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EL01.  ENFIELD 1853 MUSKET LOCK, TOWER 1861: This is a musket lock for an 1853 Enfield musket. It fully functional in half & full cock, and is all original. It is marked with the Crown and TOWER 1861 on the face plate, and maker marked MOXHAM on the inside plate. $295.00

EL02.  ENFIELD 1853 MUSKET LOCK, TOWER 1862: This is a musket lock for an 1853 Enfield musket. It fully functional in half & full cock, and is all original. It is marked with the Crown and TOWER 1862 on the face plate, but hard to make out the makers name on the inside plate. $325.00

F105. AUSTRIAN M1851 CARBINE - TYPE II: This is an Austrian M1851 Carbine - Type II complete with the unusual two ring sling arrangement and raised cheek piece common to many Austrian arms.  The stock is in outstanding condition with the letter "W" on the right side. The action is strong, and works in both half and full cock positions.  The barrel is marked and the bore has strong lands & groves.  This one was not designed to have a ram-rod, which was carried separately. The M1851 carbine has long been considered an early war Federal import.$1175.00

F118. AUSTRIAN M1851 CARBINE - TYPE I: This is an Austrian M1851 Carbine - Type I with a raised cheek piece common to many Austrian arms.  The stock is in outstanding condition. The action is strong, and works in both half and full cock positions. It does not have the two carry rings. The barrel bore has strong lands & groves.  This one was designed to have a ram-rod. The M1851 carbine has long been considered an early war Federal import.$1195.00

F117.     M1816 - CONFEDERATE - CONVERSION MUSKETThis is an outstanding example of a Confederate converted M1816 musket. The lock, bolster are very unique and not of a Northern design. In fact, when you remove the barrel and the lock you will find the Roman numeral III marked on several parts.  It is on the wood under the lock, on the underside of the barrel, and on three of the internal lock parts.  This was a common practice associated with many Confederate repaired and altered musket.  The ram-rod has a cork screw twist that is often seen in other Confederate muskets.$2700.00

F120.  PLYMOUTH RIFLE: This is a Plymouth Rifle produced by Whitney and dated 1864. The rifle is complete with its original rear site, ram-rod, and all factory parts. The metal has an even brown patina and has never been cleaned, and the stock has no issued.  The sling swivels are both present, but the front one is frozen.  The lock works in both half & full cock, and the plate is dated 1864, and the US and Whitneyville marks are faint; however, I do not see an eagle stamp and am not sure if one was ever there. The tang on the barrel has the serial number 9989, and there is still good rifling in the bore. This rifle was designed with a rifle lug for either a saber bayonet made by Collins or the Dahlgren Bowie bayonet knife, and many of these bayonets had to be fitted to the gun. It is hard to find one, especially a Dahlgren Bowie, which will fit. I have a Dahlgren Bowie that appears to have been tooled to fit this rifle, and it is showed attached to the rifle in the last photo.  It goes on with ease and is a perfect fit. The information on that knife is listed separately for sale "U510" and if purchased with this rifle, I can make a package price.$1850.00

F121.  M1816 - CONVERSION MUSKET:   This is a great example of a M1816 Conversion musket which were in arsenals bot North & South at the beginning of the Civil War.   The gun is in very good condition overall with great untouched patina!  The metal has a smooth mellow brown patina on all metal parts and has never been cleaned.. The stock is original with some bumps and dings, but no damage.  The lock-plate retains the original Springfield 1827 markings, but the Federal Eagle was removed during the Conversion. I am told the bolster is similar in designs to an HP conversion.   Many of the conversion parts are marked "DD" to include the bottom of the barrel, the lock and the top barrel band.  The ram-rod is not original.$1395.00

F122.  CONFEDERATE SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & CO. MARKED ENFIELD ARSENAL REPAIRED STOCK:

