Army Of Tennessee Authentic Civil War Relics | Knoxville, TN (2023)

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WP 1. Confederate 2nd Model Kenansville NC. Cavalry Saber. WP 2. British Pattern of 1768 “Brown Bess” Military Musket .76 Cal. WP 3. US M-1840 Flintlock Contract Musket by “D. NIPPES”, Dated 1843 .69 Cal. WP 4. Rare Confederate Rifle .577 Cal. and Saber Bayonet produced by Cook and Brother, Athens GA. Dated 1863. WP 5. Early American Bowie Knife with Decorated Blade ca. 1850. WP 6. Confederate Artillery Short Sword produced by Leech and Rigdon. WP 7. College Hill Field and Staff Presentation Sword of Capt. John B. Galloway, Co. B, 9th Tennessee Vol. Cavalry Battalion. WP 8. US M-1847 Sappers and Miners Musketoon .69 Cal. WP 9. US M-1836 Military Pistol .54 Cal. WP 10. Confederate “CS and Star” Artillery Short Sword. WP 11. US M-1842 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. Dated 1848 with Socket Bayonet. WP 12. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard. WP 13. Non Regulation US Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard produced by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham of New York. WP 14. Leech and Rigdon Field and Staff Officers Sword presented to 1st Lieutenant William C. Hopkins, Co. B, 36th VA. Vol. Infantry Regt. Later Co. E, 36th VA. Cavalry Regt. WP 15. US M-1832 Short Artillery Sword and Scabbard by Ames dated 1833. WP 16. Confederate P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. WP 17. US M-1858 Maynard Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal. WP 18. Confederate 1863 Richmond Arsenal Two Band Rifle .58 Cal. WP 19. Thomas Griswold Confederate Artillery Saber and Scabbard. WP 20. Rare Confederate Artillery Short Sword with original Scabbard and Belt Frog. WP 21. Blockade Run Confederate P-56 Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine .577 Cal. Marked “E.P. BOND/LONDON” and associated with Texas Cavalry Troops. WP 22. Confederate Socket Bayonet produced by the Fayetteville NC. Arsenal. WP 23. US M-1795 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. War of 1812. WP 24. US M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Belt Rig Identified to Col. Ira Washington Ainsworth, 177th New York Vol. Inf. Regt. WP 25. US M-1858 Starr Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal. WP 26. US M-1840 “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry Saber marked “Sheble & Fisher”. WP 27. US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .58 Cal. by Robbins & Lawrence dated 1850. WP 28. Revolutionary War Period “Charleville” Military Musket .69 Cal. WP 29. Dug Lefaucheaux Pinfire Revolver 12 mm. WP 30. Rare US M-1840 Artillery Officer’s Saber and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons. WP 31. Identified Knights of Pythias Presentation Sword with Scabbard. WP 32. US M-1861 Trenton Military Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal. WP 33. French and Indian War Era First Model Short Land Pattern British “Brown Bess” Military Musket .78 Cal. WP 34. Dug P-53 Enfield Socket Bayonet .577 Cal. WP 2. P-56 Sergeants Two Band Rifle by Potts & Hunt, London .577 Cal. Videos

WP 1. Confederate 2nd Model Kenansville NC. Cavalry Saber.

Exceptional example of this desirable North Carolina produced saber with its original scabbard. Very high quality with original leather grip and brass wire wrap. Untouched and matching bronze patina on the scabbard mounts, throat and guard. Small casting flaw on one of the ribs. Note “C.S.” neatly engraved on the guard. Blade is smooth with a darkening plum/gray patina. No nicks. Scabbard condition matches the saber. Dent free and 80% of its original russet brown paint intact.

$5995.00

WP 2. British Pattern of 1768 “Brown Bess” Military Musket .76 Cal.

Remarkable condition. Also known as the second model “Short Land Pattern”. The maker “BARBAR” is stamped on the lock. Barrel measures 42″ and overall length is 58″. Lock and trigger mechanism works perfectly and is tight. Metal surfaces are smooth with a dark patina. There are proof stamps on the breech and a #6 stamped on the butt plate. The absence of British military proofs lets us know that this is a commercial gun that was traded widely for use in colonial militias as well as to Indian allies. All brass hardware is present and correct. Both sling loops are present. Ramrod is original. Stock is in excellent condition with no issues or repairs.

