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Here we have a set of 7 gun stock patterns used by a gunmaker that I, unfortunately, do not know. There is no name on these patterns. There are 5 made from masonite and 2 make from wood. The pattern styles are marked on some as thusly:


If you want to replicate rifles then here is part of the work taken out for you in these reusable patterns! Price for $195.00

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Here we have a 1850's percussion half stock rifle that I acquired from the Grandson of Pvt Joseph Felinzer of the 7th Indiana Infantry. Pvt. Felinzer resided in Marion County (Indianapolis area) when he enlisted. The rifle is not military but rather a hunting rifle. Here are Pvt Felinzer's stats:

Joseph Felinzer Residence Marion County IN; Enlisted on 9/13/1861 as a Private. On 9/13/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 7th Infantry He was discharged for disability on 1/15/1863 Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: Here is a capsule history of the 7th Indiana Infantry:

Seventh Infantry INDIANA (3 months and 3 years) Seventh Infantry Cols., Ebenezer Dumont, Tames Gavin, Ira G. Grover; Lieut.-Cols., Benjamin J. Spooner, James Gavin, John F. Cheek, Ira G. Grover, William C. Banta; Majs., Samuel P. Oyler, John F. Cheek Benjamin C. Shaw, Ira G. Grover, William C. Banta, Merit C. Welch. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April, 1861, as a three months regiment and was mustered in April 28. It left the state May 29, being ordered to West Virginia where it joined other forces at Webster. The 7th took the advance upon Philippi, Co. B driving the enemy's pickets back and the regiment entered the town on the double quick followed by the column, the enemy being driven from the town. It remained in camp here for six weeks, engaged in scouting, and marched to Belington, where it engaged for three days in heavy skirmishes. It joined in the pursuit of the enemy, and overtaking him at Carrick's ford, the 7th charged and captured his baggage. Overtaking the fleeing forces again at the next ford, the 7th again defeated him, Gen. Garnett, commanding the enemy, being killed. The regiment was mustered out at Indianapolis Aug. 2, 1861. It was immediately reorganized for three years, and was mustered in Sept. 13, leaving the state at once for Western Virginia, and joining Gen. Reynolds' command at Cheat Mountain. It was engaged in the battle of Green Brier, and then moved to camp near Green Spring run. It was in the battle of Winchester Heights, at Port Republic and Front Royal, then moved to Fredericksburg and back, and was assigned to Gen. McDowell's command. With Pope's forces it was in the campaign of the Army of Virginia, participating at Cedar Mountain, and the second battle of Bull Run. It joined the pursuit of Lee through Maryland, and was in the battle of Antietam. It next fought at Ashby's gap, and participated in the battle of Fredericksburg. During 1863, it was engaged at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, losing heavily in both battles. It was also in the battle of Mine Run in November and went into camp at Culpeper. It moved with the Army of the Potomac in the spring of 1864 being engaged at the battles of the Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvania, Po River, North Anna River, Bethesda Church and Cold Harbor, being under fire for eighteen days during these engagements and losing heavily. On June 16, it moved to the front of Petersburg, and participated in the assault of the 17th. It remained on duty in the siege of Petersburg until Aug. 18, and was then engaged at the Weldon railroad. It was consolidated with the 19th Ind. on Sept. 23, and this organization in turn was consolidated with the 20th Ind. on Oct. 18, the 7th being mustered out as a regiment Sept. 20, Its original strength was 1,046; gain by recruits, 190; reenlistments, 46; unassigned recruits, 17; total, 1,299. Loss by death, 212; desertion, 26; unaccounted for, 27. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

Here is the halfstock .36 caliber Indiana made rifle that belonged to Private Felinzer. The great-great grandson thought that this was the rifle that he carried during the Civil War but I informed him that it was not the rifle he would have been issued but was probably the rifle he used for hunting. This is an Indiana made rifle being made by T. N. JONES and so marked on the top of the barrel. Thomas Jones is listed in 'Gunmakers of Indiana' by Albert W. Lindert as listed in 1850 as a gunsmith; age 63, birthplace as Pennsylvania and located in Harrison County, Indiana which is way down by the Ohio River. The rifle itself is in excellent condition and the set triggers work well, albeit that the main spring is just a little weak but all works. The 36 caliber barrel is octagonal and in good condition with both sights. The lock is adorned with light engraving but is not marked. The stock has a most unusual configuration and the tang is flat to run across the top of the stock. The stock has not cracks or breaks in it but has been coated with something shiny that could probably be removed if desired. The butt plate is cresent shaped and is constructed of iron as is the ornate triggerguard. The ramrod tubes are iron as well. The nose cap is a hugh hunk of pewter and looks to have been cleaned at some point. The ramrod is a modern replacement as most are. All in all this is a beautiful impressive gun with this stock configuration! For this piece of Indiana History $695.00

