they make them now. This is the Numrich Arms .45 caliber double rotating rifle that works when you shoot one barrel you rotate the other one up in the shooting position. There as a similiar rifle in 'THE BIG SKY' with Kirk Douglas. This one has been used for years to hunt deer with and according to the hunter he was very successful! This piece has a weak main spring but it still snaps caps ok. There is also a gouge in the stock that you can see in my pics. Also, one of the ramrod pipes is missing but I believe you could find another from Dixie Gun Works in Union City, Tennessee. The bores are pretty good and the rifle really doesn't show a lot of wear. This is a good one! Hard to find! $325.00

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SOLD! Here is an outstanding example of a WW2 Japanese Naval Samauri type sword. This piece is so nice I may buy it myself! This piece is just like a sword on plate 72 page 55 of Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945 by Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory that states that The first Japanese sword taken during the Second World War belonged to Lieutenant Kazuo Sakamaki ijn, who commanded midget submarine M19, captured off Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii, during the Pearl Harbor campaign on 8 December, 1941. He was the first prisoner captured by the United States in the War. The blade is not signed. By courtest of U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis; item 42.45. This sword is not signed either and is quite excellent with only a couple of minor dings to the scabbard. This is a rare Japanese 1937 pattern WW2 naval officer's kai-kunto with quality shargreen saya (scabbard). Given most WW2 Japanese naval kai-guntos went down with the ships their officers served on, these 1937 Pattern swords are extremely rare. This particular sword has an unsigned tang and higher quality shargreen saya / scabbard, raising the prospect it was made for a front line naval officer. The hamon is quite pronounced being the straight type. The grip and tape are just excellent as well! Check out the pics. If I could only own one Japanese sword this would be it! Nice! $1,500.00

Here's a late war Japanese 1944 Army Officers Samuri type sword and leather covered scabbard. There is a similar model on page 42 fig. 55 of Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945 by Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory and is entitled 'a late-1944 pattern shin-gunto with unlacqured green tape binding'. This sword is very similar to that one. This is late war production and is somewhat crudely fashioned. The blade is not sharpened and the tang is not signed. There is a single mounting hole through the tang. The leather covered scabbard is very nice still with a little finish coming off here and there. The sword does lock into the scabbard and glides in smoothly. The grip has a cheaper type clean cloth binding with sharkskin or rayskin covering under the sides. The sword is missing the little laynard (sarute) ring through the pommel (Kabuto-gane). The entire piece measures 39 inches long and the blade is about 29 inches long. No hamon is noticed. This is guaranteed to be WW2 Japanese used. $495.00

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SOLD! Here's a German Hunting Horn from the 1800's we believe. This piece is very nice with green leather wrapping and has a silver tag on the front that has on it "FURST-PLESS". We believed it was probably for Stag hunting or for hunting wild boar although I found this information on the web:

Furst-Pless Post Horn c.1915 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a typical post horn configuration which can be seen depicted in the logos of postal authorities throughout Europe. This horn, in Bb, was made by Furst-Pless of Germany and is in raw brass. These posthorns are usually wrapped in green leather. The lower photo is of a modern Furst Pless-Horn. Post horns - in different sizes and keys - are still played today in brass choirs in villages along the Rhein River. Mozart wrote a short piece featuring the post horn.

You be the judge on this one. This horn is in excellent aged condition wiht nearly perfect green leather wrap and a very nice green dyed leather strap. . Nice! WAS $65.00 NOW $59.00 !!!

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SOLD! Here's another Webley RIC .450 revolver DA 1870-1890 being Government owned (broadarrow present) by Austrialia 'Queensland Guard". Sold by V & R Blakemore-London. Ejector rod unscrewes from butt. Very nice condition and fairly scarce! Very nice finish and nice checkered grips! Functions well! WAS $600.00 NOW $525.00 !!

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Here's an early WW1 Cartridge Belt-dated 9-18 and dyed a pea green for some reason. This belt has the 1st aid packet in the pouch. This outfit shows were and tear. Both the belt and the pouch has K-43 stenciled on it. I was told this could be USMC as they did this to some of their equipment during WW1 but I don't know personally. WAS $85.00 NOW $75.00 !!!

Here's a spare cylinder for the 3rd Model Bacon .31 caliber percussion pocket pistol. This one is in pretty good condition and you can still see most of the cylinder scene. There is one broken nipple present. If you need a 5 shot cylinder then here's your chance. Hard to find! $35.00

SOLD! Here's a piece that you never find! This is a Civil War lockplate layout template. This one is for Muir & Co. Wm. Windsor Locks, CT with Eagle and U.S. as well. Marked R. Payne who I believe is the engravor. This piece is heavy and measures 1 1/2 X 4 inches and is 1/2 inch thick with an index pin that goes through it. Nice piece and unusual! $275.00

SOLD! Here's a couple of posters that I've had for quite some time. The first one is a 12 1/2 X 22 inches long poster of a Model 1855 Rifle Musket used by Union forces during the civil war. This posted is good paper and should look great framed! Price $10.00

This next poster is the same size of the one above and in great condition as well! This poster is of the 1866 Winchester Rifle-Yellow Boy! This one is also $10.00

SOLD! ON LAY-AWAY Here's a fine 'recovered' item from the Civil War and most likely Confederate used. This is either a Cosmoplitan or Gwyn & Campbell 'Union' carbine that was fished from the Guadelupe River in Texas. This piece is in nice 'dug' condition missing the wooden stock pieces and the lock on the obverse side. This piece still has the loading lever, trigger, rear sight, front sight and nipple present as well as the carbine sling bar and ring! According to John McCauley's book 'Carbines of the U.S. Cavalry' the 3rd Texas Cavalry has 3 of these type carbines, the 6th Texas Cavalry has 2 carbines, the 9th Texas Cav has 15 of these carbines and the 27th Texas Cavalry had 5 of them. Seems pretty rare! This one is mounted to a nice board for display. Where you going to find another one! $395.00

SOLD! Here's an approx 45 caliber percussion heavy barrel half stock rifle. This one is mock tigerstrip wood with decoration to the buttstock but no patchbox. The stock has an incomplete crack to the wrist from probably being dropped but is now glued and stabilized. The lock has some simple engraving on it with the initials R.H but I believe more was there now lacking. The action is a set trigger action and sensitive! It has a hair trigger! The hammer has been brazed so it was probably broken when the rifle was dropped. The rear sight looks to be a dovetailed replacement and I believe the ramrod is a replacement as well. There is some sort of skull and crossbones decoration inletted and nailed onto the bottom of the forestock area. No other markings are present on this piece that I can find of. There is corrosion around the nipple on the 34 inch barrel. The overall length of the musket is about 50 inches. It has a pewter nosecap. Nice piece for over the fireplace! $325.00

SOLD! Here's a very nice restored Snider Enfield Pattern 2. The Snider Enfield was designed by Jacob Snider, an American from New York, and his pattern was used from 1867 to 1880's where it was replaced by the Martini Henry rifles of Zulu fame. This one is pretty nice having the lockplate marked 1861 ENFIELD with a crown and V.R. at the tail. This piece was used by the English Army and so marked with WD and an arrow and so forth. The markings are great on the metal pieces and they were redone without altering the markings. The early square ramrod/cleaning rod is present and in good condition. The barrel bands match and everything looks correct. The stock looks great even though there were several cracks that were repaired. The cracks were repaired but not to the point where you can't seen them faintly. The toe of the buttstock was pinned then repaired as well as stock 3 inches forward of the triggerguard. A nice tampion is also included as well as the firing pin protector. If these piece was in this condition and hadn't been restored this would be a $1400.00 gun but since it has been restored the price is $995.99 Nice!!!

SOLD! Here's an outstanding half-stock Ky style rifle in approximately 32 caliber with rifling. This fine weapon with set trigger was produced by Jacob D. Shrock, and so marked, of Goshen, Indiana . There is some powder corrosion due to firing on the lock plate and the barrel but the nipple and drum seems to have been replaced at some point. The weapon still functions flawlessly. The wood stock is in great condtion with a brass buttplate and a brass escrutheon on the lock reverse. The lockplate is embellished with scroll work but no name. Teh brass trigger guard is present and so is the brass nose cap. There is a single rear 'v' sight and a simple front blade sight. The 34 3/4 inch barrel is part octagon and part round. AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Frank Sellers shows Jacob D. Shrock working from 1846 to 1890 producing Percussion 1/2 stock firearms. This is very nice and an Id'd Indiana Gun!!! $450.00

Here's a fine pistol that haven't ever been used or even had the cylinder rotated! The top one has been sold. The second one is Armi San Marco (Colt Replica) 2nd Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, .44 Caliber with 7 1/2" barrel, blue steel, color casehardened frame, brass grip frame with triggerguard, one-piece walnut grip, new and unfired in excellent condition with USMR engraved on the fully engraved cylinder. Nice! Retails for over $350 our price $295.00 . Both have been sold.

SOLD! Here's a model 1812 Whitney Conversion musket! This musket was manufactured from 1812 -1824 with a total quanity made of 18,000. This is a 69 caliber single shot muzzleloader with a 42 inch round barrel fastened by 3 barrel bands with a small stud for socket bayonet at top of the barrel 1 1/4 inch from muzzle. This piece has iron mountings with trigger guard having pointed finial towards muzzle and rounded lower end. The steel ramrod has a button head. This piece has a black walnut stock without comb. The lock is marked only N. HAVEN in scroll. Inspectors initials are in wood stock oposite lock. The action works ok but the main spring is just a tad week. The middle band is missing the sling swivel and there is a small sliver of wood missing on the forestock on the reverse side between the middle band and the nose cap. There are also some chips just behind the lock, otherwise the stock is in fine condition. The initials L.F. are stamped into the stock. This is a real nice piece! $895.00

Here is a WW1 and perhaps WW2 used item. This is a Model 1907 Springfield Rifle Sling that was produced by Rossi Saddlery Company of St. Joseph, MO. This sling is simply marked with a simple RS indicating Rossi Saddlery. The sling is in very nice aged condition! $65.00

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SOLD! Here's another Japanese WW2 type sword that I picked up years ago. This one looks like the blade was stuck in the ground for awhile. This pattern is the Naval Kuy-Gunto Officers' pattern of about 1873-74. At least the hilt is. The blade is quite pitted and is the Katana type blade being about 27 inches long with the Habaki or metal collar on the blade which acts as a wedge in the scabbard. The basket style guard is in good condition with pommel cap. The grip is full leather wrapped with full wire still present. There is a CS stamped on the guard as well as the number 34 scratched on there as well and a CS is stamped on the collar/Habaki. A 62 is also stamped on the Habaki. I believe this to be a put together sword for some reason. This could be an old ancestoral blade but the tang has been changed to a pean type fastening and I don't want to chance breaking it to get it apart. Very unusual! $175.00

SOLD! Here's a small 2 item grouping from an American Hero. These items are a 1914 Dated Iron Cross and a WW2 German Soldier side knife. These items were brought back by Sgt. Louis Whatley who landed at Omaha Beaach when he was only 20 years old and saw action in four different campaigns, and though his division liberated "one or two" concentration camps, he said he didn't tour any of them. Louis served in France, Germany, Luxembourg and Austria. I purchased the 2 items from Louis's son, Brad. Brad was kind enough to provide me with printer copies of his dad as well as a printer copy of the 80th Inf Division Map dated May 22, 1945. Brad also provided me with a copy of a letter from the United States Senate, particulary Dick Lugar, United States Senator that Louis received when he got his Bronze Star Medal in 2004. Also, I have a copy of the newpaper article that talks about it and has an old photo of Louis on it. Sadly, Louis Whatley has since passed away. The two articles I got from Brad are a nice WW1 1914 dated Iron Cross with Ribbon and I believe this piece to be the 2 Klasse (2nd Class), for individual merit in combat. Many German soldiers also fought in WW1 and wore their decorations from the previous war in WW2. The knife is the typical WW2 German side knife with retaining clip on the back. This knife has been sharpened many times during it's lifetime and is about 1 inch shorter than normal but it'll still do the job it was intended for. This knife was most likely from a combat veteran who had the knife liberated by Sgt. Whatley. Nice grouping from an American Hero who ws there until he was honorably discharged in January 1946. All copies of what I have will go with the Iron Cross decoration and the knife. $250.00

SOLD! Here's a Japanese Navy Used bayonet. This bayonet is the type 30 P2 variation (see Bayonets of Japan by Raymond C. Labar). This was used with the type 99 rifle and has the more unusual rubber frog and scabbard listed as LBS 32. The bayonet is kind of crude with no markings whatsoever. A very similiar piece can be found in BAYONETS OF JAPAN by Raymond C. Labar on page 312. He rates this piece as an uncommon 3 making it hard to find. A very nice piece and not your standard piece! Look at the pics. $375.00

SOLD! Here's a German WW2 Trench Knife that we picked up in central Indiana. There was a dress bayonet with it as well but I wasn't able to get it. This is a nice wood slab handle wood grip utility combat boot knife with original all metal scabbard and retainer spring mechanish on the back to hold it onto the belt.. The condition is very good with moderate wear on the blade and some rust staining. There are no markings on the blade. There is some minor wear to the original paint on the scabbard. The knife is the same style as the one that pictured on page 38 as Figure 158 of Stephens Fighting Knives. I found another on the web for $349.00 but I'll price this nice one at $275.00

CONSIGNMENT:--SOLD Here's another 1855 US socket bayonet. This is a pretty nice one with some patina on it and a deep stamped US. This one appears to have some old varnish put on it years ago. WAS $140.00 NOW $125.00 !!!

CONSIGNMENT:--SOLD Here's a US 1873 model socket bayonet without scabbard. This is very nice retaining nearly all it's original blue. You used to find the trapdoor bayonets in this kind of shape often but not anymore. Some slight rust on the socket but some gun oil and OOO steel wool would take care of it. WAS $130.00 NOW $115.00 !!!

CONSIGNMENT:--SOLD Here's a model 1855 Bayonet complete with working locking ring. No US visible and medium pitting overall. WAS $75.00 NOW $68.00 !!!

Here's a rather nice Import Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber that is id'd on the guard to a H.E.Billings. After an exhaustive search on the civil war database it was found that there were only two H. Billings who were in the Cavalry. Both men were in the Confederate Cavalry. There was one Henry Billings who was in the 12th Virginia Cavalry but after another internet search it was found that his middle name was Martin so this sword did not belong to him. The other H. Billings was also Henry Billings but no middle name was listed and after another search no middle name was found. This Henry Billings was from the 12th Tennessee who was under Nathan Bedford Forrest. I believe one can safely assume that this early K & C sword could easily have belongd to Henry Billings of the 12th Tennessee. The Tennessee 12th Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Partisan Rangers] was organized behind Federal lines in February, 1863. The men were from the counties of Fayette, Tipton, Shelby, Haywood, and Gibson. It served on R.V. Richardson's and Rucker's Brigade, confronted the Federals in Tennessee and Mississippi, and in October totalled about 300 effectives. Later it was active in Georgia, fought at Memphis, then was part of Hood's operations in Tennessee. During February, 1865, the regiment was broken up. Some of its members became part of the 3rd (Forrest's Old) Tennessee Cavalry. OFFICERS: Colonels John U. Green and Robert V. Richardson, Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Burrow, and Majors G. W. Bennett and Berry B. Benson .

Now more on this sword. This is an Original CIVIL WAR "WRISTBREAKER" MODEL 1840 KIRSCHBAUM & COMPANY CAVALRY SWORD & SCABBARD. A German made Sword imported and used by both Confederate and Union Armies during the Civil War. Marked "K&C" and "IRON PROOF" on blade. These are the early markings in the rectangle stimpled border. Entire sword is approx. 43" long and blade is 34-3/4" long. Purchased fresh out of the basement of an old Framingham, MA estate so probably a veteran bringback. The name "H.E. BILLINGS" is in old lettering etched into the underside of the Brass Guard toward the blade. There is no wear to the scabbard much as these old German scabbards are made out of really heavy iron. There is mottled rust on the scabbard but it looks like it's been cleaned sometime in the not too distant past. The scabbard is complete and undented. The grip has most of the old leather intact, some thin leather has cracked off, and wire wrap intact and in good order. Blade is straight and bright as found in estate. Square backed blade. Just a few small black surface spots on blade. A few small nicks to blade edge with largest one about 4" from the tip. Brass Guard looks like it may be bent back at top but may have simply been dropped. The outer hand guard brass branch has beginnings of a break spot at curve and may have been dropped as well. There is nice patina to the brass. .I'm very confident on the id on this piece and this sword is typical of thousands of swords the Confederate Cavalry used. Nice piece!

"SOLD" Here's a nice WWII / WW2 US Navy, MK 2 Deck Helmet, USN Gunners Helmet, Complete with original WWII Leather Chin Strap. All original WWII U.S. Navy MK-2 Gunner's Helmet. MK-2 Helmet is in Very Good Condition and retains almost all of its original WWII Factory Applied Rough Textured Navy Blue/Gray Paint. MK-2 Helmet has a very old impact dent in the top right side (see picture). MK-2 USN Helmet has its original WWII Full leather chin strap assembly which is in excellent condition. The helmet has a little rust on the exterior but not bad for being in the salt air. Inside of the MK-2 Helmet has "U.S.N. Stenciled on the back, and MK-2 Stenciled on the front (see picture). The MK-2 Helmet Lining is complete and is in excellent condition. A super nice all original WWII USN MK-2 Gunners Helmet that is sometimes called a 'Talkers Helmet' because they wore they headsets under the helmet. It can be yours for $145.00

"SOLD" Here's a WW2 MKII U.S. Navy Talkers Helmet that was used with headphones. This one is in generally good condition complete with the usually missing chinstrap. This is a nice one with good markings and just a little staining on one side. Large and unusual blue/gray helmet shape that was used extensively aboard ship. $145.00

SOLD! I'm very fond of dug weapons and this is a dandy. Unfortunately I do not know where it was originally dug. This one is a Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company Navy Revolver in 36 caliber. This one was made from 1861 thru the mid 1860's with a total quanity of about 20,000 being made. The revolver is a 6 shot model with 6 3/8th inch barrel instead of the usual 7 1/2 inch barrel. I can't see any markings but this is one terrific dug piece! I like mounting these to a frame as they look great after I'm done. As is I'd sell it for $495.00 but after I start it won't be for sale.

Here is a recent find. This is a model 1842 musket that has been shortened to carbine length. The piece measures about 37.5 inches long with a 22 inch barrel. This barrel looks like it wasn't rifled and it appears that no rear sight ever existed. There has been no front sight installed as well. There are markings on the barrel but worn. The area around the nipple are pitted but the nipple looks new so it's been replaced. The lock functions very well. There is an eagle present forward of the hammer with Springfield 1848 present at the rear of the hammer. Springfield is worn but mostly there. The hammer screw is broken off but the hammer is tight on the tumbler. The buttplate with a worn US is present as well as the trigger guard that is remounted backwards. I've seen this before where they would be turned around backwards so that a strap could be ran through the sling swivel which allows the carbine to hang down. The sling swivel is now lacking. The walnut stock is in good condition with dings here and there. There is a sliver missing at the bottom of the posterior lock area. The stock has a crack in it just above the lock where 1848 is located on the lock. I cannot see any cartouches on the reverse stock. There is one place on the bottom of the stock where it looks like some sort of plate was affixed as there is an outline of a 3/4 inch square along with holes for three nails or small screws. I don't know what was ever there but unfortunately it could have shed some light on this piece. I can't tell you when it was converted from the original musket. Many old muskets were turned into carbines for the CS cavalry to use but many were turned into shotguns and carbines after the war as well. No History accompanies this fine old piece! As a plus it has the original ramrod! $495.00

SOLD! CONSIGNMENT: Here's a very nice bayonet being for the Orison Blunt Rifle-Musket, Model 1861 (enfield pattern). The rifle-musket was a close copy of the standard Enfield pattern so it's natural that its companion bayonet should bear a close resemblance. This one is unmarked with a 3 inch socket and locking ring. The blade is about 17 1/2 inches long to the shank or 18 inches long to where the bend starts on the elbow/shank. It's a nice piece with an Americanized scabbard. WAS $285.00 NOW $255.00 !!


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THE BELOW MAP IS ON SOLD! Here's a classic Clason's Guide Map of the United States and was made probably around 1915. It lists the population of Indianapolis at 265,587. The population of Indy was 233,650 in 1910 and 314,194 in 1920 so 1915 is a good guess. The Clason Map Company was a map company in the United States that went bankrupt in the Great Depression. It was owned by George Samuel Clason in Denver, Colorado. The company was the first to publish a road atlas of the United States and Canada. This map measures about 24 X 37 an would look great framed! The colors are still nice! There are a few holes and tears with some seam seperation but that gives this map character! This would look great in your Man Cave! $35.00

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The CDV below of John Cox is SOLD!

Here's an excellent CDV of John S. Cox of the 127 Illinois Infantry. This unit definitely saw the 'Elephant'! 6 members of this unit recieved medals of honor! This unit could hold the record for the most MOH's won by a single unit. Here is Info on John and the 127th Illinois.

Residence Elgin IL; Enlisted on 8/12/1862 as a Private.

On 9/5/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. IL 127th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 5/15/1865

He was listed as: * Wounded (date and place not stated)

ILLINOIS 127TH INFANTRY (Three Years) One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Infantry.-Cols., John Van Arman, Hamilton N. Eldridge; Lieut.-Cols., Hamilton N. Eldridge, Frank S. Curtiss; Majs., Frank S. Curtiss, Thomas W. Chandler, Frank C. Gillette. This regiment was raised under the call of President Lincoln for 500,000 volunteers in the summer of 1862. Co. A was recruited in Kendall county, B, in and around Chicago, C, at Elgin, D, in Grundy county, E, at St. Charles, F, at Plano; G, in Chicago; H, about Lyons; I, at Elgin, and K, at Aurora and Big Rock. The regiment was mustered into the service at Camp Douglas Sept. 6, 1862. It performed a considerable amount of guard duty in Camp Douglas, where the Harper's Ferry prisoners were sent in the fall of 1862. The command drew a full complement of English Enfield rifles in the beginning of November and on the 9th, of that month departed over the Illinois Central railway for Cairo, where it went on board the steamer Emerald, and landed at Memphis, Tenn., on the 13th. It reached the Yazoo in December, and was engaged in the operations on the Chickasaw bluffs during which its losses were 1 man killed and 7 wounded. It was with the expedition which captured Arkansas Post and was one of the first to plant its colors on the enemy's works. Its losses in the assault were 2 killed, 20 wounded and 9 missing. It was in the bloody assaults upon the Vicksburg lines in May, 1863. 0n the first day planting its colors on the glacis of the Confederate works and maintaining its position until nightfall, when the troops were withdrawn. The losses of the regiment in the two engagements were about 15 killed and 60 wounded. It took part in the series of battles around Resaca, Ga., in the spring of 1864, notably the one on the evening of May 14, when the brigade to which it was attached carried the fortified line along the slope of Conasine creek by a desperate assault with the bayonet, in which the regiment bore a conspicuous part and captured a number of prisoners. In the operations in front of Resaca the regiment lost 1 man killed and 3 wounded. In the sharp fighting among the Dallas hills it was almost constantly under fire, showing conspicuous gallantry in the actions of May 27, and 29. In the assault upon Kennesaw mountain the regiment stood up grandly under the most terrible fire it had ever encountered, and in the bloody engagement of July 22, east of Atlanta, it was in the thickest of the fray. On Aug 3, it took part in an attack on the Confederate skirmish line to the west of Atlanta, in which it displayed its usual gallantry and lost a number of men, and it was hotly engaged in the battle of Jonesboro, its officers and men displaying the greatest gallantry and inflicting severe loss upon the enemy. The regiment accompanied Sherman's army on its grand march through Georgia and the Carolinas, and at the battle of Bentonville it was for 24 hours on the skirmish line but escaped without loss. After the surrender of Johnston it marched to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was specially complimented for its fine discipline and military bearing. It was finally mustered out on June 17, 1865, after an arduous service of almost three years, the actual number of men finally discharged being about 240, all that remained of the 900 with which the regiment left Camp Douglas in Nov., 1862. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

This is a nice CDV from an excellent Civil War Unit! Excellent condition and sharp! Check out the pics! WAS $175.00 NOW $155.00 !!!

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Here's yet another fine Thompson-Center rifle with an original box but not for this gun. The box is marked .36 caliber but the rifle is .45 caliber, also the serial number on the box is different than the serial number on the rifle but it's still an original box. This is the SENECA model and was made in 1981. This .45 caliber rifle is in like new condition! This graceful little rifle only weighs 6 pounds and features double set triggers, fine walnut stock, adjustable hunting sights, solid brass trim and a coil main spring. The lock is finely patterened color case. The patch box comes with a brass cleaning jag in it. 44 inches long overall with a 28 inch barrel. This is an outstanding firearm! Check out the pics! $150.00

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The below old Alligator Cane is SOLD! Here's an outstanding Folk Art Piece from the 1800's!!! This is a cane that has a full length Alligator carved for the handle!!! The cane is 33 1/2 inches long from the top of the gator to the bottom of the rubber tipped end. The shaft is 31 1/2 inches long and I believe it to be hickory. There are a few age cracks in the wood but nothing serious and it's as solid as a rock!!! Where each branch was removed there is a cream colored polished substance that fills the void where the limb was removed. I don't know if that is polished sap or some kind of stone. The handle is just fantastic! As previously mentioned this is a full length Alligator which is over 6 inches long along the curvature of the back and the entire handle from shaft to top of Alligator is about an inch and 3/4's. There is an air space under the alligators jaw to the top of the handle. This hand carving is outstanding!!! An old Left handed gentlemen probably owned this cane. The shaft is bent as if someone had it in his left hand putting his weight on it and there is more wear on the Alligators right front foot than on his left front foot where the users thumb would have rested and rubbed. That wear extends up along the right jaw line and the right brown over his eye. This is one fantastic piece! Check out the pics!!!! $250.00

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Here another cane that happens to be a sword cane! This cane is made from a very dark polished wood that I believe to be Briar cane wood. Ther are a few age cracks in it but it's still in very good condition. The cane has had some old finish applied to it in the very distant past. There are a couple of leather ferrels placed along the length of the shaft. There is one right at the handle that comes out exposing the sword and there is one, a little smaller, about 6 1/2 inches down the shaft from the first one. The entire piece is 39 1/2 inches long with the handle being abut 6 inches long. This wood exhibits great age and due to the fact that the blade is a 3 sided affair similiar to the European Court Swords I believe this piece to be very late 1700s or early 1800's. There are no markings on the blade and it's kind of sticky from old oil on it. The blade is 24 1/2 inches long to where it enters the grip. The tip has some brazing color on it which means it may have been repaired at one time or that brazing helps to make the tip hard. The tip is kind of rounded but it doesn't matter as it would slide into an attacker very easily! This is a unique piece! Check out the pics!!! $350.00

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The below old rifle is SOLD! Here's a full stock rifle that just reeks of character!!! This one has the Pennsylvania type of small wrist and downturned buttstock. The entire rifle is 52 1/2 inches long with a 38 inch octagon rifled over .40 caliber barrel. This barrel looks to have been lightly cleaned years ago and some color is returning. There is some light scroll engraving on the top of the barrel that extends about 5 inches aroiund the rear simple V sight. The front sight is a simple dovetailed blade sight. The lockplate is from a Model 1812 flintlock musket and is the smaller flat type. The lockplate is marked Harpers Ferry 1816 back of the hammer and has a Spread Winged Eagle forward of the hammer. The stock is walnut and consists of two separate pieces. The two pieces asre joined in the middle of the mid way brass thimble for the wooden ramrod. There is some wood loss along the barrel channel that you can see in the pic and some wood lose around the lock, especially above the hammer back of the nipple which is common due to the burning of the wood during ignition. There are old repairs around the lockplate. One can see where there was a 'cresent' type decoration on the reverse buttstock, now lacking. The buttplate, triggerguard and nose cap are brass and quite decorative. They've not been cleaned and have a nice dark patina. There looks like some old sineuw or waxed cord that is around the front of the barrel to hold it on. I don't know how much the rifle depends on that sineuw to hold it together but I do not want to remove it. There are the usual cracks and dings from use but what the heck! This old gun show lots of use!!! Take a look at the pics! $650.00

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The below old musket is SOLD! Here is what I believe to be an Native American Trade Gun from the 1840's or so! This is an English made gun and is marked CLABROUGH over LINCOLN on both the lockplate and on the barrel CLARBROUGH PATENT LINCOLN. I believe Clabrough had an American connection as well and there is a John Clabrough listed in AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Frank Sellers. The musket itself seems to be a .65 caliber smoothbore and is pitted from using black powder. The barrel is octagon and measures about 26 inches long with a gold band and engraving present at the breech. There is a simple V block sight at the rear and a simple small brass stud up front. The overall lenght of this piece is 40 1/2 inches long making it quite short. The lock is a little loose in the mount but one would have to remove the iron sheet repair plate to tighten it up. The lock works fine otherwise and is heavily engraved as well as the trigger guard and the buttplate.. The stock seems to be English Walnut and has pewter enlays in the buttstock. The same enlays are on the reverse and obverse. There are a few age cracks here and there and honest to goodness wear. This short rifle was used heavily! There is also a little wood loss behind the nipple which is normal. There is a sheet iron repair panel under the lockplate near the trigger guard. Also, the ramrod is the correct length and all metal. This is such a neat short musket and definitely looks Native American used! Check out the pics! $550.00

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The Trephine below is SOLD! Here's an all brass Skull Boring Trephine. The only thing steel on this piece is the pilot bit, the circular saw bit and the shaft plate under the side screw. Trepanning, also known as trephination, trephining or making a burr hole, is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, exposing the dura mater to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases. This particular instrument dates to the Civil War era, being about 4 1/2 inches long including the saw bit and 3 1/2 inches wide across the handle. This piece is devoid of any manufacture's name or markings. This is one gruesome tool and it looks like the inside of the cutting bit was not cleaned the last time it was used! Most of these that I've seen have ebony handles. The later ones are plated steel. Rare brass construction!!! $195.00

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The BURSON Indiana Rifle below is SOLD! Here's a great looking fullstock rifle by an Indiana Maker. The lock is a JOSEPH MANTON WARRANTED- scroll engraved lock and works well with the double set trigger set up. The 39 1/4 inch octagon rifled barrel is marked J. S. BURSON. J.S.BURSON is listed in AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Frank Sellers as working out of Mt. Vernon and Wabash, Indiana from 1858 to 1862. In the book GUNMAKERS OF INDIANA by Albert Lindert worked out of Mt. Verson, Posey County, Indiana and maked his guns sometimes with "WABASH INDIANA' because of the close proximity of the Wabash River and not be cause he worked out of Wabash. According to Mr. Lindert that is pesently no evidence that he ever lived near the town of Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana.

