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  1. colt13426.JPG (54746 bytes)colt13426rev.JPG (50279 bytes)colt13426ptnt.JPG (59243 bytes)colt13426srl.JPG (60438 bytes)colt13426srl2.JPG (44100 bytes)Absolutely "Drop Dead" beautiful condition .28  cal. Model 1855 Sidehammewr Colt Pocket Revolver - commonly known as the "Colt Root".  This revolver is serial number "13426" {first Production} Model 2 with "Hartford" address.  This is late 1850s production and many were C.S. carried.  The revolver has about 80 % original bluing and about 90 % visible cylinder scene.  The rifling looks brand new and I doubt that the revolver has ever even been fired.  In 40 years, this is the nicest Colt Root to ever come my way.  Without question - "Museum Quality".--$2,250.
  2. pistoldblbrl.JPG (60293 bytes)pistoldblbrlrev.JPG (59548 bytes)pistoldblbrltop.JPG (59776 bytes)pistoldblbrlsrl.JPG (51302 bytes)pistoldblbrlnum.JPG (62343 bytes)Very nice condition and quite rare American made "Allen & Wheelock" Percussion double barrel pistol.  This pistol dates about 1840 to 1850 and is approx. .32 cal.  The action is as strong as when it was new.--$650.
  3. griswprst.JPG (54110 bytes)griswprstrev.JPG (57373 bytes)griswprstgrip.JPG (43002 bytes)griswprstmaker.JPG (35876 bytes)griswprstsrl.JPG (56007 bytes)griswprstsrl2.JPG (60177 bytes)griswprsteng.JPG (54942 bytes)griswprstdoc.JPG (45131 bytes)Absolutely BEAUTIFUL condition .36 cal. Manhattan Navy Model Revolver With PRESENTATION.  The revolver has an all matching EARLY serial number of "5071" with a presentation that reads "Presented to H. A. Griswold By T. J. Butler - 1865".  The revolver has 100 % original cylinder scene and a good bit of original bluing.  The family has connections in both Georgia and Kentucky {as is evidenced by the document above}  This is going to be a very exciting research project for someone and is nothing short of a fine near-mint weapon !!--$1,850.
  4. deringerrif.JPG (14233 bytes)deringerrifbrl.JPG (8268 bytes)deringerriflckplt.JPG (52152 bytes)deringerrifmrk.JPG (56985 bytes)deringerrifcmptmnt.JPG (72685 bytes)This has to be a QUITE rare weapon as I do not ever remember having one before.  It is a Model 1817 U.S. Common Rifle produced by "Henry Deringer" in .58 cal. AND PRODUCED IN PERCUSSION TO BEGIN WITH - {not converted !!} - and believed to have been produced around 1840.  The metal is greying with age, but very nice with virtually no pitting at all.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - Deringer - Philadel'a", but only part of the marking is visible.  The musket has the distinctive "P" barrel mark, and an excellent bore remaining.  The original walnut stock is very nice with just the normal small marks of service.  One sling swivel remains intact, and one is not present.  I'll bet that you didn't have a clue that Henry Deringer ALSO made military long rifles.  A very scarce longarm that you will only see one or two "PER YEAR" offered for sale.--$1,950.
