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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6059: Civil War vintage import Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun

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6059

Civil War vintage import Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun This pleasing vintage double barrel percussion shotgun will be most appreciated by Civil War collector / historians with particular interest in the number of arms purchased across Europe by Confederate States buyers. We will begin by recommending the newly published and ground breaking Confederate & Southern Agent Marked Shotguns by Russ A. Pritchard & John W. Ashworth as offering insight with respect to this piece and a must have in the library of serious enthusiasts of Confederate used arms, particularly with respect to the wide use of muzzle loading percussion shotguns, import and domestic. This particular arm remains in pleasing as found condition just as it was set aside decades ago. With good evidence of age and period use, yet with no diminishing issues. Exposing the barrels underside offers a myriad of Liege markings common to Civil War vintage shotguns. Liege proof marks, E over LG over * in an oval, a small crown over N, a script EL and the telltale match marks frequently referred to by Confederate collectors as Roman-numerals are present as seen on the Confederate South Agent identified shotgun illustrated on pages 194 & 195 of the above reference. The back of the back-action locks are unmarked save the earlier mentioned typical chiseled match marks on the lock plate edges. Of significance is the fact that this example, while having the typical script floral engraving, is completely devoid of the usual engraved maker identification as is found on commercially imported sporting shotguns of the era. Examples of Confederate provenanced, un-maker marked Liege shotguns may be found on pages 37, 54 and 56 of Confederate & Southern Agent Marked Shotguns . Whether the maker name was left off to avoid a connection between the supplier and war time Southern States arms trade, or if left off simply to provide space for sales agent engraved identification, will be left to speculation. This example measures approximately 48 5/8 inches in total length with patched .69 caliber bore, 33 inch Damascus barrels. A frequent arm of the Confederate Infantry, with shortened and full length examples commonly associated with Confederate Cavalry, the percussion muzzle loading shotgun saw considerable use both early on and through the duration of the Civil War. Overlooked by all but a few collectors for years the vast majority of surviving war time examples have gone the way of time. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

A note about firearms: WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE. IT IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5660: Civil War era Pat. 1861 - 1864  DESK PEN & INK STAND

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Civil War era Pat. 1861 - 1864 DESK PEN & INK STAND A nice all original Patent June 4, 1861 / Nov. 5, 1864 desk pen stand and inkwell. The spun brass base measures approximately 5 inches in diameter and is fitted with a pen stand of cast iron. A glass ink reservoir is set in with a patent dated hinged pewter top. All in nice original condition with natural age, uncleaned and with evidence of period use while remaining in nice original condition. A neat piece for the Civil War personal item and antique writing instrument collector. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6033: original ! Maine Adjutant General – CIVIL WAR ROSTER

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original ! Maine Adjutant General – CIVIL WAR ROSTER Published in wraps in 1867 by the Maine Adjutant General, this approximately 1210 page volume is titled Supplement to the Annual Reports of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Years 1861-1866 and offers an alphabetical index with Name, Rank, Company and Regiment of each of the tens of thousands of Mainers who served in the Civil War. (A number said to be more per capita than any other state in the Union.) The volume measures approximately 8 7/8 X 5 1/2 X 2 7/8 inches thick. The book shows good evidence of age and period use while remaining in pleasing condition, complete with no repairs, loose, folded or torn pages. A must have for the Maine in the Civil War enthusiast even in this day of internet, DVD and other wonderful resources. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

If you have an interest in neat Civil War period things or Maine in the time, you may enjoy our museum site at:

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5905: Civil War vintage PEWTER WHISTLE

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Civil War vintage PEWTER WHISTLE Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, this neat little period pewter whistle remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of pewter casting methods of the period with natural age patina that comes to this material with time. Difficult to find nowadays, Civil War site digger/historians have well documented examples of the period style and material. Will lay in well in any period personal grouping. (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War by Phillips) As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6006: nice  antique ARTISANS DRILL

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nice antique ARTISANS DRILL All original and even usable this little artisans drill remains in pleasing condition even retaining most of its original black enamel paint finish and pleasing decoration. Will go well with early hand craft tools, period gunsmith, or even jeweler things. Nice to look at and difficult to find in this condition. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3316: early Civil War- FORT SUMTER /  Major Robert Anderson C. D. V.

