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  1. Very attractive, .69 cal., smooth bore, Springfield musket that was originally produced in flint but was converted to percussion for Civil War service.  This musket was just brought in out of the local area and has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate patina from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1827 - US - and the American Eagle", and the barrel has a matching "1827" date.  The wood remains in nice condition with obvious wear.  The stock retains two clear military inspector cartouches and has several dings, marks, and a couple wood chips around the lockplate from actual Civil War usage.  This musket was almost certainly Confederate carried, and the action remains perfect, locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket we are including a display case with buck and ball which was a favorite ammunition among Confederates to use in this weapon.--$1,150.

  2. Quite rare Austrian Model 1849, .71 cal. long rifle.  These weapons were purchased by both the Union and the Confederacy.  Many of these rifles continued to be used by Confederate Infantry long after their Union counterparts had abandoned them for smaller caliber, more accurate rifled muskets.  This example is out of the local area and was quite likely Confederate carried.--$975.SOLD

  3. Extremely rare, scissor type, Confederate used, .65 cal., Hanoverian bullet mold.  This rare mold remains in perfect condition and is out of the personal collection of Civil War author, Charlie Harris.  It will be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$395.

  4. Super rare and in drop-dead beautiful condition, original folding scissor type, cast brass bullet mold for the Confederate used, .69 cal., "Tower" bullet.  Early in the Civil War, the South traded cotton to England for .69 caliber Tower muskets in an attempt to arm Southern Infantry troops.  The massive, .69 cal., Towers bullets are recovered in early war Civil War sites such as Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Stones River, but by mid-1863, most of the .69 cal. muskets had been replaced by the .577 cal., 3-band, Enfield rifled muskets.  This example is the rarer, cone cavity variety and is out of Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, personal collection.  In almost 50 years, this is the most perfect condition, .69 cal., Towers bullet mold that I have seen.--$950.

  5. Very rare, excavated, cast IRON, .577 cal., Enfield bullet mold.  This mold was recovered from Confederate 1863 Infantry camps located near Dalton, Georgia.  The mold has been carefully cleaned and would literally still mold bullets today.  This excavated Confederate Enfield bullet mold is out of the personal collection of Civil War Author, Charlie Harris.--$295.SOLD

  6. Drop-dead beautiful condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, US Norwich rifled musket.  This musket appears near, if not completely, unfired.  It has lockplate markings of "Norwich - 1863 - US", and has a deep crisp matching 1863 barrel date.  The main spring on this musket remains as strong as when issued, and the bore is crisp and clean and also as deep as when issued.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  I suspect that this musket would still "drive nails" and would be a fine quality addition to any Civil War collection or museum collection.--$2,150.

  7. This weapon is considered by many to be the classic most representative musket of the American Civil War.  It is the "1861 DATED" Model 1861, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket is out of a local estate and has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1861 - and the American Eagle".  There is some rifling remaining but appears not to have been cleaned in the last 150 years.  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with no cracks or repairs, and there is a faint remnant of an inspector's cartouche.  The original ramrod, both sling swivels, and the long-range site all remain intact.  The lockplate locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring remains about as strong as in 1861.  This is not an easy weapon to find, and I usually only get one or two 1861 dated Springfields in per year.--$1,550.SOLD

  8. .69 cal., Confederate carried, French percussion musket that was brought home from the Civil War and adapted for hunting to feed the family.  This is a classic example of how some military items following the war were useful in civilian life.--$295.SOLD

  9. VERY RARE BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP, .58 cal., Model 1863, Type 1, Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket is a battlefield pick-up following the December, 1864, Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The metal is overall rust covered, clearly being exposed to moisture for some time.  The walnut stock remains in good, solid condition with no breaks or repairs.  Although the musket is rust covered, the lockplate action still works perfectly and locks both in half-cock and full-cock.  This musket would be a beautiful centerpiece to any "Battle of Nashville" display.--$750.SOLD

  10. Just in out of a Williamson County Tennessee estate here locally, .577 cal., 3 band, Enfield rifled musket.  The metal has a clean, gently aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1863 - and the British Crown".  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with a "cheek area" hand carved by the Confederate soldier.  The main spring remains strong, but the hammer wants to "jump off" full cock, so a little filing is needed to sharpen up the notch.  Both sling swivels remain intact, and the very desirable "25 - 25" mark remains clearly visible on the barrel.  With this musket, we are including an excavated Enfield projectile and two percussion caps in a small display case.  The stock maker, "E. Turner", can still be easily seen on the bottom of the stock.  This is a classic example of what would become one of the Confederate Infantry's favorite weapons.--$1,250.

