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F117.   CONFEDERATE - CONVERSION MUSKET This is an outstanding example of a Confederate converted 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 Confederate arsenal assembly marks on several parts 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.$1475.00

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F120.  PLYMOUTH RIFLE: This is a Plymouth Rifle produced by Whitney. The rifle is complete with its original rear site, ram-rod, and all factory parts, and has an even brown patina. The stock has no issues. The sling swivels are present, but the front is frozen. The lock works in both half & full cock, and is dated 1864. The US and Whitneyville marks are faint but I do not see an eagle stamp. The tang on the barrel has the serial number 9989, and there is still good rifling.$1375.00

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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-firerevolvers is unknown. This is not a Northern contracted purchased gun. This gun is complete with the original unloading rod andcylinder 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.  $950.00

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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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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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F252. CONFEDERATE - PATTERN 1860 IRON MOUNTED RIFLE & NUMBERED RAMROD: This is a Pattern 1860 2-band rifle. It is a London made gun by Potts & Hunt and has all original factory mounts, screws, barrel and barrel bands. There is a faint Confederate viewer mark near the trigger tang, which may be from Sinclair, Hamilton & Company. The ramrod is number 507 and was with the gun when acquired, but there are no numbers on the stock. It most likely was switched during the heat of battle. On the underside of the stock forward of the trigger guard is a hole. The lock properly functions; all metal parts have matching patina, and the rifling is gone and now has a smooth bore. There are no sling swivels and where one would be to the rear, there is a screw. This gun originally was configured for the Royal Marine Corps, but has not British inspection marks and it was sold to the Confederacy instead. A bayonet comes with the gun. It is British inspected, has an oval C.G maker mark and serial number 151, but I do not know how long the two have been together. $1900.00

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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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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 protector are original as is the ram-rod. The barrel is proof marked * 24 * 24 * and has the rarely seen Oval SHC stamp. The lock is dated 1861. This is an early Enfield that no doubt saw action. $3200.00

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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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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. $3200.00

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F292. AUSTRIAN M-1854 LORENZ RIFLE MUSKET: The Austrian M-1854 Lorenz Rifle Musket was a very popular rifle during the Civil War and many where imported by both the Union and Confederacy.  The design with the fixed blade site and the large cheek rest where more common to the South.  For this reason, I believe this is a Confederate carried Lorenz rifle. The stock has its share of dings and dents and is complete; has the letter A carved in the stock, as well as the initials “F L S” on the flat side of the stock, and a letter “S” stamped to the real of the trigger tang. All the metal has an even brown patina, the lock properly functions, both swivels and the ram-rod are original, but the nipple is replaced.  The bore retains sharp rifling. $1700.00

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F293. COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER; HARTFORD CT, 1860 – POSSIBLE SOUTH CAROLINA: This Hartford CT marked Colt 1851 Navy Revolver was made in 1860 and may possibly be associated with South Carolina. We know of two 1851 Navy revolvers lettered by Colt as being shipped to South Carolina: 98488 was one of a shipment of 50 guns sent to Gravely and Pringle in Charleston SC on January 15, 1861, and 98828 was one of a shipment of 60 guns sent to South Carolina on January 3, 1861. This gun is serial number 98433 and is well within the number range for the 110 guns sent to South Carolina. The revolver retains approximately 25% original cylinder scene; all original nipples; generous amounts of silver plating on the trigger guard and back strap; original grips with 40% original varnish; and properly functions. The serial number 98433 matches except for the wedge, which is unmarked. $2400.00

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F294. COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER, 1862 PRODUCTION – POSSIBLE 1st NEW YORK MOUNTED RIFLE REGIMENT: This is a Colt 1860 Army Revolver with serial number 63883, which matches on all parts except the wedge 9796. The gun has a deep rich brown patina; a steel back strap, all original nipples; strong rifling; tight grips with cartouche marks, and properly functions. A search of the colt data base shows the following revolvers where issued to the 1st New York Mounted Rifles in 1864: 63815, 63868 and 63891. The serial number 63883 falls within the range of those numbers and it may possible have gone to the same unit. $2200.00

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F296. CONFEDERATE RICHMOND ALTERED M1836 PISTOL WITH ADAMS BOLSTER: With the coming of the Civil War, most southern states had limited quantities of weapons, and what they had was obsolete. Virginia had a large supply of older flintlock arms in various states of repair; most of which would be altered to percussion. This is one of those reworked pistols. It is a Confederate altered US Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol. The pistol shows all of the hallmarks of an Adams alteration with a classic “three-faceted” bolster with the circular shadow of the rod used to hold it in place while it was brazed to the barrel. The gun is complete with the original ram-rod assembly and has some initials carved on the handle. I acquired it from a well-respected dealer who’s name I will provided when you contact me. $1500.00

