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WP 1. M-1855 Colt Root Revolver .28 Cal.

Remarkable condition. All matching serial # 24727. Sharp markings, beautifully varnished grips, crisp mechanics and lots of original blue finish. A super nice Colt Root. 



WP 2. 1850’s US Militia Officer’s Dress Sword by Ames.

A beautiful sword in near mint condition. The blade is frosty with contrasting mirror finish highlighting the patriotic motifs and Federal Eagle. The “AMES MFG. Co. CHICOPEE MASS.” address is present but hidden behind the cross guard extension. Beautiful ivory grip with a Knight’s Head Pommel. 



WP 3. Excavated M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Complete and fully loaded with the exception of one chamber. Most likely dropped in battle. Provenance uncertain. 



WP 4. Extremely Rare Confederate “Monster” Saber Bayonet with original Scabbard. 

The maker of this massive saber bayonet is unknown. Designed to fit a M-1841 Mississippi or Confederate made rifle. Albaugh’s Confederate Edged Weapons Book illustrates this bayonet on page 166, fig. 113. He simply refers to it as the “Monster”. It is huge and according to John Sexton, the finest surviving example and the only one known with it’s original leather scabbard. Note copper wire threading. I have in my collection an excavated example shown for comparison that was found here at Fort Sanders during construction. The Fort was stormed by Mississippians and Georgians of Humphreys and Woffords Brigades. It is most likely a deep South product.



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. Extremely Rare US Navy Colt Revolving Rifle .64 Cal.

Martially Marked “U.S.N.” below the long range sight on the side of the barrel. Smooth metal throughout and all matching serial # 27 on frame, butt plate and trigger guard tang. There are traces of original blue finish on the cylinder. Clear “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. USA” address on top of the frame. Weak but present “PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850” address on the cylinder. Visible behind the cylinder is another patent address “COLT’S PATENT NOV. 24th 1857”. The rifle is mechanically sound with crisp cylinder rotation and indexing. Long range sight is present as well as the original cleaning rod. Stock is very nice with only minor service wear. The original brass cleaning jag is present inside the butt plate compartment. Bore is excellent with very sharp rifling.



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. Nice State of Georgia marked P-53 Barnett Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. delivered in 1862 by the Blockade Runner “Economist”.

These guns are exceedingly rare especially in this condition. Only about 20 are known to still exist in this configuration. Lock is clearly marked “BARNETT LONDON” and functions crisply. All metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched and consistent patina. Original long range sight is present. The stock is remarkable for its condition and its markings. There is a large letter “G” stamped into the side of the butt stock. It is weak but definitely there and my pictures don’t do it justice. Adjacent to the top side butt plate tang is the “CH over 1” within a circle cartouche. This is the stamp for viewing team Issac Curtis and Charles Hughes whose mark is found strictly on Confederate guns. The butt plate toe has manifest # 2208 clearly stamped into it which places this Enfield in the range listed on the Blockade Runner “Economist” manifest. This weapon was delivered in mid March, 1862 at Charleston Harbor, SC. Let us now further note the condition of the stock with its well defined edges and very minor service wear. No cracks or repairs. Original ramrod is present and unmarked which is proper for this configuration. Bore is superb with sharp rifling. Serious Confederate collectors know how rare this gun is and it does come straight from a long time and high quality private arms collection. 



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-1858 Remington Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Scarce Civil War revolver. Serial # 613. Condition is very nice with smooth metal surfaces and no pitting. Clear patent address on barrel. Thermoplastic grips are flawless. Action works but not consistently, needs minor attention.



WP 12. Thomas Griswold & Co. marked Confederate Naval Cutlass.

Strongly marked on the ricasso “THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO. NEW ORLEANS” and a high quality example. No issues other than some small areas of pin prick pitting on the blade. Brass hilt is very nice and sharply cast.



WP 13. US M-1858 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Super sharp example with consistent traces of original finish. 1864 production serial # 90965. Super crisp cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism. Note strong US Military Inspectors Cartouche on grip. 



WP 14. Fantastic Military Grouping identified to Capt. Calvin A. Laws of “Bowens Guards” (Chicago Illinois) and 1st Vermont Vol. Infantry Regt.