  11. Small, scissor type, folding bullet mold for a .44 cal. musket ball.  This type mold was typically used for molding bullets for small, single shot vest pistols.  This mold remains in very nice condition, and we have displayed a correct size pistol ball in the mold that we recovered here at the Battle of Stones River.--$48.

  12. VERY COOL BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP STOCK TO A SPENCER 7-SHOT REPEATING RIFLE.  This artifact was picked up on the battlefield shortly after the Battle of Hoovers Gap, Tennessee, in June of 1863.  Wilders Lightning Brigade was armed with Spencer repeating rifles at this conflict.  From the looks of this stock, someone picked up a Spencer rifle and slammed it into a tree breaking the stock.  This is a very cool artifact that you do not often see offered and at a very reasonable price.--$195.SOLD

  13. Very nice condition and quite rare, "E. Lefaucheux" marked, 12 mm pinfire revolver.  This example has the spur type trigger guard and has the lanyard ring, cartridge door, and ejector rod all remaining intact.  Lefaucheux pinfire revolvers were very popular among Confederate Officers; even Stonewall Jackson is known to have had one.  This example remains clean with crisp action, and is serial number 17107.  The revolver has original walnut grips which remain in excellent condition.  This weapon would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,150.SOLD

  14. If you have ever wondered what fired those cool Confederate used HUGE triangle base French minies -- here is your guy.  It is a .69 cal. Model 1842 rifled short French musket.  These were originally produced as full length 3-band rifled infantry muskets, and some (like this one) were Arsenally shortened to two band Mississippi Rifle length.  This weapon is out of the local Middle Tennessee area, and would be as Southern carried as they can possibly get.  I am including a display containing one of the distinctive .69 cal. triangle base French projectiles.--$850.

  15. Just in out of a local Middle Tennessee family, 1863 pattern, thinner "CSA" rectangular, cast-brass waist belt plate on its original, brown leather, Confederate belt.  Also on this beltrig is the original, Confederate manufactured, single belt loop, CS percussion cap box, as well as a Confederate manufactured brown leather holster with the original, nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The belt remains pliable, but does show clear evidence of actual field service.  The CSA rectangle is a very crude casting with all three attachment hooks remaining perfectly intact.  The revolver has crisp action and has an all matching serial number of 132097 which is very sought after 1863 production.  We know the family name on this rig, but it could have belonged to any one of about three brothers and cousins.  This is a museum quality grouping that would be a fine addition to any collection or museum in the country.--$7,850.SOLD

  16. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The metal on this revolver has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with an all matching serial number of 153449 which is very desirable 1863 production.  The Colt markings on the barrel remain crisp and sharp, and about 50% of the cylinder scene is still visible.  The action still works perfectly, but its mainspring has grown a bit weak.  The Model 1851 Colt Navy was General Nathan Bedford Forrest's favorite weapon and is one that he left to his oldest son in his will with the instruction, "If you are ever in need of defense, do not hesitate to use it."--$1,650.

  17. Beautiful condition, folding trigger, 7MM, Belgian produced pinfire revolver.  The revolver remains perfectly clean and functions beautifully.  The folding trigger, cartridge door, and cartridge ejector rod all remain perfectly intact.  The small caliber, folding trigger, French and Belgian produced revolvers were a very popular last line of defense "vest gun" for Confederate officers.  With this revolver, we are including a 9MM, original pinfire cartridge to display with the revolver, but for the safety of children, is too large to be able to actually load.  The original walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$475.

  18. Very pretty CASED, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  The revolver has a clean, brown/gray, gently aging patina with an all matching serial number of 101178 which is very desirable mid-war, 1863 production.  The revolver has crisp action, and about 50% of the cylinder scene remains visible.  It has very nice condition, original walnut grips with a clearly stamped military inspector cartouche.  The case was made during the 1960 Centennial years and is very nicely crafted.  In the case, with the 1860 Colt Army revolver, is an original, .44 cal., double cavity bullet mold, an original tin for percussion caps, and an original brass powder flask.  The powder flask was not present when I acquired this cased set.  I had the one pictured with the set on hand and am including it with the cased revolver, but the flask is slightly larger than the area provided for it.  I'm sure it could be fitted, but also acquiring a better fitting flask is an option.  As you can see in the picture, this cased Colt revolver has a museum like presentation.--$2,850 for everything.

