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SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!

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SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!

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CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL

CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL

Lot #3001 (Sale Order 1 of 634)

GARY COLLECTION. Cal. 36. S# 3139. Bill Gary’s accompanying inventory card reads “Everything original excellent condition”. This is a very attractive published example w/ long collection history and provenance. Classic Confederate brass framed Colt made by Sam Griswold in his converted cotton gin factory at Griswoldville, Georgia. Griswold was largest manufacturer of revolvers in the Confederacy. Only about 7500 revolvers were made by the Southern manufacturers & Griswold production accounted for almost half. His classic brass framed navies utilizing twisted iron instead of steel and are the most popular of Confederate revolvers. Of the approximate 350 survivors, a very small percentage are all original. Griswold revolvers in addition to serial numbers have secondary numbers (61), cryptic markings (backwards J) & Roman numerals (XXXIII) found on specific parts. These marks are found on specific locations internally, & secondary numbers also found externally on wedge and loading arm. This revolver has matching markings on every part where it should be found. If you are waiting for that perfect Griswold, this is your opportunity. CONDITION: good to very good overall (Fine for Confederate), appears all original w/ exception of replaced butt strap screw. Iron has overall gray patina & the twist lines from manufacturer are clear. Brass has a light to medium mustard patina. Cyl. shows much less wear than most CS revolvers and still has 5 of 6 functional safety pins & original lathe finishing marks when manufactured. Grips have hand worn patina; secondary number 61 stamped in backstrap channel in larger font not seen on another example. Mechanically fine, though hair trigger at full cock, good rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Theodore Dexter, about 1935; Jackson Arms Catalog #12, (November, 1955); Romaine Fielding, Los Angeles, CA, 1957; Marvin Hoffman, Museum of Historical Arms, Miami, FL, March, 1981; Bill Gary collection ~1990; Pictured page 288, “COLT BREVETE REVOLVERS” 2011, by Marcot/Paxton 2011; Auction of Gary estate June, 2014; Collection of historical author. (01-20007/JS). ANTIQUE. $25,000-30,000.

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NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME CONFEDERATE NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME CONFEDERATE

NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME CONFEDERATE

Lot #3002 (Sale Order 2 of 634)

REVOLVER, POSSIBLE EARLY BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY FROM SAYLOR’S CREEK. Cal. 36. S# 2041. Bbl. 7 1/2". This is the most recent example of the iconic brass framed Confederate Griswold revolver found. The S# is new to the database and was found in an estate sale partially painted gold in Farmville, VA for $400.00 by consignor. Revolver is all original and authentic & matching. The same estate had a pair of Colt 1860 Army revolvers that consignor is retaining that cost double the price of Griswold! Consignor believes revolvers were retained souvenirs from the last major battle of Civil War, Saylor’s Creek. Indeed, Farmville is nearest town to last major fight of Lee’s Army just outside Appomattox. Samuel Griswold made about half of all approximate 7500 Confederate pistols made in the South at this converted cotton gin factory in Griswoldville, GA. This is standard 2nd model configuration w/ half octagonal barrel housing and 7.5" rnd. bbl. Serial number “2041” is found stamped on the right side of frame, cylinder and barrel housing. Secondary number “1” is found on loading arm, wedge, hammer and trigger guard. Cryptic “A” is observed: back of cylinder, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Matching assembly “IIII” is cut into the trigger guard, backstrap and frame. Original wood grips are not numbered. This pistol is a fine survivor, original in every regard. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Larry Smith detailed work receipt. CONDITION: very good overall. All markings observed are crisp and discernable though cryptic is weak on back of cylinder. Revolver has been “tuned up” by expert antique arms gunsmith Larry Smith to have old paint and rust removed, repair chipped toes on grips, make action perfect. His receipt of repair and conservation accompanies revolver. Barrel and cylinder have overall dark brown/plum patina with pitting especially at muzzle. Brass has a mottled smooth mixed mustard patina. Grips are well fit, hand worn patina with inside toe insets as noted in restoration report. Butt has dents and dings from when used as tack hammer. Mechanically fine with discernable rifling in pitted bore. (01-20061/JS). ANTIQUE. $20,000-30,000.

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RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA CONFEDERATE RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA CONFEDERATE

RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA CONFEDERATE

Lot #3003 (Sale Order 3 of 634)

GOVERNMENT CONTRACT LEECH & RIGDON REVOLVER. Cal. 36. S# 507. This is a fine 100% original, authentic and complete “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” marked Confederate revolver. This manufacturer had a colorful history starting their manufacturing operations in Memphis, Tennessee, being chased by advancing Union troops moving first to Columbus, Mississippi & then to Greensboro, Georgia, where this gun was made in 1863. Leech & Rigdon had a contract w/ the Confederate Government for the manufacture of 1500 revolvers at Greensboro, they only completed about 1000 of that contract, serial numbers about 500-1500. “Records from the Augusta Arsenal indicate that from September of 1863 to March of 1864, some 903 revolvers were received from Leech & Rigdon, 814 of which were issued. SN 507, was no doubt, one of the 814 issued”. This gun is well above average for Confederate primary revolver, w/ matching serial numbers throughout and especially crisp maker’s mark and “CSA” surcharge as seen in photos. Inspection marks “N” stamped on both sides of trigger bow, “*” stamped on left rear of trigger guard. Accompanied by well fit Confederate military-style flap holster. CONDITION: overall very good to fine for a surviving Confederate revolver w/ crisp edges, iron has overall gray patina with scattered small dings, dents and areas of fine pitting, brass has a light to medium mustard patina. Moderate holster wear to muzzle. Matching S#'s are found on bbl., frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl., loading assembly, loading lever catch, cyl. pin & wedge. Original grips are well fit with hand worn patina, moderate edge wear and chips to both toes on left side. Mechanically functional w/ crisp well defined rifled bore. Holster is sound & complete w/ loose stitching for about 2-3" below finial, crazed, belt loop is old restoration. PROVENANCE: J. W. Bates collection 1950; Tom Keilman auction of Joe. W. Bates collection, lot 154 Austin, TX, November 1, 1975; Bob Owens collection, Cypress, TX; Buddy Bass 1987; estate collection of John Evasius 2000. (01-19412/JS). ANTIQUE. $20,000-25,000.

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CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL. CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL.

CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL.

Lot #3004 (Sale Order 4 of 634)

Cal. .54. NSN. 8-1/2" Bbl. Nice honest original & complete example of popular secondary Confederate pistol from collection of Palmetto Armory authority, Dr. Fred Novy. He loaned this pistol to the NRA- National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA where it was displayed in the Confederate case until the Museum closed due to COVID. A detailed data sheet on this pistol written by Dr. Novy accompanies pistol. Pistol has all the characteristics & markings of this scarce complete & original survivor. Lock is good w/ Palmetto Armory insignia forward of the hammer & “COLUMBIA / S C. 1852” at tail, stock is original, unmarked & has been nicely refinished & reoiled. 1842 ramrod & swivels w/ 1836 swivel screw unique combination unique to Palmetto. Breech has “P / V / palmetto tree” & “1853” on tang. The desirable punched over “C” condemned proof under bolster is present also. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: record sheet by Dr. Fred Novy w/ additional detailed internal markings. CONDITION: good-very overall. All original, complete & matching. Metal has old cleaning, iron gray patina, brass tone to light mustard patina. Markings mostly discernible as seen in photos. Stock solid w/ handworn patina. Mechanics fine, clear pitted bore. Nipple is original & unscrews freely. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20145/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

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PALMETTO ARMORY PERCUSSION PISTOL BY W. M. GLAZE. PALMETTO ARMORY PERCUSSION PISTOL BY W. M. GLAZE.

PALMETTO ARMORY PERCUSSION PISTOL BY W. M. GLAZE.

Lot #3005 (Sale Order 5 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 8 1/2" smooth bore w/ brass blade sight. Left side of bbl. is stamped "Wm. GLAZE CO". Lock has Palmetto Armory trademark forward of hammer "COLUMBIA / S.C. / 1863" is stamped behind hammer. Band fastened walnut stock w/ brass fittings & swivel ramrod. Estimated production of 1,000. CONDITION: metal & brass parts have cleaned appearance w/ scattered light pitting. Wood has added varnish over heavy wear w/ wood erosion in breech area & sm. chips around lock plate. Replacement nipple. Lightly pitted bore. (01-20127/DS). ANTIQUE. $4,500-5,500.

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CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/ CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/

CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/

Lot #3006 (Sale Order 6 of 634)

CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA MADE HOLSTER. Cal. 32 RF. S# 19293 made 1863. Standard configuration 6” oct. ribbed bbl. marked "SMITH & WESSON. SPRINGFIELD, MASS.". Foliate engraving over 60% coverage, silver & gold plated in Nimschke style, 2 piece smooth mother of pearl grips. Well fit to holster, maker marked "F. GERIG, WINNSBORO S.C". Francis Gerig (1817-1899) was German born harness and saddle maker (1860 census) in Winnsboro, SC. He was a member of the local militia Company “B” 7th Battalion South Carolina infantry, w/ all men from his county. Francis no doubt was patriotic Southerner naming his son born in 1861 Jefferson Davis Gerig. This is the only Confederate made I am aware for S&W army. This very rare holster once in the Confederate accoutrement collection of Michael Kramer, last owner found this attractive wartime engraved revolver & it makes a beautiful set. CONDITION: very good overall, overall gray patina w/ strong traces of original silver plate in protected areas, traces of gold on hammer & trigger. Original mother of pearl grips are well fit w/ luster, chipped at right rear toe. Mechanically fine w/ dark frosted bore. The holster fits pistol well. Holster is sound & supple, good belt loop and tab, heavily scuffed & worn through at muzzle end. (01-19490/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

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FAKE CONFEDERATE DANCE NAVY REVOLVER. FAKE CONFEDERATE DANCE NAVY REVOLVER.

FAKE CONFEDERATE DANCE NAVY REVOLVER.

Lot #3007 (Sale Order 7 of 634)

Cal. 36. S# <>. Bbl. 6 1/2". Dance Navy revolvers are among the great rarities in Confederate handguns. There are as many as 14 original survivors documented ranging in serial number from 21-135. Fakes of this gun were written about in “Gun Digest” by Sam Smith as early as 1948. Fine examples are valued over $100,000. One fake has sold for over $100,000. This gun is clever & there are only sm. variations between original. Revolver appears to be made totally from scratch w/ lots of hand filing. The gun is marked cryptically instead of number; <>, this diamond cryptic is known in several variations on original Dance Dragoons, but no navies are known cryptically marked that are original. This revolver emulates originals w/ rnd. bbl., half oct. bbl. housing & the famous Dance flat frame w/ out recoil shields, there are no numbers externally but internally cylinder has “73” & frame & trigger guard “1873”. If you can’t have an original, here is an inexpensive space filler. CONDITION: very good overall, artificial aged patina w/ blue, mechanically functional w/ sharp rifled bore. (01-19423/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY KERR ARMY REVOLVER IN 1864 LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY KERR ARMY REVOLVER IN 1864

LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY KERR ARMY REVOLVER IN 1864

Lot #3008 (Sale Order 8 of 634)

VIRGINIA CAVALRY SERIAL RANGE. Cal. 442 (54 Bore). S# 9476. Bbl. 5 3/4" oct. The London Armory Company produced approx. 11,000 of these lg. bore revolvers. The largest part of that production were purchased by the Confederate States. In the Kerr Revolver database the highest S# w/ authentic “JS anchor” grip surcharge is S# “9742” that for sure were CS. This revolver does not have “JS anchor” There are 7 identified Confederate Kerrs found on 18th Virginia Cavalry, Co. H squad roll of Lt. Julian Pratt, July 1864. The 7 guns on Pratts list range 9240-9974 & this gun falls in that range. This revolver has spurious Confederate markings on top strap & has considerable restoration to make it function. CONDITION: good as restored, major parts appear original except cyl. pin which is a restoration. Most markings discernible though cyl. too pitted to see number, internal number on frame “D279”. Metal is mixed gray/brown patinas w/ pitting. Mechanically functional in single-action, clear rifling in pitted bore. (01-19424/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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UNKNOWN “CS” AND “ATHENS GA” MARKED ROUND BARREL UNKNOWN “CS” AND “ATHENS GA” MARKED ROUND BARREL

UNKNOWN “CS” AND “ATHENS GA” MARKED ROUND BARREL

Lot #3009 (Sale Order 9 of 634)

PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 42. S# 15. Bbl. 6 1/4". This iron mounted revolver appears Civil War era but the Confederate markings are highly suspect, however this gun is old & appears well used. 6.25" oct. to rnd. bbl. like a Colt Dragoon, long 2" cyl., unusual cal. between Army & Navy size, “38” is stamped internally on backstrap & triggerguard. “ATHENS GA” stamped on top bbl. flat & left side of frame. “15” In a lg. font stamped on left side of frame & bbl. housing. Bbl. housing is also stamped “CS”. All of these marks are highly suspect not Confederate. This is an interesting novelty that has been around for very long time. CONDITION: fair-good overall. Metal is gray & pitted. Wedge & wedge screw are replaced. Mechanically revolver will cock & rotate cyl., but cyl. won't lock. Bore is rifled & pitted. (01-19427/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.

Lot #3010 (Sale Order 10 of 634)

JOHNS OF THE 61ST MASSACHUSETTS INCSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF Long. S# 21271. Bbl. 6" oct. This historic Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army revolver was carried by Lt. Henry T. Johns of the 61st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Johns enlisted in the 49th Massachusetts in September of 1862. Subsequently, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 61st Massachusetts in the fall of 1864. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on May 27, 1863 while serving as a private in Company C of the 49th Massachusetts Infantry during action at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The 49th Massachusetts was instrumental in the Union successes at the Battle of Port Hudson. They were able to cut off the last avenue of escape available to Confederate forces in Port Hudson. Many of the regiment volunteered for the ”forlorn hope” in the initial attack of 200 men. Their order were to lay down fascines to facilitate troops movements over the ditches, trenches & other defenses around Port Hudson. The revolver’s bbl. features a rib & semi circular front sight, 6 shot rnd. cyl., tip up action, spur trigger & 2 piece walnut grips. Back strap is inscribed "Lieut. Johns 61st Mass. Vols.". CONDITION: the revolver was nickeled in the early 20th century. This nickeling has been painstakingly & professionally removed. The revolver now features a rich, dark finish as it would have had when Johns owned this historic sidearm. Grips show scattered dents & scratches w/ repaired chip at bottom of right panel. Bore is good w/ strong rifling. (01-20057/BF). ANTIQUE. $3,200-3,800.

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CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING

CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING

Lot #3011 (Sale Order 11 of 634)

INCLUDING CASED WESSON & LEAVITT MASS ARMS PERCUSSION BELT REVOLVER & ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED COMMISSION. 1) Cal. 31. S# 275. Bbl. 6". Only about 1,000 of these revolvers were made in the 1850s, & few were cased w/ accessories. Standard configuration w/ 6" round bbl., 6-shot cylinder w/ etched decoration; engraved frame, lock plate & hammer. Top strap: “MASS ARMS CO /CHICOPEE FALLS'' & capping door marked w/ large eagle surrounded by: MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP. 22. 1845”. Mahogany casing is red velvet lined & compartmented for the pistol, Mass Arms Co. marked brass mold & eagle flask, brass bullet starter/rammer, “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, 2 cap roll tins-one w/ embossed Maynard & Mass Arms patent information, 2 rolls of caps are in one tin. Case retains original functioning key. CONDITION: fine-excellent overall. Revolver retains 70-80% original thinning finish, grips are well fit retaining most of their original factory varnish. Mechanics need attention, will not hold cock and cylinder will not lock, bright shiny rifled bore. 2) ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED VELLUM APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN G. KING as “Additional Paymaster”, February 23, 1864. CONDITION: vellum is very good overall though not removed from 19x16" frame. Ink has light fading as can be seen in photos but text is discernible. Lincoln's signature is very good. 3) ANDREW JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN KING as Colonel by Brevet “for faithful and meritorious services”, March 13, 1865. CONDITION: very good as framed. 4) HIGHER GRADE OFFICER’S SWORD BELT, black patent leather w/ both sword hangers, protective leather shield, high grade gold washed eagle belt plate. CONDITION: very good & superior to most found, leather solid but dry. 5) SILK OFFICER’S SASH. CONDITION: very good overall, red has faded to more of a purple, slight loss of red silk thread on tassels as can be seen in photos. Nathan G. King (1815-1903) through family descent of consignor. King’s obituary memorial states he helped raise 12th Michigan Infantry and 1st Michigan cavalry from his home in St. Joseph, Berrien County & served on McClellan’s staff prior to appointment of army paymaster in 1864. King was an attorney, banker & businessman much like his more well known younger brother Rufus H King. (01-19406/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

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RARE & OUTSTANDING GETTYSBURG RELATED ARCHIVE OF RARE & OUTSTANDING GETTYSBURG RELATED ARCHIVE OF

RARE & OUTSTANDING GETTYSBURG RELATED ARCHIVE OF

Lot #3012 (Sale Order 12 of 634)

MUSICIAN WILLARD BAKER OF THE 75TH OHIO VOLUNTEERS TO INCLUDE HIS CIVIL WAR DRUM, INSTRUMENTS, CDV ALBUM & ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Willard Baker (1844-1927) enlisted as an 18 year old drummer in Company D, 75th Ohio Volunteer Militia in 1861. He mustered out in December 1864 having seen most major battles of the Army of the Potomac. Willard’s drum is a regulation snare drum, 16 &1/4” dia. & 14 &1/2” tall & was probably taller when built, but heads have shrunk down from the top & up from the bottom of its body, producing a slightly shorter profile. The eagle motif on the drum is atypical, not produced w/ the usual stenciled painting method most often encountered on mass produced Civil War drums. Rather, it is a beautiful free hand painted work of art of the highest quality, consisting of an impressive Patriotic American eagle holding a red ribbon over an American shield, bordered w/ a gilded rococo wreath. The drum body is blue & each hoop is striped red, white & blue. Willard’s fife & drumsticks were also preserved by the family & included w/ this lot. Additionally, Willard’s personal CDV album (personally inscribed by him as being purchased in January 1864) accompanies his drum & is a stand alone collectible, consisting of 15 military CDV’s, 11 of which are views of his fellow musicians, most of whom are standing next to a drum mounted on a chair (one image appears to contain this very drum) & all are identified (including 2 of Willard) & w/ many of them signed. Musician CDVs include one of Hosea R. Felter, who is the oldest musician in this group at 26 years old & was Principal Musician. All the other musicians were typically teenagers when they enlisted like Willard, who was 18 when he entered service. Several were captured, including Willard, & a few were wounded though all amazingly survived the war. A little research is done on each soldier in an accompanying research file. In Willard’s CDV of Felter, he is wearing musicians sword, sash & holding a fife. The photographs are mostly by Sam Cooley w/ various Southern back-marks, Beaufort, South Carolina. Also in this archive is Willard’s original discharge paper, original pension documents and a wonderfully preserved and unique invitation to Gettysburg’s 50th reunion signed by James Middleton Cox, Gov. of Ohio in addition to numerous period newspaper clippings. An additional & unusual document is a hand written manuscript list of 106 towns that the 75th Ohio marched through during the war, they definitely moved a lot & saw most every town in northern Virginia, every town ever mentioned in the Antietam campaign in Maryland, as well as that of Gettysburg. This list was written by Musician James Pennell, one of the soldiers pictured in the CDV album w/ a bass drum. The 75th Ohio’s service record is found accompanying this lot. At the battle of Chancellorsville, most of the 11th Corps was taken by surprise during Jackson’s surprise attack, w/ many running in panic. The 75th however was cited for standing their ground, taking 150 casualties, killed & wounded in just 10 minutes, including Col. Robert Reily. Being quickly paroled & later at the battle of Gettysburg, the 75th would be under the command of Col. Andrew Harris whose CDV is in album, he would later become Gov. of Ohio. On the first day of fighting, the 75th had a defensive position on what is now known as Barlow’s Knoll which was too far forward of the rest of XI 4 which was attacked by 2 Confederate brigades of General George Doles & General John B. Gordon. Union General Barlow’s Division (including the 75th) was overwhelmed, suffering large losses, Barlow being wounded & left for dead on the field. Col. Harris & the 75th made a successful withdrawal to Cemetery Hill where they became entrenched on the northeast side. The following day they were among troops that held off attacks from the Louisiana Tiger’s brigade. Overall, the Buckeye Regt. had 186 casualties, 16 killed, 74 wounded & 96 missing & captured. There are two battlefield monuments in Gettysburg that represent the position of the 75th in this decisive battle. The regiment’s last service was in the 10th Army Corp. on the South Carolina coast where photographs of Willard’s fellow musicians were taken. There is a notarized affidavit from Willard’s great-great-grand-daughter stating how these items descended in family & most interesting she notes that the broken bottom hoop of the drum was caused by a “strike” during the battle of Gettysburg. Consignor insisted that all items be sold as one lot & not separated, preserving a very rare and important grouping. The full description of this lot can be found on our online catalog on Hi Bid, which can be reached at the following URL: https://poulinantiques.hibid.com/lot/102509930

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VERY FINE 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE VERY FINE 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE

VERY FINE 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE

Lot #3013 (Sale Order 13 of 634)

RIFLE. Cal. .58. NSN. This is a fine crisp 100% original example of the popular brass mounted Confederate rifle made in Fayetteville, NC from captured Harper's Ferry machinery. Standard configuration with 33" barrel dated “1864” at breech w/ captured Harper’s Ferry eagle font proof, “V” (viewed) & “P” (proved). The lockplate is marked forward of the hammer w/ eagle over “CSA” & “Fayetteville” & stamped behind the hammer “1864.” Buttplate has “CSA” surcharge; both barrel bands marked “U” (up). Inspectors cartouche “PB” stamped on flat opposite lock. This is a superior condition Fayetteville rifle, complete & original in every regard, crisp markings, smooth surfaces, you will not find many Fayetteville’s better than this & they will have to have the original finish. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Barrel & lock have smooth freckled gray patina. Brass buttplate, trigger guard, barrel bands, lock escutcheons, & nosecap have smooth bright light mustard patina. Stock is sound w/ some raised grain, well fit sharp edges, well discerned cartouche, small well patinaed chip on right side between lock & rear band, unaffecting aesthetic. Mechanically fine with crisp rifled bore. (01-19500/JS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-18,000.

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1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE.

1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE.

Lot #3014 (Sale Order 14 of 634)

Cal. .58. NSN. This is another honest orig. example of 1864 dated Fayetteville, not as fine as the exemplary example sold in previous lot but still a superior gun w/ good markings that saw use in the war. Standard configuration 33” bbl., V/P eagle head proofs, lock marked “CSA” & “Fayetteville” & “1864.” Buttplate has “CSA” surcharge; both brass bbl. bands properly marked “U”. CONDITION: good-very good overall. Complete & original incl. rear sight, sling swivels & ramrod. Bbl. & lock have dark iron patina w/ several scattered deep scratches on top of bbl near muzzle. Brass has been cleaned w/ mottled mixed mustard/copper patina. Stock is sound & solid w/ well disguised crack repair, no discernible cartouche. Mechanically fine w/ well discerned rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19855/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

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FINE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILE ANGULAR BAYONET. FINE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILE ANGULAR BAYONET.

FINE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILE ANGULAR BAYONET.

Lot #3015 (Sale Order 15 of 634)

23” Overall w/ 20.5” 3-sided tapered blade. This is a very nice superior condition Fayetteville bayonet w/ distinct round head clamping screw. These bayonets are thought to have been made in Raleigh North Carolina. CONDITION: fine, overall gray patina w/ light spotting, original finishing marks still visible w/ small laminated forging flaws on socket. (02-15414/JS). $800-1,200.

