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A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED TYPE III CONFEDERATE RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET, dtd. 1863: In overall very good untouched attic condition. Of standard configuration with a 40", round, rifled, .58 caliber iron barrel with faint "V/P eagle-head" proof marks on the left side of the breech. Block and blade front sight/bayonet-lug and an adjustable rear sight: missing long-range plane. Unmarked walnut fullstock with numerous handling marks, some scuffs and minor gouges. Retains 45% of its finish with typical signs of hard Confederate usage. Low-hump type lockplate with a "CS" over "Richmond, VA" and "1863"date, on its tail. Regulation iron and bronze/brass mounts: iron trigger-guard, 3 "U"-marked barrel bands, a brass fore-end cap and an early type iron buttplate with a dark, untouched, age patina. In overall very good+ untouched "attic" condition. Very good stock with sharp contours, original finish and the noted dents, abrasions, minor gouges and signs of Battle use: the left side of the butt with an original "RJS" owner's initials. The iron surfaces with an untouched orange-peel texture, scattered pitting and the expected discoloration. Complete with its original tulip-head ramrod and missing its sling swivels. Visible markings and very good mechanics with all of its original components. A very good, complete and original, "attic condition", Confederate, Richmond Rifled Musket: original percussion nipple: missing hammer-screw. Overall length 56". The Richmond Rifle was the "workhorse" of the Confederate Army; and most saw extensive service throughout the duration of the American Civil War 1861-1865.

Price: $8,775.00


A SCARCE CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1855 PISTOL-CARBINE w/ SHOULDER STOCK: In overall fine condition. The regulation, round, band-fastened, 12", rifled, .58 caliber barrel with its front sight and its leaf-type rear sight: fine bore and nipple. The breech with clear Eagle Head, “US” and "P" proof-marks on its top the left edge: the barrel-tang dated 1855. Fine Model 1855 lockplate with a clear Spread Eagle & "US/SPRINGFIELD" markings, on the face of the Maynard Tape Primer Cover and clear 1856 date, on its tail. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its original (functioning) priming device, Percussion Hammer and nipple. Fine timing and very nice steel surfaces with clear markings and some expected signs of use and wear. American Walnut stock with 75% finish, some scattered handling marks, sins of use and two worn cartouches, on its left side, behind the sidebolts. Regulation, US Mdl. 1855 brass and iron hardware with various inspector's marks and an “11” marking, on the heel of the butt-cap. The iron backstrap with its rectangular keyhole for the attachment of the shoulder-stock and the butt-cap and barrel-band with their sling-swivels. Original "captive" iron ramrod with its steel bridle and screw. In fine condition with smooth steel, brass and wood surfaces, some scattered handling marks, abrasions and signs of use. The iron surfaces with a smooth steel-gray patina with light patches of discoloration and some spotting/pinpricks, at the bolster and nipple. Complete with its matching and original, US Model 1855, Carbine type, Detachable Shoulder-Stock with a “US” marked buttplate and a its brass and steel collar with its spring-attachment for the grip-strap. Retains matching, dark, walnut surfaces with scattered handling marks, abrasions and 75% finish. A very nice and Complete example of an US Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine with its original Detachable Shoulder-Stock. The US Mdl. 1855 has the distinction of being only one of three types of Pistols to be produced at the Springfield Armory. A scarce American Civil War Period Pistol/Carbine that was issued to such Union/US Cavalry Units as the 1st and 2nd Cavalry. Overall length 17 3/4" (pistol) w/ stock 28 1/4”.

Price: $8,875.00


AN EXTREMELY RARE & EARLY (TYPE I) ORIGINAL “J & S. HAWKEN ST. LOUIS" MADE MOUNTAIN-MAN ERA FULLSTOCK “PLAINS” RIFLE, ca. 1830: In overall very fine+ & untouched condition with smooth iron surfaces, fine brass mounts and a very good American walnut fullfstock of classic early Type I “Hawken’s” form. Key-fastened, heavy, 34", octagonal, .50 caliber rifled barrel with its original “Buckhorn" rear sight and its original hooded front sight with dovetailed base. The top of the breech clearly marked with an original & early “J & S. HAWKEN ST. LOUIS” maker’s marking for the famed St. Louis, Missouri gunsmiths and the purported originators of the American “1/2 Stocked Plains Rifle”. Samuel Hawken and his Brother Jacob had a gunsmith shop in St. Louis, MO. where they made and were best known for their rugged, short-barrel Hunting Rifles, which were used to great effect, by many a Mountain-man and Buffalo Hunter, on the American Western Frontier, during the early to mid-19th Century (Please see N. Flayderman’s: “Guide to American Antique Firearms… and their values”, 9th ed.). Molded and carved, red-brown-colored, straight-grain, American Walnut fullfstock with nicely appointed raised accents around the lock, sidebolt and the Cheek-piece. The carvings of classic Hawken/“Plains Rifle” form with a sturdy wrist and heavy forestock. Of early, Type I, fullstock design—--the form initially used by the “Hawken” brothers, ca. 1830. Complete with its original, three, barrel form, brass ramrod-pipes and the tip of the forestock with its correct brass fore-end cap. Original scroll engraved, unmarked, full-sidelock percussion mechanism with an untouched russet-toned age-patina, en suite with the barrel. Fine lock with smooth and untouched, dark-colored, steel surfaces. Original Percussion hammer and nipple; and in mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. Brass mounts of classic Type I "Hawken Rifle" form, ca. 1830s. A nicely curved, screw-fastened, crescent-type buttplate. A “fowler type“ trigger-guard with a curled rear finger-spur and simple pin-fastened finials. Three barrel-keys and a single Teardrop-form brass sidebolt washer, for the original iron sidebolt. In overall very fine+ untouched condition—-- which is extremely rare for these often Hard-used/abused guns. The barrel with a smooth and evenly toned, gunmetal & brown age patina, its original nipple and a fine bore with distinct rifling. Sharp “Hawken” markings, some expected signs of use and light patches of discoloration. Matching lockplate surfaces with an untouched patina, visible scroll engravings and some scattered discoloration. The stock with 85%+ finish, light handling marks and the expected signs of Frontier usage. Plain Hickory ramrod. An Extremely Rare & Early “J & S. Hawken St. Louis” made Plains Rifle, ca. 1830 w/ impeccable provenance. A Fine & Historic American Firearm usually only seen in Institutional & Museum Collections. Overall length, 50 1/4". For additional information, please see Frank Seller’s: “American Gunsmiths”, Charles L. Hanson, Jr.'s: "The Plains Rifle" & H. Peterson’s: “Pageant of the Gun”.