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Here is a custom made long long long Rifle! The entire piece is 5 feet 9 inches long! The barrel itself is 53 1/8th inches long! Itís a thick barrel and looks like it is about a .58 caliber weapon. The stock has tiger stripping on it and it has the large down swing on the butt stock like a Pennsylvania rifle. The barrel is heavy and so the stock is broken and needs repair. The hammer is tied to the nipple on the barrel to keep it together! The lock is a back action lock marked BURNSIDE RIFLE CO! This lock is off of a Burnside .54 caliber Civil War Carbine! The nose cap is pewter. The trigger guard is two piece brass having been braised together and you can see that in one of the pics. The butt plate is also brass. I do not know if the lock works as I did not take that old string off to check it. This piece is definitely worthy of restoration! No ramrod and one of the tubes is broken (you can see a pic of that as well). Thereís a story here! I just donít know what it is. For this grand old piece $650.00

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Here we have a Civil War era William Moore 12 gauge Double Barrel Percussion shotgun! This shotgun has such a dark patina that itís kind of hard to photograph it! Itís in nice shape except for some damage to one barrel right at the end. This shotgun should not be fired at any rate because of the age and one never knows how much stress the barrels have been in over the many years of itís existence. The old shotgun is 48 Ĺ inches long with 32 ĺ inch long barrels. The top of the barrels in the rib is marked FINE LAMINATED STEEL. The patina to the metal is extremely dark but not much pitting is present. These are back action locks are in good condition and well marked with an extremely small William Moore Co. One lock does not quite hold in full cock (left side) but the other side does. The left nipple is battered some while the right nipple is in better condition. There is simple floral engraving over the locks, tang, stock ramrod channel, trigger guard and hammers. The stock is in good worn condition with a very nice dark patina. The forearm and wrist is checkered. The ramrod is missing but most of those that have one has a replacement. Nice Civil War Era Shotgun that could have seen action! $375.00

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Here we have a very distinctive double barrel percussion shotgun. The shotgun is 16 gauge and the end of the barrels are just a little rough. This shotgun is 43 inches long overall with 26 ľ inch long barrels. One nipple is flattened some while the other is ok. The rib goes full length and is unmarked. There is some simple floral decoration on the tang and a simple brass bead up front for a front sight. The locks are both back action locks and are decorated. The hammers match and they are decorated as well. Both locks work well. The wrist has been broken and a crude repair was done on either side on the top and on the reverse (left side) on the bottom. The butt stock has an incredible Wild Boar carved onto the bottom and itís really nice. There is some checkering at the wrist as well. There is a cheek piece on the left side of the butt stock as well. The iron trigger guard and the iron bottom ramrod guide are decorated as well. The fore stock is held onto the barrel by a wedge through escutcheons. There are iron sling swivels present on this piece. The ramrod is an original ramrod and quite nice. Usually these have been replaced. Back in the day they didnít through anything away so this is a wonderful loved piece that was kept in service. Definitely Civil War era! $350.00

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Here is a whooping HUGE! 12 gauge double barrel percussion shotgun by Joseph Manton of London, England! Joseph Manton London is marked at the top front of the locks in the smallest font that I have ever seen. These markings are better on the obverse than the reverse due to pitting. Itís really clear on the obverse side. The shotgun measures 55 inches long overall with a 38 Ĺ inch long set of barrels! This old shotgun weights over 13 pounds and is a hoss to carry! I believe the weight to be in the breech because they are big. The barrels are a dark brown patina and the bores are about the same color as they are pitted from shooting black powder. The top of the barrels on the middle rib is marked FINE LAMINATED STEEL. There is pitting around the nipples from firing black powder but the nipples are in remarkably good shape. This gun has those little ear guards behind the nipples for burn protection so the wood is not burned on either side of the gun at the back of the nipples. The action works well and both hammers match as do the ornate hammer screw heads. The springs in these box locks are strong! This shotgun has a one piece Walnut stock with hand checkering. There are no breaks or major cracks in the stock. The stock is a pleasant brown color. The butt plate is steel with a crack clear through on top that doesnít affect a thing. The ornate , long trigger guard for the double triggers is also a steel or iron guard. The barrels are so heavy on this piece that double key locks are used instead of the usual single locks. The fore stock ramrod thimble is also iron and very ornate. There are two ramrod thimbles also of iron. The ramrod is a trifle long and I do not believe that it belongs to this shotgun but it is an original with an iron thimble on the end. There are 3 areas on this ramrod that is light that for years were hidden under ramrod pipes thus the lighter color. This is a great old piece! A real heavy weight! One that you just do not see! For this piece $1,100.00


