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DB-3 Here is a nice bargain on a dug bayonet from Port Hudson. Legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter, Billy Spedale dug this in the late 1970’s. It is literally one of hundreds he dug on the battlefield and in Union and C.S. camps. This one would be perfect except it was broken in the middle of the blade. Billy had it brazed back together then coated it with varnish like all of his iron relics back in the day. The socket, ring and shoulder are in fine shape as is the tip. If the varnish were removed and the brazing ground down a bit and the bayonet cleaned and properly conserved you would never know it had been broken. Fine relic from a Historic Battle. $90.00



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DB-4 A very nice example of a dug Enfield Bayonet from the Port Hudson Battlefield. This one also dug by Billy Spedale back in the late 1970’s. This is a nice piece! Good socket and ring, nice shoulder at the blade junction, and a nice but “wavy” blade. It looks like just a very tiny piece of the tip broke off or rusted away. Coated with varnish like most of Billy’s iron relics but a much lighter coat. $115.00



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NDB-5  This is a tough to find bayonet when you need it! This is for the .71 Caliber Potsdam Musket which was used at the Battle of Shiloh by both the Union and the Confederacy. We know because parts and pieces of these muskets have been dug there. This is a non-dug bayonet from my personal collection. I have collected these over the years, matching them up with muskets when I needed one. It has an unusual mounting device that fits over a spring at the mussle of the musket. A nicely marked example with a good strong socket and blade. $145.00



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DB-2 This is a beautiful condition dug Model 1816 Springfield Bayonet. It was recovered by Legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter and Historian Billy Spedale behind the Confederate lines. Billy also recovered a number of Model 1816 muskets as well. This particular dug bayonet is in very good condition with a very thin coat of varnish on the iron. The socket has a break right where it slipped over the sight. A great relic from a historic battle dug by one of the greatest Relic Hunters of all time.  $125.00



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MR-59 Indian Wars Era Pistol. This little gun was dug in the Baton Rouge Area by Legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter Billy Spedale in the late 1970’s. Billy was not sure what brand or model it was but from my research it appears to be an  H & R Saw Handled Frame Spur Trigger Revolver in .32 Rimfire with a 2 1/2 inch barrel. They were manufactured from 1878 to 1883. They were extremely popular “Back-up” or “Hideaway” pistols. Billy coated it with varnish, as was popular in the day, to conserve iron relics but it is easily removed if one wanted to. Great price for a Spedale dug Relic and Indian Wars era to boot!  $75.00



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MRAXE-50 Very nice Civil War era axe recovered in a Union Camp at Brandy Rock Farm, Virginia by long time relic hunter, John Hitt. Ex Hitt Collection $45.00



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MRAXE-61 Very nice Civil War era axe recovered in a Union Camp at Brandy Rock Farm, Virginia by long time relic hunter, John Hitt. Ex Hitt Collection $45.00



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MRAXE-62 Huge Squaring axe used to “square up” timbers. Blade is Measures 10” from Pawl to blade, blade is 8 1/4 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. If you collect Civil War tools used by soldiers in the field, this is a piece to consider. Note the nice detail between the bottom of the blade and the opening for the handle. A super piece recovered in a Union Camp at Brandy Rock Farm, Virginia by long time relic hunter, John Hitt along with two felling axes, MRAXE-60 and 61. Ex Hitt Collection $65.00



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ART-7 I have never seen this before but, maybe I have led a sheltered life! Two pieces of large grape shot busted in half by impact on something. Both pieces measure 2.81 inches but are from two different pieces of Grape. These were dug in the historic area of Brandy Station, Virginia by long time Relic Hunter, John Hitt. We are offering both pieces thinking they would make an excellent display together Ex John Hitt Collection. $125.00



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MR-57 Dug Sling Swivel for the trigger guard of an Enfield Rifle. Hard to find piece when you need it. Some pitting where sling goes but threads are good on side where bolt screws in. Dug at Port Hudson, La.  $35.00