Price: POR


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED PERCUSSION CONVERTED “TRADE GUN TYPE” FOWLER, by “R. PERRY”, ca. 1820: In overall very good Percussion converted condition with dark, untouched, steel surfaces & nicely patinated and engraved brass mounts. Fine American walnut/cherry? fullstock with sharp contours and a rich, dark, reddish-brown age-patina. Octagonal-to-round, 38", sighted, (.60 cal), smoothbore, key-fastened barrel with two London “Tower” private proofmarks and a “LONDON” address, on the breech. Retains dark untouched surfaces with some expected light pitting, at the bolster/breech, wear and discoloration. Nicely carved “Trade Grade” type walnut fullstock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish and simple raised carvings, around the lock mortise and the sidebolts. Fine stock with various minor handling marks and general signs of use. Untouched, mustard toned, Trade Gun type, full brass mounts: two (2) barrel form ramrod pipes, a screw-fastened Buttplate with an acanthus-leaf-etched upper finial and the Trade-style trigger-guard with an urn-form bow and pointed finials. Percussion converted lightly engraved, lock/mechanism with matching, deeply toned, steel surfaces and a "R. PERRY" marking on its face. Richard Perry of Birmingham, UK worked at Bull Street, 1760 (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 943). Complete with its original lock components with a drum & nipple percussion bolster, its original nipple, engraved dolphin form Percussion hammer with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Original wooden ramrod and in overall very good+ untouched condition and a nice example of a “Trade type”/“Indian Trade" type Fowler, ca. 1820. An unusually well-preserved example of an often hard-used type of gun. For similar examples and additional information, please see. Charles Hansen's: "The Northwest Gun" & T. Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…”. Recently discovered in Westchester Co., New York Overall length, 54".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD IMPORTED HALFSTOCK PERCUSSION FOWLER, ca. 1850s: In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth, gray-brown, steel surfaces and a finely figured Hardwood (Walnut?) halfstock. The pin-fastened, Belgian/Liege proof marked, 34 1/2", octagonal to round, .65 caliber/16 Gauge, smoothbore, iron barrel with its brass, post-type, front sight. A wedding-band transition, clear markings, its original “snail”-bolster & nipple, a fine bore and 75% of its blued finish. Molded and simply carved halfstock with sharp contours, some scattered light handling marks, signs of use and a very fine figure: retains 85% finish. The underside of the barrel missing two of its ramrod pipes and retains a wooden ramrod and entry-pipe: the ramrod missing its tip with old damages. Commercially manufactured, plain, back-action percussion lock/mechanism with dark, smooth, untouched surfaces and its original components. A strong mainspring and out of timing, as will not typically hold on cocked positions. Full sheet steel mounts: a plain screw-fastened buttplate and a matching trigger-guard: made without a sidebolt washer; and is complete with its original sidebolt. In overall very good+/near fine untouched condition. The barrel with a smooth and even, blue-brown age patina and much of its finish: the “Patent” breech with its original nipple and plain barrel-tang. Matching lockplate with an untouched dark patina and a fine stock with 85% finish, some scattered light handling marks, minor abrasions and expected signs of use. A classic example of a Mid-19th Century Single Barrel American Civil War Period Imported Fowler, ca. 1850s. Overall length, 50 ½”.

Price: $375.00


A FINE UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL PERCUSSION NORTH WEST TRADE GUN, BY BARNETT, Dtd. 1888: In overall fine untouched original Percussion condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces, nicely aged brass & iron mounts and a fine hardwood stock with sharp raised carvings and a rich patina. The original-length, octagonal to round, 36", sighted, (.60 cal), smoothbore barrel with a regulation NW Trade Gun wedding band barrel-transition. Retains smooth surfaces with some expected light wear and discoloration-- from use. Regulation-form hardwood fullstock with sharp contours, 75%+ finish and raised carved teardrops around the lock mortise, the sideplate and the barrel-tang: some expected handling marks, minor gouges, age stains and light abrasions. The left side of the butt-stock with a working period carved cheek-piece: a possible indication of Indian use. Classic, NW Trade Gun, brass & iron hardware: a Three screw Serpent Sideplate, two (2) baluster turned ramrod pipes, a Five (5) Screw-fastened Buttplate and the Oversized steel/iron Trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In scarce original Percussion configuration with its fine "Enfield type" lock. Retains smooth gunmetal toned steel surfaces with a "BARNETT/LONDON/1888" marking on its face: also marked with a sharp Tombstone/EB Fox marking, behind the Enfield-type Percussion hammer. The markings of the famed manufacturer of Indian/North West Trade Guns "Barnett" of London (ca. 1700-1912). Please see R. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers", pg. 231. In mechanically functional order with its original components and a strong mainspring. Original/period wooden ramrod. In overall fine+ untouched condition and a very nice example of these distinct Indian "Trade Guns" of the 19th century American Frontier. A rare and later dated example of an authentic Barnett NW Trade gun, dtd. 1882. For similar examples, please see. Charles Hansen's: "The Northwest Gun", pg. 62 & 71. Overall length, 52"..

