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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 the iron patch box seen only on the early 1863 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 clear Military Inspectors Cartouche on the stock 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. Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

Here is a remarkably honest example that saw real service. Early variant with capstan on the pommel similar to the Sharp and Hamilton Sabers. The guard is crudely cast but has a clear “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” address and “CSA” on the face. The leather grip is worn away but the brass wire remains intact. The blade is gray, mostly smooth and has some scattered small nicks. Lap Seamed Scabbard has service dents and is totally original with the exception of one of the small iron mount rings. 

$8,995.00 (This is a great deal)


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….this is a great deal!

$1595.00 HOLD T.P.


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 by the Federal Army. 



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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. Rare Confederate Sharp and Hamilton marked Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

There are not many of these marked sabers in existence. The ricasso is stamped on one side “NASHVILLE TENN.” over “SHARP & HAMILTON”. The mark is weak on the edges. Simple brass guard and scabbard mounts have an untouched bronze patina. Leather grip is excellent with only minor wear but the braided wire wrap is missing in action. Blade is smooth and has only a few fleabite nicks. Scabbard is simply superb with typical lapped seam and thick brass mounts with original iron rings. This saber has been in a private Virginia collection for many years. 



WP 9. Nice State of Georgia marked P-53 Barnett Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. delivered in 1862 by the Blockade Runner “Economist”.

These guns are exceedingly rare especially in this condition. Only about 20 are known to still exist in this configuration. Lock is clearly marked “BARNETT LONDON” and functions crisply. All metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched and consistent patina. Original long range sight is present. The stock is remarkable for its condition and its markings. There is a large letter “G” stamped into the side of the butt stock. It is weak but definitely there and my pictures don’t do it justice. Adjacent to the top side butt plate tang is the “CH over 1” within a circle cartouche. This is the stamp for viewing team Issac Curtis and Charles Hughes whose mark is found strictly on Confederate guns. The butt plate toe has manifest # 2208 clearly stamped into it which places this Enfield in the range listed on the Blockade Runner “Economist” manifest. This weapon was delivered in mid March, 1862 at Charleston Harbor, SC. Let us now further note the condition of the stock with its well defined edges and very minor service wear. No cracks or repairs. Original ramrod is present and unmarked which is proper for this configuration. Bore is superb with sharp rifling. Serious Confederate collectors know how rare this gun is and it does come straight from a long time and high quality private arms collection. 



WP 10. Classic Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.

This textbook Confederate D-Guard is simply monstrous, just a hair short of two feet in length. We have had a lot of fun posing with this knife in the shop. Untouched patina on the handle and the blade. A very impressive Confederate weapon indeed. I would not be surprised if it is published in one of the reference books.



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. Thomas Griswold & Co. marked Confederate Naval Cutlass.

Strongly marked on the ricasso “THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO. NEW ORLEANS” and a high quality example. No issues other than some small areas of pin prick pitting on the blade. Brass hilt is very nice and sharply cast.



WP 13. US M-1858 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Super sharp example with consistent traces of original finish. 1864 production serial # 90965. Super crisp cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism. Note strong US Military Inspectors Cartouche on grip. 



WP 14. Fantastic Military Grouping identified to Capt. Calvin A. Lewis of “Bowens Guards” (Chicago Illinois) and 1st Vermont Vol. Infantry Regt.

I have Captain Lewis’ Field and Staff Officers Presentation Sword with original belt and hangers. his sash and a his photo. Note old tag from family which reads “This sword was presented to and carried by Capt Calvin A. Lewis (your Grandma Fishers brother and your great uncle) when he was Captain in Bowens Guards in the Civil War. He enlisted first in Vermont and then again at Chicago Ill. as Captain. He received an honorable discharge. This sword is to become the property of my nephew Alexander F. Livingston at my decease, also the silk sash attached. Signed July 11, 1936. Walter E. Fisher”. All items are in superb untouched condition. The photo is particularly nice with its original frame. Display stand for belt included. I am trying to get more details of his service record but will leave the intensive research to the buyer.



WP 15. US (New Model) 1863 Sharps Rifle .52 Cal.

Mint condition with original blue finish and case colors throughout. Strong markings. Everything on this gun is as it should be. Mechanically crisp. Mint bore. Great stock with sharp Military Inspector Cartouches. This is the best of the best.



WP 16. 1863 Dated Fayetteville Rifle .58 Cal.

Produced in Fayettevile N.C. with machinery captured at Harpers Ferry in 1862. This iconic Confederate Rifle is in better than average condition and is remarkable for its originality and completeness. Lock is clearly marked “FAYETTEVILLE C.S.A.” and “1863” and is mechanically sound. Metal surfaces on barrel are consistent with mild peppering at the breech. Note intact bayonet lug. Brass hardware is attractive with a matching deep mustard patina. Clear “C.S.A. stamped on butt plate. Faint but visible eagle head proof mark at breech. Bore is pretty much shot out with no distinct rifling. Long range site and ramrod are present and original. Stock has typical service wear. Note outline of cartouche opposite lock. 

$9500.00 HOLD C.H.


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.



WP 18. US M-1853 Slanting Breech Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Also known as the “John Brown Sharps”. Condition is excellent. Original finish remains on the barrel and other parts. Bore is sharp and super bright. Markings are somewhat weak. The stock has only minor service blemishes. 



WP 19. Kenansville N.C. Armory D-Guard Bowie Knife.

Very nice Confederate Arsenal Knife with consistent surfaces and no issues. Walnut grip is excellent and has soldiers initials “J.T.B.” carved into it.