  5. ewhitneymsktstck.JPG (15899 bytes)ewhitneymsktbrl.JPG (6124 bytes)ewhitneylckplt.JPG (60558 bytes)ewhitneymskt.JPG (73806 bytes)ewhitneymsktdate.JPG (70879 bytes)Very attractive, and straight out of the bushes of Winchester, TN. - Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle.  It has a pleasing smooth chocolate brown "attic" patina and lockplate markings of "1849 - E. Whitney - N. Haven".  The wood is all original, and has all the typical dings and marks of many a campaign.  The action still works well, and ramrod and both sling swivels remain intact.  I have to keep this one wrapped in a blanket to hold down the volume of just how loud it plays "Dixie"!!!  EVERY Civil War collection needs a pretty "Southern Carried" Mississippi Rifle.--$1,450.SOLD
  6. fayetteville.JPG (14777 bytes)fayettevillebrl.JPG (8439 bytes)fayettevillelckplte.JPG (55098 bytes)fayettevillemkr.JPG (59871 bytes)fayettevilledte.JPG (71889 bytes)fayettevilledte3.JPG (72336 bytes)fayettevillecsa.JPG (57392 bytes)fayettevillemrkng1.JPG (62488 bytes)VERY - VERY RARE "1863" date Confederate manufactured FAYETTEVILLE .58 cal. 2-band rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "Fayetteville - C.S.A. - 1863" and the barrel has a corresponding "1863" date.  The barrel bands are brass as are the trigger guard, and the well known "C.S.A." marked brass buttplate.  The wood is quite nice, but was shortened a bit for use hunting {to feed the family} after the Civil War.  The wood has been repaired under the front band, and other than being just a little short - looks excellent.  The action still works perfectly.  The musket displays as well as a $12,000. Fayetteville,  and with the exception of the stock restoration under the front barrel band - is a completely original SUPER RARE Confederate manufactured Fayetteville C.S. rifled musket.  {And Is Priced A Long Way From $12,000.}--$5,500.SOLD
  7. 1862tower.JPG (16779 bytes)1862towerbrl.JPG (11849 bytes)1862towerlckplt.JPG (56121 bytes)1862towerdte.JPG (71646 bytes)1862towereng.JPG (59054 bytes)1862towersmrk.JPG (86539 bytes)Very Rare "1862" date .577 cal. CONFEDERATE Enfield 3-band percussion rifled musket with the "Sinclair - Hamilton" C.S. mark.  The stock shows all the little dings and marks of lots of actual field service, and the "Sinclair - Hamilton" Confederate mark can be easily seen.  The lockplate is marked "1862 - Tower - and the crown" and the barrel has the sought after "upside down 25 - 25" marks.  The metal overall has a really nice aged - dark brown - patina.  A light halo of the circle on the stock that reads "Birmingham Small Arms" can be faintly seen.  One sling swivel remains and one is on a battlefield somewhere, and the long range site hasn't been present for many years.  This Enfield is out of "Ole Dixie" and you can't hold it up to your ear without hearing Dixie Playing !!  Every Civil War collection should have a nice CONFEDERATE Enfield 3-band musket.--$1,850.SOLD
  8. ornateflask.JPG (34773 bytes)ornateflaskrev.JPG (30944 bytes)ornateflasktop.JPG (60307 bytes)Absolutely stunning 1840 era 8-inch powder flask with a rich, aged 150 year bronze-brown patina, and the most beautiful and intricate motif that you will ever see.  This is the exact type powder flask that many young Confederates left home for the Civil War slung over their shoulder.  SOOOOO PRETTY.  {And still has a little bit of Civil War powder inside !!!}--$195.
  9. hartfordcolt.JPG (56801 bytes)hartfordcoltrev.JPG (55111 bytes)hartfordcoltmkr.JPG (41228 bytes)hartfordcoltptnt.JPG (72033 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl.JPG (55856 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl2.JPG (54986 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl3.JPG (47408 bytes)Very nice condition .36 cal. Model 1851 "HARTFORD PRODUCTION" Colt Navy revolver.  It has nice cylinder scene visible through the aged brown patina, and lots of silver wash left on the back strap and trigger guard.  The revolver has perfect action - crisp bore - and an all matching EARLY serial number of "97099".  Nicely carved into the buttstrap is the name "A. Ball" and it is believed that this is either Alexander Ball or Andrew Ball - both were members of "CO. "H" - Lillard's "3rd" Confederate Cavalry or Mounted Infantry".  It is likely that they are either brothers or cousins.  This is a "jamming nice" Confederate carried Hartford Colt - and with room for tons of fun research.--$2,450.SOLD
  10. sharpemskt.JPG (12991 bytes)sharpemsktbrl.JPG (7506 bytes)sharpemsktlockplt.JPG (56673 bytes)sharpemsktmkr.JPG (72975 bytes)sharpemskteng.JPG (64672 bytes)sharpemskteng2.JPG (77943 bytes)sharpemskteng3.JPG (73096 bytes)sharpemskteng4.JPG (64656 bytes)sharpemsktcrvg.JPG (66906 bytes)Nice condition 1840s era .72 cal. English Sporting Rifle out of a local estate and believed to have been carried by a Confederate ancestor during the American Civil War.  This is an English "Sharpe" and very typical of the foreign weapons carried by Southern troops throughout the Civil War.  The metal has a smooth dark brown "attic" patina, and the action remains as crisp as the day it was made.  The wood is really pretty with a nice grade checkered wrist.  Loaded with a double load of "buck" -- This thing would be serious bad news close-up.--$695.