During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This is a great example of anuntouched out of the attic Confederate marked Enfield rifle-musket with a Confederate arsenal repaired stock. The lock is marked with a Crown rear, and 1862 Tower forward of the hammer. The Sinclair, Hamilton & Company mark on this gun is a Crown over S H / G 3.  After years of research and comparison to other identified and know Confederate Enfield muskets, the Crown over S H / G 3 is now considered 1 of 4 known markings use by Sinclair, Hamilton & Company. Additionally, and thought faint, you can see the outline of the I.C. oval cartouche on the stock flat opposite the loc. This mark is usually found on Sinclair, Hamilton & Company marked guns as one of their inspector marks.  What really makes this gun a one-of-a-kind gem is the arsenal repaired stock.  As you can see the stock was broken, but repaired using an iron plate and straps & screws to make the gun operational. This work prevented the use of a real sling swivel. Such work would not be done on a Union gun.  The patina on the wood around the repair shows its great attic condition. Also, the original rear site was lost during the war and never replaced.  Finally, the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company mark is forward of the butt plate tang.  If you are looking for a unique Confederate Enfield to add to your collection,this is it! P.S. Original bayonet included.$2400.00

F124. MOORE  M ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET with ORIGINAL MOORE BAYONET. This is a very desirable version of the Civil War Enfield pattern rifle. It is the one made in New York City by the firm owned by J.P. Moore. For years these were thought to be Confederate, but recent information has proved that it is made by Moore of New York. Moore used the style look of the 1853 pattern Enfield rifle as a base for the design of this gun and even imported some parts. This one has the English made barrel that they say were imported by the Colt Company. You can still clearly see the *25*25* stamp at the breech of the barrel that states that it is .577 in caliber. The barrel is full-length and has the original front and rear sights intact, and the ramrod is original and full-length. This nipple might be replaced. The action still works crisply in all positions. It has the 1863 production date and the shield stamp with the "M. The walnut stock has a rich dark tone all over with sharp corners and a beautiful attractive look. It has original sling swivels and they both pivot. This is an attractive looking desirable Enfield pattern rifle made by Moore & Company and the patina is perfect.  What makes this one even rarer is it has the original Moore bayonet.  The standard British bayonets were not designed for this rifle.  Moore bayonets were unique to the rifle, and each had a notch cut into it so it would fit the gun. Without this notch the bayonet would not properly fit. Additionally, Moore bayonets are totally unmarked.  Here is a rare opportunity to own a rare Civil War musket complete with an even rarer bayonet. $2650.00

F127. CONFEDERATE BRITISH PATTERN 1842 MUSKET: This musket came out of a North Alabama estate and was Confederate carried. It has a Confederate arsenal repair to the stock, and the lock plate has Roman numerals associated with Southern repaired firearms. Confederate purchasing agent Caleb Huse reported the purchase of 21,040 British muskets, which were likely surplus weapons decommissioned from the British military to include this smooth-bore 69 caliber musket. It was the last regulation smooth bore musket produced for the British Army.  The barrel is secured with three flat keys and the swivel screw.  Two of the flat keys are missing the head, and there the holes were fill in at a Confederate Arsenal. The front site acts as a bayonet stud, and the plain notched dovetailed rear sight is brazed to the barrel. The lock is of the familiar Enfield design, and it is maker marked Lacy & Co. London. When removed you can see the arsenal Roman numeral XXII, and lock action works correctly. However, when the lock is in place, it does not hold in the full-cocked position. The stock is solid, but you can see the Confederate Arsenal repair on the right side, and a crack on the left. The ram-rod is original to the gun. If you have been waiting to have a nice Rebel musket in your collection that is affordable, this is it.$995.00

F128. CONFEDERATE KENTUCKY IDENTIFED 1853 ENFIELD MUSKET: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This Model 1853 Enfield Musket isidentified to Private H. W. Jones of Company "G" 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry.  This identification is made from the unique identifying Cross associated with the 3rd Kentucky Infantry.  It is carved into the stock with the soldiers initials "W.H.J."  Records show H. W. Jones name on unit muster-cards up until April 1864 with an unspecified desertion date sometime before the command was mustered out.  In addition to the carved cross and initials, there are additional carvings and marks on the musket confirming it as a Confederate carried Enfield, and one that saw extensive combat! The 3rd Kentucky Infantry Cross and the initials "W.H.J." are carved on the left side (cheek side) of the stock, and on the opposite side is a carved Confederate battle flag. On the left side of the stock just forward of the lock screws are carved 7 "X's" most likely indicating the number of engagements.  Also, the brass trigger guard is decorated with 15 hash-marks and the same cross design as on the stock.  The original site was period replaced by a blade-site, which is crude in design and obvious Confederate. Finally, the rifling groves were shot out and are now smooth, which is like so many heavily use Confederate muskets. It is100% complete with all original parts and the period Enfield leather sling. The lock is marked CROWN and Tower 1862 and properly works in half and full cock.  All the barrel bands have matching patina as does the barrel, and the ramrod is original to the gun.  On the underside of the stock near the trigger strap is a double stamped CROWN S/HC (Sinclair, Hamilton & Co.) with the over stamped letters T M (meaning unknown at this time).  Faint, but there. Documentation included. $2450.00