$6500.00

WP 3. US M-1840 Flintlock Contract Musket by “D. NIPPES”, Dated 1843 .69 Cal.

One of 5100 muskets produced by Daniel Nippes of Mill Creek PA. Musket is in very good condition with original unconverted flint lock configuration (most of the US flintlock guns were converted to percussion for service in the Civil War). Clear matching 1843 date on lock and barrel. Strong lock spring holds at half cock but not at full cock. Metal surfaces are smooth and semi bright with scattered light oxidation. Bore is clean with light scattered pitting. Original threaded ramrod present. Stock is very nice with sharp un-sanded edges and only minor service blemishes.

$2495.00

WP 4. Rare Confederate Rifle .577 Cal. and Saber Bayonet produced by Cook and Brother, Athens GA. Dated 1863.

When you do encounter one of these rare Confederate Rifles, they are pretty well used up and even then command strong prices. This gun is in fantastic condition for Confederate survivors. All matching serial #3499 on all parts with the exception of the hammer screw, #70 and the upper barrel band #3187. Most likely parts refitted at the factory. The lock functions properly and is marked “COOK & BROTHER / ATHENS GA. / 1863” with serial # “3499”. Note Confederate “Stars and Bars” flag stamped on the left. Breech of barrel also clearly marked with same address as on the lock, serial # 3499 and matching “1863” date. Metal surfaces are smooth with an untouched deep plum patina. There is minor pin prick pitting around the bolster from combat use. Note breech marked “PROOVED” with eagle head stamp. The barrel exhibits the characteristic factory twist which can clearly be seen in the flaw on top of the barrel. Note Cook and Brother brass saber bayonet adapter mounted on the barrel. Bore has wear but rifling is distinct. Brass hardware has a mellow patina and contrasts nicely with the dark walnut stock. The stock has some typical wear from use but is in truly remarkable shape for a Confederate long arm. No missing wood at the bolster. There is a minor 3″ stress crack emanating from the front lock screw. Purely cosmetic. Wood maintains a consistent color and texture with no repairs, stretching, putty or other unwanted monkey business. The classic Cook and Brother saber bayonet has a brass handle that perfectly matched the brass hardware on the rifle. It is not numbered and neither is the adapter. The lock spring is present and unbroken. It fits the gun very well but does not lock as the adapter has the triangular slot and the bayonet has the rectangular slot. It totally fits and displays great in spite of not locking. One could eventually find a triangular slotted bayonet and it would no doubt lock up tight. This is a fine quality Confederate weapon that you rarely see offered for sale. Comes with a John Sexton letter. Ex. Damon Mills, Ex. Richard Ferry.

$37,500.00

WP 5. Early American Bowie Knife with Decorated Blade ca. 1850.

Maker marked on ricasso “THEODOR A MEYER”. Classic clip tipped bowie with multiple characters stamped on one side of the blade. These have an American patriotic theme with Zachary Taylor, Liberty Cap, an Indian hunting with a bow, and the slogan “THE GREAT FAR WEST HUNTING KNIFE” in a ribbon. I know this is a rare knife. Condition is very good and tight with original antler handle. Blade is smooth and retains a sharp edge. Originally purchased from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg. Ex. Mike Janton collection.

$3250.00

WP 6. Confederate Artillery Short Sword produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Classic example with “C” and “S” on the quillons. Nice untouched patina on the handle. Blade is in good shape but has areas of surface oxidation. A really cool and affordable Confederate sword with a great look.

$3495.00

WP 7. College Hill Field and Staff Presentation Sword of Capt. John B. Galloway, Co. B, 9th Tennessee Vol. Cavalry Battalion.