  11. 1863stark.JPG (15273 bytes)1863starkbrl.JPG (9173 bytes)1863starklckplt.JPG (54433 bytes)1863starkdte.JPG (95257 bytes)1863starkus.JPG (85866 bytes)"1863" date .58 cal. contract three band percussion Rifled Musket.  This musket is fresh out of an OHIO estate sale, and has a thick "attic brown" patina.  It is 100 % complete and just as issued.  The metal has a smooth chocolate brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - 1863 - Norfolk".  The wood is very nice with just the normal small dings and marks of service, and has tiny specks of paint from being in a room that got painted many years ago.  The action still works as well as when it was new.  The original ramrod - long range site - and both sling swivels all remain intact.  This is a deal like the soldier got home - stood his musket in the closet - and it appears there it has stood for the last 150 years - a time capsule.--$1,150.
  12. 1831sprngfld.JPG (11071 bytes)1831sprngfldbrl.JPG (12300 bytes)1831sprngfldlcplt.JPG (55435 bytes)1831sprngfldmkr.JPG (69203 bytes)1831sprngfldcart.JPG (62444 bytes)1831sprngfldcart2.JPG (75959 bytes)1831sprngfldus.JPG (76383 bytes)1831sprngflds.JPG (60632 bytes)1831sprngfldp.JPG (58847 bytes).69 cal. 1831 date Springfield 3-band musket originally produced in flint, and during the Civil War era was converted to the percussion system.  In addition to being converted, this musket was also rifled and fitted with a long range site.  During the early years of the Civil War both Union and Confederate forces used these out-dated old firearms until more current .58 cal. weapons could be obtained.  This musket has a nice aged patina just beginning to darken with age, and the lockplate markings all remain deep and sharp.  The action remains about as strong as when it was issued, and lots of good bore remains.  Both military inspector marks in the stock can be seen from 10 feet away.  This is a very nice weapon that shows all the normal dings and marks of lots of time in the field, and would be a quality addition to any collection - Union or Confederate.--$1,295.
  13. starkpstl.JPG (56536 bytes)starkpstlrev.JPG (54122 bytes)starkpstlmkr.JPG (68167 bytes)starkpstlptnt.JPG (69994 bytes)starkpstlsrl1.JPG (61530 bytes)Just came in - .44 cal. Model 1858 Starr double action Army Revolver.  It has a smooth - gently aging grey-brown patina and is serial number "22588".  This is likely about 1862 - 1863 issue.  It has original grips - good bore - and the action still works perfectly.--$1,150.SOLD
  14. colt15334.JPG (54540 bytes)colt15334rev.JPG (53645 bytes)colt15334holster.JPG (65355 bytes)colt15334srl.JPG (45330 bytes)colt15334srl2.JPG (49463 bytes)colt15334srl3.JPG (39512 bytes)colt15334ptnt2.JPG (56986 bytes)colt15334ptnt3.JPG (54207 bytes)Very, Very Rare California Gold Rush "49er" .31 cal. Pocket Model Colt revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of "15334" which is none other than actual "1849" production.  It very likely saw the "Gold Rush" and then later was likely C.S. carried.  It is in an original dark brown - hand stitched Confederate holster.  A few years ago the revolver was sent to a gunsmith to have a broken handspring replaced, and when it came back - it had not only a new hand spring, but also a replaced hammer.  Fortunately the original hammer was returned, and is currently with the revolver.  Tons of 1840s - 1850s - and 1860s history represented with this revolver.--$1,450. complete with nice C.S. holster.
