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    F206. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY MARKED:  During the Civil War, a large number of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company and are found with the following marks:

    This Confederate 1853 3-band Enfield is in near-mint condition with the Oval SCH mark.  This gun was discovered in Mississippi and most likely was carried by a soldier from that state. The rifle is all original with great un-touched brown patina on all steel parts; a dark brown stock; and matching assembly numbers. There is a wood knot in the stock, which appears on both sides of the barrel. This show that quality control was not and issue. Also, the photo lighting make it look lighter then it is and the photos of the markings is correct. The stock is maker marked JOHN  MARSON and XX III (23) in the ram-rob channel. The barrel is maker marked SMITH and the number 23 twice. The lock is maker marked SMITH and the number 23, and both lock retention screws are marked XX III (23). Also, all three barrel bands are numbered 23, and the only part with a different number is the barrel retention screw with the mark X\ //. The front site is worn down.  

    The Oval SHC mark is by the butt plate tang, on the flat area opposite the lock, and between the top barrel band and brass nose cap there is the silhouette of a large oval with the SHC worn and difficult to see.  This third mark is extremely rare! The rifle still retains the original rear sight, and there remains good rifling in the bore. $2900.00

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    F228.  CONFEDERATE 1853 3-BAND ENFIELD RIFLE – SCRIPT JS WITHIN A CIRCLEThis gun is dated 1861, has the script JS Circle mark located by the butt-plate tang, and is in great attic condition. The recently published book “The English Connection” outlines the different viewer marks on Confederate Enfield rifles, and the script JS within a circle is one of those marks. Though a little faint, is visible on this gun. The stock is solid with expect dings; the lock function in both half and full cock; the nipple and ram-rod are original; the barrel is properly marked; and all parts have matching assemble marks ////; and the patina on all the metal is a deep brown. There is no rear site. The bore is dark, but the rifling is strong. Also, another Confederate feature is the sling swivel have been removed since slings were in short supply. $1400.00

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    F232. CONFEDERATE CAPTURED & ARSENAL REPAIRED AND REISSUED CONTRACT M1860 RIFLE: During the Civil War, the Confederates would salvage supplies off the battlefield and send weapons to their arsenals to be refurbished and reissued to Southern troops, this is one such Model 1860 contract rifle: an 1862 dated Bridgesburg rifle. The Confederate Arsenal work includes an Austrian Lorenz hammer, a common Confederate blade rear site, different barrel bands held in place by screws, and a Confederate made ram-rod.  On the butt of the stock are inlays, to which the meanings are unknow; they could be either Union or Confederate. The nipple has been replaced. The rifling is faint and all but fired smooth; which is another indication of heavy Confederate use. $1400.00

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    F233. CONFEDERATE 1853 3-BAND ENFIELD RIFLE – SL WITHIN A CIRCLE: The recently published book “The English Connection” outline the different viewer marks on Confederate Enfield rifles, and the block SL within a circle is one of those marks, which is located by the butt-plate tang. At the time of publication, only two examples of the block SL within a circle were known. This rifle is in amazing condition: it retains the original finish on the stock; The barrel and barrel-bands have a deep patina; the ramrod is original; the Circle SL mark is strong; both sling swivels are complete, and the lock is dated 1861. The bore is shot smooth indicating heavy, but the gun was well maintained. These early war Enfield dated 1861 with a Confederate Circle SL viewer mark are extremely rare to find, especially in this condition. $3500.00

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    F234. CONFEDERATE HOLSTER with a COLT 4 1/2-INCH POLICE REVOLVER: This is a Confederate carried Colt Police 4 1/2-inch barrel revolver with a Confederate holster. You can see the holster is original to the gun because of the bend in the leather at the toe where the shorter barrel ends leaving 1-inch of room. The holster shows wear, but is complete with the back strap and the front retention strap, and wear near the trigger guard and hammer areas of the holster.  The revolver fits tight in it. The revolver is 100% complete with matching number 26500 (1864) including the wedge, all original screws and grips. $1250.00

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    F237. OHIO IDENTIFED MUSKET: This musket is identified to Private A. S. Workman of the 60th and later 89th Ohio Infantry Regiments. He initially enlisted as a Corporal in the 60th Ohio 1-year regiment and served in Virginia until captured at Harpers Ferry. He returned to Ohio and enlisted as a private in the 89th Ohio infantry and served in Tennessee until discharged for disability. The musket is an earlier conversion common to many early war units. The lock plate is marked P. & E.R. BLAKE and NEW HAVEN 1830 with a cone conversion; a smooth-bored; the original ram-rod; and an original wood tampion (barrel plugs are very rare to find). The gun has OHIO stamped in two locations: one on the side and the other on the top of the stock. Also, on the left side of the stock is stamped A. S. Workman. A search of the Civil War records for Ohio finds only one match. Included is a 97-page binder with historical information.  $2900.00

