Civil War Weapons

 WP 1. U.S. M-1863 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Investment grade example with clear markings and early 1864 production serial # 99122. Note sharp Military Inspectors Cartouche on walnut grip. Very crisp mechanically with a sharp bore. Retains quite  a bit of original factory blue finish. This is a top class American Civil War Army Revolver.

$2995.00  

 

 WP 2. Confederate Cavalry Saber by Louis and Elijah Haiman, Columbus, GA.

Here is a very fine Confederate Saber and scabbard made by the Haiman Brothers in Columbus Ga. Totally original and untouched in every regard. Tarred Canvas grip and single strand iron wire are 100% intact with no wear issues to speak of. Brass guard has an untouched patina and a service bend in the top branch. Blade is smooth and gray with characteristic forging faults and a couple of minor nicks. Scabbard is smooth with typical iron throat and brass mounts. No obvious dents but a few minor service pushes. This is a classic textbook Haiman. Ex. Gary Bisacky Collection.

$4250.00

 

 WP 3. M-1832 Ames Artillery Short Sword, Scabbard and Allegheny Arsenal Belt.

 WP 4. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Louis Froelich, Kenansville, NC.

This fantastic example of the classic Type II Kenansville Cavalry Saber is absolutely untouched in every regard. Leather grip and single strand brass wire wrap is 100% intact. Brass guard has characteristic casting flaws and is marked with a “VI”. The deep mustard colored patina on guard and scabbard fittings matches perfectly. Blade is smooth with no pitting or sharpening. Scabbard is completely dent free and retains the original leather Saber Hangers. If you are looking for a top of the line example of this iconic Confederate Saber, you might want to seriously consider this one. Ex. Gary Bisacky Collection.

$5995.00

 

  WP 5. U.S. M-1863 “New Model” Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.

A better than average Civil War Remington Army with some original blue finish and crisp mechanics. Bore is excellent and barrel address is well stamped. Serial #66819 puts this gun squarely in the Civil War. Note Military Inspector’s Cartouche on original walnut grip. These revolvers always remind me of the final scene in the movie “Outlaw Josey Wales”. This revolver is a solid investment and was “there”.

$2450.00

 

  WP 6. U.S. M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by Ames dated 1864.

  WP 7. Massive Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife

Classic Blacksmith made D-Guard with a 17″ Clip-tip blade. Knife measures 22.5″ long overall. The original wooden grip is fastened by two iron ferrules. Blade is smooth and has an uncleaned, heavy patina. All surfaces are consistent and show proper age. Ex. Gary Bisacky Collection.

$2850.00

 

WP 8. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

High grade Colt Navy serial # 129257 (1862). I would estimate the original factory blue finish at 50%. Silver wash at 60%. Original varnish on grips at 99%. The all matching serial # 129257 (including the wedge) has an “S” stamped adjacent to it on all parts except loading lever and wedge . Cylinder scene is very good and you can make out the “ENGAGED 16 MAY, 1843″ on the cylinder edge. Mechanics are tight like new. Bore is clean and razor sharp. Area around wedge is free of dings. Comes with Colt Factory Letter. This is a top notch Colt Navy.

$4850.00

 

 WP 9. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Here is a very early Colt Navy with low, all matching serial #3607. Only the earliest models have the “square back” trigger guard. Condition is average. Metal has some light salt-n-peppah pitting. Cylinder scene is faint but serial # visible. Mechanically sound. Varnish on grips mostly worn. Bore is good. A good number of these early Colt Navies saw Confederate Cavalry Service.

$3250.00 

 

WP 10. Confederate Spiller and Burr Revolver identified to Henry James McGraw Co. G, 45th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

This Confederate Spiller and Burr Navy Revolver .36 Cal. has a previously unknown and unregistered serial #601 and has been in the McGraw family for over a century. The revolver is accompanied by the Family Bible, a 6th Plate Ambrotype of McGraw and images of family members. I believe the couple in the daguerreotype are his parents. McGraw states in his own hand in an entry in the Bible;

“I went to the Civil War Oct the 18. 1862 I belonged to Claborns (Cleburne’s) Division Lowery Brigade 45th Ala. rigment Company G. Colonel lampley was my Colonel & Bart Perry was my last Captain”

HJ McGraw

There is a typed card that accompanied the gun when McGraw’s Great Grandson temporarily had it on display in a Mobile, Al. Museum. The card reads;

“THIS GUN WAS OWNED BY MY GREAT GRANDFATHER MCGRAW WHO LEFT HOME ON OCTOBER 18TH, 1862 TO FIGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR. HE BELONGED TO THE CLAYBORNE DIVISION, LOWERY BRIGADE AND FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF SHILO IN TENN., COMPANY “G” 45TH ALABAMA REGIMENT. I DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY OF THE ENEMY HE KILLED WITH THIS GUN.