This is about a .36 caliber weapon. The entire piece is about 55 inches long and has brass furniture of the buttplate, trigger guard, thimbles and the nosecap. The stock is curley maple and just reeks of character!!! Ther are no cracks or breaks that I've seen - just an occasional ding and one guouge on the reverse forestock but not bad. The metal surfaces exhibit a real nice dark patina. This is a honey of a fullstock! Look at the pics!!! $1195.00

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The percussion half-stock rifle below is SOLD! Here's another modern made percussion half-stock rifle similiar to the one about but being a kit gun from Thompson-Center. This rifle comes with the original box and indications are inside that this rifle kit was purchased in 1979. It was built really well and looks to have been used very little overall. The brass patch box contains a cleaning jag. The double set triggers work perfectly and the action is crisp. This is the .45 caliber HAWKEN KIT and so stated on the box. This is another Thompson-Center quality firearm! $225.00

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The below old pinfire revolver is SOLD! Here is an approx. 12 mm (.44 Caliber) 6 shot pinfire revolver. This is Spanish made due to the makers marks on it. The top of the barrel is marked ARIZNABABBETA EIB/R. The old Civil War era pistol needs some help but it is what it is. The hammer will cock and hold if you mess with the trigger a little. It's a double action piece but needs help. The cylinder rotates when you pull the trigger but the hammer does not move. The cylinder has a ton of original bluing on it but the rest of the gun has a dark patina. The hardwood grips are checkered and pretty nice. Being the large caliber and with the laynard ring on the butt makes this pretty much a military weapon. The ejector rod is a replacement and I feel it's fairly modern construction. The loading gate is still present. This is the folding trigger model. Check out the pics! $125.00

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The M-1927 below is SOLD! Here we have a great Auto Ordinance M-1927 Thompson Machine Gun copy in .45 caliber semi auto. This gun is in very nice condition with only little finish imperfections on the barrel. This firearm comes with the 50 round drum magazine. Here is some histoy on the Thompson:

General John T. Thompson, a graduate of West Point, began his research in 1915 for an automatic weapon to supply the American military. World War I was dragging on and casualties were mounting. Having served in the Army's ordnance supplies and logistics, General Thompson understood that greater firepower was needed to end the war. Thompson was driven to create a lightweight, fully automatic firearm that would be effective against the contemporary machine gun. His idea was "a one-man, hand held machine gun. A trench broom!" The first shipment of Thompson prototypes arrived on the dock in New York for shipment to Europe on November 11, 1918, the day that the War ended. In 1919, Thompson directed Auto Ordnance to modify the gun for nonmilitary use. The gun, classified a "submachine gun" to denote a small, hand-held, fully automatic firearm chambered for pistol ammunition, was officially named the "Thompson submachine gun" to honor the man most responsible for its creation. With military and police sales low, Auto Ordnance sold its submachine guns through every legal outlet it could. A Thompson submachine gun could be purchased either by mail order, or from the local hardware or sporting goods store.

This piece is a nice one with original walnut stock and hand grips and the finned barrel with compensator.

This one would be a fun one to fire!!! Since it's a semi-auto firearm it's legal for the normal citizen to own. $1,100.00

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The Remington Model 8 below is SOLD! Here is a Remington Model 8 Rifle! The Remington Model 8 is a centerfire, recoil-operated, semi-automatic rifle designed by John Browning and produced by Remington Arms beginning in 1906. John Browning was granted U.S. Patent 659,786 on October 16, 1900, for the rifle, which he then sold to Remington. (Outside the U.S., this rifle was made by Fabrique Nationale of Liege, Belgium, and marketed as the FN Browning Patent 1900.)

The Remington Model 8 rifle is long recoil-operated and uses a rotating bolt head. After firing, the barrel and bolt, still locked together, move rearward inside the receiver and compress two recoil springs. Then the bolt is held back while the barrel is returned forward by one of the springs permitting extraction and ejection. Once the barrel is returned, the bolt is returned forward by the second spring; in so doing it picks up a fresh round from the magazine and chambers it. The Remington Model 8 has a fixed 5-shot magazine and bolt hold-open device which engages after the magazine is empty. It is a takedown design, meaning that the barrel and receiver are easily separated with no tools, allowing for a smaller package for transport. Remington created four new calibers for the Model 8 rifle: .25 Remington, .30 Remington, .32 Remington and .35 Remington. This one is .35 Remington. These cartridges were rimless designs to allow reliable feeding from box magazines. The Remington Model 8 was offered in five grades of finish (Standard, Special, Peerless, Expert and Premier) and was the first truly reliable medium power semiautomatic rifle ever commercialized (1906).

The primary market for the Model 8 was sport hunting. The Model 8 was used as a police gun, modified to use detachable extended capacity magazines, among other changes. It is noted as the rifle of choice of famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. Hamer's rifle was a customized .35 Remington Model 8 with a special-order 15 round magazine from Petmeckey's Sporting Goods store in Austin, Texas. He was shipped serial number 10045, and this was just one of at least two Model 8's used in the ambush of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The rifle was modified to accept a "police only" 15 round magazine obtained through the Peace Officers Equipment Company in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Well, this is not one of the guns that ambushed Bonnie and Clyde but it's still a nice weapon!! This rifle has a lot of original color on it and still functions nicely. The last patent date on the barrel is May 4, 1907. All the markings are still crisp on this piece. There is some wear to the color on the muzzle end from placing in a gun case or a scabbard. The walnut stock is in very nice condition with no breaks or cracks. There has been a recoil pad placed on the buttstock and obviously it was done a long, long time ago. This is an outstanding piece in my opinion! $695.00

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The Taurus Model 65 below is SOLD! Here's another great revolver with very little wear! This is the Taurus Model 65 - .357 magnum caliber revolver in blue! There is wear on the muzzle only from the holster. This revolver was fired very little. The frame size is the same as the S&W 686. The sights are of the Millet type rear with a standard ramp front. The way the back strap is constructed is almost identical to the Colt Python in shape. The trigger is slightly wider than the normal but not quite as wide as a target type,and is curved for a more comfortable fit. I have a large hand and it fits comfortable but is a handful! Except for the slight muzzle wear this gun looks new!! $275.00

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The Colt Police Positive below is SOLD! Here we have a very nice Colt Police Positive .38 caliber 6-shot revolver. The Frame is stamped 'Colt's New Police" and the 4 inch barrel is stamped 'COLT Police Positive 38". These fine little revolvers were made between 1905-1947. This one exhibits most of the original bluing with wear on the muzzle end from going in and out of the holster. Some places are turning a plum brown color. The action is crisp and the rifing is crisp as well. This is one fine little Colt! $475.00

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The High Standard Sentinel Deluxe below is SOLD! Here is a very nice High Standard Sentinel Deluxe .22 caliber revolver. This 9 shot High Standard revolver has an aluminum frame and steel cylinder/barrel. This piece looks great and has not had much use! Very minor wear at best! The High Standard Sentinel Deluxe R-107 was made in the late 1960's to early 1970's with a short run time. This is nice and affordable!!! $225.00

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The Llama .380 below is SOLD! This next firearm is a Llama Small Frame Semi-Automatic Pistol in .380 caliber. This pistol has a 3 11/16" barrel and one 7 shot detachable magazine. This pistol is much better than my pics show. I had glare in the pic because this kind of deep blue is hard to pick up. This pistol has very little wear on it but not muuch. The action works good. It's definitely worth the $175.00 we want for it.

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The H & R Sportsman below is SOLD! Here's an old Harrington & Richardson "SPORTSMAN" 9 shot .22 revolver. The action works fine on this break open model. The cylinder's color has turned a kind of plum brown color but the rest of the gun has a ton of the original bluing. The original bluing is hard to capture without the glare. The weapon has been used but it's still in good tight condition. This revolver has the adjustable rear sight and would be a great collector's item!! All markings are clear. $200.00

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The Stevens 520 shotgun is SOLD! Here is the Stevens Counterpart just like the old shotgun previous offered. This is the Stevens 520 but it is not marked with the Model number. It was designed by John Browning, and has a slight humpback in the receiver. Mfg. 1905 to 1932. This is a 12 gauge shotgun with a 2-3/4 chamber and 30 inch barrel length. This shotgun is a Browning design, take down pump action. It’s very well built and it’s extremely heavy duty. The wood is just a little better on this one. The bore is shiney and smooth. The action works well. For this one good old shotgun !!! $225.00

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Here is a very nice Smith & Wesson No. 1 Second Issue Revolver. These were made from 1860 to 1868 with a total production of about 117,000. This one has the serial number of 30XXX making it Civil War production. The serial numbers started at 11672 continuing from the No. 1 First Issue Revolver. The 2nd model continued to about serial number 128,000. This is a 22 shor rimrifle caliber, 7 shot non-fluted cylinder model with a 3 3/16 inch octagonal barrel. The original rosewood grips are still present and in good condition. The markings on the barrel and cylinder are clear and consise showing no wear. The blue finish has turned to a plum brown but has not been cleaned I believe. There is about 80 to 85% of the original silver finish, which has now turned black, remaining on the brass frame. This is a real nice little revolver!!! $550.00

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The KENTLAND FOWLER below is sold Here's an early KENTLAND - LONDON marked Full-stock Fowler that is a percussion conversion from flintlock. It would be nice to reconvert this back to flintlock. This is an extremely long fowler being over 63 inches long with a whooping 47 1/2 + inch long 20 guage barrel! This piece is marked KENTLAND & CO. on the lock and LONDON on the barrel. There are English proofmarks on the barrel as well. There are brass thimbles to hold the ramrod with the one entering the stock being embellished. The lock is the original lock but is quite slugglish and does not snap although it does release and proceeds to the nipple. The nipple is in quite good condition. The buttstock is that typical English Brown Bess type but smaller and has a embellished brass buttplate and escutchon on the top wrist forward the comb. The stock is in overall good condtion with little loss around the lock due to burning and a pinned repair that you can see in the pics just below the back end of the lock. The forestock is extremely thin which surprises me that it's still intact. There are a couple of age cracks and some sliver loss along the barrel but still quite presentable. I don't believe this fowler ever has a nose cap and the ramrod is missing. The side plate is embellished brass as well. Overall this is a great long-long fowler and worthy of restoration! $850.00

The very nice Trapdoor Springfield below is SOLD! Here's a real nice Model 1979 U.S. Trapdoor Rifle with the cartouch that says 1880 in it. These models were made from 1879-1885 with a total quanity of 160,000. This rifle has the serial number of 142XXX. This one has the lock plated that is marked with a spread winged Eagle over U.S. / Springfield / 1873. The low arch breech block is also marked U.S.Model 1873. This piece was finished blue with most remaining or turning a plum brown color, with case hardened locks. There is some case hardening color left with some scattered mottled brown. The tang retains almost all of the case hardening color. This piece has the Model 1879 Buchhorn rear sight marked with the proper R for rifle and the original front pinned blade sight. The original ramrod is still present with the small button tip and cleaning patch slot below it. The sling swivels are present with the stack swivel. Two piece triggerguard is present with good color to it. The barrel has the original bluing present and very nice and is marked with an Eaglehead and large VP. The inspectors markings of SWP and the date 1880 is present on the reverse stock over the trigger area. The circle around P is present back of the trigger guard. All of the markings in the metal are very clear with only the P in the circle hard to see. The cartouche is much better than I could capture with the camera. Also, it looks like some pieces are shiney like they've been cleaned but it's mostly glare off the light. The walnut stock is in fantastic condition with no breaks or cracks, just a ding here and there. The rifling in the barrel is still quite present and I'm sure this would make a good shooter even though the barrel has been arsenal shortened from 32 5/8 inches to 31 1/2 inches. There's no reason to shorten a barrel unless there was some sort of damage but the shortening of this barrel was professionally done as you can see in the photograph. The barrel bands are present, still retain some color and are marked with the usual 'U'. The action is perfect!!! The iron buttplate still retains the U.S. marking and I believe the small brass tag near the buttplate to be either a racking number or a museum tag. Even with a slightly shortened barrel this will make a great shooter!!! $650.00

The Allen & Thurber Pistol below is SOLD! Here we have a very nice Allen & Thurber Center Hammer Pistol in 36 caliber. This pistol was made circa 1840's to the Civil War period with a total quanity of a few thousand. This one has a barrel length of 4 inches being half round and half octagon. This has a single action mechanism with the hammer offset slightly to the right to allow for sighting. The original walnut grips are present. Originally blue but the finish is mostly gone. This is one of the early ones with the serial number being 8XX. Nice piece and functions flawlessly!!! Check out the pics! $325.00

The Allen & Thurber Pepperbox below is SOLD! Here is a real nice Allen & Thurber 6 shot .36 caliber Pepperbox that was made in Worcester (Connecticut). This piece is in generally good condition but is lacking finish. The markings are all clear and can be seen in the photographs below. The hammer is marked ALLENS PATENT 1845 and the 4 inch fluted barrels are marked ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER. This piece has the standard engraving on the frame and separately affixed nipple shield and exhibits nice original walnut bag grips in frame. The action works very well. this is a nice piece!!! $475.00

The French Musket below has been traded! Here we have an all original Model 1822 French smoothbore Musket that was imported to the US for the Civil War. This particular weapon came from a Terre Haute, Indiana family but the history is lost as to who it originally belonged to. This is the longer version of the Model 1822 and is 58 inches long overall with a 42.6 inch barrel. The lock is marked Mre. Rle, De Charleville and works perfectly. The barrel has had the nipple placed on top and it's in perfect condition for it's age. This smoothbore barrel guages out to about 75 caliber! The barrel has the French manufacture marks on it along with vice marks that were made when this piece was converted from Flintlock to percussion. The walnut stock is in very good overall condition with no major gouches, no cracks or breaks. There are inspectors marks on the buttstock. The wrist and the stock between the lock and first band are a little lighter and have a little more wear due to the soldier grasping the musket in these spots. This one was used!!! All parts of the musket are iron with 2 iron bands and an iron nose cap. The front sight is soldered to the barrel and not to the front nose/band/cap and the rear sight is the block sight. There is a lug under the barrel for bayonet attachment. The ramrod is the original trumpet shaped type. The original sling swivels are present but frozen in place. Some penetrating oil should fix that. There is also some little spots of white paint here and there where someone must have left it on the wall or in the corner and painted around it! There are proof marks on the screws and all the screw heads are in nice condition. There looks like the date of 1822 on the tang. This is one nice import musket!!! It's so refreshing to have one that no one has messed with!!! For this one $795.00

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Here is a wonderful old Pennsylvania Longrifle type percussion weapon from the 1840's. The only markings on it is a stylized AA in brass on the top of the barrel. This AA stands for Adam Angstadt from Kutztown, Pannsylvania, 1800-1817. He made Flintlock pistols and rifles, both military and civilian and most were sighned with just a stylized A.A. There are also some simple engravings on top of the barrel as well. The entire piece is 57 inches long with a 41 inch hexagon shaped unrifled barrel. The barrel has a simple V decorated sight on the rear and a simple dovetailed blade sight up front. The stock is embelished with brass decorations of the higher sort. The patch box has a release button and the butt stock has an excellent brass butt plate that goes for 7 1/2 inches up the top of the butt stock. The reverse side of the stock has carvings and and brass embelishments . There are four stock locking pins that have brass decorations around them as well. The unsual thing about this stock is that it was dropped at some point and a fire had passed over the lock side. Perhaps on a battlefield! Who knows for sure! At any rate the char was scraped off the musket but it was still left serviceable. The musket still functions flawlessly!! If I knew the history on this musket I'm sure it would be most interesting!!! The reverse side of the stock was undamaged. Take a look at the pics! This is a unique item and if it could only talk!!! Scroll down below the pictures to see another original Flintlock rifle from Adam that sold for $10,350. It is very similiar to the one above. We want $2,900.00 for this one.

The Adam Angstadt Kentucky Rifle Below is Sold! Adam Angstadt Kentucky Rifle. Description Overall length: 57 inches. Barrel length: 41 - 1/2 inches. This highly attractive Kentucky rifle is quite easily recognized as the work of Adam Angstadt, perhaps the very best gunsmith of the Angstadt family, who resided in Berks County, east of Reading near Kutztown. Not only is this rifle exceptionally graceful in its "Roman-nose" buttstock but it also has a rich color and pleasing finish to its overall fine curly maple stock. There are 11 silver inlays on the stock of various shapes, all well-engraved. In addition, the stock is relief-carved around the barrel tang and both in front and behind the cheek piece. To be noted, however, this rifle was carried and used, therefore, the low relief carving shows wear but is still quite visible. The buttstock has exceptional sculpting with a long wrist and hallowed out comb, which is further enhanced by the exceptional, pierced finial brass patchbox, having finely engraved sideplates and brass lid. A bold brass toe plate and brass teardrop embellish the underside of the stock, behind the trigger guard, and also has a double-lobed "touchhole-pick" brass inlay beneath the cheek piece. Also, there is a seven-inch brass wear plate which is simply line engraved. Whether this is original or slightly later add-on is conjectural. The rifling is still intact and the lock shows evidence of being in its original manufacture (or an extremely well-done conversion). Clearly, this extremely fine Angstadt rifle is highly pleasing and after lifetimes of usage and care. The finish also is original, a nice plus for today's collector. Estimate: 7,500.00 - 12,500.00

Here are pics of the above described rifle. You will see that it is very similar to the one we have for sale.

The Pond Pistol below is SOLD! Here's a nice looking Civil War Pond Revolver that I just picked up here in Central Indiana. This is a Pond 32 Caliber Belt Revolver with 6inch barrel. This gun was made before the patent infringement lawsuit was settled and is stamped L.W. POND WORCESTER MASS and also PATd JULY 10, 1860. The gun looks very nice and has a great dark patina. It's complete except for a hand and spring to advance the cylinder and it is missing the small screwdriver at the bottom of the grip frame. The serial number is 1940 and matches on all parts. This gun also has the rarer barrel release that is a long spring on the side of the frame. The gun is 100% original and if you can find the hand and spring you'll have a $650 firearm. You can have this one for $375.00 Check out the pics!

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The small brass flask below is SOLD! Here's a smaller brass primer or pistol powder flask. This one has a few small dents to one side but none on the other. The charger works fine. I can see no markings on this flask. The entire flask measures about 4 3/4 inches long by 1 3/4 wide. This is an early one! Look at the pics! $100.00

The GAR HAT AND VEST below are sold Here's a great set of items. These GAR items came from Palmer, Mass. This set consists of an original GAR slouch hat with original hat wreath and acorn cords and the vest. The vest is in good condition being a dark blue with all 6 vest size buttons present. 5 of the buttons are the original GAR buttons and one is a Sons of Veterans button. 2 of the original GAR buttons were replacements at some point. This vest is in pretty good conditiion with 4 pockets on the front. The back is the green colored silk like material with adjustment belt and buckle. The inner , probably cotton, lining is machine sewn in with some hand repairs here and there. The lining is not quite as bright as my pics show as it has a light brown or tan cast to it. The hat is a nice black slouch type hat with wide hat band on it. The sweat band inside is the wide type and has several tears in it but it's all there. ELECTRIC BRAND - EVERY HAT WARRANTED is embossed in the sweat band. I don't see a size in it but I think it's 7 1/2. There is an old sticker on the inside of the sweat band that has the initials SBT on it and something else that I can't make out. All in all this is a nice set but unfortunately I do not have an id on it. Take a look at the pics! $425.00 for the set.

The English Pepperbox Pistol below is SOLD! Here's an outstanding Pepperbox pistol! This is an English made double-action 6 shot pepperbox pistol in .41 Caliber. The maker is Sam'l (Samuel) Harper of Birmingham and was probably made from 1840 to 1850. The piece has a nice patina and just a very nice, good looking piece that is still fully functional. This piece measures about 8.5 inches long with a fluted barrel. The nipples are all still in very good condition and the piece has an engraved frame. The engraving is heavier on the reverse than on the obverse but still nice. The bar hammer, triggerguard and backstrap are engraved as well. There are Birmingham proof marks in the flutes on the barrel. The grips are fully checkered hardwood and there's an very nice silver plated Lion's head for a pommel cap. Even some of the screws are engraved! This is a very nice piece! Take a look at the pics. $895.00

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The Winchester '73 Rifle below is SOLD! Here is one nice 1873 Model Winchester! This lever action model is the 3rd model indicated by the dust cover on an intergal rail. This rifle is .38 WCF (.38/40) and in very nice original condition! The action works perfectly and nothing is missing! There are no cracks or breaks in the wood - just the occasional ding here and there from use. The bore is shiney but most of the rifling has been shot out. Hey it was used! The serial number of 220XXXB indicates manufacture in 1885. There is original color here and there - especially in the protected areas. Looks like there was some cold blue applied to the butt plate but it can be removed if you want to. It doesn't look bad just not original to the gun - but only on the butt plate no where else. This is still a very nice original Winchester 1873 Rifle!!! $2,500.00

The dug Remington Pistol below is SOLD! This is a Dug condition 5-shot .36 cal Remington New Model Police Revolver Serial # 3048. I These were made from 1863 to 1888 and there are numbers out there over 8,000. It has the original 4 1/2" octagon barrel but is missing the loading lever. No markings are found anywhere on this piece except for the serial number on the grip frame. This is a dug or barn-found speciman and came from Georgia but we do not know where it was found. The previous owner took some time to clean it and get it back in working order.. It will advance the cylinger and hold on full cock. The cylinder pin is a modern replacement and not the correct type. As I previously stated this revolver was in the white and I've browned it back to where it should be for the condtion of the metal. It looks very nice and is one that is not easily found! Take a look at the pics. $325.00

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The Deringer Pistol below is SOLD! Here's a great restoration project if you have the time to hunt down the parts! This is a 1st model Deringer 22 caliber Pocket Revolver with engraved barrel, cylinder and frame! The book says these are 6 shot but this one is 7 shot. They were made from 1873 to 1879 by Henry Deringers family as he died in 1868. This was the family's attempt to continue to make money by producing a cartridge firearm. The barrel is marked DERINGER PHILADA, PATD JUNE 3, 1873. There were only 400 of the 1st model made and this one is serial number 823. This one has an octagonal, ribbed barrel with flat sides at breech. Straight, unfluted cylinder with extension ratchet protruding from the rear which fits into the recoil shield. This one is missing the trigger assembly and is definitely worth restoring as it has a rare, rare, rare engraved frame, barrel and cylinder!!! This one has the brass frame with silver or nickel plated finish. Most of the finish is still remaining but you can see brass shining through on the sharp lines. The book doesn't mention that there were engraved models!! This pistol also has the walnut birds head grips but one is broken. Also there is no main spring with this piece. If I had the time I would restore this one myself as it would certainly soar the value!!! As is $175.00 Look at the pics!

This next note has some paper loss that you can see in the pic. It's a $1 note from the Corporation of Charlestown, Virginia and dated January 1, 1862. Looks like it's backed up on a portion of an old Harper's Weekly newspaper or magazine. Will display ok though. Blank reverse. $9.95

Here's a nice WW2 Japanese Nambu 8MM pistol with original holster, cleaning rod and wooden inventory tag for the pistol. The id tag is not for this pistol I believe but it was in the holster. The Nambu pistol or Nanbu kenjuu or Nanbu ogata jidou-kenjuu?) was a series of semi-automatic pistol produced by the Japanese company Koishikawa Arsenal later known as the Tokyo Artillery Arsenal. The series had three variants, the Type A (also called the Type 4), the Type B (also known as the Baby Nambu) and the Type 14. The pistols were designed by Kijiro Nambu and saw extensive service during the Russo-Japanese War, Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

The origins of the Nambu pistol series goes back to a design by Lieutenant General Kijiro Nambu General Nambu claimed the design originated with experimentation during the "30 year Automatic Pistol Plan" of 1897 in Japan. It is more probable that the pistol series was influenced by the Mauser C96, after a Japanese commission toured Europe and reported recent developments. The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in 1902. The Type A underwent trials with the Imperial Japanese Army but was never formally adopted. Many Original Type As were sold commercially to China and Siam. Coinciding with British customs, Japanese army officers were expected to purchase their own side arms. The Nambu Type A pistol was adopted by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1909 and the Thai Army in the 1920s. Most of the Type A and Type B Nambu pistols were produced by the Tokyo Arsenal with a few pistols being produced by the Tokyo Gas and Electric Company. The Type 14 Nambu was produced by the Nagoya Arsenal in either Nagoya's Atsuta or Toriimatsu factories. The pistol was retired from service when Japan was disarmed after World War II. Many were taken home by Allied servicemen as war trophies after World War II. Many have found their way into collectors markets in America and western Europe.

This particular pistol is a type 14 Pistol that was made in October 1944 with the larger trigger guard to accomodate gloves. The action works fine and it has most of the original bluing left. Looks like the only damage to the piece is from the safety lever scratching the frame and one grip. The original grips are present and in very good condition. The magazine is off by two numbers matching the pistol. This pistol is one of those with the magazine follower release spring. All magazines from 1940 on had a small notch in front near the bottom to allow this spring to disengage follower after insertion into the pistol. This pistol was manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal. The rifling is good and the pistol could be shot today! The holster is in very good condition with some scuffing here and there but all straps are present. The original cleaning rod, which looks unused, is present as well as an inventory tag but the number on it is different that the serial number on the gun so I don't know how it got in the holster but it is there. $695 will buy this outfit. Look at the pics!

