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  1. 1834sprngfld.JPG (27921 bytes)1834sprngfldbrl.JPG (31907 bytes)1834sprngflddte.JPG (48605 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt.JPG (65198 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt1.JPG (62517 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt2.JPG (62749 bytes)1834sprngfldmrk.JPG (47329 bytes)1834sprngfldmrk3.JPG (54966 bytes)1834sprngfldusmrk.JPG (65158 bytes)Very, very RARE and in uncommonly nice condition .69 cal. Model 1816 Springfield smoothbore musket REMAINING IN ORIGINAL FLINT.  The musket is clean with virtually no pitting what-so-ever.  The lockplate is marked "1834 - U.S. - Springfield" and the barrel has a crisp matching "1834" date.  There is hardly any burnout at all and the flint mechanism works as perfectly as the day it was made.  I don't even see a replaced screw - What a fine museum grade weapon this is.--$2,650.   {I have in recent times seen original flints no nicer than this one priced at $3,500.}
  2. 1862enfield.JPG (30009 bytes)1862enfieldbrl.JPG (34075 bytes)1862enfieldclose.JPG (44832 bytes)1862enfielddte.JPG (66849 bytes)1862enfieldmrk.JPG (70367 bytes)1862enfieldmrk2.JPG (46111 bytes)Just in "1862" date .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket complete with bayonet - original long range site - and both sling swivels intact.  The ramrod is also intact, but looks to be an old correct type replacement.  The musket has a pretty attic chocolate brown patina, and the barrel has the desirable "upside down 25 - 25" marks.  The action - both full cock and half cock - work as well as the day it was made.  The .577 cal. 3-band Enfield musket was a favorite among Confederate infantry, and this one is going to look sweet on someone's wall.--$1,650. complete with bayonet
  3. ustrentonbutt.JPG (31098 bytes)ustrentonbrl.JPG (31668 bytes)ustrentonclose.JPG (57840 bytes)ustrentonname.JPG (88014 bytes)ustrentoncrtche.JPG (90904 bytes)ustrentondate.JPG (74607 bytes)Quite rare and nice condition .58 cal. "New Jersey" marked Trenton 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal is nice and smooth - just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "U.S.-Trenton-1863" and the barrel is marked "N.J.-1864" which is the standard marking found on New Jersey issued Trenton muskets.  The musket retains lots of rifling, and the action is about as crisp as when issued.  It's wood is very nice with just the normal small dings from actual field service.  This is a nicer musket than most you see now days.--$1,650.
  4. coltpistol.JPG (55976 bytes)coltpistolmnted.JPG (54355 bytes)coltpistolrev.JPG (55249 bytes)coltpistolmrk.JPG (43973 bytes)coldpistolmrk2.JPG (39473 bytes)coltpistolsrl.JPG (51681 bytes)coltpistolptnt.JPG (64150 bytes)Quite attractive .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  This is serial number "101859" which is very desirable mid-war "1863 - 1864" production.  It has an all matching serial number except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  The revolver has an uncleaned - attic brown patina overall and it comes with a really nice walnut mount for displaying it on the wall.  The original walnut grips are in good condition and a faint cartouche {in good light} can still be seen, and the bore remains deep and sharp.  This is an honest - attractive .44 cal. Colt Army revolver that saw real service in the War.--$1,295.SOLD
  5. 1858starr.JPG (55677 bytes)1858starrrev.JPG (60128 bytes)1858starrmrk.JPG (64742 bytes)1858starrmrk2.JPG (62995 bytes)1858starrcrtche.JPG (44214 bytes).44 cal.  Model 1858 Starr Double Action Army Revolver.  It has a pretty chocolate brown attic patina overall and a visible inspector cartouche on the walnut grips.  This is a nice untouched example.--$1,295.SOLD
  6. bltmld.JPG (60485 bytes)bltmldmrk.JPG (38378 bytes)Beautiful condition and quite rare style on this .577 cal. Enfield bullet mold.  The mold opens from the bottom rather than the typical sideways opening pattern.  In addition, this Enfield mold came out of the deep South and has the "25" mark that we all like to see on our imported Enfield muskets.  This will be a fantastic compliment to your Enfield musket.--$895.