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early Civil War- FORT SUMTER / Major Robert Anderson C. D. V. Seldom seen in this quality and condition, this armed photo of the Hero of Fort Sumter is as nice as it looks here with only the most minimal age as evidence to it’s originality. This photo is sharply in focus and displays strong tone contrast with no evidence of fading. Below the photograph the original mounting card is printed : MAJOR ANDERSON, U. S. A. / taken at Fort Sumter, Feb’y 8, 1861, PUBLISHED BY E. ANTHONY, 501 BROADWAY, entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861&c. Actually a pre Civil War photo as coincidently, the Confederate States of America was only just forming on the very day this photograph of Major Anderson was captured. The Constitution of the Confederate States was being adopted in Montgomery, Alabama on February 8, 1861. Jefferson Davis and A H Stephens were elected to be President and Vice President of the C. S. A. on this day and just four days later that fledgling Government would open fire on Major Anderson and his small command inside Fort Sumter. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!

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scratch inscribed – 6th New Hampshire Vols. – COLT POCKET REVOLVER While our photos will offer the best overall description of this well used old Colt Mod.1849 Pocket Revolver, serial # 274326, (1863 serial range: 250001 to 275000) suffice it to say that we have left it entirely as found as a matter of preservation of historic integrity. With lots of good evidence of period use and carrying, the piece remains physically functional in so far as hammer and cylinder rotation while the cylinder does not index and lock up. (A common malady of these well used old Colt percussion revolvers indicating a weak or gummed-up trigger and cylinder stop spring and hand spring.) Easily remedied but we would maintain the integrity of an honest old collectable by leaving it as is. (see drawing) We should also note that all numbers are matching on this .31 caliber assuring that remains as it left the factory in 1863. With nice untouched age patina throughout, the backstrap bears the scratch engraved inscription H E Badger 6th N H V. Henry E. Badger (the only H E Badger of the 6th NHV) was an 18 year old resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire when he entered the service on October 1, 1861 and was mustered in on November 28,1861 as a Corporal of Co E 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. Badger was promoted to Sargent and was thrice wounded in battle,( Antietam, 9/17/1862 - Bethesda Church, 6/3/1864 – Petersburg, Battle of the Crater, 7/30/1864) his commission to 2nd Lt. on 6/1/1865 and mustering out on July 17, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia. While with the 6th N H V Badger’s regiment saw action in such as Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Springs Church, Hatcher’s Run and more. Not a fine condition example for the dedicated Colt collector but a nice honest Civil War carried example of the popular private purchase 1849 Model Colt Pocket Revolver whit a strong history. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

A note about firearms: WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE. IT IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.



 

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antique BRASS FIFE Our photos will likely do best to describe this attractive old brass fife. Untouched with a mellow age patina this piece measures just over 14 inches and will make a good player for a real fifer. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6031: nice early carved POWDER HORN

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nice early carved POWDER HORN This attractive little powder horn measures approximately 9 inches from base to spout and presents that beautiful cream coloration that collectors of early horns appreciate. The color is especially well set off by the horns multiple flat panels tapering toward the rich chocolate colored spout. The horn remains in pleasing all original condition with no cracks and only a minor bit of worming from the inside (no holes) as evidence of age and originality. A nice companion piece to lay with a flintlock or early percussion shoulder arm this pretty old powder horn hang well with a period hunting bag. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5922: working antique – PADLOCK & KEY

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working antique – PADLOCK & KEY Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this personal size SECUER padlock retains its original key and is fully functional. An eye appealing natural age patina on its brass body and iron bail will set it off well in any Civil War period grouping. A difficult size to acquire! As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5952:  Civil War vintage MUSTANG LINIMENT - BOTTLE

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Civil War vintage MUSTANG LINIMENT - BOTTLE A neat little Civil War vintage cure bottle, this attractive little aqua MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT bottle is marked D. S. BARNES N. Y.. No fewer than 35 so marked liniment bottles such as this were recovered from the wreck of the sidewheeler originally named SS Tennessee (a.k.a. CSS Tennessee USS Mobile and finally the SS Republic) she went down in a storm in 1865 some 100 miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia en route to New Orleans. (Caught in port in New Orleans when the Civil War broke out this vessel had been seized by the Confederate government for use as a blockade runner. First introduced in 1825 by Geo. Westbrook of St. Louis the manufacture of Mexican Mustang Liniment passed to Barnes in 1856. Mexican Mustang Liniment claimed to cure over 30 ailments, including rheumatic pains, sprains, strains, burns, bites, scalds, colds, sore throats and lameness. Barnes encouraged the use of his liniment by Children, Adults, Horses, and Domestic Animals. (see also: Civil War vintage Missouri River Steamboat Bertrand cargo excavation museum collection.) As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !




