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WP 1. Confederate Cook & Brother Naval Boarding Cutlass with original Scabbard.

Excellent and untouched. Brass guard clearly stamped “COOK & BROTHER” with “55” on knuckle bow. Blade retains original bright finish. Scabbard is in very nice condition with untouched brass throat and tip. Recently acquired from a long time and very comprehensive collection of Confederate Swords.

$9500.00

 

WP 2. Cased 3rd Model Tranter Revolver With “Wm. & Jno. Rigby, Dublin” Retailer Mark .442 Cal. (54 Bore).

Housed in original case with all accessories. The revolver is in great condition with a considerable amount of original factory blue finish. Serial # 2451 T. Mechanically excellent. Case contains the small oiling can; Tin of caps is japanned and stamped “ELEY BRO / LONDON”. Also a small wood handled screwdriver and separate nipple-wrench, a brass, tear-drop style powder flask, a large brass bullet mold with sprue cutter, the original wood cleaning rod with brass tip and wood pommel. Also comes with two, original, lead conical bullets. John Rigby of Dublin, Ireland was a gun maker and retailer of note. The company is in business to this day and famous for their target and hunting rifles.

$4850.00 

 

WP 3. Lieutenant Thomas Pinckney Gurley’s M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver, Co. C, 4th Alabama Cavalry, Implicated in the shooting of Brigadier General Robert L. McCook.

Thomas’ brother was Captain Frank B. Gurley of the same company and regiment. Both of these men were fierce fighters under Cavalry commander General Nathan Bedford Forrest. A biography of Captain Gurley is included along with voluminous Confederate service records and information about the Confederate provenance of this particular Colt Navy Revolver. All matching serial # 99380 is in the range of guns purchased by the State of Alabama or retailers such as James Conning of Mobile. Note Hartford Connecticut barrel address. On August 5th, 1862 near New Market Alabama an incident occurred, more exactly a skirmish in which an ill Federal Brigadier Gen. Robert Latimore McCook was being escorted in a wagon at the tail end of a Federal Infantry column but supported by a bodyguard of cavalry that came under attack from Confederate Cavalry, notably the 4th Alabama under Captain Frank B. Gurley. Captain Gurley and his brother Lieutenant Thomas P. Gurley were at the vanguard of the attack and at the initial contact with the wagon. More than one trooper fired at the wagon not knowing that General McCook was an occupant or according to Confederate witnesses was driving the wagon trying to escape and not wearing his uniform but an undershirt. There was consternation and confusion. The end result being a bullet hitting McCook in the abdomen and him dying hours later. Both brothers were accused of murder and both had fired shots, but Frank was to bear the ultimate blame and ire of the Unionists. Both brothers were captured after the Battle of Chickamauga and there is a lot more to this story but essentially the story of Lieutenant Thomas Gurley is overshadowed by the ordeal and near execution of his older brother for the “murder” of General McCook. Lieutenant Gurley’s revolver itself is in remarkably good condition with a tight frame, clean metal surfaces and clear markings. Cylinder scene is more than discernible. The original walnut grips are in really good condition. “T.P. Gurley” is neatly carved into the bottom of one of them. The revolver is also mechanically sound and indexes sharply. It is interesting to wrap ones mind around the mute witness of this weapon which saw many savage life and death struggles from Parkers Crossroads to Chickamauga. Don’t think for a minute that Lieutenant Thomas Gurley was shirking in this business because he was surely right at his brothers side in all of this as is witnessed in the McCook affair. This revolver truly did “ride with Forrest” and may very possibly have fired the deadly shot that killed General McCook.

SOLD

 

WP 4. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by Ames dated 1864.

A superb example, all original leather grip and wire wrap totally intact. Untouched patina on brass hand guard and pommel. Blade is smooth with only minor flea bite nicks. Marked “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” on one side of the ricasso and “US” over “1864” and inspector initials “C.E.W.” on the other. Scabbard is excellent and dent free. A classic wartime dated American Civil War weapon.