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FINE 1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET. FINE 1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

FINE 1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

Lot #3016 (Sale Order 16 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Richmond rifle muskets were made in larger quantity than any other Confederate manufactured long arm. The survival on complete original guns is extremely small & this is one of those examples. This is classic standard configuration w/ 40” bbl. made late 1862 w/ brass buttplate & nosecap. Lock marked “C.S. / RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer & dated 1862 vertically on tail. Bbl. date is not visible due to pitting at breech, however the “VP” & eaglehead proofs are discernible w/ correct broken die “P” unique to standard production Richmond manufactured bbls. Each of the 3 flat bbl. bands have the correct “U” proof positioned toward the middle & above plane of band springs. The original Richmond tapered ramrod is present as is the correct 2 leaf 3 position rear sight. Both original sling swivels are also present. The original Richmond stock is among the best you will find. CONDITION: very good. orig & complete, orig iron was cleaned & browned, overall dark & pitted. Brass nose cap & buttplate have mottled medium mustard patina. Lock markings are crisp. Bbl. proofs are light but totally discernable. The stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, some roughness to bottom of butt stock rear of triggerguard & chipping near nose cap, still a very superior uncleaned Richmond stock. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifling in dark bore. (01-19499/JS). ANTIQUE. 7,000-9,000.

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VERY RARE CONFEDERATE USED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE “GATE VERY RARE CONFEDERATE USED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE “GATE

VERY RARE CONFEDERATE USED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE “GATE

Lot #3017 (Sale Order 17 of 634)

CITY GUARDS” ATLANTA, GA. Cal. 58. NSN. . Bbl. 33”. The Gate City Guards have a long & illustrious military history. By the 1850s Atlanta was becoming an important city in Georgia due to the railroad. Atlanta was becoming known as the “Gate City of the South” due to Atlanta being the terminus of 3 major railroads. The Gate City guards would form a militia company in Jan. 1857 & receive a charter from the Gov. In 1859. The Gate City guard was the only militia formed in Atlanta at the time w/ most members being a part of the Atlanta Fire Dept. Larger GA cities at the time such as Macon, Savannah, Augusta & Columbus such as these had militia units dating back decades. Early in 1861, when GA voted to secede from the Union, the guard was the first militia company from the state to offer their services to Gov. Brown. They joined the first GA Regt. April 1st, 1861 in Macon, GA. The unit already had their First National battle flag which was made by the ladies of Atlanta & is part of the Atlanta History Center today. In February 1861 the GA Adjutant General had procured as many arms for the upcoming war as possible before secession. Among that inventory were 370 Model 1841 US “Mississippi” rifles, this no doubt being one. The Gate City Guards were 100 men strong at the beginning of the war & were thought to have been armed w/ the Mississippi rifles from state inventory. This rifle is stamped on top of buttplate “G C G” over rifle number “14”. Rifle has been armory re-rifled from .54 to .58 caliber, possibly by Georgia Armory. There has got to be another survivor out there somewhere, but to date this is the only example known. At least 2 Atlanta made Bowie Knives are also stamped “GCG” for identified members of the Gate City Guards & are pictured in Confederate Bowie Knives by Milton, Phillips & Sexton. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: record sheet by Dr. Fred Novy along w/ sm. File of research. CONDITION: good to very good overall, original & authentic, “as found”. Missing sling swivels as noted. Bbl. & lock have smooth mottled gray iron patina, lock markings are clear as are unit markings on butt. Brass has light mustard patina. Stock is sound w/ handwork patina w/ about 1” piece of wood missing behind bbl., right of tang. Inspection cartouches visible in outline online. Remnants of 2 pins, opposite lock, which once possibly attached plaque or tag, only remnant of one pin & pin hole remain. A carved area on left side of buttstock about 1” square have been purposely obliterated. We wonder what was removed from between the plaque & the carving telling more of the history of this unique marked rifle. Stock is lightly refinished w/ remnants of old varnish. Mechanically fine w/ discernable rifling in well used bore. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20116/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

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CONFEDERATE SC PALMETTO MUSKET. CONFEDERATE SC PALMETTO MUSKET.

CONFEDERATE SC PALMETTO MUSKET.

Lot #3018 (Sale Order 18 of 634)

Cal. .69. NSN. This popular Confederate long arm is in standard configuration w/ 42” bbl. Lock is of the scarce “bushy tree” variety. “PALMETTO ARMORY S * C” in circular cartouche around the Palmetto tree forward of hammer, tail stamped vertically “COLUMBIA / S.C.1852”. Buttplate is properly marked “SC”. The bbl. is unmarked other than faint “VP” proof at breech. This musket “saw the elephant”, but presents well w/ excellent lock & buttplate markings. There is a rarely seen copper sheet added behind the bolster to area of wood prone to burnout, Confederate ingenuity. Swivels have been removed. Ramrod appears to be a contemporary blacksmith replacement. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: data sheet compiled w/ internal markings & other details by Palmetto Armory authority Dr. Fred Novy. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Iron patina. Stock is sound w/ old refinish w/ scattered cosmetic blemishes. Mechanically fine w/ clear smooth bore. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20144/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

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1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET. 1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

Lot #3019 (Sale Order 19 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Standard configuration, 40” bbl, brass buttplate & nosecap. Lock marked “C.S. / RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer & dated 1863 vertically on tail. Bbl. date, like on most well used Richmonds, is not visible due to pitting from firing. CONDITION: good overall, iron has mixed gray/brown patinas, appears original, ramrod is 1855 swelled variety which is often seen on Richmonds though not Confederate manufacture. Stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, scattered dings & nicks, a few small putty chip repairs. Mechanically fine w/ good rifled bore. (01-19854/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

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EXTREMELY RARE 1865 LOCKPLATE FOR A CONFEDERATE EXTREMELY RARE 1865 LOCKPLATE FOR A CONFEDERATE

EXTREMELY RARE 1865 LOCKPLATE FOR A CONFEDERATE

Lot #3019A (Sale Order 20 of 634)

RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET. Lockplate measures 5 7/16" x 3 1/8" & is boldly stamped, “C.S. RICHMOND, VA.” toward the front of the lock & “1865” behind the hammer. The Richmond Armory in Richmond, Virginia produced approx. 31,000 rifle-muskets w/ the aid of salvaged machinery from the captured Federal Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. The rifle-muskets closely followed the Pattern 1855 Springfield musket produced at Harper’s Ferry except for the omission of the Maynard tape priming system on the Richmond produced muskets. Production of the Richmond muskets began in October of 1861 & lasted until January of 1865. Richmond locks dated 1865 are considered extremely rare w/ only a very few known to exist. Production was halted in January of 1865 due to the vanishing supply of wood available for stock production. CONDITION: lock has a medium gray patina & appears fully functional. (02-16062/BF). $2,000-2,500.

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1862 DATED TOWER MUSKET, PROBABLE CONFEDERATE 1862 DATED TOWER MUSKET, PROBABLE CONFEDERATE

1862 DATED TOWER MUSKET, PROBABLE CONFEDERATE

Lot #3020 (Sale Order 21 of 634)

BLOCKADE RUN. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/8". Barleycorn front sight w/ graduated leaf rear sight. Lock is stamped "1862 / TOWER" forward of the hammer, oddly, the “2” in “1862”, rises above the “186”. There is a crown stamp behind the hammer. 3 Band fastened walnut stock. Brass fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, side plate escutcheons & nose cap. Slotted tip ramrod. Stock has oval cartouche "I.C." associated w/ known Confederate muskets. Comb of stock forward of buttplate tang has partially visible 3 digit number starting w/ "2". CONDITION: bbl. has cleaned gray appearance showing general pitting. Lock shows light pitting. Brass parts have a mild patina. Sanded & refinished stock shows wear w/ numerous dents & handling marks having wood erosion above lock. Bore shows light pitting & retains strong rifling. (01-20128/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED

VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED

Lot #3021 (Sale Order 22 of 634)

ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 39". 1862 Dated ”TOWER” in beautiful unmolested condition w/ raised grain to stock w/ crisp discernible markings. The Confederate’s most sought after rifle musket during the Civil War was the model 1853, tens of thousands were imported through the blockade. This musket was made by “TIPPING & LAWDEN” w/ their mark on stock and bbl. “Birmingham Small Arms” trademark cartouche on right side of buttstock, along w/ their viewing proofs stamped rear of triggerguard. Rifle musket is in standard config., 39" bbl. w/ Birmingham proof marks, adj. long range rear sight, 3 clamping bands, 2 sling swivels; brass buttplate, trigger guard & nosecap. Tipping & Lawden marked Enfields of several configs. have known Confederate connections, though this example has no definitive proofs, it is still typical of the most popular Confederate longarm of the Civil War, an exceptional example which was used lightly & taken care of since the war. CONDITION: fine overall, complete & original other than missing ramrod which. Bbl. has dark patina mixed w/ thinning blue finish, lock & hammer smooth dark patina w/ traces of case colors. Stock is sound, well fit w/ sharp edges, scattered cosmetic scratches & bruising. Brass has smooth medium mustard patina. Screw heads all sharp. Markings on wood & metal all crisp & discernible w/ exception: circle “E” proof on top of bbl. in front of “TL&C” stamp which is obscured by light powder pitting. Mechanically crisp w/ crisp rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19498/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

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COMPOSITE RICHMOND MUSKETOON. COMPOSITE RICHMOND MUSKETOON.

COMPOSITE RICHMOND MUSKETOON.

Lot #3022 (Sale Order 23 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 35". High hump Richmond lock dated 1861 w/ brass nosecap & buttplate. Bands & hardware are in Richmond style, but can be from one of several Civil War flat band contracts. Bbl. is cut down from 1861 model musket. Stock is carved “HENRY COOK” on left side of buttstock. CONDITION: fair. 9" Of forestock is spliced & stretched. Lock is poorly fit. Stock has much erosion & refinish. Carving of unknown vintage. Mechanically functional, hammer has broken ears & nipple is pounded & shortened. Bore has discernible rifling. (01-19443/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

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SPURIOUS TYLER TEXAS MARKED RIFLE. SPURIOUS TYLER TEXAS MARKED RIFLE.

SPURIOUS TYLER TEXAS MARKED RIFLE.

Lot #3023 (Sale Order 24 of 634)

Cal. 64. NSN. Bbl. 27 3/4" smooth bore. 42 1/2" Overall. This rifle has collection history over 50 years old, but that may be as old as the markings. Gun is made somewhat in the style of extremely rare Tyler Texas Confederate Arms. All iron mounted of various assembled parts. There is a brass & silver star plaque w/ 2nd regiment Texas markings. CONDITION: good to very good overall, dark iron patina. Stock has hand worn patina, area of erosion & rust at buttplate. Mechanically functional w/ pitted smooth bore. (01-19459/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

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AS FOUND MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET AS FOUND MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

AS FOUND MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

Lot #3024 (Sale Order 25 of 634)

FOUND AT STEWART’S DRAFT, VA. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40". This musket has the look of so many as found, Confederate used long arms. Rear sight & Maynard tape door removed as Confederates had no resource to get Maynard cap rolls. Consignors states this was found in barn at Stewart’s Draft, VA. Standard configuration 1857 dated. CONDITION: good to very good as found. Lock & hammer screws are contemporary replacements from time of use w/ same dark iron patina found on balance of gun. Brass nose cap has mixed mustard patina. Metal w/ overall dark iron patina at breech & buttplate. Stock is well fit w/ contemporary small tack inset on left side of bbl. tang. Scattered cosmetic blemishes. 2" Crack opposite lock. Overall hard worn patina. Main spring strong, but hammer will not hold. Dark pitted rifle bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19695/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-1,000.

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ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET CARRIED BY ROBERT MAROLD, ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET CARRIED BY ROBERT MAROLD,

ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET CARRIED BY ROBERT MAROLD,

Lot #3025 (Sale Order 26 of 634)

143rd, NEW YORK. Cal. .577. NSN. Rarely seen are arms nicely personalized by soldiers such as this. Name is finely & contemporarily stamped into triggerguard: “HAROLD MAROLD / Co. K 143rd NYSV”. Musket is standard Enfield rifle musket issued to the 143rd w/ 39” bbl, 1862 dated Tower lock. Harold was involved in GAR & inset a 50th anniversary of 143rd from 1912 badge in stock. Robert Marold mustered into Co. K, 143rd NY Infantry Sept. 9, 1862 & mustered out July 20, 1865. He would see action in Virginia leading up to corps going to Tennessee for battles of Missionary Ridge & around Chattanooga going into winter camps at Bridgeport. The 143rd was prominent all through the Atlanta campaign, seeing every action & then Sherman’s March to the Sea, then into Carolinas for Johnston’s surrender. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small research file. CONDITION: very good-good overall, complete & original. Bbl. & lock have heavy iron patina w/ pitting overall, brass has light mustard patina, stock is sound, dents, dings & weathering, mechanically functional w/ pitted bore. (01-20153/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

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1848 DATED REMINGTON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. 1848 DATED REMINGTON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

1848 DATED REMINGTON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

Lot #3026 (Sale Order 27 of 634)

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 33" rnd. Standard configuration of the popular Civil War era brass mounted rifle. This example has had the muzzle turned to accept angular bayonet. This is a nice “as found” example w/ untouched patina. CONDITION: very good overall, complete & original, though missing sling swivels, inset rear sight is correct style replacement. Lock & bbl. have dark iron patina, pitting around breech obscuring proofs & date. Lock has crisp markings. Stock is sound & solid w/ scattered cosmetic blemishes w/ 2 discernible inspectors cartouches. Mechanically fine w/ discernible rifled bore. (01-19444/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

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Lot #3027 (Sale Order 28 of 634)

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1868 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKETOON. 1868 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKETOON.

1868 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKETOON.

Lot #3028 (Sale Order 29 of 634)

Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 28 1/4" w/ London proofs at rear, fitted w/ long range rear sight & barley corn front sight. Lock is marked w/ crowned “VR” at rear of flat plate & “1868 TOWER” at center. Walnut stock extends to w/ in 6" of muzzle w/ brass cap & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 steel bands. Right side of butt is stamped w/ maker’s mark “BARNETT (?)”. Triggerguard & buttplate are brass & unmarked. Nipple protector & chain are installed in front of triggerguard bow. Original type canvas & leather sling is held by iron loops on front band & on toeline of stock. CONDITION: iron parts w/ old cleaning are now silver to gray. Stock w/ old oil refinish has numerous minor marks, markings rather faint. Bore is fair, dark & pitted. Mechanically good. (01-19464/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

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US MODEL 1841 PERCUSSION MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. US MODEL 1841 PERCUSSION MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

US MODEL 1841 PERCUSSION MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

Lot #3029 (Sale Order 30 of 634)

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 33" w/ brass blade front sight & fixed V notch rear sight. Lock is marked in front of the hammer w/ “ROBBINS & LAWRENCE U.S.” & in back of the hammer, “WINDSOR VT 1851”. Brass triggerguard, patch box, buttplate, side plate, bbl. band & nosecap. Iron ramrod & sling swivels. Full length stock. Patchbox contains a screw, round ball, 2 nipples & a patch. Total of 1,500 of these arms were mfg. from 1848-1853 by Robbins & Lawrence. CONDITION: bbl. has a mottled patina, as does the hammer. Lock has a darker patina. All brass has a mellow, mustard patina. Lock holds both full & half cock. Wood shows various dents & dings but no major damage. Fine bore. (01-19992/BF). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,600.

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FINE & SCARCE MODEL 1847 SPRINGFIELD ARTILLERY FINE & SCARCE MODEL 1847 SPRINGFIELD ARTILLERY

FINE & SCARCE MODEL 1847 SPRINGFIELD ARTILLERY

Lot #3030 (Sale Order 31 of 634)

MUSKETOON W/ BAYONET. NSN. 41” Overall, 26” rnd smoothbore bbl. w/ “VP/Eaglehead” proofs, “1851” stamped on tang. Lock has eagle over “US” forward of hammer, ”SPRING/FIELD / 1851” vertically at tail. Sling swivel is found on rear band & fitted on escutcheon at back bottom of buttstock; trumpet headed ramrod. Though 3000 of this pattern were made, few survive in such fine original condition. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Metal is cleaned & bright, crisp markings, small areas of pinprick pitting. Stock is sound & solid, refinished & varnished. Single inspector’s cartouche visible in outline only. Bayonet (US surcharged) w/ matching fine bright condition. Mechanically crisp, bright smooth bore. (01-19916/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

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EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR REMINGTON MODEL 1862 EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR REMINGTON MODEL 1862

EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR REMINGTON MODEL 1862

Lot #3031 (Sale Order 32 of 634)

CONTRACT RIFLE & BAYONET. Cal. .58. NSN. Most collectors agree that this brass mounted rifle, w/ blued bbl & case colored lock is among the most beautiful of all Civil War arms. 10,000 of these were contracted by the US Ordnance Department August 1862, all 10,000 were delivered by January 1864. Often referred to as Remington Zouave rifle, no Zouave ever carried one & none saw Civil War service however. 49” Overall, 33” round bbl. w/ bayonet lug, 3 position adj. rear sight dated “1863” & “VP/Eaglehead” proved. Lock dated “1863”, “eagle/US” & “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y.”. 2 Crisp inspector cartouches are found on stock opposite lock. CONDITION: extremely fine overall. Bbl. retains most all its factory blue finish, lock & hammer retain most of their muted case colors. Stock has areas of raised grain, sharp edges, scattered storage dings & dents. Brass has smooth light mustard patina. Mechanically crisp w/ bright shiny bore. Accompanying bayonet also in fine condition w/ partial leather scabbard, original throat w/ frog button. (01-19919/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

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CIVIL WAR BRONZE MOUNTAIN HOWITZER WITH EXTREMELY CIVIL WAR BRONZE MOUNTAIN HOWITZER WITH EXTREMELY

CIVIL WAR BRONZE MOUNTAIN HOWITZER WITH EXTREMELY

Lot #3032 (Sale Order 33 of 634)

RARE ORIGINAL CARRIAGE AND CAISSON. Registry #88, 12 pounder. 12 pounder mountain howitzers were used to great effect in many engagements in the Mexican War, Civil War, & Indian Wars. It was the workhorse of mobile troops, especially cavalry. Used to fire only anti-personnel ammunition including explosive shell, case shot, or canister. This a beautiful 1863 dated US model 1835 mountain howitzer & is the only one surviving on an original prairie carriage & caisson according to the accompanying letter of provenance. Inspected "ABD" (Alexander B. Dyer) on muzzle along w/ weight "225" pounds, "AMCo" (Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Mass), registry "No 88". Foundry number “108” stamped on the right rim base. Ames, America’s preeminent cannon maker manufactured only 112 mountain howitzers during the Civil War & this is among the best. Most survivors are in parks & museum collections. PROVENANCE: donated to Fort William Henry Harrison, Terre Haute, IN 1916; property bought by BPOE and became Elks Ft. Harrison Country Club; ex-Ken Watterson collection; ex Hank Williams, Jr collection; private North Georgia collection. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: letter of provenance from Hank Williams Jr. CONDITION: very good overall w/ restoration to damaged wood & new paint. Good markings on muzzle & rim base other than inspector “ABD” which is weak. Brass exhibits yellow mustard bronze patina, numerous small nicks & scratches which do not affect aesthetics. (02-15493/JS). $75,000-125,000.

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FINE BRONZE 1863 DATED NAPOLEON MODEL 1857 LIGHT FINE BRONZE 1863 DATED NAPOLEON MODEL 1857 LIGHT

FINE BRONZE 1863 DATED NAPOLEON MODEL 1857 LIGHT

Lot #3033 (Sale Order 34 of 634)

FIELD CANNON. Registry #149, 12 pounder. Napoleons were the workhorse of Civil War artillery both North & South. This preeminent light field gun was revolutionizing warfare after being introduced by the French about 10 years prior to the Civil War. The Napoleon replaced almost all other smooth bore field guns. This fine example made by Henry Hooper weighs 1227 pounds, foundry # 159, dated 1863, & inspected by “TJR” (Thomas Jackson Rodman). This cannon for many years was part of a memorial to Union Veterans in Dunsmore Cemetery. Hank Williams, Jr fired it on television when in his collection for 30 years. PROVENANCE: Veterans Section of Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton PA: ex-Peter Albees collection: ex-Hank Williams, Jr. collection: private North Georgia collection. CONDITION: very good overall, tube has mottled green patina w/ good markings. Carriage is excellent quality reproduction. (02-15411/JS). $75,000-125,000.

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RARE CIVIL WAR 5 POUND KETCHUM GRENADE. RARE CIVIL WAR 5 POUND KETCHUM GRENADE.

RARE CIVIL WAR 5 POUND KETCHUM GRENADE.

Lot #3034 (Sale Order 35 of 634)

Among the great ordnance oddities of the Civil War were the Ketchum patented hand grenades. They came in three sizes, 5 lbs being the largest. The elongated iron body has a pewter percussion fuse system & a wooden tail w/ cardboard fins. Hand grenade was thrown w/ the fins stabilizing flight such that the grenade would land directly on plunger nose first for detonation. They could not be thrown very far, so their use was quite limited. They were used in several attacks at Port Hudson where Union forces soon learned their limitations. At the battle of the Priest Cap, Union soldiers threw the grenades up over the works & after the Confederate defenders figured out how they worked, they rigged blankets to catch them. The Confederates could now use their Ketchum grenades & hurled them down upon the hunkered down Yankees to great effect. Relic hunters digging this particular breastwork only found fragments of this peculiar weapon in front of the Confederate works where poor Union troops became trapped. CONDITION: body of projectile is in fine condition including pewter fusing all painted black. Set of wooden & cardboard fins are complete though soiled & delicate at bends, one corner is missing on one fin, fins are correctly marked w/ patent information “..ENTED AUG. 20 1861” The plunger is a fabrication & not original but is properly made for display. (02-15475/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR

REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR

Lot #3035 (Sale Order 36 of 634)

SIGNAL CANNON. Lg., heavy saluting cannons like this one were used in the 18th & early 19th century for several purposes including firing salutes, sending signals or simply testing the efficacy of gun powder. This exceptionally lg. & well used example measures 8" high & approx. 7 1/2" wide. The touch hole on 1 side is about 2 1/2" from the base. The base flares out to allow a firm footing on most any surface & the top swells near the muzzle. CONDITION: interior & exterior have a heavily oxidized finish attesting to the great age of this piece. (02-15367/BF). $400-600.

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4 FRAMED ARTILLERY SHELL POWDER BAGS & 2 GUNPOWDER 4 FRAMED ARTILLERY SHELL POWDER BAGS & 2 GUNPOWDER

4 FRAMED ARTILLERY SHELL POWDER BAGS & 2 GUNPOWDER

Lot #3036 (Sale Order 37 of 634)

TINS. 1) 38 x 10” Frame containing 4 different powder bags w/ markings corresponding to British circa 1880-1890 projectiles (QF is for Quick Fire). CONDITION: good overall. 2) Two 4 x 3 x 1.25” screw top Japanned tins w/ navy blue & gold paper labels “CLUB SPORTING / POWDER DESIGNED EXPRESSLY FOR / BREECH LOADING / FFG / AUSTIN POWDER CO. / CLEVELAND, O.”. CONDITION: good overall, much of the orig. japanning chipped exposing bright metal, labels are all discernible w/ cosmetic chips & scratches. (02-15476/JS). $300-400.

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RARE & HISTORIC CIVIL WAR 35 STAR GUIDON FOR 2ND RARE & HISTORIC CIVIL WAR 35 STAR GUIDON FOR 2ND

RARE & HISTORIC CIVIL WAR 35 STAR GUIDON FOR 2ND

Lot #3037 (Sale Order 38 of 634)

MASS CAVALRY MADE BY A.W. POLLARD, BOSTON, MASS. Regulation Civil War 35-star cavalry guidon, 27” on hoist & 41” on fly, maker marked by A.W. Pollard & Co. of Boston who contracted for many other Massachusetts flags. 35 Stars became official July 4, 1863 & were used until the end of the war. Company K of the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry was made up mostly of Boston-area men & left for Baltimore, Maryland February 12, 1863, & proceeded to Fort Monroe thence to Gloucester Point opposite Yorktown Virginia. It is not known how the family who originally sold this flag obtained it, but research has shown that a descendent was the niece of Capt. Goodwin A Stone of Co. K who was wounded on July 4, 1864, at Aldie, Virginia & died about 2 weeks later. Stone’s mother & brother visited him before he died, it is conjecture that the mother ended up w/ the flag & that it was descended to her daughter, Eliza Stone Marchant; then to their ancestor Louisa Marchant. Regardless of history, this is a rare survivor of the Civil War. Archivally framed w/ conservation report. CONDITION: very good overall as conserved, good colors, only minor losses & fraying, at least 2 holes appear to be from bullets, staining, photographs of flag pre-conservation are in report, which is available online. (02-15946). $10,000-20,000.