Price: $4,750.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE CIVIL WAR USED COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING PERCUSSION MILITARY RIFLE, SN (2,XXX): In overall very good untouched condition. 31 5/16", round, rifled, .56 caliber, barrel with 45%+ mottled/plumb-toned, blued finish, a fine bore with distinct rifling and some light scattered discoloration. Retains its original block & blade fore-sight/Socket-type Bayonet-lug and its adjustable, rear, iron sight: of standard Military form. Model 1855 Colt “Root” side hammer percussion mechanism with traces of mottled casehardening colors, its original components and in mechanically functional/tight order with a strong mainspring, its original nipples and fine timing. The left side of the frame with a visible “Colt’s Patent/Nov. 24, 1857” marking: some scattered salt & pepper. Fluted cylinder with traces of original finish, some scattered discoloration and a worn “Patented Sept 10th 1850” marking. The ratchet-type loading-lever assembly, en suite with sharp contours, a fine latch, smooth surfaces with 25%+ dark casehardening colors. Screw fastened, trigger-plate and butt-stock tang with their original screws and matching, dark, surfaces. Casehardened side hammer with smooth surfaces and a blued steel trigger. The regulation pattern brass trigger-guard with a “.56 CAL.” marking, behind its bow and retains lightly toned surfaces with a clear 2,xxx serial number. (Matching Numbers on the frame). Military finish, oiled, walnut buttstock with sharp contours, fine surfaces and 65%+ finish. The left side of the wrist with a worn rectangular cartouche and the wrist with a tight hairline. The band-fastened forestock with matching, untouched, wooden surfaces, 65%+ finish and some minor handling marks/abrasions. Retains both of its blued barrel-bands—-the rear band with its sling-swivel and the tip with its brass nose-cap. Screw-fastened military form, iron buttplate with dark casehardened surfaces and the trigger-plate with its original rear sling-swivel. The buttplate with its sliding trapdoor and its original cleaning-jag extension. In overall very good untouched condition with generally sharp contours, matching serial numbers, very good metal and wooden surfaces, fine mechanics and some expected handling marks with evidence of Field Use. A very desirable Civil War used, Colt, Model 1855, Revolving, Military Rifle/Musket, ca. 1862. Complete with its original, button-head, iron cleaning-rod. A very good Civil War Issued/Used Colt Model 1855 Military Rifle/Musket, ca. 1862. For additional information, please see William B. Edwards’: “Civil War Guns” & R. L. Wilson’s: “Colt: An American Legend”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE CIVIL WAR PERIOD/IMPORT FRENCH MODEL 1822 INFANTRY MUSKET, Dtd. 1819/1861: In overall fine condition. Regulation, round, band-fastened, 41" sighted, .70 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with an 1819 dated breech with several French Arsenal markings: retains its original percussion nipple with choice, smooth, steel surfaces. Walnut fullstock of regulation French Model design with a relief-carved cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and simple raised contours around the lock and sideplate. In fine condition with 90%+ finish, numerous clear French Arsenal inspector's marks/cartouches and sharp contours: a large “VIRE” brand. Sidelock percussion mechanism: Arsenal-converted from Flintlock with its original components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and excellent timing. Retains a smooth, steel-gray patina, en suite with the barrel. Marked with a “ENTREPR MRE IMPLE/DE ST. ETIENNE” and with an Eagle above an 1861 date. Regulation French Model iron mounts: three (3) spring-retained barrel-bands-- the upper band with a "blade" fore-sight, a screw-fastened trigger-guard with rear finger-spurs, a flat S-shaped sideplate and the butt-plate with a rounded screw-fastened tang. The mounts with matching, smooth, steel surfaces and clear Arsenal inspector’s markings. Complete with its original, button-head, iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels. A very fine example of a French Model 1822 Musket. *** These "French Muskets" were imported by both the Union and Confederacy, during the early stages of the American Civil War 1861-1865. Overall length, 55 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY FINE CIVIL WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1822 INFANTRY MUSKET, Dtd. 1822/1831: In overall very fine condition. Regulation, round, band-fastened, 43", .70 caliber, sighted, iron, smoothbore barrel with an 1822 dated tang, an 1831 dated breech and numerous French Arsenal markings. Retains its bottom-mounted bayonet-lug, its original percussion nipple and choice steel surfaces. Walnut fullstock of regulation French Model design with a relief-carved cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and simple raised contours around the lock and sideplate. In very fine condition with 95%+ finish, numerous clear French/St. Etienne Arsenal inspector's marks/cartouches and sharp contours. Sidelock percussion mechanism: Arsenal-converted from Flintlock with its original components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and excellent timing. Clearly marked with a “Mre. Rle/de St. Etienne” French Arsenal marking, in cursive script characters. Retains a choice, steel-gray, smooth patina, en suite with the barrel. Regulation French Model iron mounts: three (3) spring-retained iron barrel-bands-- the upper band with an integral "blade" fore-sight, a screw-fastened trigger-guard with rounded finials, a flat S-shaped sideplate and the butt-plate with a rounded tang. The mounts with matching, choice, steel surfaces with clear markings. Complete with its trumpet-type, iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels. A very fine example of a French Model 1822 Infantry Musket. *** These "French Muskets" were imported, in great numbers, by both the Union and Confederacy, during the early stages of the American Civil War 1861-1865. Overall length, 57 1/2".

Price: $1,650.00


A VERY FINE RELIEF CARVED PERCUSSION JAEGER/TARGET RIFLE, by “DOBIASCHOWSKY in PERCHTOKLDSDORF”, ca. 1850: : In overall near excellent condition with 95% stock finish, 95% polish to the scroll engraved lock and extensive scroll engraved iron mounts. The European Walnut fullstock with checkered fore-end, a horn fore-end-cap and relief carved hunting scenes, in classic “Jaeger Rifle form”, on the buttstock. Swamped, very fine, quality, deeply rifled, .50 caliber, 29", octagonal, Damascus steel barrel with a dovetailed blade fore-sight, an engraved rear notch rear sight and a finely crafted adjustable peep-sight, on the upper wrist. The breech and barrel-tang with very fine quality scroll-engraved accents and gold band-work. The balance of the barrel with approx. 95% of its Damascus “Twist” pattern (wispy) with bright steel surfaces retaining 95% finish. Retains excellent, smooth, steel surfaces with crisp contours, sharp rifling and an excellent scroll engraved nipple-bolster with a platinum lined vent. Clearly marked on the breech with a “DOBIASCHOWSKY in PERCHTOKLDSDORF” maker’s signature for an apparently un-recorded mid-19th Century Austrian Gunsmith (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1). Molded, deeply sculpted and extremely finely relief-carved, highly-figured, European walnut fullstock of classic Germanic Rifle form with its horn-tip fore-end cap. The buttstock with a deeply relief carved Baroque Monster Head with Acanthus Leaf border accents, behind the trigger-guard. Relief carved and finely checkered Wheat Ear form thumb-rest, at the tang and the left side of the butt with raised acanthus leaf scrolls/sprays with Baroque type grape leaf borders. Also, adorned with a very fine relief carving of a Hunting Scene with a Stag pursued by Hounds and with a Hunter with Rifle, etc. The forestock with a sharply checkered grip and three (3) nickel-silver barrel-key-escutcheons for the iron barrel-keys: original horn end-cap. Excellent stock with sharp contours, 95%+ finish and only the lightest signs of use and handling. Complete with its original ramrod with a Replaced iron tip. Scroll engraved, flat, full-sidelock Percussion mechanism with a finely sculpted and chiseled hammer, en suite with the lockplate, breech and bolster: retains excellent steel surfaces with 95%+ polish and excellent engraving. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very fine timing and its original double-set single triggers. Classic Germanic style, scroll-engraved, Jaeger Rifle form, Steel Mounts. The trigger-guard with deeply stepped rear finger-spurs and a sculpted, pineapple form forward finial with extensively engraved accents. Three scroll-engraved baluster type ramrod pipes and the unusual Crescent form buttplate with a finely detailed, rococo vine-engraved side panels with central engraved medallions with depictions of a Stag & Boar: the scroll engraved upper finial with matching bright surfaces and engraved seated Stag. Finely etched and engraved sideplate with its original engraved sidebolt and a nicely detailed Chamois. Excellent mounts with choice “bright” steel surfaces and 95& polish. In overall excellent/museum grade condition with very little/no evidence of use. An excellent example of a Very High Quality Mid-19th Century Signed Germanic Percussion Jaeger Rifle, ca. 1850. Overall length 43 1/2". For similar type examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms…”.

