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WP 1. Confederate Spiller & Burr Revolver .36 Cal. Identified to Pvt. Samuel Allen Fairlamb, Co. K, 3rd Va. Vol. Infantry, Local Defense Regt. (Henley’s)

I cannot begin to tell you how rare it is to find an untouched and unknown Confederate revolver straight out of the family with unbroken provenance. This fine Spiller & Burr revolver was carried by Pvt. Samuel Allen Fairlamb who was a member of the 3rd VA. Infantry, Local Defense Regt. Under Col. John McAnerny and Major John A. Henley. He was mustered into Confederate service (age 32) on Oct. 23, 1863. This unit participated in the 1864-65 Siege of Petersburg VA., Kilpatrick’s Raid, The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and the Battle of Sayler’s Creek where most of the regiment was captured. Samuel Fairlamb was as a printer in Richmond before and after the war. He died in 1879. The revolver was passed down to his son, George Richardson Fairlamb (1866-1940), then to his son, Everitt Allen Fairlamb (1921-2003). The revolver was acquired directly from one of Everitt’s children (name undisclosed at request of family) in Jan. 2021. More research can be done to flesh out Samuel Fairlamb’s life and war record. The revolver itself (SN#900) is stellar for it’s untouched condition and for being 100% original down to the screws and also being 100% produced in Atlanta before the factory was relocated to Macon GA. John Sexton was consulted upon the discovery of the gun to do an Authentication and Appraisal Report. This is included with the revolver. His report states that #900 was produced in Atlanta GA. as part of lot #4, inspected on Nov. 28, 1863. As for condition, “Fine overall for a Confederate revolver. Spiller & Burr is the most difficult to find 100% survivors of all the major CS makers. Every part, including screws appear original. Good-Very Good according to NRA antique arms standards. All original, complete and matching serial #’s found on every part normally numbered (cylinder pin was not removed as thumb bolt was tight and patina could be disturbed by removing it. Thumb Bolt is in “closed” position with “O” on bottom side. Grips are better than most with one tiny chip to inside left toe, moderate edge wear with minor cosmetic blemishes including light tacking marks on butt, overall smooth hand worn patina. Brass is smooth with mostly medium mustard colored patina with small areas of olive-green blending especially toward barrel and around loading notch. Frame is crisp and shows no distortion from firing as most have at least slightly warped top straps, this example shows no discernable stress. Barrel is smooth with sharp edges and thin traces of original blue, balance plummy gray with salt & pepper pitting, small areas of rust that can be cleaned with oily rag. Cylinder has 6 nipples and crisp safety slots which show less wear than most, surface is plummy smooth gray showing distinct twist lines. Back of cylinder uncleaned with accumulated dust and grime around nipples. The small rusted patches and grime give the gun an uncleaned “attic condition” look so popular with Confederate handgun collectors.

Rank: well above average, top 10% of known 178 survivors.”

John further states: “SN 900 is standard production 2nd model made in Atlanta, most likely as lot 4 which were
inspected November 28, 1863. More detailed information can be found in my two 2020 articles in Arms
Heritage magazine listed in bibliography and several other texts listed there.
The highest serial number noted of Spiller & Burr is 1248. I have notes currently on 178 examples
and 191 serial numbered parts found mixed on other revolvers.
This Spiller & Burr SN 900 is a superior “as found” example that is 100% original, complete,
and matching. Less than 20 examples in my database are all original. This is the newest addition to the
database (added January 18, 2021)
In the 900-serial range of Spiller & Burr revolvers, there are 16 examples extant known to me as
of this date and the other examples are 901, 903, 905, 907, 909, 914, 915, 917, 920, 963, 965, 969, 977,
983, and 988.”

High resolution photographs of the dis-assembled revolver are included in the report showing interior parts and matching 900 serial #’s.

HOLD

 

WP 2. 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 3. 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.

SOLD

 

WP 4. Extremely Rare Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber made by Dufilho of New Orleans.

This rare Confederate saber is the very one pictured on page 222 of Richard H. Bezdek’s book “Swords of the American Civil War”. It is also photographed and featured in detail on page 245 of Shannon Pritchard’s book “Collecting the Confederacy”. He describes it as a Blaise Pradel Field and Staff Officer’s Sword. I believe this may be incorrect as the blade (and scabbard) Dufilho utilized came from a 1796 British Cavalry Saber. Also, note the two extra branches added to the guard designating Cavalry. There is only one other known example with this configuration. The leather wrap and brass wire is original to the saber and was also done by Dufilho’s workshop. Condition is untouched and has been this way since the war. Deep patina on the brass guard with a strong “CS” and Dufilho’s distinct and highly detailed Louisiana Pelican motif. The blade is also in great condition with no nicks and has a gently graying patina with no pitting. No signs of etching on the blade. Steel scabbard has a slick dark patina with no major dents and original ring mounts. Overall very well fitted and professionally done. This rare saber was for a very long in the collection of the late Kevin Hoffman. My consignor purchased it from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg who brokered Kevin’s estate. 