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR THE OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR THE

OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR THE

Lot #3038 (Sale Order 39 of 634)

UNION RIFLES WHICH BECAME PART OF THE 10TH NEW JERSEY INFANTRY. This beautiful flag measures 61" x 56" including 2 1/2" of gold fringe on 3 sides. It is housed in a gold finished frame measuring 67" x 63". The frame has a 2 3/8" medallion in each corner decorated w/ an American flag. The flag body is blue & features a seal of the State of New Jersey surrounded by 34 stars. The 34 star flag became official on July 4, 1861 & remained the official United States flag until July 4, 1863. These facts tell us that this regimental flag was likely made between July 4, 1861 & July 4, 1863. Above the Seal of New Jersey is a ribbon that reads, “PRESENTED BY THE LADIES OF LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP”. A ribbon below the seal reads, “TO THE UNION RIFLES”. The Union Rifles of New Jersey appear to be from the Newark area & joined the 10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The 10th New Jersey served honorably & fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Strasburg, Battle of Fisher's Hill, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek & Third Battle of Petersburg. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a lg. file of paperwork & provenance come w/ this fine flag that includes excerpts of early New Jersey military history, information on Captain Johnson of the 10th New Jersey, ownership provenance & much more. CONDITION: flag has not been examined out of frame. The colors of the flag remain true & vivid. The details remain intact. The blue field appears to have a few minor separations. The framed flag displays wonderfully & could be the centerpiece of any Civil War collection. (02-15620/BF). $12,500-17,500.

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CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG, FAIR OAKS, VIRGINIA. CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG, FAIR OAKS, VIRGINIA.

CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG, FAIR OAKS, VIRGINIA.

Lot #3039 (Sale Order 40 of 634)

“FAIR OAKS” VIRGINIA BATTLE HONOR. Totally hand sewn wool bunting flag by Brooklyn sail maker George W. Gerau, 1862-1863. Flag was deaccessioned by Valley Forge Historical Society (now the Museum of the American Revolution). Flag is exceptionally well crafted w/ inset cut through twilled wool lettering & cotton stars. This flag was originally given to the Rev. W. Herbert Burk (1867-1933), the founder & curator of the Valley Forge Historical Society. Burk’s main interest of course was the American Revolution, but he collected all American historical objects (Making a Museum-Confessions of a Curator, 1926). Unfortunately, the original donation card is lost, but a 2015 transcription reads “Rev. Mr. Burk / Yours of the 11th rec’d. / I will send flag. As I wrote you / that my late Husband had the / flag made on his return home / wounded from Fair Oaks VA, we / had a great time one day, the day / that flag was raised and how we / enjoyed seeing it blow out thus / showing the lettering”. It also goes on to state his service as a first lieutenant in the 61st Regiment New York Volunteers, also the 22nd United States Colored Troops, acting assistant inspector general of the colored brigade & a first lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps. A little detective work may find the original donor. Battle of Fair Oaks fought May 31 – June 1, 1862, produced over 5,000 casualties, killed & wounded. The 61st New York alone had 100 casualties. The soldier who survived this terrible fight had means to buy this very expensive flag as a memorial to his survival. Flag measures 77” on hoist, 157” on fly. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Conservation report. CONDITION: good to very good. Excellent color, light soiling, minor reductions other than linen hoist, which is heavily frayed & only partially intact, but enough to read most of the maker’s mark. One large handmade brass grommet is still intact at bottom edge of hoist. (02-15947). $5,000-8,000.

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WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY

WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY

Lot #3040 (Sale Order 41 of 634)

CAPTURED CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. Pictured as color plate 118 & described on pgs. 400-401 in the recently released book by University of Tennessee Press “Civil War Flags of Tennessee”, a monumental work and a project 20 years in the making. The capture of this flag is described in the August 13th 1862 Nashville Daily Union newspaper. It was taken home by Capt. Charles Gibbs of the 69th Ohio. The regiment itself served in Nashville from June 29, 1862 to July 31, 1862 before moving off to somewhere else. After the capture it was displayed in the Newcomb tavern in Dayton. The structure still stands today as the oldest building in Dayton. An old, inked note from the family, which has stayed w/ the flag, provides a bit of its capture history & states “Souvenir hunters have practically ruined it” while on exhibit in the Tavern. According to an analysis that accompanies flag the family note has some incorrect information. The flag had at least 7 stars based on analysis plus possibly more in quadrants & center. We know Capt. Gibbs took the flag from the store of a grocer John H. Buddeke (1808-1887). Capt. Gibbs does not mention the unit designation, so he likely did not know it. Researching John Buddeke, we find he has a son John H. Buddeke Jr. (1844-1912) who would have been 17 years old when the war began. There is a J. H. Buddeke listed in a Tennessee Artillery in 1861. Mrs. John H. Buddeke was on a committee to equip a local battalion of cavalry “Marion Guards”, though there is no mention or description of their flag known. Most company flags will never be identified but this souvenired Nashville flag may not always be a mystery due to so many potential clues. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: research on connection of Buddeke family & Marion Dragoon; lg. file of research along w/ the original letter that accompanied flag. / Copy of photograph of Capt. Gibbs at a reunion in later years w/ his comrades. / Scan of newspaper article describing the capture of the flag. / Brief soldier history from American Civil War research database. CONDITION: of the portion remaining, the blended cotton/silk (weft/warp) red material is sound, the same material is used on both red bars as can be seen in photographs where one side is more salmon in color. Remaining blue silk is sound w/ remnants of gold & red paint at edges of souvenired areas. White silk is fragile w/ reductions as can be seen at fly. Flag currently measures 86" on fly, & 57" on height. Flag is missing hoist & about 10" of top red bar along w/ most of canton which only outlines of 3 approx. 7" stars can be seen. The flag is totally machine sewn w/ exception of folded fly edges which are folded over & finished w/ hand stitch. We can estimate the total size of this flag would have been approx. 68" on hoist & 90" on fly. Ratios of early Civil War flags are sometimes closer to square than 3:2 as we think of today based on other surviving flags. Confederate unit flags varied dramatically in dimensions from almost square to over 2:1 (fly:hoist). PROVENANCE: Captain Charles Gibbs captured flag August 12th 1862, Nashville, TN; Displayed Newcom Tavern, Monument Street, Dayton, OH; Gary Delscnap, Kettering, OH who purchased it circa 1980 from descendants of Capt. Gibbs; Michael Simens Historical Antiques, Willoughby, OH; Ron Grieve Collection 2010. (02-15709/JS). $7,000-9,000.

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RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH

RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH

Lot #3041 (Sale Order 42 of 634)

UNIQUE CANTON DESIGN. 36x62" All hand sewn light weight single ply wool bunting, 18x36" canton w/ 3 horizontal rows arranged 5:3:5 sewn-through 4" cotton stars, 1.5" linen hoist w/ 2 hand whipped eyelets. Flag shows very good seamstress skills w/ reinforced wear panels at corners. The canton design 5:3:5 and 1:2 ratio height:length is most unusual. Materials utilized are all Civil War or earlier including threads. Sewing school is typical of Civil War or earlier w/ flat-fell seams, finished fly edge & selvage edges on top & bottom stripes Rectangular cantons are typically seen on earlier flags, 5:3:5 arrangement of stars is only shown once in Grace Cooper’s “Thirteen Stars'' similar to Revolutionary War era Guilford NC Courthouse Battle Flag. This flag is freshly found in Ohio estate. CONDITION: good to very good overall, bright colors, scattered small reductions especially at fly end and top and bottom stripes, cotton stars have staining & scattered small holes unaffecting aesthetic. (02-15878/JS). $5,000-10,000.

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19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF 19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF

19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF

Lot #3042 (Sale Order 43 of 634)

RICHMOND CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. A very interesting feature of this flag is that it was made from the same single ply bunting used in Richmond to make ANV (Army of Northern Virginia) battle flags. Just like regulation ANVs, the red bunting came in 18" loomed width & is pieced identically. Flag is made in the same style but larger w/ double appliqué 6" white cotton stars, 3/8" twill fimbriation along the cross. 1" Cotton hoist has 3 handmade copper grommets added after manufacture, as one grommet partially obliterates the ink inscription “Made by Mrs. L. B. Edwards'' & “Richmond Post / UDC”. Mrs. L.B. Edwards was the wife of Dr. Landon Brame Edwards who entered service in Drewry's Company, Virginia Artillery (Southside Artillery) in 1863 till war’s end. A file of notes & history accompany the flag including great-great grandson’s comments about the flag & Dr. Edwards. Dr Edward’s wife, Nancy Pettyjohn Rucker Edwards (1845-1898), made this flag w/ a treadle sewing machine just like ANVs in wartime were made. She would have been 18 when ANVs were first being made, is it possible she was one of the contract seamstresses for Richmond depot? Amazingly, she had the same materials that Richmond clothing depot utilized otherwise. Regardless, rarely offered is a bona fide pre-1900 Confederate Veterans flag. 55" square plus 1" leading edge. CONDITION: fair-good as sewn to cotton backer. Good colors, soiling, stains, moth damage to wool bunting w/ largest reductions backed w/ red cloth. Total reductions about 5%. (02-15511/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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FINE AND RARE LOUIS HAIMAN CONFEDERATE STAFF FINE AND RARE LOUIS HAIMAN CONFEDERATE STAFF

FINE AND RARE LOUIS HAIMAN CONFEDERATE STAFF

Lot #3043 (Sale Order 44 of 634)

OFFICER’S SWORD. This unique Confederate pattern is considered by many collectors to be the most elegant of Confederate staff swords, finely etched blade w/ distinctive “ DEO / VINDICE” motto in wreath of corn & cotton along w/ panoplies of arms, flags & unique central panel “LIBERTY’S FRIEND”. The guard, which is only seen by this mfg. has wide, turned down counter guard w/ pierced high relief design w/ central “CS”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2001 letter of authenticity & bill of sale. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, original, complete & authentic. Guard slightly loose due to missing leather washer between blade & hilt. 29 1/2” Slightly curved blade has unstopped fuller, 21” etched panels, overall gray w/ areas of original luster, staining & light pitting. Maker’s mark “L. HAIMAN / COLUMBUS” is etched on ricasso under cross guard. Grip retains about 80% original leather w/ scuffing & reductions. Braided wire wrap is complete but has old break repair which is glued back in place. Original Haiman brass mounted scabbard. Brass once cleaned on hilt & scabbard mounts have mixed medium mustard patina. (02-15782/JS). $30,000-40,000.

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EXTREMELY RARE DUFIHLO CONFEDERATE CAVALRY EXTREMELY RARE DUFIHLO CONFEDERATE CAVALRY

EXTREMELY RARE DUFIHLO CONFEDERATE CAVALRY

Lot #3044 (Sale Order 45 of 634)

OFFICER’S SABER. This is one of only 2 known Dufihlo, New Orleans made “pelican feeding young” w/ C & S motif w/ extra branches. It is most unusual utilizing a pattern 1796 British blade & scabbard. Cavalry officer who carried this sword wanted a heavy blade. It is quite possible that the officer had Dufihlo update family sword, maybe a sword captured from the British in the war of 1812. Regardless, this is a wonderful original sword w/ a rich collection history & has been published in several books. PROVENANCE: Ex Art Fry collection; ex Kevin Hoffman collection; pictured in Shannon Pritchard’s “Collecting the Confederacy”; pictured page 222 Richard Bezdek’s “Swords of the Civil War”; Lee Gray collection. CONDITION: very good overall, all original & complete, brass hilt & pommel have dark smooth chocolate/dark mustard patinas. Grip wrap is complete w/ scuffing partially exposed cord at top, original twisted wire was broken & repaired during period of use. The 32" wide blade is overall gray w/ staining & pitting small remnants of etched decoration can be found at ricasso. Scabbard is sound w/ a smooth iron patina, retaining original split rings, scattered small dings & dents especially near drag. (02-15514/JS). $25,000-30,000.

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EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL PRESENTATION EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL PRESENTATION

EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL PRESENTATION

Lot #3045 (Sale Order 46 of 634)

OFFICER’S SWORD, KIA TENNESSEE OFFICER LT. COLONEL JAMES BOTTLES. Classic College Hill characteristic 30” bright “pen-knife” blade, long thin unstopped fuller w/ 22” etched thin foliate panels w/ 4” panel “CSA” inscribed: “Capt. J. L. Bottles / Ball Mt. Guards / 3rd E. Tenn. Regt.”, the finest survivor of any College Hill foot officer’s sword. The finely engraved inscription & crossed Confederate First National flags w/ “CSA” was done by a master, rarely seen on Southern swords. This pattern was made very early in war as General Felix Zollicoffer was wearing one when he was killed January 9, 1862. Nashville fell in February 1862 & College Hill swords ceased to be made. Choate’s Ford, TN was renamed Zollicoffer (now Bluff City) in honor of the fallen general. Ironically, Capt. Bottles carrying the same pattern sword when Zollicoffer was killed, was mortally wounded in a skirmish at Zollicoffer (Choates Ford) September 21, 1863. His gravestone reads: “Aged 38 years 5 m 4 days. Col. 26th Reg. Tenn Vol. CSA" On the battles gory field, When foes assailed our Southern land, His dauntless spirit would not yield, But boldly met the invading band”. Captain James L. Bottles (1838-1863) Captain Bottles raised & commanded the Ball Mountain Guards, 3rd East Tennessee Infantry at Haynesville, TN in June, 1861. He probably received this sword shortly thereafter. The unit was consolidated in September as Company B, 26th Regiment Tennessee Infantry. Most of his company was captured at Fort Donelson February 16, 1862 after suffering 96 casualties. Capt. Bottles was imprisoned at Johnson’s Island, Ohio. He was exchanged & reunited w/ his unit in late 1862 being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, dying from wounds received while in pursuit of Union raiders at Zollicoffer, TN September 21, 1863. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a small file of research on Capt. Bottles accompany sword. CONDITION: sword is fine overall, grip is complete w/ orig leather & twisted brass wire, uncleaned olive/dark mustard patina to brass mounts & hilt. Hilt has traces of gilt in protected areas. Bright brilliant blade w/ crisp etching. The orig scabbard leather body has restoration & drag is replaced but has matching patina to balance of brass mounts. (02-15399/JS). $20,000-30,000.

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FINE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED LOUIS BISSONNET MOBILE FINE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED LOUIS BISSONNET MOBILE

FINE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED LOUIS BISSONNET MOBILE

Lot #3046 (Sale Order 47 of 634)

CONFEDERATE SWORD OF MAJOR THOMAS O. STONE, 40TH ALABAMA INFANTRY. Louis Bissonnet & James Conning swords made in Mobile, Alabama when unmarked are often confused by collectors as products of Leech & Rigdon who used same pattern hilts. The blades however are quite different. Mobile made blades have rounded top edges, Leech are flat. Blade etching is also distinct on Mobile made swords, especially those of Louis Bissonnet w/ his delicate fine line scrolls & lettering. 1850 Style hilt w/ “CS” in oval is cast on top of guard xxx by tobacco leaves, floral guard, plain undecorated pommel & quillon, 32” unstopped fuller blade, 11” etched panel “T. O. Stone”. Dr. Thomas Oswald Stone (1834-1864) joined the local Mobile 40th Alabama infantry Regiment as 1st Lieut. March 29, 1862, promoted Captain May 1, 1862 & commanded Co. G. His brother George Washington Stone (1831-1864) was NCO in same company. Both would die in 1864. Dr. Stone had gallant service record in the 40th being promoted several times. During Vicksburg campaign he commanded 3 companies known as “Stone’s Battalion of Alabama Sharpshooters”. They escaped capture at Vicksburg being on expedition to Sunflower & Yazoo Rivers. Stone’s Battalion sharpshooters would fight independently until being reunited just before Battle of Lookout Mountain. He was Lt. Colonel at the time of his death in the winter camps Dalton Georgia May 5, 1864. According to family records Stone was wounded at Lookout Mountain prior to the winter camps, not fully recovering till his death from pneumonia. His brothers took his body back home in a wagon filled w/ charcoal for burial near his home. His older brother George would die 6 months later November 6, 1864. CONDITION: sword is fine overall & original scabbard is very good. Blade is overall gray w/ staining & old cleaning, etched panel is clear & discernible. Hilt & pommel dark unmolested chocolate brown patina. Original grip & wire wrap are complete & sound. Sword is missing protective washer. Scabbard is complete, throat has open seam & numerous small dings & dents, drag has screw which appears added. Leather scabbard body has craquelure overall, some weakness from folding between middle mount & drag, all in all quite sound. (02-15400/JS). $20,000-30,000.

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EXQUISITE & RARE COLLEGE HILL STAFF OFFICER’S EXQUISITE & RARE COLLEGE HILL STAFF OFFICER’S

EXQUISITE & RARE COLLEGE HILL STAFF OFFICER’S

Lot #3047 (Sale Order 48 of 634)

SWORD. Classic College Hill, Nashville, Tenn made staff w/ large gilded branched guard w/ “CSA” cast. 30” pen-knife blade, etching covers much of blade w/ long vacant presentation panel. Patriotic motifs include: 1st National CS flag, large block “CSA”, Palmetto tree w/ snake wrapped around trunk; stylized tobacco plant w/ leaves & berries and stalk of corn representing agricultural wealth of the South. Unique top scabbard mount is angled to fit guard & has sword ring attached at bottom, not seen on makers other than College Hill. CONDITION: sword is overall very fine. Complete brown leather grip w/ twisted wire showing little wear, traces of gold wash in protected areas of hilt & part mounts. Blade is overall bright/gray retaining much original luster. The original College Hill scabbard is fine for condition except last few inches of leather & drag are restorations. (02-15405/JS). $12,000-15,000.

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INSCRIBED JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD INSCRIBED JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD

INSCRIBED JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD

Lot #3048 (Sale Order 49 of 634)

OFFICER’S SWORD. James Conning prior to the Civil War sold Ames swords in his Mobile, Alabama store. His staff sword is copied from an Ames model 1850 staff & field, w/ changes like “CS” in decorated basket instead of US & plain undecorated quillon. The blade would still be rounded on the top edge and bottom edge leading into sharpening but would have unstopped fuller. Conning normally numbered his swords w/ matching numbers on each scabbard mount & leather scabbard body on unetched swords. This sword has 28 1/2" blade numbered “123”, scabbard throat numbered “187” and engraved “Made by / James Conning / Mobile”. Period inscribed name maker in script only partially discerned and appears to read: “Capt. R? (G or J) Johnson / Co. – 27th -----". The scabbard body is also numbered “187”. The middle mount & drag are restorations. CONDITION: sword is very good overall, gray blade w/ staining & areas of pitting, grip is very good w/ complete leather & wire, hilt & pommel are uncleaned w/ a mottled medium mustard patina, leather scabbard body is especially good w/ matching throat & as noted drag & middle mount are restorations. (02-15402/JS). $12,000-15,000.

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RARE & FINE THOMAS GRISWOLD SCRIPT “CS” OFFICER’S RARE & FINE THOMAS GRISWOLD SCRIPT “CS” OFFICER’S

RARE & FINE THOMAS GRISWOLD SCRIPT “CS” OFFICER’S

Lot #3049 (Sale Order 50 of 634)

SWORD. This rarely seen Confederate officer’s sword is in beautiful orig condition w/ especially fine grip. A nearly identical example pictured in Albaugh is accompanied by similar style import brass mounted German silver scabbard. 30” Blade, full firm “THOMAS, GRISWOLD & Co / NEW ORLEANS” stamped on ricasso. CONDITION: fine overall, gray blade, makers’ mark mostly discernible, complete bright original leather grip & wire wrap, brass hilt & pommel have medium mustard patina w/ traces of original gilt. Accompanying German silver scabbard is in matching condition. (02-15401/JS). $12,000-15,000.

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FINE PRESENTED 1861 E J JOHNSTON OFFICER’S SWORD. FINE PRESENTED 1861 E J JOHNSTON OFFICER’S SWORD.

FINE PRESENTED 1861 E J JOHNSTON OFFICER’S SWORD.

Lot #3050 (Sale Order 51 of 634)

This sword is made almost identically including sword mounts & presentation to a sword shown on page 107 of Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement to Confederate Swords”. The large 9” presentation panel on one side of this sword was purposely obliterated leaving only “1861”. The other side’s sword has identical decorated panel “Jas. H. Branch” in same old English script. This panel instead of name usually has maker’s mark, but most presentation Confederate officer swords are unique. Sword was etched by Florian Herzog who was among the finest Confederate engravers working only 1861-1862, then going into Confederate service himself. This custom sword of James H. Branch is etched on either side of his name w/ lg. “C.S” & panoply of flags over crossed cannons & pistol. It is unknown why presentation panel has been obliterated as the remainder of the etch is quite crisp & fine. Guard is foliate decorated in style of US 1850 w/ distinctive E J Johnson knuckle guard w/ fluted termination into plain smooth undecorated pommel. Carved wood grip is painted black w/ twisted brass wire. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small file of research materials. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, 30” blade is overall gray w/ well defined etching though as noted presentation panel on one side has been purposely obliterated. Scabbard fits sword well w/ considerable restoration to leather & replacement drag. (02-15781/JS). $12,000-15,000

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RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MASSIVE “K G & K” CONFEDERATE RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MASSIVE “K G & K” CONFEDERATE

RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MASSIVE “K G & K” CONFEDERATE

Lot #3051 (Sale Order 52 of 634)

STAFF OFFICER SWORD. This pattern is among the largest of all Confederate officer swords; made by the firm of Kraft Goldschmidt & Kraft of Columbia, SC. Their production is quite small w/ no more than 20 examples of this sword extant. One inscribed example was carried by Confederate General Joseph Kershaw. The massive guard is pierced w/ acorn & oak leaf design w/ a central “CS”. Guard has long decorated flat sided quillon & knuckle bow terminates into pommel in sea serpent head. Lg. brass ferrule, spiral cut wood grip w/ single thin brass wire wrap. Blade has etched 16” panels including makers mark “K G & K” on one side & “COLUMBIA SC” on other. Patriotic motifs include cross cannon, cannon balls, Columbian shield & lg. “CS”. CONDITION: sword overall is very good to fine retaining strong traces of gold on hilt, blade is gray overall, uncleaned, crisp etch panels w/ some original luster. Light staining & pitting near tip. Numerous sm. nicks in cutting edge. Grip appears original though eroded & cracked & has been dyed black matching its original color & varnish. The accompanying reproduction scabbard is made in correct style w/ brass mounts & fits sword well. (02-15787/JS). $12,000-15,000.

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RARE EARLY “W J McELROY” MACON, GEORGIA FOOT RARE EARLY “W J McELROY” MACON, GEORGIA FOOT

RARE EARLY “W J McELROY” MACON, GEORGIA FOOT

Lot #3052 (Sale Order 53 of 634)

OFFICER SWORD POSSIBLY CARRIED BY LT. CALVIN CALHOUN, 27TH GEORGIA INFANTRY. This early war McElroy exhibits same early blade on known early Macon made blades w/ lg. almost square ricassos. Sword also exhibits unique macon, branched nonfoliate guard w/ undecorated pommel & quillon. 30" Blade has classic long “dagger point” taper unique to McElroy. Blade is deeply etched w/ full firm name “W J McElroy & Co. / Macon Geo”, first national flags, drum & lg. “C.S”. Confederate brass mounted leather scabbard is of type made by College Hill of Nashville w/ distinctive top mount w/ sword ring mounted at bottom of throat which is field engraved “C. Calhoun”. Above name are sets of 19 slashes of unknown meaning, but so neatly cut they must have had meaning to Lt. Calvin Calhoun. There are only 2 C. Calhouns listed in Confederate soldier databases as officers. Charles H. Calhoun enlisted April 29th 1861 as 2nd Lt. in the 5th VA Infantry & died of wounds suffered at Chancellorsville, most likely a Virginian would not have had a Georgia made sword, and Lt. Calvin Calhoun (1830-1886) is most likely candidate who enlisted Sept. 10th 1861 being promoted 3 times to the rank of Capt. in May of 1864 in the 27th GA Infantry. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of copied documents concerning Calvin Calhoun’s service record & 2000 dated bill of sale w/ letter of authenticity. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is overall gray w/ deep, well defined etch & old sharpening. Leather grip is complete w/ scuffing & chipping to high areas. Original twisted brass wire complete & tight. Scabbard mounts have matching patina to hilt. Leather scabbard body has extensive restoration. (02-15780/JS). $12,000-15,000.