Here's a real nice untouched Model 1917 Eddystone Rifle in the original 30-06 caliber. In 1917, when the United States entered WW1, there was a distinct rifle shortage. There were production facilities set up for the British pattern 1914 rifle. This "Enfield" rifle was redesigned for the .30-06 cartridge and was pressed into service as the U.S.rifle Model 1917. This particular rifle is in very nice condition with no damage to the stock other than the usual light bruises and dings. All the metal parts exhibit a nice patina and the action works very well. This is a tight rifle! The bore is a trifle dark but the rifling is very nice. The markings are very sharp on the receiver. This is a great piece and the price is right at $550.00

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Here we have found in Chicago, Illinois a WWII M34 64 German Fire/Police Feuerschutzpolizei Helmet. The helmet is in very good original condition with the original decals and the original liner and top helmet pad. The chin strap is worn but all there as well. The shell has one tiny dent on the front and is missing one frontal rivit, otherwise in very good conditon. The helmet has seen use and there is some finish wear. This is a nice helmet for the beginning collector. Look at the pics!!! $375.00

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The knife was issued and used by the Army in Vietnam. It is a survival tool/weapon that would help a downed slick pilot to survive in the jungle. The blade is unmarked and shows signs of being sharpened. The leather washer handle is in good shape and the blade and guard retain much of the original color. The machete type blade is housed in a canvas scabbard marked “8, TOOL KIT SURVIVAL, TYPE IV, NO 11-N21-4, FRANK & WARREN INC, 66 (1966). The zipper works. The front of the scabbard is marked US. One of the inside pouches would hold the original sharpening stone with the chain attached and the paper instructions for using the stone. The stone and instructions which were housed in a black plastic keeper with a snap not lacking. The other pouch would hold a black plastic keeper with a glass burning lens and instructions for starting a fire and it's missing as well. This tool is just like the fighting knife LC-14-B that was issued to the US Army in WW2. It was referred to as the Woodsman Pal. A great piece of history that served grunts, pilots and REMFs well in two wars! The blade on this piece is in good condition with some old tar substance on it and a partial tage with the Frank & Warren info on it. The Lanyard used to tie the sheath to the leg is still inside. This one was there and was used! There is some surface rusting on the blade but not bad and easily removed. These piece regularily sell for over $140 but since this one is missing the sharpening stone and magnificating glass for starting fires we'll let it go for $95.00 plus postage. Take a look at the pics!

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The M-1911 Campaign Hat below is on SOLD!!

Here's another consignment M-1911 campaign hat that's even nicer than the previous one. This one is of the WW1 era for a couple of reasons. This one has 5 rows of stitching around the brim which is indicative fo hats made during the 1911-1916 era but has metal grommets which shows up during the 1916-1920 era. By 1920 stitching had disappeared from the brim so I'm confident in saying that this hat is of the WW1 era.This hat is a lighter shade of felt which indicated an enlisted mans hat and the sweatband has on it REGULATION U.S. ARMY HAT. The sweatband is 1 3/4 inches tall. This hat has the two colored hat cord being orange/white? (faded somewhat) which was signal corps with the chin strap attached to the cord on both sides running through the brim. The silk hat band is 1 inch tall. Take a look at the pics. This one is real nice. Size 7. WAS $140.00 NOW $135.00

Here's another WW2 British MKII helmet but I can't find a makers mark. This one has been painted in the Desert Camo style of the Desert Rats!! This one is painted in and out with the desert camo style. The original liner is present as well as the original drawstring. The original cloth chin strap is also present. Still good condition although well used!! This one has an aluminum rivit that holds the liner in place. Still nice! $135.00

Here's an East German Helmet in unused, unissued condition complete with helmet net. Heck, this helmet has never had the original paper wrapping removed. This helmet is known as the East German Model 1956 Steel Helmet . This model steel helmet was designed during World War II but did not see service until after the war. Excellent! $30.00

Here we have a good condition S84/98 bayonet in scabbard for a K98 WW2 Rifle. You can still see the marks on the pommel although they are partly obscured. I cannot pick up these very small marks with my camera. You can still see a very faint spread winged Eagle with a mark of W202. The bayonet and scabbard are matched with the same markings on both and on both sides. On the obverse is 7521 C and on the revers is 44 DDL. The scabbard has some rust but will probably mostly clean up with a litte 000 steel wool and gun oil. The blade still has most of the original finish on it and looks great. The wooden grip is complete but roughly done indicating late war work. Still a nice piece! $115.00

Here's a real nice WW2 German Mauser 98 Rifle Bayonet with scabbard and frog. This is one nice set but the bayonet and scabbard numbers do not match, however, they fit together like a glove! The bayonet has the bakelite grips which are near perfect. The markings on the blade are very nice and as you can see in the photos the original finish is mostly there. There is the 42 date on the blade and the frog is also dated 1942 as you can see in the pics. The pommel does have the Nazi Eagles but they're hard to see being so small and not stamped real clear. This is a nice one! $145.00

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Here's an unusual large photograph of the 2nd Annual State Convention for the American Legion! This photograph measures overall about 31 1/4 by 10 1/4 in frame and shows the Marion County Delegation to the State Convention. I don't have any names but I bet they would be relatively easy to acquire. All of these guys would be recent WW1 Veterans and you can see that one man to the right still has on his uniform. Most are wearing the official re-union medal and ribbon. This 2nd Annual State Convention was held in Vincennes, Indiana June 27, 28 ,29-1920. This photo was the 'official photo' by Gravelle of Indianapolis. Rarely seen photographic type of the new American Legion! In glass and frame. $65.00

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The Deringer Pistol below is SOLD! Here's a great restoration project if you have the time to hunt down the parts! This is a 1st model Deringer 22 caliber Pocket Revolver with engraved barrel, cylinder and frame! The book says these are 6 shot but this one is 7 shot. They were made from 1873 to 1879 by Henry Deringers family as he died in 1868. This was the family's attempt to continue to make money by producing a cartridge firearm. The barrel is marked DERINGER PHILADA, PATD JUNE 3, 1873. There were only 400 of the 1st model made and this one is serial number 823. This one has an octagonal, ribbed barrel with flat sides at breech. Straight, unfluted cylinder with extension ratchet protruding from the rear which fits into the recoil shield. This one is missing the trigger assembly and is definitely worth restoring as it has a rare, rare, rare engraved frame, barrel and cylinder!!! This one has the brass frame with silver or nickel plated finish. Most of the finish is still remaining but you can see brass shining through on the sharp lines. The book doesn't mention that there were engraved models!! This pistol also has the walnut birds head grips but one is broken. Also there is no main spring with this piece. If I had the time I would restore this one myself as it would certainly soar the value!!! As is $175.00 Look at the pics!

The very nice Trapdoor Springfield below is SOLD! Here's a real nice Model 1979 U.S. Trapdoor Rifle with the cartouch that says 1880 in it. These models were made from 1879-1885 with a total quanity of 160,000. This rifle has the serial number of 142XXX. This one has the lock plated that is marked with a spread winged Eagle over U.S. / Springfield / 1873. The low arch breech block is also marked U.S.Model 1873. This piece was finished blue with most remaining or turning a plum brown color, with case hardened locks. There is some case hardening color left with some scattered mottled brown. The tang retains almost all of the case hardening color. This piece has the Model 1879 Buchhorn rear sight marked with the proper R for rifle and the original front pinned blade sight. The original ramrod is still present with the small button tip and cleaning patch slot below it. The sling swivels are present with the stack swivel. Two piece triggerguard is present with good color to it. The barrel has the original bluing present and very nice and is marked with an Eaglehead and large VP. The inspectors markings of SWP and the date 1880 is present on the reverse stock over the trigger area. The circle around P is present back of the trigger guard. All of the markings in the metal are very clear with only the P in the circle hard to see. The cartouche is much better than I could capture with the camera. Also, it looks like some pieces are shiney like they've been cleaned but it's mostly glare off the light. The walnut stock is in fantastic condition with no breaks or cracks, just a ding here and there. The rifling in the barrel is still quite present and I'm sure this would make a good shooter even though the barrel has been arsenal shortened from 32 5/8 inches to 31 1/2 inches. There's no reason to shorten a barrel unless there was some sort of damage but the shortening of this barrel was professionally done as you can see in the photograph. The barrel bands are present, still retain some color and are marked with the usual 'U'. The action is perfect!!! The iron buttplate still retains the U.S. marking and I believe the small brass tag near the buttplate to be either a racking number or a museum tag. Even with a slightly shortened barrel this will make a great shooter!!! $650.00

The Allen & Thurber Pistol below is SOLD! Here we have a very nice Allen & Thurber Center Hammer Pistol in 36 caliber. This pistol was made circa 1840's to the Civil War period with a total quanity of a few thousand. This one has a barrel length of 4 inches being half round and half octagon. This has a single action mechanism with the hammer offset slightly to the right to allow for sighting. The original walnut grips are present. Originally blue but the finish is mostly gone. This is one of the early ones with the serial number being 8XX. Nice piece and functions flawlessly!!! Check out the pics! $325.00

The Allen & Thurber Pepperbox below is SOLD! Here is a real nice Allen & Thurber 6 shot .36 caliber Pepperbox that was made in Worcester (Connecticut). This piece is in generally good condition but is lacking finish. The markings are all clear and can be seen in the photographs below. The hammer is marked ALLENS PATENT 1845 and the 4 inch fluted barrels are marked ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER. This piece has the standard engraving on the frame and separately affixed nipple shield and exhibits nice original walnut bag grips in frame. The action works very well. this is a nice piece!!! $475.00

The French Musket below is SOLD! Here we have an all original Model 1822 French smoothbore Musket that was imported to the US for the Civil War. This particular weapon came from a Terre Haute, Indiana family but the history is lost as to who it originally belonged to. This is the longer version of the Model 1822 and is 58 inches long overall with a 42.6 inch barrel. The lock is marked Mre. Rle, De Charleville and works perfectly. The barrel has had the nipple placed on top and it's in perfect condition for it's age. This smoothbore barrel guages out to about 75 caliber! The barrel has the French manufacture marks on it along with vice marks that were made when this piece was converted from Flintlock to percussion. The walnut stock is in very good overall condition with no major gouches, no cracks or breaks. There are inspectors marks on the buttstock. The wrist and the stock between the lock and first band are a little lighter and have a little more wear due to the soldier grasping the musket in these spots. This one was used!!! All parts of the musket are iron with 2 iron bands and an iron nose cap. The front sight is soldered to the barrel and not to the front nose/band/cap and the rear sight is the block sight. There is a lug under the barrel for bayonet attachment. The ramrod is the original trumpet shaped type. The original sling swivels are present but frozen in place. Some penetrating oil should fix that. There is also some little spots of white paint here and there where someone must have left it on the wall or in the corner and painted around it! There are proof marks on the screws and all the screw heads are in nice condition. There looks like the date of 1822 on the tang. This is one nice import musket!!! It's so refreshing to have one that no one has messed with!!! For this one $795.00

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The Angstadt Rifle below is SOLD! Here is a wonderful old Pennsylvania Longrifle type percussion weapon from the 1840's. The only markings on it is a stylized AA in brass on the top of the barrel. This AA stands for Adam Angstadt from Kutztown, Pannsylvania, 1800-1817. He made Flintlock pistols and rifles, both military and civilian and most were sighned with just a stylized A.A. There are also some simple engravings on top of the barrel as well. The entire piece is 57 inches long with a 41 inch hexagon shaped unrifled barrel. The barrel has a simple V decorated sight on the rear and a simple dovetailed blade sight up front. The stock is embelished with brass decorations of the higher sort. The patch box has a release button and the butt stock has an excellent brass butt plate that goes for 7 1/2 inches up the top of the butt stock. The reverse side of the stock has carvings and and brass embelishments . There are four stock locking pins that have brass decorations around them as well. The unsual thing about this stock is that it was dropped at some point and a fire had passed over the lock side. Perhaps on a battlefield! Who knows for sure! At any rate the char was scraped off the musket but it was still left serviceable. The musket still functions flawlessly!! If I knew the history on this musket I'm sure it would be most interesting!!! The reverse side of the stock was undamaged. Take a look at the pics! This is a unique item and if it could only talk!!! Scroll down below the pictures to see another original Flintlock rifle from Adam that sold for $10,350. It is very similiar to the one above. We want $2,900.00 for this one.

Adam Angstadt Kentucky Rifle. Description Overall length: 57 inches. Barrel length: 41 - 1/2 inches. This highly attractive Kentucky rifle is quite easily recognized as the work of Adam Angstadt, perhaps the very best gunsmith of the Angstadt family, who resided in Berks County, east of Reading near Kutztown. Not only is this rifle exceptionally graceful in its "Roman-nose" buttstock but it also has a rich color and pleasing finish to its overall fine curly maple stock. There are 11 silver inlays on the stock of various shapes, all well-engraved. In addition, the stock is relief-carved around the barrel tang and both in front and behind the cheek piece. To be noted, however, this rifle was carried and used, therefore, the low relief carving shows wear but is still quite visible. The buttstock has exceptional sculpting with a long wrist and hallowed out comb, which is further enhanced by the exceptional, pierced finial brass patchbox, having finely engraved sideplates and brass lid. A bold brass toe plate and brass teardrop embellish the underside of the stock, behind the trigger guard, and also has a double-lobed "touchhole-pick" brass inlay beneath the cheek piece. Also, there is a seven-inch brass wear plate which is simply line engraved. Whether this is original or slightly later add-on is conjectural. The rifling is still intact and the lock shows evidence of being in its original manufacture (or an extremely well-done conversion). Clearly, this extremely fine Angstadt rifle is highly pleasing and after lifetimes of usage and care. The finish also is original, a nice plus for today's collector. Estimate: 7,500.00 - 12,500.00

Here are pics of the above described rifle. You will see that it is very similar to the one we have for sale.

The Pond Pistol below is SOLD! Here's a nice looking Civil War Pond Revolver that I just picked up here in Central Indiana. This is a Pond 32 Caliber Belt Revolver with 6inch barrel. This gun was made before the patent infringement lawsuit was settled and is stamped L.W. POND WORCESTER MASS and also PATd JULY 10, 1860. The gun looks very nice and has a great dark patina. It's complete except for a hand and spring to advance the cylinder and it is missing the small screwdriver at the bottom of the grip frame. The serial number is 1940 and matches on all parts. This gun also has the rarer barrel release that is a long spring on the side of the frame. The gun is 100% original and if you can find the hand and spring you'll have a $650 firearm. You can have this one for $375.00 Check out the pics!

The GAR items below are SOLD! Here's a great set of items. These GAR items came from Palmer, Mass. This set consists of an original GAR slouch hat with original hat wreath and acorn cords and the vest. The vest is in good condition being a dark blue with all 6 vest size buttons present. 5 of the buttons are the original GAR buttons and one is a Sons of Veterans button. 2 of the original GAR buttons were replacements at some point. This vest is in pretty good conditiion with 4 pockets on the front. The back is the green colored silk like material with adjustment belt and buckle. The inner , probably cotton, lining is machine sewn in with some hand repairs here and there. The lining is not quite as bright as my pics show as it has a light brown or tan cast to it. The hat is a nice black slouch type hat with wide hat band on it. The sweat band inside is the wide type and has several tears in it but it's all there. ELECTRIC BRAND - EVERY HAT WARRANTED is embossed in the sweat band. I don't see a size in it but I think it's 7 1/2. There is an old sticker on the inside of the sweat band that has the initials SBT on it and something else that I can't make out. All in all this is a nice set but unfortunately I do not have an id on it. Take a look at the pics! $425.00 for the set.

The dug Remington Pistol below is SOLD! This is a Dug condition 5-shot .36 cal Remington New Model Police Revolver Serial # 3048. I These were made from 1863 to 1888 and there are numbers out there over 8,000. It has the original 4 1/2" octagon barrel but is missing the loading lever. No markings are found anywhere on this piece except for the serial number on the grip frame. This is a dug or barn-found speciman and came from Georgia but we do not know where it was found. The previous owner took some time to clean it and get it back in working order.. It will advance the cylinger and hold on full cock. The cylinder pin is a modern replacement and not the correct type. As I previously stated this revolver was in the white and I've browned it back to where it should be for the condtion of the metal. It looks very nice and is one that is not easily found! Take a look at the pics. $325.00

The Allen & Thurber Pistol below is SOLD! Here's an outstanding Pepperbox pistol! This is an English made double-action 6 shot pepperbox pistol in .41 Caliber. The maker is Sam'l (Samuel) Harper of Birmingham and was probably made from 1840 to 1850. The piece has a nice patina and just a very nice, good looking piece that is still fully functional. This piece measures about 8.5 inches long with a fluted barrel. The nipples are all still in very good condition and the piece has an engraved frame. The engraving is heavier on the reverse than on the obverse but still nice. The bar hammer, triggerguard and backstrap are engraved as well. There are Birmingham proof marks in the flutes on the barrel. The grips are fully checkered hardwood and there's an very nice silver plated Lion's head for a pommel cap. Even some of the screws are engraved! This is a very nice piece! Take a look at the pics. $895.00

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The Winchester '73 Rifle below is SOLD! Here is one nice 1873 Model Winchester! This lever action model is the 3rd model indicated by the dust cover on an intergal rail. This rifle is .38 WCF (.38/40) and in very nice original condition! The action works perfectly and nothing is missing! There are no cracks or breaks in the wood - just the occasional ding here and there from use. The bore is shiney but most of the rifling has been shot out. Hey it was used! The serial number of 220XXXB indicates manufacture in 1885. There is original color here and there - especially in the protected areas. Looks like there was some cold blue applied to the butt plate but it can be removed if you want to. It doesn't look bad just not original to the gun - but only on the butt plate no where else. This is still a very nice original Winchester 1873 Rifle!!! $2,500.00

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The Kammerlader below is Sold Here's a rare one! This is the kammerlader, or chamber-loading mechanism which was attributed to Nicolai Johan Löebnitz, a Danish gunsmith who worked in the early part of the 19th Century. Kammerlader breechloading rifles were used by the Norwegian army from 1841 to 1870, until they were replaced by cartridge guns. Kammerlader rifles are uncommon; although about 40,000 were produced for the Norwegian army, most were scrapped or converted, and a few sporting versions were produced in Liege for the civilian population. Kammerlader pistols appear to be even rarer. This is one of those pistols and it's missing the lever that pivots the barrel forward from the loading chamber. Perhaps parts could be found for it or made by a gunsmith. It may be worth the effort or just display it like it is. This pistol is a whooping 18 1/2 inches long with a 8 1/2 inch barrel. This is the military version evidenced by the M-1841 stamped on the side of the breech and the large laynard ring. Just type in KAMMERLADER PISTOL in your search engine and you'll find u-tube videos showing them being loaded and fired. On this model what looks like the trigger is actually the ring style hammer and when you pull it back to expose the nipple it locks into the trigger which looks like part of the triggerguard. It's a unique design! This piece has been a great conversation piece here in my shop. No one has seen anything like it and rare does one come up for sale in any condition! Take a look at the pics as you'll be amazed!!! I have included a pic of a Kammerlader pistol with lever courtesy of www.ctmuzzleloaders.com Visit their website as there are lots of pics of the Kammerlader pistol. $450.00

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The KENTLAND FOWLER below is sold Here's an early KENTLAND - LONDON marked Full-stock Fowler that is a percussion conversion from flintlock. It would be nice to reconvert this back to flintlock. This is an extremely long fowler being over 63 inches long with a whooping 47 1/2 + inch long 20 guage barrel! This piece is marked KENTLAND & CO. on the lock and LONDON on the barrel. There are English proofmarks on the barrel as well. There are brass thimbles to hold the ramrod with the one entering the stock being embellished. The lock is the original lock but is quite slugglish and does not snap although it does release and proceeds to the nipple. The nipple is in quite good condition. The buttstock is that typical English Brown Bess type but smaller and has a embellished brass buttplate and escutchon on the top wrist forward the comb. The stock is in overall good condtion with little loss around the lock due to burning and a pinned repair that you can see in the pics just below the back end of the lock. The forestock is extremely thin which surprises me that it's still intact. There are a couple of age cracks and some sliver loss along the barrel but still quite presentable. I don't believe this fowler ever has a nose cap and the ramrod is missing. The side plate is embellished brass as well. Overall this is a great long-long fowler and worthy of restoration! $850.00

Here's a nice small 20 guage percussion double barrel pistol that dates to around the 1840's or so. I'm not sure of country of origin since there are no markings at all on this piece but the gentleman that I purchased it from believes that it came from Kentucky. The little pistol measures about 10 1/4 inch long overall with a 5 1/4 inch long set of barrels. The barrels are rusty inside but oiled and the outside of the barrels shows a wire twist pattern. The barrels and nipples look to be in nice condition and everthing has a nice medium dark patina. The action works well in these back action locks although the reverse side is more crisp than the obverse side. Seems that right handed shooters always used the obverse hammer and wore that action out quicker. It does look like the reverse hammer may be a rework as it is very slightly different than the right hammer but you will have to study it to see the differences. The stock is walnut and has no breaks in it. There are dings here and there but no breaks. The triggerguard and the buttcap are brass and exhibit a nice dark mellow patina, definitely has not been cleaned. The 5 inch wooden walnut ramrod is capped off with a brass end which matches the rest of the brass in color. I do believe that the ramrod is original to this piece. This is a beautiful little shotgun pistol and is probably american due to the lack of any proof marks or manufacturing marks. This piece could have definitely been used in the American Civil War!! Look at the pics!! $850.00

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The small brass flask below is SOLD! Here's a smaller brass primer or pistol powder flask. This one has a few small dents to one side but none on the other. The charger works fine. I can see no markings on this flask. The entire flask measures about 4 3/4 inches long by 1 3/4 wide. This is an early one! Look at the pics! $100.00

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Walch bullet mold is sold Here's a rare bullet mold for the John Walch Ten Shot Double Hammers Pocket Revolver. John Walch's partner in the venture was J.P.Lindsay fo the Lindsay double rifle. These pistols were made from 1860-1862 with a total quanity of 3,000. The pistols were made concurrent at the factory with the Henry Rifle. This bullet mold is a 31 caliber mold with a unique bullet configuration. Look at the pics and you will see what I mean. Thise bullet mold makes 2 of the same bullets at one time and a couple of bullets have been cast in this one and are still present. This one is rare, rare, rare!!! It measures about 4 inches long and is made from iron. Unique!!! $265.00 You may never see another!

I just picked up a couple of early sword canes and here they are:

Both Sword Canes are Sold The first one is a very ornate sword cane called a shikomizue. It was a concealed sword made to look like a bamboo walking cane typical of the time. These came into use in Japan around 1868, during the 45 year reign of Emperor Meiji, referred to as the Meiji period in history. It was during this period that the carrying of swords was outlawed, and skikomizue was used by some government officials and Samurai of the day who were against the ban, but wary of the punishments doled out for openly carrying a sword. During the heart of the Meiji Period (186801912), the Samurai class were banned from carrying of swords by the Hito-Rei Edict of 1876. The attempt to end a thousand years of tradition was not received lightly by the proud warrior class and thus the Shikomique was born. Shikomizue or 'prepared cane' was a cleverly concealed Japanese sword or blade inside an unsuspecting walking cane so the Shikomizue was carried by Japanese Samurai-class officials during the Meiji period as a solution to the ban. This particular Shikomizue is over 35 inches long with a weighted end at the bottom that was made by hollowing out a piece of the cane and pouring molten lead into it. This made for a terrific head knocker!!! The 'knob' end pulls out of the cane to expose a thin 3 cornered blade that measures about 14 3/4 inches long. Long enough to slide between the ribs and cause some real pain!!! This Shikomizue is ornately hand carved with a Japanese Samurai and a lady. There are some age cracks to the piece but overall a very unique and beautiful cane!!! The knob handle slips into a brass ferrel and compression fits tight. This is an old one!!! Take a look at the pics! $975.00

Here is the second of the sword canes. I believe this to be an early 19th century sword cane or even earlier. This cane measures about 35 inches long with the horn handle being almost the last 5 inches of the length of the cane. The handle is the typical handle and the gentleman that I got it from beieved it to be Rhino horn but I don't know about that. I do know that it's horn. There is a minor crack in the handle where it enters the copper ferrel. The copper ferrel exhibits a eastern star type motif stamped into it. When the sword is pulled out it exhibits the early military stand of arms and drum motif so popular on 18th and 19th century swords. Also on the blade exhibited on side are the latin words VIGILAN DIEM which roughly translates to Daily Vigilance or always watching. The sword blade itself is over 26 1/3 inches long with a nearly 4 inch eliptical ricasso and then the blade is 3 sided on each side up until 3 1/2 inches from the tip. The blade does have pitting and darkness on it from age. This is an early blade! Take a look at the pics! For this early piece $650.00

The Flintlock Indian Trade gun is Sold Here we have, what we believe, could be an Indian Trade gun that has been fixed up some. This is an approximately 14 guage Flintlock fowler. This gun has been fixed up to be a shooter. The weapon is a fullstock weapon being approximately 52 inches long. The stock is in generally good condition with just some age cracks especially on the buttstock. The barrel is 37 inches long with simple embellishment on the tang and a teardrop applied front sight. The barrel travels less than a 1/4 inch from the end of the stock. There are proof marks on the barrel which I believe are British and according to my resources date from 1790. There is also a small brass escuteon on the top wrist of the piece. The trigger guard and ramrod thimbles are also brass with the same type of embellishment on the trigger guard that is on the tang. The lock works well and throws a nice shower of sparks but I believe that it may be a contempory lock and not an antique. The touch hole has been fixed with a new insert for safe firing. The ramrod looks like a shotgun ramrod. There is a repair here and there and a crack here and there but this is a nice piece and I'll price it right so you can replace the lock if you desire. For this piece $695.00 Look at the pics!

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The Pennsylvania long rifle below is SOLD!!

This one is a Pennsylvania long rifle and measures a whopping 63 inches long! This rifled musket was originally a flintlock but now converted to percussion. Looks like and weighs like a fowler but the barrel is rifled. The lock is a Tyron (n is missing) from Phila and so marked. The lock also has a bird and other floral engravings on it. The 48 inch barrel is about .62 caliber and has 9 land grooves in it. The walnut stock has some stripes in it and goes nearly the full length of the weapon and terminates in a pewter nosecap. There aren't any breaks in the stock but there are some gouges and minor cracks from wood shrinkage. The lock is a single trigger lock and while the spring is a little weak I believe it would still bust a cap. The original nipple is present but blocked with gunk. Action is good. The butt has that wonderful early Pennsylvania curve to it. There are 2 X's on the barrel as well as a couple of proof marks. The tang and barrel have the grooves to line them up with. The buttplate, trigger guard and ramrod thimbles are brass. The barrel is pinned so no bands are present. There is a front sight on this barrel but no rear sight. Doesn't look like there was ever a rear sight on this barrel. The rifle is long and thin making it remarkable that it has survived! There is pitting on the barrel next to the nipple (nipple is good) from firing. The patina on the iron pieces match on this rifle. The patina is real nice and dark. A thin walnut ramrod is still present and could be original. This is a nice rifle! $950.00

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The Presentation Saber below is SOLD!!

Here's an outstanding German Made Presentation saber with silver hilt and scabbard!!! This is a Civil War Model 1860 Cavalry Officer's Saber as evidenced by the STAND BY THE UNION etched on the blade but it was presented in 1867 to CAPT JAS CURRAN BY OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF BATTERY B JUNE 12,'67 as evidenced by the inscription on the reverse upper mount of the scabbard. Capt James Curran was a member of the New York 24th Artillery. There was a James Curran Jr. that was in the Civil War being in the New York 10th and 6th Heavy Artillery but I don't know if it's the same man. I have seen our James Curran mentioned in the official documents for 1868.

The sword is just fabulous with a solid Silver grip with gold washed highly decorated pommel cap and hand guard. The grip has a few minor dings in it but nothing real bad. The hilt is just a little loose but nothing needs to be done to it. The blade is bright with just a small amount of darkening here and there. This blade is much better than my pics show! The blade has a stylized US on it as well as crossed standards and Liberty Caps. The STAND BY THE UNION is outside of each US flag standard staff. The blade is full length and just glides into the scabbard. The original blade washer is still present. The brass mounted scabbard throat, mounts and drag are hightly decorated and still have a goodly amount of the original gold wash remaining. The scabbard has no dents and is made quite heavy. It's a beauty! It's hard to find quality like this. I see several ID's swords on the web but usually not this type of silver sword. There are no missing screws or anything. Nothing is lacking on this fine piece! Check out the pics! OUTSTANDING !!!!! $6,500.00

The old U.S. Model 1816 Musket below has been SOLD!!