$950.00 

 

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.

$5500.00

 

WP 6. Boyle & Gamble Confederate Field & Staff Officer’s Sword.

A very fine example with an untouched attic patina. Brass guard has sharp details featuring a “CS” below a single star and embraced within a wreath. Grip retains wire wrap and about 70% of the leather grip. Blade is smooth with a consistent grey colour and shows worn but visible etching on both sides. This iconic Confederate Sword was produced in Richmond VA. No scabbard.

$5750.00

 

WP 7. Extremely Rare US Navy Colt Revolving Rifle .64 Cal.

Martially Marked “U.S.N.” below the long range sight on the side of the barrel. Smooth metal throughout and all matching serial # 27 on frame, butt plate and trigger guard tang. There are traces of original blue finish on the cylinder. Clear “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. USA” address on top of the frame. Weak but present “PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850” address on the cylinder. Visible behind the cylinder is another patent address “COLT’S PATENT NOV. 24th 1857”. The rifle is mechanically sound with crisp cylinder rotation and indexing. Long range sight is present as well as the original cleaning rod. Stock is very nice with only minor service wear. The original brass cleaning jag is present inside the butt plate compartment. Bore is excellent with very sharp rifling.

$14,500.00

 

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. 

$17,500.00

 

WP 9. US Military Contract 2nd Model Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching serial #9120. This the scarcest of the Dragoon models with only 2700 being produced. Consistent light grey turning plum patina on smooth metal surfaces. Action is tight. Note “U.S.” Military Surcharge Stamp below cylinder. Clear Colt’s Patent Address on top of frame. Rear block sight is an addition from way back when this gun was carried. Cylinder scene completely worn. Bore is very good. Walnut grips are original and in good condition.

$6995.00

 

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. 

$2495.00

 

WP 11. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching early 1863 production serial #127862 with the exception of the wedge. Consistent and mostly smooth gray patina with small areas of tiny pin prick pitting on the cylinder. Cylinder scene is present though worn. Original walnut grips are in good condition. Mechanically sound. Strong bore. A very good representative example that saw action in the American Civil War.

$1450.00 

 

WP 12. Harper’s Ferry M-1842 Military Smoothbore Musket .69 Cal.

Wow…killer condition on this M-1842. Dated 1845 which may be the first year of production at Harper’s Ferry. Matching 1845 barrel date. Very clean metal surfaces and finished to bright. Clear markings on lock and breech. Stamped “N.J.” which indicates that this gun was issued to New Jersey troops, possibly headed to Mexico in 1846. The stock is fabulous with three visible Military Inspector Cartouches opposite the lock. Bore is bright and not pitted. Original ramrod present. This musket possibly saw service in the Mexican War as well as the Civil War. 

$3495.00

 

WP 13. Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber.

High on the quality and condition scale with 100 % original and intact oxblood leather grip and braided wire wrap. The brass guard is untouched with the casting flaws and file marks you want to see. Please note the sharply cast “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” and “CSA”. Leather throat washer intact. Blade is smooth with no pitting or major nicks. Lap seamed scabbard is original to the saber with original brass mounts, iron rings, throat and drag. This is a very fine Confederate saber in great condition that you will never have to apologize for.

$12,500.00 

 

WP 14. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle issued to Company B, 8th Indiana Cavalry Regiment (formerly the 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry).

