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WP 1. Confederate 2nd Model Kenansville NC. Cavalry Saber.

Exceptional example of this desirable North Carolina produced saber with its original scabbard. Very high quality with original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Untouched and matching bronze patina on the scabbard mounts, throat and guard. Small casting flaw on one of the ribs. Note “C.S.” neatly engraved on the guard. Blade is smooth with a darkening plum/gray patina. No nicks. Scabbard condition matches the saber. Dent free and 80% of its original russet brown paint intact.



WP 2. British Pattern of 1768 “Brown Bess” Military Musket .76 Cal. 

Remarkable condition. Also known as the second model “Short Land Pattern”. The maker “BARBAR” is stamped on the lock. Barrel measures 42″ and overall length is 58″. Lock and trigger mechanism works perfectly and is tight. Metal surfaces are smooth with a dark patina. There are proof stamps on the breech and a #6 stamped on the butt plate. The absence of British military proofs lets us know that this is a commercial gun that was traded widely for use in colonial militias as well as to Indian allies. All brass hardware is present and correct. Both sling loops are present. Ramrod is original. Stock is in excellent condition with no issues or repairs. 



WP 3. US M-1840 Flintlock Contract Musket by “D. NIPPES”, Dated 1843 .69 Cal.

One of 5100 muskets produced by Daniel Nippes of Mill Creek PA. Musket is in very good condition with original unconverted flint lock configuration (most of the US flintlock guns were converted to percussion for service in the Civil War). Clear matching 1843 date on lock and barrel. Strong lock spring holds at half cock but not at full cock. Metal surfaces are smooth and semi bright with scattered light oxidation. Bore is clean with light scattered pitting. M-1842 type ramrod is shortened by a couple of inches. Stock is very nice with sharp un-sanded edges and only minor service blemishes.



WP 4. M-1842 Austrian Cavalry Carbine .75 Cal.

Also known as a “Kammer Karabiner”. Originally a flintlock but converted later to percussion. These guns were imported in large quantities by the US and Confederate forces very early in the war. I am pretty sure that they were mostly loaded with buckshot and used by cavalry for short range combat. In General Joe Wheeler’s 1862 Cavalry camp near LaVergne TN. were found several giant .75 Cal. Tower variant bullets (also known as “Tennessee Hogs”) that were most likely used in these guns. Condition is good overall with an untouched patina to the metal. Markings and serial numbers are present but obscured by this patina. Lock does not hold at full cock. Note unusual drum type percussion conversion commonly seen on Confederate guns. Stock has campaign wear, a couple of cosmetic cracks and a sliver of missing wood adjacent to the saddle ring bar (ring missing). Original ramrod present. 12 groove bore has some wear but remains strong.



WP 5. Boyle & Gamble Confederate Cavalry Saber.

This distinct flat bladed saber was produced early in the war by Boyle, Gamble & Mcfee of Richmond, VA. These were originally issued with a leather scabbard. This particular saber is in relic condition and was found long ago in a Richmond antique shop. Brass guard has bends, blade has some wobble and a light layer of rust. Wooden grip and single strand wire wrap is intact.



WP 6. Early American Bowie Knife with Decorated Blade ca. 1850.

Maker marked on ricasso “THEODOR A MEYER”. Classic clip tipped bowie with multiple characters stamped on one side of the blade. These have an American patriotic theme with Zachary Taylor, Liberty Cap, an Indian hunting with a bow, and the slogan “THE GREAT FAR WEST HUNTING KNIFE” in a ribbon. I know this is a rare knife. Condition is very good and tight with original antler handle. Blade is smooth and retains a sharp edge. Originally purchased from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg for $3500. Ex. Mike Janton collection.



WP 7. Confederate Artillery Short Sword produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Classic example with “C” and “S” on the quillons. Nice untouched patina on the handle. Blade is in good shape but has areas of surface oxidation. A really cool and affordable Confederate sword with a great look.



WP 8. College Hill Field and Staff Presentation Sword of Capt. John B. Galloway, Co. B, 9th Tennessee Vol. Cavalry Battalion.

