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1001a - Revolutionary War M-1768 Charleville Flintlock Musket: This is the real deal... the standard Continental soldiers infantry shoulder arm. This is the early 1768 pattern without the band spring retaining the bottom band. The gun is totally original and has been cleaned to bright. It came out of an auction earlier this month of a private historical museum in south central Michigan. The musket is mechanically perfect. The stock has good color and lines and shows only expected handling wear. All metal surfaces show years of burnishing with markings very worn. There are some initials carved into the butt stock, possibly the soldier’s. If you are looking for an affordable Revolutionary War musket I believe you will look long and hard before finding another at this price. It hammered sold at the auction for a very low price and was my third best buy of the day there. $2,250.00

 

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1001b - Civil War - Austrian Saddle Ring Carbine - This is the large bore (looks like it might be 75 caliber) percussion conversion carbine which is the counterpart to the famed Austrian infantry Lorenz rifle. It is 100% original and complete and overall NRA “very good” condition. It measures 30 inches overall length with a 14.5 inch barrel. The lock is dated 1852 --- “852” --- the Austrians did not put the numeral “1” in their dates. The left side of the barrel has numerous numbers and letters stamped thereon including a date of 1853 -- “853”. The stock is very attractive with good lines and color. It shows only expected age and handling. All steel surfaces are smooth, nicely patinated, and free from rust or pitting. This is the perfect shoulder weapon to display with Confederate soldier’s effects if you don’t want to spend $10,000.00 to $80,000.00 for a southern made carbine. The bore has deep, sharp rifling, and the left side of the stock has the figure eight double ring sling ring. A wonderful import carbine in very good to near fine condition. $950.00

 

 

1001c - Vicksburg Daily Citizen Newspaper... The famed wall paper newspapers produced in the days immediately preceding the all of the city. This specimen is in pieces like a puzzle. This is an example of the newspaper re-print that was done after the end of the war. These were produced shortly after the war as souvenirs likely around 1870. On July 4, 1863 Vicksburg surrendered, the publisher of the newspaper fled, and the Union forces entered the newspaper offices and found the type of the newspaper still standing. They replaced two-thirds of the last column with other matter already in type, and added the note below and issued the newspaper by General Grant’s order.

“JULY 4TH, 1863. Two days bring about great changes, The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has “caught the rabbit;” he has dined in Vicksburg, and he did bring his dinner with him. The “Citizen” lives to see it. For the last time it appears on “Wall-paper.” No more will it eulogize the luxury of mule-meat and fricasseed kitten - urge Souther warriors to such diet nevermore. This is the last wall-paper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them. It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity.”

I obtained this at the same auction as the other items listed here. This item has been in five pieces for many decades. You can keep it as is or carefully put it back together with archival tape. The original examples of this paper command $3500 to $7500 and more. This reprint is over 135 years old and very affordable at $125.00

 

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1001d - Another Vicksburg Daily Citizen Newspaper... this one in complete and whole condition. This too is an example of the newspaper re-print that was done shortly after the war. (See my note below.) These were produced shortly after the war as souvenirs. On July 4, 1863 Vicksburg surrendered, the publisher of the newspaper fled, and the Union forces entered the newspaper offices and found the type of the newspaper still standing. They replaced two-thirds of the last column with other matter already in type, and added the note below and issued the newspaper by General Grant’s order.

“JULY 4TH, 1863. Two days bring about great changes, The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has “caught the rabbit;” he has dined in Vicksburg, and he did bring his dinner with him. The “Citizen” lives to see it. For the last time it appears on “Wall-paper.” No more will it eulogize the luxury of mule-meat and fricasseed kitten - urge Souther warriors to such diet nevermore. This is the last wall-paper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them. It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity.”

I obtained this at the same auction as the other items listed here. Interestingly this paper is inscribed with a man’s name and the date of August 1863!!! I am unaware of any reprints made as early as August 1863 but then again a comprehensive study of the reprints has never been made. This example does not conform to the July issue “check list” but it is manuscript dated August 1863. The original “pre surrender” examples of this paper command $3500 to $7500 and more. This reprint is over 135 years old and very affordable at $295.00

 

 

1001e - Civil War Hand Grenade Cap Tins - From the same auction as the other material on this email list are these original tin boxes with labels for hand grenade caps. Each of these tins has a complete original label which reads, “100 / Du PONT SPECIAL / HAND GRENADE / CAPS”... I assume these are caps for the United States Hanes or Ketchum percussion grenades. DuPont supplied most of the gun powder to the Union Army during the Civil War. They obviously supplied the caps for the hand grenades as well. These tins are extremely rare, these three being the first three I have found and among only a handful I have seen over the years. The condition of each is very good showing some light rust. Each has its original lid with label. These tins each measure about 2.5” x 2” x 1.5”. and have completely detachable lids with the original labels. If you have a Ketchum grenade in your collection I don’t know where else you are going to find a tin of caps for it. Priced each $550.00