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RARE COLUMBUS GEORGIA DEWITT OFFICER’S SWORD RARE COLUMBUS GEORGIA DEWITT OFFICER’S SWORD

RARE COLUMBUS GEORGIA DEWITT OFFICER’S SWORD

Lot #3053 (Sale Order 54 of 634)

W/ “CS” IN POMMEL, SNAKES IN GUARD. Dewitt, of Columbus Georgia, made the most distinctive Confederate sword patterns. The coiled snakes replacing flowers in guard & the large “CS” in pommel are not seen on all his swords. This example is among 2 or 3 surviving examples w/ these features. 29” Blade w/ unstopped fuller. CONDITION: good-very good overall. Gray cleaned blade w/ pitting, hilt & pommel have mottled mixed mustard colored patina. Grip leather is dry & cracked but sound, twisted brass wire probably replaced. Accompanying scabbard fits well w/ patinaed brass mounts. Leather scabbard body has 2 glued repairs. (02-15406/JS). $7,000-9,000.

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1FINEST KNOWN LEECH & RIGDON, COLUMBUS MISSISSIPPI 1FINEST KNOWN LEECH & RIGDON, COLUMBUS MISSISSIPPI

1FINEST KNOWN LEECH & RIGDON, COLUMBUS MISSISSIPPI

Lot #3054 (Sale Order 55 of 634)

MADE CS SHORT SWORD W/ ORIGINAL SCABBARD & FROG. 24.25" Overall, 18.75" slight wasp waist dbl-edged blade, 2.25" wide, .31" thick. This massive short sword w/ CS letters at opposite ends of guard has been highly reproduced due to its popularity. This example has impeccable surfaces & great original patina. The CS letters are so similar to those on known Leech & Rigdon products, it is fair to assume they made the sword & were among the largest deep South sword manufacturers. The orig. brown leather scabbard w/ sheet iron throat is scarce enough, but the attached letter frog w/ belt loops is almost never seen. If you want the finest example known w/ no peers, this is it. CONDITION: fine-excellent overall, uncleaned and “as found”. The blade retains virtually all of its factory bright finish w/ scattered small forging flaws including a small chip in one cutting edge. Original protective leather washer is complete & intact. Brass hilt & scabbard frog button have fine yellow patina. The scabbard throat retains much of its original bright finish which is rarely seen. Scabbard body is sound retaining most of its original finish w/ scuffing on edges. The reinforced leather tip has opened stitches on both sides & partially detached but is complete w/ crazing & folding at last inch. The original frog retains much of its original black finish w/ crazing & chipping to finish, but is sound & complete. (02-15492/JS). $7,000-9,000.

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RARE AND FINEST EXAMPLE “JEFF DAVIS ARTILLERY” RARE AND FINEST EXAMPLE “JEFF DAVIS ARTILLERY”

RARE AND FINEST EXAMPLE “JEFF DAVIS ARTILLERY”

Lot #3055 (Sale Order 56 of 634)

CONFEDERATE SHORT SWORD. 23 1/2” Overall, 18 1/2” heavy dbl. edged blade w/ central spine. This unique design has cast fish scale grip w/ raised relief rectangular panel: “J D / A” in pommel, separate cast S shaped cast cross guard w/ stippled gutters & filing reminiscent of certain Confederate belt plates. Whoever this unknown early Alabama maker was, they most likely also made belt plates. Jeff Davis Artillery is one of the few artillery regiments chronicled through the war in a recent 385 pg. text, which is included w/ this lot, the elite Jeff Davis Artillery was organized in Selma, Alabama. The unit was immediately transferred to Virginia & took part in most every major battle w/ the Army of Northern Virginia, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and finally the Appomattox Campaign. There are a handful of these swords known, at least one example, none approaching the condition & clarity of markings on this example. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 385 pg. “From Selma to Appomattox: The History of the Jeff Davis Artillery” by Lawrence LaBoda. 1994 Dated letter of authenticity & bill of sale. CONDITION: very good overall, hilt & cross guard have mixed chocolate/mustard patinas. Blade has iron patina w/ old sharpening & file marks. Missing protective leather washer such that cross guard is slightly loose. (02-15790/JS). $7,000-9,000.

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CONFEDERATE STATES MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY CONFEDERATE STATES MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY

CONFEDERATE STATES MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY

Lot #3056 (Sale Order 57 of 634)

SABER BY THOMAS LEECH. Overall length: 43". Blade length: 34 1/4". A fine example of a scarce Confederate cavalry saber produced by Thomas Leech of the Memphis Novelty Works likely in late 1861 or 1862. Blade has a single unstopped fuller & the original leather pad is still intact. The brass hilt is void of ornamentation & the underside of the guard is not contoured. This was an obvious cost & time saving measure. The top of the handguard is stamped on the outside front edge, “MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS”. The sword has a classic Confederate oil cloth grip wrapped w/ brass wire. The iron scabbard has an exposed seam that can be seen throughout its entire length. The drag & the suspension rings are iron but the throat & the ring mounts are brass. During the war, Thomas Leech is known to have produced arms in 3 different locations, but his location in Memphis, TN was his earliest endeavor. At the onset of the war the cotton broker & part time gun dealer formed a partnership to produce arms for the Confederacy. In March of 1862 he formed a partnership w/ Charles Rigdon & founded 2 factories in Columbus, MS. He moved his entire operation to Columbus when northern troops threatened Memphis. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray cleaned finish. The brass hilt has a wonderful, rich mustard patina. The grip shows light wear. The scabbard is in excellent condition showing no dents of damage & enjoys a wonderful early patina. (02-15048/BF). $7,000-9,000.

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RARE AND UNIQUE GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER RARE AND UNIQUE GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER

RARE AND UNIQUE GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER

Lot #3057 (Sale Order 58 of 634)

SWORD WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. This unique pattern has smooth pommel w/ CSA cast & incised reminiscent of Dewitt made officer swords from Columbus, GA where he used “CS”, which was also cast upside down. Sword is accompanied by its original tooled leather scabbard w/ scalloped brass mounts. The lg. guard is reminiscent of Tilton, GA made swords, though decoration here is unique. Often Tilton swords have a brass screw attaching knuckle bow to pommel, this sword has lg. brass pin. 30 1/2" blade also has Tilton, GA style top edge thin edge above fuller. Grip has iron wire wrap which is seen on several Georgia sword makers. The Tilton Sword Factory has been identified as maker on several unique patterns & this could very easily be another. Regardless of maker, this is a fine unique “CSA” marked Confederate officer’s sword, not noted before. CONDITION: very good overall & "as found". Hilt & scabbard mounts retain strong traces of original gold wash in protected areas w/ balance of brass medium mustard patina. Blade retains much of its original polish & luster being overall bright/gray w/ areas of staining & pitting. Point where extended past scabbard is dark w/ pitting. Scabbard body is missing drag & last few inches of leather. Middle mount is loose due to missing pin & ring stud. PROVENANCE: ex-Kevin Hoffman collection. (02-15862/JS). $7,000-9,000.

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FINE CONFEDERATE COOK BROTHER, NEW ORLEANS NAVAL FINE CONFEDERATE COOK BROTHER, NEW ORLEANS NAVAL

FINE CONFEDERATE COOK BROTHER, NEW ORLEANS NAVAL

Lot #3058 (Sale Order 59 of 634)

CUTLASS, ORIGINAL SCABBARD. 25.5” Overall, 20.5” double edged blade w/ central spine retaining much of its original polish & tool marks. Solid brass cast guard stamped “COOK & BROTHER”. The original leather scabbard w/ scalloped brass mounts is rarely found. CONDITION: cutlass overall is fine retaining much original polish on blade, prominent forging flaws, few sm. nicks in cutting edge. Brass hilt has light mustard patina. Scabbard is complete, leather w/ lg. losses of finish. Mounts are very good, missing frog button. (02-15788/JS). $6,000-8,000.

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RARE TILTON GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S RARE TILTON GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S

RARE TILTON GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S

Lot #3059 (Sale Order 60 of 634)

SWORD AND SOLDIER’S LETTER ORDERING TILTON SWORD. 30 1/2" Beefy blade w/ unique squared ricasso & upper solid ridge rarely seen by any other Confederate sword mfg. Other distinctive features: heavy solid guard, blackened grip, screw retained knuckle bow to pommel. There is only one complete marked Tilton sword which is owned by the Virginia Museum of Culture & History. That sword has all the identical features to this one except it has no scabbard. The marked specimen is dated 1861 & maker mark on ricasso: “M.C. & Co / Tilton GA”. Little is known about Martin, Caroll & Company, but Martin was a well known gunsmith & mechanic who delivered pole arms to the state of Georgia & as noted in the letter, he made a strong sword for battle. This is a wonderful unique Confederate pattern. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of research notes & photographs of other Tilton survivors. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is overall gray w/ staining, last few inches are pitted. Hilt & pommel have a smooth unmolested olive/medium mustard patina. Leather grip is complete w/ scuffing retaining much of its black dye, thin single strand brass wire is complete though one strand loose under pommel cap. The accompanying scabbard is not Confederate manufacture but was found w/ the sword. Scabbard has since been restored as it was missing a portion of leather & drag, now present. The pitted area on the last few inches of blade came from where the blade extended unprotected. The accompanying letter is not related to this particular sword, but Lieut. Robert C. Irwin, 7th Georgia infantry asks for his father “to be sure & send me a large sword for this one was too small to go into battle w/ & I sent it home… Go to Herring & Son in Atlanta and ask for one like adjutant Hubbard’s made in Tilton Georgia….”. This letter was written from Manassas Junction, September 21, 1861. Letter is fair w/ portions missing as can be seen in photos. (02-15404/JS). $6,000-8,000.

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RARE “E J  JOHNSTON, MACON, GA” MARKED CONFEDERATE RARE “E J  JOHNSTON, MACON, GA” MARKED CONFEDERATE

RARE “E J JOHNSTON, MACON, GA” MARKED CONFEDERATE

Lot #3060 (Sale Order 61 of 634)

SHORT SWORD & SCABBARD. 24.5" Overall. E J Johnston was among the preeminent Georgia makers & made the highest quality arms. His short sword was copied all over the South & is rarely found, distinct concentric ring cruciform grip, .4" thick, unique 2 fuller 18.75" wasp waist blade, back one being triangular shaped & stopped. Scabbard is original E J Johnston mfg. & we know of only a few examples (most partial), copper sheet mounts turned at edges. CONDITION: very good overall, blade gray w/ staining & pitting, cleaning & polish, hilt has olive/mustard patina. Scabbard still retains thin copper collar though solder loosened, frog button missing. Leather body is sound & still sewn w/ heavy scuffing & large loss of black dyed finish. (02-15792/JS). $6,000-8,000.

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RARE DEWITT CONFEDERATE PRESENTATION SWORD TO RARE DEWITT CONFEDERATE PRESENTATION SWORD TO

RARE DEWITT CONFEDERATE PRESENTATION SWORD TO

Lot #3061 (Sale Order 62 of 634)

CAPT. BEVERLY EVANS, 1ST GEORGIA. Abraham Dewitt of Columbus Georgia made this distinctive branched guard officer’s sword w/ “CS” cast into pommel. Guard is nicely engraved in 3 lines: “PRESENTED TO / CAPT. BEVERLY D. EVANS / BY THE MEN of CO. H. 2ND REGT. GA. STATE TROOPS”. Beverly Daniel Evans was a prominent attorney of Sandersville, Georgia & had long Confederate service originally enlisting March 18, 1861 (before War was declared) as a lieutenant in 1st Georgia Vol. Inf. serving w/ his regiment in Virginia till returning to Georgia early 1862. He was promoted to captain in 13th Georgia State troops in March 1862. On February 16, 1863, Beverly became captain of Co. H, 2nd Georgia State Troops (Gov. Joe Brown’s Georgia State Line). This sword was presented to him about this time. He would remain in this unit through war’s end being promoted Lieut. Col. February 1863 & Col. in September 1864. Col. Evans would command the 2nd Georgia “State Line” regiment during the Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro, Griswoldville, Honey Hill, Savannah & finally Columbus Georgia April 16, 1865, not surrendering till May 1865. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of service records of Capt. Evans & research; copy of letter from Evans, December of 1862 telling authorities he has 30 men & wishes to have commission as captain & copy of another letter from Evans’s wife trying to locate his whereabouts in October 1864. 2000 Dated bill of sale. CONDITION: sword overall is good to very good w/ mixed chocolate/copper patina. 31.5” Blade w/ unstopped fuller showing forging flaws, dark iron patina w/ pitting. Grip leather & double twisted wire wrap appear original though pommel is repeened & wood spacers have been inserted at blade opening of hilt to remove any looseness; sword is tight. The accompanying scabbard is wood lined leather w/ pinned top mounts & replaced drag & poorly fit. (02-15794/JS). $5,000-7,000.

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CONFEDERATE JC WILSON, HOUSTON TEXAS CAVALRY CONFEDERATE JC WILSON, HOUSTON TEXAS CAVALRY

CONFEDERATE JC WILSON, HOUSTON TEXAS CAVALRY

Lot #3062 (Sale Order 63 of 634)

OFFICER'S SABER. Texas sword maker J C Wilson was a large manufacturer, though little is known of his operation other than several mentions in wartime Houston newspapers. There is only one maker marked foot officer's sword known & one unique staff sword. The finish of the brass on the two marked swords is distinctive w/ smooth yellow color seen on this sword & most likely J C Wilson too. Often this slotted guard pattern is mistakenly identified as College Hill. College Hill did make similar hilts, but their blades almost always have distinctive ”penknife” ricasso. This is a unique saber regardless of maker signed “Pinguely” etched on ricasso who, if identified, could solve mystery of maker. 34” Hand forged blade w/ ricasso cut like Thomas, Griswold; etching like College Hill which utilizes top 3/4" of blade leaving cutting edge unetched but no distinct border frame w/ 25” etched panels including a central 5” panel on one side showing harbor w/ lighthouse, fort, and 2 ships; Colombian shield; spread wing eagle w/ head lowered. Pommel cap utilizes brass spanner nut attaching blade instead of peening. Accompanying scabbard is brass mounted steel of unknown origin but does not appear to be Confederate. CONDITION: very good-fine overall. Blade retains most of its orig bright etch & shine. Hilt & pommel have dark smooth mottled olive/dark mustard patina. Leather grip & wire wrap intact w/ scuffing & loss at high areas. Protective washer is replaced. Scabbard is sound, fits poorly due to missing wood shims, brass drag is well executed restoration. (02-15408/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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SCARCE INSCRIBED A. H. DEWITT, COLUMBUS GEORGIA SCARCE INSCRIBED A. H. DEWITT, COLUMBUS GEORGIA

SCARCE INSCRIBED A. H. DEWITT, COLUMBUS GEORGIA

Lot #3063 (Sale Order 64 of 634)

OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a classic branched hilt foot officer’s sword made by A. W. Dewitt, Columbus, Georgia. 30 1/2" Unstopped fuller blade, short distinctive sparse detail pommel, solid knuckle bow not slotted for sword knot, 2 branched guard w/ no decoration. The scabbard also unique to Dewitt made from leather covered wood w/ distinct pinned mounts w/ sm. lightweight ring attachments. The throat has a contemporary partially discernible inscription of unknown officer “H. P. H. / Co. A 3 Regt / M.” There are a couple indiscernible letters before “M” in the last line. Maybe a little research would find HPH in a 3rd Militia. CONDITION: very good overall, all original & complete. Brass mounts, hilt & pommel have all been cleaned, polished & varnished. Twisted wire wrap is missing other than tiny remnants under pommel. Blade is overall gray w/ areas of pitting, uncleaned, showing forging flaws. Two pieces of wood that formed the scabbard are sound, but the leather veneer is scuffed & chipped w/ a lg. open seam on back side between top mounts. An identical example of this sword can be found in the American Museum of the Civil War in Richmond identified to a Virginian. (02-15410/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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SCARCE “COCKED POMMEL” CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. SCARCE “COCKED POMMEL” CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER.

SCARCE “COCKED POMMEL” CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER.

Lot #3064 (Sale Order 65 of 634)

This is a very scarce massive Confederate cavalry saber by an unknown maker which has always been a mystery to collectors, though thought to be made by a sm. manufacturer in Georgia or Tennessee based on a few characteristics noted. The 33" blade has somewhat of a penknife ricasso (College Hill), stopped fuller & a secondary upper ridge (MC & Co, Tilton). Hilt is 6" which is about 1" larger than most other Confederate or Union swords. Tilton swords also have 6" grips. The cocked “high hat” pommel is the most unusual feature by this maker, not seen elsewhere. Another unusual, but not unique, feature is the long narrow quillon about 2" long normally found on officer swords but rarely on sabers other than a couple scarce Georgia & Tennessee makers, EJ Johnston and Sharp & Hamilton. The scabbard for this saber also has unique characteristics not seen on other makers. Scabbard body has braised seam & not lapped over, brass ring mts. (Sharp & Hamilton and Memphis Novelty Works). Throat is a heavy cast brass collar w/ iron flanges (Memphis Novelty Works). The drag is unique in its lg. size, about 4x2 1/4" thin iron blade braised on, I am not aware of other makers w/ this feature. There is an identical example of this sword that belonged to a Natchez Mississippi soldier at the Louisiana Confederate Museum in New Orleans. This is the best example we are aware of privately owned. CONDITION: very good overall, sword is original & complete in every regard other than missing protective leather washer. Blade is gray w/ sharpening. Grip is complete, retaining much original leather polish w/ scuffing, original patinated single strand copper wire wrap. Hilt & pommel have uncleaned olive/brown patina, quillon is bent down. Scabbard is sound w/ mixed mottled patinas. The original throat originally soldered in place is loose & could be reattached by a good conservator/restorer. (02-15369/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD AND BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD AND

BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD AND

Lot #3065 (Sale Order 66 of 634)

SCABBARD. Boyle & Gamble foot officer’s sword made in Richmond, VA w/ 30 1/2” blade w/ single short, unstopped fuller w/ long 6” ricasso only seen on this mfg. Blade is etched in 14” partriotic panels including 1st national flag & lg. “C.S.A.” Accompanied by original top stitched Boyle & Gamble scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray overall w/ partially discernable etch. Hilt has been burnished which was popular in the Victorian era, has gilt like appearance where still varnished & chocolate brown in protected areas. Grip retains original heavy single strand brass wire & about 60% original leather. Accompanying scabbard appears to utilize original Boyle & Gamble components, though top mounts appear too lg. for leather body. Scabbard is good as restored. There is a leather repair several inches above drag. Crack repair below middle mount. Throat has strong traces of original gold wash though the pin attached ring mount is a restoration. Throat has different patina than drag & middle mount. (02-15784/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS

BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS

Lot #3066 (Sale Order 67 of 634)

SWORD MADE FOR MITCHELL & TYLER, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Classic Boyle & Gamble staff, pierced decorated hilt w/ central “CS” below star, tobacco leaf decorated pommel, higher grade grip w/ tighter twisted wire typical for Mitchell & Tyler. 29.5" blade etched w/ patriotic motifs including flags, large “CS”, panoply of arms, & ribbon w/ “VICTORY OR DEATH”. Also etched at ricasso: “Boyle Gamble & Co. / Mfd for / Mitchell & Tyler / Richmond”. Original scabbard is classic top stitched B&G w/ plain brass pinned mounts. CONDITION: very good overall. Sword appears original & complete in every regard w/ well disguised crack or break repair on knuckle bow. Blade is recolored to bring out etch design which is mostly discernible as seen in photos. Original leather grip is superior & complete. Hilt, pommel & scabbard mounts have mixed medium to light mustard patinas. Leather scabbard body is sound, solid & complete w/ scuffing & separated where sewn near drag. (02-15797/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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E J JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD WITH E J JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD WITH

E J JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD WITH

Lot #3067 (Sale Order 68 of 634)

SCABBARD RETAILED IN NEW ORLEANS. This is a unique & unusual sword that appears original & authentic in every regard. Sword & scabbard are classic E. J. Johnston Macon, GA mfg. w/ squared ricasso, polished wood grip & plain pinned scabbard mounts. Stamped on ricasso is the typical “Thomas Griswold” maker’s mark in arch. E J Johnston was making swords a few months before the start of Thomas Griswold in the summer of 1861 in New Orleans. Regardless of why New Orleans marking is on Macon, GA sword- we may never know- but this is a rare, unique survivor. CONDITION: very good overall. 30” Blade overall gray w/ staining & pitting. Marking on ricasso is weak & topline but “NEW ORLEANS” is deep & crisp. Scabbard mounts & hilt has mottled dark chocolate/mustard patinas. Wood grip is sound, slightly loose w/ hand worn patina. Scabbard is heavily restored, scabbard mounts all appear original all though leather scabbard body has been rebuilt around original leather & dyed black. (02-15800/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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RARE HYDE & GOODRICH CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER RARE HYDE & GOODRICH CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER

RARE HYDE & GOODRICH CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER

Lot #3068 (Sale Order 69 of 634)

SWORD. This is a fine example of a rarely seen “HYDE & GOODRICH / NEW ORLEANS” marked foot officer’s sword. Hyde & Goodrich were a well known & respected New Orleans fancy goods dealer for over 50 years previous to the Civil War but sold out to Thomas, Griswold & Co. by July 1861. There are very few Confederate Hyde & Goodrich swords known. This is a classic, New Orleans made sword w/ pin knife style ricasso & multi-piece braised hilt & pommel. The accompanying original scabbard fits sword well w/ lg. casting flaw in top ring mount. There are similar casting flaws present in hilt & pommel not seen w/ Thomas, Griswold later production. CONDITION: sword is very good w/ crisp makers mark, blade is gray overall w/ staining & pitting. Florally decorated hilt & pommel have traces of gold plate in protected areas, undecorated quillon slightly bent down. Grip is fine retaining virtually all original leather & twisted brass wire w/ some high edge scuffing. Scabbard is sound, well fit & probably original to this sword showing tiny traces of gold plate in protected areas. All 3 mounts retain their brass attachment screws. Brass mounts and hilt have matching medium mustard patina. (02-15785/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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THOMAS GRISWOLD CAVALRY OFFICER SABER. THOMAS GRISWOLD CAVALRY OFFICER SABER.

THOMAS GRISWOLD CAVALRY OFFICER SABER.

Lot #3069 (Sale Order 70 of 634)

41” Overall, 35” blade w/ rare variant maker marking in 2 straight lines “THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO. / NEW ORLEANS”. This marking is absolutely original & is seen on few other examples. Typical configuration w/ clam shell decorated quillon & split cast pommel, brass scabbard. CONDITION: very good as restored. Blade is overall gray w/ old sharpening, light pitting. Hilt has mostly chocolate brown patina. Grip is rewrapped, restored protective leather washer. Original brass Griswald scabbard has restored brass drag w/ incorrect profile. Throat has been restored & discolored scabbard body where top straightened & throat added. (02-15803/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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RARE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA DRAGOON OFFICER’S RARE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA DRAGOON OFFICER’S

RARE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA DRAGOON OFFICER’S

Lot #3070 (Sale Order 71 of 634)

SABER. Sword has solid brass scabbard beautifully engraved w/ 4 1/2" panoply of arms w/ central Palmetto tree for South Carolina. “A. W. Spies” agent marked quill back blade etched w/ patriotic panels including Indians, large eagle, crossed arrows & panoply of arms. Guard is Ames pattern 1833 w/ inspection “WS” on quillon, dyed shark skin grip w/ finely twisted wire wrap. Southern prewar militia swords are all very rare & dragon officer’s are even rarer. CONDITION: very good overall, hilt has old burnished finish w/ lacquer, 32 1/4" blade is gray overall w/ well discerned etched panels. (02-15860/JS). $7,500-9,000.