One of the finest examples known. This sword and scabbard was captured by an Indiana officer at the surrender of Fort Feb. of 1862. Capt. Galloway was sent to imprisonment at Johnson’s Island. He was exchanged after the surrender of Vicksburg, and the 9th Tenn. Cav. Battalion was reconsolidated. Galloway remained in the service as Captain of Co. B. and fought in many engagements. He was wounded in the leg resisting Sherman’s advance near Winnsboro SC. The sword itself is fantastic. Brass guard is heavily gilt and well finished. “CSA” in large letters on the face. Original leather grip and wire wrap is immaculate. Note red cloth throat washer. Blade retains frosty factory finish and is sharply etched on one side “J.B. GALLOWAY” with acanthus design. Other side has “C.S.A.” and a First National Pattern Confederate Battle Flag. Scabbard is original and classic College Hill with gilt brass mounts. Leather is a bit dry with some crazing and cracks. Old paper tag originally documented the swords capture at Fort Donelson but is now mostly illegible. According to John Sexton’s report, the Sea Monster drag comes from a Confederate Naval Sword and was attached to the scabbard in period of use. It is similar to the Ames M-1852 Pattern but not the same. Sword comes with a COA and appraisal from John Sexton. Copies of Galloway’s service and Pension records also accompany the sword. Ex. Steve Mullinax. Ex. Cullen Smith.



WP 9. US M-1847 Sappers and Miners Musketoon .69 Cal.

Very nice condition. Only 800 of these scarce guns were produced between 1847 and 1856. Metal surfaces finished “in the bright” with some areas of very light oxidation from humidity. Lock functions crisply and is dated 1854. Proper eagle head and “VP” proofs on breech and 1855 date on barrel tang. Original threaded tip ramrod present as well as saber bayonet lug. Stock is fine plus with some service blemishes. Small wood fill repair at junction of middle barrel band near ramrod channel. US Military Inspectors Cartouche on flat opposite the lock. I see the distinct saber bayonets for this gun being offered for sale, so I believe one can be found if desired.



WP 10. US M-1836 Military Pistol .54 Cal. 

Near mint. Fantastic early US flintlock pistol manufactured by R. Johnson with 8 – 1/2″ round barrel in .54 caliber smoothbore with brass blade front sight. Barrel is martially marked “U.S” / “NWP” / “P” on left side above barrel flat. Lock is marked “U.S” / “R. JOHNSON” / “MIDDLN. CONN.” / and is dated 1841 underneath. 1 piece walnut stock bearing two US Military Inspectors Cartouches on left stock flat opposite lock. Cocking and trigger mechanism is sharp. Original and consistent “in the white” finish. Superb stock with sharp edges. A killer example.



WP 11. Confederate “CS and Star” Artillery Short Sword.

Minty example of this deep south produced sword (probably Macon GA.) Brass guard is well cast but crude with clear “CS” on both sides. Note lead filled repair on cross guard. Blade is clean and smooth with no nicks, pitting or sharpening. 



WP 12. US M-1842 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. Dated 1848 with Socket Bayonet.

A very fine example of this Mexican War dated musket. Many of these guns saw service with both armies early in the war. Lock is dated 1848 and has clear Federal Eagle over “U.S.”. Very sharp mechanics. Metal surfaces are semi bright with small patches of very light oxidation, mostly on the butt plate. Clearly visible “1848” date on the barrel tang, also sharp “VP” and eagle head proof on the breech. Stock is overall very good. There is a faint US military inspectors cartouche opposite the lock. Edges of wood are well defined. There are a some minor blemishes from service, particularly on the  flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is original. A US M-1842 socket bayonet accompanies the musket. It matches the metal of the gun and fits perfectly. As far as I know it may have been with it since the war.



WP 13. US Field and Staff Officer’s Presentation Sword.

Very fine sword with ornate brass guard and German Silver grip. Blade is unmarked but it is almost undoubtedly a Clauberg product. Note deeply engraved and highly detailed US patriotic motifs. Bright clean surface with no nicks or sharpening. Steel scabbard has an untouched patina with brass mounts. Note service wear on the drag. This fancy sword actually saw service and was not sent home in a box.



