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WP 1. US M-1863 New Model Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

This is a very nice and tight Sharps Carbine. Early serial # 88216. Note the iron patchbox seen only on the early 1863 models. All markings are visible and the metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched gray patina. The stock is very nice as well with only very minor service wear. There is a clear Military Inspectors Cartouche on the stock behind the sling bar. The action is tight and the bore is mint. This carbine did not see heavy use and is a fantastic example.



WP 2. Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

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



WP 3.  Scarce Remington Beals 3rd Model Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

This little beauty is totally untouched. Matching serial # 613 under loading lever and behind the grips. Metal surfaces are smooth. Clear Beals Patent Address on top of the 4″ barrel. Cylinder rotation is inconsistent and needs some love. Original Gutta-percha grips are in superb condition. Less than a thousand of these were produced. A little light surface cleaning would do wonders for this rare weapon. Recently purchased from a Knoxville, TN. estate sale by my new picker, Mr. Raedford.



WP 4. Fantastic US M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Ames Mfg. Co.

N.P. Ames was the premier maker of American Foot Officer’s Swords in the Civil War and this is a stellar example with 100% original Rayskin Grip and brass wire wrap. Ornate hand guard is slathered in blazing gold plate. The blade is bright with frosty etching of American Eagle,”US”, war trophies and floral embellishments. “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS” is etched onto the ricasso and is also stamped on the scabbard throat. The Scabbard has beautiful black leather that has been well taken care of. No repairs whatsoever. The throat, drag and hanger mounts have sumptuous gold plating consistent with the guard. An upgrade from this beauty will cause extreme pain to your bank account….



WP 5. Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber produced by the College Hill Arsenal, Nashville Tennessee.

Great looking saber with crisply cast “C.S.A.” along the bottom of the stippled brass guard. Classic textbook example. Note casting flaws in hilt particularly near the “A”. Leather wrap long missing but braided wire is intact. Blade is smooth with only a couple of minor nicks. This weapon stands on it’s own with no scabbard and would display great in any collection.



WP 6. Martially Marked M-1855 Colt Revolving Rifle .56 Cal.

All matching serial # 915 on this scarce rifle. Marked on the tang behind the breech “U.S.” and “COLT’S PATENT”. This gun is in very solid condition with consistent surfaces. There are areas of pin-prick pitting on and around the cylinder from use. Wood to metal fit is excellent. Typical but minor service wear to the stock inc. a crack underneath the loading lever. Seven lands and groove rifling is strong. This is an honest and untouched American Civil War Colt Revolving Rifle that was issued by the Federal Army. 



WP 7. Eli Whitney “Enfield Pattern” Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

This scarce long arm was produced prior to the war by the Eli Whitney Jr. Arms Co. of New Haven CT. He was astute enough to see the coming storm and manufactured these guns cheaply from an amalgamation of parts, some purchased at auction from the dissolved firm Robbins and Lawrence who had previously been contracted by the British Government to produce M-P-53 Enfields. These “good and serviceable” second class arms could not pass Federal Inspection and were thus sold to state militias. Maryland, Georgia and Mississippi Units contracted for and received these arms before the war broke out. Less than 3500 were produced. This example is in solid condition and of the proper configuration. Lock is functional and stamped “E.WHITNEY”. I cannot find any other markings on the weapon which is typical. Metal surfaces are smooth and consistent. Bore is well defined. Note original Mississippi Rifle style ramrod. Stock is also solid with minor service wear. There is a high probability that this unusual rifle musket saw service in the Confederate Army.



WP 8. Rare Confederate Sharp and Hamilton marked Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

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



WP 9. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver with Hartford Barrel Address.

This gun falls into the range (all matching serial # 94315) of Navy Revolvers sent to the State of Alabama. There is an identified Alabama Hartford Navy one serial # next to this one. Colt letter could not be obtained from the factory due to loss of records in a fire. Condition on this weapon is excellent. Sharp edges, sharp mechanics. Copious amounts of original silver wash on trigger guard and backstrap. 95% varnish on the original grips. Cylinder scene light from factory. A superb Hartford Navy and most likely Confederate carried. Ex. Damon Mills.



WP 10. Classic Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.

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



WP 11. M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

All matching serial # 187028 and in very good condition with clean metal surfaces, sharp “HARTFORD CT.” Barrel address and a nice cylinder scene. Mechanically sharp. The grips retain about 90% of the original varnish and there is a faint presentation inscription on the bottom of the butt strap. These ubiquitous side arms were favored by both armies. A very nice representative M-1849.