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MR-56 Jaw Harp dug in Civil War camp site. These Jaw Harps, along with harmonicas, were the main musical instruments for troops to entertain themselves in their tome off from fighting. This is a nice example and of course the steel “Twanger” is long rusted away. $25.00




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CS-BUTTON-6 Super South Carolina button 23 mm. This button is loaded with gilt but needs to be cleaned, in my opinion. Some folks don’t like to clean the green verdigris off. I do but that’s just me. So, I am going to leave it like it is and it is buyer’s option: Clean or don’t clean. If you would like it cleaned I can do that and we can discuss. The button has a Horstmann backmark that I can read and the whisper of a piece of thread around the shank. In my opinion this is Albert’s SC 12 This great button was dug by John Hitt at Hansbrough Ridge, Virginia. At this spot the Stevensburg Phase of the Battle of Brandy Station began on June 9, 1863. Very nice South Carolina button with provenance to the digger and the site. Ex John Hitt Collection $195.00



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CS-Button-4 Louisiana Pelican Button 22 mm coat size. This is a Louisiana Local, meaning it was made locally in Louisiana. It was dug in the Alexandria area by Jim Hitt. It has a lined face, a crack in face, a slight push and no shank. Ex John Hitt Collection. $175.00



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ART-6 Deadly Rain! Part of a Hotchkiss Sabot that is 3 inches long and 1 3/4 wide from Brandy Station. The sabots grabbed the rifling in the rifled guns and gave the shells spin for accuracy, when they exploded iron and lead rained down on troops with amazing force causing some horrific injuries. John Hitt dug this with a lot of other artillery fragments.  A fine relic to understand the carnage of the Civil War. Ex John Hitt Collection $25.00



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CS-Button-3  Block “I” Infantry tinback button. Face has a bit of ground action and the “I” is a tad weak but it is there and if I had dug it my suspenders would be bustin’. From the Fredericksburg, Va area Ex. John Hitt Collection. $75.00



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CS-Button-2 Very nice Script “I” Infantry button with a center push. Dug in Quitman, Texas by John Hitt. Ex John Hitt Collection. $125.00



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US-Button-3 Beautiful Officer’s Eagle “I” Infantry button measuring at 20 mm. Dug by John Hitt at Brandy Rock Farm, Va. Ex John Hitt Collection. $25.00



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MR-44 Slightly post Civil War Era, a nice Southern Gentleman’s sterling and coin silver cravat pin. Made from three Dutch 5 cent silver coins mounted on a fine sterling pin. Two Coins are dated 1868 and one is 1850. This type of pin was very popular before, during and after the Civil War. $45.00



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MR-42 You don’t dig too many of these Iron heel plates anymore they are long rusted away. These are the plates Union Soldiers wore on the heels on the Jeff Davis Bootees and the Brass Toe protector went on the front of the bootee. That’s a .58 minie in the center of heel plate. This is a nice grouping from Brandy Station, Virginia dug by John Hitt. $40.00



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MR-40 Another neat collection of relics John Hitt dug at Brandy Station, Virginia. part of a .31 caliber cartridge, rivet and underwear button at the top, Knapsack “J” hook and triangle in the center, the pour spot from a powder flask to the left of the “J” hook and knapsack hook to the right and a carved bullet on the bottom. $40.00



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MR-39 Very nice grouping of relics dug by John Hitt at Brandy Station, Virginia. The brass heel plate has a really nice green patina! That is a small tent grommet in the center of the heel plate, two underwear buttons below and a knapsack “J” hook. $40.00



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MR-38 John Hitt dug this nice little group at Brandy Station, Virginia. Top is a heel plate, two rivets and two knapsack hooks. $40.00



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MR-37 A grouping of relics dug at Brandy Station by John Hitt. Top is a Springfield gun tool, a knapsack “J” hook and triangle in center with two fired minies. $35.00