I have Captain Laws’ Field and Staff Officers Presentation Sword with original belt and hangers. his sash and a his photo. Note old tag from family which reads “This sword was presented to and carried by Capt Calvin A. Laws (your Grandma Fishers brother and your great uncle) when he was Captain in Bowens Guards in the Civil War. He enlisted first in Vermont and then again at Chicago Ill. as Captain. He received an honorable discharge. This sword is to become the property of my nephew Alexander F. Livingston at my decease, also the silk sash attached. Signed July 11, 1936. Walter E. Fisher”. All items are in superb untouched condition. The photo is particularly nice with its original frame. Display stand for belt included. I now have detailed records of Captain Law’s service that will accompany the grouping.



WP 16. US M-1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle .52 Cal. Serial # 6951.

These rifles were used up pretty hard during the war and that is why it is always a delight to come across one in remarkably good condition as you see here. Untouched smooth plum patina on all metal surfaces with a strong Spencer patent address on top of the receiver. I have looked up Serial # 6951 in the Springfield research volumes and this rifle was issued between # 6937 which went to a member of Co. B, 9th Michigan Cavalry and #6959 which went to a member of Co. K, 97th Indiana Vol. Infantry. Mechanically tight and smooth as it should be. The stock is excellent with nary a blemish. US Military Inspector’s Cartouche present at wrist. This iconic weapon wrought havoc upon the Confederacy and was first deployed in June of 1863 at the Battle of Hoover’s Gap TN. with devastating effect by Gen. John T. Wilder’s “Lightning Brigade”.



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-1860 Spencer Repeating Carbine .52 Cal.

Here is a beauty with all the bells and whistles. Smooth surfaces on the barrel and frame. Serial # 43173 according to Springfield Research, falls between # 43113 which was issued to a member of Co. G, 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (Wilder’s “Lightning” Brigade) and # 43405 which was issued to a member of Co. F, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry. Carbine is mechanically sound. Stock is very nice with only minor saddle wear. Note sharp Military Inspector Cartouches on the wrist opposite lock. Bore is mirror like and sharp. This is a super nice Spencer that could very well have been issued to the hard fought 72nd Indiana.



WP 19. Kenansville N.C. Armory D-Guard Bowie Knife.

Very nice Confederate Arsenal Knife with consistent surfaces and no issues. Walnut grip is excellent and has soldiers initials “J.T.B.” carved into it.



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. Superb Harpers Ferry US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .54 Cal. 

More correctly known as the US M-1841 Military Rifle. This is a particularly fine one as most have seen hard service. Standard as issued configuration with block site and .54 Cal. bore. Metal surfaces are smooth with only very minute peppering about the breech. Attractive gray turning plum patina. Lock is well marked and dated “1851”. Crisp mechanics, full and half cock. Sharp matching 1851 barrel date and “WW” over “P” and “VP” Eagle Head Proofs on breech. Stock is excellent with only very minor service scuffs. Strong “J.L.R.” Military Inspector Stamp opposite the lock. Bore is very sharp and clean. Note saber bayonet adapter attached to the barrel. Original brass tipped ramrod present. This is a very fine and iconic weapon that saw use in the Mexican War as well as our Civil War.



WP 25. Harper’s Ferry Arsenal M-1855 Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

A very nice example with matching 1860 date on the barrel and the lock plate. Smooth and clean metal surfaces on barrel, barrel bands and patch box. Lock and Maynard Tape Priming System function crisply. Stock is in excellent condition as well with only very minor service blemishes. Two Military Inspector’s Cartouches are visible on the flat opposite the lock. Bore is sharp with strong rifling. Ramrod is original. All Harper’s Ferry guns are scarce and desirable.



