Civil War Rifles, Muskets, Carbines, Cannons

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    CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL STRAP AND PLATES
    CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL STRAP AND PLATES

    CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL STRAP AND PLATES

    This is a really nice condition and early Civil War era Cartridge Box with its original canvas strap, probably issued to Militia early in the Civil War. It is 100% original, dirty and dusty as it came to us directly from a widow who had no idea who in her family originally owned it. The leather is in very good condition and the strap is about perfect. One of the fastener buckles is very loos and needs a good glue or epoxy repair before it breaks off. Both buckles are original to the box and strap and have never been touched and retain their natural patina. This is a really nice rig.

    PRICE - $ 1,375.00 - SALE PENDING !


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    SPENCER RIFLE ISSUED TO MICHIGAN CAVALRY
    SPENCER RIFLE ISSUED TO MICHIGAN CAVALRY

    SPENCER RIFLE ISSUED TO MICHIGAN CAVALRY

    This is a great, historical Spencer Rifle. As issued to Michigan Cavalry and in the 15XX serial range, it is one of but a handful to have survived the war. Only two units of the Army of the Potomac were armed with Spencer Repeating Rifles at Gettysburg, the 5th and 6th Michigan under George Armstrong Custer who fought off Jeb Stuarts Cavalry led by the famous Wade Hampton and the beloved Colonel William G. Conner who was commanding the heroic Jeff Davis Legion. It is thought by many historians that Conner was the trooper that Hampton tried to rescue during a grand counter-attack on the fateful day. During the height of the battle, Conner had captured a Yankee Color and was surrounded by troopers who ordered his surrender. He killed two of them with his Colt Revolver before being brought down in a blaze of gunfire with Hampton receiving 3 wounds and barely escaping death. This wonderfully conditioned Spencer Rifle was undoubtedly in the East Field at Gettysburg during the epic Cavalry struggle that many feel saved the day for the Union Army, probably the most important event after the magnificent efforts of the 1st Minnesota, Michigan Iron Brigade and the 20th Maine's action on Little Round Top. This Spencer Rifle is the 3rd we have handled in the past 5 years and is without question, the best condition example we have ever encountered. The markings are extremely crisp as shown in the photos and the edges and action are also sharp. The wood is fine and full with remnants of a cartouche. Best of all, the gun is in an overall medium brown patina that has never been touched. It is beautiful. A great Gettysburg Artifact that is worthy of the finest Gettysburg or Civil War Collection.

    PRICE - $ 8,750.00 - SALE PENDING !


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    AMES 6-POUNDER BRONZE CIVIL WAR CANNON
    AMES 6-POUNDER BRONZE CIVIL WAR CANNON

    AMES 6-POUNDER BRONZE CIVIL WAR CANNON

    One of my all-time favorite Civil War Artifacts is the classic 6-pounder cannon of Bronze. Although most of us can never afford one, many of us are aware of the chill it gives us when visiting a museum or better yet, a battlefield site where they can be found on display. This rare gun is in wonderful condition and fully marked and inspected. It was cast by the Ames Foundry in 1855. These guns were heavily used before, during and after the Mexican War, but by 1863 were just about out of vogue with the Union who preferred the 12-pounder Napoleon. Not so with the Confederates, who had to garner any and all artillery they could find, obsolete or not. They were loaded with 6 pounders such as this and valued them highly. Virtually any pre-1861 dated 6 pounder could have been used by Confederate forces. The carriage on this gun is a wonderful reproduction in very good condition (there are but a handfull of originals known to exist). The tube shows very little corrosion and a great green patina forming about the gun. I can recall the first few times I visited the Gettysburg Battlefield Park and waking up on the foggy summer mornings to go into town for breakfast on the Taneytown Pike. The cannons scattered across the misty landscape would give me chills. They remain a site to behold to this day and hopefully, shall remain so. I recommend that anyone that's never been to Gettysburg to not only put it on your bucket list, put it at the top while you're young enough to march through the historic fields and still have fresh legs. If you like American History, there's nothing else like it. If you can't make it to Gettysburg or another park, you probably need to buy this gun to get the same effect. Not recommend for those that love apartment living.

    PRICE - $72,500.00


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    CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY GUNNERS LEVEL
    CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY GUNNERS LEVEL

    CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY GUNNERS LEVEL

    This is a Watervliet Arsenal marked Artillery Gunners Level, also known as a "Perpendicular". There were used by Artillery men for sighting their artillery pieces. Fabricated of heavy brass, this example shows crisp maker’s markings of a Patriotic Eagle over “U.S. / WATERTOWN / ARSENAL / 1856” and is in near mint condition. At one time this piece appears to have been polished and now has a darkening patine. I don't know how they looked when new, but this shows such faint amount of use that the finish could be original. It's the best one I've ever seen and with an early date. Perfect to compliment an artillery collection or to go with one of the great cannons on the pages of this website.