I DID FIND OUT THAT WHEN HIS WIFE VISITED HIM SHE RODE A HORSE FROM WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA TO  GREENEVILLE, ALABAMA, A DISTANCE OF 40 MILES. THERE SHE BOARDED A TRAIN WHICH TOOK HER TO HIS CONFEDERATE CAMP IN WARTRACE, TENN. AFTER THE WAR MY GREAT GRANDFATHER RETURNED ONLY TO FIND THAT HIS PROPERTY HAD BEEN SOLD AND HE WAS FACED WITH HAVING TO PAY BACK TAXESAS WELL AS FACING MANY OTHER HARDSHIPS.”

The Bible has entries documenting family births and deaths. One entry reads; “Henry James McGraw departed this life November the 12, 1906 45 minutes past 8 O’ clock in the morning”. McGraw was buried at Pine Apple, Alabama and a Military Headstone was applied for in 1925. The last entry in the Bible is dated March, 18, 1989. A U.S. Military Parole Registration dated June, 10, 1865 describes McGraw as being 5′ 10″ tall with dark complexion, black hair and blue eyes. The revolver itself is absolutely untouched other than me replacing the loading lever screw which was missing and a tiny retainer pin that keeps the tip of loading lever in place. Other than that, this rare revolver is just as it came out of the family. All of the parts have matching serial #601 including both walnut grips which are numbered by hand in pencil. There is a “W” stamped at the bottom of one of the grips and a small hand carved Confederate Battle Flag on the face of the other grip. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with an untouched plum patina. There are a few scattered spots of light pitting at end of barrel. The brass is also untouched with a deep mustard patina. The cylinder indexed perfectly well until I took it apart to photograph it. It seems to have a bound spring and I am sure it is a minor issue, but I will let an expert deal with it. Now let’s explore McGraw’s 45th Alabama Infantry Regiment. McGraw joined too late for the Battle of Perryville but would most likely have been present for the Battle of Murfreesboro. The 45th was a hard fought regiment under Patrick R. Cleburne and suffered severely at Stones River, Chickamauga, Atlanta, and was almost completely annihilated at Franklin. More research into McGraw may reveal if he was wounded at any of these battles or was captured. It would be interesting to see his pension application (if he had one). McGraw mentions his Colonel (Harris Lampley) who was killed at Atlanta. He also mentions Captain Bart Perry who was wounded at Chickamauga and Franklin. We know for sure that McGraw was paroled on June 10th, 1865. In addition to the Bible, this grouping includes several images of McGraw’s Family. I believe they may be of his parents and a sister. There are no names on them but the family stated that the ambrotype of the young man is Henry James McGraw. If you are wanting a pure, straight out of the woods Confederate Spiller and Burr that was a likely witness to many ordeals of the 45th Alabama Regiment, including the slaughter at Franklin. Here it is.

SOLD

 

WP 11. U.S. M-1850 Field and Staff Sword and Scabbard.

This sumptuously decorated sword still retains loads of original gold plating on the hilt, pommel and scabbard. Original sharkskin grip and braided wire wrap fully intact. Hilt has slight wobble but most assuredly has never been messed with. Blade is nick free with a smooth bright finish. Engraving is sharp and highly detailed with “US”, American Flag and war trophies on one side and the Federal Eagle, American Flag, “E. PLURIBIS UNUM” in a ribbon and war trophies on the other. Scabbard is dent free. The gold plated mounts and drag are nicely decorated also. Drag shows wear from being carried.

SOLD

 

 WP 12. M-1861 U.S. Springfield Rifle Musket dated 1861.

