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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 60118: 1817 dated – Harpers Ferry Arsenal - U. S. Mod. 1816 – FLINTLOCK MUSKET

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1817 dated – Harpers Ferry Arsenal - U. S. Mod. 1816 – FLINTLOCK MUSKET Offered here is a rarely surviving Model 1816 .69 caliber smooth bore flintlock musket that, while the hammer and frizzen are clearly replacements, remains in its original flintlock state. A most desirable feature when the vast majority of the then outmoded Mod. 1816 were converted for State militia and later Civil War service. The workhorse of the U. S. Infantry in the Mexican-American War the Model 1816 was pressed into service during the Civil War in both the updated percussion and, especially in the South, the old flintlock format. The source of some considerable political controversy in the early days of the Civil War as many loyal Unionists came to believe that that the 1850s Secretary of War Jefferson Davis had something special in mind when he caused large shipments of the old model muskets to be removed from Northern arsenals for delivery to those located in the soon to be Confederate South. The tail of the lock is marked HARPERS/FERRY/1817 with the old style Federal Eagle and US forward of the hammer. The top of the barrel bears the view and proof marks "P" and an Eagle’s Head. All measurements are correct for this model. While our photos will offer the best description of condition suffice it to say this nearly 200 year old Harpers Ferry, Virginia arm remains in pleasing condition with a deep chocolate brown age patina over all, is complete with good evidence of age and period use and handling yet with no splits or breaks in the walnut stock. The action is still strong and functions crisply. In short this nice old Harpers Ferry will sit nicely in among nice condition period issued equipage. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

A note about firearms: WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THE PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY FOR PURCHAS, CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6061: original mid 1800s Gentleman’s Vest

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original mid 1800s Gentleman’s Vest Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this desirable Civil War vintage coat except to advise that while demonstrating qualities of age and originality with the most minimal of staining and mothing, the vest remains in excellent condition throughout and is guaranteed to please per our below stated no questions return policy. With showy floral brocade, gold wash, ball buttons and classic polished cotton back with quilt padded chest and fine leather inner waist band, this rarely surviving period gentleman’s vest will be a pleasing addition to any period vintage clothing grouping. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 60136: antique  U. S. Bridle Rosettes

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antique U. S. Bridle Rosettes Our photos will offer the best description of this pair of military US bridle rosettes. All original with a deep unpolished age patina and good evidence of age, originality and period use. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 60103: identified 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry - New Orleans Civil War CDV

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identified 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry - New Orleans Civil War CDV Our photo illustrations will speak best for this Civil War CDV except to advise that the old pencil identification was bolstered by the period album identification W. T. Rice – R. I. Cavalry and bears a period revenue stamp with the back mark of war time New Orleans photographer Caliste Marmu of 60 Royal St. in that city. Our research found William T. Rice was a resident of Providence, R. I. when he enlisted on July 7, 1863. He was mustered in as a Pvt. of Co A 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry. Detached as a teamster March 15, 1864, Rice is recorded as being hospitalized in New Orleans on September 15, 1864 returning to his regiment June 15, 1865. He was mustered out on August 4, 1865. A bit rough with good age but a desirable southern photographer and a good Red River Campaign cavalry regiment. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6079: 18th early 19th Century Treen INKWELL

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18th early 19th Century Treen INKWELL Standing approximately 1 ¾ inches with a 3 3/8 inch diameter this untouched and as found turned wood inkwell will be a classic in any American Colonial / Revolutionary War era surrounding and with a turkey quill, will make a nice addition to any antique writing instrument collection. Best described by our photo illustrations good reference may be found in Neumann’s EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUE COUNTRY FURNISHINGS and Newmann & Kravic’s COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 60124: desirable! 19th century ‘Bee Hive’ – SLOUCH HAT

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desirable! 19th century ‘Bee Hive’ – SLOUCH HAT With lots of character and good evidence of age, an unbound, turned up brim and that classic beehive crown that Confederate collectors especially appreciate, this classic old butternut colored wool felt slouch hat will be best described by our illustrations. With lots of attractive, honest age, save a missing sweat band, an all too common malady as perspiration from period use took its toll on stitching, this beauty remains in exceptional and will set well in any quality Civil War collection. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6109: 19th century hand wrought  ‘Sticking Tommy’ CANDLE HOLDER

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19th century hand wrought ‘Sticking Tommy’ CANDLE HOLDER This exceptionally well wrought black iron sticking tommy candle holder measure approximately 11 ½ inches in length and remains in excellent original condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. Popular among collectors of antique mining memorabilia, with a frequent emphasis on gold and silver mining in the American West these easy to carry and convenient to use lighting implements saw wide application in 18th through mid 19th century. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5767: unusual decorated Civil War era sheet-iron  MESS PLATE

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unusual decorated Civil War era sheet-iron MESS PLATE Another piece carved out of our own accumulation of Civil War vintage stuff, this neat old hand crafted mess plate measures a full 10 inches in diameter and remains in pleasing condition yet with good evidence of age and originality. Hand formed of sheet-iron then geometrically hand decorated using hand punches or dies* the plate is finished with rolled over and flattened rim. A classic process of the period tin-smith as he plied his trade without benefit of more efficient sheet metalwork equipment found in commercial shops. (* The punches used were handmade resembling stencil cutting or wood working chisels but rather than a cutting tool, were dulled at the edge so as to create a shaped indentation in sheet iron.) A lot to say about a mess plate I suppose but we sell what we like and as an old Maine Mill, Master Journeyman I do get caught up in the intricacies of the old trades.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6067: 1700s early 1800s Tinder Box with content

