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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.

$5995.00

 

WP 2. Fantastic US M-1855 Colt Revolving Artillery Carbine .56 Cal.

Also known as the Military Short Rifle. Condition is superb with smooth metal surfaces and an untouched gray patina. Original factory blue finish present on frame and in recesses. Matching serial # 640 visible on frame, trigger guard and butt plate. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism functions sharply. Original cleaning rod is present. Bore is sharp and clean. Stock condition is consistent with the rest of the gun. No repairs, cracks or missing wood. Only very minor service wear. Note US Military Inspectors Cartouche present on the wrist. This is a scarce Martial Model, only 200 being produced. My photos simply don’t do justice to this iconic American Civil War Rifle.

$12,500.00

 

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.

$1995.00

 

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.

$1995.00

 

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.

$3250.00 

 

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 Donelson.in 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.

$26,500.00 

 

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.

$2995.00

 

WP 10. US M-1860 Four Screw Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. Identified to Pvt. Judson C. Hinds, Co. D, 1st Vermont Vol. Cavalry Regt.

Hind’s four screw Colt Army revolver is accompanied by a professionally compiled binder of research including his military service records. A Regimental History of the 1st Vermont Cavalry Regt. is also included. Hinds enlisted on July 29, 1864 and was captured at the Battle of Columbia Furnace, VA. on October 7th 1864. Unfortunately Hinds died as a prisoner of war in Richmond on Nov. 25th, 1864. The story of his revolver doesn’t end there as it was re-issued to US Western frontier troops after the war, possibly to the 10th US Cavalry Regt. also known as the “Buffalo Soldiers”. Condition: Very good with smooth and untouched metal surfaces. Matching early serial # 10895 on all parts excluding the wedge (#6535). Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism function properly. Cylinder scene is visible with some light wear. Note “US” acceptance stamp near the trigger guard. Walnut grips are original and in very good condition with a US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present on the left hand side. Stamped into the butt of the grips is “1 R GT CO. D. VT.” and Hinds initials “J C H”. 

$4995.00

 

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. 

$3150.00

 

WP 12. High Quality US “NEW MODEL 1865” Sharps Rifle .52 Cal.

Very rare configuration with patchbox. Identical to the M-1859, the only difference being the barrel stamp. Also rare, in that this gun was not converted to cartridge use after the war. According to the Springfield Research Volumes, this Sharps Rifle, serial # C, 30287, was most likely issued to a US Veteran Volunteer. # C, 30281 was issued to a member of CO. H, 4th US Veteran Vol. Inf. and # C, 30289 was issued to Co. B, 2nd US Veteran Vol. Inf. Regt. (June of 1865). This particular Sharps Rifle is the very one pictured on page 377 of Roy Marcot’s reference book “Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era 1848-1865, Vol. I”. Condition: Superb with original factory finish on the barrel and an untouched gray turning plum patina on the balance of the metal surfaces. Lock, lever and trigger mechanism function sharply. Bore bright and clean. Strongly stamped patent markings throughout. Stock is excellent with only minor service dings. Note US Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the wrist. Ex. John Gruner collection.

$4500.00

 

WP 13. Top Condition Martial US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. Inscribed “R.Cord” on Butt Strap.

I will leave it up to the buyer to research this soldier. I purchased this gun based solely on its condition and my photos really don’t show the quality. Original factory blue finish still present on the frame and barrel. Case colors on loading lever and side of frame. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanics are tight. Note intact cylinder pins. Smooth surfaces throughout with no pitting whatsoever. Super sharp cylinder scene. Clear patent markings. Original walnut grips are in great condition with US Military Inspector Cartouches on both sides. This is a way better than average Colt Army with identification potential as a plus.

$6995.00

 

WP 14. Rare US Artillery Officer’s Saber marked “HORSTMANN & SONS /PHILADELPHIA”.

Original leather grip and wire wrap are superb. Blade is mostly bright with minor nicks and no pitting. No scabbard.

$1695.00

 

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.  

$1150.00

 

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. Confederate Tranter Revolver .54 Gauge, by Hyde & Goodrich of New Orleans.

Top of the frame is marked “W. TRANTER’S PATENT / HYDE & GOODRICH AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES SOUTH”. Revolver is in good overall condition, though well used. Trigger and cylinder rotation mechanism function, but rather sloppily. Loading lever missing in action. Nice engraving on the frame.

$2495.00 

 

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. 

$2995.00

 

WP 19. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

Very nice example of this iconic American Civil War revolver. All matching 1863 production serial # 91208. Mostly smooth metal surfaces with a consistent gray patina. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism functions properly. Sharp cylinder scene. Military sub-inspector stamps on frame and cylinder. Grips are original but have been refinished, possibly obscuring any US Military Inspectors Cartouches.

$3250.00

 

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. 

$4995.00

 

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. 

SOLD

 

WP 22. US M-1841 Harpers Ferry “Mississippi” Rifle Converted to .58 Cal. by the Confederacy.

Sometimes referred to as a “Virginia” alteration, Confederate arsenals would apply a saber bayonet lug and alter the nose-cap/barrel band by shortening it to clear the lug. This particular rifle has the shortened upper barrel band, but has a numbered screw on adapter for the saber bayonet. Barrel has been re-bored to .58 cal. Lock functions properly and is marked “HARPERS FERRY /1851”. Gun metal is mostly smooth with some minor oxidation at the breech. Breech has inspector stamp “AW” over “P” as well as the “VP” and eagle head proof. Ramrod is correct and original to the gun. Stock is in very good condition with well defined edges. There is some typical service wear and a sliver of missing wood adjacent to the bolster. Bore is well defined. Overall, a very fine example.

$3995.00 

 

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.

$995.00

 

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. 

$3150.00

 

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! 

$4500.00

 

WP 26. Classic Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife marked “J.BAKER”.

Professionally made from a rasp by a Southerner named “J. BAKER”. His name is stamped in the center of the spear type blade. I am curious to know if there are other knives out there from this workshop. Blade has sharp edges with no nicks. Lathe turned wooden handle has an untouched patina. Knife measures 19″ overall. 

$3995.00 HOLD Paleo Dr. Bob

 

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. 

HOLD M.M.

 

WP 28. Dug Confederate Saber Bayonet produced by Cook and Brother.

Remarkable early dug condition. Designed for the Cook and Brother two band rifles produced first in New Orleans and later in Athens GA. Blade has only minor pitting. Provenance uncertain but probably Virginia. Total length 27.5″.

$1850.00

 

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.

$4250.00

 

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. 

$425.00

 

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”.

$150.00

 

 WP 33. Cook and Brother Sword Bayonet for Shotgun.

Rare Confederate bayonet in very good condition. Intact lock spring. Blade has spots of minor oxidation. 

SOLD

 

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.

$7995.00

 

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.

$3850.00

 

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.

$1350.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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!”.

$4850.00

 

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. 

$1095.00

 

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.

$1495.00

 

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.

$3995.00

 

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) . 

$395.00

 

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. 

$2350.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

$1250.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

$1850.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

$2995.00