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    ACRYLIC SWORD & SCABBARD STAND: This pair of acrylic sword & scabbard stands was designed to hold one sword and its scabbard. Each is 5 inches tall and designed with square edge groves to prevent the sword or scabbard from flipping over as often happens with similar stands with a rounded cut. They will accommodate swords of all sized from small bowie knives to cavalry sabers.  This design presents a very clean and crisp display that is attractive. $27.00

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    C382. CONFEDERATE SWORD: This Confederate sword is very unique and may be a Confederate Naval Officers sword made from a marriage of Confederate and Union parts, and complete with a Confederate top-stitch scabbard. The pommel cap and wood-core grip are from a Union cavalry saber, but the guard is 100% Southern made. The guard has great sand-casting flaws; file marks; cracks; and a guillon design unique to Confederate swords. The brass has matching untouched patina, especially where the guard connects to the pommel cap. The blade is Solingen made and etched USN, indicating its original use was for a Union M1852 Naval Officers sword. The Confederate top-stitch scabbard has all original mounts. The mounts appear similar, but upon close examination you can see differences. The top mount is held in place with a copper pin and had a different design then the middle mount; however, these two mounts have identical brass rings. The drag is crudely designed and has tools marks, it is missing the retention screw and is loose. The scabbard has cotton stitching and is complete with no brakes, but is soft and bendy when the blade is removed. Considering the blade is not Confederate made, I have priced this sword accordingly. $2100.00

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    U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD:  All the brass has matching patina. The hilt is tight and the original leather grip is %100 complete, but no wire. The 30 3/4-inch blade is marked IRON PROOF of the spin and etched with an American flag and large US vertical to the blade, but not maker marked. The scabbard leather is near-mint and amazing.  $900.00

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    C259. CONFEDERATE – LOUISIANA – SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate side knife came out of Louisiana. Its total length is 18 inches with a 11 1/2-inch spear-point blade. The blade was period sharpened and has an even patina, and the original blade washer holds it tight. The cross guard is made of pewter and has a hairline crack, which was repaired. The 6-inch wood grip is well made and pinned with a 1/4-inch high striking pommel. The sheath is amazing with a French influence in its design and well made. It is made of wood covered with leather and reinforced with tin, and has a Confederate flat button for a frog attachment. This knife was made by a highly skilled Southern cutler and is an example of a Confederate knife that most likely was made in New Orleans. $3800.00

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    F279. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE – DOUBLE SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY MARKED & OVAL SHC MARKED BARREL: During the Civil War, a large number of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company. This Confederate 1853 3-band Enfield is in excellent condition with double Crown SHC marks on the stock and the rare Oval SHC mark on the barrel. The stock has expected ding, but no major issued; the metal has an even deep rich brown patina, and the rifling is strong. The action properly functions and hold in both half and full cock, and the nipple and nipple protector are original as is the ram-rod. The barrel is proof marked * 24 * 24 * as well as the rarely seen Oval SHC. The lock is dated 1861. This is an early Enfield that no doubt saw action. $3900.00

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    F287. CONFEDERATE - POTTS & HUNT - 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE – CIRCLE SCRIPT J H  - UNION CAPTURED & MASSACHUSETTS REISSUED: This is a Confederate purchased London Potts & Hunt 1853 Enfield rifle with a script J H within a circle, but it was captured on a blockade runner ship and reissued to A Company 44th Massachusetts Infantry. The gun is complete with strong rifling, and great untouched patina. On stock forward of the butt plate is the faint Confederate inspecting mark: Circle JH. On the butt plate is stamped A 44 Mass. The 44th Massachusetts infantry was outfitted with Enfields and equipment captured of a British Blockade runner ship. Their history reads “The corps is armed with Enfield rifles captured from an English steamer and their belts, bayonet-sheaths, and cap-pouches were similarly obtained. The 44th was organized at Readville and mustered in September 12, 1862. Moved to Newberne, N. C., October 22-27. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. North Carolina, to May, 1863. Lee's Brigade, Defenses of Newberne, Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1863. Expedition from Newberne November 2-12, 1862. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Demonstration on Newberne November 11. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. At Newberne till February 10, 1863. Moved to Plymouth, N. C., February 10, and duty there till March 15. (Cos. "B" and "F" detached on outpost duty at Batchelor's Creek February 10 to May 1.) Skirmishes Deep Gully, Newberne, March 13-14 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Washington March 15. Siege of Washington March 30-April 20. Skirmish at Washington March 30 (Cos. "A" and "G"). Skirmishes at Washington April 3 and 15. Expedition from Newberne to relief of Little Washington April 7-10 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Newberne April 22-24, and duty there till June 6. Expedition toward Kinston April 27-May 1. Dover Road April 28. Moved to Boston, Mass., June 6-10. Mustered out June 18, 1863. $3700.00

