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WP 1. 3rd Model Confederate Morse Carbine .50 Cal.

This is a great example. Only around 1000 of these fine weapons were produced. Designed by George W. Morse and manufactured by the South Carolina State Military Works in Greeneville. All original and complete, serial # 536. Untouched mellow patina on the brass frame and smooth surfaces with a plum and grey patina on the barrel. Mechanically sound top loading latch and firing mechanism. Original brass cleaning jag stored in butt plate. This piece screws onto the original cleaning rod which is stored under the barrel. Stock is very nice with original varnish and only minor service wear. These Carbines were issued to South Carolina State Troops and used in the vicinity of Petersburg VA. as well as against Sherman’s advance in the Carolinas.



WP 2. M-1795 Harpers Ferry Flintlock Musket .69 Cal. Dated 1815 with Bayonet.

Totally original and straight out of a 40 year collection. Lock is dated 1815, functions crisply, and is stamped with an eagle with “US” in the the shield. Metal surfaces are smooth and the patina is untouched. Barrel marked with “US” and Eagle Head within oval proofs. Original Flint not a re-conversion. Stock is in remarkable condition for being over 200 years old. Minor wear and blemishes here and there with Military Inspector marks and cartouches on the flat opposite the lock (note “V” over “AT”). Button tipped Ramrod is original. Bayonet fits perfectly, is stamped “US” over “WR” but may be an 1808 model. This is a very fine and early American Musket from a discriminating collection.



WP 3. U.S. M-1840 Ames Heavy Cavalry Saber dated 1850.

Fantastic condition. Original leather wrap and brass wire on grip. Throat washer present. Blade is untouched with no nicks or sharpening. Clearly marked on ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CABOTVILLE 1850” Other side is stamped “US” and “A.D.K.” Pommel has Military Inspector marks “A.D.K.” and “J.W.R”. Scabbard condition matches the sword. Virtually dent free with smooth surfaces and well fitted. This is a superb example.



WP 4. Extremely Rare South Carolina Field and Staff Officer’s Sword. Pattern of 1850.

Only a couple of these are known to exist, a product of Horstmann in Philadelphia made just prior to the war. The Palmetto Motif cast into the guard is distinct and detailed. A very unusual pattern. The grip and wire wrap are long gone but the black wooden handle is original. Guard has some wobble as can be expected. The blade is etched on both sides but has a thin layer of surface rust obscuring it. The other surviving sword has the same floral pattern etching and has a Horstmann Mark. It is noteworthy that there is no US Flag or Federal Eagle on it. With a little effort on the blade and an expertly done grip restoration, you will have a killer Confederate Sword. The Horstmann Pattern Scabbard that accompanied this sword is a common metal one and can be easily obtained. This could be a very profitable and fun project.



WP 5. U.S. M-1860 Spencer Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal. Issued to the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment.

According to the Springfield Research Service, Vol.4, This fine Model 1860 Spencer Carbine was issued to a member of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry in 1864. Serial # 16441 lands between #16435 which went to Company L and # 16496 which went to Company B. This is a great gun. Metal surfaces are smooth  and unmolested with a deep plum patina. Spencer Patent Address on top of breech is clearly legible. Lever action mechanics are excellent and firm. Bore has some wear from service but is clean and rifling is well defined. Loading tube assembly is complete and functional. Stock is remarkably nice with some minor saddle wear and two strong Military Inspector Cartouches adjacent to the terminus of the saddle ring tang. This particular carbine was probably issued to one of the 366 troopers that reenlisted in March of 1864. The 2nd Michigan was in the thick of Sherman’s advance upon Atlanta, they dogged Hood’s advance into Tennessee and fought at the savage Battles of Franklin and Nashville. They were engaged all over Middle Tenneseee as well as the 1863 Chickamauga Campaign and East Tennessee following Longstreet’s retreat from Knoxville. This Cavalry Unit served with great distinction through many hardships losing 43 men killed in action by the end of the war. This carbine has everything going for it, namely condition and a firm place in Michigan and Civil War history.



WP 6. Identified 1862 London Armoury Co. Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal.

