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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 SHC 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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    F215. M1854 LEFAUCHEUX PIN-FIRE REVOLVER: The Pin-Fire revolver was a new invention at the time of the Civil War, and the Lefaucheux revolver made in France was the version of choice. During the Civil War several states to include Kansas, Colorado, Ohio and Missouri ordered close to 1500, while the United State government purchased just over 24,000. The Confederacy also purchased several, but the exact number and serial number range for the Southern acquired pin-fire revolvers is unknown. This is not a Northern contractred purchased gun. This gun is complete with the original unloading rod and cylinder latch; is tight; retains all original screws; lanyard-ring; and original finished grips. The 6 1/4 inch barrel gun is engraved the top and side. It is Lefaucheux maker marked with an early low serial number LF 7727. Shipping is included in this price.  $1075.00

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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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    F229. MANHATTAN NAVY SERIES REVOLVER: Manhattan Fire Arms Co. was founded in 1856 specifically to capitalize on the soon to be expired Colt patents in 1857. This strategy worked very well for the company and they began by making high quality copies of both Colts and other popular pistols with expired patents. In fact, Manhattan’s copies of Colts were so close that Colt tried to kill their production with a lawsuit, even though their patent had expired. Quite obviously, this pistol is a direct and quality copy of the Colt 1851 Navy. Manhattan revolvers were very well received by the public. The company never received U.S. military contract, except for a small delivery, most likely on the regimental level. Nevertheless, many Manhattan revolvers found themselves on Civil War battlefields, purchased privately by officers and soldiers.This gun shows wear and the five distinct cylinder scenes are faint. The action is tight; both half and full cock works; the cylinder indexes properly; the trigger is crisp, the bore's lands & groves are sharp; it has a 6 1/2 inch barrel; and serial number 4900. $1100.00

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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. $1300.00

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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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    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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    F247. PATTERN 1858 BAR-ON-BAND ENFIELD RIFLE: This is a British Pattern 1858 Bar-on-Band Enfield Rifle. The gun shows light wear, has a Tower 1861 lock that properly works; has strong rifling; is marked “London Tower 1862” on the stock and two crowns stamped near the trigger tang, and the stock makers information stamped in the ramrod channel. On the opposite side from the lock is the name E. LORTON. $1400.00

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    F248. KERR REVOLVER: Kerr revolvers are very temperamental, but this one properly cycles when the hammer is cocked. It has a pleasing gray patina with traces of original blue. The serial number 11146, is matched on frame and cylinder. The gun also has all the proper proof marks with L.A.C. on the barrel. The wood grips are complete, but the lanyard ring is missing. $2900.00

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    F250. REMINGTON 1858 NEW MODEL REVOLVER: This Remington 1858 New Model Revolver has been professionally refinished. It is complete with all original parts to include wood grips; a cartouche on the left grip; serial number 56886 on the barrel and the frame; good rifling; original nipples; and it properly functions. This Remington revolver looks great and is ready for action! $1600.00

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    F257. CONFEDERATE – BARNETT 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE: This is an original Confederate Barnett 1853 3-band rifle with a Circle CH1 inspection mark by the butt plate tang. The condition is superb for an early Confederate rifle. The Barnett London marked lock is crisp in both half and full cock positions. The stock has sharp edges on both sides of the lock plate with no breaks or cracks. The barrel retains much of its original finish and has a great look with strong rifling. The barrel-bands are original, both sling swivels are present, and the rear site is complete and works. On the butt of the stock are the initials W A T B. These initials are believed to be a combination of a unit’s name (W A) and the soldiers initials (T B). The letters W A are often associated with the Washington Light Artillery, but there is another New Orleans unit with the same initials; Watson Light Artillery. I searched the data base for both units and the only possible matched are Thomassin Brignac and T Brennan, both served in the Watson Light Artillery. This is a great Confederate Enfield rifle, which saw action but was not abused. $3800.00

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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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    “A” “Q” & “Z”

    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 Statesduring 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, it 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-1842stock 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.  $2800.00

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    "Q"

    F262. COLT “Q” MARKED, CLEANED & REPAIRED CONFEDERATE REISSUED RIFLEBeginning 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.

