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WP 1. US M-1858 Smith Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

A good representative example of this classic American Civil War carbine. Very early serial # 1124. Condition is good. Metal surfaces mostly smooth with some factory finish on the barrel. Mechanically sound. Missing sling ring. Clearly marked on frame “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE U.S.A.” and “SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857.” Stock is in good condition despite hard service. There is a crack at the wrist that crosses a couple of strong US Military Inspectors Cartouches. Bore has wear but also has definition and is super clean. The Smith carbine saw extensive service with the following volunteer cavalry regiments: 1st Connecticut, 1st Massachusetts, 6th and 9th Ohio, 7th and 17th PA, 7th and 11th Illinois and the 3rd West Virginia Regiments. A nice Civil War gun for the money.

$1250.00

 

WP 2. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. Martially Marked.

Matching serial #118007 on all parts, including the wedge. Condition is very good with smooth metal surfaces. Military sub inspector stamps present on cylinder and frame. No factory finish or case colors evident. Mechanics are sharp. Gun is tight. Naval battle cylinder scene is quite legible. Walnut grips are original, each one stamped with a US Military Inspectors Cartouche. They exhibit light service wear near the edges. If you are looking for a solid American Civil War Colt Army that saw service but still has condition, here it is.

$2250.00 

 

WP 3. US M-1860 Henry Repeating Rifle with Engraved Presentation .44 Cal.

Patented by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860, this unprecedented lever action rifle was able to fire 16 brass cased rimfire rounds with rapidity. Fortunately for the Confederacy, only 6000-7000 ever made it to the battlefield. Only 1731 were purchased by the Federal Government, while the balance were mostly purchased by soldiers via private purchase with their 1864 reenlistment bounty money to the tune of $52.50 each (the average soldier made $13.00 per month). The Henry being offered here is in excellent condition overall with traces of original factory finish on the barrel and no pitting whatsoever. Sharply stamped patent address on top of barrel. Serial # 5998 (June 1864 production) is present on the barrel and brass frame while the butt plate has serial # 6110. I cannot see a serial number on the stock underneath the top butt plate tang (it may be obscured by grime and some were not numbered). Original long range site and sling loops are present. Loading mechanism and spring works properly. Brass frame has a consistent mellow patina and is neatly engraved on one side “To A.D. Lane from B.F. Dunn, Oct. 14, 1865”. The lever mechanism functions properly but the hammer fails to hold when cocked. I am sure this would be a minor issue to rectify. The stock is in excellent condition with nary a ding. There is one small area of chipping where it meets the top butt plate tang. Typical Henry “bump” under sling swivel. The bore is very bright and clean. Considering the late date on the presentation, I have my doubts that this gun saw much service. This may help explain the outstanding condition. Unfortunately I don’t know who the presentation pertains to, but there may be some interesting history attached to this gun if someone could figure that out. The fact remains that this is a squarely wartime produced Henry with some minor issues but great condition. 

$22,500.00

 

WP 4. Type I Kenansville Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

Fine quality example of this fairly scarce Confederate Cavalry Saber. The original leather grip and wire wrap is in exceptional condition. Blade is also nice with a smooth gray patina and no nicks. Apparently sharpened by the trooper that carried it. Lap seamed scabbard is in good condition and matches up with saber nicely. Brass mounts, rings and throat present. Note only minor service dings and traces of original black paint.

$6250.00

 

WP 5. US M-1855 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1859 with Bayonet.

Very nice example finished in the bright with a perfectly matching and fitting socket bayonet. Lock is dated 1859 and is mechanically sharp as is the Maynard tape primer system. Metal surfaces are smooth. Barrel date is partially legible. “VP” and Eagle Head Proofs are weak but visible on the breech. Note brass nose cap. Stock is very good. Weak outline of a US Military Inspector Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is original. Bore very clean and bright.

$2250.00

 

WP 6. Confederate Cavalry Saber produced by Louis and Elijah Haiman of Columbus GA.

Originally found in a Mississippi Barn, condition is good. Original wooden grip and single strand iron wire wrap are intact. Leather covering long gone but throat washer is present. Note typical Haiman “forging fault” at ricasso. Blade is in good condition with only minor nicks and a tiny section of the tip broken.