One of the scarce examples that was purchased and issued by the Federal Forces. Stamped in several places “J.H. DEAN”. This soldier was a member of the 39th Massachusetts Vol. Regt. which makes sense since the very first London Armory Contract went to the State of Massachusetts. Condition is excellent. There are a couple of wartime modifications made, particularly the addition of a Springfield M-1863 Hammer and Ramrod. All metal surfaces have an untouched and consistent plum patina. Lock mechanics are tight. Stock is untouched as well with sharp edges, original finish and a strong State of Massachusetts Military Inspectors Cartouche opposite the lock. Note the clear “LONDON ARMOURY 1862 BERMONDSEY” stamp on the stock. The London Armoury Enfield was a superior weapon and had fully interchangeable parts. Highly regarded by soldiers on both sides. This one has character, condition and identification.


 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.

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WP 8. Dug Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

Great looking excavated weapon with serial # 65408. Springfield research shows that this weapon was issued to a member of Co. A, 1st Maryland Vol. Cavalry in 1864. They were part of the 10th Corps, Army of the James under Gen. Benjamin “Beast” Butler. This unit participated in the Cold Harbor and Petersburg Campaigns. Verbal provenance is that this gun was dug near Richmond, VA.



WP 10. Percussion Boot Pistol with hidden trigger .50 Cal.

A really fine little handgun with engraving and attractive burl wood grips. Fully functional hidden trigger and sharp lock mechanics. Barrel unscrews. Most likely a British import. 



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. 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.



WP 13. U.S. Field and Staff Officer’s Sword by W.H. Horstmann and Sons. 

Non regulation type with iron hilt and one of the more distinct imported types. Condition is way beyond average for this sword. Original sharkskin grip and braided brass wire are perfectly intact. Nice bright blade with sharp “W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA” etched on ricasso. Extensively engraved on both sides with “US” and Federal Eagle among trophies and floral patterns. Light period sharpening towards tip. Scabbard is fantastic, dent free with a smooth dark patina. Totally untouched. This sword came into the shop last week from a local family.



WP 14. P-53 Enfield Rife Musket .577 Cal. with Bayonet (in Scabbard), Sling, Tompion and Nipple Protector.

Fine looking Enfield with all the accessories. Metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched and consistent gray turning plum patina. Lock is clearly stamped “TOWER” and “1862”. Mechanically sound. Bore is worn from battle. Stock is very good with only minor service wear. Leather sling is original and supple. Ramrod is original to the gun with matching patina. Bayonet fits perfectly and has it’s original leather scabbard. This Enfield could have been used by either side and definitely saw combat but was also well taken care of.

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WP 16. 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 Georgia. 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.



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. 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. 



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. Non regulation Presentation Sword Identified to David O’Keefe, 88th New York Infantry Regt. Meagher’s Irish Brigade.

I believe this unmarked Foot Officer’s Sword may be a British Import. It is inscribed on the brass back strap “David O’ Keefe” and also on the guard “Presented by his friends of Lowville Sept. 17th, 1862”. While his friends were getting his sword engraved, he was probably trying to stay alive in the battle of Antietam where his unit was being badly mauled assaulting the Sunken Road. The 88th lost 102 men killed and wounded that day. It is apparent that O’Keefe was later promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the 54th New York Regt. The Irish Brigade is a well known unit and they fought in all of the major engagements of the Army of the Potomac. This sword may have been with O’Keefe at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. More research should be done by someone more qualified than me. O’Keefe’s Sword itself is in very good condition. Sharkskin grip is fully intact though wire (if it had wire) is missing. Brass guard is very nice with a mellow patina. The Blade is smooth and bright with one nick. The scabbard has smooth metal surfaces with brass mounts. There is a small period of use repair about halfway up the scabbard. Irish Brigade associated artifacts are hard to come by. This sword was originally purchased from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg and I have no reason to doubt it’s attribution. 



WP 21. M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

The Savage Navy Revolver is quite unique in it’s design. Both sides used it. Quite a few of the civilian models ended up in Confederate hands, enough to arm the 34th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, 11th Texas Cavalry, 7th Virginia Cavalry and the 7th Missouri Cavalry. A few were also issued to the U.S. Navy and marked with an anchor. Here we are offering a very nice Savage with smooth metal surfaces and a grey turning plum colored patina. Light traces of original factory finish in areas. Note the super sharp Patent Address on top of the frame. Mechanically very sound. Bore is excellent as well. Walnut grips are original and unmolested. No U.S. Inspector markings on the gun. Very possibly Confederate used,



WP 22. 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.



