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WP 1. Classic Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber and Scabbard produced by Louis and Elijah Haiman of Columbus GA. 

Textbook example with complete and unmolested tarred canvas grip with single strand iron wire. The brass guard and pommel have an ancient mustard colored patina. Blade is smooth, has an unstopped fuller and is semi bright turning gray. No nicks or issues. Lap seamed iron scabbard is exceptional as well with textbook iron throat and angled terminus on the drag. The patina on the brass mounts matches the guard of the saber perfectly. Note intact leather hangers and brass swivels. This is a great Confederate Weapon. Straight from a long time Shenandoah Valley VA. collection.

$3995.00

 

WP 2. Fantastic 1863 dated P-53 Enfield “TOWER” Rifle Musket .577 Cal. with Sling, Bayonet with Scabbard and Tompion.

One of the best Enfield Rifle Muskets I have had the pleasure of offering. A straight up “Birmingham Small Arms Trade” marked gun with 1863 date and “TOWER” on the lock. The majority of these ended up in the Confederate Army. Metal surfaces are very smooth with an untouched gray turning plum patina. Barrel has proper “25 * 25” proofs and has a sharp bore. Long range sight present. Each barrel band retains it’s original screw cap. Lock functions crisply as it should. Ramrod is original to the gun. Bore is clean and bright with super crisp rifling. The stock is exceptional with only very minor service dings. Round “Birmingham Small Arms Trade” cartouche present on butt stock with small “BSA” over crown stamp adjacent to trigger guard tang. Original leather sling is also present and in great condition. Bayonet fits and has it’s original scabbard. Brass ring for nipple protector present on trigger guard. This is a fantastic Civil War Weapon that has condition and original accessories. Very much representative of the monumental conflict and a great shooting weapon if so inclined.

$2850.00

 

 WP 3. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1863. Manfield & Lamb Contract.

This is an exceptional American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Blade is bright and unmolested with clear “US, C.E.W.” and 1863 date one one side of the ricasso. Stamped “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I.” opposite. Scabbard condition matches the saber but is a US M-1840. As far as I can tell, saber and scabbard have been together since the war. 

$695.00 HOLD JLN

 

WP 4. Fantastic US M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Ames Mfg. Co.

N.P. Ames was the premier maker of American Foot Officer’s Swords in the Civil War and this is a stellar example with 100% original Rayskin Grip and brass wire wrap. Ornate hand guard is slathered in blazing gold plate. The blade is bright with frosty etching of American Eagle,”US”, war trophies and floral embellishments. “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS” is etched onto the ricasso and is also stamped on the scabbard throat. The Scabbard has beautiful black leather that has been well taken care of. No repairs whatsoever. The throat, drag and hanger mounts have sumptuous gold plating consistent with the guard. An upgrade from this beauty will cause extreme pain to your bank account….

$2250.00

 

WP 5. Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber produced by the College Hill Arsenal, Nashville Tennessee.

Great looking saber with crisply cast “C.S.A.” along the bottom of the stippled brass guard. Classic textbook example. Note casting flaws in hilt particularly near the “A”. Leather wrap long missing but braided wire is intact. Blade is smooth with only a couple of minor nicks. This weapon stands on it’s own with no scabbard and would display great in any collection.

$6500.00

 

WP 6. U.S. Fifth Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Early 1864 serial # 10109. Smooth metal surfaces throughout with some traces of original blue finish. Case colors still present on breech block assembly. “CAST STEEL” stamped on barrel. No patent address on the lock plate, only a sub inspector “C” stamp. Mechanically smooth with crisp action. Bore is mint and bright. Stock is equally fine with almost imperceptible minor blemishes. Two Military Inspector Cartouches present on the wrist. These iconic American Civil War Carbines were actually designed by Union General Ambrose Burnside of Rhode Island. I have several original Burnside Cartridges that can be purchased separately for display.

SOLD

 

WP 7. Eli Whitney “Enfield Pattern” Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

This scarce long arm was produced prior to the war by the Eli Whitney Jr. Arms Co. of New Haven CT. He was astute enough to see the coming storm and manufactured these guns cheaply from an amalgamation of parts, some purchased at auction from the dissolved firm Robbins and Lawrence who had previously been contracted by the British Government to produce M-P-53 Enfields. These “good and serviceable” second class arms could not pass Federal Inspection and were thus sold to state militias. Maryland, Georgia and Mississippi Units contracted for and received these arms before the war broke out. Less than 3500 were produced. This example is in solid condition and of the proper configuration. Lock is functional and stamped “E.WHITNEY”. I cannot find any other markings on the weapon which is typical. Metal surfaces are smooth and consistent. Bore is well defined. Note original Mississippi Rifle style ramrod. Stock is also solid with minor service wear. There is a high probability that this unusual rifle musket saw service in the Confederate Army.