Here's an old U.S. Model 1816 Musket that has been converted into a short shotgun. This was shortened to be used as a weapon on horseback because being this short would have been useless for hunting. The lock is a 1824 dated Springfield lock that was originally used in the French style of conversion but has a Belgian style hammer and cone screwed/brazed into the barrel. The barrel has been shortened to 20 1/4 inches and has had a bead placed at the front. The stock has been cut off just ahead of the rear barrel band. There is a hand made ramrod in the ramrod channel but is all steel. There is a ding on the bottom of the stock with a couple of age cracks but not bad. The rear sling swivel has been broken off and there is what looks like a LA stamped in the steel ahead of it. You can still see the outlines of a couple of cartouches on the stock. The stock is still in good condition complete with US marked buttplate. The barrel has different worn marks on it along with a worn 1824 date. The action works well. The Confederates converted many of these for use by the cavalry and this one was definitely set up to be a short shotgun and not a carbine as evidenced by the bead on the front of the barrel. I can't guarantee that it was used by the Confederacy but it is typical of what took place then and what they used. Nice display item! $475.00

The Pocket Colt is SOLD!!

Here is a couple of old original Civil War Colt pistols that need restoration. I believe these are worthy of restoration but I just don't have time. If I begin working on them I will remove them for sale at that time.

The first revolver is a Colt Pocket Model .31 caliber revolver with the 6 shot cylinder and 4 inch barrel. The barrel markings are nice and the front sight is still there but worn down some. The patina on this piece is very nice indeed and all serial numbers match at 226945 which dates it to 1862 with a total production of 27,000 pieces. This piece needs a few pieces to be complete and I believe they are the loading lever, hand and spring, trigger spring and main spring. I haven't completely torn it down but that seems to be what it needs. Parts are available at www.coltparts.com The markings are nice and the nipples are undamaged. It's still a nice piece and worthy or restoration! As is, $395 but if I fix it up it'll be quite a bit more. Look at the pics!

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The below Colt 1851 Navy is SOLD! This next Colt is a little harder to come by than the first one. This is the Model 1851 Colt Navy Model in .36 caliber. This is a 6 shot revolver with 7 1/2 inch barrel. This is the London Model and marked ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON on the top of the barrel. The serial number on this piece is 110914 and matches everywhere except the wedge and cylinder where I cannot find any serial number. London Colts serial numbers are not this high so this may be a surplus barrel that was used here since this serial number should put this piece produced in 1862. This piece has seen hard use and somehow the cylinder got damaged on the nipple end. It was still serviceable but took quite a hit from something. Also for some reason the screws on the frame as well as the wedge were shaved down even with the frame. The frame was not damaged as evidenced by the COLT PATENT markings but it's a mystery to me why these screw heads and the wedge were shaved down. Perhaps you know and can share that information. This piece also needs a few parts to get it working again and that is the mainspring, loading lever latch, and hand and spring. I may start on this one first since it needs the less amount of work when I get time. There is just some minor pitting here and there on the frame and moderate pitting on the cylinder and it looks as though the grips have been lightly sanded at some time. Still a desirable piece! There's a story here! I just don't know it. As is, $695.00

The Pinfire Pistol below is SOLD!!

Here's a nice old Civil War Pinfire pistol in about 12MM I believe. It has a nice patina to it and the only markings are the ELG over a star in an oval indicating Belgian manufacture. This pistol is complete with the parts that are usually missing like the loading gate and the shell ejector. The piece works well in double and single action as well. The grips have pieces missing but they are definitely the correct grips for this piece. There is a laynard ring on the bottom which usually indicated military usage. Still a nice old Revolver! Many officers carried pinfires! $375.00

The Maynard Carbine below is SOLD!!

Here is a wonderful little 2nd model Maynard Carbine in 50 caliber that I got from a good friend. I could use a little help on the serial number if anyone out there knows anything about them. The serial number on this sweet little gun is 366 making it quite early for a 2nd Model. By September 1864 a little over three hundred carbines were in service in three cavalry regiments. By year's end, the number of Maynard Carbine had grown to over three thousand. A large number of the carbines issued were shipped from the Nashville Ordnance Depot in Novenber. Fron Nashville, the 9th and 11th Indiana Cavalry plus the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 12th Tennessee (US) Calvary regiments were completely armed with the Maynard. If there are records out there I should be able to pin this one down. It's a nice little gun with a lot of the color left and functions beautifully! Take a look at the pics.

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The Enfield below is on Sold Here's one of best complete Model 1853 Enfield .577 with Bayonet and Scabbard that I've ever seen. This one is like the Enfield on page 45 of FIREARMS FROM EUROPE - SECOND EDITION which shows the Birmingham Small Arms trade rifle musket. This one is also a Birmingham Small Arms Trade rifle but is not one of the later imports. This piece has the squared breach and not the round breach. Both types were imported by both sides. This piece does not have the JS/Anchor marks but boy is it marked! Check out the pics and you'll see what I mean. The Birminham import marks are on the buttstock as well as 9.GAR.P 96. I believe this to be Grand Army of the Republic Post 96 but what Post 96 we don't know. The soldiers initials of G.A.V. are stamped into the wood in many places and even on the bayonet socket! You may get lucky in the research on this one. The lock is marked 1863 over Tower with the Crown on the tail end. The barrel is marked on the reverse with the proofs and 25 in two places meaning .577 caliber. The rear sight has some original blue still on it. This piece has not been overcleaned at all and looks great. There are British proof marks here and there. The nipple protector and chain are present as well as an original tampion and ramrod which is marked T&C and another mark I can't tell what it is for sure. The stock is marked with the stock maker B. Woodward and Sons. No cracks or breaks in the stock-just a very few minor dings. The top of the flat breech has a crown on it. The barrel bands are the screw type and the middle one looks to be a period replacement as it's a little different patina/blue but correct none the less. The rifling is crisp like it was never fired and the nipple is like new. This piece could be fired today and looks like it was just taken out of the crate As nice as it is this piece is probably surplus that was sold off after the war and used by the GAR for parade use. The matching bayonet has the owners initials on it too and the patina matches the rifle. The blade is marked J. DEEDLEY and has the the owners initials of G.A.V. stamped on the blade on all three sides! You'd have to go some to find a better Model 1853 Rifle Musket with matching bayonet than this one! If I could only own one of these this would be the one I want. $3,850.00

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The 1871 Rolling Block Rifle is SOLD! Here's a great piece! This is a Springfield Model 1871 Rolling Block rifle in 50-70 caliber. This is one of the nicest ones I've seen in a long time! The breech block is marked with a spread winged Eagle over U.S. Springfield 1872 on the obverse and Model 1871 on the reverse. The typical Remington patent info is on the tang as it should be and is in a very nice sharp condition with the last patent date being 1878. The barrel is the correct length of 36 inches and has wonderful rifling within it. This rifle was made by Springfield Armory on a royality agreement with the Remington Arms Company and was only produced during 1871-1872 with the total quanity of 10,001. There were never any serial numbers put on these weapons. This is a 50 caliber centerfire and had quite a punch! This rifle was used by the U.S.Army. This rifle had iron mountings and were finished in the bright as this one is. The barrel was secured by two barrel bands with springs. This piece is conplete with just a ding here and there on the stock. Any rifle that got used will have a few dings on it! This type rifle was quite different as it has what is known as a 'locking action'. This means when the breechblock was closed the hammer went to half cock. Quite a good invention as the rifle could not be fired unless the hammer was moved back into the full cock position. There is the number 4 stamped into the wood just forward of the buttplate. The buttplate has the usual US marking on the tail of it. The frame case color has turned a kind of silvery color. Nice one!!! $1,750.00

The below beautiful Pinfire Revolver is on SOLD!!

Here's a great engraved pinfire pistol with gutta percha grips that show an angry Dragon on both sides. There is a laynard ring on the bottom. The piece has no identifying marks on it but it's probably Belgian. The piece works very well in double action. The hammer has no spur but you can cock it back by hand as well as just pull the trigger to cock it and rotate the cylinder. The engraving is outstanding! The nickel plating is nearly 100 percent. The cartridge door may be a replacement as it should lock down but it doesn't. This is a very nice rare piece of Civil War history! The revolver is over 10 inches long overall. The bore looks to be about the size of a modern .38 caliber weapon which I think is about 10 MM. The top of the barrel is just as engraved as the rest of the piece. The barrel is rifled. This revolver looks great!!! $695.00

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The Model 1903 Revolver is SOLD! Colt Model 1903 U.S. Army Revolver "U.S. Army Model 1903" Date: 1903 S/N 20202319 This Model 1903 was actually manufactured in 1903 and the total delivered to the Army was reported by Springfield Armory at 12,500. This model was the last variation in the New Army/Navy Model family (Model 1892 series) and serial numbers for the Model 1903 ran from 200,000 to 212,500. The Model 1901 and 1903 were the only New Model Army and & Navy revolvers shipped from Colts with the lanyard loop, (this one is missing the lanyard loop) earlier models found with the lanyard loop probably received upgrades at Colts or Springfield to bring them up to the Model 1901 specifications. The Model 1903 had two major changes from its predecessors: 1) Bore diameter was decreased from .363 inch to .357 inch to increase accuracy. This was to accommodate the new more powerful S&W .38 Special Cartridge, though it could still shoot the .38 Long Colt cartridge. 2) Grips were narrowed to provide for a better grip The example shown here is the Army marked model, there are also Navy and Marine Corp marked variations but these are much rarer and demand a premium price. This revolver is in roughly 70% condition and has not only survived with original parts and finish but the original serial numbered grips as well. This is a neat example of the last primary issue revolver in .38 caliber as it was replaced by the .45 caliber bullet which was re-introduced in the Model of 1909 (45 Long Colt). The cartouche information that appeared on the left side of the grip panels on previous military models was moved to the frame in 1902 by the Army and first began appearing on the Model 1901 Army model. You will find the Model 1903 revolvers with "1902", "1903" or "1904" on the frame depending on when they were received by the Army. This one has '1903' on it's frame. The Philippines Insurrection was a huge failure of performance for the .38 caliber revolvers and was the last conflict they participated in as the U.S. governments primary sidearm. In 1909 the Colts M1909 in .45 Long Colt was adopted as the primary sidearm of the U.S. Army and was subsequently replaced by the Colts M1911 semi automatic pistol in late 1911. The M1917 came to be as a interim revolver due to the needs of World War I not being met by M1911 manufacturers. The M1911 was updated in 1924 and became the M1911-A1 which was then produced through 1945. This particular weapon is in good overall condition with some original color here and there. All the markings are sharp and the weapon seems to operate very smoothly. Some of the markings found on this pistol are:

R.A.C. = Rinaldo A. Carr who was a civilian employee of the War Department and was the sub-inspector on the revolvers. Mark is found on the Cylinder, left frame, and bottom of grips. J.T.T = Captain Jay T. Thompson - Inspector of Contract Arms, Colt revolvers from 1901 to 1903. There were other inspectors that accepted the Model 1903 as well. Serial numbers are found on grips, butt, cylinder latch, crane recess and crane. No serial numbers on the barrel or cylinder just as the Colt M1909 revolvers. "K" mark on Latch release, grip frame, cylinder crane, and barrel match in size and font. It has also been reported that these pistols saw use as late as World War II. Refer to documentation presented in Charles W. Pates "US Handguns of World War II, The secondary pistols and revolvers". However, this book does not address these revolvers on any detail. This one is pretty nice overall! You can have this nice example for $365.00 This firearm can go to a Curio and Relics License Holder or to an FFL holder. I wouldn't mind keeping this one. Find the laynard ring and you're all set!

The old British Bull-Dog below is on SOLD!!

CONSIGNMENT: Here's a very nice Forehand-Wadworth "British Bull-Dog" .38 s & w (6 shot) DA revolver with a nickle finish serial number 86853 in very good condition with some staining to the nickel finish and some minor loss to the nickel finish as well. See page 481 of Flayderman's 9th edition book where he devotes a whole page to these little pistols. Beautiful checked grips! WAS $165.00 NOW $150.00 !!!

The old large size Powder Horn is SOLD!!

CONSIGNMENT: This is an old large size powder horn being over 13 inches long along the outside of the horn. This one has a nice mellow patina on it and initials/letters scratched in it's body of TT 1?82 and also AAC. This one has a round plug in it with a nice patina as well. Looks like a walnut plug. Probably from the late 1700's to the early 1800's. It's old! WAS $140 NOW $125.00 !!!

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SOLD SOLD SOLD!!

Here's another smaller to medium size powder horn with a period leather repair to the center of it. This horn measures about 11 1/4 inches along the outside curve. This one has a nice concentic curved domed end plug out of walnut with large tacks holding it in. The pour end has 8 flat sides to it. Nice! WAS $95.00 NOW $85.00 !!!

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The below Marine Sword is Sold!!

Here is a nice USMC Officers Dress Sword circa 1955-1965 imported by HIlborn-Hamburger, NY being made in Solingen, Germany. Serial number 323 on top spline of blade. About the only thing wrong with the piece is that there are about 3 areas on the scabbard that have started to develop some rusting under the plating making rough areas . These areas are all together on one side of the scabbard while there none on the other side of the scabbard. The celluloid grip is great as is the gold washed hand guard and the gold washed fittings on the scabbard. The etched blade is just simply georgous!!! United States Marines is on both sides of the blade. Nice!!! Has the leather sword knot as well! WAS $435.00 NOW $395.00

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The Prussian Model 1809 Bayonet has SOLD!!

Here's an old attic brown patina Prussian 1809 bayonet with the locking cam. 166 stamped on shank. WAS $110.00 NOW $95.00

CONSIGNMENT: Here we have a pair of 1816 Pattern French Sabre Briquets. This was the final pattern before the introduction of the Gladius style short short. One example is very nice while the other example is just slightly better. They are both the same however in style. The best one is 28 inches long with a fairly nice blade that is 23 inches in length. There is an inspectors mark of L in a circle stamped on the ricasso as well as the date of -(1)833. There is another inspectors mark on the hand guard and a large N in circle and 1123 stamped on the back of the grip. The scabbard is complete with some exterior finish lacking but no breaks and the brass mountings have some dings here and there. The leather throat washer is still present on the sword. This sword is $210.00They are both sold

The second sword is just like the sword with the exceptions that the blade needs cleaned and there are a few minor nicks on the edge. The only thing I can see on the ricasso is a D. On the knuckbow there are inspectors marks as well as a large N in circle and 2703 as well as 1866 which could be the date of manufacture. This sword obviously had more use that the better one as the drag is worn down considerable. There is a break in the leather scabbard about 5 inches from the upper mount but only the front of the scabbard is broken and not the back. This could be repaired if you want to with a little leather glue and maybe a patch across the break. The leather throat washer is still present on this one as well. This one is priced at $165.00 Take a look at the pics!

p> The Spanish Mauser Bayonet below is Sold CONSIGNMENT: Here is a Spanish Mauser Bayonet being the Model 1893/16 and is maked "ARTILLERDA Fea NACIONAL TOLEDO" which has led to this bayonet erroneously being referred to as the 1893 artillery. The bayonet is in good condition, just needing some cleaning, and has great markings on the ricasso. This model has the checkered wooden grips and is 20 5/8 inches long with a nearly 15 3/4 inch long blade. No sharpening markings are present. Nice! $45.00

The Prussian Model 1809 "Posdam" Musket below has been traded!

Here is an eye opening display piece! This is a Prussian Model 1809 "Potsdam" Musket which has a blown breech! The soldier must have double loaded it during firing and the breech blew. Don't know if he was hurt or not but most likely he was hurt or even killed. This piece was a bringback to New Hampshire but no history accompanies it. The stock was cleaned in one spot where the FW was stamped but otherwise it's been left alone. Look at the damage! Wow! The wood is damaged as well. The forward lock screw was complete severed leaving the threaded remains in the lock but the rest of the screw is still there as well just seperated. No ramrod present. I don't know if this was confederate used or union used but non the less it's an outstanding relic from the Civil War. $850 with the wall hanging shadow box or $700 without. What a conversation piece!

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Here's a nice and affordable Civil War Import Musket to hang over the fireplace! This is the German Prussian import musket of Civil War fame. This one has a worn DANZIG mark on the lockplate as well as a worn and beat 1834 on the barrel. This percussion musket is a Calibre .75 smoothbore. The barrel is supposed to be 41 inches long but is now about 39 1/2 inches long. Barrels got damaged during the war and small amounts were sometimes cut off. The is now 55 inches long instead of the usual overall length of 56 1/2 inches. This musket is of the type that was imported to the USA for use in the Civil War and both North and South used it. This example is missing the unusual spring latch in the forend cap for attaching the socket bayonet. The wood is sound and there are age cracks in the wood and some regimental marks that I cannot completely make out on the buttstock. There are a couple of replaced screws I believe. All barrel bands and barrel band springs are present. The ramrod is missing but this musket but the sling swivels are present which are usually missing on this model. The lock doesn't hold in full cock but works none the less with a strong spring presence. I believe the lock was cleaned lightly to reveal the Danzig mark but the patina matches on the rest of the iron components. All in all this is a very nice old musket and is very affordable at $475.00 Check out the pics!

The ladies garter knife below has bee sold Here's a ladies garter knife or a gentlemen's boot knife. I can see a gambler pulling this out to defend his bad card playing or to deny his cheating! I can also see a lady pulling this out to demand payment or to keep the 'gentleman' from robbing her! Either way this knife was made to conceal! This piece is 8 1/2 inches long with a 4 3/4 inch blade that's just wide enough to slip between the ribs with no problem! This blade is only about 1/2 inch wide. The piece has a nice little black hardwood handle and the blade is tight despite the leather blade washer lacking. This piece has the makers mark of S.M.Hill - Sheffield stamped in the ricasso. There is a little pitting on the ricasso but not bad-otherwise just dark having been slightly cleaned. This piece could date prior to the Civil War. $145.00

The Hole pistol below is Sold Here's a nice little boxlock flintlock pistol of around .40 caliber smoothbore made by Wm. HOLE of BRISTOL (England) and so marked on each side of the lock. According to English Pistols and Revolvers by George on page 100 this lock-engraving was used circa 1800. My research also shows that William Hole was active as a gunsmith in Bristol, 1811-1844. I believe this pistol to be circa War of 1812 era. The action works fine and it's the rarer brass lock type. It's really hard to find these nice little pistols these days. This one also has the twist off barrel but it's tight and I don't have the proper wrench. The engraving is very nice on this piece. Even the lock screw has engraving on it. The wood grips are in very good condition with nicks here and there in the finish but no cracks. It looks like either 1C 1 or 101 is stamped into the wood grip. The ususal British proof marks are on the brass near the triggerguard. Overall 7 1/4 inches long with a 2 1/4 inch long barrel. Fine- Nice! $1,150.00

The Twigg pistol below is Sold Here's another nice little boxlock flintlock pistol of about .49 caliber smoothbore made by TWIGG of LONDON and so marked. Twigg is on one side of the box lock and London is on the other side both in ovals. Condition is very good and rare early breech-loading, boxlock, .49 cal., flintlock twist off barrel to load, ca. 1775. Overall length 6 ¼”. According to my research the markings are Twigg’s form of signature used during the period 1770 - 1790. Highest quality sliding safety incorporating both the cock and frizzen. This little firearm is a testament to Twigg’s legendary attention to detail and quality in every firearm that bore his signature. Overall crisp, mechanically perfect, with immaculate fit and finish throughout and still retaining traces of the original finish. A nice example of this type of firearm. $895.00

The Model 1816 below is SOLD!!

Here's another Model 1816 .69 caliber musket converted to percussion and the lock is stamped very nicely with a spread winged Eagle over US forward of the hammer with Springfield 1833 stamped behind the hammer. This is the cone type conversion and the action works fine. There is a large V under P on the barrel and the tang is marked with the date 1836. This model has the cone shaped ramrod of earlier fame with the brass tip. This is the type III musket and has pitting around the nipple and just minor peppering elsewhere. The walnut stock is excellent with 2 cartouches on the reverse. The middle barrel band has had the sling swivel cut off and ususally this was done if it was dropped and damaged. There is also a little 'chewing' on the stock between the upper and middle band near the barrel. All in all it's a good musket that definitely saw action!!! $895.00

The .44 caliber Pinfire Revolver below has been SOLD!!

Here is an officer type pinfire pistol in .44 caliber. This is the type of pinfire pistol favored by the Conferate officers. This piece works but the cylinder does not lock up. This pistol is missing the loading gate and the laynard ring on the bottom of the buttplate. The double action works nicely and the main spring is strong and tight! The pistol has been cleaned but you can still see the serial number of 5059 on the frame and an ELG in oval on the cylider indicating Belgium manufacture. Still nice! $325.00

The Deringer Pistol below is SOLD!!

Here's a little honey of an early firearm! This is one of the earliest Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket and Belt pistols made by Deringer. Very little specific detail has been known about Henry Deringer's earliest percussion handguns, those that led to this type of weapon, no matter who made it to be know as Deringers. It is noted by L.D.Eberhart, the author of 'The Deringer in America' that the checkered, bag shape walnut handle is usual on all types. There is a considerable variation in all early specimens. This pistol is the bag type grip and not the slightly later bird's head grip. This particular pistol is the round trigger guard style being made from about 1835. The barrel is round, flat along the type as usual and is about 5 1/2 inches long while the entire piece is over 9 inches long. The stock is 3/4 length with german silver forend tip and wedge escutcheons and a nice german silver engraver plate on the top that has not been engraved. This piece is fitted with the original wooden ramrod and has the engraved back action lock marked 'Deringer'. There is no Phila marking. The Deringer is the correct stamping with only wear to the last 'r'The top barrel tang is also engraved as is the hammer and trigger guard. The barrel has the simulated damacus barrel and has been cleaned lightly sometime in the past but the damacus can still be seen. This piece seems to be around .41 caliber. The action works fine and is crisp. The walnut stock is in very nice condition with only a tiny chip or two along the lock plate and a small crack from the reverse lock screw to the barrel which measures only about a quarter inch in length and there is the usual small dings from being carried. All in all an excellent piece! Rates VG with original finish turning plum. Nice pre 1850 Deringer!!! $1,500.00

The Kids rifle/shotgun below has been SOLD!!

Here's a little rifle I picked up an Estate. this is a Belgium percussion rifle/shotgun being what looks like perhaps a .410 guage blackpower piece. The barrel is marked 'MADE IN BELGIUM' making this piece made after 1892. The littel rifle measures about 39 inches long overall with a nearly 24 inch barrel. The piece is in really good condition but needs one thimble for the ramrod replaced which is missing as well as the ramrod itself. The back action lock works fine. The trigger pull is hard but it slams down hard as well. There is some checkering on the forestock and on the buttstock wrist. The barrel has full blue and is part octagon and part round with a shotgun bead on the end. I've been told that some of these little rifles were used as 'galley guns' but the 1890 Winchester made these obsolete. It could also have been a child's firearm. It's fully functional and will shoot. This piece has a metal buttplate as well. Nice! $160.00

The old Carbine below is SOLD!!

This old carbine is very unusual! This is an import piece that was pieced together to make a useable weapon! It seems that the carbine uses a SAARN lock from a German Potsdam Musket, which functions well, and the front brass barrel band. The middle band is some made up thing from a piece of steel. The barrel is original German made with rear sight and has been cut down with a lug under it. The stock has been entirely hand made and is off center and has no buttplate. There is an old repair to the stock top of the lock and behind the nipple and a crack in the stock under the lockplate. This piece was found in Ohio but smacks of being southern made. The stock is pine I think and has a hole clear thru at the bottom of the buttstock indicating that a crude sort of carbine sling may have been attached there. There is also two more holes thru the stock between the middle band and the nose cap so perhaps a sling was used. There is a crack at the nose cap that extends back about 3 3/4 inches past the nose cap. The ramrod may be an original cut down. The trigger guard is original german made. This entire piece measures 36 inches long with a 20 1/2 inch barrel in about 71 caliber. 1832 is stamped on the barrel which has a rough bore.. Nice old crudeness that I just love!! $495.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD!!

Here's a rare item to find. This is an old tin container with paper lable for 'The SCHULTZ GUNPOWDER Offices 35 Gresham Street London E.C.'. SCHULTZ GUNPOWDER was the only powder that Annie Oakley and her Husband Frank Butler would use! This is for the Granulated Schultze Gunpowder and still had some in it but I took it out so now it's safe. This was the tin that was equal to 2# of black powder. This tin measures 5 1/2 tall x 4 wide x 1 3/4 inches in depth. The lable is somewhat fragle but mostly there on the back and 99.8 % there on the front. Rare to find in any condition! Gunpowder for sporting guns was first made at Eyeworth, England in 1859. Subsequently Edward Schultze, an artillery captain in the Prussian Army, took over the factory and made the first successful smokeless powder. The complex comprised some 60 buildings. The Schultze Gunpowder Company lasted until the 1920's I believe. For this rare tin $65.00

The following two pistols are firearms that I just picked up out of San Antonio, Texas, home of the Alamo!.

The first pistol is SOLD! The first pistol is a rare Bacon & Co. Single Shot Ring Trigger Pistol in 36 caliber with a 5 inch barrel. These pistols were made from 1852 to 1858 with the total quanity made estimated at 400. This one is serial number 18 !!!! I took the grips off and the main spring is stamped 18 as well. This pistol has a part octagon/part round barrel and they made them in varying lengths, verag from 3 inches to 6 inches. This piece has the distinctive ring trigger and is single action with the shotgun style hammer. The piece has walnut grips as well which are in very nice condition with the usual dings. The barrel markings are BACON & CO. NORWICH, C-T. CAST STEEL. There is decorative broad scroll engraving on the frame and backstrap. The action works very well and the nipple is still in excellent condition. This is a nice rare piece! $695.00

Here's the 2nd pistol that I got from Texas. I believe this pistol to be from England as evidenced by the proof marks on the underside of the barrel. There are no identifying marks anywhere on the pistol where it can be seen unless you take the barrel off. This piece measures about 11 1/2 inches long with a 6 inch whooping .69 caliber rifled barrel!!! This piece has the back action lock which works very well. The nipple is battered some but is still serviceable. The original ramrod with the broad head is still with the piece as well as the original barrel key which locks the barrel to the stock. Those are missing quite often having been replaced with something that is not correct but works. The brass ramrod thimble and trigger guard is embellished with a nice simple engraving as is the lock and bolster section of the top barrel. The walnut stock has checkering on the grip and a nice brass cap box made into the butt cap. The obverse stock has a couple of age cracks that you can see in the pics. The reverse stock has had a section replaced under the barrel that you can also see in the pics. This repair was not done recently and someone had to really love this piece to fix that. The action works flawlessly. The barrel is rifled and the bore is rusty. All in all a very nice piece for that early collection. Who knows perhaps some Texas Confederate Cavalryman had this tuckec into his trousers. It's got a hugh bore large enough to be quite deadly at close range!!! At any rate this is a good piece at $495.00

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Here's a nice old cartridge box that may date back to the Revolutionary War or before. It's made of leather and measures 3 X 7 1/2 inches without the pre-measured powder in it. There are 8 cases for pre-measured powder. The individual powder boxes measure a triffle over 4 inches long and have a little red cloth stopper on leather thong in them to hold the powder in. The little cases seem to be made of maple and the tops are turned with designs on them. This setup would allow for quicker loading and no mess ups as all the powder is pre-measured. There were similiar boxes made for the revolutionary war. This one is quite unique and has not been used much. There are two of them but this is the only one for sale right now. The other one is not in as good as condition as this one. All stitching is hand stitched. One of the little leather thongs keeping in the stoppers is broken but the rest are fine. A lot of work went into making this fine old powder box!! $225.00

Here's what looks like a battlefield or later pick up to me but I don't know the history at all. This is a J.M.Cooper Navy Model Revolver that's mostly there except for the grip strap and grips as well as the trigger guard. This piece was made from 1864 to 1869 and approximately 1500 made. 135XX is the serial number on this piece so it was probably made after the war but why was it lost? Was it lost fighting Indians? Or perhaps it was dropped during a Stagecoach robbery? Who knows! The markings are worn on the top of the barrel but still mostly visible. You could display this revolver as is or try to restore it. What's there is missing the front bead sight and the wedge screw. There is one of the trigger guard screws broke off inside the mounting. This one has a 4 inch barrel. Unique! $275.00

Here is the first of 2 Gurkha Army weapons that I just picked up. I believe the knifes are called Kukri knives. The kukri (Devanagari: ??????) (alternatively spelled khukri or khukuri) is a curved Nepalese knife, similar to the machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon. It is a traditional weapon for Nepalese people, and also a weapon of choice/side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world. The cutting edge is inwardly curved in shape and is the icon of Nepal. It was, and in many cases still is, the basic and traditional utility knife of the Nepalese people. Very effective when used as a weapon, it is a symbolic weapon of the Nepalese Army, and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world, signifying the courage and valor of the bearer in the battlefield. It is a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and is used in many traditional rituals among different ethnic groups of Nepal, including one where the groom has to wear it during the wedding ceremony. It is known to many people as simply the "Gurkha blade" or "Gurkha knife". The pronunciation "kukri" is of western origin, the Nepalese people to whom this weapon belongs pronounce it as "khukuri." The first one is the smaller of the two and measures over 12 inches long with the blade being about 9 inches long. The blade looks to have been cleaned quite a bit and now it looks kind of satin like. There is some stipling on the blade. I see no markings on the blade at all. The grip is horn with aluminum decoration and pommel cap. The sheath is complete with some line incising on it. Nice decorator. $45.00

This second Gurkha Arny knife is a little larger being about 14 inches long with a 10 inch unmarked blade. The horn handle is brass mounted. The leather sheath is rigid and complete being very nice. For this one $65.00

Here's a real nice Model 1840 'Wristbreaker' Cavalry Saber in original painted scabbard. This piece is nice. The grip exhibits darn near full leather with 4 turns of the twisted brass wire. The brass hand guard and pommel cap have a great looking natural patina with no markings found. The blade washer is missing. The blade measures about 35 1/2 inches long with no markings to be found on it as well. The top spline is the wide flat type. I can only feel a couple of very minor nicks on the blade as well as some very minor sharpening. The blade has a mottled finish but no major rusting, just staining. The scabbard is complete with both typical German heavy suspension rings present as well as an undamaged drag. The scabbard is undented but there are three distinct notches cut into the throat of the piece. These notches are the same depth and equally spaced apart indicating that they were purposely placed there. Perhaps this Cavalryman killed three other soldiers with this piece! Who knows! Makes for good conversation. was $685.00 now $625 !!

