WP 1. Martial Henry Rifle .44 Cal. Issued to the 3rd Regt. U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry.
This fine weapon was brought into the shop the other day and has obviously been well taken care of. Serial # 7130 places it’s production to late 1864. The metal surfaces are superb with sharp markings and edges. No pitting whatsoever. The patina is absolutely untouched. The stock is also very nice, retaining it’s original finish. There are some minor service scratches and marks and one small chip of wood missing at the toe. There is a small “JT” Military Inspector’s Stamp on the wrist which is correct for military rifles in this serial # range. Characteristic “Henry bump” also on wrist. Mechanically excellent in every regard. The loading apparatus at the fore end of the barrel functions properly when spring is compressed. Bore is excellent. This rifle is listed as being issued to he 3rd Regiment of the U.S. Veteran Volunteers which was composed of hardened veterans that had re-enlisted. They were to be used as shock troops and were issued the Henry Rifle which they were allowed to take home after their term of service. It is possible with some research to find the veteran this gun was issued to. The Veteran Volunteers were deployed too late to see hard service which is why this Henry is such good condition. My pictures do not do this gun justice. Condition is key with these weapons. I would put this Henry up against several of those that have sold for over $60,000 at auction any day.
WP 2. Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.
Classic textbook Confederate knife in excellent condition, most likely a Battlefield pick up. 18.75″ total length with blade measuring 13.5″. Verbal provenance of Northern VA.
WP 3. U.S. Smith Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.
A very widely used weapon in our Civil War, issued to Federal Cavalry units in both major theaters. Condition is excellent plus. Metal surface are mostly smooth with some original blue finish. Early Serial # 3039. Mechanically sound. Stock exhibits sharp edges and has never been sanded. There is a very strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the wrist of the stock. Bore is mirror like. A high grade example to be sure.
WP 4. Confederate Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. Imported through Federal Blockade.
Scarce 1861 dated “TOWER” Enfield with early numbered (#1507) Butt Plate. Condition is very good overall with a consistent dark plum patina on all metal surfaces. Long range site appears to have been knocked off during wartime use. There is some peppering at the breech and nipple appears to have been replaced. Stock has typical service wear but was obviously taken care of as there is no major damage or wood loss, only some burn out behind the breech which is typical of combat used arms. There is an “S” stamped above the Butt Plate Tang indicative of the furnisher “Scott and Sons” one of five English contractors providing these weapons for the Confederacy (Brokered by Sinclair Hamilton). There is also a “JS over Anchor” viewers stamp below the Trigger Guard Tang, visible but partially obscured. Ramrod is original though not numbered. Both sling loops are missing. Bore is visible but worn. The bayonet and scabbard, though not found with the gun are a perfect match. Note lack of British Military Proofs. Well suited for this weapon. Here is your chance to own an honest 100% Confederate Enfield that saw the big show.
$4,850.00 Bayonet is optional at $295.00
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”.
WP 6. Confederate Artillery Short Sword.
This is a fantastic example of the “CS” marked “Star in the Pommel” variant. Blade is bright and untouched. Note the lead filling in the casting flaws. Most likely a deep south product, possibly Macon, GA.
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.
WP 8. U.S. 5th Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.
Smooth metal surfaces with strong markings. Razor sharp bore. Stock is very nice with only minor service wear. There is a small, superficial crack at the wrist. Two Military Inspector’s Cartouches visible adjacent to sling bar which is missing the saddle ring. Mechanically sound. On balance, a very solid Burnside.
WP 9. 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. 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 traces 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 10. Confederate Spiller and Burr Revolver .36 Cal.
Based on Whitney’s Revolver, the Spiller and Burr was produced for the Confederacy in Atlanta, GA. Only 1200 to 1500 were produced. This particular revolver bears matching serial #920 on all parts including the grips which are numbered in pencil. The cylinder is not numbered but is original to the revolver. This Spiller and Burr has been very well taken care of. The brass frame has an untouched mellow patina with a strong “C.S.” stamp. The iron surfaces are smooth and uncleaned. Mechanics are crisp. Three nipples on cylinder have some minor damage. Grips are original and in great condition. After studying the pictures you will see that this fine Confederate Revolvers’ condition is in the upper percentile. The majority of the surviving examples have seen hard service and or monkey business. This is one Confederate Sidearm that you can put in your collection with satisfaction.