It is rare that you can pin down the unit a Spencer Rifle was issued to but according to the Springfield Research records, this M-1860 Spencer Rifle (serial # 7399) was issued a member of Company B, 8th Indiana Cavalry Regiment. Spencer rifle # 7385 is listed as being issued to Co. B and #7426 is listed as issued to Co. B. Though #7399 is not listed, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out where it went. The rifle is in remarkably good condition for having seen a good deal of combat. This unit was originally mustered in as the 39th Indiana Vol. Infantry Regiment in 1861. In April of 1863 they were given horses and served as mounted infantry. The unit was officially designated the 8th Indiana Cavalry on October 15, 1863. This particular Spencer has an untouched attic patina. Note very sharp Spencer Patent Address on top of breech. Mechanically sound. Bore has wear but still has well defined rifling. Stock has obvious saddle wear and minor blemishes. There are a couple of very minor cracks at butt stock. A US Military Inspector’s Cartouche is present at the wrist. The 8th Indiana Cavalry was a very hard fought unit that saw many bloody engagements losing 9 officers and 138 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. Amazingly, the original 34 Star Guidon Flag of the 8th Indiana Cavalry Regiment is also available if interested.

$3995.00 

 

WP 15. US M-1859 Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

According to the Springfield Research Records this carbine, serial # 48753 was issued just a few numbers apart from #48732 which went to Co. G of the 1st Maryland Vol. Cavalry Regt. Of course there is no way to state with certainty that this gun went to that unit but it is definitely quite possible. Condition is quite above average with clean metal surfaces, legible, patent markings, fine mechanics and a good bore with defined rifling. Stock is very nice with sharp unsanded edges. Evidence of saddle wear on the butt stock and only very minor service blemishes on the wood. 

$2850.00 HOLD

 

WP 16. Large Silver Handled Fighting Knife.

Unmarked Sheffield Type with double edged blade and ornate solid silver handle. 14″ overall length. I have seen wartime images of soldiers with this exact knife shoved in their belts. Excellent condition.

$595.00

 

WP 17. Rare Nashville Plow Works Mounted Artillery Officer’s Saber.

I have seen another example before of this rare saber and at the time I thought it was an aberration, perhaps just an unusually short cavalry officer’s saber but now I am convinced that it is actually a mounted artillery officer’s saber. These are actually mentioned being produced at the Nashville Plow Works factory along with the cavalry sabers. Note the length which is consistent with the US M-1840 Mounted Artillery Saber, also the accentuated curvature of the blade. You can see the photos where I have it shown next to a Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber for comparison. The stippled brass guard has an untouched attic patina with clearly cast “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” address and bold “CSA”. The leather grip and wire wrap is mostly intact though showing wear with use towards the pommel. Blade is dark gray with an unusually sharply defined unstopped fuller and a few minor nicks. Scabbard is remarkably nice and perfectly fitted to the saber. Note classic boat throat and small rings on the brass mounts. 

$12,500.00 Reduced!

 

WP 18. Civil War period Side Knife.

American Civil War Troops on both sides carried these knives and they were used to do everything. Whittle, cut up apples, skin varmints and stab enemies as a last line of defense. This knife still retains its edge and has antler grips. Brass cross guard is loose. 

$225.00

 

WP 19. Rare US M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket dated 1863 .58 Cal.

Here is one you don’t see very often. A US M-1861 Springfield dated 1863 in very good condition. Clean metal surfaces turning slightly from bright to plum. Matching 1863 dates on lock and breech. On side of breech is a VP Eagle Head Proof and a “N.J.” State surcharge stamp. Stock is in great shape with only minor service blemishes. Note sharp unsanded edges and two clear US Military Inspector’s Cartouches on flat opposite the lock. Original long range leaf site present as well as original ramrod. Lock functions crisply and bore is super sharp with no pitting.

SOLD

 

 

WP 20. US M-1863 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

1863 production serial # 33878. Condition is very good. Clean metal surfaces and mechanically sound. Clear Remington barrel address. Original walnut grips are in good shape with no cracks or repairs. Faint outline of a military inspector’s cartouche is present on one of them. A solid representative example.

$1350.00

 

WP 21. US M-1862 Sharps & Hankins Naval Carbine .52 Cal.

