3rd Model 1816 U.S. Original Flint Lock A. Waters Contract Musket

This piece is a stunning example of a 3rd type model 1816 .69 caliber flint lock musket. 21, 560 of these muskets were produced from 1817-1836 on a contract to the A. Waters company and were manufactured in Millbury, Massachusetts. This musket features all of the original bright finish and original fire blued screws, hammer, prism and prism spring. The barrel very clearly retains the inspector’s stamp banner style “U.S./A.H./P”, A.H. indicating the inspector was Asabel Hubbard (1). The lock plate marking of “U.S./A. WATERS” designate this as a 3rd type model 1816. It also has “MILLBURY/1831” stamped vertically behind the hammer. Along the stock near the butt plate is stamped “U.S.” and another inspector’s stamp for the weapon’s overall function “JAJB”, for James A. J. Bradford (2). The stock itself is walnut and very well maintained, still coated with the original linseed oil. The overall condition of the musket is like new-fine and has the original button ram rod.

$3200

 

1) Asabel Hubbard, Armory S-I- Barrels and stocks, Whitney and Starr muskets, and North and Johnson pistols; 1813-1847

2) James A. J. Bradford, Capt. USA-Hall carbines; 1833-1835

 

Revolutionary War British Dragoon Sword

This Dragoon sword is 34 1/2″ with a 29″ blade. The blade still shows traces of some of the engraving, but none of the gold wash it once featured. The grip still retains much of the leather and wire wrap.

$250

Civil War Ames 1862 Musician’s Sword

This sword is a model 1840 musician’s sword. It was intended to be worn during drills or formation and while it could be used in battle, it was only as a last resort. The ricasso features the stamps “MADE BY / AMES MFG CO. / CHICOPEE /  MASS.” (banner style) and “U.S./1862”. The handle is entirely brass with the grip giving a wire-wrapped impression. The blade length is 28″

$200

World War 2 M1941Ductch Klewang U.S. Navy Milsco Cutlass

This Dutch Klewang cutlass was manufactured in the U.S. by the Milwaukee Saddlery company beginning in the 1940’s. It was designed after the European-manufactured M1898/M1911. The M1898/M1901 were produced in Solingen, Germany and Hembrug, Netherlands. The M1940 was entirely U.S. made and had an unmarked blade. In the early 1940’s Milsco and another U.S. company, Vince, began producing only the blades. They were to serve as replacement blades for the M1898/M1901 and were assembled with grips, hilts and guards primarily in the Dutch East Indies. After being overrun by the Germans in 1941 the Netherlands could no longer fulfill its contract to Milsco. Subsequently the U.S. Navy purchased the excess inventory of cutlasses, selling them after the war as Navy surplus.

Over the years the different models of Klewang cutlasses have seen little variation. They all have pierced hilt cup and a clipped tip. The European models featured wooden grips while the U.S. manufactured Klewangs used a black bakelite grip. This M1941 features smooth cut outs with rounded edges in the cup hilt, as opposed to the small square notches typically found in other models and has wooden grips. The overall length of the cutlass is 2’5″ with a blade length of 2′ with Milsco stamped on the ricasso. The leather sheath is in good condition with a brass drag and has the hanger still intact.

$495

Civil War Bowie Knife

This bowie knife dates to the Civil War and it is in fine condition. It has stag horn handles and the original leather sheath.

$1500

 

World War 2 German M42 Helmet

This helmet is a late war production. It has no decal and is in excellent condition.

$500