WP 11. “Type III Kenansville” Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.
According to some of my colleagues who are infinitely more knowledgeable that I, this saber is known as a Type III Kenansville Cavalry Saber. 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 12. M-1840 U.S. Light Artillery Saber by Ames dated 1855.
Here is a very nice example of the Type I Ames Light Artillery Saber. This type has the open throat on the scabbard. Leather grip and wire wrap is original and in good condition. Blade is excellent with no nicks or sharpening. Ricasso is sharply marked “AMES MFG CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” and dated “1855” with inspector stamp “JH” and “US”. Scabbard is perfect with no dings and an untouched surface.
$1250.00 HOLD M.M.
WP 13. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.
Nice Navy with all matching serial # 29764 (including wedge). This early variant has the small trigger guard. Smooth metal with sharp edges, markings and good cylinder scene. Grips have at least 95% original varnish. Bore is excellent. Loading lever screw appears to be replaced. Mechanics are very good. A fine quality example.
WP 14. Confederate Converted M-1816 Musket .69 Cal.
This Musket comes straight out of the Windsor, North Carolina Woods. It is also likely that the workshop that did this crude conversion work was in North Carolina. Lock is dated “1831” and is mechanically functional. Musket was cut down at the time of the conversion from flint to percussion. Note the original leather sling with iron strap buckle. The wood burnout behind the bolster tells us that his gun saw plenty of use fending off Yankee Hordes. An affordable, real deal Confederate Long Arm.
WP 15. Dug Confederate Bowie Knife.
This large Blacksmith Made Bowie measures 16″ in length and was dug near Franklin, TN. by the late Bobby Bartlett. Excellent condition.
WP 16. M-1855 Colt Revolving Rifle .36 Cal.
Scarce Sporting Model in .36 Cal. All original and untouched. Complete with functioning side hammer mechanism and oiler. Cleaning rod original and present. All matching serial #636. Bore is very good though needs cleaning. This gun surfaced near Elizabeth City, NC. and could very well have been Confederate carried.
WP 17. M-1859 Sharp’s Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.
This model was popular with Confederate Troopers as well as the Federals. So much so, that they produced near exact copies at the Richmond Arsenal. This fine carbine is very solid and all original. Markings are all present and so is the Military Inspector’s Cartouche behind the Saddle Ring Bar. Metal is smooth throughout and the bore is very good. Stock shows relatively minor service marks and wear and appears to have not been refinished. Mechanically sound. Most of these guns saw hard service and are in rough condition. This fine weapon was used in combat but certainly not abused. A great honest example. I also have .52 Cal. Sharp’s Linen Cartridges available to display with it for $95.00 ea.
WP 18. U.S. Cavalry Officer’s Saber and Scabbard.
Non regulation pattern marked on the ricasso “HORSTMANN & BROS.” and “NEW YORK”. Blade is excellent with fancy engraving. Grip has original sharkskin wrap. It appears that a section of the wire is replaced. The scabbard is very nice with an untouched patina on the mounts and smooth leather surfaces. This has to be a relatively scarce sword. I have not seen another quite like it. Certainly American Civil War era or slightly earlier.
WP 19. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.
Very solid example of a Military issued and inspected Colt Army. All matching and early 13691 Serial #. Mechanics are functional and metal surfaces are smooth with some mottling and an untouched patina. Cylinder scene is decent. Military inspector cartouches are present on both grips though worn. Note brass rear site added during the period. It would be behoove someone to get a Colt Factory Letter on this revolver because of it’s low serial # and Eastern North Carolina Provenance.
WP 20. Extremely rare M-1855 Colt Revolving Shotgun, 20 Gauge.
You hardly ever see these for sale. Only approx. 500 were made in 20 Gauge. Cleaning rod intentionally removed long ago, possibly to facilitate practical use by a Confederate Soldier in the early rush to war. Mechanically sound. Metal surfaces display an untouched dark gray patina turning plum. All original down to the screws. This rare gun surfaced near Windsor, NC. and could very well have been Confederate carried.
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.
WP 22. M-1851 Colt Navy “London” Revolver .36 Cal.