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Hereís an old wall hanger! This is a full stock rifle that was rode hard and put away wet! This .45 caliber weapon is long at over 58 inches long with a 44 inch octagon barrel which is pitted. I believe that this old rifle was left in the barn! It has a dovetail sight in the rear and a blade sight up front. I cannot see any markings on the barrel. The lock is percussion and shows some simple engraving on it but I cannot make out a name. The rifle is a set trigger rifle and it acts like it wants to work but it will not hold. It has a strong spring in it however. The stock is burned out just behind the nipple which is common. The stock itself has seen much use and the nose cap area has some major damage that you can see in the pics. There is a sliver of wood missing in front of the lock and there is wood missing around the tang. Surprisingly there are no cracks or breaks in the wrist area!!! The butt stock is rough on the obverse side and has wear to the top toe. The butt plate is missing or it never had one. The reverse butt stock has a simple cheek piece or decoration on it. I donít see any screw holes in the butt stock where the butt plate would have went so I donít think that this gun every had a butt plate. The ramrod is a replacement and the ramrod thimbles are present and have a great dark patina. For this piece $395.00

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Here we have an old percussion double shotgun/rifle that is of German heritage. This firearm has octagon barrels with one side being 12 gauge and the other side being rifled and is about 60 caliber. 44 Ĺ inches long with 29 inch barrels. One nipple has been battered pretty much flat while the other one is just a little flat on top. The rifle/shotgun has a dovetailed V sight on the back and a dovetailed blade sight up front. There is nothing stamped on these barrels. The locks are marked M.REHM LAUINGEN. M.REHM is the maker and LAUINGEN is the region in Germany where this piece was made. I believe date of manufacture is about 1840. The locks are marked well and they work well. The hammers match which is a plus. The stock has seen better days and at one time was a fantastic piece of work! The stock is a hardwood and has a carved Wild Boar on the bottom of the butt stock as well as a nice carved trigger guard. There is checkering on the wrist and fore arm. There is a little chunk of wood missing in that trigger guard. The patch box is the sliding cover type and the cover is missing. The butt plate is iron. The buttstock has been broken and has two screws holding it together. There are numerous small chunks and cracks throughout this piece. There is a sliver of wood missing on the obverse forearm and a crack. A piece of wood over the obverse hammer has been nailed back in place. Has a ramrod that is too long and Iím sure itís not original to this piece. This old piece was used hard but someone loved it enough to tack it back together! Good restoration project or just hang it on the wall! Unique! $650.00

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Here we have a very ornamental percussion shotgun! The locks have on them on one side FILS A LIEGE and on the other lock is MATHIAU PECKLER(S)? Peckler and Fils made shotguns early in the 19th century. This one is very pretty with ornate hammers and a very ornate hardwood stock showing a wild boar carved onto the bottom. Itís a very ornate carved stock with checkering as well. The Belgium made shotgun is over 48 Ĺ inches long with 33 Ĺ inch barrels. The end of the barrels are messed up and need cut back a little as well as relocating the front bead if you want to do that. Thatís about all the restoration this nice looking double trigger 16 gauge double barrel shotgun needs. The barrels are damascus or wire so I wouldnít fire it. I see one dent in the barrel. The ramrod is a replacement. All furniture is steel and really nice! For this piece $650.00

