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WP 1. Captain William W. Huffs’ Identified and Inscribed Whitney Navy Revolver. Co. E, 45th Georgia Vol. Infantry 

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

$9850.00

 

WP 2. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Sheble & Fisher.

Clearly marked on the ricasso “SHEBLE & FISHER PHILADa.”. An American maker you don’t see every day. Condition is simply superb with 100% original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Brass hand guard is perfect with no issues. Note original leather throat washer. Blade is bright with some factory polish and no nicks or pitting. Scabbard is attractive and original to the saber with an untouched charcoal gray patina. A very high quality example for your collection.

$1250.00

 

WP 2. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket marked 9th Vermont Infantry Regt. Co. A.

Here is a remarkable Enfield that was issued to a member the 9th Vermont Infantry Regt. Co. A in February of 1863. Condition is excellent in all regards. Consistent patina and smooth surfaces on all metal parts. Lock functions sharply and is marked ‘TOWER” and dated 1862. Long range site present and ramrod is also original to the gun. Stock is very nice with only minor service wear. Marked neatly adjacent to the butt plate “9 VT” and “A”(Company A) also rack #” 86″. Colonel Asaph Clark of Company D maintained a diary and he wrote “We got our new guns today. They are Enfield Rifles and we have been marking them this evening.” A couple of copies of this section of Asaph’s diary and a copy of his CDV are included as well as an edition of “We Are Coming Father Abraham”, a history of the 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment.

SOLD 

 

WP 3. Outstanding US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

This high quality martially marked Colt Army retains about 40% of its original blue factory finish. All matching 1862 production serial # 92639 (except for wedge which is original though a different #). Traces of case colors evident on screws and parts of frame. No pitting at all on metal surfaces. Excellent cylinder scene all around. Bore is razor sharp. Cylinder pins intact and action is very tight as it should be. Walnut grips are fantastic with US Military Inspector Cartouches on both sides. You don’t see Colt Army revolvers of this quality for sale very often and at auctions they go sky high.

$7,995.00 

 

WP 4. Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber.

High on the quality and condition scale with 100 % original and intact oxblood leather grip and braided wire wrap. The brass guard is untouched with the casting flaws and file marks you want to see. Please note the sharply cast “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” and “CSA”. Leather throat washer intact. Blade is smooth with no pitting or major nicks. Lap seamed scabbard is original to the saber with original brass mounts, iron rings, throat and drag. This is a very fine Confederate saber in great condition that you will never have to apologize for.

$13,500.00 

 

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans Belt Plate.

Classic “Tennessee” pattern CSA Rectangular Belt Buckle in fantastic condition with a killer untouched patina. Found near Kingston, TN. by Ian Conway on November 22, 2006. GPS location Lat. 35.85092492, Long. -84.48963646. 

$3495.00

 

CSBP 2. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare solid cast “Breckinridge” CS Oval with intact attachment hooks. Found many years ago by Clyde Holcomb at Port Hudson LA. 

$5950.00

 

CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.

Both pieces of this “Coin Style” CS Buckle were dug together near Shelbyville TN. by Wade Buchanan in General Leonidas Polk’s 1863 Winter Camp. Nice matching green patina and remarkable condition.

$3350.00

 

CSBP 4. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans’ Belt Plate.

Very rare “Baby CS” Oval in good condition. Found near Morton MS. by Lamar Cannon. There is some lead loss on the reverse from being tossed into a fire pit but the wire hooks are present. The few known examples come from the Vicksburg Campaign area and Alabama.

$6850.00

 

CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans Belt Plate.

Thick cast brass “Atlanta Arsenal” pattern CSA Rectangular Belt Buckle in good condition except for all three hooks being intentionally broken off. Verbal provenance of the Mechanicsville VA. area.

$1650.00 HOLD J.S.

 

CSBP 6. Dug Confederate “Army of Tennessee” CS Belt Plate.

Fantastic “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS round corner buckle with a slick emerald green patina and 100% of the black enamel paint in the background. This one is as nice as they come. Verbal provenance of the Atlanta Campaign. Ex. Billy Johnson collection.

$3995.00 

 

SSBTN 1. Dug Republic of Texas Navy Coat Button.

TX 3, 23 mm. Rare dug example loaded with gold. “SCOVILLS EXTRA SUPERFINE” bm. Found many years ago at Port Lavaca TX. by C.J. Lopise.

$3750.00 HOLD J.H.

 

 SSBTN 2. Dug North Carolina “Pine Tree” Coat Button.