 

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1001f - MINT box of 10 LeFaucheux 50 caliber Revolver pinfire cartridges - This is a screaming new box of 10 of the large 15mm (50 caliber) cartridges that were made for the largest of the LeFaucheux revolvers. The box and label are 100% complete, and in top notch condition. I have never before seen this package of cartridges on the market... extremely scarce. The individual 15mm cartridges are valued at $50 to $75 each in the price guide. Here is a full box of ten with the label for $495.00

 

 

1001g - West Virginia Identified US Army Regulations Book 1861 - This is the book carried by Union Army officers giving them every rule and regulation as laid out by the US Army. This one was owned by Chaplain John M Phelps of the 9th Virginia (West Virginia) Volunteer Infantry and is signed by him with full name and unit twice inside the front cover. The book is printed in 1861 and is in excellent condition except for one of the blank fly leaf pages which is torn and missing half of the blank page. Once common these books are now getting darn scarce. This book is 5.5” wide by 8.5” tall and 1.5” thick. It is in solid condition, with some minor wear spots on the cover and spine. A nice early war army manual. $225.00

 

 

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1001h - Enfield Bullet Mold: Again, from the same auction as the rest of these goodies... Superb condition high copper content brass military style mold marked with inspector’s or maker’s initials “JG”. Also stamped with number “1”. This one casts a .57 caliber Enfield Pritchett bullet and is a military style mold. It does not have the cone insert for producing the hollow base present, but certainly had one originally. It is designed for the lead to be poured from the side of the mold. See pictures. Of some interest is the fact that in addition to the pouring channel on the side, there is an additional aperature in the nose of the bullet which makes me wonder if this might have been for casting an explosive bullet?!? Perhaps you know. In any event it is a darn scarce mold... $475.00

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1001i - Rare Confederate .54 Caliber Bullet Mold - Complete: Again from the same auction as the other material here listed... Extremely crude brass construction bullet mold which produces a hollow base .54 caliber smooth side conical bullet... sort of like an Enfield Pritchett pattern bullet. This has the separate cone insert still present which produces the hollow base. The brass scissors style handles are crude with file marks all over them. Really a top notch example, very appealing, and I am confident Confederate in origin. $365.00

 

 

1001j - 1860 Patent Water Filter Device: I have never seen this item previously. It measures 3 inches in diameter by 1.2 inches deep. The top lid pulls off revealing a huge block of charcoal (?) inside the top section. Faintly visible stamped into the bottom are the words “____er’s Patents / Nov. 1858 / 6 June 1860...” I have been trying Google searches till my fingers hurt to figure out what this is. I will let you finish the work... Neat item $235.00

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1001k - Texas Gun Relics: The picture is pretty much self explanatory... a large 45/70 or 45/90 rifle cartridge mounted to a board telling what it is. Also included four other related items. Neat old Wild West relics... $75.00

 

 

1001L - Neat Tagged Relics from Battle of Atlanta: From the same museum auction are these two bullets and cardboard label which reads. From Battlefield of Atlanta Georgia... Federal and Confederate Bullets... Picked up on spot where Gen McPherson was Killed...” Label is damaged but still great. These early brown ink tagged relics are becoming more and more sought and less and less available. $295.00

 

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1001m - Standard Eagle War of 1861 Civil War Dog Tag - 13th NH Infantry - This dog tag was worn by New Hampshire soldier Joseph W. Bright, and is fully filled out with his name, unit, etc. He enlisted in August of 1862, was promoted to Corpl in february ‘63, and Sergt in December of 1863. He served his full term being mustered out at Richmond, VA. June 21st of 1865. His regiment saw hard service including the battles of Fredericksburg where they had at least 43 casualties and Cold Harbor, where they sustained 21 Killed in action, and over 60 wounded. They later fought at Petersburg and had more heavy losses. They single handedly took the confederate Battery No. 5 and captured more than 150 rebels in the process in addition to capturing two battle flags, and 5 pieces of field artillery. This epic capture was the first breach into the enemies lines at Petersburg. They then battled in the fall of ‘64 helping to capture Fort Harrison, where 15 died, and 65 were wounded. A superb Civil War dog tag with much battle history. $1050.00

 

 

