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  1. Very nice condition, Model 1816, .69 cal., smooth bore musket converted from flint to percussion and rifled by Hughes and Phillips in 1861.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray-brown patina with lockplate markings of "M.T. Wickham - 1827 - US" and barrel markings of "1861 - H & P" (Hughes and Phillips) and retains about as good rifling as it had during the Civil War.  The wood overall remains in good condition with a visible cartouche, but at some point in the past, has had a little stock repair in the wrist area.  The musket retains both sling swivels, ramrod, and its original long range site.  If it weren't for the little bit of wood repair at the wrist, this would be quite an expensive musket.--$975. 

  2. Very attractive, Model 1816, .69 cal., Harpers Ferry smooth-bore musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  This musket has a smooth, dark, chocolate patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of "Harpers Ferry - 1836 - US".  The original stock is in very nice condition with a clearly visible inspector cartouche remaining.  Old soldiers initials "W.G.P." are cut into the stock on the right hand side.  We believe this musket to have been carried by William G. Payne of Company K, 2nd Regiment Tennessee Infantry - CSA.  The original ramrod to this musket was apparently lost or damaged and was long ago replaced with an Enfield ramrod.  The musket has had stock repair under the back band long ago, but was very well done and displays nicely.--$975.

  3. Beautiful condition, .58 cal., "Trenton" Production 3-band rifled musket.    The metal on this musket has a smooth, clean, gently graying patina, crisply marked 1863 - VP - eagle head - and NJ.  The bore remains about as sharp as the day the musket was made.  The original walnut stock is in excellent condition with crisp, sharp edges and an oval "NJ" cartouche that you can read from ten feet away.  The only thing keeping this excellent musket from being a $3,000 near mint example is that the lockplate is an 1863 Springfield, rather than an 1863 Trenton lockplate.  This could easily be changed out for a correct Trenton lockplate.  It does appear the Springfield lockplate has been in place for a long, long time.  With the correction to a proper Trenton lockplate, this would be as fine a Trenton musket as you are going to find.  I am going to price the musket at a bargain, and all you have to do is change out the lockplate to save $1,000.--$1,895.

  4. Very scarce, early first model .54 cal. Merrill carbine.  This is serial# 3479 and has matching serial numbers both on lockplate and loading assembly.  The first model Merrill can be easily identified by the presence of the brass patch box.  The weapon shows clear evidence of lots of time in the saddle.  There is wear in the expected places with numerous small dings and marks from use.  The name H. Spiess is carved into the brass trigger guard.  There are two distinct notches cut into the stock and are not likely from rabbit kills.  A number of Union Cavalry Regiments, such as the 1st, 5th, and 18th New York Cavalry, the 11th, 17th, and 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the 1st New Jersey Cavalry, the 7th Indiana Cavalry, the 1st and 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, and the 27th Kentucky Cavalry were armed with the .54 cal. Merrill carbine.  This does not take into account those southern captured and Confederate carried.  This is a good condition weapon, but with clear evidence of having seen extensive actual Civil War service.--$1,450.

  5. Good, honest .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver in original leather holster.  The revolver is serial number "149088" which is very sought after "1863" production.  The numbers all match except the wedge which is an old replacement.  The revolver shows evidence of quite a lot of service with edges worn rounded, and marks visible but do show wear.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.  The leather holster is in very good condition, and is quite pliable.  Ther small leather closure tab appears to have been intentionally removed.  The Colt .36 cal. Navy revolver was General Nathan Bedford Forrest's favorite handgun.--$1,895.