$1650.00

 

WP 7. US M-1860 Gallager Cavalry Carbine Converted for Spencer Cartridge .56-52 Cal.

The carbine offered here is one of the 5,000 Gallager carbines that were converted to take the Spencer 56-52 cartridge. The nipple was replaced by a firing pin and an extractor was added. These were originally contracted for in March of 1865 with delivery in May of that same year. Condition is good overall. Mechanically sound. Leaf on long range site is missing. Stock exhibits saddle wear from hard campaigning.

$1495.00

 

WP 8. Confederate Artillerist’s Short Sword. 

This relatively common variant was probably made in Macon or Selma and features a star in the pommel and “CS” cast into the hollow brass guard. Condition is very nice. The brass guard has casting flaws and a hole that was filled with lead. Blade is smooth and semi-bright with some tiny nicks and a couple of blunted spots along the edge. An impressive relic for the money and less expensive than most Confederate buckles.

SOLD

 

WP 9. Confederate Second Model LeMat Revolver .42 Cal.

Also known as a “Grape Shot” revolver, this distinct weapon has a nine shot .42 cal. cylinder and a 20 gauge shotgun barrel that would accommodate a buckshot cartridge. Serious firepower for a handgun, and these were carried by many Confederate officers, notably, P.G.T. Beauregard and J.E.B. Stuart. This gun is exceptional for its complete and untouched condition. Mechanically sound and all original, including the screws and loading lever assembly. All matching serial # 1658. Clearly marked on the barrel “Col. Le Mat Bte S.G.D.G. Paris”. Metal surfaces are smooth with the exception of some minor pin prick peppering near the breech. Bore has strong rifling. Note the untouched gray turning plum patina and traces of blue finish in the recesses, particularly behind the loading lever. This is a fantastic example of the iconic Confederate LeMat revolver.

$22,500.00 

 

WP 10. US Type I Gwynn & Campbell Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal. issued to Pvt. Burrell C. Sheppard, Co. E, 5th Illinois Vol. Cavalry.

According to the Springfield Research Service Records  and the roster records of Co. E, 5th Ill. Cavalry Regt., this carbine, SN# 2980 was issued to Pvt. Burrell C. Sheppard of the 5th Illinois Cavalry Regt. Pvt. Sheppard was born in Miami Ohio and was 40 years old when he enlisted on July 19, 1862 at Camp Butler Ill. He was captured by the Confederates near Helena AK. on Oct. 22, 1862. Later paroled and exchanged, he was mustered out of service at the expiration of his term on Feb. 29, 1864. Sheppard then immediately reenlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on March 1st, 1864 at Clear Creek, Mississippi. This is when he was issued the Gwynn & Campbell carbine. The 5th Ill. Cavalry participated in various skirmishes and scouting expeditions in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri and Alabama. The carbine is in very good condition and no doubt went home with Pvt. Sheppard after the war which was one of the incentives presented to the Veteran Volunteers upon enlistment. Untouched and consistent dark plum patina on all metal surfaces. The lock plate, hammer and frame retain traces of case colors. Lock mechanism functions flawlessly. Lock is lightly marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL / PATENT / 1862 / HAMILTON, O.”. Also marked “UNION RIFLE” on the side of the breech block. Serial # 2980 present on various parts as well as secondary #76. Barrel is 19″ as is correct on the Type I. Bore is sharp but could use light cleaning. Long range sight is present. Stock is in superb condition with only very light service wear. No inspector cartouche on the wrist which is also typical of the Type I for some unknown reason. Copies of Pvt. Burrell C. Sheppard’s service records and additional information provided by Springfield Research are included.

$3650.00

 

WP 11. Confederate “THOMAS GRISWOLD & C0./NEW ORLEANS” marked Foot Officer’s Sword.

Rare marked Griswold Foot Officer’s Sword in remarkable condition with original gold plating all over the ornate guard and pommel. It is a copy of the US M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword which was in turn a copy of the French pattern. Note split pommel and two piece guard joined at the knuckle bow. These are distinct Griswold traits as is the intact red felt throat washer. According to Rafael Eledge’s COA which accompanies the sword, the leather grip and braided brass wire wrap have been restored. I would have never guessed that as it is superbly done.

SOLD

 

WP 12. Cased 2nd Model Tranter Revolver .54 Gauge.