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F300. RARE – SMITH ARTILLERY CARBINE – CONFEDERATE CAPTURED & REISSUED: This is an example of the Smith Carbine - Artillery version.  They are much rarer than the cavalry version and are missing from many collections. Its serial number is 4076. Serial number 4077 was issued to Company D 1st Massachusetts volunteer cavalry, but being that this is an artillery carbine, I cannot say for certain it went to this unit. The gun is in great condition with an even plum-brown patina, the stock is solid with no breaks or major dings. There is no Cavalry bar & ring, but instead are two sling swivels, one on the barrel band and the other on the bottom of the stock. On the underside, to the rear of the trigger tang, is stamped the letter “Z”.  The “Z” mark is associated with Captain Louis Zimmer, who was involved with Confederate cleaning and repair operations at Richmond. Many Captured and Reissued Confederate weapons simply required a light cleaning in order to pass inspection. Others, required more extensive repairs. After completing the work, the weapon would have been tested for functionality and then approved for re-issue by an inspector and marked with their respective stamp “A, F, Q, T, Z” before being shipped off for issuance in the Army of Northern Virginia. This gun is in amazing condition!  $3500.00

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F301. 2ND VERMONT INFANTRY ISSUED & ID’ED NORFOLK RIFLE-MUSKET - CONFEDERATE CAPTURED: This musket is dated 1863 and was made under the first contract with interchangeable parts. The gun was originally marked “US/NORFOLK” with an Eagle forward of the hammer and “1863” behind the lock. On the barrel top is the date 1863; VP/Eagle Head proof; the number 19; and the inspector initial “H” found on left side of the barrel. When issued, the stock had a maker mark “W. WELCH/NORFOLK.CT.” and a single long inspector’s cartouche opposite the lock, but these were removed when the gun was captured and went through the Confederate State Ordnance “Cleaned and Repair” process prior to being reissued to a Confederate soldier. While going-over the gun, a soldier’s name was discovered stamped in the butt plate below the top screw: A E Howard, as well as the Confederate State Ordnance “Cleaned and Repair” inspection letter “Q”.

Since the Norfolk rifle-musket was made in Connecticut, it is highly probable it went to a soldier in New England. Private Adin E. Howard of the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and his unit was involved in many engagements in Virginia. Many Captured and Reissued Confederate weapons simply required a light cleaning in order to pass inspection. Others, required more extensive repairs. Due to the lack of original maker marks and Federal cartouches on the stock, it is speculated these marks were removed at the Confederate repair shop. After completing the work, the weapon would have been tested for functionality and then approved for re-issue by an inspector and marked with their respective stamp “A, F, Q, T, Z” before being shipped off for issuance in the Army of Northern Virginia. Finding a soldier identified rifle-musket from the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry is rare, and even rarer to find one that was captured and Confederate reissued. $3250.00

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F302. M1854 LEFAUCHEUX PIN-FIRE REVOLVERThe Lefaucheux Pin-Fire revolver was a new invention at the time of the Civil War. The primary importer was George Schuyler who purchased 10,000 revolvers for the US government. Other importers included Herman BokerSchuyler, Hartley & GrahamGeorge RaphaelAlexis Godillot of Paris and even Tiffany & Company. US cavalry units that received pinfire revolvers included the 5th IL, 2nd & 5th KS, 6th KY, 8th MO, 1st WI and the 9th MO State Militia Cavalry. The Springfield Research Service serial number books list the serial numbers for 69 Lefaucheux revolvers that were in the possession of Company B of the 9th Missouri State Militia Cavalry during 1863. These 69 revolvers range from serial number 33,895 through 42,522. This 9,000+ range of serial numbers within a single company of US cavalry makes it relatively easy to extrapolate that Lefaucheux revolvers within the 25,XXX through at least the 45,XXX range are within the realistic realm of US purchased revolvers that saw Civil War use. Confederate units under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest had at least a few hundred of these revolvers in their possession in late 1864. A May 25, 1864 Ordnance Report from Meridian, Mississippi by Forrest showed his 1st Division in possession of 190 French Pistols and his 3rd Division in possession of another 160. It is almost certain that these French Pistols were Lefaucheux revolvers. Additionally, in 1864 the Selma Arsenal was offering Lefaucheux revolvers for sale to Confederate officers.