F139. BARNETT MODEL 1853 ENFIELD -  CONFEDERATE USED:  This is a Barnett London model 1853 Enfield rifle musket.  It is void of any British inspection marks, and is an example of one exported to America during the Civil War. I have examined it closely and cannot find any marking indicating it was purchased by the South, but as soon as you see the replaced rear site, there is no doubt it was carried by a Confederate soldier.  The stock is in great shape no major issued. All parts are original to include the ram-rod. As is common with many heavily used muskets, the wood behind the nipple is burned out. In this case, there is a period repair. The lock is fully functional in both half & full cock. The bore needs a little cleaning, but still has strong rifling. Here is your chance to own a Confederate carried Barnett Enfield rifle at the fraction of the cost of others. $1350.00

F140.  STARR MODEL 1858 ARMY REVOLVER: This is an excellent example of the unique Starr Model 1858 Army, which functions both double & single Action. . While the design was innovative and way before its time, the self-cocking mechanism was delicate and expensive and lead to the Starr company to drop the model in preference to a cheaper and more robust single action only design, the Model 1863. Although referred to as a "double action" revolver, the large trigger actually only cocked the hammer and rotated the cylinder, it did not fire the gun. Pulling the large trigger all the way to the rear pressed a very tiny recessed trigger that actually released the hammer to fire the gun. During the time it was produced, approximately 22,000 Starr M-1858 Army revolvers were produced, with about 16,100 going to fill US government contracts. The remaining production (about 6,000 or about 27%) were sold commercially to the public. This particular gun is most likely one of those government contract models.  The cartouches on the grips are worn off, but the typical US sub-inspector stamps on the primary sub-assemblies of the gun.

The gun is a 6 shot, .44 caliber revolver with a 6" barrel. The action is very crisp and works well. The gun is mechanically tight and times and locks up perfectly. The serial number 2596 is readily visible on upper and lower sections of the frame, the cylinder and face of the hammer. The US Sub-inspector initial W appears on the frame.

The frame is crisply and clearly marked on the right side: STARR ARMS Co. NEW YORK and on the left side: STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15. 1856. The bore is brilliant and in appears unfired and shows sharp rifling and original bluing, the percussion cones (nipples) are all in excellent, crisp condition. The cylinder chambers appear un-fired and are perfect as well. The barrel retains about much original blue in streaks with a mix of smooth gray-brown patina. This odd finish wear is typical of Starrs, as their finishes tended to flake over time and present odd wear patterns. The frame retains about much bright brilliant blue finish. The most finish wear appears on the very top of the frame and barrel. The cylinder retains roughly 80% original blue, mixed with a gray-brown patina, and the grip frame retains about 10% blue, faded to a smooth gray-brown patina. The screws and the tiny recessed trigger retain about 90%+ vivid fire blue and are truly striking in appearance. The hammer has a smooth brown patina. The oil finished wood grips are in great condition with only some minor light handling marks, but no visible cartouches.

Overall this is a great M-1858 Starr Army and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War era handgun collection. $2850.00

F141.  STARR MODEL 1858 ARMY REVOLVER - MILITARY INSPECTION MARKES AND CARTOUCH MARKS ON THE GRIPS: This is a great example of the unique Starr Model 1858 Army, which functions both double & single Action. While the design was innovative and way before its time, the self-cocking mechanism was delicate and expensive and lead to the Starr company to drop the model in preference to a cheaper and more robust single action design, the Model 1863. Although referred to as a "double action" revolver, the large trigger actually only cocked the hammer and rotated the cylinder, it did not fire the gun. Pulling the large trigger all the way to the rear pressed a very tiny recessed trigger that actually released the hammer to fire the gun. During the time it was produced, approximately 22,000 Starr M-1858 Army revolvers were produced, with about 16,100 going to fill US government contracts. The remaining production (about 6,000 or about 27%) were sold commercially to the public. This particular gun is one of those government contract models.  The cartouches on the grips are strong, and there are US sub-inspector stamps on the primary sub-assemblies of the gun.

