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  1. Very attractive, original .54 cal., Model 1863, Sharps Percussion Carbine.  This is serial# C20850 which is 1864 production.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray patina with very little flash or pitting at all.  The action remains crisp with lots of original bore remaining.  The original walnut stock is in nice condition, but the military inspector cartouche is pretty much worn away.  The .54 cal. Sharps Carbine was one of the most extensively used cavalry weapons of the American Civil War and was carried by both U.S. and C.S. Cavalry.  No Civil War weapons collection is complete without a Sharps Carbine.--$2,150.

  2. Very attractive .58 cal. Model 1861 "Trenton" contract 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray brown patina with very little pitting at all.  The lockplate is marked "1863-Trenton-US", and the barrel has a matching 1863 date.  The original ramrod, both sling swivels, and original long-range site all remain intact.  The wood is in nice overall condition with just the normal small dings and marks from actual field service.  The musket still retains a good bit of original rifling, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was issued.  This is a good, honest, grade"7 - 8" Model 1861 "Trenton" contract rifled musket.--$1,650.

  3. Fresh out of a Tennessee attic.  Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle" still in original .54 cal.  This weapon is untouched chocolate brown from one tip to the other.  The lockplate is marked "E. Whitney - U.S. - 1847" and the barrel has a matching "1847" date.  Both inspector cartouches remain crisp and clear.  The brass furniture has a beautiful, thick - never cleaned - aged brown patina.  If you like Confederate carried, and untouched - this is the weapon for you !!--$2,250.SOLD

  4. Very attractive, untouched attic condition, Model 1860 7-shot Spencer repeating carbine.  Many historians believe this weapon so affected Confederate moral that it impacted the outcome of the entire Civil War.  Confederate soldiers nicknamed this carbine "the Yankee all week gun" because they loaded it on Sunday and shot it all week.  This carbine has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina on the metal with markings of "Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Mass. - 1860."  The carbine is serial# 22235 which is nice mid-war production.  The loading tube, long-range site, sling swivel, and carbine snap ring all remain perfectly intact.  The wood is in nice, untouched, original condition with the faint remnants of the inspector cartouche and a clear, visible groove worn from the carbine sling snap swivel indicating many miles in the saddle.  The carbine still has crisp action and respectable bore (although quite dirty) remaining.  This is an extremely desirable Civil War firearm in honest, untampered with condition.--$2,250.SOLD

  5. Sharps brass frame breech loading .22 cal. 4 shot pepper box pistol.  This is nice early production with serial# 17891 which is very desirable 1861 production.  The pistol is marked "C. Sharps & Co. Phila.".  It has original walnut grips which are in very nice condition. The little pistol is in overall good condition, but there is an old repair to the back of the hammer giving it extra support.  All Civil War era Sharps firearm products are very sought after.--$695.

  6.  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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. lefauch.jpg (48953 bytes)lefauchrev.JPG (51606 bytes)lefauchmkr.JPG (58389 bytes)lefauchsrl.JPG (61052 bytes)lefauchgrp.JPG (68856 bytes)lefaucheng.JPG (62502 bytes)lefauchcham.JPG (60191 bytes)lefauchdesc.JPG (49563 bytes)lefauchdesccls.JPG (43216 bytes)Very nice condition 12mm "E. Lefaucheux" brevette pinfire revolver.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very similar to this one.  The loading door - the lanyard ring - and the ejector rod all remain intact.  Almost always, One or more of these items are missing, and I am including an original cartridge to display with the revolver.  A very nice weapon generally Confederate associated.--$895.SOLD

  10. 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".--$850.

  11. 1864mowry.JPG (22180 bytes)1864mowrybt.JPG (13985 bytes)1864mowrybrl.JPG (7790 bytes)1864mowrymkr.JPG (63252 bytes)1864mowrydte.JPG (61837 bytes)1864mowrycrest.JPG (33350 bytes)Quite rare "Jas. D. Mowry"  Model 1861 contract .58 cal. 3-band rifled musket.  The musket is complete - tip to tip - with long range site - both sling swivels - and original ramrod all remaining intact.  It has a smooth - never cleaned - attic brown patina overall.  The action still works perfectly, and fair rifling remains.  There is a quite attractive brass Federal "shield" inlaid in the top of the stock - just behind the lockplate.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - 1864 - Jas. D. Mowry - Norwich, Conn."  This is definitely a maker you don't see everyday !!--$1,450.

  12. 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

  13. joslynfirearms.JPG (10449 bytes)joslynfirearmslckplt.JPG (58139 bytes)joslynfirearmsmkr.JPG (65233 bytes)joslynfirearmsptnt.JPG (58019 bytes)Just in - Fresh out of the bushes - Nice early Model 1862 Joslyn .52 cal. rimfire carbine with pretty brass mountings and a matching serial number of "2187" on both receiver and tang.  The lockplate is nicely marked "Joslyn Firearms Co. - Stonington, Conn." and the stock remains solid as a rock with all the small dings and marks of many a campaign.--$1,450.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 .32 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. tinypistol.JPG (65205 bytes)tinypistolrev.JPG (61920 bytes)tinypistoleng.JPG (60859 bytes)tinypistol2.JPG (42738 bytes)Very nice condition original Civil War era 7 mm French Pinfire revolver.  Usually with these little revolvers, either the loading door, the folding trigger, or the cartridge ejector rod are missing.  This example has all three intact and the action works perfectly.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a Pinfire revolver much like this one.  I am including an original 9 mm Pinfire cartridge to display with the revolver.  I am intentionally including a cartridge one click larger size than the revolver to prevent a child from being able to load the revolver and accidentally fire it.  It is in very nice condition with a smooth aging gray/brown patina.--$450.SOLD
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.SOLD
  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. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.SOLD
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.SOLD
  33. .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.
  34. 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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