HERE NOW ARE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE SOLD
Here's a 1/9th plate tintype of Hezekiah Robison of the Indiana 46th Regiment. The 46th was a Zouave unit and you can see he is in a Zouave Uniform Jacket with a service stripe. His image comes in a Thermoplastic case that is in good condition. I have a copy of an earlier CDV of Hezekiah to compare to showing how he has aged in his service. He definitely has 'seen the elephant'. Here is Hezekiah Robinson's stats:
Hezekiah Robison Residence Camden IN; Enlisted on 11/1/1861 as a Private. On 11/1/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. IN 46th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 12/1/1864
Forty-sixth Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Forty-sixth Infantry. Cols., Graham N. Fitch, Thomas H. Bringhutst, Lieut.-Cols., Newton G. Scott, Thomas H. Bringhurst, John H. Gould, Aaron M. Flory, Majs., Thomas H. Bringhurst, John H. Gould, Aaron M. Flory, Bernard F. Schermerhorn, William M. De Hart. This regiment was organized at Loganspott in Sept., 1861, and was mustered in Dec. 11. It left the state at once, going to Camp Wickliffe, Ky., and marched for Paducah on Feb. 16, 1862, joining Pope's army soon afterward in Missouri. It was in the attack on New Madrid in Match, put up a battery at Riddle's point and sustained an attack by five gunboats for over an hour without being dislodged. In April it started for Fort Pillow, but lay near Osceola for five weeks while attempting to pass the fort. On June 5 the flags of the 46th and 43d were raised over Fort Pillow and they occupied Memphis the next day. The 46th went up the White River with the gunboats, charged the works at St. Charles and drove out the enemy, capturing his guns and a number of prisoners. It accompanied a force to Crockett's bluff, marching across the country and driving back the enemy, then returned to Helena, where it was assigned to Gen. Hovey's division, with which it participated in expeditions to Clarendon, Arkansas Post, and down the Tallahatchie and Cold Water Rivers. In Jan., 1863, it went to Devall's Bluff, captured several cannon, and in February assisted in clearing the Yazoo pass of obstructions. It was in the Yazoo River expedition, participating at Fort Pemberton, and moved for Milliken's bend with McGinnis' brigade of Hovey's division, 13th army corps. It was in the principal part of the engagement at Port Gibson; in the advance brigade at Champion's hill, suffering a loss of one-fourth its numbers engaged; was 44 days in the trenches at Vicksburg, and in the siege of Jackson in July. On Aug. 10 it moved for New Orleans, where it was transferred to the Department of the Gulf under Banks. It participated in the Teche expedition, was in the advance at Grand Coteau, where it rendered effective assistance to Burbridge; returned to New Orleans in December, and reenlisted as a veteran organization Jan. 2, 1864. It joined the Red River expedition on March 4, and was engaged in the battle of Mansfield as part of the 1st brigade, 3rd division, 13th army corps, losing 10 killed, 12 wounded and 77 captured. The prisoners were sent to Texas where they were kept in stockades for eight months. The regiment was engaged at Pleasant Hill and at Alexandria assisted in holding the enemy back while a dam was being built. It reached Morganza late in May, and arrived at New Orleans on June 12, where the veterans received a furlough home. Upon returning to service it was sent to Lexington, Ky., to resist an invasion and was in the expedition to Saltville, after which it garrisoned Prestonburg and Catlettsburg, Ky. After this it was stationed at Lexington until September and was mustered out at Louisville, Sept. 4, 1865. The original strength was 969; gain by recruits, 205; reenlistments, 286; total, 1,460. Loss by death, 251; desertion 22; unaccounted for, 56. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
This unit was definitely there and he is in his Zouave uniform! The image and case are in very nice condition. Take a look at the pics! $425.00 item photography 34
ILLINOIS STATE SEAL BUTTON IS SOLD! Illinois Staff State Seal coat button with nice Scoville Mfg. backmark. Great! ref-button 1 $20.00
Here are two Revolutionary War and later Grappling Hooks. One is 4 tine and one is 3 tine. I think the 3 tine grappling hook is earlier than the other one. Both are blacksmith forged and for heavy large rope use. Grappling hooks were made to throw over walls or fortifications and then climb up over them. They were also used to hook items to pull down or towards the user but mostly for climbing. These are in nice solid condition! The 3 tined model is not quite as primitive as the 4 tine but both have loads of character! Each $45.00 Rev war 4
This 46 Star Flag is SOLD!!!!!
Here we have a nice flag! This is a 46 Star Flag that measures about 27 inches by 45 inches making it the perfect display size! The 46 Star Flag: On July 4,1908, the U.S. flag grew to 46 stars with the addition to the Union of Oklahoma (November 16, 1907). Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) and William H. Taft (1909-1913) served as President under the 46 star flag. This was the official flag for 4 years. $295 for this one! More Stuff 46
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE FOR LOCAL POST WITH COLONEL RANK TOP BAR!
Here is a fairly nice GAR membership badge for the Local Post with a nice full bird Colonel rank bar at the top. The ribbon is a bit tattered but there! This is a great piece and came with Full Bird Colonel shoulder straps. For this piece $110.00 More Stuff 53
HUGE 10 INCH MORTAR SHELL!!!
Here is a huge, heavy 10 inch mortar shell that I picked up here in Central Indiana. Unfortunately, no history accompanied it. Most of these were from Bannerman's as it's hard to find them on the battlefields because if they did not explode they went so far into the ground that most metal detectors will not fine them. The heavy shell is in good condition with just surface rust. It does have the two tong holes for lifting. Take a look at the pics and the accompaning card. This thing is heavy so local pick up only. $525.00 More Stuff 62
The below bag has been sold
Here's another old bag that was machine stitched and the back almost looks like it could be military in nature. This shooters bag measures about 8 X 8 inches with a 5 inch flap. Two strap remnants remain and on one of them is an old knife sheath. There is a small powder measure attached to one of the straps by a cord and it appears to be an old empty cartridge case. Heck that would work! The leather is dry and part of the strap is missing which could be fixed easily enough. For this one $120.00 More Stuff 99
EAGLE I COAT BUTTON IS SOLD! This is a very nice Eagle I coat button backmarked Horstmann & Allien NY. The button is in great shape with a little tarnish to the front. No pushes and full shank. ref-button 26 $20.00
SOLD! This is a CSA reunion button by Waterbury Co. Waterbury Conn. It's in great shape! ref-button 27 $65.00
INDIAN WARS ARTILLERY BUTTON IS SOLD! Here is an excellent Indian Wars Eagle A - Artillery button in cuff or vest size. This thing is outstanding! No backmark with full gilt. ref-button 37 $8.00
CUFF BUTTON IS SOLD! This next button is also a cuff button but it's a Civil War Infantry cuff or vest button. This one is very nice with no backmark. ref-button 38 $20.00
NY EXCELSIOR CUFF BUTTON IS SOLD! Here is a very nice New York Excelsior cuff button my Boyland and so marked. The shank is bent otherwise great shape with a nice gilt to it. ref-button 49 $15.00
THIS BUTTON BELOW IS SOLD!!
Here is another fine coat button! This one is for the Union Cavalryman! The button has a 'C' in the center of the shield the eagle is holding. The backmark is WATERBURY BUTTON COM. WATERBURY, CONN. This is a used button but very nice!!! $85.00 ref-button 69
THE BELOW DUG BUTTON IS SOLD! Here's an outstanding dug chocolate brown early 1850's type Eagle I button complete with shank and recessed b/m of Scoville Mfg Co. Waterbury. No damage just dirty. ref-button 53 $20.00
TENNESSEE BUTTON IS SOLD! This next button is a very nice Tennessee State Seal button with Waterbury Button Co. B/M. Nice high convex shape. Beautiful! ref-button 50 $20.00
SOLD! Here's another scarce button! This is a New Hampshire Cuff button from the Civil War era with the b/m of Scoville Mfg Co. Waterbury. This is a nice little cuff button!!! ref-button 47 $60.00
SOLD! This is an CW eagle coat button with the back slightly pushed in. The backmark is Steel and Johnson Waterbury. Still nice! ref-button 39 $10.00
SOLD! Here's another button just like the one above with the same backmark. This one is in similiar condition and may have come off the same coat. ref-button 40 This one is $10 as well.
SOLD! Here's a nice Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Veterans Organization, button marked GAR on the face and Horstmann Bros. & Co. Phil on the reverse. A nice coat sized button. ref-button 41 $5.00
MICHIGAN STATE SEAL BUTTON IS SOLD! Here's a nice Michigan State Seal coat button with an E.A.Armstrong Detroit backmark. Nice quality! ref-button 34 $25.00
SOLD! Here is a one piece cast CS block I button. This one is really dark with some corrosion on it but it's still solid as a rock. This is coat size with complete shank. No backmark-local made. Nice! ref-button 28 $175.00
The Texas Button is SOLD SOLD SOLD!!
This next button is a Texas Star button and is probably post war. The backmark is Waterbury Button Co.. Nice button! ref-button 29 $35.00
VIRGINIA STATE SEAL BUTTON IS SOLD! This next button is a Virginia State Seal button with Sic Sempter Tyrannis on the front. The backmark is Scoville Mfg Co. Waterbury. Nice button and is complete with no damage. ref-button 30 $30.00
THE BUTTON BELOW IS SOLD!
Civil War Era Hard Rubber Button depecting a beautiful lady on the front. This piece is 1 inch across and is complete with the shank. ref-button 12 $20
THE BUTTON BELOW IS SOLD! Here's an 1960's restrike of the original CS Navy Button. These were done for the centennial but somehow they've wound up on the market as the real deal and are sometimes passed off as real. They were never meant to be represented as real and it's quite evident by the backmark that they are not period buttons. This is the coat size and the backmark is Firmin and Sons. 153 Strand , London. The real deal is expensive but you can have this one for only $10.00 ref-button 18
It was a real thrill to come across this fine piece! This is a 2/3rds scale Model 1842 Austrian Musket that was made in 1855 for some lucky young boy! This piece is made just like the original 1842 Musket being made in Belgium. I have seen many Little Enfields but never one of these Austrian muskets. This must is in fine-fine condition just minus the bayonet. The action is crisp and it looks like it would fit a .54 caliber ball down the muzzle! The entire piece is 43 inches long with a 30 inch barrel. The original model 1842 Austrian Musket is 48.5 inches long with a 33.23 inch barel and was in .69 to .71 caliber. The lock is marked 855 indicating being made in 1855. The stock is beech and in just absolutely wonderful condition!!! Both sling swivels are present as well as the original ramrod. Several of the parts have 118 stamped on them. This is just one nice firearm! Rare to find!!! $1.500.00 Item Weapons- 63
Here are a couple of Civil War era Grapeshot. We have a 3 inch in diameter solid iron ball and a 2 1/4 inch in diameter solid iron ball. The larger one came from Arkansas (location unknown) and the smaller one came from Tennessee (location also unknown). The larger grapshot weighs just over 4 pounds while the smaller one weighs 2 pounds. The 3 inch grapeshot has some roughness to the exterior but still really nice. The 2 1/4 inch grapeshot has a tiny bit of roughness but otherwise looks to be non dug. For the larger one $45 and the smaller one $30.00 The patina on both is much darker than my pics show. Item Weapons- 46
This fine old large sword bayonet is for the Austrian Model 1849 Jager Carbine or short rifle from 1849 to about 1854 and many were imported into the States for the Civil War. This bayonet measures over 28 inches long with a 4 1/4 inch socket and a 23 3/8 inch blade. There are various proof marks on this piece and some pitting here and there over the entire piece. Most of the pitting is minor with a point of roughness along the edge of the blade about 1/2 inch long about 6 1/2 half inches back from the point. Still a good piece that you could use today. Solid as a rock with a good retaining ring. Price on this one is $165.00 Item Weapons- 130
MOORE TEATFIRE REVOLVER!!
Here is a fairly nice Moore Teatfire pistol with the rarer nickel finish. There is about 40% of the nickel remaining. The Moore teatfire cartridge was a way to circumvent the patent that Smith and Wesson had purchased from Rollin White on their revolvers. Instead of utilizing the rimfire cartridge this pistol used a front loading cartridge with a teat at the rear of the cartridge that the hammer hit to fire the piece. These pistols were made circa 1864 to 1870 with a total quantity estimated about 30,000. This piece's sn is 100XX so it was probably made circa 1865 or 1866. The piece is .32 caliber being 6 shot with a 3 1/4 inch barrel. The Moore company sold out to Colt in 1870. This piece has old nickel plating but was probably an option, perhaps by another company. I can see no barrel markings or cylinder markings. The action works perfectly. Nice engraving on the frame. The birdshead grips are worn but still very nice walnut. $425.00 Item weapons 174
TEXAS TYPE SLIM JIM LEATHER HOLSTER FOR A '51 NAVY!!
Here is a well worn Texas Type Slim Jim Leather Holster for a 1851 Navy. The '51 Navy fits it perfectly. This piece is 10 inches long and has a design on the front. There is some leather loss to the top and to the bottom of the holster. The rear belt loop is also missing. Still, this would be a nice companion piece to an 1851 .36 caliber Navy, especially a civilian model. For this one $75.00 Item weapons 175
The next two Kentucky style percussion pistols are a type that is rarely offered.
THE KY BELOW IS SOLD!!!! The first percussion pistol is a fullstocked 36 caliber octagon barreled rifled pistol with the rope burned walnut stock to simulate tiger stripped maple so popular during the time, circa 1840 through 1860. This peice measures 16 1/2 inches long with a 11 inch unmarked barrel. There is a simple V type block sight at the rear and a simple dovetailed sight at the front. The iron lock is decorated but does not have a makers name. I could find no makers name anywhere on this piece. The triggerguard is beveled brass with a very nice patina. The wooden ramrod appears to be the original one and thusly quite rare. The side plate is a flowing brass plate with nice patina. The action seems to work well. All furniture is brass. This is a real nice piece with no cracks, breaks or damage otherwise and one that is hard to get !! $1250.00 Item weapons 039
EARLY HAND FORGED BLACKSMITH MADE SWORD AND OIL CLOTH COVERED SCABBARD!
Here is an old sword that I just got from a friend. The sword came from a Central Illinois collector and was hung with Civil War items with them believing that this was a Civil War Sword. I, however, believe this sword to be much earlier dating to the Revolutionary War period where the local Blacksmiths turned out swords for the Militia to use. During the revolutionary war blacksmiths would make weapons such as guns, canons, knives and swords. This one definitely is one of a kind as most blacksmith weapons were. No big production lines then! The sword measures about 34 1/2 inches long with a 29 1/2 inch unfullered flat heavy steel blade. The blade has great age and staining to it but only minor pitting and is sharp but shows little signs of sharpening. There is nothing written or stamped on the ricasso or spline. There are a couple of very minor nicks on the blade but not bad at all. I have definitely seen this type of blade on some Revolutionary War Swords. The solid cast brass hilt was cast as one piece including the knuckle bow and small shell guard. The disk on the bottom of the knuckle bow is actually the spru hole the molten metal was poured into. There are several casting flaws in the piece and many file marks indicating that it was cleaned up and shaped after casting. This piece appears to have been cast directly onto the blade because there is no peaning on the end cap and this blade is as tight as it could be. The brass exhibits a great patina having never been cleaned. I don't believe the blade has ever been cleaned as well. The scabbard is 2 pieces of wood that have been shaped and covered with oil cloth to bind the pieces together. The top of the scabbard has two leather pieces sewn directon onto the scabbard. The scabbard is missing the last 4 to 5 inches including the drag. There are no suspension rings so this scabbard was probably worn with a frog of some sort. Rare and unusal! You will never find another like it. $2,500.00 Item weapons 026
CIVIL WAR ERA DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION SHOTGUN!
THE J. CONSTABLE SHOTGUN BELOW IS SOLD!!!! Here wer have an old English Double barrel 12 guage shotgun that has the decorated locks marked J.CONSTABLE. The hammers are decorated as well. The spline between the barrels on top is marked LONDON FINE TWIST. The nipples are battered. The stock is walnut and in generally good condition with checkering present. There is a chip of two in the stock and perhaps a crack or two but not bad at all. The trigger guard and ramrod forestock piece are engraved. The original unadorned steel buttplate is present. This shotgun measures 50 inches long overall with a 33 inch barrel. The metal color is a nice dark patina. The ramrod pipes are present and attached as they should be. The ramrod made be original but the end piece is broken off. Nice wall decorator of a time gone by! $325.00 Item Weapons 041
THE FRENCH RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD!!!
Here we have a French Rifle Model 1853 Rifle, commonly called Carbine a tige. It has a rear sight graduated up to 1,000 yards and is .71 caliber. This was made to use a sword bayonet and was an influence on the development of the Whitney Plymouth Navy Rifle. The barrel is secured to the stock with two barrel bands. The upper band has a single extra wide strap and extends back to protect the underside of the forearm. Retaining springs prevent the bands from slipping. Sling swivels are mounted on the read band and on the toe of the stock. The top swivel is frozen on this particular rifle and need some penetrating oil to loosen it up but the bottom swivel works ok. . These bands and the buttplate are iron. The lock is marked H.? SCHOPEN A LIEGE and is a back action lock and fastened with 2 screws. The ramrod is a heavy concave ramrod that is drilled with a torque hole as it should be. Approximately 36,000 French rifles were purchased by the Federal Government. Some of these were also purchased by the Confederate Government. This particular rifle was found in an attic in an old central Ohio farmhouse but no one knew the history of how it got there. This rifle is complete with all metal surfaces exhibiting the attic dark brown patina and the peppering associated with being in a hot damp environment. The action works perfectly and this piece is complete. The stock is in very good condition with a ding here and there. I can see rifling in the barrel but it's been used heavily and is pitted. The ramrod is complete with threads. There is some minor damage to the ramrod channel just back of the front band but you would expect to see some of that from hard use. This old rifle just reaks of character!!! For this fine old piece $875.00 Item weapons 056
The Austrian Model 1849 Saber Bayonet below is SOLD!!!
Here we have an Austrian Model 1849 Saber bayonet in good condition. Overall length is 27 7/8ths inches long with a 23 inch blade and a 4 1/4 inch socket complete with locking ring. There is a mark on it that looks like a 6 point star. This bayonet has a three-step mortise. This is a huge bayonet. The piece is complete with a slightly rounded tip. Someone took a dremel tool and cleaned the crud off of it OUCH! but a buffer can smooth out those marks and a good patina will return with time. These were imported into the U.S. during the Civil War. For this piece $145.00 Item weapons 075
Here is a French M-1847 bayonet that was imported to the United States with .69 caliber French muskets during the Civil War. The bayonet has a conventional locking mechanism. Full length triangular blade. Some markings are stamped on the blade,but I can't make out what it is. . Overall length is 21 inch. Blade length is 18.5 inch. Socket length is about 2.6 inches. Overall condition is fine. The blade shows some scattered light patina. The locking mechanism works fine. All the markings are clearly visible but unfortunately I cannot decipher them. This bayonet has a nice rich patina. This is a hard one to find! $350.00 Item weapons 074
NIce Group of Civil War Relics with a pre Civil War U.S. Infantry Button!
RIKER CASE OF 6 BULLETS FROM KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE!
Here is a 6 x 8 Riker case with 6 bullets in it from Knoxville, Tennessee. Included are a approx. .58 caliber round ball,2 .58 caliber minie balls, a Richmond Sharps I believe, and 2 .36 caliber pistol bullets. The fellow that I purchased them from said that his Grandmother lives in Knoxville and she recovered them herself. For the lot $20.00 Catalog 1-04
Here's a great Civil War Flag! This is the 34 star flag that became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1861. A star was added for the admission of Kansas (January 29th, 1861) and was to last for 2 years. The only President to serve under this flag was Abraham Lincoln. This one is the coarse muslin type meant to fly on a flag pole due to the reduction in weight. The stars measure about 4 1/4 inches across the points and have been applied to each side of the blue field and hand sewn together. You can see in the pics how the pattern is having 4 rows of 6 stars then 2 rows of 5 stars making 34 total. The attachment tie end of the flag has SIMONDS written in ink on it. There are several ties on this flag to attach it to the pole. It could have been used as a banner I suppose but generally banners have stars on only one side as the other side is against a wall and this flag has stars on both sides. The size is unusal on this flag as it's about 6 feet tall by 12 feet long. It could be displayed on the wall but it would take up the entire wall! It's in pretty good condition with a small tear here and there as well as a small hole here and there and a sewn repair to the stripes. It's very unusal to find these flags these days. Don't know where it was used or who owned it. Perhaps a soldier named Simonds brought it back with him from the war. This piece came out of Central Indiana and there were 3 Simonds who served in the war from Indiana. Perhaps it belonged to one of them. At any rate it's a great piece and worthy of anyone's collection!!! Look at the pics!!! $2500.00 Catalog 1-2
Here we have a shoe hammer that was produced by Sword maker C. (Charles) Hammond of Philadelphia, PA who not only made Swords for the Civil War but also made axes, hatchets, hammers, and tomahawks at this location from 1855-1864. The swords were only made from 1862-1864. This particular hammer is a shoe hammer from pounding on the soles of the handmade shoes. One side of the hammer is marked C. HAMMOND PHILA. (PHILADELPHIA) and what looks like a double 00. This hammer comes with the original handle. Nice Civil War piece. $45.00 Catalog 1-25
SHOW AND TELL - NOT FOR SALE! Here's something that I just got from a friend. He found this when cleaning out an old house years ago. This is actually an invitation to the 3rd Annual 72nd Indiana Wilder's Brigade Re-Union in Lafayette, Indiana on Sept. 21, 22 & 23rd 1881 but folded out and laying flat it looks like a nice broadside! Unfolded it's just about 8 X 10 inches in size and has been printed in 3 colors. I can't tell you how rare it is to have this piece as most did not survive! There are some spots and one little corner is lacking but overall very good and colorful!! Check out the pics! Outstanding !!! Catalog 1-46
Here is an unusual item that was given to me and is in no way for sale. This is a recycled headstone for Nelson H. Lindsey Co. B, 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry- Wilder's Brigade! This headstone was dug up at a home between the sidewalk and the curb. The headstone had the wrong death date on it so it was probably discarded due to the wrong date on it. The headstone has a depression carved into the limestone with a groove carved into it leading to a hole and was used for a primitive splash block for a gutter! Nelson died on February 15th, 1864 but this headstone was marked as him having died on February 22nd. The top of the stone was sawed off and not broken off. He probably died in Nashville, TN as they had just left Charleston in January. There are some unusual things that you run into out there! This is not or will never be for sale. I just wanted to share it with you all! Catalog 1-125
Here is a photograph of the Confederate Soldier who carried the Mississippi Rifle below.
> Here is a Confederate Id'd Model 1841 "Mississippi" 54 caliber rifle.
When Eli Whitney Blake took over management of the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1842, he set about tooling up under his new contract from the U.S. government for making the model 1841 percussion rifle. Machinery and fixtures for making the 1822 contract flintlock musket had to be retooled or replaced in order to produce the lock and barrel of the new model. Whitney, Jr. had the good sense to hire Thomas Warner as foreman, who, as master armorer at Springfield Armory, had just been making the same kind of major changes there. Thomas Warner had spearheaded the drive to equip the Springfield Armory with a set of new, more precise machines and a system of gauging that made it possible for the first time to achieve, in the late 1840s, the long-desired goal of interchangeability of parts in military small arms. Under his tutelage, Eli Whitney, Jr. equipped the Whitney Armory to do likewise.
The nickname "Mississippi" originated in the Mexican–American War when future Confederate president Jefferson Davis was appointed Colonel of a Mississippi volunteer regiment; the Mississippi Rifles. Colonel Davis sought to arm his regiment with the Model 1841 rifles. At this time, smoothbore muskets were still the primary infantry weapon and any unit with rifles was considered special and designated as such. Davis clashed with his commanding General Winfield Scott who said that the weapons were insufficiently tested and refused the request. Davis took his case to the President James Knox Polk who agreed with Davis that his men be armed with them. The incident was the start of a lifelong feud between Davis and Scott.
At the Battle of Buena Vista, Davis's regiment helped provide the decisive push that drove the Mexicans from the field. In June 1846, the army offered him an appointment as a brigadier general of a militia unit but he declined. In traditional Southern style he believed the appointment was unconstitutional. The United States Constitution, he argued, gives the power of appointing militia officers to the states, not to the federal government.
The Model 1841 was replaced by minie ball firing Model 1855 US Rifle, which became the standard issue weapon for regular army infantry, and ultimately the Model 1861 & Model 1863 Springfield.
By the time of the Civil War, the Mississippi rifle was generally considered old-fashioned but effective. In the rush to arm troops in 1861 many new soldiers considered themselves fortunate to have any rifled arm while many of their comrades carried smoothbore muskets. It was carried by some Union troops up until at least 1863 (with the 45th New York Infantry armed with theirs until after Gettysburg), but Confederate cavalry and sharpshooter units used them until the end of the war, as evidenced by surviving Confederate ordnance requisitions.