$39,500.00 

 

WP 5. Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officer’s Saber and Scabbard.

All original example in exceptional condition. Nice leather grip and brass wire wrap with minimal wear. Brass guard has an untouched mellow brass patina and clearly cast “CSA” as well as legible “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” above the blade. Original leather throat washer present. Blade is semi bright with no major nicks or pitting. Scabbard is in same condition as saber. Perfectly fitted. 

$15,500.00

 

WP 6. Remington “Old Model” 1858 Army Revolver, Holster and 6th Plate Tintype Identified to Corporal Thomas E. Morrison, Co. F, 18th VA. Vol. Cavalry Regt. C.S.A.

This remarkable Confederate grouping surfaced at the family’s estate auction in Gore VA. on May 17, 1997. Condition of the revolver is very good. There is substantial blue finish remaining on the frame and barrel. All matching serial # 48223 on frame, cylinder and barrel. Cocking, cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism functions tightly. The original walnut grips are also in great condition with Morrison’s initials “TM” carved on one side. There is a US Military Inspectors Cartouche present on the same grip. The holster is in good condition as well with supple leather and intact latch tab. Leather plug at tip is missing in action. Holster has been with the gun since the war. Morrison’s 6th plate tintype is clear and he is shown seated with his kepi though not in typical uniform. A notebook accompanies the grouping that contains Morrison’s service records and other family information but I cannot access it at the time of this writing. Later on, I will add more information. The 18th VA, Cavalry participated in many notable campaigns and raids including Gettysburg, and many actions in the Shenandoah Valley area including the Battle of New Market.

HOLD W.S.

 

WP 7. 1862 “High Hump” Richmond Armory Rifle Musket .58 Cal. and matching Confederate “Tredegar Iron Works” Socket Bayonet.

Classic Confederate long arm manufactured by machinery and parts captured at the Harpers Ferry Armory. This gun is original in every regard with the exception of a replaced nipple. Some of the parts at this early stage were incorporated from the Harpers Ferry arsenal such as the brass nose cap, iron butt plate, ramrod and barrel bands. The 1862  dated Confederate produced lock was fabricated to replace the US M-1855 locks that had the Maynard Tape Primer system. “Mule Shoe” cut out present in stock behind the lock. This was done to accommodate the Confederate made lock. Metal surfaces are clean and smooth. Lock mechanics are tight. Clearly marked “C.S. RICHMOND VA.” and dated “1862”. Breech has proper “VP” and Eagle Head Proofs. Barrel date not discernible. Bore is clean with well defined rifling. Long range sight present. Stock is in very good condition with minor service wear and no repairs. The “Tredegar” solid bladed iron socket bayonet is a classic example and fits this Richmond Rifle Musket nicely. The locking ring is present but missing the tightening screw. These bayonets are very rare in non excavated condition.

Richmond Rifle Musket $9950.00  Bayonet $3850.00 (HOLD R.R.)

 

WP 8. Confederate Artillery Short Sword.

Loosely patterned after the US M-1832. Condition is excellent. This sword has a “CS” cast into the brass guard and features a star on the pommel. Very likely a Macon GA. product. Blade is very nice and tightly fitted with no nicks and some original luster.

$3350.00

 

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.

$24,500.00 

 

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.

$4995.00

 

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.

$4995.00

 

WP 12. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver Identified to Pvt. Littleberry Allen Marston, Co, D. 3rd VA. Vol. Cavalry Regt. CSA.

Condition: All matching serial #102609 except for wedge, which is Colt but unmarked. Mostly smooth gunmetal with an untouched natural plum patina. some silver plating remains on trigger guard. Hammer and trigger mechanics are good and cylinder indexes properly. Clear Colt patent markings on barrel and frame. Better than average cylinder scene. Original grips retain the majority of their factory varnish and have no repairs or missing wood. Note Littleberry A. Marston’s initials neatly scratched at the bottom of the butt strap. Overall a very good example that saw considerable action but was well taken care of. Concerning the provenance: There is a nicely compiled notebook that includes a Colt Factory letter on #102609, a detailed COA letter from Shannon Pritchard of Old South Antiques, information and photos from the family and detailed records of Marston’s Confederate service. The 3rd VA. Cavalry Regt. was involved in many scraps with the Yankees and Marston was eventually wounded in the leg at the Battle of Kelly’s Ford near Brandy Station. Marston recovered and continued to serve in various capacities until the end of the war. I have included photos of the paperwork that covers more precisely the details of Marston’s life and service. There is a lot more information in the notebook, I am showing only the most pertinent.