Super condition case with original accessories and key. Seldom-seen of the different Tranter-patent models, this early Tranter specimen circa 1854-1855 is a high-quality, solid frame, percussion cap and ball revolver referred to as the 2nd Model. Handgun features the most popular 54 bore size (.442 caliber) with a five-shot cylinder matched to a 6” octagonal barrel that employs a detachable hinged type loading lever assembly on the barrel’s left side. A unique dual-trigger cocking mechanism provides either single or double-action capability to the soldier / user. Sidearm measures 11¾” long, weighs 31 oz. and displays a one-piece walnut, checkered grip. Ramrod side face exhibits a small, plain oval disc stamped with “W. TRANTER’S / PATENT” in crescent form. The revolver is loaded with original blue finish on the barrel and frame and is tastefully engraved with floral patterns. Original case colors on cylinder. Mechanically tight as it should be. Totally untouched. 

$3495.00

 

WP 13. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. Identified to Issac W. Hashell, Co. E, 23rd Maine Vol. Inf.

One of my pickers down in Florida turned this Enfield up at an estate sale. The provenance comes from the family who was originally from Maine. Neatly punched into the brass trigger guard and tang is “I.W.H.” and “E XXIII”. There is a tag stating that Hashell was from Auburn Maine. The regimental history of the 23rd. Maine is somewhat unremarkable. They were mainly on guard duty around Washington DC. and their only casualties were 56 men who died of disease. The gun itself is in very good overall condition, apparently not seeing combat use. Smooth metal surfaces, intact long range sight, Lock and trigger function is tight. Bore sharp and clean. Stock has sharp edges with minor service dings. There is a small crack running from the breech to the nearest lock screw. There is an area near butt plate tang with some burn damage, probably from being too close to a camp fire. 

$1395.00

 

WP 14. US M-1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames.

Nice looking saber, a good representative example. Original wire wrap, remnants of leather are basically carbonized upon the wood. Brass guard is stamped with rack # 55. Blade is very nice and bright with strong Ames Address and “US”, with late war date of 1865 on the ricasso. Scabbard is excellent and untouched with rack # 55 on the drag matching the saber.

$650.00

 

WP 15. M-1842 Palmetto Armory Pistol dated 1853.

Classic William Glaze & Co. Pistol .54 Cal. Very good overall condition. Lock and trigger mechanism works properly. Lock is dated 1853 “COLUMBIA S.C.” and bears the “PALMETTO ARMORY  S.C.” address surrounding a Palmetto Tree. Breech is marked “WILLIAM GLAZE & Co.” and barrel has the standard proofs with a Palmetto Tree. Stock has service wear and a couple of minor age cracks.

$4850.00

 

WP 16. US Military Contract C.S. Pettingill Army Revolver .44 Cal.

One of the best quality example you will see offered. Only 2000 of these guns were purchased by the US Ordnance Dept. All matching serial # 4304. Metal surfaces are slick with sharp edges. Areas of original blue finish can be seen on frame, barrel and cylinder. Double action mechanics and indexing works smoothly. Strong patent markings and “WW” sub inspector stamps on frame, barrel, cylinder and grips. Bore is clean and sharp as it should be. Original walnut grips have sharp edges and one side bears a clear US Military Inspectors Cartouche.

$4750.00

 

WP 17. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Here we have a very good example of one of the most iconic and effective weapons that was used in the American Civil War. According to the Springfield Research Volumes, serial # 35417 falls squarely in the middle of Spencer Carbines issued to Co. I, 3rd Michigan Vol. Cavalry. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with clear Spencer patent address on the top of the breech. Bore is very clean and bright. Lock and trigger mechanism functions smoothly. Stock is very good with only minor service wear. Soldier’s initials “TB” are carved into the butt. There is a US Military Inspectors Cartouche visible on the wrist. I have several nice Spencer cartridges available at $35.00 ea. to display with your carbine.

SOLD

 

WP 18. Boyle Gamble & Co. Marked Foot Officer’s Sword.

Original leather grip and wire in flawless condition. Ornate brass guard is untouched with a deep patina. Blade is narrow straight type with graying patina and minor peppering. Faint “Boyle Gamble & Co.” maker mark etched on ricasso. No etching visible on blade.