  19. Relic condition, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  This revolver is serial number 90020, which is early 1863 production.  It appears to have been stored in an outbuilding or attic and is frozen up tight as can be.  Although in relic condition, it still does have a very nice display look and is a bargain priced for what it is.--$750.SOLD

  20. Fresh out of a North Florida estate, Confederate carbine created by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Mr. Baker specialized in taking old out-of-date weapons and reworking them so that they would be serviceable by Confederate forces.  This particular example started out a .69 cal., Model 1795, Springfield flintlock musket type I.  Baker shortened the weapon to carbine length and converted it from flintlock to percussion using his distinctive drum style bolster and percussion fowling rifle hammer that he procured from Europe.  This weapon remains in nice condition and is as Confederate as any Fayetteville or Richmond produced weapon.  The last picture is a Baker weapon from Confederate Longarms and Pistols by Hill & Anthony.--$895.SOLD

  21. Very attractive, Confederate carried, smooth bore, Model 1842, .69 cal., Springfield percussion musket.  This musket has a smooth, never cleaned, attic brown patina tip to tip and has lockplate markings of, "Springfield - 1846".  The musket has an attractive, original, walnut stock and has the soldier's name, "J. Howard", carved in large letters down nearly the entire length of the shoulder portion of the stock.  We believe the musket to have been carried by John Howard of Co. I - 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.  With this musket, we are including a small cased display with an original buck and ball and percussion caps for firing the musket.  This weapon would make a fine addition to any Southern Infantry display.--$1,350.SOLD

  22. Very attractive, imported, .75 cal., smooth-bore, percussion horse pistol.  The pistol remains in very attractive condition with a gently aging, gray/brown patina on the metal and fine checkering on the original, walnut grip.  Many Confederates, early in the Civil War, carried these massive horse pistols loaded with buck.--$450.

  23. Fresh in out of the local area.  Model 1860 .44 cal. Colt Army Revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 75431 (including the matching wedge).  This is very desirable 1862 production, and very likely was carried by a member of Forrest's Confederate Cavalry.  The "New York", and "United States" markings were long ago intentionally removed from the barrel.  If you'd like an almost certainly Southern used Colt Army revolver in your collection - Here is your chance !!  The action still works perfectly, and the original grips remain intact.--$1,450.

  24. Very nice condition, .31 cal., 6-shot, 1837 date, "Allens Patent", pepperbox revolver.  The original walnut grips remain in excellent condition, and the metal is clean with nice, clear markings and engraving.  Every Civil War collection should have an example of a pepperbox revolver, and this would be a quality example at a very reasonable price.--$650.

  25. Extremely heavy barrel .60 cal. fowling rifle that has been shortened for Civil War service.  This weapon is out of a South Carolina estate, and has lockplate markings of "L. M.".  We believe that this weapon was likely made by "L. Moissun" of Charleston, SC since he was making fowling rifles in this immediate area at the time of the Civil War.  As a part of shortening the weapon a massive pewter nosecap was made for the stock.  We are including with this weapon a small display having an original projectile, and a couple correct size percussion caps to display with the weapon.  These old hand modified weapons are what the South had to make do with until they could get their hands on something better.--$550.

  26. Fresh out of a Central Illinois estate, Model 1873, 45 - 70 caliber, "trap door", Springfield rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip and remains just as it has been for many, many years.  With the rifle, comes an original, triangular, socket bayonet complete with a partial leather scabbard.  This old trap door rifle remains absolutely untouched with tiny specks of paint where the rooms in which it was stored have been painted several times over the years.  This is an historic, old, untouched, Model 1873, Springfield trap door.--$850.