WP 14. US M-1860 Fluted Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Great representative example with all matching 1860 production serial #965 (including the wedge). Metal surfaces have areas of scattered pitting, particularly towards the end of the barrel. Hartford barrel address present but partially obscured by pitting. Trigger and cylinder rotation are sloppy and could use some work. One piece walnut grips are original and show light service wear. No repairs or missing wood. All original screws. It may be possible to order a Colt Factory Letter on this revolver and find out if it was sent North or South.



WP 15. Non Regulation US Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard produced by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham of New York. 

High quality example of this sword that was retailed by the famous wartime firm of Schuyler Hartley & Graham. The blades were imported from Germany, but the etching was done at the firm in New York. Steel guard is in great untouched condition with a stylized Federal Eagle and “US” design. Grip appears to be made of sharkskin and is flawless. The blade is very richly etched with bright Federal patriotic motifs against a frosty background. There is a German “W CLAUBERG / SOLINGEN” mark on one side of the ricasso and the “SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM / NEW YORK” mark on the other. Steel scabbard is excellent without a single ding.  



WP 16. Leech and Rigdon Field and Staff Officers Sword presented to 1st Lieutenant William C. Hopkins, Co. B, 36th VA. Vol. Infantry Regt. Later Co. E, 36th VA. Cavalry Regt.

Extremely rare sword with an extra branch on the gilt brass guard. “CS” within an oval and laurel branches design on hilt similar to other Leech and Rigdon (and Bissonett) Field and Staff patterns. Polished wood grip and braided brass wire are immaculate. This variant did not have a leather wrap. Blade has an aged gray patina and is etched on both sides. One side has in script “Lt. Wm. C. Hopkins” amid vegetal scroll work. Leather scabbard is original to the sword and is also a Leech and Rigdon product. Very good condition with original brass mounts and drag. According to records, after enlisting at Boone Court House VA. in June of 1861, Hopkins was elected captain of a company in Gen. H.A. Wise’s command. This company participated in the Kanawha Valley campaign but retreated to White Sulphur Springs where the company, not having the legal quota to be mustered into service joined Captain McSherry’s company in the 36th VA. Regt. At this time Hopkins was elected 3rd. Lieut. This regiment was at Fort Donelson and somewhere in Tennessee he acquired this fine sword, possibly presented to him by his company. Hopkins was captured at Fort Donelson and later paroled. In the fall of 1862 Hopkins raised another company which was assigned to the 14th VA. Cavalry. Again he was elected Lieutenant. In April of 1863, this company was transferred to the 36th Battalion of VA. Cavalry where it was designated Co. E. Hopkins served faithfully until the surrender and participated in many battles and skirmishes without suffering wounds. Some of the battles he participated in are Ft. Donelson, Carnifex Ferry, Gettysburg, Rogersville, and Lee Court House. As a side note, there is documentation of courts martial accusations against Hopkins concerning incidents while a member of the 14th VA Cavalry at Morristown TN. in Dec. of 1863. Desertion of his company and “pulling a knife on his commanding officer” are mentioned. Evidently Hopkins was a fiery character and perhaps this explains in part his transfer to the 36th VA. Cavalry regt. Research documentation about Hopkins accompanies the sword.

$16,500.00 Reduced!


WP 17. US M-1832 Short Artillery Sword and Scabbard by Ames dated 1833.

Very fine example of this iconic American Sword. Blade is bright and well marked. Scabbard matches condition of the sword with no repairs or issues.



WP 18. Confederate Marked P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. Run through the Federal Blockade. 

Fine looking gun with clean metal surfaces. Lock is clearly marked “BARNETT/LONDON”. Trigger and cocking mechanism functions sharply. Original long range site and ramrod present. Bore very good. Original Enfield nipple protector and chain attached to the trigger guard. Stock also very nice with no burn out at the breech and no repairs or missing wood. There is a “JS” or “JH” Confederate viewers cartouche within a circle on comb of stock at terminus of butt plate tang. Both of these marks are referenced on pages 115-117 in the book “The English Connection” by Huey and Pritchard. 