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Here we have a Fullstock 16 gauge percussion fowler that is very long! This piece is 61 inches long overall with a 46 ľ inch barrel. It has a rear simple V sight on it but no front sight. The barrel is part octagonal and part round. The stock is not in too bad of shape but does have a couple of cracks around the lock area and a couple of age cracks in the butt stock. The lock does not work. I believe this lock to be a modern replacement and some pieces are missing internally. Also there has been some repair to the wood under the lock. Solid now. All other items on this old fowler are original to the piece with the exception of the ramrod guides which may also be replacements. The trigger guard and butt plate are brass and has simple embellishments to them. The ramrod thimbles are brass and the nose cap is tin. Complete with ramrod which is probably a replacement as well. This would make a great Historic piece over the fireplace or restore it to working condition. $395.00

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The next 2 Civil War Rifles/Muskets are mostly parts guns or can be restored if you have skills. These look to have been converted to shotguns. Some say that some of these Military Arms were converted to shotguns during the Civil War as Forage weapons but I believe that most were converted after the war to shotguns so that the general public could use the thousands of obsolete muskets that were left over from the war. The first one is:

1. SOLD!!! Here is a Model 1842 Musket marked on the lock Springfield 1852 behind the hammer and has the Eagle over US forward of the hammer. The lock works perfectly and looks great!!! This musket has been cut down to be a shotgun and has the bead on the front of the barrel. The original 42 inch barrel is smooth bore and is now 33 1/4 inch long and the original ramrod has been cut down to match the barrel. The barrel had been converted from flintlock to the Bolster type percussion conversion. You can see VP on the opposite side faintly in the barrel. The stock has been cut off just forward the rear barel band and that band is original. There is no retaining spring. The orignal trigger guard is present and in great condition. This piece also has the original butt plate. The stock has been completely fractured at the wrist and lovingly had a steel bar place into the stock for strength. This was either done to same his beloved gun or just for neccesity's sake. It appears that this musket had seen considerable use but there is little burn out behind the nipple. The nipple has been battered some but is still there. This parts gun has a lock that's worth what we are asking for the entire piece. $350.00

2. Here is an old .72 caliber Pottsdam Musket that was converted to a shotgun. The great thing about this piec is that it still retains it's original over 41 inch long barrel complete with the bayonet catch. This musket took a particular unusual bayonet that locked onto the barrel with this catch called the M-1842 Laukart system . The front sight would be on the front barrel band now lacking. The rear sight was a block sight which has been ground down some. The original lock looks great but the tumbler is broken so no hammer remains. This piece comes with the original brass butt plate as well as brass triggerguard and one sling swivel which are usually missing. This piece also has the reverse sideplate and screws. The rear barrel band is missing and the stock is tied on with a modern shoe lace. Great Parts here or use as a wall hanger. $325.00

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Here we have a Lane & Reed Halfstock musket/fowler. If it's a musket it about .52 caliber and if it's a fowler it's about 28 gauge. The firm of Lane & Reed manufactured firearms in Boston from 1826 to 1849. This halfstock is approximately 48 inches long overall with a 32 1/2 inch long unrifled barrel with the last 2 1/2 inches of the barrel being octagon and the rest round. There is no rear sight but there is a simple small blade site at the front. I believe there is something stamped on the top of the breech but due to pitting from firing black powder I just can't make it out. There is some simple engraving on the tang. The lock is a back action lock and is marked nicely LANE & REED BOSTON. There is also simple engraving on the lock. The hardwood stock is in very good condition with the exception of a repair above the lock behind the nipple area. The wrist has some stimpling and cross hatching hand done on it. There is a small silver plate on the top that has the initials of 'I.M.D." in cursive on it. At least that's what I think it says. The butt plate is brass and very nicely engraved with a dove or partridge as well as line engravings. The trigger guard and ferrels are brass with the trigger guard and 1 stock ramrod ferrel having engraving on them. The other two ramrod ferrels have simple lines on them and they match. The action works well and the firearm looks very nice! There is a wooden fill on the bottom of the barrel to the ramrod that most firearms do not have. This is a very nice addition. The ramrod is the original metal ramrod with a cupped end and a nice treaded end to removed stuck bullets. The barrel escuteons are brass as is the key and the ramrod is pewter. Nice piece! $495.00

