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Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

This was the major revolver used by U.S. troops during the Civil War. It is the standard round cylinder army model with a New York address (-ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA). It is 44 caliber, 6-shot cylinder with Naval engagement scene and 8″ round barrel. The grips are one piece walnut with brass trigger guard and blued steel backstrap. The frame, hammer and lever are casehardened and the remainder is blued. The roll scene on the cylinder is of the battle between the Texas Navy and that of Mexico. All original parts and matching serial numbers: 89451.





Whitney 1861 Navy Percussion Rifle

Also known as The Plymouth Rifle, its design was inspired by the French military “Carabine a Tige” percussion rifle. One of the U.S. Navy’s most well known ordnance officers, Captain John A. Dahlgren, recommended the production of The Plymouth. The U.S.S. Plymouth, under the command of Captain Dahlgren, was where the gun was originally developed c. 1856-1858 and derives its nickname from the vessel.

This Rifle is 69 caliber, single shot muzzle loader, with a 34″ inch round barrel. Black walnut stock with inspector’s initials JHG in the wood on the side opposite the lock. The trigger guard has a spur finger grip behind the guard bow. Lockplate is of 2nd style, marked with small eagle-shield motif over U.S. ahead of the hammer and WHITNEY-VILLE under bolster. Stamped vertically with the date 1864 at the rear of the lock.





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.



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.


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″