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Updated 7-23-20

WP 1. Confederate Potts Bowie Knife Bayonet and Scabbard.

This is a Potts Confederate bayonet with its scabbard. The scabbard is in very good condition though missing the tip. Blade is semi bright and smooth with no pitting whatsoever and measures 12″ long from tip to handle, the handle is 4.5″. Though unmarked, this bayonet blade is an exact match with specimen in the famous Ben Palmer Bowie knife collection bearing the maker-mark: “T.A. Potts/ New Orleans/ 1840”. While the date of manufacture is open to conjecture, it is probable that these bayonets were not government issue but originated with state or militia troops. Although from the Civil War era, its attachment rings are too small to fit the standard .58 caliber Civil War long. Nor does it come with any locking device. I borrowed this information from the Horse Soldier on a knife they previously sold and it does seem quite plausible. 

SOLD 

 

WP 2. Confederate Artillery Saber and Scabbard produced by James Conning of Mobile, Alabama.

Very rare maker marked Confederate Artillery Saber (Serial #33) produced by James Conning for the State of Alabama. According to surviving serial numbers it is thought that only 150 or so were ever produced. Condition is very good with original wooden grip and wire (there was no leather wrap on these sabers). Brass knucklebow is marked “STATE OF ALA. 1862”. Blade is standard size for the Conning pattern, 28″ with quite a few minor nicks and a strong “JAMES CONNING MOBILE” Address on the ricasso. Scabbard is excellent with traces of original black enamel paint.

$17,500.00.

 

WP 3. Scarce 1862 London Armoury Company Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. with bayonet.

There is a very good chance that this weapon was used by the Confederacy considering that it does not have US or British Military proofs. A completely honest example with proper markings and rounded brass escutcheons retaining the lock screws. Lock is marked “L.A.C.” and dated “1862”. One of the great things about this gun is that it is absolutely untouched with a consistent attic patina. Lock is mechanically sound. Note double “L.A.C.” markings on breech. Bore is worn with combat use. Original long range site is present. Stock has typical service wear with no cracks or repairs. There is some minor crazing of the wood near the brass butt plate. Note “LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY BERMONDSEY cartouche on butt stock with 1862 date. Original ramrod is present as is the socket bayonet which I believe has been with the gun since the war. The patina matches barrel perfectly. It is marked “E. PRESTON MANCHESTER” and fits very tightly. A little work with some steel wool and solvent in the socket will make it fit much better. These L.A.C. Enfields are rare and this one definitely saw a lot of the action.

$2850.00 

 

CSBP 1. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Flawless condition with a fantastic patina and sharp details. An example of this variant is pictured on page 206, Plate 377 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book.

SOLD 

 

CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare “Sardine Lid” CS Belt Plate with a very nice pea green patina. When digger recovered the buckle it was bent down the middle and he subsequently had it straightened. The hooks are missing in action but you can see the solder marks on the reverse. Found in the early 1980’s near Fredericksburg VA. 

$3250.00

 

WP 4. Early Transitional Gwynn and Campbell Cavalry Carbine .52 Cal.

Scarce variant with 19″ barrel like the Cosmopolitan that it evolved from. Condition is excellent with very smooth metal surfaces and an ancient dark patina. Mechanically excellent. An extremely faint “GWYNN & CAMPBELL” arched patent address is present on the front side of the breech block and a clearer “UNION RIFLE” stamp is on the other side. Note early Serial # 106. Stock is very nice with only very minor blemishes from light service. Front blade site is a replacement. 

$2650.00

 

WP 5. US M-1864 Warner Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

About 1,500 of these guns were made for James Warner by the Massachusetts Arms Company circa 1864. Brass breech block hinged on the right side, extraction by manual slide at bottom rear of fore stock, 20″ barrel with iron barrel band, 2-leaf rear sight and unique Warner half round steel front sight. Matching early serial#38 on breech block, butt plate and frame. Left side of frame marked “JAMES WARNER, SPRINGFIELD, MASS”. Mechanically sound. Bore is well defined but shows wear. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with a dark patina. Stock is very nice and appears to have been refinished long ago. No inspector cartouches visible. This Warner Carbine definitely saw service and may have been with Gen. James Wilson’s Alabama raid in 1865. The scarce .50 Cal. Warner cartridges are found in the wake of this raid, particularly at Gravelly Springs and Waterloo, Alabama.

$3250.00

 

CSBP 3. Dug Wreath for two piece CS Sword Belt Buckle.