Now to this particular rifle. This piece was found in California being a part of a gentleman's estate. This rifle is complete except for the foward sling swivel which has been broken off of the nose piece. The wood looks great but seems to have had some minor wrist repair done at some time. The action works fine but the bore has been shot out which prooves that it was used heavily. The lockplate markings are easily seen being a smaller font as normal. Robbins and Lawrence made this rifles c. 1848-1853 with a total quanity made at 15,000. This piece has the short range rear sight and no bayonet lug instead using the bayonet ring adapter that slid over the barrel and tightened down. Also inforcing the idea that this piece was heavily used is the wood being burned out behind the barrel and the barrel markings being mostly gone because of moderately heavy pitting due to the corrosive action of the black powder. The real gem is when you open the patch box and see the Confederate inscription on the inside. The inscription is upside down like the rifle was laying on his lap while he used a punch to stimple his id on it. John Rulle's info is on civilwardata.com and here it is:
John Rulle Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 5/1/1861 as a Private. On 5/1/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. TN 2nd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Here is the history of the 2nd Tennessee:
2ND TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT Also called 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment Records filed as 2nd (1 Knox Walker's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Organized May 11, 1861 at Memphis, Tennessee; mustered into Confederate Service August 10, 1861; reorganized into four companies May 11, 1862; consolidated with 21st Tennessee Infantry Regiment July 21, 1862 to form 9th (also called 5th) Confederate Infantry Regiment; merged into 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment April 9, 1865; paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina May 1, 1865. The regiment was composed principally of Irishmen from Memphis, and was sometimes referred to as the "Irish Regiment." Upon organization, it served for a time in State service, in the River Brigade commanded by Brigadier General John L. T. Sneed, Provisional Army, State of Tennessee. On July 31, 1861, the regiment was reported at Fort Wright, Randolph, Tipton County, with 541 men armed with flintlock muskets. After being mustered into Confederate service, Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk ordered the regiment to Fort Pillow on August 17, 1861. Brigadier General Gideon 3. Pillow wrote repeated appeals that Walker's Regiment be sent to re-enforce him at Columbus, Kentucky, and his appeals were finally heeded, for on October 24, 1861, Colonel J. Knox Walker was reported in command of the 1st Brigade of General Pillow's 1st Division at Columbus. The brigade was composed of the 2nd (Walker's), 13th (John V. Wright's) and 15th (Carroll's) Tennessee Infantry Regiments, and Captain M. T. Polk's Battery. In the Battle of Belmont, November 7, 1861, the regiment was one of those ferried across the river to support General Pillow, by order of Brigadier General B. F. Cheatham. It helped to turn the tide of battle, and recaptured a battery which had been lost. The regiment remained at Columbus as part of General Polk's command until the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson forced the evacuafion of that point, and the concentration of Confederate forces at Corinth, Mississippi. On March 9, 1862, the regiment was reported in Colonel Preston Smith's Brigade, Brigadier General B. F. Cheatham's Division of Polk's Corps. The members of the brigade were the 44th Mississippi, 2nd, 15th, and 154th Sr. Tennessee Infantry Regiments, and Polk's Battery. In the Battle of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, 1862, the brigade was commanded by Brigadier General Bushrod B. Johnson until he was wounded, after that by Colonel Preston Smith. During the course of the battle, the regiment, along with the 11th Louisiana Regiment, was used by Brigadier General A. P. Stewart to re-enforce his brigade, which was running short of ammunition. The regiment suffered heavy casualties in the battle, and shortly thereafter was consolidated into four companies under Lieutenant Colonel James A. Smith, and placed in Brigadier General D. S. Donelson's Brigade, of Cheatham's Division. On July 21, 1862, it was consolidated with the 21st Tennessee Infantry Regiment to form the 9th (also called 5th) Confederate Infantry Regiment. There was considerable confusion as to the designation of the consolidated regiment. The Adjutant and Inspector General's Office had officially designated Colonel L. M. Walker's 40th Tennessee as the 5th Confederate, and when this consolidated regiment was formed, officially designated it as the 9th Confederate Infantry. However, the orders seem to have never reached the proper authorities, for L. M. Walker's 40th Tennessee, which was captured at Island Number Ten, and broken up after being exchanged, continued to be known on all existing records as the 4Oth Tennessee; and this consolidated regiment is referred to in all field reports and official records as the 5th Confederate Infantry. It will therefore be called the 5th Confederate in the balance of this sketch. The field officers of the consolidated regiment were Colonel James A. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Cole, and Major B. J. Person. The regiment moved from Tupelo to Chattanooga for the Kentucky campaign, and on the way up through Tennessee it was detailed as escort to the Pioneer Corps of the main army under General Bragg. It assisted in the capture of Fort Denham, Munfordville, Kentucky, and at the Battle of Perryville October 8, 1862, it was in Major General B. F. Cheatham's Division, Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Brigade, which consisted of the 5th Confederate, 17th, 23rd, 25th, 37th and 44th Tennessee Infantry Regiments. Immediately after the battle it was transferred to Major General Simon B. Buckner's Division, Brigadier General Patrick B. Cleburne's Brigade, consisting of the 5th Confederate,2nd (Robison's), 5th (35th) Tennessee, 13th and 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiments. It took part in the Battle of Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862, as a part of this brigade, now under the command of Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk, Clebume having been promoted to major general in command of the division. July 31, 1863, now in temporary consolidation with the 3rd Confederate Infantry, it is listed in Lieutenant General D. H. Hill's Corps, Cleburne's Division, Polk's Brigade, which now consisted of the 1st Arkansas, 3rd and 5th Confederate (Colonel 3. A. Smith commanding), 2nd (Robison's), 35th, and 48th (Nixon's) Tennessee Infantry Regiments, and Calvert's Arkansas Battery. It continued in this brigade unfil July 31, 1864, taking part in the Battles of Chickamanga, (after which Lieutenant General William 3. Hardee was in command of the corps), Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, and Taylor's Ridge, where Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Cole was seriously wounded. On December 10, 1863, a report showed Major Richard 3. Person in command of the 3rd and 5th Confederate with a total present for duty of 338, out of 645 present and absent. On April 20, 1864 the regiment was still in Polk's Brigade, with Captain W. A. Brown in command of the 5th Confederate, the 3rd Confederate having been separated and placed in Brigadier General Daniel C. Govan's Brigade. By June 30 Major Person was again in command, but on July 22, Major Person, the regimental colors and part of the regiment were captured in the fighting around Atlanta. On July 31, 1864, Polk's Brigade was broken up and the 5th Confederate remained in Cleburne's Division, Brigadier General James A. Smith's Brigade, together with the 6th, 7th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th Texas Infantry Regiments. On August 31, 1864, the 5th Confederate, now commanded by Captain A. A. Cox, was in Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury's Brigade, along with the 5th or 35th (Hill's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment and a number of Texas infantry and dismounted cavalry regiments. It remained in this brigade until the final reorganization of General Joseph E. Johnston's Army in April, 1865. As part of this brigade, it fought in the Battles of Franklin, and of Nashville. It was with the 5th Confederate that General Cleburn chose to make the last desperate charge in which he was killed at Franklin. Brigadier General Granbury was also killed at Franklin, and the remnants of his Brigade fought with Govan's Brigade at Nashville. There followed the final battle at Bentonville, North Carolina, and the surrender at Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865. The ten remaining members of the 5th Confederate Infantry formed part of Company "I" of the 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
This is a very nice rifle considering it's hard usage! Take a look at the pics!
NOTE: WE ARE STILL RESEARCHING THIS HISTORIC RIFLE!
All the below Manhattan Revolvers are on consignment
DUE TO HEALTH REASONS THE CONSIGNOR WANTS TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF EACH MANHATTAN 20%!!!
We just received 9 pretty good Manhattan Civil War Revolvers into the shop. Many Manhattan .36 caliber revolvers were carried by Officers during the Civil War. Here they are: 1. This first one is a Manhattan Series 3 S/N 27785 with all numbers matching. This serial number is about mid range and these firearms were made from 1859 to 1868 so this one was definitely made during the Civil War. These Navy Type revolvers has a total quanity of all types estimated at about 78,000 units. This one is .36 caliber being a 5 shot with a 5 inch barrel. This one has a full cylinder scene with some finish splotches on it and very nice deep patent markings. The barrel exhibits a great deal of the original bluing and has nice markings on the top. The cylinder and frame has turned a nice mellow dark finish. Even though there are splotches on the cylinder there are none on the frame. The triggerguard and grip straps exhibit about 94% of the original silver plating over brass so that is very nice! Makes up for the splotching on the cylinder. The action works great and the grips have the original finish on them. The bore has a little spotting in it but it’s still very nice with sharp lands and grooves. This is a nice piece! $1400.00
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2. This second Manhattan is a Pocket Model Manhattan with the serial number of 2689 which has a matching wedge. These revolvers were made from 1858 to 1862 with a total quantity of the two series about 4,800. These revolvers are produced in Newark, NJ. This is a .31 caliber revolver being a 6 shot with roll engraved cylinder and scroll engraved frame with a 5 inch barrel which exhibits a good bore with sharp lands and grooves. This is a 2nd series revolver and even though there is little color left it is a pleasing grayish patina with sharp lettering and engraving. The stagecoach scene on the cylinder is sharp as well. Marked on the frame is PATENDED DECEMBER 27, 1859 and on the barrel in one line is MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS MF’G CO. NEW YORK. The grips are original and have the original finish. There are a few dings to the butt. The mechanics work fine. This piece is complete. $1200.00
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Here is a very nice ‘NAVY’ model Manhattan revolver. This is a 5 shot 36 caliber Series III revolver that was made in approximately 1863 as indicated by the serial number of 33482. The serial number matches on all parts including the wedge. This one has a 6 ½ inch barrel and exhibits a very nice shiny bore with sharp MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS CO. NEWARK, NJ on the top of the barrel in one line. There is a lot of the original blue left on the barrel however the cylinder and frame have turned a nice plum brown. The cylinder has a very nice cylinder scene on it and the patent markings PATENTED DEC 27, 1859 are extremely sharp and clear. Most of the original silver is missing from the brass back strap and trigger guard. The action is crisp. This is a very nice Manhattan revolver! For this one $1300.00
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Here is a nice ‘NAVY’ model Manhattan revolver. This one is a 36 caliber 5 shot model with a 5 inch barrel. The barrel, which has a great bore, still exhibits a considerable amount of the original bluing-probably about 25 to 30% overall and with sharp MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS CO. NEWARK, NJ in one line. The frame and cylinder have a pleasing patina. The cylinder has great cylinder scenes left and the patent markings are nice and clear. This is a Series II Revolver and with the serial number of 5320 this revolver was made in 1860. All the serial numbers match including the wedge. The action works flawlessly and it locks up tight like it should. The original grips have the original varnish on them and they are in great condition as well. There is about 35-40% silver left on the brass backstrap and the trigger guard. This is a very nice revolver! $1300.00
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Here we have a Manhattan Revolver Series III, serial number 23524 being made from 1863-64. Numbers match on all parts including the wedge. This is the 36 caliber 5 shot ‘NAVY’ type revolver. The barrel length is 5 inches and the barrel exhibits about 20 to 25% original bluing with sharp MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS CO. NEWARK, NJ on the top of the barrel in one line. The cylinder has nice sharp patent makings and a great cylinder scene. There is a ton of original bright silver on the trigger guard but most is lacking on the grip strap. The original grips are present with the original finish. The action is nice and crisp! For this great piece $1400.00
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Orignially purchased from Eric Value in 1979.
THE ONE BELOW IS SOLD! Here we have a Manhattan Series III .36 caliber ‘NAVY’ revolver that according to the serial number was produced in 1863. All serial numbers match including the wedge. I can see a trace of original blue on this piece being mostly on the barrel. This revolver is a 5 shot revolver with a 6 ½ inch barrel which has a good bore. The barrel markings are sharp, clear and all in one line. The cylinder has good cylinder scenes and patent markings. The action works crisp and it locks up tight. There is about 75 to 80% silver on the trigger guard but mostly lacking on the backstrap. This is a nice revolver! $1200.00
THE ONE BELOW IS SOLD! Here we have a Manhattan Series III Revolver made in 1863 as evidenced by the serial number of 26804 which matches on all parts including the wedge. The barrel is 4 inches one and has a fairly dark bore. The barrel markings are sharp and clear in one line. There is a trace of original color in protected areas on this piece with it predominately being a plum brown color. The patent markings on the cylinder are sharp and clear with the panels in the cylinder scenes being a little faint. The action works fine and locks up fairly tight. The grip strap and the trigger guard exhibit 85 to 93% original silver finish. The trigger guard is slightly misshapen but not bad at all. The date ‘1892’ is scratched on the bottom of the grip strap. The grips seem to be slightly undersized but they look original as does the finish. This is a nice revolver and you usually do not find this much silver on them. For this fine old piece $1300.00
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Here we have a Manhattan Series III ‘Navy’ Model revolver in .36 caliber. This is a 5 shot revolver with a 4 inch barrel which has a fair to good bore. There is still some original bluing on this piece in the protected areas. The frame and cylinder have turned a mostly plum color. The serial number of 39798 makes this piece being made in 1864 and all numbers match EXCEPT the wedge which is 39369. The barrel has a good sharp one line address. The cylinder has excellent patent markings and a very good cylinder scene as well. The brass trigger guard has about 75 to 80% silver left while the grip strap is mostly lacking all silver. The action works fine and locks up as it should. This piece has the original grips and they look to have the original finish. All in all this is a pretty nice revolver! $1100.00
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This last Manhattan is again the ‘NAVY’ type being a .36 caliber series II revolver with a serial number of 4495 which has this one being made in 1860. The numbers all match EXCEPT the wedge which has no number at all but is original to the period. The 6 ½ inch long barrel has a nice 1 line address on top and exhibits a dark color with plum brown coming through. The bore rates good. The patent dates on the cylinder are nice and sharp and the cylinder scenes are a little light but still seen. The action works sometimes on this piece but needs a little tinkering to get it right. I took it apart and the hand and spring, although still there and functional, look a little worn and could use to be sharpened up or replaced. The back of the cylinder where the hand fits into is still very good. The cylinder is a little lighter patina than the frame but it all looks good together. The trigger guard and the back strap have no silver left on them. The grips look to be original with original finish. This is still a nice piece and it’s all there!!! $1400.00
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Here is an exceptional Model 1840 Muscian Sword dated 1862. This is an Ames and so marked. The M1840 Muscians' sword is belived tohave been designed after one of the Prussian-pattern swords earlier purchased by the U.S. The initial order for M1840 Muscian swords was given to Schnitzler and Kirschbaum of Soligen on August 28, 1840. This sword is just real, real nice! The scabbard is a replacement scabbard as all the ames scabbards were brass mounted leather and got broken quite often. Usually you see Emerson & Silver M1840s' in metal scabbards so some M1840's did come in metal scabbards. There are no inspectors initials on this scabbard which would probably be correct on a replacement. It is a period replacement and quite nice. The scabbard has some light pitting on it but mostly it has the original bluing. The sword is all correct and has U.S. A.H.C., (which is for Archibald H. Ceiley or A. H. Clark, found on M1840 Muscian swords, dated 1862-63) and the date 1862 on the obverse ricasso and the Ames Logo in scroll on the reverse ricasso. The blade has not been sharpened, being over 28 inches long with the original leather washer and the brass has a nice mellow color to it. A real nice piece! $495.00 Item Weapons 89
Here is a honey of a saber! This is a Mexican war dated M1840 Mounted Artillery Saber complete with scabbard. The obverse ricasso is marked "N.P. Ames Cabotville 1847" on one side and "US" over "N.W.P" on the reverse ricasso. N.W.P. is for Nahaun W. Patch, civilian inspector whose initials are found on M1840 Light Artillery Swords dated 1846 and 1847. W.A.T. is marked on the knuckle bow which is for Inspector William A. Thornton, Capt. USA. The pommel cap has no inspectors initials on it. . The grip is tight, leather grip shows some wear (still retains about 65% to 75%) and the grip is so dark it looks like it's all there but it's not. , the twisted wire is complete and tight. The blade has not been sharpened, no pitting, and is in great polish! This blade is the best I've seen on an 1847 dated M1840 saber. The markings are sharp and clear. The scabbard has a dark patina and is dent free. The initials of A.D.K. are stamped on the drag which shows no wear. A.D.K. is for A.D. King, Army Inspector. The scabbard has no throat but rather fits inside a recess on the brass hand guard. Length of the blade is 32 1/8", sword is 37 1/4", and overall length in scabbard is 38 3/4". This is a beautiful, complete and rare specimen!! This sword is part of 1,000 ordered and delivered in 1847. Another 500 was ordered on Dec. 31st, 1847 but probably were marked 1848. Nice! Nice! Nice! $1,450.00 Item Weapons 91
Here is a Child sized Civil War / Indian War era McClellan type saddle. The piece is in real good shape but is missing the stirrups and leathers as well as the cinch strap. The leather remaining is aged but still in pretty good shape. The saddle measures across the top from the pommel to the cantle about 13 inches. The skirts are about 8 1/2 inches long. The leather appears to be black and the seat has ventilation holes in it. There are brass big headed tacks added but I don't think they are original to the manufacture. There are a couple of split rivits on this piece would I believe would indicate later Indian Wars era. This little saddle sure looks like the ones that the officers used during the Civil War and later. Worthy of restoration! Try to find another! $175.00 Catalog 1-29
This Bible below is sold!!!
Here's a nice find! This is a Civil War New Testament Bible published in New York by the American Bible Society in 1865. This one is id'd and marked inside Presented by the U.S. Christian Commission, Indianapolis - Camp Carrington April 9th, 65- This is the property of Daniel Reeder of Peru, Ind. The last name is in wrinkled paper but it is Reeder. I found Daniel Reeder on the American Civil War Research Database as him living in Miami County IN. Peru is the County Seat of Miami County Indiana. On 4/1/1865 he mustered into "K" Company of the 155th Indiana Infantry. He was mustered out on 8/4/1865 at Dover, Delaware. The 155th Indiana Infantry was mustered in as a 1 year unit and after mustering in left the state on the 26th of April, proceeding to Washington, D.C. It was sent to Alexandria, VA, where it was assigned to duty with the provisional Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Corps. It transfered May 3, to Dover, Delaware, at which place companies were detached and sent to Centerville and Wilmington, Delaware and Salisbury Maryland. The regiment was brought together again at Dover and mustered out Aug. 4, 1865. The original strength of the Regiment was 941 and gained 72 recruits making the total 1,013. Loss by death was 15, desertion 68 and unaccounted for 7. This unit was used mostly to keep order as the Civil War ended and to help with reconstruction efforts where they were stationed. The bible is in generally good condition with chipping to the thin leather board covers. The spline is missing the most leather but the bible is still bound tight. There are a couple pieces of small ribbons that Pvt. Reeder was using as bookmarks still inside. $145.00 Catalog 1-3
I collect 10th Indiana Infantry items, especially Company A, and here's something that I don't see every day. These are two relic sword belts that were in the possession of Capt. Thomas A. Cobb of the 10th Indiana. I don't know where he collected them from but they were with other items that he had in his possession. If you have anything from the 10th Indiana to sell let me know. Thanks! Catalog 1-19
Here we have a Colt Trooper MK III Revolver serial #Y397xx, 22 Mag, 4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99.9% original blue finish with a very faint turn ring on cylinder. The hammer retains strong vivid case colors. The factory checkered walnut grips rate excellent. An excellent condition rimfire trooper revolver. Introduced to the firearms market by the Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1953, the Colt Trooper is a medium frame double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for .22 and .38 caliber cartridges. This one is for a .22 magnum R.F. (rimfire) and so marked on the barrel.
Here is some info on the MK III
1969 - 1982 In the late 1960s, Colt began to be concerned with a decline in its market share because of price increases brought about by the high labor costs inherent in its manufacturing processes. In response, an entirely new product line of revolvers dubbed the MK III series debuted in 1969. Intended to be the first major advancement of Colt's designs since the beginning of the 20th Century, the MK IIIs used a new 'J' frame and had no parts interchangeability with older models. The new revolvers were considered groundbreaking as they were the first modern revolver designs to employ a state of the art transfer-bar lockwork system. This lockwork was not only more sophisticated, but inherently safer due to its superiority to the older hammer-blocking designs; the revolver could fire only if the trigger was deliberately pulled completely to the rear. It also vastly improved on the earlier design in durability, and offered the advantage of employing sintered iron internal parts rather than expensive forged ones. The sintered parts also allowed for improved fabrication tolerances, and could be given a special heat treatment resulting in a harder more wear-resistant composition. Using these parts virtually eliminated hand fitting, significantly lowering labor costs associated with the assembly and manufacture of the MK III line. The springs used in the Mark III internals were also an improvement. Unlike the older flat style, they were coiled and made entirely of corrosion-resistant stainless steel.
Well, that's probably more than you want to know about this particular weapon. At any rate this is one excellent example of a Colt Trooper MK III! $1195.00 Modern Guns 46
Here is a TRAPPER model Harrington and Richardson 7 shot revolver that is in great condition! This one has nearly 96% to 98% original factory blue on it and it works fine. It looks like wear in the pics on the high places but that is just glare. It is a double/single action revolver and works fine. All markings are nice and sharp on the 6 inch barrel and the bore is just fine. The butt looks to have been used as a tack hammer but still solid with no cracks or breaks. Nice little .22 caliber revolver that was made from 1934-1941. Nice!! 450.00 Modern Guns 40
This last Iver Johnson is an Iver Johnson Model 844 and under the MODEL 844 on the barrel it says PATENTS PENDING. This is another top break model being a .22 caliber double action revolver with a 6 inch barrel. It has adjustable sights and an 8 shot cylinder. This model was manfactured in the 1950's and is in very, very nice condition! Again, there is minor wear to the muzzle where it went in and out of a holster but other than that this piece is premium!!! It has an unfluted cylinder and the only marks on it are from the cylinder turning. I don't believe that this piece was used much. The hammer and trigger still exhibit all of it's case colors. The one piece walnut grip with checkering is complete and undamaged except for a couple of bruises on the bottom. This is a fine revolver!! $435.00 Modern Guns 56
Here's a Trailsman 66 from Iver Johnson and it too is in .22 Caliber LR. This piece has a small area of minor pitting on the barrel just above the cylinder pin and although it's a very good color with the bluing you can see brown spots under it. The grips are plastic and looks to have a small semi circular crack on the bottom portion that runs from the checkering to the inner tang. This is a double action firearm and it works flawlessly. The bore is in excellent condition as well. This firearm was introduced in 1858 and was discontinued in 1975. This revolver has a 4 digit serial number. All markings are crisp. It's still a very nice piece!!! $275.00 Modern Guns 59
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SIG Sauer P290RS-380-EDC Black / Polymer Manufacturer: Sig Sauer Condition: New In Box Model: 290 RS Caliber/Gauge: .380 ACP Approx Barrel Length: 2.9" Here we have a Brand New in the box Sig Sauer P290 RS. Introducing the P290 SUB-COMPACT 380 polymer pistol. Designed to be the ultimate in conceal carry. This unique .380ACP pistol is the perfect small defense handgun that meets the demands of today’s law enforcement professionals as a backup duty gun, and responsible citizens as a conceal carry gun. Here are the specs for this pistol:
- Lightweight sub-compact - Available in .380ACP - Black polymer grip shell - DAO Trigger - Removable black grip plates Caliber: .380ACP Action Type: DAO Trigger Pull DA: 9.0 lbs Average Overall Length: 5.5 in Overall Height: 3.9 in Overall Width: 0.9 (1.1 in with slide catch lever) Barrel Length: 2.9 in Sight Radius: 4.3 in Weight w/Mag: 16.4 oz Sights: Contrast Frame Finish: Black Polymer Slide Finish: Nitron Accessory Rail: No (Laser module capable) Features: .380ACP, Compact Design Ships in the original factory hard case with the manual and hard shell belt holster. For this nice, brand new handgun in the box $345.00
Winchester Model 64 .30 WCF Lever action rifle!
This Winchester is pre WW2 made having been made in 1940. This rifle has a 24 inch barrel with excellent bore, original lyman 22 serious barrel sight and hooded front sight. The finish on this rifle is very good with wear to the edges. The mechanics are perfect! This rifle is an improved version of the Model 55, this gun feathered a larger magazine, pistol-grip stock and forged front sight ramp. The trigger pull was also improved. The frame and barrel were blued and most all of that original bluing remains. Serial numbering of the Model 64 was concurrent with the Model 1894. Bulit between 1933 and 1957, approximately 67,000 were sold. This model was reintroduced in 1972 and discontinued in 1973. This is a very nice example of a rifle that does not seem to have had a lot of use. Nice! $1,095.00 + shipping. . Modern Guns 100
WINCHESTER 9422 XTR IN .22 WIN MAGNUM
THIS ONE IS SOLD! Here's another Winchester 9422 lever action rifle in .22 Win Magnum and so marked on the 20 inch long barrel. This one is in the same condition as the one listed above except that it doesn't have any minor chips in the finish near the butt plate, however, there are a very, very few very minor dings in the wood. The bluing is outstanding and the bore is like new. Again, this one is finished in a gloss finish on the checkered stock. This particular rifle is the 9422 XTR WIN. MAGNUM. Outstanding quality on this one as well! For this fine example $1,650.00 Modern Guns 93
WINCHESTER 9422 TRAPPER MODEL LEVER ACTION WINCHESTER IN S-L-AND L.R.
This is the beautiful shorter model Trapper with a 16 inch barrel length. This one is not a gloss finish but does have the checkering and it's just beautiful! The only thing to mention is a small scratch to the receiver that is not deep just being a surface wear scratch. The bluing has no wear and the lettering is sharp. This is a very nice Trapper Model! For this one $1,250.00 Modern Guns 92
Here is a pretty nice Winchester Model 94 Carbine in .32 Winchester Special cartridge. Winchester Model 1894 (also known as Winchester 94 or Win 94) is a lever-action rifle which became one of the most famous and popular hunting rifles. It was designed by John Browning in 1894 and originally chambered to fire two metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. It was the first rifle to chamber the smokeless powder round, the .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire}. This round was later chambered by Marlin which designated it the .30-30, which used the black powder cartridge nomenclature of using the caliber as the first number and the grains of powder as the second. Marlin used this nomenclature in order not to promote its competitor's products. The .30-30 name finally became synonymous with the cartridge and until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006. The rifles are back in production today, being Winchester ultimately dropped the .30 WCF nomenclature. The 1894 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U.S. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand made by the Miroku company of Japan and imported into the United States by the Browning Arms company of Morgan, Utah.
The Model 1894 has been referred to as the "ultimate lever-action design" by firearms historians such as R. L. Wilson and Hal Herring. The Model 1894 is the rifle credited with the name "Winchester" being used to refer to all rifles of this type and was the first commercial sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units
This particular carbine has the 20 inch barrel. It has the plain walnut straight grip stock with carbine style butttplate. The forarm is a plain walnt uncapped with one barrel band. It is in a solid frame style as all carbiens are. Carbines made prior to 1925 were witted with a saddle ring but this one does not have one. The serial number on this piece dates it to the early 1940's. From 1943 to 1947 no records are available. This one falls within those numbers. The wood is in generally good condition with a chip out of the top of the buttstock. The finish is pretty nice with worn spots to the edges otherwise fine. I can see a name lightly scratched into the reverse receiver but would polish out if you wanted to. The action is great and the bore is fine, crisp and shiney. It has a buckhorn sight on the rear and a raised dovetailed blade sight up front. All of the markings are crisp and sharp. This is a nice Winchester Model 1894 Carbine. $850.00 THE PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO $595.00!!! Modern Guns 84
4. Winchester Model 1886 Rifle 33 WCF 33 Winchester Lever Action Rifle!
This one is very nice being above average in all respects. This rifle is mechanically perfect with a most excellent bore and has a 24 inch barrel. The serial number indicates a manufacture date of 1906. Excellent blue remains on the barrel and magazine tube with fading blue / flaking and some plum coloration on the right side of the receiving. This flaking or blue loss was common on many recievers through out the early Winchester production history as receiver alloys were constantly being upgradinged and the bluing process sometines not full bonding with some of the alloys. The wood stocks are in very good to excellent condition with only minor handling dings. Are lettering and screw heads are sharp. An very nice example of a model 1886 in the 33 W.C.F. cartridge! $2,495.00 + shipping.. Modern Guns 102
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Here we have a beautiful little Winchester Model 94 Saddle Ring Carbine in .38-55 with short magazine tube which is hard to come by. This firearm was made in 1900 and is still in very nice condition with a nice bore. The action works fine and all markings are clear and sharp. The metal finishes have turned to a mottled grey with brown specks. The wood is very nice very few dings and only 1 tiny age crack along the grain on the obverse upper butt stock. There is a pic of it. This is a very nice Saddle Ring Carbine! Check out the pics. $1,375.00
This particular weapon is the takedown model in 30-30. It's a real nice piece with most bluing left on the barrel and tube. The Patent info is on the tube. All markings are in excellent condition being sharp and crisp. The receiver has turned silver as has the butt plate and most of the lever. The action is crisp and the bore is excellent! This one has the low serial number of 12XX. The rear elevator sight is present and in excellent condition as well. The walnut wood stocks are in nice condition but there is some very minor roughness to the edge of the forearm on one side that you can see in the pic. All in all this is a very nice rifle that was not made that long. For this piece $1,050.00
Winchester’s Model 1892 was an updated successor to the Model 1873 using a scaled down version of the Model 1886 action. The Model 1892 was built between 1892 and 1932 with slightly more than 1 million sold in several different configurations. The Model 1893 carbine continued to be offered for sale until 1941.