  6. Really pretty .54 cal. breechloading "Standard Model" Burnside Carbine.  This example has a nice early matching serial number of "10694".  Many, many Civil War Federal Cavalry units were armed with this weapon including the 1st Michigan - 3rd Indiana - 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio - 1st New Jersey - 3rd West Virginia - 2nd, 12th, 14th, and16th Ill. - 3rd, 14th, and 18th PA. Cav.  This carbine has a crisp bore, action almost like new, and both inspector cartouches easily visible.  I think that most any collector would be happy to have this weapon in their collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  7. Very nice untouched condition on this 12 mm imported French pinfire revolver.  This is the very desirable "spur trigger guard" style with lanyard ring.  The revolver has the original loading door intact as well as the cartridge ejector and the lanyard ring.  These type revolvers are almost always missing one or more of these pieces.  In addition, the revolver is in its original hand stitched, Confederate, rawhide holster.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very similar to this one.  You couldn't ask for a nicer and cooler Confederate weapon for your collection than this for the money spent.  This is just in out of our local area     --$1,650.SOLD

  8. Nice early Model 1860 Spencer 7-shot Repeater.  The metal has a nice smooth - never cleaned - attic brown patina with an early serial number of "34531".  The action remains crisp with good clear marks, and both inspector cartouches are still lightly visible.  The bore is dirty, but good rifling remains.  This carbine was definitely carried, and saw time in the saddle as there is a distinct groove worn by the carbine sling snap swivel.  This is a nice, honest, untampered with example of one of the most impactful weapons of the American Civil War.  The Yankee "All Week Gun" -- They loaded it on Sunday and shot it all week !!--$2,250.

  9.  gallager2.JPG (10702 bytes)gallager.jpg (10128 bytes)gallagerlckplt.JPG (42830 bytes)gallagercls.JPG (40748 bytes)gallager1860.JPG (67099 bytes)gallagersrl.JPG (68786 bytes)gallagercmpt.JPG (70938 bytes)gallagercrvg.JPG (67028 bytes)gallagerw.JPG (74459 bytes)Attractive, honest "and actually carried" .50 cal. Gallager Carbine - The metal has a smooth attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Richardson and Overman - July 17, 1860" and serial number "17024".  The action still works correctly and a good bore remains.  The patch box - sling ring - and long range site all remain intact.  The original walnut stock is in nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks from service, and the soldier has carved an unusual symbol into the stock just in front of the butt plate.  This is a nice quality carbine that doesn't come along every day.--$1,450.

  10. Very nice display containing a non-excavated musket wrench and a non-excavated bullet worm.  These are displayed in a glass display case and will be a great compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$95.

  11. 1862tower.JPG (24183 bytes)1862towerstk.JPG (13274 bytes)1862towerbrl.JPG (11412 bytes)1862towerlckplt.JPG (57029 bytes)1862towerdte.JPG (67242 bytes)1862towercrn.JPG (67637 bytes)1862towercart.JPG (187343 bytes)1862towerrb.JPG (62314 bytes)VERY nice condition Confederate marked .577 cal. 3-band Enfield rifled musket.  The metal has a nice, smooth gently aging grey-brown patina, and has lockplate markings of "1862 - Tower - and the crown".  The barrel has the sought after "25 - 25" mark.  The stock is in exceptionally nice condition with only the small dings and marks of service, and has the small cartouches that has been found to be associated with Confederate import.  The original ramrod - both sling swivels - and original long range site all remain intact.  In addition, the action is about as crisp as when issued, and a very decent bore remains.  This is, in every way, a quality Confederate associated weapon.--$2,450.SOLD

  12. smthwsn.jpg (56195 bytes)smthwsnrev.JPG (52651 bytes)smthwsnpntdte.JPG (65361 bytes)smthwensrl.JPG (62780 bytes)A Very nice condition Smith and Wesson .32 cal.  Model #2 Army revolver.  These were extremely popular with Civil War officers that wanted to carry a "metallic cartridge" handgun.  Civil War General George Armstrong Custer carried a pair of these, and "Wild Bill" Hickock was carrying one when he was killed during a "Poker Game" in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.  This example is in very nice condition with crisp, strong marks, and excellent original Rosewood Grips.  Serial number is "9677".--$795.