NC 12, 21 mm. Remarkable condition with intact shank. Thought to have been produced by the Wilmington Sword Factory. Dug by Jerry Taylor near the North Carolina Coast and published in the North South Trader Magazine. 

SOLD 

 

 SSBTN 3. Dug North Carolina Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

NC 2, 15 mm. Rare cuff size button loaded with gold plating. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Found near Winchester VA. by Kurt Britner. 

SOLD 

 

SSBTN 4. Dug Mississippi Militia Cuff Button.

MP 5 A, 14.5 mm. Extremely rare local cuff in great condition with gold plating. Produced by Bellenot & Ulrich of New Orleans. Dug at Bunker Hill, WV. by Buddy Britner.

SOLD

 

CSBP 7. Excavated Georgia Militia Cartridge Box Plate. 

Superb condition with a stunning face, full lead and intact attachment loops (quite rusted). Found many years ago along the Telegraph Road near Fredericksburg VA. 

$6650.00

 

CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans’ Belt Plate.

A very good example of the thin “Tennesssee” pattern CSA rectangular belt plate. This one was found long ago at the site of the “Grimes House”, King George County VA.

$2995.00 

 

CSBP 9. Dug Confederate “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Super nice example with the scarce highly detailed snake. Found in a Confederate camp near Chickamauga GA.

SOLD

 

 MS 2. Matching set of dug Richmond Depot Cavalry Spurs.

Great condition with no issues and matching patina. Found together by Kenny Pickle in New Kent County VA.

$650.00 HOLD D.C.

 

MS 3. Excavated 6th US Army Corps Identification Badge inscribed “W.T. Howard, Co. H, 5th Regt. Vet VT. Vols”. Wounded at The Wilderness and Petersburg.

This is a large silver ID badge with great character and history. William T. Howard was a member of the hard fought 5th Vermont Infantry Regt. and was wounded first at the Battle of The Wilderness in April of 1864 where the 5th was decimated suffering over 200 casualties. He was wounded again at the Siege of Petersburg. The 5th Vermont was so hard hit during 1864-1865 that the highest rank of any of its officers present for duty was that of a Captain and for more than three months, none higher than a First Lieutenant. William Howard was promoted to Sergeant on Jan. 1st, 1865 having served in Co. H the entire war since April of 1861. This badge was found many years ago at Brandy Station, VA.

$1650.00

 

MS 4. Dug Regimental #8 Hat Insignia.

Scarce cast brass number “8”. Found in a Confederate camp in New Kent Co. VA. by Kenny Pickle. Approx. 1″. 

$95.00

 

MS 5. Dug “Sweetheart” Pin fashioned from an 1861 dated Seated Liberty Quarter.

Great silver piece. Inscribed on the obverse in flowing script “DB” with a fancy border and the reverse features an intact T-hinged pin. Verbal provenance of Central VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 5. Arkansas Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

AK 1, 23 mm. This button was cut off of a Confederate uniform with several others. Unfortunately the coat was thrown away out of ignorance. A great example with gold plating and shows real service wear.

$3250.00 

 

CSBTN 1. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

CS 27 AV, 16 mm. A real screamer. The best example I have ever seen. Blazing gold and no ground action at all. 

$650.00

 

CSBTN 2. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107, 23 mm. Gorgeous script “A” button with a nice green patina. Blank back. Provenance uncertain.

$495.00

 

CSBTN 3. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 117, 22 mm. Flawless example with a strong tin back and intact shank. Provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 117, 22 mm. Confederate local with a strong tin back and intact shank. Provenance of Northern VA.

$165.00

 

CSBTN 5. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107 A, 23 mm. Extremely rare script “A” button produced by William Bird of London. This example has a tin back and thus the back mark is obscured. Noticeable difference in the letter “A” compared to CS 107. Nice looking face with a very slight push. Found at Bean Station TN.

$595.00

 

CSBTN 6. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 102, 23 mm. Nice lined “A” with attractive chocolate brown color, nice details and intact shank. “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Provenance of Mayo Warehouse, Richmond VA.

$350.00

 

CSBTN 7. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 130, 23 mm. Nice script “C” button with a no problems. “S. ISSACS  CAMPBELL & CO. JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm. Found near Richmond VA.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 8. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 126, 25 mm. A flawless, fat and blazing gem. “HT & B MANCHESTER” bm.

$595.00

 

CSBTN 9. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. A tasty chocolate cream puff. Dug at Gen. James Longstreet’s 1864 Winter camp near Rutledge TN.