This particular rifle is in 32 W.C.F. and has a 24 inch octagonal barrel. This rifle has a real nice bore with crisp sharp rifling. The wood looks very nice with the original varnish on it. The stocks do have the usual dings and dents on them from use but no breaks or cracks. There still is a lot of original color on this piece with wear on the high areas. There is some old rust staining coming through the receiver color but could be cleaned up if you so desire. This piece has the original buckhorn rear sight and blade front sight. The serial number of 4286xx has this piece being made in 1906. Take a look at the pics! It looks very good! $1695.00 <
Barnett Model 1853 Enfield Percussion Rifle Musket
These arms were a standard of the British Army in the years before the American Civil War. Many Enfields were manufactured specifically for export to arm the Union and Confederate armies, and they saw action from early 1862 through Appomattox and Bentonville. Their .577 caliber enabled soldiers on both sides to use the .58 caliber Minie bullet that had become standard to both U.S. and C.S. ordnance departments.
Over 500,000 Enfields were imported by the Union and Confederate governments, with an estimated 90% of the London made Models going to the Confederacy. The sheer number of Enfields imported into the US makes these second only to the Springfield in terms of usage during the war.
No on to this particular rifle which hung on the wall in a collectors home for over 50 years along with a relic Derringer pistol and a spear point knife. This rifle is original full length with full length barrel. The lock is marked at the rear of the lock with the Crown and TOWER. At the forward end of the lock it is marked BARNETT over LONDON with a small crown over an E forward of that. The lock works in both positions but is 'soft'. The hammer may be a trifle short as the nipple is a crude replacement and may have protruded up too far. If there is anything cut off the hammer it isn't much. The barrel has traces of rifing in it but has been mostly shot out. This Enfield saw lots of use!!! At the top of the barrel forward of the nipple there seems to be a small 'glob' of brass brazing indicating that the barrel was repaired. The rear sight is missing as these were soldered on and I have seen many an Enfield missing that sight. The markings on the side are 25 and 25 with 3 ordinance markings. The 25 indicates that it has been rifled for a .577 caliber minie ball. Usually the Barnett made rifles have different markings on the barrel but not always so this one is kind of rare to find. It's possible that the barrel had been changed out at some time but the patinal pretty well matches the rest of the rifle. The buttplate, trigger guard and nose cap are all brass which is correct. The rifle only has 2 iron barrel bands with the front one missing. The wood is very worn under that front band indicating that it has been missing a very long time. This is were the hand would have been holding the rifle when the butt was resting on the ground. The rear sling swivel is missing and so is the front one as it would have been on the front barrel band. The wood stock is in very nice condition but is cracked probably as the toe of the butt was placed on the earth for loading. The stock is not broken at any point. There are initials of D.T. carved in many areas with some of them having the D carved backwards indicating that it was on his lap and he was carving upside down. Some folks just can't carve letters backwards. Also on the stock on the lock side is a very nice cursive carving of the word GONE. Could this mean that D.T. had died during the war? Who knows. We probably will never know. There is much burning behind the nipple to the stock and even burning to the area of the stock forward of the nipple. The stock shows many dings from use and under the barrel bands there is lots of very dark patina. The ramrod is missing the treads and may have been shortened a tiny bit. The middle barrel band has a sort of a handmade nut on the treaded screw. There are attributes that indicate that this weapon was probably used by the south like the replaced homemade nipple, the small brazing at the top of the barrel near the nipple, the possibly shortened hammer and the missing front band with much wear to the stock in that area. Union soldiers would have those items repaired or replaced.
Sorry that I don't have any history on this piece but that is unknown know however if you want an Enfield that obviously saw action then this one is for you. Take a look at all the pics!!! For this piece $1,250.00
Here we have a 36 caliber 5 shot Manhattan Revolver with the more desireable 6 ½ inch octagon barrel. This piece is a Series III revolver with a serial number of 21859 which matches on all pieces including the wedge. This piece has been cleaned (OUCH!) and will take some time to get some good color back. The markings are still clear not having been affected by the cleaning. The barrel markings are in one line: MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS CO. NEWARK N.J. . The 5 shot cylinder has the 1859 patent date and all nipples are in good condition and present. This particular weapon has seen lots of use I believe and was carried by Officers and men alike but not adopted by the military so all of them are private purchase weapons. This is called the NAVY Model due to being .36 caliber. The action works fine and I can see traces of rifling down the barrel. This revolver is complete and has a nice one piece grip with a gouge in it on the top side obverse. These weapons were made from 1859 to 1868 but this one is definitely Civil War vintage. For this piece as it is $595. Take a look at the pics!
SOLD!!! SAVAGE SPORTER 25-20 Bolt Action Rifle!!!
Here we have a scarce Savage Sporter Model 23B! This model was similiar to the Savage Model 23A except that it was chambered for the .25-20 cartridge. Barrel length is 5 inches and forarm is a full 1 1/2 inch wide beavertail. The receiver was tapped for a peep sight and the magazine capacity is 4 rounds. Production on the Model 23B was from 1923 to 1940. This one is in real nice aged condition. The mechanics are fine and the bore is shiny with sharp lands and grooves. Most of the original color is still present on the metal parts. The wood stock is in real nice conditon with the toe being chipped but repaired. Hard to see it if you didn't know it was there. This piece still retails the original 4 round magazine with says on it SAVAGE-SPORTER 25-20 OR 32-20. The markings on the barrel are still sharp and deep as are the ones on the rear sight but they are more worn. Metal butt plate with logo. This is a nice hard to find rifle! For this piece $475.00
Winchester 1892 25-20 W.C.F. with octagon barrel!!
SOLD!!! This is a very nice Model 1892 with a serial number of 6579XX making it as being made in 1912. This version has a 24 inch octagonal barrel with full magazine. The bore is good with sharp lands and grooves but some corrosion can been seen along it's length. It still should shoot very nicely however. The receiver and lever have a medium dark patina while the barrel has a nice dark patina. All of the markings are nice and sharp! The action works very well and it's tight. Although this rifle has both the buckhorn rear sight and the front blade dovetailed sight it also has a rear folding tang sight. The metal surfaces are in good condition with the usual ding here and there. The walnut stocks are in good condition and although they appear to have never been refinished or sanded it appears that there is a little shrinkage aound the tang. The forestock is in good condition and does not have the chips behind the nose cap that are somewhat typical of this model. All in all a very, very nice example! $1250.00
Here we have a Refurbished Beretta 96D with a Centurion slide pistol.
SOLD!!! This particular pistol is the Beretta 96 frame with a Centurion 92FS slide in 9mm Parabellum made originally in approximately 1995. The consignor changed out the slide with a centurion slide, barrel, and some of the internals (springs & items that had finish wear). The pistol is in very nice condition only having some edge wear from the holster and handling as well as a few marks on the triggerguard from hitting objects outside the holster like the seat belt buckle. It does have the ambidextrous safety. This piece comes with two 15 round magazines and a set of rubber Hogue grips as well. Also comes with the California approved gun lock, case and original instruction booklet. Take a look at the pics. Actual shipping charges will apply. $595.00
I just acquired this fine old import Civil War short rifle/musket. This is an Austrian short musket/rifle that is dated ‘860’ meaning 1860 on the lock plate ahead of the hammer with the crown on the tail of the lock plate. The hammer thumb plate has been bent back considerably. I have a 1862 Dated CS Richmond rifle that has the same bend to the thumb plate on the hammer. It’s unusual to see that. This piece has a heavy part octagonal/ part round barrel that probably had rifling in it at one time but now shot out. The bore is .69 / .70 caliber. The barrel measures 28 inches long and has provision for a sword bayonet. There are no markings on the barrel save the markings for the rear sight feet or pace increments and an ELG over a star in a circle indicating Belgium manufacturer. I suspect that there is a piece missing on the rear sight but I’m not sure. This entire rifle/ musket is a little over 43 inches long with a great hardwood stock. Take a look at the pics. All the furniture on this piece is iron and the butt plate as engraved/stamped on it 4 L.V.D. 1861. The trigger guard is also iron and in good condition with a 6 stamped on it and perhaps a 1 but I can’t be for sure. The sling swivels are present and in good condition. The barrel is held on to the stock by a tang screw and two stock keys which match and are correct for this piece. The action works good as well. The original brass ringed ramrod with torque hole in the end is present and still had the threads on the distal end. I took the barrel off and found markings on it too that you can see in the pics. I don’t believe that this barrel has ever been removed before now. This is a nice piece and many types of these Austrian rifle/muskets were imported into the States for battle on each side. For this piece $795.00
Here’s a really nice Winchester Model 1892 SRC in 44-40 caliber (.44 W.C.F.) ! This piece has a 20 inch barrel and it’s rifled nicely but does have some pitting in the bore. The wood is very nice being a dark brown patina showing no cracks or breaks. The wood has shrank around the tang area but doesn’t look to have been sanded. All of the medal pieces exhibit a very dark brown patina. All of the markings are easily seen and fairly dark. It has the original rear sight and blade front sight. The serial number of 2667xx have this piece being made in 1903. This is a great looking carbine and works fine. For this piece $1750.00
Here we have a really nice Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine in 32-40 caliber! This carbine has excellent rifling in it’s 20 inch round barrel. There is only a trace of varnish on the forestock and the butt stock doesn’t have any remaining. The edges are still sharp so I don’t think that the stocks have been sanded. Not many dings on this stock and no cracks or breaks. There is some color on the receiver-about 30% with most of the original color on the barrel and about 50% on the magazine tube. The action is crisp. The rear sight seems to be a replacement while the front sight is original. All markings are crisp and deep. The serial number of 8829xx has this piece being made in 1920. Nice Carbine! $1295.00
The Winchester Model 61 was the fourth in a series of Slide-Action rifles that Winchester produced. Unlike its predecessors, the Model 61 had no exposed hammer, an attempt by Winchester to compete with other rifles of the day (e.g., Remington). The Model 61 was the hammerless replacement for 1890, 1906 and Model 62, especially when the former two models were dropped from production in 1932. The Winchester Model 61 was produced from 1932 through 1963 with over 342,000 guns sold. All Model 61 guns were of the take-down variety and fitted with a 24 inch round and tapered barrel. The gun had a straight-grip walnut stock and a grooved slide handle. The gun was chambered for short, long, and long-rifle interchangeably, continuing the standard set by the later 1906 Model, and this helped to assure the continued success of the Model 61. These guns could also be ordered from the factory in a variety of configurations. There was also a number of Model 61 that were chambered for single caliber .22 bullets, and these guns bring a premium. The Model 61 is often considered the companion to the model 12 and Model 42 Winchester shotguns.
This first Model 61 is SOLD!!! This first Model 61 is in great condition with a few minor dings on the walnut stock but not bad at all for a rifle that was made in 1952! The bluing is fine only showing wear at the slide on the 24 inch barrel. The lettering on the barrel is sharp as well. The action works flawlessly and the rifing is like new! This rifle is chambered for the Short, long or long rifle. This one definitely did not see much use. For this one $895.00 Modern Guns 90
This Model 61 is SOLD!!! This second Winchester Model 61 rifle is in similar condition as the first with a little wear to the slide area of the barrel, under the receiver and on some of the high edges but not bad at all. There is also a few minor finish scratches at the rear of the chamber area on the receiver. This one is chambered for the .22 W.R.F.and the bore is fine in the 24 inch barrel. The receiver is not grooved for scope mounts but has been drilled and tapped for them. Now they have screws in the tap holes of which one is obscuring the Winchester proof mark. Also the front sight is bent. This one dates to 1950! Very nice for a 64 year old rifle!!! $1,599.00 Modern Guns 88
THIS ONE IS SOLD!
This fine 1/6 plate tintype of a civil war soldier with kepi in in fine condition. The full case has a repaired spline but very nice indeed. The soldier's image is so good (my camera does not do it justice) that it looks as fine as an ambrotype but it is a tintype. This is another nice one from an Indiana collection. No id. Nice! $165.00 item photography 96
Another excellent image which has been cut down a bit but not affecting the image at all. This image shows a young lad sitting on a rock next to his horse with a black dog at his feet. Check out the saddle on that horse! Outstanding! Probably 1860's-70's. $65.00 item photography 63
THIS ONE IS SOLD! Here's a decent 1/6 plate tintype in full case of Alonzo J. Wicks of the 136th New York. Here is Alonzo's Stats:
Alonzo L. Wicks Residence was not listed; 24 years old. Enlisted on 8/8/1862 at Friendship, NY as a Sergeant. On 9/26/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. NY 136th Infantry He was discharged for disability on 3/3/1864 at Louisville, KY Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - New York: Report of the Adjutant-General (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
And here is the stats for the 136 New York:
NEW YORK ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIXTH INFANTRY (Three Years) One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Infantry.-Col., James Wood, Jr.; Lieut.-Cols., Lester B. Faulkner, Henry L. Arnold; Majs., David C. Hartshorn, Henry L. Arnold, Campbell H. Young. The 136th the "Ironclads," was recruited in the counties of Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming and rendezvoused at Portage, where it was mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 25-26, 1862. It left the state on Oct. 3; was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd (Steinwehr's) division, 11th corps; went into winter quarters with the corps at Stafford, Va.; fought its first battle at Chancellorsville, losing a few men killed, wounded and missing; and was heavily engaged at Gettysburg on the first two days of the battle, losing 109 in killed, wounded and missing. In Sept., 1863, it was ordered to Tennessee with the 11th and 12th corps and was engaged the following month at the midnight battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., losing 6 killed and wounded. It was active at Missionary ridge in the Chattanooga-Ringgold campaign, losing 11 killed and wounded. When the 20th corps was formed in April, 1864, it was attached to the 3d brigade, 3d (Butterfield's) division of that corps, moving on the Atlanta campaign early in May. It was active at the battles of Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain and in the siege of Atlanta. Its heaviest loss was incurred at Resaca, where the casualties amounted to 13 killed, 68 wounded and 1 missing. After the fall of Atlanta it remained there until November, when it marched with Sherman to the sea, engaged in the siege of Savannah, and closed its active service with the campaign through the Carolinas, in which it was engaged at Fayetteville, Averasboro, Bentonville, Raleigh and Bennett's house, losing 45 in killed and wounded in the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville. After the close of the war it marched with its corps to Washington, where it took part in the grand review, and was mustered out on June 13, 1865, under command of Col. Wood, who was later promoted to bvt. brigadier-general and major-general. The regiment lost by death during service, 2 officers and 74 men, killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 91 men, died of disease and other causes, a total deaths of 168. Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 147
Here are pics of the Soldier front and back. The back of the tintype has a faded tag on it that says: "Alonzo J. Wicks Granville and July 1863'. This photo wouldn't have been taken in July as Alonzo is wearing a heavy wool greatcoat. There is one rust spot on the front and a couple of minor chips but mostly there and colorized! For this nice id'd tintype of a good NY soldier with a great regimental history $275.00
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CONSIGNMENT: SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! Here's a large tintype of a probably Union Soldier. This piece measures 8 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches and has a great content. The young man is wearing a short jacket and holding his Kepi. His trousers have a stripe down the leg. He is a Sgt evidenced by his stripes which are dark. Due to the cut of his jacket we believe him to be either Artillery or Zouave. No info came with this large tintype and there is no identification whatsoever. His kepi has a wreath with numbers in it but I just can't make it out. It's a nice one however and just needs a nice frame. WAS $375.00 NOW $345.00 !!! item photography 40
CONSIGNMENT: SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! This next item is a cased image with 2 (brothers?) soldiers seen. These are ruby ambrotypes and although the one on the left is broken into 4 pieces they are all present and the image is complete. The image on the right is unbroken and complete. These are the 1/6th plate size and the only info inside is the maker of the Union Case. The left image shows a young bearded soldier wearing a kep and short coat with his belt buckle to the side and a colt revolver stuck in his belt. Nice image in spite of the breaks. The other image is very nice again with a soldier in a short coat wearing a kepi and holding a musket with a linen sling visible. You can also see his cap box and his belt but the buckle has been made unreadable due to hand tinting that was popular at the time. The Uion case is in great condition with just a little chip to one corner. Nice nice images! WAS $625.00 NOW $575.00 item photography 41
SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! This is a consignment item. This is a grouping of 3 CDV's with a 16th Annual Reunion 18th Iowa Infantry Reunion Badge. The badges is dated Sept. 20-22, 1904 Clinton, Iowa. This ribbon and drop are like new and was made by Whitehead and Hoag. The metal/ribbon is not quite 5 inches long.
The first CDV I will talk about is the one with the gentleman in civilian clothes sitting in the chair with his legs crossed sporting a moustache. This one is id'd on the back in ink Cornelius Phillips, West Union, Iowa and says Last Orderly Sergt (1st) of Co. H 18th Iowa Vol Infty - Service from 1862-65. This one has the 2 cent revenue stamp on the reverse. Here is Cornelius's bio:
Cornelius Phillips Residence West Union IA; 21 years old. Enlisted on 7/7/1862 as a 6th Corpl. On 8/6/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. IA 18th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/20/1865 at Little Rock, AR Promotions: * 3rd Sergt 1/1/1863 * 1st Sergt 4/4/1865 * 2nd Lieut 4/15/1865 (Estimated day) Other Information: born in Ohio
The next CDV is of a young man sitting in a chair and is written in pencil on the back 'Dan Miller Co. H. 18" Iowa'. and also has a 2 cent revenue stamp on the reverse. Here's Dan's bio:
Daniel T. Miller Residence West Union IA; 18 years old. Enlisted on 7/7/1862 as a Private. On 8/6/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. IA 18th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/20/1865 at Little Rock, AR He was listed as: * Wounded 1/8/1863 Springfield, MO (Wounded severely) Other Information: born in Canada
The last cdv is of Emerson Parmeter and on the back of the CDV written in ink is "E. Parmentier Co. H. 18" Iowa Infty-taken prisoner at Poison Springs Ark. April 19" 1864 exchanged in Spring of 1864 and returned to Co.' This one also has a 2 cent canceled revenue stamp on the reverse. This CDV is actually a gem tintype mounted on the card. The tin shows Emerson in a shell type jacket with the corps badge of the star in the cresent on his chest. The same info on the back is essentially on the front as well in pencil. I don't know if the data base has misspelled his name of if his name is spelled correctly as it is on the card. Here's Emerson's bio:
Emerson Parmenter Residence West Union IA; 20 years old. Enlisted on 7/20/1862 as a Private. On 8/6/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. IA 18th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/20/1865 at Little Rock, AR He was listed as: * POW 4/18/1864 Poison Spring, AR * Wounded 4/18/1864 Poison Spring, AR * Exchanged 12/19/1864 (place not stated) * Paroled 12/19/1864 (place not stated) * Returned 12/19/1864 (place not stated) Other Information: born in New York
Looks like Emerson went though hell and perhaps they all did! Here is the bio of the 18th Iowa:
Eighteenth Infantry IOWA (3 years) Eighteenth Infantry. Cols., John Edwards, Hugh J. Campbell Lieut.-Cols. Thomas F. Cook, Hugh J. Campbell; MaJs., Hugh J. Campbell, Joseph K. Morey. This regiment was mustered in Aug 5, 6 and 7, 1862. Soon after it moved to Springfield via St. Louis and Sedalia, joined the Army of the Southwest under Schofield and marched through Missouri into Arkansas. Returning to Springfield, it formed a part of the garrison there during the winter. On Jan. 8, 1863, Marmaduke's forces, numbering over 5,000 men, attacked the garrison, which consisted of not to exceed 1,500 men the 18th being the only regular organization there, with detachments of several Missouri regiments, citizens and quite a number of convalescents in the hospitals. The fight commenced about noon and continued with varying success until almost night, the enemy gaining ground at times only to lose it by some daring charge, the tide being turned just before dark by the coming up of five companies of the 18th, which had been stationed at an outpost. They entered into the fight with such energy that the enemy was driven into a stockade at the outskirts of town and declined to give battle the following day, having lost more than 200 in killed and wounded. The loss of the regiment was 56 in killed and wounded and the loss of the entire Union force was about 200. The regiment remained at Springfield about a year, being denied the privilege of participating in the stirring scenes that were bringing glory to its sister regiments, but performing well the duties so necessary in guarding the border at that time. Col. Edwards assumed command of the post in April, and in the fall was in temporary command of the district of southwestern Missouri, and later in command of his regiment, which formed part of the force that made Shelby throw aside his artillery and much of his baggage to escape his pursuers. Reaching Fort Smith, Ark., on Oct. 30, the regiment was assigned to garrison duty and spent the winter there, Col. Edwards being placed in command of the post. In March, 1864, the regiment moved with Steele's forces to Arkadelphia, Col. Edwards being in command of the brigade to which the 18th was assigned. The command joined Thayer's forces at Elkin's ferry, the intention being to effect a junction with Banks. When the retreat of Banks was learned the entire command moved to Camden. It was engaged at Prairie d'Ane and at Moscow, where Edwards' brigade stood the brunt of the attack and on being reinforced drove the enemy for several miles. After some ten days at Camden the regiment engaged in a severe battle. With one section of the 2nd Ind. battery, it was sent to reinforce Col. Williams of the 1st Kan. Colored regiment, guarding a forage train. The force was attacked by several thousand troopers, the Kansas regiment receiving the first shock, and giving way, crowded through the lines of the 18th and left it to take up the fight alone. Seven fierce charges were repelled more than its own numbers were put out of action, but it was finally surrounded, when, with fixed bayonets, it cut its way out and reached Camden, having sustained a loss of 77 in killed, wounded and missing. The wretched three weeks' retreat to Little Rock followed, Col. Edwards holding the reserve and guarding the ordnance train at the battle of Jenkins' Ferry. Resuming its duty as garrison at Fort Smith, the regiment moved on numerous minor expeditions and was often compelled to forage to keep from actual starvation, the river below being blockaded. Col. Edwards was promoted to brigadier-general and was succeeded as colonel by Lieut.-Col. Campbell. The regiment marched to Fort Gibson in November to meet a supply train from Fort Scott, but finding it had not arrived, set out on the evening of the 27th with two ears of corn each and one tablespoonful of coffee for each mess of four, as rations, and found the train over 100 miles distant four days later. The regiment passed the winter and spring in alternate starvation and plenty, remaining on garrison duty at Fort Smith until the latter part of the summer of 1865, when it was mustered out. Its original strength was 866; gain by recruits, 9; total, 875. Source: The Union Army, vol. 4
SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!!This is an outstanding little grouping! $325.00 for the lot of 4. item photography 42
Consignment item: SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!!
Here is a 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case with preserver that shows a waist up image in possibly NY short jacket of a young Sgt. He has epaulets on his jacket and the image looks to have been hand tinted. Under the photograph in the case is a soldiers stencil that says J.W. Young. Now there are a 1000 men with that name so it's going to be hard to totally identify him. The image comes in a full case with repaired spline but both halves of the case match. This is still a nice image! No cracks or breaks. $250.00 item photography 43
SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! Here's an unmounted 1/4 plate tintype of 2 soldiers siting side by side. They are in uniforms and you can see their mounted NCO sword belt lates and belts. These are 2 grizzled cavalrymen. The contemporary note in the reverse says 'tintype of two cavalrymen from the Civil War. The one of the left is a corporal and both have the correct sword belts as the sword straps can be seen on their right side (left-remember the image is reversed) appears to be mid to late war time period. they are dressed for combat.' The image is dark and there is a bend across the middle. Still easily seen however and perhaps you can identify where the image was taken by the backdrop. $175.00 item photography 44
SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! Here's a half plate image that's actually a later copy of the original and is on think type paper. I really think that this is a late 1800's or early 1900's copy of the original. I believe this to be a gelatin silver print as there is a silver sheen to the image when viewed. The gelatin silver process is the photographic process used with currently available black-and-white films and printing papers. A suspension of silver salts in gelatin is coated onto a support such as glass, flexible plastic or film, baryta paper, or resin-coated paper. These light-sensitive materials are stable under normal keeping conditions and are able to be exposed and processed even many years after their manufacture. This is in contrast to the collodion wet-plate process dominant from the 1850s–1880s, which had to be exposed and developed immediately after coating. The gelatin silver process was introduced by Richard Leach Maddox in 1871 with subsequent considerable improvements in sensitivity obtained by Charles Harper Bennet in 1878. Research over the last 125 years has led to current materials that exhibit low grain and high sensitivity to light. Still a very nice subject and not a process that was done yesterday. $35.00 No backmarks or any other markings that I can see. item photography 45
THIS TINTYPE BELOW IS SOLD! Here is the 3rd image from that grouping and it's an album page mounted full standing tintype, being approximately 1/6th plate, of a soldier holding his musket with bayonet affixed. He's also wearing his small black hat and clearly shows his accroutrement plates. His US belt plate shows backwards which is normal for a tintype. This image is outstanding against the photographers backdrop. The reverse has the 2 cent Andrew Jackson 'Black Jack' stamp that has been cancelled. The 2 cent stamp was issued in 1863. This is definitely a field taken photograph and should be able to be traced by the backdrop. The stamp was issued to fulfill a need for a reduced rate, 2-Cent denomination for newspaper, magazine, and local deliveries; and was often used to "make up" higher rates, or split in half to make up lower ones (a 1-Cent stamp) due to shortages at the local post office. The Confederates also used this stamp but it was printed in red. They didn't like the North using a likeness of one of their Heros! This stamp has value on it's own. But back to the photograph. This photograph shows this soldier wearing a longer frock coat that was replaced in 1863 by the shorter shell jackets. I believe Wilder's Brigade received new Spencer Rifles in 1863 so this image was taken before they got their new Spencer Rifles and the shorter jackets. This is one outstanding photograph of, what I believe, to be of a 17th Indiana Soldier. For this fine piece. $375.00 or I can make a better deal on all three as a grouping. item photography 36
The CDV below is sold!!
CDV of a young gentleman in a waist up pose being a profile. Appears to be in his early 20's and has a fine mustouche and sideburns. Backmarked BRADLEY & RULOFSON PHOTOGRAPHERS SAN FRANCISCO.
This CDV has the 2 cent revenue stamp with the more rare machine stamp cancel markings. Fine condition. $10.00 item photography 30
THE PHOTOGRAPH BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is a Civil War mourning tintype in 1/9th plate. The case is the thermoplastic case with the patent markings of the Union Cases present. The photo is of an antebellum lady with her earrings, necklace and ring gold enhanced. She is wearing a black mourning dress. Inside her case is a black jet piece of jewelry mounted on the velvet liner with lace. Perhaps, since she is alone, she has lost her husband in battle. Many thousands of widows were made during the Civil War. Outstanding quality! $95.00 item photography 12
THE ARTWORK BELOW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE !!!
Here are two outstanding prints that the owner wants to sell in one grouping. They both have been done professionally and have never been mounted on the wall. The first one is entitled "The Last Meeting' and pictures Lee and Jackson on horseback. This print is a pretty famous print. This one measures about 30 inches by 25 inches. The other pirnt measures about 30 X 19 inches and pictures again Lee and Jackson seperated by Confederate flags wi th facimile signatures beneath them. These prints are outstanding quality and would look great in a den or office! The owners wife wouldn't let him hang them in the house. WAS $230.00 for the pair plus shipping NOW $200 FOR THE PAIR PLUS SHIPPING. There is some reflections on these prints that don't exist. It's hard for me to take pics through glass. item photography 9
THIS TINTYPE IS SOLD! Here's an original Civil War Era Tintype Photo of Policemen in Winter Clothing. This tintype was found in Saratoga Springs, NY and measures 2 3/8" x 3 5/8". It was found loose, not in a case but we'll place it in an album mounting. Very good, clean condition. This is an original photo of the period and hard to find subject matter!! $145.00
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THE CDV OF THE GOOD GENERAL IS SOLD !!!
