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.





Civil War NCO Sword Dated 1864-Ames

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a Civil War period Non Commissioned Officer’s sword. It is in very good condition, as you can read all the markings where it has been inspected and accepted. It has two stamps on either side of the blade near the hilt. One side is marked “U.S. D.K. 1864” and the other is marked AMES MFc Co, CHICOPEE, MASS. The knuckle- bow has an inspector’s stamp reading “G.K.C.”. It has an overall length of 38 ½ inches with a blade length of 32 ¼ inches.


Knights of the Golden Eagle Horstmann Sword

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis sword was once part of the rituals of an organization known as The Knights of the Gold Eagle (KGE). The group was founded in 1872 and though it once had as many as 20,000 members their existence has diminished considerably. They encouraged Christian values in everyday life and one of its original functions was to find employment for its members and aid them while unemployed. Many of its workings had a military slant to them, as their internal machinations, such as the titles of various members (especially those in key or esteemed positions) were based largely on the legends surrounding the crusades. One unfortunate piece of history that still shadows the KGE is that one of their members was responsible for the assassination of President McKinley. The blade of this sword is of German make, crafted by the Solingen firm of Weyersberg-Kirschbaum and bears its ark. The rest of the piece was made by the Horstmann company. It has an intricately decorated brass scabbard and a finely etched blade. The piece likely dates to the 1880’s and has a 29 inch blade.

Revolutionary War United States Forage Document dated February 1780 for Fort Bedford Pennsylvania.


Revolutionary War United States Forage Document dated February 1780 for Fort Bedford Pennsylvania.

Very Rare piece of American History for Forage “The United States with Geo. Tunk  forage for the Fort of Bedford for the month of Feb 1780 “

15” x 12 ½ “


1840’s Spice and Tea Caddy from South Carolina

Very Rare and unusual Southern Made spice and Tea Caddy , from a Plantation Home in Summerton , South Carolina.  $1850.00

United States 25 Star Flag from 1870’s Arkansas


Great Old United States 25 Star Flag from 1870’s  with dancing Star pattern , Arkansas was the 25th Star to the Union, so might have for Centennial or Arkansas 50th  anniversary. $2800.00