Here's a couple of small daggers or sideknives that I picked up.

The first dagger is Sold This first dagger is a small spear point dagger with brass hand guard and wooden grip. The entire piece measures about 9 1/2 inches long with a 5 1/2 inch long blade. The crossguard is about 3 inches long. The blade has some discoloration and old rust staining on it but it's still remarkably sharp! The wooden handle has a couple of age cracks on it but still very solid. This is the type of knife carried by the common soldier, gambler and prostitute! Nice display item! $125.00

Secone one has been sold

This 3rd dagger is quite unique! This again is a little spearpoint knife that is 9 1/4 inches long over all with a 4 7/8 inch long spearpoint blade. There is staining on the eliptical blade but not too displeasing. The hardwood maple grip is nice with a brass ferrel near the crossguard. the crossguard is very ornate looking mideval in nature but most likely 1800's. The iron crossguard measures about 3 3/4 inches long with a spearpoint on one end and a ball on the other. Unusual! $175.00

Here is a pretty nice Belgian Flintlock pistol in original flintlock configuration. I've had another one in percussion but this is my first in flintlock. I also have an old Bannerman Reprint catalog from 1927 which shows the exact same style on page 91. The catalog describes it as a 'Century Old Belgian Flintlock Pistol'. This one is just like the description in the old catalog. This pistol is about .70 caliber and equipped with a ring for old time lanyard in the butt stock. It is brass mounted and has a barrel 9 inches long while the complete length of the arm is 15 inches. These pistols were offered in 1927 at the price of $6.95 each! This pistol has been cleaned sometime in the past with a crack in between the nose cap and the barrel escuteon and a couple of small cracks around the rear lock screw on the reverse. . There are dings and bruises here and there in the wood but not too bad. The action works fine and there is an old flint in the jaws. This piece has 4 deliberately cut notches on the butt cap and 3 notches cut on the trigger guard. On the top of the barrel is the makers mark but I can't make it out. The lock plate screws have numbers on them and the tang screw has the slot off center indicating that it's hand made. All in all a very nice early piece from probably around the 1820's or 30's. $695.00 (I've included a couple of pics of an old crate end from Bannerman's)

Here's a case of bullets. The lead was recovered from Virginia while the bullets/shells came from Indiana. The shells are a Spencer Cartridge with lead but I believe it's a blank. The 3 small bullets are what we believe to be 41 caliber derringer bullets and the lead bullets are:

1. CS .54 Gardner

2. Pistol Carbine w/ Williams Cleaner

3. Sharps

4. CS Gardner

5. .577 Enfield

Comes in a riker case for display. Nice Display Pieces! $45.00


CONSIGNMENT: Here is a WW2 1907 Bayonet for the British Military Enfield Rifles. THis wan was made udner contract by Wilkinson Sword Company during WW2 and is marked WSC on the riscasso. Also marked on the ricasso is 1907 S294 1943. On the other side of the ricasso is a Crown , a broad arrow and an X. The blade is in good condition as is the rest of the bayonet. The scabbard is in excellent original condition. This piece has a working bayonet lug latching button and will fit very well on the right firearm. This bayonet may have been used in a Royal Navy unit as the blade and guard/pommel are nickel plated. This may have been done to protect from the salt air or simply plated for parade use-who knows for sure. At any rate it's nice and only $65.00

Here's a Bulgarian AK-47 Bayonet. This one is complete with the metal scabbard and web front/leather stap. The bayonet itself is in good condition having been sharpened at some point. The handles are not cracked or chipped. The scabbard exhibits some of the original black paint and is in generally good condition. $20.00

Here's a Romanian AK-47 Bayonet complete with wire cutter and matching numbers. The bayonet is in very nice condition with original edge on the blade. The grips are perfect and the catch is present and functions correctly. The bayonet scabbard is in very nice condition with original finish. There are some scratches present on the finish which is normal. $25.00

Here's another Romanian AK-47 Bayonet and scabbard like the one above but I cannot see any numbers on this one and the scabbard has a dent on it which does not inhibit the bayonet from sliding in and out. This one is nice too! $20.00

Here's yet another Romanian AK-47 Bayonet and scabbard. It too is like the one above and shows wear from use. The blade is nice but has been sharpened some. All of these Romanian AK-47 bayonets have the sawback on the top of the blade. Still nice! $20.00

This next bayonet is a 1958 CZ Mauser Bayonet complete with leather scabbard and frog. This piece is complete and in nice condition. There are a couple of very minor gouges in the grips but the way they are made looks gorgous! Looks like pressed woodchips! The blade tip is rounded somewhat. The blade has not been sharpened. The leather scabbard is in very good conditon and extremely pliable. Still a nice set! $25.00

Here's a WW2 German 98 Mauser Bayonet and scabbard. Both pieces have matching numbers. There is pitting on both the bayonet and scabbard but it's still pretty nice. The grips are solid and the locking knob still functions strongly. Most of the original finish is on the blade and it looks like this blade was very lightly sharpened. A nice piece! $85.00

This next bayonet is a CSZ Mauser Bayonet - 1924, complete with all metal scabbard which shows a nice patina along with spots of non active rust. The bayonet itself is very nice with CSZ L markings and no sharpening on the blade. The grips are nice and the bayonet locking button functions correctly. $50.00

Here's another CSZ Mauser Bayonet - 1924, complete with metal scabbard. This one is just a tad nicer than the one about but the price is the same. $50.00

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD! Here's an outstanding U.S.Model 1917 WW1 Rifle complete with bayonet!!! In 1917, when the US entered WW1, there was a distinct rifle shortage. There were production facilities set up for the British pattern 1914 Rifle. This "Enfield" rifles was redesigned to accept the .30-06 cartridge and was pressed into service as the U.S.rifle Model 1917. There were approximately 2,200,000 of them manufactured by Remington, Winchester and Eddystone between 1917 and 1918. This is the Eddystone type and comes complete with sling and bayonet. The sling is in very nice pliable condition. The rifling is very good and the action works well. The walnut stock is outstanding with just a little ding here and there as one would expect. This is one pretty little rifle! Now to the bayonet. The bayonet has wood grips with two notches and a muzzle ring. The blade is a 16 inch single edge blade. This one was made by Remington and so marked on the ricasso. Other markings on the ricasso is 1917 with markings on the reverse ricasso of U.S. ordinance bomb, Eagle head, an X over 7 and a 25, this bayonet is in excellent condition. The scabbard is the correct scabbard and is in excellent condition as well. The price is for the entire group at $875.00

SOLD! Here's 4 brass drops that refer to a couple of brothers who were WW1 Veterans from New Jersey. The top two drops are from medals won in High School by Ben Sloat. These drops are from medals worn around the neck or pinned to the jersey. They were given by Ridgewood High School of Ridgewood, New Jersey prior to WW1. They are both inscribed to Ben Sloat and one is for the 1 mile run and one is for the 880 yard run. The other two drops have on them VICTORY - WAR - SERVICE 1817-1918 and are presented to Ben Sloat and his brother Philip Sloat. The raised inscription reads 'PRESENTED TO PHILLIP SLOAT/BENJAMIN F. SLOAT BY THE PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, N.J.' The brass is very dark and I've lightened it up in my pics so you can see them better. These should stay altogether in my opinion so I'm selling them as one lot for $35.00

The photo of Hitler is SOLD!!

This second item is an original albumin photograph of Adolph Hitler in his uniform. The photographer is Hoffman. It looks like this one was ripped from an album. There is something on the back but I can't quite make it out. There are two opposing pinholes in the corners that indicate that it was thumbtacked to something! Nice quality. Measures 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches $45.00 NOTE: The wooden plaque is still for sale. See WW2 items. Thanks!

Both of the items were vet bringbacks but the vet's name is not known to me.

SOLD! This note is the 20000 Reichsbanknote date 1923 in good condition. Check out the pics. $9.50 I also have another one in very fine condition with only a minor fold in the center for $15.00

SOLD! Here's a nice note with just folds in it. Nice quality being crisp and colorful. This is the 100 Mark note from 1908 and so marked. Nice condition! Take a look at the pics. $9.95

SOLD SOLD SOLD!!

Here we have four 100 mark Imperial German notes from 1910. All are in generally good to very good conditon. Each are $5.00 Look at the pics!

SOLD! Here's another Nazi regime Reichmark in the 5 mark denomination. This one also has the Nazi Eagle and Swastica. This one is circulated with folds but still fine. $12.00 on this one.

SOLD!

This next note is an Imperial pre WW1 German note being the 20 Mark note from 1908. This one is in fine condition with several minor folds and one major fold in the center of the note. Colors are still vivid and note is crisp. $9.95

SOLD! This note is much like the one above being 50 mark instead of 20 and different ink colors. This is a nice circulated Imperial German 100 Mark Reichsbanknote, Berlin 7 February 1908 issue. It measures 6 1/4 by 4 inches with some folds. This Imperial German 50 Mark Reichsbanknote Grades "fine" with no problems. This one is also $9.95

CONSIGNMENT

THE BELOW TRAINING RIFLE AND RARE BAYONET ARE SOLD!!

Here's a nice item that's hard to come by these days! This is a model 1942 Parris-Dunn Navy Training rifle with original plastic Bayonet!!! You can find the rifles but these training bayonets are near impossible to find! Mark I Navy model

Unfortunately, no Parris-Dunn production records still exist, so all of the information relating to them has been pieced together from other sources. An early employee by the name of Maurice O. Greimann wrote short article in 1984 concerning the Parris-Dunn Corp and his information has been invaluable. In 1943 Mr. Greimann came to work for the Parris-Dunn Corp. as an electrical engineer. When the work shifted to making Training Rifles he became involved in their production and designed the firing mechanism for the first toy guns they later produced. The Parris-Dunn Corporation was founded by William G. Dunn and Cecil L Parris when they formed a business partnership in 1937. Each of these men brought unique contributions to this partnership. Although Dunn had no formal technical training he, like many great inventors, could see the interrelationships that existed between different mechanical devices and could modify or combine them to solve problems. Parris had a background as sales manager for the Kari-Kleen company of Souix City, Iowa and was a talented merchandiser. Initially Parris was the President of the corporation and Dunn the Vice-president but during the war years their positions reversed. William G. Dunn (1883-1968) ran a hardware business in Clarinda, Iowa in the early 1900's. In 1917 he formed the Dunn Counterbalance Company operating out of the back of his hardware store. He eventually built a factory on South 15th Street in Clarinda and the name was changed to the Dunn Manufacturing Co. He was a very talented inventor and eventually held patents for 75 different mechanical devices, many of which were related to the early automobile and aircraft industry. In 1934 he developed a wind driven generator that was designed for farm use. His primary invention was a device to control the speed of the propeller on this device. In 1936 he formed a partnership with Cecil Parris in order to better promote his generator business. In 1937 they sold 37,000 of these units. When WWII broke out in 1941 their wind generator business was declared nonessential and they were only allowed to make repair parts for the units already in use. There was a severe shortage of military firearms at the start of the war and they were approached by US Army Ordnance to produce a non-firing training rifle. Shortly after, the US Navy also expressed interest in this project but they wanted some slight modifications in their model. In July of 1942 the Army let contract 271 ORD for 35,000 training rifles of their pattern at a cost of $166,000. In August the Navy let contract NROS 10993 for 190,000 training rifles having their changes at a cost of $903,000. In October of 1942 the Army contract was completed and in November they finished the first Navy contract. In January of 1943 the Navy let contract NORD 808 for 110,000 additional training rifles and in June that contract was completed. The total cost of the 300,000 rifles produced for the Navy was $1,384,000. The cost per rifle for the first contract was $4.75 and for the second contract $4.37. By the time of the second contract, Parris-Dunn could no longer get walnut wood for the stocks as all of it was going to arsenals that were making functional military rifles. They had to start using a cheaper grade of wood during the last contract which lowered the unit price. Prior to the start of the military contracts Parris-Dunn recognized that they did not have sufficient personnel to produce the required number of training rifles in a short period of time. They put together another organization called Parris-Dunn Associates to undertake this important project. I have a document that contains the following: C.L. Parris, W.G. Dunn and H.E. Davidson, Copartners, doing business as Parris-Dunn Associates. At this time I have not been able to identify H.E. Davidson. They immediately expanded into all of the available building space in the area and hired more employees. This number grew to 250 during the peak of their production. They sub-contracted much of the work to 14 different businesses. The wooden stocks and sights were manufactured at their Clarinda plant and all of the assembly and finishing was also done there. They had that capacity to produce over 3000 training rifles a day. They became so efficient that the company voluntarily returned $228,000 to the Government as excess on allowable profit. On July 23, 1943 Parris-Dunn Associates received the coveted Army-Navy Production Award. After the completion of their military contracts they continue to produce 200,000 of a civilian model for drill corps, schools and ROTC programs. The civilian model was essentially the same as the military models but had different markings. In November of 1945 The Nave classified their training rifles as surplus and offered them for sale at $7.75. This price included a plastic bayonet and scabbard. Nothing is known concerning the disposition of the Army training rifles. The Parris-Dunn Training Rifle is not a very accurate replica of the 1903 Springfield Rifle. It has a similar profile but is thinner in cross section and 3 pounds lighter in weight. The receiver, bolt and trigger mechanism are simple and crude by comparison to the Springfield. It has the general feel and appearance of a toy. It was reported that these training rifles were not very popular with soldiers and sailors that were required to use them during basic training. It must be noted that there were no other alternatives available at the time.

But!!! It is what it is and served a very useful purpose during WW2. This example is complete with all the metal parts being painted black The wood is in generally very nice original condition with a ding here and there. The original m-1909 leather sling is still attached and in good condition. There is a number 4 painted on the obverse buttstock. Take a look at the pics. The bayonet is in excellent condition with sheath! These bayonets were made with a plastic blade , with a sheet metal core ,.... Although 300,000 were made, the survival rate is very low , as they were easily damaged The USN auctioned them off, as surplus after the war ended and they were then sold in the old ARMY/NAVY SURPLUS STORES in the 1950's , for as little as $1.00 each so the supplies were soon exhausted , and the few remaining MARK 1's , were quickly broken to pieces , by young baby boomers , while playing army , in the back yards and the diminishing woods of Americas growing suburbs. Here we have the complete unit! The rifle does not click when pulling the trigger as it should but where you gonna get a complete unit!!! ---------------- This is a Nice addition to the training rifle. These bayonets have always been in high demand , and for some reason , always more popular than any "real" bayonet. This bayonet is in great condition - made by the Beckwith Mfg. Co. - Victory Plastic Division , the blade is marked " USN MARK 1 " & " BM CO. VP NORD 3066 " -- { that contract was delivered on march of 1943 } You can see evidence of an old price tag on the OD scabbard. Here it is for $535.00

The buttplate below is Sold!

Here we have a spare buttplate for the training rifle that is marked DUMMY TRAINING RIFLE MARK 1-USN PARRIS-DUNN CORP. CLARINDA, IOWA. If you're missing one of these or yours is damaged this one is still in good condition. $30.00


THE MICHIGAN GAR GROUPING IS BACK HOME IN MICHIGAN! SOLD! 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 More Stuff 45

THE AMPUTEE EATING UTENSIL IS SOLD! 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 More Stuff 52

THIS ONE IS SOLD! 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 More Stuff 54

Consignment

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 More Stuff 59

EARLY GUTTA PERCHA HORSE HEAD CANE!!!

This is an early horsehead cane dating from the 1800's through the early 1900's. The cane has an ebony shaft with a terrific gutta percha or early thermo plastic Horse head in outstanding quality! The cane is 3 feet long with a silver plated end piece and a silver ferrel on the shaft under the horse head. Take a look at the pics! The quality is outstanding! $325.00 More Stuff 60

Here's a good old WW2 1943 Dated Large Coloring Book! This book measures about 14 X 11 inches and only has one page colored in. This piece is no. 2444 and is Copyright 1943 by The Sallfield Pub. Xo. Akron, O. Made in the USA. There are about 62 pages to color and contain images of carrier pigeons, tanks, motorcycles, planes, ships, soldiers, sailors, etc. There are a few small tears etc. but not bad at all. I've even thought about framing it and putting on my wall. Nice color cover with the top staple being separated from the book. $20.00

Here is a WW2 Custom Made knife that most likely could have been made by the GI. I could not find an exact match for it in U.S. MILITARY KNIVES BOOK III by M.H.COLE but it has a blade that closely resembles that of the US M-3 trench knife. The cross guard looks like it could be broken but it is not. The leather washers fit over the top part of the guard. There is a small ring attached to the pommel cap. The entire piece is 11 1/2 inches long with a 6 3/4 inch blade. This is a real nice piece! No Scabbard. No Markings. $40.00

Here is the East German Model 1963 Paratrooper Helmet. Supposively this helmet is a Polish made Model 1963 paratrooper helmet from East German surplus. This helmet was widely produced and used by various Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold War. This one is a small size and complete. Nice display item complete with helmet net. $55.00

WAR SONGS IS SOLD!!

Here's a very nice item that I just don't see much of. This is a very colorful copy of WAR SONGS- For Anniversaries andGaterings of Soldiers. The Choruses of all the Songs are arranged for MIXED VOICES. OLIVER DITSON COMPANY-BOSTON. This is Dedicated to the G.A.R. and is id'd in ink to a S.C. Page. A preliminary check shows only one S.C.Page surviving the war and that is Smith C. Page and here is his bio:

Residence Rollinsford NH; 20 years old.

Enlisted on 8/21/1862 as a Private.

On 9/18/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. NH 13th Infantry He was transferred out on 12/13/1863

On 12/13/1863 he transferred into "D" Co. Veteran Reserve Corps 16th Regt He was discharged on 7/6/1865 at Pittsburgh, PA

Other Information: born in Litchfield, NH

The book is in pretty good condition with loose binding consisting of 123 pages of fine patriotic songs! Wonderful display piece! $40.00

Here is an exceediing rare item that is hard to find anywhere. This is a Surgeon's fold up field bullet/projectile/fragment removal kit that a field Surgeon would have carried on his person or in his saddlebags. this piece measures 4 1/2 inches long x 2 inches wide x 5/8 inches thick when closed. When opened it measures about 6 X 4 1/2 and holds 3 folding lancets / scapels, a tenaculum and bleeder?, a scoop, probe, needles, thread and bullet / fragment forceps. The kit is marked in the leather HERNSTEIN, NEW YORK and so is one of the tools. A couple are marked Evans OldChange, London. The latch on the case has several pat. markings starting with '65 and ending with the last '78 (1878). There is some silk thread inside one of the pouches along with a pack of needles marked 6 SUPERIOR HERNSTEIN & CO SURGEONS NEEDLES. I can express enough how rare this piece is too find. This piece was found in Central Indiana. As you can see one of the lancets has the tip broken and there is some minor damage to the tortois shell slab grips but all in all it's very nice and as I said quite rare to find. There are also a couple of little tears near where the leather case flap fastens down. All the patent markings are on the latch and if it wasn't for that one would think this kit to be much earlier. Nice, Nice piece! $650.00

SOLD! Here is a very nice set of 6 spice tins in metal case of the type that were taken along on the wagon. These would have been on the mess wagon during the Civil War for Officer's cooks or on the Chuck Wagon during a Cattle Drive. They could have even been on a Conestoga during the long trip west. They were not made to sit on a shelf in the kitchen at home but used on the move. These are very nice and the tole case measures 9 X 6 X 4 closed. One of the tins inside needs the hinge resoldered but all look very nice. Each measures about 3 X 3 X 3 closed with a little knob on top. There are no markings on them at all and no designation of what goes in each. Pretty nice! $65.00

SOLD! Here's a small whiskey flask with removable pewter cup that we picked up in Chicago. This one is pretty nice small one with no markings at all. The pewter screw top is present as well as the leather top covering. The glass is in excellent condition with no cracks or breaks. Nice small size being 5 1/4 inches tall by 2 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. Excellent Civil War display item! $65.00

SOLD! This is the best telescope that I believe that I've ever seen. The quality is outstanding! The only markings on this piece is on the end lens cap and it simply says 'Made in France' which probably dates it after 1892. The brass is bright and the wrapping around the body of the telescope is fine with just wear from the case. The case is pasteboard with the covering being a type of thin black linen. This is an old telescope probably dating from the late 1800's early 1900's and is probably nautical in nature. It's a 4 piece telescope and measures 23 inches when fully extended. The eyepiece has a hatch cover that covers the optics on that end. The optics could use some cleaning but I used it and it's still outstanding! Most of the wear is on the pasteboard case and not the telescope itself. Simply outstanding! $275.00

TRADED!!

Here's something that I just don't find every day. Here is a nice large Flag type banner with the Great Seal of the United States painted on it. This one measures about 23 inches wide by almost 11 feet long. The Great Seal is painted on one side only indication that it was hung against a wall. There are some stains here and there but not bad. It has 2 brass grommets for hanging and is machine stitched. The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself (which is kept by the United States Secretary of State), and more generally for the design impressed upon it. The Great Seal was first used publicly in 1782. I believe this piece could have been used in a GAR hall or for some other Military Function. I believe the flag to be cotton. Great display piece and hard to find!! Look at the pics. $125.00

SOLD! Here's an old beat up personal pewter whiskey flask that I picked up here in Central Indiana. This is one that a person would have carried on him. This one dates from the Civil War era as evidenced by the screw top cap and absolutely no markings as all. This flask looks as though it was carried throughout the entire Civil War as it's been beat to death! Dents galone but still functional. Look at the pics. There is a 1 inch split or so up one one the seams in the removable lid cup but that's the only real damage. Fortunately pewter is kind of soft. No markings present at all and some minor non-active corrosion but not bad. A real soldier's type item! 6 inches long X 3 3/4 inche wide. From the home of the 10th Indiana, Lafayette, Indiana. $65.00

Here's a Civil War era Muley Saddle that I picked up from Virginia in the Shenadoah Valley area. The saddle is in good condition but I don't believe it can be used for anything but display. It's missing one of the hooded stirrups but it's a very reasonably priced display piece that fits right into a Confederate Cavalry display! Purchase for $295.00 Look at the pics!

This is an 8 inch US Mortar Shell that has been deactivated and is safe to display. This piece is in very nice condition and weights about 45 pounds. Sorry but I don't know where it was gathered from. These items show up from time to time and unfortunately the history has been lost. Well, it is what it is! Nice condition! $325.00

THE SHERRILL DISCHARGE IS SOLD!!

This is an original discharge for Thomas W. Sherrill. Enlisted on 9/6/1864 as a Private. On 9/6/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. IN 43rd Infantry He was Mustered Out on 8/14/1865. Here is a history of the 43rd Indiana: Forty-third Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Forty-third Infantry. Cols., George K. Steele, William E. McLean John C. Major; Lieut.-Cols., William E. McLean, John C. Major, Wesley W. Norris; Majs., William L. Farrow, John C. Major, Wesley W. Norris, Charles W. Mess. This regiment was organized at Terre Haute and was mustered in Sept. 27, 1861. Soon afterward it moved to Spottsville, Ky., thence to Calhoun, where it went into camp until late in Feb., 1862. It was transferred to Missouri, attached to Gen. Pope's army, and participated in the siege of New Madrid and Island No. 10. Later it was with Foote's gunboat fleet at Port Pillow for 69 days and was the first Union regiment to land in the city of Memphis. With the 42nd Ind., it formed the garrison there for two weeks until reinforced. In July, 1862, it was ordered up the White River, Ark., and later to Helena. It accompanied Hovey's expedition to Grenada, Miss., and on its return to Helena took part in the expedition to Yazoo pass. At the battle of Helena it supported a battery, repulsing three attacks and capturing a regiment greater in numbers than its own. It assisted in the capture against Little Rock, and re-enlisted there in Jan. 1864. It moved with the expedition being engaged at Elkin's and Jenkins' Ferries, Camden and Marks' Mills. At the latter place its brigade engaged in guarding a train of wagons from Camden to Pine Bluff, was attacked by 5,000 of Marmaduke's cavalry, the 43d losing nearly 200 in killed, wounded and missing. Among the captured were 104 reenlisted veterans. It was furloughed home June 10 and while there it volunteered to go to Frankfort, Ky., which was threatened by Morgan's cavalry. It remained at Frankfort until the enemy left that part of the state, and on the way home it was in a skirmish with guerrillas near Eminence, Ky. At the conclusion of its furlough the regiment was placed on duty at Indianapolis, guarding prisoners at Camp Morton. Of 164 men captured in Arkansas and taken to the enemy's prison at Tyler, Tex., 10 or 12 died, the others returning in March, 1865, and joining the regiment at Indianapolis. The regiment was mustered out June 14, 1865. Its original strength was 985; gain by recruits, 1,154; reenlistments, 165; total, 2,304. Loss by death, 206, desertion, 121; unaccounted for, 285. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3 Says on the discharge that he was a substitute and not entitled to Bounty. Nice condition! $125.00

The Clark cover below has been SOLD!!

This is an excellent smaller cover with a pink 3 cent stamp with a ROCHESTER NY JAN cancellation on the upper right hand corner. There is a nice patriotic display on the upper left hand corner. The cover is addressed to Miss Abbie B. Clark - Danville - Lavingston Co. - N.Y. Clean cut opening on end. Nice! $45.00

The Cook cover below has been SOLD!!

This is a nice small cover addressed to Miss Lydia B. Cook of Brookville, New Haven, VT. There is a nice stamp of an American Flag on the upper left hand corner of the cover with the words PROTECT IT! under the flag. There is a nice rose colored Washington 3 cent stamp on the upper right hand corner that has been cancelled. There is also written "I received this June 6th, 1862". Also "I answered this Aug 15th 1862". Also on the back is written "July 3d 1862". The cover was opened by cutting the top. $65.00

RARE! RARE! Book! The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter from the private journals and papers of Commander Raphael Semmes, published by Carleton, New York in 1864. A very rare wartime account of two of the Confederacy's most famous commerce raiders written by Confederate naval hero Raphael Semmes and other officers. Hardcover, 328 pages, good condition overall, cover has minor staining and wear, a small chip missing from top of spine, all pages in good condition (except for first page which has foxing), tightly bound. $350.00 Has a name on the front page but can't make it out.



