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looking .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield Percussion 3-band musket.
The metal has a gently greying aged patina with lockplate markings of
"U.S. - SPRINGFIELD - 1847". The stock is pretty with all the normal
small dings and marks of actual field service and the inspector cartouche
can still be seen. The soldier's initials "H. F. S." which stands
for "Henry F. Shelton" of Turney's 1st Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A.
is beautifully cut into the top of the walnut stock. Henry Shelton
is thought to have been wounded at Gettysburg and decided - "without
permission" To go home to the family farm in Lincoln Co., TN. to recover.
The Confederate authorities have "another name" for going home without
permission !!! He applied for a pension after the War. I
wonder how that worked out for him. A really nice C.S. carried Civil War musket and quite
choice condition cast brass COLT MARKED .31 cal. double cavity Colt bullet
mold PERFECT to compliment your nice .31 cal. Colt Pocket Model
is the famous Pre-Civil War Union "PEACE FLASK" so named because of the
"clasped hands" motif on the flask. It has a rich - uncleaned - aged
patina and is marked "N. P. Ames - 1846".--$425.
brought in just a few minutes ago. Nice looking 9mm 6-shot French
Pinfire revolver quite similar to the one carried by the illustrious
"Stonewall Jackson". Most French Pinfire revolvers are missing the
cartridge ejector rod or the loading door or both. This revolver has
both these items intact and comes with a full compliment of original Civil
War 9mm Pinfire ammunition to display with it. Considering this
revolver is straight out of a deep South family - it was more than likely
is one of the most famous and sought after carbines of the American Civil
War. It's the .52 cal. Sharps "New Model" 1863 percussion carbine.
It was a breechloader equiped with the Sharps "pellet Priming" system and
is serial number "C15141" which is 1863 - 1864 production. The
carbine has good, crisp action and a nice bore, but was unfortunately
stored in an Ohio attic for many years with no oil and under a wide range
of temperatures and because of that has a thick brown patina with some
pitting. I am certain that with some elbow grease - this one can
look much nicer.--$1,450.
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.
.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.
attractive Model 1849 - 69 cal. - Austrian Augustin Long Rifle.
Almost every .69 cal. Austrian projectile that I can remember recovering
came from a Confederate infantry site, so I feel certain that these were
mostly "C.S." carried. The long range site isn't present, but
everything else including original ram rod and both sling swivels are
intact. The wood is all original and exceptionally nice.--$895.
pretty .577 cal. "1863" date 3-band Enfield rifled musket. The metal
has a beautiful smooth dark attic patina with lockplate markings of "1863
- Tower and the crown" and the barrel has a "25 - 25" mark that will
almost cut your finger. The musket, in addition, still has a bore
nice enough to shoot and has original ramrod and both sling swivels
intact. The B.S.A. cartouche in the stock is clear enough to read
from "6 feet away". This is a nice Enfield musket.--$1,650.SOLD
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.
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.
production "very nice quality" reproduction "1861 - Cook and Bros."
Confederate Cavalry carbine. It was made by "Euroarms of America"
and all that I can say is - This a beautiful - near "Work of Art"