$195.00

 

CSBTN 10. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CSI 281 A, (Tice) 24 mm. Cast pewter “I” in fantastic condition with intact wire shank. Found at Cedar Creek VA. by Steve Baker.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 11. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CSI 244, (Tice) 22 mm. Tennessee “Puff Rim” Block “I” with a copper face. Strong tin back but shank missing. Provenance of Dalton GA. .

$85.00

 

CSBTN 12. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 181, 22 mm. Iconic Confederate button in great condition with the “E.L. M & C. RICHMOND VA.” rmdc. Straight shank, no issues. Provenance of Central VA.

$185.00

 

CSBTN 13. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. A very good example of the classic solid cast brass ‘I” Confederate Infantry button. Provenance of Dalton GA.

$135.00

 

CSBTN 14. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. A very good example of the classic solid cast brass ‘I” Confederate Infantry button. Nice looking patina. Provenance of Dalton GA.

$135.00

 

CSBTN 15. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass. Really impressive turquoise patina. Shank worn through. Provenance of Dalton GA.

$145.00

 

CSBTN 16. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass. Wow…a killer with a slick emerald green patina. Only one in a hundred look this amazing. Provenance of Dalton GA.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 17. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass. Good looking button. Better in hand than in the picture for sure. Provenance of Dalton GA.

$135.00

 

CSBTN 18. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. A very nice example with the “S ISSACS CAMPBELL & CO. JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm.

$150.00

 

CSBTN 19. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. A good representative example with the “S ISSACS CAMPBELL & CO. JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm. Chocolate brown patina. Found near Chancellorsville, VA.

$135.00

 

CSBTN 20. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. A super fine example with the “S ISSACS CAMPBELL & CO. JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm. Smooth chocolate brown patina. Found near Orange, VA.

$175.00

 

CSBTN 20. Dug Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 81, 23 mm. An exceptional looking button with the “S BUCKLEY BIRMINGHAM” bm. Great patina. Found in Virginia.

$595.00

 

CSBTN 21. Dug Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 81, 23 mm. This screaming “C.S.A.” comes from a high end collection and you will not find a nicer one out there for sale. The frosty green patina is consistent and stunning. No ground action at all. “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. I can’t remember where it was dug.

$595.00 HOLD S.P.

 

USBP 1. Dug US M-1851 Saber Belt Plate.

Attractive green patina and a very nice example. Dug near Rutledge TN.

$225.00

 

USBP 2. Dug US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Good overall condition with intact arrow hooks. Dug near Blaine TN. 

$195.00

 

USBP 3. Dug US Militia Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle Tongue.

Rare cast brass tongue for two piece buckle with same type of Federal Eagle design as the US Service Buttons. Found near Richmond VA. Someone out there has the right wreath to complete this buckle.

$395.00

 

USBP 4. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Perfect condition with an unusual blue-green patina. Full lead and strong attachment loops. Note neat carving on reverse. A very attractive plate. Found near Fredericksburg VA.

$225.00

 

USBP 5. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Used by the US Cavalry and Artillery. Outstanding example, totally untouched with light service wear on the shield. 

$350.00

 

USBP 6. State of New York Militia Accoutrement Belt.

You don’t see too many of these early SNY rigs for sale. Patterned after the US M-1839 with proper buff leather belt. Buckle is perfect in every way and the belt is also in great shape. Displays like a champion. 

$950.00

 

WP 5. Rare US M-1840 Artillery Officer’s Saber by Ames.

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

$7995.00

 

CSBP 10. Dug Virginia Militia Shoulder Belt Plate.

Fantastic example of this early war plate. No bends or repairs and a nice green patina. Found near Richmond VA.

$395.00 

 

CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Here is a flawless “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA rectangular belt buckle that was found in near the junction of I-95 and Route 3 west of Fredericksburg VA. in what was a Mississippi and Virginia Troops camp. Slick milk chocolate patina with no ground action at all. What a beauty!

SOLD 

 

WP 6. Dug US Bacon Arms Co. Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

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

$695.00

 

MS 6. US M-1864 Cartridge Box for .58 Cal. Rifle Musket.

Maker marked “S.H. YOUNG & CO. NEWARK”. Condition is very good with latch tab and roller buckles intact. Tins are not present. Displays great.

$225.00

 

MS 7. US Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box.

Excellent condition with intact latch tab, original wood block and great leather. US Military Inspector Stamp on front flap. A fitting item to display with your Burnside, Gallagher, Spencer, Smith or Maynard Carbine.