WP 19. Dug Confederate Fayetteville Arsenal Saber Bayonet.

Best excavated example I have ever seen. Found many years ago in a Confederate camp near Culpeper VA.



WP 20. Thomas Griswold Confederate Artillery Saber and Scabbard.

Excellent condition. Leather grip has minor wear and is mostly intact. Braided brass wire wrap is perfect. Blade is bright and clean with only minor areas of discoloration. Extreme end of tip chipped off. No markings on ricasso. Solid brass scabbard is fantastic and does not have a single blemish. 



WP 21. Dublin Castle Short Land Pattern Brown Bess Musket .75 Cal. 

Classic British Military Musket of the American Revolutionary War in much better than average condition. Actually, this is one of the most original and untouched examples extant. Metal surfaces are smooth with a deep plum coloured patina. Lock is marked “DUBLIN CASTLE” and “G-R.” below a crown which is the Royal Cipher of His Majesty the King (Georgius Rex). Lock is mechanically sound. There is a British military broad arrow stamp to the right of the crown. The stock is remarkable in that it shows no signs of repairs, sanding or other monkey business. Very rare on a Brown Bess. There are some typical service blemishes. The brass hardware has a consistent mellow patina. Nose cap is made of pewter but appears original to the time of use. Ramrod is a second model variant and is original to the gun. 



WP 22. Dug British M-1796 Light Cavalry Saber found near Richmond VA.

This Napoleonic era saber was most likely carried by a Confederate Trooper. Possibly a captured trophy from the War of 1812. Dug complete with its scabbard. Condition is remarkable. A fantastic dug weapon! 



WP 23. Confederate Socket Bayonet produced by the Fayetteville NC. Arsenal.

Made to fit the Type IV Military Rifle. Excellent condition with functioning lock ring. Appears to have been nickel plated but I am not sure. Rare bayonet.



WP 24. US M-1795 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. War of 1812.

Remarkably clean War of 1812 gun with good markings. Mostly smooth metal surfaces cleaned to bright. Lock is marked with a script “US” over Federal Eagle and “SPRINGFIELD”. Dated 1809 with matching date on butt plate. Lock is in original flint configuration. Mechanics are good. Script US stamped on breech as well as “VP” and Eagle Head Proof. Original ramrod present. Missing both sling loops. Stock is also very good for its age with minor blemishes and wear. Script “US” Military Inspectors Cartouche present on flat opposite the lock. Small push in barrel near muzzle. An original and honest musket. I can damn near guarantee that this musket saw action against the British in the War of 1812. 



WP 25. US M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Belt Rig Identified to Col. Ira Washington Ainsworth, 177th New York Vol. Inf. Regt.

Very high quality identified grouping. The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 — records of the regiments in the Union army — cyclopedia of battles — memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II. 
“One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Infantry,—Col., Ira W. Ainsworth; Lieut.-Cols., Frank Chamberlain, David M. Woodhall; Majs., David ‘M. Woodhall, Charles E. Davis. The nucleus of this regiment was the l0th National Guard, under Col. Ainsworth, which volunteered for nine months’ service and was accepted. It was recruited to the full number at Albany and vicinity, was organized at Albany, and there mustered into the U. S. service for nine months on Nov. 21, 1862. It left the state Dec. 16 for New Orleans, where it was assigned to the 3d brigade of Sherman’s division, afterwards the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 19th corps. It took part in skirmishes at McGill’s ferry, Pontchatoula, Civiques ferry and Amite river and was active throughout the siege of Port Hudson, where it fought gallantly in the general assault of May 27. Its loss during the siege was 23 killed and wounded. On the expiration of its term of service, the regiment returned to New York and was mustered out at Albany, Sept. 24, 1863”. Colonel Ainsworth’s sword and belt has been very well taken care of since the war ended. The photo copy I have, (included) shows Ainsworth wearing this very sword and belt rig. Sword retains original sharkskin grip and finely braided wire wrap. Gilt brass hand guard is sharply detailed and retains Ainsworth’s original Officer’s Sword Knot and Tassel. Throat washer present. Blade is superb with a mirror like lustre and sharp etching with patriotic themes on a frosted background. No maker mark present so most likely an imported blade. Steel scabbard has ornate brass mounts, drag and throat. Note blank presentation space on upper mount. The classic New York Militia belt rig was issued with the sword and still retains its original storage box with Colonel Ainsworth’s name written on the side in brown ink. The belt is simply superb. Supple black leather with intact brass hangers and fittings. The buckle has matching bench #18 stamped on the reverse, and on the keeper. Note applied silver “NY” and wreath. Truly exceptional! 