WP 20. Dug Austrian Lorenz Bayonet .54 Cal.

Remarkably nice excavated condition. Most likely Confederate used. Exact provenance unknown but it is from a Northern VA. collection.



WP 21. Dug M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Complete and in good excavated condition. Serial # 106859. One chamber in the cylinder is loaded. Verbal provenance of Missouri.



WP 22. 5th Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Pretty and sharp with loads of original finish and case colors. Mechanically tight. Serial # 14298 which is in the range of Burnside Carbines issued to Co. D of the 6th Ill. Vol. Cavalry. Very sharp markings. Bore is bright and sharply defined. Stock has minor service bumps and a clear US military inspectors cartouche. This is a killer Burnside.



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. Superb Harpers Ferry US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .54 Cal. 

More correctly known as the US M-1841 Military Rifle. This is a particularly fine one as most have seen hard service. Standard as issued configuration with block site and .54 Cal. bore. Metal surfaces are smooth with only very minute peppering about the breech. Attractive gray turning plum patina. Lock is well marked and dated “1851”. Crisp mechanics, full and half cock. Sharp matching 1851 barrel date and “WW” over “P” and “VP” Eagle Head Proofs on breech. Stock is excellent with only very minor service scuffs. Strong “J.L.R.” Military Inspector Stamp opposite the lock. Bore is very sharp and clean. Note saber bayonet adapter attached to the barrel. Original brass tipped ramrod present. This is a very fine and iconic weapon that saw use in the Mexican War as well as our Civil War.



WP 25. Dug or Battlefield Pickup M-1837 Allen & Thurber Six Shot Pepperbox .36 Cal.

Found near Huntsville AL. Nice overall condition. Complete with exemption of rear side panel.



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. Blockade Run Confederate Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. # 6273A.

This is a nice one that saw service but was also well taken care of. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated “1862”. Butt plate tang is marked with Blockade Runner manifest # “6273 A”. The ramrod is also numbered “4347”. Barrel and metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some peppering at the breech. Lock is mechanically sound. Bore is distinct but has some wear. Long range site is present though both shoulder sling loops are missing. Stock has minor service dings and wear. There is a “JS” over an anchor mark clearly stamped at the terminus of the trigger guard tang. This is the mark of Confederate Contract master viewer John Southgate who was in the employ of Sinclair Hamilton. This is a very fine 100% Confederate long arm.



WP 28. Confederate Boyle & Gamble Saber Bayonet with Locking Adapter.

Produced by the well known Richmond VA. firm to fit the US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifles. The brass adapter is a Boyle and Gamble product as well. Very good condition. Spring clip on handle is broken.



WP 29. Fayetteville NC. Arsenal Saber Bayonet.

Excellent condition with only a light layer of rust on the blade. Found long ago in a Northern VA. barn. Produced to accompany the Fayetteville Rifles.



WP 30. US M-1861 Ballard Cavalry Carbine .44 Cal.

Agent Marked Ballard Model 1861 Carbine .44 caliber rimfire and matching serial number 17685. Right side of breech marked “Ballard’s Patent Nov. 5. 1861.”, left side of breech marked “Merwin & Bray Agt’s New York”, top of breech marked “No 44.”. Barrel length – 22″. Overall length – 37″.  Action is very good. Barrel has a dark patina. Butt stock has a little play, and a 2 1/4″ crack extending from right side of tang. Ejector works. Missing both sling loops. This pattern is late war, possibly slightly post.



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. Dug Percussion Pistol Found on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Remarkable large caliber pistol in complete excavated condition. Almost certainly a Confederate used weapon. Found long ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln.



WP 33. Dug Single Shot Pocket or Boot Pistol dug on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Unusual over hammer type with a long barrel and large caliber. Found many years ago by Tedford Coln on his own farm. Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Cool relic for the price of a common US buckle.



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. 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 38. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by Mansfield & Lamb 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 39. 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.



WP 40. Rare Military Holster for the M-1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver marked “E.GAYLORD CHICOPEE MASS.”.

It is hard enough to find a nice holster for a Colt Army Revolver in this condition, much less a Dragoon. Off the charts rare find and just what some collector may need to clothe a naked revolver. Leather is in great shape overall with an expected degree of crazing and flaking. Very good stitching. All original, no repairs or issues.

$1250.00 HOLD


WP 41. 1845 Allen & Thurber Six Shot Pepperbox .31 Cal.

Nice standard model in average condition with 4″ Barrel. Clear markings and factory engraving. Mechanically sound.



WP 42. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Ames and dated 1846.

Originally passed down from a descendant of Albert Sydney Johnston (not Johnston’s Saber but from the same family). It originally surfaced here in Knoxville TN. The leather wrap is missing in action and the brass wire is replaced. Blade is smooth with a dark gray patina. Well marked on ricasso “N.P. AMES CABOTVILLE 1846” on one side and “US” and “JH” on the other. Scabbard is original to the saber and has some service dents. This saber is almost certainly Confederate carried and is a great buy.

$595.00 HOLD R.H.


WP 43. Dug Ethan Allen Rimfire Revolver .32 Cal.

Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield (private property) by Tedford Coln. Rarely seen excavated. 



WP 44. US M-1836 Dragoon Pistol .54 Cal. by Ira N. Johnson dated 1840.

Early Military model converted to percussion for the Civil War, most likely by the Confederates. Lock is marked “US” over “I.N. JOHNSON” and “MIDDtn CONN 1840”. Mechanically sound. US Proofs visible on breech. Swivel ramrod is original and functional. Walnut stock is in good shape though shows service use.