m1841 mississippi rifle lock, tryon contract
18th & 19th Century Militaria
M027
MEXICAN WAR - M1841 LOCKPLATE
Extremely rare lock plate for the Mexican War Model
1841 Springfield (Mississippi) Rifle, one of only 3,000
made!  This example has is nicely stamped “TRYON”
over “US” on the face and “PHILADA”, “PA” over
“1847”  on the tail of the plate.  The exterior metal
surfaces have a great brown age patina.  The Tryon
Company of Philadelphia had a contract with the
federal government to deliver 3,000 Mississippi Rifles
in 1847.  The main spring is just as strong as the day it
was made.  The mechanism is sound though it is
missing the sear spring, a replacement can be easily
obtained from a dealer in original parts at a show or on
line.                                                                            
$320
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special model 1861 cintract springfield, civil war
M030
SPECIAL MODEL 1861 CONTRACT SPRINGFIELD RIFLE
Lamson, Goodnow & Yale of Windsor Vt., contracted with the War Dept. to manufacture Special Model
1861 rifle muskets. All rifle muskets delivered were of the Special Model 1861 type with parts
interchangeable with Colts's.   50,000 were delivered under contract.  This example has a nice patina to all
metal parts.  Good edges in the stock around the lock.  The bore still shows shallow rifling.  The top of the
butt plate is stamped with a "U.S." and "35".  The cartouche light but still legible.  There are no other
markings that I could find.  The lock is mechanically sound with a strong main spring.  Rear sight replaced,
missing ramrod and forward sling swivel.  These are easily found on-line or at gun shows.  Still a nice
example of an early war rifle that more than likely save service during the war.                                         $835
1865 dated civil war almanac
M026
Wright’s Pictorial Family Almanac for the year 1865
Published by Dr. Wm. Wright of Philadelphia.  24 pages and measures 5” x
8 3/8”.  Calculated for Boston, New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, N.Y. State, New England, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Iowa and Oregon.  The main purpose of this almanac was to
praise the benefits of Wright’s Indian Vegetable Pills and Indian Vegetable
Syrup.  Within it's covers are astrological calculations, humorous
stories/antidotes and numerous illustrations.  On a more patriotic note,
many soldier's testimonials where printed included the words and music to
“The Picket’s Last Watch’ also known as “All Quite Along the Potomac
Tonight”.  The almanac is in good condition with soiled, torn pages and
some folded corners.                                                                                    $30
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m1863 springfield rifle, civil war
M032
MODEL 1863 SPRINGFIELD - TYPE II
Attic/barn found condition.  Actually it was found behind a basement furnace of an old house.  The lock is
stamped with the federal eagle, "U.S. SPRINGFIELD" and dated 1864.  The stock is solid with light
cartouche and showing typical scratches and dents.  The the metal has a dark patina with pitting about the
breach area.  The rear sight is frozen but will more than likely free up with a good dousing of penetrating oil.  
The ramrod is from a different musket, having a tulip tip and swell.  There are no other markings other than
the cartouche and "U.S." stamped on the butt plate.  
THIS IS BEING SOLD AS A HISTORICAL
ARTIFACT AND NOT A FIREARM INTENDED TO BE FIRED.                                                           
$725
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m1842 french import musket, civil war
m1888 45-70 springfield, rod bayonet, indian war, spanish american war
M034
MODEL 1888 SPRINGFIELD with RAMROD BAYONET - Serial Number 259599
The last single shot, big bore rifle issued to the US Army.  The Springfield Armory produced 65,000 of this
rifle which proved highly unpopular with the troops.  Issued to National Guard units during the Spanish
American War, one of which actually went up San Juan Hill.  The stock is good condition with a medium to
dark age coloration and expected dings and dents .  The cartouche is legible with an 1891 date and "P and
N" inspector's stamp is visible below the trigger guard.  The butt is stamped "44" over a "97".  The metal
has a dark plumb brown patina.  All moving parts are functional and mechanically sound.  The bore is in
good condition.   THIS IS BEING SOLD AS A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT AND NOT A FIREARM
.   $800
M033
FRENCH MODEL 1842 .69 CALIBER MUSKET
About 25,000 of these were imported early in the Civil War and issued to western units.  Like many others,
this one was converted to a shotgun after the war.  Stamped on the reverse of the butt stock and breach is
the number "1651".  The stock is solid and the metal has a nice patina to it.  The hammer pulls to full but
not half cock.  Good for a restoration project.  
THIS IS BEING SOLD AS A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT
AND NOT A FIREARM INTENDED TO BE FIRED.                                                                             
$400
early 19th century pennsylvania match rifle
MO35
CIRCA 1830's PENNSYLVANIA MATCH RIFLE
Although the maker of this piece is unknown he was a true craftsman.  The workmanship is outstanding from
the carving of the stock to the inletting and mating of all the components.  Beautiful tiger striped maple stock
still retains its luster after all this time.  One of the most distinguishing features of a Pennsylvania match rifle
is it's unusually massive barrel.  The hexagon barrel of this rifle is a whopping 1.20" across the flats with a
.41 rifled bore!  Originally a flintlock and converted to percussion a large piece of lead was used to fill in the
stock where the pan once was.  Brass framed iron double set triggers are extremely sensitive releasing at
the slightest touch.  The forearm of the stock terminates with plain pewter cap.  The tapered and jagged
wooden ramrod is retained by two brass tubes and a longer one inlaid in the stock just behind the pewter cap.
 The lock requires some attention to function properly.  A beautiful piece of Americana that would look great
hanging above the fireplace.          
THIS IS BEING SOLD AS A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT AND NOT A FIREARM.                $625
M21
Civil War Confederate Gardener Pattern Canteen
New to the Market!  Out of an old house in Milan, Michigan.
 
More than likely sent home as a trophy by a Michigan soldier
Late 1862 saw shortages of metals in the South that many Confederate did not carry a canteen. To
compensate for the metal shortage C.S. Quartermasters were forced to improvise by reintroducing the
wooden canteen.  Francis Gardner who worked at the Richmond Arsenal improved the design by introducing
curved faces, which made the canteen stronger. The "Gardner" canteen became standard issue and was
produced throughout the South by the main arsenals and small contractors.  This canteen recently surface
measures 7 1/4" in diameter and 2 1/4" wide.  It is complete with both iron hoops and three tin straps for the
sling.  The wood and metal parts have a rich age patina.  One side has a block "W" carved in it and the
other a script "J" and "C".  Like many examples seen in books and for sale, spoutless, it is speculated that
spouts were removed by the soldiers to facilitate filling them.  There is a period repair to one of the bottom
staves.  Confederate equipment is very rare and desirable.                                                                      $1,250  
164th ovi reunion ribbon
M029
164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Ribbon for the 32nd annual GAR reunion of the
164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Republic, Ohio on
Wednesday, August 26th, 1914.               
               $21
M031
Civil War 14th Army Corps Badge - Co. I 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
One of the hard fighting regiments of the Army of the Cumberland
Post war 14th Army Corps Badge stamped “Co. I” on the suspension bar and “2
MINN. VOL. INF.”.  The 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry fought in many of the
best know engagements of the western theater of the Civil War.  Still retains the pin
on the back of the suspension bar.  Overall length is 1 7/8” and 1 1/16” wide.  Very
good condition.                                                                                     
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