CDV of General Grant in Uniform circa 1864 but printed on the bottom 'President U.S.Grant'. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885) was the 18th president of the United States (1869-1877) following his success as military commander in the Civil War. So this was either a surplus CDV of the period or was reprinted after U.S. Grant became president which is probably the case. There is no backmark and there is some staining to the upper left corner of the CDV. The image is clear and it is an actual photograph and not a photoengraveur. $65.00 photography 07
THE CDV's BELOW ARE ON HOLD !!!
Here are 2 CDV's of southern Gentlemen. The first one shows 2 men sitting on a couple of chairs looking at one's watch. The other man smokes a pipe. This one has a backmark of J.M.Tomlinson of La Grange, Georgia. The other CDV shows just one man sitting with his right leg crossed over his left. According to the former owner his right leg is a prosthesis. She has another cdv that clearly shows him showing it off but I don't have that one. According to the lady these two men were brothers with the last name of Chisholm. La Grange , Georgia is in Troup County, GA and we have located two men with that last name in that county that were in the Civil War for the Confederacy. They are:
Albert F. Chisholm Residence Troup County GA; Enlisted on 4/26/1861 as a Private. On 4/26/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. GA 4th Infantry He was discharged for , furnished substitute on 8/12/1862 (Furnished William K. McGee.) Promotions: * 3rd Sergt 4/28/1862 Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 8/12/1862 from company D to company C
Charles C. Chisholm Residence Troup County GA; Enlisted on 3/4/1862 as a Private. On 3/4/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. GA 41st Infantry He was Killed on 6/27/1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA He was listed as: * POW 7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS * Paroled 7/6/1863 Vicksburg, MS
I have the lady's name and address so you can further research these two men if you would like to. Something interesting may be here! For the pair $125.00 photography 10
SOLD!! SOLD!! SOLD!!
Here we have a vintage Remington Model 510 in pretty good condition. The Bore is shiney and the rifling is deep. The action works well and there are no cracks or breaks in the stock- just the ususal scratches and dings. From 1930 to 1970 Remington produced a variety of single shot rifles and this is one of them. The only detractor from this old piece is that the buttplate has been replaced with a clear piece of plastic but can be easily replaced if you can find an original one. WAS $200.00 NOW $180.00 Modern Guns 47
Here is a Winchester 12 guage single shot Model 370 Shotgun. The Winchester model 370 replaced the model 37. There were approximately 221,000 made between 1968 and 1973. The 370 model was actually manufactured in Winchester's Canada plant in Ontario. This shotgun is in average condition and has had the choke altered at the end of the barrel. There is also some corrosion on the end of the barrel otherwise the gun is in good shape with the exception of where something was glued to the reverse side of the buttstock. I believe a little adhesive remover would take care of that. The bore is excellent and the gun functions very well. The barrel is tight to the action. You could refinish this one without harming the value. WAS $125.00 NOW $110.00 Modern Guns 42
Here we have a First Issue Colt Police Positive in .22 WRF, serial number 4858. This piece has 65 to 70% original blue with the remainder turning a nice plum brown. This piece functions flawlessly and has a very nice bore. The hard rubber grips are complete with some minor scuffs and it looks like a small chip on the bottom of the reverse grip has been repaired. This piece is also know as the Police Positive Target Revolver.
Here are some stats on the Target Revolver
Weighing 22 ounces and available with a blued finish and black hard rubber grips in .22 Long Rifle, .22 WRF, .32 Long (and Short) Colt, and .32 Colt New Police (.32 S&W Long) chamberings, the First issue of this model featured an adjustable open iron sighted 6 inch barrel and was marketed from 1910 to 1925, with checked Walnut grips replacing the rubber ones after 1923. A Second issue was sold from 1926 to 1941 and differed from the First in that it had a slightly heftier frame which upped the weight to 26 ounces; also Colt's nickel finish was offered as an option. In today's collectable market, the .32 New Police version appears to be the most sought after and valuable but this model is sought after as well. For this fine specimen: $695.00 Modern Guns 45
The Marlin Model 39 Below has been SOLD!! ABSOLUTELY MINT MARLIN MODEL 39 CENTURY LIMITED MADE IN 1970 FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY!
This is an incredible Marlin 39 Century Limited chambered in .22 S,L, & L.R. in NEW condition. This rifle was manufactured in 1970 only. This rifle celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Marlin Firearms. Two brass plates on both the right side of the receiver and the buttstock. The blued finish is 100%. The bore of the 20 inch octagon barrel is in excellent, unused condition, very bright and shiny. Walnut stock is in excellent shape with no dings and dents in it. This rifle has a brass butt plate. Sights include adjustable rear notch sight and front blade sight. The rifle comes in the original box with the original users manual. Incredible! Take a look at the pics. $995.00
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This Model 71 is SOLD!!! 3. Winchester Model 71 Lever action Pre War 348 Long Tang 1936 model Rifle with serial number of 6438. This is a very nice rifle chambered for the 348 Winchester and has a 24 inch barrel with sharp rifling. There is carry wear on the lower receiver and on top of the barrel where the hand wrapped around it there. The stocks are in ecellent condition and look so nice that they may have been restored some even though the edges are sharp and the metal to wood fit is very nice. There are no cracks or breaks in the stocks. The action works fine and all markings are sharp and clear. A very nice example! $1595.00 plus shipping. Modern Guns 103
Here we have a very nice H&R HAMMERLESS BICYCLE SECOND MODEL .32 S&W caliber, 5 shot small frame revolver with a 2 inch barrel. This one is similiar to the H&R Hammerless Second Model, except that it has a 2 inch barrel only and was not listed as a separate model after 1920 but the 2 inch barrel was still available. This revolver was jfg. from 1905 to 1920. This one is in excellent condition showing about 85% of the original bluing. I get a lot of glare when I take photos but guaranteed to look much better in person. The action works crisp and the plastic grips are excellent. Most of the wear to the blue is on the trigger guard. The only numbers I see on this piece is 298 on the cylinder. It also has a very good bore. For this piece. $295.00
SOLD!!! This piece looks like a WWII British No.1 Mk5 1 Inch Caliber Flare Pistol but has a long barrel measuring 12 3/4 inchese long. This style uses stamped steel parts like the Mo. 1 Mk5 but has a much longer barrel and no flared muzzle. Not considered a firearm under US federal law . This to be a British WW2 Line throwing gun. There are decals on it but they are worn and broken. The barrel says to "HOLD AT ANGLE BETWEEN 65 TO 75 DEGREES" There is another decal at the hammer and I believe at least one of the words is 'LINE'. This is a pretty nice piece yet and functions flawlessly. If you do an internet search you will be lucky to even fine one example. For this piece $250.00
The training bayonet is SOLD!!! 3. All of the Navy contract training rifles were supplied with a plastic bayonet and scabbard. One of the changes specified prior to the start of the first Navy contract was to attach a bayonet lug on the forward band. This probably indicates that no bayonet lug was planned on the Army model. However, there a known specimens of the Army model that have a bayonet lug. This may have something to do with the Army and Navy production overlapping and that it was more economical to use one style of front band. Early in WWII there was a critical shortage of steel. As little steel as possible was used in the manufacture of the training rifles and plastic was substituted for the blade of the bayonet. The bayonet was designed to fit the training rifle and they would not fit on any of the standard U.S. military arms. Pro-phy-lac-tic Brush Co. and Beckwith Manufacturing Co. each had military contracts to supply the plastic bayonets. Victory Plastics had a contract to produce scabbards for the bayonet. All of the bayonets are marked U.S.N Mk. I. on one face near the hilt and on the other side either B.M. or P.B.C. The scabbards are also marked U.S.N. Mk.I. The contract price of the bayonet varied but it ranged from $1.50 and $1.70 and the price of the scabbard was $0.75.
Boy how times have changed! These bayonets are considered extremely rare today and they are generally rarely offered. You can find 20 of these training rifles before you will even see a hint of a bayonet. I suggest that they were broken easily and even though they were plastic they were still a deadly weapon as some found out.
Here now we have an example of the bayonet and this one is made by Beckwith Manufacturing Co.and so marked. The only thing wrong with this piece is that about 1/8th of the tip is lacking. The bayonet is marked on one ricasso U.S.N. MARK 1 and on the other side B.M.Co NORD-3066. They bayonet catch works fine. The scabbard is near perfect and is marked USN MK 1. I have only had a couple of them this nice. Usually something is broken off of them since they were plastic. For this fine hard to get example $325.00
Item No. 139
SOLD!!! Vintage Original WWII Airborne Infantry Para glider Overseas Cap with Patch. This piece is in very good condition and so is the patch. Khaki color with pale blue cord. The hat band is still in place but no name accompanies this piece. Nice!!! $35.00
Here are an early pair of 40 & 8 Medals in a riker case.
The Forty and Eight is an organization of veterans of the United States armed forces. Its official name is "La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux," which is French, and translates as "The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses."
The organization (also known as "La Société") can trace its roots back to 1920, when Joseph W. Breen and 15 other members of the American Legion, who were veterans of World War I, came together and founded it as an honor society for certain Legion members. The title "40&8" comes from the box cars that were used to transport troops to the front in France. Each car had the emblem 40/8 stenciled on the sides, which meant that it could carry 40 men or 8 horses. These cars were known as forty-and-eights. They were seen by the troops as a miserable way to travel, and the new organization was thus called the 40&8 in an attempt to make some light of the common misery they had all shared. In 1929 it was described as "the fun-making organization of the American Legion." In 1959 the 40&8 became independent of the American Legion, although still required membership in the American Legion. In 2008 the 40&8 dropped the membership requirement in the American Legion. Take a look at the medals and you can see the boxcars with a horse and a soldier in it with a French Soldier standing guard. These medals are the old ones from the 1920's and probably owned by a WW1 veteran. Sorry I don't have the veterans info. For the pair in the case $65.00
The lighter below is SOLD!!! Here is some WW2 trench art making a cigarette lighter out of a .50 caliber machine gun shell. The base ashtray is stamped metal being about 4 1/4 square. The entire affair stands about 7 inches tall. Nice piece and well done! $25.00
SOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 Arisaka bayonet that was made at the Mukden Arsenal "Manchuria". The blade has been sharpened somewhat but a lot of color remains which is a good thing. The hilt and grips are in good condition as is the bayonet. The serial number of 09842 is stamped on the pommel cap. Hard to find bayonet. $150.00
Item No. 104
SOLD!!! This is a WWII Japanese Navy association Member's Badge . The front is decorated with the rising sun and an anchor. I have been told that the words, Naval Association, is on the back of this badge in Japanese characters. I believe that the pin is enameled on the front and the colors are still strong. For this one $20.00
SOLD!!! Here we have a good black leather holster for the WW2 German used Belgian made Hi-Power pistol in 9MM . It’s in good condition but does have a 1 ½ inch separation at the flap. The leather strap that helps get the pistol out of the holster is still present and complete. The belt straps are present and sound. I can find no markings on this piece except for where someone wrote in it with ink. There is a provision for an extra magazine but there is no tool pouch attached to the flap. It’s still in pretty good condition considering it’s age and would look great with a Browning Hi-power on display. For this piece $125.00
SOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 Japanese Police or Parade sword in scabbard. The scabbard is complete but nickel is flaking off of it. There is only about 50% of the original nickel left. The sword is in better condition except that about 4 inches of the blade has been removed and it was reshaped. The blade has most of the nickel left on it adn there are no markings as usual. The hilt/guard is in very nice condition with full rayskin grip and full brass twisted wire. Take a look at the pics. Hang it on the wall and leave it in the scabbard. No one will know. :) $95.00
SOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 German Flare Gun. This one is by EUH and has the serial number of 121832. The bakelite grips are fine and the piece operates as it should. There are a few dings on the top of the barrel but not bad at all. For this German Flare Gun $185.00
Item No. 54
ON HOLD!!! (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a very nice, actually excellent, WW1 DWM Luger made by Mauser in 1916. This piece has a 4 inch barrel with deep rifling and is in 9MM. All of the markings are nice and bright. The serial number is 7399 and all numbers match except the magazine which is 9398. The action is crisp and the grips are really very nice. There is a little color loss at the end of the muzzle where it slid in and out of the holster but otherwise this piece is excellent! $1,895.00
Item No. 42
SOLD!!! Here we have a WWII GERMAN EASTERN FRONT MEDAL THAT IS DATED ON THE BACK 1941-42
The Eastern Front of World War II (der Rußlandfeldzug 1941–1945 (Russian campaign) or der Ostfeldzug 1941-1945 (Eastern Campaign)) was a theatre of war between the European Axis powers, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland (not an Axis member), and the Soviet Union which encompassed central and eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. Nazi propaganda dubbed the conflict Battle for Survival against Bolshevism or a Crusade against Bolshevism. Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that began on 22 June 1941. Hitler wanted to recognize soldiers who fought in this campaign. He authorized the use of a medal. Also known as the "frozen meat" medal, the medal for the winter campaign on Russia . This medal was instituted in May 26th, 1942. While most of them that I saw for sale has a ribbon this one has a stud and a clutchback on it. For this piece $5.00
Item No. 35
SOLD!!! Here we have a scabbard for the USN Mark 2 knife used during WW2. This is the U.S.N. Mk/2 scabbard and is in pretty good ocondition for it's age. If you have one of these knives and need a scabbard then here it is. For this piece $40.00
Item No. 30
SOLD!!! Here is a Vintage military AK 47 - AKF bayonet with scabbard and wire cutters. Blade is over 5-3/4" Carbon steel blade with red/brown composite handle with an overall length of 11". Come with a metal scabbard with wire cutting capabilities. Most likely Romanian manufacture. Great condition! $25.00
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SOLD!!! The German Helmet
Due to the high number of head wounds experience in 1914-15, the German High Command authorized the development of a steel helmet. In December 1915, military physician Friedrick Schwerd and professor August Bier of the Technical Institute of Hanover developed a prototype for field trials. The helmet was fabricated with high quality chromium-nickel steel and featured a visor and sloping skirt which protected the wearer’s neck and ears. The design offered far more protection than designs chosen by the opposing British and French forces. One notable feature of the design are two raised “horns” or Stirmpanzer lugs set on each side of the helmet. These lugs were deigned with the due purpose of ventilation and to accommodate a removable sentries’ steel brow plate or Stirmpanzer. The brow plate proved to be impractical and was rarely used in combat. The newly designed steel helmet was issued to the 1st Assault battalion that same month. The field trial proved so successful that Chief of Staff, General Von Falkenhayn authorized the issue of steel helmets. The first delivery was made in January of 1916. 30,000 of these helmets were sent to the Verdun front. Distribution to the rest of the Imperial forces continued slowly through the rest of 1916 though April of 1917. It is believed that more then 7 million helmets were produced during the period of 1916-1918. The largest share of these helmets was produced by Eisenhüttenwerk, Thale, AG, F.C. Bellinger, Fulda, and Eisenhuette Silesia, Paruschowitz Oberschlesien. These factories are known today by collectors as “the big three”.
This WW1 Transitional German helmet is totally unmolested, having never been touched or cleaned up in any way. The original paint is present although worn through in several spots. This helmet was repurposed during WW2 for the Nazis and has the appropriate decals or paint added. The shell is marked as it should be and a liner is there but is toast. The chin strap is lacking. This one has been there and done that! Take a look at the pics. $375.00
The Pinfire pistol below is Sold!!!
The model 1869 Rifle below has been SOLD!!!
Here we have a Model 1868 Springfield Rifle. The Springfield Model 1868 was one of several model "trapdoor Springfields", which used the trapdoor breechblock design developed by Erskine S. Allin. Originally, the trapdoor Springfields were created to convert Model 1863 Springfield rifled muskets to breech-loading rifles at a relatively low cost. This conversion consisted of replacing the percussion lock with the breech-loading trapdoor mechanism, and relining the barrels to convert them from .58 to .50 caliber. This proved problematic, because in the field, the lining tended to separate from the barrel. To correct this problem, the Model 1868 used a new barrel instead of relining the original older barrel. The new barrel was slightly shorter, 32.5 inches, compared to the 36.5 inch barrel used on the Model 1866. The shorter barrel was affixed using only two barrel bands, instead of the three used on the Model 1866. Since it lacked the middle barrel band, the sling was affixed to the upper barrel band instead. The Model 1868 also differed from previous models in that it used a separate Allin type receiver with the barrel attached to it. The Model 1868 was also the first trapdoor conversion to use the cartridge extractor covered by U.S. Patent No. 68,009, issued August 27, 1867 to W.H. & G.W. Miller. The Model 1868 had an overall length of 517/8 inches.
Over 50,000 Model 1868 rifles were manufactured, chambered for the .50-70 450 cartridge. This model served as the basis for the definitive Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield" series of rifles in .45-70-405 caliber, which was adopted in 1873 as the standard military longarm of the United States armed forces for the next 20 years.
This model is unique in the 'trapdoor' series by being marked with the actual year of manufacture (1868, 1869, or 1870) on the breech-block. The 1868 marking is extremely rare with probably no more than 150 so marked; about 16000 were marked 1869, with the remaining 36000 being stamped 1870. As of September 2014, only 16 specimens are known with the 1868 date.
In the late 1860s and early 1870s, many army units continued to use outdated rifled muskets and other weapons like the Spencer and Sharps .52 caliber percussion rifle. The army wanted to standardize weapons and ammunition, and forced these units to switch to trapdoor Springfields once the Model 1868 went into full production. For this piece $850.00
Now on to the rifle we have.
UNION CIVIL WAR CAPBOX !
Here is a well used but nearly complete Civil War Union Capbox. Looks like all it's missing is the wool inside. The piece looks to have been in the attic due to the leather cracking and stiffness. This capbox has not been treated with leather preservative. This piece has the brass finial still intact. The belt loops are still present as well but somewhat fragile. There is a makers stamp on the inside flap but I can't quite make it out. It's still a good display piece! $85.00 Item Weapons 169
This next rifle-musket came from Spotsylvania Courthouse at Bloody Angle. The eighteen hours of combat at the Bloody Angle at the Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, ranks among the legendary actions of the Civil War. I chose to paint this scene even though I had been warned that it would be nearly impossible. I knew the confusion of hand-to-hand fighting, the closeness of the the lines, and the harshness of the elements - rain, mud and fog - would make this scene complex. I felt the painting would be successful if I could depict the frenzied fighting at Bloody Angle and the two battle lines formed on either side of the earthworks. Grant's march on Richmond had been delayed. To continue farther into Virginia, his army had to break through the Confederate defenses around Spotsylvania Court House, the strongest and most elaborate system of trenches and earthworks seen in the war to that date. Five and a half feet of earth was piled in front of the Confederate trenches, which were divided into pens about twelve to eighteen feet wide to prevent enfilading fire if the Federals broke the line. The fighting that occurred was horrific. One Federal soldier said, "It was the most terrible day I ever lived." The worst fighting took place in an angle in the log-and-earthen wall. Called the Bloody Angle, this two-hundred-foot section was littered with bodies, sometimes two or three deep. Wounded men suffocated in the mud and drowned in the flooded trenches. Firing occasionally ceased for men to clear the corpses from the trenches so the riflemen would have better footing. Large oak trees were cut down by the continuous fire, frequently crashing down on the the ranks in the trenches. The mud and blood mixed to turn the trenches into sticky, horrible graves. This particular musket is a model 1861 Springfield rifle musket but bayonet attached. The unusual thing about this one is that the bayonet that is attached is an Enfield Bayonet! It's very unusual to have an Enfield bayonet attached to a springfield rifle! This bayonet was on it when dropped and will never be taken off again as it's rust fused to the musket barrel. This musket is complete with trigger assy and buttplate. No markings are decernable now. Mounted to a 7 foot long display! I just have to add the name plate. I have the original name plate from many years ago telling where it was found. I purchased both of these muskets from a long time dealer who has had them for over 20 years in a box. I enjoy making displays. I have added a name plate which you don't see in the pic. This one is too long to ship. The display is 7 feet long and will make a dramatic display on your relic room. Need to pick or or meet halfway if you are close. $675.00
Here's the pic of the new name plate:
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Here are the pics:
ONLY ONE SET LEFT !!!!
These next four Knives I just couldn't turn down. They are all Case Limited Edition Knifes in great original unmessed with condition and all are made in the Good Old USA!!
SOLD! This first knife is the 'ARAPAHO' CASE XX knife in original leather sheath. Nice original condition knife that has not been sharpened or messed with in any way! $55.00 Item Weapons- 114
THE CASE xx BELOW IS SOLD !!!
2. This knife is the CASE XX 'BOOT HUNTER' knive in original box and sleeve. This one has the original paperwork in it on knife care and is dated 9/81. This set consists of the small boot knife, leather sheath and the original Garter that came in the set. It set is to commemorate the Dance Hall Girls! This is quality! $110.00
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SOLD! This next knife is just outstanding and comes in it's original box. This is a CASE XX DESERT PRINCE KNIFE/SHEATH (398) in new condition. Very Nice! $85.00 Item Weapons- 116
THE horn below is SOLD !!!
Here's an old medium size powder horn being over 12 inches long along the outside of the horn. This one has been shellacked or something. It does have initials of NNK scratched into it on it's side. The plug is the domed type probably from the late 1700's to the early 1800's or so. This is an old horn! Nice with no cracks or breaks. WAS $140.00 NOW $125.00 !!! Item Weapons- 100
THE FLASK BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a large Dixon powder flask being iron covered in black leather with a brass top and spout. The entire piece measures about 10 inches long . The measurements go up to 4 drams of powder. On the spout is JAMES DIXON SHEFFIELD as well as other markings. This powder flask still works and has a good tight spring in the spout. The leather is seperated on the edges of the flask but still good and tight. $150.00 Item Weapons- 51
THE SHOTGUN BELOW IS SOLD !!!
A GOOD PIEPER DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN MADE BEFORE 1898!
Here is a good Pieper Belgium made Double-barrel shotgun in 12 guage that was made before 1898. The barrel hinge is very tight with only a small notice of a wobble to it. The barrels are laminated steel barrels so I wouldn't fire it unless you have it checked out by a competent gunsmith. The entire shotgun is 43 inches long with a 26 5/8 inch barrel. This one could have easily been a stagecoach gun at this length. The walnut stock is very good with a ding here and there but no breaks and the wrist is checkered. The metal parts are dark patina. The locks work well and are marked PIEPER ARMS Co BELGIUM. One hammer screw has been replaced with a smaller screw so most likely the original screw head was broken off so the broken screw in the tumbler was drilled out for a smaller screw. Hammers and lockplates match. Still works however and a competent gunsmith can back out the old screw and put in a proper one if you desire. Take a look at the pics. $250.00 Item weapons 013
1849 MODEL .31 CALIBER POCKET COLT MFG. IN 1859!!
THE COLT BELOW IS ON HOLD !!!
Here is a very nice 1849 Pocket Colt in .31 caliber being a 5 shot model with darn nearly full cylinder scene! There is no finish left on this old Colt but it does exhibit a pretty nice medium patina. The barrel length is 6 inch with a nice Hartford, CT. address for Colt. All the nipples are present and unbroken and the action works fine! There is only a trace of the original silver left on the brass trigger guard. The serial number of 180551 matches on all parts including the wedge, l oading lever and the cylinder bolt. There is a sharp serial number on the cylinder as well as a nearly full stagecoach scene and Patent info. There are a few dings on the cylinder but not bad. The original grips are present but do have a bit of period damage to them. The reverse grip is not too bad but the obverse grip has a couple of chips on the bottom and about 1 1/4 inches up the backstrap. There are also a few dings to the top of the hammer and some small areas of light to moderate pitting. A couple of screws have some stress to the heads but most are just fine and original. This is an unmessed with revolver. All in all a very nice old Pocket Colt of pre Civil War days!! $1250.00
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THE HORN GRIP PISTOL IS SOLD !!!
1840'S DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH HORN GRIP!
This one is different from most little double barreled boxlock pistols. This pistol has ramrod pipes made of brass (ramrod lacking) and a brass engraved wide triggerguard, brass buttplate and brass barrel middle strap and strap over the locks. Very unusual! This piece also has a nice horn grip! The iron pieces show light to moderate pitting. The action seems to work ok both nipples are present albeit battered. Also both hammers match and are unbroken. Looks to be .44 cal. The entire piece measures about 9 inches long with 4 3/4 inch long barrels. These are belt or pocket pistols as they are a little wide to stuff in a boot. $275.00 Item weapons 034
THE SWORD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
These small Artillery type swords of this type are typically of Model 1831 French Manufacture but I'm not so sure about this one. Usually the give away on being French is the concentric circles at each end of the hand guard but this one is a little different. This one has casting flaws in the brass which is not typical of French manufacture. The French knew how to make good swords. Also their blades are of the wasp waist type blade with uniformity along it's length and this one is also wasp waisted but it does not have uniformity along it's length. The blade goes in and out in width along it's length. There is pitting in the iron blade but it typically seems to be from faulty casting. There is a casting flaw in the blade next to the grip. I also can find no French markings on this piece even under magnification. The piece measures 23 ¾ inches long with a 18 inch blade. In conclusion I believe this to be a poor quality copy of the French Small Artillery sword. This may be of southern construction due to the poor construction and no doubt influenced by the French made sword. Take a look at the pics and you be the judge. The piece looks to have had the hilt cleaned at some point but that would not have made casting deformities. This one was found in Central Indiana in an old collection and no history accompanies it. $795.00 Item weapons 044
THE PEPPERBOX BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here we have a nice Manhattan Pepperbox. This model was made between 1856 and the late 1850's with a total of all types made then being from 2,500 to 3,000 pieces. This is a 28 caliber pepperbox with 6 shots. All the nipples are present on this double action pepperbox. The barrel length is 4" and marked on the barrel is MANHATTAN F.A. MFG. CO./NEW YORK with the words CAST STEEL also marked on this barre. The grips are two piece walnut bag style grips. No finish remains and there is minor pitting on the barrels. The trigger guard has been repaired by braising at the front of it. The hammer is a replacement as it does not match the rest of the gun. Also the reverse action cover has a different engraving pattern on it so I believe that it may be replaced as well. The action seems to work fine. All in all this is a nice little early type revolver! $395.00 Item weapons 052
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here we have a U.S. Model 1816 Bayonet. The Ordance Department finally achieved a large measure of success in its long contemplated but ill-starred plan to standardize long arms with the Model of 1816. The blade is 16 1/8th inches long, 15/16ths inch wide and 7/16 inch thick. There is a hollow ground flute on the top and is concave on the two sides. The socket is 3 inches long. There is a 'G' and a 'B' stamped on the face near the shank. There is come corrosion at the point but still serviceable. $140.00 Item weapons 059
UNKNOWN CIVIL WAR ERA RIFLED MUSKET
UPDATE!!! MYSTERY SOLVED THANKS TO A DUTCH COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUE FIREARMS!!