One of the finest examples known. This sword and scabbard was captured by an Indiana officer at the surrender of Fort Donelson.in Feb. of 1862. Capt. Galloway was sent to imprisonment at Johnson’s Island. He was exchanged after the surrender of Vicksburg, and the 9th Tenn. Cav. Battalion was reconsolidated. Galloway remained in the service as Captain of Co. B. and fought in many engagements. He was wounded in the leg resisting Sherman’s advance near Winnsboro SC. The sword itself is fantastic. Brass guard is heavily gilt and well finished. “CSA” in large letters on the face. Original leather grip and wire wrap is immaculate. Note red cloth throat washer. Blade retains frosty factory finish and is sharply etched on one side “J.B. GALLOWAY” with acanthus design. Other side has “C.S.A.” and a First National Pattern Confederate Battle Flag. Scabbard is original and classic College Hill with gilt brass mounts. Leather is a bit dry with some crazing and cracks. Old paper tag originally documented the swords capture at Fort Donelson but is now mostly illegible. According to John Sexton’s report, the Sea Monster drag comes from a Confederate Naval Sword and was attached to the scabbard in period of use. It is similar to the Ames M-1852 Pattern but not the same. Sword comes with a COA and appraisal from John Sexton. Copies of Galloway’s service and Pension records also accompany the sword. Ex. Steve Mullinax. Ex. Cullen Smith.

$32,500.00

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WP 8. US M-1847 Sappers and Miners Musketoon .69 Cal.

Very nice condition. Only 800 of these scarce guns were produced between 1847 and 1856. Metal surfaces finished “in the bright” with some areas of very light oxidation from humidity. Lock functions crisply and is dated 1854. Proper eagle head and “VP” proofs on breech and 1855 date on barrel tang. Original threaded tip ramrod present as well as saber bayonet lug. Stock is fine plus with some service blemishes. Small wood fill repair at junction of middle barrel band near ramrod channel. US Military Inspectors Cartouche on flat opposite the lock. I see the distinct saber bayonets for this gun being offered for sale, so I believe one can be found if desired.

$3495.00

WP 9. US M-1836 Military Pistol .54 Cal.

Near mint. Fantastic early US flintlock pistol manufactured by R. Johnson with 8 – 1/2″ round barrel in .54 caliber smoothbore with brass blade front sight. Barrel is martially marked “U.S” / “NWP” / “P” on left side above barrel flat. Lock is marked “U.S” / “R. JOHNSON” / “MIDDLN. CONN.” / and is dated 1841 underneath. 1 piece walnut stock bearing two US Military Inspectors Cartouches on left stock flat opposite lock. Cocking and trigger mechanism is sharp. Original and consistent “in the white” finish. Superb stock with sharp edges. A killer example.

$3495.00

WP 10. Confederate “CS and Star” Artillery Short Sword.

Minty example of this deep south produced sword (probably Macon GA.) Brass guard is well cast but crude with clear “CS” on both sides. Note lead filled repair on cross guard. Blade is clean and smooth with no nicks, pitting or sharpening.

$3250.00

WP 11. US M-1842 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. Dated 1848 with Socket Bayonet.

A very fine example of this Mexican War dated musket. Many of these guns saw service with both armies early in the war. Lock is dated 1848 and has clear Federal Eagle over “U.S.”. Very sharp mechanics. Metal surfaces are semi bright with small patches of very light oxidation, mostly on the butt plate. Clearly visible “1848” date on the barrel tang, also sharp “VP” and eagle head proof on the breech. Stock is overall very good. There is a faint US military inspectors cartouche opposite the lock. Edges of wood are well defined. There are a some minor blemishes from service, particularly on the flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is original. A US M-1842 socket bayonet accompanies the musket. It matches the metal of the gun and fits perfectly. As far as I know it may have been with it since the war.

$1950.00

WP 12. Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

Maker uncertain. Does have similarities to North Carolina and Virginia products. Crude overall construction. Original leather grip is very nice, and single brass strand wire wrap is perfect. Guard has an untouched patina and is a bit wobbly. Blade is good, smooth with no major pitting. No nicks. Iron lap seamed scabbard has a brass throat and ring mounts, iron drag. Scattered service dings.