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    F239. BURNSIDE CARBINE -  5TH MODEL  - ILLINOIS SERIAL NUMBER RANGE: This is a 5th model Burnside carbine, which was discovered in Illinois. It retains a little case coloring on the outside of the breach and a pleasing brown patina on the barrel. The gun was discovered in Illinois and its serial number “13976” falls between the number 13957 – 13982, which were issued to the 6th Volunteer Illinois cavalry. The walnut stock is in excellent condition with two strong cartouches on the right side. The barrel is bright with strong rifling and a small amount of surface pitting. While at the recent Colorado Gun Collector show in Denver, I saw lessor quality Burnside Carbines selling between $1500 - $1800, and they did not match the quality of this gun. This is a great price for a gun in this condition. $1700.00

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    F241. SHARPS AND HANKINS MODEL 1862 ARMY INSPECTED CARBINE: This is an Army Sharps & Hankins Carbine. It is a bare-barreled, 52 caliber breechloader gun produced by the Sharps and Hankins Company, Philadelphia. The carbines (all variants) were made between 1862-1865 with an approximate total of 8,000 produced in 4 variants:-

    19" barrel Army cavalry carbine
    24" barrel Army cavalry carbine (500)
    24" leather covered barrel Navy carbine
    32 3/4" barrel Army rifle

    By official records, the Army purchased approximately 200 “Army Model” carbines from the estimated 500 produced. The 52 caliber rimfire carbine employed a metal cartridge which was loaded by sliding the barrel forward using a loading lever on the underside, secured by a small latch inside the lever which can be awkward to operate. Standard features include a brass butt-plate; iron loading lever; unique hinged sight; a metal forearm, which is an extension of the block; a single strap hook on the butt, and a rifled bore with 12 lands & grooves.

    The 9th New York Cavalry rearmed in September 1862 and most of the soldiers carried a Sharps & Hankins at Gettysburg and other engagements until the end of the war.

    This carbine markings include matching serial number 6312 with "SHARPS / & / HANKINS / PHILADA" on the right side and "SHARPS / PATENT / 1859" on the left side with a rarely seen Government inspection mark P over G G. The lower receiver retains a good amount of original case-coloring blue, with brown undertones, which match the brown patina barrel. The walnut stock shows some expected wear, but looks great! Also, the gun retains the original rear adjustable site and the safety lever, and the bore is in near-mint bright condition. Considering only 500 of these carbines were made and 200 were purchased by the government, of which most, if not all went to the 9th New York Cavalry! $1750.00

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    F252. CONFEDERATE - PATTERN 1856 IRON MOUNTED RIFLE, NUMBERED RAMROD: This is a Confederate Pattern 1856 iron mounted rifle with a Confederate numbered ramrod, and its bayonet. It is original with all factory mounts and screws, and a Potts & Hunt London lock. The rear site is original and properly slides up & down. The ramrod is numbered 507, but there is no number on the gun. There is what appears to be a faint Sinclair, Hamilton & Company viewers mark near the trigger tang. On the underside on the gun is an opening in the stock, which may have been done by the soldier to drain water. The lock properly functions; all metal parts have matching patina, and the bore is shotout indicating heavy use. Also, note there are no sling swivels and where one would be to the rear, there is a screw. This is correct to this gun because it was original configured for the Royal Marine Corps before it was sold to the Confederacy. The bayonet fits perfect to the gun. $2750.00

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    F259. SMITH & WESSON MODEL-TWO REVOLVER: One of the more popular Civil War period revolvers used by cavalry soldiers and officers was the Smith & Wesson Model-Two revolver. The Model Two Army was perfectly suited to the demands for a belt-sized pistol, which could be carried in the waistband or a small holster. It could be quickly loaded with the new waterproof metallic cartridge and proved ideal for the soldier. The timing was crucial, as the first guns reached the marketplace in June of 1861, only two months after the first shots were fired marking the beginning of the American Civil War. Orders rose so fast that by 1862 the company closed its order books, because they already had orders for more arms than they could produce in the next three years.  The gun used a small .32 rim fire caliber self-contained cartridge. This guns serial number, 11134 places in the range of the Type 4 version serial range 10627 - 40044; 1863. The gun has a 6-inch barrel and originally was blued, which is all gone leaving a gray-brown patina. The serial number matches on all parts to include the grip. The gun cylinder timing, and the trigger and hammer properly function, and the bore has strong rifling. Shipping is included with this price. $675.00  

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    F261. CLEANED & REPAIRED “A” “Q” & “Z” MARKED B FLAGG & Co. CONFEDERATE REISSUED MUSKETBeginning with the Severn Days Battle in 1862, weapons were salvaged and sent to Richmond to be cleaned, repaired and reissued. The Confederate Ordnance Bureau established a robust cleaning and repair (C&R) operation at the Richmond, Danville, Lynchburg Arsenals, and the Staunton Ordnance Depot.  Once a gun was serviceable, it would be inspected and marked with an inspector’s mark: “A”,”F”,”Q”,”T”, and “Z” an average of .22 inches in height, the same font, and located on the bottom of the stock forward of the trigger guard. For more information see “Captured & Collected” Confederate Reissued Firearms by CAPT Steven W, Knott. This musket is one of the early muskets recovered from a battlefield and sent to be Cleared and Repaired.