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MR-35 A nice grouping of relics from the Battle of Brandy Station dug by John Hitt. Center piece is a knapsack triangle and “J” Hook, two rivets at the top, a rivet and mother of pearl button on each side of the “J” hook and at the bottom 2 Kepi buckles and a small cuff flat button. $35.00



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MR-34 Two Tent Rope Tighteners dug by John Hitt in that field of huts discovered at Stoneman’s Switch, Va. This was an important Union Supply Station during the Fredericksburg Campaign and afterwards. It got its name in November of 1862 when it was established to supply the nearby camps of Union General George Stoneman’s III Corps. Thousands of relics were dug in this area out of huts, latrines and in the field. $30.00



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BP-2 Very nice Volunteer Militia of Maine “baby” size plate dug at Port Hudson, Louisiana by Billy Spedale years ago. and he marked the back of the plate. These small plates with single arrow hooks and tongue were standard equipment for Maine troops. This one has a nice greenish brown patina and a few bumps and bruises but is rock solid and is priced accordingly $895.00



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CBP-1 Volunteer Militia Of  Maine Cartridge Box Plate. This scarce plate was dug at Port Hudson, Louisiana by Billy Spedale years ago. Very desirable plate from the longest siege of the Civil War. It has a little bleed through on the last “M” and a couple of cracks and is priced accordingly $695.00



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MR-33 Lockplate dug at Port Hudson, Louisiana years ago by Billy Spedale. From the John Hitt Collection. $35.00



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MR-32 Relics from Stoneman’s Switch in Stafford County, Virginia. This was an important Union Supply Station during the Fredericksburg Campaign and afterwards. It got its name in November of 1862 when it was established to supply the nearby camps of Union General George Stoneman’s III Corps. Thousands of relics were dug in this area out of huts, latrines and in the field. This group was dug by John Hitt it contains a bayonet scabbard tip, percussion cap box finial on leather, a belt adjuster, a “J Hook” for a knapsack with a bit of leather attached and a Barlow style pocket knife. A net display with provenance to the digger. $49.00



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MR-31 Infantry Officer’s False Embroidered Infantry Horn and False Embroidered Lt.’s bar. John Hitt dug these very nice pieces at Brandy Station, Virginia in two different areas of the field. Although Brandy Station was primarily a Cavalry battle several thousand infantry were also involved. This is a super nice dug Officer’s False Embroidered Infantry Horn and Bar from the Civil War’s largest Cavalry Engagement. $150.00



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MR-54 Infantry Horn Relic Box. This contains one Enlisted man’s Infantry Horn, two underwear buttons, 2 rimfire cartridges, part of a pipe stem, a thimble and part of a mother of pearl button. All of these relics were dug at Brandy Station, Virginia by Jim Hitt. Although the Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War a significant number of infantry units also participated in the battle. Nice display from the largest Cavalry Engagement in the Western Hemisphere with provenance to the digger. $75.00



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PF-9 If the pour spout were present this tiny little flask would have been about 4 inches tall. It is 2 1/4 inches wide. Probably carried to load “Boot Pistols" or “Muff Guns” and would display nicely with one or the other. It has a nice burning bush design and a very unusual feature, a leather collar just under the spout ring. This little flask is one of my favorites and worth a search of powder flask parts to find a proper spout. This flask is listed in the “Bible” of Powder Flasks “The Powder Flask Book by Ray Rilng” on page 288 as #315. $35.00



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MR-20 MR-5 You don’t dig these anymore! These Sardine Tins are long rusted to pieces along with the tin cans that held peaches and the tin plates soldiers ate on. Union and Confederate soldiers ate thousands of tins of sardines imported from France. This tin was dug in the late 1970’s at Port Hudson, Louisiana by Legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter Billy Spedale. Billy told me he dug it at Commissary Hill. The tin is rusted throiugh in a few places but is rock solid and Billy coated it with varnish to preserve it. Great piece for a camp display. $35.00