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    F266. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE – BLOCK “T.S” MARKED - UNION CAPTURED & REISSUED: This is a Confederate 1853 Enfield Rifle with a rare block T.S mark forward of the butt plate tang, and an 1862 dated Tower lock. The butt plate is marked with an A over 45, which is for a Northern unit designation. The gun was either battlefield captured or taken off a Southern blockade runner ship, and reissued. There were several Northern State units issued captured Enfield’s; however, without a little more information I do not know which one got this rifle. On the underside forward of the trigger a soldier carved his initials C K.  A quick search of the civil war data-base found over 1000 Confederate and 6500 Union soldiers with these initials, making a match impossible. The gun in in great condition with expected wear; the barrel and retention bands have matching patina; the bore has strong rifling; the rear site works; the lock work in both half and full cock; and both sling swivels are present.  Here is a rarely seen T.S marked Confederate Enfield rifle, which was Union captured and reissued. $2300.00

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    F281. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY: This is a Confederate Sinclair, Hamilton & Company 3-band Enfield rifle double-marked with a Crown SHG1 mark by the trigger guard. The gun is complete with all original barrel bands, swivels, rear site, Tower 1862 lock, ram-rod, and hammer; which proper functions. The barrel is strong rifling. There is some wood loss below the nipples due to wood being bunt off from use. The gun is marked K3 above the butt plate tang. Most likely an unknown unit designation.  $1700.00

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    F288.  P1856 2-BAND ENFIELD RIFLE: This is a Pattern 1856 2-Band Enfield rifle complete with all original swivels; both barrel-bands; rear site; ram-rod, 1861 dated lock, and nipple protector and chain. The lock properly functions, and the three-grove bore is string and bright. On the under of the stock below the trigger guard are to sets of viewer marks; W C and E.T.C. These marks are not associated with the Confederacy, and since there are no British military marks, this rifle most likely when north to the Union. The stock is solid and all the steel has matching attic patina. Overall, an outstanding example of a Civil War P1856 Enfield 2-Band rifle. $2500.00

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    U896. CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM – MISSOURI IDENTIFED: This newly discovered unknown example of a Cente Garde Cavalry Officer’s saber recently surfaced out of Missouri. Previous known Cente Garde sabers have a guard with a large medallion with an America Eagle in its center: John Thilmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers” describes it on page 399. This saber is similar, but with a four-branch guard. The hilt retains much of the original gold wash, 100% horn grip, and triple strand wire. The white buff leather blade washer holds the 38 1/2-inch blade tight.  These sabers were imported from France by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, and as such will have French markings on the spine and base of the blade. This sword, however, is etched Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York leaving no doubt it is an American Civil War sword. The scabbard is a standard plain steel version. I purchased this sword from a direct decedent of Captain Benjamin F. Buzard. He served in the 13th MO Infantry which became the 25th MO Infantry, and later the Missouri 1st Engineers. Buzard did survive the war and has a Pension record on file at the National Archives, but due to current events it is not available. A historical folder is included with the saber. To read the folder, click on the Missouri Seal below the photo link. To date, this is the only know example of this style sword with this 4-branch hilt. $6000.00

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    U894. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field sword is unique because the blade is void of etching and the scabbard has a unique modification. The lack of etching is the result of one of two possible scenarios: either the etching was rubbed off while cleaning by the original officers, or the sword was Confederate captured and the etching was removed at the same time the scabbard was modified. The sword shows wear from being carried, and the hilt is tight with original grip and twisted wire, but no blade washer. The blade is totally unetched; has period nicks and sharpening, and is tight. The Ames marked scabbard is complete with all mounts, but is missing the drag screw, and the top mount has been modified by adding a retention spring and top mount screw. This modification is very well done and had to be completed as a shop, not in the field. $1400.00

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