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WP 1. Silver Handled Fighting Knife.

Unmarked Sheffield Type with double edged blade and ornate solid silver handle. 14″ overall length. I have seen wartime images of soldiers with this exact knife shoved in their belts. Excellent condition.

$850.00

 

MS 1. “UNION OR DEATH” Inscribed .69 Caliber Three Ring Rifle Bullet from the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. 

This is the real deal. Found several years ago by Brant Arnold on private property that was once part of the first day’s Battle and also a Federal Infantry Camp. Dropped condition. Neatly and legibly inscribed. I believe this bullet may also be published in an issue of the North South Trader Civil War Magazine. A Federal soldier has expressed his sentiments quite forcefully here and with profound symbolism.

$950.00

 

MS 2. Rare World War I German Poison Gas Bottle for a 77 mm Gas Artillery Shell.

These bottles were loaded into the Artillery Gas Shells and would break open upon impact releasing deadly Chlorine, Mustard or Phosgene Gas among the enemy lines. Complete with ceramic stopper. 

$250.00 

 

WP 2. Dug Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.

Found in one of CS General James Longstreet’s 1864 Winter Camps near Russellville TN. According to the digger’s tag, it was found in a South Carolina troops camp, likely Kershaw’s Brigade. Complete condition with a diamond cross section spear type blade. 20″ in length.

$650.00

 

MS 3. Dug Federal M-1859 Trooper’s Spur.

Found back in 1989 at the White Oak Swamp near Mechanicsville VA. Leather boot strap still intact. 

$125.00

 

SSBTN 1. Excavated Texas Cuff Button.

Unusual button with a beveled star and a wide fat rim. Tin back is rusted away. Verbal provenance of a Texas troops camp in Middle TN. Approx. 16 mm. Unlisted in Tice or Alberts.

$350.00

 

USBP 1. Ohio Volunteer Militia Belt Plate.

Great condition though over cleaned to a bright shiny luster (like it would have been in wartime). These were issued to Ohio Troops early in the war with matching breastplates bearing the Ohio State Seal.

$1150.00

 

CSBP 2. Rare Texas or Mississippi Militia Officers Sword Belt Buckle produced in England.

This buckle is definitely wartime and has parallels to buckles produced for Georgia and South Carolina officers which were run through the Federal Blockade. Condition is immaculate with rich gold plating and a decorated silver star applied to the tongue. You can read about these rare imported buckles on pages 354-355 of “The English Connection” by Russ Pritchard and the late Corky Huey.

HOLD W.S.

 

MS 4. Grand Army Of The Republic Medal.

Fantastic condition and note attached Infantry Major’s Oak Leaf Insignia. A very nice Veteran’s piece.

$225.00

 

MS 5. Dug P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket #1 Private’s Combination Tool.

Complete “Y” pattern complete with wiper/worm and intact nipple pick. Found many years ago by John Duggan near Richmond VA. See page 364 of Russ Pritchard and C. Huey’s Book “The English Connection” for detailed information on these tools.

$225.00 

 

MS 6. Dug US Burnside Cavalry Carbine Gun Tool.

Perfect excavated condition. Dug near Richmond VA. by John Duggan.

$65.00 

 

  MS 7. Dug US “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

Used to pin up one side of the US M-1851 Hardee Hats. This superb example was dug by Bob Shelton at Camp Cooper Texas where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was once stationed before the war. 

$225.00 

 

 MS 8. Harper’s Ferry Arsenal Gun Tool for the M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle with “U.S.” Stamp.

Scarce to find when you need one for your Harper’s Ferry Military Rifle. Flawless non dug condition.

$250.00 

 

MS 9. Dug Confederate Issue Mainspring Vise marked “C.S.”.

Very rare tool. Note sturdier construction compared to US counterpart. Clearly marked “C.S.”. Found in General Joseph E. Johnston’s 1864 Winter Camp near Dalton GA. 

$350.00 

 

MS 10. Dug US Tumbler Punch for Springfield Rifle Musket. 

Remarkable condition. Dug long ago by Charles Sweeney near Eastport MS. 

$25.00 

 

MS 11. Dug Nipple Protector and Chain.

Enfield style nipple protector with long brass canteen stopper chain attached. A soldier’s ingenuity for sure. Provenance uncertain.

$45.00

 

MS 12. Dug Bugle Mouthpiece.

Flawless example with a nice green patina. Found in a US Civil War Cavalry Troopers Camp near Dandridge TN.

$75.00

 

 MS 13. Dug Sergeant’s Combination Tool for the P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket.