    PRICE - $ 1,500.00


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    CIVIL WAR CANNON, IRON 6-POUNDER
    CIVIL WAR CANNON, IRON 6-POUNDER

    CIVIL WAR CANNON, IRON 6-POUNDER

    This is a very strong condition iron six-pounder cannon barrel made by the Fort Pitt Iron Foundry and dated 1836. The Fort Pitt Foundry was a nineteenth-century iron foundry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, originally established at Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street in 1804 by Joseph McClurg. The muzzle face of this cannon is inspected “J.W.R” (James Wolfe Ripley) and “18″. Left trunnion is dated 1836, right trunnion is marked "Mc. W. & Co." and "P.P.F." standing for McClurg, Wade & Co., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Foundry. This is a model 1834 tube, one of only a very few that survived testing and use, this with possible Seminole War and/or Mexican War service. The tube shows decorative bands and its cascabel has a horizontal hole of about 1/2″ dia. for bolting to the elevating screw. The rear face of the tube is additionally marked "U*S*RESERVE, Corner No. 3", the tube undoubtedly mounted at some fort, probably during the Mexican or Civil War as a boundary marker. The barrel is in fine condition for an early cast iron piece, showing no evidence of severe pitting and no layered paint. The surface is relatively smooth with fresh surface rust that could be easily cleaned and then painted. If the price of a bronze gun gives you dry heaves, this could be a candidate for a personal or museum collection, easily mounted on a Number 2 carriage.

    PRICE - $21,500.00


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    NORTH AND SKINNER REVOLVING RIFLE FOR SALE
    NORTH AND SKINNER REVOLVING RIFLE FOR SALE

    NORTH AND SKINNER REVOLVING RIFLE FOR SALE

    This is a rare, North & Skinner Six shot revolving rifle manufactured by H.S. North and Edward Savage of Middletown, Connecticut, c. 1856-1859. Total production is estimated at about 600 rifles. This fine condition and relatively rare rifle has a combination trigger guard/cocking lever, external self-cocking hammer and partial shield that covers the top and front of the cylinder. The top barrel flat is stamped "NORTH & SAVAGE MIDDLETOWN CONN. CAST STEEL" in one line. "PATENTED JUNE 1" 1852" is roll-stamped on the right barrel flat. The markings, edges and action are all very fine and the metal is a gray patina. The wood is also very nice with most of its original varnish remaining. It is estimated that only a few hundred of these revolving rifles were manufactured and it is very difficult to find one in decent condition. A completely re-finished gun with a few missing parts and screws sold at auction a few years ago for over $6,000. No collection of revolving rifles would be complete without one of these guns, and this is a good one.

    PRICE - $ 3,950.00


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    CIVIL WAR MORTAR FOR SALE
    CIVIL WAR MORTAR FOR SALE

    CIVIL WAR MORTAR FOR SALE

    This is a beautiful condition, 24-pound Coehorn Mortar made by Cyrus Alger. It has a beautiful patina and strong, crisp markings with inspector marks. It is dated 1863 and weighs in at 170 pounds, serial number 45 for that year. These mortars were mounted on a wooden base with 4 handles for easy handling on and off wagons. They were used by both Northern and Southern troops during the war with great effect and are one of the most popular pieces of artillery in the collecting field due to there size, which allows collectors to place them in most any office or gun room.

    PRICE - $32,750.00 including delivery.


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    CIVIL WAR 3-INCH ORDNANCE RIFLE,CANNON
    CIVIL WAR 3-INCH ORDNANCE RIFLE,CANNON

    CIVIL WAR 3-INCH ORDNANCE RIFLE,CANNON

    This is a great condition 3-inch ordnance rifle manufactured by The Phoenix Iron Company and dated 1865. These rifles were the most widely used gun during the Civil War. Invented by John Griffen, it was extremely durable, with the barrel made of wrought iron. This one has all the bells and whistles to include all markings and inspection marks as well as the U. S. Surcharge and issue date stampings. The outside of the tube is smooth and crisp and the inside shows strong rifling. The gun is for sale with a brand-new wooden carriage made to exact specifications with the tube re-painted, or the tube can be sold as-is in the photo. The gun will look like the one pictured on a similar carriage in our photo file. I have also included a wartime photo of one of these guns in our file. The Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania was the largest producer of these guns. There are few cases on record of any of these tubes fracturing or bursting and they were exceptionally accurate. During the Battle of Atlanta, a Confederate gunner was quoted: "The Yankee three-inch rifle was a dead shot at any distance under a mile. They could hit the end of a flour barrel more often than miss, unless the gunner got rattled." This is a really great piece that could be yours.