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

This historic weapon changed the course of the American Civil War with it’s impressive firepower. Condition is excellent with a smooth plum patina on the barrel, frame and barrel band. According to the Springfield Research Volumes, Serial # 43154. falls between # 43113 that was issued to a member of Co. G, 72nd Ind. Vol. Mounted Infantry and # 43405 that was issued to a member of Co. F, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry. It is most likely that this gun went to the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry which was in Col. John T. Wilder’s “Lightning” Brigade. Mechanically sound with smooth action. The stock is particularly nice with only minor saddle wear. A US Military Inspector’s Cartouche is present on the wrist. Very sharp and bright bore. Most Spencer Carbines exhibit hard use. This one was obviously well taken care of, just look at the quality!



WP 28. US M-1860 Enlistedman’s Light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Mansfield & Lamb, Forrestdale, R.I.

Minty example clearly dated 1864. The leather grip and wire wrap is original and superb. Blade is mint and retains mirror like luster. Clearly marked on ricasso “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORRESTDALE R.I.”. Scabbard is flawless.



WP 29. Palmetto Armory Dragoon Saber produced by William Glaze of Columbia SC. 

A faithful copy of the US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. Good condition overall. The leather grip and wire wrap are original though suffer some wear. The brass guard is marked with Roman Numerals “XXXVIII”. Blade is very good with no major nicks or damage and a clear “Columbia, SC.” address on the ricasso. Original scabbard is in great condition though at one point in time it was painted black. 




WP 30. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

A fine representative example with all matching 1863 production serial # 140926 (except for wedge). Grey turning plum patina. Very good cylinder scene. A tight fitted gun though action is a little loose. Sharp Colt Patent Address on the barrel. Note Military Inspector’s Cartouche on bottom of grip. This is a very solid American Civil War Colt Army.



WP 31. US M-1863 Remington “Zouave” Rifle .58 Cal. and original Saber Bayonet with Scabbard.

Super fine condition all around. This one may have actually seen service. Metal surfaces are smooth with a plum colored patina. The brass patch box, barrel bands and nose cap make this weapon really stand out. The 1863 barrel date is there but a little weak due to peppering around the breech. All other markings are clear. Lock mechanics are sharp. Stock has only minor surface blemishes and two clear Military Inspector Cartouches opposite the lock. Bore is fantastic. Ramrod is original. Saber bayonet fits nicely with no wobble and the leather scabbard is excellent.



WP 32. Dug Percussion Pistol Found on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Remarkable large caliber pistol in complete excavated condition. Almost certainly a Confederate used weapon. Found long ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln.



WP 33. Dug Single Shot Pocket or Boot Pistol dug on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Unusual over hammer type with a long barrel and large caliber. Found many years ago by Tedford Coln on his own farm. Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Cool relic for the price of a common US buckle.



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. Classic Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife with Scabbard.

Excellent untouched condition. Slightly over 20″ in length. Knife has a clipped tip blade with no nicks or issues. Hardwood handle is unmolested and in great condition as well. Hand sewn leather scabbard is original to the knife though missing tip. From an old Virginia collection. This is a great buy!



WP 36. First Model Maynard Cavalry Carbine .37 Cal.

These weapons were heavily favored by Confederate Cavalry and were purchased in quantity prior to the war by the States of Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Others were also purchased by units in South Carolina, Tennessee and other Southern States in smaller quantities. This one is in good but well used condition. Consistent patina with prick peppering to all metal surfaces and legible Maynard Patent addresses on frame and patch box door. Curiously the serial # 1933 is stamped on the Maynard Tape Primer door and # 1633 is stamped on the barrel. Possibly a dyslexic error? It appears that the barrel has been with this gun since it came from the factory. Mechanics are sound. The stock has minor service wear and scratches. Note silver Crescent inlaid into the stock, possibly indicative of Louisiana or the 11th US Army Corps? 




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. 1818 Dated Virginia Manufactory Musket .69 Cal.

Original Flintlock configuration in excellent condition. Hard to believe that this gun is over 200 years old. Serial #44 meticulously stamped on all parts. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with a gray turning plum patina. Lock is clearly marked “VIRGINIA Manufactory, RICHMOND VA.” and dated “1818”. Lock function is tight. Stock is very nice with little wear. Initials “BWE” neatly carved near trigger guard tang. Button ramrod is original. A fantastic Southern Musket!



WP 41. Identified US M-1840 Enlistedman’s Artillery Saber and Belt Rig.



