Civil War Items & Weapons Sale Day 1

Civil War Items & Weapons Sale Day 1

Saturday, January 15, 2022  |  10:30 AM Eastern
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Civil War Items & Weapons Sale Day 1

Civil War Items & Weapons Sale Day 1

Saturday, January 15, 2022  |  10:30 AM Eastern
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Day 1:
Redding Auction Service Inc. proudly presents this lifelong Civil War collection of the late Larry Witmer from Manchester (York County), PA. This one-of-a-kind collection was acquired between the 1950s to 1990s by Larry and his father Harvey “Pud” Witmer through attending auctions, gun shows and mostly buying from private collectors. This collection has never seen the light of day until this two-day auction! As you look through this catalog, or the items in person, or the thousands of photographs on our website, you will see the great detail that Larry and his father put into acquiring this collection regarding the condition, originality and rarity of the items.
Larry Witmer proudly served his country from 1958-1962 in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hancock and then the USS Ticonderoga CVA-19 aircraft carriers. After his discharge from the Navy, he joined the Central Penn Antique Arms Association and was a member until 2021. Larry’s passion for history and historical correctness leads one to believe as to why he acquired his reproduction 3” ordnance cannon and...
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U.S. Presentation Grade Officers Sword

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 357)      

U.S. Presentation Grade Officers Sword – The Pommel is an Eagle w/A Snake Clutched in its Beak – The Quillon is Decorated w/An Eagle Holding an American Banner – The Body...more of the Snake Forms the Knuckle Guard – The use of the Eagle & Snake is Similar to the Mexican Flag & May Suggest Service in the Mexican War – The Blade is Straight & is ¾ Blued w/Engraving Highlighted in Gilding – The Scabbard is Brass w/Extensive Engraving & is Gilded – Circa 1820-1840

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U.S. Mounted Militia Officers Sword

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 357)      

U.S. Mounted Militia Officers Sword – The Pommel is a Large Cast Eagle Head – The Knuckle-Bow is Cast in the Reverse “P” Pattern w/7 Beads – Curved Blade is 29” Long, Blu...moreed w/Lower Half Engraved w/Floral Pattern – Heavy Bone Grip w/Horizontal Carved Reading – No Scabbard – Circa 1820-1840

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U.S. Model 1860 Pattern Staff Officer’s Sword – w/Scabbard

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 357)      

U.S. Model 1860 Pattern Staff Officer’s Sword – w/Scabbard – Post Civil War Mfg. for “Sons of Veteran” Organizations...more

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Post War Mfg. U.S. Model 1860 Pattern Field & Staff Officer’s Sword – w/Plain Blade – w/Scabbard

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 357)      

Post Civil War Mfg. U.S. Model 1860 Pattern Field & Staff Officer’s Sword – w/Plain Blade – w/Scabbard...more

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N.P. Ames (Springfield, Mass.) – U.S. Model 1833 Foot Artillery Sword

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 357)      

N.P. Ames (Springfield, Mass.) – U.S. Model 1833 Foot Artillery Sword – Marked “United States 1835” – w/Inspection Marks by Noted Ordnance Inspectors “ORD” & “HKC”...more

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Ames – U.S. Model 1840 NCO Sword – Dated 1855 – w/Scabbard

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 357)      

Ames – U.S. Model 1840 NCO Sword – Dated 1855 – w/Scabbard...more

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Current Issue U.S. Marine Corps Officer’s Sword

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 357)      

Current Issue U.S. Marine Corps Officer’s Sword – Nickel Plated – w/31” Curved Blade w/“United States Marines” Etched on it – w/Brass Mounted Scabbard...more

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French – Model 1822 Light Cavalry Saber – Identical to U.S. Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber w/Scabbar

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 357)      

French – Model 1822 Light Cavalry Saber – Identical to U.S. Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber w/Scabbard...more

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U.S. Navy Model 1860 Cutlass

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 357)      

U.S. Navy Model 1860 Cutlass – w/25 ½” Blade Dated 1861 – w/Solid Hand Guard Cup – Count Guard Marked “3M-497” – Note: Grip Wrapping & Wire Wrap Missing” – No Scabbard...more

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U.S. Militia Staff Officers Eagle Head Sword

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 357)      

U.S. Militia Staff Officers Eagle Head Sword – w/30” Straight Single Edge Blade Embossed w/Eagle & Floral Design – w/Single Piece Ivory Grips – The Quillions Have Bud Fin...moreials w/A Chain Connecting the Pommel & The Left Quillion – The Brass Scabbard Has Floral & Eagle Engravings – Circa 1850-1860

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U.S. Saber Bayonet for Model 1855 Rifle – w/Leather Scabbard

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 357)      

U.S. Saber Bayonet for Model 1855 Rifle – w/Leather Scabbard...more

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U.S. Saber Bayonet for Remington Model 1863 “Zouave” Rifle – w/Leather Scabbard

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 357)      

U.S. Saber Bayonet for Remington Model 1863 “Zouave” Rifle – w/Leather Scabbard...more

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U.S. Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle Musket

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 357)      

U.S. Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle Musket...more

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U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1835-42 .69 Cal. Musket

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 357)      

U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1835-42 .69 Cal. Musket...more

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Civil War Era D-Guard Bowie Knife – w/12 ½” Long x 1 ¾” Wide Blade – w/One Piece Wood Grip

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 357)      

Civil War Era D-Guard Bowie Knife – w/12 ½” Long x 1 ¾” Wide Blade – w/One Piece Wood Grip...more

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U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1795-1808 .69 Cal. Musket

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 357)      

U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1795-1808 .69 Cal. Musket...more

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U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1873 & Later .45-70 Cal. Trapdoor Rifles – w/Scabbard, Leather Frog & H

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 357)      

U.S. Socket Bayonet for Mod. 1873 & Later .45-70 Cal. Trapdoor Rifles – w/Scabbard, Leather Frog & Hanger...more

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U.S. Enfield Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle-Musket

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 357)      

U.S. Enfield Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle-Musket...more

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U.S. Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle-Musket

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 357)      

U.S. Socket Bayonet for .58 Cal. Rifle-Musket...more

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U.S. Saber Bayonet for Mod. 1847 Sappers Musketoon – No Scabbard

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 357)      

U.S. Saber Bayonet for Mod. 1847 Sappers Musketoon – No Scabbard...more

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N.P. Ames (Cabotville, Mass.) – Model. 1841 Cutlass – Marked “U.S.N. 1842” – No Scabbard

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 357)      

N.P. Ames (Cabotville, Mass.) – Model. 1841 Cutlass – Marked “U.S.N. 1842” – No Scabbard...more

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U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword – Note: Wire Grip Wrapping Missing – w/Scabbard

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 357)      

U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword – Note: Wire Grip Wrapping Missing – w/Scabbard...more

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Civil War Era Child’s Saber – w/18 ½” Curved Blade – w/Brass Scabbard

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 357)      

Civil War Era Child’s Saber – w/18 ½” Curved Blade – w/Brass Scabbard...more

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Early 20th Century Child’s Sword – w/19” Curved Blade – w/Lions Head Pommel – w/Scabbard

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 357)      

Early 20th Century Child’s Sword – w/19” Curved Blade – w/Lions Head Pommel – w/Scabbard...more

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U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword – w/Bright Etching on the Blade – w/Leather Scabbard

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 357)      

U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword – w/Bright Etching on the Blade – w/Leather Scabbard...more

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