  27. Fresh out of an Illinois estate sale, 1819 dated, .69 cal., Prussian Potsdam, 3-band, rifled musket originally produced in Flintlock and converted to percussion and rifled.  The Governors of both Illinois and Ohio ordered the purchase of several thousand of these obsolete, old muskets and issued them to State Troops heading off to the Civil War in 1861.  The muskets were soon found to be extremely heavy and not very accurate in comparison with the .58cal., Model 1855 and Model 1861 Springfield 3-band, rifled muskets.  This musket shows clear signs of many campaigns but remains completely functional, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket comes an original, 1862 Ordnance document showing the purchase of 74 new Prussian muskets for the 63rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Also with this musket comes a small display containing a rare, .69 cal., 2-ring, Prussian projectile and two original musket percussion caps.  Altogether, this will make a museum quality display.--$1,150.

  28. Quite nice condition, 1849 date, .54 cal., H. Aston, Model 1842 horse pistol.  This massive, old pistol has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "US - 1849 - H. Aston - Midd'tn Conn."  The walnut stock is completely original with no cracks or repairs, but does have rounded edges from lots of service.--$950.

  29. Very nice condition Manhattan .36 cal. Navy Model Revolver.  This is a very scarce Series "5" Manhattan Navy with the 6-shot cylinder, and 6 1/2 inch barrel.  It has an all matching serial number of "4930" which was manufactured in mid 1867 for Indian War service.  There were a total of less than 9000 of these ever made.  It has near 100 % original cylinder engraving, and still has bluing in recessed areas.  This is a quite rare revolver, and in very nice condition.--$975.

  30. Very rare and seldom offered for sale, .44 cal., massively heavy, Colt 1st Model Dragoon revolver.  This revolver shows good, honest wear throuhgout and is serial number 4356.  The serial number is all matching except for the loading lever which appears to be an era replacement.  The revolver displays beautifully with nice, even wear and rounded corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The revolver is out of a San Antonio collection and quite likely saw much service in that theater.  The action still works nicely, but the markings are worn quite dim requiring a bright light and a good imagination.  This massive, historic old weapon will likely be the centerpiece of someone's antique weapon collection.--$3,500.SOLD

  31. .32 cal. 6 shot "Luicius Pond" iron frame revolver.  These were Civil War era production rimfire revolvers, and were eventually ruled an infringement on the Smith and Wesson Patent and production stopped.  This is an attractive example, but is missing the trigger, and thus needs a little TLC.  Priced RIGHT though !!--$295.

  32. Quite rare, Model 1819, .54 cal., smooth bore "horse pistol" that was converted from flintlock to percussion for Confederate Civil War use by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M. A. Baker converted numerous early flintlock weapons from flintlock to percussion using a distinctive method of screwing a drum style bolster directly into the barrel and using an early percussion fowling rifle type hammer that he purchased from Europe.  This ancient weapon remains totally untouched just as it was used 150 years ago during the Civil War.  --$1,250.

  33. Absolutely beautiful condition, .58 cal. Colt Special Model, contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is out of the well known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.  It is in absolutely spectacular condition and remains as bright today as when issued during the Civil War.  Jim was well known for cleaning his weapons back to a state as bright and shiny as they were 150 years ago.  This example is just that nice, and I am unsure whether the musket has been cleaned and buffed or plated.  All markings remain as deep and sharp as during the Civil War.  The lockplate is marked, "Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg Co. (Firearms manufacturing company) - 1864".  The stock retains two crisp inspector cartouches, and the bore is so sharp that the musket appears to be near unfired.  This weapon would be a museum grade addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,150.

  34. Extremely rare, .69 cal., Model 1847, US Artillery Muskatoon that has been blacksmith adapted to be a CS Cavalry carbine.  The carbine is fitted with a "Harpers Ferry" lockplate from a, Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.  The sling swivel bracket on the bottom of the butt of the stock remains intact, but the sling swivel itself if not present.  This weapon originally had a Springfield lockplate but was outfitted for Confederate Cavalry use with a Harpers Ferry, Mississippi rifle lockplate.  The weapon has a great feel and would have positively been an effective Cavalry carbine.  We are enclosing a small display case containing typical ammunition for this weapon.--$975.

  35. Confederate used and blacksmith fabricated, .58 cal. carbine created by cutting back a .58 cal., 3-band, Infantry musket to carbine length.  The lockplate has a chocolate brown patina and has never been cleaned.  It is marked, "1864 - US - Springfield."  This came out of the local area and could have very well been with the Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Franklin.--$695.

  36. Very attractive, 1845 date, Allen & Thurber, .31 cal., 6-shot revolver.  It still has excellent action, original walnut grips, and is marked, "Allen & Thurber - Allen's Patent - 1845".  The revolver has a very nice, uncleaned, chocolate brown patina overall.--$695.