What we have here is a fine example of the M-1851 Navy produced for the British Military and marked “LONDON” on the Barrel Address. Note British Military Proofs throughout. Mechanically sharp. All matching 41744 Serial # on all parts except wedge which is unmarked. Cylinder scene is present but weak. Grips have a fair amount of original varnish. Metal surfaces are smooth with a pleasant dark gray patina. One replacement screw above trigger. This model features an all iron frame. I have always wondered how so many of these London marked Navy revolvers came back to the US and I imagine they were possibly purchased by the Confederacy to meet wartime demands. This gun was originally acquired locally near Windsor, North Carolina.
WP 23. M-1857 Smith Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.
Mint condition. Most likely never issued. Beautiful gun with all original factory bluing and case colors. Stock is untouched with original grainy finish and strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche on wrist. Bore is mirror like, which is to be expected on a weapon like this. Early serial # 968. Investment grade.
WP 24. Dug Allen & Thurber Boot Pistol .36 Cal.
1830’s Double Action type with bar hammer and partial octagon barrel. Excellent excavated condition. Dug at Eastport, MS. and pictured on page 71 of Charlie Harris’ Western Theater Relics Book.
WP 25. M-1864 5th Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.
Early serial # 3144. Very good condition with mostly smooth metal surfaces. The stock shows typical service dings. Mechanically sound. There are two Military Inspector’s Cartouches visible on the small of the stock at the wrist. Bore is excellent and bright.
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.
WP 27. M-1860 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.
Early production serial #6192 on all parts including wedge. Mechanics are functional. Barrel address present but worn. Cylinder scene completely worn and metal surfaces are smooth with no pitting. Nice looking gun. These M-1860 Colt Navy Revolvers are scarce, especially wartime production.
WP 28. M-1858 Remington “Old Model” Army Revolver 44. Cal.
Scarce Martially Marked M-1858 Remington Army in excellent condition. Note clear “CGC” (C.G. Chandler) Military Inspector’s Cartouche. Matching Serial # 7131 on cylinder, barrel and grip frame. Very good bore. Metal surfaces are smooth with no pitting at all and it appears to have been re-blued. “Patented Dec. 17, 1861” Barrel Address is legible. Action is crisp.
WP 29. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.
Here is a sharp little Colt with all matching serial # 130138 (including wedge, note small break repair) Grips retain 99% of original varnish though all metal surfaces have been cleaned. Cylinder scene is about 60%. Action is crisp and gun is tight. A fine representative example.
WP 30. M-1863 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.
More highly favored by soldiers in the field than the Colt Army, this is a good representative example with smooth metal surfaces exhibiting age. Wartime serial # 83008. Mechanically sound. Original walnut grips.
WP 31. M-1862 Colt Police Revolver .36 Cal.
Long 6.5″ Barrel and extremely early 1865 serial # 29024 (all matching, even wedge). Mechanics are crisp. Metal surfaces are smooth with no pitting. 90% of original varnish remaining on grips. Bore is sharp. This is a very nice Police Model Colt.
WP 32. M-1863 Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.
Relic condition. Missing cylinder, trigger guard and loading lever. Still looks super cool in a dug relic display.
WP 33. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.
All matching serial #185464 which indicates 1861 production. Hartford Barrel Address. Cylinder scene is sharp. Smooth dark gray patina on metal surfaces. 99% original silver wash and 99% varnish on the grips. This is a very nice little Colt Pocket.
WP 34. 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 35. U.S. Bayonet for converted M-1816 Muskets .69 Cal.
Very high quality bayonet perfect for wartime converted .69 Cal. muskets. Clear “US” stamp and clean metal.
WP 36. 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 Palmers & Bachelders, a Boston, MA. Retailer in 1861.
WP 37. 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.
WP 38. 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 39. Dug U.S. Manhattan Navy Revolver .36 Cal.
Serial #57159. Complete but has broken trigger Butt Strap. Repaired with glue long ago but has come loose. Displays like a champ and can be better fixed with some conscious effort. Provenance unknown.
World War II Weapons
WW 1. 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.
WW 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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.
WW 5. Battle of Britain Relic Board from downed German BF 110.
A very well done and real deal relic board consisting of artifacts gathered from the crash site of a shot down twin engine BF 110. This German fighter bomber had a crew of two. According to the information provided, both German pilots were killed as well as the British Fighter Pilot that shot them down. These artifacts were obviously gathered by an eyewitness and most likely a fellow British serviceman right after the event. The artifacts consist of parts of the plane and also personal items rifled from the uniform of the pilots. Note the Type II Luftwaffe Dress Dagger. This is a most impressive World War II grouping.