Here we have an unknown type rifled musket that looks to be French, Austrian or Belgium. It appears to be 52 caliber and I think I saw simple rifling down the barrel. This one has been demilled by drilling 3 holes in the breech. All of those holes have threads in them so I just don't know the purpose. The dovetailed rear sight is missing but the blade front sight is still present. Probably this was done in some other country since we do not have to do that sort of thing here. This piece has the back action lock with no markings on it. The furniture is all steel as well as the trigger guard which is distintive in shape like a Lefaucheux military pistol. This rifle is about 55 1/2 inches long with a 39 1/2 part octagon, part round barrel. The nipple has been broken off at the base. The hammer looks to have been modified at the attachment point of the tumbler but I'm not sure. The action works fine. There are several proof marks on this piece with most of them being under the barrel. The stock looks to be walnut and is in good condition. There is a small crack in the stock forward of the plate. There is an import stamp on the stock on the obverse side buttstock but I can't make it out. It is in a double lined circle. This piece appears to have a 1855 Springfield ramrod in the channel with the threads cut off. It must just have been stuck there because it is for a .58 caliber rifle musket and will not go down the barrel. Unusual! Make a good hanging piece over the fireplace and it's safe! $325.00 ***The unknown rifle on your website is a Dutch rifle. Made by the Stevens factory in Maastricht in the Netherlands. The rifle was develloped by captain Boom. The Dutch government was searching fo a new rifle and the Boom rifle was tested around 1864. The Stevens factory made 800 rifles for the army. The government however was not satisfied and the rifle was not adopted. The government later adopted the Beaumont rifle. The mark on the barrel is crown and W. W of the Dutch king William of Orange. *** I don't know if this one was one of the test weapons as there is some reason for those strange plugs in the breech-perhaps to test pressure. It's conceiveable that the 800 rifles they did made were dumped on the eager American Civil War market for either side. Who knows? !! Item weapons 086
THE SAW IS SOLD !!!
Here we have an amputation saw made by Sklar and it's also marked 64. Sklar came into business around 1891 and are still in business today. I believe this old amputation saw to have been made from the 1890's until 1920 or so. This one is quite typical of amputation saws having a plated brass frame and polished blade. This blade has old rusting on the polished blade and some would try to tell you that blood did this to the blade but how would one know that for sure. Surely they cleaned up these saws before putting them away. I'm sure it was just in a wet or moist enviornment. The brass frame has the old nickel plating on it and not the good electroplating of today. I worked in a plating show for 3 years as a foreman many years ago. This is the same type of old nickel plating on the old 1880's revolvers or saturday night specials of the day. This would still look good in a display and does fit in the late Indian Wars, Span Am War or WW1 display display. For this piece $120.00 Item Weapons 92
Here we have a Hanseatic League Model 1840 Rifle Musket! This one is pretty scarce and even though it was written about in the reference book entitled FIREARMS FROM EUROPE -SECOND EDITION BY Whisker, Hartzler and Yantz, there is not one pictured in there and after an internet search I only found one other example. This particular weapon is 55.5 inches in overal length with a .70 caliber 40.25 inch barrel. Todd's AMERICAN MILITARY EQUIPAGE identifies this arm as the Model 1835. It was manufactured in Hertzberg, Germany by Carl Phillip Crause for the armies of the Hanseatic League. Hanseatic League, also called Hansa, German Hanse, organization founded by north German towns and German merchant communities abroad to protect their mutual trading interests. The league dominated commercial activity in northern Europe from the 13th to the 15th century. (Hanse was a medieval German word for guild, or association, derived from a Gothic word for troop, or company.). This particular weapon was originally produced as a smooth bore, the arm was rifled some time in the 1850's. This weapon is rifled. The weapon has sometimes been misdentified as a Sazxon arm because of the similarity in the squared off fore section of the lockplate. the plate is inscribed in script CRAUSE OF (IN) HERTZBERG. The S appears in archaic form as an F. Also a R is inscribed above the makers name. The barrel is rifled with four narrow groves and is pinned to the forearm with three keys that pass through rectangular brass escutcheons. A three leaved rear sight and a brass blade front sight (now missing) is dovetailed into the barrel. The front sight dovetailed base is present but the blade is missing. The ramrod is supported in the fore stock channel by three brass ramrod pipes. The ramrod that is present has a round ball end with flat base. I believe about 4 inches of the ramrod has been cut off. Sling swivels are attached to the upper pipe and trigger guard. The trigger guard is a combination of brass bow and steel plate. The barrel was originally browned while all metal parts ere finished bright. Now it looks like all the parts are a nice dark brown patina. Actually the hammer is a replacement and looks to have come off a model 1863 Springfield rifle musket. The action works fine and the nipple is fine. There is a bayonet lug on the underside of the barrel for a socket bayonet. The lug suggests a locking ring. The STANDARD CATALOG OF FIREARMS reorts that 2,680 of these arms were transferred to the State of Ohio and at least one regiment, the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was armed with this weapon. Usually Ohio owned muskets were marked with OHIO in the stock and this was required in 1864 but arms before that may have not been marked. The walnut stock on this piece is in very nice condition with a repair at the nose cap end, nicely done and complete. There are the usual small dings from use and an unusual thing on the reverse cheek guard. There are 12 'notches' cut into the wood there. This is not done by accident or use but purposely carved into the stock. Usually indicating kills but who knows. Some parts of this piece have been cleaned some to uncover markings but it still looks great. The serial number of 2902 that is stamped on the barrel is also stamped into the steel trigger bow. This is a very nice Civl War import musket and a hard one to come by. For this fine piece $975.00 Item Weapons 97
RARE WURLITZER MARKED FIFE!
This is a rare one for me. I ususally get lots of fifes that come into the shop. Some are unmarked and most are marked CROSBY. This is the first one that I have had marked WURLITZER in over 20 years in the business and over 30 years in the hobby! They may be more common in other parts of the country but they are not here. This fife is over 14 1/2 inches long, being made of hardwood. There is no signs of damage however I believe there was a cheater on this piece as one time due to the shadows around the mouth hole. The ends are capped with 1 inch decorative brass ferrels. Wirlitzer fifes were made from 1820 to 1860 so this one could have seen action in the Mexican American War in 1848 or the Civil War. No one knows and I certainly don't. Woodwind instruments have been made by the Wurlitzer family since Johann Friedrich Wurlitzer (1801-1878) began making fifes in Wernitzgriin in 1820. For a complete history of the company see Enrico Weller's excellent three-part series, 'Die Wurlitzers,'in the German woodwind magaznne, 'rohrblatt (March 1995, June 1995 and September 1995).
This fife is a dandy! For this one $225.00 More Stuff 63
THE ZULU WARS CANTEEN IS SOLD !!!
This is one nice little hardwood canteen that dates from the 1800's into the later African Boer War. This was the type of canteen used by the Victorian British Soldier in India and in Africa against the Zulu's, bascially the hot climates. This is a 2 iron banded canteen with a pewter turn spout that unscrews to place liquids in the canteen. The pewter spout screws into wooden threads. The little pewter spout is made to have a small stopper or cork in it that would have a little chain or string tied to one of the pewter ears on the spout. There would have been a leather strap around this piece to carry it over the shoulder. This piece measures abut 6 1/2 inches long by 4 3/8 inches wide and 3 inches tall being mostly elipitical in shape. There are a couple of cracks from shrinkage due to age so it won't hold water but what a wonderful little piece that just reeks of character!!! This is a wonderfully made little canteen and was replaced by the 1893 enameled canteen. You can see a similar example at http://angloboerwarmuseum.com/Boer20c_techofwar.html $275.00 More Stuff 8
Here we have a very nice U.S. Model 1902 Bell Infantry issued cap complete with the correct crossed rifle emblem that has a C at the top and a 4 uncer the rifles. This is a screwback insignia. The cap is in all original condition and is in wonderful shape! There is no mothing on the wool cover and still has all 4 black painted eyelets securely fastened in the bell. The bill is just wonderful with a few minor heat impressions on it being black and edge bound with the underneath being green. The original bridle leather chin guard is present and complete as well with absolutely no damage to it. It is secured by Eagle staff buttons on either side. The brown leather sweatband is present inside and is the stitching is 100% complete and present. There is a partial size lable of 7 but no makers marks anywhere. Still this is a wonderful example of the cap that took the place of the Model 1895 pill box kepi popular during the Spanish American War. For this fine example $295.00 Condition is nice nice nice!!! If you want condition then this one is for you. More Stuff 03
WONDERFUL 36 STAR CIVIL WAR ERA FLAG!! ID'D!!
Beck Flag Here we have a wonderful coarse cotton 36 star 6 X 10 foot flag with an Indiana connection. First a little about 36 star flags and the State that became the 36th State. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, after telegraphing the Constitution of Nevada to the Congress days before the November 8 presidential election (the largest and costliest transmission ever by telegraph). Statehood was rushed to help ensure three electoral votes for Abraham Lincoln's reelection and add to the Republican congressional majorities. The official date for statehood was July 4th, 1865 but zealous marketers were churning out thousands of flags as soon as they knew statehood was going to take place. This flag only lasted 2 years officially, until 1867.
Period flags are scarce. the actual period of the 36 star flag spans almost six months of the war, though the official period follows the end of open hostilities. Although generally a reconstruction era flag count, because of the date of Nevada's introduction, flags are considered Civil War Era flags and it is known that 36 star flags were used by military units during the course of the war. As a matter of fact, it is written that the night of President Lincoln's Assassination he was laid down in the box at Ford's theatre and his head was cushioned by a 36 star flag. 36 star flags were also used during the train ride home for his final burial at Springfield, Illinois. Now to this flag.
This flag is a 36 star flag measuring 6 X 10 feet and was made to be flown outside. There is a tear in the blue field in the upper staff section where it would have been attached to the lanyard. There are a few minor moth holes and had sewn repairs. The flag is marked W.H.BECK & SONS on the staff border and one of the stars has the name BECK written in it as well. The flag overall is in excellent condition. The stars measure about 4 inches across. They are 1 piece stars in that they are sewn to one side and the blue field was cut out to let the white shine through on the other side. Most of the flag is machine sewn but where the stars show through, there it is hand sewn. The colors are still bright and it's made of the coarse material that was used when flags were mean't to be flown outside. Here is some info on W.H. Beck and Sons:
WILLIAM H. BECK, pioneer clothier and tailor of Connersville, was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., July 30, 1818; in early life he received a common school education and was brought up to the occupation of a tailor. His father, David Beck, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., December 18, 1792, and was married in Pittsburgh, Penn., September 30, 1817, to Catharine Harb, who was born in Baltimore, in 1801. May 2, 1820, they moved to Connersville, Ind., where she died September 15,1822, after which David Beck was twice married. By the three marriages nine children were born, five of whom, also his three wives, died before his decease. The surviving children are William H., by the first wife; David and Josephine by the second; and N. J. by the third. The father resided upon the same premises from 1821 until his death,which occurred September 21, 1872. Our subject opened up a tailor shop in Falmouth, October, 1841. He was married, February 22, 1843, to Miss Christiana Skillman, a native of New Jersey, born October 20, 1820. By this union two children were born: Samuel W. and Charles D. Mr. Beck was elected County Treasurer in 1852, and came to Connersville in the spring of 1853; was re-elected in 1854, and filled both terms with pleasure and credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of the people. In 1856 he opened up his present enterprise, the firm being then Beck Bros. In 1868 he closed out and built the corner block in which he is now doing business. In 1869 he opened up again with his son, and sold out to his brother in 1870, with the view of leading a retired life; in 1873 he re-embarked in active business life. Mr. Beck manufactures and keeps in stock clothing, gents' furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc., etc. In 1869, when Connersville passed under city government, Mr. Beck was chosen by a popular vote first Mayor of the city. In 1870 he was re-elected, served eight months and then resigned. He served upon the School Board for over eleven years.
The famed Civil War Soldier, Christian Beck, Gunmaker, we believe was from the same family and was listed in the 1863-1865 Military draft rolls on ancestory.com has Christian as being 30 years old and employed as a tailor in Connersville, Indiana. He is listed in Connersville earlier than that being listed in the Counties history as a gunmaker so I don't know why the draft rolls would have his listed as a tailor unless he was doing that too. He is also listed at this time as having previous military history with the 2nd Indiana Cavalry which is correct. We believe that Christian was a relative of William and possibly worked with him. A copy of William's and Christian's draft enlistment roll will be included. William is also listed in the draft rolls as being a tailor in Connersville, Indiana. Here's Christian's bio:
Christian Beck Residence Connersville IN; Enlisted on 9/25/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 10/5/1861 he was commissioned into "L" Co. IN 2nd Cavalry He was discharged for promotion on 11/2/1863 On 11/2/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IN 7th Cavalry He was discharged for promotion on 3/1/1864 On 4/30/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IN 9th Cavalry He Resigned on 10/28/1864 Promotions: * Capt 6/21/1862 * Major 11/2/1863 (As of 7th IN Cav) * Lt Colonel 3/1/1864 (As of 9th IN Cav) Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Christian Beck resigned his commission on 10/28/1864 and may have returned to Connersville to help, who we believe to be his Uncle, in the business while starting up his Gun business again. Who knows, he may have even had a hand in making this flag. This grand old flag was definitely flown and it may have been the only one that William H. Beck made. An internet search turned up no other Beck flags for sale. I will keep searching Ancestory.com for a definite link. For this fine old piece of American and Indiana History--- $1450.00 More Stuff 02
We have several unfinished or nearly finished Corps badges that was definitely leftover stock from a metal smiths shop and are the stamped variety. Have definite age to them. All are brass. a. SOLD! Catalog 1-118
b. 2 larger 8th Army Corps badges of the type that were nailed to wagons or tent poles to signify the corps it belonged to. These measure 4 inches across the furthest point. Have a little circle on the end to put a nail through. Each $65.00 Catalog 1-119
c. This is a 9th Army Corps badge that was stamped too close to where something else was stamped out. Probably discarded because of this. $12.00 Catalog 1-120
ONLY ONE LEFT!
d. 2 larger 9th Army Corps badges that are in real good shape but definitely not finished. Measures over 2 inches across. Each $55.00 Catalog 1-121
e. 19th Army Corps badge that is not finished. Has a small piece at the top that was probably made to put a hole in so that this piece could be sewn to the uniform or to the kepi. About 1 1/4 inches across. $65.00 Catalog 1-122
f. This is 20th corps badge or maybe the 12th corps badge. Measures about 2 1/2 inches across. This one has a dark patina just like the others. $45.00 Catalog 1-123
g. Don't rightly know what this is but it was with all the others. This is a shield shaped piece measuring about 1 3/4 inches across. Great shape! $25.00 Catalog 1-124
Original CSA marked coat button that I believe was used post war for reunions since it's backmarked by Waterbury. I sure Waterbury marked buttons weren't sold to the South during the war. That would have been treason! Anyway it's a nice aged button and cheaper than the period CSA marked button that the Confederacy would have used. Check out the pics! $65.00 Catalog 1-114
This IIndian Knife below is SOLD!!!
Excellent comtempory Native American Indian Knife and sheath. The knife has an excellent damascus blade with the makers mark of 'GRIZ' and an arrow with iron ferrals on either side of the aged antler handle/grip. The leather sheath is made with colored porcupine quills and outside beadword and has a red hair tuff at the bottom. This is an excellent piece and much, much better than our pic shows! $275.00
THE FLASK BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is an Antique Flask that has the likenesses of President George Washington on one side and General Taylor on the other side. This is a fantastic early 19th century aqua colored hand blown flask with a pontil on bottom verifies this is an original mold blown piece, not a modern reproduction!!
Measures Approx. 7" tall Great shape for its age. One spot on the side that has some issues - still smooth to the touch from the outside, so all damages on are in the inside. Has bubbles in the glass and imprefections as it should have. Guaranteed original! $125.00 Catalog 1-79
THE Fife Below is SOLD! 5. This last wooden fife is real nice being smaller at 14 1/2 inches long with 7/8 inch brass end caps. There are no markings on this piece but the finish is very nice. The piece is slightly warped but there are no cracks and it should play very nicely! $145.00 Catalog 1-72
THE Fife Below is SOLD! 6. This last fife is an all metal fife that was used before the Civil War and after as well. This one was most likely used after the war into the 1870's 1880's and 1890's as it is nickel plated. There is no country of origin on it so I believe it was made before 1890. This piece is 15 1/4 inches long and the plating has been worn through to the brass at the finger holes and where the thumb would have rested. There has been a modern 'cheater' added to the piece as some point. Still a nice piece! $95.00 Catalog 1-73
THE Fife Below is SOLD! 1. the first one is a very nice single keyed fife with an original pewter 'cheater' at the blowhole. This piece has no cracks present being a 2 piece model with no makers marks noticeable. It needs a new pad in the single key. Still makes some sweet music! 11 1/2 inches long. $295.00 Catalog 1-68
THE FLAGS ARE SOLD !!!
I just ran across a very small cache of 'Stars and Bar's CS Lapel type silk flags. The edges are not bound on these flags that measure about 2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. They are affixed to a small wooden shaft with a 'Golden' ball type finial on top. I have 12 of them with 10 of them being entirely flat and 2 that are in a book to try to flatten out. They are all in pretty goood condition. I can just see them sticking out of an old Confederate's lapel button hole at a reunion! Each only $15.00 Catalog 1-49
Here's a Civil War Era Bass Drum that I picked up from a gentleman from Indianapolis. This is a 14 3/4 inch by 24 inch drum that seems to have a walnut shell and perhaps the rims are maple. This is a rope drum and does not have the metal hooks that sometimes go over the rims. The rope tension snare drums were made of the skin of an animal's head stretched over the open end of a cylinder-shaped wooden shell. The edge of the skin was soaked and then lapped (tucked) around circular flesh hoops. The flesh hoops were held in place by wooden counter hoops, and the tension of the wooden counter-hoops controlled the tension on the heads. They used leather braces, known as "ears," to adjust the tension. The shell of the rope tension drum was made of several different types of plywood. Ash, rosewood, white holly, and maple are a few examples of the different types. This example has the tension rope broken in one spot leaving a hole with no rope in it. Also, the leather ears are kind of hard with 3 of them broken. Also, there is no makers lable on the inside. The heads are in good condition showing water spots but no tears or breaks. There is a hook in the shell for attaching the drum strap. These drums were popular with the military as well as the various militia groups and bands of the era. There is no writing or other indication of who used this nice rope tension drum. A nice Display Piece !!! Catalog 1-56
THE BOOTS ARE SOLD !!!
Here is a pair of very nice Civil War / Indian War era high top boots. These are very well made and in very nice shape. Perhaps a size 10? The soles are sewn on instead of being held with wooden pegs but it was done both ways during the Civil War while mostly sewn on during the Indian Wars period. Nice!!! WAS $325.00 NOW $295.00 !! Catalog 1-44
SOLD! I'm doing some research on this next item. This item is a Civil War Flag Staff topper or finial. There was one sold by Roger Steffen Militaria in Newport, Kentucky listed as a Civil War Captured Confederate Flag Staff and Finial and was id'd. I would appreciate any information anyone has concerning this flag top. If anyone knows the manufacturer just let me know. This piece is so unique that it could have just been build by one manufacturer so I'd like to find out. This piece is really hefty 3 lbs 10.2 ozs. It's also 13 1/2 inches tall and nearly 4 1/2 inches across the bit. The flagstaff socket is about 2 5/8 inches long and fits a 1 inch staff. The round disk above the staff socket has 2 holes in it which may have held a halyard. If you are familiar with this piece I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks for your help!!! Catalog 1-41
TWO CANNON PROJECTILES JUST PICKED UP FROM A COLLECTION!
THE GRAPESHOT SOLD! The first one is a small grapeshot that measures about 2 inches across and weighs about 1 pound. The piece has a nice patina to it. It's in excellent condition and came with the Revolutionary War 4 Inch 9 pound solid shot below. $15.00 Catalog 1-05a
THE REV WAR CANNONBALL BELOW IS SOLD! The next one is a bit different from the one above. This one is a Revolutionary War era 4 inch 9 pound solid shot. This one came from Indiana as the one above did with no history. This one is solid iron and someone has crudely engraved the initials in it of DET and this was done after the cannon ball had pitted so I'm sure it's the initials of the person who recovered it. A great variety of different size solid shot and cannonballs were used by the Americans. They ranged in diameter from 7" to 2" and reflect the supply problem. This one shows an excellent uncleaned dark patina and pitting. The pitting is what you would expect to see from a piece that was excavated and is not that severe. Nice early piece!!! $295.00 Catalog 1-05b
THE CRUTCHES BELOW ARE SOLD !!!
CIVIL WAR ERA MEDICAL CRUTCHES!
Here we have a pair of hardwood crutches that are typical of what was used by thousands of soldiers during the Civil War. This pair had padding on the underarm supports now lacking at one time. They measure about 48 inches long overall and are in excellent original condition! $165.00 Catalog 1-06
This GAR Eagle Top is SOLD!!!
For this outlaw tintype. $250.00
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Here we have a Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine in .32 Spec. The serial number of 10281XX places this Winchester as being made in 1927. The carbine has a pinned blade front sight, a carbine style rear sight, saddle ring on the left receiver side and a full length magazine tube. The top right of the 20 inch barrel has the two line address/top left barrel has Model 94-WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL- 32 W.S. stamped there. The Factory proof stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three line model/trade mark information and the underside of the frame has the serial number. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. The barrel is mostly factory blue with the carbine tube and receiver being a nice plum brown. The lever is mostly blue as is the hammer. The buttplate is plum brown. The action works crisp and the rifling is bright and sharp. The stocks are pretty nice with the usual dings and light scratches from use. The worst ding is on the oberse lover butt stock that you can see in the pics. This is a nice carbine!
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
WW2 Grouping of items including a Silver Star!
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
Very Nice WW1 US Compass
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
Excellent Horstmann made WW1 Brass Trench Whistle with chain!
THE HIGH STANDARD R-100 REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD!!!
We just picked up a nice used revolver in .22 caliber with holster. This is a High Standard Model R-100 9 shot .22 caliber revolver. The revolver is actually in very good condition although there is wear to the anodized type finish on the aluminum frame from going in and out of the holster. The action is nice and tight and the bore is shiny with deep lands and grooves. The barrel is 6 inches long with fixed sights. All the markings are nice and sharp and the bluing is in pretty good condition with only wear to the high edges. All holster wear I would say. The revolver has the swing out cylinder with push rod ejector set up. The plastic grips are in very nice condition. The holster is still in good condition and is Bauer Bros holster from St. Louis. The pics can tell you more than I can. For the revolver and holster $250.00
SOLD!!!! 1800’s Muscian Hat Insignia
Ornate Civil War Era Percussion Shotgun!
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
Post War German Peaked Hat. East or West German
THE ITEMs BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!! I just picked up the following two items representing WW2 German forces. These are purely ‘Spoils of War’. I do not support the Nazi’s in any way shape or form. These are War Trophies only. One has to remember the past so that they don’t repeat it.
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
UBERTI 1871 HUNTER CARBINE IN .22 MAGNUM!
SOLD!! Here is a brand new in the box Uberti 1871 Hunter Carbine in .22 Magnum. The rolling block design is one of the strongest actions ever produced. Using modern metals and more precise manufacturing methods, Uberti is able to produce a rifle that's one-third of the original gun's size and weight, yet retains all the strength for use with today's modern ammo. This rifle is in excellent brand new condition with a 22" round blue barrel and a Case-Hardened Frame, Brass Trigger Guard and great looking walnut stock. Outstanding quality!!! $550.00 Modern guns 13
REAL NICE WINCHESTER MODEL 72-A !!!
The Winchester Model 72 A is no longer available! SOLD!!! Here is a dandy Winchester Model 72-a . This model is a bolt action rifle with tubular magazine and is chambered for the .22 short, long and long rifle. This model was not serial numbered and was built between 1938 and 1959 with about 161,000 rifles sold. This particular rifle is in about 75 to 85% or more condition which is hard to come by. The action works fine and the bore is also fine. All the markings are sharp. There is a ding here and there and some very minor scratches. Most of the original blue is remaining with just a spot into the finish here and there. The receiver is grooved for a scope. This is the sporting rifle with a 25 inch barrel. The stock is nice and dark one piece walnut with a small 1 to 1 1/4 crack running forward of the bolt. This is a dandy piece! $425.00 Modern guns 27
THE LITTLE ACE .22 IS SOLD!!! LITTLE ACE .22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL!
When I first saw this little pistol I thought it was an antique from the 1800's but it's not. This little piece was made by R.L. SVENDSEN F.A. MFG CO. in Itasca, Illinois during the 1960's. This diminutive derringer consists of a brass frame and was originally blued but now showing age with black wooden birdshead type grips. It measures approximately 3-3/4 inches overall length, with a 2 inch round to octagonal barrel. It takes a .22 short and the barrel pivots sideways for loading. The action works fine. This is a modern firearm so it will have to be transfered like any other modern weapon. $195.00 Modern guns 23
The Belgium Browning Below has been SOLD!! BELGIUM BROWNING 12 GUAGE SHOTGUN SEMI-AUTO EARLY PRODUCTION AUTO-5
This series of recoil-operated, semi-sutomatic shotguns was designed by John M. Browning and was offered in 12 or 18 guage. This one is 12 guage. The barrel length of this shotgun is 26 inch with a variable choke. It has a unique, square-back auction that has become instantly recognizable. The finish is blued with a checkered, walnut stock. This series was manufactured in Belgium by FN between 1903 and 1939. The serial number on this model is 151160. This one is a Grade 1-plain barrel model. The shotgun is in generally good condition overall with a good but aged blued finish. All markings are sharp and teh action is tight. The bore is mainly bright. There is a crack in the buttstock by the receiver that you can see in the pics and another on the same side on the forearm. On the obverse side you can see where a chip is missing on the front of the forearm. A rubber pad was added to the buttstock some time in the distant past. Still a nice piece ane early! $450.00 Modern guns 22
Here's something you don't see everyday-or at least I don't! This is a Stevens No. 10 Target Pistol. This version was a departure from its predecessors. It very much resenbles a semi-automatic pistol but is, in reality, a single-shot pistol. It is chambered for the .22 rimfire cartridge and has an 8" round barrel that pivots upward for loading. It has a steel frame and is blued, with checkered rubber grips. Instead of the usual exposed hammer, this verison has a knurled cocking piece that extends through the rear of the frame. There were approximately 7,000 manufactured between 1919 and 1933. This pistol is in good condition and all steel parts exhibit a nice dark patina. The black rubber grips are in nice condition with no cracks or breaks that I can see. On the top of the barrel it is stamped PAT. APPL'D FOR. Nice bore.$350.00 Modern Guns 37
SOLD! Here's another very nice Iver Johnson model .22 SUPERSHOT SEALED EIGHT. This revolver is a double action revolver with an 8 inch barrel. It has a counter bored 8 shot cylinder. It is blued with wooden grips. Manufactured from 1919 to 1957. The bluing is very, very nice on this piece with wear only on the muzzle end from going in and out of a holster. It's another top break model. The cylincer only shows wear to the finish were it was turned as well as a few minor scratches. The rear sight is missing and it looks like someone soldered another to the toggle and it's also missing. There is a little ding to the top rib that you can see in the pics. I can still see case hardening on the hammer and trigger. The one piece walnut grip is in good condition with no cracks or breaks, just dents and bruises on the bottom. The action works fine. Nice bore. For this one.$295.00 Modern Guns 57
Rare WINCHESTER NUBLACK loaded Black Powder Shells empty Box. This box held 25 paper shotshells in 12 guage. Load no. 205, 3 drams, 1 ounces shot no. 5. The box is a little dirty but the graphics are very nice indeed! Look at the photo! $125.00
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THE ITEM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!! Here we have a Marlin Model 1897, lever action repeater, precursor of the Model 39 and 39A. When the 1897 came along in that year, it was what we know as the true “Take Down”, as loosening the sideplate screw allows the firearm to be disassembled into 2 halves with the barrel & front receiver unit in one unit & the buttstock & trigger housing unit to be in the other unit. This particular rifle was an improved version of the Model 1892 rifle and came chambered for the .22 rimfire only. This particular rifle has a 24 inch full octagon barrel with a dark bore but sharp rifling. It has a buckhorn rear and blade front sight. The color of the piece has mostly turned to a plum brown finish. The rear buttstock is a trifle loose as it has shrank from age some but still solid as a rock. The tang is drilled for a flip up peep sight, now lacking. The action works fine and it's a pretty piece. The forearm is missing a sliver on the obverse side up by the end cap otherwise fine. The markings are mostly sharp on this piece. Still a nice one and collectible!! $825.00 THE PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO $720.00!! Modern Guns 83
THE OLD REMINGTON AMMUNTION SHIPPING CRATE BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!SOLD!!!SOLD!!!