Here is a solid example of this unusual weapon. The barrel is covered in leather to protect it from the salty sea environment. Condition is very good overall with consistent and smooth metal surfaces. Strong patent markings on both sides of breech. Right side of the frame exhibits the address “SHARPS  & / HANKINS / PHILADA” in four lines while the left side frame shows the patent “SHARPS / PATENT / 1859”. Serial # 11800. Mechanics are excellent. Long range tangent sight is present. Bore is very good and well defined. Leather wrap is 98 % intact with tight stitching along the barrel seam. Stock has some minor service wear. Sling loop missing. 

$2250.00

 

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.

$2495.00

 

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.

$795.00

 

WP 24. US M-1863 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

What we have here is a fine example of this iconic American Civil War Army revolver with mostly smooth metal and a mellow grey patina. Mechanically excellent. Serial #62889 indicates mid war production. Clear Remington Patent Address on barrel. Sharp rifling in bore. Original walnut grips are very good, one bearing a strong US Military Inspector’s Cartouche. 

$1450.00

 

WP 25. Harper’s Ferry Arsenal M-1855 Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

A very nice example with matching 1860 date on the barrel and the lock plate. Smooth and clean metal surfaces on barrel, barrel bands and patch box. Lock and Maynard Tape Priming System function crisply. Stock is in excellent condition as well with only very minor service blemishes. Two Military Inspector’s Cartouches are visible on the flat opposite the lock. Bore is sharp with strong rifling. Ramrod is original. All Harper’s Ferry guns are scarce and desirable.

$3995.00 

 

WP 26. US M-1863 Sharps Military Rifle .52 Cal.

A very nice example of this iconic Civil War weapon. Serial # 133685. Clean metal with a grey turning slightly plum patina. Mechanically excellent. Long range sight and sling loops present. All Sharps patent markings are present and clear. Stock is very nice and has not been sanded. Only very minor service wear and blemishes. US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present on wrist. Bore is excellent. According to the Springfield Research Records, this rifle was issued to a member of the 6th Veteran Volunteers Infantry Regiment.

$3995.00

 

WP 27. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Very good overall condition. According to the Springfield Research Volumes, serial # 41570 was issued between # 41345 which went to Co. K of the 4th KY Mounted Infantry and # 41897 which was issued to a member of Co.G of the 72nd Indiana Vol. Infantry (Wilder’s Lightning Brigade). Metal surfaces on the carbine are mostly smooth with some areas of minor peppering. Spencer patent address present on the breech. Mechanically sound. Bore has distinct rifling but has enough wear to let you know it saw some serious combat use. Stock is in good condition with typical service wear. This iconic weapon did a lot to hasten the conclusion of the war for the Union and there is also the distinct possibility that this gun may have been issued to a member of Gen. John T. Wilder’s Brigade. I have original Spencer cartridges available for $35.00 ea.

$2350.00

 

WP 28. US M-1841 Naval Cutlass.

A survivor from Mexican War days and a fierce looking weapon. Brass guard has a bent quillon and the blade has a few deep nicks. The guard has rack # 166 and 2014 stamped into it as well as other markings. These early cutlasses are relatively scarce.

$650.00

 

WP 29. US M-1840 “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry Saber marked “C&J”.

Nice import saber marked “C&J” (Clement & Jung) on the ricasso. Original leather grip and wire wrap is in very good condition with only minor wear. Blade is clean and smooth with no nicks. Scabbard is in excellent condition as well. These sabers were originally imported by the Federal Government during the Mexican War and many of them found their way to Confederate and Federal Cavalry units early in the Civil War.

$650.00

 

WP 30. Colt- M-1849 Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

All matching 1861 production serial # 187491. Condition is very good. Clean metal surfaces and mechanically sound. Clear Colt’s Patent barrel address. Cylinder scene has wear but is still pretty decent. Original walnut grips are in good shape with no cracks or repairs and 90% original varnish. A solid representative example.

$950.00 

 

WP 31. M-1859 Kittredge & Co. Marked Frank Wesson First Type Two Trigger Military Carbine .44 Cal.