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US-CS-BP-3  Regulation 1855 Pattern Rifleman Enlisted Belt Plate Ca 1855 - 1862. This plate is a French design copied from the 1847 chasseur a pied accoutrements with a frog for the saber bayonet of the Model 1855 Rifle and slides which linked with the 1855 pattern knapsack. This plate saw early war use but was rendered obsolete by the Model 1861 Rifle Accoutrements. This plate is known to have been worn by both C.S. and U.S. troops. This example has a nice mustard [patina and displays very well with no bumps, dings or bends as is often the case $499.00



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US-BP-2 Here is a piece from one of the most storied battles of the Civil War, the Battle of New Market. The Battle was fought on May 15, 1864, in Virginia during the Valley Campaigns of 1864. A makeshift Confederate army of 4,100 men, which included cadets from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), defeated Union Major General Franz Sigel and his Army of the Shenandoah. A really neat relic and who knows maybe a VMI Cadet ripped this off some yankee belt! $150.00



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MR-18 Here is a dug relic yoiu don’t see everyday. This is a cotton scale weight and bar hanger dug at Port Hudson, La by legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter, Billy Spedale, in the early 1970’s. Who kbnows what they were weighing with it? $55.00



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MR-10   A small collection dug years ago from the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  Fought June 27, 1864, Kennesaw Mountain was the most significant frontal assault launched by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, ending in a tactical defeat for the Union forces. A great little display for the Atlanta Campaign, it contains a brass Enfield barrel band, a musket hammer, breech plug, two Springfield gun tools, an Austrian Lorenz gun tool and a lockplate.  $150.00



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MR-26 A pair of solid brass Civil War Era Candlesticks. I can see a staff officer raising the candle up a tad higher with the sliding adjusters to get get a bit more light to write his daily report. Nice condition with a few bumps and bruises but as fully functional today as they were many years ago. A nice addition to a camp display.  $75.00 



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PF-5 Very old flask with a beautiful layered design that has seen some use. It is missing the spout, one of the sling rings and has some minor splits but the spring is present and it works.  It is in true “Relic” condition and displays very well. It is 5 1/2”  long by 3 1/4" wide. This flask is listed in the “Bible” of Powder Flasks “The Powder Flask Book by Ray Rilng” on page 282 as #262. $29.00



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MR-28 Iron Candle Stick. These handy little candlesticks were carried by many soldiers as part of their “Kit”. At night in the field they could stick one in the ground, a nearby tree or piece of wood and have light to read by, play cards or just chase away the darkness. John Hitt and I were Hunting at Brandy Station on year, he was on one side of a fence and I was on the other when we both got signals and began digging. We both dug candlesticks at the same time! This is the one John dug. Mine is shown with a candle in it displayed with two others. These are fine little relics to go with a camp display. $49.00



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MR-27 I have always enjoyed digging heel plates for some reason. I guess it is just because they are such a personal item and come in such varied shapes and sizes. Here is a very cool little collection all dug at Port Hudson, La back when you could find these all day long. These would be great framed in a shadow box with a nice Port Hudson label. $75.00



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MR-29 I use to collect wooden Bungs and this is one of my favorites. It is marked “Redlich’s Warranted Faucets, Fully Saturated with India Rubber, H.Redlich Chicago” It was apparently prominently featured at the Colombian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago and is so marked on the paper label which has remarkably lasted for 127 years along with the Redlich’s label! A lot of folks collect Exposition materials and this is a really neat piece. $50.00 



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MR-30 These two spoons were dug in a Union Camp at Port Hudson, Louisiana in the late 1970’s by Legendary Louisiana Relic Hunter and Historian, Billy Spedale. He marked the bowl of one spoon Union but did not mark the unusual Fiddleback spoon. The Fiddleback spoon was a mystery to me due to the oval hole in it's bowl but I have been told it was a “mixing” spoon used to blend ingredients when cooking. The back of this spoon is also marked “Brazil Silver” which means it is Nickel Silver with no real silver content. The pair $25.00