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FINE COURTNEY & TENNENT BLOCKADE RUN CONFEDERATE FINE COURTNEY & TENNENT BLOCKADE RUN CONFEDERATE

FINE COURTNEY & TENNENT BLOCKADE RUN CONFEDERATE

Lot #3071 (Sale Order 72 of 634)

NAVAL CUTLASS WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. Imported by Courtney & Tennent of Charleston, South Carolina. Made by Mole in England. 20" Blade. 25" Overall w/ scabbard. Blade marked "COURTNEY AND TENNENT / CHARLESTON, SC". CONDITION: blade is cleaned bright, staining, light pitting, “Courtney & Tennent” marking is crisp. Compressed leather grip has diamond point wear, minor chipping. Brass hilt & scabbard mounts have matching cleaned medium mustard patina. Leather scabbard body is sound & solid retaining most of its original finish w/ scuffing. (02-15470/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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RARE THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO, NEW ORLEANS RARE THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO, NEW ORLEANS

RARE THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO, NEW ORLEANS

Lot #3072 (Sale Order 73 of 634)

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 26.5” Overall, 21” wasp waist double edged blade, scarcest of marked Confederate naval cutlasses, "THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO / NEW ORLEANS" stamped on ricasso. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade cleaned, gray overall w/ pitting & old sharpening, brass hilt has dark mustard patina, slight bend at quillon where construction shows 2 piece braise so typical of New Orleans sword manufacture. (02-15789/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY SABER. MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY SABER.

MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY SABER.

Lot #3073 (Sale Order 74 of 634)

“MEMPHIS / NOVELTY WKS / THOS LEECH & CO” is the maker's mark found on top of guard on scarce maker marked Confederate cavalry saber. 34 1/2" blade w/ unstopped fuller. CONDITION: good-very good as restored. Blade is cleaned, overall gray/bright w/ pitting. Grip is rewrapped. There are 2 braised repairs to branches of hilt. Brass mounted scabbard is total restoration. (02-15409/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA MADE CONFEDERATE NAVAL FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA MADE CONFEDERATE NAVAL

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA MADE CONFEDERATE NAVAL

Lot #3074 (Sale Order 75 of 634)

CUTLASS. Classic Confederate Naval cutlass w/ "CSN" & fluted anchor cast in pommel. These cutlasses are known to have been made in Fredericksburg, Virginia at Catherine’s Furnace by Charles Wellford & delivered to Richmond as early as mid-1861 to individual Confederate vessels. 26-1/4" Overall w/ 20-7/8" dbl. edged blade. Cutlass is accompanied by well fit model 1840 US naval cutlass scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is cleaned to bright showing typical forging flaws, pitted areas, small nicks to one cutting edge. Brass hilt cleaned, light to medium mustard patina. Scabbard is sound, w/ redyed areas where scuffed, burnished brass mounts & fits cutlass very well. (02-15434/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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FINE CONFEDERATE CS & STAR SHORT SWORD. FINE CONFEDERATE CS & STAR SHORT SWORD.

FINE CONFEDERATE CS & STAR SHORT SWORD.

Lot #3075 (Sale Order 76 of 634)

Classic Confederate short sword w/ impeccable patina to hollow cast brass hilt w/ star in pommel & "CS" on cross guard. 18 5/8" Wasp waist blade w/ central unstopped fullers, original Confederate leather body missing throat. This is a beautiful example of one of the most popular Confederate swords in fine original condition. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is overall gray w/ scattered staining & pitting, retaining areas of original luster. Brass hilt has medium mustard patina. Original scabbard is missing throat & has modern sewn reinforcing leather tip. Scabbard retains most of its original black finish, scuffed & chipped on edges, stitching intact. (02-15435/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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CONFEDERATE “WOOD SCABBARD” CAVALRY SABER. CONFEDERATE “WOOD SCABBARD” CAVALRY SABER.

CONFEDERATE “WOOD SCABBARD” CAVALRY SABER.

Lot #3076 (Sale Order 77 of 634)

42" Overall, 36" blade w/ unstopped fuller. This sword is probably a product of Atlanta Saber Manufactory operated by Hammond Marshall & Co. This Atlanta firm was known to have made wood scabbards w/ “burned sheet iron” mounts that were rejected by Confederate government & these mounts fit that description. Each mount has a cast brass sword ring mount distinctive to this maker, single iron wire wrap, short brass ferrule & short stubby pommel cap. CONDITION: good overall, blade was broken & has professional weld repair about 9" from tip. Sword is rewrapped. Sword fits scabbard well which is missing tip of drag & the inserted throat of top mount. Wood scabbard body is scuffed but sound w/ few loose pins, remnants of old label, w/ partially discerned number probably from union trophy display which may account for the commemorative “C.S.A.” stamped on bottom of guard. (02-15802/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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DUFILHO NEW ORLEANS MARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT DUFILHO NEW ORLEANS MARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT

DUFILHO NEW ORLEANS MARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT

Lot #3077 (Sale Order 78 of 634)

OFFICER SWORD. Confederate copy of Model 1850 foot officer’s sword w/ florally decorated hilt. Included is probable original scabbard w/ decorated ring mounts. 30” Wide unstopped fullered blade stamped vertically “DUFILHO / N. ORLEANS”. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade buffed & polished, mostly smooth gray/blue patina w/ staining & pitting near tip. Hilt & scabbard mounts have mixed dark mustard/chocolate patinas. Grip retains about 80% leather & wire wrap. Scabbard has bottom half, including drag, restored. There is spattered white paint found on hilt & middle scabbard mount. Original portion of leather body is dry w/ cracked flaking surface. (02-15799/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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RARE ATLANTA MADE CAVALRY SABER. RARE ATLANTA MADE CAVALRY SABER.

RARE ATLANTA MADE CAVALRY SABER.

Lot #3078 (Sale Order 79 of 634)

40” Overall, 35” almost straight heavy unstopped fuller blade. This is a much heavier sword than normally seen attributed to Hammond Marshall of the Atlanta Saber Manufactory but retains the same hilt style, brass ferrule & short pommel cap. Instead of the commonly encountered wood scabbard, this scabbard is lap seamed sheet iron w/ cast brass ring mounts, throat & drag. Ring mounts & drag are beveled like those seen on Nashville Plow Works marked sabers. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1978 letter from Cecil Anderson stating his opinion that this saber is a product of the Atlanta Saber Manufactory. 2000 Dated bill of sale. CONDITION: very good overall, sword appears original & complete though throat possibly is restored. Guard has branches & quillon bent up. Carved wood grip has hand worn patina & lg. longitudinal crack. Twisted wire wrap is loose & probably restored. Blade has dark iron patina w/ pitting. Scabbard is sound, well fit, w/ iron patina & pitting. Scabbard mounts have dark olive/chocolate patina. Hilt has chocolate brown patina in protected areas w/ balance medium mustard. (02-15798/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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VERY RARE VERY RARE

VERY RARE "HAYDEN & WHILDEN, CHARLESTON”, SOUTH

Lot #3079 (Sale Order 80 of 634)

CAROLINA CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SABER. This rarely seen Confederate artillery officer’s saber w/ curved 31” blade stamped on ricasso by retailer "HAYDEN & WHILDEN, CHARLESTON". Sword was made by Thomas, Griswold & Co. in New Orleans w/ their distinct solid brass scabbard. CONDITION: good overall, all original w/ exception of restored grip, protective washer & drag. Brass hilt & scabbard have mixed dark chocolate patinas. Blade has been cleaned w/ pitting polished out & recolored, agent mark mostly discernible though Charleston is weak. Scabbard is sound w/ scattered dents and dings, punched square hole about mid length on one side. (02-15796/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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RESTORED E.J. JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD RESTORED E.J. JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD

RESTORED E.J. JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD

Lot #3080 (Sale Order 81 of 634)

30" Forged blade w/ fanciful etching not by EJ Johnson, 20" panels include script “CS”, cannon bbls., & flags, along w/ floral & geometric design. CONDITION: very good as restored. Blade is mostly bright w/ sharpening, polished out pitting. Original EJ Johnston foot officer’s hilt & pommel have mixed patinas, possibly from two different swords. Restored carved wood grip & wire wrap are intact. The accompanying scabbard has an original Civil War era leather body in poor condition missing most of its finish & dyed black, the sword mounts are modern restorations. (02-15403/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS.

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS.

Lot #3081 (Sale Order 82 of 634)

26" Overall, 21" dbl. edged blade, solid cast fish scale grip w/ thin rolled edge sheet brass guard. Excavated examples of this cutlass are known from Selma, Alabama & may be products of Selma arsenal or when Leech & Rigdon had short span operating in Selma after fall of Columbus, Mississippi arsenal. Regardless of who made these cutlasses, they are found in several configurations, always in the deep South. CONDITION: good overall, blade has iron patina w/ pitting & nicks in cutting edge. Guard is missing quillon which is broken off, rest of hilt has a relatively smooth mixed mustard patina. (02-15791/JS). $1,500-2,500.

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AMES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD FROM AMES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD FROM

AMES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD FROM

Lot #3082 (Sale Order 83 of 634)

MILLEDGEVILLE GEORGIA ESTATE OF GEORGIA CONFEDERATE TREASURER JOHN JONES. This sword was found in the attic of Williams/Jones/Ferguson/Lewis House known as “the Homestead”, 240 West Washington Street, Milledgeville, GA. Another sword w/ it was an officer’s sword made in Tilton, GA. According to the accompanying notarized letter, the roof burned in 1903 causing the fire damage to swords where grip burned off. This sword has heavy black residue on the hilt & pommel. The “U” originally cast in hilt was removed & based on rounded impressions, a “C” had been soldered in. Solder can still be seen where the “C” fell out during fire. Regardless, this is an interesting restored relic sword. John “Honest Jack” Jones (1814-1893) saw service in the Mexican War as Col. of the First Georgia Volunteers. He was treasurer of the state of GA for 14 years & former mayor of Milledgeville. He died from a fall from an upstairs window of the house where swords were found. He was also a Capt. in the Governors “Horse Guards” GA Militia. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of notarized letter of provenance & sm. file of research. CONDITION: good to very good overall as restored, blade has been polished & buffed, removing pitting but etched panels are still visible along w/ maker’s mark. Sword was professionally restored utilizing original shark skin grip from another Civil War sword & brass mounted iron scabbard added for display. (02-15795/JS). $1,000-2,000.

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CONFEDERATE GEORGIA MADE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD. CONFEDERATE GEORGIA MADE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD.

CONFEDERATE GEORGIA MADE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD.

Lot #3083 (Sale Order 84 of 634)

23 1/2" Overall, 18" slightly wasp waist dbl. edged blade. This particular pattern w/ concentric rings is often thought to have been made by W. J. McElroy of Macon, Georgia due to their similarity in hilt design to products of E. J. Johnston also of Macon, Georgia. There are no maker marked specimens known. CONDITION: good to very good overall, blade shows forging flaws w/ one lg. longitudinal flaw filled w/ lead which is unique to Confederate manufacture. Blade is heavily sharpened. Grip has mixed olive/mustard patina. (02-15793/JS). $1,000-2,000.

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FINE IMPORT CAVALRY SABER FROM CHARLESTON FINE IMPORT CAVALRY SABER FROM CHARLESTON

FINE IMPORT CAVALRY SABER FROM CHARLESTON

Lot #3084 (Sale Order 85 of 634)

CONFEDERATE MUSEUM. Honest “as found” example of a German imported heavy cavalry saber, “E.H” in oval cartouche on ricasso. Scratched on bottom of guard “A. H. 14”. Iron scabbard retained by 2 pins in throat. CONDITION good to very good overall, 35" Blade is gray w/ staining & light pitting. Scabbard is well fit w/ scattered sm. dings & dents. Traces of old gold paint on hilt & scabbard. PROVENANCE: Charleston UDC Museum. (02-14805/JS). $600-800.

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CIVIL WAR PERIOD DOG RIVER TYPE CAVALRY SABER. CIVIL WAR PERIOD DOG RIVER TYPE CAVALRY SABER.

CIVIL WAR PERIOD DOG RIVER TYPE CAVALRY SABER.

Lot #3085 (Sale Order 86 of 634)

Overall length: 43". Blade length: 35 1/2". Plain blade w/ a single, shallow, unstopped fuller. Lg. leather washer. Brass hilt of classic form w/ guard, knuckle bow & 2 branch hilt. Standard pommel. Iron, single strand wire wrapped, leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ heavy lapped seam near the lower edge. Scabbard has a brass throat & suspension loops w/ iron suspension rings & lg. iron drag. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray mottled patina. Hilt is quite tight & undamaged. Leather is 85% intact & wire is complete. Scabbard has a dark oxidized patina but shows no notable damage. (02-15935/BF). $3,500-4,500.

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EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION TIFFANY EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION TIFFANY

EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION TIFFANY

Lot #3086 (Sale Order 87 of 634)

CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, CAPT. CHARLES, US COLORED CAVALRY. This beautiful cavalry saber has a 35" nearly mint blade w/ bright frosted panels etched “TIFFANY & CO. N.Y.” on ricasso above Collin’s blade maker stamp. Gold plated hilt has raised relief eagle on quillon, raised relief oakleaf decorated pommel, chased incised design on branches. Knuckle bow is engraved in script “Presented to Capt. Charles W. Dey by Co. “A” U.S.C. Cavalry”. Scabbard has a high relief decorated gilt mounts en suite to hilt design. Charles W. Dey from Medina, NY, entered service September 2, 1861 in the 3rd New York cavalry as a 21 year old private, he was promoted to Cpl. & Sgt., severely wounded March 4, 1863 at Swan Quarter, North Carolina. While recuperating he was commissioned as captain in newly organized Co. A 1st US Colored Cavalry, December 13, 1863 at Camp Hamilton, VA. Unit saw service in the department of Virginia & North Carolina being stationed at Fort Monroe & Williamsburg till May 1864. Now part of Butler’s Army south of the James River, they saw service against Petersburg & Richmond, capture of Bermuda hundred & City Point, Swift Creek, Fort Darling, Drewry’s Bluff, Baylor’s Farm, siege of Petersburg, Deep Bottom, ordered back to Fortress Monroe in August, duty at Newport News & Portsmouth, VA till May 1865. In June, the 1st was sent to Texas for duty in the Rio Grande Valley where they would serve till mustered out February 1866 in Brazos Santiago, TX as was Captain Dey. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers & 48 Enlisted men killed & mortally wounded; & 2 Officers & 177 Enlisted men by disease. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of Charles Day service records. CONDITION: very fine to excellent overall, blade retains virtually all its original polish & luster on etched patriotic panels, shark skin grip is complete w/ gilded twisted wire w/ wear at high areas. Hilt & scabbard mounts retain much of their original gold wash w/ balance chocolate brown patina. Steel scabbard body is cleaned bright w/ light staining & pinprick pitting. (02-15858/JS). $7,500-9,000.

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IDENTIFIED M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL OFFICER’S IDENTIFIED M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL OFFICER’S

IDENTIFIED M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL OFFICER’S

Lot #3087 (Sale Order 88 of 634)

SWORD. Overall length: 36 1/2". Blade length: 30 1/4". Blade is etched over 2/3 of its length w/ various foliate motifs including a panel that reads, “U.S. Medical Staff”. Solid brass gilded hilt features an eagle in oval on the front of the grip. The rear grip panel is engraved “Alan. Cameron Livingstone 1861.”. The front languet has “MS” over 13 stars. The rear languet is engraved, “WS LIVINGSTONE 1877”. William Livingston was the son of Alan C. Livingston who died childless. William’s sister married Frank Platt, an important lawyer educated at Yale College. Also on the rear languet appears the name, “LIVINGSTONE PLATT 1907”. Livingston Platt was the son of Caroline & Frank Platt & inherited the sword. This fine sword features a gilded brass scabbard w/ embellished mounts. Alan Cameron Livingston a surgeon of the 110th New York Infantry. The record shows that he enlisted on 7/29/1862 & was discharged 1/15/1864. The 110th New York initially served in the Defense of Baltimore then was deployed to New Orleans, Louisiana. They saw hard service in Port Hudson, Bayou Plaquemine & Baton Rouge. It is apparent that this sword remained in the Livingston family from its initial use during the Civil War through the Indian War w/ another surgeon of the family & possibly even to WWI w/ still another surgeon from the Livingston family. A medical sword w/ a more long & honored service would be difficult to find. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: provenance about Alan Livingston & his heirs. CONDITION: blade has a pleasing gray finish w/ minor mottled discoloration toward the tip. Hilt retains 50% of original gilding. Scabbard is undamaged & retains 60% original gilding. (02-15865/BF). $3,500-4,500.

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PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA STAFF PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA STAFF

PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA STAFF

Lot #3088 (Sale Order 89 of 634)

AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD. 31" Blade marked “HOLLAND & CO. / HARTFORD / CONN / 1862”. Oversized hilt w/ floral decoration between 3 branches, extra incised design on counterguard & pommel. Spiral silvered repoussied grip w/ triple wire wrap. Shark skin scabbard, fancy gilded brass mounts are fully engraved on both sides w/ applied relief PA State seal on middle mount & applied panoply of arms on throat. Even the sword rings are special being twisted, gilded brass. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is polished bright w/ fully discernable 23” etched patriotic panels. Hilt & scabbard mounts retain strong gold plated, especially in protected areas w/ balance medium mustard patina. Grip & wrap are very good retaining most of its silver wash. Scabbard is sound w/ minor shipping to shark skin body. (02-15859/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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EARLY US MILITIA HIGH RANKING MOUNTED INFANTRY EARLY US MILITIA HIGH RANKING MOUNTED INFANTRY

EARLY US MILITIA HIGH RANKING MOUNTED INFANTRY

Lot #3089 (Sale Order 90 of 634)

OFFICERS SABER. Overall length: 36". Blade length: 30". Single fullered, curved blade w/ heavy, fire blue & gold decoration over the first half of the blade. Patriotic etching includes a Federal shield, Liberty cap on pole, lances, cannon bbls. & more. All of this, plus various foliate etching is highlighted w/ gold. Heavy, silver plated brass hilt features an eagle head pommel w/ stylized, embellished knuckle bow. The crossguard is stamped on the underside, “F.W. WIDMANN PHILADA”. The quillon is formed by a stylized scallop shell & the languets each have a fully articulated Federal eagle w/ shield on its chest. The ferrule above the languets is decorated throughout w/ what appears to be a grape vine. The certifiably antique ivory grip is carved w/ 1 wide & 1 narrow horizontal band w/ a lg. 1 1/4" diagonally striped band in the center. The silver plated brass scabbard on this sword is truly a marvel to behold. There are 2 engraved raised wing American eagles measuring over 5" each in height on the face of the scabbard. Each eagle sports a Federal shield on their chest & an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” ribbon held in their beak. The bottom third of the scabbard is covered w/ stars & giant oak leaves & acorns. Each suspension band of the scabbard has a similar grape vine motif as seen on the grip ferrule. A truly impactful & massive saber. CONDITION: blade retains nearly all of its blue & gilt decoration. The balance of the blade shows traces of original factory polish. The hilt retains approx. 80% silver plating. Grip shows only minor age cracks w/ no losses. Scabbard retains areas of silver plating. The engraved decoration remains as spectacular as it was the day this exceptional scabbard was made. (02-15412/BF). $3,000-4,000.

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EXTRAORDINARY EARLY US HIGH RANKING MILITIA EXTRAORDINARY EARLY US HIGH RANKING MILITIA

EXTRAORDINARY EARLY US HIGH RANKING MILITIA

Lot #3090 (Sale Order 91 of 634)

OFFICERS SWORD. Overall length: 39". Blade length: 31". Single fullered blade has brilliant fire blue & gilt decoration w/ alternating frosted panels on the first half of the blade. The remaining blade has a bright, nearly factory polish finish. Gold highlighted etching includes military & foliate motifs. Gilded brass hilt w/ well executed chain knuckle bow. A spectacular, nearly 5", spread winged, gold eagle forms the guard for this sword. The backstrap & integral pommel are topped w/ a well articulated lg. American eagle w/ Federal shield on its chest. The grip is particularly well carved, certifiably antique ivory showing 6 horizontal carved bands mixed w/ central crosshatching. The scabbard has an exceptionally heavy gold plated finish w/ beautifully articulated engraving on the front of the scabbard. The engraving includes an American eagle perched on a Federal shield & many exuberant sprays of oak leaves & feathers. There is an added gold star, possibly denoting the wearer’s rank as General, attached to the scabbard nearly 2" below the throat. The drag of the scabbard is embellished w/ oak leaf engraving. This is one of the finer quality, early, high ranking militia officer’s swords we have encountered & the only example of this hilt form. CONDITION: blade shows only the slightest wear to the blued finish w/ a few scattered areas of very light oxidation. Original gilding on the hilt is approx. 99%. Grip has only the most minor flakes around the edge of the backstrap. Scabbard likewise, has nearly 99% gilding intact. There are a few scattered, minute dents in the scabbard. (02-15371/BF). $2,500-3,500.

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SCARCE “UNITED STATES” “LIBERTE” SABER WITH SCARCE “UNITED STATES” “LIBERTE” SABER WITH

SCARCE “UNITED STATES” “LIBERTE” SABER WITH

Lot #3091 (Sale Order 92 of 634)

SCABBARD. Overall length: 37". Blade length: 31 1/2". The single fullered French mfg. blade has blue & gold decoration over the first third of the blade. 1 Side has a sm. spray of arms w/ swag below surrounding the central motif that includes 16 stars encircling the words, “UNITED STATES”. The other side has a similar spray of arms w/ swag below surrounding the word, “LIBERTE”. Solid brass briquet style hilt. Brass mounted leather scabbard. The fact that there are 16 stars enclosing the words, “UNITED STATES” indicates the sword was made between 1796 when Tennessee was admitted to the Union & 1803 when Ohio became a state. CONDITION: blade has a mottled gray patina. Blue & gold decoration is about 60% intact. Engraving is sharp & easily legible. Hilt has a rich dark mustard patina as do the mounts on the scabbard. Leather is a bit stiff but quite solid w/ most of the stitching remaining. (02-15864/BF). $2,000-2,500.

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VERY FINE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR US NAVAL VERY FINE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR US NAVAL

VERY FINE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR US NAVAL

Lot #3092 (Sale Order 93 of 634)

OFFICER’S SWORD & SWORD BELT. This is a beautiful classic model 1852 Naval officer’s sword inscribed on throat “A. J. HOUGH / USN / Presented by his friends”. 28” Blade retains most of its original luster w/ higher grade naval etched patriotic panels. Patent leather sword belt retains both original hangers & high grade gilded 2 piece buckle w/ eagle surrounded by 13 stars. Andrew J. Hough (1828-1864) USN, assistant engineer, carpenter, entered Navy in 1861, USS Lancaster, died in service from tuberculosis, tombstone at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth New Hampshire reads “Andrew J. Hough / USN / Died Sept. 2, 1864 / 36 Years”. CONDITION: fine overall. Sword hilt, scabbard mounts, & belt plate retain much of their original gold plate. Blade is mostly bright, light areas of staining. Leather scabbard body & leather sword belt & hangers all retain most of their original black polish w/ light scuffing & light cracking. Overall superior condition for Civil War swords & sword belts. Gold bullion sword knot is complete & good-very good. (02-15433/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE SABER. FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE SABER.

FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE SABER.

Lot #3093 (Sale Order 94 of 634)

Overall length: 39 3/4". Blade length: 34 3/4". The fine early blade has etching over 1/3 of its length that reads, “AMERICAN (American eagle) LIGHT. HORSE”. The spine of the blade reads, “WILHELM M. TESCHE. PETERS. SOHN. IN. SOLINGEN. FECITE”. Solid brass hilt featuring a 6 slot brass guard & knuckle bow. The grip is quite solid but shows wear attesting to its use in America’s formative years. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark gray patina w/ scattered old mottling & oxidation. Grip has a rich mellow patina. Guard has a slightly darker patina. (02-15863/BF). $1,500-2,000.