1001n - Regulation Civil War Forage Cap: Another dead-on regulation Civil War M1858 forage cap, aka “Bummers Cap”. Overall excellent condition and complete. This has the original sweatband, original brown polished cotton lining, original maker’s label “M&G No1 N.Y.” Also has original chinstrap and side buttons. Totally original and complete. The blue wool body is very attractive with deep midnight blue color. There is some well done repair work to some small moth holes on the back of the cap. A great looking and very solid example of this highly sought Civil War antique. These were scarce forty years ago… A must for a display of Union Army soldier effects. Super good deal at $2,495.00

 

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1001o - Rogers and Spencer Army Revolver - Handy Man Special: These generally turn up near mint --- this one shows careful use and is plum brown. A very attractive example of the Rogers and Spencer with a few bangs and bruises. The metal is plum brown with sharp edges and vivid markings, and a couple spots of light pitting mixed in with the brown patina. The grips have sharp edges, vivid cartouche, and the left grip has a large sliver out of the back edge. The main spring is missing but should be an easy replacement. This has all matching serial numbers 3511. If you have the ability to fix the wood and replace the main spring you will have a $1500 revolver EASY. Priced for quick sale here at... $995.00

 

 

1001p - Army Size LeFaucheux Revolver: This is the large .44 or .45 caliber size as issued to the Kansas Cavalry and many Confederate cavalry units. NRA “very good” condition. 100% original 100% complete and mechanically perfect. Nicely marked “C LeFaucheux Int, Brevete”. Belgian proofed on the cylinder “E L G”, inspected under barrel “FW”, very tight crisp action. All metal is gun metal grey. The grips are fine+. It is complete with the lanyard ring in the butt and the ejector rod on the side of the barrel. This is the LeFaucheux that is the true Civil War gun… and it is a very respectable example as well. $795.00

 

 

 


1001q - Allen and Wheelock 32 caliber Pocket Revolver: This is the A&W 32 caliber sidehammer rimfire revolver. These were made 1859 to 1862 and were a readily available self defense revolver of which many were carried by soldiers in the Civil War. Overall VG condition. All metal is grey steel color with strong markings and no pitting. Grips are likewise VG. Mechanically fine --- and a good looking antique revolver. This one has the longer 3 ½ inch barrel. A really appealing early Civil War gun. $465.00

 

 

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1001r - Scarce Colt M-1849 “Wells Fargo” Pattern Pocket Revolver: This is the pocket model made with short barrel and no loading lever. Overall good to VG condition. It is all matching (except the wedge) with serial number 117,001 with sub numeral “8” stamped below the serials. Purpose of the suffix numeral unknown. The wedge bears a different serial 22786. The metal is worn grey steel. The barrel legend is visible but shows wear. The legend is a two line New York address with brackets. The grips are very good to fine. The cylinder is scored and scraped but the serial number is still legible. Mechanically VG. The steel is gun metal grey in color, the action functions but is a little gummy. This model is very scarce, and this one is priced very realistically. I do not think you will find another matched specimen of the Wells Fargo model priced at $1,250.00

 

 

1001s - US Model 1836 Waters Flintlock Martial Pistol: A very appealing plum brown specimen with 1837 date on the lock. All metal surfaces are a very attractive age brown patina. The walnut stock has rich deep color, nice edges, and a couple tiny stress openings in the grain in the grip. The lock is signed A Waters Milbury 1837. There is a faint cartouche on the left side of the stock. The action is crisp.m A perfect gun to display with Alamo era items, or Mexican War militaria, or high seas pirate relics. Overall NRA “very good” with much appeal. A very nice original flint --- $1,595.00

 

 

1001t - Tiny Bliss & Goodyear Pocket Revolver: One of my absolute favorite Civil War era weapons are these tiny Bliss & Goodyear revolvers. Less than 3,000 of these were produced. It is a 28 caliber six shooter with a 3 inch barrel. This one has generous amounts of blue on the barrel, hints of case color on the rammer and hammer, the balance of the metal is a pretty plum color. The barrel is signed “Bliss and Goodyear New Haven Ct.” The right side of the frame has a small finger tip spot of pitting. The gun will cock and index but it does not do so smoothly. One of the nipples is cracked. The entire gun can be concealed in the palm of your hand. A real gem of a Civil War revolver. SN 828 $795.00

 

 

1001u - Extra Scarce Civil War Crossed Sabers Cavalry Hat Insignia: I don't find real examples of these but once every year or so. I see dozens of fakes at each of the various CW shows, but the real ones are nearly impossible to find any more. This is non dug, overall good condition. It retains all four of the rectangular brass wire loops on the back though they are squashed flat, two are partially detached, and one is very loose. There is some sticky residue on the back where this was taped or glued to a display board many years ago. This is perfect to display in a glass case but you would not want to try and attach it to a cap or hat as the wire loops will not hold up to that strain. This is the real deal --- genuine cavalry hat insignia from the Civil War. $185.00

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