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WP 1. US M-1863 New Model Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

This is a very nice and tight Sharps Carbine. Early serial # 88216. Note iron patchbox only seen on early models. All markings are visible and the metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched gray patina. The stock is very nice as well with only very minor service wear. There is a Military Inspectors Cartouche behind the sling bar. The action is tight and the bore is mint. This carbine did not see heavy use and is a fantastic example.



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

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.

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WP 3.  Scarce Remington Beals 3rd Model Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

This little beauty is totally untouched. Matching serial # 613 under loading lever and behind the grips. Metal surfaces are smooth. Clear Beals Patent Address on top of the 4″ barrel. Cylinder rotation is inconsistent and needs some love. Original Gutta-percha grips are in superb condition. Less than a thousand of these were produced. A little light surface cleaning would do wonders for this rare weapon. Recently purchased from a Knoxville, TN. estate sale by my new picker, Mr. Raedford.



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….



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.



WP 6. Martially Marked M-1855 Colt Revolving Rifle .56 Cal.

All matching serial # 915 on this scarce rifle. Marked on the tang behind the breech “U.S.” and “COLT’S PATENT”. This gun is in very solid condition with consistent surfaces. There are areas of pin-prick pitting on and around the cylinder from use. Wood to metal fit is excellent. Typical but minor service wear to the stock inc. a crack underneath the loading lever. Seven lands and groove rifling is strong. This is an honest and untouched American Civil War Colt Revolving Rifle that was issued to the Federal Army. 



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.



WP 8. Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber Produced By Louis Froelich At The Confederate States Armory, Kenansville NC.

This saber is fantastic and so is the scabbard. Known as the 2nd Model Kenansville Cavalry Saber, it has a distinct plain pommel and wide ribs on the brass guard. Note remarkably high quality grip with 100% original leather wrap and braided brass wire. Leather throat washer present. The Roman numeral “VI” is stamped into the guard as well as on the scabbard throat. The blade is smooth with only a few period fleabite nicks. The scabbard is also very nice with no major dings and considerable traces of the original red lacquer paint. It would be very hard to upgrade this fine Confederate Cavalry Weapon. This saber and scabbard surfaced long ago in a North Carolina estate.



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.



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.



WP 11. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

All matching serial # 187028 and in very good condition with clean metal surfaces, sharp “HARTFORD CT.” Barrel address and a nice cylinder scene. Mechanically sharp. The grips retain about 90% of the original varnish and there is a faint presentation inscription on the bottom of the butt strap. These ubiquitous side arms were favored by both armies. A very nice representative M-1849.



WP 12. Confederate Marked P-53 Enfield Rifled Musket .58 Cal.

Remarkably high quality gun with a considerable amount of factory blue finish on the barrel and barrel bands. It actually appears unissued. Lock is stamped “TOWER 1862”. Note tiny “J.S.” stamp on lock. Lock functions crisply with no play at all. Long range sight is original and excellent. There is an “SHC” within a circle stamp on the breech denoting “Sinclair Hamilton & Co.”. The stock is superb, you can see the sharp edges and feel the feathering of the wood grain. The slight dip in the wood between the 1st and 2nd barrel bands is how it came from the factory, no wood missing or damage. There is a clear “SH” over “G1” (Confederate Supplier Sinclair Hamilton) stamp adjacent to the butt plate tang. There is also an oval inspectors cartouche with a faint script “I.C.” (Issac Curtis) mark within. Ramrod is original and marked with a tiny “J.D.” mark. If you happen to be inclined to use this fine weapon as a shooter, the bore is super strong and sharp, probably the best I have ever seen on a Confederate Enfield. This is a 100% Confederate Enfield run through the blockade from England and the condition is simply outstanding.



WP 13. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine issued to Co. L, 2nd New York Cavalry Regt.

According to the Springfield Research records, serial # 26540 was issued to a member of the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment. Overall very good condition with smooth metal surfaces. Marked on top of breech “SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS. PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860”. Mechanically excellent with a very nice bore as well. Intact and original long range sight. Stock is very good with light service wear and a few minor areas of wood putty fill. Note Military Inspectors Cartouche adjacent to the terminus of the lock plate. I have a few original 1860 Spencer Cartridges available for $35.00 ea. to display with the carbine.



WP 14. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. 

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. 



 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.



WP 16. Martially Marked US M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver With Holster.

This fine early model Colt Navy and holster come from a long time Shenandoah Valley VA. collection. Condition of the revolver is very good and and it fits the holster perfectly. Smooth metal surfaces overall with areas of pin-prick pitting. All matching serial # 78243 (except for wedge which is a period Colt replacement). Cylinder scene is decent though obscured by pitting on one side. Strong “HARTFORD CT.” Barrel Address. Note “U.S.” stamp below cylinder. Revolver indexes well. Holster has supple leather and an intact latch tab. Very possibly Confederate carried. These military issued Colt Navies are scarce and always desirable.



WP 17. Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Type II. Early serial # 16521 M. Excellent condition. Complete with no issues. All original, mechanically sound. Sharp bore. Clean metal surfaces and nice grips. From a long time Virginia collection.



MS 18. US Inspector Marked Civil War Rifle Musket Sling.

This sling is made of buff leather and was issued for the Springfield M-1855, M-1861 and M-1863 Rifle Muskets. Also appropriate for any of the US Contract guns. It appears to be unissued and is maker marked “S.H. YOUNG & CO. NEWARK”. The sling also has a US Ordnance inspector’s mark “R. WHITE”. These are scarce to find when you need one for your Civil War Rifle Musket. Originally purchased from Rafael Eledge at Shiloh Relics.