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US-SPUR-3 U.S. Pattern 1903 Officer’s Spurs, Mexican Border War Period. Perfectly matched pair of Pattern 1903 Spurs with nicely aged brass, rowels present, and studs on strap plates from an important era of U.S. History. $175.00



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CS-SPUR-1 A Leech and Rigdon spur classified on page 62 as the CS 23 in Bill Baird’s great new work, “Confederate, US and Other Civil War Used Spurs.” The Leech and Rigdon is a classic and highly collectable Confederate Spur that has been dug in C.S. Camps and battlefields all across the country. A fine piece to add to your C.S. Cavalry Collection. $225.00



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CSB-1 Confederate Trooper’s Bit. This bit has been found in C.S. camps all over the U.S. It was a quick bit to manufacture using stock bar and rod to manufacture. It is pictured in Howard Crouch’s well regarded work “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” on page 105 as figures #1 and #2. A fine complete bit for y our C.S. Cavalry display $150.00



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MR-24 C.S. Lead Finial. This piece was dug at Port Hudson, La near sharpshooter hill in 2001 and is from my personal collection, since I have a lot of them. This is the lead finial from a C.S. accoutrement pouch, either a percussion capor cartridge pouch no way to really tell which but it a really nice example. Lots of folks collect these and if you are one of them it is yours for $15.00



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MR-22  Enfield Sight. This is a tough piece to find when you need it for that Enfield restoration project. This is a very nice one and the cool thing is it is marked with an assembly number that looks like 9232. I have had a few of these and have never noticed a number etched on one. The bottom of the sight also has traces of the original solder. Very hard to find piece. $125.00



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MR-21 Enfield Trigger Guard. If you are restoring an Enfield rifle this is a part you will probably need. This is a non-dug but well aged piece and the brass has that nice dark mustard color and the sling loop is attached and moves freely. What’s cool about this piece are the four assembly marks on the trigger guard right above the sling loop. This is how they marked parts of rifles being assembled in gun works all over England to keep them from getting mixed up. $75.00




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MR-25 This is a tough piece to find when you are restoring that Springfield rifle, a PERFECT butt plate with matching, original screws and a U S you can see from across the room. $85.00



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CS-SPUR-3 A Variant of the CS-4 Spur as described on page 32 in Bill Baird’s great new work, “Confederate, US and Other Civil War Used Spurs”. This one has the rowel and it freely spins. The spur has a nice dark mustard color and is a terrific example for your C.S. Cavalry display or Civil War spur collection. $250.00



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CS-SPUR-2 A Variant of the CS-4 Spur as described on page 32 in Bill Baird’s great new work, “Confederate, US and Other Civil War Used Spurs”. This one is missing the rowel as they frequently are but is a great example for your C.S. Cavalry display or Civil War spur collection. $225.00



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MR-19 Here is what those three tined Civil War Era forks that we dig up looked like before they got lost in camps, battlefields or tossed in trash dumps. I have a few of these displayed with dug examples so folks can understand exactly what they looked like originally. Also pictured is a very nice bone handled knife by John Kirk and son. You can also see Queen Victoria’s cypher with the Queens’s crown and V.R. for Victoria Regina. Any fork is $10.00 the knife is $15.00 #9 the knife is sold



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MR-17 Screw puller to extract bullets from the .58 or .69 rifled musket
when the powder got wet. Your choice each one is $40.00



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MR-16 .58 Worm cleaner and bullet extractor for .58 rifled musket.
Your choice #1 is $45.00 #’s 2,3,4 are $35.00



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MR-15 .69 caliber worm cleaner and extractor for the .69 rifled musket.
Your choice 1,2,3 are $45.00 4, 5 are $35.00



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MR-14 If you have always wanted a Napoleonic Cannon well, here is one that will fit in your living room! It has a nice aged brass mustard color and the crested “N” for the Emperor himself. Now this little piece contains a surprise! It is actually a cigarette lighter when you remove the tube. To refill it with lighter fluid you unscrew the breech. It is missing the cotton that goes inside but that can be added. A nice piece of early 1900’s Napoleonic art for that Emperor wanna-be. $75.00