  7. msriflpart.JPG (54414 bytes)msriflpart2.JPG (57309 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated cast brass trigger guard for a "Mississippi Rifle".  This was found in an old home in North Alabama.  Very hard to find when you need one, and this one has faint soldier's initials cut into it.  A Bargain !!--$125.SOLD
  8. 1863lg&ybutt.JPG (36079 bytes)1863lg&gbrl.JPG (30236 bytes)1863lg&yclose.JPG (51639 bytes)1863lg&ydte.JPG (80932 bytes)1863lg&yname.JPG (47127 bytes)Fresh out of the attic "1863" date .58 cal. "L.G.&Y. - U.S. - Windsor, VT."  1861 "Special Model" Percussion Rifled Musket  The musket has a very nice "never cleaned" smooth chocolate patina on the metal from tip to tip.  The wood is nice as well with just the normal small dings and marks of actual field service.  The action is as crisp as the day it was made, and it retains lots of original rifling.  Anyone would be proud to have this rare musket in their collection.--$1,650.
  9. blltmldgrp.JPG (62425 bytes)blltmldgrpopen.JPG (59311 bytes)blltmldgrpptnt.JPG (56876 bytes)Beautiful grouping including an "Eagle Flask" - a .36 cal. double cavity Colt mold - a percussion cap tin - and four Battlefield recovered .36 cal. Colt bullets.  This grouping will make your .36 cal. Colt Navy Model Revolver into a museum worthy display.--$450. for all.
  10. 36cltgrp.JPG (66659 bytes)Here is something that you rarely see offered for sale.  It is a complete original set of walnut grips for a Model 1851 Colt .36 cal. Navy Revolver.  The grips show wear, but are not cracked or broken.  If you have a Colt .36 Navy with broken or missing grips - here is your chance to complete your weapon.  The grips show lots of wear and rounded corners, but are complete, and are out of the "Deep South" - and could have quite likely been C.S. carried.--$175.
  11. 1864sprgflddte.JPG (64330 bytes)1864sprgfldbutt.JPG (30359 bytes)1864sprgfldbrl.JPG (37415 bytes)1864sprgfldnme.JPG (72348 bytes)Very attractive Model 1863 - Type II .58 cal. Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  The metal is clean - just beginning to grey with age - with markings of "U.S. - 1864 - Springfield".  It still retains quite decent bore, but the cartouche and barrel date are pretty much worn away.  The action still works great.  This is quite a historical weapon being the last percussion weapon of the American military.--$1,450.SOLD
  12. savage.JPG (30048 bytes)savagebrl.JPG (35366 bytes)savageclose.JPG (55248 bytes)savagemrk.JPG (80160 bytes)savagemrk1.JPG (70877 bytes)Restored .58 cal. 3-band rifled musket that had been brought home from the Civil War and "sporterized" {stock cut back to first band} for hunting game and feeding the family after the Civil War.  The musket was purchased back in the 1960s and nicely restored back to it's original "full stock" and "3-band" look.  It has, over the years, been carried in many re-enactments - a couple movies - and many "living history" programs.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - Savage Firearms Co. - Middletown, Ct."  Not collector grade, but real as can be and will display nicely at a price that is less than a reproduction runs.--Only $695.SOLD
  13. 1872potts&huntbut.JPG (36274 bytes)1872potts&huntbrl.JPG (29216 bytes)1872potts&huntclose.JPG (54394 bytes)1872potts&huntdte.JPG (69159 bytes)1872potts&huntintls.JPG (68605 bytes)1872potts&huntmrk.JPG (47668 bytes)1872potts&huntnme.JPG (83642 bytes)Fresh in the door out of the local area.  Very attractive .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket by "Potts and Hunt" of London.  The "Potts and Hunt" Enfield is a very well made musket and was an absolute favorite among Confederate infantry soldiers.  The metal has a smooth ageing grey patina with lockplate markings of "Potts and Hunt -- London" and a "25" barrel mark.  The English Walnut stock is pretty with only the expected small dings and marks of being carried.  The brass buttplate has "J. P. -- 13th" very nicely cut in with a pinknife -- This could be "J. Parham - 13th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry", but can't say for sure.  The site is an old replacement, and the musket is otherwise original and quite nice.  There is even a fair amount of bore remaining.  This weapon would be sweet on anyone's wall.--$1,450.SOLD