This is not a Northern contracted purchased gun, and there is no positive way to identify it as Confederate carried. It is considered a private purchased revolver. The gun is complete with the original unloading rod; locking cylinder latch; retains all original screws; lanyard-ring; original grips; crisp rifling and properly functions. The Lefaucheux mark is on top of the 6 1/4-inch barrel and on the side where a number 26 is also stamped.  The serial number is LF 73416. The grips are complete with much original finish and the number 16353 stamped on the left grip. The gun has a pleasing deep brown patina. Shipping is included. $975.00

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F304. WHITNEYVILLE CONTRACT .58 CALIBER RIFLE MUSKET DATED 1864 - POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE CAPTURED & REISSUED: This is a Whitneyville Contract .58 Caliber Rifle Musket dated 1864. The rifle retains its original lock plate with eagle motif over ‘U.S’ to the right of the hammer and the dated “1864” behind the hammer. Under the bolster is “WHITNEYVILLE” in strong sharp stampings.  It has its original stock, iron nipple, bolster screw, and “C” shaped hammer, and the butt plate is "US' marked.  The barrel retains a faint "VP" and eagle marking, and the sight is sub inspected with a "W". The musket was a product of Eli Whitney’s firm he called the “Whitneyville-Armory production facility in Connecticut. From available records, it appears that the Whitney Armory turned out approximately 141,620 shoulder arms between 1826 and 1865, and most if not all of the Whitney long-arms of this period found their way into the hands of Union and Confederate soldiers. Once the war commenced in earnest, Whitney dedicated almost all of its arms production to the manufacture of arms for the Federal Government and the State of Connecticut.  In late 1861, the State of Connecticut bought 6,000 rifle-muskets closely following the M1861 pattern, but not quite to Government specs.  In 1862, Connecticut purchased an additional 8,000 rifle-muskets. There is a possibility this musket was Confederate capture and repurposed thought the Confederate State Ordnance “Cleaned and Repair” process. Many Confederate captured and reissued weapons simply required a light cleaning in order to pass inspection. Others, required more extensive repairs. After completing the work, the weapon would have been tested for functionality and then approved for re-issue by an inspector and marked with their respective stamp “A, F, Q, T, Z” before being shipped off for issuance in the Army of Northern Virginia. These 5 Confederate inspector marks are will known, but it is also known others may exist.  This rifle is stamped “D” in the same area the other marks would be found. To date, this is the second gun I have seen with this “D” mark and I am still looking for others to positively confirm it as a Confederate “Clear & Repair” viewer mark. Until others are found, it is just a possibility, but when confirmed the value will increase. $1700.00

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F305. IDENTIFIED TRENTON RIFLE – MUSKET - 8TH NEW JERSEY INFANTRY: This is a very nice example of Civil War Trenton, NJ contract rifle-musket identified to a private from the 8th New Jersey Infantry. The gun is a properly marked for New Jersey with “US/TRENTON” and an Eagle forward of hammer and “1863” on tail of lock and on the barrel flat. A “VP/Eagle Head” proof and inspector initial “NJ” are on left side of the breech. On the left side of the stock opposite the lock is an Oval N J cartouche. The stock is solid with no major issues; all metal has matching deep rich brown patina; the lock properly functions and holds in both half & full cock positions, and the bore is bright with evidence of use. The tang-screw is broken and snapped off a long time ago and the ramrod is for an Enfield Rifle, which may indicate the gun was captured and possible Confederate used. On the top of the barrel is the name: A. Abbott. A search of the Civil War data base for New Jersey only found three possible matches, but the first two are easily eliminated leaving no doubt this gun belonged to Adner Abbott. Augustus Abbott: A musician in the 29th New Jersey Infantry was not issued a rifle. Abden Abbott was a soldier in the 12th New Jersey Infantry. This regiment was supplied with .69-caliber smoothbore muskets. He was wounded at Gettysburg and discharged for disability on 12/11/1863.  This leaves Abner Abbott.  He was mustered in on 8/8/1864 as a draftee private in Co. A, 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on August 8, 1864. He saw action during the siege of Petersburg and was captured at an unknown location and sent to the POW camp at Salisbury, NC. He would die of pleurisy while a prisoner of war. His rifle may have been captured when he was taken prisoner. This may account for the damaged tang-screw and the Enfield ramrod. Here is an opportunity to own a Trenton Contract rifle identified to a soldier in the 8th New Jersey infantry, who was captured and dies as a POW; and who’s gun most likely was Confederate used just prior to the end of the war! $1800.00

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