$350.00 HOLD B.P.

 

MS 8. Confederate Cavalry Spur marked “OAKES”.

These distinct “OAKES” marked spurs are dug in Confederate Cavalry camps and are thought to have been produced in Richmond VA.

$495.00

 

BLT 1. Extremely rare Four Piece US Shaler Bullet .58 Cal.

Hardly ever seen for sale. Dropped example in great condition. All pieces dug together. Found near Stafford VA. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$2850.00

 

BLT 2. Extremely rare “CS” marked Enfield Bullet .577 Cal.

A good dropped example though pulled. Clear raised “CS” in cavity. Very few of these are known. I know of one other in a private collection and it is identical to this one. It was dug in East TN. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$2250.00

 

BLT 3. Dug Confederate Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Nice dropped example with no issues. Dug near Richmond VA.

$55.00

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Lemat Revolver Bullet .42 Cal.

M&M # 658. A very rare Confederate bullet in perfect dropped condition. Found along Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg. Amelia County VA. 

$195.00

 

BLT 5. Confederate Incendiary Enfield Bullet .577 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M. Extremely rare type only found at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely Alabama. Cavity is packed with twine soaked in a highly flammable substance. Most likely used to blow up enemy artillery caissons and ignite wooden defense structures. Recovered by Bryan Clark.

$295.00

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate Enfield Bullet with “Raised Dot” Cavity .577 Cal.

Perfect dropped condition. Provenance uncertain.

$35.00

 

BLT 7. Fired Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Mushroomed from high velocity impact. Provenance uncertain. Someone was lucky they didn’t get hit because you know they were aiming with deliberation. The Whitworth Sniper Rifle was a fearsome weapon in the hands of the Confederate marksman.

SOLD

 

BLT 8. Confederate Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Non excavated example showing shallow cavity and hexagonal twist. The Whitworth Sniper Rifle was a fearsome weapon in the hands of the Confederate marksman.

$195.00

 

CART 1. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Standard cardboard cartridge imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Very good condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 621 for type.

$495.00 HOLD

 

CART 2. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Extra long cardboard cartridge with green paper tab imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 622 for type.

$595.00 HOLD

 

CART 3. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Unusual short pattern cardboard cartridge imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 620 for type.

$450.00 HOLD

 

CART 4. Patched Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Housed in a cardboard casing with a green tab. Bullet is wrapped in paper and has waxed wad at base. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 244 Fig. 611 for type.

$295.00

 

CART 5. Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Extra long hexagonal cardboard cartridge with green paper tab imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 244 Fig. 613 for type.

$595.00 HOLD

 

CART 6. Confederate “French Dragoon” Rifle Musket Cartridge .69 Cal.

This off the charts rare Confederate made cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 238 Fig. 580. The distinct bullet housed within this cartridge has a triangular shaped cavity and they are mostly recovered in Western Theater sites. See M&M # 264 for type. The Confederate Arsenal (probably Augusta or Columbus GA.) produced these after the English Pattern identical to their version of the .577 Cal. Enfield-Pritchett Cartridge.

$950.00

 

CART 7. Confederate “Augusta Arsenal” Rifle Musket Cartridge. Enfield-Pritchett Pattern .577 Cal.

Excellent condition and straight out of a pack marked “Augusta Arsenal”. Formerly part of Paul Johnson’s comprehensive cartridge collection. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 234 Fig. 538. The Augusta Arsenal produced these after the English Pattern. A great item to compliment your Confederate Enfield or Richmond Rifle Musket.

$495.00

 

CART 8. Early US Military Musket Cartridge .69 Cal.

Excellent condition and probably Mexican War era. A fitting piece to accompany your M-1816, M-1835 and M-1842 Musket. See page 81, fig. 11 in McKee and Mason’s projectile reference book for corroboration. Ex. Paul Johnson collection. 

$195.00

 

CART 9. Confederate Cavalry Buckshot Cartridge .69 Cal. 

Unusual pattern with four tiers of buckshot balls tied by string. Used in muskets and shotguns by mounted troops and effective in close range scraps. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$650.00

 

CART 10. US Smith Cavalry Carbine Cartridge .50 Cal.

Cardboard variant in very good condition and a fitting accessory to your Smith Cavalry Carbine.

$135.00

 

CART 11. Columbus Arsenal Buckshot Cartridge .69 Cal. 

A rare Confederate cartridge that came out of a Columbus GA. Arsenal marked package. Flawless condition. Used by Cavalry troops in short range combat. This cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 184 Fig. 144. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$495.00

 

CART 12. Selma Arsenal Musket Cartridge .69 Cal. 