WP 19. Excavated M-1841 Mississippi Rifle .54 Cal. with Confederate Bayonet Adapter and CS Boyle and Gamble Saber Bayonet.

Complete Confederate used Mississippi Rifle. Great woods patina on all the brass parts. The iron is not badly pitted. Intact Confederate saber bayonet adapter on barrel and intact brass tipped ramrod. The Richmond VA. produced saber bayonet is also excavated and in excellent shape. Ready to mount on a board for a fantastic Confederate display. Provenance unknown but possibly the Mufreesboro TN. area. Ex. Bill Hays collection.



WP 20. Dug Confederate Fayetteville Rifle Saber Bayonet.

This evil looking weapon was found many years ago in the Confederate trenches near Spotsylvania VA. by Don Lauter. Produced by the Fayetteville NC. Armory to fit their two band rifles.



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.



 WP 22. M-1859 Manhattan Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Matching serial #22246. Nice example with a sharp barrel address. Cylinder scene is about 50% with clear 1859 patent address. Original grips. Mechanically sound. A 100% American Civil War revolver.



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.



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.



WP 25. 1863 Dated P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal.

One of the most iconic weapons of the American Civil War and a high quality representative example. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1863. Mechanics are sound. Smooth and consistent metal surfaces. Ramrod is original. Long range sight is original. Stock is in great shape as well with no issues. Bore is very good though has some wear from use. These weapons were imported from England in great numbers by both armies. There are no Confederate markings on this one so it could have been used by either side. 



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. 



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.



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.



WP 29. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

One sharp Colt Navy here with all matching serial # 129257 (1863 production). Nice cylinder scene and clear New York barrel address. Considerable blue finish on the barrel. Gun indexes like a champ with all cylinder pins intact. 100% original varnish on grips and 60% silver wash on backstrap and trigger guard. There is a small “S” stamped adjacent to the serial #’s which may mean that it was part of a cased set. This is a very high quality Colt Navy for the money.



WP 30. Superb US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine .52 cal.

This iconic weapon changed the course of the war. Condition is way above average with traces of original finish here and there. Serial # 56288 shows that it was issued to a veteran member of the 6th Indiana Cavalry, Co. E (according to Springfield research). The initials “C.E.D.” are carved near the trigger housing. Mechanically perfect with a razor sharp and mirror like bore. Stock is nice as well with only minor handling marks. Minor crack adjacent to butt plate tang. Note clear Military Inspector’s Cartouche. You rarely see a Spencer Carbine this nice offered for sale.



WP 31. Relic 12 mm Pinfire Revolver.

Don’t see too many of these. Complete except for wooden grips which are long gone. Provenance uncertain but most likely a battlefield pickup. 



WP 32.  P-53 Confederate Enfield Contracted By J.E. Barnett Of London.

It is a surmised by those in the know that the “BARNETT LONDON” marked Enfields were contracted to the Confederacy. This one is in very solid condition. I cannot find any other markings on this gun Confederate or otherwise. Metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched attic plum patina. Long range sight intact and original. Lock functions crisply with no play. Original ramrod. Stock is very good as well with no issues other than some tiny specks of polyurethane spatter. The picker that turned up this weapon got it from Southern Alabama. This is a most affordable Confederate Enfield.



WP 33. Dug Civil War Boot Pistol.

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



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.



WP 35. Dug M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal..

Great condition and complete except for loading lever catch. Note 5″ barrel and a lot of  intact silver wash. Serial # 168253. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley Collection.


WP 36. Scarce Richmond Arsenal Sharps Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

These don’t come up for sale very often. Serial # 3488. A good honest gun that saw hard service. Mechanically sound though somewhat loose breech block lever action. Legible “RICHMOND VA.” Barrel Address. The stock has a crack originating at the lock plate tang and traversing the wrist and another one visible on both sides of the butt stock. These are from honest age and use and could be easily made to look better with some old English and a little love. Bore is decent though pitted as one might expect. Intact block sight and sling loops. All original parts and screws with no monkey business which is rare on a Confederate Carbine.


WP 37. 1830’S Charleston SC. Marked 12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun by John Schirer.

This is a remarkably fine and rare shotgun. Converted from flint lock to percussion at some point with both lock plates marked “JOHN SCHIRER”. A German Silver fitting atop the barrel is stamped “CHARLESTON”. Note fancy scrolling on the metal throughout and the checkering on the wrist of the stock. Mechanics are sound though a bit sloppy. Deep untouched patina on all surfaces. This is a very long gun measuring ….”


WP 38. Metropolitan Arms Co. Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

These are relatively scarce guns with only approx. 6000 being produced. Serial # 4051 matches on all parts except the wedge. Clear “METROPOLITAN ARMS Co.” barrel address. Clean metal surfaces with a nice cylinder scene. Great bore. The walnut grips are excellent. 


WP 39. Early M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

An American Civil War Icon in outstanding condition. Early four screw configuration with all matching 11458 Serial # (1861 production). Clean metal and sharp markings. Great cylinder scene. Safety pins intact. Mechanically crisp and tight. Great bore. Nice looking walnut grips with sharp Military Inspector’s Cartouche.


WP 40. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864.

 “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I.” clearly marked on the ricasso. As you can see, this saber is totally untouched and in great condition. All original leather grip and wire wrap. Semi-brite blade with no issues. Scabbard is excellent with a very light coat of surface rust. A fantastic representative example of this wartime Yankee Troopers Weapon.


WP 41. M-1862 Colt Police Revolver .36 Cal. 

All matching 1862 production serial # 3826 (except for wedge). Clear address and patent markings on barrel and fluted cylinder. Metal surfaces are smooth and clean. The action is a bit loose but functional. Bore is very good. Original grips retain most of their varnish. A very good representative example.