$3850.00

WP 13. Non Regulation US Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard produced by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham of New York.

High quality example of this sword that was retailed by the famous wartime firm of Schuyler Hartley & Graham. The blades were imported from Germany, but the etching was done at the firm in New York. Steel guard is in great untouched condition with a stylized Federal Eagle and “US” design. Grip appears to be made of sharkskin and is flawless. The blade is very richly etched with bright Federal patriotic motifs against a frosty background. There is a German “W CLAUBERG / SOLINGEN” mark on one side of the ricasso and the “SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM / NEW YORK” mark on the other. Steel scabbard is excellent without a single ding.

$1250.00

WP 14. Leech and Rigdon Field and Staff Officers Sword presented to 1st Lieutenant William C. Hopkins, Co. B, 36th VA. Vol. Infantry Regt. Later Co. E, 36th VA. Cavalry Regt.

Extremely rare sword with an extra branch on the gilt brass guard. “CS” within an oval and laurel branches design on hilt similar to other Leech and Rigdon (and Bissonett) Field and Staff patterns. Polished wood grip and braided brass wire are immaculate. This variant did not have a leather wrap. Blade has an aged gray patina and is etched on both sides. One side has in script “Lt. Wm. C. Hopkins” amid vegetal scroll work. Leather scabbard is original to the sword and is also a Leech and Rigdon product. Very good condition with original brass mounts and drag. According to records, after enlisting at Boone Court House VA. in June of 1861, Hopkins was elected captain of a company in Gen. H.A. Wise’s command. This company participated in the Kanawha Valley campaign but retreated to White Sulphur Springs where the company, not having the legal quota to be mustered into service joined Captain McSherry’s company in the 36th VA. Regt. At this time Hopkins was elected 3rd. Lieut. This regiment was at Fort Donelson and somewhere in Tennessee he acquired this fine sword, possibly presented to him by his company. Hopkins was captured at Fort Donelson and later paroled. In the fall of 1862 Hopkins raised another company which was assigned to the 14th VA. Cavalry. Again he was elected Lieutenant. In April of 1863, this company was transferred to the 36th Battalion of VA. Cavalry where it was designated Co. E. Hopkins served faithfully until the surrender and participated in many battles and skirmishes without suffering wounds. Some of the battles he participated in are Ft. Donelson, Carnifex Ferry, Gettysburg, Rogersville, and Lee Court House. As a side note, there is documentation of courts martial accusations against Hopkins concerning incidents while a member of the 14th VA Cavalry at Morristown TN. in Dec. of 1863. Desertion of his company and “pulling a knife on his commanding officer” are mentioned. Evidently Hopkins was a fiery character and perhaps this explains in part his transfer to the 36th VA. Cavalry regt. Research documentation about Hopkins accompanies the sword.

$18,500.00

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WP 15. US M-1832 Short Artillery Sword and Scabbard by Ames dated 1833.

Very fine example of this iconic American Sword. Blade is bright and well marked. Scabbard matches condition of the sword with no repairs or issues.

$1150.00

WP 16. Confederate P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

One of the more common Confederate marked Enfields, this one has the script “I.C.” (Issac Curtis) in an oval Military Inspector’s Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock and a crown over what appears to be a “CH” adjacent to the butt plate tang. I really cannot see this mark clearly and it may be some other combination of letters entirely. I don’t have my reference books handy. In addition to that, I forgot to photograph the opposite side of the gun, of which I normally provide three views. I will update this description at a later date. Condition is generally very good. Lock is marked “TOWER” and dated 1862. Mechanically sound. Barrel exhibits consistent pin prick pitting along its surfaces. Stock is excellent with only minor service wear. No missing wood or repairs. Long range site present. Ramrod appears original to the gun. A good representative example of a 100% Confederate long arm that won’t break the bank.

$2495.00 HOLD

WP 17. US M-1858 Maynard Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

Second model, serial # 15479. Near mint condition with case colors on the frame and 100% factory blue finish on the barrel. All patent markings clear and present. Sharp mechanics. Bore is mint and bright. Stock is untouched with no signs of service wear. Note two strong US Military Inspectors Cartouches on wrist of stock.