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

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

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

The old HK Fife below is SOLD! Here's an HK Metal Fife with pewter cheater/mouthpiece that I was told was popular in the late 1800's early 1900's. I don't know if any military personnel played these fifes but I'm sure tons of kids did! This one is in generally good condition with a few minor dents to the ends where it's been dropped over the years and some minor discoloration that will probably clean off if you want to. The piece measures about 13 1/2 inches long and each hole is marked from 1 to 6. This fife is in the key of 'C' and is also marked HK FIFE. The seam is soldered. Still a nice piece and plays! $45.00 Catalog 1-51

The old shovel below is SOLD! Here's a Civil War Era shovel in pretty darn good shape for it's age. This one is built differently than shovels today with the metal shovel part being much thicker than the modern shovels. This one is over 38 inches long and the only markings on it is an unknown to myself logo with a number 3 below it as well as FALLS CITY and STEEL under that. The bit/blade is 12 inches tall by almost 9 1/2 inches wide and has seen much use. The handle is one piece with a long rivit ran through the grip so it would not break as well as below the grip. Be sure to check out the pic of the published civil war shovels below the pics of this one. Rare to find! $75.00 Catalog 1-57

THIS ONE SOLD! Here's an old large booklet measuring about 8 1/2 X 11 inches entitled THE STORY OF GETTYSBURG IN PICTURES and put out by Blochers of Gettysburg. If you bought it there it would cost you 50 cents but if they mailed it to you it would cost 60 cents! You couldn't send this for 10 cents extra now! I believe this booklet dates to the 1920's due to one photo that has like model T Fords in it. There are many full page photographs in here. The last couple of pages has some damage to them but not bad at all. Nice colorful end pages!! $25.00 Catalog 1-62

SOLD! This is a large original print of the Andersonville Prison Stockade in Georgia. This print measures about 20 X 26 inches and has been laminated to protect it. It is entitled LET US FORGIVE BUT NOT FORGET and lists figures for the Prison Stockade and Hospitle. Several figures have numbers next to them and those key figures are talked about in the text. Chilling to read some of the text! An original that had not been laminated to protect it was in a recent auction being valued at $1,000 to $1,500 but since this one is laminated I would like to get $250 out of it. It could use framed to flatten it out. Nice clear print! Catalog 1-65

The Gettysburg book is sold!!

Here's a soft cover book entitled 'GETTYSBURG' WHAT THEY DID HERE' The Standard Historical Guide Book on GETTYSBURG with Numerous Maps and Illustrations.' This book was written by L.W.Minnigh, author, lecturer and Guide in 1924. The book is in generally good condition and consists of 172 pages. The pages are all very good and in great shape. The covers are taped on but it doesn't look bad. Great piece! $30.00

Catalog 1-75

The old Hymnal below is SOLD! 1872 Dated Hymnal by the Christian Publishing Association of Dayton Ohio. This is a pretty nice book covered in red leather and has the initials E.W. stamped in gold on the front. There are 784 gold leafed pages here. $35.00 Catalog 1-102

19th century dental pliers. This is the plated variety and it's maker marked. $35.00 Catalog 1-103

1/6TH PLATE TINTYPE OF A STANDING SOLDIER HOLDING RIFLE!!

Here is a nice 1/6th plate tintype of a standing soldier holding is model 1861 Springfield Rifle. There is no revenue stamp on the back of the image so it's probably early. This was found in Lafayette, Indiana and no id is attached to it. This is a very nice image with the buttoms and plates being paint enhanced. He also has rosy cheeks. He has the side eyed innocence of someone who has not seen the 'Elephant' as of yet. He is splendid in his new uniform with his new rifle. I bet the year after this photo was take, if he was still alive, his photo would have been much, much different. Studio backdrop was utilized. This is a nice image! It's just a little narrower than the case so it may have originally been in a paper mount instead of this case. The original leather hinge is broken on the case but both halfs match. There's a little glare on this image that is not there. This is a good one! $325.00 New Arrivals 29

CONSIGNMENT: BEAUTIFUL .22 CALIBER POLICE REVOLVER BY COLT!

The COLT OFFICIAL POLICE below is SOLD! Here we have an OFFICIAL POLICE Colt in .22 caliber. The Colt .22 caliber was manufactured from 1930 to 1969. This revolver looks to be almost brand spanking new! The markings are crisp and so is the action. Ther is very little wear to the cylinder from turning. This revolver was used very little of not at all. You won't find a better example! The 6 inch long barrel is marked OFFICIAL POLICE .22 LONG RIFLE CTG. on one side and on the other is COLT'S PTFA MFG CO. HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A.. The wooden grips are excellent and has the silver Colt medallion on each side. There is no box but the condition more than makes up for it. $850.00 New Arrivals 26

PARTS FOR THE 1863 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET!

The Parts below are SOLD! Here are parts for the model 1863 Springfield. The parts consist of the upper and middle barrel bands, the trigger guard and trigger assembly with screws, the tang screw and the lock plate which is marked 1863 U.S.SPRINGFIELD with Eagle. The lock is complete but the tumbler is broken and needs replaced then a hammer can be installed. We do not have the hammer. For the set $145.00 New Arrivals 20

STARR ARMS CO. DOUBLE ACTION 1858 ARMY REVOLVER!!

The Starr Revolver below SOLD! Here we have a 44 caliber, 6 shot round cylinder revolver with a 6 inch round barrel. The serial number on this piece is 7919. The frame markings are quite clear on both sides of the frame. I can see the inspectors marking real plainly on one of the grips but not so clear on the other but it is there. This is a double action revolver but cannot be cocked to fire as they were designed to simply pull the trigger to fire. This piece was brought to me in a wooden cigar box and wrapped in a cloth. It looks like it was stored in the attic as it has a mottled dark patina on it. The action works when the trigger is pulled. All in all this is a real decent example of a revolver that they made 23,000 of. The grips are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and only a couple indentions on the butt. This piece was supposed to be an old family piece so I'm trying to find out who may have carried it. The family is from Indiana. Big hog leg type weapon! A model 1858 Starr Army was used by Clint Eastwood in the movie 'Unforgiven'. Also, in the 1994 film 'Wyatt Earp' a young Wyatt Earp (Kevin Costner) carries this type of gun. $975.00 New Arrivals 18

A RARELY SEEN 1861 COLT .36 CALIBER NAVY REVOLVER!

The 1861 Colt Navy is SOLD! The Colt Model 1861 Navy cap & ball .36-caliber revolver was a six-shot, single-action percussion weapon produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1861 until 1873. It incorporated the "creeping" or ratchet loading lever and round barrel of the .44-caliber Army Model of 1860 but had a barrel one half inch shorter, at 7.5 inches. Total production was 38,000 revolvers and it is estimated that there is 3% or less of them surviving today. This particular weapon is serial numbered on all parts 8531 and was manufactured in 1862. It has seen plenty of wear as evidenced by the grips but still functions very well. The piece was probably cleaned at some point in time but the patina is returning nicely. There is minor pitting on some of the parts but not bad at all. All markings are still pretty crisp. The serial number is still mostly seen on the cylinder but only minute traces of the cylinder scene is visible. According to Flayderman's they were lightly stamped. This one was made for the military as evidenced by the 'C' stamped on the triggerguard under the 36 caliber marking. All screws look original and none have been replaced. This is an excellent piece of Civil War history and a piece that one rarely sees. As previously stated the action works very well and this piece is tight with a very strong main spring. Nice!!! $2250.00 New Arrivals 19

THE SSA COLT BELOW IS SOLD!

SINGLE ACTION ARMY IN 32-20 CALIBER!

This is a Legendary American Firearm! This is the Colt Single Action Army 6 shot revolver with 4 3/4 inch barrel for those quick draws!! This one was refinished years ago and the markings were not buffed out in the process. The cylinder is a little duller than the rest of the piece. The rest of the piece is pretty much high gloss. The serial number of 271XXX indicates that this is first generation having been made in 1906. This weapon will have to be transfered but a Curio and Relic license is ok. There are a few dent and dings in the metal but hey it was used. The grips are the Eagle type hard rubber grips but they look so good that I'm sure they are replacements. This one is 32-20 caliber and there were 29,812 of them made in this caliber. The barrel is marked COLT'S PT. F.A.MFG.Co.HARTFORD, CT.U.S.A.and easily seen. Patent info is on the reverse side which says PAT. SEPT.19,1871, JULY 2, 72, JAN 19,75 followed by the Colt logo of rearing stallion in circle. The action is crisp and it locks up tight . The previous owner had been firing this weapon and did state that it fired nicely. It's been refinished but it is really nice! $1,500.00 New Arrivals 14

THREE BLADED BORWICK FLEAM WITH HORN HANDLE!!

SOLD

Here we have an antique horn handled BORWICK fleam with 3 blades. BORWICK was an english firm that was in business from the 1790's to 1860. The fleam is in good condition with the exception of the largest blade which is chipped considerably. There is some staining on the blades but that just lends to the authenticity and age of the piece. The horn handles are very nice with just minor chips on them. The manufactures name is stamped very deeply in the smallest fleam blade. Fleams were used to conduct blood letting to rid the body of infections or so they thought. It is thought that blood letting was responsible for George Washington's Death in 1799!!!! This piece comes in a riker case for $95.00 New Arrivals 9

THE TONGS BELOW ARE SOLD! RARELY SEEN HAND FORGED HOT SHOT TONGS!!!

Here is a set of rarely seen hand forged hot shot tongs for transfering red hot cannon balls to the cannon to fire at a wooden fortification or into the rigging and sails of ships. These are usually associated with Naval use. A blacksmith looked at these and said they were definitely of the period and would be extremely hard to make. The pivot rivit is a hot forged hand pounded rivit as it should be. These tongs measure 20 inches long and each fork has 4 round fingers. These tongs could accommodate up to a 6 inch round ball. This one can be yours for $295.00 New Arrivals 6

A WHOLE OLD MASON JAR OF CANISTER SHOT FROM KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE!!!

THE CANISTER SHOT IS SOLD! Here is an entire jar full of lead coated porcelin canister shot that was recovered from Knoxville, Tennessee. There are 31 3/4 inch diameter porcelain balls covered in lead. Research shows that porcelain was much cheaper than full lead balls and only a fraction of lead was needed to cover the porcelain. Porcelain would break up when fired from a cannon but not when lead coated. I got these from a Gentleman who's grandmother lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and she recovered them all. This lot comes in an old short Mason glass canning jar with old zinc screw on lid. The porcelain liner is broken in the lid but hey the jar isn't important- the canister inside is! For the lot $110.00 New Arrivals 1

THE CANTEEN BELOW IS SOLD!

A MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN FROM THE 6TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY!

This is a nearly complete model 1858 smoothside canteen that was used by the 6th NH INF and so marked on the pewter spout! Here is some info on the 6th New Hampshire Infantry:

6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Active November 27, 1861 to July 17, 1865 Engagements

Battle of Groveton

Second Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Chantilly

Maryland Campaign

Battle of South Mountain

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Fredericksburg

Siege of Vicksburg

Battle of the Wilderness

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Battle of Totopotomoy Creek

Battle of Cold Harbor

Siege of Petersburg

Second Battle of Petersburg

Battle of the Crater

Battle of Hatcher's Run

Appomattox Campaign

Third Battle of Petersburg

The canteen is complete minus the stopper chain. The canteen has a few dents that you can feel under the wool cover and had water stored in it at one time as the inside of the canteen is rusty and there is rust staining through the cover. The sling seems too new as it's kind of clean but it is not a repro item as it's done just too well. This is a good item from a good unit. All 3 sling guides are present as well as the cork stopper. Check out the pics!! $295.00 New Arrivals 00

THE STARR REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!

A NICE MODEL 1858 STARR ARMY DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER IN 44 CALIBER!

Here is a real nice 1858 Starr Army Double Action Revolver in .44 caliber that i just picked up from a friend in South Carolina. A Starr revolver (Starr DA) is a double-action revolver which was briefly used in the western theater of the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant after the Colt. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each (equivalent to 224 in 2012 inflation dollars). However, the price paid by the government for the DA army revolver was $25 (equivalent to 466 in 2012 inflation dollars). This one is a nice example having traces of an old reblue that has now turned to plum brown overall. The action works fine and it looks like the only part that I can see that has been replaced for sure is the top strap knurled knob screw. The markings are crisp and one can still see one goverment cartouche stamp in the grip and perhaps the shadow of one on the other side of the grips. The serial numbers on the hammer and the cylinder match. I have not had the grips off to check under there. Overall this is a real nice!!! $1,150.00 New Arrivals 00

Battle Damaged 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket!!!

The Battle Damaged Musket below is SOLD!

Here is a great relic find that I picked up over by Noblesville, Indiana. Unfortunately any history accompaning this piece has been lost. This is a model 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket in .58 caliber. This was a discarded piece and then scavaged for the good parts. The reason it was disgarded was that the breech has blown on the reverse and top side! I don't know what happened to the soldier that was using this piece but it must have been devastating! Take a look at the pics! The stock is also damaged where the barrel blew. Usually breeches blew because in the heat of battle he must have loaded the weapon twice ! There is quite a story here and I wish I knew it! The US marked buttplate is still present as well as the steel nose cap and barrel band retainers. This piece needs mounted in reverse in a shadow box! Put parts back on it for display or just leave it alone as it's still Nice!!! The barrel is affixed to the stock with zip ties. $425.00 Item weapons 176


THE KNIFE BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a unique old sideknife that I picked up which an old 19th century Civil War / Indian Wars era or earlier side knife from California. This blade has the classic "clip point" and is 1" at it's widest point. Handle is made of horn and exhibits great age. Hilt area is wonderful patinated brass. Blade is overall dark gray steel with some mottled color. No active rust or deep pitting is present. Interesting brass military looking screw type washer is screwed on to base of handle. Looks to be hand forged blade. Overall length is approx. 11.25" with a blade length of approx: 6." A very neat looking blade and heavy! $295.00 Item weapons 016



CONSIGNMENT


THE THOMPSON BELOW IS SOLD! .50 CALIBER THOMPSON CENTER HAWKEN WITH CUSTOM ENGRAVING!

Here is a wonderful Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber muzzleloader that was custom engraved by A.J.Colenne. The firearm is just beautiful with this engraving! There are a couple of minor dings in the wood that you can see in one of the pics next to the barrel key escutcheon. This piece otherwise looks brand new. The firearm has been fired once, scrubbed clean and put up. Double set triggers with lifetime nipple. Outstanding quality and workmanship!!! $600.00 Item weapons 015

A VERY NICE MODEL 1898 MODEL U.S. KRAG RIFLE WITH SLING!

THE KRAG RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD! Here is a very nice model 1898 Model U.S. Krag rifle from 1902 that still has the original sling on it. Around 500,000 'Krags' in .30 Army (.30–40) calibre were produced at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts from 1894 to 1904. The Krag-Jørgensen Rifle in .30 Army found use in the Boxer Rebellion, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War. A few carbines were used by United States cavalry units fighting Apaches in New Mexico Territory and preventing poaching in Yellowstone National Park. Two-thousand rifles were taken to France by the United State Army 10th–19th Engineers (Railway) during World War I; but there is no evidence of use by front-line combat units during that conflict. The US 'Krags' were chambered for the rimmed "Cartridge, Caliber 30, U.S. Army," round, also known as the .30 U.S., .30 Army, or .30 Government, and, more popularly, by its civilian name, the .30-40 Krag. The .30 Army was the first smokeless powder round adopted by the U.S. military, but its civilian name retained the "caliber-charge" designation of earlier black powder cartridges. Thus the .30–40 Krag employs a round-nose 220-grain (14 g) cupro-nickel jacketed .30 caliber (7.62 mm) bullet propelled by 40 grains (3 g) of smokeless powder to a muzzle velocity of approximately 2000 feet (600 m) per second. As with the .30-30 Winchester, it is the use of black powder nomenclature that leads to the incorrect assumption that the .30–40 Krag was once a black powder cartridge. In U.S. service, the Krag eventually proved uncompetitive with Mauser-derived designs, most notably in combat operations in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish–American War. It served as the U.S. military's primary rifle for only nine years, when it was replaced by the M1903 Springfield rifle in 1903.

This one is very nice and has been unmolested. The cartouche is dated 1902. The action is crisp and the bore is very good. The sling is arsenal marked and complete but could use a little leather treatment. This model is similar to the Model 1896 in appearance except that the receiver is marked U.S./Model 1898. The bolt handle was modified, and the sights and handguards were improved. There were 330,000 manufactured between 1898 and 1903 and the serial number range is 110000-480000. The serial number on this one is 436047. There is a few small bruises to the wood from using here and there but nothing major and no cracks or breaks. For this very nice Rifle. $795.00 Note: This firearm was manufactured after 1898 so it must be transfered by your FFL or I can send it directly to you if you have a C & R license. Item weapons 013

A NICE CINCINNATI MARKED HALF STOCK RIFLE!!!

SOLD! Here is a real nice T. DAVIDSON & SON CINCINNATI marked Half stock . The piece has a walnut stock which is in nice condition with mainly just a ding here and there and with very little wood loss around the lock. The buttstock terminates in a brass cresent shaped butt plate. The nose cap is pewter. The lock is a back action lock and is marked with the maker as well as a hunting scene with a hunter and ducks. This maker was Tyler Davidson and was in business making locks only from 1834-1866 so this piece is most likely Civil War vintage. I see no markings on the gun indicating who manufactured the rest of the piece. This piece is about 56 inches long with a heavy 39 1/2 inch 38 caliber octagon barrel. The ramrod is a modern replacement. The front sight is a dovetailed brass blade sight while the rear sight is an iron V dovetailed sight. This weapon has a set trigger set up and they work fine. The trigger guard is an uncleaned brass one. The nipple is fine on a drum type setup which is usually typical of a conversion but this one appears to have not been a conversion. Overall a very nice piece! For this piece $695.00 Item weapons 011

THE BELGIUM FLINTLOCK PISTOL BELOW IS TRADED!

A VERY NICE EARLY 1800'S BELGIUM MILITARY FLINTLOCK PISTOL!

Here is a very nice early 1800's Belgium marked Military Flintlock pistol is 70 caliber. This one is in very nice condition and works flawlessly. The stock is in v ery good condition with only a few dings here and there and a crack from the upper lock screw to the barrel-about 1/2 inch long or so. There is a crown over a ON on the lock and the word Belguim stamped into the barrel on top. There is one just like it on page 91 of an old BANNERMAN'S Catalog reprint for 1927 which says that they are Century Old Belgiam Flintlock Pistols at that time. Strong action!! This is a very nice piece and would be nice in anyone's collection of 1900's flintlock military pistols!!! $695.00

THE ORNATE FLINTLOCK PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD! A VERY ORNATE ARAB OR MIDDLE EASTERN TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOL!!

Here we have a very ornate Arab or Middle Eastern Type Flintlock pistol in approximately 64 caliber. This piece measures about 17 1/2 inches long overall with a 10 1/2 inche long handmade barrel. The wood stock is in very good condition with mother of pearl enlays and silver wire. All the pearl enlays are present as well as the silver wire. Obviously this piece is entirely hand made. The action works fine. The brass pieces are sand cast having been hand finished and somewhat crude. This piece is unique and probably dates to the middle 1800's. I can see mo makers marks. Strong action!! Check it out! $650.00 Item weapons 010

Fantastic 28 1/4 inch long Underhammer Rifle/Carbine!!

THIS ONE IS SOLD! This is a fantastic small 28 1/4 inch long Underhammer Rifle/Carbine in about 36 caliber. There is some rust on the 10 1/4 inch long part round part octagon barrel but it should clean off ok if you put the time in it. The stock is 18 inches long over all but this was not made for a child. With your hand on the wrist you have to have an adult hand to reach the trigger. The wrist is checkered. There is a brass star enlay on one side and a brass squirrel enlay on the other side. It has a cresent brass buttplate as well. The action works well. One can speculate why this piece is so small . I don't believe that the barrel has been shortened as the front sight is present and has been forever. I can see no markings on this piece at all. It would be easy to use on horseback if you were a cavalryman or to hide under a long coat if you wanted to rob a bank or train. It's fun to think how this piece could have been used!!! At any rate it's a nice piece and unusual!!! Where would you find another? $775.00 Item weapons 177

SOLD THE COLT !!!

Here we have an excellent example of the Colt MKIV Series 80 PLUS II otherwise known as the Colt Mustang in .380 caliber with fixed sights, capacity is 7 + 1, single action, blue finish, black composition grips, barrel length is 2 3/4" overall length is 5 1/2" weighing 20 oz. The bore is excellent . The firearm looks much better than any photo that my poor camera can catch for me. Any firearm that is shiney black causes me a problem with taking a pic. This one has a very nice blued finish. The only wear on this piece is on the bottom of the magazine which shows the Rampart Colt along with COLT .380 AUTO and an M. The action is fine and it looks great! $695.00

The S&W below is sold!

Here is an excellent example of the S&W SW40VE Sigma Series Semiautomatic Handgun .40 S&W 4" Barrel 14 Rounds with Matte Two Tone Finish. Here are some of the stats on this particular firearm:

Specifications and features:

S&W SW40VE Sigma Series semiautomatic handgun

.40 S&W

Striker firing system

4" barrel

14 round capacity

No manual safety

Black polymer frame

Stainless steel slide & barrel

18 degree ergonomic black polymer grip

White dot front sight

Fixed 2 dot rear sight

7.25" overall length

24.3 oz.

Each Sigma Series pistol features a stainless steel slide and barrel, ergonomic polymer grip and 18º natural-point grip angle.

These striker-fired pistols come in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. Known for reliability, innovative safety features and consistent trigger pull, the Sigma is a favorite world wide among military units, law enforcement and individual owners.

This particular handgun in in excellent condition. It functions flawlessly and has an excellent bore. There is virtually no wear on this firearm. Comes with a hard belt holster HK-1. $350.00

THE Ruger Target Pistol Below is SOLD! Here is a nice Ruger Mark II Target pistol with bull barrel in .22 Caliber. It is the most prevalent model of all that were produced between 1982 and 2005. The serial number is 214-81XXX. The pistol is made of Stainless Steel and features a long 5 5/8 inch heavy bull barrel. The overall length is 10 inches and weight of 3 pounds 6 ounces. It has the rear sight base present with a dandy Bushnell scope mounted. The front sight has been removed. The pistol comes with one 10 round magazine. There are some scratches and wear to the reverse side at the safety mechanism probably due to a special holster for this unit where the firearm came in contact with a rivet while entering and exiting the holster causing cosmetic damage. Otherwise this piece is fine . The mechanics are fine, the bore is fine and the optics are fine. This is a nice piece and you should be able to drive nails with this one! $450.00

Here we have a very nice Colt Pocket Positive Revolver in .32 Police Cartridge! This may be an old re nickel because it looks so good! If it had been re nickeled it was done by professionals. The markings are still sharp and the action is still fine in single and double. The bore is very nice as well on the 3 ½ inch barrel. The only downfall on this piece at all is that it is missing a tiny chip of the rubber grip on the forward toe end of the obverse grip. Otherwise the piece is fine. Looks like new! $450.00

Here we have a F.I.E. Derringer Model D .38 caliber with 3 inch barrels. Each time you cock the single action piece the firing pin changes position from top to bottom and vice versa. The piece is nickeled and still in good condition missing a chip on the bottom front of the bottom barrel. The action works well and the bores are excellent. . The grips are white plastic. For this piece $125.00

CONSIGNMENT

No paperwork is need for this next piece but proof of age is required. This is an EKOL Special 99 pistol in 9mm BLANK. This little Beretta look a like also shoots flares if you obtain the adapter that screws into the barrel. This is a single/double action and has a removable magazine just like an authentic firearm. It's in pretty good shape for a used replica. This firearm cannot be made to chamber and fire real 9mm ammo. The barrel has a rod running across it so nothing can be fired except blanks. This pistol comes with a nice Gunmate soft holster. $85.00

SOLD !!!

Here we have a High Standard Sentinel Single/double action revolver R-101. This one is a nice shot revolver with 6 inch barrel and a parkerized or anodized aluminum frame. The barrel and cylinder are blued. The sights are fixed. There is some cylinder wear from turning and muzzle finish wear from going in and out of the included hunter holster but the gun is still very nice. There is also some anodized aluminum wear but not too bad at all. This piece is equipped with the square butt plastic grips. The 9 shot cylinder swings out for loading and unloading. The ejector is not spring equipped. This revolver was manufactured from 1956 to 1964. Nice one! $350.00

SOLD !!!

This is a Savage Springfield Model 745 B 12 gauge semi automatic shotgun circa 1940-1949. This gun rates at approximately 78 to 80+% condition. The finish on the alloy receiver is still mostly there, with edge wear from use. The barrel is 28" long with an adjustable choke, good bore and a 2 3/4" chamber. The receiver is also crack free at the pins that hold the shell stops, something seldom seen in these nice light alloy guns. The action works well. The wood is very good with a minor age crack here and there. This is a sweet old gun, fun to shoot and it will make a great field gun for it's new owner. The gun is missing the butt plate but a minor thing to obtain. Check out the pics!!! $250.00 Modern Guns 37

SOLD !!!

The Remington Model 31 is a pump-action shotgun that competed with the Winchester Model 1912 for the American sporting arms market. Produced from 1931 to 1949, it superseded the John Pedersen designed, bottom loading and ejecting Models 10, 17(with John Browning), and 29. It was replaced by the less expensive Remington 870 in 1951. This particular Model 31 looks great with nearly all the blue remaining and all the markings nice and sharp. The action works well and nothing seems loose. The barrel has an adjustable choke on it. This old 12 guage is in great condition for it's age!! There are a few minor scratches and dings on the stock from use. The bore is still bright. This is still a nice gun! $350.00 Modern Guns 36

THE REMINGTON BELOW IS SOLD !!!

The Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster is a slide action rifle that is manufactured by Remington Arms from 1958-1962 in Buckskin Tan. The rifle features a cross-bolt safety and a receiver grooved for scope mounts. It has an anodized aceiver and barrel sleeve with a steel barrel. The Model 572 served as an upgraded replacement for the Model 121 Fieldmaster. This is a 22 pump in very good condition. It has "Remington Arms Company Inc. Ilion, NY Made in USA" and "Remington 22 - S, L, & L.R." stamped on the top of the barrel. The stock has some small dings and small spots of discoloration normal for a gun of this age with no visible cracking. There is a small area on the bottom of the slide where the finish is dinged. It retains most of its original bluing with a few small scratches from normal use. Nice shiney bore! All parts are tight and the slide action is in good working order. The rifle is topped off by a very nice ALL AMERICAN 6X PERMA CENTER LYMAN SCOPE being 1960's vintage. The scope is expensive in itself. All in all this is a very nice Remington rifle!!! Look at the pics. $425.00 Modern Guns 34

THE Ted Williams Shotgun Below is SOLD! This is a Sears & Roebuck, Ted Williams single shot shotgun that rates at about 90 to 95% condition. The firearm was made in Brazil. . The gauge is 12 with a 2 3/4" chamber. The bore of the full choked 28" barrel is excellent. The wood is very good and looks great! The action is very tight. The model number is 282.510820 . Ted Williams was a professional baseball player and they thought his endorsement would sell more guns. The Ted Williams trademark was discontinued in 1978. This is a nice old shotgun and in excellent condition!! $145.00 Modern Guns 33

This is a real nice later WW2 Japanese Arisaka rifle in 7.7 mm. The rifle is in overall good condition and is marked 9 9 type in Japanese Characters on the receiver. The Mum has been ground which is more normal than not. All numbers match and the ramrod is present. The metal parts have a kind of roughness to them. This is not the last ditch model but I believe it's not far from it. As the war progressed the Japanese got more desperate and turned out this rifles as quick as they could. The barrel still has some nice rifling in it. The dust cover is missing as is just about normal as they were a real pain to keep on. The action works fine. The stock is in generally good condition with a crack near the bottom on both sides. This crack is not a break and is in no danger of breaking apart. It's just an age crack. The entire piece looks good and deserves a place in the 'Captured' weapons WW2 display. Look on the WW2 page for more WW2 weapons. $325.00

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SOLD THE STEVENS VISIBLE LOADER!!!

VERY COLLECTIBLE STEVENS VISIBLE LOADER RIFLE IN .22 CALIBER!

This is a "VISIBLE LOADING" Repeating Pump Auction Rifle No. 70. Made c. 1907 to early 1930's. Caliber 22 rimfire with a 20 inch round barrel and three-quarter length magazine tube. This one has open sights. The metal surfaces have all turned a nice dark brown. The markings are still good and so is the wood. The bore has rifling in it but it is somewhat dark with pitting. For this one $275.00 Modern Guns 29

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD THE 141!!!

REAL NICE WINCHESTER MODEL 141 BOLT ACTION RIFLE!