$1850.00 HOLD J.L.N.

 

WP 8. Dug US M-1833 Dragoon Saber found in one of Gen. Joseph Wheeler’s Confederate Cavalry Camps.

You don’t see many of these excavated. This scarce early saber is in great condition with an emerald green patina on the guard. Blade is excellent and sturdy with a slight bend. Found in one of Confederate Gen. Joe Wheeler’s Cavalry Camps in North GA.

$795.00 HOLD W.B.

 

WP 9. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver with Hartford Barrel Address.

This gun falls into the range (all matching serial # 94315) of Navy Revolvers sent to the State of Alabama. There is an identified Alabama Hartford Navy one serial # next to this one. Colt letter could not be obtained from the factory due to loss of records in a fire. Condition on this weapon is excellent. Sharp edges, sharp mechanics. Copious amounts of original silver wash on trigger guard and backstrap. 95% varnish on the original grips. Cylinder scene light from factory. A superb Hartford Navy and most likely Confederate carried. Ex. Damon Mills.

$3495.00

 

WP 10. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

A sharp looking Civil War Colt Army. All matching serial # 59554 indicates 1862 production. Mechanics are crisp. Overall very tight. Cylinder scene is strong. Very good bore. No cartouche visible as it appears the grips have been refinished. Metal surfaces are smooth with only a very few spots of pin prick pitting. Butt Strap is cut for shoulder stock as is proper for the martial model. This is a very fine example.

$2150.00

 

WP 11. U.S. M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1861.

This iconic Federal Weapon was the standard that was copied by many sub contractors throughout the war. The 1862 dated guns are much easier to find that the 1861. They just didn’t make as many and those that have survived saw hard service. Here is a nice one. Very solid overall with smooth metal surfaces except for minor pitting near breech and on butt plate. Excellent attic patina throughout. Mechanically sound. The stock has a nice finish and good edges. Proper “ESA” Military Inspector’s Cartouche on flat opposite lock and the faint outline of another above it. Ramrod is original though threaded end is worn to a point. Long range site is present and original to the gun. Note soldier’s initials “T S” neatly burned into butt stock. Bore has some combat wear but still good with no major pitting. A very nice gun for the money. 

$2250.00 

 

WP 12. 1856 Pattern Enfield Two Band Sergeant’s Army Rifle .577 Cal.

This most interesting weapon is marked on top of the barrel “William Greener, Maker. 1860.” and on the lock is “N.V.R.C.” flanked by dragons. I found a reference to the “Newcastle Volunteer Rifle Corps” in England that was founded in 1858. This particular rifle by Greener is of very high quality and was designed for great accuracy. It is entirely possible that some of these made it over here during the frenetic arms grab created in England by our civil war. Condition is excellent and no doubt, this gun would make a great target rifle today. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with scattered areas of very light pitting. There is some original blue finish present on the barrel and note the fancy engraving on the lock, screws, barrel tang and bolster. Serial # 46 on top of breech. Ramrod is original. Bore is very sharp with progressive rifling. Saber Bayonet Lug present on side of barrel which is proper on this military model. Stock is excellent as well and has only minor dings and wear. An Enfield Saber Bayonet should not be too hard to find. This is a really neat weapon.

$3250.00

 

WP 13. Knights Templar Masonic Sword.

Identified to Robert G. Wilson and purchased directly from his Granddaughter who lives here in Knoxville. She told us that Wilson was the engineer of the US  Presidential Train “Ferdinand Magellan” on Harry S. Truman’s 1948 “Whistle Stop Tour”. Wilson’s early 1900’s Masonic Knights Templar Sword is in fantastic condition. Ebony grip features an applied ornate Templar Cross. Note the Christian Crusader decoration on scabbard and hilt. Blade is etched in gold with Crusader scenes concerning the Knights Templar in the Holy Land and the Battle of Acre. The legend “Memento Mori” underneath a skull and bones means “Remember that you have to die”. Super ornate scabbard retains original belt hangers. While not an American Civil War Sword, it is still a fascinating piece of historic Americana and a great Masonic collectible. Wilson’s Masonic Degree Certificate is included.

$250.00 

 

WP 14. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. and matching U.S. Military Holster marked “E. GAYLORD”.

