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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6254: rare!  mid 1800s – Jones & Kelsall - PERCUSSION RIFLE

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rare! mid 1800s – Jones & Kelsall - PERCUSSION RIFLE We’ll let our illustrations do the talking for this desirable mid-19th century, set trigger, percussion rifle except to advise that it remains in most pleasing as used and set aside condition measuring 52 inches in overall length with a script J&K makers mark at the breach of its 36 inch barrel. (see: Sellers AMERICAN Gunsmiths / Jones & Kelsall Norwich, Connecticut) The heavy octagonal barrel measures 7/8 of an inch across the flats with a fine condition .45 caliber bore. With a pewter nose cap and brass furniture, the heavily figured rock maple remains in excellent plus condition with period finish and sports that subtle but all important raised grain feel that comes to striped maple only with decades of age and is indicative of never having been refinished. The Goulcherstyle lock offers a crisp action and the percussion nipple sports an unusual thin brass cup designed to shield the barrel breach and lock from corrosion. As an aside in our research we found the makers Ellis T. Jones and William G. Kelsall listed in the 1877 U. S. Patent Office Report as assignors for a Hand-stamp for tickets design patent with Jones listed as primary in partnership with a different secondary in 2 additional (non-gun related) patent filings. Additional input into the two Connecticut Yankees was provided by City Directories where we found the versatile Ellis T. Jones in mid 1800s Norwich, Conn. listings with William G. Kelsall listed in the same period in Hartford as a machinist then Norwich as a gunmaker. An exceptional New England half-stock, all period original, in excellent shape with no condition issues, and by scarce makers. 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 60133: Civil War period - Finger Lamp / Food Warmer

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Civil War period - Finger Lamp / Food Warmer This classic Civil War vintage spun brass finger lamp retains a period sheet iron modification to cooker / warmer. Standing approximately 6 inches the little finger lamp burner sports a hand crafted sheet iron chimney which incorporates a natural mica (isinglass) window emitting light and aiding in adjusting the flame for heat level. An interesting example of ingenuity aimed toward the conversion of a period common finger lamp into a handy traveling burner for boiling coffee and heating food. Offered here in as found and in untouched condition this little cooker remains in pleasing condition yet with eye appealing evidence of age and originality. A neat little personal item that would have served well in winter camp. 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 6246: outstanding Civil War Infantry Officer Tintype – ( Library of Congress # B8184-10541 )

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outstanding Civil War Infantry Officer Tintype – ( Library of Congress # B8184-10541 ) We will let our photo illustrations speak for this outstanding 6th plate tintype except to advise that it is in as nice condition with sharp focus and strong contrast as it appears hear. Of interest to the Civil War collector will be that a copy of this original is housed in the Library of Congress collection. ( see: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division / Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 #B8184-10541 ) 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 60125: c. 1800s  handcrafted sheet brass LANTERN

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c. 1800s handcrafted sheet brass LANTERN Our photo illustrations will offer the best description of this attractive mid 1800 lantern except to advise that it stands approximately 15 inches not including the bail handle, is about 8 inches wide and measures 5 ¼ inches deep. The lantern is hand fabricated of sheet brass with lead soldered seams. Offered here untouched except for wiping away the attic dust of decades of storage, the lantern retains that deep natural age patina that comes to brass only with considerable age and period use. An attractive handmade 19th century lighting device surviving with no condition issues, this attractive old oil lantern will set well in any period grouping and will be of special interest to Civil War era enthusiasts.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 60168: original! Civil War vintage 5th Corps - HAIR WATCH CHAIN

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original! Civil War vintage 5th Corps - HAIR WATCH CHAIN Our photo illustrations will do best to describe this piece except to advise that it measures just under 11 inches in length and is in fine untouched and unpolished, as found condition in all respects with no breaks, frays or other condition issues to the intricate hand work of the hair. Set aside decades ago just as you see it here with the distinctive silver 5th Corps fob. 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 60163: Civil War vintage BOOTS

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Civil War vintage BOOTS Our photos will likely do best to describe these boots except to advise that they stand 12 1/2 inches high measures 10 5/8 inches from heel to toe. The boots offer good evidence of period construction to include wood pegged soles and remain pliable and solid yet with good age with actual period use and wear. Most important to the purist collector is that these attractive boots are offered here ready for display, untouched and as they came out of decades of storage. With no leather dressing, brushing or any attempt to alter appearance from the period used and set aside in storage, while surviving in in pleasing condition look, these boots will add charm and originality to any Civil War vintage 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 5508: c. 1850 / 1860s camphene – LANTERN BURNER