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MR-13 Firecracker Cannon. An early 1900’s toy that allowed a child to insert a firecracker in the barrel with the fuse sticking out of the hole in the breech then light it and run! I would think this was a dangerous toy but it survived! I would not advise to try firing it today. The barrel is 3 1/2 inches and from muzzle to trail it is 5 1/2 inches. A neat piece of Americana. $65.00



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M1860-1 One of the premier swords of the Civil War the Model 1860 Cavalry Saber made by C. Roby of West Chelmsford, Mass. and so marked. C. Roby was Christopher Roby and Company they were primarily a cutting tool company awarded several federal contracts for swords during the Civil War.They were high quality dependable weapons carried by both cavalry men and officers alike, including Gen. George Armstrong Custer who owned one. The sword has it’s leather grip and wire wrap intact and the leather throat washer is present. The sword is marked U.S. and bears the inspection/Acceptance mark of A.G.M (Aber Goodale Mossman) who inspected Roby swords top insure quality prior to acceptance by the government. The brass hand guard is in excellent condition and has aged to a nice mustard color. $650.00



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BM-17 Civil War Era .38 caliber round ball mold. A lot of these .38 molds were for half stock Kentucky Rifles used for hunting but lots of Southern boys carried those guns off to war and became sharpshooters with them. This one has a nice built in sprue cutter. $49.00



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BM-16 .43 caliber mold. Nice condition and opens and closes nicely. This is a Civil War Era piece that measures at 4 5/8 inches long and would display nicely in any relic collection. I have a lot of these up on the war in my “Relic Room” alongside some boot pistols and revolvers. $42.00



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BM-15 A 6 1/4 inch .33 caliber Civil War Era bullet mold. It is in very nice condition
and could cast a ball today. $45.00



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BM-14  Civil War Era .36 caliber mold. It is 5 3/8 inches long and someone fashioned the handles into a grip that would fit their thumb and fingers. Kinda neat! $45.00



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BM-13 .36 Civil War Era bullet mole that is in great shape. Perfect to display with any .36 caliber weapon. I like to cast bullets in these and then display them with the dug ones. so folks can see the difference. I have had people ask me if my “white” bullets are ceramic! I have to explain about the lead oxide that turns them white so a display with a cast bullet goes a long way in explaining things. $49.00



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BM-12 This is a cool piece. It is a .36 caliber Civil War Era bullet mold that casts an oblong ball. It really good shape can cast a bullet today with it. $49.00



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BM-11 Here is a little project piece for someone handy with tools. The pin in this was broken so I removed what was left in the handles with a punch. All it needs now is a short section of brass rod or carbon steel the correct size. Insert it in the hole and peen the ends and you have a working mold. Or just leave it like it is. This is a .44 caliber mold that would cast a ball for that Army, Remington, Starr revolver or any .44 weapon for that matter. A nice Civil War Era mold for your collection. $25.00



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BM-10 Cool little Civil War Era mold for casting a single round ball for any  .36 caliber weapon. Well made piece with nice tool marks on the inside raising the possibility of a C.S. made piece. Can still cast balls today for display. I like to cast new balls with these and place them with dug ones so folks can see what a new bullet looked like. $69.00



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BM-9  A very nice Civil War Era .40 caliber mold for casting round balls. Can be displayed nicely with your .40 caliber Boot Pistol. It has a built in sprue cutter and the mold measures 4 3/4 inches. $49.00



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BM-8  This neat little mold is 5 3/8 inches. IT is a Civil War Era piece that casts a .30 caliber ball that was more than likely used in the half stock Kentucky rifle. Many Southerners carried half stock rifles off to war in various calibers. Thus piece display nicely with any .30 caliber rifle or pistol or just by itself. $42.00



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BM-6 At 5 1/2 inches this is a neat little .36 caliber Civil War bullet mold for a round ball. Asa a plus it has the built in sprue cutter for cutting off the post or “Sprue” lest from pouring the ball. Nice to display with any .36 Civil War pistol or hunting rifle. $49.00