$2350.00

WP 18. Confederate 1863 Richmond Arsenal Two Band Rifle .58 Cal.

Much less common than the rifle musket. Smooth metal surfaces cleaned to bright. Lock dated 1863 and marked “C.S. RICHMOND VA.”. Lock fully functional and when removed, you can see that the stock has the “mule shoe” cut out which lets us know that the stock is also a Richmond Arsenal product. Original Richmond long range sight and 33″ Richmond barrel. Bore is discernible and has some moderate pitting. Iron butt plate is marked “U.S.” which is acceptable as these guns were made from leftover Harper’s Ferry parts and battlefield salvage. Brass nose cap. Ramrod appears to be original. Stock is in good condition with some typical campaign wear but no major issues, filler or repairs.

$12,500.00

WP 19. Thomas Griswold Confederate Artillery Saber and Scabbard.

Excellent condition. Leather grip has minor wear and is mostly intact. Braided brass wire wrap is perfect. Blade is bright and clean with only minor areas of discoloration. Extreme end of tip chipped off. No markings on ricasso. Solid brass scabbard is fantastic and does not have a single blemish.

$5995.00

WP 20. Rare Confederate Artillery Short Sword with original Scabbard and Belt Frog.

Remarkable condition. The brass handled sword is an unadorned Confederate copy of the US M-1832 Artillery Sword, but with a cast guard and no eagle. Sword is very nice and well balance. Untouched mustard colored patina on the handle. Wasp waisted blade has a single unstopped fuller and is semi-bright with no issues. What really makes this sword remarkable is the scabbard. This is the only one of this type that I have seen with its complete and original scabbard. Leather is in good overall condition with some very minor separation along the hand stitched seam. Scabbard tip is intact as is the brass throat. Two piece belt frog has a leather front and tarred canvas back side. Classic Confederate, probably produced in the deep South. Rare.

$2850.00 (Look twice…This is a great deal!)

WP 21. Blockade Run Confederate P-56 Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine .577 Cal. Marked “E.P. BOND/LONDON” and associated with Texas Cavalry Troops.

These particular guns marked “E.P. BOND” and stamped with a “JS” over an anchor on the comb of the stock, are thought to have been brought into Texas after November of 1864, via a blockade runner based in Havana Cuba. All known identified specimens have Texas association as noted in an article by Mark Callahan, North South Trader Civil War magazine, Vol. XXVII No. 3. This particular gun comes from the late Fred Donaldson collection and is in good condition. Metal surfaces have a dark untouched patina. Lock functions properly and has a strong “E.P. BOND” over “LONDON” stamp. The bore has distinct rifling with some pitting. Stock has an attractive appearance with a dark patina and service wear. Minor wood loss near the breech and some very well done crack repairs around the lock and trigger guard. Breech is stamped with correct London proofs. Swivel ramrod assembly removed long ago and an Enfield type replacement with a threaded tip has been added. This was no doubt done intentionally for ease of loading.

$4850.00

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WP 22. Confederate Socket Bayonet produced by the Fayetteville NC. Arsenal.

Made to fit the Type IV Military Rifle. Excellent condition with functioning lock ring. Appears to have been nickel plated but I am not sure. Rare bayonet.

$1250.00

WP 23. US M-1795 Springfield Military Musket .69 Cal. War of 1812.

Remarkably clean War of 1812 gun with good markings. Mostly smooth metal surfaces cleaned to bright. Lock is marked with a script “US” over Federal Eagle and “SPRINGFIELD”. Dated 1809 with matching date on butt plate. Lock is in original flint configuration. Mechanics are good. Script US stamped on breech as well as “VP” and Eagle Head Proof. Original ramrod present. Missing both sling loops. Stock is also very good for its age with minor blemishes and wear. Script “US” Military Inspectors Cartouche present on flat opposite the lock. Small push in barrel near muzzle. An original and honest musket. I can damn near guarantee that this musket saw action against the British in the War of 1812.