This variant fits several Virginia Pattern CS Buckles including the scarce “Script CS”. Found many years ago on the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield.

$995.00 

 

MS 1. Dug US M-1860 Army Revolver Cylinder .44 Cal.

Very good condition and loaded with one round. I am sure there is someone out there with a dug Colt Army missing the cylinder. Found long ago by Tedford Coln on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

SOLD 

 

MS 2. Dug .58 Cal. Three Ring Bullet embedded in a knot of wood.

Neat relic with wood split perfectly revealing the bullet. When a tree was hit by a bullet the sap would form around the wound encapsulating the bullet and preserving the wood. Dug many years ago by Tedford Coln on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield (private property).

HOLD M.B.

 

WP 6. US M-1862 Sharps and Hankins Navy Carbine .52 Cal.

Produced by Christopher Sharps of Hartford Connecticut. These guns used a brass cased rimfire cartridge and about 8000 were made under military contract. Condition is excellent though missing the leather covering that was designed to protect it from the salt water environment encountered in Navy service. Also, it appears that the barrel has been cut down to 19″. Metal surfaces are smooth with traces of original factory blue finish on the barrel. Bore is clean and sharp. Mechanically excellent. Stock is in fantastic condition with hardly any service wear.

$1250.00 

 

WP 7. US M-1840 NCO Sword by Ames dated 1862.

Nice sword with clear Ames Scroll Address and 1862 date on ricasso. Brass guard has an untouched patina. Blade has some light spotting and a thin layer of rust/pitting at tip. Metal scabbard is the type issued with the Emerson and Silver NCO Sword. The Ames sword was originally issued with a black leather scabbard. Belt frog is intact but has a tear behind the buckle strap.

SOLD

 

WP 8. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

This is an example of the early 4 screw configuration designed for a shoulder stock. Serial # 14788. Apparently someone stamped this # on the cylinder and also on the barrel in a slightly different font so I assume that this may be a gun that had mis-matched serial numbers and some thief did what they do to rob a collector. Anyway, the gun is what it is. An early representative Colt Army with a consistent patina. Mechanically sound and reasonably priced. 

SOLD 

 

WP 9. US M-1860 Enlisted Cavalryman’s Saber by Mansfield and Lamb dated 1864.

A very good example of the iconic American made Civil War Cavalry Saber. Clear “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE RI.” Address on one side of the ricasso and “US” over 1864 date on the other. Brass guard has an untouched patina. Leather grip is heavily worn from service, braided brass wire wrap is fully intact. Blade is clean with a gray patina and minimal or no nicks. Scabbard is very good with no dents.

$695.00

 

WP 10. US M-1858 First Model Merrill Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

A much better than average example of this attractive brass mounted carbine. Top of the breech lever is marked with “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858” while its base is marked with serial #8931. All markings are strong and clear. Atop the barrel is the three level rear sight with the “V” cuts graduated for 300 and 500 yards.  Marked on the iron lockplate forward of the hammer is the three-line address of “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858 / APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61.” Serial number (8931) is stamped behind the hammer. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth and clean with areas of extremely light peppering. Mechanics are excellent and tight. Bore is sharp and clean. Stock is very good with some light service blemishes. A US Military Inspectors Cartouche is present above the saddle ring bar.

HOLD K.B.

 

WP 11. US M-1860 Naval Cutlass by Ames dated 1861.

Untouched example with a mustard colored patina to the brass “Soup Ladle” guard. Leather wrapped grip is intact though missing wire. Blade is mostly bright but has quite a few nicks. Ames scroll address is mostly visible on one side of the ricasso whilst the 1861 date is clear on the other side. Riveted leather scabbard and belt frog are in remarkable condition.

950.00

 

MS 3. US Cartridge Box for .58 Cal. Rifle Musket.

Standard mid war issue maker marked on the sides “C.S. STORMS MAKER N.Y. Very nice condition overall, complete with original US box plate, intact latch tab, roller buckles and tins. A perfect companion for your Springfield or contract Rifle Musket.

$450.00

 

WP 12. M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Remarkable condition. Matching serial # 12152. Note sharp patent address on top of the frame above the cylinder. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some areas of pin prick pitting near the cylinder. Gray turning plum patina. Mechanically sound which is not always the case with these finicky revolvers. Walnut grips are in excellent condition and do not bear a US Military Inspector’s Cartouche. Many of these revolvers were purchased by Confederate units before hostilities broke out and this one may possibly be one of them.