This rare Confederate made cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 183 Fig. 133. See also M&M page 84, fig. 45. Condition is superb and it came from a Selma AL. Arsenal marked package. This would be a fine accessory to your Confederate carried .69 Cal. Musket. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$650.00

 

CART 13. Kerr Revolver Cartridge .84 Gauge. 

Excellent condition with orange “ELEY LONDON” label on base. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 176 Fig. 51. for type. 

$125.00

 

CART 14. Sharps Pistol Carbine Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Good overall condition with a minor hole on one side. A rare cartridge. See McKee and Mason’s book page 84, fig. 44 for reference.

SOLD

 

CART 15. Buckshot Cartridge by Eley, 12 Gauge. 

Very good condition. This is also called a “wire shot” cartridge. Imported from England and used by Confederate Cavalry armed with shotguns for close range encounters.

$95.00

 

CART 16. US Navy Revolver Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Standard US made ammunition and a great accessory to your Colt, Savage, Remington or any other .36 Cal Navy Revolver you may have. Good overall condition.

$65.00

 

CART 17. US Navy Revolver Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Standard US produced paper cartridge and a great accessory to your Colt, Savage, Remington or any other .36 Cal Navy Revolver you may have. Excellent condition.

$85.00

 

CART 18. Tranter Revolver Cartridge by Eley, 84 Gauge. 

Tranter Revolvers and cartridges were imported from England by the Confederacy in considerable quantities. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 177 Fig. 71 for reference. This rare and original cartridge is in superb condition and would be a fitting accessory to your Tranter or Adams Revolver.

$125.00

 

CART 19. Paper Cartridge for Mississippi or Austrian Rifle .54 Cal. 

Flawless condition and ready to display with your rifle. See page 82, fig. 24 in McKee and Mason’s Civil War Projectiles book for reference.

$120.00

 

CART 20. Confederate Tie Ring Sharps Cartridge .52 Cal. 

Rare cartridge in excellent condition and ready to display with your Sharps rifle. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 194, fig. 207 for reference.

$450.00

 

CART 21. Civil War Paper Cartridge for Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

Flawless condition and ready to display with your rifle. See page 82, fig. 32 in McKee and Mason’s Civil War Projectiles book for reference.

$95.00

 

CART 22. 12 Gauge Pinfire Shotgun Cartridge by Eley, dated 1861. 

Superb condition. Imported from England and used by Confederate Cavalry armed with shotguns for close range encounters. Examples of these dated brass bases have been excavated in Civil War camps and battlefields.

$150.00

 

CART 23. US M-1865 Allin Conversion Cartridge for Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

Rare .58 Cal. Rimfire Cartridge for the 1st Model Allin Conversion of the Springfield Rifle Musket. Only about 5000 of these guns were altered and issued, therefore the cartridges are quite scarce. Flawless condition.

$65.00

 

CART 24. Frankford Arsenal Bullet for .69 Cal. Rifled Muskets. 

Rare and unusual bullet with wooden plug and paper charger. Possibly experimental due to its rarity. These were produced for the thousands of smoothbore muskets being rifled and sighted at the outbreak of hostilities. See Dean Thomas’ book “Roundball To Rimfire” Vol. 1 for more information.

$95.00

 

 

 

Dan Wingate Bullet Collection

We are offering several really rare and unusual bullets from a 40 year collection. Dan Wingate is well known by many of my fellow relic purveyors. One of the nicest and most unassuming people you will ever meet. He is a beekeeper in rural North GA. and I always remember him as coming to the deep south shows seeking the rarest and most unusual variants of American Civil War bullets. He also collected carved bullets and oddities. I want to give Dan acknowledgement for this fine collection. I have never seen one more comprehensive in scope with such high quality specimens. The variety of American Civil War Ammunition is bewildering, particularly of the Confederacy. Fortunately we have the elementary school primer McKee and Mason’s “Civil War Projectiles” reference book as well as the scholarly and exhaustively researched volumes of Dean and Jim Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rim Fire” . Even with these resources, there are many bullet types still unlisted and unknown with new ones being discovered to this day.

 

 BLT 1. Rare Confederate Tie Ring Sharps with Cone Cavity .54 Cal.

Most like M&M # 188 but with a conical cavity. This is the only one I have owned and it comes from Dan Wingate’s comprehensive bullet collection.

$150.00

 

BLT 3. Dug Confederate Carbine or Rifle Bullet, Unlisted in M&M.

