Civil War Weapons

WP 1. Confederate Spiller and Burr Revolver .36 Cal.

Produced in Atlanta GA. by Virginia transplants, Lt. James Burton, Edward Spiller and David Burr. Their struggling factory was only able to produce around 1500 revolvers throughout the course of the war. This fine Confederate weapon bears all matching serial # 920 and is in the upper percentile as far as condition is concerned. Smooth metal surfaces throughout. Original Walnut Grips are in great shape and both numbered in pencil with #920. Mechanically sharp. Untouched mustard patina on brass frame. Cryptic letters “LL” stamped on butt strap. Cylinder is not numbered and came from the factory that way. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. All original down to the screws. 



WP 2. Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber.

This great looking Confederate Saber and Scabbard comes straight from Steve Mullinax’s long time collection. Condition is excellent. Original grip retains most of the leather wrap and wire. Untouched patina throughout. Note sharp detail on the guard with distinct “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” address and clear “CSA” cast into the guard. There is a crude factory repair at the juncture of the Pommel and guard. Original leather throat washer present. Blade is smooth and untouched with no nicks or pitting whatsoever. Scabbard is dent free and retains much of it’s original black arsenal paint. This is fantastic Confederate Weapon.



WP 3. Lieut. Colonel James Redfield’s Field and Staff Officer’s Presentation Sword, 39th Iowa Vol. Infantry Regt. (Severely wounded at Parker’s Crossroads and KIA at Allatoona Pass).

This is a very fine and historic sword. You can read a concise history of the 39th Iowa Regiment here: The town of Redfield, Iowa is named after this family. Lieutenant Colonel Redfield’s U.S. M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword is in very good condition though obviously carried. It is marked on the ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” The blade is smooth and bright with  engraving (typical patriotic eagle, “US” and war trophies motif). The Brass guard and original Sharkskin Grip is in great condition. Scabbard is in equally good condition with the Ames mark stamped into the top mount. There is service wear on the drag. Lt. Col. Redfield served with great distinction and was severely wounded in the shoulder battling Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Cavalry at Parker’s Crossroads TN. on Dec. 31, 1862.  He was killed in the savage fight at Allatoona Pass GA. on Oct. 5, 1864. Redfield was commanded to hold the fort there at all hazards which he did despite herculean attempts by the Confederates to take it. Note the detailed account of his death I have listed in the photos. Lt. Col. Redfield’s body was taken home by his nephew Jay Ward Redfield who was a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. I, 39th Iowa Vol. Infantry. A wartime photo of Redfield’s Nephew is pictured here: It has been brought to my attention that this sword may have belonged to Jay Ward Redfield. This is extremely unlikely seeing that he was never commissioned above a Lieutenant and the protocols of rank were strictly adhered to. I am certain that this was Col. James Redfield’s sword and that it was with him when he was killed at Allatoona Pass.


WP 4. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket with matching bayonet .577 Cal.

A very fine example indeed. Totally untouched. Note consistent original finish on all metal surfaces. Lock marked “TOWER” and dated “1862”. Mechanically sharp. Long range site is perfect. Bore is sharp. Stock has minor service wear but has not been sanded or refinished. Sharp “BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS TRADE” Cartouche on flat of butt stock. Clear “BSAT” over crown and “T.T.” over crown (Thomas Turner) viewer proofs adjacent to trigger guard tang as well as “T.TURNER” stamped closer to the butt plate toe. All original screw caps present as well as a nipple protector and an original Enfield Tompion. Ramrod is original. Bayonet has original scabbard and matches perfectly in fit and finish. These Birmingham Small Arms Trade Enfields were imported in great numbers by the Confederacy and some were also sold to Federal Agents. A much better than average Enfield.

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 WP 5. U.S. M-1861 Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal. by J.D. Mowry dated 1864.

Here is a good representative example of the M-1861 Federal Rifled Musket. James D. Mowry, an agent for the Norwich (Connecticut) Arms Co. was contracted to produce these guns for the Union war effort. He produced 10,000 in 1864. Condition is good. Metal surfaces are smooth with a mellow gray patina. Clear 1864 Barrel date. Lock is marked “1864”, “US” and “JAs.D. MOWRY  NORWICH CONN.”and is mechanically sound. Bore is fair. In spite of hard service, the stock is relatively nice with typical minor wear and dings. Two Military Inspector Cartouches are visible on the flat opposite lock. Swelled ramrod is original to the gun. All original and untouched, also a veteran of many deadly scraps with the Confederates.