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c. 1850 / 1860s camphene – LANTERN BURNER A very scarce camphene lantern burner! Fashioned from die struck sheet brass with retainer clips for use in the circa 1850 early 1860 fixed globe style lanterns, this lantern burner is intended for use with camphenerather than the usual whale or coal oil fuel commonly used in these old lanterns. Dangerous though it could be due to its volatility, camphene (a mixture of turpentine and alcohol) gained popularity in the 1850s and early 1860s as it produced a clean burning bright light. Generally restricted to smaller, stationary lighting devices because of its potentially dangerous volatility, an application such as this one intended for use in the larger portable globe lantern is very unusual. The extra length and small diameter of the wick tube offered an extra measure of separation of flame from fuel reservoir and is a telltale feature of the camphene lighting device. Commonly thought of solely to facilitate extinguishing the flame, the little chain secured cap was in actuality primarily for the prevention of evaporation of the fuel when not on use. ( note: The only lantern we are aware of manufactured for use with camphene is the SARGENT’S PAT. 1861 fixed globe lantern. With some considerable variation from the Sargent’s Patent burner though, the subject example was clearly not of Sargent’s manufacture and was likely offered as a separate purchase for use with the common fixed globe lantern of the period. ) All in nice original condition this scarce camphene lantern burner is offered just as it came to us, uncleaned and unpolished just as collectors prefer. 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 6185: Lord collection – Civil War Officers Infantry Horn – HAT INSIGNIA

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Lord collection – Civil War Officers Infantry Horn – HAT INSIGNIA Illustrated here with a U S quarter for size comparison our photos will offer the best description of this outstanding period officers bullion infantry horn hat insignia except to advise that while it shows good evidence of age and originality it remains in unused as new condition just as it would have been supplied to the hatter for trimming and application. Veteran collectors and those familiar with the authoritative publications of pioneer Civil War collector will appreciate the fact that this item emanated from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend. A Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest in Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors. (Use Lord in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) 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 5489: early 19th century martial POWDER HORN

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early 19th century martial POWDER HORN An outstanding companion piece for display with a late 1700s early 1800s military musket, this brass mounted horn measures approximately 13 ½ inches in length from its 2 5/8 diameter base to the charger tip. Clearly made for heavy use, the heavy brass charger offers a removable measure affording the appropriate charge for the period 69 caliber smoothbore musket. With eye appealing deep patina on the uncleaned brass furniture and attractive natural coloration of the horn body, our illustrations will speak best for this rare old horn. A scarce opportunity for the marshal collector, this is the first Riling #1172 we have seen on the market for a good many years. (see: Ray Riling's The Powder Flask Book plate #1172) 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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6247

Maine - mounted Union Cavalryman - ¼ plate Tintype Our photo illustrations will speak best for this outstanding quarter plate tintype except to advise that it does have some soft creases not impacting on the photo emulsion which remains solid. Acquired here in Maine, we offer this image with some trepidation as our man displays all the earmarks of a 1st Maine Cavalry troop and fits well within our personal frame of interest (see: MaineLegacy.com) we have decided to move it along as we attempt to thin out some of our accumulation of 50 plus years. A nice honest in the field Civil War cavalry image. 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 6243: rare!  E. Remington Jr. barreled - Ohio made & 7th Ohio Sharpshooters carried – SHARP SHOOTER RIFLE