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1700s early 1800s Tinder Box with content Constructed from soldered, lap seam, sheet iron, this period tinder box fire starter is of classic period design measuring approximately 4 1/2 inches in diameter and stands about 1 13/16 from rim to rim with an applied candlestick holder and finger loop. Solid with good evidence of age and period use this box contains its period carbon residue under the original sheet iron damper with finger loop, period beeswax fragment, two flints (one of which is clearly is a discharged musket flint), and a period maker marked striker or steel. All is set off by the retention of a period candle stub. A must have 18th early 19th century utility, the tinder box fire starter required some skill, experience and effort to create a usable fire in a time when the open flame was essential to the giving of light, heat from the cold and fire for cooking. Quickly falling out of favor upon the advent of the common match, the tinder box all but disappeared with few examples to survive into today’s antique market. Those few original tinder boxes existing today seldom contain, as does this offering, the period content essential to creating fire. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6017: early post-Civil War Gen. U. S. Grant BRONZE PLAQUE

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early post-Civil War Gen. U. S. Grant BRONZE PLAQUE A product of the early post-Civil War years these walnut mounted bronze busts of General Ulysses S. Grant graced many a Union veteran’s home and local G. A. R. post wall. Mounted on a stout 11 ¾ X 9 inch walnut shield, these early post Civil War heavy cast bronze figures of the popular hero were, unlike lesser quality and much more abundant later examples, extremely well done with fine detail. This one is set off particularly well by an eye appealing natural age patina. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4006: Dr. A. O. Hamilton  -  Whale Oil LANTERN

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Dr. A. O. Hamilton - Whale Oil LANTERN We will let our photos do the talking on this offering except to advise that it is entirely original and as nice as it looks with no cracks or condition issues. Dr. Albinus Otis Hamilton war born in Chatham, Mass. in 1833. He was a graduate of Harvard Medical School and had a practice in East Boston. He died in 1894. A beautiful 19th century lighting device, this classic oil lantern with its etched globe will be of special interest to antique medical collectors and will set in nicely with any quality period grouping. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6045: 7th Kentucky Cavalry – WALLET & INK SCRAPER

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7th Kentucky Cavalry – WALLET & INK SCRAPER A remnant of one of our many Civil War Show trips South in years past is this neat little pairing of a period wallet ink inscribed Capt. R. Collier 7th Kentucky Cavy. and a period Joseph Rogers Ink scraper inscribed R. Collier with a scrimshaw style entwined R.C. monogram. Robert Collier was a forty-one year old resident of Buckeye, Garrard County, Kentucky when on August 4, 1862 he enlisted and was commissioned on August 16, 1862 as Captain of Co. H 7th Kentucky Cavalry. Capt. Collier was promoted to Major on May 29,1863 and transferred from command of Co. H Field & Staff of the Regiment. He remained with the 7th Kentucky Cavalry until February 21, 1865. Collier’s wallet is interesting beyond the inscription in that its usual long form was cut in half with the raw end stitched so as to shorten its length to one half. Clearly a period alteration the short wallet would fit nicely in the inner breast pocket of a cavalry jacket. The leather wallet remains soft and pliable with solid stitching. The bone handled ink scraper or eraser is maker marked JOSEPH ROGERS & SONS – S. NORFOLK St., SHEFFIELD. (Rogers opened his shop at this location in 1825.) With good evidence of period use and honing of its blade the bone grip shows evidence of consistent use over a clearly period scratch engraved script inscription in the same hand as the wallet identification. Set aside for years in our accumulation of neat stuff mostly due to our fascination with the interesting period alteration of the wallet, it is time to move it along to an appreciative new home. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6005: original!  Pat. 1864 marked BUTTONHOLE SCISSORS

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original! Pat. 1864 marked BUTTONHOLE SCISSORS A nice item for the Civil War sewing table or sewing basket, this pair of adjustable buttonhole scissors remain in excellent original condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. Of particular interest to Civil War enthusiast are the PAT. DEC. 1864 markings. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5883: antique pharmaceutical PILL ROLLER

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antique pharmaceutical PILL ROLLER A desirable 19th century pharmacist’s tool of the trade, this brass bound walnut pill machine is best known by collectors as a pill roller and will fit nicely in any collection of Civil War medical items. (see: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment by Damman ) In the period the making of pills entailed the creation of a dough like material containing the necessary medication, rolling out that dough to form an appropriately sized quarter inch thick sheet. The pharmacist placed the dough sheet on the machine base and pressed the top or paddleover the sheet drawing the paddle back and forth cutting and forming the material into cylindrical strips which were cut to appropriate length to afford the proper dosage and rolled into pills. The base of this this all original and period pill machine measures approximately 13 7/8 X 7 ¾ inches with a 16 inch paddle. All complete and functional this device offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in excellent condition with a pleasing untouched age patina. We have left the brass as found, uncleaned and unpolished just as it came out of decades of storage. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6063: rare! late 18th century early 19th century Bronze - PEWTER SUGAR SPOON MOLD

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rare! late 18th century early 19th century Bronze - PEWTER SUGAR SPOON MOLD A rare find for the late 1700s early 1800s pewter or Americana collector is this scarce small sugar spoon mold. A classic period bronze mold used in the casting of small (4 13/16 long) pewter spoons with 15/16 inch wide by 1 5/8 inch long bowl, this rarely encountered sugar spoon mold measures 5 9/16 in total length. Emanating from an old collection dating from the days when such treasures could be found, this all mold offers a deep natural patina with complete period originality to include an unusual half funnel design as opposed to the usual full funnel as provided by a half funnel at the mouth of each of the two pieces. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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