  15. sharpspstl.JPG (61252 bytes)sharpspstlopn.JPG (65211 bytes)sharpspstlopn2.JPG (66629 bytes)sharpspstlmkr.JPG (61692 bytes)sharpspstlmkr1.JPG (59363 bytes)Very nice condition little Sharps "4-Barrel" Pepperbox style pistol.  These are .22 cal. rimfire and were made from 1859 forward through the Civil War.  This example has beautiful gutta- Percha grips, and perfect action.  {Classic Pepperbox revolvers have a rotating cylinder - Sharps Pepperbox pistols have a "Rotating Firing Pin".}  Museum quality condition.--$695.
  16. 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.
  17. 1864sprngfld.JPG (11883 bytes)1864sprngfldbrl.JPG (11204 bytes)1864sprngfldlockplt.JPG (54353 bytes)1864sprngfldmkr.JPG (62549 bytes)1864sprngflddte.JPG (73303 bytes)Good honest "been there and done it" .58 cal. Model 1863 Type II Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has been tastefully cleaned, and the lockplate has nice strong "Springfield - 1864 - U.S." marks.  The stock has a nice look with the normal small dings and marks of being carried.  An interesting tidbit - The .58 cal. 3-band Model 1863 Type II Springfield is the last "percussion long-arm" of the American Military.  This musket has great display eye appeal on the wall, but does have a little pitting out towards the front end of the barrel.  Priced VERY fairly.--$975.
  18. smallpinfire.JPG (57798 bytes)smallpinfirerev.JPG (63829 bytes)smallpinfiremkr.JPG (57974 bytes)Really pretty "Folding Trigger" 7mm Pinfire Revolver.  This is a very similar revolver to the example carried by Confederate General "Stonewall Jackson".  On this type revolver usually the ejector rod - or the cartridge loading door - or the folding trigger are missing.  This little revolver has all three pieces perfectly intact.  We recover Pinfire cartridges or casings in almost every 1863 Confederate winter camp in this area.  I am including 2 original Pinfire cartridges to display with the revolver.--$695.SOLD
  19. bultmold.JPG (62688 bytes)bultmoldrev.JPG (69323 bytes)Excellent condition single cavity .44 cal. bullet mold for a single shot boot pistol.  I am including an original ball from here at Stones River to display with the mold.  Many soldiers - both North and South - carried a pistol of this type in their vest or boot as a last resort.--$65.
  20. ewhitney.JPG (51873 bytes)ewhitneyrev.JPG (59461 bytes)ewhitneymrk.JPG (49637 bytes)ewhitneysrl.JPG (43514 bytes)Very nice condition .31 cal. Whitney "Old Model" Pocket Revolver.  This example is serial number 14597 which is most desirable 1860 - 1861 production.  It is crisply marked "E. Whitney - New Haven" and it's action is about as crisp as the day it was made.  The revolver has a nice smooth gently aging grey-brown patina, and the original walnut grips are excellent with about 90 % original lacquer.  A Rare little revolver than any collector would be proud to own.--$1,150.
  21. bulletmold.JPG (59372 bytes)bulletmoldcls.JPG (67077 bytes)Nice condition cast brass "Colt Patent" marked .31 cal. double cavity bullet mold correct for the Model 1849 Colt .31 cal. Pocket Revolver.  If you have a nice Colt revolver - here is the perfect compliment for it.--$150.
  22. 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.