SOLD

 

WP 13. Relic P-56 Enfield Rifle Saber Bayonet .577 Cal.

Most likely an early battlefield pick up. Excellent condition. Provenance uncertain. An impressive relic.

SOLD

 

WP 14. Civil War Boot Pistol.

Very popular with soldier’s on both sides as a last line of defense. This one has scrolling decoration and nice grips. Cocking mechanism is not working, most likely due to a broken spring. Approximately .45 cal.

$250.00

 

WP 15. Smith & Wesson First Model (Second Issue) Revolver .22 Cal.

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

$495.00

 

WP 16. US M-1832 Artillery Short Sword by Ames dated 1833.

Very good sword with legible markings. 2nd year of production. Scabbard is an imported type, possibly French.

$795.00

 

MS 4. US M-1839 Cavalry Carbine Sling.

A very fine example. Measures 52″. Original black bridle leather is smooth and supple with tooled edges. Brass buckle and belt tip are present. Steel sling swivel is marked “O.B. NORTH & CO. NEW HAVEN CT.” .

$1250.00

 

WP 17. US M-1848 Third Model Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching serial # 15200 (including the wedge). Condition is very good and totally untouched. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with a gray turning plum patina. Cylinder scene completely worn but serial #’s and patent address are clearly visible. Cylinder rotation and indexing fully functional. Walnut grips are original with typical service scuffs. Overall this Colt Dragoon revolver has consistent wear and obviously saw extensive service, yet is still in solid condition.

$5500.00

 

WP 18. Scarce Allen & Wheelock Four Shot Pepperbox Pistol.

Early serial # 392. Untouched and consistent attic gray patina with areas of light pitting particularly at the end of the fluted barrel cylinder. All patent markings visible on barrel and hammer. Mechanically sound.

$595.00

 

WP 19. US M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

All matching serial #86608. A very tight gun with no pitting to the metal whatsoever and crisp mechanical action. Super sharp “Stagecoach Robbery” cylinder scene. 98% of original silver plating intact. Standard 4″ barrel. Sharp bore.

SOLD

 

WP 20. US M-1840 Enlistedman’s Light Artillery Saber by Ames dated 1862.

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

$995.00

 

MS 5. US M-1864 Cartridge Box for .69 Cal. Rifled Musket.

Scarce US Infantry cartridge box in very good condition. 100% complete and original. Clearly embossed “US” on outer flap. Leather has some crazing on surface but is flexible. Maker marked on inner flap “R. NECE” in addition to a US Ordnance Inspector’s stamp. Original tins present.  Box measures approximately 8 ¼” x 2” x 5” (for the .69 caliber elongated ball). Appropriate to display with your .69 Cal. rifled and sighted M-1842 and M-1816 as well as the variety of French, German, Austrian and Belgian rifled muskets in .69 Cal.

$650.00

 

WP 21. Six shot “Blunt & Syms” Ring Trigger Pepperbox .31 Cal.

Medium Frame Six-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol, .31 caliber, by Orson Blunt and John Syms, New York City, 1830-50, with bag shaped varnished two-piece walnut grips, factory scroll engraving on the frame, ‘R-C’ stamped on the face of the barrel, assembly number ‘7’ stamped on barrel face and barrel screw, the action functions superbly, 3 1/2″ barrel, 7 1/2″ wide overall. Traces of blue finish on barrel. This is a high quality example.

$650.00

 

WP 22. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. Scabbard marked “S&K” (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum).

Classic “Wristbreaker” in remarkable condition. The original leather grip and wire wrap are superb. Blade is bright and clean with no nicks. Ricasso is unmarked which is typical of some of these sabers. Scabbard is also very nice with a smooth dark patina. The US imported 1000 of these sabers along with saber bayonets from S&K prior to the outbreak of the war and they found their way into Confederate and Union hands.

$695.00 HOLD A.C.

 

MS 6. Rare US M-1839 Buff Leather Cavalryman’s Carbine Sling.

Really nice, complete and full length (54″). Obviously untouched with evident campaign wear. Certainly not a surplus item. Sling swivel is marked “O.B. NORTH & CO. NEW HAVEN CT.” . Leather is in great condition, flexible with no repairs or alterations. The perfect item to display with any American Civil War Cavalry Carbine. You rarely see these for sale.

$2495.00 

 

WP 23. Relic M-1860 Savage Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Most likely a battlefield pick up. Provenance unknown.

$795.00

 

MS 7. Dug Confederate Tin Drum Canteen.