This is a good Winchester Model 141 Bolt Action rifle. This rifle is chambered for the S-L-LR .22 with a tube feed through the stock which is unusual from the other Winchester Bolt Action rifles. This particular rifle was made from 1967 through 1973. The 20 3/4 inch barrel exhibits nearly 100% blue with some color lacking on the bolt knob and the trigger guard. The lighter colored walnut stock is in great condition but does have some small indentations near the obverse rear tigger guard. The action works fine and the bore is fine. The receiver is grooved for scope rings. This is a nice piece!!! $375.00 Modern guns 26

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD THE 310 BELOW!!!

WINCHESTER MODEL 310 BOLT ACTION SINGLE SHOT RIFLE!

This is a real nice Winchester Model 310 Bolt Action Single shot rifle in .22 S-L-LR. This rifle features a 22 inch barrel with a checkered walnut stock. There is a minor ding here and there in the stock but I'm being over critical. This is nice. This rifle was manufactured betweel 1972 and 1975. The receiver is grooved for a scope. I would rate this one excellent overall. Nice, nice, nice!!! $275.00 Modern guns 25

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The RUGER .44 MAGNUM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! NICE RUGER .44 MAG REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER AND BELT!

Here we have a Ruger .44 Magnum New Model Super Blackhawk revolver with a holster and belt. I have a 34 inch waist and this is just a little too big for me so I think it would fit a 36 to 44 waist. In the early 1950s, Westerns were popular in movies and television. Colt had discontinued the iconic Single Action Army prior to World War II, and few single-action revolvers were available to meet market demand for cowboy-style revolvers. In 1953, the new firm of Sturm, Ruger and Company introduced the Ruger Single Six, a .22 LR rimfire single-action revolver. The Single Six proved to be a popular seller, leading Ruger to develop and market a center-fire revolver similar to the Colt Single Action Army: the Ruger Blackhawk. This one is the New Model Ruger Super Blackhawk. The New Model Super Blackhawk was produced in blued and stainless, with or without a rib for mounting a scope. The Super Blackhawk is built on the same frame, but with a larger grip (in the 7.5" and 10.5" barrels) and unfluted cylinder (except for the 5.5" barrel), in order to more effectively deal with the recoil of the .44 Magnum. As well, ejector rod housings and grip frames are of steel, versus aluminum for those same components in the Blackhawk.

This particular revolver has the 7 1/2 inch barrel and is the blued model. There is no rib on top for mounting a scope. This one has the pachmayr grips but the original Ruger wooden grips are included as well. This piece has been used but not alot. There is the usual cylinder line from turning and there is some wear on the muzzle from going in and out of the holster. Nice and tight 6 shot cylinder. $650.00 for all. Modern guns 21

CONSIGNMENT

SAVAGE-ANSHUTZ 164M .22 MAGNUM RIFLE BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH NIKON 3-9 SCOPE!

Here is an absolute jewel! This is a Savage-Anshutz .22 magnum rifle with a very nice Nikon Scope! It's a Savage/Anschutz model 164M in .22 Winchester Rimfire Magnum. Nicely figured walnut stock, skip line checkering, and monte carlo butt with cheekpiece. The pistol grip is swelled to fit the hand better. The magazine is a 4 round mag. There are a couple of handling dings here and there but not too bad. The bluing is nearly 100% with just a tiny scratch just behind the chamber. The action is a smooth as silk and the rifling is fine. The scope is a Nikon ProStaff scope. Nice! $900.00 Modern guns 20

CONSIGNMENT

The Winchester below is sold ! NICE NEAR MINT WINCHESTER 9422M IN 22 MAGNUM!!!

Here is a nearly new , nearly mint Winchester 9422M leveraction .22 magnum rifle! This piece is in excellent + condition lacking the original box. During the Winchester Model 9422’s 33-year production run—from 1972 through 2005—the well-built and extremely accurate .22 rimfire lever-action embodied our ongoing admiration for the American West and filled the need for an economical look-alike of its big-bore Model 94 counterpart. It’s unsurprising then that the 9422 became one of the most popular rifles in Winchester’s lineup. This one is a .22 magnum version that holds 11 rounds of .22 Mag ammo. The stock is walnut and in excellent condition with just a couple of small dings in it, one on the forearm and one on the obverse buttstock. Very, very minor however. There is absolutely no wear on this rifle and it looks to be virtually unfired! The bore is like new, the metal finish is like new and it's just beautiful! The barrel markings are sharp and crisp. If you want outstanding quality in a Winchester .22 Magnum then this is the rifle for you! $750.00 Modern guns 18

CONSIGNMENT

The Winchester below is sold ! ANOTHER NEAR MINT WINCHESTER 9422M BUT THIS ONE IS AN XTR EDITION! . 22 MAGNUM!!!

This is another outstanding condition Winchester 9422M leveraction rifle! This one is the XTR Edition! This rifle is in excellent unusued condition without the original box. There is only the slightest wear to the rifle. The bore is crisp and shiny! The action works great! There are only a couple of very very tiny dings to the wood. This piece has the pistol grip stock and cresent buttplate. This is about as nice as you can find out of the box! 11 Round capacity! $925.00 Modern Guns 17

CONSIGNMENT

The Taurus rifle below is sold ! TAURUS MODEL 63 SEMI-AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL RIFLE IN 22 LR!

The Taurus Model 63 is a faithful reproduction of the classic John Browning auto-loader right down to the steel butt plate. This customer-favorite .22LR features everything that made this gun so popular in its day and has added in all of the refinements new manufacturing technology and safety features offer. A stock-mounted loading chute and the beautiful, top-quality hardwood stocks complete this shooting package. Built with quality materials and craftsmanship, the Model 63 gives another generation the opportunity to enjoy a finely crafted twenty-two autoloader at a very affordable price and this one is a beauty! This is brand new in the box. The box is beat up a little and has LAYAWAY written across it but the firearm is in outstanding condition!!! Beautiful stainless steel and outstanding walnut in .22 LR caliber 10 shot! $550.00 Modern Guns 12

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD THE HENRY H001M!!!

HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE IN 22 MAGNUM!! NEW IN BOX!!

This Henry Lever Action Rifle Model H001M is new in box however the box is soiled a little with a phone number on it. The tubular magazine holds 11 rounds. It weighs 5½ pounds and overall length is 37½". With regards to ballistics, in general the .22 Magnum projectile travels nearly twice as fast as the .22 LR, and produces more than triple the muzzle energy. Various types of .22 magnum cartridges are available from all the major ammo makers. Here are this rifle's stats:

Lever Action .22 Magnum Rifle

Model Number H001M

Action Type Lever Action Repeater

Caliber .22 Magnum

Capacity 12 rounds

Length 37.5"

Barrel Length 19 ¼"

Weight 5.5 lbs.

Stock Deluxe Checkered American walnut

Sights Adjustable rear, hooded front sight

Finish Blued barrel and lever

This piece looks to be just perfect! $395.00 Modern Guns 011

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD THE H004M!!!

HENRY GOLDEN BOY LEVER ACTION .22 MAGNUM RIFLE NEW IN BOX!!

Small game hunters and plinkers will appreciate its substantial 6¾ pound heft. It balances well and makes for highly accurate offhand shooting. The smooth action associated with Henry rifles opens and shuts with the effortless slickness lever-lovers long for. Get one in your hands and take aim. See what a natural pointer it really is. Adding to the historic authenticity is the adjustable buckhorn-type rear sight. The .22 Magnum hold 12 rounds. Here are some of the stats for this firearm:

Model Number H004M

Caliber .22 Magnum

Capacity 12 rounds

Length 39"

Barrel Length 20.5"

As previously stated this Rifle is brand spanking new in the box! $495.00 Modern Guns 010.

CONSIGNMENT

THE STEVENS/SAVAGE MODEL 30 is SOLD!!!

STEVENS MODEL 30 REMAKE BY SAVAGE ARMS!

Today's Stevens Model 30 line, manufactured by Savage Arms, includes both takedown and standard models in .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR. The Stevens "Favorite" was indeed a favorite of both young and old rimfire shooters back around the turn of the 20th Century. In those days single shot rimfire rifles were both common and economical and widely used as training and hunting rifles. That tradition lives again in the Model 30 line.

This particular rifle is in .22 magnum. This piece looks virtually unused and in very, very nice condition. The bore is bright and all the markings are sharp. The wood is excellent with no dings or marks.. This is a pretty good representation of the original Stevens Model 30 rifle with this one being the solid frame version chambered for the .22 WMR cartridge. Supplied with a 21" full octagon barrel. This is not the takedown version. Nice piece!!! $325.00 Modern guns 09

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD THE ROSSI!!!

ROSSI MODEL 59 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE IN .22 MAGNUM!

Here we have a blued Rossi Model 59 Slide action rifle in .22 magnum WMRF. This is a modern weapon. The serial number is stamped on the right side of the frame. The top of the barrel at the chamber is marked "22 Magnum". The receiver is marked Model M 59 Interarms Alexandria, Virginia ". Amadao Rossi S.A. Made in Brazil is marked on the tang. The wood is good on this piece however the forearm is a slightly different shade than the buttstock. The action is crisp and the bore is fine. This rifle seems to have been used little but there is a small ding on the buttstock.

The Barrel Length: 23"

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail set blade and the rear sight is a dovetail set leaf and elevator notch sight.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Factory Original .

This is a fine condition little rifle! $475.00 Modern guns 08

MARLIN MODEL 60 IS SOLD!!!

LIKE NEW MARLIN MODEL 60 .22 LONG SEMI AUTO RIFLE

Man, this gun is like new! The Marlin Model 60, also known as the Marlin Glenfield Model 60, is a semi-automatic rifle that fires the .22 LR rimfire cartridge. Produced by the Remington Arms of Mayfield, Kentucky formally by Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut, it has been in continuous production since 1960 and the company claims it is the most popular of its kind in the world. Major features include a micro-groove barrel, a cross-bolt safety, hardwood stock, and brass inner magazine tube. This rifle is in beautiful like new condition and has the Marlin reliability factor! Made before mid 1980's with 22 inch barrel and 17 round capacity. Nice! $125.00 modern guns 07

The LONG TOM below is sold !

HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON 'LONG TOM' 16 GUAGE SINGLE SHOT SHOTGUN!

This one is a good condition shotgun with a shortened barrel. This one has a 28 inch barrel with no bead on the front end and I think they were supposed to be 36 inches long. Still this old gun is in pretty good condition and the mechanics are fine. The bore needs a good scrubbing and there is very little wobble at the hinge. The walnut stock is in pretty good condition with a ding and a scuff here and there. Overall a nice gun. You could use it after getting it checked out by a competent gunsmith I am sure. It also would look great over the fireplace! $100.00 Modern guns 06

CONSIGNMENT

The below S & W Model 40 is SOLD! Here is a cased Smith and Wesson Model 40 Revolver!

The Model 40 originally came out in 1952 as the Centennial and was changed to the Model 40 in 1957. The Model 40 is chambered in .38 special and has a five-round capacity. It is a snub-nose revolver with a 1 7/8-inch barrel. It is built on Smith & Wesson's J-frame and weighs 19 oz. empty. The revolver was made with a grip safety as some shooters could not get used to the idea of firing a revolver without cocking the hammer. This particular revolver is in a custom lined case with a name plate along with the serial number. This one has a low number of L 20XX. I believe this particular piece was made in 1971. There is virtually no wear on this piece and evidence of very little turning of the cylinder. Nice, Nice, Nice!!! Comes with the original owners manual! $650.00 Modern Guns 29

CONSIGNMENT

The below Model 60 revolver is SOLD! Here we have a great Stainless Steel Smith and Wesson Model 60.

The Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver is a 5-shot revolver that is chambered in either .38 Special or .357 Magnum calibers. Like nearly all other "J-frame" Smith & Wesson revolvers, it has a swing-out cylinder, and features an exposed hammer. It has been in production since 1965, and holds the distinction of being the first regular production all stainless steel revolver ever made. The 1965 model's stainless steel production proved so popular that there was a waiting list at gunshops for up to six months to purchase one. At that time, and until 1996, the Model 60 featured a 1.875" barrel and was chambered solely for the .38 Special. In 1996, the stronger J-Magnum frame was introduced and the cylinder was lengthened to support the .357 Magnum round, (as well as the .38 Special). The new model replaced the .38 Special-only version and is available in either a 2.125" or a 3" barrel, with a 5" barrel introduced in 2005.

Older models of the gun were produced with only fixed sights; modern productions are typically made with an adjustable rear sight (3" and 5") and a fixed sight (1.875" and 2.125") in front. Despite the reduction in effective range due to the short barrel and consequently reduced sight radius, the 2" barrel version is one of the preferred backup and concealed carry weapons for law enforcement officers and civilians alike to this day.

"Subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz used the 1965 model .38 special in self defense against four would-be muggers on the Seventh Avenue No. 2 express subway train in Manhattan on December 22, 1984. Goetz was able to deliver 4 out of 5 stopping shots from the weapon.

This particular weapon is an earlier version with the serial number of R70XXX. It's stainless steel and has the 2 inch barrel. This gun has virtually no wear on it and the grips look totally brand new. This revolver comes in an original box for this weapon but the serial number is different on the box being only 400 hundred numbers off. This piece comes with the orignal box paperwork and the cleaning kit and oil paper wrap. This is a quality piece and highly collectible!!! $575.00 Modern Guns 30

CONSIGNMENT

The below 1100 LH Shotgun is SOLD! Here's a Remington 1100 Shotgun Model LH (Left Hand) in very nice condition! This Remington Model 1100 LH 12 gauge shotgun, made for the left handed shooter, has a 28 inch vent rib, modified choke barrel chambered for 2 ¾ shells as well as an identical 32 inch barrel. It is mechanically sound and the bore is mirror bright. The metal finish is mostly intact, with just a few light scratches on the reverse top of the receiver. The wood has one minor nick and some very light scratches and a blemish in the finish down by the trigger guard. This is still a very, very nice shotgun!!

More than 40 years ago, the Model 1100 forever changed the way American shooters viewed autoloading shotguns. It was the first autoloader to combine the repeat-shot versatility of early-century models with the sleek, modern lines and handling qualities of revered double barrels.

It's been a field-proved favorite ever since. Its superb balance, handling, durability and soft recoil from the gas operated action are the foundation of the Remington autoloading legacy.

Sorry, no box! $895.00 Modern Guns 33

CONSIGNMENT

THE WINCHESTER BELOW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Here's an outstanding little Model 58 Winchester! This model was an attempt by the company to marked a low priced .22 caliber rimfire in place of its Models 1902 and 1904. This is a single shot bolt-action, cocked by pulling the fining pin head to the rear. The rifle has an 18 inch round barrel and is chambered for the .22 short, long and long rifle. The stock is a one piece plain wood with straight grip. I believe the stock has an old re-varnish on it. This rifle is not serial numbered even though about 39,000 were sold. The Model 58 was introduced in 1928 and discontinued in 1931 (probably due to the stock market crash of 1929) and even though 39,000 were sold they are incredibly hard to find now days!!! This one is in very nice condition with the original finish on the metal parts with sharp lettering. There is still some rifling in the barrel and it's nice and shiney! There is just a few minor blemishes on the stock with one being a small crack in the stock on the reverse side of the bolt and two non-displaced cracks on the forend. There is also a small ding on the buttstock reverse as well. Blemishes are shown in the pics. If you want a desireable 'scarce' rifle then you want this one! $850.00 Modern Guns 36

CONSIGNMENT

The below Ruger Single-Six has been traded! Here's a dandy Ruger Single-Six .22 Magnum revolver!!! This one comes in an original box but we don't believe this box is original to this particular piece. This is not the convertible model that had interchangeable cylinders but made especially for the .22 WMR cartridge only! The piece is in nearly new condition with only the slightest wear from going in and out of a holster. This is one nice piece!! $550.00 Modern Guns 37

CONSIGNMENT

THE BELGIUM BROWNING SHOTGUN IS SOLD! Here is an outstanding 12 guage Light Belgium Browning Semi-Automatic Shotgun with two barrels! Browning Light 12 gauge Automatic shotgun, made in Belgium in 1969 SN 69G 73XXX. It Has a 29 inch vent rib barrel and a 27 inch non ribbed barrel. On the barrels it says Browning Arms Company St. Louis Mo. and Montreal PG Made in Belguim. Special Steel 12 ga 2 3/4 inch shells.The receiver is super engraved and has a gold trigger. This gun is in 95% condition with minor handling marks on the stock. The blued surfaces are beautiful and shine so much that there is considerable glare in the pics. I assure you that this gun looks much better than my poor pics show!!! Comes with the original box. This is a super shotgun!!! WAS $1,100.00 NOW $895.00 !!! Modern Guns 39

CONSIGNMENT

The below Marlin Lever Action rifle is SOLD! Here's a sweet Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle. This model is an improved version of the Model 1892. It was chambered for the .22 rimfire only and comes with an octagonal 24" barrel. The rifle has a buckhorn rear sight and blade front. This was manufactured as a take down rifle. It had a case colored receiver, lever and hammer now being a mottled dark patina. The rest of the metal is a nice dark patina as well. The walnut stock is varnished as it should be and in pretty nice overall condition. There is some rust to the buttstock that can be cleaned rather easily. There were approximately 125,000 of these rifles manufactured between 1897 and 1922. The serial number on this one is 352XXX. Bore looks a little dark but I can see rifling and I think it would clean about good to very good. It's a good one! $450.00 Modern Guns 40

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The RUGER below is sold ! Here we have a real nice Ruger Security Six - 6 shot revolver in .357 caliber. The Ruger Security Six and its variants, the Service Six and Speed Six are a product line of double action revolvers introduced in 1971 and manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Company. These revolvers were marketed to law enforcement duty issue, military, and civilian self-defense markets. This is the stainless steel model with the 4 inch barrel and adjustable rear sight. This piece is in excellent condition with the original walnut grips and medallion. One grip has a slight ding in it and there is a small amount of 'roughness' on the recoil shield next to the cylinder thumb latch but not bad at all. The action is tight and the rifling is in great shape! This is a great revolver! $450.00 Modern Guns 50

Here's a small leather holster that is for the Colt Model 1908 Hammerless 25 Caliber Auto Pistol. This piece is factory made but may not be made by Colt. This piece is in good supple condition and is complete with the snap. You almost never find these holsters for the little Colt. $25.00 Modern Guns 55

The North American below is sold ! Here we have a very nice North American Arms Corp. Mini 5 shot revolver in .22 Magnum! This one is excellent with the 1 5/8 inch barrel. The action works perfect and frankly this small revolver looks brand new!!! Take a look at the pics! $195.00 no box. Modern Guns 51

DISASSEMBLY & REASSEMBLY GUIDE Glock Pistols - All Models (2006) FEATURES: • The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models. • Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface. • 16 pages & 20+ high-resolution grayscale images. • Cardstock cover. Bright white paper. Introduction: Brief history of Glock Safety First Exploded Parts Diagrams Disassembly - Slide - Recoil Spring - Barrel - Firing Pin Assembly - Extractor - Slide Cover Plate - Extractor Plunger - Firing Pin Safety Disassembly (cont.) - Locking Block Pin - Trigger Pin - Slide Stop Lever - Trigger Housing Pin - Trigger Assembly - Magazine Reassembly Slide Stop Lever Trigger Pin Firing Pin Assembly The Glock Pistol THE GLOCK “SAFE-ACTION” PISTOL The following is a description of how the GLOCK “Safe-Action” trigger mechanism functions. CAUTION: It is possible that a loaded round may still remain in the chamber when a loaded or empty magazine is being removed or inserted. Like most firearms, any round in the chamber will discharge by pulling the trigger with the Glock magazine inserted OR removed from the firearm. Remove the magazine, cock the pistol, and CONFIRM with your eyes and finger that the chamber is empty and that there are no rounds present. The GLOCK pistol is actually considered half-cocked at this point. The firing pin has been slightly tensioned, the trigger is moved to its forward position, and the trigger safety protrudes from the trigger. When you first pull the trigger back about 1/4 of an inch, the trigger bar slides behind the trigger ramp, the firing pin moves up, and the firing pin is tensioned. The Glock pistol is now on “FIRE / SAFETY OFF”. When the Glock trigger is pulled back further, the trigger bar releases the connector which releases the firing pin and discharges the loaded ammo. The recoil produced by the fired round forces the slide backwards. At about the .012 position, the barrel is released from the slide and moves down over the locking block. The Glock slide continues to move backward and the spent cartridge case is pulled out of the chamber by the extractor and tossed out towards the right by an ejector. A ramp in the slide moves the connector and separates it from the trigger bar and lifts it off the trigger spring and toward the path of the firing pin face. Next, the recoil spring forces the slide forward and the trigger bar slides on to the safety ramp near the firing pin - the firing pin safety returns back to its original position - a slight tension is placed on the firing pin - if present, the next round is stripped from the magazine and placed in the chamber - the barrel is locked into slide and the pistol is ready to fire. Once the last round has been fired, slide will be held back in the open position by the slide stop level. Only $7 !! Modern Guns 60



DISASSEMBLY & REASSEMBLY GUIDE SKS Rifles & All Variants (2006) For your Chinese, Yugo, Russian, Romanian, Albanian, and all other variant, and countless other manufacturers. FEATURES: • The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models. • Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface. • 16 pages & 20+ high-resolution grayscale images. • Cardstock cover. Bright white paper. Introduction: Brief History Safety First Exploded Parts Diagram Parts List Disassembly - Clear Weapon - Magazine Latch - Tool Kit - Cleaning Rod - Receiver Cover - Recoil Spring Assembly - Bolt - Bolt Carrier - Extractor - Firing Pin Disassembly (cont.) - Extractor & Spring - Trigger Assembly - Magazine Floor Plate Latch - Magazine - Handguard - Gas Tube - Driving Rod & Spring - Handguard Ferrule - Stock - Bayonet - Other Reassembly Tips & Tricks Accessories Brief History of the SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle (Samozaryadnyi Karabin Simonova) The SKS Rifle chambered in caliber 7.62 x 39mm (SKS-45) was designed by Russian arms inventor Sergei Simonov and was adopted by the Soviet Union in 1946. Since then the SKS has been fabricated by several other countries including China (Type 56 / Norinco), East Germany (Karabiner-S), North Korea (Type 63), Albania, North Vietnam, Romania, and Yugoslavia (M59 & M59 /66). The country of origin can be easily determined by markings on the receiver. Russian models usually have two Cyrillic characters followed by four numerals. The Soviet and East German weapons usually carry the year of manufacture and the serial number on the front left of the reciever. Chinese weapons have three Chinese symbols usually followed by seven or eight numbers. Later models have the spike bayonets. North Korean SKS’s have “63” stamped on the receiver cover. East German versions have a hole through the stock for attaching the lower end of the sling swivels. Yugoslav M59/66 are very easy to identify due to their prominent spigot-type grenade launcher permanently attached to the muzzle. $7 Modern Guns 61




DISASSEMBLY & REASSEMBLY GUIDE 1911 Series Pistols. (2006) For your M1911, M911A1, Series 70/80 and All Variants FEATURES: • The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models. • Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface. • 16 pages & 20+ high-resolution grayscale images. • Cardstock cover. Bright white paper. Brief history of the 1911 Series Pistols: Exploded parts view with 54 part names. Disassembly Safety First! Different types of recoil spring assemblies Barrel bushings Slide stop Slide Guide rod and recoil spring(s) Remove barrel bushings Barrel Firing pin stop plate Disassembly (cont.) Firing pin Extractor Grip panels Safety Safety lock plunger Mainspring housing and pin Slide release plunger and spring Grip safety Sear Spring Hammer pin and hammer assembly Sear Pin, Sear, and Disconnector Magazine catch Trigger assembly Reassembly and tips Brief History of the 1911 Series Pistol. “For nearly a century the Colt Goverment Model 1911 has been without challenge, the most recognized, most imitated, most influential and the most used semi-auto handgun in the world.” Guns & Ammo Magazine - 2006 1911 John Moses Browning’s original .45 Colt Auto Cartridge and 1911 Pistol was adopted as the standard U.S. service pistol and remained in faithful service for nearly 75 years. 1923 Modifications were made to include a narrower trigger, wider and longer grip safety spur, and an arched mainspring housing. Adopted as the U.S. Model 1911-A1 in 1924. 1932 National Match Version with adjustable rear sights. 1935 National Match Version in .38 Super caliber. 1957 Gold Cup National Match with improved trigger assembly. 1970 Series 70. Introduction of the collet-type barrel bushing. 1981 Series 80. Introduction of the firing-pin-block safety. 1985 Colt’s introduction of stainless steel models. 2006 + Most all major pistol manfacturers produce a 1911 clone. ONLY $7! Modern Guns 56


Here's a Rossi Stainless Steel .38 Special Revolver. This is a great double - action revolver in stainless steel and shows little wear. The action works great and the rifling is crisp! The original walnut grips have little wear to them. This model has the vented ribbed barrel with the hidden cylinder pin. Nice - nice revolver!!! $325.00 Modern Guns 34

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!!!

Here we have a very nice slightly used High Standard .22 Magnum Derringer Model DM 101. This piece is in great condition with very little wear. One of the grips was fractured but a new set of grips were purchased There are only a couple of very small areas where the finish is worn. The bores are great and the action is flawless! There are 3 types of these derringers according to barrel markings and this one is the earliest type 1. Type 1 Markings are found on early models which are marked HI-STANDARD / DERRINGER and have the EAGLE logo on the left side of the barrel. These models were marked D-100 for the .22 caliber and DM-101 for the .22 Magnum on the left side of the barrel. Date range 1962 to about 1967. This is the DM-101 Model. Nice!!!! Check out the pics! $275.00 Modern Guns 27

The WEATHERBY VANGUARD below is sold !

CONSIGNMENT

NICE 30-06 WEATHERBY VANGUARD 30-06 HUNTING RIFLE!

Here is a very nice Weatherby Vanguard 30-06 Hunting Rifle with a very nice scope and sling. This piece looks to be nearly brand new with high gloss finish and Monte Carlo stock! This is the early Japanese version and I don't believe you will find a better one! This is a bolt action repeater with a 24 inch barrel. This model furnished without sights. They made these in 3 or 5 shot magazines and I'm not sure which this is. The finished is polished blue with a select, checkered walnut stock with a rosewood fore-end and pistol-grip cap. Excellent!! $795.00 Modern Guns 04

The Lyman Trade Rifle below is sold ! LYMAN .50 CALIBER 'TRADE RIFLE'!

This is a nice Lyman .50 Caliber 'TRADE RIFLE' percussion deer hunting rifle or re-enactment rifle. The Lyman Trade Rifle is patterned after the sturdy and functional guns developed for the early Indian fur trade. Designed by such companies as Henry and Leman, these original guns were much sought after by trappers, Indians and other rugged wilderness survivors. 1 in 48" twist. You can tell it's been used but it hasn't been used much. The wood is pretty nice and the original case colors are still highly visible on the lockplace as well as the original bluing on the barrel. The ramrod is still present as well. This is not the double set trigger but the hammer does have a half (safety) and a full cock position. This piece measures 46 inches long with a 29 inch barrel. This one made in Italy and so marked. Simple sights. This firearm sells for $551.95 brand new so we have priced this one at $275.00 Modern guns 28

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!!!

CRACKSHOT RIFLE MADE INTO PISTOL! UNUSUAL!!

Here we have a Stevens Crackshot Model 26 rifle that was shortened into a pistol for some reason. There's a story here but I don't know what it is. Was it changed to be a part in a crime or perhaps simply shortened to carry in one's pocked who is running a trap line. Who knows! Anyway it's very unusal. This particular rifle / pistol was made c. 1912 to 1939 and even though it's a novelty item now it still has to be transferred or a person holding a Curio and Relic license can purchase it direct. I was thinking about putting it in a display with brass knuckles and old handcuffs. It'd look great! The piece still functions but I would in no way recommend you try to shoot it. It's a .22 caliber weapon and take a look at the end of the barrel where they bore was off when they punched out the bore for the projectile! This piece is now a little over 10 inches long with a 6 inch barrel. A new front sight was installed on the piece. The lever handle was cut down to accommodate the grips. The old wooden grips has worn black paint on them. Someone went to a lot of trouble to do this. (C) RACKSHOT - 26 is still stamped on the frame. The C is missing. It can be yours for $85.00

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CONSIGNMENT

+++SOLD+++

Here we have a High Standard Sentinel Deluxe Revolver in the original box and paperwork. This is a scarce double action aluminum framed revolver. Very light cylinder line, gun is mint except for that. I hate to call a used gun mint but this one is really, really nice!!! Box shows a little wear and has some writing on it. The paperwork is included. You would have to go some to find a better one! This revolver is a 9 shot single or double action revolver in 22 short, long or long rifle. This one has fixed sights. 6 inch rifled barrel. This model has the two piece walnut square butt grips. This one is so nice! $495.00

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!!!