  13. jgdaileymskt.JPG (25379 bytes)jgdaileymsktbutt.JPG (16093 bytes)jgdaileymsktbrl.JPG (10603 bytes)jgdaileymsktlckplt.JPG (44356 bytes)jgdaileymsktmkr.JPG (80893 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg.JPG (39759 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg2.JPG (55434 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg3.JPG (517236 bytes)Extremely rare and in excellent condition Confederate marked .577 cal. 3-band Enfield rifled musket.  This musket has lockplate markings of "E. P. Bond - London" and has Confederate marks on the barrel, and C.S. type Roman numerals under the barrel bands.  The musket was carried by John Gill Dailey, and has his initials carved into the stock at one location and his entire name and regiment carved into the wood opposite the lockplate.  John Dailey was 22 years old and was a member of Co. "K" - 6th N.C.INF., and was wounded at Sharpsburg - fought at Gettysburg - was captured at Rappahannock Station on 11-7-1863, and was confined in prison at Point LookOut, MD. until exchanged on 2-10-1865.  This is as nice a Confederate Enfield as I have seen in a long time.--SOLD

  14. lemat.jpg (48422 bytes)lematrev.jpg (50834 bytes)lematengr.JPG (56166 bytes)lematcart.JPG (56865 bytes)lematsrl.jpg (48743 bytes)lematsrl2.JPG (55187 bytes)lematsrl4.JPG (51937 bytes)lematsrl5.JPG (57684 bytes)lematsrl3.JPG (39497 bytes)lematscr.jpg (88039 bytes)lematscr6.JPG (81366 bytes)lematscr2.JPG (62343 bytes)lematscr4.JPG (52989 bytes)lematscr5.JPG (56908 bytes)lematscr7.JPG (51866 bytes)Absolutely drop-dead beautiful condition most notable revolver of the American Civil War, the famous "LeMat" Paris Second Model production.  This revolver is serial# 1811 and is matching on all parts.  This serial number falls in mid-range Civil War production.  The LeMat second model range runs from the low 1000's to serial# 2494.  This revolver is from the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has original finish over at least 90% of the revolver.  The action on the revolver is perfect and all marks are as deep and crisp as the day it was made.  Any museum in the nation would be thrilled to have this fine revolver in its collection.  It is quite possible that you may never see another LeMat this nice offered for sale.--$23,000.SOLD

  15. coltpkt107084.JPG (61604 bytes)coltpkt107084rev.JPG (64253 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk1.JPG (66606 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk2.JPG (42547 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk3.JPG (47965 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk4.JPG (41359 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk5.JPG (73370 bytes)coltpkt107084mtk.JPG (69177 bytes)coltpkt107084sn.JPG (44988 bytes)Really pretty Model 1849 .31 cal. Colt Pocket revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number of "107084" {except for the wedge which is an old replacement}.  This is nice early 1852  - 1853 production, and what you would expect surfacing here in the "Sunny South".  The brass trigger guard still has a nice amount of original silver wash, and the cylinder still retains lots of original scene.  It has action about as crisp as new, and a near perfect bore remains.  This is a real nice little Colt Pocket Revolver.--$1,250.