    PRICE - $40,000 complete with Paint and Carriage, ($32,500.00 tube only, as pictured)


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    CIVIL WAR BURNSIDE CARBINE, IDENTIFIED TO ALABAMA SOLDIER
    CIVIL WAR BURNSIDE CARBINE, IDENTIFIED TO ALABAMA SOLDIER

    CIVIL WAR BURNSIDE CARBINE, IDENTIFIED TO ALABAMA SOLDIER

    You won't find a Civil War Carbine like this at most Civil War shows or at an auction. I've had this for a few years and am thinning out the herd to make room for a few recent acquisitions to my own collection. This Burnside Carbine was sent in here as an untouched relic found in the barn of a farm in Virginia in the 1950's that was being re-built, and then kept in a closet until it was sold to me. It is carved on one side "SEVEN PINES" (with a backwards "N") and "C. W. Sayers", "ALa" on the other. The gun does not look as good in person as it does in the photos, especially the wood, which is heavily aged. It is in the 8XXX range and is an early 4th model. This particular gun had more of an impact on me than most others, and with good reason. I searched the wrong name on the internet for 2 hours and almost went insane. I mis-spelled "SAYRE" as "SAYER" and couldn't find any Alabama soldier of that name that was at Seven Pines. Then I allowed my better half to try and she found him in 30 seconds. In any case, C. W. Sayre was in the 3rd Alabama and was indeed at Seven Pines. That's not to say that this gun was carried by Sayre in the Battle of Seven Pines. He could have gotten the gun long after and carved his remembrance of that battle as was done on many flags of the South. The 3rd regiment was organized at Montgomery in April 1861, and was the first Alabama command that went to Virginia. Mustered into service at Lynchburg, May 4, the regiment was ordered to Norfolk. It was merged with the First and Twelfth Virginia, under Col. Withers, later succeeded by Col. Mahone. It remained at Norfolk for a year but saw no active service. At Seven Pines it was held in reserve the first day; but was badly cut up the second, losing 38 killed and 122 wounded. A fortnight later it was attached to Rodes' brigade which now consisted of the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Twelfth, and Twenty-sixth of Alabama regiments. The brigade, led by Col. J.B. Gordon of the Sixth, participated in the week of battle before Richmond, as part of D.H. Hill's division. The Third lost 207 out of 345 men and officers at the bloody repulse of Malvern Hill, and mustered with only 180 men a few days after that terrible conflict, but soon recruited to 300. The Third Alabama was the first to the plant the "stars and bars" on the hills of Maryland. At Boonsboro the fighting was prolonged and desperate, as it was at Sharpsburg. It moved back into Virginia with the army, and was in line of battle at Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville it shared prominently in the glories achieved by Jackson's corps in the splendid assault on Hooker, and in the two days lost 24 killed, and 125 wounded. In the second Maryland campaign, the Third moved with Ewell's corps, to which it now belonged, as far as Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It lost heavily at Gettysburg, fighting both days with much credit, and shared in the privations of the retreat. After the return to Virginia, it skirmished at Mine Run and bore a conspicuous part in the battles of Wilderness and Spottsylvania, losing very severely. In the fighting at the second Cold Harbor, it charged the enemy's breastworks, and lost considerably. It was with Early in the Valley, and in Maryland, taking part in the demonstration against Washington, and in the pursuit of Hunter. At Winchester its loss was heavy, and it suffered severely at Cedar Hill, but protected the rear of the retreating army. Placed in the trenches at Petersburg, the Third dwindled away by attrition till only about 40 laid down their arms at Appomatox. Of 1651 names on its roll, about 260 perished in battle, 119 died in the service, and 605 were discharged or transferred. This is an untouched, out-of-the-woods prize for any collector. The metal retains a heavy, crusty brown patina that needs a coat of oil to arrest any further corrosion, but I've been afraid to touch it. I liked it just the way I found it and it has remained that way in my safe. The wood is also a dark patina and with a loop, shows the 150 year old crud, dirt and age in the carvings. The breech-block is frozen and the rear sight is missing. If you like bright and shiny condition guns, this may not be for you. But if you like a gun that talks, that is identified as being once carried by a Confederate and is untouched, this gun screams at you.