SOLD

 

WP 19. Dug South Carolina (Palmetto Armory) marked Socket Bayonet.

Appears to be a M-1835 .69 Cal. Socket Bayonet with “SC” over “WG” (William Glaze) stamp. Note that this stamp is clearly on top of the original “U.S.” stamp. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.

SOLD

 

WP 20. US M-1842 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. Rifled for Conical Ball with Bayonet.

The Model 1842 and converted M-1816 smoothbore Muskets were what most State and Federal arsenals had on hand at the outbreak of the war. Many were eventually rifled to accommodate the new conical projectile designed by Dr. Minie’ in France. This greatly increased the range and accuracy of the weapon. This example has been rifled and provided with the properly modified ramrod. No long range site was added however. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces are cleaned to bright as they were issued. Lock is dated 1853 and is mechanically sound. Barrel is dated 1852 and has sharp “VP” and eagle head proofs. Stock has some service dings and cracks, none are significant. There is a Military Inspectors Cartouche visible on the flat opposite the lock. Bore is bright and clean. The M-1842 Socket Bayonet matches and fits the musket perfectly.

SOLD

 

WP 21. US M-1858 Starr Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Here we have a very good Starr Cavalry Carbine, serial # 1o446. Mechanics crisp and tight. Bore is clean and well defined. Metal surfaced are smooth with a deep plum patina. Totally untouched. 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 . Stock is very good with only minor service bumps and abrasions. Outline of Military Inspector’s cartouche partially visible.

SOLD

 

WP 22. US M-1857 Smith Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

 A fine American Civil War carbine. Very early serial # 2774. Condition is very good with smooth metal surfaces and a clean bore. Mechanically sound. Clearly marked on frame “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE U.S.A.” and “SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857.” Stock is in very good condition as well with only minor service wear. There is a strong (JJC) US Military inspectors Cartouche present on the wrist. The Smith carbine saw extensive service with the following volunteer cavalry regiments: 1st Connecticut, 1st Massachusetts, 6th and 9th Ohio, 7th and 17th PA, 7th and 11th Illinois and the 3rd West Virginia Regiments. 

SOLD

 

WP 23. US M-1841 Naval Boarding Cutlass produced by “N.P. AMES” 

Classic early American Cutlass dated on one side of the ricasso “184_? and marked “US”. The other side is marked “N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD”. Condition is very nice with a smooth diamond cross-sectioned blade. Note US Military Inspector stamps on quillon 

SOLD

 

WP 24. Confederate P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

One of the more common Confederate marked Enfields, this one has the script “I.C.” (Issac Curtis) in an oval Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock and a crown over what appears to be a “CH” adjacent to the butt plate tang. I really cannot see this mark clearly and it may be some other combination of letters entirely. I don’t have my reference books handy. In addition to that, I forgot to photograph the opposite side of the gun, of which I normally provide three views. I will update this description at a later date. Condition is generally very good. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1862. Mechanically sound. Barrel exhibits consistent pin prick pitting along its surfaces. Stock is excellent with only minor service wear. No missing wood or repairs. Long range site present. Ramrod appears original to the gun. A good representative example of a 100% Confederate long arm that won’t break the bank. 

$2495.00

 

WP 25. US M-1858 Maynard Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

Second model, serial # 15479. Near mint condition with case colors on the frame and 100% factory blue finish on the barrel. All patent markings clear and present. Sharp mechanics. Bore is mint and bright. Stock is untouched with no signs of service wear. Note two strong US Military Inspectors Cartouches on wrist of stock. 

$2550.00

 

WP 26. Rare College Hill Arsenal Cavalry Officer’s Saber and Scabbard.

Possibly the finest known example of this rare Nashville Tennessee made product. The original tarred canvas grip and single strand wire wrap is immaculate. Brass hand guard is also perfect with a mellow patina. Note intact leather throat washer. Blade is smooth with a graying patina and no nicks. Scabbard is also superb. Note classic brass “boat” throat as seen on other Nashville Plow Works and College Hill scabbards. Intact brass mounts and rings match patina of the guard. Typical Confederate lapped seam runs across the top edge. A certificate of authenticity from Shannon Pritchard of Old South Antiques accompanies the saber.

$9500.00

 

WP 27. Matching Brace of US M-1851 Colt Navy Revolvers with Ivory Grips .36 Cal.