  14. gallagher.JPG (29887 bytes)gallagherclose.JPG (53585 bytes)gallagherdate.JPG (78475 bytes)gallagherintls.JPG (74007 bytes)gallaghersrl.JPG (69219 bytes)gallagherstrg.JPG (56126 bytes)gallagherstrg.JPG (56126 bytes)gallagherstrgopn.JPG (53145 bytes)Really pretty and well marked .50 cal. Gallager breachloading percussion carbine.  The Gallager was produced by Richardson and Overman of Philadelphia with only 22,728 Gallager carbines  produced making it one of the rarer longarms of the war, and, therefore,  a quite sought after weapon.  This weapon has a smooth brown patina overall with faint case colors in some recessed areas.  This carbine is serial number "7017" which is good early production.  Both the action and the bore remain in nice condition and the wood shows clear evidence of "time in the saddle" with wear from the carbine sling snap swivel and the soldier's initials "J.B.B." cut into the left side of the stock.  There is also a small sliver of wood chipped out directly behind the hammer.  All in all,  though, this is a solid, quality Gallager that went to the Civil War and was "actually carried", and that is the kind of weapon many of us like.--SOLD
  15. Very nice condition "Colt Patent" folding double cavity .31 cal. bullet mold.  You can read "Colt Patent" clear as a bell, and this mold is going to look fantastic displayed beside someone's nice .31 cal. Pocket Model Colt Revolver.--$150.SOLD
  16. Very ornate and absolutely beautiful condition .44 cal. single shot 1840 - 1860 era percussion pistol.  The pistol has intricate inlay and beautiful silver accents.  It is maker marked "Mewis & Co."  These fine quality pistols were generally European made and private purchased by both Union and Confederate soldiers.--$950.
  17. "1837" date 6-shot "Pepperbox" revolver.  These are clearly pre-Civil War, but I have seen numerous photographs of Confederates carrying these. It has a smooth, slick, uncleaned attic brown patina and is marked "1837 - Allen and Thurber - Worcester".  No Civil War era collection is complete without a little "Pepperbox Revolver".--$650.
  18. This is considered by many to be the absolute most representative longarm of the American Civil War.  It is the .58 cal. Model 1861 Springfield 3-band rifled musket complete with original triangular socket bayonet.  The musket has a smooth dark "attic brown" patina tip-to-tip with lockplate markings of "1862 - U.S. - Springfield".  The wood is nice, but does have all the little dings and marks of many campaigns.  Long range site - ramrod - bayonet - and both sling swivels all remain intact.  An attractive 1862 date Springfield musket that has clearly seen the elephant.--$1,450. {with bayonet} and $1,250. {without bayonet}-SOLD
  19. Just in fresh out of a local Williamson Co., TN family, and quite likely C.S. carried.  This is a .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has a smooth, darkened attic brown patina, and has a matching serial number of "133982" which is nice early 1856 - 1857 production and typical of what many Confederates carried.  The revolver shows average wear, and has a small chip out of the corner of the right grip.  This little jewel sings Dixie loud and clear !!--$975.SOLD
  20. Fresh in out of the local area - Nicer than usual .69 cal. Model 1842 RIFLED Springfield percussion musket.  The metal is clean with virtually no pitting at all and with markings of "Springfield - 1847 - U.S." and has action about as crisp as new.  In addition, there is decent rifling remaining.  The original ramrod and both sling swivels remain intact as well.  It's quite hard to find a rifled .69 cal. Model 1842 musket this pretty - Not to mention that it was very likely "C.S." carried.--$1,650.SOLD
  21. Very, Very nice .44 cal. Model 1858 Starr "Double Action" Army Revolver.  This is far and away a nicer example of the .44 cal. Starr than you will generally see.  The metal is smooth as can be with no pitting at all and considerable case colors - especially in the recessed areas.  The markings are super sharp, and the inspector cartouches are clearly visible on each side of the grips.  It's rifling will about cut your finger.  This revolver is - without a doubt - a good solid 8 to 8.5 condition-wise on a scale of 10.  In addition, the action is as crisp as the day it was made.--$1,895.SOLD
  22. Fresh in out of a local estate.  This is a retractable trigger 9mm "double barrel" pinfire of a type often carried by Confederates in the Civil War.  This is a very cool weapon to be priced so reasonably.  I am also including 2 cartridges to display with the pistol.--$450.SOLD
  23. Just in fresh out of a North Alabama estate - nice condition C.S. carried Pre-War single shot percussion pistol in it's brown leather hand stitched Confederate holster.  A beautiful Confederate rig at the price of a "middle-grade" Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$1,250.