    PRICE - $6,500.00


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    HISTORIC CONFEDERATE ENFIELD RIFLE
    HISTORIC CONFEDERATE ENFIELD RIFLE

    HISTORIC CONFEDERATE ENFIELD RIFLE

    Here is is a world-class Confederate Civil War Artifact. This is a rare, South Carolina surcharged 3-band Enfield Rifle with unquestionably authentic Confederate use and capture tag. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the first military action of the American Civil War. Following the surrender, Northerners rallied behind Lincoln's call for all states to send troops to recapture the forts and preserve the Union. The next 4 years were arduous and bloody for both North and South. Charleston Harbor was completely in Confederate hands for almost the entire four-year duration of the war, leaving a hole in the Union naval blockade. Union forces conducted major operations in 1862 and 1863 to capture Charleston, first overland on James Island (the Battle of Secessionville, June 1862), then by naval assault against Fort Sumter (the First Battle of Charleston Harbor, April 1863), then by seizing the Confederate artillery positions on Morris Island (beginning with the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, July 1863, and followed by a siege until September). After pounding Sumter to rubble with artillery fire, a final amphibious operation attempted to occupy it (the Second Battle of Fort Sumter, September 1863), but the effort was repulsed and no further attempts were made. The Confederates evacuated Fort Sumter and Charleston in February 1865 as Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman outflanked the city in the Carolinas Campaign. On April 14, 1865, four years to the day after lowering the Fort Sumter Flag in surrender, Robert Anderson (by then a major general, although ill and in retired status) returned to the ruined fort to raise the flag he had lowered in 1861. This beautiful condition Enfield Rifle has a lock marked "Barnett - London". The stock is marked "R. G. Fraser" opposite the lock which is probably a stock makers mark. It shows an "SC" surcharge stamping (for South Carolina) on the right butt-stock and has an original capture tag glued in front of that stamp that reads, "Add Langdon, From W. A. Whitcomb, Late of the U. S. S. "Massachusetts", South Atlantic Squadron, Taken from Ft. Sumter, February 20, 1865". This tag is period and 100% authentic. I have found Whitcomb in the records but have not had a chance to perform additional research at the time of this writing other than finding that the U. S. S. Massachusetts was indeed at the capture of Fort Sumter and was serving in the South Atlantic Squadron during that period. One of the most historic Confederate finds we have ever offered.

    PRICE - $15,000.00 - SALE PENDING !!!


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    1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET
    1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

    1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

    This is an extremely fine condition Model 1861 Springfield Rifle-Musket dated 1862 on barrel and lock-plate. The gun was obviously very tastefully cleaned at one time as evidenced by a few small areas of roughness, but it was done correctly. The fit and finish of all metal arts is about perfect. All markings edges and action are excellent to include 2 near perfect cartouches on an excellent condition stock. About 60 - 70% original blue on the rear sight.

    PRICE - $3,675.00 ! !


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    COLT REVOLVING SHOTGUN, MODEL 1855
    COLT REVOLVING SHOTGUN, MODEL 1855

    COLT REVOLVING SHOTGUN, MODEL 1855

    This is an extremely fine condition Colt Revolving Shotgun that retains 98% original blue on its barrel mixing with tiny specks of raised rust and staining. The muzzle shows about 5/8" of extreme rust about its circumference where the gun apparently was leaning, muzzle-pointed-down for a very long period of time. This could be cleaned off but doesn't really detract from the over-all look of the gun. The extremely rare gutta-percha cleaning rod has a crack in it but is still intact and extends as it should. This could probably be repaired. It is lacking the brass cleaning attachment on its end. The frame shows about 70 - 80% bright, vivid blue mixing with blue brown patina and the cylinder is a plumb blue-brown with traces of bright blues. The wood is excellent. A really stunning looking Revolving Rifle and worthy of a great Colt Collection. If you have any Colt Long-arms that you wish to part with, keep us in mind. We buy all types of Colt percussion firearms and accessories. This gun was sold several weeks ago but was just traded back to us for a Colt Open-Top Revolver.

    PRICE - $10,895.00 - SALE PENDING !!