  37. Really pretty big 12mm French pinfire revolver.  These were very popular with Confederates (especially Confederate Officers) during the Civil War, and we recover French pinfire cartridges in almost every Confederate 1862 - 1863 winter campsite here.  This example functions perfectly, and has completely intact all the items that one or more are typically missing -- (loading door - ejector rod - lanyard ring - etc.)  Confederate General T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson had one of these very similar to this one.  With this revolver I am including an original Pinfire cartridge for display, but of a different caliber than the gun to keep a child from being able to load it up.  Every Confederate display should have a Pinfire Revolver.--$850.

  38. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Springfield or contract, rifled musket combination gun tool.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$65.SOLD

  39. Very pretty, Model 1861, .58 cal., Norwich contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  The musket has smooth metal, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Norwich - US", and the barrel has the normal markings and is dated 1862.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  This musket retains as crisp action as it likely had 150 years ago, and the bore remains deep and sharp.  This musket is actually nicer than most that you see in museums.  This weapon is out of the well-known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.--$1,850.

  40. This is a bullet mold that you seldom see offered for sale.  It is a "COLT" marked .28 cal. double cavity for the Colt "Root" revolver.  If you have a nice Colt Root - here is your chance to add a correct bullet mold to your display.  You won't see this one very often.--$350.

  41. Quite rare, 1862 date, "Special Model 1861" contract, rifle musket.  This musket has seen lots of service and has a chocolate brown patina and lots of wear from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - US - Windsor VT".  The lockplate has quite a bit of wear and a gray/brown patina, but the markings can still be read.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition but does show similar wear with rounded edges and typical small dings and marks.  The action works well and will lock firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels remain intact as does the original ramrod.  The long range site is not present and has been gone for many years.  The musket shows clear signs of having seen much service but remains a rare contract and a nice, early, "1862" date.--$975.

  42. Quite rare and in excellent condition, Wilmot patented musket tompion.  This tompion is marked, "Patented November 24, 1863" (155 years ago tomorrow).  These were actually issued and used as I have seen three or four recovered here.--$95.

  43. Single cavity iron bullet mold for a .36 cal. country rifle elongated "picket style bullet" of the exact type carried by many young Confederates as they first left their homes in the South for the Civil War.  The mold would have originally had two wooden handles which are not present, but could be easily replaced.--only $79.

  44. Very nice condition, rare "E. Robinson" contract of the Model 1861, percussion, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gently tone with age.  The lockplate is marked, "E. Robinson - New York - 1864 - US - and the Eagle".  The barrel has a matching 1864 date and retains deep, sharp rifling.  The action is crisp with long range site, both sling swivels, and original ramrod all remaining intact.  The stock is all original and complete with numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  This is a quality condition, rare contract that will be a fine addition to any Civil War firearms collection.--$1,850.

  45. Beautiful, near mint condition, Model 1842, Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate is marked, "Springfield - 1852 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 musket that needs a nice lockplate, here is your chance.--$195.

  46. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated, 1864 date, Springfield musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This lockplate retains beautiful crisp marks, and excellent action locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  If you have an 1863 or 1864 Springfield musket that would be improved by a very nice lockplate and hammer assembly, here is your opportunity to get one.--$195.

  47. Just brought into the shop, Model 1841, "Robbins and Lawrence" Mississippi rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, thick, aged, chocolate brown patina and has lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - 1850 - Windsor VT".  The brass has a very nice, aged, bronze patina.  This rifle would have some very interesting stories to tell in that the stock has at some point been near a fire and is charred black between the two barrel bands.  It has good action, and the barrel was bored to .58 cal. for service in the Civil War.  Mississippi rifles have always been a favorite among collectors because of their Mexican War/Pre-Civil War history and how attractive they are with the numerous brass pieces including a brass patch box.  This is a weapon that shows clear evidence of having seen lots of service.  Who knows - the fire that it got too close to might have been a campfire in Tennessee or possibly the burning of Atlanta.--$1,350.

  48. Quite rare to find, complete mid-1800's DOUBLE leather shot flask.  This shot flask has two completely separate compartments with two brass measuring devices so that you could have your choice of two different size lead shot depending on what you were hunting.  It remains completely intact with original brass buckle, and both measuring devices still have good springs and work perfectly.--$115.

