Civil War Model 1855 Springfield Rifle Dated 1860

This rifle is a model 1855 Springfield that is dated 1860. It was produced by the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. It uses the percussion cap system, as in the 1840’s the less effective flint locks were being replaced by this system as well as seeing the introduction of rifled barrels and the Minie’ ball. The stock was broken and shows signs of repair (see pictures), and there is some wood loss on the ram rod channel.




Model 1888 “Trapdoor” Rifle, a.k.a. “Ramrod-Bayonet Model”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpringfield produced several models of the “Trapdoor Springfields” in the late 19th century. They were an attempt to combine the bayonet and cleaning rod into a single unit, as previous bayonets were considered obsolete. The Model 1888 was a combination of several refinements from previous models and features a round rod bayonet design. Frequently seen during the Spanish American war carried by guard units. This particular piece is date marked 1892 on the stock with the serial number 544672. It is also marked with “G” designating its use in the Georgia National Guard. Its overall condition is excellent.

Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle Type III, Id’d to R. W. Sawyers, 8th Regt North Carolina, Co. C

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis piece is a 58 caliber muzzleloader with a 33 inch barrel secured by two barrel bands. The lock functions at both half and full cock positions. It also has the original ram rod. It still retains its brown finish though it has a slight repair on the stock (see pictures). It has an 1863 date on the barrel as well as V.P. and Eagle markings. The lock plate has the distinctive markings of an 1863 date C. S. A. Fayetteville with the butt plate also having the C. S. A. inscription. Under the butt plate is the owner’s own mark. It reads “R. W. Sawyers” some text that is hard to decipher, followed by “N C 1864”. Sawyers was a member of the 8th Regiment of the North Carolina Infantry. It was organized near Warrenton, North Carolina at Camp Macon in September 1861. Picture of service record attached.



Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver -1852 Date

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA. Production on this model of revolver started in 1850 and continued through 1873. Serial numbers started at 1 with the highest number recorded being 215,348. This piece has all matching serial numbers, which is unique for this model, with only the wedge having been replaced. Its serial number 14738 designates this as an 1852 production firearm. Although there are a considerable number of variations exist, there were four basic models of this revolver produced based on serial range, with this one falling into the third model group. This model revolver features a small, rounded brass trigger guard. The grips are one piece of varnished walnut. This revolver is 36 caliber with a six-shot cylinder and a 7 1/2“ octagonal barrel. The cylinder scene is not visible.

Sharps New Model 1863 rifle was manufactured in 1865. Conversion to 50-70 centerfire


This Sharps New Model 1863 rifle was manufactured in 1865. Conversion to 50-70 centerfire. The Ordnance Department purchased a number of Sharps rifles to arm the U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry regiments formed in 1865 to serve as an elite infantry corps. The U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry regiments were armed with Sharps, Spencer and Henry rifles; as an incentive to enlistment volunteers were allowed to retain their weapons when they were discharged. The Civil War ended before the U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry regiments saw action. The rifle has a one inch rib on the underside of the barrel for a saber bayonet, 900 yard R.S. Lawrence patent folding rear sight, Lawrence pellet primer and stock with casehardened patch box. The barrel is blued and the forearm cap, barrel bands, receiver, hammer, lever, patch box and buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The screws, band springs, rear sight base, breechblock and pellet primer have a fiery niter blue finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with an oil finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped “SHARPS RIFLE/MANUFG. CO./HARTFORD CONN.” in three lines ahead of the rear sight. “NEW MODEL 1863” is roll-stamped between the rear sight and the receiver. R.S. Lawrence patent markings are stamped on the upper right side of the receiver below the pellet primer and Sharps patent markings are stamped on the side plate and the left side of the receiver. The serial number, “C.39858”, is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The left side of the stock wrist is stamped with two Ordnance sub-inspection/final inspection marks at right angles to each other. Each stamp consists of the script initials “TWR” in a rectangle with rounded ends. The Ordnance inspector’s initials “R.S.L.” are stamped on the left barrel flat. The stock is stamped with the sub-inspection marks “A.W.M.” ,” T.W.R “ and “D.F.C.”near the heel and the bottom of the forearm is stamped with a “A.W.M.” sub-inspection mark. Conversion of rifles to 50-70 centerfire , all with the 3 groove lined barrels . Total 1086 estimated made. . Overall in Very Good to Excellent condition with Excellent Bore SOLD

Civil War Sharps Carbine , Mew Model 1863 , Delivered to the U.S. Government 2 March 1864



Sharps Carbine , Mew Model 1863 , Delivered to the U.S. Government 2 March 1864
Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial numbers for the “New Model 1863” generally run 75,000 to 140,000, some overlap with other models. The Sharps carbine was the most significantly utilized carbine of the Civil War, it was a single shot percussion breechloader using paper cartridge and and revolutionized hand weaponry. The Model 1863, reflected only minor improvements over the Model 1859, mostly elimination of the patchbox. Standard features include an iron buttplate, iron loading lever serves as a trigger guard, one iron band, percussion nipple was designed to utilize a tape primer system that did not work very well and was usually disabled, but conventional cap served effectively, hinged Sharps sight, saddle bar and riding ring on left side, rifling with six lands and grooves. Mark on top of barrel, “NEW MODEL 1863.”. Mark on sight, “R.S. LAWRENCE / PATENTED / FEB. 15TH 1859.”. Mark forward of sight, “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO. / HARTFORD CONN.” Notches on top of barrel and receiver for alignment. Mark on lock near center: “C. SHARPS’ PAT. / OCT. 5TH 1852.” Mark upper lock: “R. S. LAWRENCE’ PAT. / APRIL 12TH 1859.” Mark left side of receiver: “C. SHARPS’ PAT. / SEPT. 12TH 1848. Serial number on rear breech 99750. 2 Cartouches on wood on left side beneath the saddle bar : indicate government inspection, additional inspector marks, on the barrel “E.A.W.” and the bottom of the forearm is stamped with a “H.H.H.” sub-inspection mark. . Barrel length 22in. Overall in Very Good to Excellent condition. With Excellent bore. $3350.00