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Here we have an unusual Model 1816 U. S. Musket that has a Harperís Ferry 1831 dated lockplate on it. The lock is fine and marked nicely. This one was converted to the cone on the top of the barrel system which is quite common. The Lock works just fine. The barrel and stock has been cutdown at the end with the barrel now being 34 ľ inch long instead of the usual 40 inches long. The barrel has been cut about a ľ inch longer than the stock. You can see on top where the last band of the nose cap had been for many years. Rifling is in the barrel and still quite pronounced. The tang is marked with something but I cannot make it out-should be the year it was made but there is substantial pitting there. There still remains the middle and rear barrel bands and springs. The buttplate is also present and marked US as it should be. The stock is still in fair condition as to what is left Ė there is some burn out on the lock side and a substantial chip out of the reverse tang side. There are letters carved into both sides of the buttstock. Some of these old pieces were cut down for Cavalry use by the CS but who knows for sure. This one was purposely cutdown for some reason. It could have been damaged and salvaged for use by usually the Confederates but heck the Native Americans did it too. Usually the ones turned into shotguns after the war had shorter stocks and the rifling bored out of them which this one still has the rifling. No history accompanies this piece so who knows. For this piece $550.00


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Here we have the more scarce Merrill Carbine. These carbines were made by H. Merrill of Baltimore, MD with a quanity of about 14,495. These carbiens are 54 caliber, percussion breechloaders. This is a single shot, loaded by lifting up and pulling back of the breech lever. This piece has a 22 1/8" round barrel with one band. The carbine has brass fittings finished bright and the iron parts were original finished blue or bright with a casehandened lock, breech and breech lever. Now all iron parts have a nice dark patina to them. The stock is Walnut and in good condition except for a couple of cracks that you can see in the pics and various dings from use. The serial number on the barrel of 72XX is different than the one on the lock but the patinal matches perfectly. 7134 and 7290 went to Co. B 1st Ky Vol. Cavalry and this one is right in between that. Merrills were known to be issued to the 1st N.Y. 1st, 5th & 18th Pennsylvania, 11th, 17th, 18th New Jersey, 7th Indiana, 1st and 3rd Wisconsin, the 1st and 3rd Kentucky as well as the 1st Deleware Cavalry. This is the first type Merrill with the iron plunger for loading cartridges. The wnd model had a copper faced breech plumger serving to secure the percussion cartridge into the breech and form a gas seal. The lockplace is marked J. H. MERRILL BALTO./PAT.JULY 1858/APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61. The top of the breech plunger is marked J.H.MERRILL BALTO/PAT. JULY 1858. The barrel near the nipple (replaced nipple) has some pitting from firing the corrosive black powder but it should have as this piece was used alot. The action works well as well as the breech plunger. The butt plate is brass as well as the patch box , the trigger guard and the barrel band. There is a spot in the patch box for another nipple, now lacking. There are a couple of cracks in the stock behind the lock on both sides but nothing is loose. There are also some gouges and dings from use. This is still a very nice carbine. For this one $1650.00

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Here we have a group of 1800's 'Saturday Night Specials' that were produced under several different eye catching names. None of these 4 function but make great wall hangers or shadow box revolvers. They were all made before 1898 so no paperwork is required. Here they are:

1. This is a CENTENNIAL 1876 little 7 shot .22 caliber revolver with wooden birdshead grips. It appears complete but the action doesn't work. $95.00

2. This next little 7 shot .22 caliber revolver is a model Colt Open Top Pocket Model Revolver having a 2 3/8ths inch long barrel. The birdshead grips are fairly nice but one has a chip out of the top. They made these from 1871 to 1877 with a total production of 114,200. This one has a serial number of 818XX. This revolver is the standard model without ejector rod. The revolver is in bad condition as it's loose, the upper frame is cracked and it doesn't function but what the heck! It's a COLT! $145.00

3. SOLD !!! This one is a PIONEER .32 caliber 5 shot revolver with brass engraved frame and hard rubber grips. The frame is just wonderful with renderings of a log cabin on one side and floral engravings on the other. The brass is great while the iron/steel parts are pitted. The revolver doesn't function but it looks great. The grips are really nice too. For this one $125.00

4. SOLD !!! This last little pistol swivels to the side for loading. This is a .22 caliber model missing hammer and grips. This looks like a Merwin & Gray single shot pistol but I cannot seen any markings anywhere. For this parts gun $45.00


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Here we have a lot of 4 late 1800's 'Saturday Night Specials' that were produced under different catchy names. The top 3 are .32 caliber weapons while the last one is a .22 caliber revolver. They are: 1. RANGER No. 2 in being a 5 shot .32 caliber revolver with birdshead grips and fluted cylinder. The grip screw is missing. The revolver works as it should. NIckel over steel with wooden birdshead grips. $125.00