  23. msket.JPG (14292 bytes)msketbrl2.JPG (8349 bytes)msketlckplt.JPG (57410 bytes)msketlckpltrev.JPG (67800 bytes)msketmrk.JPG (65988 bytes)msketmrk2.JPG (66555 bytes)msketbook.JPG (48069 bytes)Just in out of the local Southern bushes -- .69 cal. Austrian Model 1842 Engineer's Rifled musket.  The musket has a smooth - never cleaned - deep chocolate brown patina, and is the type weapon many Confederates carried the first two years of the Civil War.  I have never recovered a .69 cal. Austrian projectile anywhere but early Confederate Infantry camps.  Here is a nice, untouched, Confederate carried musket at a VERY reasonable price.--$850.
  24. 1863tauntonbutt.JPG (14801 bytes)1863tauntonbrl.JPG (9902 bytes)1863taunton.JPG (55479 bytes)1863tauntoncrst.JPG (90172 bytes)1863tauntonmrk.JPG (77052 bytes)1863tauntondte.JPG (75638 bytes)1863tauntonus.JPG (56127 bytes)Nice condition .58 cal. "William Mason" Model 1861 contract rifled musket.  The metal is clean just beginning to grey with age.  The lockplate is marked "1863 - Wm. Mason - Taunton" and the barrel has a matching "1863" date.  The wood is really pretty with two visible inspector cartouches and has an original "Jeff Davis" stamped brass hat pin inlaid into the right side of the stock.  The original ramrod - both sling swivels - and long range site all remain intact.  The musket has been fired enough that not much bore remains, but other than that - the musket has everything that you like to see.--$1,650.
  25. 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
  26. allenrev.JPG (56827 bytes)allenrevrev.JPG (54421 bytes)allenrevmkr.JPG (59167 bytes)Very RARE and sought after .36 cal. Allen and Wheelock 6-shot Navy Model Revolver.  The metal has a smooth grey-brown patina with markings of "Allen and Wheelock - Worcester - Allen's Pts. Jan. 13 - Dec. 15, 1857".  This revolver was ONLY produced in 1861 and 1862 and with a TOTAL production of only 500 weapons.  One of the few weapons of the Civil War era in which the trigger guard pivots down and becomes the weapon's ramrod.  Very nice condition with a little case color still visible on the hammer and trigger guard.--$1,295.SOLD
  27. 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.
  28. pdrhrn.JPG (45203 bytes)pdrhrncrvg.JPG (50472 bytes)Massive HUGE 1840 era 14 inch long and 3 inches across Powder Horn.  The horn remains in very nice condition and has ornate designs carved into both top and bottom.  Many young Confederates left home in 1861 carrying a Fowling Rifle and a Powder Horn just like this.--$175.
  29. 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.
  30. 1836prusnbut.JPG (34728 bytes)1836prusn.JPG (29010 bytes)1836prusnclose.JPG (55948 bytes)1836prusncrtche.JPG (88562 bytes)1836prusndte.JPG (45970 bytes)1836prusnmrk.JPG (99018 bytes)1836prusnmrk2.JPG (85098 bytes)1836prusnmrk3.JPG (70109 bytes)1836prusnmrk4.JPG (73494 bytes)Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale.  Nice condition .69 cal. 3-band "Prussian Rifled Musket".  It has a very smooth, chocolate brown attic patina with markings of "1826" {on the barrel before conversion to percussion} and date of "1856" {on the lockplate after conversion to percussion}.  The State of Ohio purchased these muskets for their troops as they first left the State of Ohio for the Civil War in "1861".  We always know that we are digging in an early War Ohio infantry camp site when we start digging "Prussian" bullets.  By late 1862 most Ohio Troops had exchanged these old weapons for "up-to-date" .58 cal. rifled Springfield muskets.--$1,150.
  31. 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.SOLD
  32. 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.SOLD
  33. 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.SOLD
  34. 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.
  35. Very nice condition original .577 cal. Enfield musket tompion.  A fantastic final touch for your nice Enfield musket.--$65.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. .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.
  39. 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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