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BM-5 Here is an unusual Civil War Era .54 caliber mold for a musket ball. IT is 5 inches long on one side 8 1/8 on the other. It has a sprue cutter built in for trimming the ball. In great shape it could cast a ball today to display with your .54 caliber weapon. $49.00



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BM-4 Now here is a whopper! A Civil War Era musket ball mold that casts a .60 caliber round. It is 5 3/4 inches long and has a built in sprue cutter which is always a nice feature. $49.00



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BM-3 A very nice Civil War Era Octagonal mold that is 5 inches long. It casts a .58 ball and is perfect for casting round balls to display with any .58 weapon.  It has a built in sprue cutter which is a real plus. $49.00



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BM-1 a very nice .36 Civil War Era bullet mold at 7 1/2 inches long. In perfect shape, it could cast a bullet today. Perfect for displaying with any .36 caliber pistol but particularly nice with that .36 caliber boot pistol. $42.00



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MR-11 When I first found this I thought it was a crown for someone playing Miss Liberty but….I was udder-ly wrong! This old handmade piece goes on a calf’s head or neck when you are trying to wean it from the Mama cow. The spikes stick Mama cow and she kicks the calf away. You can see how each spike was hand-hammered and then peened onto the metal strap. Nice old piece of Americana from down on the farm. $35.00



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PF-10 This flask is considered by collectors as one of the most beautiful ever made due to it’s stunning Basket Weave and Acanthus Leaf design. This flask was manufactured by James Dixon and sons of Sheffield, England and is so marked. Dixon was one of the premier flask makers of the 1800’s. This flask has a nicely toned patina and not a single dent, bump or bruise. It is museum quality! While it is fully functional with a graduated spout for differing loads, the spring is just a bit weak. at 10 by 4 1/2 inches it is a large flask. This flask is listed in the “Bible” of Powder Flasks “The Powder Flask Book by Ray Rilng” on page 298 as #427. A showpiece for any powder flask collection or to display with your percussion rifle or shotgun. $175.00



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MR1 This probably cost more lives in the Civil War than it saved, a sharp Borwick bleeder used to “Bleed” wounded soldiers so the “bad humors” could escape. It only weakened them and many died as a result.
This is a very fine example. $85.00



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MR2 What ingenuity used to salvage this Heart Rosette. Some handy Cavalryman riveted his broken Rosette to his leather harness after the bracket on the back was lost or damaged. This great piece was dug by Jim Hitt near Alexandria, Louisiana. $45.00



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MR3 This Model 1860 Sword guard was dug at Cloutierville, Louisiana at the site of a Union Camp by John Hitt. Very nice patina and displays very well. $85.00



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MR-5 You don’t dig these anymore! They are long rusted to pieces. Union and Confederate soldiers ate thousands of tins of sardines imported from France. Many of the cans were really fancy with nice brass labels like this one. This tin was dug in the early 1970’s at Port Hudson, Louisiana by well Known Relic Hunter Emile Mancuso. You can see where the soldier cut it open with his knife! In excellent condition and displays very well in a camp display. Ex John Hitt Collection. $50.00



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ART-3 Here is a very nice collection of artillery fragments dug on the Brandy Station, Virginia Battlefield area near Culpepper, Va by John Hitt. The group includes a very nice base and nose section with clear threads from a 3.7 Hotchkiss Shell, 2 pieces of a Schenkel shell, two pieces from a Parrott and a small piece from a 12 Pd Borman. This neat display would clearly illustrate the amount of fragmented iron flying around a Civil War battlefield and the horrific damage it could inflict. All 7 pieces for the price of the Hotchkiss frag alone! $195.00



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MR-9 A very nice grouping of 8 Civil War Bullets made into game pieces or poker chips by soldiers. All of these were dug in the area of Stoneman’s Switch, Virginia by John hit. $65.00