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WP 1. Minty US M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Ames dated 1862.

Classic example. Original sharkskin grip and wire wrap. Ornate brass guard and scabbard fittings cleaned to bright. Blade is flat mint and mirror like with original factory lustre. The etching is frosty and sharp featuring classic Ames patriotic motifs (US and Eagle) with war trophies and tendrils. Ricasso is etched on one side with “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” and dated 1862 over inspector stamp “L.D.” (L. Dustin 1861-63) on the other. Steel scabbard has brass mounts and throat is stamped “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.”. Condition of scabbard matches the sword. . 

$2250.00

 

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.

$2595.00

 

WP 3. 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.

$1995.00

 

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.

$6500.00

 

WP 5. 1863 Confederate Richmond Armory Cavalry Carbine .58 Cal.

These Confederate carbines are scarce and usually in rough condition. This one is a good quality example by most standards. Mostly smooth and clean metal surfaces with areas of pin prick pitting on the trigger guard tang and breech. Lock functions sharply and is clearly marked “C.S. RICHMOND VA.” and dated “1863”. Barrel date not visible. Original Richmond long range site is present. Sling loops are replacements. Brass butt plate and nose cap. Stock has some saddle wear and only minor scuffs and dings from service. No repairs or missing wood. Ramrod appears to have been with this carbine since the war.

$8950.00

 

WP 6. 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.

$2450.00

 

WP 7. 1862 “High Hump” Richmond Armory Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

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. 

$8500.00 HOLD C.C.

 

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.

$4250.00

 

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.

$4650.00

 

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. 

$3650.00

 

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. 

$1650.00

 

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.

SOLD 

 

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.

$4850.00

 

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. 

SOLD B.W. 

 

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.

$2995.00

 

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.

$450.00

 

WP 20. US M-1861 Springfield Armory Rifle Musket dated 1863.

Exceptional condition. Cleaned to bright with sharp markings. Matching 1863 dates on lock and breech. Lock and trigger mechanics are flawless and tight. Sharp bore. Stock is also nice with only minor service wear and sharp edges. Two US Military Inspector’s Cartouches present on flat opposite the lock. Butt plate is unmarked. 

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.

$1595.00

 

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. 

$1995.00 HOLD G.O.

 

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. 

$2650.00

 

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. 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.

$2450.00

 

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.

$6995.00

 

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.

$16,500.00

 

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.

$4995.00

 

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.

$4595.00

 

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? 

$2650.00

 

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.

$3995.00

 

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.

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.

$1650.00

 

WP 39. Silver and copper inlaid Pinfire Revolver 9 mm.

A fine looking Lefaucheaux type pinfire revolver in very good condition. No patent or military markings. Frame is lavishly decorated. Hammer action works correctly but there is a problem with the cylinder rotation, hopefully an easy fix for a gunsmith. Fresh out of a Florida estate.

$495.00

 

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.

$2250.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

$2595.00

 

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. 

$495.00

 

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. 

$1995.00

 

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. 

$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.

$395.00

 

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

Very good condition and complete. Provenance unknown.

$495.00

 

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. 

$650.00

 

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. 

$395.00

 

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-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. 

$550.00 HOLD B.G.

 

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.

$3650.00

 

WP 58. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Remarkably nice example. All matching 1867 production serial # 203656 (including wedge). Metal is smooth with sharp edges and remnants of factory blue finish and case colors. Mechanically tight. Sharp cylinder scene and barrel address. 100% original factory varnish on grips. This is a high quality Colt Navy.

SOLD

 

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

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

$250.00

 

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. 

SOLD

 

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.

$1850.00 HOLD V.V.

 

WP 64. Scarce 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. Serial #285.  Marked “MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S. N.Y. / 285” on one side of receiver and “BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV 5. 1861” on the other. Condition is good. All parts are original and present except for insert that surrounds the cartridge ejector. Fully functional. Stock has typical service wear.  

$1150.00

 

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.

$450.00