WP 26. US M-1858 Starr Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

As you can see in the pictures, this is quite an outstanding weapon. Strong case colors on the lock and breech, thinning factory blue finish on the barrel. No pitting whatsoever. Serial # 13908. Mechanics crisp and tight. Bore sharp and bright. Maker stampings on the lock plate are clear and read, “STARR ARMS CO. / YONKERS, N.Y.” in two lines. Barrel surface has a thin, one-line marked “STARR ARMS CO. YONKERS, N.Y.” in front of the rear sight. Receiver tang back of hammer is stamped with “STARR’S PATENT / SEPT. 14th 1858”. A single iron sling ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Stock has sharp edges and factory feathered texture. Only minor service bumps and abrasions. No inspector’s cartouche visible.



WP 27. US M-1840 “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry Saber marked “Sheble & Fisher”.

Scarce American maker. Saber is in superb condition with high quality original leather grip and braided brass wire wrap. Leather throat washer present. Hand guard has no bends or damage. Blade is bright and maintains some original luster. Marked “SHEBLE & FISHER” on ricasso. Some examples have “PHILADa” underneath the legend but this one does not. Scabbard is also very good with only a couple of very minor service dings. 

$1095.00 Reduced!


WP 28. US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .58 Cal. by Robbins & Lawrence dated 1850.

Converted to .58 Caliber by Colt. Good representative example of this popular M-1841 Military Rifle. Lock is marked “ROBBINS & LAWRENCE” over “US” and “WINDSOR VT. 1850” behind the hammer. Gun metal surfaces are smooth with a browning patina. “L.B.C.” proof stamp on breech but barrel date worn off. Ramrod is a modern replacement. Bore is well defined but has some pitting. 



WP 29. Revolutionary War Period “Charleville” Military Musket .69 Cal.

Classic Model 1763 French flintlock musket in exceptional condition. Lock is marked “Charleville” and has a “B” arsenal or inspector stamp. Lock and trigger mechanics are sound. Metal surfaces are smooth and display a very dark and ancient patina. Both sling swivels present. Breech is also stamped with a “B”. Bayonet lug missing. Stock is in superb condition with very few blemishes. Metal to wood fit is excellent. There is a matching mark on both sides of the butt stock. Perhaps the soldiers’ initials with a cross or perhaps a unit designation. Original ramrod present. All original with no repairs or issues whatsoever.



WP 30. Dug Lefaucheaux Pinfire Revolver 12 mm. 

Excellent condition. You don’t see many of these large caliber revolvers excavated. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 



WP 31. Rare US M-1840 Artillery Officer’s Saber and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons.

Original leather grip and braided wire wrap are untouched and show light wear. Brass knuckle bow and pommel have a deep mustard patina. Blade is clean and bright with some original luster. No pitting or nicks. Ricasso clearly marked “HORSTMANN & SONS” on one side and “PHILADELPHIA” on the other. Scabbard is also very nice with smooth clean metal and only very minor service pushes towards the drag.

$2995.00 HOLD M.S.


WP 32. Identified Knights of Pythias Presentation Sword with Scabbard.