Price: $4,750.00


A VERY FINE INDIAN WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD RIFLE & SLING, SN: 35X,XXX, ca. 1884: In overall very fine untouched condition. "Model 1873" marked breech with approx. 55%+ mottled dark casehardening colors, a fine bore with distinct rifling and sharp contours. The round, 32 5/8", rifled, 45/70 caliber, sighted barrel with sharp "V" "P" Eagle Head proof marks on the breech, 45%+ finish (slightly turning) with some scattered spotting/mottling. The case-colored trapdoor lid with clear markings and 55%+ dark & mottling casehardening colors. Regulation walnut fullstock with sharp contours, some minor abrasions/light signs of use and a vestige of its cartouche, behind the rear sidebolt: retains approx. 85%+ finish. Full steel hardware/mounts: the two-piece trigger-guard with its rear sling-swivel, a grooved-trigger, a “US” (faint) marked buttplate, two "U"-marked spring-mounted barrel bands and its two sidebolt washers: retains 65%+ dark finish with sharp markings and contours. Very Fine lock with a clear Spread Eagle/"Springfield" marking and in mechanically excellent order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains generally smooth surfaces with some scattered light patches of discoloration and approx. 65%+ straw-blue casehardening-colors. Fine receiver/breech with matching surfaces and sharp contours/markings. The hardware and barrel with approx. 45%+ blued finish overall. A fine+ Indian War Period US Model 1879 Springfield .45/70 Trapdoor Rifle and complete with its original cleaning rod, sling-swivels and Marked leather sling. Overall length, 52". Very good sling with dark, untouched leather surfaces with some expected signs of use age/crazing and its matching brass mounts.

Price: $1,100.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ISSUED MODEL SPENCER Mdl. 1860 SADDLE RING CARBINE, Sn 39,XXX, ca. 1863: In overall very good condition and of standard configuration for the Model. 22", deeply rifled, .52 caliber, sighted barrel with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and a very good+ bore with distinct rifling and light wear/pitting. Complete with its original graduated, adjustable, rear sight and a working period brass blade-type fore-sight. The top of the receiver with a visible “SPENCER REPEATING/RIFLE Co./BOSTON/PAT…” markings and the rear with a sharp 39,XXX serial number. American Walnut buttstock and fore-end with good+ wooden surfaces, 55%+ finish, scattered handling marks, abrasions, signs of use and a circular impression, on the left rear side of the buttstock. Mottled, steel-gray colored Receiver, lever, trigger, etc. with clear “M” military inspector's marks, on the interior. Very good exterior surfaces with patches of surface discoloration and oxidation. The hammer, en suite with smooth steel-gray surfaces and an “N” inspector’s mark, on its neck. In very good untouched condition with fine mechanics, a tight action and a strong mainspring. A classic example of an American Civil War Issue Spencer Model 1860 Saddle Ring Carbine—in very good well-used condition with its bottom-mounted sling-swivel and its original loading tube with bullet-plunger and spring. The left side of the frame/receiver complete with its Saddle-bar and Ring. Overall length, 39”.

Price: $2,875.00


A VERY GOOD “ORIGINAL PERCUSSION” NEW ENGLAND (RHODE ISLAND?) CLUB-BUTT FOWLER, ca. 1830: In overall very good condition. The round, unmarked, American made?, pin-fastened, 48", smoothbore, .77 caliber barrel with an untouched, brown, age patina its brass fore-sight and drum-type bolster and nipple. Gracefully carved, classic New England design, Club-Butt form, Walnut/Cherry? fullstock of early 19th Century form: the buttstock with a pronounced drop to the wrist, a deep “fish belly” and a nicely fluted comb. Of typical New England form and made using some recycled English martial type and American made parts. Of unusual Back-action percussion. The lock with rust patinated surfaces, en suite with the barrel and bolster with pitting and rust-stains. In mechanically functional order with good timing: hammer with old brazed repair to its neck. Made without a buttplate; and the fore-stock with its three (3) American made sheet-brass ramrod-pipes (middle pipe replaced). Recycled English trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a sling-swivel stud: a sheet-brass sidebolt washer. In overall very good condition with dark metal and wood surfaces. The barrel with some pitting and discoloration, good contours and a very good bore. The lock, en suite with sound mechanics and untouched dark surfaces. Fine Club-Butt stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered wormholes, fine quality craftsmanship with a nicely contoured buttstock and a slender forestock with choice surfaces. Some scattered handling marks, light abrasions and wear. The hardware with a smooth mustard-toned, brass age-patina. A nice example of a Late New England made (Rhode Island?), Percussion Club-Butt Fowler, ca. 1830. A scarce form of distinctly American firearm that changed little in style from, ca. 1680-1840. Wooden ramrod with flared tip. Overall length, 64". For similar examples, please see Tom Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…” & Norm Flayderman’s: “Guide to Antique American Firearms…”, pg. 727. *** Recently found near Newport, Rhode Island and purported to have been from a local Rhode Island family.