2. Engraved frame TRUE BLUE being a 5 shot .32 caliber revolver with wooden birdshead grips. This one cocks and fires but the cylinder doesn't turn. $125.00

3. OLd nickel over steel (Most gone) RANGER NO. 2 with nice wooden birdshead grips. This revolver cocks and the cylinder turns as it should. $125.00

4. This smallest revolver in this group is a RANGER in .22 caliber. All nickel over steel with most remaining. Nice little wooden birdshead grips. Functions as it should. $125.00


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Here is a Marlin NO. 32 Standard 1875 Pocket Revolver that was made from 1875 to 1887 with a total quanity estimated at 19,500. This revolver is a .32 caliber rimfire with a 3" tip-up barrel. It has a Round barrel with a fluted 5 shot cylinder and I believe this one is for the .32 long cartridge. Thie revolver has a nickel plated brass frame with a spur trigger and bird's head grips that are hard rubber and in very nice condition. This entire piece was nickel plated but is mostly lacking on the iron parts such as the cylinder and barrel. The barrel is marked J.M.MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 1, 1873. The action works well and there isn't a lot of hinge wobble present on this revolver. For this piece $275.00


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Here we have 4 hard rubber or plastic shotgun butt plates. They are from left: 1. Browning Double Automatic- good condition $25.00

2. Browning Double Automatic- good condition $25.00

3. I don't know which shotgun this butt plate is from but it has 3 deer on it (one is a buck) and woods. $25.00

4. This one is for an Antonio Zoli shotgun. Good condition! See the pics. $15.00


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Here are some very early gutta percha or rubber grips for a small framed revolver like an H & R or Iver Johnson revolver. Complete with screws. The birdshead grips are fine while the square bottom ones have a chip in them. Check out the pics!


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Here are two sets of grips for an old small frame revolver. Don't know what they fit so inquire with measurements if you are interested. Prices vary. The set on the left are lucite and have pictures of women under them with aluminum sheet inserts. Unusual! The other is what looks like a set of ivory grips with one of them having the toe chipped off of it.

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Here we have a rare to find Colt M1878 Shotgun Combination Tool. This tool is in good condition and complete. This is a beautifully made took and incorporates 3 screwdrivers, a punch and an hexagonal box end wrench for hammer screws on this double hammer gun. Try to find another! $225.00

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Here's a cartridge that 's hard to come by. This is the Billinghurst Requa Gun .58 caliber cartridge that was used sparingly during the Civil War. This one is a dug cartridge and you can see that the casing has split but it is still all there! The gun consisted of twenty-five heavy .58 caliber rifle barrels, each 2 feet (0.61 m) long and mounted together in a secure frame, which could be elevated for range. The frame was then mounted on a two-wheeled carrier. Ammunition was loaded as a long clip of twenty-five rounds, which were fired by a single percussion cap in a single volley. With a crew of three, it could be reloaded and fired seven times a minute, giving a rate of fire of 175 rounds per minute. The .58 caliber bullets were conical and weighed approximately one ounce. It was also possible to adjust the spread of the guns to make them diverge for use at close range.

For this cartridge $85.00

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Here we have an original scarce Buffalo Hunting Cartridge known as the 45-75 Winchester Cartridge. The headstamp is 45-75 W.C.F as well as W.R.A. Co . The .45-75 Winchester was introduced with the Model 1876 lever action repeating rifle. This was an enlarged version of the famous Model 1873 action designed for use with cartridges up to 2.25" in length. The .45-75 Win. used a rimmed bottleneck case that was shorter and fatter than the .45-70 Government. It measured .559" in diameter at its base, .547" at the shoulder, and .478" at its neck. Case length was 1.89" and overall cartridge length was 2.25". The action of the Winchester 1876 rifle was not particularly strong, so the .45-75 was factory loaded with a 350 grain bullet at a MV of 1383 fps and ME of 1485 ft. lbs. This was ballistically inferior to the .45-70-405 and .45-70-500 as a buffalo cartridge, but its lever action rifle allowed much faster repeat shots. Teddy Roosevelt is said to have favored the .45-75 Winchester as a grizzly bear cartridge.