$3850.00

WP 24. US M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Belt Rig Identified to Col. Ira Washington Ainsworth, 177th New York Vol. Inf. Regt.

Very high quality identified grouping.The following is taken fromThe Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 — records of the regiments in the Union army — cyclopedia of battles — memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
“One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Infantry,—Col., Ira W. Ainsworth; Lieut.-Cols., Frank Chamberlain, David M. Woodhall; Majs., David ‘M. Woodhall, Charles E. Davis. The nucleus of this regiment was the l0th National Guard, under Col. Ainsworth, which volunteered for nine months’ service and was accepted. It was recruited to the full number at Albany and vicinity, was organized at Albany, and there mustered into the U. S. service for nine months on Nov. 21, 1862. It left the state Dec. 16 for New Orleans, where it was assigned to the 3d brigade of Sherman’s division, afterwards the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 19th corps. It took part in skirmishes at McGill’s ferry, Pontchatoula, Civiques ferry and Amite river and was active throughout the siege of Port Hudson, where it fought gallantly in the general assault of May 27. Its loss during the siege was 23 killed and wounded. On the expiration of its term of service, the regiment returned to New York and was mustered out at Albany, Sept. 24, 1863”. Colonel Ainsworth’s sword and belt has been very well taken care of since the war ended. The photo copy I have, (included) shows Ainsworth wearing this very sword and belt rig. Sword retains original sharkskin grip and finely braided wire wrap. Gilt brass hand guard is sharply detailed and retains Ainsworth’s original Officer’s Sword Knot and Tassel. Throat washer present. Blade is superb with a mirror like lustre and sharp etching with patriotic themes on a frosted background. No maker mark present so most likely an imported blade. Steel scabbard has ornate brass mounts, drag and throat. Note blank presentation space on upper mount. The classic New York Militia belt rig was issued with the sword and still retains its original storage box with Colonel Ainsworth’s name written on the side in brown ink. The belt is simply superb. Supple black leather with intact brass hangers and fittings. The buckle has matching bench #18 stamped on the reverse, and on the keeper. Note applied silver “NY” and wreath. Truly exceptional!

$4500.00

WP 25. US M-1858 Starr Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

As you can see in the pictures, this is quite an outstanding weapon. Strong case colors on the lock and breech, thinning factory blue finish on the barrel. No pitting whatsoever. Serial # 13908. Mechanics crisp and tight. Bore sharp and bright. Maker stampings on the lock plate are clear and read, “STARR ARMS CO. / YONKERS, N.Y.” in two lines. Barrel surface has a thin, one-line marked “STARR ARMS CO. YONKERS, N.Y.” in front of the rear sight. Receiver tang back of hammer is stamped with “STARR’S PATENT / SEPT. 14th 1858”. A single iron sling ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Stock has sharp edges and factory feathered texture. Only minor service bumps and abrasions. No inspector’s cartouche visible.

$1795.00

WP 26. US M-1840 “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry Saber marked “Sheble & Fisher”.

Scarce American maker. Saber is in superb condition with high quality original leather grip and braided brass wire wrap. Leather throat washer present. Hand guard has no bends or damage. Blade is bright and maintains some original luster. Marked “SHEBLE & FISHER” on ricasso. Some examples have “PHILADa” underneath the legend but this one does not. Scabbard is also very good with only a couple of very minor service dings.

$1150.00

WP 27. US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .58 Cal. by Robbins & Lawrence dated 1850.

Converted to .58 Caliber by Colt. Good representative example of this popular M-1841 Military Rifle. Lock is marked “ROBBINS & LAWRENCE” over “US” and “WINDSOR VT. 1850” behind the hammer. Gun metal surfaces are smooth with a browning patina. “L.B.C.” proof stamp on breech but barrel date worn off. Ramrod is a modern replacement. Bore is well defined but has some pitting.

$1695.00

WP 28. Revolutionary War Period “Charleville” Military Musket .69 Cal.