    This Colt rifle dated 1864 is obvious a late war battlefield pickup that went thought the Clean &Repair (C&R) process at a Richmond location. On its underside forward of the trigger there is a “Q” inspection mark. Upon examination, you can see that the barrel was shortened and the front site moved. This gun is in near-mint condition and an outstanding example of a Confederate cleaned and repaired/reissued captured rifle. $2800.00

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    F263. CONFEDERATE KERR REVOLVERDuring the Civil War, the South imported many weapons from England to include Kerr revolvers. The majority of those purchased under Confederate contracts were inspected and stamped with a JS Anchor and have a serial number between 1019 & 9975, but there are some outside this range. This Kerr revolver came out of a pre-internet collection and is a newly discovered JS-Anchor marked revolver with serial number 7016, which matches on the frame and cylinder. The gun is all original and complete. The action properly works, but is a little soft; it has a pleasing even brown patina; proof marks on the barrel and cylinder, and the maker name is on the metal grip plate. The original wood grip is tight and complete with a strong legible JS-Anchor; and retains the two base-plate screws and lanyard ring. $4400.00

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    BURNSIDE CARBINE – 18th PA CAVALRY

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    “T.S”

    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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    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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    F272. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY MARKED:  This Confederate 1853 3-band Enfield is in excellent++ condition with a Crown SHG3 mark near the butt plate tang and an Oval J C  on the flat opposite the lock. The rifle is all original with a great un-touched light maple brown finish; much original bluing on the barrel, all original barrel bands; both sling swivels, and a bright bore with 100% original rifling; 1862 dated Tower lock, and the original ramrod. There is a flaw in the wood that looks like a crack, but is not. It is a wood knot flaw. In hast, the rear site was put on facing the wrong way, very unusually and rare! This is an outstanding example of the Confederate 1853 Enfield Rifle. $2300.00

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    F276. LORENZ RIFLE-MUSKET: This Civil War era military longarm, called the Austrian Muster 1854 “Lorenz” Rifle-Musket, was a favorite European longarm of both the North and the South. During the American Civil War, 226,924 such arms were imported to the Union while 100,000 muskets went to the Confederacy. Developed by the Austrian army to replace their older infantry muskets, the accepted design in 1854 utilized an advanced percussion ignition system by Josef Lorenz, a Viennese gunsmith. This example is most likely one of the 200,000 imported by the Federals as the barrel has been bored to .58 caliber, a common practice by Federals to allow soldiers to use the .58cal Minie Ball. The stock has expected dings, but no issue and looks fantastic; the barrel bands are original and complete with the retention pins; the ram-rod is original and both sling swivels properly move, and the flip site is complete; and all the metal has pleasing even brown patina. This model does not have a cheek rest, but where one would be are three circles carved in the stock. Also, the number 2 is in the flat opposite the lock. Finally, the bore is bright with good rifling. $1400.00  

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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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    F280.CONFEDERATE CLEANED,REPAIRED & REISSUED MUSKET: As is well documented, the Confederate military recovered weapons off battle fields and returned them to armories and arsenals to be cleaned, repaired and reissued.  Guns that went to Richmond have been identified with inspection marks, but there are many others recovered in other battle areas that exist; this is one of those guns.  It is very unique for several reasons: a Potts & Hunt London lock; a London barrel; an 1861 Springfield style hammer; an original cork and brass tampion; a Sinclair, Hamilton & Company Crown of SHG4 and an Oval JC marked stock; an original 27 3/4-inch ramrod; and an original nipple protector with chain.  On the stock is carved the Confederate Soldiers initials B R I and a Confederate battle flag on the opposite side. There are 9 Confederate soldiers with these initials; however, without more information it is unknown which carried this rifle. This is a very affordable Confederate rifle and will look great in any collection, especially one dedicated to Confederate cavalry. No additional cost for shipping. $1080.00