 WP 6. Dug Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.

This blacksmith forged D-Guard is absolutely massive and ferocious looking. The blacksmith showed some ingenuity in how he designed the guard to protect the soldier’s hand. This bowie measures 22″ in overall length with the spear type blade measuring 16″. Dug near Middleburg, VA. This big knife really gets some attention in the relic display here at the shop.


 WP 7. Mexican War dated U.S. Springfield M-1842 Musket .69 Cal.

Extraordinary condition with matching 1848 date on lock and barrel. All markings are sharp. Metal surfaces are smooth. Bayonet stud missing under barrel but is an easy fix. Bore has light pin prick pitting. Original ramrod. Stock is near perfect with  sharp edges and has two U.S. Military Inspector Cartouches on flat opposite the lock. This is an iconic weapon of both the Mexican and American Civil War.




WP 8. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Louis Froelich.

This fine saber is known as a Kenansville “Type I” produced by the Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, NC. Condition is excellent. Leather grip and wire wrap are original and in great shape. Guard has period repair on one of branches. Patina on all surfaces is totally untouched. The blade is smooth with no nicks and has a typical Confederate forging fault near the ricasso. Lap seam scabbard is original to the saber and still retains almost all of it’s original red paint. Throat bears Roman # XVIII. This fine saber was proudly displayed in Steve Mullinax’s fine collection for many years and is a stellar example.



 WP 9. Leech and Rigdon Confederate Revolver .36 Cal.

This fine Confederate Revolver is a fairly accurate copy of Colt’s M-1851 Navy and has matching serial # 571 on all parts, including the wedge. The barrel address “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” is visible, though somewhat weak due to a poor strike rather than wear. All metal surfaces are smooth with a consistent grey-turning plum patina. Mechanically tight and fully functional. All nipples intact on cylinder and in good condition. Cryptic letter “N” on both sides of trigger bow. Walnut grips retain most of their original varnish. Produced in Greensboro, GA and a textbook example. Ex. Damon Mills Collection (his write up included) Ex. Jim Greene Collection.



 WP 10. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

According to some of my colleagues who are infinitely more knowledgeable that I, this saber is a North Carolina or Virginia product. The saber bears some resemblance to the Boyle and Gamble Cavalry Saber but the scabbard is fashioned completely out of brass except for an iron drag. Condition overall is excellent and untouched. Scabbard bears several small pushes and dents from service. The Original grip and single strand of brass wire is superb. All surfaces have a deep, uncleaned patina. The blade is excellent as well with no issues or nicks. If anyone has a more definitive opinion as to the origin of this saber, please let me know. Ex. Steve Mullinax Collection.



WP 11. U.S. Harper’s Ferry M-1855 Rifle Musket .58 Cal. dated 1858.

Classic M-1855 Harper’s Ferry Rifle Musket in excellent condition. Lock is marked “US”,”HARPER’S FERRY” and “1858”. Mechanics are sharp. Note Maynard Tape Primer system. Metal surfaces are smooth with a mellow gray patina beginning to turn plum. Clear 1858 barrel date. Bore is sharp and clean. Stock is great overall with decent edges and two clear Military Inspector’s Cartouches on flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is present and original to the gun.



 WP 12. M-1848 Stocking & Co. Pepperbox Revolver .31 Cal.

Fully functioning and in really good condition. Much more scarce than the Allen & Thurber Model. Neat Federal Eagle inset.



WP 13. Excavated Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Complete and in fantastic dug condition. These revolvers saw use by both Confederate and Federal Troops. Verbal provenance of East Tennessee.



 WP 14. 1860 Dated P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal.

Here is a solid and affordable Enfield that was imported from England and could have been used by either side. Metal surfaces are smooth with some original finish remaining on lock, barrel bands and long rage site. Lock has a scarce 1860 date, is marked “TOWER” and functions crisply. Bore is good. Stock has only minor service wear. Nipple is a replacement. A great looking example.



  WP 16. Nice 1863 dated M-1858 (2nd Model) Merrill Carbine .54 Cal.