Mostly complete. One side displays perfectly. Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln.

$295.00 HOLD H.L.

 

MS 8. Dug US M-1833 Dragoon Stirrup.

Made of solid cast brass. Flawless condition. Dug at Corinth MS. in Dec. of 1999. 

$150.00

 

MS 9. Dug US “Gutter Back” Cavalryman’s Spur.

Perfect condition with intact iron rowell. Provenance unknown.

$65.00

 

MS 10. Dug Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Scarce decorated iron type with brass rowell. Excellent condition. Provenance of CS Cavalry camp near Corinth MS.

$195.00

 

MS 11. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Plain style most likely produced by Leech and Rigdon. Provenance of New Market TN.

$250.00 

 

MS 12. Excavated US Officer’s Spur.

Scarce fancy pattern with scrolling foliate designs. Provenance unknown.

$125.00

 

MS 13. Dug Civil War Soldier’s Bowie Knife.

A very handy tool aside from being a last ditch weapon. Bone handle partially intact. Found many years on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln.

$295.00 HOLD H.L.

 

MS 14. Brass Bullet Mold for Pickett Rifle.

Approximately .45 Cal. Excellent condition.

$150.00

 

MS 15. Dug CS/US Cavalry Picket Pin.

Very good condition. Dug near Shiloh, TN. 

$195.00

 

MS 16. Pewter Medical Syringe. 

Used for urethral injections to treat venereal diseases which were rife in the large camps and occupied cities.

$195.00

 

MS 17. Rare collided bullets from the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. 

Nose to nose impact though just slightly off center. One of the bullets is a Williams Cleaner and the other, a three ring rifle bullet or “Minnie ball”. Found many years ago by Tedford Coln. 

SOLD

 

MS 18. Dug .69 Cal. Musket Ball embedded in wood. 

Neatly split in half revealing the bullet. Found many years ago on the Fredericksburg VA. Battlefield. 

$65.00

 

MS 19. Dug .58 Cal. Three Ring Bullet embedded in a knot of wood.

A mushroomed .58 Cal. Three Ring Bullet is exposed on one side. When a tree was hit by a bullet the sap would form around the wound encapsulating the bullet and preserving the wood. Dug many years ago by Tedford Coln on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield (private property).

$55.00 HOLD H.L.

 

MS 20. Dug US M-1858 “Bullseye” Canteen.

Superb condition and complete. Intentionally pierced by a pick to render it useless. Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln.

$295.00 HOLD H.L.

 

MS 21. Dug Colt Navy Revolver Mold .36 Cal.

Condition is such that the mold hinge is not frozen and it is complete with sprue cutter. Provenance of Shiloh TN.

$225.00

 

WP 24. US M-1861 Socket Bayonet for Springfield Rifle Musket.

Standard American Civil War bayonet. Non excavated. Missing locking ring and has a flat spot on the socket. 

$65.00

 

MS 22. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Heavy cast brass with large iron spiked rowell. Provenance of Brandy Station VA. Battlefield.

$250.00

 

MS 23. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Remarkable condition with long neck and large iron rowell. Classic style. Provenance of New Market TN.

$295.00

 

MS 24. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Untouched woods patina with small brass rowell. Provenance of Corinth MS.

$275.00

 

MS 25. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Finely made straight neck spur. This variant is more commonly found in Virginia and is most likely produced by a Richmond Arsenal. Provenance of Thorn Hill, TN.

$275.00

 

MS 26. Excavated half of Confederate “Sardine Lid” CS Belt Plate.

A large section with most of the “S”. A possible reconstruction project. Found in a Confederate camp near Russellville TN.

SOLD

 

WP 25. P-53 Enfield Socket Bayonet with partial scabbard.

Bayonet is in good attic condition with intact locking ring. Perfect accessory for an attic condition Enfield Rifle Musket.

SOLD

 

MS 27. Two bullets collided together on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Here is an instant where a .58 Cal. three ring bullet has collided into the cavity of a .69 Cal. three ring bullet in mid air and both bullets impacted the ground together. Quite bizarre but Shiloh was a very intense battle with savage musketry fire. Found many years ago by Tedford Coln.

$295.00 HOLD H.L.

 

MS 28. Dug .69 Cal. Musket Ball embedded in wood. 

Neatly split in half revealing the bullet. Found many years ago on the Fredericksburg VA. Battlefield. 