  24. Original 9mm Pinfire revolver quite similar to the revolver carried by Confederate General T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson.  Often the loading door, or extractor rod, or both are missing on this type revolver.  This one is very pretty with both pieces present, and I am including 2 original cartridges to display with the revolver.--$495.SOLD
  25. Fresh in out of the local area - .44 cal 1863 "New Model" Remington 6-shot Army Revolver.  The metal is pretty with a grey-brown aged patina and virtually no pitting at all.  This is serial number "61376" which is very desirable 1863 - 1864   production.  The revolver still has good action and a crisp bore and an inspector's  cartouche you can see from 6 feet away.  In addition, the revolver has holes in the butt of the gun for a leather lanyard strap -- This is more often than not - a "C.S. used" trait.  And last, but not least, there are six kill notches carved into the grips.  All in all - a good solid mid-grade Remington that you can tell saw actual Civil War Field Service.--$1,250.SOLD
  26. Just beautiful 1850 era high grade percussion competition type hand made long rifle.  The lockplate is nicely engraved and is an English made "Moore" and the barrel was made by "J. Gartner, Columbus, Ohio" and is finely rifled.  The barrel is VERY heavy and has a long range site.  This beautiful weapon is said to have been carried by a Confederate "Sharp-Shooter".  It has lots of really pretty silver inlay and has an old crack in the stock repaired long, long ago using silver.  This weapon cost "several coins" even way back then and is going to be just beautiful on someone's wall today.--$1,250.SOLD
  27. Very nice condition Smith and Wesson Model "1" - second issue - revolver.  It is a 7-shot - .22 short caliber revolver with a 3 3/16 inch barrel.  It has rosewood grips with a brass frame retaining lots of original silver wash.  It is serial number "70783" which is 1865 production.  A nicer Smith and Wesson than most that you see.--$350.SOLD
  28. Very scarce to come by - .36 cal. Whitney 6-shot Navy Model Civil War revolver.  The metal has a very pleasing grey-brown aged patina with nice clear markings of "E. Whitney - N. Haven". The serial number is "10221" out of a total production of over 33,000.  That would put the production of this gun just prior to or right at the beginning of the Civil War.  The bore remains in very nice condition and the action is about as crisp as new.  With this nice revolver we are including the "Whitney Revolver" reference book by Daniel E. Williams, Jr.  Both revolver and reference book.--$1,650.SOLD
  29. Exceptionally nice .58 cal. "Norris and Clements" 1863 date 3-band percussion Federal rifled musket.  The metal is very nice with a gently greying aged patina with lockplate markings of "S.N. and W.T.C. For Massachusetts - 1863 - U.S." and a deep, clear matching "1863" date on the barrel.  The eagle on the bolster is as crisp as new and the rifling will about cut your finger.  The original walnut stock is really pretty with 2 cartouches.  This is unquestionably a museum grade weapon.--$1,950.