Really ornate ceremonial sword and scabbard. From what I understand, the Knights of Pythias was a fraternal order founded in 1864. The blade is lavishly etched with religious iconography. The owner’s name, “John W. Hische” is engraved on the blade. It would be interesting to see if this name pops up on a Civil War roster. I assume that the sword is post Civil War because the maker, “JAMES LUKER NEW YORK” is one that I don’t recognize. The initials “FCB” represent “Friendship, Charity and Benevolence”.



WP 33. US M-1861 Trenton Military Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very solid and iconic American Civil War Rifle Musket. Condition very good with smooth metal surfaces. Lock functions properly. Marked “U.S.” over “TRENTON” and dated 1863. Matching 1863 date on barrel. Nipple tip is broken. Original long range site is present. Bore is clean but has some light wear. Stock is in good shape with typical service wear. US Military Cartouche present opposite the lock.



WP 34. French and Indian War Era First Model Short Land Pattern British “Brown Bess” Military Musket .78 Cal.

Short Land Pattern ca. 1745 in truly remarkable condition for its age. Commercially produced by Robert Watkin of Birmingham England who was active in 1740. Lock is marked “R. WATKIN” and is mechanically flawless. Smooth metal surfaces on barrel with clear proof marks and rack or unit “No. 5”. near the breech. Brass hardware is correct for this early pattern, also very attractive. Brass ferrules retain the original wooden ramrod with brass tip. Unbelievably, this musket retains its original hand stitched leather sling with brass adjuster buckle. Stock is superb as refinished with some well done crack repairs. According to a highly exhaustive and detailed letter/COA from Paul Ambrose Antiques in Trumbull CT., he states “This type of early private contract “Brown Bess” was frequently supplied to Colonial American cities, colonies and militias. Likely to see use in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Musket measures a full 60″ with 42″ barrel. Provenance: Ex. Early Massachusetts antique arms collection, Ex. Paul Ambrose, Ex. Michael Janton.



WP 35. Confederate Cavalry Saber by Louis and Elijah Haiman, Columbus, GA.

Classic example in good condition. Original leather grip is about 75%, full iron wire wrap. Hilt a little loose. Blade has smooth surface with only minor flea bite nicks. Scabbard is in exceptional condition, classic lap seamed Haiman with iron throat and drag. Brass mounts.



WP 36. US M-1861 Trenton Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1863.

Good representative example of the iconic US M-1861 Rifle Musket, the backbone of the Union Infantry. This particular gun was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Company of Trenton, New Jersey, and was sold to the State of New Jersey under contract. The firm also had contracts with the U.S. government as well and produced some 11,500 weapons for the army. Lock functions properly. Metal surfaces display some pin prick pitting, particularly near the breech and lock. Long range leaf sight present. Stock is very good with no repairs or missing wood. No Military Inspectors Cartouche visible. Ramrod is original.



WP 37. US M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1862.

One of the most iconic and representative of all American Civil War weapons. Condition is good overall. Clean surfaces to the gun metal. Lock functions properly and is dated 1862. Long range sight missing in action. Ramrod appears original. Bore has good rifling. Stock has average campaign wear. I cannot see a military inspectors cartouche opposite the lock. Small pinholes aligned near butt plate and sliver of wood missing at the nose cap. An affordable example that displays like a champ.



WP 38. Classic Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard produced by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond VA.

Very fine and untouched example with 100% intact and original leather grip and braided wire wrap. Retains original throat washer. Blade is smooth with a graying patina and no pitting or issues. Scabbard is excellent with a brass throat and mounts. Retains 80-90% of its original russett paint. Comes with a COA from Shannon Pritchard of Old South Antiques and he calls it a “very, very nice sword!”.



WP 39. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard produced by Charles Hammond of Philadelphia PA.

Also known as the “Wristbreaker” or “Dragoon” saber. This one is a good representative example. The leather grip and wire wrap appear to be original but may possibly be restored. If so, they did an amazing job. Blade is bright and clean with a few minor nicks. Marked on one side of the ricasso “C. HAMMOND”. Scabbard is in excellent condition. 