The gun is a 6 shot, .44 caliber revolver with a 6" barrel. The action is very a little soft, but works well in both single & double action. The gun is mechanically tight and times and locks up perfectly. The serial number 21736 is readily visible on upper and lower sections of the frame, the cylinder and face of the hammer. The US Sub-inspector initial appears on all over the gun.

The frame is crisply and clearly marked on the right side: STARR ARMS Co. NEW YORK and on the left side: STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15. 1856. The bore needs to be cleaned, but you can see strong rifling. The percussion cones (nipples) are all in excellent, but one may be replaced. The barrel has a mix of smooth brown patina with traces of original blue as does most of the gun with more blue on the main frame.

Overall this is a great M-1858 Starr Army and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War era handgun collection. $1750.00

F143.  CONFEDERATE JS  MARKED ENFIELD "FURNISHER" CONTACT MARKED "J" FOR C.W. JAMES, & INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERED BUTT PLATE:  During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This musket is an extremely rare "J" marked contract rifle produced by C.W. James Birmingham.  The gun shows heavy use and evidence of being arsenal repaired.  I discovered it at the Baltimore Antique Arms show and passed by it several time because I did not see a Tower lock on the gun.  However, when I picked it up I saw the Inventory Control Number 8921A on the butt plate and the JS  on the underside of the stock.  The Confederates where known for sending damaged weapons back to the armory to be repaired, and this is one such example. As you look at the stock you can see there was some battle damaged, which must have destroyed the original lock.  The armory repaired the stock and used a Moore "M" Enfield rifle musket lock dated 1863 for a replacement.  As you look at the photos, you can see the patina on the lock, wood and screwed is untouched and evidence of being together since the Civil War. The numbered butt plate is deeply etched and the "J" is clearly visible on the top of the stock near the butt plate tang. The JS shows the expected wear, but is easy to read.  Just the way you want to find them!  The barrel and bands all have a deep brown patina, and there is still rifling in the barrel. The ram-rod does not have a control number, but is period and one inch short.  It is not often that you will see a totally un-touched example of a Confederate M1853 Enfield musket, especially one that have an Inventory Control number on the butt plate, JS  marked, and the even rarer "J" Furnisher mark on the stock. If it had a matching ram-rod, rear site and original Tower lock this gun could easily sell for $9000.00.  However, since it has the arsenal repair the gun is available for less.

With care, I pulled the lock and you can see that the patina on the wood and metal show that the repair and replaced lock were done a long time ago and is period.

I just love this gun because it speaks volumes about how resourceful the South was to keep weapons in the hands of Confederate soldiers. $3550.00

F144.  CONFEDERATE JS http://azswords.com/azswords%20photo/Civil%20War%20Clip%20Art/anchor2.jpg MARKED ENFIELD  INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERED BUTT PLATE & RAM-ROD: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

The P-1853 Enfield Rifle Musket offered here is a classic example of a Confederate marked and imported musket that clearly saw extensive use in the field and fired many shots against Federal troops. The gun is marked in the wood behind the trigger guard with the classic J S / ANCHOR mark, and the buttplate tang is engraved with the inventory number 3423. The gun is a typical Birmingham contractor produced musket for export. The gun has the typical Birmingham style lock markings, a simple double line engraved lock with a Crown to the rear of the hammer and 1862 / TOWER forward of the hammer; however, the hammer is an arsenal replaced Springfield hammer with a brass washer, and the bayonet is also Union, but modified to fit the Enfield. These two parts have been with the gun since the Civil War and the deep brown patina is perfict from top to bottom. The ram-rod is also number marked, but with a different number; 1697.