Less common 2nd model with small brass trigger guard. Great condition with all matching serial # 29764 (1853 production). Mechanically sound with smooth metal surfaces. Good cylinder scene. Bore is well defined. Walnut grips are original and retain 90% of their original varnish. Holster is in great condition and maker marked “E. GAYLORD CHICOPEE MASS.” Leather muzzle plug still intact. Ex. Bob Scates collection.

$2550.00

 

 WP 15. U.S. M-1863 “New Model” Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Wartime 1864 Serial # 81601. Loaded with factory blue finish. Strong barrel address. Bore is bright and razor sharp. Mechanically crisp. Original walnut grips are superb with sharp edges and a strong U.S. Military Inspector’s Cartouche. Investment grade.

$3850.00

 

 WP 16. U.S. M-1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames (Type I) dated 1855.

Very solid condition overall. Original leather and wire wrap on grip. 1855 dated blade has clear markings on ricasso, smooth surface and no re-sharpening or nicks. Type II Scabbard is very nice with an untouched patina. A great representative example.

$895.00

 

WP 17. U.S. M-1863 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very solid example of this standard Union Long Arm. Dated 1864 on barrel and lock. Mechanically sharp. Metal surfaces are smooth and exhibit a gray turning plum patina. Bore is very good. The stock is nice with light service wear and sharp edges to the wood. Military Inspector Cartouche present opposite the lock but hardly visible. Note U.S. 6th Army Corps Insignia carved into stock. 

$1850.00

 

WP 18. Twelve Shot Lefaucheaux Type Pinfire Revolver 9 mm.

Unusual Revolver with a 12 shot cylinder. Great condition with intact ejector rod and working action. Sharp bore and traces of original finish. Matching Serial # 209.

$1850.00

 

 WP 19. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Martial type in good condition. All matching serial # 35671. Action works. Weak cylinder scene. Original walnut grips. Light Military Inspector Cartouche visible.  

Stolen from the shop

 

 WP 20. Excavated “Dimmick” Rifle Barrel and bullet found at Camp Davies, Birge’s Western Sharpshooters.

Found last year by Brant Arnold and Rodney Lewis near the still standing works of Camp Lewis (south of Corinth, MS.). At this place was stationed the 66th Illinois Regt. also known as Birge’s Western Sharpshooters. The barrel was found with several dropped (approx. .42 Cal.) Dimmick Bullets, one of which is included with the barrel. The Dimmick Rifle was patterned after the Hawkins Plains Rifle which seems consistent with this heavy octagonal barrel. The tang is bent upward and the barrel is bent indicating that it was rendered useless when the regiment abandoned the camp in early 1863. Later on in the war, during the Atlanta Campaign, the regiment was armed with the .44 Cal. Henry Repeating Rifles.

SOLD

 

WP 21. Classic US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1863 by Ames.

N.P. Ames was the premier maker of US Cavalry Sabers and Swords during our Civil War. This example is solid on all fronts with original leather and wire wrap on the grip. The blade is smooth with a graying patina. Clearly marked on ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS”. The other side is marked “U.S., ADK” and dated “1863”. Iron scabbard is very nice and matches the condition and patina of the sword. Very smooth metal with no dents or pushes. Minor service wear to the leather on the grip. Totally unmolested and original in every regard.

$995.00

 

WP 22. Harpers Ferry Arsenal M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .54 Cal.

Original .54 Cal. configuration and unaltered. Exceptionally good condition. Lock is dated 1852 and functions crisply. Barrel has proper “WW over P” and “VP” with eagle head proofs. Date on barrel tang is mostly visible. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. All brass hardware has a consistent mellow patina. The patch box contains the full compliment of “U.S.”stamped Harpers Ferry Arsenal Tools (wrench, wiper and worm) and a spare nipple. Original brass tipped ramrod is present. The stock is also very nice with only minor service wear and well defined edges. It has been a long time since I have seen a 100% original M-1841 Harpers Ferry Rifle of this quality offered for sale.

$4500.00 HOLD J.C.

 

WP 23. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Manfield & Lamb Contract.

An untouched American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Slight bend to one of the branches of the guard. Blade is graying with some mottling. Clear “US, C.E.W.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Stamped “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I.” opposite. Scabbard is also untouched with a smooth dark patina and only a couple of light service pushes.

$895.00

 

WP 24. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Christopher Roby & Co. Contract.

American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with an attractive and 100% original russet leather grip and brass wire wrap. Blade is smooth, bright and unmolested with clear “US, A.G.M.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Arched address “C. ROBY W. CHELMSFORD MASS” opposite. Scabbard is excellent and original to the saber with only a couple of very light pushes. Michigan Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer carried one these during the war.

$895.00

 

WP 25. Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber produced by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond VA.