Large “Y” pattern variant in excellent condition. This one features a mainspring vise . Found by John Duggan near Richmond VA. See page 363 of Russ Pritchard and C. Huey’s Book “The English Connection” for detailed information on these tools.

$250.00 HOLD S.D.

 

MS 14. Dug Patriotic Shield decoration for Military Drum.

Found in a Federal Camp near Savannah GA. by Mark Presley.

$35.00

 

MS 15. Dug Infantry Officer’s Sword Belt Keeper and Chain.

Really cool relic. Note armored knight on top of infantry hat horn decoration. Unusual roller type chain. Found in a Confederate Troops Camp near Savannah GA. by Mark Presley.

$75.00

 

WP 3. Relic condition M-1863 “New Model” Remington Army Revolver with three rounds in the cylinder.

Completely intact with low serial # 7095. Most likely an early  battlefield pick up. Cylinder still partially loaded.

SOLD

 

USBP 2. Pair of US Breastplates dug on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

There is a tag attached that says these plates were dug by E. Golemberskie of Erie PA. on June 3, 1947.

$350.00 HOLD L.C. 

 

MS 16. Dug British 41st Regt. of Foot Hat Insignia.

Probably Revolutionary or War of 1812 era. Solid cast brass. Dug near Savannah GA. by Mark Presley.

SOLD 

 

ART 1. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Bolt.

Fired example with complete lead driving band. Found on the banks of the James River near Richmond VA.

$595.00 HOLD J.N.

 

WP 4. Confederate Marked and Inspected Enfield Cavalry Carbine .577 Cal. .

Nice looking carbine, totally untouched. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1864. Note clearly stamped Anchor over “S” mark adjacent to the butt plate tang. Intact carbine sling bar. Bore is well defined. Stock has never been sanded or cleaned and has typical service wear.

$8995.00 HOLD C.H.

 

WP 5. Rare Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Leech and Rigdon of Memphis TN.

This variant is almost identical to the Leech and Rigdon Field and Staff Officer’s sword that has “CS” floating between the branches of the guard. Condition of this very rare sword is exceptional. The grip and wire are restored but expertly done. Blade is smooth with a dark grey patina and has only a few tiny flea bite nicks. Lap seamed scabbard is perfect and untouched. 

$11,500.00

 

MS 17. Dug matching pair of Richmond Arsenal Cavalry Spurs.

Found many years ago by Wallace Markert in an 1864-65 Confederate Cavalry camp near Dinwiddie Court House VA. Very nice condition with matching patina.

$695.00

 

MS 18. Dug Federal Eagle Decoration for Military Drum.

Perfect condition with traces of silver plating. Provenance uncertain.

$65.00

 

MS 19. Large Colonial Era Cased Gin Bottle.

Perfect excavated condition with flared spout and crude pontiled bottom. Provenance unknown.

SOLD 

 

MS 20. Limb from tree under which CS General A.P. Hill commanded his troops at Antietam.

A really neat G.A.R. Post relic from the Antietam MD. Battlefield. Old brown ink tag states “Under this tree commanding his troops stood General A.P. Hill at the Battle of Antietam” and “G.A.R. Post 12”.

$450.00 

 

MS 21. Civil War period Side Knife.

American Civil War Troops on both sides carried these knives and they were used to do everything. Whittle, cut up apples, skin varmints and stab enemies as a last line of defense. This knife still retains its edge and has antler grips. Brass cross guard is a little loose. 

$350.00

 

 MS 22. Dug Colonial Period Food Bottle.

Excellent condition. Nice early bottle.

SOLD

 

MS 23. Dug Confederate Cavalry Bridle Rosette.

Superb condition with intact fragment of leather on the reverse. This large rosette is most likely a relic of the Atlanta campaign. 

$75.00

 

MS 24. Excavated Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

Perfect condition. All found together at the site of the Confederate Powder Works in Augusta GA.

$25.00 ea.

 

MS 25. Original Civil War Shackles from the Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC.

Complete and in great condition though missing key. Old brown ink tag states “Hand Cuffs used by Lt. Enmeijer? When he was in charge of the Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC.”. With the start of the Civil War in 1861, the Union repurchased the building to use as a prison for captured Confederates, as well as political prisoners, spies, Union officers convicted of insubordination, and local prostitutes. Many people arrested following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were also held here. These included Dr. Samuel MuddMary SurrattLouis Weichmann, and John T. Ford, owner of Ford’s Theater, where Lincoln was shot. The adjoining row of houses, Duff Green’s Row, was also used as part of the prison. Famous inmates of the prison included Rose GreenhowBelle BoydJohn Mosby, and Henry Wirz, who was hanged in the yard of the prison. These shackles may have very well been used on some of these notorious persons.