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.

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WP 24. W.J. McElroy Foot Officer’s sword identified to Captain Oliver F. Evans, Co. H, 12th Georgia Vol. Infantry Regt.

This very fine condition sword was carried by Captain Oliver F. Evans who enlisted in the 12th Ga. Vol. Infantry Regt. Co. H on June 9, 1861 as a First Sergeant. The name “O.F.Evans.” is clearly scratched into the brass guard. The 12th Georgia Regt. was part of the famous “Doles-Cook” Brigade that fought with distinction in many savage battles including McDowell, VA. Where the 12th suffered 175 casualties. Evans was wounded in this battle. The regiment was heavily engaged at Antietam where Evans was wounded the second time. They were conspicuous in action at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Evans was wounded a third time in the thigh at Fort Steadman (Petersburg) on March 25th of 1865. The 12th Ga. surrendered only 5 officers and 60 men at Appomattox. Evan’s sword is missing the scabbard but is in superb condition with perfectly intact leather wrap and braided brass wire on the grip. The Guard has an untouched deep mustard patina and sharply detailed floral pattern. The blade is deeply engraved and and tapers to a point. This is not due to sharpening but is a known McElroy variant. Ones side of the blade features a Gothic Script “CS” amid Acanthus leaf patterns and the other side has maker “WJ McElroy & Co. Macon, Georgia” engraved in their distinct trademark along with similar Acanthus foliage patterns. This fine Georgia Sword belonged to a soldier who served with distinction, thrice wounded in action and was a mute witness to the greatest battles fought by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Extensive copies of Captain Evans’ service records are included. Ex. Alan Wandling Collection.



 WP 25. Excavated Beaumont-Adams Revolver 84 Gauge (.36 Cal.).

Rare dug Revolver. The Adams was imported from England and used by both sides though much more extensively by the Confederacy. Very good condition, provenance unknown.



WP 26. Military M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

A fine representative example of this iconic American Civil War Weapon. All matching 99575 Serial #, except for wedge which is a wartime replacement. Mechanically sound. Indexes well. Bore is excellent. Walnut grips are original and have service wear. This Colt Army is guaranteed to have seen the action, displays like a champion and will not break your bank.




 WP 2. U.S. M-1862 Brass Mounted Joslyn Carbine .52 Cal.

All matching serial # 2138. This gun was issued to a hard fighting Cavalry Unit, most likely in the Western Theater. Barrel and breech show areas of pinprick pitting. The bore is distinct but also lightly pitted and worn. Patent Address on lock is weak but strong on breech. Brass hardware has a nice mellow patina. Mechanically sound. Stock has service wear and an area of repair under the lock plate and in a small area on one side of butt stock (see photos). Two strong Military Inspector Cartouches present above saddle ring bar opposite the lock. You don’t see this first model for sale very often.



WP 28. U.S. M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword by Ames.

Totally untouched with a deep mustard colored patina on the guard and scabbard mounts. Sharkskin grip and wire is perfect and original. Throat washer intact. Blade still maintains some frostiness contrasting with the bright. Etching is clear with floral motifs and “US” on one side and Federal Eagle on the other. Double Ames maker marks with script “AMES CHICOPEE MASS” within a circle on base of blade and the “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” within a scroll on the opposite ricasso. Scabbard is solid and has uniform crazing and small areas of surface loss. Marked on Throat “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS”. There is also a retailer mark ‘HERTFELDER” stamped on the drag. A very nice and honest American made sword and priced right.



 WP 29. 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.



WP 30. U.S. M-1863 Remington Zouave Rifle .58 Cal.

Damn near mint condition with loads of original blue factory finish. Most of these guns are un-issued and in great condition but this one is truly exceptional. Lock is mechanically sharp and marked “REMINGTON’S ILION N.Y. 1863” and “US”. Breech also dated 1863. “H.S.L.” inspector mark on side of breech. Bore is razor sharp. Stock is fantastic with raised grain throughout. Two prominent Military Inspector Cartouches stamped on flat opposite the lock. Brass hardware contrasts nicely with the stock and has a consistent mellow patina. This weapon is original in every regard. A Remington Zouave saber bayonet in matching condition can be readily found with some patient effort. This is an outstanding American Civil War Weapon.



