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    F164. COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 1853: This Colt 1851 Navy Revolver is an amazing find considering it is has an early production date. It has all matching serial number 28009 to include the wedge, which places it in middle production range for 1853. It shows wear, and the cylinder scene is all but gone; however, you can still see the serial number. Also, there is good rifling; the action is tight; it indexes properly, and it retains all original nipples. It has untouched brown patina and has been properly cared for while in a private collection for the past 60 years. It is fresh to the market. I do believe one screw has been replaced. This gun no doubt saw action in the Civil War! $1900.00 SALE PRICE $1800.00

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    F169.REMINGTON NEW MODEL 1858 ARMY REVOLVER:  This Remington New Model 1858 Army Revolver is out of a private collection and is being offered for sale for the first time in 60 years. Its serial number 19144 places its production in April 1863 smack in the middle of the Civil War.  This gun retains lot of origin blue on the barrel and cylinder and is in great condition. The action is tight an indexes well. The grips are original to the gun and have the correct US government cartouche on the left side. There is additional carving on the grip to include: “Dead Shot” on the right side; “Trapper” on the left side; and the name “Merl Sawer” on the bottom of the grips.  The patina and the lettering on the carvings indicate it is period to the gun and done by the same hand.  This is an outstanding gun and in amazing condition. $2900.00 SALE PRICE $2800.00

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    F171. "G"- MARKED 1854 LORENZ RIFLE - IDENTIFIED TO A TEXAS SOLDIER: This is a "G" Marked Lorenz Rifle, which came out of Texas and is identified to a soldier from the Texas 11th Infantry through family history. The gun was imported into the Confederacy by the state of Georgia as is evident by the "G" stamp on the side of the musket. It turns out that many of these "G" marked Lorenz rifle came through the blockade via Texas, and may explain how it ended up being issued to a Texas soldier.

    The rifle is in outstanding condition. The stock is in great condition and never sanded. On the right side of the stock is the "G" mark, and a three half-cycle design to which itsmeaning is unknown to me. On the left side of the stock are the initials J. S. (most likely is the initials of the first soldier who carried this gun), and a six point star. All metal parts are original and have matching patina; the rear-site is complete and works; all sling swivels are present; and the ramrod is original. Finally, the action is tight and holds in both half and full cock, and the rifling is sharp and strong. Included is the guns original bayonet and it scabbard, both are in amazing condition and fit like a glove. With the gun is a letter from the descendant of Private Phillip K. Koonce, 11th Texas Infantry. It documents how this rifle was passed down from generation to generation and that Phillip K. Koonce owned it as his last known rifle.  Records indicate the existence of a Confederate Pension and he was buried in Shelby County Texas, White Rock Cemetery. Research is complete and I obtained the Pension File for Private Phillip K.Koonce, which will be included.

    Koonce initially started in a Home Guard unit then joined the 11th Texas Infantry (Roberts Regulars) around December 1863, and remained with the 11th up to its surrender and disbandment in May 1865. He was with the unit for the Red River campaign, and engagements including Wilson's Farm, Carroll's Mill, Mansfield, and Pleasant Hill in Louisiana.

    Here is an outstand “G” marked Lorenz rifle identified to a Texas soldier. $5600.00 SALE PRICE $4800.00

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    F114.  CONFEDERATE ARSENAL CONVERSION MUSKETThis musket is a Confederate arsenal or field conversion musket, which is in great untouched attic condition.  It originally was a M1816 flintlock and you can see the Springfield mark and an eagle head on the lock plate.  The drum bolster is crudely configured, and the hammer almost has a blacksmith made look to it.  All metal parts have the same aged patina, and the stock matched as well.  Under the middle band you can see a period arsenal repair to the stock. Even the original ram rod has the same matching patina.  Confederate conversion muskets are a good buy since they are more affordable, and underscore the make-do disposition of the Confederate war machine.  I have discounted this for the collector looking for a Confederate carried musket, but at a great entry level point for the new or young collector. $795.00 SALE PRICE $695.00

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    U566. UNUSUAL STYLE IMPORT NON-REGULATION U.S. CAVALRY OFFICER:  This saber is likely made in Solingen for the American Civil War and is considered a Non-Regulation pattern, and is a style seldom encountered. It is a smooth bird’s head shape pommel with an integral back strap. The grip is sharkskin, triple copper wire wrap with the center strand being dragoon twist. The knuckle bow has no slot for a saber knot. There are two cavalry style branches also undecorated. There are two shield shape langets and a flat disk quillon. The blade has the flat spins of the 1840 pattern. The ricasso is short with no markings. The 12.5 inch etched panel is beautifully done with scroll work and an American Eagle under stars and an E. Pluribus Unum ribbon. The reverse has a stand of arms in place of the Eagle. The scabbard body is German Silver. The mounts appear to be silver with heavy gilt.  The top mount is a long, 4.5 inch throat with a banded carry ring with line chased designs. The center mount matches, but smaller in size and the drag has the same chase-work of a line design aroundthe blade and at the top.$1895.00 SALE PRICE $1750.00