Benjamin Kittredge & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, is known to have supplied these carbines to the following states: Ohio (151), Indiana (760), Kentucky (1366), Kansas (unknown), and Missouri (unknown). ” F. WESSON’S PATENT/OCT. 25 1859″ and “B. KITTREDGE & CO./CINCINATTI O.” is stamped on top of the barrel though faint from wear. Serial # 3280. Overall condition is very good with a dark patina and very smooth surfaces on barrel and frame. Mechanics are sound and functional. Bore very good. Stock is also very good with only minor service dings and wear. A good representative example that saw service in the war.

$2150.00

 

WP 32. Smith And Wesson #2 Army Revolver .32 Cal.

Nice looking revolver in very good condition. Fully functional. Dark grey patina on smooth metal surfaces. Post Civil War serial # 45666. Nice Rosewood grips. A good representative example.

$450.00

 

WP 33. US M-1861 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Better than average example with all matching serial # 25861 (very early 1865 production). Wedge also matches. Smooth and consistent dark grey patina on the barrel, cylinder and frame. Cylinder scene is weak but present. Walnut grips are in very good shape with only minor blemishes. Mechanically excellent. Excellent bore.

$1995.00

 

WP 34. US M-1862 Sharps And Hankins Army Carbine .52 Cal.

A very fine gun with no issues. Clean and smooth surfaces on the barrel and frame. The left side of the frame is marked “SHARPS / PATENT / 1859”, the right side is marked “SHARPS / & / HANKINS / PHILADA” and the serial number 7457 is marked on the upper tang. The Army Type differs from the Navy Type in that it lacks the screws and screw holes in the breech end of the barrel for retaining the leather covering. Only 500 of these rare guns were produced. Sliding and firing mechanism are excellent. Nice clean bore.

$1995.00

 

WP 35. Boyle & Gamble Saber Bayonet and Adapter to fit M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle.

Scarce Confederate Boyle & Gamble Saber Bayonet and even scarcer Boyle & Gamble Brass Adapter. Overall good condition. Blade exhibits light pitting towards the tip. Lock spring missing. Boyle, Gamble & McFee were prolific suppliers of military goods for the Confederacy in Richmond, VA.

$1495.00

 

WP 36. First Model Maynard Cavalry Carbine .37 Cal.

These weapons were heavily favored by Confederate Cavalry and were purchased in quantity prior to the war by the States of Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Others were also purchased by units in South Carolina, Tennessee and other Southern States in smaller quantities. This one is in good but well used condition. Consistent patina with prick peppering to all metal surfaces and legible Maynard Patent addresses on frame and patch box door. Curiously the serial # 1933 is stamped on the Maynard Tape Primer door and # 1633 is stamped on the barrel. Possibly a dyslexic error? It appears that the barrel has been with this gun since it came from the factory. Mechanics are sound. The stock has minor service wear and scratches. Note silver Crescent inlaid into the stock, possibly indicative of Louisiana or the 11th US Army Corps? 

$3250.00

 

 

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. 

$1550.00

 

WP 38. French M-1822 Military Musket .72 Cal. Converted to Percussion.

These obsolete guns were used by both sides at the onset of the American Civil War. Condition is excellent as you can see from the pictures. Metal surfaces are cleaned to bright. All markings are clear and sharp. Lock marked “Mre Rie de Culle”. Note 1823 production date. This musket has a rifled bore which means it would have used elongated ball ammunition. Button tip ramrod is original but does not seat completely down the ramrod channel. Stock is very nice and has French arsenal markings.

$1350.00

 

WP 39. “First Model” Martially Marked “U.S.” M-1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal.

A good representative example that won’t break the bank. All matching serial # 3254 except for wedge which is unmarked. Untouched grey turning plum colored patina with mostly clean and smooth metal surfaces. Some small areas of mild pitting on frame and cylinder. Cylinder scene completely worn. “U.S.” Military Surcharge Stamp present below cylinder. Walnut grips are original but worn from much service. Action is a little sloppy but functional. Frame exhibits some wobble which is too be expected on a hard service Colt Dragoon or Army for that matter.

