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  1. Quite rare, .69 cal., 3-band musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  It is Springfield marked and dated 1825.  This musket is DOUBLE "Ohio" marked and would have been one of the muskets issued to Ohio Infantry troops when they first left the state in 1861.  The musket is rifled with decent rifling remaining.  I have relic hunted numerous early war Ohio camps, and they are well known for producing .69 cal. 3-ring minnies and also .69 cal. 2-ring Prussian minnies.  I have recovered three "O.V.M." waist belt plates from these early war Ohio camps.  This is a neat weapon being one of the first issued by the State of Ohio for the Civil War and shows numerous dings and marks from lots of field service.--$1,150.

  2. Very nice condition .36 cal. Manhattan 5-shot Navy Model Revolver.  It has nice original cylinder engraving and is serial # 60123.  This serial number falls at the end of the Civil War Era and into the Indian War's period.  The revolver is out of a local family and possibly saw service in two different eras.  This revolver has crisp action and a good bore.--$1,150.

  3. Very rare to find separate from a musket.  This is an original iron ramrod for the .69 cal. Model 1842 percussion musket.  It is full length and complete from tulip tip to the threaded end for the extractor.  If you have an original Model 1842 musket, this is your chance to get an original ramrod for it.--$195.

  4. This is an 1864 date "Trap Door" Springfield rifle that was originally a percussion musket during the Civil War and went back to the arsenal for conversion to trap door to take a metallic cartridge for the Indian War campaigns.  The rifle has an old crack in the stock in the breach area, and I question whether it would be stable enough for shipping.  This is one that would be probably better picked up at the shop.  Only $495.SOLD

  5. Relic condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt pocket revolver.  The revolver is serial number 200596.  This is very desirable 1861 production.  The revolver has some pitting and, at some point in the past, someone started cleaning it to remove some of the pitting, but apparently decided it was too much work.  After only cleaning the barrel, they stopped.  The grips are old replacements.  Not the most beautiful example, but on the positive side, it is a genuine 1861 production Colt revolver and is at a very reasonable price.--$695.SOLD

  6. Good solid .54 cal. "Standard Model" Burnside carbine.  This is serial number "15968" and is matching between the barrel and the breech block.  The wood has the normal dings and marks of actual field service.  The action works correctly, and decent rifling remains.  The lockplate does have a little pitting, but not extreme.  All in all - I would grade this a solid "mid-grade" example.--$1,295.

  7. Very attractive 1862 date "JS  & anchor" Confederate Enfield.  The musket has a smooth - uncleaned chocolate patina overall with lockplate markings of "1862 - Tower - and the crown".  The barrel has the "24 - 24" marks we all like to see, and the stock has the Southern "JS and Anchor" just behind the trigger guard.  The musket has seen considerable service with some wood burnout both in front of and behind the nipple.  There are, in addition 7 distinct "kill notches" in the stock.  This musket shows clear evidence of having seen many campaigns and battles.  This old warrior isn't mint - but you sure get goose bumps when you hold it !!--$2,850.

  8. Nice condition Model 1865 Spencer 7 - Shot Repeater.  This is serial number 6093, and may have seen service in both the very end of the Civil War, and also out West for the Indian War Campaigns.  It has crisp action, and decent rifling remaining.--$1,850.SOLD

  9. VERY NICE Confederate Cavalry belt rig - with C.S. hand stitched holster, and "1861 manufacture" long barrel Colt Pocket Model Revolver.  This is out of a local family, and is as "C.S." as you can get.  I may be able to figure out what family member carried it !!!--$2,450.SOLD

  10. 32 cal. Smith and Wesson 6-shot cartridge revolver.  This is serial number 23528 and is the rare long barrel (6 inch).  Many Civil War officers carried this exact model Smith and Wesson.  The action still works perfectly, and the original rosewood grips remain in very nice condition.--$975.SOLD

  11. .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy Model revolver - serial number "55758" which is very desirable mid-1850s production.  I purchased this out of the estate of a local family and it is believed that the revolver was carried by Jos. H. Bilbrey of the 13th TN. Cav.  There is a nice clear 1/6th plate ruby ambrotype of Jos. Bilbrey that comes with the revolver.  It is all matching except for the cylinder which is usually caused by the soldier carrying several extra loaded cylinders.  Ken Bilbrey passed away a while back, and he was the soldier's great, great grand nephew.  This unit saw lots of action and rode with both Gen. N. B. Forrest, and with Gen. Joseph Wheeler.  This is a cool relic for the money, and is priced several hundred dollars lower than normal only because the cylinder number doesn't match.--$1,450. (complete with image)HOLD