Very scarce to find in this condition because these guns were rushed to the front and used hard. This Springfield has a lot going for it. Lock is dated 1861 and is mechanically sound. Metal is mostly smooth throughout with some light flash peppering around the bolster. I can only make out part of barrel date. The bore is sharp and clean. Ramrod is original. Stock shows no evidence of sanding and still retains sharp edges with only very light service marks. Long range sight is original. No repairs or monkey business.  This  gun saw action but was not abused. Just study the pictures. The 1861 dated Springfield in this condition demands a premium and I’ve seen rougher examples sell for more $$$$.

$3850.00

 WP 13. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

 WP 14. M-1861 U.S. Springfield Rifle Musket dated 1862 with bayonet and scabbard.

This is a super nice gun. All original. No repairs, replacements or monkey business. Take a close look at the pictures of this quintessential American Civil War long arm. Condition is near mint and I doubt that this gun ever saw active service in the field. Lock is strongly marked and is mechanically perfect. Original long range sight and ramrod. Bore is clean and razor sharp. Barrel date and proofs are strongly stamped. On top of barrel there is a small shallow hole tapped for a forward sight? I am unsure why. The stock has never been sanded and has very sharp edges. Two proper Springfield Military Inspector Cartouches are stamped knee deep into the flat opposite the lock. Bayonet and scabbard are on par with the gun condition wise. The bayonet is clearly marked with a “US” and the Scabbard Frog has strong U.S. Military Inspector Stamps. The leather is excellent. This is a very desirable early war Springfield. Investment grade.

$3850.00 

Bayonet and Scabbard $395.00

 

 

WP 15. Battlefield pickup M-1855 Colt Root Revolver .31 Cal.

Neat relic. Note shattered loading lever housing. An early battlefield pickup from Richmond, VA.

SOLD

 

WP 16. 1862 Dated P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket attributed to James Curley of Co K, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry .577 Cal.

Nice clean gun with “TOWER” and “1862” on the lock. Metal is smooth with a dark grey patina. Lock mechanism works crisply. “25*25″ proof stamped on barrel. Stock is very nice with typical service dings and does not appear to have ever been sanded. Ramrod is original. Bore is good but does show wear. The soldier who carried this gun carved his name “CURLEY” neatly on the flat of the butt stock with fat overlapping letters and also carved it deeply underneath the lock. This gun was previously sold by the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg and comes with some information they provided attributing the gun to a private James Curley of Co.K, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry. This provenance was most likely obtained from the family but I cannot say for sure. Overall, a very nice Civil War carried Enfield Rifle Musket. Bayonet fits the gun but did not come with it. It is available separately.

$1795.00  

$295.00  Bayonet and Scabbard.

 

 WP 18. Excavated Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal. from Shiloh, TN.

You don’t see many of these dug. Missing backstrap and part of loading lever. Found long ago on private property. Shiloh, TN. Battlefield.

$1250.00

 

 

 

 WP 19. U.S. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

This fine Colt Pocket features the desirable 6″ barrel and has all matching serial # 87613 (including wedge). Gun is well marked and has a somewhat light but decent cylinder scene. Metal surfaces are smooth with no pitting. Walnut grips are original and in great condition. Mechanically very good. Bore is sharp. Once part of a cased set as designated by the number”2″ above the serial #. Reasonably priced.

$1095.00

 

  WP 21. Exceptional 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.

$3850.00

 

WP 22. Dug Civil War Bowie or Camp Knife.

This type of knife is seen in countless soldier images. A weapon of last resort and most certainly used every day in camp. Total length is 10″ and blade alone is 5.5″. Dug at Arkansas Post, AR.

$295.00 

 

 

 WP 23. U.S. Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

This revolver was popular with the Confederacy as well as the Federal Forces. The Confederates copied it closely with the Spiller and Burr Revolver. This example bears serial # 3816 and is in somewhat relic condition. There is a break in the top of the frame and the action is retarded by a broken spring. That being said, the revolver is honest and untouched since the war. Grips are excellent and well fitted. This is an affordable American Civil War Revolver that displays like a champ.

$595.00

 

 WP 24. U.S. M-1808 Thomas French Contract Musket .69 Cal.

