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    KENTUCKY RIFLE BY YOUNG
    KENTUCKY RIFLE BY YOUNG

    KENTUCKY RIFLE BY YOUNG

    This is a 100% original Flintlock Kentucky Rifle probably made by a member of the Young family of Easton, Pa.. You can't prove that either made it and there were other makers in the area that made similar rifles, but this has many earmarks of a Young Rifle. There were five members of this family that were gunsmiths. Henry, John, John, Jr., Peter, and John K. Young. Henry Young was born about 1720 and his one-story building which served as the first of the Young’s gun shops still stands in north Easton. The Young gun business was established in 1759 making it one of the few remaining original gun shops in the United States dating from the Colonial period. Henry Young taught his son, John, the profession and art of gun making. The Northhampton County tax list includes Henry Young as a locksmith 1774 and John as a gunsmith at the time of the American Revolution. Both are listed as gunsmiths in the tax lists of 1779. The Young family made flintlock rifles and pistols for private customers, the Continental Congress and later the United States Government. Henry Deringer Jr. apprenticed to the Young family before beginning his business in Philadelphia where he invented the famous Deringer pistol. The Young gun shop at Easton was a place of importance and the family became generally known, not only in PA, but throughout the other colonies. John and Henry Young took the Oath of Allegiance on October 17th and 26th, 1778, respectively. Their sons and grandsons continued the gunsmith tradition. This gun is not a high-art example but soundly built and of good quality. It is 56" over-all with a 41" rifled barrel of 48 caliber. It has a nice hunting scene engraved on the patchbox as well as a brass star inlay on the cheekpiece and a brass thumb piece. It is very difficult to find a Kentucky of any type in original flintlock as is this excellent, untouched example.

    PRICE - $ 4,675.00


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    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE
    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE

    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE

    This is a fine condition Civil War Officer's Vest showing use but with no damage or wear other than a few very small moth nips that are of no consequence. It is rigged with Davy back marked button and is missing 4 of them which can be easily replaced.

    PRICE - $ 1,475.00


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    COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER FOR SALE
    COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER FOR SALE

    COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER FOR SALE

    This is a very fine condition Artillery Model Colt SSA that retains high amounts of original finish. Both the barrel and cylinder retain 98% original Military Style blue finish with just small areas of toning. There are generous amounts of case colors on both sides of the frame, but just slight areas of any vividness. The straps show about 50% blue. The metal surfaces are really fine and show only a very few small nicks and dings, almost unmentionable. The grips are excellent and original, but I can find no evidence of a cartouche on either side of the grips nor the usual small RAC on the grip bottom. This is a really nice condition gun with excellent markings, edges and action.

    PRICE - $ 5,895.00


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    Presentation Civil War Sword by Tiffany with Cannon-Hilt
    Presentation Civil War Sword by Tiffany with Cannon-Hilt

    Presentation Civil War Sword by Tiffany with Cannon-Hilt

    As a weapon of high embellishment as an art form, this is without doubt, the highest grade sword we have ever offered due to the many features that it encompasses. Tiffany made a number of spectacular swords but perhaps the most intriguing, desirable and most sought after is the cannon-hilt or cannon-barrel gripped sword. There are only 4 known to exist that I am aware of, with all 4 being presented to Officers that attained the minimum rank of Brig. General. This exact sword can be found on page 522 and 523 of Civil War Army Swords by John Thillmann for additional details. From the hilt, one can see the care that went into sculpting a three dimensional cannon barrel in scale, of solid silver. Note also that at the base of the barrel and forming a ferrule are 6 cannon balls, a wonderful design. The pommel is a beautifully formed and lifelike eagle standing on a cannon ball as well. The ribbon in its beak falls onto the knuckle bow and drapes it. The knuckle bow is a draped laurel with Medusa's face at the center. The counter guard is a spectacular relief cast set of flags and drapes with a US Shield superimposed upon the whole—all gilt in polished and frosted gold. The blade (as stated by John Thillmann) is John Orr etched. However my research indicates that some of these life-like blade etch designs is possibly the work of the most famed sculpter and sword etcher of the time, John Quincy Adams Ward, who sculpted some of the most beautiful and historically accurate figures of the Civil War. I have new information that finds Ward etched for Ames manufacturing as well as design Tiffany Grips for Colt Firearms that Tiffany & Company worked on. Further research needs to be done on this subject, and I am confident that Ward may have etched blades formerly attributed to Orr. In any case, the scabbard is sterling silver with beautiful large mounts, all gilt. The mounts are twisted lightening bolts also found on the knuckle bow of the Model 1860 Staff sword and on Roman Legionaries shields. The drag is relief cast with a cannon as the motif. The condition of the entire sword is "near mint". It is difficult to describe how impressive this sword looks in person. It is massive and appears as a high-art piece of the finest Tiffany Jewelry. All in all, this is a breathtaking and wonderful sword and it should reside in one of the finest American Arms collections as it simply cannot be improved upon! Major Bradley was mustered in as a First Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Colonel throughout the war, being brevetted Brig. Gen. in 1865. He had a spectacular history including being wounded twice, first at Fair Oaks in 1862 and then again at Spottsylvania in 1863. Major Bradley took over the regiment at Gettysburg when the Colonel was wounded and commanded the regiment until he was mustered out in October of 1864. This sword was formerly in the Richard Johnson Collection as well as my own for the past five years or so. PLEASE NOTE; I am interested in acquiring presentation grade Tiffany Civil War Swords such as this one. If you own or know of a deluxe presentation sword such as this, please feel free to contact me at 440-744-9088, 11AM - 9PM Eastern Time.

    PRICE - PRICE ON REQUEST !


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    REMINGTON 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER FOR SALE - CIVIL WAR GUNS
    REMINGTON 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER FOR SALE - CIVIL WAR GUNS

    REMINGTON 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER FOR SALE - CIVIL WAR GUNS

    This is a sharp and crisp condition Remington Army, the type generally issued and used by Civil War Cavalry during the Civil War and afterwards by US Cavalry, buffalo hunters, trappers, scouts and mountain men on the western frontier. These were probably the finest built revolvers of the Civil war period. This gun is very good and would be considered fine if it had any original finish remaining. The gun is extremely sharp and crisp showing very strong markings, a perfect action and beautiful grips with a sharp, single cartouche to the left grip. A really nice gun for the price in a dark gray patina finish. Loading lever does show finish and appears to have had a stronger blue at the time of manufacture or it's an original arsenal replacement. A really strong and crisp gun.

    PRICE - $1,485.00


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    MEXICAN WAR OFFICER'S STIRRUPS
    MEXICAN WAR OFFICER'S STIRRUPS

    MEXICAN WAR OFFICER'S STIRRUPS

    This is an exquisite pair of Pre-Civil War Officer's stirrups that are inscribed on each bottom, "Wm. S. Dezing". Dezing was an officer in the New York Militia in the late 1830's - 1840's. They exhibit a wonderful eagle motif on each side of each stirrup. They are as rare as can be.

    PRICE - $ 2,350.00


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    4801
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