This fine set of Colt Navies recently surfaced from the back woods of Arkansas. Serial # 174894 and # 174920. Only 24 numbers apart but obviously sold together as a pair with matching ivory grips as a custom order. Both guns have all matching serial #’s including the wedge. Both guns have traces of factory blue finish and minor areas of oxidation. Patent markings very good. Visible cylinder scenes. Both are mechanically very tight. A remarkable pair that would display like champions.

SOLD

 

WP 28. First Model 1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal. Martially Marked.

A very good example with all matching serial #6388 on all parts including the wedge. Assembly # 461 on loading lever which is correct on this model. Military sub inspector mark “N” on cylinder and frame with “U.S.”. Marked “K” on trigger guard. Sharp Colt’s Patent address on top of barrel. Cylinder scene completely worn though serial # visible. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanics work. Good bore. Walnut grips are original and in good condition with typical wear. I can barely make out part of the outline of an oval inspectors cartouche on one side. Most of these early dragoon revolvers saw hard service. This one is in better than average condition.

SOLD

 

WP 29. Confederate Third Model Morse Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

Only about 1000 of these unique weapons were produced. Almost all of them for the State Militia of South Carolina. Invented by George Washington Morse in Nashville TN. prior to the war and produced by the State Military works in Greeneville SC. using machinery captured at Harpers Ferry. Designed to use a self contained brass cartridge that was reusable. This particular gun is in good overall condition. Matching serial # 447. Totally original with the exception of the sliding latch on top of the breech which is a replacement. Breech, hammer and trigger mechanism works. Brass frame and parts all display a rich untouched patina. Barrel has a plum colored attic patina. Many collectors prefer these uncleaned guns. Ramrod and cleaning jag are original. Stock is in good condition with service wear but no repairs.

$14,995.00 

 

WP 30. US M-1848 Third Model Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching serial # 15200 (including the wedge). Condition is very good and totally untouched. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with a gray turning plum patina. Cylinder scene completely worn but serial #’s and patent address are clearly visible. Cylinder rotation and indexing fully functional. Walnut grips are original with typical service scuffs. Overall this Colt Dragoon revolver has consistent wear and obviously saw extensive service, yet is still in solid condition.

$4850.00

 

WP 31. US M-1863 Springfield Type I Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1863 with matching Socket Bayonet.

Here we have a high quality example finished in the “National Armory Bright”. Matching 1863 dates on lock and barrel. Lock mechanics are crisp. Original long range site and ramrod are present. Minty bore with sharp rifling. Stock is superb and unmolested with sharp edges and a strong “ESA” (Erskine S. Allin) Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock. Socket bayonet is marked “US” and fits the gun perfectly.

SOLD 

 

WP 32. Rare Confederate Artillery Short Sword with original Scabbard and Belt Frog.

Remarkable condition. The brass handled sword is an unadorned Confederate copy of the US M-1832 Artillery Sword, but with a cast guard and no eagle. Sword is very nice and well balance. Untouched mustard colored patina on the handle. Wasp waisted blade has a single unstopped fuller and is semi-bright with no issues. What really makes this sword remarkable is the scabbard. This is the only one of this type that I have seen with its complete and original scabbard. Leather is in good overall condition with some very minor separation along the hand stitched seam. Scabbard tip is intact as is the brass throat. Two piece belt frog has a leather front and tarred canvas back side. Classic Confederate, probably produced in the deep South. Rare.

$4250.00

 

WP 33. 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. Tip of primer door broken. 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? 

SOLD

 

WP 34. “First Model” 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.” 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.

$3850.00

 

WP 35. 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 36. Blaise Pradel Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard with Engraved Blade.

This superb Louisiana Officer’s sword is in untouched condition. The leather grip and braided wire wrap are totally original and showing only moderate wear. Brass guard and brass fittings on scabbard have a matching, deep mustard patina. Note split pommel which is characteristic of Pradel swords. The blade is magnificent featuring a sharply engraved Pelican with a Confederate Battle Flag and a First National Flag on either side and “C” and “S” on each end designating Confederate States. The other side is also engraved with tendrils and war trophies. Scabbard is in very good condition with some areas of surface loss and wear but no repairs or issues. This extremely rare sword is photographed at the bottom of page 248 in Shannon Pritchard’s “Collecting The Confederacy” reference book.