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rare! E. Remington Jr. barreled - Ohio made & 7th Ohio Sharpshooters carried – SHARP SHOOTER RIFLE While the physical description of this old .36 caliber, set triggered half-stock rifle will be best provided by our illustrations, the rich history of the piece is deserving of the following:
Boldly gunsmith marked on the top barrel flat SCHNEIDER – DAYTON O. – 1858, (Listed as M. Schneider, Dayton, Ohio 1848 to 1866 when changed to M. Schneider & Son. ) the best of what this untouched Ohio rifle is found only upon removal of the barrel from its bed in the nicely figured rock maple stock. On the bottom flat just adjacent to the tang plug, the barrel bears the period one line marking REMINGTON advising us that Michael Schneider like so many period gunsmiths acquired his barrels from a separate supplier, in this case Eliphalet Remington Jr. who upon the death of the founder had taken over the fledgling Remington Arms business to, by this time, offer rifled barrel blanks. (This example measures 33 inches in length and is 1 inch across the flats.) Pleasing as the iconic early ‘REMINGTON’ marking is to the percussion era Remington enthusiast, a period notation found under the barrel in the stocks barrel bed: Martin S. Ward his Reb Nocer [Knocker] given by Sgt. A. Bailey . We found Martin S. Ward to be an 18 year old Ohioan enlisted on January 12, 1863 and mustered in as a Private for a 3 year term with the 7th Independent Co., Ohio Sharpshooters. Albert Bailey who had enlisted and mustered in as a Corporal of the newly formed 7th Ohio Sharpshooters (Sherman’s Body-Guard) in the fall of 1862 had been promoted to Sargent by later January 1863 when Pvt. Ward would likely have physically joined with the 7th Ind. Co. O.S.S. One would have to surmise that it was in this period between January 27, 1863 and July 1, 1863 when Sgt. Bailey was promoted to 1st Sargent that he passed his Remington barreled Schneider to the young Pvt. Ward. His benefactor, 1st Sgt. Albert Bailey was killed on September 20, 1863 at Rossville, Georgia and is buried at Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.
Records show that the 7th Independent Co., Ohio Sharpshooters, known as Sherman’s Body Guard served as sharp shooters under Gen. Rosecrans then General Thomas until ordered to Gen. Sherman’s headquarters in May of 1862 where it remained near the person of the Commanding General through Sherman’s March to the Sea the campaign of the Carolinas and the Grand Review. The 7th Ohio Sharpshooters received personal commendation from Gen. Sherman. Members served in action at Stone’s River, Tenn., Chickamauga, Ga., Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., Siege of Atlanta and action at Jonesboro, Bentonville, N.C., and more. 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 60142: earlier to mid 1800s – iron bound Lignum vitae MORTAR & bone tipped PESTLE

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earlier to mid 1800s – iron bound Lignum vitae MORTAR & bone tipped PESTLE This exceptionally appealing old black iron bound lignum vitae mortar stands 6 inches and is 5 1/16 inches in diameter. It retains its period 6 inch bone pestle, all pure and untouched with that deep natural age color that comes only with period handling, use and time. A nice early apothecary item appropriate to the 1700s with use continuing through the Civil War era this attractive mortar & pestle will best be described by our photo illustrations. 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 6097: antique HOLLAND GIN - Bottle

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antique HOLLAND GIN - Bottle Unusual in that this HOLLAND GIN is in the common round configuration as opposed to the flat sided, tapered style associated with Holland Gin spirits bottles. Pleasing with no condition issues, the bottle stands approximately 11 ¼ inches and retains its period label proclaiming popular Holland Gin as content. Sporting impressive period classic graphics yet devoid of any distillery identification, one wonders if the old liquor bottle was actually a period rip-off posing as the favored Holland Gin when a more truthful label would have identified the treat as BATHTUB GIN. A neat bar decorator / conversation piece. 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 6215: 2 Civil War CDVs of: Pvt. John Anorson / 91st Penn. Infantry / DIED at ANDERSONVILLE

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2 Civil War CDVs of: Pvt. John Anorson / 91st Penn. Infantry / DIED at ANDERSONVILLE Offered here are two identical images identified as Pvt. John Anorson by Philadelphia photographers Winderoth & Taylor. Best described by our photographs, the first is a soiled and well-worn view with a fragmented revenue stamp on the back with an old pencil notation Uncle John died in the War. On the front is the very lidht identification John Anorson apparently in the same hand. The second photo is identical save the notations, but in much nicer condition. Young John Anorson was just eighteen years of age when he enlisted and was mustered in on October 11, 1861 as a Private of Co. B 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. Pvt. Anorson would have seen action at Fredericksburg before reenlisting o the day after Christmas of 1863. He was taken prisoner by Confederate forces as Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863 and died of disease as a POW at Andersonville on August 18, 1864. He is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA (Grave #6029). Of cursory interest is that Anorson was a little fellow as can be noted by his photograph, measuring just five foot four and one half enlistment records. A good look at his CDV also reveals that he had one eye that was severely cocked. Clearly visible in the better image the malady was corrected by hand in the identified view. A nice pair of photographers with a side interest to the prisoner of war collector. 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 6236: earlier to mid-19th century – Ladies Silk Bonnet

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earlier to mid-19th century – Ladies Silk Bonnet Entirely hand stitched and constructed in silk, this earlier to mid-1800s ladies bonnet remains in pleasing original condition and will best be described by our photo illustrations. With good evidence of period wearing, construction and style while remaining in eye appealing condition, this green silk bonnet will go nicely in any Mexican War through Civil War era grouping. A desirable ladies item simply laid out or displayed on your period form. 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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