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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 burnt 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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    F284. REMINGTON 1861 OLD MODEL REVOLVER: This is a Remington 1861 Old Model revolver in original condition with no alterations. When this gun was produced, it was designed so a soldier could remove the cylinder without lowering the level; however, the designed was flawed and the US governments sent many back to be modified. This example was not modified and is a rare find. It is serial number 1974, which places it in the range of gun shipped to the 6th New York Cavalry, a unit with a rich combat history.  The gun has a gray brown finish; property functions; retains original grip that have an inspection cartouche on each side, and a blade front site. Overall, this is a great example of a rare early Civil War Remington revolver. Shipping is included at this price.  $1975.00

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    F286. COLT M1851 NAVY REVOLVER; HARTFORD CT, 1860: This Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver was made in 1860 at Hartford, CT. The gun is fully operational; still has rifling; retains all original nipples, has a brown patina finish and traces of original silver forward of the trigger and behind the hammer. It has matching serial number 97317 except for the unnumbered wedge. On the bottom of the grip are the initial I L O (ILO).

    Many of the Colt Navy revolvers produced in 1860 went to the south.

    94315 was one serial number from an ID'ed CS Revolver

    94578 was a few numbers off ID'ed CSRevolver 94586

    94814 is stamped with CL Dragoons, later the 3rd Alabama Cavalry

    94865 is ID'd to a CS soldier and stamped CL Dragoons

    94981 is stamped with CL Dragoons  (3rd Alabama Cavalry)

    95844 Belonged to A B Moore the Governor of Alabama.

    97989 is Id'd to Capt Thomas H. Biscoe KIA The Wilderness. 5th Louisiana Infantry.

    600 Colt Navy Revolvers were purchased for the State of Alabama and presented to each commissioned officer

    A search of Civil War records shows 5 Union and 1 Confederate soldiers with the initials I L O (ILO); however, all the union soldiers were infantry and none commissioned. The one Confederate soldier was I L. Ohowel; Company G, 15th Missouri Confederate Cavalry.The 15th Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry was mustered 13 March 1862 in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were discharged 5 June 1865 in Jacksonport, Arkansas. Here is an opportunity to own a difficult to locate Hartford, Colt Navy revolver. $2400.00

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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. $3600.00

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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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    F290. CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY MARKED, UNION CAPTURED & REISSUED: While at a local show in Arizona, this 1853 3-band Enfield rifle walked in. The owner recently moved from Iowa, and related that the gun belonged to a family member, Edwin Totten, who received it shortly after the battle of Vicksburg.  I immediately notice it has a Confederate SHG1 by the butt plate tang, and the initials E T on the stock opposite the lock, and knowing that captured weapons were often repurposed the story was plausible. I took the gun home and later examined it in better lighting, and much to my surprise I found a second set of initials C W I and two carved American flags. I went to the Civil War data base and found one match for Edwin Totten. He enlisted 9/21/1861 into “G” Company 8th Iowa Infantry; was wounded at Corinth, MS 10/4/1962; promoted to Corporal 7/12/1865; and mustered out 4/20/1866 at Selma AL; and yes, the 8th was at Vicksburg. Returning to the Civil War data base, I searched for Confederate soldiers with the initials C W I who were at Vicksburg and found one perfect match: Private Charles Wesley Ivey. On 7/3/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. GA 11th Infantry; was discharged for disability on 12/14/1861 at Richmond, VA; on 1/4/1863 he mustered into "F" Co. GA 43rd Infantry. He was discharged for disability in 1864. He was listed as a POW 7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS; Paroled 7/7/1863 Vicksburg, MS and detailed 11/15/1863 to the Atlanta, GA Hospital. This is a Confederate Enfield with the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company SHG1marked and the stock is in great condition with no issues. The initials E T are on the left side opposite the lock, and the initials C W I are on the right side of the stock, with the two U S flags on the stocks left side. The barrel and bands have a gray patina; the lock is dates 1862 and properly functions; and on the opposite side is the faint image of an Oval J C. Both original sling swivels are present, and the bore is strong. No doubt this is a Confederate Enfield, which was captured and reissued to a Union soldier. $1900.00

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