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Confederate frame buckle.  Only provenenace is from North Georgia near Chickamauga.  Nice
smooth woods patina.  Slight crack on frame but completely stable and not any problem,  Priced
reasonably and will look good in any display.
$375
Above average condition Henry Sauerbier Officer sword wit US in guard.  Retains frosty etching
and bright on blade rated about a 7 on a 1-10.  Sauerbier name still visible on ricasso .  Large
bulbous US etched on blade.   Grip is 100% original with twisted and gilded wire all there and
intact. Tight guard and some gilt remaining on guard.  Scabbard is in very good condition with
all mounts and no breaks or weakness.  A hard to find sword with maker name on ricasso and
nice addition to your collection.
$1350
Most of spur only missing rowel.  Recovered recently in Tyne Hill area Battle of Nashville.  
$75
Nice Lined A dug button.  Local manufacture.  Chocolate patina and complete with shank.  Will
add nicely to any Artillery collection.
$350
Numbered Confederate imported Enfield musket.  Number 5417 on buttplate.  This gun was
imported by the Confederacy as is evidenced by the numbered buttplate.  It also has the "F"
stamped in front of the buttplate tang which stands for Parker Field and Son,  a known maker of
weapons for the South and shipped through blockade runners.  Overall an above average
example which has had a little refinish on stock. Edges of wood are all still prominent and not
sanded down hardly at all.  A vintage repair is found near barrel tang where a wooden plug was
inserted to stablize a crack in the stock.  It appears to not ever been broken in two.   Lock
displays Paker Field and Sons  London.  Barrel has the London proof marks as it should.  All
assembly markings match the gun.  Comes with original ramrod and nipple protector. Slight
rifling remains in the barrel.  Nice Confederate imported weapon that needs no explanation as
to it's authenticity and priced reasonably.  It will display nicely with any Confederate weapon
display..  got a good deal and can pass one along to you..
$3495
Standard size Wishbone buckle 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.  Smooth brownish/green patina and
verbal provenance of Central Virginia.  Frame of buckle has no repair, however the backside of
wishbone had a small piece broken off and it has now been repaired solid.    Can't tell it has
ever had any work done at all but mentioned for accuracy.  
$675
Ames Foot Officer sword with beautiful frosted blade.  The Ames marking at ricasso is worst
part and mostly obscured due to poor storage.  The rest of the blade is at least a 9.  Scabbard
has Ames on top mount.  Leather has some aging cracks and does not have any breaks or
repairs. Grip retains all original rayskin and wire.  Guard is good and tight and the sword has
never been  apart.   Overall a way above average piece and not a worn out example that you
can hardly see etching on.  Nice bright frosted blade and not a fortune.
$1150
Leech & Rigdon two piece tongue and wreath.  When found the tongue belt loop was broken off
at the corneer and found with buckle.  Professionally repaired by Robert and if I hadn't  
mentioned it you could never tell.  This displays as good as any and will save you some dollars.  
Dug in the Corinth area a few years ago.  If it had been Franklin I'd keep it.
$975
Good condition 1860 Colt army revolver.  Action is crisp and all matching numbers with the
exception of the wedge.  Has areas of light cylinder scene. Grips are good and has cartouche
remaining on one side.  Good complete barrel address. Overall a much better than average
army and hard to find in this price range for the condition.  
$1595
1849 Colt Pocket with 5 inch barrel.  All numbers match and about 70% cylinder scene.  Grips
display some original finish.  Action is crisp and works at it should. Traces of blue under wedge
on barrel. From local family.  Popular little revolver carried by both sides during the War.
$995
Not just an ordinary boxplate.  This one was dug by Sidney Kerksis and comes in his little brown
envelope that states where, when and what corps occupied the lines where dug.  This one is
from Cold Harbor and was dug by him in 1955.  Boxplate has both hooks remaining and has a
good face with one side a little bent in.  Left just as he found it over 60 years ago.  If you have
only a few plates this would be the centerpiece since it came from a pioneer of relic hunting and
dug a log long time ago.
$285
Civil War period Enfield tompion.  Perfect piece so often missing and final touch to dress up that
Enfield on the wall. Brass top with original cork.  Complete and ready to add to muzzle.  Used to
keep dirt and moisture out of the barrel.  Void of any British markings as is correct for CW
usage.
$75
Nice dug early puppy paw buckle. Maker marked W H Smith Brooklyn NY Missing belt latch
which is probably why this soldier lost this one.  Found years ago at Spottsylvania.  
$225
Non-dug Dowler backmark CS Staff Officer button.  Aging patina with slight wear on the chest of
the eagle showing it was used.  Nice rare imported Staff button.
$675
Very nice dark age patina on this US non-dug boxplate.  Maker marked Boy & Sons Boston.  
One hook is bent down but could gently be lifted to fit on your cartridge box needing a plate.  
Full lead and strong maker mark.
$300
US boxplate maker marked W H Smith Brooklyn.  Nice plate dug at Stones River several years
back.  Nice smooth patina on face,, missing hooks on reverse.  Has slight turn up on rim just left
of U.  Great backmark you can see across the room.  Maker marked plates are becoming
harder to come by and this one displays nicely.
$215
US Eagle I button set.  Coat and cuff, non-dug.  Plenty of gilt with D Evans Attleboro backmark
on coat and hard to read maker on cuff.  Good set as would have been found on a Union Office
Frock coat.
$45
Very nice AVC button with some gilt remaining and good patina.  Has shank attached and is
dent free.  Found in Northern Virginia.  Nice example for an AVC.
SOLD
Pretty Eagle "A" coat button.  Lots of gilt.  Non-dug example and should be in  in any button
collection.  Horstman Allien backmark.
$40
Nice brass shoulder scale complete and no repairs.  Dug many years ago at Chancellorsville.  
Purchased in the 70's from the Catlett Brothers.  Nice big brass pieces were found with the
earliest of detectors. Nice green patina.
$75
Excellent condition non-dug W H Smith Brooklyn NY maker marked boxplate.  Still has much
original finish on front of Plate.  Nice plate that would enhance any fine condition cartridge box.
$285
Very nice non-dug US boxplate.  Pleasing mellow patina on face.  Both hooks are strong as
would be expected.  Smooth lead back.  Nice on to add onto your cartridge box or display alone.
$250