ABSOLUTELY AUTHENTIC CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE!!!

Here is an absolutely authentic Conferate D-guard Bowie Knife and comes with a letter of authenticity from Lee Hadaway who is the author of 'The Updated Confederate Bowie Knife Guide'! In the vast sea of fakes and fantasies it's really nice to see an actual piece that was used during the Civil War! Lee states that this is a classic example of a Confederate D-guard Bowie Knife carried by a Southern soldier in the American Civiil War. He further states that it soon became apparent that carrying a large, heavy knife on long marches was far from a pleasant experiense so the majority of the knives were sent home or discarded. This is why so few survive today. This knife was made by one of the many local craftsmen scattered throughout the South, probably a blacksmith. By the styling of the knife it is obvious that its maker was not a cutler but was very competent in his profession. The blade was forged out of an old file as traces of the original file teeth can be seen on the blade. This was a fairly common practice as high carbon steel suitable for knives was in short supply. The files could be reshaped then heat treated to hold an edge. The tang of the blade runs through the guard and the hardwood grip and is peened over the pommel. While the blade shows condsiderable age and some pitting, overall the knife is in good shape to be 150+ years old. The grip, guard and the blade remain tight and the peen of the tang is undisturbed which shows that this knife has not been altered.

Overall length - 17 3/4"

Blade length - 13 1/2"

< Blade Width - 1 7/8"

While the name of the soldier who carried this knife in defense of his homeland is lost to history, the drive, determination and honor of the cause lives on in this relic of simpler times.

This is a real nice knife and a real as they come! Sorry but no scabbard. The letter comes with the knife. This letter was written for the owner on September 16, 2012. LOWERED TO $2500.00 !!! New Arrivals A13

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!! ABSOLUTELY MINT RUGER SINGLE SIX .22 MAGNUM IN BOX MADE FROM 1959-1962!

This is an absolutely mint Ruger Single Six .22 magnum Revolver in the original correct box with owners manual and guarantee card. This revolver has a 6 1/2 inch barrel, being serial number 316XXX with the left side of the frame rollmarked in two lines with 'RUGER SINGLE-SIX WIN..22RF MAG. CAL.' As previously stated this firearm was never shot and the cylinder was never turned. It is 100%! There is glare in the pics from the lighting needed to take photographs however it's fully guaranteed to be as I say it is. Nice as they come!!! $595.00 New Arrivals A 43

SOLD !!!

A NICE SET OF BELGIAN DUELING PISTOLS IN .70 CALIBER!

A duelling pistol is a type of pistol that was manufactured to be used in a duel, when duels were customary and not illegal. Duelling pistols are often single-shot flintlock or percussion black-powder pistols which fire a lead musket ball. They were made in identical pairs to put both duellists on the same footing.

These pistols are identical to each other in every way. They have .70 caliber smooth bore octagon barrels , target pistols have rifled barrels. The pistols are 12 inches long overall with 6 3/8 inch long barrels. Perspective photo shots make it look like one of the barrels are longer on one gun from the other but they are both the same length. The barrels did have gold lettering on the top but now worn. I have not been able to make out what it says but perhaps you can. The barrels were removed and both had the makers name of MERIEV on them. Meriev was a Belgian maker from the Leige area. The wood has been dinged up a bit here and there from handling but there are no breaks or cracks. The grips have hand checkering on them which is very nice. Both pieces function perfectly but the nipples are battered up a bit. There is hand engraving on the buttcaps, side tangs and nose caps, as well as on the hammer, screws, lockplates and trigger guards. Rudimentary sights are being utilized, however, sights are not really a requirement on this type of weapon. There were a plethera of different sights used on target pistols. One firearm is missing a hammer screw and the front stock/barrel lock is missing part of the key. Also they are both missing ramrods. One hammer has been bent and there is a crack in it but there is no danger in the hammer failing. Most likely the hammer was bent because the firearm was dropped. Perhaps the loser dropped the gun! These firearms most likely, at one time, were in a fitted box with molds, loading tools and a powder flask. These firearms are nice and probably from the 1840's. Pistol duelling was employed many times in the Colonial United States until it fell out of favor in Eastern America in the 18th century. It was retained however in the American Old West for quite some time due to the absence of common law. Nice pair! $1200.00 New Arrivals A 54

1840'S FULL STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE

SOLD !!!

Here we have a full stock rifle that measures about 51 inches long. The hexagonal .40 caliber barrel measures about 36 inches long. This stock is walnut, I believe, but made to look like stripped Maple by wrapping with a cord and then burning it off. It's a very common way of getting this effect. The barrel has a simple v sight at the back and a simple dovetail blade sight on the front. The barrel is rifled and exhibits a very nice dark patina. The stock has had many repairs done to it over the years in the wrist area. This illustrates how an owner loved his firearm and went to great lengths to salvage it so it could still be used. This stock has been completely broken into at the wrist in a couple of spots over a period of time but still fixed. You can see where a brass plate once covered the wrist but was removed and pins inserted into the holes where the screws were. These breaks at the wrist are consistant with the rifle being used as a club so I'm sure there is one whale of a story here! I wish I knew what it was but for those of you who know me you know I will not make up a story. There is also a small sliver of wood lacking at the front of the stock on the reverse side. There is not a nose cap and looks like there never was one. The lock and the barrel match each other but there is no writing or signing on either. The lock works but not every time so it needs some tinkering. The rifle has set triggers and a brass trigger guard. There has also been some sort of a repair behind the hammer which is consistent with burn damage from firing caps. This is a more modern repair and it would probably be more authentic if that repaired portion was removed. Even though the stock has been repaired many times in the wrist area it's solid as a rock. This would be a good display piece and just absolutely reeks of character. Take a look at the pics. The price is cheap for a full stock because of the repairs. $425.00 New Arrivals A 55

THE SOUTH DAKOTA INDIAN WARS PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW ARE SOLD! Here is a series of 10 cabinet cards representing the 8th US Cavalry, Co I, stationed at Ft. Meade , Sturgis, South Dakota. Fort Meade was established in 1878 as a cavalry fort to protect the new settlements in the northern Black Hills, especially the nearby gold mining area around Deadwood. Several stage and freighting routes passed through Fort Meade en route to Deadwood.

For most of the past 120 years, there has been some military presence at Fort Meade, near Sturgis, South Dakota. Many cavalry and infantry units were stationed here, including the 7th U.S. Cavalry after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry, and the 4th U.S. Cavalry which saw the transition from horses to mechanization. Fort Meade still serves as a training site for the South Dakota National Guard and an Army National Guard Officer Candidate School. It is also home of Fort Meade National Cemetery.

By order of Gen. Sheridan, issued in response to numerous appeals of the settlers of the Hills for military protection against persistent Indian depredations, a temporary United States military camp was established on Spring creek a little north of Bear Butte, in August, 1876, and named Camp Sturgis, in honor of the gallant Lieut. J. G. Sturgis, or "Jack Sturgis," as he was familiarly called by his comrades, who fought and fell with Custer on the hills overlooking the Little Big Horn. During the occupation of this camp, the present site of Fort Meade, situated just outside the eastern foot-hills of the Black Hills, and on the south side of Bear Butte creek, was selected and located as a permanent United States military post, which was established and garrisoned on the 31st of August, 1878.

The new post replaced Camp J.C. Sturgis, started in July 1878, about two miles northwest of nearby Bear Butte, was first named Camp Ruhlen for Lt. George Ruhlen, 17th U.S. Infantry quartermaster officer who supervised the building of the post. It was established by Major Henry M. Lazelle, 1st U.S. Infantry, and companies D and H of the 11th U.S. Infantry on a site selected by Lieutenant General Philip H. Sheridan, on the east side of Bear Butte Creek, in the Black Hills, fourteen miles northeast of the town of Deadwood, South Dakota.

General Order No. 27, issued at Department of Dakota Headquarters, announced that the Secretary of War had designated the post "Fort Meade" in honor of Major George G. Meade, of Civil War fame. The first commander was Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis, 7th Cavalry.

The work of building the post, for which an appropriation of $100,000.00 had been made, was begun on August 28, 1878, and completed in August, 1879. The original appropriation not proving sufficient to meet the cost of the necessary buildings an additional appropriation of $11,000, and later a special appropriation of $13,000, was made for post hospital.

According to information obtained from an officer in the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, Fort Meade has been garrisoned, since its occupation, as follows: The original garrison consisted of troops E and M, Seventh Cavalry, and companies F and K, First Infantry, with Major H. M. Lazelle, of First United States Infantry, in command. In June, 1879, the garrison was reinforced by the arrival of band and troops C and G, Seventh Cavalry, and on July 10, 1879, by troops A and H, Seventh Cavalry, at which time Col. S. D. Sturgis assumed command of the post. On September, 1879, Companies D and H, First Infantry, from Fort Sully, joined, increasing the garrison to four companies of infantry and six troops of cavalry.[1] On May 13, 1880, companies D, F, H, and K, left for Texas, and were replaced by Companies A, D, H, and K, Twenty-fifth Infantry (colored), with Capt. D. D. Van Valzah,Twenty-fifth Infantry, in temporary command, Col. Sturgis being absent on leave. On May 19, 1881, Col. Sturgis resumed command, but relinquished in June, going to Washington, D. C., to take charge of the Soldiers' Home. From that time the post was commanded successively by Capt. Van Vajzah, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Major Edward Ball, Seventh Cavalry, and Col. Joseph G. Tilford, Seventh Cavalry,[1] until July 1886, when Col. James W. Forsyth was assigned to the command and remained until June, 1887.[2][3] In 1887, the four companies of the Twenty-fifth Infantry were replaced by four companies of Third Infantry. In June, 1888, the Seventh Cavalry Regiment was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, and the Third Infantry to some other point, when the post was regarrisoned by the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, consisting of eight troops under the command of Col. Elmer Otis. In January 1891, Col. Otis was superseded by Col. C. H. Carleton, who was retired from active service in June 1897, when Col. John M. Bacon took command of the garrison.[1] Soon after the beginning of the Spanish-American War, Col. Bacon was ordered to St. Paul, Minnesota, leaving the post in charge of Major Robt. McGregor. Pending the war, the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, which had occupied the post for ten years, was broken up and scattered, the last troops leaving on October 6, 1898, for Huntsville, Alabama, from where they were to be sent to join the army of occupation in Cuba. The garrison, in October 1898, consisted of two troops of the First United States Cavalry, transferred there from the battlefields of San Juan Hill and El Caney.

We have 10 cabinet cards that we obtained all together so I believe they are all from the area . Three of them have no photographers information on them but of them two have the '8' over the crossed sabers over 'I so I am confident that they belong all together. Look at the pics and see for yourself. One photo shows a man in a buffalo hide coat and he doesn't look like a soldier however the photographers info of Nichols-Ft. Meade- Sturgis S.D. is on the bottom of it. The other photos have photographers info of Cross, Ft. Meade, Dakota-Rounds, Sturgis, South Dakota---and Wimberly, Ft. Meade, South Dakota. None of the photos are id'd except the man is the Buffalo Coat which is Albert J. Schuett, Nov. 11, 1894. To me the greatest cabinet card is the one showing the decked out Cavalryman on his mount. He's carrying his Single Action Army Colt, Trapdoor Springfield Carbine and is sitting on a Model 1885 Cavalry Saddle. You can even see the M1872 Shoemaker bit in the horse's mouth. All of the photos are in great condition and are clear. There are 3 of the photos that have faded some but still easily seen. This is a nice small collection of Indian Wars photographs of the 8th U.S. Cavalry! New Arrivals A 56

THE OHIO MARKED MUSKET BELOW IS ON HOLD! Here we have an Austrian Model 1842 Musket with Ohio Markings. This imported musket cal. 75 smoothbore, appears to have been a flintlock at some point as there is a touch hole in the side of the barrel below the hammer. There are no markings on the lock plate but there is an illegible proof mark at the rear of the lock plate. produced these 1842 French style muskets that were heavily used by both Union and Confederate troops and this one has lightly carved marking OHIO 5 reg CO C in the left side of the stock and the right with letters that appear to be JSB with a backwards S. There appears to have originally been other things carved under the initials but can't make them out now. This musket is about 58 inches long with a 42 1/5 inch long barrel. The front sight is actually on the iron two strapped front band. The rear sight was made into the tang but now mostly ground down for some reason. The stock is held on by 3 iron barrel bands with the barrel band near the lock being held in place by a retaining spring. The second band is not held on by a retaining spring and is somewhat loose. The band is the correct band and the patina is dark like the barrel and other bands but for some reason the retaining spring is lacking and it looks like it never had one. The metal surfaces all have the same patina from age. Also for some unknown reason there are two other holes drilled in the butt plate. The lock feels like there is no main spring so I took the lock out and there is a main spring but another part is broken. The lock worked outside of the stock but in order to work properly that piece will need to be fixed. The stock appears to be beech and in pretty good condition overall. There is a small 1 inch crack coming out of the tang as it looks like the musket took a smack there for some reason. Also, it looks like a sliver of wood was replaced on the fore arm between the front barrel band and the second barrel band. The patina matches so I think it's been there a long time. There is a raised cheek piece on the butt stock which is normal. On the reverse stock is carved OHIO 5 REG CO. C. These markings are worn from carrying but easily seen. On the obverse are the initials J.S.B with the "S" backwards. People overall were not as educated as they are now. A search of the Civil War database shows that there was only one J.B. in the 5th Ohio Regiment Company C. This was : James Bogart Residence was not listed; 21 years old.

Enlisted on 4/20/1861 as a Private.

On 4/20/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. OH 5th Infantry

He was Mustered Out on 6/19/1861

On 6/19/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. OH 5th Infantry

(date and method of discharge not given)

Other Information:

born in 1840

died 6/9/1899 in Cincinnati, OH

Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH

Gravesite: 53-160-8

After the War he lived in 1564 Freeman Ave., Cincinnati, OH

All in all this is a great musket that would have been issued early in the war. James Bogart was in both the 3 month unit and the 3 year unit. More than likely James used this musket during the first 3 months and perhaps into his 3 year enlistment as well but this old piece was replaced as soon as they could. Here is the 5th Ohio history:

The 5th OVI was organized at Camp Harrison near Cincinnati on 20 April 1861, for three months service. The men were mustered into service on 8 May. The regiment moved to Camp Dennison on 23 May, and was on duty there until 20 June.

After its initial term of enlistment expired, the regiment was reorganized on 20 June 1861, for three years, under Colonel Samuel H. Dunning. The remaining three-months men who did not re-enlist in the new regiment were mustered out on 24 July.

The 5th served in western Virginia for most of the balance of the year. In 1862, the regiment was sent into Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where it suffered significant casualties during the First Battle of Winchester in March. At the subsequent Battle of Port Republic on 9 June, the Buckeyes lost 244 killed, wounded and prisoners. Its ranks much depleted from the Valley Campaign, the 5th served in the defenses of Washington, D.C. under John Pope and participated in the Northern Virginia Campaign.

The 5th Ohio was heavily involved in the fighting at the Battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862. The 5th was part of Major General Joseph Mansfield's XII Corps and Lt. Col. Hector Tyndale's Brigade, along with the 7th Ohio Infantry, 66th Ohio Infantry, and 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entering the battle in support of Joseph Hooker's I Corps, Tyndale's brigade inflicted heavy casualties on Alfred H. Colquitt's brigade and helped drive the Confederates out of the Cornfield. Pushing the Confederates south to the Dunker Church, Tyndale's men held the area until the afternoon when lack of supports, heavy losses and low ammunition compelled them to fall back.

In 1863, the partially replenished 5th OVI fought in the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville and then served in the Gettysburg Campaign. Transferred later in the summer to the Western Theater and becoming part of the XX Corps under Joseph Hooker, the 5th participated in the Battle of Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The following year, the 5th served in the forces under William T. Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign and was part of Sherman's March to the Sea and the subsequent operations against Confederate-held Savannah, Georgia. In the spring of 1865, the regiment served in the Carolinas Campaign.

During the Civil War, the 5th Ohio participated in 28 battles and sustained a loss of more than 500 men killed, wounded and prisoners.

For this old musket with history $1,250.00

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THE DUG REMINGTON BELOW IS

SOLD! !!!

Here is a dug .44 caliber Remington Civil War revolver. This piece is said to have come from Maryland around the Antietam Battlefield area . The revolver is in pretty good dug condition missing the mainspring and grips as well as the front rammer catch. The trigger guard is missing as well. The piece is not froze up and the cylinder still turns. All the nipples are still present. The hand and spring is gone so it doesn't rotate when pulling the hammer. There is no serial number present on this piece. It is, however, a dandy relic! $650.00 New Arrivals A 106

The Militia Light Starr Cavalry Saber is SOLD! Here we have a Militia Light Cavalry Saber made my Nathan Starr. Starr sabers are the first swords purchased by the U.S. Government for their mounted enlisted soldiers, or dragoons. It was made in 1812-1813 by Nathan Starr of Middletown, Conn. Starr was an armorer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Starr 1812-1813 contract sabers are recognized by the sharp curve of the blade and the pronounced angle of the hilt. The hilt of my saber is stamped "HHP/ P / N. Starr." "HHP" stands for Henry H. Perkin, who was the government representative who inspected and proofed sabers during the War of 1812. The hilt has an iron knuckle-bow with a back strap, and is marked with a "P." The wooden grips are carved with circular grooves. Starr sabers of this type are quite rare. They were likely made by blacksmiths, and were not considered elaborate enough for officer use.

These sabers were used during the War of 1812, then through the Seminole Wars, War with Mexico, and some were carried by confederate cavalry during the Civil War.

This particular sword is in good condition however I believe that the grip leather was replaced as well as the leather tang washer. The blade is marked with the P (proofed) HHP (Henry H. Perkins, inspector) and N.STARR. The overall saber is 38 inches long. The flat blade itself is about 33 inches. The P guard with backstrap and pommel are iron and have not been cleaned. This blade has a tang nut on it which is normal. The scabbard is complete and has been painted black at some point. This is a nice outfit! $895.00 New Arrivals A 128

BOTH OF THE PISTOLS BELOW ARE SOLD! The next two items are a small sized civil war Deringer and an English Belt pistol.

SOLD! This first pistol is a Civil War era small sized Deringer. This firearm is the smallest of the 3 different sizes of Derringers made popular before and during the Civil War. This one measures 5 1/2 inches long with a 2 1/2 inch .41 calibre barrel. This smallest size was the size that John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Many companies tried to profit off of the popularity of Henry Derringers popular pistol by adding one of the r's in Deringer to Derringer which made it legal and not an infringement of the patent. Big Big gray area I would say! At any rate, this pistol is made very well and the silver parts of the pistol ie" grigger guard, back strap, escutcheon, ect. are embellished with engravings. The iron lockplate is also engraved as well as the hammer and hammer screw. The only markings on this piece is the word DERINGER stamped into the barrel on top. This form/font of stamping as well as the entire gun closely resemble another little Deringer that I have that is Southern made by A. Lind of Memphis, Tennessee. Even the barrel shape is the same which is different from most deringers. I took the barrel off to see if there was a maker underneath and I found something interesting. The breech of the barrel and the barrel itself is marked VII as well as the barrel tang screw. You sometimes see that on southern made guns and swords. The Linde barrel is marked III on both the breech and barrel but not on the inside of the stock like this one is. I cannot conclusively say that this piece is Southern made so I will just represent it as a counterfeit Deringer of the Civil War period. This is a very nice piece with wear from use. The action works fine and it cosmetically looks great! $1,200.00 New Arrivals A 132

SOLD! Here's the larger pistol in the 1st pic. This is the large sided deringer or belt pistol. The lock is marked Chance & Son. The barrel is marked London. The firm, William Chance & Son, London, was but one of a number of similar small-scale English makers involved in the export trade, principally to the United States. It is doubtful that the firm manufactured entire weapons, being more in the order of finishers and lockmakers. Barrels and brass hardware were customarily purchased in Birmingham. The firm, active during the 1820's through 1850's, I believe was early into the percussion system and was one of the few English makers to produce Blunderbusses using this form of ignition. Fowlers and separate locks bearing this name are fairly commonly seen in America. (info from 'The Deringer In America' by R.L.Wilson and L.D.Eberhart. This example is beautiful and excellent only lacking the ramrod under the barrel. The piece measures about 9 inches long with a 5 1/2 inch long .50 calibre octagonal barrel. This pistol has a beautiful engraved lock with CHANCE & SON stamped on it. The hammer, bolster and tang are engraved in the same manner. There is a german silver butt cap with iron cap door on it that is also engraved as well. The trigger guard is iron and not engraved. The barrel has LONDON stamped in it and behind that is a single silver band around the barrel. The rear sight is a simple v type sight while the front sight is a bead. There is a non engraved simple escutcheon back of the tang that is german silver as well. The belt hook is 2 3/8ths inches long with the hook part being only 1 3/8ths inches long and it is engraved as well. The hardwood stock is walnut and in excellent ++ condition. The grip is checkered , is sharp, and looks great. The action works fine and there seems to be a little chip out of the hammer where it slams down on the cap. This little pistol is absolutely beautiful!! For this piece $695.00 New Arrivals A 131

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD

Here we have a very nice GAR collection, all for one money with the large riker case. The set consists of:

7 large GAR coat buttons

5 smaller GAR cuff buttons

1 dug Civil War Eagle I button with shank

2 piece gold colored medal for the 30thhh Ann'l Reunion Mercer County Soldiers Ass'n, Keithsburg, Ill . 1907

2 piece brass/gold colored medal for 38th National Emcampment 1904 Boston

2 piece gold colored medal Encampment Detroit, 1914

GAR membership medal with Eagle/GAR star and original flag ribbon

3 piece medal for Indiana GAR Crawfordsville, reunion 1909 with General Lew Wallace on bottom drop

3 piece medal for Indiana GAR 1919 DELEGATE Indianapolis, Indiana with Maj. Gen. Foster on middle small drop

2 piece GAR gold colored medal showing canteen on bottom drop 'We drank from the same Canteen'

Standard GAR hat wreath with pin back attachment present

3 piece medal with top bar, ribbon and celluloid metal drop Souvenir 9th annual rrreeeunion old soldiers and sailors Ashland Oregon 1900

Gold colored coin about the size of a 50 cent piece for 59th National Emcampment Grand Rapids, Mich. 1925. Holder is a contributor to the G.A.R. Historical Pagent of the United States Testimonial to Grand Army of the Republic.

3 piece medal with top pinback showing 26 Cav., 1913, over crossed Civil War carbines. Unusual!

2 pice gold colored medal with colored flag drapes on each side of bottom drop for DELEGATE State of NY. 1907. This is a very nice medal with nice embossing on the rear of the rear drop as well.

2 piece bronze looking medal showing Buffalo on the top and a very nice drop dated 1897. 31st National Encampment with center saying BUFFALO.

And finally, another medal from New York. This is a 4 piece medal consisting of the top bar with GAR and under that a DELEGATE bar, with a red ribbon that says ELMIRA JUNE 24-25-26 1919 with a bot drop that says LEWIS STEPHEN PILCHER and on the back of the drop has 53rd Annual Encampment Dept of New York G.A.R. along with a monument to Gen. John Sullivan. Nice!

For the entire lot along with the large riker case $450. Every medal in this case is in top notch condition as well as the ribbons on some of them. You'll like these!!! New Arrivals A 135

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!!!

Here we have a nice dug solid red brass , 1 piece Confederate block 'I' Button, This is a coat sized button and is in excellent condition with no corrosion to speak of. The brass is quite red and there is a little green patination on it. The shank is solid but looks to have been used. For this piece $275.00 New Arrivals A 134

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD! Here we have an Indiana made Kentucky Style .36 caliber percussion long rifle made by Jesse M. Barlow. Jessie was born in Kentucky in 1805 and lived until 1882. Jesse lived in Moscow (or Rushville), Rush County, Indiana. He worked at his gunsmithing trade before and during the Civil War, and for many after that. Barlow had a shop in his yard. This next info is from 'Gunmakers of Indiana' By Albert Lindert. Barlow was a large man, after 6 feet tall, smooth of face. He liked to play practical jokes. Once, when Barlow had 6 rifles he had just completed, he loaded them for test-firing and leaned them against the wall. Some one looked out and say a toy peddler, wearing a tall, plug hat, and coming up the street hawking his wares. Barlow opened a window and fired a neat hole through the top of the peddler's hat. Needless to say, the "target" lost no time in departing from that area. Barlow won prizes for his rifles at state fairs, and at the Centennial of 1876, a typical Barlow rifles was said to have a barrel about 45 inches long, about 60 inches in length, and weighing about 13 pounds. He also made bullet molds and powder horns as accessories for each rifle. John Barlow, his son, worked with Jesse and may have made guns under his own name. Both flintlock and percussion rifles were made and at least one pistol, dated 1853. Some percussion rifles were made using H.E.Leman locks while others have Joseph Golcher locks.

Now on to this particular rifle. This rifle is about .36 caliber and 58 inches long overall. The barrel is 41 ½ inches long and the piece weaighs over 10 pounds. The octagonal barrel has a blade sight up front and a simple 'V' sight at the rear. The name J.M.BARLOW is flanked by two doves and under it in cursive is the name of the town he lived in RUSHVILLE. These barrel markings are very good indeed. There is engraving on the tang and breech of this barrel as well as pitting from firing corrosive black powder. The lock is simple engraved as is the hammer. There are makers marks on the lockplate but I cannot make them out due to the pitting. The trigger set up is for a set trigger and it works fine. The trigger guard is brass following the same dove engraving pattern and is in pretty good condition. The brass ramrod ferrels and nose cap are all original to this piece. The ramrod is an incorrect replacement which is about normal. The buttstock has been broken and glued back in place . This looks like they used it to bust over something's or someone's head !!! The toe is also has a broken chunk out of it and it's missing a little section of brass strap on the bottom of the buttstock to the buttplate-about a 1 inch section. The stock is a hardwood and rope burned to look like tiger stripped maple. You can see in the pics where a small flake was broken off and glued back on about 6 to 7 inches forward of thelock. This piece definitely has character and the builder seemed to be quite a character! For this old Indiana Ky style fullstock $895.00 New Arrivals A 136

MODEL 1879 U.S. TRAPDOOR RIFLE IN .45-70 CALIBER!

THIS RIFLE IS ON lAYAWAY! This is the model 1979 U.S. Trapdoor rifle of Indian Wars fame that was made from 1897 to 1885. This one has a cartouche dated 1884. The rifled barrel on this piece is 32 5/8 inches long, secured by two barrel bands. This rifle has the long range type 1879 nmarked R rear sight with adjustable slide leaf: front sight on lug also serves as stud for socket type bayonet. Iron mountings are standard. Finished blue throughout with casehardened breech and tang. Case harding is still easily seen. The breechblock is marked U.S. MODEL 1873 which is normal. The lockplate is marked with a spreadwinged Eagle and U.S. SPRINGFIELD and no date with is normal for this model. The barrel is marked with the VP and Eaglehead. All markings are nice and crisp. The bore is nice and crisp. All in all this is a very nice rifle but there is a chip out of the wood on the reverse side of the tang and the ramrod is missing. The action works perfectly. The rest of the stock is in nice condition with a ding here and there from use. No other breaks or cracks noted. For this one $595.00 NOTE*** I PURCHASED AN ORIGINAL RAMROD TO PUT WITH THIS PIECE SO NOW THE PRICE INCLUDES THE RAMROD AS WELL. THANKS!

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD! Here we have a Foreign short sword is very good condition in scabbard that is missing the drag. The interesting thing about this is that it has an apparent old museum tag glued to it that says '2nd CORPS MIDDLE TENNESSEE J.S.WHEELER'S CAVALRY and a tag number of #434. This old tag is written with a quill type pen and not a ball point pen so it's old. The ink is also faded. The sword itself is not a form that I'm used to seeing. I can't imagine a cavalry unit using this as a sword. The sword is 24 inches long overall with a 19 inch blade. The grip is solid brass. The blade is quite substantial for this type of weapon and has absolutely no marks on it at all. I don't envision Cavalry using this as a sword but rather as a bowie knife of sorts. It would work very well for that purpose. The scabbard is in decent condition but missing the drag. There are a few minor nics to the blade and to the back of the blade but not bad at all. This is made from good steel. Take a look at the pics! $695.00

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