Classic Model 1763 French flintlock musket in exceptional condition. Lock is marked “Charleville” and has a “B” arsenal or inspector stamp. Lock and trigger mechanics are sound. Metal surfaces are smooth and display a very dark and ancient patina. Both sling swivels present. Breech is also stamped with a “B”. Bayonet lug missing. Stock is in superb condition with very few blemishes. Metal to wood fit is excellent. There is a matching mark on both sides of the butt stock. Perhaps the soldiers’ initials with a cross or perhaps a unit designation. Original ramrod present. All original with no repairs or issues whatsoever.

$5500.00

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WP 29. Dug Lefaucheaux Pinfire Revolver 12 mm.

Excellent condition. You don’t see many of these large caliber revolvers excavated. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$450.00

WP 30. Rare US M-1840 Artillery Officer’s Saber and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons.

Original leather grip and braided wire wrap are untouched and show light wear. Brass knuckle bow and pommel have a deep mustard patina. Blade is clean and bright with some original luster. No pitting or nicks. Ricasso clearly marked “HORSTMANN & SONS” on one side and “PHILADELPHIA” on the other. Scabbard is also very nice with smooth clean metal and only very minor service pushes towards the drag.

$2995.00 HOLD M.S.

WP 31. Identified Knights of Pythias Presentation Sword with Scabbard.

Really ornate ceremonial sword and scabbard. From what I understand, the Knights of Pythias was a fraternal order founded in 1864. The blade is lavishly etched with religious iconography. The owner’s name, “John W. Hische” is engraved on the blade. It would be interesting to see if this name pops up on a Civil War roster. I assume that the sword is post Civil War because the maker, “JAMES LUKER NEW YORK” is one that I don’t recognize. The initials “FCB” represent “Friendship, Charity and Benevolence”.

$195.00

WP 32. US M-1861 Trenton Military Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very solid and iconic American Civil War Rifle Musket. Condition very good with smooth metal surfaces. Lock functions properly. Marked “U.S.” over “TRENTON” and dated 1863. Matching 1863 date on barrel. Nipple tip is broken. Original long range site is present. Bore is clean but has some light wear. Stock is in good shape with typical service wear. US Military Cartouche present opposite the lock.

$1650.00

WP 33. French and Indian War Era First Model Short Land Pattern British “Brown Bess” Military Musket .78 Cal.

Short Land Pattern ca. 1745 in truly remarkable condition for its age. Commercially produced by Robert Watkin of Birmingham England who was active in 1740. Lock is marked “R. WATKIN” and is mechanically flawless. Smooth metal surfaces on barrel with clear proof marks and rack or unit “No. 5”. near the breech. Brass hardware is correct for this early pattern, also very attractive. Brass ferrules retain the original wooden ramrod with brass tip. Unbelievably, this musket retains its original hand stitched leather sling with brass adjuster buckle. Stock is superb with no repairs or major issues, only some small blemishes and minor age cracks. According to a highly exhaustive and detailed letter/COA from Paul Ambrose Antiques in Trumbull CT., he states “This type of early private contract “Brown Bess” was frequently supplied to Colonial American cities, colonies and militias. Likely to see use in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Musket measures a full 60″ with 42″ barrel. No monkey business at all. All original down to the screws. Provenance: Ex. Early Massachusetts antique arms collection, Ex. Paul Ambrose, Ex. Michael Janton.

$12,500.00

WP 34. Dug P-53 Enfield Socket Bayonet .577 Cal.

Unusually good condition. Locking ring present but broken. Found by Warren Vestal in a Civil War troops camp near Greensboro NC.

$125.00

WP 2. P-56 Sergeants Two Band Rifle by Potts & Hunt, London .577 Cal.

Good looking iron mounted Enfield Rifle from a British Furnisher that provided many such arms to the Confederacy. No Confederate markings visible, but also no markings to rule out Confederate use. Very good condition with smooth metal surfaces finished semi bright. Lock function is mechanically sound. Bore is well defined. Ramrod appears to have been cut down as the end is not threaded. Stock has a very nice appearance with only minor service wear. Note original nipple protector and chain.

$1795.00 HOLD B.B.

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