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY GOOD+ LATE 19TH CENTURY “FLOBERT” TYPE 4mm “PARLOR RIFLE”, ca. 1870-1880: In overall very good untouched condition and of traditional Flobert Rifle form. Checkered and carved, light-colored, European Walnut ¾ stock with sculpted and lightly chased, full, iron mounts of traditional Continental European (Belgian) form, ca. 1870-1880. A nicely checkered wrist and raised floral scroll carvings, around the fore-end-tip. Untouched, 21 1/2", russet-toned, unmarked, octagonal, steel, 4mm caliber barrel with a buckhorn type rear sight: missing its dovetailed base fore-sight. In mechanically functional order, though missing its shell-extractor with a strong mainspring and a functional Central-mounted Hammer with integral breech-loading mechanism: extractor base missing. Lightly etched steel mounts with sculpted contours. A “Shotgun-type” buttplate with active surface rust and scattered pitting. Classic Flobert Rifle type trigger-guard with a nicely sculpted forward bow and a small rear finger-spur: matching surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition (as is). The stock with sharp contours, a nicely checkered wrist and 70%+ finish. Some finish loss and scattered light handling marks. Good mounts with light wear, oxidation and rust-staining/discoloration. A Classic Late 19th Century Continental European (Belgian) “Flobert” Parlor type Target Rifle, ca. 1870-1880. Overall length, 37".

Price: $225.00


A VERY GOOD CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CONVERTED PRUSSIAN MODEL 1809/1812 INFANTRY MUSKET, ca. 1828/1840s: In overall very good untouched condition, as working-period Arsenal percussion converted and then sporterized to a fowler, ca. 1865. Regulation length, round, (pin-fastened), 41", .75 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with an Arsenal marked (Crown/”FR”) breech and bolster type percussion conversion with its original nipple and some expected signs of use, light pitting and wear. Sporterized walnut fullstock: the buttstock of regulation Prussian Model design with a relief-carved cheek-piece, on its left side and simple raised contours around the lock and side-bolts: American, backwoods-made, working period adapted, fowler-type pinned forestock with a simple sheet-brass ramrod-pipe and an iron Enfield type ramrod. In very good condition with 70%+ finish. The buttstock with numerous clear Prussian inspector's marks/cartouches and some scattered tight hairlines and handling marks. Sharp contours with clear markings and some expected light abrasions from use: the American made fore-end, en suite with an old loss to its tip and missing one of its ramrod-pipes. Sidelock percussion mechanism, clearly marked with a Crown/"Potsdam", forward of the hammer. Complete with its original components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains an untouched age patina with some light wear and discoloration. Regulation Model 1809/22 brass mounts: a screw-fastened trigger-guard with pointed finials, a flat S-shaped Crown marked sideplate, two (2) iron sidebolts and the Regimentally marked butt-plate with a sharp "1828" over "3C. 100” over “KFG. R”" Regimental marking. The hardware with untouched mustard-toned surfaces, clear markings and a rich patina: sling-swivels removed. A decorative example of a Regimentally Marked Percussion Converted Prussian Model 1809/12 Musket which was working-period, American “backwoods” altered to a Long-fowler, ca. 1865. *** These "German Muskets" were imported by both the Union and Confederacy, during the American Civil War 1861-1865 and many were later used/altered to hunting arms. Recently found in Litchfield, Co. Connecticut. Overall length, 56 1/2" (143.5 cm).

Price: SOLD


A FINE ANTE-BELLUM/AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION 10ga. SHOTGUN, ca. 1850s: In overall fine untouched condition. Round, Damascus, smoothbore, 10 Ga., 30”, Liege Proof-marked, Key-fastened browned (85%+)barrels with untouched lightly patinated surfaces. A crisply engraved top rib with a “FINE TWIST” marking, blued (85%) “patent-type” breeches, a brass bead-type sight and an engraved barrel-tang: complete with both nipples. Nicely figured walnut halfstock of traditional double barrel shotgun form. Checkered, Straight-type "English" grip and a flat screw-fastened steel buttplate with a scroll-engraved top finial. The forestock checkered, en suite; and retains 85% finish with some expected light handling marks. The right side of the buttstock with hand-carved “J.R.N. owner’s initials, in 19th century characters. Sidelock percussion mechanisms with dolphin-type percussion hammers (the right hammer with a working-period blacksmith repair and an associated screw). Scroll engraved lockplates with untouched steel-gray surfaces. In overall fine condition. The barrels with very good+ bores, 85%+ "browned" finish clear markings and solid ribs with both ramrod-pipes. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp checkering, a silver toe-escutcheon and two silver barrel-key-plates. Fine locks crisp mechanics, strong mainsprings and nicely engraved surfaces without pitting. A fine example of an Ante-Bellum/American Civil War Period Percussion Double Barrel Shotgun, ca. 1850s. Complete with its original brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 46”. From the personal collection of long time Connecticut Collector/Dealer, Mr. Robert Matosko of Stratford, CT; and purported to be locally acquired, ca. 1950.

Price: $675.00


A VERY GOOD CIVIL WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1822 “ARTILLERY CARBINE”, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Working-period reduced, round, band-fastened, 33", .70 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with its original percussion nipple and deeply toned, russet surfaces with scattered pitting and wear. Dark colored, well-used and worn, walnut fullstock of regulation French Model design with a relief-carved cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock. Simple raised contours around the lock and side-bolts and numerous scattered handling marks. In very good condition with approx. 50% finish, numerous handling marks and signs of extended military use. French Model 1822 Arsenal-Converted (from Flintlock) percussion mechanism with dark untouched surfaces: scattered pitting, wear and signs of use. Complete with its original components and out of timing: a strong mainspring. Untouched age-patina with dark steel surfaces matching those of the barrel and mounts. Full iron mounts: two (2) spring-retained barrel-bands—and the third upper band with a "blade" fore-sight. Screw-fastened trigger-guard with rear finger-spurs; and a flat S-shaped sideplate. Untouched steel surfaces with deeply-toned rust patination. Complete with its button-head iron ramrod and both its sling-swivels. A well-used French Model 1822 Musket/Carbine: working-life reduced to an Artillery Carbine, ca. 1860. *** The type of Musket imported by both the Union and Confederacy, during the beginning of the American Civil War 1861-1865. Overall length, 48".