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

Good representative example of this iconic American Civil War long arm that was used by both armies, but mainly by the Confederacy. Smooth clean metal surfaces. Lock mechanics very good. Marked “TOWER” and dated 1863. Long range sight present. Ramrod is a replacement. Bore very good. Stock has only minor service wear and minor chatter along the ramrod channel. Note “Birmingham Small Arms Trade” stamp on butt stock.



WP 41. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard produced by Louis Froelich at the Kenansville NC. Armoury.

A very good representative example of this well known Confederate saber. The distinct brass guard has an untouched patina. Matching Roman numeral “II” is present on the guard as well as the throat of the scabbard. Leather grip and brass wire are expertly restored. Leather throat washer is a replacement. Blade has an untouched graying patina with a few minor nicks. No pitting. Scabbard has heavy service wear and dings but is still a good honest example with an untouched patina.



WP 42. Dug Leech and Rigdon Artillery Sword Blade.

Excellent condition. These swords had cast brass hilts with “C” and “S” on the quillons. Some digger out there has the hilt to match up with this blade. Found many years ago by Ray Treece on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield (private property) . 



WP 43. Harper’s Ferry M-1842 Military Musket. 

Good representative example. These Mexican War era guns were issued in large quantities to both armies at the outbreak of the conflict. Dated 1846 on the lock which functions properly. Metal surfaces cleaned to bright with some areas of pin prick pitting or possibly oxidation stains. Barrel date not visible. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock is in good condition with no major issues. According to Rafael Eledge (from whom this gun was originally purchased), there is a faint “Z” mark on the stock at the front of the trigger guard tang. That mark is considered to represent a gun that has been “captured and collected” by the Confederate Army. The “Z” is thought to be the mark of Captain Louis Zimmer, an inspector at the Richmond Arsenal. 



WP 44. Confederate “Corn Pone” Cavalry Saber.

Good overall condition. Wooden handle intact though leather grip and wire wrap long gone. Outer branch of guard broken. Blade has a smooth surface and deep untouched patina. This scarce saber surfaced near Petersburg VA.



WP 45. US M-1863 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

Good representative example. Lock is dated 1863 and functions properly. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth, previously cleaned to bright but now graying. Barrel bands are original and correct with both sling loops. Long range site present but leaves are replaced with a metal tab. Stock is attractive with no issues other than being sanded and refinished at some point. Faint US Military Inspectors Cartouche present opposite the lock. Ramrod appears original.



WP 46. Bacon Mfg. Co. Single Shot Pistol .32 Cal. Rimfire.

Good representative example of this unusual pistol. Barrel address is weak but you can make out most of “NORWICH CONN.”. All matching serial # 732. Spur trigger mechanism needs some work. Unusual side swing barrel for loading. Original walnut grips are intact though one has a small area of missing wood.



WP 47. 1857 Dated Remington Conversion of US M-1816 Military Musket .69 Cal.

Really pretty gun, all metal surfaces cleaned to bright. Maynard tape primer lock functions sharply and is clearly marked with the Remington address and 1857 date. Long range site present. Ramrod is original. Barrel tang has matching 1857 date. Bore has good rifling. Stock has typical service dings and blemishes. Note sharp US Military Cartouches opposite the lock.



WP 48. Saber Bayonet for the Belgian Liege Minie’ Rifle.

These guns are also referred to as the “Brazilian Light Minie’ Rifle” due to the contract for these weapons which was intended for Brazil but was diverted to the US Government. These guns closely resemble the P-56 Enfield two band rifle and have a brass escutcheon featuring the Federal Eagle applied to the wrist. The bayonet featured here is in good condition though has some oxidation on the blade.



WP 49. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

High quality Military example. All matching 1863 production serial # 143654 (except for wedge). Metal surfaces are smooth with traces of factory finish here and there. Graying patina is untouched. Trigger and cylinder rotation mechanism is sound. Cylinder scene is about 85%. Original walnut grips are in good condition with typical service wear. No repairs or missing wood. Each grip bears the outline of a US Military Inspectors Cartouche.



WP 11. US M-1873 “Trapdoor” Springfield Rifle Socket Bayonet Cal. 45-70.

Good condition. Non excavated.