SOLD 

 

WP 13. M-1858 Starr Double Action Army Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching serial # 5196. High quality example with substantial factory blue finish. Mechanically tight, clear markings. Bore is clean and sharp. Walnut grip is excellent and has a strong US Military Inspectors Cartouche. 

SOLD

 

WP 14. 1864 Confederate Richmond Armory Cavalry Carbine .58 Cal.

These Confederate carbines are scarce and usually in rough condition. This one is a high quality example by most standards. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with a gray turning plum patina. Lock functions sharply and is clearly marked “C.S. RICHMOND VA.” and dated “1864”. Barrel date not visible. Original Richmond long range site and ramrod (screw tip intact) are present. Bore is worn but clearly defined. Sling loops are missing, probably intentionally removed by the soldier. Stock has some saddle wear and only minor scuffs and dings from service. No repairs or missing wood. Brass butt plate and nose cap. Comes with a COA from Rafael Eledge of Shiloh Relics.

$8500.00

 

WP 15. High quality “CSN” Marked Confederate Naval Cutlass with original Scabbard and Belt Frog.

These are thought to be produced at Catherine’s Furnace, VA. Top notch example in every regard. Very rare with leather scabbard and canvas belt frog.

$11,500.00

 

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.

$5850.00

 

WP 17. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. with matching bayonet.

Originally brought into Larry Hicklen’s shop by a local Tennessee family and a very good example. This Enfield is dated 1863 on the lock. Dark gray attic patina on all metal surfaces. Visible bore. Original ramrod and long range sight. Bayonet fits but was added later on and has British proofs. This iconic American Civil War weapon was imported from England by both sides but much more so by the Confederacy. 

$1650.00 

 

WP 18. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons.

Also known as the “Wristbreaker” or Dragoon saber. Very solid example. Leather grip and wire are professionally restored. If I wasn’t told, I would not be able to tell it. Blade is mostly clean and bright with some minor areas of discoloration. Scabbard is very good with no dents, a dark patina and a light layer of surface rust. Ricasso clearly marked “HORSTMANN & SONS/PHILADELPHIA”

$695.00

 

WP 19. US M-1864 Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Remarkable condition with a lot of case colors on frame and traces of original factory finish on the barrel. Legible patent markings. Early 1864 production serial #8319. Breech and lock mechanics are flawless. Minty bore. Stock has minimal service blemishes and there are two strong US Military Inspector’s Cartouches on the wrist.

$2450.00 

 

WP 20. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Here is a very good example of the American Civil War Colt Army Revolver. All matching 1862 production serial # 67830. Wedge is not marked but is an original Colt replacement wedge (retainer spring broken so it tends to fall out). Untouched plum patina on smooth metal surfaces. Mechanically sound. Legible Colt patent address on barrel. Good cylinder scene. US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present on one of the walnut grips.

SOLD

 

WP 21. M-1859 Brass Mounted Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Here we are offering a top notch example of the scarce Brass Mounted M-1859 Sharps Carbine. Only 3000 of these were produced with 1600 going to the State of Georgia in 1860. 400 others were sold commercially on the market. Some unknown quantity went to the US Government. This gun has no US military inspector marks. Matching serial # 30264 on underside of barrel and breech tang. Very smooth gunmetal with a mostly gray turning plum patina. Clear Sharps Patent markings on frame, long range sight and barrel. The breech is not marked “MODEL 1859” for some unknown reason. Breech block is clean with no signs of abuse or hard use. Bore is well defined. Stock is in remarkable condition with sharp edges and few blemishes. There is some saddle wear which tells us that this gun did see cavalry service. Note thin crack at terminus of the lock plate which is purely cosmetic and goes along with the grain. I haven’t seen a brass mounted Sharps carbine of this quality in a while.

$4850.00

 

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. 

$2250.00

 

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 

$950.00

 

WP 24. Rare M-1863 Tranter Cartridge Revolver .450 Cal.