Price: $850.00


A FINE US MODEL 1855 “SPRINGFIELD” RIFLED MUSKET, dtd. 1858: In overall fine clean condition. Of standard configuration with a 40", round, rifled, .58 caliber iron barrel with sharp "V/P eagle-head" proof marks and “L.E.M.” inspector’s markings, on the left side of the breech: the top marked with a (worn) 1858 date. Block and blade-type front sight/bayonet-lug and an adjustable rear sight: complete with its long-range plane. Black walnut fullstock with sharp contours, 85%+ oil-finish and a cartouche, behind the rear sidebolt. Fine stock with some expected light handling marks/abrasions and the typical signs of Civil War usage. Model 1855 High-hump lock with its Spread Eagle marked, Maynard Tape primer-door and "US" over "SPRINGFIELD"—functional priming mechanism. The tail of the lock dated "1858”. Regulation iron mounts: the trigger-guard with its original sling-swivel, 3 "U"-marked barrel bands, its iron fore-end cap and matching “US” marked buttplate. The trigger-guard with its rear swivel and its bow with a “T” inspector’s mark. In overall fine condition. The stock with sharp contours and the iron surfaces with smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. Complete with its original tulip-head ramrod and both of its sling swivels. Clear markings, fine mechanics and retains its original components. A classic example of an early Civil War Period US Model 1855 Springfield Rifled Musket, dtd. 1858. Overall length 56".

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY GOOD US MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD RIFLE & BAYONET, ca. 1880: In overall very good untouched condition. Clearly marked "US Model 1873" breech with sharp contours, some traces of casehardening colors and a dark untouched age patina: fine scattered pitting and discoloration. Regulation walnut fullstock with a faint "P?" inspector's mark/cartouche within a circle behind the trigger-guard and a trace of the borders of the rectangular cartouche opposite the lockplate. Retains approx. 55%+ finish with scattered scrapes, gouges and handling marks. Round, 32 5/8", rifled, 45/70 caliber, barrel with its “Buffington” adjustable rear sight, visible "V" "P" Eagle Head proof marks and a dark untouched surfaces. Matching, untouched, steel hardware includes the two-piece trigger-guard, the screw-fastened buttplate (moderate pitting), two "U"-marked spring-mounted barrel bands and the two sidebolt washers, en suite. Retains a dark age patina overall. The lock with a clear Spread Eagle/"Springfield" markings and its original components: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. A very nice example of an Indian War US 1879 Trapdoor Springfield Rifle, ca. 1880. Complete with its cleaning rod (tip missing) both its sling-swivels & its Bayonet. Overall length, 52". The bayonet with untouched surfaces with s oxidation. The regulation type, “U*S” marked (at the base), triangular-form, hollow-ground, steel blade with matching, untouched, russet-colored steel surfaces: some patches of discoloration/pitting and surface-wear. Integral socket, en suite and complete with its locking ring. Overall length, 21”.

Price: $975.00


A FINE & EARLY HUDSON BAY CO. “BARNETT” NORTH WEST TRADE GUN, Dtd. 1812 & BRASS TACK-DECORATED POWDER HORN, ca. 1800: In overall fine untouched percussion converted condition with fine smooth steel surfaces, nicely aged brass mounts and a matching hardwood stock with a likely American Indian, working-period alteration. The full-length, 46 1/2”, octagonal to round, sighted, 16 bore/.65 caliber, smoothbore barrel with the correct “Pattern” wedding band barrel-transition. Retains untouched, generally smooth steel surfaces with 50%+ brown finish and some expected light wear and discoloration-- from use. Hardwood fullstock with sharp contours, 65%+ finish and an illegible marking, on the flat behind the trigger-guard. Some expected handling marks, signs of prolonged use/wear, tight hairlines and scattered abrasions. The stock with a working period reduction and re-contouring, most likely done by its “Native” owner, as such “personalization” is typical of these arms. Early type iron and brass hardware of North West Trade Gun design: Three (3) screw, early form, serpent type sideplate: the rear screw a wood-screw. Three (3) turned-finial, sheet-brass ramrod pipes, an atypical (3) screw-fastened, slightly curved, iron buttplate; and the oversized-bow steel trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In percussion-converted configuration with a fine lock and mechanics. Retains dark casehardening colors, smooth brown surfaces and a very clear "BARNETT/1812" marking, behind the blacksmith made and crosshatch decorated, Percussion hammer: additionally, marked with a sharp Hudson Bay Company "TB/Tombstone Fox" marking, under the bolster and nipple. Thomas Barnett & (later) Thomas Barnett & Sons (ca. 1778-1834) of 134 Minories, London, UK were perhaps the most famed makers of “North Trade Guns", for the Hudson Bay Co. (please see Charles Hanson's: "The Northwest Gun & H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”). In mechanically functional order with its original components and a strong mainspring. Complete with its original?, plain, wooden ramrod. In overall fine condition and a classic example of one of the earliest “Dated”, Indian Trade Guns, by Barnett: (1812). A very early Hudson Bay Co. marked NW Trade gun, made by one of the most famed makers. Overall length, 61”. Complete with a fine quality brass-tack-decorated Powder Horn with its original Leather suspension-cord. Fine+ horn with sharp contours and a richly toned body with a finely carved pouring spout and tip. Hardwood surfaces with later/working-period, late-19th century, round-shank, Brass-plated steel, tack-decorations and its original sold-brass securing tacks. Light, yellow to brown colored, naturally curved, medium-sized cow horn body with a nicely carved rounded pouring-spout and chip-carved collar—- for the attachment of the original cord. Large-size bulbous/convex, hardwood base-plug: fitted with its solid-brass, securing tacks and its large, dome-shaped, pewter securing-post -- for the finely braided/looped, leather suspension cord. In overall fine+ condition with very light signs of use and wear: minor abrasions and richly toned smooth horn and wood surfaces. The base-plug, en suite with finely carved, smooth surfaces and late 19th century tack-decorations of American Indian form. A very nice and well-made example of a Tack-decorated Powder Horn with a finely crafted base and spout, ca. 1800. Complete with its finely looped and carved leather, two-piece suspension-cord. The cord with lightly crazed and oxidized, leather surfaces with signs of use/wear: broken at one loop. Overall length, approx. 13 1/2". A very nice a decorative Powder Horn & Long-Gun grouping from the early American frontier.