  30. JUST IN -- Nice uncleaned attic chocolate brown patina 1863 date "William Mason" contract .58 cal. 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth aged patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - 1863 - Wm. Mason" and the wood has an aged mahogany type look with typical burnout flash around the nipple and it has the normal small dings and marks from "real actual service" over all.  The musket has both sling swivels - long range site - ramrod - and original triangular socket bayonet all still intact.  This old warrior will look really nice on your wall and makes a clear statement that it has "Seen The Elephant".--$1,450. complete with bayonet or $1,295. for musket only.SOLD
  31. Nice looking regulation original Federal black leather holster for a .44 cal. Army Model revolver.  It would be really nice with a .44 cal. Colt or Remington revolver.  The holster is in overall nice pliable - flexible condition, but is missing the tip of the closure tab and the small leather plug in the bottom.  The holster belt loop remains intact on the reverse.--$350.SOLD
  32. Very nice condition 1850s era .60 cal. French M. R. de Chatellerault single shot percussion pistol.  It is extremely well made with crisp action - sharp marks - a compartment on the butt with an extra nipple - and rifling that will cut your finger.  This is an exceptionally nice pistol.--$750.SOLD
  33. 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.
  34. "Y - Shaped" combination musket tool.  This is a non-excavated tool and is SO crudely made that I believe it to be a "C.S." made tool.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Southern carried musket and very rare to come by in a non-excavated state.--$175.SOLD
  35. If you've been wanting a PRETTY .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket for your collection - here is a DANDY !!  The metal has a smooth gently ageing grey-brown patina with traces of original finish in the recessed areas.  The lockplate is marked "Tower - 1863 - and the Crown" and the musket has a "25 - 25" mark that you can see from across the street.  The bore is still quite good and would no-doubt still lay them in there.  The stock is very nice as well with a "Birmingham Small Arms" mark that will nearly cut your finger and a "King and Phillips" stock maker mark that is clear as can be.  The long range site is not present, and appears to have been gone a very long time.  Both sling swivels remain present and the action is as crisp as the day it was issued.  This is an Enfield musket that will look stunning on anyone's wall.--$1,650.SOLD
  36. Moore's Patent Firearms Company front loading Revolver.     A .32 caliber revolver that shot a special "teat Fire" cartridge. 3.25" barrel is marked "Moore's Pat. Firearms  Co. Brooklyn, N.Y." readable but faint. The 6 shot cylinder is stamped "D. William's Pat. January 5, 1864. This is also faint from wear. Very attractive pistol with a highly engraved brass frame. Walnut grips are in great shape. The action works great! The owner penned his initials "DT" into the backstrap and the cylinder. This is a rare weapon to find with only approx. 30,000 ever made. The serial # is 17014.--$450.SOLD
  37. Quite Rare "U.S." Military marked .36 cal. Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, grey patina and is marked "Address Saml. Colt - Hartford, CT." and is serial number "64642" which is "Super Early" late 1850s production {just before the outbreak of War}.  All the numbers match except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  The frame is crisply marked "Colt's Patent - U.S."  The action still works nicely and there is about 20 % original cylinder scene still visible.  Colt Navy Revolvers with late 1850s production dates like this one often found their way South and were frequently Confederate carried.  Not a mint example, but a good, honest "U.S. marked" Hartford produced Colt Navy.--$1,650.SOLD
  38. This is one that many folks have never even seen before.  It's a 6-shot .44 cal. Pettengill Federal Army Revolver.  It was manufactured in 1860 through 1862 by Rogers, Spencer, and Co. -New York - for Pettengil.  There was a total production of only 3,400 revolvers.  It is in good overall condition with a smooth dark, attic brown patina.   The distinctive attribute of this revolver is that it is DOUBLE ACTION HAMMERLESS.  The action works sometimes and sometimes not - depending on what mood it's in -{much like me these days !!}--$2,495.SOLD
  39. Nice condition little .32 cal. Allen and Wheelock "Sidehammer" black powder cartridge revolver.  These were manufactured between 1859 and 1862 with a total production of around 1,000.  It is marked "July 3, 1860" on the frame.  This is a quite rare little DEFINITELY Civil War revolver at a very affordable price.--$495.SOLD