SOLD

 

WP 37. US M-1863 Remington Zouave Rifle .58 Cal. with Saber Bayonet and Scabbard.

Solid example with clean metal surfaces. Dark gray turning plum patina on the barrel. Lock is dated 1863 as is the barrel. Lock is lightly marked “REMINGTON’S / U.S. ILION, N.Y.”. Mechanically sound. Bore is sharp, as it should be. Original ramrod present. Stock is in good overall condition with two clear US Military Cartouches present on the flat opposite the lock. The is some chatter along the ramrod channel and a couple of slivers of wood missing near the breech. The saber bayonet fits snugly upon the lug.

SOLD

 

WP 38. US M-1862 Transitional Joslyn Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

A good representative example with an untouched attic patina. Matching serial # 2919. The Joslyn carbine fired a standard Spencer rimfire cartridge of .52 caliber. Joslyn’s unique loading arrangement consisted of opening up the hinged breechblock, pivoting the breechblock to the left and then inserting a single round. The method of opening the breech on the original model 1862 used a hook-type friction latch. This carbine employs the later model pull-out knob latch. Fladerman’s guide lists this a scarce transitional detail between the m-62 and m-64 carbines. Fully functional mechanics. Smooth metal with no major pitting. “JOSLYN FIRE ARMS CO. STONINGTON CONN.” address is present on lock plate but weak. 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.

$1550.00

 

WP 39. US M-1860 Gallager Cavalry Carbine Converted for Spencer Cartridge .56-52 Cal.

The carbine offered here is one of the 5,000 Gallager carbines that were converted to take the Spencer 56-52 cartridge. The nipple was replaced by a firing pin and an extractor was added. These were originally contracted for in March of 1865 with delivery in May of that same year. Condition is good overall. Mechanically sound. Leaf on long range site is missing. Stock exhibits saddle wear from hard campaigning.

$1495.00

 

WP 40. US M-1855 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very good representative example of this famous predecessor to the M-1861. Lock is dated 1860 and is mechanically solid, including the Maynard tape primer system. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some very minor peppering around the breech and on the lock. Cleaned a while back to bright. Barrel date obscured by burn out. This gun definitely saw action. Note brass nose cap and butt plate. Stock is very good. There are no traces of a Military Inspector Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is original. Bore is good.

$2150.00

 

WP 41. US M-1862 Colt Pocket Navy Revolver .36 Cal. 

Scarce revolver. 5,5″ Barrel. All matching 1862 production serial # 4485 (including the wedge). Gun exhibits an untouched attic plum patina. The mechanics work properly but sloppy. Cylinder scene not bad, about 50-60%. Original varnish on grips.

$1250.00

 

WP 42. Confederate Cavalry Saber from the Palmetto Armory, Columbia SC.

Scarce saber with its original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Retains leather portepee attached to the brass guard. Blade is very good with some minor pitting on the extreme tip. Marked clearly on ricasso, “COLUMBIA S.C”. Scabbard is excellent with no dents, repairs or damage.

$5850.00

 

WP 43. 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.

$2495.00

 

WP 44. Scarce US M-1858 Starr Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Approximately 3000 of these revolvers were produced making the Navy the scarcest of the Starr Arms Co. revolvers. This one bears matching serial # 2666. Clear Starr Arms Co. patent address on frame. Untouched and consistent plum colored attic patina. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with the exception of some minor pin prick pitting on and around the cylinder. There are traces of original blue finish here and there. Double action works well and is tight with no cylinder wobble. Original walnut one piece grip is problem free with only minor service wear.

$1450.00

 

WP 45. 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. 

$1150.00

 

WP 46. M-1889 Prussian Infantry Officer’s Sword brought Home by Hollywood Villain and WW I Veteran Hooper Atchley.

This sword was brought into our shop by a local family. It was trophy from World War I brought home by veteran and famous Hollywood Actor Lemuel Hooper Atchley. I also have his maternal Grandfather’s (William Phillips) Cavalry Saber. He was a member of the 11th Tenn. (US) Cavalry Regt. Check out this link which covers Hooper Atchley’s acting career: https://www.b-westerns.com/villan22.htm He committed suicide in 1943. The sword itself is in remarkable condition, totally untouched since WW I. 