Thomas French, Phineas Blake and Adam Kinsley of Canton Massachusetts received a Government contract during the War of 1812 to produce 4000 of these muskets. This better than average example is dated 1814 and has been converted to percussion for use in the American Civil War. Metal surfaces are smooth and semi bright with strong inspector proofs and 1814 date on the barrel. Lock mechanics are excellent and markings are mostly clear. Stock is very nice with relatively sharp edges and only very minor service dings. Ramrod is original.

$1850.00

 

 

 WP 25. M-1851 Austrian Carbine .75 Cal.

These guns have gotten some attention since being featured in the North South Trader Civil War Magazine in 2011, Vol. 35 #4. The latest research reveals that 10,000 of these were bought by U.S. Purchasing Agent George Schyler and sent to the Western Theatre. The Confederacy also received a large quantity of these ungainly weapons. This particular example is an 1852 dated Type I. It is in superb condition and retains it’s original ramrod. Most of the ones that were imported (but not all) that were imported have ramrod channels. This is one of the best quality examples out there with sharp edges on the stock and all matching #22 on all parts. 12 groove bore is excellent.

$1350.00

 

 WP 26. Georgia Armory D-Guard Bowie Knife and Scabbard.

This massive, Confederate D-guard Bowie knife exhibits and 18-1/2″ clip point blade in its orig scabbard with 4″ iron tip. These knives were made by various contractors in GA and delivered to the GA Armory in Milledgeville, GA during the Civil War. Though there are different contractors all knives are fairly conformed, having wood grips with iron ferrules and tin mounted, leather scabbards. A wonderful book showing all the variants is by Josh Phillips, entitled Confederate Bowie Knives of the Georgia State Arsenal. This is a nice example of a popular Confederate weapon. SIZE: 18-1/2″ blade. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered staining and pitting with numerous small nicks in cutting edge. Iron D-Guard and ferrule are smooth with scattered staining and pitting. Wood grip is very good and solid with scattered nicks and scrapes. Orig leather scabbard still retains much of its orig black finish with some indiscernible initials, possibly of owner, scratched into it. A large portion of stitching is now loose, protective pins to cutting edge are missing and belt loop is missing but scabbard displays well.

$4500.00

 

 WP 27. US M-1852 Naval Officer’s Sword by Horstmann.

This fine sword is in great condition with strong and highly detailed engraving on the blade. Very clear “HORSTMANN AND SONS PHILADELPHIA” mark on ricasso. Grip and wire completely original and intact. Blade is bright and smooth with no nicks or sharpening. Scabbard is very good with some shallow surface scuffing but no repairs or major damage. Gilded mounts are missing screws but are original to scabbard. Note raised Horstmann Scroll mark on upper mount. A very nice sword for the money.

SOLD 

 

 

 WP 28. Fabulous M-1859 Sharp’s Carbine .52 Cal.

This investment grade carbine has everything you want. Strongly stamped markings throughout. Early production serial # 46016. Original blue finish on barrel. Sharp and clean bore. Mechanically superb. Stock has sharp edges and Military Inspector’s Cartouche behind saddle ring bar. Only very minor service dings. This Model 1859 Sharp’s is a magnificent example of one of the most iconic weapons of the American Civil War.

SOLD

 

 WP 30. Belgian Pinfire Revolver 9mm.

Typical “Lefaucheux” type revolver with Liege, Belgium Proofs on the cylinder. These were very popular side arms with both armies. Condition is very good with smooth mechanics and an untouched dark gray, turning plum patina.

$595.00

 

WP 31. American Arms Co. Wheeler Patent Double Barrel Pocket Pistol .32/.22 Cal.

Rare Pistol with less than 5000 being produced between 1865 and 1878. Early 4029 Serial #. Condition is good overall. Barrel swivels revealing chambers for .32 Cal. and .22 Cal. Rim fire Cartridges.

SOLD

 

 

WP 32. Massachusetts Arms “Adams” Pocket Revolver .36 Cal.

Nice looking and sturdy little revolver. Top of the frame is stamped “MADE FOR ADAMS REVOLVING ARMS CO., N.Y. BY MASS. ARMS CO., CHICOPEE FALLS
PATENT MAY 3, 1853 JUNE 9, 1856 APR. 7, 1857″.
Condition is better than average with some original blue finish. Mechanically sound.