This is the center fire version with the firing pin floating in the frame. Smooth metal surfaces with traces of factory finish here and there. Frame was possibly refinished long ago. Early serial # 5807. Marked on top of the 6″ barrel “Deane & Son 50 King William St, London”. Marked “W.TRANTER’S PATENT” on side of frame. Mechanically excellent. Bore is bright and sharp. Checkered walnut grips in very good condition.

SOLD

 

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. 

$2850.00

 

WP 26. Rare “CS” Marked Confederate Artillery Short Sword with Original Scabbard.

Quite exceptional for its rarity, and especially condition. This sword is somehow thought to have been produced in Mobile, Alabama. Cast brass guard is exquisite and untouched. Note clearly stamped “CS”. and matching Roman numerals “XXXX” scratched on the guard and throat of the scabbard. Blade is very nice with no nicks, pitting or damage and retains some original luster. Tooled leather scabbard is simply superb and pliable with original finish and tight hand stitching along the seam. Brass throat and tip are original. This is an amazing Confederate sword.

$11,500.00

 

WP 27. US M-1858 “Old Model” Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

Very high quality example of this desirable and iconic American Civil War Revolver. Matching early serial # 30107 on frame, cylinder and barrel. Silky smooth surfaces to the gun metal with traces of factory blue finish on barrel, frame and cylinder. Sharp edges. Note German Silver conical sight. Clear barrel address “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 /E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION NEW YORK. USA.”. Clean nipples on cylinder. Matching “J” sub inspector marks on barrel, frame and cylinder. Mechanics are very tight as to be expected on a gun of this quality. Bore is sharp and bright. Original walnut grips have sharp edges and a clear US Military Inspector’s Cartouche on one side. Bottom of grip bears a very neatly done “W. PICKINS 1864” incription. According to one research expert, there are two W. Pickins: one who served in the 151st Illinois and the other in the 1st Colorado Cavalry, both enlisted men. Now we know enlisted infantrymen were not issued revolvers but enlisted cavalrymen were. Furthermore, he found an NPS report through Google which stated that in 1864 the 1st Colorado Cavalry was armed with Starr and Remington revolvers. Given that the 151st Illinois also didn’t even enter Union service until 1865 I think the odds are heavily in favor of that revolver having belonged to Private William H. Pickins of the 1st Colorado Cavalry. This research is not bullet proof but it is something to ponder.

$2850.00

 

WP 28. Smith & Wesson First Model (Second Issue) Revolver .22 Cal.

One of the very first rimfire cartridge revolvers (.22 short). Serial # 38695 is squarely within mid Civil War  production. Condition is very nice with 95 % of silver plating intact on the brass frame and original Rosewood grips. Barrel and cylinder have clear patent markings.

SOLD

 

WP 29. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Horstmann.

Great representative example of the US “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry or Dragoon Saber. Grip and brass wire are in good shape. Blade is bright with mirror like luster. Marked on ricasso “HORSTMANN/ PHILa.” Scabbard is clean of rust and dent free. 

$795.00

 

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.

$5500.00

 

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.

$2750.00 

 

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.

$5500.00

 

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? 

$2850.00

 

WP 34. “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 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. 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.

$895.00

 

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.

$2595.00

 

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.

$1995.00

 

WP 39. US M-1840 Enlistedman’s Light Artillery Saber by Ames dated 1862.

Great representative example of this iconic, American made Civil War Saber. AMES Scroll mark is present though faint on one side of the ricasso. The reverse has a clear 1862 date. Original leather grip and brass wire wrap are in remarkable condition. Blade is clean and has a few nicks. Scabbard is very nice as well with one or two minor pushes.

$950.00 HOLD B.G.

 

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.

$2550.00

 

WP 41. US M-1832 Artillery Short Sword.

Nice untouched example. Dated 1836 and marked “UNITED STATES” on one side of ricasso with partially legible “N.P. AMES” address on the other. Note US military inspector marks on blade and brass guard. Blade has no nicks. A lot of relic for the $$. These fearsome swords were patterned after the famous Roman Gladius and the American version was copied from the French model.

$575.00

 

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.

$5995.00

 

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.

$2850.00

 

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.

$1650.00

 

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

Classic American Civil War Colt Army Revolver in very good condition. Matching 1862-63 production serial # 71822 on all parts except the wedge which is unmarked. Gun metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched gray patina. Sharp bore. Mechanics working well. Legible Colt patent address on barrel. Very good cylinder scene. Strong US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present on one of the walnut grips.

$2495.00 HOLD G.MARTIN

 

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 Synnamon of the Union Drummer Boy shop in Gettysburg PA. 