  12. Fresh in out of the local area.  .69 cal. Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Smoothbore musket converted from flint to percussion for Civil War use.  This example has a smooth dark attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Harpers Ferry - 1826" and even still has it's original Civil War leather sling.  The action still works properly, and there are two sets of soldier's initials "M N" and "H H".  This is the classic type weapon that was stored in the Harpers Ferry Arsenal when the South took it over.  This jewel plays Dixie "Loud and Clear" !!--$1,650. (complete with sling)SOLD

  13. Just brought in moments ago - percussion double barrel shotgun carried in the Civil War by a member of the Chandler family of Hickman County, TN. and purchased from direct descendants.  The shotgun is London made by "Hollis and Sheath".  It remains in nice condition with only one old repair to the wrist area.  It will display beautifully.--$475.SOLD

  14. Just brought in out of the local area, .32 cal., Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver.  The revolver has a 4 inch barrel and is serial number 223500 which is very desirable 1861 - 1862 production.  The revolver is out of Middle Tennessee and remains in its original Confederate hand-stitched holster.  The holster is intact, but has become quite stiff with age and is cracking along the fold of the flap.  This revolver was no doubt Confederate carried and is going to be a nice addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,650.SOLD

  15. Model 1842, single-shot, .54 cal., H. Aston percussion "Horse Pistol".  This example has a smooth, dark, aged patina with lockplate markings worn faint, but visible with a glass.  Faintly visible is "H. Aston - 1851".  These ancient old 1840's era single-shot pistols were mostly Confederate carried during the Civil War, and this one is out of the deep South.--$850.

  16. Quite rare, Parker - Field and Sons, London Enfield Tower style carbine.  This is an early pattern carbine, and the stock is "G" marked on the right hand side.  In the new book "The English Connection" it is noted on page 66 that Parker - Field & Sons supplied weapons to the state of Georgia, and this weapon surfaced in North Georgia.  It is in overall nice condition, but does show evidence of lots of field service.  This weapon will make a wonderful addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$1,650.

  17. Excellent condition, non-excavated, three blade, Springfield combination gun tool.  This model tool is for the 1855 which is much tougher to come by.  If you have a nice Springfield musket, this will make an excellent accessary to display with it.--$75.

  18. Very attractive, .69 cal., Model 1842, smooth bore Harpers Ferry musket.  The musket has aging gray/brown patina on the metal with lockplate markings of "Harpers Ferry - 1851 - US and the Eagle".  The musket shows evidence of extensive service with flash around the nipple area and some burnout of the wood immediately behind the nipple.  The wood is attractive with the normal dings and marks of active field service.  There is a faint halo of the inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  Many .69 cal. Harpers Ferry smooth bore muskets were carried by Confederate Infantry early in the Civil War.  It would fire either a musket ball or buck and ball.  This example was brought in out of the local area and was very likely Confederate carried.--$1,295.SOLD

  19. Just brought in, very nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy revolver in original Confederate holster.  This revolver is serial# 127648 with a 2 beneath the serial number.  (The 2 beneath the serial number indicates that this is one of two matching revolvers sold together.)  The serial number and Colt markings remain deep and sharp, and the cylinder retains about 30% of its original scene.  The serial number "127648" is very desirable 1862 production.  The original walnut grips remain intact with 90% original lacquer.  The revolver remains in its original crude, hand stitched, Confederate holster.  This would be a fine addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$2,850.SOLD

  20. Exceptionally nice condition "1862" date .58 cal., Colt Contract 3-band rifled musket.  The metal remains smooth and clean with crisp lockplate markings of "US - Colts Pt F.A. Mfg. Co - Hartford CT - 1862", and the barrel has a matching 1862 date with deep original rifling.  The action works perfectly with a mainspring about as strong as when it was new.  The wood remains beautiful with sharp edges and two clearly visible inspector cartouches.  This weapon literally looks like it just came off the assembly line and was at one time in the Lotz House Civil War Museum in Franklin, TN,  and still has their old inventory number on it.  This will make a fine museum grade addition to any collection.--$2,250.SOLD

  21. Nice condition quite scarce 5 1/2-inch barrel Colt Model 1862 - .36 cal. Pocket Navy Model Revolver.  This is a quite early serial number and was likely 1863 production - #7224. It is all matching including the wedge with crisp markings, and has about 30% visible cylinder scene.  The revolver is out of this local area and has the initials "D.P." cut into the brass butt strap with a pinknife.  It is very probable that this little Colt was "C.S." carried.--$1,450.SOLD