$1150.00

 

 WP 33. Dug P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket Bayonet .577 Cal.

Nice dug example. Provenance of Strawberry Plains, TN.

$125.00

 

 WP 34. M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. dated 1862.

This iconic weapon was the backbone of the Federal Armies. Condition is very good. Clearly dated 1862 on lock and barrel. Lock mechanics are tight. Stock has only minor service wear. Ramrod is original. Bore is good. Overall, a better than average example.

$2250.00

 

 WP 35. 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.

$2950.00

 

WP 36. U.S. Bayonet for converted Muskets .69 Cal.

Very high quality bayonet perfect for wartime converted .69 Cal. muskets. Clear “US” stamp and clean metal.

$225.00

 

 WP 37. U.S. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

All matching serial # 111557 indicates 1861 production. Initials “J.F.H.” Scratched into strap at butt and “John F. H—–” is scratched along the backstrap. Someone with better eyes might be able to make out the last name. Smooth metal throughout with an untouched gray patina turning plum. All markings are clear and sharp including the cylinder scene and the “ENGAGED MAY 16, 1843” address. Grips are original. Mechanically crisp. Frame is tight. Good bore. All screws appear original. This is a great representative Civil War dated Colt Navy Revolver. Colt Factory letter is included which states that this revolver was part of a shipment of 100 sent to a Boston, MA. Retailer in 1861.

$3495.00

 

 WP 38. War of 1812 U.S. M-1808 JENKS Flintlock Musket dated 1813.

Rarely encountered in original Flint configuration and this one has not been re-converted. Stephen Jenks and Sons of Providence Rhode Island were contracted to produce 4000 of these weapons for the government. Metal has an untouched, thick attic patina aptly described as a dark chocolate color. The lock mechanics are tight and it is well marked “JENKS ,S” “RI” and “1813”. There is also a crisp Federal Eagle and “US”  stamped next to the frizzen pan. The stock also has a thick, ancient dark patina as well and is in fabulous shape other than one nip between the end cap and middle barrel band. Ramrod is original. This is a real “long” arm measuring 59.75″ in length.

$3495.00

 

 WP 39. U.S. M-1842 Springfield Musket .69 Cal.

This fine looking Mexican War and American Civil War Weapon is dated 1847 on the lock and is in very good condition overall. Metal surface are mostly smooth. Both sling loops are missing. Lock mechanics are sound. Ramrod is original. Stock is smooth with a visible Military Inspector’s Cartouche opposite the lock and typical service wear. These guns were popular with both sides early in the war and this one definitely saw the action.

$995.00

 

WP 41. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

All matching serial # 155712. Smooth metal with clear markings though cylinder scene is a bit worn. Original varnish on grips and traces of silver wash on trigger guard. Mechanically sound. There is a name engraved on the top of the barrel that I cannot make out.

$995.00

World War II Weapons

WW 1. Chained SS Dress Dagger.

These are rare to find in unmolested condition. This is just that, totally untouched since it was brought back from Germany as war booty.  Collectors cringe when you mention SS anything due to the many unscrupulous dealers and tinkerers out there. As you can see in the pictures, the ebony handle is simply superb. SS Rune rondel and inlaid eagle are original and not tampered with. The scabbard is of the anodized type with some minor spotting but otherwise excellent. Chain is the nickel plated type and in good shape with sharp details on the grinning skulls. Lastly, the blade is very good, has not been sharpened and maintains some original finish. This rare dagger, while not in mint condition, is still excellent. Again, totally untouched. A great relic taken by force from Nazi Germany’s elite SS.

$5995.00 

 

WW 2. German Kriegsmarine Officer’s Dress Dagger.

Hard to find one this nice. 2nd Model in near mint condition with pumpkin orange handle. Blade is exquisite with “WKC” maker mark and retains it’s frosty engraving. Scabbard is perfect with no dents.

$1650.00

 

WW 3. German Wehrmacht Officer’s Dress Dagger.

Near mint “PUMA SOLINGEN” marked dagger with no problems. Superb scabbard, blade and grip. A top quality representative example.

SOLD

 

 

WW 4. 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.

$895.00.

 

WW 5. 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.

$5995.00