Here is an old Remington Ammunition shipping crate. The crate/box is complete less the top. The paint is faded but you can still see most of it. This box is from Remington Express 12 guage Shotgun Ammunition. The box has nice dovetails and is complete less the top. There is a crack here and there but not in danger of falling apart. Display it with Duck Decoys and Shotgun ammo in your man cave!! The box measures 14 1/2 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches tall and has intregal hand grips on each end. For this one $35.00 Modern Guns 82
THE OLD REMINGTON AMMUNTION SHIPPING BOX BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!SOLD!!!SOLD!!!
SOLD! Here's another Remington Shipping box that's in a lot better condition as far as paint. This one is a very desireable box being for the .410 shotgun shells. This one is also a Remington Express box but with nailed sides. This box is for the 3 inch shells. I have a box of shells and a couple of loose shells on top for effect that are not included with this box. As previously stated the paint is better on this one and this one has the top. The top states 'BLUE POINT AUT? INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA' It's unusual to have these boxes with the original top as usually the bottoms are missing. This one measures a very displayable 14 1/4 long by 6 inches wide and about 7 inches tall. Great little display box!! $75.00 Modern Guns 81
THE WINCHESTER MODEL 61 IN .22 MAGNUM BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
Here's the last of the Winchester Model 61 rifles that we have to offer. This one is similar in condition to the others. This one is chambered for the .22 WIN MAG. R.F. cartridge! The is only minor wear to the barrel and slide area. The very muzzle end of the barrel has some wear to it as well but that was probably caused by going in and out of a storage sock. This one was made in 1960 so it's 54 years old! All of the 61's saw some use but not very much at all. They are all beautiful rifles as this one is. The bore in this one is very good but not like new. The receiver is grooved for scope mounts. $1,575.00 Modern Guns 88
The 89 DREADNAUGHT Below has been SOLD!!
Here is one good 'ol shotgun! This is a Stevens Model No. 89 DREADNAUGHT in 12 guage. This is the model that followed the No. 85 DREADNAUGHT and the only difference is that the 89 has an automatic ejector. This model was made until 1938. It is a top lever break open firearm with exposed hammer. It is a single shot with a 30 inch full choke barrel. The breech of the barrel is extremely thick to take the pressure, check out the pic. It was original blued now lacking color with a case hardened frame. It has a plain walnut pistol grip stock and lipped forearm. The serial number stamped on all parts shown is GZ 30. It's pretty heavy for a single shot weighing 7 1/2 pounds. The bore has a mirror finish. The metal on this shotgun has pepper type patina but no pitting. The Stevens info was cleaned over so it's a little light but most can be seen. The DREADNAUGHT logo looks better. The walnut stock is in good condition with the usual dings here and there from use but it has only two small cracks on the reverse forearm that you can see in the pics. The breaking lever is turned to the left instead of straight behind the hammer but surprisingly it works better there and perhaps was an alteration by a previous owner. This is a good old shotgun and the DREADNAUGHT is kind of hard to find now. I wouldn't be afraid to shoot this one but I would suggest having it checked out by a competent gunsmith. The barrel locks up pretty tight. For this shotgun $125.00 Modern Guns 98
The .41 MAGNUM Below has been SOLD!! Here we have a whopper of a handgun! This is a Smith and Wesson Model 57 .41 caliber revolver!! This one is the nickel finished model with the 4 inch barrel. The nickel is so bright I had to darken down a couple of the pics to catch the markings. This revolver is a 6 shot .41 caliber revolver and is massive in the hand!!! I have a rather large hand and it feels big in my hand. The firearm looks to have had very little use and is nice and tight. The action works well and the rifling is fine. The grip finish is a little worn but not bad at all. The foam finish is coming off the styrofoam insert in the box and needs redone. The orignal cleaning kit is included with the revolver along with the original paperwork. This revolver was originally purchased new in 1974. This is one nice revolver and it's a quality piece!!! Classic!!! $750.00 Modern Guns 97
Here is a very nice Browning HI-Power Semi-Auto pistol in 9MM. (has to be transfered and no sales to California). The slide is marked BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.C. MADE IN BELGUIM. This piece has been used very little and looks brand new! The grips are etched on one side with am Eagle but are not ivory. Adjustable rear sight. $1,100.00 Modern Guns 96
Winchester 1894 30 WCF with 26 inch Barrel
The Winchester 1894 below is SOLD! This is a very nice Winchester Model 1894 manufactured in 1924 as indicated by the serial number of 967XXX. Winchester Model 1894 (also known as Winchester 94 or Win 94) is a lever-action rifle which became one of the most famous and popular hunting rifles. It was designed by John Browning in 1894 and originally chambered to fire two metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. It was the first rifle to chamber the smokeless powder round, the .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire}. This round was later chambered by Marlin which designated it the .30-30, which used the black powder cartridge nomenclature of using the caliber as the first number and the grains of powder as the second. Marlin used this nomenclature in order not to promote its competitor's products. The .30-30 name finally became synonymous with the cartridge and Winchester ultimately dropped the .30 WCF nomenclature. The 1894 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U.S. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006. The rifles are back in production today, being made by the Miroku company of Japan and imported into the United States by the Browning Arms company of Morgan, Utah.
The Model 1894 has been referred to as the "ultimate lever-action design" by firearms historians such as R. L. Wilson and Hal Herring. The Model 1894 is the rifle credited with the name "Winchester" being used to refer to all rifles of this type and was the first commercial sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units. This particular rifle is in very good condition showing only minor handling wear. It has an 8-round magazine (26" barrel). The stocks are in very nice condition and it has the cresent shotgun buttplate. Most original bluing remaining on the barrel and magazine with the typical silver apparance to the receiver, buttplate, lever and nose cap. There is a tiny 'W' hand carved on the underside of the fore stock near the serial number on the reciever. Nice!
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The Winchester Model 53 is no longer available! Below listed at 7 Winchester Rifles that I had come into the shop for consignment sales.
1. Winchester Model 53 25-20 WCF "1925" Rifle!
This is a very nice Winchester Model 53 25-20 WCF lever action rifle. It has a 22 inch round Nickel Steel barrel and a 1/2 tube magazine that holds six cartridges. It's in very good condition for it's age and operates flawlessly! The serial number is 32845. The barrel markings are sharp and the barrel color is original blue. The receiver and lever are turning a nice dark brown. There is no pitting to speak of. The stock is in great shape with the usual dings from use but not bad at all with no cracks and no breaks. The bore is excellent! This is a very collectable firearm and one that you just don't see every day in its original condition. There were only 24,916 of these rifles manufactured from 1924 to 1932. Nice! $1,425.00 plus shipping. Modern Guns 105
Surplus #: FN HI-POWER
Here we have a single magazine for a Browning Hi-Power in 9 MM. It is in good used surplus condition. $25,00
THE LLAMA EXTRA BELOW HAS BEEN SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!!
I am putting this firearm on here first as it looks very much like a Colt 1911A1 semi automatic military pistol. This is a LLAMA EXTRA with a very nice long slide 1911 chambered in the 9mm Largo cartridge. Sporting a 5 1/2" barrel & 3/8" longer slide then a Government Model 1911.Llama firearms are produced by the firm of Gabilondo y Cia located in Elgoibar, Spain. In 1931 Gabilonda Y Cia decided to do its part in revitalizing the reputation of the lagging Spanish firearms industry. To this end they began making almost exact copies of the Colt/Browning M1911 design. The name Llama (pronounced Yama) was chosen for this line of pistols to separate it from earlier production of 'Ruby style' pistols of WWI vintage. The Ruby pistols did not have the quality control they needed and as a result earned a very bad reputation for Spanish firearms and Gabilondo y Cia. The new line of Llama pistols was produced in 9mm Long, .38 ACP and .45 ACP. These pistols were such faithful reproductions of the M1911 that some if not all parts were interchangeable with Colt/Browning M1911s. There were several variations on the design, one of which was the "Extra". The designation "Extra" was very simplistic, there was simply more pistol (a little extra, if you will). The barrel was 1/2" longer and the slide 3/8" longer. This produces an extra 1/8" barrel protrusion from the slide. A normal M1911 slide and barrel can usually be fitted to these pistols without modification. The finish on this pistol is very nice, there is no pitting or rust that I can see and it almost looks like it was parkerized. Slide & action is smooth and trigger is crisp. Grip & thumb safeties work as they should. Bore looks great, slide locks fine on empty magazine. Has wood grips that look like they have been used plenty due to the wear on them. Equipped with the lanyard loop. Comes with one factory magazine. This is really a nice piece and relatively inexpensive at $350.00 Must be transfered by an FFL holder. Modern Guns 107
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The Old 1903 below is SOLD! Here is a nice old Vintage Smith & Wesson .32 Caliber S&W long cartridge Hand ejector Model of 1903, 2nd Model, 5th change. Produced from 1910 to 1917 in serial number range 102500 to 263000. This one is 128494. This is a 6 inch model being double action and works great. The 6-shot fluted cylinder locks up tight and turns as it should. There is alot of color left on the frame and some on the cylinder. The barrel is mostly lacking in original color but does have some brown patina on it. All of the stampings are still sharp and the checkered hard rubber grips are fine. The bore is still fine being bright with lands and grooves. This fine old revolver comes in a leather holster. Family hisory is that Great grandpa carried this revolver with him during WW2. Check out the pics! For this piece $395.00
The Indiana State Police Commemorative S & W Model 66 is SOLD! Modern Guns 109
Here is a really nice Smith & Wesson Model 66, 357 Magnum, Indiana State Police Commemorative, 50th Anniversary w/Box, 1933 1983. Ser AAU530. RARE! This firearm is in excellent condition even though it has been fired. It wasn't used much. It is stainless steel with a 6 inch barrel. The six shot revolver has the Indiana State Police logo on the frame as well as '1933-50th ANNIVERSARY-1983' on the barrel. On the other side of the barrel is SMITH & WESSON .357 MAGNUM and on the frame is the S&W trademark as well as '1 in 1117'. The piece looks to have no wear to it or very, very little including the wooden grips. There is a sticker with '30' on the bottom of one grip. I really don't know the meaning of that unless this is the 30th one made. This piece comes in a fitted walnut box that is missing the brass plate that has the anniversary on it. Take a look at the pics. I will furnish the name of the Trooper to the person who purchases this firearm. For this fine piece $1,200.00
The Indiana State Police Commemorative S & W Model 66 is SOLD! Modern Guns 109
Here is a really nice Smith & Wesson Model 66, 357 Magnum, Indiana State Police Commemorative, 50th Anniversary w/Box, 1933 1983. Ser AAU530. RARE! This firearm is in excellent condition even though it has been fired. It wasn't used much. It is stainless steel with a 6 inch barrel. The six shot revolver has the Indiana State Police logo on the frame as well as '1933-50th ANNIVERSARY-1983' on the barrel. On the other side of the barrel is SMITH & WESSON .357 MAGNUM and on the frame is the S&W trademark as well as '1 in 1117'. The piece looks to have no wear to it or very, very little including the wooden grips. There is a sticker with '30' on the bottom of one grip. I really don't know the meaning of that unless this is the 30th one made. This piece comes in a fitted walnut box that is missing the brass plate that has the anniversary on it. Take a look at the pics. I will furnish the name of the Trooper to the person who purchases this firearm. For this fine piece $1,200.00
This is a pretty nice .38 caliber half-stock percussion hunting rifle with double set triggers which work fine but sometimes you have to push the front trigger foward after firing to return it to it's place. It may need a little oil. There is a name of K.H.Phelps stamped on the backside of the lock but I think it is someone who may have repaired the piece long ago. The man I got this rifle from shot it regularily. He had placed a new nipple in the drum bolster but that looks to be the only replacement part in the recent past. The lock is a simple lock with absolutely no decoration. The hammer is quite nicely decorated though. There is a small unobtrusive crack in the stock just forward of the lock but otherwise just the usual small dings and so forth. There is a triffle bit of wood loss behind the nipple due to firing and a replace chip on the other side of the tang. The buttstock has a little repair to the toe as when powder was placed down the barrel the old timers would tamp the rifle on the ground to seat the powder. The buttstock has some old finish chips in it but that doesn't detract. The stock is walnut with a pewter nosecap while all other mountings are brass. The piece measures about 51 3/4 inches long with a 35 1/2 inche barrel. The rear sight is a simple fixed v sight while the front sight is a simple blade sight. The ramrod is a replacement as 99% of them are. I could find no other markings on this piece. I really like this one! $475.00 Item Weapons- 86
NICE C. SHARPS 4 BARREL .22 CALIBER PEPPERBOX PISTOL!
This is the Model 1A and is serial numbered 37774. These little pistols were made from 1859 to 1874 with quantities made in the many thousands. The markings are sharp and the firing pin rotates as it should. When the barrel release is pushed it releases as it should and slides completely forward and off . The barrels are 2 1/2 inches long as they should be for a .22 caliber. The barrels were original blue now lacking but have been replace by a dark plum color. The hammer still has blue on it. The brass frame is in good condition but now lacking any silver plating. The grips are the original walnut grips and are in fine condition. This is a nice little pepperbox pistol! $750.00 Item weapons 029
Here we have a Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block rifle for the State of New York in 50-70 caliber. Following the success of the Model 1870, the Governor of New York ordered 15,000 Remington rolling block rifles and bayonets for his state's militia. These model 1871 rifles were very similar to the Model 1870 rifles, but differed in some details. Field experience with the Model 1870 showed that the mechanism jammed too easily in dusty conditions. Users also did not like loading the weapon at full cock. The Model 1871 included a locking bolt in the breech mechanism. The user pulled the hammer to the full cock position, retracted the breech block spur to expose the chamber, and inserted the cartridge. When the breech block closed, the hammer automatically fell to the half cock position, and the weapon could not be fired until the hammer was once again pulled to the full cock position.
This rifle is one of the New York Contract Rifles. It's in really good condition and exhibits a nice crisp bore in the barrel. The action works excellent and as it should for this model. The wood is in great condition with a very nice cartouche. The number 41 is stamped on the barrel and on the stock as well. The number 82 is stamped in the wood at the top of the buttplate. This rifle is complete less the sling. There is some minor 'frosting' to the metal parts here and there but nothing serious. The only drawback to this rifle is that it looks to have been overcleaned in the tang area leaving the Remington stampings weak but there. The barrel bands are marked with the correct 'B' and the ramrod is present. Overall a very nice piece that you could shoot today.
' Over 20,000 Model 1871 rifles were eventually purchased by the state of New York. The U.S. Army did not greet the Remingtons with much enthusiasm. Foreign sales of the weapon were much more successful. Denmark ordered many of the Model 1870 and 1871 rifles. In 1873, Spain ordered 50,000 Model 1871 rifles, which were delivered in 1875. Numerous other countries, such as France, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Greece, and Puerto Rico also purchased this rifle.[ Item No. 01 THIS ITEM IS SOLD!!! Here is a marked WW2 German Field Surgical kit in case. The entire piece measures about 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 with a fold over flap and leather strap. The leather case is gray pebble. The tap/strap is marked with the German Eagle and Swastika as well as the makers name which is BOLLMANN TUTTLINGER and dated 1943. There are 4 instruments inside. Look at the pics. It's in great condition! $65.00
THIS ITEM IS SOLD!!! Item No. 2 Here we have a decent 1905 US Bayonet less scabbard. The M1905 Bayonet was one of the U.S. most widely used bayonet. It was used in both WW1 and WW2. It was originally designed to fit the M1903 Springfield Rifle. Early versions (up until 1918) of the M1905 bayonet had what is referred to as bright, bare metal blades. These were 16_ blades and which included a wooden had grip. After 1918-1922 the blades were Parkerized (phosphate anti-corrosive finish) and Blued and the grips were made from black walnut. From 1922-1939 production was halted. During World War 2 production resumed again. The new bayonets would be produced with bakelite (plastic) black or sometimes brown hand grips. These newer bayonets would sometimes be referred to as M1942, that being the year they were made, but in reality they were still M1905 bayonets with just a modification to the hand grips.
This one is one of the early ones as it has the bright blade and early wooden grip. The blade has been cleaned but you can see where the patina was on it before cleaning next to the cross guard. The bayonet is marked R.I.A. (Rock Island Arsenal) over a flaming ordnance bomb on one side and the date 1906. The other side is simply marked US. The entire piece is 201/2 inches long with a 15 7/8 inch long blade. There is a little sliver of wood missing near the pommel cap that you can see in the pics. The locking mechanish works fine. Still nice! $150.00
AN ACTUAL E. LEFAUCHEUX REVOLVER!!
This leFAUCHEUX REVOLVER is SOLD!!! We see a few pinfire pistols from time to time but most of them are Brevette LeFaucheux pistols that were made in Belgium. This one is one of the actual LeFaucheux revolvers that was made in France. This is a 7 mm pistol that seems to be double action only. The return spring is weak or missing so you have to push the trigger assembly forward after firing to fire another shot. This piece is a 6 shot revolver being about 8 1/2 inches long overall with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. This is the type with a folding trigger. The only thing I can physically see missing is the front sight. The action works but it is stiff. The top of the octagon rifled barrel is marked E. LEFAUCHEUX BRT S.G.D.G A PARIS. The serial number is 12134. There are part numbers stamped on various parts which is 560. The trigger assy is also marked with the makers name. This one has a definite plus as the loading gate and cartridge ejector is still present. Many I see are missing those two items. All and in a great little pistol and Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire pistol similiar to this one except that it was engraved, had a fixed trigger and a triggerguard. Same shape however. This one is still in good condition with a medium brown patina. Take a look at the pics! $375.00 Item weapons 085
This Roby sword is SOLD!!! This is a great piece! Came from Indiana but no history accompanies it. This is a model 1860 Cavalry Saber with scabbard produced by C. Roby of Chelmsford, Mass and so marked on the ricasso. On the other ricasso it is marked A.G.M (inspector) U.S. & 1863. Roby had U.S. contracts for 32,200 cavalry sabers 1863-1864 with 7,000 of them being delivered after the war. This one is dated 1863 so it was delivered during the war. This saber is in very nice condition. The blade is bright with only very minor signs of sharpening and the markings on the ricasso are fairly deep and bolt except the C in C Roby is worn some. The blade washer is original and the grip is original with some wear through showing wood but not too bad. All of the original twisted wire is present. The brass hand guard is in very nice condition but looks to have been cleaned sometime in the past. There is an inspectors initial on the pommel cap. The C ROBY CHELMSFORD MASS is in 3 lines making this a more desirable piece. The scabbard is complete with a few 'door' dents in it that you can see in the pics. Heck, this piece was carried so those dents should be in it. The sword glides in and out regardless of the few dents. The drag has wear from dragging on the ground. All in all this is a very nice mid war dated U.S. Light Cavalry Saber and scabbard! Yours for $750.00 Item weapons 057
This sword is SOLD!!! Here we have an English? French? German? sword from the 19th through early 20th century. The hilt is stamped brass that shows a large spread winged eagle sitting in an oak tree as evidenced by the oak leaf clusters and the acorns that are shown. The backside of the hilt shows that it was gold gilted at some time. The langets are vignettes of a ladies head on each side. The grip is a very nice sharkskin grip with a single strand of twisted brass wire. There is a finger guard below the grip. The backstrap and pommel are a nice brass and match the color of the rest of the handguard. The pommel is a hugh Lion head pommel with open mouth holding the distal end of the handguard. The knuckle bow is brass and the handguard is attached to it with a brass screw on the front end and a stud with nut on the back end. The nut is a hexagonal nut so I believe it is a modern replacement. The top of the hand guard is a lioness with mouth open. The blade is a quill back blade and is etched on the obverse with floral engravings as well as a name W. FORMES. The reverse blade shows the same floral engravings but it also has a flag with a cross on it and a knights head helmet on a shield. The entire sword is over 3 feet long with a 30 ¾ inch long blade. About ¼ inch of the blade tip is lacking having been broken off at some time and the last 9 ½ inches of the blade is pretty badly pitted and it looks like someone used a torch to remove the rust as there is a heat line delineation on the blade. I also see a crack clear through the blade that extends upwards for about ½ inch or so. There's not a danger of the blade coming apart but one needs to know the extent of the previous damage. This piece comes with a leather scabbard that is definitely made for this particular sword. The leather is broken through on the back side of the 5 ¾ inch long top mount but it's not broken clear through at the front. The leather sheath also pulls out of the 2nd mount (the mount is 4 ¾ inch long) when you slide the sword back in. I think this has been that way for a long time as there is evidence of old glue in that area. The drag is a whooping 11 inches long with floral cast in designs as well as the flag, helmet and what looks like a crusaders shield. There are dents on both sides of the drag about 4 inches up on both sides. The sheath must have been caught in a door at some time. I had a lot of people looking at this and lots of folks wanted it so now it is priced. The consignor wants $2,750.00 for this probably one of a kind sword!! Item weapons 050
This Firearm is SOLD!!! VERY, VERY NICE!!! ARGENTINE REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE IN .43 SPANISH!
The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. Many Rolling Block rifles were used by Argentina before being replaced in 1891 by the new 7.65mm Mauser. This rifle was one of the Argentine Rolling Block rifles in .43 Spanish. This one is in excellent condition and much, much better than my camera can show you. I get a lot of glare in my Studio and it shows here. This rifle was hand picked out of a crate of Argentina Rolling Blocks in 1951 by the father of the man that I purchased it from The finish is great! There is a little thining of the blue in a small area ahead of the obverse rolling block. The blueing other wise looks fairly new. The wood is good breaks and just a minor ding here and there as well as a tiny chip out of the wood by the receiver that you can see in the pics. I've been told that when these pieces were declared surplus that they were 'fixed up' and shipped into the US for resale. The markings on the barrel are crips as well as the serial number 598. The Remington markings on the tang are a bit light but still easily seen. The way the tang markings look lead me to believe the 'refinished' story before shipping to the USA. The action works great and the bore is crisp and shiney with great lands and grooves. The cleaning rod is still present and the bayonet lug for a saber bayonet is present as well. I've seen alot of worn out Remington Rolling Blocks for all over the world but this is the absolutely best one I've ever seen. I guarantee that this piece is much better than my pics. $1,100.00 Item weapons 041
OUTLAWS CUT DOWN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN!
THE SHOTGUN IS SOLD! This is not a coach gun. This shotgun was shortened to this length for dastardly duties! The shotgun is a 12 guage cut down to a 10 1/2 inch barrels and even the stock was cut so it would be easier to conceal. The ramrod was also shortened to the correct length. The entire piece is only 19 inches long! The piece has back action locks with matching hammers. The action works fine. Between the barrels is stamed THE NIMROD GUN MANUFACTORY LIEGE which makes it a Belgium made shotgun. There is a couple of cracks in the wood but nothing recent. The triggerguard has the front decorative part lacking. The nipples are in good condition. This thing just reeks of character and I can just see it being whipped out from under a slicker by some cowboy with the intention of robbing the bank! This wasn't shortened to be used by the Confederate Cavalry this shotgun was shortened to be used by outlaws! Take a look at the pics! $675.00 Item weapons 030
A NICE MILITARY TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURE
Sold Here is a nice military type Flintlock pistol in 70 caliber. This one has a brass nose cap with captured ramrod. This one also has a very nice walnut stock with only a small silver lacking on the rear of the nosecap reverse and a small crack from the upper lock screw to the barrel which looks like less than 1/2 inch in length. The action is very strong and it throws out a nice shower of sparks. There is 3 X's carved into the stock that you can see in the photos. Also there is what looks like the initials TV carved in the stock forward of the trigger guard. There is also 4 marks carved into the stock back of the trigger guard and four notches on the trigger ring itself. Don't know what they are there. The only makers or identifying markings I can see on this piece is a foreign mark on the lock that you can also see in the pics. If anyone knows what country this is from let me know and I'll list it. I think Arabic or middle eastern. This pistol has a captured ramrod that has a break on one side of the capture system but still works fine. This is a nice piece! $695.00 Item Weapons 09
SOLD! Here's a restored full stock rifle in .36 caliber and it's a honey! This is a rifle made by James Golcher of Philadelphia and so marked on the BRASS lockplate and the barrel!!! The stock had two repairs done to it- one forward of the lock along the barrel and one at the rear of the lock which would have been affected by burning/ignition of the cap. The wood looks gorgeous even though it has had these two minor repairs. The firearm is over 54 inches long with a 38 1/2 inche long octagon rifled barrel. There is a simple V sight at the rear dovetailed into the barrel and a simple blade sight dovetailed into the front of the barrel. There is some minor/moderate pitting around the nipple which is common if the piece was fired at all since the old blackpowder was so corrosive. The all brass lockplate is engraved with a covey of quail rising from the ground cover at the rear of the lock and simple floral engraving at the front of the lock. The iron hammer has simple engraving on it as well. The buttplate, patch box, trigger guard, nose cap and ramrod ferrels are all brass. The ramrod is an obvious replacement. This rifle was made around 1840-1850's. This is definitely a rare one with an all brass lockplate! Check out the pics!!! $1.650.00 Item Weapons- 10
This Firearm Below is SOLD!!! Here's one of the most interesting revolving rifles that I have ever seen!!! This rifle or carbine is set up on a pistol configuration. The pistol was originally a Colt Cloverleaf model otherwise known as the House Model Revolver. This gun was originally manufactured from 1871-1876 with the total quanity being 9,952 guns. The serial number on this gun is 61XX so it was made probably around 1874 or so. The entire piece measures about 32 inches long with a 18 inch screw in barrel. The grip/buttstock is carved one piece which is quite unique! The cresent buttplate is made of brass as is the rame of the gun. The frame was at one time silver plated and traces remain. The cylinder is a 4 shot .41 caliber cylinder that used rimmed cartridges and is shaped like a 4 leaf clover. The gun type is a spur trigger type being a single action. The cylinder is held in place by a center pivot pin. The barrel has a peep hole type rear sight and a simple blade/bead type front sight. The only markings I can find on this weapon beside the serial number is PAT.SEP.19.1871.. The action works fine and the iron / steel parts have a nice dark brown patina. There are also two sling swivels on the piece-one on the barrel and one on the buttstock. This is one of the most unique weapons that I've ever seen! There is a crack in one grip otherwise fine. Nice and unusual probably gunsmith made one of a kind weapon!!! $2,500.00Item Weapons- 64
Sold Here's and old halfstock rifle with silver trim pieces and a very nice hugh brass patchbox! This piece shows lots of use but it's just beautiful!!! The wood seems to be curly maple. The original lock was larger than the one on the gun now but they did a wonderful job of filling in around this old DAYTON lock so that it could be used. We believe that is lock is not from Dayton (ohio) but rather a lock produced by Frederick Dayton of New Buffalo, Michigan circa 1860. This is a double set trigger set up and seems to function OK. The nipple looks newer and so does the cleanout screw on the bolster. The lock has lots of scroll engraving on it as well as the name DAYTON. The stock has a crack in it forward of the lockplate and near the brass patchbox but both are stable. The Patchbox is a very nice affair and measures about 8 3/4 inches long overall. The buttplate is also brass as well as the triggerguard. The nosecap on this piece is pewter. The rifle is over 53 inches one with a octagon 40 1/2 inch long barrel. The barrel has pitting on the top near the nipple and is about 44 caliber. There is a simple v sight on the rear and a simple blade sight on the front of the barrel. The iron surfaces have a pleasing color to them. There are two ramrod pipes under the barrel with the one nearest the stock being a replacement. The wooden ramrod fits very well but is too short for this rifle. This is a great piece!!! Look at the pics. They don't do this great old gun justice. $750.00 Item Weapons- 67
UPDATE ON THIS PIECE!!!