This is a scarce carbine, especially in this condition. Very well taken care of indeed.The metal is smooth with a medium to dark grey patina. Mechanically excellent. Bore is sharp. Stock is superb with sharp edges and a strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche above the Saddle Ring Bar. Markings are good throughout, though a little weak on top of breech. “U.S.” Stamped on brass Butt Plate. A simply fabulous example of this scarce American Civil War Carbine.



WP 17. 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.



 WP 18. M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

High quality example. Serial # 1656. No pitting whatsoever on gray turning plum patina. Very strong patent address. Bore is excellent. Original walnut grips are numbered “154”. Mechanics are tight. Most of these revolvers you encounter are quite rough. If you are looking for a really nice Savage Navy for your collection, don’t let this one get away.



WP 19. Excavated M-1859 Sharps Cavalry Carbine from Knoxville, TN.

Totally complete except for the barrel band and in fantastic dug condition. A relic of the conflict in and around Knoxville TN. Rarely encountered dug. These guns were popular with both sides. Ex Charlie Harris Collection.



 WP 20. Rare M-1860 U.S. Cavalry Officer’s Saber by Ames and pair of matching Eagle Head Spurs.

These items came together from a family estate. The Cavalry Officer’s Saber is marked on the ricasso “AMES MFg. CO. CHICOPEE”. The original sharkskin grip and wire wrap are 100% intact, tight and untouched. Ornate brass guard and scabbard fittings have a deep matching mustard patina. Blade maintains a factory frosted finish with sharp “US” and patriotic motifs. There are a few nicks along the edge. Steel scabbard has ornamented brass mounts, a few service dents and an untouched patina. There is a remnant of one of the original sword belt hangers attached to bottom mount. This fine sword is also accompanied by a matching pair of silver or silver plated brass Eagle Head Cavalry Officer’s Spurs. Note the hand chased details on the spread winged eagles. The consignor could not provide a family name or additional information on the provenance.



 WP 21. Confederate Blacksmith made D-Guard Bowie Knife.

Classic Confederate D-Guard made from a large bastard file and pure as the driven snow. Handle has a minor expansion crack along the grain. Blade is smooth with only a few negligible flea bite nicks. If you are looking for a real Confederate Knife that is beyond question, here it is.



WP 22. U.S. M-1819 Pistol Converted to a carbine .54 Cal. 

Unusual non regulation conversion. Lock has been converted from flint to percussion. “S. NORTH MIDLTN. CONN” 1822  and US stamped on lock. I took this piece in on consignment and have not seen another like it. A neat oddity.



WP 23. U.S. M-1860 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Very early all matching serial # 307. Note the original finish on frame and loading lever. Mechanically sound. Bore is very good. Cylinder scene is worn which is common in that they were very lightly stamped at the factory. Original walnut grips have 95% of original varnish. Light traces of silver wash on trigger guard. Holster is sold.



 WP 24. 1858 Dated Remington Contract Conversion Rifled Musket.69 Cal.

20,000 U.S. M-1816 Flintlock Muskets were converted under contract by the Frankford Arsenal between 1856 and 1859. All were rifled and fitted with the Maynard Tape Primer System. 2000 were purchased by the State of New Jersey. There is an “NJ” stamped on the breech of this example. Condition is excellent overall with clear markings on the breech and lock. The stock is also excellent with sharp edges and a strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche opposite the lock. Bore is sharp, lock is mechanically sound. Ramrod is original though appropriated from a M-1842.



 WP 25. M-1850 U.S. Foot Officer’s Sword picked up on the Chickamauga GA. Battlefield in 1889. 

Once part of Dr. Rees Buttram’s amazing collection. This relic sword was picked up by a veteran scouring the battlefield during the great Reunion of 1889.



WP 26. U.S. M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by D.J. Millard.

The M1860 light cavalry saber was somewhat lighter than the M1840 “wristbreaker”. The M1860 became the principal edged weapon of the Federal cavalry, by the end of the Civil War. This example was manufactured by David J Millard, of Clayville, New York.  The markings on the ricasso, are as follows:  “D. J. MILLARD / CLAYVILLE NY” and “US / CEW / 1862″. This sword is in strong, un-cleaned condition, with an overall pleasing patina to the brass elements. Original leather grip and wire wrap are in excellent  condition. The blade is in great shape, as is the scabbard. Millard swords are not that common, and all were dated “1862”.