  40. Quite attractive .54 cal. breech-loading Burnside carbine.  It has a matching block and frame number of "37892" which is referred to as the "Standard Model" or 4th Model Burnside {A few collectors call it a 5th Model}.  The standard Burnside carbine was carried by many units including the 1st Michigan Cav. - 3rd Indiana - 5th, 6th , and 7th Ohio - 1st New Jersey - 3rd West Virginia - 3rd - 14th - and 18th PA. - as well as the 2nd - 12th - 14th - and 16th Ill.  {There is no wonder that we recover so many Burnside Bullets !!}  The carbine has a smooth, gently darkening patina, but with hardly any pitting at all.  The markings are all easily legible, and the military inspector cartouche remains visible in the stock.  The action works as well as when it was issued and lots of rifling remains in the barrel.  Just a solid - honest - "carried, but cared for" Burnside Carbine.--$1,250.SOLD
  41. Really pretty .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  It has an all matching {except for the wedge} serial number of "91358" which is 1863 production.  The cylinder retains about 30 % original scene and the action works nicely as long as you are shooting downward !!  The hand spring is a little weak, so doesn't engage every time when you are pointing upward.  The walnut grips are original and have an easily visible military inspector cartouche.  This is a little nicer Colt Army than most that you run into now.--$1,850.SOLD
  42. Attractive attic brown-grey patina on this .28 cal. 6-shot Manhattan produced Pepperbox revolver.  These were produced between 1856 and 1860 and a number of these were actually carried in the American Civil War.  This revolver is "Manhattan" marked and retains good action and is nicely engraved.--$550.
  43. Very nice condition original .577 cal. Enfield musket tompion.  A fantastic final touch for your nice Enfield musket.--$65.
  44. Nice smooth chocolate brown attic patina on the metal of this .69 cal. Model 1842 smoothbore 3-band Springfield musket.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - 1848 - Springfield" and the action still works well with a good strong spring.  The stock is quite attractive with a visible inspector cartouche and just the normal small dings and marks of service.  I just purchased this musket out of a North Carolina estate dating all the way back to the 1940 - 1950s era.  This is a weapon with that slick brown patina that some tasteful, gentle cleaning would make look significantly nicer.--$1,450.
  45. Pretty little E. Whitney .31 cal. 5-shot 2nd Model 3rd Type Pocket Model Percussion Revolver.  E. Whitney Pocket Models were produced in the late 1850s and only "early" 1860s.  This example is serial number "21064" out of a total production of 32,500.  This is "1860 - 1862" production.  The metal has a smooth aging grey patina with really no pitting at all.  It retains good bore and the action is much like me --- works sometimes and sometimes not - according to how it feels !!  This is a very nice little early Civil War produced revolver and surfaced here in the South -- so could very well be Rebel carried.  {And very fairly priced}--$795.SOLD
  46. Deep, rich, aged bronze patina on this "1850" date "Batty" produced "PEACE FLASK".  It is in quite nice condition overall with crisp, pretty detail on this flask's intricate stamped brass die work.  The flask has actually been carried as evidenced by a couple small dings and marks from use.  The famous "Peace Flask" adds a touch of museum type beauty to any collection.--$425.SOLD
  47. Very attractive and quite rare "1849" date "Sprague and Marston" .31 cal. 6-shot Pepper Box revolver.  The revolver has a smooth dark attic patina with lots of remaining engraving.  The action works sometimes and doesn't sometimes.  You see Pepper Box revolvers of this type being carried in many Civil War images.--$595.SOLD
  48. Attractive .69 cal. Potsdam musket dated "1826".  This one is out of an Ohio estate sale and has a smooth uncleaned attic patina.  A good number of these were purchased by the Governor of Ohio to arm troops from the state in early 1861 - some are even "OHIO" marked, but this one is unmarked.  The Ohio guys quickly realized that the rifled .58 cal. Springfield muskets were much better and more accurate and these ancient old muskets were soon replaced.  Confederates were also able to get some of these, and they used them until they were able to get the much superior and preferred .577 cal. Enfields.  This is a nice looking "early Civil War" weapon.--$895.
  49. .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.
  50. 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.

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