Price: $8,575.00


A RARE & VERY FINE QUALITY DOUBLE BARREL FRENCH PERCUSSION FOWLER, by “NICOLAS BOUTET”, ca. 1825: Of very fine quality and made by the most esteemed of 18th/19th Century European gunsmiths, Nicolas Noel Boutet of Versailles, France (1761-1833), who was the official Court Gunsmith, to Louis XVI & Napoleon Bonaparte and the director of the Palace workshop, at Versailles, until his death, in 1833. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 133-134) In overall fine+, untouched original percussion condition. High quality, 32", round, smoothbore, Damascus Pattern twist, key-fastened, .65 caliber (16 ga.), gold damascened barrels with a silver fore-sight, fine percussion-nipples and a sculpted, “bright” “Patent-type” breech/tang with integral rear sight. Retains an untouched smooth patina with some light discoloration. The breech with a sharp, gold damascened, “N. N. Boutet/Versailles” maker’s signature in large cusrsive script, on its top; and the silver foresight with a matching gold border. Also marked, on the rib with a gold-washed “77” Court inventory marking, within an oval cartouche. Nicolas Noel Boutet: 1761-1833 is considered by most authorities to be the most esteemed gunsmith of all times. His works are on display in the finest of institutional collections, including the Tower of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Hermitage & The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (For additional information, please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “The Art of the Gunmaker”, vol. 2). Molded and finely sculpted, burl figured, French Walnut ½-stock of classic, early 19th Century form. Sculpted comb with a delicately checkered wrist and relief carved teardrops, around the locks. Chiseled, full, steel mounts with untouched, lightly-toned and patinated, smooth surfaces and some expected light discoloration and salt & pepper. The screw-fastened trigger-guard with a finely sculpted, flush-fitted, floral-form forward finial and a stepped bow with an “Empire” type bow-finial. Plain, blued (85%) butt-plate with a stepped top finial. Two (2) barrel-form, blued (85%) ramrod pipes and a “bright” finished rear/entry-pipe with a floral boquet finial, en suite with the trigger-guard. Casehardened (90%+), early type, Percussion locks with an untouched gunmetal patina and very clear, Gold inlayed, “BOUTET” maker’s signatures-- within gold oval borders. In mechanically functional order with fine timing and strong mainsprings. Complete with both of their dolphin form percussion hammers. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The barrels with sharp contours, some scattered discoloration and untouched, browned (75%+), steel surfaces. Some isolated patches of discoloration/scattered light salt & pepper. Very Fine stock with sharp checkering, 90% finish, choice, burl figure and some expected small abrasions/handling marks: a minor old sliver, at top edge of the right lockplate mortise. The lock with 90%+ finish, sharp signatures, its original components and fine timing. Empire style, steel mounts with classic French contours. A very nice example of an original “Boutet” Double barrel Fowler, ca. 1825. In original percussion configuration and complete with its button-tip iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels. Overall length, 47”. For a similar examples, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: $7,875.00


AN EXCELLENT & RARE {.58 CAL.} CIVIL WAR ISSUE JOSLYN MODEL 1864 SADDLE RING CARBINE, SN. 15,5XX, dtd. 1864: In overall excellent untouched condition. Rifled, round, band-fastened, sighted, 22", .58 (Joslyn Rim Fire) caliber barrel with choice smooth blued steel surfaces, having 95%+ finish: fine bore with distinct rifling and isolated patches of light pitting. The blued and casehardened breech-block/receiver with matching smooth surfaces, its original components and clearly marked with a 15,5XX serial number and a “B. F. JOSLYN PATENT/OCT. 8 1861 JUNE 24 1862”: matching serial numbers on the tang. The lock/mechanism with its original hammer and casehardened lockplate: clearly marked "JOSLYN FIREARMS Co./STONINGTON, CONN./1864", forward of the hammer. In excellent condition with clear markings, fine mechanics and a strong mainspring. Oil-finished, unmarked, American walnut ¾ stock with choice surfaces, 95%+ finish and sharp contours: very light signs of use/wear with only some minor handling/storage marks. Retains its original blued and casehardened steel hardware with 90%+ finish. The blued screw-fastened buttplate with a "US" marking, on its tang and some scattered mottled patches of light surface-discoloration. The side-mounted saddle-bar with its original saddle-ring: the bar, ring and its base with 90%+ mottled casehardening colors. Matching barrel-band and retaining-spring with choice smooth surfaces; and the screw-fastened trigger-guard with 90%+ (turning) blued finish. In overall excellent untouched condition with excellent mechanics, sharp markings, matching serial numbers, much finish and all of its components. An excellent and rare example of a .58 caliber Civil War Issue, Josylyn Model 1864 Saddle-Ring Carbine: dtd. 1864. ***The Joslyn Carbine saw extensive use, during the American Civil War and was issued to the 4th & 8th Indianna, the 19th New York, the 13th Tennessee, the 9th Pennsylvania, 3rd West Virginia, 2nd Wisconsin, 1st Nebraska, 1st Neveda and the 11th Ohio Cavalry Regiments. Overall length, 39". For more information, please see Robert M. Reilly’s: “United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865”, pg. 140-142.

Price: SOLD


AN UNTOUCHED RAWHIDE-REPAIRED AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN TRADE-TYPE BLANKET/BUFFALO-GUN, ca. 1830: In overall very good untouched percussion (converted from Flintlock) condition with attic untouched, russet-toned, iron surfaces, deeply aged sheet-iron mounts and a striped Tiger Maple fullstock with clear signs of American Indian use. The (cut-down to Blanket/Buffalo Gun) octagonal to round, 12 3/4”, 24 bore (.65 caliber), smoothbore “Trade-Gun” barrel with a visible English Proof mark, on the left side of the breech. Retains richly patinated, brown surfaces with signs of use, wear and discoloration. Molded and carved nicely striped, Tiger Maple fullstock with sharp contours, 55%+ finish and signs of extended use, hairlines and oxidation. The wrist and muzzle with working-period, sinew-stitched, rawhide repairs and both sides of the buttstock with Brass Trade-tack decorations of classic Plains Indian design. Trade type sheet-steel hardware: Made without a sideplate and the nail-fastened buttplate long removed. An oversized steel trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In percussion converted configuration and made with a Longland Pattern/1st Model Brown Bess lock. Very good mechanism with dark, untouched, brown surfaces and marked with vestiges of a Crown/GR Royal Cypher. In mechanically functional (weak mainspring) order with its original Percussion components. Blacksmith-made Hammer and a brass Percussion Bolster (oxidized). In overall very good attic untouched condition with richly oxidized and patinated metal and wood surfaces. A very nice example of Frontier made Plains Indian "Trade Gun" Type Blanket/Buffalo Gun. Overall length, 26 1/2”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE INDIAN PERIOD WAR US GOVT. ISSUE BURNSIDE'S SPENCER MODEL 1865 SADDLE RING CARBINE, Sn 5,9XX, ca. 1865: In overall fine untouched condition and of standard configuration for the Carbine Model. A 20", sighted, three (3) groove rifled, 56-50 caliber, blued (55%) barrel with smooth surfaces, sharp contours and a very good bore. Original, graduated, rear sight with its spring base and its block-type front sight. Walnut buttstock and fore-end retain 85%+ of their finish with the left side of the butt having two (2) visible cartouches. The receiver, lever, etc., bear several martial inspector's marks and retain 25% of their mottled gray case colors with smooth surfaces: matching hammer. The top of the receiver clearly marked: "Spencer Repeating Rifle/ Pat'd March 6, 1860/ Manufd at Prov. R. I./ By Burnside Rifle Co." also marked with a clear "Model 1865" designation.. Very good bore with some scattered pitting. The barrel with 55%+ of its factory bluing, turning a brownish tone overall. In fine+ condition with crisp mechanics and its original components: an associated? hammer-screw. Smooth steel surfaces, very good finish, fine walnut stocks (a minor/tight hairline on either side of the butt -- at the loading tube) and clear factory and Govt. Markings. A fine example of an Indian War Period, US Martially Inspected, Burnside's Model 1865 Spencer Saddle Ring Carbine. Complete with its original saddle bar and ring. Of the more desirable Non-Stabler-Cut-off configuration and in much better than average condition. Complete with its original (functioning) loading tube.