 WP 27. Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Cal. with original Confederate Holster.

Verbal provenance states that this weapon originally surfaced in Georgia. Serial # 17176. The Whitney was popular with the Confederates. Condition is very good with original finish still present on the cylinder. Metal surfaces smooth with some discoloration due to storage in holster. Markings somewhat weak. Note holster wear on the muzzle. Mechanically sharp. Good bore. Original walnut grips are in great condition. Holster is a bit rough but has been with this revolver since the war. An affordable Confederate used weapon.



WP 28. Confederate Short Artillery Sword with Scabbard.

This pattern was most likely produced in Macon GA. and has the “CS and Star” cast into the handle. The scabbard is original to the sword and is missing a section of the leather. The sword itself is a fine example with typical casting flaws. Blade is mostly smooth and bright. Slight nick at tip.



WP 29. Confederate Saber Bayonet and Scabbard by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond, VA.

Very rare to encounter with a scabbard, especially in this condition. The bayonet’s cast brass handle retains it’s spring lock. The blade has a bright finish and unstopped fuller with light but consistent pitting on it’s surface. Regulation tooled scabbard is pliable with some creasing but no repairs. Retains original brass throat and tip.



 WP 30. Belgian Pinfire Revolver 9mm. 

The Pinfire Revolver was a very reliable weapon that used self contained cartridges. This fine example is loaded with original finish. Belgian Liege Proof on cylinder. Serial # 140. Mechanically smooth. Complete and all original. These revolvers were very popular with both sides and came in several calibers. I may have some cartridges to display with it as well.



WP 31. U.S. Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Galt & Bro. Also marked “Collins & Co. 1862”.

A fantastic U.S. Field and Staff Sword and Scabbard from a scarce maker and retailer. The sword was made by Collins and Co. and on one side of ricasso is stamped clearly “COLLINS & Co. HARTFORD CONN. 1862”. Above this, etched in the blade is “GALT & BRO. WASHINGTON D.C.”. The other side is etched “MONITOR”. Original grip and wire wrap is excellent and untouched. The brass guard has finely crafted details and an untouched mustard patina. The blade is bright with intense deep engraving of patriotic imagery such as Federal Eagle, war trophies, “US” etc. Scabbard is also untouched and dent free with engraved brass mounts that have same mustard patina as sword guard. Note service wear on drag. This is a super fine sword. The belt in the pictures accompanied the sword and will be offered separately.



WP 32. Fine handcrafted “S Guard” dagger from North Carolina.

A beautiful weapon most skillfully made. Brass hardware and what appears to be a Rosewood handle. Hand finishing and file marks evident throughout. Lead used to fill joint at base of blade. This knife was turned up near Wilmington, NC. Approx. 11″ in length.



WP 33. U.S. M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket dated 1861 .58 Cal.

Fantastic condition and scarce. Sharp markings. Strong 1861 barrel date. Excellent bore. Stock is in great shape with only minor service wear. Two Military Inspector Cartouches present opposite the lock. Metal surfaces are smooth. Lock mechanics are sound. This is a great looking example of the iconic early Civil War Springfield.



World War II Weapons



WW 1. German Luftwaffe Officer’s Dress Dagger (2nd model).

This fabulous dagger is marked “EICKHORN” on the ricasso with the distict squirrel holding a sword logo. Blade is near mint as is the killer pumpkin colored grip and the scabbard.



WW 2. Chained German SS Officer’s Dress Dagger.

Top notch condition with no fly in the ointment. The blade is bright with no nicks or sharpening. Ebony handle is superb with untouched SS rondel and eagle appliques. Portepee appears to be original to the knife. Scabbard is dent free and untouched as well with bright nickle plated mounts and chain. Surfaces are consistent overall. Note highly detailed grinning skulls and runes on chain. This is a real deal spoil of war brought back to the USA by a victorious American Soldier and guaranteed to be all original and as described. I have seen daggers of this grade sell for over $8500.00 on WWII Websites and shows. I have room in this one as it was acquired in a trade.



WW 3. U.S. M-1 Garand Rifle Bayonet and Scabbard.

I conic American World War II Bayonet in superb condition. Totally untouched and ready to match up with a rifle.