The Lorenz is Sold
We thought that we had a model 1854 Austrian Lorenz Rifle in .58 caliber having been bored out from the original .54 caliber but according to the book on FIREARMS FROM EUROPE this is actually the Austiran Model 1862 "lorenz" Rifle Musket. The book says it's doubtfull than any of this model were imported during 1861-1865 but this model is marked in two places "OHIO" being purchased for the Civil War Union troops in Ohio. The 1862 had a different shaped lock than the M-1854 and the stock was mortised for this new lock. This is the correct stock for this rifle-musket and the "OHIO" stamping is just like the ones I've seen on the M-1854. This could be a rare import here. This one is in generally good condition but does have moderate pitting over the lockplate hammer and the breech end of the barrel. The buttplate and triggerguard also have the moderate pitting so it must have been a storage issue. From the rear sight (incomplete) up to the muzzle end the pitting is not nearly so bad. I can see no markings on the lockplate and the last 3 digits of the year it was made should be there. The stock is in remarkable condition with no splits or breaks. The action works well and I believe the hammer screw is a correct replacement. This is still a nice piece and worthy of anyone's collection especially since it's a 1862 model and not a Model 1854! This piece is complete except for the missing parts on the rear sight. The bore is pretty well shot out. Price $650.00 Item Weapons- 85
The Rifle below is Sold Here's a great german silver mounted percussion halfstock rifle! This one is about 40 caliber and looks great! There is a little wood lacking about the lock that you can see in the pics. Other than that the stock is in very good condition. The piece measures about 52 inches long with a 36 inch heavy barrel. There is no ramrod but easily replaced. Most ramrods are replacements. The double set triggers work well but the hammer falls with the slightest of movements so it needs some adjustment. The lockplace is a back action lock with floral decorations engraved in it. The patchbox is silver and also engraved. The buttplate is silver and engraved as well. There are silver plates around the lock and a silver triggerguard as well as silver escrutcheons and a silver thimble for the ramrod in the stock. There is evidence of plating on the nosecap but I believe the nosecap to actually be pewter. This is a realy nice desireable piece with the makers name of George P. Fostens, Bristol R.I. in cursive maked on the barrel between the nipple and the rear leaf sight. I did not find George's name listed in AMERICAN GUNSMITHS by Frank Sellers but I believe this gun to be period to the Civil War or before. Nice piece! $575.00 Item Weapons- 87
THIS ONE IS SOLD! Here's a little pistol of about .30 caliber percussion that was found in Ohio. This piece has a repair to the inside that consists of brazing and you can still see some brazing and old flux remaining. The piece was either dropped or perhaps thrown away when it ceased to function. There is still one walnut grip left but is missing the lock and hammer and all inside mechanisms. 6 1/45 inches long overall. Still a nice displayable piece! $125.00 Item Weapons- 133
THE SWORD PARTS ARE SOLD! Here's something you don't find every day. If you're looking to restore a model 1840 heavy cavalry sword then you might need these parts. This is a brass hand guard, pommel cap and grip for the 1840 heavy cav sword. I believe they are for the European import as I cannot find any US inspector markings on them. There is 8M 476 stamped on the handguard but that's all. The branches have been removed on the handguard for some reason and there is some damage on the pommel cap that you can see in the pics but the grip is still in pretty good shape and you'll never find another one on the loose again. This one still has the original leather grip covering on it. I can't tell if it has the cord under the leather or the grooved wooden grip but I won't damage it to find out so I'll just assume that it's the European one with the cord. At any rate it's rare to find! $125.00 Another customer pointed out that they may be 1860 Cutlass parts. Item Weapons- 134
THIS ONE SOLD! Here is a very well aged leather shot pouch that has a Union Shield on the front. This leather shot pouch is well used with repairs to the seams and a piece of wire holding the spout to the leather body. This is a fine example of what the soldier armed with a shotgun had to carry for ammo that he used. Of course, civilians carried shot pouches as well but I believe it's a bit unusual to have the patriotic shield on the front for a sportsman. This old pouch still has some shot in it. The leather is still supple. This would display well with a military used shotgun! $65.00 Item Weapons- 13
THE French Musket Below is SOLD! Here we have a French Import Rifled/musket that would have been imported to the US for the American Civil War. This one is 49 3/4 inches long overall with a 34 inch barrel in .58 caliber It's rifled but rusty in the bore. All the metal parts have been cleaned but it'll patina back up or color can be added. There is something on the butt in ink but I can't make it out as well as the number 20. This piece is all mounted in iron. The lockplate is marked DEVISME A PARIS. The back action lock functions beautifully. This rifle has a simple block v sight at the rear and the front side is a simple brazed blade sight. There are a few dings in the wood but no breaks. The bottom barrel band has the top broken off of it but parts can be obtained should you want to fix it. Otherwise the piece is in very good operable condition. I believe the ramrod, which is brass headed, is an original ramrod but I'm not sure it is original to this piece. There are many variations to these rifles and I believe this is the Model 1857. If you want an original Civil War era rifle that won't break the bank then this is a good one for that. $695.00 Item weapons -153
THE DUG KNIFE BELOW IS SOLD! Here is a large dug Confederate Bowie Knife from the Pierre Cayla Collection. A 7 inch ruler was placed alongside it for comparison. This large, 15 1/2 inch long knive with 12 inch hand forged blade, was found in a field outside of Dalton, Georgia. The Dalton Battle was fought February 22nd through 27th, 1864. The Rebs won this one!! The knife has been stablized and has a somewhat of an elipitical blade with a clip point. The grip was rivited on. The oval handguard is brass and about 3 inches long and almost 1 inch wide. No doubt on this one!!! $425.00 Item Weapons -159
THE OLD PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD! Here's a nice percussion pistol from the Northern Indiana area. This .45 caliber pistol has no makers marks that I can see and has two very unusal distinct repairs to it that make it very unusual. The pistol is over 13 inches long with a 7 3/8 inch octagonal smooth bore barrel. I see no markings whatsoever on this barrel. Under the barrel is a captured steel ramrod. The wood stock appears to be walnut and other than a couple age cracks along the grain it appears undamaged except where the unusal repair has been done. I believe the repair was done to the stock where it again had an age or shrinkage crack. The repair appears to have been done with a couple of iron rods and a brass flower like brass collar was placed under the head of the rod as it was pounded it. This repair actually enhances the piece instead of just looking like a repair. the walnut stock also has hand checkering to the hand grip. The butt has an iron plate placed on it and a ferrel for a laynard. The other repair is that the trigger guard must have been broken or perhaps lost and one was fashioned out of a piece of sheet iron for a replacement. The replacement is quite crude but shows what someone did to keep this pistol in service. The lock functions correctly and the nippple is not battered down. Overall quite a nice pistol yet and very interesting!!! $395.00 Item weapons -160
THE PISTOL BELOW IS SOLD! Here we have a Belguim single shot percussion pistol that was obviously carried by a man. I believe that ladies favored these type pistols as well but this was no ladies pistol! This one is about 8 1/2 inches long with a 3 1/4 inches octagon barrel that most likely screws off to load. The barrel has a D in an oval proof mark on it and it looks to have 4 groove rifling. This short barrel is a whopping .69 caliber! The lock housing is engraved and has on it the ELG over a star in an oval which indicates Belguim manufacture. There is also a Crown over M & G on the bottom of the housing near the trigger guard. The triggerguard is also iron and has some simple engraving on it. The walnut grip has a couple of age cracks in it but not bad at all. The grip is very large indicating that it was made for a man's grip and not a ladies grip. It has an iron backstrap and buttcap present. The buttcap has engraving on it as well. This piece has a center mounted hammer and the action is very crisp and works as it should. This is a nice piece and has a lot of the original color left on it! This small sized pistol is mean! $395.00 Item weapons-161
THE PINFIRE REVOLVER BELOW IS SOLD! MODEL 1854 LAFAUCHEUX MILITARY PINFIRE REVOLVER!
The LeFaucheux was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. government during the Civil War. Over 11,000 were ordered by Federal authorities for cavalry use, with most of these serving in the Western Theater. This number surpasses that of many American-manufactured arms and makes the LeFaucheux a significant U.S. martial arm of the period. Although not imported by the Confederacy, some Southern officers are known to have carried LeFaucheux Revolvers.
In 1857, U.S. Army ordnance officers tested the Lefaucheux revolver, and although they were impressed with its accuracy and reliability, none were purchased. At the outbreak of war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased at a cost ranging from $12.50 to $20.04 each. Of these, 12,000 found their way into Union service with known serial numbers in the 25,000 to 37,000 range.
The Lefaucheux pinfire design was not met with enthusiasm on this side of the Atlantic, with most soldiers preferring the percussion revolvers of Colt, Remington, Starr, and other makers to the French arms. Aside from their range and power, ammunition for these was readily available, while the unique Lefaucheux ammunition was not. In addition, the pinfire cartridges could be accidentally discharged by bumping the pin, even if the cartridge was in a pocket or pouch rather than in the chamber of the revolver. In addition to these drawbacks, the Lefaucheux was far less robust than American revolvers of the time.
Consequently, they were not able to stand up to the rigors associated with combat use, and many were disabled due to worn, bent, or broken parts. Some of these deficiencies were later corrected, but the improvements came too late to have much benefit for Union and Confederate soldiers. While a few of these pistols went home with returning troops after the war, most were sold as surplus. None were retained for military use.
This particular revolver is a single action large frame revolver 12mm (.44 cal) with a 6 inch rifled barrel. The rear sight is on the hammer and the front sight is a simple dovetailed bead sight. The trigger guard has the spur and the buttplate has the military type laynard ring. The loading gate is present but missing the small springloaded lever. The gate is stiff enough that it stays shut on it's own. The action works fine but is still. There are Belguim manufacture markings on the piece. The serial number falls into the Civil War import range at 36,214. Documented pieces into the 37,000 have been found. The markings are crisp and the patina is nice and dark. This is a nice Civil War Revolver!!! $995.00 Item weapons - 162
DUG FLINTLOCK LOCK!!
THIS ONE IS SOLD! Here is a dug flintlock lock that I believe is marked J. JONES WARRENTED. I believe it may be an English lock and it's definitely off a hunting rifle. This piece was found in Central Indiana. This would look great in an Early display! The lock measures about 4 1/4 inches long. $95.00 Item weapons 170
-BOTH ARE SOLD!!!
Here we have 2 old primitive knives. I have laid them next to a quarter so you could get a sense of size. The larger one thin hand forged blade with the initials LU in old script engraved on one side of the blade. The entire piece extended is about 10 1/2 inches long straight across. The blade is about 6 inches long along the outer curvature. The grip is hand carved horn and has a little damage to the end but not bad. Solid as a rock! $85.00
The smaller knife is a little more primitive and has ML carved into the horn grip on one side. This piece is 6 inches straight across not following the curve. The blade is about 3 1/2 inches long following the long side of the blade. Nice old primitive piece! $45.00
Here is a Hadden, Porter & Booth (Philadelphia) bullseye canteen. Nicely and legibly marked on the pewter spout but is missing sling and cover. The body is dented in a couple of places and has been painted black. $145.00
Here we have a J.E.B. Stuart Saber Attachment for the sword belt. Designed by the later-famous Confederate cavalry leader J.E.B. Stuart immediately prior to the Civil War. This unique saber attachment was patented by the Stuart in October 1859. Previously recommended for Army adoption by a board of cavalry officers. The War Department purchased the rights to produced this hanger with its spring-loaded catch for easy detachment of the saber and hanger from the saber belt. The Saber attachment is NOT the spring-loaded type, but is a simplified hook form only, and is known as the model 1881/1885, and was used through out the Indian Wars, The Spanish American War, and the Philippine Insurrection. The M81/85 was also used with the M1906 Cavalry saber. The importance of this quickly detachable saber attachment is often over looked by those unfamiliar with cavalry tactics. Until the motorization of the cavalry, the primary mode of fighting was dismounted and the saber was of almost no value and a great handicap to movement. The short and long straps were attached to the carrying rings of the model 1860 light model cavalry saber, and the brass hook attached to a brass ring held on the lower edge of the Mills woven cartridge belt. On the early hangers the leather was died black, those used in The Spanish American wars were died brown. Leather is pretty nice with no breaks, tears or repairs. The numbers '35' are stamped into the short strap. Brass has a nice mellow patina. A super display item for your Civil War Cavalry saber. For this piece $85.00 New Arrivals 268
Here we have a holster for what I believe to be a Model 1851 Navy Colt on a Model 1872 Hagner leather belt. This belt is the type to take a US Hagner plate and still has the keeper present. The belt and holster is black and has leather finish loss. The belt has a nick out of it that you can see in one of the pics. The holster is generally relic condition. The holster has the initials cared into the reverse look of BS. No history on this piece. Definitely used hard and put away ! $195.00 New Arrivals 265
The Saw Handled pistol below is SOLD!!!
Here's a dandy! This is an unknown manufacture saw handle type percussion pistol, it has a 5" barrel that measures at 45 caliber, and is 11 inches long overall. This percussion pistol has an all iron/steel frame and octagonal rifled barrel with the beautiful walnut wood grips set into it, the metal has a dark gray/black patina and the wood grips are smooth shaped to the frame with what look like silver escutcheons for the screw, there is hand engraving on the sides and top of the frame and the hammer. The spring retained ram rod is present. I couldn't find a maker on this piece but when I took the grips off I saw 4 notches purposely cut into the grip frame. Don't know what that means though. Perhaps this weapon was used to shot 4 individuals! Who knows! Interesting story but just a story. The gun has some light peppering on it from being fired but not bad. The action works fine and it's nice and crisp. From Nebraska. This is a beautiful weapon! $795.00 New Arrivals 255
You're too late! This one is already gone!!
Here is a contemporary display of an original Pinfire Civil War era Belgium made revolver in 12MM being a 6 shot revolver. This one would have most likely been used for military use as it has the laynard ring on the butt. This piece is quite large being about 11 1/2 inches long overall with a 6 inch barrel. There is a trememdous amount of engraving on this revolver and the walnut grips are highly engraved. Each grip is marked with a VII which is not unusual on confederate used weapons. Both Union and Confederates used these weapons and more likely if it is militarily used it would have been used Stonewall Jackson carried an engraved Pinfire during his campaigns. There is no serial number on this piece that I can see and the only markings are the ELG in an oval over a star that is indicitive of Belgium manufacture. There is also a star over a G on the cylinder. There is no finish on the frame and barrel to speak of but the cylinder has a lot of color left on it. These would have been finished separately during manufacture so evidently the cylinder got a better bluing. This Piece is complete and functions fine. It is a double action revolver so it only works when you pull the trigger. There is some pitting on the piece , mainly on the barrel. This piece is rifled for accuracy. This piece comes with the display box and 6 original pinfire cartridges in 12MM. Four of them are stamped with a large G while 2 of them are marked FUSNOT BRUXELLES. For this cased revolver that came from Missouri. $1500.00 REDUCED TO $1,100.00 New Arrivals 253
SOLD! Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 79
THE WODGON FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BELOW ARE SOLD! This is a wonderful cased reproduction set of the .54 Caliber Wodgon Flintlock dueling pistols used by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in their historic and tragic duel in 1804. This set is one of the limited number of suthentic sets commissioned by the U.S. Bicentennial Commission in 1976. These pistols were copied from the originals by famed Italian Gunsmith Walter Agnoletto. These pistols are like new in unfired condition. The erial numbers on the guns are 307A and 307B. These guns were found at an estate and since the relatives couldn't find a key they had to break open the chest. I believe the case can be easily repair and a new lock put in. I've found this set being offered on the market for many thousands of dollars but since the case is damaged and missing a couple of pieces you can have this set for $1,450.00. Original sets of these pistols are worth over $20,000!! These are bound to go up in value.
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Here we have a 3/4 view image in CDV format of Lieut General U.S. Grant with his name and rank printed on the card below the image. There is nothing on the reverse. This is a fine actual photograph of General "Unconditional Surrender" Grant. Nothing on the reverse. $125.00
The old Wallhanger below is SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!!
Here's an old Civil War wallhanger that looks to have seen plenty of action! This is a model 1862 type 2 rifle being made by Springfield in 1864 and so marked on the lock plate. There is also a US over the Springfield markings. I can see a very damaged spread winged eagle on the barrel bolster. I can also see a U.S. marking on the top of the butt plate which is normal. The barrel is all shot out and seems to be about an inch and a quarter short of the normal 40 inches. There is no reason to shorten a barrel this much unless it suffered damage . There is a sight on the end of the barrel but I don't think it's the normal .58 caliber Springfield front sight. The rear sight is missing. I can see barrel markings under the rust but have not cleaned this piece. The stock is full length with nose cap and has considerable damage to the area around the tang. This damage appears to be old damage as the wood is very aged in this area. I can still see a faint cartouche on the reverse stock. The trigger moves and the hammer moves showing a very strong main spring but will not catch in either lock position. The nipple has been removed for some reason. Take a look at the pics. This is an old war horse! Clean it up if you want or display it as is. Very affordable piece of Civil War history for $225.00 New Arrivals 227
THE ARISAKA IS SOLD !!!
Here's a WW2 Japanese Type 99 Rifle in 7.7 caliber complete with bayonet and the often missing Monopod! This piece is complete less the sling and the dust cover but does have the rear sight with aircraft leading arms. This was brought back by a Sailor aboard the U.S.S. LUMEN. The Lumen was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. This piece is in pretty good condition with alot of original grease (cosmoline) left in the barrel. I can still see strong rifling through the cosmoline. The action works fine and the serial number is 13592. The Chrysamum is still there but looks to have been 'cancelled' rather than grown. All the other markings are there and clear. This piece has the Nagoya Arsenal 1923-1945 mark on it as does the bayonet. The bayonet is the type 30 'Hook Safety' bayonet and is in very good condition complete with scabbard. A history of the sailor who brought this piece back will be provided to the buyer. Sadly the old vet died in 2009 at the age of 90. The U.S.S. LUMEN was involved in the Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April 17th to the 27th , April , 1945 so that is probably where he got this piece. For this piece including bayonet and with history $450.00
The Id'd Indiana Musket below is SOLD!!! We just got this old war horse in from the Great Grand XX? Nephew of the soldier it belonged to, John A. Hutchens. According to the nephew John was the son of Quakers and it was strickly against the Quaker rules to go to war. They probably thought that John was being punished by God when he died during his service. The Nephew believes he was the only one who went against the family on this matter. Incidently, John had a nephew, Author Paul Hutchens who was born on April 7, 1902 in Thorntown, Indiana. He grew up in Sugar Creek Township near Thorntown, Indiana. As a child, he attended a one room country school. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, became an evangelist, and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1925. Looks like his nephew also broke from the Quaker lifestyle. While recovering from tuberculosis, he began writing and published the first Sugar Creek Gang book in 1939. He was best known as the author of this series with a total of 36 Christian-themed fictional books about the adventures of this group of children called"The Sugar Creek Gang". These books were popular in evangelical Christian homes and remain in print, along with CD and audio versions. He also wrote 21 books for adults. He died on January 23,1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
This is an altered Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket that has been shortened to 51 inches in length with a 35 1/4 inch long barrel. The old smoothbore musket is in pretty good shape but the .69 caliber bore has been shot out. This piece belonged to Private John A. Hutchens who inlisted on 8/9/1862 as a private in Company "D" of the 72nd Indiana Infantry brigate otherwise known as Wilder's Brigade! John died on 1/14/1863 at Gallatin, Tennessee and this rifle was send back with his effects. I don't believe that Wilder's brigade of Mounted Infantry was issued their Spencer Rifles until May of 1863. Also, through research, I have found out that, according to the records in Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania, that there were a variety of Rifles in Wilder's Brigade that only accounts for 1369 Spencer rifles. The records also show that the brigade also had 323 Enfields, 9 Colts, and 40 Springfields. This may be the actual weapon that John carried or this was a souvenir that he may have picked up. Being Mounted Infantry the shorter length may have come into use but it could just have easily been a salvaged weapon used by a Confederate. I guess we'll never really know for sure. I do have a photo of the Nephew holding this weapon and a signed statement by him. John was from Thorntown, Indiana. Now back to the rifle. According to the Nephew when the family received the weapon with John's other effects it had a broken stock and you can see a crack at the top of the wrist behind the tang which may have been fixed. Also there is a crack just ahead of the lock that looks like it was repaired at some point and some wood was replaced behind the worn nipple which would have been burned by black powder. I cannot see a cartouche. The lock is in good condition and works well. It is marked on the tail of the lock HARPERS FERRY 1849 with a spread winged Eagle forward of the hammer over US. The barrel markings are worn but still there. The barrel is marked 1851 with the usual VP and Eaglehead. There is deep pitting around the nipple indicating lots of use. There is no provision for a bayonet on this piece. All the barrel bands are present and original to this piece. The end cap just compression fits onto the stock and barrel because there is no locking spring for that one. The others are complete and correct. The rear swivel is missing but the front swivel on the middle band is still present. US is still present on the buttplate. The original ramrod is also present and shortened to the correct length. All in all a good piece and I wish it could talk! Take a look at the pics. $975.00
THE REMINGTON ELLIOT BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a well used Remington-Elliot ring trigger pistol in .32 rimfire. Made c. 1863-1888 with a total quanity of around 25,000 of them. This piece has a four shot stationary barrel cluster that tips up for loading. The barrels are 3 3/8 inches in length and ribbed. The firing pin is present and rotates to each barrel when the trigger is pulled. Everything functions as it should and all the lettering on the barrel ribs are legible. The markings are MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./ELLIOT'S PATENTS/ MAY 29, 1860-OCT. 1, 1861. This piece is serial numbered 5801. The two piece grips are a type of hard rubber and do show wear and a couple of cracks. Also the spur at the bottom of the piece where the ring trigger rests has the tip knocked off of it so it was probably dropped at some point. There is also a small ding in one of the barrels. All in all though it's a good representative piece of a Civil War era firearm. The piece exhibits a nice dark patina. For this piece $425.00 Item Weapons 110
THE RAZOR BELOW IS SOLD !!!
REVOLUTIONARY WAR RAZOR AND/OR PATCH KNIFE
Here's a great little piece that surfaced in Central Indiana. This is an early razor and/or patch knife that could date to the Revolutionary War or earlier. The piece with blade extended measures about 5 ¼ inches long with a 2 1/8 inch long hand made blade with notch at the top for cutting cord. The grips are horn with some silver wire remaining in them in a serpentine pattern. There is an iron pin with brass ferrels that holds the piece together up front and a nice incised brass pommel cap with iron pin that holds the entire affair together at the rear. This piece has a unique lock back feature to keep the blade from folding up on you fingers when you are using it. It's a spring type affair with a pin on the top of the blade which fits in a hole on the spring. Quite unique and works perfectly!!! $175.00 Item weapons 079
THE OLD SIDE KNIFE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is an old side knife that has seen plenty of use! This is a spearpoint knife with a 6 ½ inch blade and 4 ½ inch bone slab handles with 3 brass rivits holding them on. I can see no makers marks on this piece. It's pitted and dark but reeks of character! Comes in an old leather sheath missing the tip. Has what looks like old initials scratched in the back of the sheath but I can't really make them out. Typical of what the Civil War soldier carried. $195.00 Item weapons 077
THE PISTOL AND HOLSTER BELOW ARE SOLD !!!
Here is an old single shot percussion pistol, typical of what was carried by many soldiers in the war and civilians as well. Although the pistol is not unique at all the little shoulder holster rig is. It's a miracle that this little unit survived. The strap that goes around the neck is missing but everything else is there. This pistol was carried in this rig under the coat where the wearer could get to it in a hurry. There is some damage to the rig but again, it's a miracle that it survived at all! The pistol is a little 7 ½ inch long octagon barrel pistol in 45 caliber. Although the hammer is a little loose it still functions. The bag grips are walnut. This piece is totally unmarked so I don't know who made it. Unique little outfit! $495.00 Item weapons 076
The Pinfire Shotgun below is SOLD!!! Here's an interesting shotgun of the Civil War era. This is a Belgian made breech-loading Side-by-Side shotgun designed to fire 16-gauge pinfire shells. It features a forward facing rotary underlever to break the action open, and a second rotary lever to separate the barrels from the frame. The gun features ornate engraving on the frame, lock plates, trigger guard, lever, and hammers. The trigger guard is nicely sculpted and followed by a horn grip extension. The damascus barrels measure 28" in length and there is a sling stud mounted to the underside. The buttstock is checkered and features a shadow-line cheekpiece and steel buttplate. The original butt swivel has been removed. Overall condition is good but the gun does show its age with patina on the metal surfaces including some minor discoloration on the upper tang and in a few spots on the barrel. The barrel also has a few minor dings. The stock is sound and free of cracks although there are numerous old handling marks, dents and dings. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order with the hammers and triggers working properly and the action locking up tight. The damascus bores show moderate pitting throughout so even if you intend to fire pinfire shotshells through this double barrel beauty I would have it checked out by a competent gunsmith. Early in the war, Confederates used civilian arms including shotguns and hunting rifles like the Kentucky or Hawken due to the shortage of military weapons. The British officer Arthur Fremantle observed that revolvers and shotguns (especially double-barreled models) were the favored weapons of Confederate cavalry and mounted infantry during his 1863 visit to the South. Since pinfire weapons were used during the American Civil War it is entirely possible that a pinfire shotgun may have been used as well. Caldwell and Company does not warrant antique guns to operate and fire correctly. For this hard to find beauty $695.00 Item weapons 055
RESTORED CIVIL WAR STARR REVOLVER
Here is a nice Civil War double-action Starr revolver in .44 caliber. I'm sure that this one has been reblued but was done by someone who knew what they were doing. All the markings are sharp and clear and it looks great! We like to have them with the original bluing on them but at least you can see what it must have looked like when it was issued. The action works great in single and double action. There is very little pitting on this piece. The bore shows a considerable amount of rifling and this piece could be fired today. The bright finished areas ie: loading lever, trigger guard and trigger, backstrap and hammer are finished in the bright and has a trace of a case hardening look to them. The grips are very nice and show dings here and there with 2 nice cartouches. One of the cartouches has been double stamped. The knurled top strap knob is a replacement and needs to be changed with an original . There is no slot in this replacement knob as per the original. One nipple has been changed however the other 5 are originals. There are serial numbers on the front frame and hammer rest but none on the cylinder, however, the cylinder is original. I have owned several Starr revolvers both single action and double action and have never had one with a serial number on the cylinder but I see pics on line that many do. I did not take off the grips to check there for a serial number. This one is numbered 21643. This model was made from the late 1850's through the early 1860's when it was replaced by the Single action revolver. The frame markings are STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK and STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856. There are government inspector markings here and there on this piece. I don't think this revolver was restored recently as there is some age and wear to the bluing now. From a S.C. collection. For this fine piece-- $1,650.00 Item weapons 054
THE SWORD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 025
WINCHESTER 32 WCF RELOADING TOOL!