$950.00

 

CSBTN 1. Confederate Artillery Coat Button by “T. Miller”, Houston Depot.

CS 20 mm. Extremely rare button produced by T.E. Miller at the Houston Depot and issued to some Texas Artillery Units. Excellent condition with an untouched patina. Shank intact. Dug somewhere in Louisiana. 

$1850.00

 

CSBTN 2. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 103, 20 mm. P. Tait style lined “A” that has not been cleaned but only brushed off after digging. No pushes. Intact shank. great looking button. “SMITH, KEMP & WRIGHT BIRMINGHAM” bm. Found N. Virginia. 

$350.00 

 

CSBTN 3. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 103 A, 20 mm. Confederate lined “A” with floating shank and consistent brown patina. No pushes. great looking button. “P .TAIT & Co. LIMERICK” bm. Provenance pending. 

$295.00

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107 A 1, 23 mm. Fantastic script “A” button with a slick chocolate patina. “S. ISSACS CAMPBELL  & Co. 71 JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm. Found many years ago by the late Jack Wells near Fort Fisher NC.

$495.00 HOLD D.C.

 

CSBTN 5. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107 A, 23 mm. Very good script “A” button with a brown woods patina and no issues. Blank back. Dug near Rutledge TN. in one of CS General James Longstreet’s 1864 winter camps.

$350.00

 

CSBTN 6. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 101, 25 mm. Large Stippled “A” with “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. A real screamer. Found in the sugar white sand near Fort Fisher NC. by the late Jack Wells.

$495.00

 

CSBTN 7. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 171, 25 mm. Large Stippled “I” coat button with the “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Excellent condition with no issues at all. Found by Ben Ingraham near Fort Fisher, NC.

$295.00

 

CSBTN 8. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 171, 25 mm. Large Stippled “I” coat button with the “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Excellent condition with no issues at all and a frosty patina. Found by Ben Ingraham near Fort Fisher, NC.

$275.00

 

CSBTN 9. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass ‘I” in very good condition. Dug by Mark Presley near Charleston SC.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 10. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 172, 23 mm. Outstanding Lined ‘I” with a beautiful slick patina. Flawless button. Found near West’s Crossroads SC. by Roger Jarrell.

$250.00 HOLD D.C.

 

CSBTN 11. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 103 A, 20 mm. Confederate lined “I” with floating shank and no issues. Only lightly brushed off by the digger. A great looking button. “P .TAIT & Co. LIMERICK” bm. Found near Fort Anderson NC. 

$225.00

 

CSBTN 12. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 181, 22 mm. Crude Confederate made Infantry button with brass back and ring of dots. Excellent condition. Found near Charleston SC.

$125.00

 

CSBTN 8. Dug Confederate Engineer’s Coat Button.

CS 155, 25 mm. Scarce large size Script “E” with “EXTRA SUPERB” bm. Provenance uncertain. Good condition with moderate ground action. Provenance uncertain.

$995.00

 

CSBTN 9. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 101, 25 mm. Large Stippled “A” with “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Real slick patina. Found in the sugar white sand near Fort Fisher NC.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 10. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107, 23 mm. Standard Script “A” Button in good overall condition. Light ground action. “S.ISSACS CAMPBELL & CO. LONDON 71 JERNYM ST.” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$275.00

 

CSBTN 11. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 102, 23 mm. Fabulous Lined “A” with “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Killer green patina and no ground action. Provenance of Northern VA.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 12. Dug Confederate Artillery Cuff Button.

CS 102, 15.5 mm. Rare cuff size Lined “A” with “SKW/EXTRA RICH” bm. Fantastic condition with no ground action at all. Provenance unknown.

$795.00 HOLD M.A.

 

CSBTN 13. Dug Confederate Artillery Kepi Button.

CS 102, 13 mm. Rare Kepi size Lined “A” with “LONDON QUALITY” bm. A super attractive little button with highlighted details. Provenance unknown.

$795.00

 

CSBTN 14. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 36, 25 mm. Large “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Staff with gold plating and no pushes or other issues. Provenance unknown.

$750.00

 

CSBTN 15. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 42, 25 mm. Distinct variant with wide rim and a robust droop winged eagle on a pedestal. No ground action and nicely highlighted with gold. Provenance of Middle Tennessee.

$1250.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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

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

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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

Perfect dropped condition. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

 

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 HOLD D.D.

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

SOLD

 

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.

$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.

$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.

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