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FIREARMS

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR COPY OF BRITISH LIGHT DRAGOON PISTOL
A bit more crude than the English version, but still capable of getting the job done! About 15-1/2" long overall with a 9" .69
caliber barrel, this appears to have never been converted and all original with the exceptions of the ramrod and the brass backing
plate, which both appear to be replacements.  The barrel is brown with a consistent light pitting overall, and the lockplate is a bit
smoother.  The wood and brass parts are all nice. We have been told that this was probably made in Philadelphia.

$ 2295.00

 

"HIGH HUMP" RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET,  DATED 1861
This is the Confederate version of the Union Model 1855 Rifle Musket, made from some captured parts along with some parts made on the machinery captured
from Harper's Ferry after the machinery was relocated to Richmond, Virginia.  These early models with the "high hump" where the Maynard Tape Primer system
would have been on the Union version had the lockplates marked with the date "1861" behind the hammer and "Richmond, VA" in front of the hammer.
(Later
versions had progressively lower "humps" and had the letters "C.S." added above the Richmond mark after the Confederacy Government took over production
from the State of Virginia.
)

This gun has a number of Harper's Ferry parts mixed with Richmond-made parts such as the lockplate, the hammer with no Maynard Tape cutting edge and crude
checkering and the brass butt plate and nose cap. There are no visible cartouches on the walnut stock, though the initials "JMH" and the letter "A" are very evident. 
All iron is attic condition gray to brown with some areas of pitting around the breach and the top of the hump, but nothing too deep.  The rifling is still visible
and the View and proof marks are there, but well worn.  The upper sling swivel is there, but broken.

A very attractive early product of Richmond!

$ 12,950.00
 
On Hold!!

 

19th CENTURY CINCINNATI, OHIO HALF STOCK HUNTING RIFLE
A very attractive
, approximately .36 caliber rifle, in very nice condition.  Made in the shop of Christian Siebert of Columbus, Ohio and marked "C. Siebert" "Columbus O." (with a well worn "u" stamp)
on the barrel.  The lock is marked "T. Davidson & Co. / Cincinnati" and features an engraved hunting scene behind the hammer, which is itself engraved with scrollwork.
Davidson was a lock maker working in
Cincinnati in the mid 1850's.  All metal is smooth, with just a bit of wear around the bolster. 
The wood is nice and is decorated with some great German silver stars. 

$ 1495.00 

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN COPY OF BROWN BESS BAYONET
Approximately 18-3/8 inches in overall length with14-1/2" blade.
This is a nice, clean example with the usual manufacture flaw on the socket and modified
open cut on the back end of the socket mortise.
$ 395.00     (3-46)
 

 

STARR MODEL 1858 .44 CALIBER DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER, 
This is a gorgeous example of this sophisticated weapon, serial number 7939 and it has great, slick metal with lots of original blue and case color.
 The frame is marked on one side: “STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK” and on the other: “STARR’S PATENT JAN.15, 1856".  The one piece wooden grips are nice, with two inspector's cartouches that can be read from a distance!.  The action is crisp.  These guns were ahead of their time and may just have been too advanced for the average Union cavalryman because while the initial Army and Navy issues were double actions, Starr was requested later in the war to discontinue their double actions and only supply single actions.  
SOLD!!
 

 

RARE STARR MODEL 1858 .36 CALIBER DOUBLE ACTION NAVY REVOLVER, 
This is a very early example made somewhere around 1859, being serial number 461 and it has a nice, mostly smooth brown patina with some original blue here and there.
 The frame is marked on one side: “STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK” and on the other: “STARR’S PATENT JAN.15, 1856".  The one piece wooden grips are nice, with no cartouches visible, which is typical as the Starr Navy's rarely have inspector marks.  The action is very smooth.  These guns were ahead of their time and may just have been too advanced for the average Union cavalryman because while the initial Army and Navy issues were double actions, Starr was requested later in the war to discontinue their double actions and only supply single actions.   These double action navy revolvers are much more rare than the Army versions as only about 3,000 .36 caliber units were ever produced.
$ 1995.00
 
 

 

SINGLE SHOT FLINTLOCK PISTOL by J.W. Richards, London
Beautiful single-shot pistol, about .40 caliber.  Marked "London" with draped flags on one side and "J. & W. / Richards" on the other.  Smooth silver-grey metal nice one-piece grip.  All markings are strong and clear, as are the many decorative engraved lines.
Just a really pretty example of a nice, early gun!
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 $ 595.00   (16-2)
 

 

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The barrel slides forward to load a single, rim-fire cartridge. The barrel markings are: "L.B. Taylor & Co. Chicopee Mass". The brass is all very nice, with a smooth toned-down paina. Only about 1800 of these were made from 1868 to 1870.
$ 650.00 

 

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An attempt to get by the Rollins White patents, these took a front loaded teat-fire cartridge. This one has had all the iron cleaned to near bright, with some areas of old pitting on the cylinder. The barrel markings are: "Moore's Pat. Fire Arms Co. Brooklyn N.Y." and the cylinder marked: "D. Williamson's Patent Jan. 5, 1864". The brass is all very nice, with attractive escroll engraving. 
SOLD!!!  

 

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The silvered and engraved brass frame,  trigger guard and butt strap have approximately 20% of the silver remaining, while the barrel and cylinder retain patches of the original blue, and the grips still have the majority of their varnish. This used a brass cased, rim-fire cartridge, which resulted in a lawsuit by Smith & Wesson that limited ended production by 1863.  A beautiful specimen of a weapon known to have been privately purchased by Union officers and enlisted men during the Civil War!  STOLEN!
 
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Edged Weapons
 

 
MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SABER IN GREAT CONFEDERATE SCABBARD  
Confederate make-do, or maybe he upgraded his southern made sword for this unmarked Model 1840 that
happened to fit his Confederate scabbard.  The sword came in to us this way and the fit is perfect! 
As a matter of fact, the impression on the leather washer on the guard matches up perfectly with
the scabbard throat.  The blade length is a couple of inches shorter than the scabbard, but the fit is awesome
and the patinas match as well.  This may be a marriage, but it's probably just as likely a great example of
Confederate ingenuity
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$ 1395.00
 

 

AMES MODEL 1840 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD
The elliptical cross section sword blade is just under 30” long, is completely straight and measures 3/4 inch wide at the hilt. It is dry needle engraved with "Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass"  near the hilt and is etched on both sides, with a winged caduceus staff and snakes, an eagle with "E. Pluribus Unum" in a ribbon, and other military motif, as well as floral sprays.   The scabbard and hilt are of a matching brass with a most of its gold gilt remaining. The scabbard has a few minor dents. The mounts have cast designs of laurel and other elements. The hilt is all made of cast brass also and the grip has an eagle on one side, with an acorn/pineapple finial. The langet is shield shaped with 7 stars and silver  “MS” letter attached. This is a beautiful sword!
$ 2295.00  Reduced Price!   $ 1995.00    (6-1)