Price: SOLD


AN UNUSUAL PNEUMATIC ENGLISH "POACHER'S" CANE-GUN, ca. 1860: In overall fine condition. Black lacquered (85%+) brass tube of two piece construction with its original bulbous turned & carved, black-colored, horn pommel-cap, en suite. Retains its screw-type, protective, brass muzzle-tip and its Hidden pop-out button-trigger & its decoratively pierced cocking-key. The firing mechanism engaged with the turn of the key. The midsection unscrews to attach the air-pump, which fills the shaft/air reservoir, with compressed air. In overall fine condition. The brass tip with a pleasing untouched mustard patina. Fine shaft and .32 caliber barrel with its brass front and its iron rear sight, retains much 85%+ of its black lacquer japanning with smooth surfaces and much polish. A most unusual combination Cane/Air gun. Overall length, 37". *** Guns of this type are often referred to as "poachers guns" due to their silence and ease of concealment.

Price: $1,875.00


A FINE CIVIL WAR PERIOD ENGLISH P. 1853 3-BAND ENFIELD, Dtd. 1862: In overall fine untouched condition. The Birmingham proof marked & “25” bore (.58 caliber), 39”, sighted, steel barrel with 65%+ finish and sharp contours: a very good bore with distinct rifling. Fine walnut fullstock with a clearly struck, “RA” marking, behind the trigger-guard. Retains 55%+ finish with some scattered light handling marks. Brass & steel hardware: the screw-fastened brass trigger-guard with smooth mustard-toned surfaces and its rear sling-swivel, on its forward finial. The brass buttplate with its original screws and matching surfaces. Three (3) screw-retained, spring-steel barrel bands: the front with its forward sling-swivel and the fore-end with its brass cap. Two (2) brass sidebolt washers and complete with both of its iron sidebolts. The hardware with some light patches of wear and minor surface discoloration. Fine lock with a sharp "1862/TOWER" marking, under the percussion bolster: a sharp Crown, on the tail. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The lock with smooth surfaces and 35%+ mottled gray casehardening colors. The barrel with smooth untouched surfaces and sharp contours/markings. In overall fine untouched condition; and a very nice example of an American Civil War Period P. 1853 3-Band Enfield Rifled Musket. The type of Musket imported by both sides, during the Civil War. Complete with its iron ramrod and both its graduated adjustable rear sight and foresight/bayonet-lug. Overall length, 55 3/4".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED PRUSSIAN MODEL 1809/1812 INFANTRY MUSKET, Dtd. 1832: In overall very good untouched condition. Regulation, round, band-fastened, 41", .75 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with an 1832 dated breech: retains its original percussion nipple with some pitting and wear. Walnut fullstock of regulation Prussian Model design with a relief-carved cheek-piece, on the left side of the butt and simple raised contours around the lock and side-bolts. In very good condition with 80% original finish, numerous clear Prussian inspector's marks/cartouches and some scattered tight hairlines: an old filled section around the barrel-tang. Sharp contours with clear markings and some expected light abrasions from use. Clearly marked with a Crown/"Danzig/1832" on the sidelock percussion mechanism. Complete with its original components and in functional order with a strong mainspring. Retains an untouched dark age patina, en suite with the barrel with some light wear and discoloration. Regulation Model 1809/22 brass mounts: three (3) spring-retained brass barrel-bands-- the upper band with an integral "blade" fore-sight, a screw-fastened trigger-guard with pointed finials, a flat S-shaped sideplate and the Regimentally marked butt-plate with a sharp "17" over "1B 5 L R" Regimental marking. Untouched mustard-toned surfaces with clear markings and a rich age-patina: complete with its iron ramrod and missing its sling-swivels. A very nice example of a scarce Regimentally Marked Prussian Model 1809/12 Musket. *** These "German Muskets" were often imported by both the Union and Confederacy, during the American Civil War 1861-1865. Overall length, 56 1/2" (143.5 cm).

Price: $1,350.00


A VERY GOOD+ CIVIL WAR USED US MODEL 1863 CONTRACT MUSKET, dtd. 1863: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Regulation Model 1863-type (flat bolster with Spread Eagle marking & no clean-out screw), round, .58 caliber rifled barrel with its folding adjustable rear sight and an iron block and blade fore-sight: retains its original nipple with clear "V", "P" and Eagle-head proof marks. 1863 dated lock and barrel-tang with a sharp Spread Eagle & "S.N.W.T.C. For Mass." marking under the bolster: a sharp date, behind the hammer. Regulation Walnut fullstock with a visible cartouche, 85%+ finish, some scattered handling marks and fitted with its original iron mounts: three (3) "U"-marked screw-retained blued barrel bands, a "US" marked buttplate, two (2) sidebolt washers, an iron fore-end cap and the trigger-guard: retains both of sling-swivels. The top of the butt with a "36 H" unit marking. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and a very nice stock, without cracks or significant blemishes. The barrel with a fine bore, distinct rifling, smooth surfaces and clear proof marks. The remaining steel surfaces with a matching aged gray patina and some isolated patches of light discoloration. Fine mechanism with its original components and a strong mainspring. The lock with clear markings and some scattered light discoloration. Fine stock with 85% finish and some scattered light handling marks. A very nice example of an original US Model 1863 Rifled Musket. Original iron ramrod with swelled-shank. Overall length 56".

Price: SOLD


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