THE TOOL BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This antique Winchester "Lever Tool" is for the 32 WCF (32-20 Winchester Center Fire) cartridge, and it is in very good condition--considering that it is over 100 years old. This fine old tool retains alot of its original blued finish but does have rust on it. . It appears to be fully functional. One side is stamped "32 W.C.F." and "PAT.OCT.20.1874.NOV.7.82". The other side is stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REP. ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A." This tool was used to load cartridges for vintage black powder lever action rifles and Colt single action revolvers of 32 WCF caliber. This is a nice old tool in a scarce and historic caliber of the early American West. It should clean up well. $50.00 Item weapons 023
IDEAL RELOADING TOOL!!
THE TOOL BELOW IS SOLD !!!
SOLD---NO. 4 RECAPPER ON HANDLE 1889 - 1940
This is the Ideal Reloading tool No. 4 recapper on handle made from 1889 to 1940 for the 38-40 cartridge. This piece is generally good condition with rust and some pitting on the handles. As you can see in the pic one of the handles is bent. The markings are still visible on this piece and it should clean up a little and you will still be able to retain the nice dark patina. The two small accessories are missing. $45.00 Item weapons 022
VERY NICE CONSIGNMENT CONTEMPORARY PERCUSSION RIFLE!
THE CONTEMPORARY RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here we have a very nice contemporary percussion rifle in .45 caliber. This is a walnut stocked half-stock rifle with octagon barrel. The barrel is 32 inches long and is rifled. The entire piece is 49 inches long. The trigger is a set type of single trigger that one has to push forward then cock the piece to use. This makes it very accurate since the trigger pull is much lessened. The barrel is marked by the maker A.W.BOWLING and other markings that are hard to make out on top. The rear sight is an adjustable sight while the front sight is a simple blade sight. The stock is walnut and has one crack from the trigger up to the lock. Other than that crack I do not see others. The piece has a cresent moon inlayed on the obverse buttstock and a cheekpiece on the reverse buttstock. The buttstock terminates into a steel buttplate. This is a real nice piece and you could use it today for hunting deer. Nice! $465.00 Item weapons 015
The 1816 below is SOLD! Here we have a model 1816 U.S. Musket that was converted to percussion via the Belgian cone method. This was probably done in the 1850's. This old .69 caliber smoothbore musket was altered into a carbine length weapon possibly during the Civil War. During the Civil War with demand so high the Confederate Cavalry would shorten old obsolete weapons into close range fighting weapons. This one has good markings with the lock plate marked with an Eagle and Shield over U.S. with SPRINGFIELD 1834 marked on the lock behing the hammer on the lock.. The barrel also has the 1834 mark with a proof mark, Eagle head, and V being just a little over 29 inches long. The bore is all shot out and we would be surprised if it weren't!! Someone has installed a new nipple but I wouldn't shoot this old gun!! The buttplate has US on it like it should. There is only one barrel band now and it's brass! Iron was the norm. Looks like there has been a little bit of a 'comb' carved into the stock to give it profile. The stock shows use but is solid as a rock!! The action works fine. Sling swivels are missing but the original ramrod is there-just shortened to 27 1/4 inches long.. The entire piece is 44 3/4 inches long. This is one cool piece! $495.00 Item Weapons- 77
THE AMES SWORD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice sword that surfaced in Lafayette, Indiana. This is an Ames 1864 dated Cavalry sword and so marked. Ames had contracts for the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber in the amount of 31,000 units in 1864. Ames was the most prolific manufacturer of edged weapons for the US Government and still highly prized by collectors. This one is real nice having never been sharpened or shortened. The obverse ricasso is marked U.S. C.E.W. (Charles E. Wilson -inspector) AND 1864. The reverse ricasso is marked Chicopee, Mass with most of the AMES missing from wear. The original leather blade washer is still entact. The brass hand guard exhibits a nice patina and has not been cleaned nor has this sword ever been taken apart. The leather wrap is all there as well as the original wire. The blade and scabbard have a matching mottling of the surface however the scabbard is a replacement. The sword fits into the scabbard well but we believe this is an import scabbard. The scabbard only has a small proof mark on the spline of the drag and no other markings. Ames scabbards have a throat that compression fits into the scabbard while this one has a throat that is held in by two screws. This is still a great example of the Cavalryman's edged weapon and is priced at $650.00 Item Weapons- 79
THE SPRINGFIELD BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a pretty 1864 marked Springfield Musket. This is the 1863 type 2 rifle-musket with spring retention barrel bands but has the 2 leaf sight usually on type 1 rifles. This piece retains the tulip head ramrod complete with screw end. The former owner had to clean of years of hardened grease from this rifle consequently lightening most of the stamped marks. The Eagle stamp as well as the U.S. Springfield are easily seen but a little light. The 1864 and the Eagle bolster are in much better condition. The hammer screw was cleaned a lot but the hammer was not. The nipple looks like new so was probably replaced at some point. The barrel bands are the correct bands and are marked with the standard 'U'. The barrel is 39 3/4 inches missing about 1/4 inch which is evident when you put a bayonet on it. The barrel still has very decent rifling but has definitely been used. The worn date of 1863 is at the breech. I cannot see an Eagle of VP on the barrel but it's obviously been overcleaned. The only thing stamped on the breach in that area is the letter B. You can defitely tell the trigger bow has been overcleaned as there is evidence of light pitting on that piece. The trigger looks fine. The rear sight looks great with a great color. The swivels are present and the original front sight is present as well. The stock looks very good with one cartouche that I can see fairly well. There probably more but faint. Most edges of the walnut stock are still fairly sharp and the original nose cap is still there. This is still an excellent looking musket and would look great in your display!!! $1,675.00 Item Weapons- 95
THE TRAPDOOR BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's an excellent condition Springfield M-1868 50-70 Trapdoor rifle with 1863 Civil War dated lockplate. The markings on the lockplate are sharp and deep. This rifle is serial numbered 30XXX on the barrel and the breech. 1870, the Eagle Head and US are deeply stamped on the excellent case hardened trap door. This rifle was made by Springfield Armory from 1868 thru 1872 with a total quanity of 51,389. This one has a serial number of 30243 and was made in 1870. This piece fires a .50 centerfire cartridge. This piece is really quite nice being just about as good as you'll find! Excellent bore and could be fired today. On the reverse opposite the lock is two strong inspectors cartouches and one, I believe that is a little weaker, and the number 28. This rifle has a museum inventory tage on one the rear sling swivel. This is really, really very nice and overall I'll rate it as fine! $2,200.00 Item Weapons- 96
THE RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's another decent condition Springfield M-1868 50-70 Trapdoor rifle with the serial number of 23XXX on both barrel and receiver. This is also a very nice example of the early trapdoor models just showing fairly minor use and wear. The stampings in the metal are still very sharp and easily seen. This one doesn't have the minty case on the receiver like the one about but the receiver is still nice and dark on this one. The lock plate markings are 1863 at the tail and Eagle next to U.S. Springfield forward and all very nice! The barrel is the correct length and the bands are correct as well. The wood stock has a ding here and there from use but still very nice. The action works fine. I cannot see cartouches on this stock and the edges are a little softer but I would still rate it as very good. The number 17 is stamped forward of the trigger bow and there is a cartoche rear of the trigger guard being the P in the oval. Nice example that you could fire today! $1,850.00 Item Weapons- 97
THE RIFLE BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice Springfield M-1879 / 1883 45-70 Trapdoor rifle with the cartouche on there reverse stock that has the inspectors initials and the date 1883 in the rectangular stamp. Nice piece has nice faded blue and case colors still on the piece with other areas turning to a nice pleasing plum brown color. This piece has a very nice bore and operates flawlessly. You could still shoot it today! This is a great rifle to collect or to shoot. The barrel is the correct length and the original 'R' marked rear sight is present. This rifle was made from 1873-1877 with a total quanity produced at 73,000 for all the types. It's rare, however, to find one in this condition. The serial number is 247XXX. There's a ding here and there in the wood but this rifle is in much, much better condition than what you find out there. All in all this 1s very nice piece and is priced at $1,495.00 Check out the pics!!! Item Weapons- 98
THE CUTLASS BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a model 1860 US Naval Cutlass with replacement period scabbard. The previous owner had it re-gripped some years ago replacing the leather and wire. Usually the Navy removed the wire due to salt air corrosion. Unfortunately the sword has been cleaned but some of the patina is starting to return. During the cleaning most of the markings were removed from the blade. You can still see D.R. and 1862 but unfortunately the Ames markings are lacking. The brass hand cup is pretty nice with the markings 5M 933 stamped on the hand guard and inspectors initials of D.D. stamped on the pommel cap. The owner has it priced at $525.00 BUT NOW $475.00 !! Item Weapons- 103
THE MARINE SWORD IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE !!!
Here's another USMC sword! This one is the United States Marine Corps Non-commissioned Officers sword circa 1955-1965. The only difference between this one and the post Civil War sword is the blade width and the Unites States Marines on both sides of the blade. The earlier ones had a slightly wider blade and USMC on both sides not spelled out. This one is in great shape being by the same maker as listed above. This one has age on it but it's still in fine condition with an absolutely georgous blade! Just about as nice as you'll find. Complete !! WAS $365.00 NOW $325.00 !!!Item Weapons- 104
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This is an Austrian Lorenz socket bayonet for the .54 caliber model 1853. This bayonet looks like it was nickel plated sometime. The GAR liked to do that unfortunately for display or parade use. The locking ring is still but functions. May or may not fit your weapon as they were kind of unique to the gun they were issued with. WAS $130.00 NOW $115.00 !! Item Weapons- 105
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here is an 1873 Cadet Bayonet. This bayonet is not as wide as the regular Trapdoor bayonet. This bayonet has fine pitting overall. The locking ring works ok and the US is deeply stamped in the blade. 16 1/2 inch blade with 3 inch socket. WAS $120.00 NOW $105.00!! Item Weapons- 107
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
1855 socket bayonet with scabbard. The scabbard is very dry with a seam split near the bottom. The socket is a dark patina and there is some corrosion where the blade has rested under the leather of the scabbard hanger. The US is deep and the rest of the blade just has staining. This bayonet was found in an old house in Lafayette, IN where members of the 10th Indiana were mustered in. WAS $185.00 NOW $165.00 !!! Item Weapons- 108
THE ARTILLERY SABER BELOW IS SOLD !!!
Here's a real nice 1840 Light Artillery Saber and scabbard. This is a US model and made 1840 but unfortunately this was cleaned and the scabbard nickel plated probably for the Grand Army of the Republic for parades. The blad is very nice but the markings are worn and there are just a few very minor roughness/nicks on the edge. This piece has not been sharpened. You can see part of US and part of the date 186? but no manufacturers name. The initials of GGS are on the drag which stands for US inspector George Saunders. 126 is on pommel cap. The sword has had the grip redone and new wire added as well. This sword has been taken apart to redo the grip. This scabbard belongs to this sword-entirely correct. The scabbard is in pretty good shape as well with just one minor dent that I saw and the nickel is starting to wear thin and chip in a few places. Still looks nice though. No history accompanies this piece. WAS $750.00 NOW $675.00 !!! Item Weapons- 107
THE AUSTRIAN BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
We thought this was an Austrian Lorenz socket bayonet in it's original scabbard. I have tried this bayonet on an Austrian Musket and could not get it to fit and after further research with a fellow collector it was discovered that there were 3 different bridge types for this musket according to the sight on the front of the barrel. I would have to find the right Lorenz musket to fit this bayonet. This is a nice piece with age and comes with the European-type scabbard described in the book as well. There is a 7 stamped on the blade while there is also a V and a swage mark stamped on the shank of a raised 6 point star or swage in an oval. Other than that there are no markings to tell about. WAS $425.00 NOW $390.00 !!! Item Weapons- 118
THE BAYONET BELOW IS SOLD !!!
This one is a Tower Enfield Model 1853 socket bayonet marked with a G over 515 on the socket. It's in nice condition! WAS $140.00 NOW $125.00 !! Item Weapons- 119
THE TINS OF POWDER ARE SOLD !!!
Well here's a couple of tins of DUPONT gunpowder. The first tin is 4 x 6 inches and is full of powder. The cap is a screw off flat brass type cap. I unscrewed the cap to look at the contents and they're in fine shape! The nice lable on the front has DUPONT SUPERFINE HFg GUNPOWDER WILMINGTON DELAWARE and I think this first one is earlier than the second one. This one I think dates to the late 19th early 20th century. This tin is in exceptional condition! $125.00 Item Weapons -156
The second tin is exactly like the first except that it has a little steel screw cap instead of the flat brass one. This one is in just slighly less condition that the first one. The most noticible thing is that the lable has a little chipping on one side. The lable on this one says DUPONT SUPERFINE FFg GUNPOWDER WILMINGTON DELAWARE. At the bottom this lable is more printing which says 'E.A.DUPONT DE MEMOIRS & CO. INC. WILMINGTON, DEL. U.S.A. M.IND.RGTRDA NO. 23752 DE 29 DE JULY 1924' so we know when this one was made. This tin has a goodly amount of nice grandulated dark gunpowder in it as well. For this one $85.00 Item Weapons - 157
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD RECOVERD CARBINES !!
THE SMITH IS SOLD !!!
The display mounting shown above is for display only and not for sale.
Here we have two supposively battlefield recovered carbines that were discovered in a private home residing on his wall. These are obvious recoveries however the history of where they were recovered has been lost. They are what they are!!!
The Smith is on SOLD! The first one is a Smith Carbine serial number 2874 making it an early one. You can still see the manufacturers markings on the side plate as well. This carbine is complete except for the hammer and the rear sight leafs. Being early is also evidenced by the sling swivels on the barrel band and the butt, later replaced with the standard sling ring mounting. This piece has obviously been laying out for some time before being picked up. Nice early relic Smith!!!
THE SMITH CARBINE IS SOLD! $850.00 Item WEapons 165
I'm looking for dug weapons like the ones below. Take a look!
THE CS RICHMOND IS SOLD!
Here is an extremely rare find! This is a CS Richmond Armory Rifle-Musket or what's left of it after being in the ground for years! I have the original tag on where it was dug. This was dug at Spotsylvania Courthouse. The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania (or the 19th century spelling Spottsylvania), was the second major battle in Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the bloody but inconclusive Battle of the Wilderness, Grant's army disengaged from Confederate General Robert E. Lee's army and moved to the southeast, attempting to lure Lee into battle under more favorable conditions. Elements of Lee's army beat the Union army to the critical crossroads of Spotsylvania Court House and began entrenching. Fighting occurred on and off from May 8 through May 21, 1864, as Grant tried various schemes to break the Confederate line. In the end, the battle was tactically inconclusive, but with almost 32,000 casualties on both sides, it was the costliest battle of the campaign. This CS Richmond Armory musket was made on the captured Harpers Ferry Equipment and modeled after the model 1855 US Rifle Musket. Due to the fact that the Richmond Rifles were produced using equipment seized at Harpers Ferry, the Richmond Rifle retained many of the features of the Harpers Ferry rifles. They had a .58 caliber barrel, which was 40 inches long, and an overall length of 56 inches. The locks for the Richmond Rifles were produced using equipment that had been originally designed to produce Springfield Model 1855 rifle-muskets. As a result, even though the Richmond Rifles did not use the troublesome Maynard Primer system that had been featured on the Springfield Model 1855, the Richmond Rifles did have the Model 1855's distinctive hump on the lockplate. The Richmond Rifles also differed from the Union rifles they were based on with a different rear sight, brass buttplate, and brass nosecap on the Confederate model. Item Weapons- 122
THIS IS A REPRODUCTION Aluinum Nazi Railroad Eagle Plaque. It has been painted black and has had the swastika removed for some reason.
THIS ONE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!! Here is a contemporary display of an original Pinfire Civil War era Belgium made revolver in 12MM being a 6 shot revolver. This one would have most likely been used for military use as it has the laynard ring on the butt. This piece is quite large being about 11 1/2 inches long overall with a 6 inch barrel. There is a trememdous amount of engraving on this revolver and the walnut grips are highly engraved. Each grip is marked with a VII which is not unusual on confederate used weapons. Both Union and Confederates used these weapons and more likely if it is militarily used it would have been used Stonewall Jackson carried an engraved Pinfire during his campaigns. There is no serial number on this piece that I can see and the only markings are the ELG in an oval over a star that is indicitive of Belgium manufacture. There is also a star over a G on the cylinder. There is no finish on the frame and barrel to speak of but the cylinder has a lot of color left on it. These would have been finished separately during manufacture so evidently the cylinder got a better bluing. This Piece is complete and functions fine. It is a double action revolver so it only works when you pull the trigger. There is some pitting on the piece , mainly on the barrel. This piece is rifled for accuracy. This piece comes with the display box and 6 original pinfire cartridges in 12MM. Four of them are stamped with a large G while 2 of them are marked FUSNOT BRUXELLES. For this cased revolver that came from Missouri. $1500.00 REDUCED TO $1,050.00 Weapons 112
THIS ONE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Here is another very nice contemporary display of an original LeFaucheux Civil War revolver with 6 pinfire 12mm shells and an original GAR membership medal as well.
As early as December 1861, it had become clear to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis that the Union and the Confederacy would need to import longarms and revolvers from Europe in order to equip the tens of thousands of volunteers fighting on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Although the need was far greater for the Southern states, where armsmaking was not a widespread industry, even in the more industrialized North the burden of war would soon outstrip production.
In 1862 President Lincoln commissioned Marcellus Hartley, a partner in the New York firearm-importing firm of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, to supply the Union with French Lefaucheux revolvers and ammunition. The Lefaucheux was to become the fourth most commonly used revolver in the American Civil War, surpassed only by the Colt, Remington and Starr percussion pistols. The serial number range of these revolvers was from 25,000 to 37,000. This particular short 4 3/4 inch barrel Cavalry revolver fits into that group with a serial number of 26,663.
The markings on the frame are LF and LeFaucheux. I do not see Belgian proof marks on this piece or the word Brevete which is typical of Belgium made Lefaucheux revolvers so this one appears to be one of the original French made ones. The frame markings are worn but I can see Lefaucheux. The revolver works as it should and is crisp. There is some pepper type pitting expecially on the barrel but not bad. Most of the piece has a very nice dark patina but it looks like the piece was somewhat cleaned years ago. Thie piece has the familiar spur triggerguard that one likes to see on these. The grips are original walnut and in good condition. The Military type laynard ring is present on the bottom. This piece comes with 6 original 12 MM rounds that are headstamped but I can't quite make out what it says on them. Also in the display box is an original 3 piece Grand Army of the Republic membership medal in great condition with original flag ribbon. This piece is correct for Civil War use and is displayed very nicely!
The guns imported from England, Belgium and France, both before and during the war, played a significant role in not only arming the Confederacy, but the Union as well. One could say that the British and the French were dispassionate, openly selling arms to both sides. While that is certainly one view, Samuel Colt (as well as other Northern armsmakers who were still delivering guns to the South at the beginning of the war) would have simply considered it good business. For this fine display from Missouri. $1,650.00 REDUCED TO $1,175.00
THE SWISS MUSKET BELOW IS SOLD!!!!
Here we have a Swiss Infantry Civil War Musket Model 1838/42 that was made at St. Etienne, France and was an import. This type musket is shown on page 183 of FIREARMS FROM EUROPE Second Edition but they did not talk about it. A search on the internet did not turn up much. The musket itself is in pretty good condition. The piece has been cleaned in the not too distant past by an unknown source but it looks good. The musket is a .72 caliber smoothbore musket. The lock is unmarked but there are markings on the breech ie: 148 (this is also stamped on the top of the buttplate), the Swiss Shield with cross in it and an over stamped V. There are also vise marks there as well. This piece has the intregal block rear sight. There is a stamp on the side plate and there are markings of 12 on two of the large screws and what looks like an A on one of them. The nipple is in good condition as is the barrel. There is a bayonet lug underneath the barrel more to the left side. The 3 barrel bands are iron with retaining springs. The triggrugard and sling swivels are iron as well. There is an F stamped forward on the trigger guard. The action works well. The buttplate is also iron and has 148 stamped on it as well. The stock seems to be walnut and is really pretty good condition having an age crack on the reverse side that is strong and stable. The stock had been cut under the front barrel band in an odd sort of cut and has been affixed back in it's original condition. I have been told that sometimes soldiers take the muskets apart and have cut down stocks and even barrels when mailing back a souvenir or bringing back a souvenir so they are not too long in a package or in a duffel bag. Don't know if this is true but it was cut in a curvey line so that it could be fixed back in perfect alignment. It's now fine and you couldn't even tell it unless you remove the middle barrel band. The front sight is a simple blade sight braised on the front nose band. The ramrod is missing. All in all a good example of an import Civil War Musket that won't break the bank. For this piece $695.00
Item Weapons 101
WW2 Italian Carcano Rifle sporterized
Item No. 06
THE CARCANO IS SOLD!!!
Item No. 3
Here is a really nice WW2 British Revolver! This is the Enfield No. 2 Mark 1* revolver in .38-20. There were two main variants of the Enfield No 2 Mk I revolver. The first was the Mk I*, which had a spurless hammer and was double action only, meaning that the hammer could not be thumb-cocked by the shooter for each shot. Additionally, in keeping with the revolver's purpose as a close-range weapon, the handgrips, now made of plastic, were redesigned to improve grip when used in rapid double-action fire; the new handgrip design was given the designation Mk II. The majority of Enfields produced were either Mk I* or modified to that standard. The second variant was the Mk I**, which was a 1942 variant of the Mk I* simplified in order to increase production, but was discontinued shortly thereafter as a result of safety concerns over some of the introduced modifications. The vast majority of Enfield No 2 Mk I revolvers were modified to Mk I* during World War II, generally as they came in for repair or general maintenance; the official explanation of the change to the Mk I* version was that the Tank Corps had complained the spur on the hammer was catching on protrusions inside tanks, but most historians nowadays believe that the real reason was that the Mk I* version was cheaper and faster to manufacture. When used in the manner in which British forces trained (rapid double-action fire at very close ranges), the No 2 Mk I* is at least as accurate as any other service pistol of its time, because of the relatively light double action trigger pull. It is not, however, the best choice for deliberately aimed, long-distance shooting — the double action pull will throw the most competent shooter's aim off enough to noticeably affect accuracy at ranges of more than 15 yards (14 m) or so. Some unit Armourers are known to have retrofitted the Enfield No 2 Mk I* back to the Mk I variant, but this was never an official policy and appears to have been done on an individual basis. Despite officially being declared obsolete at the end of World War II, the Enfield (and Webley revolvers) were not completely phased out in favour of the Browning Hi-Power until April 1969. The Enfield No 2 is very fast to reload—as are all British top-break revolvers—because of its automatic ejector, which simultaneously removes all six cases from the cylinder. British combat experience during World War II with the .38/200 Enfield revolvers during World War II seemed to confirm that, "for the average soldier", the Enfield No. 2 Mk I could be used far more effectively than the bulkier and heavier .455 calibre Webley revolvers that had been issued during World War I. Perhaps because of the relatively long double-action trigger pull compared to other pistols capable of single-action fire, the double-action-only Mk I* revolvers were not popular with troops, many of whom took the first available opportunity to exchange them in favour of Smith & Wesson, Colt, or Webley revolvers.
This particular revolver is marked on top of the barrel CAL:38 along with 41 (1941 year of manufacture) and British proof marks. There is also a light DI on the obverse side of the revolver . The serial number is P7363 and looks to match on all parts. The cylinder not only has the serial number of P7363 on it but anoter designation of ESC.321. The finish is excellent and the markings are fine except for a light marking of DI previously mentioned. This one has the wooden grips indicating that it was an older model sent back in for retrofit. It is in as good as a condition as you will get and it's just missing the laynard ring on the butt. Operates flawlessly! Outstanding!!! $495.00
Item No. 78
WW2 German 4 piece stainless steel eating utensils for use in the field. This set consists of a can opener, a knife, fork & spoon. There are swastika’s present on this set as well as H.& K. H. over the date of 41 (1941) (on the spoon and fork) the word Rostfrei is on the knife and ESM 41 over the swastika is on the can opener. Take a look at the pics. This is a nice set! The length of the entire set together is about 8 inches. For this set: $125.00
Item No. 81
Here we have a Luftwaffe breast Eagle that has suffered damage on the Swastika. This more than likely occurred when the soldier pulled it from the German's tunic. $15.00
Item No. 88
Here we have a near relic Deutscher Wehrmacht Volkssturm Armband . The Volkssturm was a German national militia of the last months of World War II. It was founded on Adolf Hitler's orders on October 18, 1944 and conscripted males between the ages of 16 to 60 years who were not already serving in some military unit as part of a German Home Guard. This one has seen better days but it is what it is. Liberated by an American GI. For this piece $45.00
Item No. 90
Here is a stickpin that's in near relic condition. The pin measures about 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 and has a cloth insert of a swastika in a maltese cross surrounded by laurel I think. The image is cark and so is the actual cloth in the pin being a dark red color. The frame is a rope metal frame with a metal back that is rusty. The stick pin is entact and is knurled to keep it from slipping out of the fabric that it's attached to. $10.00
Item No. 122
THIS ONE IS SOLD! What we have here is another set of fieldglasses. These are German WW1 Fieldglasses and they not in as good as shape as the U.S. pair listed above. This set is missing quite a bit of paint to the tubes and the neck strap is fractured on one side. The eyecup mechanisns and the center focas wheel have graduations on them. The eyecups themselves are bakelite and the right one has sizeable chips on it. The center adjusting wheel has on it FORNCLAS 08 - 105889 - EMIL BUSCH A-G RATHENOW. In 1908 a contract was let by the Imperial Weapon Office with Optische Anstalt C. P. Goerz Gesellschaft m.b.H for all infantry commanders (in the Prussian, Würtemburg, Saxon and Bavarian Army’s) to be equipped with a standard set of binoculars. These binoculars, which were known asFernglas 08 were to become the standard German infantry binoculars on all fronts in WW1 and were produced by a multitude of sub-contracted manufacturers. The Fernglas 08 is a Galilei type binoculars with a cast metal body and a field of view of 77.4 m/1000m. These fieldglasses look to have had a rough live but they are still here and the optics are great. For this pair $45.00
I'm always looking out for items belonging to the 10th Indiana Infantry, especially Co. A articles belonging to the 3 Cobb brothers who are from my hometown. They are Captain Thomas A. Cobb, Jacob S.Cobb, principal Muscian & William F. Cobb who also was a principal Muscian for Company A. Below is a Gold Topped cane belonging to Captain Cobb. If you have items let me know!