$395.00

 

WP 47. “NORRIS & BROTHER” 12 Gauge Percussion Shotgun with “BALTIMORE” marked on barrel.

High quality double barreled hunting shotgun with engraving and quail scenes on both locks. Hammers also engraved. Rare to find these early Southern made shotguns. Both locks function properly. Nice metal to wood fit. No pitting. Intact wiper/worm attached at end of the cleaning rod. Comes with a COA from Brendan Synammon of the Union Drummer Boy shop in Gettysburg PA. 

SOLD

 

WP 48. Rare Boyle, Gamble & Macfee NCO Sword.

You don’t see this one for sale very often. Good overall condition. The leather grip and wire wrap are missing in action. Wooden handle has been stabilized with glue. Note distinct Boyle and Gamble style decoration on the guard (also very similar to Mitchell & Tyler products). Blade is smooth with a gently graying patina. 

$1995.00

 

WP 49. US M-1840 Cavalry Officer’s Saber by Ames.

A very nice saber for the money. The Ames Cavalry Officer’s Saber is quite scarce. The sharkskin grip and wire has been replaced. All surfaces have been polished to the bright. Blade is bright, has been cleaned but retains detailed etching on both sides. The Ames address etched on ricasso is not legible but there is an Ames address on the top scabbard mount. Scabbard is excellent with service wear on the drag.

$2850.00

 

WP 50. Excavated .22 Cal. Rimfire Cartridge Revolver.

Smith & Wesson Pattern? Unfortunately I am not sure exactly what this gun is, but it was purportedly found on an unknown Civil War site. Condition is excellent and complete. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$350.00

 

WP 51. Excavated Allen & Thurber Pepperbox .32 Cal.

Very good condition and complete. Provenance unknown.

$450.00

 

WP 52. 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. 

$595.00

 

WP 53. Dug Confederate “Bridle Cutter” Pike.

A cache of these were excavated in South Carolina at the site of an ambushed supply train that was wrecked by Federal forces. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

$350.00

 

WP 54. US M-1861 Bridesburg Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal. with Bayonet.

Good overall condition for a gun that saw a lot of combat. Untouched attic patina. Lock is dated 1863 and functions properly. Bore is completely worn. One barrel band appears replaced. Bayonet matches the gun. Note Christian fish symbols carved into both sides of butt stock.

$1150.00

 

WP 55. Dug US M-1858 Remington “Old Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

An iconic American Civil War revolver, complete and in great condition. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

HOLD R.H.

 

WP 56. US M-1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames.

Nice looking saber, a good representative example. Original wire wrap, remnants of leather are basically carbonized upon the wood. Brass guard is stamped with rack # 55. Blade is very nice and bright with strong Ames Address and “US”, with late war date of 1865 on the ricasso. Scabbard is excellent and untouched with rack # 55 on the drag matching the saber.

$650.00

 

WP 57. US M-1840 Cavalry Officers Saber and Scabbard.

Rare French imported saber. Blade is very bright, smooth and finely etched with Federal eagle, cannon, flags, coat of arms and scroll work. Dark gray rayskin grip is in superb condition  and is 100% original.  This saber was made at the Klingethal Arsenal in Alsace, France. Very fine dark brown finished metal scabbard with brass mounts and drag.  This exact sword type is pictured in “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Swords” by John Thillmann.  See page 259 “saber I” and an outlined description of the “Saber I” on page 258.  There is a DeLacour and Becker stamp on the guard, a Paris assembler and retailer of swords, 1850’s and 1860’s. Price set by consignor.

$3495.00

 

WP 58. US M-1864 Triplett & Scott Repeating Carbine .56-52 Cal.

Designed to use the self contained Spencer rimfire cartridge. Serial # 3043. Good overall condition with scarce 22″ short barrel. Metal has a gray turning plum patina, mostly smooth with some areas of pin prick oxidation. Hammer will not hold at cock which is probably a minor issue to repair. All patent markings present and legible. Appears to be a crack that has been filled at the wrist.

$1450.00

 

WP 59. Dug Confederate “Bridle Cutter” Pike.

Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.

HOLD G.H.

 

WP 60. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Ames Dated 1861.