  22. Very attractive "1862" date  .577 cal. 3-band Towers rifled musket.  The weapon has a smooth attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "1862 - Towers - and the crown" and the barrel has the distinctive "25 - 25" marks.  The weapon has nice wood with soldier initials carved into the back side.  The long range site - both sling swivels - and the original ramrod all remain intact.  This musket was brought in out of the local area, and was almost surely C.S. carried.  It is going to make a fine addition to someone's Civil War display.--$1,650.SOLD

  23. Very, very rare .44 cal. Model 1860 FLUTED Colt army revolver.  It has a smooth, gently  aging grey patina and an all matching serial number of "3012" (except for the wedge which is an original, but different number).  The revolver is a "four screw" so could accept a shoulder stock.  Pretty much every "Fluted Army" that I have had over the years has come out of Southern estates and were Confederate carried.  This is going to be a wonderful addition to someone's Civil War collection and is fresh out of the "Sunny South".  We have learned that the barrel has been slightly shortened (during the Civil War era) to get back to better rifling.--$2,750.

  24. Very attractive condition .577 cal. Enfield/Tower 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, pleasing aged grey/brown patina with lockplate markings of "Tower - 1863 - and the crown" and nice, sharp "25 - 25" markings on the barrel.  The brass buttplate is stamped "19" and the stock has a crisp "Birmingham Small Arms" export cartouche.  The action remains about as crisp as the day it was made and the long range site - both sling swivels - and original ramrod all remain intact.  IN ADDITION - the stock has "9 kill notches" and the bore will still about cut your finger.  This is an Enfield Rifled Musket that anyone would be proud to own.--$1,895.SOLD

  25. Exceptionally nice condition .44 cal. Ballard carbine by "Ball and Williams - Worcester, Mass."  This carbine has a matching serial number of "4492" on both barrel and breech.  It is believed that ALL Ballard carbines through serial number "6600" went to fill various military contracts.  This example retains a crisp bore, and lots of original bluing on the barrel.  It is, without question, a collector grade weapon.--$1,450.SOLD

  26. Chocolate brown double barrel percussion shotgun that was just brought into the shop by a local family and according to family hand-me-down information was carried by an ancestor in the Civil War.  The action still works on the old Rebel, and interestingly - There is a spot for a military style sling swivel.  The weapon is untouched - just as it came in from the family.--$425.

  27. This is a much nicer .50 cal. Smith carbine than most that you see.  It has nice case colors over at least 50% of the carbine - sharp marks - crisp bore - knee deep cartouche - and action like it was new.  It is going to make a museum level addition to someone's collection.--$1,850.SOLD

  28. Excellent framed display consisting of a nice condition .36 cal., single shot, boot pistol along with a display of original excavated ammunition and a copy of a picture of a young Confederate with this exact same type revolver tucked in his coat.  This is a fine little display complete and ready to hang in a nice den or relic room.--$395.

  29. Quite scarce, Model 1843, Hall-North, Breech-loading, Percussion carbine, also referred to as the "Model 1843 Side Lever Hall".  This weapon was manufactured from 1844 until 1853 with a total number produced of around 10,000.  It is among the weapons referred to in the famous "Freemont Hall Carbine Affair."  These carbines were originally produced as smoothbores but were rifled for Civil War use.  The carbines were not very well thought of, and although originally issued to a number of Federal Cavalry regiments, most of these weapons ended up in Confederate hands.  In 40 years of relic hunting, I have dug many Hall carbine projectiles in Confederate camps, but I have yet to find my first in a Union Cavalry camp.  These weapons almost always show evidence of extensive usage, and this example is no exception.  It is marked, "S. North MIDLtn/CONN./1849."  The metal has a smooth, gray-brown attic patina, and the action still works perfectly.  The wood has rounded edges and numerous small dings and marks from saddle wear.  The weapon has faint initials, "C. H. T.", cut into the right hand side of the stock.  In my opinion, it has a high probability of having been Confederate carried.--$1,895.

  30. Just brought in moments ago - .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  It has a smooth attic brown aged patina and an all matching serial number (including the wedge) of "51302" which is very desirable 1862 production.  The barrel is marked "Address Col. Saml. Colt - New York - U. S. America".  The revolver has crisp action - considerable original cylinder scene - great bore - and a faint inspector cartouche on the left grip.  It shows just enough wear and little dings and marks to know this weapon actually went to the field and saw real service.--$1,850.