WP 31. Confederate Enlisted Cavalryman’s Saber and Scabbard produced by W.J. McElroy of Macon, GA.

Classic Confederate made Cavalry Saber and Scabbard. Some knowledgeable Confederate Sword collectors and dealers state that this saber was indeed produced by McElroy,  but as of today there are no existing marked examples. Characteristically identical to the W.J. McElroy Cavalry officer’s Saber to which it has been compared closely to. Leather wrap and single strand copper wire grip is fully intact and in remarkable condition. Brass guard is untouched with a dark bronze patina that matches the scabbard mounts. Blade has a sweeping curve and is smooth with a mottled grey patina, it is unsharpened and well balanced. Scabbard is immaculate with a nicely finished lap seam and robust brass mounts. Iron throat and drag. If you are looking for a very high condition Georgia made Confederate Cavalry Saber with no problems at all, here it is.



 WP 32. 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.



WP 33. U.S. M-1816 Contract Musket by “D. NIPPES” dated 1845. Rifled and sighted .69 Cal.

Here is an interesting M-1816 Musket converted to percussion and then rifled to accommodate the .69 Conical Minie’ Ball. Very good condition overall with clean metal surfaces though lightly pebbled in areas, Mechanically sound. Bore has wear. Note block sight on barrel. Stock has typical service wear. Two Military Inspector’s Cartouches present opposite lock. Proper concave tipped ramrod. Lock is marked “D. NIPPES US MILL CREEK PA. 1845”.



WP 34. 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.



WP 35. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

Here is a great representative example of the Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber. Excellent overall condition. Very similar to the Haiman sabers. Blade is similar to B. Douglas products. Grip has been professionally re-wrapped. Scabbard is superb.  



WP 36. U.S. M-1835/1840 Rifled and Sighted Musket by “L. POMEROY”.

These .69 Cal. M-1835/1840  Conversion Muskets are documented being issued to Western Theater Illinois Troops and the State of Virginia prior to the war in 1859-1860. This example produced by Lemuel Pomeroy is in very good condition with a strong rifled bore and long range site. Smooth metal surfaces overall with a small area of pitting on butt plate. Lock appears to be dated 1842 or 1848? Mechanically sharp. Tip of nipple broken. Stock is very nice with minor service wear and dings. This is a fine looking American Civil War weapon.



WP 37. First Model Maynard Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

There is a good chance that an identification can be found on this carbine with some research. The initials “I.M.C.” are clearly scratched on both sides of the butt stock. Condition is very good with a consistent dark plum patina to the smooth metal surfaces. Mechanically crisp in all regards. Matching serial # 4403 on tape primer door and barrel (it is worth noting that a lot of these first model guns have mis-matched serial numbers). All patent and maker stamps are present though a little light in some areas particularly the patch box address. Bore is clean and well defined. Does show some wear consistent with service. Flip up long range site is present. All parts down to the screws are original to the gun. Stock is very good with some minor service dings. Most of these guns went South, mostly to Georgia, Mississippi and Florida but some found their way to South Carolina and Tennessee. There is a famous Half Plate Ambrotype of a young Tennessee Confederate armed with one. A known Georgia identified First Model Maynard is said to have a serial number in this low 4000’s range so it is very possible that this gun was carried by a Georgia (or Florida) Trooper.



 WP 38. 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 39. Excavated “Dimmick” Rifle Barrel 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.



WP 40. Dug P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket Bayonet .577 Cal.

Remarkable condition. Dug by Ray Treece near Shiloh, TN.



WP 41. Excavated U.S. Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Found near Corinth Mississippi. 5 of the 6 chambers in the cylinder are loaded.



 WP 42. U.S. Maynard Cavalry Carbine in relic condition .50 Cal.

Complete except for the butt plate. This relic surfaced in the Eastport-Corinth Mississippi area and was probably left behind by Sherman’s Cavalry Troopers. Large numbers of Maynard Cartridges have been dug in this area. This weapon would shore up any dug relic display.