  16. 1860musket1.JPG (25402 bytes)1860musket.JPG (62440 bytes)1860musketdate.JPG (91149 bytes)bayonetwednesday.JPG (13163 bytes)bayonetwednesdaycls.JPG (72159 bytes)Very pretty "1860" date Austrian 3-band rifled musket complete with original 4-side socket bayonet.  Austrian muskets were extensively used by both U.S. and C.S. troops during the American Civil War.  It is in .58 cal. and has a nice thick - never cleaned - chocolate brown patina.  The stock is European walnut and is in very nice condition.--$1,350. SOLD
  17. 69calflint.JPG (24013 bytes)69calflintlockplt.JPG (52786 bytes)69calflintlckpltrev.JPG (50129 bytes)69calflinteng.JPG (62440 bytes)Very nice .69 cal. Model 1812 military musket IN ORIGINAL FLINT with Mass. and Luke Harrington marks.  The musket has crisp action - sharp marks - and is dated "1821".  It came directly out of a North Carolina estate many, many years ago, and has the prettiest - never cleaned - attic grey/brown patina that you could hope to see.  Many young Confederates first left home carrying muskets of this type, and many were still being carried at the Battle of Mill Springs, KY.  I can't imagine any Civil War and earlier collector not being very proud of having this jewel in their collection.--$2,250.
  18. smithwesson.JPG (62203 bytes)smithwessonrev.JPG (61049 bytes)smithwessonopn.JPG (56755 bytes)smithwessonmkr.JPG (42900 bytes)32 cal. Smith and Wesson 5-shot cartridge revolver.  This is early production with only the 1855 and 1859 patent dates present on the barrel.  The serial number is 10287 which is Civil War Era production.  Many Civil War officers carried the 32 cal. Smith and Wesson revolver as a last line of defense vest gun.  This example has perfect action and some case colors present in recessed areas.  A quality little gun that would be a nice addition to most any collection.--$650.
  19. capcntnr.JPG (71444 bytes)capcntnrsd.JPG (60844 bytes)Original small percussion cap tin for any percussion revolver.  This would be a fine compliment to display with any Civil War era hand gun.--$48.
  20. dblmold.JPG (61008 bytes)dblmold1.JPG (63279 bytes)dblmoldcls.JPG (72479 bytes)Very nice condition double cavity folding .36 cal. bullet mold for a Manhattan Navy Model revolver.  I am including two original bullets recovered here at Stones River to display with the mold.--$125.
  21. bltmold.JPG (62088 bytes)bltmoldclsd.JPG (67190 bytes)Nice condition cast brass double cavity bullet mold for a "Country Rifle".  Many young Confederates left their Southern homes in 1861 carrying the family "Country Rifle", and was armed with this until a "more Military" type weapon came along.  This mold is out of a local estate and has a nice rich aged patina.--$125.
  22. guntools.JPG (54115 bytes)Group of 7 assorted musket parts that are either non-excavated or are early pick-ups or recoveries, and still remain in nice enough condition to use on a musket today.  There are {2} .58 cal. Springfield or contract musket breechplugs - one brass Mississippi trigger guard - {1} .58 cal. Springfield trigger guard - one cast brass Enfield nose cap {1} one .69 cal. Model 1816 musket buttplate and {1} cast brass trigger guard to an unknown musket.  A real bargain !!--$195. for all
  23. 1849cltpckt.JPG (55029 bytes)1849cltpcktrev.JPG (55892 bytes)1849cltpcktmkr.JPG (41139 bytes)1849cltpcktptnt.JPG (66480 bytes)1849cltpcktserl.JPG (45536 bytes)1849cltpcktserl2.JPG (46685 bytes)Nice condition .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number {328193} except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls right at the end of the Civil War or possibly just after.  It has nice clear markings - good rifling - and crisp action.  Every collection needs a pretty little Colt Revolver.--$950.
  24. tool.JPG (75085 bytes)Original folding musket tool correct to display with any of the Models of Springfield or contract percussion muskets.  An excellent compliment to display with your musket.--$65.
  25. Excellent condition non-excavated Springfield combination musket tool - perfect to display with your original Civil War musket.  Also, an original non-excavated .577 cal. Enfield trigger block with trigger.  Both items only.--$65.
  26. .69 cal. Prussian Musket which was purchased and imported early in the war by the Governor of Ohio for the issue to Ohio troops as they marched off to war in 1861.  These muskets fired an absolutely massive projectile, and they were very quickly found to not be as accurate and serviceable as the smaller cal. Springfield muskets.  Over the years as relic hunters we have learned that when you recover the huge Prussian projectiles that you are certainly in an Ohio camp and could very well be about to recover an "OVM" beltplate.  This particular musket is marked "Potsdam" and dated "1837."  Although the musket was brought in to the shop by a local family, it was learned that the family's ancestry was not unexpectedly out of Ohio.  It has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina and will display very nicely.--$975.
  27. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.

Larry Hicklen

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