$2250.00

 

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. 

$2250.00

 

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.

$425.00

 

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

Very good condition and complete. Provenance unknown.

$525.00

 

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. 

$750.00

 

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. 

$595.00

 

WP 54. Dug US M-1858 Starr Army Revolver .44 Cal.

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

$1595.00

 

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-1860 Light Cavalry Saber.

Unmarked Ames or other US Government contract saber with its original scabbard. My opinion is that this sword is American made and not an import. Identical in every way to the Ames pattern, only unmarked, except for matching #39 stamped on the pommel, guard and drag of the scabbard. There is a also a #92 on the terminus of the guard. If anyone out there knows something, feel free to chime in. Condition is very good with original leather grip and brass wire wrap in excellent shape. Blade is bright and smooth with some wear at the tip. Scabbard is virtually dent free and has an untouched patina to the metal. 

$595.00 

 

WP 57. “D.D. CONE, WASHINGTON D.C.” Marked Pocket Revolver produced by Wm. P. Uhlinger of Philadelphia, PA. 

Scarce Wm. Uhlinger brass frame revolver in .32 caliber (rimfire). A high quality example. Revolver is super tight and functions properly. Steel parts, barrel and cylinder have a smooth gray patina. All matching serial #548 on all parts including the removable spring loaded ejector rod. Walnut grips retain 99% of the original varnish and maintain sharp edges. The bore looks very good with sharp rifling. Here is some detailed information I found online concerning these revolvers: William P. Uhlinger produced about 10,000 rimfire cartridge revolvers (two types in .22 caliber and one type in .32 caliber) in Philadelphia, PA between 1861 and 1865. He had purchased the tools and parts on hand of William Hankins, who had left his former gun making business behind to form a new venture with Sharps rifle inventor Christian Sharps, thus forming the firm of Sharps & Hankins. Since the guns that Uhlinger was producing were revolvers with bored through cylinders, he was in violation of the Rollin White Patent, which was held by Smith & Wesson. As a result Uhlinger produced the guns under a variety of trade names such as WL Grant, JP Lower and DD Cone in an attempt to conceal the identity of actual manufacturer, and avoid any legal troubles. About 50% of his revolvers were also manufactured with no markings at all. He assumed this would help to avoid detection of his patent violations by Smith & Wesson, but it did not. He was eventually sued by Smith & Wesson for patent violations, and they won the case handily. The suit essentially put Uhlinger out of the gun business. In reality, his solid frame, single action cartridge revolvers were well made and relatively successful. His production totals that approached 10,000 units were a sign of their success and acceptance. 

SOLD

 

WP 58. Dug M-1855 Colt Root Revolver .31 Cal.

Good early dug condition. At least 3 cylinders are still loaded. Found many years ago near Petersburg VA. 

SOLD

 

WP 59. Dug Smith & Wesson First Model Revolver .22 Cal.

Brass frame still retains silver plating. Found near Petersburg, VA.

$295.00

 

WP 60. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Horstmann.

Great representative example of the US “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry or Dragoon Saber. Grip and brass wire are in good shape. Blade is bright with mirror like luster. Marked on ricasso “HORSTMANN/ PHILa.” Scabbard is clean of rust and dent free. 

$795.00

 

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 very good. Mechanically sound. Missing lanyard ring. Nice bore. 12 mm cartridge included for display.

$695.00

 

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. 

$3250.00

 

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.

$1850.00

 

WP 64. US M-1862 Colt Police Revolver .36 Cal.

All matching serial # 23929 (including the wedge). Dark gray turning plum patina on the metal. Strong Colt address on barrel, and patent address on fluted cylinder. Hammer and trigger mechanics are very good. Cylinder indexes properly. Bore is sharply defined. Note long 6.5″ barrel. Original grips retain almost all of their original varnish and exhibit a few service dings. Overall, a great representative example of the 1862 Police model.

SOLD

 

WP 65. Dug Spanish Artillery Sword found at Snyders Bluff Miss. in a Confederate Artillery Position.

Dug artillery short sword in good condition with brass handle. Note ordnance bomb motif on pommel. This variant of the Spanish Artillery Sword dates to about 1850 and the was possibly carried by a Florida, Louisiana or Texas Confederate. Ex Claude Maley collection.

$650.00

 

WP 66. Dug Confederate “Tredegar Iron Works” Socket Bayonet.

Scarce wrought iron Confederate bayonet with flat three sided blade. Appears to have been made into a body hook that has been stretched out from use. Very good excavated condition. Provenance uncertain.

$595.00