The classic American Civil War cavalry aber with early war date. Original leather grip and wire wrap in great shape with light wear. Blade has clear Ames Address, 1861 date and inspector stamp “J.D.” on ricasso. Minor flea bite nicks on edge. Graying patina. Scabbard very good with smooth attic brown patina. Note service wear on the drag. This saber saw serious campaigning but survived in good condition. 

$895.00 HOLD D.C.

 

WP 61. Belgian/French “Lefaucheaux” Pinfire Revolver, 12 mm.

Fine example of these popular sidearms. Both sides favored these weapons and they must have been readily available and affordable. Condition is good. Action does not work. Missing lanyard ring. Nice bore. 12 mm cartridge included for display.

$450.00

 

WP 62. Rare US M-1862 Merwin & Bray Ballard Carbine .52 Cal.

Merwin & Bray contracted with Dwight Chapin & Co. of Bridgeport Conn. to produce these rare carbines in the larger .52 Cal. that would accommodate the successful Spencer Rimfire Cartridge. Supposedly only 115 of these were produced but this one is numbered 278 and is devoid of the DWIGHT CHAPIN & Co. mark usually seen above the MERWIN & BRAY address on the receiver. Condition is excellent. You could take this gun out and fire it all day, no problem. Gun metal surfaces are smooth and have an untouched gray, barely turning plum patina. No pitting whatsoever. Marked “MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S. N.Y. / 278” on one side of receiver and “BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV 5. 1861” on the other. Mechanics and ejector mechanism are flawless. Assembly # 68 stamped on breech block. Bore is bright and sharp. Both sling loops and long range sight present. Stock is in great condition with only minor service dings. 

$2450.00

 

WP 63. Deane & Adams Double Action Revolver .442 Cal. with 4th VA. Cavalry, CSA Association.

Good quality double action revolver imported from England. Barrel address is weak but reads “Deane, Adams and Deane 30 King William St. London Bridge”. Note engraved scroll work on the frame. This revolver was originally brought into the Union Drummer Boy shop in Gettysburg by a couple who had it passed down in their family. The only information they knew was that their ancestor was a member of the 4th VA. Cavalry, and his last name was “Rose”. Brendan Synammon purchased the gun from them, and at the time it was in its original rosewood case with all the accessories. There are two members of the 4th VA. Cavalry Regt. with the name Rose. The cased gun was subsequently purchased by a Cavalry collector in Texas and after some time, he suffered a break in and robbery in which the gun was stolen. At length, the gun was eventually recovered by the police but the case was lost. Revolver is mechanically sound and original in every regard. Exhibits actual service wear. A COA from Brendan Synammon of the Union Drummer Boy accompanies the revolver as well as service records of the two soldiers named “Rose” and a detailed history of the 4th VA. Cavalry Regt.

SOLD

 

WP 64. US M-1858 Starr Double Action Army Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching early production serial # 13130. Double action cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism works great. Smooth metal surfaces with no pitting whatsoever. Clear Starr patent markings. Bore is clean and sharp. The grips are obvious replacements. Priced right.

$650.00 HOLD B.B.

 

WP 65. US M-1842 Military Pistol by H. ASTON .54 Cal. 

Good representative example. Lock functions properly. Marked on lock plate “US / H. ASTON” in front of the hammer and “MIDDtn / CONN / 1849”  left of hammer. Smooth metal surfaces. Barrel has strong  proofs and inspector markings and is dated 1850. Stock is in good shape with typical service dings and a small area of wood loss under the swivel ramrod. There is a Military Inspector’s Cartouche on flat opposite the lock.

$850.00

 

WP 66. M-1855 Colt Root Pocket Revolver .28 Cal.

High quality little gun with some original factory blue finish. Early serial # 11068. Strong barrel address and good cylinder scene of Indian attacking settlers. Mechanics are tight. Original walnut grips are also in good condition.

$1850.00

 

WP 67. Large Civil War Era Bowie Knife with Antler Handle.

This cool looking blade was consigned to me by a collector in Texas. It measures 16″ in total length. The blade alone measures 10.75″. Metal surfaces are smooth with a nice patina. Classic clipped tip. Marked on cross guard “SCHLOSSER” and on the blade “BROEG RAVENSBURG”. The antler handle is well fitted and tight. This is a sturdy knife, spine is 1/4″ thick.

$1250.00