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    CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER, CANNON
    CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER, CANNON

    CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER, CANNON

    This is a wonderful Mountain Howitzer dated 1861, inspected and maker marked, "C. A. & Co. Boston" aka by Cyrus Alger of Boston. This Mountain Howitzer is nearly identical to those made by the Ames Company Foundry and together they supplied the majority of Mountain Howitzers during the Civil War. This example is in exceptional condition showing a beautiful nut-shell patina to the bronze tube. The carriage is a reproduction of course, and is also excellent. The 1841 Mountain Howitzer is a type of bronze smooth-bore 12 pounder optimized for firing explosive shells as well as spherical case and canister. It is light weight and highly portable. Because of this and its ease of dis-assembly, it could be quickly packed on 2 horses or mules that permitted their use with mounted forces in areas where roads were little more than paths or up steep slopes and mountainous areas. These small Howitzers provided artillery support for forces where it would otherwise be unavailable. This is the only piece of artillery that my wife allows in the house as the tube color matches her drapes in the living room. Lucky me! NOTE; I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR 2 MORE OF THESE CANNONS WITH CARRIAGES IN SIMILAR CONDITION. IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF ONE THAT I MIGHT PURCHASE, LET'S TALK. I WOULD ALSO CONSIDER OTHER CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY PIECES. WE ARE LOOKING TO BUY SIX AND 12 POUNDER TUBES AS WELL AS RIFLED GUNS FROM THE CIVIL WAR.

    PRICE - Sale Pending !!! !!!


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    CIVIL WAR MERRIL CARBINE, MARTIALLY MARKED.
    CIVIL WAR MERRIL CARBINE, MARTIALLY MARKED.

    CIVIL WAR MERRIL CARBINE, MARTIALLY MARKED.

    This is a second type Merrill that is extremely crisp. All markings, edges and action are excellent as is the wood with a near perfect cartouche. This gun shows very little use and is way above average condition for this model. The gun is a medium grey patina and looks much lighter in the photos due to the bright light. It lacks the pull-button on the magazine but the spring is still with it. Just needs the button which could easily be fabricated by a competent gunsmith.

    PRICE - On Hold!!!



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    CIVIL WAR RIFLE - HISTORICALLY INSCRIBED
    CIVIL WAR RIFLE - HISTORICALLY INSCRIBED

    CIVIL WAR RIFLE - HISTORICALLY INSCRIBED

    Every so often, I find something particularly cool. This is one of those items, but I really don't know exactly its significance yet. This is a Model 1855 Springfield Rifle-musket dated 1859. The gun has been specially embellished with...

    PRICE - SOLD!!! - 4/18/11


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    1859 SHARPS CIVIL WAR CARBINE FOR SALE.
    1859 SHARPS CIVIL WAR CARBINE FOR SALE.

    1859 SHARPS CIVIL WAR CARBINE FOR SALE.

    This gun is much more beautifull in person than as photographed. It is for the collector that wants a top-notch Sharps. It retains 99% original barrel blue and 70% case-colors, some quite vivid. The wood is excellent with cartouches, bore near...

    PRICE - SOLD!!!


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    VERY FINE, CRISP CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE.
    VERY FINE, CRISP CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE.

    VERY FINE, CRISP CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE.

    For you serious collectors out there, shop and compare. This is a very nice Morse with untouched patina. The wood and metal are in very fine condition with minimal dings or bruises. Still retains the cleaning plug in the butt, and it is priced...

    PRICE - SOLD!!!


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    EXTREMELY RARE, HISTORIC SPENCER RIFLE !!!
    EXTREMELY RARE, HISTORIC SPENCER RIFLE !!!

    EXTREMELY RARE, HISTORIC SPENCER RIFLE !!!

    Truly a gem for the serious Civil War Collector. In the range issued to the 5th Michigan Cavalry, who, under George A. Custer used them during the Gettysburg Campaign. Serial #1525 One of the first Spencers issued, and used by an important...

    PRICE - SOLD!!!


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    REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD.
    REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD.

    REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD.

    Excellent condition overall, with 99% original blue on the barrel with little scattered specs of raised rust. 75% case colors on lock. Excellent wood with perfect cartouches and minor handling marks. Near mint bayonet and scabbard. The gun alone...

    PRICE - sold!!!


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    SPECTACULAR .35 cal. FIRST MODEL MAYNARD CARBINE
    SPECTACULAR .35 cal. FIRST MODEL MAYNARD CARBINE

    SPECTACULAR .35 cal. FIRST MODEL MAYNARD CARBINE

    One of the finest Maynards ever discovered, and worthy of the finest museum or personal collection. 99% original blue on the barrel, 75% case colors just starting to fade. Near mint wood, and a virtually perfect label inside the patch box with two...

    PRICE - SOLD!!!!

 

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