  31. Very nice condition, early production, .50 cal., Model 1865 Spencer 7-shot repeating carbine.  This carbine is serial# 4225 which is quite early production of the 34,000 produced.  The metal has a smooth, darkening patina with some case colors remaining.  The action is as crisp as when it was first made, and the rifling remains about as deep and sharp as new.  The military inspector cartouche remains crisp and clear.  Both sling swivels and the long range site remain intact.  This carbine is going to be a quality addition to someone's collection.--$1,850.SOLD

  32. Nice condition, 1863 date, .54 cal., second type Merrill carbine.  This carbine is out of a North Carolina estate and has a replacement hammer identical to those used by M.A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M.A. Baker is well known to have repaired and converted many weapons for the State of North Carolina during the entire Civil War.  It is quite likely that this weapon could have been repaired by M.A. Baker and Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "J.H. Merrill - Baltimore - July 1858".  The original walnut stock is in nice condition but does have an old age crack running down the left hand side.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.--$1,450.

  33. Very nice condition .44 cal, Remington New Model Army Revolver. This revolver is serial number 108215 and has the soldier's name and state engraved on the right hand side.  It appears to be marked "G. Haner - Ohio" which we suspect might be "George Haner - 106th Ohio Volunteer Infantry". The revolver has crisp action and retains some original bluing in recessed areas with all corners remaining sharp.  Barrel markings are "Patented September 14, 1858 - Remington and Sons - Ilion, New York, New Model." The original walnut grips remain intact with the military inspector cartouche remaining visible on the left hand grip. This is a quality Civil War revolver that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.-- $1,650.SOLD

  34. Very attractive, .54 cal., Civil War issue Starr carbine.  The carbine has smooth, gently aging, gray/brown metal and is marked, "Starr Arms Co. - Yonkers, NY".  The carbine has crisp action and good bore remaining.  Both the long range site and sling ring remain intact.   The wood is in nice condition with normal service wear, and a faint military inspector cartouche can still be seen.  This is my favorite type carbine in that it shows clear, definite Civil War field service, but yet remains in nice "cared for" condition.--$1,650.SOLD

  35. Really pretty .58 cal. Enfield/Tower 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a gently aging grey/brown patina with lockplate markings of "1861 - Tower - and the crown".  The barrel has the quite rare "24 - 24" marks which indicates .58 cal. and an import. The wood has a beautiful red/brown European walnut look and in very nice condition.  This one came out of a North Georgia estate, so very likely was C.S. carried.  The action works beautifully, and is all complete except for the 2 sling rings which have been gone for many years.  I have an original Enfield bayonet in leather scabbard that fits the musket nicely.  EVERY collection should have a nice Enfield musket !!--$1,650. for the musket only or $1,950. for musket with bayonet and scabbard.SOLD

  36. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Revolver.  The revolver shows honest service wear and has an attractive gray/brown overall patina with no serious pitting at all.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 43669 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls in very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  The action works correctly about eight times out of ten.  The barrel retains good bore and is marked "Address Col. Sam Colt - New York - U. S. America".  This is a good honest example of the revolver considered by many to be the most representative of the American Civil War.--$1,650.

  37. Exceptionally nice condition .44 cal, Remington new model army revolver. This revolver is serial number 19,183. The revolver has as crisp action as when it was new, with all corners remaining sharp, and a good percentage of original bluing covering much of the revolver. Barrel markings are "Patented September 14, 1858 - Remington and Sons - Ilion, New York, USA" The original walnut grips remain intact with the military inspector cartouche remaining visible on the left hand grip. This is a quality Civil War revolver that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.-- $2,450.

  38. Very nice condition Spencer Model 1865, 7-Shot Repeating carbine.  The metal has a smooth, dark, aging gray/brown patina, and the action operates as crisply as the day it was made.  The barrel makings are, "Model 1865, Spencer Repeating Rifle, Manufactured by Burnside Rifle Company."  Serial number is 3629.  Spencer Repeating Carbines are considered by many to be one of the most influential factors in bringing the Civil War to a close.  The Model 1865 Spencer Carbines saw the end of the Civil War Era and also the Indian War Era fighting following the Civil War.  This carbine has both the sling ring and the long range site remaining perfectly intact.  This is going to be a very nice addition to someone's firearms collection.--$1,895.SOLD

  39. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Revolver.  This is serial # 101257 which is most desirable 1861-1862 production.  It has an all matching serial number except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  It has a pleasing, uncleaned, gray-brown aged patina overall with a barrel marking of "Address Saml. Colt - Hartford, CT".  The action still works perfectly, and a small amount of original cylinder scene remains.  It has original walnut grips which are in very nice condition with rounded corners from actual field service.    This one came in out of the local area and is highly likely Confederate carried.  It has been my experience that a high percentage of known Southern carried Colt Navys that have been brought in to me are Hartford production.  Although remaining in good solid condition, it is clear from wear patterns and rounded corners that this revolver saw lots of actual field service.--$1,950.SOLD

  40. Beautiful condition single shot "1837" dated ALLEN percussion vest pistol.  These were often carried by Civil War soldiers in their vest as a "last line" of defense.  This excellent example was sold by a "VIRGINIA" retailer and is crisply marked "SPRATLEY - NORFOLK, VA.".  It was almost certainly Southern carried, and just about couldn't be in nicer condition.--$975.