$4500.00

 

WP 40. US M-1858 Starr Army Revolver .44 Cal.

A fine representative example of this popular Civil War revolver. All matching serial # 7808. Smooth metal with a grey turning plum patina. Clear patent markings. Good bore. Both original walnut grips are in great shape and bear US Military Inspector Cartouches. Double action mechanics are solid.

$1250.00

 

WP 41. US M-1832 Foot Artillery Sword and Belt Rig.

Very early Ames sword dated 1833 with it’s original scabbard and buff leather belt. Reproduction three piece US Artillery Buckle features a Federal Eagle and crossed cannons. The sword has a bright blade with some pitting at the ricasso and a few nicks. Leather belt is in great shape. 

$1150.00

 

WP 42. US M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Ames.

Attractive example with original sharkskin grip and wire wrap. Ornate brass guard is highly detailed and heavily gilded. Blade is cleaned to bright, smooth and nick free with “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” address at ricasso. Typical Ames engraving on blade with Federal Eagle and “U.S.” clearly visible. Scabbard is very good with possible repair in a couple of spots. Brass mounts have gold plating consistent with the guard. Note Ames address stamped into the brass throat. A very good representative example.

$995.00

 

WP 43. US Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Emerson & Silver, Trenton, NJ.

Here comes the bling. High grade sword with a German Silver grip and brass braided wire wrap. The blade is smooth with typical patriotic engraving on both sides. Clear “EMERSON & SILVER TRENTON NJ.” Address on the ricasso. Scabbard is perfect with highly ornate brass mounts. A very fine officer’s sword from a known American maker.

$1995.00

 

WP 44. US M-1862 Joslyn Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

A good representative example with an untouched attic patina. Fully functional mechanics. Smooth metal with no major pitting. “JOSLYN FIRE ARMS CO. STONINGTON CONN.” address is present on lock plate but weak. Matching serial # 2919. Carbine sling bar and ring are present. Bore is in good condition. Stock is better than average with only minor service wear. Faint US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present above sling bar.

$1795.00

 

WP 45. Rare Louisiana Bowie Knife and Scabbard.

A very fine Bowie with silver bolsters, both sides featuring the Louisiana State Seal motif of a pelican feeding it’s brood. 11″ overall length. 6″ single edge, clip point blade, marked on ricasso “JOHN LINGARD’S/CELEBRATED BOWIE KNIFE/PEACROFT/SHEFFIELD”. Elliptical reinforced type crossguard. 2-pc dark (horn) grips fastened by 4 pins; 3 pearl inlays on obverse. Red Moroccan leather sheath gilt embossed, German silver mounts. Scabbard tip missing. Ex. Norm Flayderman collection.

$3750.00 HOLD J.L.N.

 

WP 46. Underground Railroad Bowie Knife and Scabbard found in a Baltimore Tunnel during construction in 1911-12.

This massive Bowie has an interesting leatherette over wood scabbard. There is an old tag attached to it stating “Knife found in tunnel when excavation done in building Monumental Life Insurance Building. Baltimore MD. 191-2. Civil War Underground R.R.”. The knife itself is of very sturdy construction with a thick sword like blade. Note brass insert at terminus of the handle. Measures approx. 20″ overall. A very neat and historic relic from Maryland’s divided Civil War past.

$3995.00

 

WP 47. Rare Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Leech and Rigdon of Memphis TN.

This variant is almost identical to the Leech and Rigdon Field and Staff Officer’s sword that has “CS” floating between the branches of the guard. Condition of this very rare sword is exceptional. The grip and wire are restored but expertly done. Blade is smooth with a dark grey patina and has only a few tiny flea bite nicks. Lap seamed scabbard is perfect and untouched. 

$9,500.00