$65.00

 

SSBTN 52. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. A beauty. Loaded with gold. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near Chancellorsville VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 53. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 11b, 23 mm. A very nice example of this Confederate local with no ground action and gold plating. Shank missing. Found Northern VA.

$295.00 HOLD R.B.

 

SSBTN 54. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 24 mm. Produced by the Confederacy, possibly by Casimir Rouyer. Traces of gold. Shank damaged. Found Northern VA.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 55. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 2, 15 mm. This little Georgia Cuff has a nice highlighted green patina. “W.G. MINTZER Phil.” bm. Found Northern VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 56. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 24 mm. A very nice Georgia. Produced by the Confederacy, possibly by Casimir Rouyer. No ground action and substantial gold plating. Shank missing. Found Northern VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 57. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 2, 23 mm. Chocolate patina nicely highlighted with gold. “W.G. MINTZER Phila. 1861.” rmdc. Found Northern VA.

$265.00

 

SSBTN 58. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 2, 15 mm. Pretty little cuff with gold plating. “W.G. MINTZER Phil.” bm. Found Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 59. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Nicely highlighted patina. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near the Cedar Creek VA. Battlefield.

$165.00

 

SSBTN 60. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Slick dark patina with gold plating. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near Reams Station VA.

$165.00

 

SSBTN 61. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 1, 14 mm. Blazing gold plating. Blank back. Dug in New Kent County VA. in CS Gen. Augustus Smith’s camp.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 62. Dug Georgia Military Institute Coat Button.

SU 128, 21 mm. Nice detail. Dug near Macon GA. “FINE GILT” rmdc. Shank missing in action.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 63. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Slick chocolate patina with a lot of gold plating. Shank partially intact. A gorgeous and sharply detailed example. Most likely made by Bellenot & Ulrich of New Orleans. Verbal provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 64. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. This variant was made by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Good looking face with gold. No pushes or issues. Iron shank is solid and intact but rusty. Dug near Dalton GA. back in 1971. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 65. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

LA 3, 14 mm. Nice looking kepi-cuff button with very bright gold. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. Verbal provenance of Northern VA. 

$250.00

 

SSBTN 66. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 21 mm. This variant was made by Bellenot & Ulrich of New Orleans. Beautiful top notch example with 90% gold plating, sharp details and no ground action. Dug long ago near Corinth MS. 

$550.00

 

SSBTN 67. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Great looking Louisiana button with bright gold front and back. Good details and pelican stands out nicely. Provenance uncertain. 

$450.00

 

SSBTN 68. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

LA 220, (Tice) 14 mm. Nice looking and detailed kepi-cuff button with blank back. Verbal provenance of Northern VA. 

SOLD

 

SSBTN 69. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 2B, 21 mm. Loaded with gold, around 95 %. Killer face but back has been repaired. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Provenance uncertain. 

SOLD

 

SSBTN 70. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Great looking example with gold, great detail and no pushes or other issues. “E. HALFMANN * MONTGOMERY ALA. ” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. Scarce back mark.

$595.00

 

SSBTN 71. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Untouched brown patina with gold, great detail and no pushes or other issues. Blank channel back is actually quite scarce. Provenance of Northern VA. 

SOLD

 

SSBTN 72. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Nice representative and honest example. Light ground action with gold highlights. “LAMBERT & MAST PHILADA.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 73. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 15B, 19 mm. This variant is medium sized and is loaded with gold. Slight push to face. Shank missing in action. Backmark is not clearly readable but should be “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY”. 

$115.00

 

SSBTN 74. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 23 mm. Solid example with no pushes and a good amount of gold plating. “SCHUYLER H&G NEW YORK” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$175.00

 

SSBTN 75. Dug South Carolina Militia Kepi Button.

Not listed in Albert’s, SC 268 Cs (Tice), 14 mm. Scarce little variant with large arrows and gold plating. Blank back which is proper for this type. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$125.00

 

SSBTN 76. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 14, 23 mm. Outstanding button with gold plating and “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. with rays. Note “SC” on either side of Palmetto tree. More scarce than SC 13. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 77. Dug South Carolina Militia Kepi Button.

SC 13, 14 mm. Mint condition with blazing gold and no ground action. “SCHUYLER H & G NY.” bm. A killer little button. Provenance of Northern VA. 

SOLD

 

SSBTN 75. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 19 mm. Non excavated with a light push to face and unusual “W.H. SMITH & CO. NEW YORK” rmdc. 

$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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

 

 

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.

$95.00

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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

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

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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 HOLD W.S.

 

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