  49. Beautiful condition, 7 mm, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  The folding trigger and loading compartment door both remain perfectly intact.  In addition, on this revolver, the cartridge ejector rod is screwed into the base of the grip, and it remains intact as well.  I am including a complete pinfire cartridge for display, but it is the next size larger so that a child cannot accidentally load and discharge the gun.  The original checkered walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$695.

  50. Nice condition, cast brass, folding, double cavity bullet mold for a .45 cal. picket country rifle.  These are bullets that we only recover from Confederate sites.  This mold remains in nice enough condition to mold bullets today.--$95.

  51. Perfect condition, non-excavated, musket tumbler punch.  It has lots of original bluing remaining and will make an excellent compliment to your Civil War musket display.--$65.

  52. Just in out of the local area, .69 cal., Model 1842, 3-band, percussion, Springfield musket.  The metal remains clean, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1853 - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has an 1852 date.  The action remains crisp and strong and locks firmly at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition with the soldier's initials "H. T." cut into the left-hand side opposite the lockplate.  This is a very representative weapon that both Union and Confederate soldiers extensively carried during the early years of the Civil War.--$1,450.

  53. Nice condition, percussion, 12-guage, double-barrel shotgun of the exact type carried by many Confederates when they first left home for war during the early years of the American Civil War.  This example is out of the local area and has a beautiful, aged, chocolate patina with ramrod intact and original walnut stock.  Pictured above is a Texas Confederate carrying a nearly identical weapon during the early years of the American Civil War.--$695.

  54. Beautiful condition, non-excavated pair of .69 cal. bullet worms.  One of the worms is a long pattern, and the other a short pattern.  This display will make a wonderful compliment to display with your .69 cal. percussion muskets.--$95 for both worms.

  55. Quite rare to find, an original Model 1842, complete lockplate and hammer assembly with all internal parts.  The lockplate still functions perfectly and will lock at both full-cock and half-cock.  The lockplate is crisply marked, "Springfield - 1851 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 Springfield musket with a "not-so-great" lockplate, here is your chance to significantly upgrade your musket.--$250.

  56. Attractive, framed display containing several original Frankford Arsenal musket percussion caps.  Nicely displayed and ready to hang.--$35.

  57. Excellent condition, original Civil War Cavalry carbine bore brush.  The leather thong is complete with no breaks or weak spots, and the bore hair brush has all bristles 100% intact.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Cavalry carbine.--$89.

  58. Extremely rare, and in mint condition, folding scissor type bullet mold for the Hanovarian or Saxon projectile.  100% of these type bullets that I have seen recovered have been from Confederate sites.  The projectile appears to be approximately .50 cal.--$195.

  59. Model 1863, 3-band, .58 cal., Springfield rifled musket.  This musket has overall clean metal with a small amount of flash around the nipple area.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1864 - US - and the American Eagle."  The musket has nice wood with normal wear and a faint inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The mainspring remains strong, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.  There is a little bore remaining, but very dirty, likely having not been cleaned in the last 100 years.  This is an attractive, honest, middle grade example of one of the most famous muskets of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  60. Excellent condition, non-excavated, heavy cast brass, single-cavity bullet mold for making "country rifle" type bullets.  Many young Confederates, when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861, left home carrying the family country rifle, and in many cases, were forced to field mold ammunition for these "brought from home" weapons.  We have recovered "country rifled" type bullets from Confederate camps dating at least to the end of 1863.  This is a quite heavy brass bullet mold and has enough brass to make at least two or three CSA rectangle buckles.--$175.

  61. Just in out of the local area - .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield percussion musket.  The metal has a dark chocolate brown attic patina with lockplate markings of "1855 - Springfield - and U.S.".  There is some pitting around the nipple area from having seen lots of field service.  The wood is a very dark red-brown color and has the expected numerous small dings and marks from lots of actual field service.  The mainspring is still strong as can be and the hammer sets solidly at both half cock and full cock.  This one is a smoothbore and would have fired both musket balls and "buck and ball".  This is a very typical antequated weapon that the Southern Infantry was armed with through much of the Civil War, and considering the area here where the musket came from - was almost certainly Southern carried and is going to look great on someone's wall.--$1,295.

  62. 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.

  63. 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
  64. 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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