 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4096: earlier to mid 1800s South Carolina Barrier Islands – BEADED BAG

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earlier to mid 1800s South Carolina Barrier Islands – BEADED BAG A bit of a conundrum when we acquired this wonderful remnant of early Black Americana because we knew but little of the category yet, thankfully, we learned relatively early on to trust our judgment when presented with a special opportunity. The pattern design of this beaded bag and the fact that the piece came out in the coastal Old South indicated a Sea Islands or Barrier Island plantation origin. Set aside in our personal accumulation, we have enjoyed the piece and now it is time make it available as we clear away some of the fruits of our years of search. (Some of you may enjoy MaineLegacy.com a display from our personal Civil War collection.) Our illustrations will do best to describe this wonderful vintage glass beaded bag, adding only that it measures approximately 6 1/2 X 7 1/4 inches including the fringe with pattern on both sides, cotton draw string and a silk lining. The bag is entirely original with good evidence of age and period use. The glass beaded body and fringe remain solid and the original beige silk lining remains intact but with some splitting and tenderness. Buy with confidence! All direct sales are backed by no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased ! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5772: Revolutionary War relic-  June 17, 1775 - BUNKER HILL – POWDER HORN

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Revolutionary War relic- June 17, 1775 - BUNKER HILL – POWDER HORN Another remnant of our nearly fifty years of New England antique picking it is time to move this treasure on to a deserving home. Measuring approximately 10 ¾ inches from butt to spout, this well patinated old powder horn is quite rudimentary at a casual glance. Nice age for sure, with pleasing color but relatively crudely fashioned and plain with the exception of brass tack embellishment on the butt plug. What we’d call a working man’s horn by construction and likely use. A closer look however offers up the clearly period scratch engraved inscription With JAMES FRYE and a nearly obliterated from wear Ju 17 1775 still discernable with close inspection. Enthusiasts of American Revolutionary War history will recognize the date as that of the battle of Bunker Hill with a quick resource check confirming that Col. James Frye was in command of troops there on June 17, 1775. While some time on the internet will offer all the particulars of the action recorded as the Battle of Bunker Hill and Col. James Frye’s roll in the continental military, the identity of the colonist who so proudly preserved his presence on that date has been lost to history. A desirable relic of our American past! Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5681: Original!  Antique!   ROLLER BUCKLES

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Original! Antique! ROLLER BUCKLES We have acquired a nice lot of original antique black iron roller buckles and are offering them here individually priced for the collector / historian who would like an example for use or display. Originally emanating from the clean out of 19th century harness and leather work shop where the harness maker cut the buckles from used leather and threw them into a large wood box for reuse. From this mix we have separated a number of classic roller buckles and are offering them here in two sizes all remaining in pleasing as found and usable condition many even retaining remnants period black paint finish. We have buckles sized to accept 1 3/8 and 1 ¼ inch wide straps so be sure and note the size you need when ordering. Wider waist belts were frequently cut down on the leading end to accept the standard 1 3/8 inch buckle. (see illustration) A classic design of the Civil War era we have seen these heavy black-iron roller buckles in use back to the Mexican War vintage Grimsley U. S. Dragoon saddles. Wide Civil War military use on all manner of leather accoutrements, horse equipment, waist belts and more has been well documented. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 439: early 19th Century through Civil War INSIGNIA

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early 19th Century through Civil War INSIGNIA Six crispy as new gold bullion on wool felt Infantry devices still mounted on the original store card. The label of Noah Walker & Co, Citizens and Military Clothing Depot, Washington Building, Baltimore, (see: 1863 Baltimore Directory ). Authorized in 1832/34 as branch insignia for Infantry, this design saw considerable use both in the "Regular Army" and State troops through the Civil War. Earlier examples are most frequently observed as tailcoat insignia while Civil War era use examples are found in a variety of uses to include use as hat insignia. (see: page Fig. 29 of Albaugh "More Confederate Faces" ; page 211 of Bill Turner's "Even More Confederate Faces" and for more general information, Laframboise "History of Artillery, Cavalry & Infantry Branch Insignia" A wonderful store or sutler goods display for the serious American Military Insignia collector. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
 

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