WP 12. Confederate Marked P-53 Enfield Rifled Musket .58 Cal.

Remarkably high quality gun with a considerable amount of factory blue finish on the barrel and barrel bands. It actually appears unissued. Lock is stamped “TOWER 1862”. Note tiny “J.S.” stamp on lock. Lock functions crisply with no play at all. Long range sight is original and excellent. There is an “SHC” within a circle stamp on the breech denoting “Sinclair Hamilton & Co.”. The stock is superb, you can see the sharp edges and feel the feathering of the wood grain. Slight dip in the wood between the 1st and 2nd barrel bands. There is a clear “SH” over “G1” (Confederate Supplier Sinclair Hamilton) stamp adjacent to the butt plate tang. There is also an oval inspectors cartouche with a faint script “I.C.” (Issac Curtis) mark within. Ramrod is original and marked with a tiny “J.D.” mark. If you happen to be inclined to use this fine weapon as a shooter, the bore is super strong and sharp, probably the best I have ever seen on a Confederate Enfield. This is a 100% Confederate Enfield run through the blockade from England and the condition is simply outstanding.



WP 13. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine issued to 4th Ky. US Cavalry Regt.

According to the Springfield Research records, serial # 26540 was issued to a member of the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment. Overall very good condition with smooth metal surfaces. Marked on top of breech “SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS. PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860”. Mechanically excellent with a very nice bore as well. Intact and original long range sight. Stock is very good with light service wear and a few minor areas of wood putty fill. Note Military Inspectors Cartouche adjacent to the terminus of the lock plate. I have a few original 1860 Spencer Cartridges available for $35.00 ea. to display with the carbine.



WP 14. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. 

Less common 2nd model with small brass trigger guard. Great condition with all matching serial # 29764 (1853 production). Mechanically sound with smooth metal surfaces. Good cylinder scene. Bore is well defined. Walnut grips are original and retain 90% of their original varnish. 



 WP 15. U.S. M-1863 “New Model” Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Wartime 1864 Serial # 81601. Loaded with factory blue finish. Strong barrel address. Bore is bright and razor sharp. Mechanically crisp. Original walnut grips are superb with sharp edges and a strong U.S. Military Inspector’s Cartouche. Investment grade.



WP 16. Martially Marked US M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver With Holster.

This fine early model Colt Navy and holster come from a long time Shenandoah Valley VA. collection. Condition of the revolver is very good and and it fits the holster perfectly. Smooth metal surfaces overall with areas of pin-prick pitting. All matching serial # 78243 (except for wedge which is a period Colt replacement). Cylinder scene is decent though obscured by pitting on one side. Strong “HARTFORD CT.” Barrel Address. Note “U.S.” stamp below cylinder. Revolver indexes well. Holster has supple leather and an intact latch tab. Very possibly Confederate carried. These military issued Colt Navies are scarce and always desirable.



WP 17. Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Type II. Early serial # 16521 M. Excellent condition. Complete with no issues. All original, mechanically sound. Sharp bore. Clean metal surfaces and nice grips. From a long time Virginia collection.



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

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



WP 19. US M-1842 Dragoon Pistol .54 Cal. by Ira N. Johnson dated 1854 with matching M-1842 Pistol Cartridge Box.

Fresh out of a South Carolina collection and in really good condition. This fine pistol has seen some service but was taken care of. There is some minor flash peppering about the breech but surfaces are mostly smooth. Lock is marked “US” over “I.N. JOHNSON” and “MIDDtn CONN 1854”. Mechanically sound. US Proofs visible on breech. Swivel ramrod is original and functional. Walnut stock is very fine with two strong US Military Inspector Cartouches. Attractive brass hardware contrasts well with the stock. The M-1842 Pistol Cartridge Box is in good overall condition with intact tin liner and a very nice US Plate on the flap that is maker marked “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN”.



WP 20. Dug Austrian Lorenz Bayonet .54 Cal.

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



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

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



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

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



WP 23. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Manfield & Lamb Contract.

An untouched American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Slight bend to one of the branches of the guard. Blade is graying with some mottling. Clear “US, C.E.W.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Stamped “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I.” opposite. Scabbard is also untouched with a smooth dark patina and only a couple of light service pushes.