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M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS SWORD & M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS SWORD &

M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS SWORD &

Lot #3094 (Sale Order 95 of 634)

SCABBARD. Overall length: 38 1/2". Blade length: 31 3/4". Blade is etched over 2/3 of its length w/ various patriotic & foliate motifs including a panel that reads, “Medical Staff”. Gilded brass hilt w/ eagle in oval on 1 side of the grip. Front languet features an “MS” over 13 stars. Rear oval & languet are plain. Pineapple finial. Scabbard has gilded brass mounts on a browned steel scabbard. Mounts are heavily embellished w/ decorative motifs. CONDITION: blade has a pleasing medium gray finish w/ some cleaned pitting near the tip. Hilt retains only traces of original gilding. Scabbard mounts also retain only a trace of original gilding. Browned finish remains strong & bright. (02-15888/BF). $1,200-1,500.

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US M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS. US M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS.

US M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS.

Lot #3095 (Sale Order 96 of 634)

Overall length: 33". Blade length: 26". Single fullered blade marked at the ricasso, “U.S.N. / D.R / 1862” on 1 side & the other side is marked, “Made by AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS”. Brass cup hilt guard marked on the front, “22M / 599”. Leather wrapped grip. Leather scabbard w/ brass frog stud & copper rivet construction. CONDITION: light gray slightly mottled blade. Hilt has a few shallow dents. Grip is 98% complete. Scabbard is quite solid. (02-15340/BF). $700-1,000.

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M1840 IRON HILTED CAVALRY SABER BY TIFFANY M1840 IRON HILTED CAVALRY SABER BY TIFFANY

M1840 IRON HILTED CAVALRY SABER BY TIFFANY

Lot #3096 (Sale Order 97 of 634)

OF NEW YORK. Overall length: 44". Blade length: 35 1/2". Blade features a lg. wide fuller w/ a smaller fuller at the spine. Blade is stamped at the ricasso, “P.D.L” on 1 side & “TIFFANY & CO NEW-YORK” on the other. Heavy iron guard w/ 2 branches & a knuckle bow. Hilt is plain & follows the regulations for an M1840. Wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray somewhat mottled patina. The hilt has a dark gray, lightly mottled patina. Leather is dry & 90% complete. Wire is 100%. Scabbard also shares a dark mottled patina but has no notable dents or dings. (02-15508/BF). $600-900.

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MASSIVE AND WELL KNOWN HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE MASSIVE AND WELL KNOWN HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE

MASSIVE AND WELL KNOWN HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE

Lot #3097 (Sale Order 98 of 634)

D-GUARD BOWIE EX-FLAYDERMAN COLLECTION. 24" Overall, 18.5" double edged wasp waist spear point blade. Not only is this knife pictured & described in Norm Flayderman’s exemplary text “The Bowie Knife”; it is also pictured in 1961 Life magazine article in full color page on the wall behind Mr. Flayderman flanked by the best Civil War regalia from his collection. There are a handful of extremely fine condition Confederate D-guard bowies in their original sheaths that most collectors covet & know location in published texts by heart. This is one of those few truly iconic examples w/ few peers. Heavy iron tapering 2” “D-guard”, striped tiger maple grip w/ pewter ferrule & flat rnd. copper pommel cap, unique sheet tinned iron sheath w/ a leather veneer cover bound by riveted tinned iron sheet strips, 2 large riveted iron carrying rings, bulbous flat lobe drag. Exemplary skill in craftsmanship is rarely seen in every aspect of manufacture of any Confederate knife, this example has it all. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: "Life" magazine from 1961 and tags from a James D. Julia auction. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade is gray/bright w/ areas of light pitting, sharpening, guard & sheath have smooth iron patina, grip has hand worn patina, leather veneer is mostly missing on one side of sheath but mostly intact on the other, leather remains dry, scuffed & stained. Regardless, this is a superior condition Confederate knife. (02-15520/JS). $8,000-12,000.

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RARE WJ MCELROY BOWIE KNIFE. RARE WJ MCELROY BOWIE KNIFE.

RARE WJ MCELROY BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3098 (Sale Order 99 of 634)

16" Overall, 11" dbl. edged dagger point blade, “W.J. McELROY / MACON Ga” stamped on ricasso. This is 1 of only 3 documented examples of this rare bowie w/ 3 1/2" cast brass crossguard & pommel. CONDITION: fair-good overall, knife has seen lots of use & blade has seen continued sharpening to a smaller profile than its original about 12" blade. About 2" of point of this blade has been professionally restored. Brass has a mottled medium mustard patina, bulbous wood grip is different from the spiral grips seen on other 2 examples, but the wood is old w/ hand worn patina & appears original to use. (02-15407/JS). $6,000-7,000.

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CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE

CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE

Lot #3099 (Sale Order 100 of 634)

WITH SHEATH. Louis Froelich at his “Confederate States Armory” in Kenansville, NC made a variety of bowie knives, w/ this being one of the scarcest examples. This variation shown on pg. 85 of “Confederate Bowie Knives” has central spine & pinned slab grips w/ narrow tapered guard. Few of these specimens are known & these are much heavier than the standard examples encountered. 21" overall, 16" dbl. edged blade, .32" thick. Complete w/ Kenansville leather sheath w/ tin throat & partial belt loop. CONDITION: very good overall. Mostly smooth, iron patina. Several nicks in cutting edge have professional, well disguised welded repairs. Grips have a hand worn patina w/ one long hairline on one side. Sheath worn through & missing about 1/2" at tip. Throat unsoldered w/ approx. 2" of belt loop still attached. (02-15861/JS). $6,000-8,000.

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FINE GEORGIA ARMORY CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE WITH FINE GEORGIA ARMORY CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE WITH

FINE GEORGIA ARMORY CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE WITH

Lot #3100 (Sale Order 101 of 634)

ORIGINAL SHEATH. 23 1/2" Overall, 18 1/4" clip point blade. Original leather scabbard w/ tin throat w/ attached partial belt loop. Georgia Armory bowie knives were made by a variety of contractors w/ fairly exacting dimensions & characteristics. This contractor used a bulbous flat grip. All Georgia Armory bowies had Japanned iron guards & this example still has strong traces. The grip is carved w/ the initials of the soldier who carried it: “WMP”. This is not typically the scabbard seen by this maker, but it definitely appears to be original to this knife during its time of use. CONDITION: very good, fine overall. Blade is gray w/ visible forging flaws & many sm. nicks in the cutting edge. 1 1/2" Tinned sheath retains riveted belt loop, which only half of remains with glued repair. The original Confederate sheath is most likely made by the CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY at Kenansville, NC. (02-15581/JS). $4,000-6,000.

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INCREDIBLE “PISTOL GRIP” CONFEDERATE CLOSED GUARD INCREDIBLE “PISTOL GRIP” CONFEDERATE CLOSED GUARD

INCREDIBLE “PISTOL GRIP” CONFEDERATE CLOSED GUARD

Lot #3101 (Sale Order 102 of 634)

BOWIE KNIFE. 16 1/2" Overall, 11 1/4" blade, 1 3/4" wide, 4" clip. This is an incredible form of which 2 examples are known, but this one has survived in beautiful, unmolested condition. The maker of this knife understood cutlery, wood work, leather craft & tin smithing; all elements are so well done. CONDITION: fine overall, blade is gray still showing original tool marks w/ staining & light pitting. Grip is sound w/ hand worn patina. Guard has smooth iron patina. Scabbard is very fine, retaining most of its original brown finish w/ heavily patinated pewter rivets & 5" sewn belt loop. (02-15552/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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INCREDIBLE, MASSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. INCREDIBLE, MASSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

INCREDIBLE, MASSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3102 (Sale Order 103 of 634)

A master cutler made this incredible 21" hollow ground, spear point bowie w/ tin mounted tool scabbard. This knife is pictured & described on pg. 416-417 of “The Antique Bowie Knife Book”, 1990. PROVENANCE: ex Bill Adams collection. CONDITION: very fine overall. 4” rnd. edge cross guard slightly loose to probably loss of protective washer. Turned wood grip w/ bulbous pommel has a long hairline crack. Sheath is matching very fine condition, retaining most of its original brown polish w/ minor scuffing. Tinned mounts are sound w/ patina & denting. Belt loop is supple & complete. (02-15572/JS). $4,000-5,000.

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NEW ORLEANS PUSH DAGGER WITH SHEATH. NEW ORLEANS PUSH DAGGER WITH SHEATH.

NEW ORLEANS PUSH DAGGER WITH SHEATH.

Lot #3103 (Sale Order 104 of 634)

New Orleans attributed push dagger, checkered ebony grip, German silver escutcheon at tang. 7" overall, 4" double edged dagger blade on tapered round shank. German silver mounted leather sheath w/ German silver belt loop. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade still has areas of original finish w/ heavy staining & pitting overall. Sheath is very good to fine & complete, most often missing. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 138 “Accouterments V” by James R Johnston. (02-15871/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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EXCEPTIONAL ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIFE. EXCEPTIONAL ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIFE.

EXCEPTIONAL ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3104 (Sale Order 105 of 634)

13 1/4" Overall, 8 1/2" dbl. edged spear point blade etched in lg. decorated panel “SELF DEFENDER”. Maker marked on ricasso “J. WALTERS & CO / BEST STEEL” along w/ VR cipher & crown. Stag grip w/ German silver cross guard, fluted dome pommel cap. Gold decorated, red veneered scabbard w/ German silver mounts w/ steel frog button & attached chamois frog. You might find a Sheffield bowie as nice as this one; but you will never find a better one as this knife is about pristine. CONDITION: extremely fine in every detail w/ minor cosmetic defects. (02-15616/JS). $3,000-5,000.

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CONFEDERATE COOK AND BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE. CONFEDERATE COOK AND BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

CONFEDERATE COOK AND BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3105 (Sale Order 106 of 634)

16 1/2" Overall, 12" clip point blade w/ “S” shaped brass crossguard. Rarely seen is this knife configured as a fighting knife. Standard configuration of the bowie bayonets made by the same firm w/ rosewood grip, but has been altered w/ the unfinished muzzle rings removed & sheet brass pommel cap. This knife is pictured on pg. 205 “Accoutrements IV” by James R. Johnston. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade is overall gray/bright w/ areas of original polish & luster, scattered staining & light pitting. Crossguard shows brazed back swept quillon of crossguard where muzzle ring was removed. Sheath is equally fine, retaining much of its original black finish w/ scuffing, missing belt loop as most are. (02-15873/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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VERY FINE CONFEDERATE BOWIE BAYONET, COOK AND VERY FINE CONFEDERATE BOWIE BAYONET, COOK AND

VERY FINE CONFEDERATE BOWIE BAYONET, COOK AND

Lot #3106 (Sale Order 107 of 634)

BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS. 17 1/2" Overall, 12 1/2" clip point hollow ground blade. Much has been written about these knives w/ unfinished brass muzzle rings originally ordered by Confederate General Charles Dahlgren, the brother of Union admiral John Dahlgren who designed the “Dahlgren Bowie Bayonet”. This is among the finest examples of this knife w/ bright polished blade & complete scabbard w/ sewn belt loop. This example would be difficult, if not impossible, to upgrade. CONDITION: fine to very fine overall. Blade retains virtually all its original polish & luster, brass has uncleaned medium mustard patina. Grip retains virtually all of its original finish. Sheath is sound & complete w/ moderate edge wear & scuffing. The original sewn belt loop is complete, retaining much of its original finish. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 205 “Accouterments IV” by James R. Johnston. (02-15874/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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MASSIVE & FINE CONDITION CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE MASSIVE & FINE CONDITION CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE

MASSIVE & FINE CONDITION CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE

Lot #3107 (Sale Order 108 of 634)

KNIFE. 23 1/2" Overall, 18 1/4", 2 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" false edge, over 1/4" thick. This monster of a knife took a real man to wield; weighing in well balanced at over 2 lbs. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, gray blade still showing finishing marks w/ forging flaws, old sharpening. Oct. carved grip has hand worn patina. D Guard has iron patina, retained by an asymmetric nut on pommel. (02-15582/JS). $2,500-3,000.

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FINE CLASSIC D GUARD CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE FINE CLASSIC D GUARD CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE

FINE CLASSIC D GUARD CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE

Lot #3108 (Sale Order 109 of 634)

BELONGING TO W.C. COCHRAN OF THE 22ND GEORGIA. Overall length: 22 1/8". Blade length: 17 1/2". A classic Civil War Confederate, southern made, D- guard bowie knife w/ an exceptionally long blade that has a rare ID etched into the blade. The straight, nearly untapered blade appears to be a spear point at first glance but actually has a 2 1/2" false edge. The blade is etched, “W. C. COCHRAN” in absolutely period etching. Iron D-guard of classic form w/ turned wood handle that appears to be oak. We could locate 6 Confederate soldiers named W. Cochran or W. C. Cochran. No scabbard. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: An old paper that accompanied the knife reads, “GEORGIA D-GUARD BOWIE CLASSIC STYLE WITH ID ON BLADE. “W.C. COCHRAN” PAULDING COUNTY GEORGIA ENLISTED 4-12-62 CO C GA 22ND INFANTRY ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA GETTYSBURG 2ND MANASSAS MALVERN HILL”. CONDITION: blade has a mottled gray patina w/ scattered areas of cleaned light pitting. The engraved name is quite clear. Guard is undamaged. Grip shows expected wear w/ scattered dents & dings. There is notable iron staining extending up from the guard & down from the pommel. (02-15885/BF). $2,000-2,800.

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CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH TURNED WOOD CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH TURNED WOOD

CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH TURNED WOOD

Lot #3109 (Sale Order 110 of 634)

GRIP. Classic Confederate D-Guard made from file. 17" Overall w/ 12" spear point blade. Grip on this knife is very similar to those on Georgia made knives. Once thought to be made by Etowah Ironworks, now known to be Atlanta made. CONDITION: good/very good overall. Blade is gray w/ sharpening, unsharpened edge has several tack marks, blade clearly shows file surface, especially on unsharpened edge. Wrought iron D-Guard terminates into rnd. pommel. Turned wood grip has lg. cracks, but wood retained where pinned to tang. A well made knife, well balanced & fit to hand. (02-15574/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FINE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. FINE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3110 (Sale Order 111 of 634)

Classic Confederate clip point D Guard. 2 1/2" Overall, 16" blade w/ 5 1/4" clip point oct. carved wood grip. Fine, sculpted right angle D Guard. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, uncleaned w/ smooth, iron patina, tip of point broken. (02-15561/JS). $2,000-2,500.

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FINE STIRRUP HILT CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. FINE STIRRUP HILT CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE STIRRUP HILT CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3111 (Sale Order 112 of 634)

20 1/2" Overall, 15 3/4" blade w/ 3" clip. Well formed stirrup shaped guard w/ integral rnd. pommel, full tang, 2 pinned slab grips. There are several known maker knives from North Carolina w/ similar high quality. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is overall gray w/ staining & pitting. Guard has an iron patina. Grip has hand worn patina w/ old, filled crack repairs. (02-15575/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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IMPRESSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. IMPRESSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

IMPRESSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3112 (Sale Order 113 of 634)

22 1/4" Overall, 16 1/2" dbl. edged spear point blade w/ flat tapering central spine. Well cutlered blade has 4" tapered flat iron crossguard w/ quillons both pointing away from hand. Turned sculpted wood grip held by hand forged nut. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Well balanced heavy blade is over 1/3" thick at ricasso. Iron has gray patina , uncleaned w/ pitting. Grip was made w/ lg. knot on one side, hand worn patina, about 3" hairline which does not effect aesthetic. (02-15573/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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UNMARKED BURGER & BROTHERS, RICHMOND VIRGINIA UNMARKED BURGER & BROTHERS, RICHMOND VIRGINIA

UNMARKED BURGER & BROTHERS, RICHMOND VIRGINIA

Lot #3113 (Sale Order 114 of 634)

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. Virginia-style side knife probably made by Burger & Brothers, Richmond Virginia. This unmarked example closely approximates several known examples as pictured in “Confederate Bowie Knives”, 57-61. 14” Overall. 8.75" Clip point blade, 1.5" wide, 3.5" clip & distinctive partial bevel on top edge. Some Burgers are beveled all the way to guard. 4" Iron crossguard. Full tang, wood slab grips attached w/ 3 iron pins carved by soldier w/ initials on one side “JP”. CONDITION: good to very good overall, well used & sharpened often. Iron patina, hand worn grips. (02-15530/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FINE ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN FIGHTING KNIFE. FINE ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN FIGHTING KNIFE.

FINE ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN FIGHTING KNIFE.

Lot #3114 (Sale Order 115 of 634)

15" Overall, 10 1/2" clip point blade, 1 1/2" wide, 4" clip, finely tapered bulbous turned wood grip w/ brass pommel cap & 3 1/2" iron turned down cross guard. Knife maker had great skill in grinding & tapering from the median ridge on one side & flat on other. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting, 2 nicks in cutting edge; grip has hand worn patina, sm. hairlines & few small chips; cross guard has iron patina, pommel w/ red copper patina. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 191 “Accouterments IV” by James R Johnston. (02-15869/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3115 (Sale Order 116 of 634)

Classic Confederate D Guard bowie 18 1/4" overall, 14" wide blade. This knife had one purpose: to kill Yankees. This well made tool has little artistic form. The guard appears to have been nicely sculpted from burned heavy iron sheeting. Blade appears hammered from a tool. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina. Wood grip heavily varnished blending crack repairs. (02-15594/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE CLIP POINT SIDE KNIFE. FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE CLIP POINT SIDE KNIFE.

FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE CLIP POINT SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3116 (Sale Order 117 of 634)

17" Overall, 12 1 /2" clip point bowie, iron crossguard, turned wood grip w/ brass ferrule probably from tool w/ inset lead band & lead pommel cap. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Appears “as found”, gray blade w/ central ridge. 3" Partially sharpened false edge showing forging flaws, nicks in cutting edge, point rounded w/ pitting. Grip has a hand worn patina w/ whittle marks on one side. (02-15566/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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LARGE CONFEDERATE CROWN STAG GRIP BOWIE KNIFE. LARGE CONFEDERATE CROWN STAG GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

LARGE CONFEDERATE CROWN STAG GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3117 (Sale Order 118 of 634)

21.5” Overall, 15.75” tapered blade w/ offset ridge, 4” sharpened top edge. 5” S shaped cross guard, curved tang which fits curved crown stag grip attached w/ 3 iron pins. This is an unusual form made by a talented craftsman. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina w/ pitting. Grip worn w/ staining, hand worn patina, crown stag cap sound w/ craqueleur erosion. (02-15578/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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LARGE CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. LARGE CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

LARGE CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3118 (Sale Order 119 of 634)

19.75" Overall, 14.5" spear point blade, 3" false edge. Wood slab grips retained by brass rivets. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina w/ pitting. (02-15562/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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“ATTIC CONDITION” CONFEDERATE D-GUARD CLIP POINT “ATTIC CONDITION” CONFEDERATE D-GUARD CLIP POINT

“ATTIC CONDITION” CONFEDERATE D-GUARD CLIP POINT

Lot #3119 (Sale Order 120 of 634)

BOWIE KNIFE. Classic Confederate D guard, 21.25” overall, 16.5” blade w/ 4” clip. CONDITION: very good overall. Dark iron patina, blade has small nicks in cutting edge. Carved wood grip has whittled look w/ hand worn patina. Tiny drips of silver colored paint are scattered on knuckle bow & grip & a few on blade. (02-15480/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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FINE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH. FINE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH.

FINE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH.

Lot #3120 (Sale Order 121 of 634)

Blade was originally a file or rasp & some original surface still visible. Blade is well cutlered w/ short ricasso. 4 1/2" Sharpened false edge. Grip slabs are light in color & possibly oak. Scabbard is heavy, folded polished leather w/ lead rivets along seamed edge, integral 2 1/2" belt loop. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, “as found”. Blade is gray overall w/ staining & original finishing marks, grip has hand worn patina, sound w/ long cracks. Scabbard is equally fine, scuffing cut marks on one edge, top rivet is broken. (02-15542/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE INSCRIBED FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE INSCRIBED

FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE INSCRIBED

Lot #3121 (Sale Order 122 of 634)

“W H HARRISON”. 17 1/4" Overall, 12 3/4" dbl. edged spear point blade made from file. 3" Brass crossguard. Carved fruitwood grip, pewter ferrule & brass pommel cap. Scratched on grip are initials “W H” & “W H HARRISON”. Accompanied by original leather sheath. CONDITION: very good overall, “as found”, blade still very sharp w/ staining & pitting. Grip has lg. crack that has contemporary repair of twisting single strand of iron wire tightly. The accompanying scabbard also has iron wire repairs where stitching is undone at tip & one loop at top. (02-15570/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE MADE FROM FILE. LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE MADE FROM FILE.

LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE MADE FROM FILE.

Lot #3122 (Sale Order 123 of 634)

18" Overall, 13 1/4" clip point blade. Much of the original file surface is still visible on well cutlered meaty blade, over 1/3" thick. Wide 4" S shaped guard. CONDITION: good to very good “as found” dark iron patina. Grip missing washer that served as pommel, but grip still tightly affixed w/ hand worn patina. (02-15558/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE GEORGIAN PIKE. CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE GEORGIAN PIKE.

CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE GEORGIAN PIKE.

Lot #3123 (Sale Order 124 of 634)

Overall length: 97". Blade length: 12". A classic & recognizable Georgia pike as produced by several makers in the South during the Civil War years. The blade has a central medial ridge that flattens near the ricasso. Factory file marks can still be seen on the blade. The iron crossguard measures 3 3/4" & the ferrule below the crossguard is 1 1/4". The straps extend 16 1/2" down the length of the haft & each have 4 attaching nails. Full length, original oak haft w/ 1 1/4" iron collar at the base. A fine example of one of the most iconic weapons produced by the Confederacy during the War Between the States. CONDITION: pike shows light wear overall. The extreme tip of the blade is a bit flat. Iron has a rich patina. Side straps appear to have a black finish. Haft is straight & undamaged. (02-15667/BF). $1,000-1,500.

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CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3124 (Sale Order 125 of 634)

16.25” Overall, 10.75” wide dbl. edged bowie. This knife started out as a D-guard but the knuckle bow is broken off from pommel & guard, well patinated over. Blade originally made from a file as sm. area of original surface still visible. CONDITION: very good overall, “as found”, iron patina w/ pitting. Grip has hand worn patina. (02-15544/JS). $800-1,200.

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CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3125 (Sale Order 126 of 634)

16 1/2" Overall, 12" clip point blade, 4" sharpened false edge. Two 3/4" iron ferrules retain or hold circular wood grip, diamond shape iron cross guard & rnd. iron pommel. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina, old sharpening, broken tip. Knife retains sm/ areas of gold paint where it was originally, totally painted, probably as a captured Confederate relic for display in GAR posts or home, as was popular after the war. (02-15546/JS). $800-1,200.

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LARGE CONFEDERATE DAGGER POINT FIGHTING KNIFE. LARGE CONFEDERATE DAGGER POINT FIGHTING KNIFE.

LARGE CONFEDERATE DAGGER POINT FIGHTING KNIFE.

Lot #3126 (Sale Order 127 of 634)

16 1/2" Overall. 12" Dbl. edged blade w/ central spine & 2" wide at ricasso. CONDITION: very good overall. Iron patina. Grip has hand worn patina w/ several hair lines. (02-15529/JS). $700-900.