    The US M-1842 Muskets produced by Benjamin Flagg are amongthe rarest and most intriguing military long arms produced in the United States during the antebellum era. The guns are actually secondary Confederate arms, as all were delivered to the state of South Carolina, and were the forerunners of the South Carolina manufactured William Glaze & Company arms, as Glaze ordered the Flagg guns for South Carolina and then enlisted Flagg in the subsequent manufacture of his own arms. Originally, there were 100 muskets delivered with B. FLAGG & Co. locks. They had a German silver wrist escutcheon with a number engraved on it; a butt plate either blank or with a script US; and a smooth bore barrel. Several South Carolina infantry regiments were present at the battle of First Manassas and it is likely this musket was recovered and sent back to Richmond to be Cleaned and Repaired. As such, if can no longer be considered an original condition B Flagg musket, but a Confederate (C&R) reissued gun.

    This musket went thought the Clean & Repair (C&R) three times and it looks like the Flagg lock was fitted onto a different M-1842 stock and then a different barrel, which was rifled. Each time the gun entered the C&R process it was inspected before being reissued. I believe the first inspection mark was “A” because of its location matches other one-time C&R guns, next “Z” and finally “Q.” The B. Flagg & Co. lock’s action is crisp and very tight in both halt and full cock positions. I pulled the lock and the internal lock area is dark and undisturbed. Also, the bore is bright with strong rifling. and when the barrel bands are moved you see the bright metal that is expected with an unaltered musket.  This gun is extremely unique and rare with the B Flagg lock and being through the Confederate Clean & Repair process three times.  $3900.00

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    F265. BURNSIDE CARBINE – 18th PA CAVALRY: This Burnside Carbine is Serial number 4726, which is 2 digits from a known 18th PA cavalry carbine: # 4728 CO L 18TH PENNA VOL CAV.  As a result, the chances this gun went to the same unit is extremely high, and it was at Gettysburg. To see the history for this unit, look at the photos and click the Pennsylvania state seal. The carbine is in great shape with no rust or pitting. The metal has a nice even gray patina and the stock show wear from being carried, but well maintain. On the right side you can see two cartouche marks. The gun properly functions, has strong rifling, and the take-down pin is complete. $1800.00

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    F267. H&P ALTERED U.S. MODEL 1822 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET: This H&P Civil War period conversion musket is .69 caliber with a 42" barrel retained by three flat barrel bands with springs. It is browned finish with a smooth walnut stock. It is marked with a {spread-winged eagle} over US forward of the hammer, and in three vertical lines: "SPRING / FIELD / 1830" at the tail of the lock: patent breech marked 1861 and H&P: a clear script "JT" cartouche and an A/2 reclassification cartouche, with a legible script "JS" final inspection cartouche behind the trigger guard. The gun retains the H&P added 1858 pattern leaf rear sight; the H&P added front sight blade on upper band, a socket bayonet lug, and a correctly modified button head ramrod dished for conical ammunition and sling swivels.  The New Jersey firm of Hewes & Phillips altered some 20,000 US Model 1816/22/18 and Model 1835/40 flintlock muskets to percussion during the American Civil War, roughly 8,000 "Type I" rifled and sighted alterations for the state of New Jersey and some 12,000 "Type II" for the US Ordnance Department, most of these being smooth bore. This is a classic "Type I," rifled with three lands and grooves with a clean out screw in the bolster with “NJ” New Jersey markings on the barrel. The gun is in Fine++ condition. Retains some brown finish mixed with an oxidized brown patina; markings in metal are crips and clear; markings in wood slightly worn, but strong. Mechanically functional with a very good bore with the last few inches nearest the muzzle dirty and somewhat pitted. The stock is crisp with sharp edges, showing scattered bumps, dings and mars, some minor hairline grain cracks are present as well, but appear non-structural. $1800.00

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    F289. CONFEDERATE P56-ENFIELD RIFLE - GAR PAINTED: This is an original Confederate P-56 2-band rifle, which has GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) gold paint on all the metal parts, which indicates this gun was displayed in a GAR hall as a war trophy. The stock and barrel are maker marked Isaac Hollis & Sons, and there is a Confederate Proof mark by the front on the trigger guard. The stock is complete with expected wear and dings, and the lock plate is dates 1861 and properly functions in both half & full cock. The bore is shot out and only a trace of the rifling exists. Another unique feature is that the barrel is plugged with lead rendering the gun inoperable. This was most likely done when the gun was captured. The original ram rod is missing in action. Here is a great example of a Confederate weapon brought home by a Union soldier and proudly displayed in a GAR hall. Shipping is included. $975.00

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