WP 24. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Christopher Roby & Co. Contract.

American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with an attractive and 100% original russet leather grip and brass wire wrap. Blade is smooth, bright and unmolested with clear “US, A.G.M.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Arched address “C. ROBY W. CHELMSFORD MASS” opposite. Scabbard is excellent and original to the saber with only a couple of very light pushes. Michigan Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer carried one these during the war.



WP 25. 1863 Dated P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal.

One of the most iconic weapons of the American Civil War and a high quality representative example. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1863. Mechanics are sound. Smooth and consistent metal surfaces. Ramrod is original. Long range sight is original. Stock is in great shape as well with no issues. Bore is very good though has some wear from use. These weapons were imported from England in great numbers by both armies. There are no Confederate markings on this one so it could have been used by either side. 



WP 26. US Military Issued M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

A very solid and textbook example of this unusual Navy Revolver. Matching serial # 9191. Trigger and cylinder mechanics function properly. Visible 1860 Patent Address. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some areas of pin prick pitting on and around the cylinder which is indicative of actual service. Original walnut grips are very good with no problems aside from typical service wear. Note US Military Inspectors cartouche. 



WP 27. Blockade Run Confederate Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. # 6273A.

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



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

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



WP 29. Fayetteville NC. Arsenal Saber Bayonet.

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



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

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



WP 31. Relic 12 mm Pinfire Revolver.

Don’t see too many of these. Complete except for wooden grips which are long gone. Provenance uncertain but most likely a battlefield pickup. 



WP 32.  P-53 Confederate Enfield Contracted By J.E. Barnett Of London.

It is a surmised by those in the know that the “BARNETT LONDON” marked Enfields were contracted to the Confederacy. This one is in very solid condition. I cannot find any other markings on this gun Confederate or otherwise. Metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched attic plum patina. Long range sight intact and original. Lock functions crisply with no play. Original ramrod. Stock is very good as well with no issues other than some tiny specks of polyurethane spatter. The picker that turned up this weapon got it from Southern Alabama. This is a most affordable Confederate Enfield.



WP 33. Dug Civil War Boot Pistol.

Excellent condition. Found along the Salt Creek Line near Savannah GA. Ex. Ed Shuman collection.



WP 34. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber dated 1864. Christopher Roby & Co. Contract.

American Civil War dated Cavalryman’s Saber with a very nice and 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Blade is smooth with a gray patina and has several small nicks. It is stamped with “US, A.G.M.” and 1864 date one one side of the ricasso. Arched address “C. ROBY W. CHELMSFORD MASS” opposite. Scabbard has seen serious campaigning and has scattered dents and pushes on it’s lower end. Michigan Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer carried one these during the war.



WP 35. Dug M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal..

Great condition and complete except for loading lever catch. Note 5″ barrel and a lot of  intact silver wash. Serial # 168253. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley Collection.



WP 36. Scarce Richmond Arsenal Sharps Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

These don’t come up for sale very often. Serial # 3488. A good honest gun that saw hard service. Mechanically sound though somewhat loose breech block lever action. Legible “RICHMOND VA.” Barrel Address. The stock has a crack originating at the lock plate tang and traversing the wrist and another one visible on both sides of the butt stock. These are from honest age and use and could be easily made to look better with some old English and a little love. Bore is decent though pitted as one might expect. Intact block sight and sling loops. All original parts and screws with no monkey business which is rare on a Confederate Carbine.



WP 37. Metropolitan Arms Co. Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

These are relatively scarce guns with only approx. 6000 being produced. Serial # 4051 matches on all parts except the wedge. Clear “METROPOLITAN ARMS Co.” barrel address. Clean metal surfaces with a nice cylinder scene. Great bore. The walnut grips are excellent. 



WP 38. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by Mansfield & Lamb dated 1864.

 “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I.” clearly marked on the ricasso. As you can see, this saber is totally untouched and in great condition. All original leather grip and wire wrap. Semi-brite blade with no issues. Scabbard is excellent with a very light coat of surface rust. A fantastic representative example of this wartime Yankee Troopers Weapon.



WP 39. M-1862 Colt Police Revolver .36 Cal. 

All matching 1862 production serial # 3826 (except for wedge). Clear address and patent markings on barrel and fluted cylinder. Metal surfaces are smooth and clean. The action is a bit loose but functional. Bore is very good. Original grips retain most of their varnish. A very good representative example.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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