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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.

$4995.00 

 

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. Captain William W. Huffs’ Identified and Inscribed Whitney Navy Revolver. Co. E, 45th Georgia Vol. Infantry 

William W. Huff enlisted March 4th, 1861 at Butler, Taylor County GA. and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on March 18, 1862, then 1st Lieutenant on Oct. 12, 1863. Ultimately promoted to Captain on March 17, 1864. Captain Huff was subsequently wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 3rd, 1864 which is mentioned in the Regimental History. He was captured at the Siege of Petersburg, on April 1st, 1865. The 45th Georgia Vol. Infantry Regiment participated in most of the major campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia including Gettysburg where they lost 5 men killed and 40 wounded or missing. Huff survived incarceration at Johnson’s Island and was released on June 18th, 1865. This revolver was carried by Capt. Huff through many harrowing battles until his capture at the end of the war. Now for a brief description of his Whitney Revolver; condition is very good with smooth surfaces to the metal and traces of original factory finish in places. Gun exhibits real service wear from being carried in a holster. Matching serial # 15261 on all parts except for the cylinder which has a different number and a minor repair to facilitate rotation. Cylinder retains traces of its original patriotic scene and appears to have been with the gun since the war. Mechanically sound. Walnut grips are in great condition with matching serial numbers, stamped on one and written in pencil on the other. Neatly engraved in Old English script on the back strap is “Capt. W.W. Huff 45th Ga. Regt.”. A bound copy of Captain Huffs’ Confederate service records accompanies the revolver. The Whitney Navy was a popular weapon with the Confederates, so much so that they patterned the famous Spiller and Burr Revolvers after Whitney’s design. 

$8995.00 HOLD A.B.

 

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. 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 # 2807 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. 

SOLD

 

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.

$1495.00 

 

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. Extremely Rare “CS” Marked Confederate Artillery Short Sword with Original Leather Scabbard.

This extremely rare sword is thought by some experts to have been produced in Mobile Alabama. Condition is simply superb. Brass handle has an untouched mellow patina and is stamped “CS” along with bench # XXXX”. The spear type blade is bright and smooth with a few minor nicks. Scabbard condition is consistent with the sword. Matching bench # “XXXX” on the brass throat. Leather is supple and smooth with no issues. Note crudely soldered brass drag. Simply outstanding!

$15,500.00 

 

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.

$650.00

 

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. 

$13,500.00 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. 

$250.00

 

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.

$3250.00 HOLD M.S.

 

 

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.

$1450.00 

 

WP 21. Confederate Marked and Inspected Enfield Cavalry Carbine .577 Cal. .

Nice looking carbine, totally untouched. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1864. Note clearly stamped Anchor over “S” mark adjacent to the butt plate tang. Intact carbine sling bar. Bore is well defined. Stock has never been sanded or cleaned and has typical service wear.

SOLD

 

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. 

$1595.00

 

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.

$4995.00 

 

 WP 26. US M-1863 Remington “Zouave” Rifle Saber Bayonet and Scabbard.

Fine overall condition and guaranteed to fit your .58 Cal. Remington Zouave Rifle. 

SOLD 

 

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

Very good condition. Serial # 57634. Smooth surfaces to the metal which is mostly grey with a mottled patina. Weak but present Spencer patent address on the breech. Mechanically sound. Bore has strong rifling. Stock is in very good condition with only minor service wear. No cracks or repairs. Two Military Inspector Cartouches present on the wrist. This iconic weapon did a lot to hasten the conclusion of the war for the Union. I have original Spencer cartridges available for $35.00 ea.

$2495.00 

 

WP 28. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

All matching serial # 97259 including the wedge. 1862 production. Very good condition with an untouched grey turning plum patina. Indexing and trigger mechanism is sharp. Clear markings and strong bore. Decent cylinder scene. Original walnut grips are in great condition, one bears a faint US Military Inspector’s Cartouche. A very solid example. 

$1,795.00 HOLD M.B.

 

WP 29. Rare US M-1840 Artillery Officer’s Saber by Ames.

A very rare and beautiful saber. Original and untouched in every regard. Leather grip and wire wrap are intact with very light service wear. Blade is bright with no pitting or discoloration. Sharp etching on both sides. Scabbard is perfect with fancy brass mounts and fittings. Marked on ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.”. Many advanced American Civil War arms collections are missing this rare weapon.

$6500.00 HOLD M.S.

 

WP 29. 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. Dug US Bacon Arms Co. Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Excellent excavated condition. Professionally cleaned and treated for preservation. Dug many years ago by Kenny Pickle on the Petersburg VA. Battlefield.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

MS 33. Holster for M-1862 Colt Police Revolver .36 Cal.

Excellent condition with supple leather. Intact closure finial and belt loop.

$295.00 

 

WP 34. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1862. D.J. Millard Contract.

An untouched American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. There were only 10,000 of these Millard Contract sabers produced. Slight bend to one of the branches of the guard. There is an old longitudinal crack in the handle, a minor issue. Blade is graying and smooth. Clear “US, W.E.H..” and 1862 date one one side of the ricasso. Stamped “D.J. MILLARD CLAYVILLE NY.” opposite. Scabbard is also untouched with a smooth dark patina and no major dents or issues.

$750.00

 

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. 

$1595.00

 

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.

$1495.00

 

WP 39. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Exceptional condition on this popular American Civil War Cavalry Carbine. Serial # 44815. Consistent patina on all parts. Barrel appears to retain some original factory blue finish. Legible Spencer patent address on the breech. Lever action is sharp and problem free. Bore has strong rifling. Stock is in very good condition with only very minor service wear. No cracks or repairs. I have original Spencer cartridges available for $35.00 ea.

$2495.00 

 

WP 40. Colt M-1862 Police Pocket Revolver .36 Cal.

All matching wartime serial # 21508 (except for wedge). Untouched condition and all original down to the screws. Nice mechanics. Clearly stamped barrel address and patent address on fluted cylinder. A very nice Civil War Colt for your collection.

$1050.00 

 

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. 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.

$4500.00

 

WP 45. 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. 

$10,500.00