Classic Boyle and Gamble in every regard. The early flat bladed saber is known to be issued in most cases with leather scabbards but this one is in an iron scabbard, possibly issued this way in transition. Leather wrap and single strand brass wire are not only original and intact, but are in superb condition. Note the bench # 123 on the face of the guard and pommel cap. Blade is smooth and unaltered with a graying and mottled patina. The lap seamed scabbard of this fine specimen is also 100 % Boyle and Gamble. The brass mounts have an attractive mellow patina that matches the guard perfectly. Hardly a single dent or push. From a 50 year Shenandoah Valley collection.

$4500.00 HOLD J.L.N.

 

WP 26. US Military Issued M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

A very solid and textbook example of this unusual Navy Revolver. Matching serial # 9191. Trigger and cylinder mechanics function properly. Visible 1860 Patent Address. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some areas of pin prick pitting on and around the cylinder which is indicative of actual service. Original walnut grips are very good with no problems aside from typical service wear. Note US Military Inspectors cartouche. 

$1850.00

 

WP 27 Untouched US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864 by Ames.

N.P. Ames was the premier maker of US Cavalry Sabers and Swords during the American Civil War. This example has that straight from the attic look with 100% original leather and braided brass wire on the grip. The blade is smooth with a gently graying patina. Clearly marked on ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS”. The other side is marked “U.S., MM” and dated “1864”. Scabbard is very good with no dents and matches the condition of the saber. Totally unmolested and original in every regard. Note light service wear on the drag.

$995.00

 

WP 28. Ornate US Foot Officer’s Sword by Clauberg.

Remarkable sword with sumptuous decoration on the guard and the blade. No scabbard. Original shark skin wrap and wire. Blade is bright and engraved with patriotic scenes. Light rust on very tip. Ex. Gary Bisacky collection.

$595.00

 

WP 29. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket Bayonet .577 Cal. with original scabbard.

Nice representative example with intact locking ring, smooth blade and mottled patina. Scabbard is excellent. Marked with British proofs.

$295.00 HOLD JLN

 

WP 30. Nice E.P. Bond (London) Confederate P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket, Inspected by Issac Curtis.

Here is one of the Sinclair Hamiltion Confederate Contract weapons that was run through the Federal Blockade from England. Condition is exceptional with a dark, smooth and untouched patina on all metal surfaces. Bore is very good with strong three groove rifling. Intact and original long range sight. Lock functions as it should and is clearly stamped “E.P. BOND LONDON”. The stock is also very nice and has not been sanded. Note sharp “I.C.” (Issac Curtis) Cartouche on flat opposite the lock. The name “CHADWICK” (Stock Inspector) is stamped adjacent to this. At the terminus of the butt plate tang there is a crown stamped over what is most likely an “S” over “HC” with arrow but it is hard to make out due to the wood grain. Ramrod is original but may have been added as a replacement. Both shoulder sling loops are present as well as two of the original screw caps on the barrel bands. This is a 100% Confederate imported and used Infantry Weapon.

$3995.00 HOLD JLN

 

WP 31. Excavated College Hill Confederate Cavalry Saber.

Eyeballed while plowing a field on an island in the Tennessee River near Shiloh TN. by Brant Arnold. Guard is complete and about a quarter of the blade is intact. Nice green patina on the guard which bears the bold “CSA” on it’s face. College Hill sabers are very similar to the Nashville Plow Works and both were produced in Nashville TN. If you had to choose between buying a Confederate buckle or this sword, think about what is more rare and impressive. I would rather have the fat CSA Weapon myself. Just sayin’.

SOLD 

 

WP 32. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. P.S. Justice Contract.

Interesting saber that appears to be a hybrid between the M-1840 and the M-1860. Original leather wrap has some service wear. Braided brass wire intact. Blade is smooth and graying with age. Marked at ricasso “P.S. JUSTICE PHILADA.” Scabbard fits well and is original to the saber. Very smooth metal with no corrosion and only a tiny push on one side near the drag. This is one of the less common contract sabers.

SOLD

 

WP 33. Dug Civil War Boot Pistol.

Excellent condition. Found along the Salt Creek Line near Savannah GA. Ex. Ed Shuman collection.

$295.00

 

WP 34. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Christopher Roby & Co. Contract.

American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with a very nice and 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Blade is smooth with a gray patina and has several small nicks. It is stamped with “US, A.G.M.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Arched address “C. ROBY W. CHELMSFORD MASS” opposite. Scabbard has seen serious campaigning and has scattered dents and pushes on it’s lower end. Michigan Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer carried one these during the war.

$750.00