Mint condition, two recessed rings. Approx. .54 Cal. Dug in the Shenandoah Valley near Harrisonburg VA.

$150.00 

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Gardner Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 173.

Well formed high base variant with pointed nose in very good condition. A scarce Gardner variant. These are mostly found in Western Theater sites. 

$35.00

 

BLT 5. Confederate Morse Carbine Bullet .50 Cal. 

Listed as #190 in Thomas and Thomas. Rare bullet produced in Greeneville SC. for the Morse Carbine. Nice dropped example. This bullet was originally fixed to a brass cartridge that had an integral percussion cap. If you have a dug cartridge, here is the bullet you need.

$295.00

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 608.

Rare Trans Mississippi Bullet found in Arkansas. This variant has the plug cavity. Excellent dropped condition.

$595.00

 

BLT 7. Dug Confederate “Belgian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 570.

Nice dropped example. Nose cast with low shallow rings. Typical thick skirt.

$45.00

 

BLT 8. Louisiana Troops Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 291.

Also known as “British Sea Service” bullet. Excellent condition and known to have been found in Louisiana Infantry camp sites. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

 

BLT . Confederate .52 Cal. “Delvigne” Pattern Rifle Bullet M&M # 614.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. This one has a solid rebated base.

$795.00 HOLD W.S.

 

BLT 10. Confederate “Lovell” Cavity French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 293.

Rare bullet in flawless condition. Port Hudson La.

SOLD

 

BLT 11. Rare “Extra High Base” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 267.

Very rare. Excellent condition. Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

SOLD

 

BLT 12. Rare Confederate “Square Cavity” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. T&T (Thomas & Thomas) # 579.

Great condition. Skirt slightly out of round. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00 

 

BLT 14. Rare CS Tall “Tower” Rifle Variant .70 Cal M&M # 208.

Very scarce and massive bullet. Thick skirt with small teat in base. 1.20″ in length. Some evidence points to these being used by South Carolina Troops. Only found in early war sites. 

SOLD

 

BLT 15. “Extra Tall” CS Tower Bullet .69 Cal. T&T # 594.

Good dropped condition. Unlisted in M&M. Found near Richmond VA. 1.12″ in length with plug cavity. See page 240 of Thomas and Thomas Confederate Arsenals Volume for details.

SOLD

 

BLT 16. Charleston Arsenal “Brunswick Rifle” Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 216.

Very rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Note crude thick skirt. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 17. Rare Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

The only one I have ever seen. Identical to M&M # 291 (British Sea Service) but in .64 Cal. Most likely for use in the Hall Rifle. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 18. Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 642.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Solid base. Ex Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 20. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 290.

Produced in very limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 21. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .58 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

$250.00

 

BLT 22. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Designed for Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 23. Extremely rare “Von Dryse” Needle Fire Bullet .54 Cal.

Rarest of the rare. Nice dropped example with intact percussion cap. Used in the M-1841 Prussian Breech Loading Rifle. Unlisted in M&M. Found in Yankee camp near Fredericksburg VA.

$2495.00

 

BLT 25. CS “Cleburne” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. Unlisted in M&M.

A handful of these rare bullets were dug many years ago by Coy Kitchens in the Bivouac site of General Patrick R. Cleburne’s Troops on the approach to Shiloh.

$350.00 

 

BLT 27. Dug “Gwynn and Campbell” Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 656.

McKee and Mason incorrectly call this rare bullet a “Gwynn and Campbell” but in actuality it is an unknown Confederate Rifle variant. Several of these were dug at Fort Fisher in Confederate context. Ex. Dam Wingate collection.

$350.00

 

BLT 29. Trans Mississippi Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 301.

Noted as a “Mississippi Rifle” Bullet in M&M. Great dropped condition. This variant has the rounded cavity. 

$125.00

 

 BLT 31. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Scarce Confederate produced variant. Nose cast with a shallow rounded cavity. Very rare and mostly found along 1864 Atlanta and Nashville Campaign sites.

$295.00

 

BLT 32. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Another Confederate produced variant. This type is shorter with a conical cavity. Found only in very late war sites on the North and South Carolina coasts, particularly around Fort Fisher NC.

$195.00 

 

BLT 33. Confederate Whitworth Rifle Sniper Bullet .45 Cal. 

Unknown variant with bull nose, shallow rounded cavity and thick skirt. Very rare.

$250.00

 

BLT 34. US Springfield Arsenal Bullet .58 Cal. with “US” Base Mark. 

Superb example. Dug somewhere in Northern VA.

$65.00