For this cartridge $6


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Here we have an Indian (India) used British sword during the time when the British Empire ruled India. This sword was a widely used but rarely seen adaptation of a Model 1796 Pattern Wide cut and thrust Light Cavalry blade with a Model 1821 Pattern 3 Bar Hilt. You can see more on this type of sword on youtube at This particular 19th century sword is marked MOLE which was a known exporter to the Confederacy during Civil War. We believe it has been lightly cleaned but not too bad. The sword is sheathed in a leather sheath with the original sheet iron drag and replacement brass upper mount. The upper mount was crudely done while the rest of the scabbard was very well done indeed. The stitching is intact on the reverse with no threads broken or missing. The leather is pliable-quite nice frankly. The only markings on the scabbard are on the upper brass mount which consists of a Z - and an X in a box. We really don't know the meaning of that. The sword is over 36 inches long overall with a nearly 31 1/2 inch long blade along the top curvature of the blade. The grip is sharkskin or shagreen with 3 strands of iron or steel wire. The sharkskin is well worn but most of it remains. There are no cracks or breaks to the 3 branch iron guard or backstrap. The blade is the wide blade being about 1 1/2 inch wide at the ricasso. The ricasso is marked with the same Z- and an X in the box like the scabbard as well as Cc on both sides and MOLE and enough of Birmingham to call it so. The last 6 inches or so of the blade has some minor to moderate pitting on it but not bad at all. The cutting edge of the blade has a few minor small nicks but nothing bad at all. The tip is slightly bent as witnessed in the last pic. A great wide bladed Cavalry sword used by the Indian Soldier during the British Expansion. Nice piece! $595.00


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Here we have a set of 6 historical prints in sleeve and shipping packet entitled A COLLECTION OF COLT HISTORICAL PRINTS 1836 Ė 1873 and shows 6 prints of The Colt Texas Paterson 1836, Colt Walker 1847, Colt Wells Fargo 1848, Colt Navy 1851, Colt Army 1860 and the Colt Peacemaker 1873. This is a nice set and shows age but no wear. These prints were done in 1943. For the set $150.00

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Here we have a Colt Pocket Flask and an early .31 caliber brass bullet mold that would have been used with the Colt .31 caliber Pocket model revolver. The Flask has been

SOLD! but we still have the rarer brass mold. This mold is not marked but probably is a colt flask and molds a round and conical bullet. There is no spru cutter on these early brass models. This mold is in fair to good condition with bent handles. Shows use. $65.00


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Here is a very ornate Civil War Presentation sword without a presentation engraving. This piece is a Henry Sauerbier Model Sword with a Cavalry type hilt. Sauerbier & Company made many presentation swords. He also had contracts with the U.S. Government for swords. This one is very ornate with a gold plated grip and gold washed guard. The hand guard is in the style of the Cavalry but we believe itís for an artillery Officer as it has crossed cannons on the drag. The sword itself is very ornate with a very nice etched blade with a Large US on one side and a panoply of arms/flags on the other side along with other etchings. The sword is about 39 inches long with a 33 Ĺ inch blade. The blade also has the makers name acid engraved on it and does show some rust staining on it. I have not cleaned it so as to not affect the etching. The hilt is very ornate with all the wire present on the gold plated grip. Most of the original leather blade washer is still present as well. Take a look at the pics to see how nice this piece is! The scabbard is all metal with gold washed brass mountings and silver pieces soldered to them. The scabbard may have been silver plated at one time but does show itís age now. There are no dents in the scabbard. This is still a very nice presentation sword but itís not mint by any means. Still an unusual and desirable Presentation type sword and scabbard!! $5500.00


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Here is another Sauerbier mfg. Presentation Sword from the Civil War. This one is a Model 1850 Staff and Field Officers sword with a US in the brass hand guard. This piece has a good engraved 30 Ĺ inch long blade showing a large panoply of arms on one side and a very large U.S. on the other side. There are a few very minor nicks in the blade. The leather blade washer is lacking on this piece making the hilt a little loose but definitely in no danger of falling off. The hilt is pretty nice with traces of gold wash over the silver grip. The wire is still present. There may have been a capstan rivet holding the pommel cap to the blade but Iím not sure. The pommel cap is tight to the blade so it definitely wonít come off. The pommel cap and the grip are tight with just the hand guard being loose. The all metal scabbard has nice brass mountings with the center one having a large US on it. The drag has a kind of filigree design to it. There is no engraved presentation to this piece either. Both swords came from Central Indiana. For this one $5250.00

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