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    U569.  EMERSON & SILVER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is an Emerson & Silver M1850 Foot officers’ sword.  The hilt is tight with generous amounts of original gold-wash, original shark-skin grip with triple strain wire, and frosty mint condition blade held tight with the original white-buff leather washer. The etching is truly beautiful, to include the Emerson & Silver marking.  The steel scabbard has developed a nice even brown patina, and ring mounts are serial number stamped 25, but the drag is marked 52 in error, kind of neat in a way. $2300.00 SALE PRICE $1975.00

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    U589.M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is an M1850 Foot Officers sword, which is in great condition.  It has no identified maker, but my experience tells me it is American made and not an import because there is no IRON PROOF on the top spine of the blade. The hilt has a great look with traces of original gold wash. The shark-skin grip is near perfect with one worn spot and 100% original wire. There is a little movement due to some shrinkage in the wood. The blade retains lots of original frosting and the US and Eagle etching is strong, and the blade has never been sharpened.  The original scabbard shows some crazing, but is strong and retains all original mounts. Easily, a $1200.00 sword, but is available at a great holiday discounted price. $1050.00 SALE PRICE $975.00

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    C220. CONFEDERATE IMPORTED P-1859 CUTLASS BAYONET, NUMBER 213: This is an extremely scarce example of a Confederate imported British P-1859 Naval Rifle Cutlass Bayonet, for use on the Pattern 1858 “Enfield” Naval Rifle. These rifles had thicker barrels than the standard Pattern 1856 rifle and were rifled with 5 grooves instead of the normal 3 grooves. The British military wanted to create a dual-purpose bayonet for the rifle (much like Admiral Dahlgren did with his Bowie Knife/Bayonet for the US M-1861 Naval Rifle), and settled on a combination naval cutlass & bayonet as the most practical design.

    Just under 10,000 Enfield “Short Rifles” of all patterns were purchased by theConfederacy in 1861 and early 1862. These guns were marked with the JS-Anchor mark and had engraved inventory numbers on the butt plates of the brass mounted guns and stamped numbers in the belly of the stock of the iron mounted guns. During the summer of 1861, Commander James D Bulloch of the Confederate Navy placed a separate order for 1,000 Pattern 1858 Naval Rifles, complete with Cutlass Bayonets. These short rifles with their cutlass bayonets were noted to have arrived in the Confederate port city of Savannah, GA on November 14, 1861, aboard the blockade runner Fingal (some sources note the arrival as 17th, but Bullock himself notes the 14th). Researchers believe that these Confederate purchased Naval Rifles and their accompanying bayonets were numbered in their own series from 1-1000. To date a total of 19 examples of Confederate marked and numbered P-1858 Naval Rifles are known, along with a total of around 35 Confederate numbered cutlass bayonets. The highest known number for either the rifles or bayonets is 999, which is found on a cutlass bayonet. This provides relatively concrete proof that only 1,000 of the numbered naval rifles and bayonets were purchased and imported into the Confederacy, making them incredibly scarce today. All known examples of the Confederate purchased cutlass bayonets have blades that are either unmarked, or marked with Solingen maker names or logos.

    This Naval Cutlass Bayonet is in GOOD+ condition. All of the metal surfaces have a rich brown patina. The blade also has a deep brown patina with surface oxidation towards the last 8 inches of the blade, but no nicks to the cutting edge. The blade is unmarked. The metal basket guard shows no dents or dings with little wear to the pressed leather grip, but some shrinkage. The left pommel cap of the bayonet is clearly engraved with the Confederate inventory number 213. The original locking latch, spring and stud are present on the pommel cap of the bayonet and still function correctly.

    Over all this is a good+, solid example of one of the scarcest of all Confederateimported British bayonets. The bayonet is 100% complete, correct and original.It is one of only 35+ Confederate numbered P-1859 Cutlass Bayonets known to have survived the 150 years since their original arrival in the Confederacy. While CS imported and numbered bayonets do appear for sale on the market from time to time, these cutlass bayonets are a true rarity. While this is hardly a minty example, it is a wonderful original Confederate cutlass. It is a must have for any Confederate naval collector, any collector of CS edged weapons, or any collector of CS purchased, inventory numbered rifles and muskets. $2500.00 SALE PRICE $1975.00

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    C233.  CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD:  This is a scarce pattern Confederate Short Artillery Sword with picture perfect Southern sand casting and no shortage of casting flaws.  It is in untouched condition with a small piece of the original leather washer remaining. This is the same pattern as the example with the "C" & "S" in the ends of the cross guard.  A solid example with all the Confederate traits we love to see and ready for display. $1595.00 SALE PRICE $1400.00

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    C224.  UNIQUE BONE-HANDLE (CONFEDERATE) BOWIE KNIFE: This is a unique Bone-handle bowie knife with an unusual shaped blade. In many ways, it conforms to a Confederate made knife, and some believe it to be a Confederate Naval Bowie, but may be earlier. It is 18 inches long with a 5 inch bone handle, thin brass guard, and a 13 inch curved blade made from a large file. The bone-handle has a great gold-brown patina, and a pewter cap, which is common on Confederate made knives, is held in place with three pins. The thin brass guard is well made and also has great original patina. The file marks can be seen on the top and sides of the blade from end to end and leave no question about it being a file. This is a well-made bowie knife, which sings Dixie. $975.00 SALE PRICE $650.00

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