WP 42. Very Rare Harpers Ferry M-1805 Flintlock Dragoon Pistol .54 Cal. dated 1807.

Serial # 961. Fantastic condition with smooth surfaces on the barrel and lock. The lock is well marked and dated “1807”. It appears to be in it’s original flint configuration and not reconverted from percussion. Mechanically sound. Stock is very fine with no issues. There are two oval Military Inspector Cartouches opposite the lock (only the outlines are visible). Ramrod is original. These pistols have a distinct place in American History. They were issued to Cavalry Units in the War of 1812 and Andrew Jackson used one in his duel with Charles Dickinson in 1806. This fine gun comes from the outstanding collection of Lewis Leigh Jr. His brass inventory tag is still attached. Less than 300 of these rare pistols are known to survive.



WP 43. US M-1863 Remington “New Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

This iconic Civil War Revolver exhibits a good deal of original finish. Very tight and crisp cylinder rotation and cocking mechanism. 1864 Serial # 107198. Sharp bore. Note strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the grip. These guns always remind me of Clint Eastwood as the “Outlaw Josey Wales”.



WP 44. Rare Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword produced by “J.C. Wilson” of Houston TX.

Another really rare Confederate Sword. There are obvious similarities to this sword and the foot officer’s sword produced by the College Hill Armory in Nashville. I discussed this very sword at length with John Sexton at the Gettysburg Show. He is quite knowledgeable in this field and bases his opinion on the distinctive cross hatch etching and floral patterns on the blade while similar to College Hill etching, it is different. He also noted some minor differences in the morphology of the guard. That being said, there have been connections between Texas and Tennessee since the Alamo. This sword comes from the collection of the late Kevin Hoffman. The guard has an untouched bronze patina. The leather wrap and wire appear to be most expertly restored. Blade is smooth and grey with no nicks. Etching is visible though worn.  The iron scabbard is identical to the College Hill pattern and fits sword perfectly. Very few of these scabbards have survived.



WP 45. 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. 



WP 46. 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.



WP 47. US Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Emerson & Silver, Trenton, NJ.

Here comes the bling. High grade sword with a German Silver grip and brass braided wire wrap. The blade is smooth with typical patriotic engraving on both sides. Clear “EMERSON & SILVER TRENTON NJ.” Address on the ricasso. Scabbard is perfect with highly ornate brass mounts. A very fine officer’s sword from a known American maker.



WP 48. US M-1859 Sharps Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

One of the most popular weapons used by both sides during our Civil War. Condition is very good with smooth metal surfaces exhibiting a deep plum patina. Clear patent addresses and markings throughout. Mechanically tight and  sound. Clean bore with strong rifling. Stock is very good with typical service wear. Early serial # 59715. A fantastic representative example.



WP 49. US M-1840 Enlistedman’s Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Ames dated 1850.

Original leather grip and wire wrap in excellent condition. Blade retains bright finish and is clearly marked on ricasso “US” and “A.D.K.”. Other side is marked “AMES MFG. CO. CABOTVILLE 1850” Inspector marks also present on pommel. Scabbard is perfect with an untouched graying patina. This is a great example of the iconic American “Wristbreaker” Cavalry Saber.



WP 50. Fine Single Shot Derringer by Gillespie .38 Cal. 

Produced in New York City, this attractive little gun has a lot going for it. German Silver escutcheons and fancy engraving on lock, breech and trigger guard. 98 % of original varnish on stock. Marked “GILLESPIE”on breech and lock. Action is tight as it should be on a gun of this quality.



WP 51. Underground Railroad Bowie Knife and Scabbard found in a Baltimore Tunnel during construction in 1911-12.

This massive Bowie has an interesting leatherette over wood scabbard. There is an old tag attached to it stating “Knife found in tunnel when excavation done in building Monumental Life Insurance Building. Baltimore MD. 191-2. Civil War Underground R.R.”. The knife itself is of very sturdy construction with a thick sword like blade. Note brass insert at terminus of the handle. Measures approx. 20″ overall. A very neat and historic relic from Maryland’s divided Civil War past.