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EXCEPTIONAL EXPOSITION QUALITY SILVER & IVORY EXCEPTIONAL EXPOSITION QUALITY SILVER & IVORY

EXCEPTIONAL EXPOSITION QUALITY SILVER & IVORY

Lot #3127 (Sale Order 128 of 634)

MOUNTED BOWIE KNIFE. 13.5" Overall, 9.5" dbl. edge spear point blade w/ central fuller panel etched w/ arabesque scrolls & etched makers mark “Leasley Bros. / Sheffield”. Wide engraved silver S shaped crossguard, finely checkered ivory slab grips, red gilt bordered Moroccan veneered sheath w/ scuffing. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade retains most of its original luster, w/ scattered areas staining & pin prick pitting. Certifiable antique ivory grips well fit on sculpted full tang. Crossguard uncleaned w/ dark silver patina. Sheath missing tip. (02-15534/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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CIRCA 1835 W. BUTCHER “DOG BONE” BOWIE KNIFE. CIRCA 1835 W. BUTCHER “DOG BONE” BOWIE KNIFE.

CIRCA 1835 W. BUTCHER “DOG BONE” BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3128 (Sale Order 129 of 634)

13" Overall, 8" clip point blade w/ Spanish notch marked “W. BUTCHER / SHEFFIELD” under cipher for King William IV (1832-1836). This is an attractive example of among the earliest bowie knives. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Cleaned blade is gray w/ sharpening, there is staining & light pitting. German silver mounts are clean w/ silver patina. There is a professionally restored chip repair & a few sm. cracks in ebony slab grips. (02-15553/JS). $3,000-5,000.

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EXTREMELY FINE SHEFFIELD BOWIE FOR AMERICAN MARKET EXTREMELY FINE SHEFFIELD BOWIE FOR AMERICAN MARKET

EXTREMELY FINE SHEFFIELD BOWIE FOR AMERICAN MARKET

Lot #3129 (Sale Order 130 of 634)

WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH. Etched in bright panel of 7" blade “AMERICA / THE HOME OF THE FREE / & THE LAND OF THE BRAVE” surrounding an American eagle w/ 26 stars. The United States had 26 states between 1837-1845 which would date the mfg. of this knife. Early scarce quality maker is stamped on ricasso “CORSAN DENTON / BURBEKIN & CO”. Full tang grip has solder filled relief pommel & ferrule & stag slabs. CONDITION: excellent overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ staining in areas of dark pinprick pitting. Grip overall fine, original German silver mounted brown veneered sheath, retains frog button. (02-15535/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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FINE EARLY COFFIN GRIP BOWIE KNIFE. FINE EARLY COFFIN GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE EARLY COFFIN GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3130 (Sale Order 131 of 634)

13 1/2" Overall, 8 5/8" clip point w/ 6" beveled edge. Maker’s mark on ricasso is difficult to read but appears to be that on Bunting Sheffield. Center of blade is marked “WILSON HAWKSWORTH & MOSS’S / CELEBRATED CAST STEEL”. Earlier circa 1840 full tang w/ heavy German silver & horn slab grip. Original German silver mounted red veneered sheath fits well. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting & as noted maker’s mark is partially discernable. Grip is sound & solid. Sm. gap between pommel & slabs. German silver mounts have numerous sm. dents & scratches, horn slabs are complete one side w/ several chips & sm. reductions. Sheath has matching patina on mounts. Red veneer is dark & stained on one side w/ partial tear & chip on edge, missing frog button. (02-15539/JS). $3,000-4,000.

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ENGLISH D-GUARD HUNTING CUTLASS. ENGLISH D-GUARD HUNTING CUTLASS.

ENGLISH D-GUARD HUNTING CUTLASS.

Lot #3131 (Sale Order 132 of 634)

This design dates from the 18th century & this example utilizes a 1790 saber blade. Hand forged iron D-guard w/ distinctive India stag grip; 22" overall. The 17 1/2" blade is forge welded into the lg. thick ricasso integral to tang w/ carved engraved decoration. Sheath has tooled decoration w/ rawhide sewn edge. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting, guard has dark iron patina & worn patina to stag grip. Accompanying sheath is very good w/ tear 1 1/2" from tip. PROVENANCE: pictured on page 186 “Accouterments IV” by James R Johnston. (02-15866/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FINE IVORY GRIPPED CIPHERED BOWIE, EX BOB ABLE FINE IVORY GRIPPED CIPHERED BOWIE, EX BOB ABLE

FINE IVORY GRIPPED CIPHERED BOWIE, EX BOB ABLE

Lot #3132 (Sale Order 133 of 634)

COLLECTION. This exact knife is pictured in Robert Able’s 1967 text “Classic Bowie Knives” as plate No. 76. 13.5" Overall, 9" blade, 5" partially sharpened false edge. Ricasso w/ “R / BUNTING / AND SON”, 5 ciphers showing mounted hunter w/ 8 dogs confronted by buffalo. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade retains much of its original polish w/ pitting, retains Able collection red paint “No. 76” on ricasso. Certifiable antique elephant ivory grips have sm. chip on either side adjacent to pins. (02-15605/JS). $2,000-2,500.

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LARGE EARLY SHEFFIELD CIPHERED CLIP POINT BOWIE LARGE EARLY SHEFFIELD CIPHERED CLIP POINT BOWIE

LARGE EARLY SHEFFIELD CIPHERED CLIP POINT BOWIE

Lot #3133 (Sale Order 134 of 634)

KNIFE, LINGARD. 15" Overall, about 10" wide blade w/ 5" partially sharpened clip. This fine, hollow ground bowie w/ Lingard maker’s mark on ricasso has 14 different ciphers as can be seen in photos. Sm. German silver cross guard, tapered rectangular ebony grip. CONDITION: very good overall, would be very fine if not for pitting on one side of blade. Blade has crisp point & edge w/ some original luster, solid original grip. (02-15556/JS). $2,000-2,500.

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RARE HALF HORSE/HALF ALLIGATOR SHEFFIELD BOWIE RARE HALF HORSE/HALF ALLIGATOR SHEFFIELD BOWIE

RARE HALF HORSE/HALF ALLIGATOR SHEFFIELD BOWIE

Lot #3134 (Sale Order 135 of 634)

KNIFE. This is a nice example of the half horse/half alligator pommel bowie made famous by Davey Crocket. 10 1/4" Overall, 5 3/4" clip point marked “MANUFACTURED / W&S BUTCHER / SHEFFIELD”, pinned ivory slab grips, German silver mounted. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Gray blade w/ pinprick pitting. Still sharp, including 3 1/2" 2 tier sharpened clip. Well patinated certifiable elephant ivory slab grips w/ lg. chip on one side. Solder filled German silver half horse/half alligator motif is fine w/ sharp detail. Accompanying protective leather sheath is also fine. (02-15533/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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MASSIVE 19TH CENTURY SHEFFIELD BOWIE. MASSIVE 19TH CENTURY SHEFFIELD BOWIE.

MASSIVE 19TH CENTURY SHEFFIELD BOWIE.

Lot #3135 (Sale Order 136 of 634)

19" Overall, 14" clip point blade, 2" wide, 5" clip w/ additional 4 1/2" beveled edge. Marked on ricasso “MARSH BROTHERS & CO. / PONDS WORKS / SHEFFIELD”. Full tang, stag slab grips w/ German silver pins, accompanied w/ well fit later vintage brown leather sheath. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is overall bright w/ staining & pin prick pitting. 4 1/2" “S” shaped German silver crossguard has gray patina, as do grip pins. Accompanying sheath is equally very good condition w/ scuffing; tip worn through. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 132 of “Accoutrements V” by James R. Johnston. (02-15875/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FINE EARLY INSCRIBED CIPHERED “GREAT FAR WEST FINE EARLY INSCRIBED CIPHERED “GREAT FAR WEST

FINE EARLY INSCRIBED CIPHERED “GREAT FAR WEST

Lot #3136 (Sale Order 137 of 634)

HUNTING KNIFE”. 12" Overall, 7.25" clip point maker mark on ricasso “JACKSON STACEY / & / SMITH / SHEFFIELD”, 7 ciphers including “GENL TAYLOR” & “ROUGH & READY”. Rarely seen on early bowies is etched signature in script on verso of blade “James S. Steele”. German silver mounted crown stag grip & well fit original sheath w/ belt hook. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Couple ciphers in hollow ground sharpened area are only partially discernable. German silver mounts on sheath & grip have matching silver patina, “JSS" crudely scratched on German silver pommel cap. (02-15601/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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FANCY EARLY SHEFFIELD FOLDING STILETTO. FANCY EARLY SHEFFIELD FOLDING STILETTO.

FANCY EARLY SHEFFIELD FOLDING STILETTO.

Lot #3137 (Sale Order 138 of 634)

17.5" Open, 12" folded. Ricasso marked “I. MARSH / SUPERIOR / CUTLERY” & King William IV cipher. When folded 6" double edged dagger blade exposed, when opened 11" saber ground blade w/ 6" sharpened top edge. This is a very unusual & scarce blade form. 2.25" dbl. hand guards for use folded or extended, stag slab grips, vacant rectangular escutcheon. CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade w/ good markings, sharpening at point. (02-15591/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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MASSIVE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT SHEATH MASSIVE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT SHEATH

MASSIVE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT SHEATH

Lot #3138 (Sale Order 139 of 634)

Impressive 17" overall, 12" clip point blade, almost 2" wide & .35" thick at ricasso, 4" partially sharpened false edge, thick 4" oval iron cross guard, ovoid thick iron pommel cap attached w/ nut. Maker marked on ricasso & on patent locking catch on sheath “LUND / FLEET ST / LONDON”. CONDITION: very good overall, blade retains much of its original luster, w/ pitting especially at tip, sheath is sound w/ cracking, German silver throat has open seam, patent locking hook is broken & bent at top. (02-15560/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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LARGE “UNDERWOOD LONDON” CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE. LARGE “UNDERWOOD LONDON” CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

LARGE “UNDERWOOD LONDON” CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3139 (Sale Order 140 of 634)

18.5" Overall, 13" blade w/ 4" clip marked “UNDERWOOD / 66 HAYMARKET / LONDON” along w/ King William IV cipher. Full tang, rosewood grips. Accompanied by Civil War era brass mounted military scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is dark w/ pitting, crisp makers mark, grip sound. Accompanying sheath is solid, both brass mounts are loose. (02-15536/JS). $800-1,200.

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LARGE CIPHERED “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”. LARGE CIPHERED “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”.

LARGE CIPHERED “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”.

Lot #3140 (Sale Order 141 of 634)

14.25" Overall, 9.5" clip point blade by George Wostenholm w/ trademark “IXL” logo on ricasso. 8 Ciphers of mounted hunter & dogs chasing a deer are stamped above lg. panel reading “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”. CONDITION: fair to good overall, blade is dark w/ etched panel only partially discernable, old sharpening, stag grip has hand worn patina. (02-15602/JS). $800-1,200.

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RARE & FINE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT RARE & FINE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT

RARE & FINE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT

Lot #3141 (Sale Order 142 of 634)

SHEATH. 13.5" Overall, 9" clip point blade, winged oval iron cross guard, pinned German silver pommel cap Maker marked on ricasso & on patent locking clasp on throat of sheath “LUND / FLEET ST / LONDON”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade gray w/ staining & pitting, grip & sheath both very good. (02-15537/JS). $800-1,200.

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RARE HORSEHEAD & “LIBERTY & UNION”  SHEFFIELD RARE HORSEHEAD & “LIBERTY & UNION”  SHEFFIELD

RARE HORSEHEAD & “LIBERTY & UNION” SHEFFIELD

Lot #3142 (Sale Order 143 of 634)

FOLDING DIRK. 9.5" Overall open, 4" blade “A. DAVY / SPRINGLAN / SHEFFIELD”, horn slab grips, mother of pearl insets w/ vacant German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: good overall, blade is gray/white w/ sharpening, clear makers mark, 2" German silver cross guard w/ raised ribbon “LIBERTY AND UNION”, Horsehead pommel w/ fouled anchor pommel is worn w/ solder fill exposed, German silver pin in pommel restored. (02-15588/JS). $800-1,200.

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RARE HORSEHEAD LOCKBACK SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK. RARE HORSEHEAD LOCKBACK SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

RARE HORSEHEAD LOCKBACK SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

Lot #3143 (Sale Order 144 of 634)

9" Overall open, 4" blade “HANCOCK / & / SONS / SHEFFIELD”, blade has stamped cipher ”BEST QUALITY” horn slab grips, vacant German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: good to very good overall, blade is gray w/ sharpening, 1.5" German silver floral cross guard, horse head pommel worn through at snout w/ solder exposed. (02-15586/JS). $800-1,200.

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SMALL “IXL” CIPHERED BOWIE KNIFE. SMALL “IXL” CIPHERED BOWIE KNIFE.

SMALL “IXL” CIPHERED BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3144 (Sale Order 145 of 634)

9.5" Overall, 5" blade w/ 7 ciphers & early George Wostenholm “ROCKINGHAM / WORKS, SHEFFIELD” marking Cutlery style stag grip w/ German silver mounts. CONDITION: very good overall, retipped point. (02-15600/JS). $800-1,200.

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EXEMPLARY ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK. EXEMPLARY ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

EXEMPLARY ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

Lot #3145 (Sale Order 146 of 634)

9" Overall open, 4.25" shiny “like new” blade, German silver cruciform guard w/ American eagle holding shield under stars. CONDITION: excellent overall. (02-15607/JS). $800-1,200.

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19TH SILVER MOUNTED CENTURY SCOTTISH DIRK. 19TH SILVER MOUNTED CENTURY SCOTTISH DIRK.

19TH SILVER MOUNTED CENTURY SCOTTISH DIRK.

Lot #3146 (Sale Order 147 of 634)

13.5" Overall, 9.25" spear point blade marked “BOOG”. Sewn brown leather sheath w/ silver throat & tip. Checkered panels shaped wood grip w/ silvered brass ferrule. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, sheath leather has cracking & scuffing. (02-15596/JS). $600-800.

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FINE ANTEBELLUM JAMES ROGERS FOLDING CLIP POINT FINE ANTEBELLUM JAMES ROGERS FOLDING CLIP POINT

FINE ANTEBELLUM JAMES ROGERS FOLDING CLIP POINT

Lot #3147 (Sale Order 148 of 634)

BOWIE KNIFE. 10" Overall, 4.5" blade w/ partially visible cipher ribbon “VIRGINIA…”, “JAMES / ROGERS / SHEFFIELD” stamped on ricasso of both blades. 2" Guard, horn slab grips. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, lg. blade polished & sharp w/ crisp maker but stamped cipher is weak, sm. 2" blade w/ sharpening. (02-15589/JS). $700-900.

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EARLY COFFIN GRIPPED WOODHEAD BOWIE KNIFE WITH EARLY COFFIN GRIPPED WOODHEAD BOWIE KNIFE WITH

EARLY COFFIN GRIPPED WOODHEAD BOWIE KNIFE WITH

Lot #3148 (Sale Order 149 of 634)

SHEATH. 10.5" Overall, 6" spear point blade marked “G. WOODHEAD / 36 HOWARD STREET / SHEFFIELD”, full tang, horn slab bulbous grip w/ lg. rnd. mother of pearl decoration on one side, German silver mounted veneered sheath missing frog button. CONDITION: very good overall blade has some original luster w/ pitting sheath has break repair just above tip. (02-15532/JS). $700-900.

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WRAGG CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE. WRAGG CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

WRAGG CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3149 (Sale Order 150 of 634)

12.75" Overall. 8.5" Blade w/ 3.5" clip. “S. C. WRAGG / 25 / FURNACE HILL / SHEFFIELD” oval maker’s mark on ricasso. German silver cross guard & solid German silver grip w/ horn slabs. CONDITION: very good overall. “As found” dark patinas, old sharpening, 1 slab missing a pin, initials “WLC” scratched on German silver escutcheon. (02-15525/JS). $600-800.

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RARE SCHMID PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND MADE BOWIE. RARE SCHMID PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND MADE BOWIE.

RARE SCHMID PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND MADE BOWIE.

Lot #3150 (Sale Order 151 of 634)

13" Overall, 8.5" up swept clip point blade marked “SCHMID / PROVIDENCE”, 2" sharpened clip, 5" beveled top, wide 2.5" lozenge shaped German silver crossguard w/ reeded edges. Schmid bowie knives are quite rare w/ few examples known. The handful of bowies known come in several different sizes & shapes, but all like this have checkered surgical tool like ebony grips w/ German silver mounted Sheffield style sheaths such as this. Schmid, likely of German ancestry & the paper used to form scabbard has exposed text in German under gilt bordered dark veneer. An example is shown in Harold Petersons 1958 text, misidentified, but later correctly identified in Norm Flayderman’s “The Bowie Knife”, pg. 328. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ sharpening, handle sound, scabbard poor missing drag & most all veneer on reverse but throat still retains sm. frog button. (02-15597/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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FINE MID-VICTORIAN ERA SCOTTISH DIRK WITH SILVER FINE MID-VICTORIAN ERA SCOTTISH DIRK WITH SILVER

FINE MID-VICTORIAN ERA SCOTTISH DIRK WITH SILVER

Lot #3151 (Sale Order 152 of 634)

MOUNTS. Overall length: 19 1/4". Blade length: 13 1/4". A very nice example of a well made Scottish dirk likely dating between 1850-1875. Blade has an 8" shallow, wide fuller & an 8 1/2" narrow fuller pierced by 14 evenly spaced holes. Silver mounted wood hilt. Hilt has an embellished silver ferrule at the base of the basket weave carved grip. The grip is covered in numerous silver nails/tacks throughout. The pommel is terminated w/ a 1 1/2" faceted cairngorm (topaz) set in an embellished silver ring. The sheath features 2 oblong suspension rings on the top of the silver mount. The top mount is embellished w/ thistle around a Scottish warrior & the 2 central mounts are embellished w/ thistles. The tip has heavy foliate & thistle repousse work. The scabbard also houses a similarly decorated knife & fork set on the side. The knife blade is marked, “WILLARD”. Both the knife & the fork have faceted rose quartz gems mounted in silver at the pommel. CONDITION: blade shows light wear w/ minor dark spots near the tip & the throat. The hilt shows light wear & the cairngorm is undamaged. Scabbard is complete & shows light wear throughout. (02-15851/BF). $1,200-1,800.

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CIVIL WAR FIFTH ARMY CORPS OFFICER’S BRIDLE, BIT & CIVIL WAR FIFTH ARMY CORPS OFFICER’S BRIDLE, BIT &

CIVIL WAR FIFTH ARMY CORPS OFFICER’S BRIDLE, BIT &

Lot #3152 (Sale Order 153 of 634)

MARTINGALE. This exceptional group of horse gear includes a highly embellished, custom made brass plated, iron bit w/ ornate side rosettes featuring a silver Old English “US” in the center of each rosette. The bit is attached to its original black leather halter w/ red leather facing on the front head strap. The halter rosettes feature a 5th Corps Maltese Cross on each rosette. The rosettes are made up of red on white on blue Maltese Crosses representing the 3 divisions in the 5th Corps. At the center of the Maltese Cross is a sm. brass decorative rosette. Accompanying this rare bit & halter is the original martingale featuring the same tricolor Maltese Cross as utilized in decorating the bridle rosettes. The martingale is made up of red faced leather matching exactly the front strap of the bridle. Martingale is complete w/ both fastening side straps & the full length belly strap. All straps have their original rings & buckle. Given the high cost of such an exemplary set of horse leather, it likely would have belonged to a high ranking officer of the 5th Corps, possibly even General Sykes or General Meade. An unexpected & singular opportunity for collectors of horse equipment of the Civil War. A more historic or important halter, bit & martingale would be difficult to find. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: the halter is displayed on a full size, black horse head mannequin. CONDITION: leather remains supple though does show wear. Colors on leather & Corps insignia are still vivid. The bit shows notable wear but still has tremendous presence. The martingale generally shows light to moderate wear w/ all straps intact & functional. (02-15413/BF). $4,000-6,000.

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CIVIL WAR SPENCER CARBINE W/ 2 CARTRIDGES. CIVIL WAR SPENCER CARBINE W/ 2 CARTRIDGES.

CIVIL WAR SPENCER CARBINE W/ 2 CARTRIDGES.

Lot #3153 (Sale Order 154 of 634)

Cal. 56-56. S# 16041. Standard configuration of the popular breech loading carbine; 22” bbl., buttstock has tarp & magazine that holds 7 rds. in buttstock magazine. Abraham Lincoln himself tested one of these guns & recommended it for service regardless of its high price. Troops armed w/ Spencers had tremendous firepower as proven by the 5th Michigan at Gettysburg & Wilder's Brigade at Hoover's gap. 3 Line address on top of breech. 2 Position adj. rear sight. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2 rds. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Iron gray/brown patina, 3 line address is only partially discerned "SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860". Stocks are sound w/ 2 very good inspector cartouches. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-20013/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

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CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER REPEATING SADDLE RING CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER REPEATING SADDLE RING

CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER REPEATING SADDLE RING

Lot #3154 (Sale Order 155 of 634)

CARBINE. Cal. .56-56. S# 23767/26313. Standard configuration, 22” rnd bbl, adj. rear sight, frame w/ 3 line address, lever action. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Metal is overall mottled gray. Bbl. address stamping is better than most. Forestock is restoration made w/ out bbl. band & added dovetailed nut to accept a 2nd screw instead. Bbl. (S# 26313) has bright blue finish under forestock. Mechanically fine w/ good, rifled bore. (01-19917/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

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SPENCER MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SPENCER MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION CARBINE.

SPENCER MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION CARBINE.

Lot #3155 (Sale Order 156 of 634)

Cal. 56-56. S# 31942. Bbl. 22" w/ pinned German silver blade front sight & folding leaf rear sight. Left side of action has saddle ring & bar removed. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock. 7 Shot tubular mag. that loads through buttplate. CONDITION: metal has gray brown coloration showing scattered spots of pitting & surface corrosion. Heavily sanded & refinished wood has dark appearance. Forearm has sm. chips along both sides of bbl. channel. Stock has cracks extending from action, tangs & saddle ring bar. Mag. tube in intact. Bore retains strong rifling showing scattered spots of deep pitting. (01-20168/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

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SPENCER CIVIL WAR MODEL SRC. SPENCER CIVIL WAR MODEL SRC.

SPENCER CIVIL WAR MODEL SRC.

Lot #3156 (Sale Order 157 of 634)

Cal. 56-56. S# 40936. Bbl. 22" rnd. carbine style. Pinned copper blade replacement front sight w/ graduated leaf sporting rear sight. Lever action 7 shot repeater w/ saddle ring & bar on left side. Tubular mag. loads through the steel carbine buttplate. Band fastened walnut forearm & carbine stock w/ inletted swivel in toeline. Left side of stock retains lightly visible cartouches & has added initials "W / W" near buttplate peak. CONDITION: metal has brown patina appearance w/ scattered surface corrosion & light pitting. Wood has age darkened worn appearance w/ heavy dents & gouges having sm. chips around the sideplate. Heavily pitted bore w/ largely intact rifling. Hammer will not hold in cocked position. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19521/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

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SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC. SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

Lot #3157 (Sale Order 158 of 634)

Cal. 56-50 RF. S# 14191. Bbl. 20" w/ barleycorn front sight & folding leaf rear sight. Lever operated action w/ hammer mounted on right side lock having saddle ring & bar on left side. Trigger plate has the stabler cutoff. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel buttplate & sling swivel. Left side of stock has partially visible cartouches. 7 Rd. tubular mag. that inserts through the buttplate. Mag. has replacement brass centerfire plunger. Fitted w/ a modern 56-50 centerfire breech block. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original rimfire breech block & mag. plunger. 1 Box of 9 rds. Buffalo Arms Co. 56-50 Spencer centerfire black powder ammo w/ .520", 375 gr. flat nose bullets. CONDITION: metal finish has faded to mottled gray. Wood has aged appearance w/ scattered scratches & handling marks having areas of darkening around action. Forearm has cracked at tip w/ sm. chips around action & along bbl. channel. Bore retains sound rifling showing scattered spots of light pitting. (01-19848/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

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SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC. SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

Lot #3158 (Sale Order 159 of 634)

Cal. 56-50. S# 8878. Bbl. 22" carbine style w/ high barleycorn front sight & graduated leaf rear sight. Action is fitted w/ Stabler cutout & has saddle ring & bar on left side. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ inletted swivel & steel buttplate. 7 Rd. tubular mag. inserts through buttplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: spare mag. tube. CONDITOIN: metal has faded to gray showing scattered light pitting. Forearm has dark refinish showing dents & marks. Forearm band has restored case colored finish. Refinished stock has lg. repaired cracks on left side w/ numerous dents & handling marks. Both mag. tubes are intact. Bore shows scattered pitting & retains largely intact rifling. (01-20091/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

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FIRST TYPE MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. FIRST TYPE MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE.