  41. Just brought into the shop - .69 cal. Model 1842 3-band Springfield rifled musket.  The musket's metal remains clean with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1853" and a matching barrel date of "1853".  The soldier's initials "H.T." are nicely carved into the left hand side of the stock, but unfortunately I don't know who "H.T." was.  The nusket still has crisp action and decent rifling, and would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.  Plenty of these were used by both North and South during the Civil War.--$1,450.

  42. Nice condition, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion "1861 Special Model", rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "L.G.&Y. - US - 1862".  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina, and the stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was made.  The bore has good rifling and would quite likely still shoot accurately; although I do not recommend firing original weapons.  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels all remain intact.--$1,450.

  43. .54 cal. Model 1842, H. Aston horse pistol dated 1849.  These ancient, single-shot, military pistols were carried out of necessity by Confederates early in the war.  This particular pistol has "17 AB" carved into the walnut grip and very likely indicates that the Civil War owner was a member of the 17th Alabama Infantry.  The pistol shows extensive wear, and without question, saw lots of service.  This would be a very nice addition to someone's Confederate Alabama display.--$750.SOLD

  44. Beautiful condition "1837" date 6-shot "Allen and Thurber" .36 cal. PepperBox revolver.  The revolver retains beautiful engraving and is marked "Allen and Thurber - 1837 - Worcester" and has original varnish on the grips.  The action still works nicely {most of the time} - but gets in a bad mood once in a while and doesn't advance.  The metal has a smooth aged grey-brown patina with really no pitting at all.--$795.

  45. Very nice condition and seriously "Bad-Ass" 1840s - 1850s era Allen and Thurber .36 cal. single shot percussion pistol with a "10-INCH" Barrel - REALLY !!--$850.

  46. Regulation Federal "Over the Shoulder" carbine sling rig with the original carbine snap swivel intact.  The sling itself has been shortened a bit - which was commonly done - and remains very soft and pliable.  This will display wonderfully with your Civil War carbine.--$695.SOLD

  47. Just in, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver is serial number 54737, which is very desirable mid 1850's production.  It is all matching except for the wedge, which is an old replacement.  The revolver has original walnut grips and a smooth, uncleaned attic patina.  It is out of the local area and was very likely Southern carried.--$1,850.

  48. SUPER RARE, Paris Transition Model Lemat.  This is one of the most formidable handguns of the American Civil War Era.  It could fire nine shots of .42 cal. from the cylinder and one shotgun blast of .63 cal. from a smooth bore shotgun barrel around which the cylinder revolved.  The 7 inch octagonal barrel has rifling remaining about as crisp as new.  This revolver has a nice early matching serial number of "797" and has original finish remaining in many areas.  The barrel is marked "Col. Lemat Bte sgdg - Paris" in script.  This revolver is out of the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has been a part of Don's award winning Lemat display for many years.  (The Lemat display is pictured above.)  Some of the South's most famous figures, including Jefferson Davis - P. G. T. Beauregard, and Jeb Stuart, just to name a few, carried this fearsome weapon.  A beautiful Lemat revolver in your collection would definitely go a long way in making your collection one of the most elite around.--$23,500.

  49. Absolutely drop dead beautiful cased .44 cal. Tranter Revolver with all the normal compliments.  The revolver has near 100 % original bluing and fine, intricate engraving.  There are numerous original Tranter bullets with the cased set.  Tranter revolvers were extremely popular with Confederate officers.  Many major museums do not have one of these.--$4,250.

  50. Just brought in - Beautiful .58 cal. Austrian Lorenz 3-band rifled musket complete with original 4-side bayonet.  This musket has a thick - NEVER CLEANED - attic brown patina.  Lots of rifling remains and the action still works perfectly.  Austrian muskets were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War as evidenced by the fact that we recover Austrian projectiles equally as often from Union and Confederate campsites.  If you like untouched thick attic brown patina on your relics - You will love this musket.--$1,350.SOLD

  51. 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.

  52. 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.SOLD
  53. 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
  54. 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.
  55. 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.SOLD
  56. .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.
  57. 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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