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P60Potts.jpg (17936 bytes) P58 Enfield Short Rifle.  Potts and Hunt, London marked .577 caliber percussion with 33 inch, three-groove rifled barrel.  Iron mounted with correct saber bayonet stud on front barrel band.  The metal surfaces are very good with a gray patina and some strong traces of blue on the trigger guard and faint traces of case hardening on the lockplate. There is expected moderate erosion and pitting around the nipple.  The wood is good to very good with normal campaigning scratches and losses. The breech is proofed with no broad arrow as is correct for non-British-troop issued arms.  The action works well and the ramrod appears original.  These were often supplied to Union and Confederate flanking companies.  A very fine example of a hard to find Civil War import. $ 2100
SharpsRifle36943.jpg (13368 bytes) Sharps New Model 1859 Rifle.  A spectacular example of the most beautiful long arm of the War.  Serial number 36943 in original percussion .52 caliber with stud for the saber bayonet.  In excellent condition.  Lots of case hardening, smooth metal surfaces and gorgeous stocks.  There are no cartouches, so this may have been a private or State purchase or the wood was refitted (the stocks are definitely factory).  The bore is near fine.   If you want a Period Sharps rifle that shows as-issued, this is it. $ HOLD
Garabaldi.jpg (21943 bytes) Garabaldi Short Rifle.  This imported arm is one of the many variations of the  Austrian M1842/M1849, and commonly called the Garabaldi.  It is the mammoth 71 caliber and is rifled (even though it lacks a rear site).  The barrel is a scant 27” long (more like a Jaeger) and the lockplate and breech are both marked 142.  The bolster conversion is the Austrian Lorenze style.  It is in overall good condition and the action is tight.  The initials E. I. S are carved into the left side of butt.  These desperation arms were imported to both the  Union and Confederacy in 1862.  $ 800
M1855.jpg (14632 bytes) Model 1855 Springfield Rifle Musket.  Full-length .58 cal. percussion musket with Maynard primer system.  Complete with swelled iron ramrod, sling swivels, crisp action and original sites.  Wood has been sanded and there are no cartouches visible.  A very nice example dated 1859.  These were in State arsenals North and South when the War broke out.   $ 1800
Bridesburg01.jpg (14419 bytes) Bridesburg Model 1863 Rifle Musket.  .58 cal. percussion, with full-length barrel and stock (wood is in overall very good condition).  Action is crisp.  The metal was cleaned some time ago and there is some battle-fire pitting around the bolster.  This gun is complete and all original.   $ 1500
Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Percussion Conversion.  .69 caliber smoothbore musket with 1850's "Belgian" conversion and 1837 dated lockplate and breech.  In very good to excellent uncleaned 'attic' condition.  Wood edges are sharp and inspectors marks clear.  There is pitting from sustained firing around the nipple.  An authentic and complexly original in very good condition.  These were in State arsenals when the War broke out and saw great service through most of the War.   $ 1200
Model 1816 Pomeroy Rifled Musket Conversion.  .69 caliber smoothbore musket with 1850's "Belgian" conversion, and 1844 dated lockplate and 1840 dated breech.  Rifled and long-range sited, these were one of the few American firearms that the .69 cal. Minié ball was designed for.  In excellent out-of-the-attic condition with extra-sharp wood and cartouches.  There is pitting from sustained firing around the nipple.  An authentic and completely original in very good condition.  These were in State arsenals when the War broke out and saw great service through most of the War.  $ 1100
M1816Nippes.jpg (22619 bytes) Model 1816 Nippes Percussion Conversion.  .69 caliber smoothbore musket with 1850's "Belgian" conversion and 1840 dated lockplate.  Wood is original and unsanded with sharp edges.  The breech and lockplate have been cleaned, otherwise the metal is in very good condition.  These were in State arsenals when the War broke out and saw great service through most of the War.  An authentic and completely original in very good condition. $ 980
Burnside19599.jpg (17922 bytes) Burnside 5th  Civil War carbine.  52 caliber percussion breech loader very good plus original condition.  Serial number 19599.  The barrel retains 60% to 80% original blue that is aging and toning naturally.  The 'Cast Steel' marking on barrel and two sharp stock cartouches are clear.  The frame shows 20% to 40% case hardening drifting to a silvery gray. The lever tang show traces of original blue. The stocks are also very good plus with expected campaigning imperfections.  The numbers are all matching, the action is good and the bore is very good.  An excellent example of a popular Union carbine.  $ HOLD
Triplett&Scott.jpg (18913 bytes) Triplett & Scott carbine.  Serial number 984.  .50 cal. with unique, swivel breech action.  Marked “Kentucky” on left side of the receiver.  In  very good condition with a very good bore, crisp action, very good markings and good wood.  There is an old 7” crack along the left butt stock following the spring assisted loading tube concealed in the stock (not uncommon for these guns).  The sling swivel at the rear of the butt stock is missing.  A hard-to-find American Civil War era firearm of which only 5,000 were produced. $ 1500
Gallager.jpg (32524 bytes) Gallager Carbine.  .50 caliber percussion. Cavalry units that these were issued to include: the 2nd 3rd 4th and 6th Ohio, the 13th Tennessee and the 3rd West Virginia.  In very good+ condition, was cleaned long ago.   $ 2,600
JoslynNavy.jpg (57540 bytes) Joslyn Navy Carbine.  Model 1864, .52 caliber rimfire.  Rare U.S. Navy purchase showing traces of original tinned surfaces as for use by both brown-water and coastal Civil War Marines. Marked "FDL" on the breech.  In very good+ condition. $ 2,100