FIRST TYPE MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE.

Lot #3159 (Sale Order 160 of 634)

Cal. 54. S# 9100. Bbl. 22" rnd. is fitted w/ usual flip up carbine sight. Breech is opened by a monkey tail system w/ latch which engages the rear of sight base. Top of the lever is marked w/ Merrill name, address & patent date. S# is on the base of the lever & rear of the lock plate. First type lock has Merrill name & patent dates on plate & does not have an eagle stamp. Walnut stock is brass mounted except for the saddle ring on the left side which is iron. Brass patchbox is on the right side. CONDITION: fair to good, metal parts cleaned to silver gray patina. Wood w/ heavy refinish, sharp edges rounded & w/ many dings & marks. Inspectors mark obscured. Bore is very good. Shiny w/ some light scattered pitting. Lock is good. (01-20093/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

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SCARCE CIVIL WAR CONTRACT 50 CAL REMINGTON CENTER SCARCE CIVIL WAR CONTRACT 50 CAL REMINGTON CENTER

SCARCE CIVIL WAR CONTRACT 50 CAL REMINGTON CENTER

Lot #3160 (Sale Order 161 of 634)

HAMMER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. NSN. Bbl. 20". These carbines were part of 1864 US contract but the 1st delivery was not made till February 1865 in .46 caliber & this .50 caliber not till September 1865. Few were used during the Civil War or occupation forces, most were sold back to Remington in 1870 at a loss & Remington promptly sold to France for use in the Franco-Prussian war, marked on rear tang: “REMINGTON’S ILION, N.Y. / PAT. DEC. 23, 1863, MAY 3 & Nov. 16, 1864”, though they were actually mfg. by Savage Revolving Arms Company of Middletown Connecticut under contract to Remington. CONDITION: good to very good overall, complete & original, gray/brown iron patina, mechanically fine, good rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19453/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

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CIVIL WAR GALLAGHER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING CIVIL WAR GALLAGHER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

CIVIL WAR GALLAGHER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

Lot #3161 (Sale Order 162 of 634)

CARBINE. Cal. 50. S# 23296. Bbl. 22". Standard configuration of popular Civil War lever action carbine, all iron mounted including patchbox, lock marked “GALLAGHER’S PATENT / JULY 17TH 1860” & “MANUFACT’D BY / RICHARDSON & OVERMAN / PHILADA” & serial number 23296. CONDITION: very good to fine overall as refinished, complete & original, metal overall smooth gray/patina. Stock is sound, well fit w/ no discernible cartouche. Mechanically fine w/ bright shiny bore. (01-19451/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

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BALL AND WILLIAMS BALLARD SINGLE SHOT CARBINE. BALL AND WILLIAMS BALLARD SINGLE SHOT CARBINE.

BALL AND WILLIAMS BALLARD SINGLE SHOT CARBINE.

Lot #3162 (Sale Order 163 of 634)

Cal. 44 RF. S# 8324. Bbl. 22" oct. to rnd. Blade front sight w/ replacement 2 leaf rear sight. The Ballard was a sturdy single shot rifle first mfg. by Ball & Williams in 1862-1865. Most of the 15,600 rifles & carbines were for Civil War military orders. Lever operated single shot action. Bbl. & receiver have matching S#'s. Left side of breech block is numbered "559". Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel carbine buttplate. Left side of forearm & toeline of stock have "U.S" stamped markings that appear sharp & fresh. Stock & forearm lack the usual "MM" cartouches. CONDITION: bbl. blue is fading to an even brown w/ 1 added screw hole through very weak markings. Action finish has a lighter mottled brown appearance. Extractor has replacement coil spring & brass actuation lever. Sanded & refinished stock are undersized at buttplate showing scattered marks. Bore retains largely intact rifling showing areas of pitting heaviest towards muzzle. (01-20092/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

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CIVIL WAR SMITH BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING CIVIL WAR SMITH BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

CIVIL WAR SMITH BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

Lot #3163 (Sale Order 164 of 634)

CARBINE. Cal. 50. S# 1478. Bbl. 22" standard configuration, scarcer early production mfg. by “MASS ARMS / CHICOPEE FALLS” & so marked on frame along w/ “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE, USA” and SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall as refinished. Complete & original, metal has smooth gray/bluish patina, markings crisp, stock has old varnish finish & no visible cartouche, militia rack markings “15 / K / 45” stamped on left side of butt. Mechanically fine w/ bright shiny bore. (01-19452/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

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1844 DATED COMMON RIFLE BY H DERRINGER CONVERTED 1844 DATED COMMON RIFLE BY H DERRINGER CONVERTED

1844 DATED COMMON RIFLE BY H DERRINGER CONVERTED

Lot #3164 (Sale Order 165 of 634)

FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 52. NSN. Bbl. 36", rifled w/ 7 grooves, stamped "US" & w/ "P" proof at breech end & w/ "NWP" inspector's initials. Tang dated "1844". It appears bbl. was originally converted to percussion using the Belgian system; area where nipple used to be is welded over. Lock w/ "US", "DERRINGER" "PHILA" markings is dated 1844 on tail & has been converted to flint w/ a mix of old & reproduction parts. Iron mounted & banded on stock appears to be of oak & has inspector's marks "WEF" (?) & another indecipherable on left side opposite lock. Trigger guard does not have grip spur & sling loop is at front of bow. Stock is fitted w/ usual patch box having oval steel hinged cover. CONDITION: bbl. w/ traces of original brown. Lockplate also w/ traces of color hardening. Stock w/ old refinish over numerous light & heavy marks. Lock is operable. Good bore w/ scattered pitting, rifling strong. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19783/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

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1863 DATED NORWICH CONTRACT CIVIL WAR RIFLE MUSKET 1863 DATED NORWICH CONTRACT CIVIL WAR RIFLE MUSKET

1863 DATED NORWICH CONTRACT CIVIL WAR RIFLE MUSKET

Lot #3165 (Sale Order 166 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40" standard configuration w/ adj. rear sight, flat bands. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Appears original & complete, cleaned gray metal, good lock markings. New nipple. Stock is sound w/ scattered storage blemishes w/ discernible inspector cartouches & makers mark. Mechanically crisp w/ good rifled bore. (01-19441/JS). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

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1862 DATED ENFIELD MUSKET. 1862 DATED ENFIELD MUSKET.

1862 DATED ENFIELD MUSKET.

Lot #3166 (Sale Order 167 of 634)

Cal. 62 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 39". Standard colonial service British Enfield smoothbore. CONDITION: very good overall. Complete, including sling swivels & ramrod. Crisp action w/ clear smooth bore. (01-19442/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

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1863 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKET. 1863 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKET.

1863 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKET.

Lot #3167 (Sale Order 168 of 634)

Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 39" w/ Birmingham proofs at rear & standard long range sight installed. Percussion lock w/ royal crown at rear is stamped 1863 & “TOWER” at center. Walnut stock extends to within 4" of muzzle w/ brass cap & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 split iron bands. Makers mark is stamped on right side of butt. Buttplate & triggerguard are brass & unmarked. A repro nipple protector is installed in rear sling loop, which holds a repro leather & canvas sling. Correct type steel ramrod is present. CONDITION: good, refinished. Bbl. cleaned to pewter gray. Lock is gray to brown patina. Stock retains nearly all of a dull oil finish & shows considerable wear. Bore is good, frosted throughout. Lock is operable. (01-19470/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

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LATE PERCUSSION BRITISH TOWER MUSKETOON WITH LATE PERCUSSION BRITISH TOWER MUSKETOON WITH

LATE PERCUSSION BRITISH TOWER MUSKETOON WITH

Lot #3168 (Sale Order 169 of 634)

SPECIAL ADAPTATION FOR 1871 SABER BAYONET. Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 31 3/4" rnd. fitted w/ flip up long range rear sight & has Birmingham proofs & rear. Right side of muzzle section has tall stud for mounting saber bayonet. Lock is marked w/ “VR” & crown at rear & “1876” at midpoint. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 2 split bands & is iron mounted. Repro nipple protector is installed. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts cleaned to silver gray. Stock of old oil refinish over a lg. number of minor nicks & bumps. Very good bore w/ some light pitting. Lock is good. (01-19467/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

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TOWER PERCUSSION MUSKETOON. TOWER PERCUSSION MUSKETOON.

TOWER PERCUSSION MUSKETOON.

Lot #3169 (Sale Order 170 of 634)

Cal. 74. NSN. Bbl. 30" fitted w/ rifle sights has London & Birmingham proofs at breech end & is stamped “WR2638” on right side. Lg. percussion lock is marked w/ “VR” under imperial crown & w/ crowned “V” proof all over “TOWER 1845”. Walnut stock extends w/ in 5" of muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 side bolts. Comb is deeply dished & brass buttplate & triggerguard are unmarked. Right side of butt is stamped w/ numbers & makers cartouche. CONDITION: iron & steel are brown patina. Brass is nicely toned & almost black. Wood w/ most of an old refinish is spattered w/ white paint. Dark, pitted bore. Lock operable. (01-19481/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

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1853 ENFIELD MUSKET BY BARNETT 1853 ENFIELD MUSKET BY BARNETT

1853 ENFIELD MUSKET BY BARNETT

Lot #3170 (Sale Order 171 of 634)

MARKED “25 MASS”. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39" rnd. Standard configuration. Military ladder rear sight & sm. bead front on bayonet lug. Bbl. held by 3 screw retained split bands. Front spring percussion lock stamped “BARNETT” & “LONDON”. Walnut stock extends to w/ in 3 1/2" from muzzle & has brass cap, brass trigger guard w/ sling loop & heavy brass buttplate stamped “25 MASS” on toe & w/ rack numbers “E” & “37” on top tang. CONDITION: fair, iron parts w/ cleaning to gray/brown over a considerable amount of heavy pitting. Stock is sound, butt portion w/ considerable water damage. Brass is also brown w/ gold highlights. Poor bore. Lock operable. (01-19176/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

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1856 TOWER MARKED RIFLED MUSKET. 1856 TOWER MARKED RIFLED MUSKET.

1856 TOWER MARKED RIFLED MUSKET.

Lot #3171 (Sale Order 172 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39" held by 3 spring retained bands. Lock w/ crowned “VR” at rear of plate is marked “1856” & “TOWER” at center. Walnut stock is mounted w/ brass triggerguard & buttplate & extends to within 4" of muzzle. A standard Enfield type ramrod is in place. CONDITION: fair to good. Steel parts cleaned to silvery gray. Stock w/ considerable wear & refinishing. There is some added wood at carry point & wood is considerably marked & dented. Bore is fair, rifling evident. Lock is operable. (01-19477/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-800.

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 US RIFLE MUSKET. SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 US RIFLE MUSKET.

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 US RIFLE MUSKET.

Lot #3172 (Sale Order 173 of 634)

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40" rnd. Barleycorn front sight w/ 2 folding leaf rear sight. Bbl. & lock are dated 1863. Forward portion of lock has American Eagle in front of "U.S. / SPRINGFIELD". Full length 3 band walnut stock w/ iron buttplate & trigger guard. Tulip tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray appearance showing spots of pitting in breech area. Lock & bbl. retain sharp markings. Heavily sanded stock has light coat of oil finish over numerous scratches, handling marks & heavy dents. Dark pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. (01-19501/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

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AMERICAN ANTEBELLUM WELL MADE BOWIE KNIFE. AMERICAN ANTEBELLUM WELL MADE BOWIE KNIFE.

AMERICAN ANTEBELLUM WELL MADE BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3173 (Sale Order 174 of 634)

This well made bowie is one of several known by unknown quality cuttler w/ distinctive short clip & beveled top edge, heavy 3 1/2" S guard, brass mounted carved grip attached w/ iron nut. 13.5” Overall, 9" meaty blade, 1 1/2" Clip, 8" tapered bevel. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray. w/ staining & pitting, sharpening. Grip has hand worn patina. (02-15555/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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RARE ANTEBELLUM “AYER” BOSTON SIDE KNIFE. RARE ANTEBELLUM “AYER” BOSTON SIDE KNIFE.

RARE ANTEBELLUM “AYER” BOSTON SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3174 (Sale Order 175 of 634)

11 1/2" Overall, 7" swept up short clip bowie reminiscent of Smid of Providence, Rhode Island, who possibly could have made this knife for retailer “W. W AYER / BOSTON”. Full tang w/ heavy brass guard & pommel, almost guardless but indentation in guard to hold fingers or thumb. CONDITION: very good overall, blade has good marking w/ pitting from being stored in wet sheath. Handle w/ shaped horn grip slabs are fine accompanying German silver mounted sheath w/ frog is also very good w/ cracking & redyed surface. Attached frog complete w/ belt loop, mildewed. (02-15598/JS). $700-900.

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EXTREMELY FINE PRECISION SURGICAL QUALITY BOWIE EXTREMELY FINE PRECISION SURGICAL QUALITY BOWIE

EXTREMELY FINE PRECISION SURGICAL QUALITY BOWIE

Lot #3175 (Sale Order 176 of 634)

KNIFE. This knife was made by a surgical tool maker measuring 15" overall w/ razor sharp 10.5" hollow ground blade w/ partially sharpened 6" clip. 2.5" Sculpted crossguard w/ checkered ebony grip. Ricasso marked “W. WOOD / 95 LORD STREET”. German silver mounted leather sheath w/ belt loop. CONDITION: excellent overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ one chip in cutting edge. Sheath is sound & solid w/ scratches & scuffs. (02-15538/JS). $2,000-2,500.

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COLLINS CIVIL WAR SIDE KNIFE. COLLINS CIVIL WAR SIDE KNIFE.

COLLINS CIVIL WAR SIDE KNIFE.

Lot #3176 (Sale Order 177 of 634)

16 1/2" Overall, 11 1/2" spear point blade “COLLINS & CO / HARTFORD”. Brass mounted w/ stacked leather grip. This pattern was designated by Collins as “1862 Hospital Corps Machete” even though the blade was size of a fighting knife, unlike the earlier 1858 true machete. Collins hoped to have a military contract, but the Hospital Corps was never established until many years later. Surplus knives were sold on the open market & are now classified Civil War secondary military knives. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting. Tip is broken. Brass has been polished. Accompanying sheath fits well w/ brass tip, ball finial, no throat or attachment for belt. (02-15592/JS). $800-1,200.

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FINE MICHAEL PRICE KNIFE & SHEATH FOR PROMINENT FINE MICHAEL PRICE KNIFE & SHEATH FOR PROMINENT

FINE MICHAEL PRICE KNIFE & SHEATH FOR PROMINENT

Lot #3177 (Sale Order 178 of 634)

SAN FRANCISCAN HIRAM A. PEARSONS. Michael Price is the best known early "California Knife" maker. The knife is of San Francisco unique form and walrus ivory grip inscribed “H. A. Pearsons”. 11" Overall, 6.5" upswept blade w/ 4.5" beveled top edge w/ the last inch sharpened. "M. PRICE / SAN FRANCISCO" is stamped on ricasso. Michael Price began his career in 1858 exhibiting at the first Mechanics Fair in San Francisco where Price boasted “no better steel could be found in any other knife”. Michael Price's cutlery has always been prized & most of his knives saw hard use whereas this example is excellent retaining much original polish & wonderful custom scabbard by Jacob C. Johnson, saddle maker listed as early as 1861 in San Francisco city directories, “J. C. JOHNSON& CO. / MAKER / SAN FRANCISCO” cartouche on folding cover. Sheath has sharpening stick in its own compartment. Hiram Pearsons, both father & son were rich members of San Francisco society. Hiram Senior was quite eccentric & several interesting stories can be found in provenance as to what a San Francisco millionaire can do w/ his money. Both father & son died at young ages. Hiram Arthur Pearsons (1860-1889) would drown in Lake Michigan leaving a $3 million estate. This is a fine historic Michael Price California Bowie which would be difficult to upgrade. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small file of research including biographical information on Hiram Pearsons. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade overall white/gray w/ some original luster & some old sharpening. Makers mark is crisp “certifiable antique walrus ivory” slab grips have age patina w/ well discerned inscription. The original custom scabbard is very good w/ discernible maker’s cartouche, small holes at tips, overall surface discussed in crazed, accompanying 10.5" steel sharpening stick is probably a product of Price also though unsigned. PROVENANCE: pictured on page 137, “Accouterments V” by James R Johnston. (02-15867/JS). $8,000-12,000.

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FINE & RARE LARGE KINGMAN & HASSAM CIVIL WAR ERA FINE & RARE LARGE KINGMAN & HASSAM CIVIL WAR ERA

FINE & RARE LARGE KINGMAN & HASSAM CIVIL WAR ERA

Lot #3178 (Sale Order 179 of 634)

BOWIE KNIFE. 15.75" Overall, 10.25" meaty clip point blade w/ choil typical of Hassam. Stag grip, substantial plated iron cross guard w/ sculptured ball finials. This is among the largest Hassam bowies you will find. Accompanied by original German silver mounted leather sheath. Hassam no doubt was the best Boston area Civil War era cutler & his quality is that of a surgical tool. There are several inscribed much smaller knives to Massachusetts Civil War soldiers. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade is bright/gray w/ areas of original luster & pinprick pitting. Ricasso maker marked; “KINGMAN / & HASSAM”. Sheath is in matching very good-fine condition, solid supple leather w/ scuffing, German silver drag has few shallow dents & scratches. A frog is still attached to throat missing torn belt loop. Provenance: Ex-Norm Flayderman. (02-15519/JS). $6,000-8,000.

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REMARKABLE UNIQUE AMERICAN DOG HEAD POMMEL BOWIE REMARKABLE UNIQUE AMERICAN DOG HEAD POMMEL BOWIE

REMARKABLE UNIQUE AMERICAN DOG HEAD POMMEL BOWIE

Lot #3179 (Sale Order 180 of 634)

KNIFE. 14" Overall, 9 1/2" clip point blade, 1 3/4" wide, 5" partially sharpened clip. Well crafted leather sheath w/ lg. pinned brass mounts. Most unique feature of this knife is 1 1/2" iron two-faced dog head pommel. Sheath has shammy lining & is reminiscent of construction of Confederate New Orleans made sheaths for military cutlasses & bayonets. Iron pommel is unique & unlike anything seen on any other bowie knife. CONDITION: fine to excellent overall, blade retains most of its original polish & luster. 4" Figural iron crossguard retains traces of blue finish w/ overall dark patina. Wood grip retains most of a varnished finish w/ inset shield shaped silver plated escutcheons. Pommel is smooth, dark iron patina. Layered leather sheath is sound w/ some internal bunching near tip such that the knife fits very tightly. Brass mounts have mottled medium mustard patina. Oval copper frog button has chocolate patina. (02-15870/JS). $3,000-5,000.

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FINE & UNUSUAL EAGLEHEAD BOWIE KNIFE. FINE & UNUSUAL EAGLEHEAD BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE & UNUSUAL EAGLEHEAD BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3180 (Sale Order 181 of 634)

20 1/2" Overall, 15 3/4" spear point blade, over 1/4" at ricasso, 1.6" wide. Blade is well crafted, medial ridge filled & tapered toward top edge, tapered & sharpened on cutting edge including 2” of top edge at point. Blade shows forging flaws reminiscent of Confederate mfg. Handle is reutilized from Antebellum eagle pommel militia sword. Blade is well seated & firmly peened making this a well balanced meaty fighting knife weighing just over 1 1/2 lbs. CONDITION: very good overall, blade has gray iron patina. Brass guard has traces of gold washed w/ overall light mustard patina. Carved bone grip has hand worn patina w/ chipping & 2 long cracks. (02-15868/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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CHEVALIER STYLE BRASS AND EBONY GRIP BOWIE KNIFE. CHEVALIER STYLE BRASS AND EBONY GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

CHEVALIER STYLE BRASS AND EBONY GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3181 (Sale Order 182 of 634)

14 1/2" Overall, 10" dbl. edged spear point blade. Chevalier of New York is the best known maker of this popular early style grip w/ integral brass crossguard & bulbous pommel. One ebony slab has vacant German silver banner escutcheon. Sheath is Sheffield style w/ gilted leather veneer but w/ well patinated brass mounts, brass tip inserted into the sheath. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray, still very sharp retaining some original finishing marks w/ staining & pinprick pitting, one grip slab has long longitudinal break but still soundly attached. (02-15540/JS). $2,000-3,000.

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FINE CIVIL WAR DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET WITH SHEATH. FINE CIVIL WAR DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET WITH SHEATH.

FINE CIVIL WAR DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET WITH SHEATH.

Lot #3182 (Sale Order 183 of 634)

16 3/4" Overall, 12" heavy blade w/ 5 1/2" clip point. “AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS” on one ricasso & the other “U.S.N. / D.R. / 1864”. Inspector cartouche stamped on top of pommel “DR”. Original Dahlgren brass mounted sheath is complete w/ frog button. This bayonet was designed by admiral John Dahlgren for the Model 1861 Whitney Plymouth Navy rifle. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade retains much of its original finish w/ sm. areas of staining & pitting, markings crisp. Brass has mixed mottled patinas. Sheath is also fine w/ scuffing to leather finish. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 203 of "Accoutrements IV" by James R. Johnston. (02-15872/JS). $1,500-2,500.

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EARLY S. C. WRAGG CIPHERED “AMERICAN HUNTING EARLY S. C. WRAGG CIPHERED “AMERICAN HUNTING

EARLY S. C. WRAGG CIPHERED “AMERICAN HUNTING

Lot #3183 (Sale Order 184 of 634)

KNIFE”.12.5" Overall, 7.5" spear point w/ Wragg tombstone logo on ricasso & the classic 8 ciphers Wragg is famous for, including sphynx, devil & Chinamen. CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade w/ sharpening, staining & pitting. German silver mounted unusual tapered sculpted ebony grip terminating in circular pommel. (02-15603/JS). $1,500-2,000.

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FINE, AMERICAN PRIMITIVE CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE. FINE, AMERICAN PRIMITIVE CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE, AMERICAN PRIMITIVE CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3184 (Sale Order 185 of 634)

This knife has great character. The man who made this knife, or who carried it, has scratched his initials “FHD” on each of the inset lead or pewter escutcheons. He actually wrote several letters of his last name, but it is difficult to read. This well made knife, 15" overall, 9 1/2" well ground blade w/ 3" clip, well sculpted iron S shaped guard oct. pewter ferrule. Wonderful carved one piece grip w/ raised relief scrolls & pewter inset at pommel. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray w/ staining & pitting. Smooth iron patina on cross guard. Gray patina to pewter, ferrule, escutcheons & pommel. Grip has handwork patina w/ lg. crack on one side. (02-15565/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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LARGE BUCK BROTHERS CIVIL WAR BOWIE KNIFE. LARGE BUCK BROTHERS CIVIL WAR BOWIE KNIFE.

LARGE BUCK BROTHERS CIVIL WAR BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3185 (Sale Order 186 of 634)

13 1/2" Overall. 9" Dbl. edged spear point blade, stamped “BUCK BROTHERS / CAST STEEL” on ricasso. Brass “bowtie” shaped crossguard. Rosewood grip. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade retains most of its original luster w/ staining & pitting. (02-15527/JS). $1,200-1,500.

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FINE CIVIL WAR BUCK BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE. FINE CIVIL WAR BUCK BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

FINE CIVIL WAR BUCK BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

Lot #3186 (Sale Order 187 of 634)

11 1/2" Overall. 7" Dbl. edged spear point blade, deeply marked “BUCK BROTHERS” on ricasso. Brass “bowtie” shaped crossguard. Rosewood grip. CONDITION: fine overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ scattered areas of staining. (02-15526/JS). $700-900.

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