This Enfield is in outstanding attic condition and has never been sanded or cleaned.  The J S / ANCHOR is just the way you want to find it. $6400.00

F145.  MANHATTAN NAVY REVOLVER, 6 INCH: This is a Manhattan 6 inch Navy revolver with 80% strong cylinder scene, 70% original grip finish, and traced of silver on the brass. The action is tight and cycles perfectly, crisp. The gun has matching serial number 30894 on all parts. There is a flash of blue on the bottom of the barrel. $1250.00

F146.   CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & CO. MARKED: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This is a Confederate 1853 Enfield rifle musket with the scares Sinclair Hamilton & Co.  mark located on the flat side opposite the lock. This mark has been found in a variety of locations on Sinclair Hamilton & Co. muskets to include by the trigger and butt stock tang, on the flat side opposite the lock, and sometime stamped in the metal barrel. The musket stock is in great condition with no cracks or breaks.  On the right side of the stock you can see the faint shadow of the stock cartouche of Millward & Son, and their name is also on the stock under the lock plate. Ezra Millward & Son, operated at Aston Junction Mills, Mill Street during the Civil War years. The company was established in 1827 and changed their name to include & Son in 1857and went out of business in 1869.

The barrel has been shot out and is smooth from heavy use, but is held in place by all three original barrel bands. Both sling swivels are long gone as well as the real site, but the gun has an original ram-rod. The TOWER 1862 lock is original and works properly in both half & full cock. The last example of a SCH Oval stamped musket I discovered was in outstanding condition and sold for $4000.00.  Replacing the missing sling swivels is an easy fix, and I would not worry about the rear site since in was lost during the was as is evident by the even brown patina.  This musket saw the elephant, and is available at a great price. $2350.00

F147.   CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & CO. MARKED: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This Confederate 1853 Enfield is double Sinclair Hamilton & Co. marked; by the butt-plate tang andby the trigger tang. Both marks are faint and only the basic outline remains.  The musket stock is in great condition with no cracks or breaks.  On the underside of the stock is stamped MOXHAM. Thomas Moxham who was a Birmingham gunsmith in the 1850's.  The barrel has strong rifling and is held in place by all three original barrel bands. Both sling swivels are present as well as the original long range rear site and original ram-rod. The TOWER 1862 lock is original and works properly in both half & full cock, and is also MOXHAM marked.  Most Confederate Enfield will cost $2000 +, but since the markings are faint it is available at the reduced price.

F148.  SPRINGFIELD M-1863 RIFLE MUSKET: This Springfield Model 1863 Rifle musket is dated 1863 on the barrel and 1864 on the lock plate. It is in near mint condition with a brown overall patina, and no pinpricks anywhere. It has a crisped edge stock with a strong crisp cartouche.  The gun appears to have never been fired, though there a 5V carved on the underside on the stock. It has a minty bright bore.  What I love about this gun is that it is in outstanding condition and no one has cleaned the metal or sanded the stock. It is very difficult to fine an untouched gun in this condition! $2050.00

F149.  AUSTRIAN MODEL 1854 LORENZ RIFLE-MUSKET, CONFEDERATE CARRIED by TWO BROTHERS OF THE 4th VIRGINIA INFANTRY: This Lorenz musket is fresh to the market and was a recent walk-in to the Baltimore Antique Arms Sword, March 2014. The rifle is the standard M1854 Lorenz with a very large blade rear site. The stock is in great shape with no crakes or breaks. The rifling is shot-out from heavy use, and the ram-rod is not original, but one for and Enfield; not unusual for a Confederate carried musket. On the left side of the stock is a label, which base on its age and type-set of the print, dates to the late 1800s early 1900s. It reads "THIS MUZZLE LOADER WAS CARRIED IN THE WAR BY TWO OF OUR BROS. WELCH DARST AND AFTER HIS USE BENJAMIN DARST. HE RODE IN THE CAVALRY" G.M.D.  On the opposite side of the stock you can see the first brothers initials J.W.D. for John Welch Darst with the W being Xed out and the initial B above it for John Benjamin Darst. Both brothers served in the 4th Virginia Infantry.

John Welch Darst enlisted and mustered on 4/17/1861 as a private into "C" Co. VA 4th Infantry. He was wounded 8/29/1862, Manassas, VA and died on 9/8/1862.

John Benjamin Darst also enlisted and mustered on 4/17/1861 into "C" Co. VA 4th Infantry, but as a Corporal. He obviously picked up his brothers rifle and carried it as his own until he transferred out of the infantry to "F (2nd)" Co. VA 14th Cavalry on 1/29/1864.

The 4th Virginia was heavily engages in many battles, and seeing how the gun's rifling is shot out, it most assuredly saw service on many of these battle fields: Bull Run; Kernstown; Jackson's Valley Campaign; Malvern Hill; Second Battle of Bull Run; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness. This is a great gun with an even greater history!  $2250.00

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